The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Infrastructure Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 258 197 277
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +80
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 403 559 340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.85% 1.19% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 1.26% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 336 206
Average daily rate £350 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £224 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +25.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 21
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +38.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £35.08 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +19.04%
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44626 44477 42797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.57% 94.45% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29076 28059 25830
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1591 1795 1920
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Infrastructure Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Infrastructure Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer across the England region.

Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Infrastructure Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer across the England region.

Infrastructure Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Infrastructure Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

Infrastructure Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -22 155 £380 +1.33% 47
South East -24 112 £325 -13.33% 33
West Midlands +11 35 £325 +4.00% 7
South West -2 31 £270 +8.00% 17
East Midlands -9 19 £255 -23.01% 7
Yorkshire -17 18 £375 +106.89% 10
North West -32 18 £375 - 8
East of England -60 9 £280 -30.00% 6
North East -19 7 £295 +7.27%
Midlands +1 2 - -
Infrastructure Engineer
UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Infrastructure Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Infrastructure Engineer in their job title.

1 592 (66.15%) Windows
2 454 (50.73%) VMware
3 398 (44.47%) Active Directory
4 378 (42.23%) Windows Server
5 312 (34.86%) Microsoft
6 242 (27.04%) VMware Infrastructure
6 242 (27.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 222 (24.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 210 (23.46%) Cisco
9 206 (23.02%) Linux
10 179 (20.00%) MS Exchange
11 172 (19.22%) Citrix
12 158 (17.65%) SAN
13 156 (17.43%) Firewall
14 152 (16.98%) ITIL
15 146 (16.31%) DNS
16 131 (14.64%) Finance
17 129 (14.41%) Data Centre
18 126 (14.08%) Security Cleared
18 126 (14.08%) SQL Server
19 117 (13.07%) PowerShell
19 117 (13.07%) vSphere
20 113 (12.63%) Windows Server 2003
21 108 (12.07%) Migration
22 104 (11.62%) SCCM
23 102 (11.40%) SQL
23 102 (11.40%) SC Cleared
24 98 (10.95%) Microsoft Certification
25 97 (10.84%) HP
26 93 (10.39%) Cisco Certification

Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Infrastructure Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Infrastructure Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 179 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 85 (9.50%) IIS
3 83 (9.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 50 (5.59%) SharePoint
5 45 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 35 (3.91%) Apache
7 33 (3.69%) Skype for Business
8 25 (2.79%) OpenStack
9 22 (2.46%) Tomcat
10 21 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2007
11 20 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2003
12 19 (2.12%) WebSphere
13 17 (1.90%) Cloud Foundry
14 16 (1.79%) WebLogic
15 15 (1.68%) WebSphere Application Server
16 13 (1.45%) WebSphere Process Server
17 10 (1.12%) JBoss
18 9 (1.01%) IBM Notes
18 9 (1.01%) nginx
19 7 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 89 (9.94%) MS Excel
2 40 (4.47%) MS Office
3 12 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.34%) MS Project
6 2 (0.22%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.11%) HipChat
7 1 (0.11%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 8 (0.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.11%) Line 500
4 1 (0.11%) RMDS
4 1 (0.11%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 54 (6.03%) Office 365
2 46 (5.14%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (5.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (3.02%) IaaS
4 21 (2.35%) SaaS
5 20 (2.23%) PaaS
6 12 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.56%) Google Apps
7 5 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 4 (0.45%) Yammer
9 3 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.34%) GitHub
10 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.22%) Heroku
10 2 (0.22%) IBM PureFlex
11 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 158 (17.65%) SAN
2 156 (17.43%) Firewall
3 146 (16.31%) DNS
4 93 (10.39%) DHCP
5 88 (9.83%) LAN
6 77 (8.60%) WAN
7 72 (8.04%) TCP/IP
8 53 (5.92%) VPN
9 44 (4.92%) Cisco Nexus
10 41 (4.58%) NAS
11 38 (4.25%) Internet
12 33 (3.69%) Network Security
13 29 (3.24%) SSL
13 29 (3.24%) Wireless
14 27 (3.02%) Cisco ASA
15 25 (2.79%) LDAP
16 24 (2.68%) VLAN
17 23 (2.57%) Wi-Fi
18 22 (2.46%) IPsec
18 22 (2.46%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.90%) MySQL
3 14 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (1.45%) Big Data
5 12 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (1.12%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.78%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.67%) Apache Hive
8 6 (0.67%) HBase
8 6 (0.67%) Parquet
8 6 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.56%) DB2
9 5 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
10 4 (0.45%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
11 2 (0.22%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.22%) PerformancePoint
11 2 (0.22%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (2.35%) Git (software)
2 19 (2.12%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.45%) JIRA
4 9 (1.01%) Hudson
5 8 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
5 8 (0.89%) Vagrant
6 6 (0.67%) Subversion
7 4 (0.45%) Gitweb
7 4 (0.45%) Metasploit
7 4 (0.45%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.34%) Fiddler
8 3 (0.34%) Lombardi
8 3 (0.34%) MSI
8 3 (0.34%) Wise Package Studio
9 2 (0.22%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.22%) Gerrit
9 2 (0.22%) GitLab
9 2 (0.22%) Selenium
9 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 131 (14.64%) Finance
2 32 (3.58%) Banking
3 22 (2.46%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.45%) Financial Institution
4 13 (1.45%) Law
4 13 (1.45%) Retail
5 9 (1.01%) Games
6 8 (0.89%) Advertising
6 8 (0.89%) Publishing
7 7 (0.78%) Legal
8 6 (0.67%) Local Government
9 5 (0.56%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.56%) Military
10 3 (0.34%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.34%) Front Office
11 2 (0.22%) Billing
11 2 (0.22%) International Banking
11 2 (0.22%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.11%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (2.91%) Web Services
2 18 (2.01%) .NET
3 13 (1.45%) LAMP
4 9 (1.01%) ELK Stack
5 7 (0.78%) Ruby on Rails
6 6 (0.67%) Apache Avro
6 6 (0.67%) Kafka
7 5 (0.56%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.56%) HTML
7 5 (0.56%) Middleware
8 4 (0.45%) CSS
8 4 (0.45%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.34%) JSF
9 3 (0.34%) LAPP Stack
9 3 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (0.34%) RSS
9 3 (0.34%) SOAP
10 2 (0.22%) J2EE
10 2 (0.22%) KnockoutJS
10 2 (0.22%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 129 (14.41%) Data Centre
2 51 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (4.02%) Clustering
4 20 (2.23%) Replication
5 19 (2.12%) Management Information System
6 17 (1.90%) Enterprise Storage
7 16 (1.79%) Private Cloud
8 15 (1.68%) EMC VNX
9 12 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
10 11 (1.23%) NHS
10 11 (1.23%) PKI
11 10 (1.12%) Driving Licence
11 10 (1.12%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.01%) Computer Science
12 9 (1.01%) Fintech
13 8 (0.89%) Blackberry
13 8 (0.89%) Visualisation
14 7 (0.78%) Wiki
15 6 (0.67%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 592 (66.15%) Windows
2 378 (42.23%) Windows Server
3 242 (27.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 222 (24.80%) Windows Server 2008
5 206 (23.02%) Linux
6 113 (12.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 72 (8.04%) Unix
8 68 (7.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 57 (6.37%) Windows 7
10 32 (3.58%) CentOS
11 27 (3.02%) Windows 8
12 23 (2.57%) Windows XP
13 22 (2.46%) AIX
14 14 (1.56%) Solaris
15 12 (1.34%) Ubuntu
15 12 (1.34%) Windows 10
16 8 (0.89%) Android
17 7 (0.78%) Mac OS X
18 5 (0.56%) Windows 2000
18 5 (0.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (16.98%) ITIL
2 108 (12.07%) Migration
3 61 (6.82%) DevOps
4 46 (5.14%) Project Management
5 42 (4.69%) Service Delivery
6 39 (4.36%) Configuration Management
7 38 (4.25%) Change Management
8 32 (3.58%) Disaster Recovery
9 31 (3.46%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (3.35%) Capacity Management
10 30 (3.35%) Time Management
11 23 (2.57%) Server Building
11 23 (2.57%) Service Management
12 22 (2.46%) Capacity Planning
12 22 (2.46%) Coaching
12 22 (2.46%) Mentoring
12 22 (2.46%) Problem Management
13 21 (2.35%) Information Security
14 20 (2.23%) High Availability
15 19 (2.12%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 117 (13.07%) PowerShell
2 102 (11.40%) SQL
3 46 (5.14%) Python
4 29 (3.24%) Bash Shell
5 28 (3.13%) Perl
6 25 (2.79%) Java
7 24 (2.68%) Shell Script
8 12 (1.34%) Ruby
9 11 (1.23%) VBScript
10 9 (1.01%) C
10 9 (1.01%) PHP
11 8 (0.89%) VB
12 7 (0.78%) C#
12 7 (0.78%) Korn
13 5 (0.56%) JavaScript
14 3 (0.34%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.22%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.22%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.11%) AWK
16 1 (0.11%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 126 (14.08%) Security Cleared
2 102 (11.40%) SC Cleared
3 98 (10.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 93 (10.39%) Cisco Certification
5 75 (8.38%) CCNA
6 67 (7.49%) MCSE
7 55 (6.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 41 (4.58%) Degree
9 32 (3.58%) CCNP
9 32 (3.58%) MCSA
10 31 (3.46%) MCITP
11 12 (1.34%) MCP
12 9 (1.01%) CCIE
13 8 (0.89%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.78%) DV Cleared
15 6 (0.67%) CISSP
15 6 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (0.67%) GCIH
15 6 (0.67%) GIAC
16 5 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.01%) SLA
2 17 (1.90%) PCI DSS
3 15 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.34%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (1.01%) QA
6 3 (0.34%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.22%) ISO27002
7 2 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) SAS 70
8 1 (0.11%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 398 (44.47%) Active Directory
2 242 (27.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (13.07%) vSphere
4 86 (9.61%) Hyper-V
5 80 (8.94%) XenApp
6 43 (4.80%) VMware ESX
7 31 (3.46%) XenDesktop
8 29 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (1.79%) XenServer
10 14 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (1.56%) Terminal Services
10 14 (1.56%) vCloud
11 12 (1.34%) VMware Server
12 8 (0.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 8 (0.89%) NFS
13 6 (0.67%) Terminal Server
14 5 (0.56%) KVM
14 5 (0.56%) StorNext
14 5 (0.56%) UAG
15 4 (0.45%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 104 (11.62%) SCCM
2 53 (5.92%) Puppet
3 46 (5.14%) SCOM
4 25 (2.79%) NetBackup
5 21 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (1.68%) Nagios
6 15 (1.68%) WSUS
7 13 (1.45%) Backup Exec
8 12 (1.34%) vRealize
9 9 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
9 9 (1.01%) vMotion
10 8 (0.89%) BladeLogic
10 8 (0.89%) FortiGate
10 8 (0.89%) FreeIPA
11 7 (0.78%) Cobbler
12 6 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (0.67%) XenMobile
12 6 (0.67%) ZABBIX
13 5 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
13 5 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 454 (50.73%) VMware
2 312 (34.86%) Microsoft
3 210 (23.46%) Cisco
4 172 (19.22%) Citrix
5 97 (10.84%) HP
6 86 (9.61%) Red Hat
7 75 (8.38%) EMC
8 62 (6.93%) NetApp
9 37 (4.13%) Dell
10 30 (3.35%) Oracle
10 30 (3.35%) SolarWinds
11 28 (3.13%) Juniper
12 25 (2.79%) IBM
13 22 (2.46%) Symantec
14 21 (2.35%) F5
15 14 (1.56%) Intel Security
16 12 (1.34%) BMC
16 12 (1.34%) CheckPoint
16 12 (1.34%) Remedy
17 11 (1.23%) webMethods
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