The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 110 100 102
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 40 40 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.20% 1.27% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.36% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 25 3
Average daily rate
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£380 £200 £165
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% +21.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +11.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £42.46 - £21.38
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3140 2951 2056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.87% 93.33% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2002 1896 1261
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 167 164
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
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 West

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

Infrastructure Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Infrastructure Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Infrastructure Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Infrastructure Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Infrastructure Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 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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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
Wiltshire +8 12 £400 -11.11% 3
Gloucestershire -11 12 £425 +54.54% 3
Devon -2 8 £185 +5.71% 2
Somerset +8 5 - - 1
Dorset - 2 - -
Bristol -9 1 - - 5
Infrastructure Engineer
England

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 66 (85.71%) Windows
2 49 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 42 (54.55%) VMware
4 36 (46.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (31.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (29.87%) MS Exchange
6 23 (29.87%) DNS
7 22 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 22 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 22 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (28.57%) Hyper-V
7 22 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (23.38%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (22.08%) Citrix
9 17 (22.08%) ITIL
10 16 (20.78%) Linux
11 15 (19.48%) SharePoint
11 15 (19.48%) Firewall
12 14 (18.18%) DHCP
13 13 (16.88%) DV Cleared
14 12 (15.58%) Exchange Server 2013
15 11 (14.29%) SAN
16 10 (12.99%) HP
16 10 (12.99%) TCP/IP
16 10 (12.99%) VPN
16 10 (12.99%) VLAN
16 10 (12.99%) Exchange Server 2007
16 10 (12.99%) Windows 7
17 9 (11.69%) SQL Server
17 9 (11.69%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 23 (29.87%) MS Exchange
2 15 (19.48%) SharePoint
3 12 (15.58%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (12.99%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (11.69%) IIS
6 8 (10.39%) Lync
7 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (5.19%) Apache
10 3 (3.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (3.90%) nginx
10 3 (3.90%) Confluence
10 3 (3.90%) MediaWiki
11 2 (2.60%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Office 365
1 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (2.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (2.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 23 (29.87%) DNS
2 15 (19.48%) Firewall
3 14 (18.18%) DHCP
4 11 (14.29%) SAN
5 10 (12.99%) TCP/IP
5 10 (12.99%) VPN
5 10 (12.99%) VLAN
6 7 (9.09%) Network Security
6 7 (9.09%) SSL
7 6 (7.79%) IPsec
7 6 (7.79%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (7.79%) Wireshark
8 5 (6.49%) Internet
9 4 (5.19%) LAN
9 4 (5.19%) NAS
10 3 (3.90%) Multicast
10 3 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (3.90%) LDAP
11 2 (2.60%) MQTT
12 1 (1.30%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.90%) MySQL
3 2 (2.60%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (7.79%) Metasploit
2 3 (3.90%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.90%) Hudson
2 3 (3.90%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.90%) Subversion
2 3 (3.90%) JIRA
General
1 3 (3.90%) Back Office
1 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.30%) Finance
2 1 (1.30%) Military
2 1 (1.30%) Banking
2 1 (1.30%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) LAMP
2 3 (3.90%) J2EE
3 2 (2.60%) Web Services
4 1 (1.30%) XML
4 1 (1.30%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (6.49%) Clustering
3 4 (5.19%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.90%) Wiki
4 3 (3.90%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.60%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) PKI
6 1 (1.30%) Derivative
6 1 (1.30%) User Experience
6 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.30%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) Replication
6 1 (1.30%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.30%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 66 (85.71%) Windows
2 36 (46.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (31.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (20.78%) Linux
6 10 (12.99%) Windows 7
7 5 (6.49%) Ubuntu
8 4 (5.19%) CentOS
8 4 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.90%) Debian
10 2 (2.60%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.60%) Windows NT
10 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.60%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.30%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.30%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.08%) ITIL
2 6 (7.79%) Load Balancing
2 6 (7.79%) Cyber Security
2 6 (7.79%) DDoS Mitigation
3 5 (6.49%) Data Protection
4 4 (5.19%) Service Management
4 4 (5.19%) Service Delivery
4 4 (5.19%) Migration
4 4 (5.19%) DevOps
5 3 (3.90%) Mentoring
5 3 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (3.90%) Build Automation
5 3 (3.90%) SDLC
5 3 (3.90%) Data Management
5 3 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (3.90%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (2.60%) Time Management
6 2 (2.60%) Security Patching
6 2 (2.60%) Business Transformation
6 2 (2.60%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.90%) Java
1 3 (3.90%) SQL
2 2 (2.60%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.30%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 22 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 13 (16.88%) DV Cleared
3 8 (10.39%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.39%) CCNA
3 8 (10.39%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.30%) MCTS
5 1 (1.30%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) QA
2 3 (3.90%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 22 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 18 (23.38%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (9.09%) vSphere
5 6 (7.79%) VirtualBox
5 6 (7.79%) VMware ESX
6 5 (6.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (5.19%) Firmware
8 3 (3.90%) ISA Server
8 3 (3.90%) Samba
8 3 (3.90%) Postfix
8 3 (3.90%) iptables
9 2 (2.60%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.30%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.30%) Xen
10 1 (1.30%) NFS
10 1 (1.30%) XenApp
10 1 (1.30%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (10.39%) SCCM
2 6 (7.79%) Nmap
3 4 (5.19%) WSUS
3 4 (5.19%) NetBackup
3 4 (5.19%) SCOM
4 3 (3.90%) ZABBIX
4 3 (3.90%) Puppet
5 2 (2.60%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.30%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.30%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.30%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.30%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.30%) SCSM
6 1 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 42 (54.55%) VMware
2 22 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 17 (22.08%) Citrix
4 10 (12.99%) HP
5 8 (10.39%) Cisco
5 8 (10.39%) ArcSight
6 5 (6.49%) Dell
7 4 (5.19%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.19%) Symantec
7 4 (5.19%) Oracle
8 2 (2.60%) McAfee
8 2 (2.60%) AppSense
9 1 (1.30%) Veeam
9 1 (1.30%) Acronis
9 1 (1.30%) Sophos
9 1 (1.30%) TOWER Software
9 1 (1.30%) EMC
9 1 (1.30%) Juniper
9 1 (1.30%) Novell
9 1 (1.30%) Veritas
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