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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 156 186 194
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 86 56 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.92% 0.64% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.69% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 30 28
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£331 £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.92% +3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £352 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+12.72% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 5
Average hourly rate £42.50 £21.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.38% +15.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+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
8583 8102 9061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.18% 92.73% 91.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 4763 4277 4206
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 £208 £219 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 501 624
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.43 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.19% -11.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +7 25 £388 +23.01% 8
Kent +1 13 £350 - 1
Hampshire -4 13 £313 -5.30% 6
West Sussex +9 10 £220 -37.14% 3
Buckinghamshire +3 10 £319 +11.35% 2
Surrey -6 7 £324 +7.91% 4
East Sussex - 6 £238 - 1
Oxfordshire -7 2 £325 - 9
Thames Valley - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Infrastructure Engineer
England

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 124 (78.48%) Windows
2 108 (68.35%) Active Directory
3 100 (63.29%) VMware
4 78 (49.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 70 (44.30%) MS Exchange
6 67 (42.41%) Microsoft
7 58 (36.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 53 (33.54%) SAN
9 52 (32.91%) Citrix
10 50 (31.65%) Cisco
11 49 (31.01%) Firewall
12 47 (29.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 44 (27.85%) Exchange Server 2010
14 41 (25.95%) SCCM
15 40 (25.32%) ITIL
16 39 (24.68%) Linux
17 37 (23.42%) Microsoft Certification
17 37 (23.42%) VMware Infrastructure
18 36 (22.78%) DNS
19 33 (20.89%) LAN
19 33 (20.89%) WAN
19 33 (20.89%) vSphere
20 29 (18.35%) SQL
21 28 (17.72%) HP
22 27 (17.09%) MCSE
22 27 (17.09%) Security Cleared
23 26 (16.46%) DHCP
24 25 (15.82%) SQL Server
24 25 (15.82%) XenApp
25 23 (14.56%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 70 (44.30%) MS Exchange
2 44 (27.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (11.39%) Exchange Server 2007
3 18 (11.39%) IIS
4 13 (8.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (6.96%) SharePoint
5 11 (6.96%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (3.80%) IBM Notes
8 5 (3.16%) WebLogic
8 5 (3.16%) WebSphere
9 4 (2.53%) Lync
9 4 (2.53%) Apache
9 4 (2.53%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.90%) Lotus Domino
10 3 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.27%) MS Project Server
11 2 (1.27%) nginx
12 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 16 (10.13%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.43%) MS Office
3 2 (1.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.49%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (9.49%) Office 365
2 13 (8.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.96%) IaaS
4 2 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (33.54%) SAN
2 49 (31.01%) Firewall
3 36 (22.78%) DNS
4 33 (20.89%) LAN
4 33 (20.89%) WAN
5 26 (16.46%) DHCP
6 20 (12.66%) Internet
7 16 (10.13%) VPN
8 14 (8.86%) TCP/IP
9 11 (6.96%) MPLS
9 11 (6.96%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (4.43%) IP Telephony
10 7 (4.43%) SSL
11 6 (3.80%) VoIP
11 6 (3.80%) Network Security
12 5 (3.16%) Wireless
12 5 (3.16%) LDAP
12 5 (3.16%) ADSL
12 5 (3.16%) Kerberos
12 5 (3.16%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.82%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.59%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (4.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (3.80%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.16%) SQLPlus
6 4 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.53%) MySQL
7 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.27%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Subversion
1 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.63%) Wise Package Studio
2 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 10 (6.33%) Advertising
2 9 (5.70%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.53%) Finance
4 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.27%) Back Office
5 1 (0.63%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.16%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (1.27%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.27%) Web Services
3 1 (0.63%) .NET
3 1 (0.63%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.59%) Blackberry
1 12 (7.59%) PKI
2 8 (5.06%) Clustering
3 5 (3.16%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.16%) HACMP
4 2 (1.27%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.63%) FMCG
5 1 (0.63%) PMI
5 1 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 124 (78.48%) Windows
2 78 (49.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 58 (36.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (29.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 39 (24.68%) Linux
6 22 (13.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 19 (12.03%) Windows 7
8 10 (6.33%) Windows XP
9 6 (3.80%) AIX
9 6 (3.80%) UNIX
9 6 (3.80%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.80%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (3.16%) Oracle Linux
10 5 (3.16%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.90%) CentOS
12 2 (1.27%) Debian
12 2 (1.27%) VMS
13 1 (0.63%) SUSE
13 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (25.32%) ITIL
2 14 (8.86%) Configuration Management
3 9 (5.70%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (5.06%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (5.06%) Migration
5 6 (3.80%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (3.80%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (3.80%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (3.16%) DevOps
6 5 (3.16%) Project Management
6 5 (3.16%) Information Security
6 5 (3.16%) Document Management
7 4 (2.53%) Business Continuity
7 4 (2.53%) Load Balancing
7 4 (2.53%) Data Protection
7 4 (2.53%) BCP
7 4 (2.53%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (1.90%) Network Management
8 3 (1.90%) SOA
8 3 (1.90%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.35%) SQL
2 16 (10.13%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.16%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.53%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.90%) VB
5 3 (1.90%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.90%) C
6 2 (1.27%) PHP
6 2 (1.27%) VBScript
6 2 (1.27%) Korn
6 2 (1.27%) Python
7 1 (0.63%) C#
7 1 (0.63%) C++
7 1 (0.63%) Java
Qualifications
1 37 (23.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (17.09%) MCSE
2 27 (17.09%) Security Cleared
3 20 (12.66%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (10.76%) SC Cleared
5 16 (10.13%) CCNA
6 13 (8.23%) MCP
7 11 (6.96%) MCSA
8 10 (6.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (5.70%) DV Cleared
10 6 (3.80%) Degree
10 6 (3.80%) CCNP
11 5 (3.16%) CCA
11 5 (3.16%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.27%) CISSP
12 2 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.27%) CEH
13 1 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.63%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.16%) SLA
2 3 (1.90%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 108 (68.35%) Active Directory
2 37 (23.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (20.89%) vSphere
4 25 (15.82%) XenApp
5 23 (14.56%) Hyper-V
6 10 (6.33%) UAG
6 10 (6.33%) VMware ESX
7 8 (5.06%) XenDesktop
7 8 (5.06%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (3.16%) OCFS2
9 3 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.90%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 2 (1.27%) Varnish
10 2 (1.27%) XenServer
10 2 (1.27%) KVM
10 2 (1.27%) vCloud
11 1 (0.63%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.63%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 41 (25.95%) SCCM
2 13 (8.23%) SCOM
3 7 (4.43%) NetBackup
3 7 (4.43%) Backup Exec
4 5 (3.16%) SCDPM
5 4 (2.53%) SCVMM
5 4 (2.53%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (1.27%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.27%) Puppet
6 2 (1.27%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.27%) Zenoss
6 2 (1.27%) Nessus
6 2 (1.27%) WSUS
6 2 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.27%) Nagios
6 2 (1.27%) ARCserve
6 2 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.27%) Hyperic
6 2 (1.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 100 (63.29%) VMware
2 67 (42.41%) Microsoft
3 52 (32.91%) Citrix
4 50 (31.65%) Cisco
5 28 (17.72%) HP
6 21 (13.29%) Red Hat
7 19 (12.03%) NetApp
8 12 (7.59%) Juniper
9 11 (6.96%) Oracle
9 11 (6.96%) CheckPoint
9 11 (6.96%) Symantec
10 10 (6.33%) Dell
11 9 (5.70%) EMC
12 8 (5.06%) IBM
12 8 (5.06%) Avaya
13 7 (4.43%) McAfee
14 6 (3.80%) Lotus
14 6 (3.80%) JBoss
15 5 (3.16%) Sun
15 5 (3.16%) Veritas
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