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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 98 98 103
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 44 10 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.33% 0.45% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 0.49% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 6 22
Average daily rate
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£200 £170 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -49.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £158 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £300 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £19.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.00%
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 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
3101 2051 2874
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.49% 92.97% 93.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2012 1308 1677
Average daily rate £368 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 163 244
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £41.50
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 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 18 September 2014.

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
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 18 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
Gloucestershire +1 22 £248 +65.00% 4
Devon -12 10 £175 +6.06% 2
Bristol - 5 £320 - 7
Wiltshire - 4 £350 - 5
Somerset - 2 £213 - 6
Dorset -4 1 £200 -30.43% 5
Infrastructure Engineer
England

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 60 (85.71%) Windows
2 45 (64.29%) VMware
3 29 (41.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 27 (38.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (37.14%) Microsoft
6 25 (35.71%) Cisco
6 25 (35.71%) MS Excel
7 22 (31.43%) Active Directory
8 21 (30.00%) MS Exchange
8 21 (30.00%) Firewall
9 20 (28.57%) Fat Client
9 20 (28.57%) Thin Client
9 20 (28.57%) Security Cleared
10 17 (24.29%) SharePoint
11 16 (22.86%) Solaris
11 16 (22.86%) ITIL
11 16 (22.86%) CheckPoint
11 16 (22.86%) SLA
11 16 (22.86%) Citrix
11 16 (22.86%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (22.86%) Cisco PIX
12 14 (20.00%) DV Cleared
13 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (17.14%) XenApp
15 10 (14.29%) HP
15 10 (14.29%) Telecoms
16 9 (12.86%) Windows XP
16 9 (12.86%) DHCP
16 9 (12.86%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 21 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 17 (24.29%) SharePoint
3 9 (12.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (8.57%) Apache
7 5 (7.14%) IIS
8 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (2.86%) nginx
10 1 (1.43%) Lync
10 1 (1.43%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 25 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.29%) MS Office
3 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.00%) Firewall
2 16 (22.86%) Cisco PIX
3 9 (12.86%) DNS
3 9 (12.86%) DHCP
4 8 (11.43%) WAN
5 6 (8.57%) LAN
6 5 (7.14%) SAN
7 3 (4.29%) SNMP
8 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.86%) VPN
8 2 (2.86%) VoIP
8 2 (2.86%) SMTP
8 2 (2.86%) Wireless
8 2 (2.86%) X.400
8 2 (2.86%) Network Security
8 2 (2.86%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.43%) Junos
9 1 (1.43%) ADSL
9 1 (1.43%) VPLS
9 1 (1.43%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.43%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.43%) Hadoop
1 1 (1.43%) Apache Hive
1 1 (1.43%) Apache Accumulo
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) Hudson
1 2 (2.86%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.43%) ClearCase
2 1 (1.43%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.43%) Military
2 1 (1.43%) Marketing
2 1 (1.43%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) Application Packaging
2 2 (2.86%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (28.57%) Fat Client
1 20 (28.57%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.43%) Clustering
2 1 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.43%) EqualLogic
2 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 60 (85.71%) Windows
2 27 (38.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (22.86%) Solaris
4 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (12.86%) Windows 7
5 9 (12.86%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.29%) UNIX
7 2 (2.86%) Linux
7 2 (2.86%) Debian
7 2 (2.86%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.43%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.86%) ITIL
2 8 (11.43%) PRINCE2
3 4 (5.71%) Migration
3 4 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (4.29%) Project Management
5 2 (2.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (2.86%) DevOps
6 1 (1.43%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.43%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (1.43%) Change Control
6 1 (1.43%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.43%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (1.43%) Unit Testing
6 1 (1.43%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.43%) E-Commerce
6 1 (1.43%) ERP
6 1 (1.43%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.86%) Ruby
1 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
1 2 (2.86%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.43%) C
2 1 (1.43%) VBScript
2 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 16 (22.86%) ITIL Certification
3 14 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 5 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.86%) MCITP
7 1 (1.43%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.43%) MCSE
7 1 (1.43%) MCT
7 1 (1.43%) CCNP
7 1 (1.43%) CCNA
7 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.86%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) QA
System Software
1 29 (41.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (31.43%) Active Directory
3 12 (17.14%) XenApp
4 9 (12.86%) XenDesktop
4 9 (12.86%) vSphere
5 8 (11.43%) VMware ESX
6 5 (7.14%) Hyper-V
7 3 (4.29%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.86%) Samba
9 1 (1.43%) Postfix
9 1 (1.43%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) Backup Exec
2 3 (4.29%) SCCM
2 3 (4.29%) HP SIM
3 2 (2.86%) Puppet
3 2 (2.86%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 45 (64.29%) VMware
2 26 (37.14%) Microsoft
3 25 (35.71%) Cisco
4 16 (22.86%) Citrix
4 16 (22.86%) CheckPoint
5 10 (14.29%) HP
6 4 (5.71%) Juniper
6 4 (5.71%) Symantec
6 4 (5.71%) McAfee
7 3 (4.29%) Sophos
7 3 (4.29%) EMC
8 2 (2.86%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.86%) Apple
8 2 (2.86%) Meru Networks
9 1 (1.43%) AppSense
9 1 (1.43%) Brocade
9 1 (1.43%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.43%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.43%) IronPort
9 1 (1.43%) Polycom
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