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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 143 184 199
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +15
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 100 64 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.08% 0.73% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 0.79% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 28 30
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £209 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 6
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +4.65%
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
8534 8116 9138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.96% 92.91% 91.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4759 4311 4248
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 505 599
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 2014.

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
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 19 September 2014. 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
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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
Berkshire +17 34 £400 +23.07% 7
Hampshire -1 19 £290 -17.73% 7
Buckinghamshire +5 12 £350 -4.10%
Surrey -12 10 £288 -3.36% 10
Kent -1 8 £406 +37.71% 3
West Sussex - 7 £225 - 2
East Sussex - 6 £238 -
Oxfordshire -5 3 £306 +22.50% 5
Thames Valley - - - -
Middlesex - - - - 1
Infrastructure Engineer
England

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 136 (79.53%) Windows
2 116 (67.84%) Active Directory
3 114 (66.67%) VMware
4 87 (50.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 78 (45.61%) Microsoft
6 77 (45.03%) MS Exchange
7 62 (36.26%) SAN
8 57 (33.33%) Firewall
8 57 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 53 (30.99%) Cisco
10 51 (29.82%) Citrix
11 50 (29.24%) Exchange Server 2010
12 49 (28.65%) Windows Server 2003
12 49 (28.65%) DNS
13 44 (25.73%) Linux
14 43 (25.15%) vSphere
15 39 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
15 39 (22.81%) Microsoft Certification
16 38 (22.22%) ITIL
17 37 (21.64%) SCCM
18 35 (20.47%) DHCP
19 34 (19.88%) Security Cleared
20 32 (18.71%) SQL Server
21 31 (18.13%) SQL
21 31 (18.13%) HP
22 29 (16.96%) MCSE
23 27 (15.79%) WAN
24 26 (15.20%) XenApp
25 25 (14.62%) LAN
25 25 (14.62%) Red Hat

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 77 (45.03%) MS Exchange
2 50 (29.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (14.04%) IIS
4 23 (13.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (9.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (8.77%) SharePoint
7 14 (8.19%) Exchange Server 2003
8 11 (6.43%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (4.68%) Apache
10 6 (3.51%) Lync
10 6 (3.51%) WebSphere
10 6 (3.51%) Tomcat
11 5 (2.92%) WebLogic
12 3 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (1.75%) nginx
13 2 (1.17%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 2 (1.17%) MS Project Server
13 2 (1.17%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.58%) SAS
14 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
Applications
1 22 (12.87%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.09%) MS Office
3 2 (1.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.36%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (8.77%) Office 365
3 13 (7.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (7.02%) IaaS
5 2 (1.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 62 (36.26%) SAN
2 57 (33.33%) Firewall
3 49 (28.65%) DNS
4 35 (20.47%) DHCP
5 27 (15.79%) WAN
6 25 (14.62%) LAN
7 21 (12.28%) Internet
8 19 (11.11%) TCP/IP
9 17 (9.94%) VPN
10 12 (7.02%) Wi-Fi
11 11 (6.43%) MPLS
12 10 (5.85%) SSL
13 7 (4.09%) IP Telephony
13 7 (4.09%) Network Security
14 6 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (3.51%) VoIP
14 6 (3.51%) Kerberos
15 5 (2.92%) BGP
15 5 (2.92%) ADSL
15 5 (2.92%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (18.71%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.02%) Amazon RDS
3 10 (5.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (4.68%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (4.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (4.09%) Oracle Database
6 6 (3.51%) MySQL
7 5 (2.92%) SQLPlus
8 4 (2.34%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.17%) SQL Server 7
10 1 (0.58%) DB2
10 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (1.75%) Subversion
1 3 (1.75%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.58%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.58%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 13 (7.60%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.43%) Advertising
3 7 (4.09%) Finance
4 2 (1.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.58%) Retail
5 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.58%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.92%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (1.75%) Web Services
3 2 (1.17%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.17%) .NET
3 2 (1.17%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.58%) HTML
4 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.58%) CSS
4 1 (0.58%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.58%) LAMP
4 1 (0.58%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.36%) Blackberry
2 13 (7.60%) Clustering
3 12 (7.02%) PKI
4 9 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.92%) HACMP
5 5 (2.92%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.17%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.58%) Firmware
7 1 (0.58%) PMI
7 1 (0.58%) Statistics
7 1 (0.58%) Replication
7 1 (0.58%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.58%) Open Source
7 1 (0.58%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 136 (79.53%) Windows
2 87 (50.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 49 (28.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 44 (25.73%) Linux
6 23 (13.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (12.28%) Windows 7
8 8 (4.68%) Windows 2000 Server
8 8 (4.68%) Windows 2000
9 7 (4.09%) AIX
9 7 (4.09%) Windows XP
10 6 (3.51%) Windows 8
10 6 (3.51%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (3.51%) UNIX
11 5 (2.92%) CentOS
12 4 (2.34%) Debian
13 2 (1.17%) SUSE
13 2 (1.17%) VMS
14 1 (0.58%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (22.22%) ITIL
2 15 (8.77%) Configuration Management
3 10 (5.85%) Performance Monitoring
4 9 (5.26%) Migration
4 9 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (4.68%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (4.68%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (4.09%) Load Balancing
6 7 (4.09%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (4.09%) Coaching
7 6 (3.51%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (2.92%) Incident Management
8 5 (2.92%) Document Management
8 5 (2.92%) Project Management
9 4 (2.34%) DevOps
9 4 (2.34%) Information Security
9 4 (2.34%) Change Management
9 4 (2.34%) Network Design
9 4 (2.34%) PRINCE2
9 4 (2.34%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 31 (18.13%) SQL
2 10 (5.85%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.92%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.34%) PHP
4 4 (2.34%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.75%) C
5 3 (1.75%) VB
5 3 (1.75%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.17%) VBScript
7 1 (0.58%) Python
7 1 (0.58%) C#
7 1 (0.58%) C++
7 1 (0.58%) Java
7 1 (0.58%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.58%) Korn
Qualifications
1 39 (22.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (19.88%) Security Cleared
3 29 (16.96%) MCSE
4 22 (12.87%) SC Cleared
5 20 (11.70%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (9.94%) CCNA
7 13 (7.60%) MCP
8 12 (7.02%) MCSA
9 11 (6.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (4.68%) DV Cleared
11 7 (4.09%) Degree
12 6 (3.51%) CCNP
13 5 (2.92%) CCA
13 5 (2.92%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (1.17%) CEH
15 2 (1.17%) CISSP
16 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
16 1 (0.58%) CNE
16 1 (0.58%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.68%) SLA
2 4 (2.34%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.58%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 116 (67.84%) Active Directory
2 43 (25.15%) vSphere
3 39 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (15.20%) XenApp
5 18 (10.53%) Hyper-V
6 16 (9.36%) VMware ESX
7 10 (5.85%) UAG
7 10 (5.85%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (4.68%) XenDesktop
9 5 (2.92%) vCloud
9 5 (2.92%) OCFS2
10 3 (1.75%) ISA Server
10 3 (1.75%) Varnish
11 2 (1.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.17%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.17%) XenServer
11 2 (1.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (1.17%) KVM
11 2 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 37 (21.64%) SCCM
2 13 (7.60%) Backup Exec
3 12 (7.02%) NetBackup
4 6 (3.51%) SCOM
5 5 (2.92%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (2.92%) WSUS
6 4 (2.34%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.75%) Nagios
7 3 (1.75%) MOM
7 3 (1.75%) Puppet
7 3 (1.75%) Zenoss
8 2 (1.17%) HP Data Protector
8 2 (1.17%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.17%) SCDPM
8 2 (1.17%) Nessus
8 2 (1.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (1.17%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.58%) Control-M
9 1 (0.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 114 (66.67%) VMware
2 78 (45.61%) Microsoft
3 53 (30.99%) Cisco
4 51 (29.82%) Citrix
5 31 (18.13%) HP
6 25 (14.62%) Red Hat
7 20 (11.70%) NetApp
8 17 (9.94%) Symantec
9 14 (8.19%) Oracle
9 14 (8.19%) Juniper
10 13 (7.60%) CheckPoint
11 12 (7.02%) IBM
11 12 (7.02%) Dell
12 11 (6.43%) EMC
13 8 (4.68%) Veritas
13 8 (4.68%) Avaya
14 7 (4.09%) McAfee
14 7 (4.09%) JBoss
15 6 (3.51%) Lumension
15 6 (3.51%) F5
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