The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 12 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 139 115 185
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +70
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 112 162 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.31% 1.70% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 1.81% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 83 38
Average daily rate £325 £375 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +18.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £253 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +25.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 6
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.13 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.20% +9.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +19.04%
Infrastructure Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8053 8945 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.06% 93.74% 93.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4857 4786 4155
Average daily rate £385 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 436 470
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £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 the South East

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

Infrastructure Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Infrastructure Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Infrastructure Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Infrastructure Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Infrastructure Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 12 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
Hampshire +1 46 £350 -10.25% 9
Surrey -3 23 £325 +8.33% 14
Berkshire -16 18 £285 -24.50% 11
Buckinghamshire +13 8 £310 - 2
West Sussex -1 6 £400 +29.03% 1
Kent -11 6 £414 -8.00% 1
East Sussex +1 3 £190 -51.74% 1
Infrastructure Engineer
England

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 159 (65.43%) Windows
2 129 (53.09%) VMware
3 104 (42.80%) Active Directory
4 99 (40.74%) Windows Server
5 81 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 79 (32.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 70 (28.81%) Security Cleared
8 67 (27.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 67 (27.57%) Linux
9 62 (25.51%) SC Cleared
10 55 (22.63%) Cisco
11 53 (21.81%) DNS
11 53 (21.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 51 (20.99%) Red Hat
13 46 (18.93%) Citrix
13 46 (18.93%) ITIL
14 45 (18.52%) MS Exchange
15 44 (18.11%) Data Centre
16 41 (16.87%) SQL Server
16 41 (16.87%) SAN
17 37 (15.23%) Firewall
18 36 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 35 (14.40%) Windows Server 2003
20 34 (13.99%) vSphere
21 33 (13.58%) MS Excel
22 32 (13.17%) DHCP
23 30 (12.35%) SQL
24 29 (11.93%) Cisco Certification
24 29 (11.93%) PowerShell
25 28 (11.52%) HP

Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 45 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 26 (10.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (7.82%) IIS
4 17 (7.00%) SharePoint
5 13 (5.35%) Skype for Business
6 12 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (4.94%) WebSphere
7 11 (4.53%) WebSphere Application Server
8 10 (4.12%) WebSphere Process Server
9 6 (2.47%) Apache
9 6 (2.47%) JBoss
9 6 (2.47%) Tomcat
10 5 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (2.06%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.65%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.82%) Cloud Foundry
13 1 (0.41%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 33 (13.58%) MS Excel
2 15 (6.17%) MS Office
3 5 (2.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.47%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (3.70%) SaaS
3 8 (3.29%) IaaS
3 8 (3.29%) Office 365
4 6 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (2.06%) PaaS
6 4 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.82%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 53 (21.81%) DNS
2 41 (16.87%) SAN
3 37 (15.23%) Firewall
4 32 (13.17%) DHCP
5 27 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 21 (8.64%) WAN
7 19 (7.82%) VPN
8 18 (7.41%) IPsec
9 15 (6.17%) Cisco ASA
9 15 (6.17%) Intrusion Detection
9 15 (6.17%) LAN
10 13 (5.35%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (4.53%) Internet
11 11 (4.53%) SSL
11 11 (4.53%) Wireless
12 10 (4.12%) Network Security
13 9 (3.70%) MPLS
13 9 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (3.29%) Remote Desktop
15 7 (2.88%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (16.87%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.82%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.82%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.82%) Redis
5 1 (0.41%) DB2
5 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (2.88%) Git (software)
1 7 (2.88%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.47%) Vagrant
3 4 (1.65%) Metasploit
4 3 (1.23%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.41%) JUnit
5 1 (0.41%) MSI
5 1 (0.41%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.41%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.41%) Subversion
General
1 19 (7.82%) Finance
2 8 (3.29%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.23%) Aerospace
3 3 (1.23%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.23%) Military
4 2 (0.82%) Billing
4 2 (0.82%) Retail
5 1 (0.41%) Banking
5 1 (0.41%) Local Government
5 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.88%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (2.06%) .NET
3 4 (1.65%) Software Packaging
4 3 (1.23%) JSF
5 2 (0.82%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.82%) Web Services
6 1 (0.41%) Django
6 1 (0.41%) Guice
6 1 (0.41%) Middleware
6 1 (0.41%) Play Framework
6 1 (0.41%) REST
6 1 (0.41%) Sensu
6 1 (0.41%) Spring
6 1 (0.41%) WAP
6 1 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 44 (18.11%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.70%) Clustering
4 8 (3.29%) Driving Licence
5 7 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.47%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.65%) Cryptography
7 4 (1.65%) PKI
8 3 (1.23%) NHS
9 2 (0.82%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.82%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
9 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.82%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.82%) Replication
9 2 (0.82%) Statistics
9 2 (0.82%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.41%) CCTV
10 1 (0.41%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 159 (65.43%) Windows
2 99 (40.74%) Windows Server
3 67 (27.57%) Linux
3 67 (27.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (21.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (14.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (8.64%) CentOS
8 17 (7.00%) AIX
9 14 (5.76%) Unix
9 14 (5.76%) Windows 7
10 10 (4.12%) Windows 8
11 9 (3.70%) Windows XP
12 6 (2.47%) Mac OS X
13 5 (2.06%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.65%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (1.65%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.65%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.82%) HPUX
15 2 (0.82%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (18.93%) ITIL
2 28 (11.52%) Migration
3 20 (8.23%) Change Management
4 19 (7.82%) Project Management
5 14 (5.76%) Capacity Management
5 14 (5.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 13 (5.35%) Configuration Management
6 13 (5.35%) DevOps
6 13 (5.35%) ITIL V3
7 12 (4.94%) Business Continuity
8 11 (4.53%) BCP
8 11 (4.53%) Network Design
8 11 (4.53%) Service Delivery
9 10 (4.12%) Service Management
10 8 (3.29%) Network Architecture
10 8 (3.29%) Problem Management
11 6 (2.47%) Coaching
11 6 (2.47%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (2.47%) Server Building
12 5 (2.06%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.35%) SQL
2 29 (11.93%) PowerShell
3 16 (6.58%) Python
4 9 (3.70%) Java
4 9 (3.70%) Perl
5 7 (2.88%) Ruby
5 7 (2.88%) Shell Script
6 6 (2.47%) C
7 4 (1.65%) VB
8 3 (1.23%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.23%) VBScript
9 1 (0.41%) C#
9 1 (0.41%) PHP
9 1 (0.41%) Scala
9 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (28.81%) Security Cleared
2 62 (25.51%) SC Cleared
3 29 (11.93%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (10.29%) CCNA
4 25 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (7.82%) MCSE
6 11 (4.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (4.12%) MCSA
8 8 (3.29%) Degree
8 8 (3.29%) MCP
9 5 (2.06%) CCNP
10 4 (1.65%) CISSP
10 4 (1.65%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.65%) GCIH
10 4 (1.65%) GIAC
10 4 (1.65%) RHCSA
11 3 (1.23%) AWS Certification
11 3 (1.23%) CCIE
11 3 (1.23%) CEH
11 3 (1.23%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.94%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.47%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (2.47%) QA
3 5 (2.06%) SLA
4 3 (1.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 104 (42.80%) Active Directory
2 79 (32.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (13.99%) vSphere
4 24 (9.88%) Hyper-V
5 19 (7.82%) XenApp
6 12 (4.94%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (3.29%) VMware ESX
8 5 (2.06%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (1.23%) UAG
9 3 (1.23%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.23%) XenServer
10 2 (0.82%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (0.82%) vCloud
11 1 (0.41%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.41%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.41%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.41%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 23 (9.47%) SCCM
2 22 (9.05%) Puppet
3 9 (3.70%) Nagios
4 8 (3.29%) EMC NetWorker
4 8 (3.29%) vRealize
4 8 (3.29%) WSUS
5 7 (2.88%) NetBackup
5 7 (2.88%) SCOM
6 6 (2.47%) Cobbler
7 4 (1.65%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (1.65%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.65%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (1.23%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (1.23%) Unicenter
9 2 (0.82%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.82%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.82%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 129 (53.09%) VMware
2 81 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 55 (22.63%) Cisco
4 51 (20.99%) Red Hat
5 46 (18.93%) Citrix
6 28 (11.52%) HP
7 17 (7.00%) EMC
8 13 (5.35%) IBM
9 10 (4.12%) NetApp
10 9 (3.70%) Juniper
10 9 (3.70%) Oracle
10 9 (3.70%) SolarWinds
11 8 (3.29%) Spiceworks
12 7 (2.88%) Dell
12 7 (2.88%) Remedy
13 6 (2.47%) IronPort
13 6 (2.47%) Polycom
13 6 (2.47%) Serena
14 5 (2.06%) SonicWALL
14 5 (2.06%) Tandberg
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