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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 151 158 179
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +21
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 131 88 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.30% 0.96% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.05% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 50 29
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£325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £220 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 1 12
Average hourly rate £39.00 £42.50 £20.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.23% +108.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £42.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £131.15 £42.50 £30.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.45% +22.22%
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
9331 8415 8134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.63% 92.14% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5624 4695 4301
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 410 498
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.21 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.99% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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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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 +11 35 £325 +4.00% 6
Berkshire -1 26 £330 -14.83% 3
Surrey +8 19 £370 +14.28% 13
Kent +6 15 £363 -9.37%
Oxfordshire -15 11 £250 -23.07% 3
East Sussex 0 9 £298 +25.26% 2
Buckinghamshire -17 7 £290 -9.01% 2
West Sussex -24 7 £298 +35.22%
Infrastructure Engineer
England

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

1 183 (74.39%) Windows
2 161 (65.45%) VMware
3 127 (51.63%) Active Directory
4 101 (41.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 97 (39.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 80 (32.52%) Microsoft
6 80 (32.52%) SAN
7 70 (28.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 58 (23.58%) MS Exchange
8 58 (23.58%) vSphere
9 57 (23.17%) Cisco
10 52 (21.14%) DNS
11 51 (20.73%) Security Cleared
12 50 (20.33%) Firewall
12 50 (20.33%) Citrix
13 49 (19.92%) SQL Server
14 48 (19.51%) Linux
15 46 (18.70%) Data Centre
16 43 (17.48%) PowerShell
17 42 (17.07%) ITIL
17 42 (17.07%) HP
18 41 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
19 40 (16.26%) IIS
19 40 (16.26%) SC Cleared
20 39 (15.85%) SCCM
20 39 (15.85%) SQL
20 39 (15.85%) Exchange Server 2010
21 35 (14.23%) Microsoft Certification
22 33 (13.41%) Hyper-V
22 33 (13.41%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 58 (23.58%) MS Exchange
2 40 (16.26%) IIS
3 39 (15.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (12.20%) SharePoint
5 21 (8.54%) Lync
6 14 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (5.28%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (3.25%) WebLogic
8 8 (3.25%) Apache
9 4 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.22%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.22%) nginx
10 3 (1.22%) Apache ServiceMix
11 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.81%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.41%) WebSphere Process Server
12 1 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 27 (10.98%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.07%) MS Office
3 5 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (3.25%) Office 365
4 4 (1.63%) SaaS
5 3 (1.22%) IaaS
6 2 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.41%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 80 (32.52%) SAN
2 52 (21.14%) DNS
3 50 (20.33%) Firewall
4 28 (11.38%) VPN
5 25 (10.16%) TCP/IP
6 24 (9.76%) WAN
7 23 (9.35%) DHCP
8 20 (8.13%) LAN
9 15 (6.10%) Network Security
10 14 (5.69%) SSL
11 13 (5.28%) IPsec
11 13 (5.28%) iSCSI
12 11 (4.47%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (4.47%) Wireless
12 11 (4.47%) MPLS
13 10 (4.07%) VoIP
13 10 (4.07%) NAS
13 10 (4.07%) Fibre Channel
13 10 (4.07%) NetScaler
14 9 (3.66%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (19.92%) SQL Server
2 11 (4.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.03%) DB2
4 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.22%) MySQL
5 2 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.41%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.41%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (4.88%) Git (software)
2 9 (3.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 9 (3.66%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.25%) Cucumber
4 3 (1.22%) Subversion
5 2 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.81%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.41%) Rational DOORS
General
1 27 (10.98%) Finance
2 6 (2.44%) Retail
3 5 (2.03%) Military
4 4 (1.63%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.22%) Law
6 2 (0.81%) Back Office
7 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.41%) Games
7 1 (0.41%) Banking
7 1 (0.41%) Local Government
7 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.25%) .NET
1 8 (3.25%) XML
2 7 (2.85%) HTML
3 3 (1.22%) LAMP
4 2 (0.81%) Middleware
4 2 (0.81%) X-Windows
4 2 (0.81%) Flash
4 2 (0.81%) COM+
4 2 (0.81%) Application Packaging
4 2 (0.81%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.81%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.41%) JSP
5 1 (0.41%) WAP
5 1 (0.41%) JSF
5 1 (0.41%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 46 (18.70%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.69%) Replication
2 14 (5.69%) Clustering
2 14 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (5.28%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.85%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.03%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.63%) EqualLogic
7 3 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.22%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.22%) PKI
8 2 (0.81%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.81%) EMC VNX
8 2 (0.81%) Wiki
9 1 (0.41%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.41%) User Experience
9 1 (0.41%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.41%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 183 (74.39%) Windows
2 97 (39.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 70 (28.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (19.51%) Linux
5 41 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 33 (13.41%) Windows 7
7 16 (6.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (4.07%) UNIX
9 9 (3.66%) Windows XP
10 8 (3.25%) Windows 8
11 7 (2.85%) AIX
12 5 (2.03%) Windows Vista
13 3 (1.22%) CentOS
13 3 (1.22%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.81%) zOS
14 2 (0.81%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.41%) Solaris
15 1 (0.41%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (17.07%) ITIL
2 21 (8.54%) Configuration Management
3 17 (6.91%) Load Balancing
4 14 (5.69%) Change Management
4 14 (5.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (5.69%) Migration
5 13 (5.28%) Capacity Management
6 10 (4.07%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (3.66%) DevOps
7 9 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (3.66%) Security Management
8 8 (3.25%) Scrum
8 8 (3.25%) Service Management
8 8 (3.25%) Service Delivery
8 8 (3.25%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (3.25%) Network Architecture
8 8 (3.25%) Change Control
9 7 (2.85%) High Availability
9 7 (2.85%) Project Management
9 7 (2.85%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 43 (17.48%) PowerShell
2 39 (15.85%) SQL
3 20 (8.13%) VBScript
4 8 (3.25%) Shell Script
5 7 (2.85%) VB
5 7 (2.85%) Java
6 5 (2.03%) Python
7 4 (1.63%) Ruby
7 4 (1.63%) Perl
7 4 (1.63%) PHP
7 4 (1.63%) C#
8 3 (1.22%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.81%) Jython
9 2 (0.81%) VB6
9 2 (0.81%) C
9 2 (0.81%) COBOL
10 1 (0.41%) C++
10 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.41%) Go
Qualifications
1 51 (20.73%) Security Cleared
2 40 (16.26%) SC Cleared
3 35 (14.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (10.16%) MCSE
5 23 (9.35%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (8.94%) CCNA
7 20 (8.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (5.69%) MCSA
9 11 (4.47%) MCP
9 11 (4.47%) DV Cleared
10 9 (3.66%) VCP4
11 8 (3.25%) MCITP
11 8 (3.25%) Degree
12 3 (1.22%) CCNP
12 3 (1.22%) Sun Certification
13 1 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.41%) CCDA
13 1 (0.41%) HNC
13 1 (0.41%) HND
13 1 (0.41%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.88%) QA
2 8 (3.25%) SLA
3 6 (2.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.81%) TickIT
5 1 (0.41%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.41%) Solvency II
System Software
1 127 (51.63%) Active Directory
2 101 (41.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (23.58%) vSphere
4 33 (13.41%) Hyper-V
5 27 (10.98%) XenApp
6 20 (8.13%) VMware ESX
7 7 (2.85%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (2.44%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.63%) DFS Replication
9 4 (1.63%) XenServer
10 3 (1.22%) Postfix
10 3 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.81%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.81%) UAG
12 1 (0.41%) vCloud
12 1 (0.41%) Samba
12 1 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 39 (15.85%) SCCM
2 18 (7.32%) SCOM
3 15 (6.10%) Puppet
4 10 (4.07%) EMC NetWorker
5 9 (3.66%) vMotion
6 8 (3.25%) Vagrant
6 8 (3.25%) HP Data Protector
6 8 (3.25%) Nagios
7 7 (2.85%) WSUS
7 7 (2.85%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.63%) Cacti
8 4 (1.63%) Icinga
9 3 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.22%) Opsview
9 3 (1.22%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (1.22%) Foglight
9 3 (1.22%) ARCserve
9 3 (1.22%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 161 (65.45%) VMware
2 80 (32.52%) Microsoft
3 57 (23.17%) Cisco
4 50 (20.33%) Citrix
5 42 (17.07%) HP
6 22 (8.94%) EMC
7 20 (8.13%) Red Hat
8 18 (7.32%) Dell
9 17 (6.91%) NetApp
10 15 (6.10%) 3PAR
11 14 (5.69%) SolarWinds
12 13 (5.28%) IBM
13 10 (4.07%) Juniper
14 9 (3.66%) CommVault
15 7 (2.85%) SonicWALL
15 7 (2.85%) F5
16 6 (2.44%) Spiceworks
16 6 (2.44%) Aerohive Networks
16 6 (2.44%) QNAP
16 6 (2.44%) IronPort
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