The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 225 257 306
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +49
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 561 422 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.98% 0.77% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.83% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 274 175
Average daily rate
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£338 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £180 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £293
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 26
Average hourly rate £34.00 £27.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.63% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £19.35 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.74 £37.95 £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +22.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52742 50614 47223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.51% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33530 30755 27618
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1944 2005 2147
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

Infrastructure Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Infrastructure Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the UK.

Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the UK.

Infrastructure Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2015.

Infrastructure Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 28 July 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
England +39 546 £338 +12.50% 147
London +65 227 £350 - 59
South East +13 105 £340 +13.33% 27
Yorkshire +20 60 £375 +54.63% 16
East of England -5 53 £314 +19.52% 2
City of London +19 49 £365 +8.14% 16
South West +10 45 £380 +38.18% 11
West Yorkshire +14 39 £400 +90.47% 14
North West -8 36 £275 +8.91% 12
Leeds +2 32 £400 +46.11% 14
Hampshire +16 29 £340 +9.67% 3
Manchester +2 25 £293 -1.68% 3
Hertfordshire +10 22 £425 +123.68%
Berkshire +12 19 £335 -0.74% 2
Surrey +13 14 £369 +2.43% 8
Gloucestershire -8 14 £450 +50.00% 2
Southampton +9 13 £340 - 2
Watford +9 13 £425 +123.68%
South Yorkshire +3 13 £225 -5.26% 1
West Midlands -15 12 £380 +44.76% 15
Cambridgeshire -9 11 £275 -9.83% 2
Kent -4 10 £338 -3.57% 2
East Sussex -1 9 £299 +25.78% 2
Cambridge -8 9 £275 -9.83%
Wiltshire - 9 £410 -
Buckinghamshire +3 8 £360 +34.57% 2
Cheltenham 0 8 £450 +68.22% 1
Devon -2 8 £225 +28.57% 5
Scotland -13 8 £300 -22.07% 5
Essex -16 8 £350 +12.00%

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 773 (73.55%) Windows
2 613 (58.33%) VMware
3 520 (49.48%) Active Directory
4 408 (38.82%) Microsoft
5 398 (37.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 348 (33.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 297 (28.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 278 (26.45%) MS Exchange
9 274 (26.07%) Citrix
10 246 (23.41%) SAN
11 231 (21.98%) Linux
12 221 (21.03%) ITIL
13 219 (20.84%) Cisco
14 215 (20.46%) Windows Server 2003
15 209 (19.89%) DNS
16 199 (18.93%) SQL
17 187 (17.79%) Firewall
18 186 (17.70%) SQL Server
19 177 (16.84%) PowerShell
20 170 (16.18%) vSphere
21 159 (15.13%) SCCM
22 153 (14.56%) Hyper-V
23 144 (13.70%) DHCP
24 143 (13.61%) Exchange Server 2010
25 142 (13.51%) IIS
26 134 (12.75%) Microsoft Certification
27 132 (12.56%) HP
28 127 (12.08%) Finance
29 113 (10.75%) Security Cleared
30 111 (10.56%) MCSE

Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 278 (26.45%) MS Exchange
2 143 (13.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 142 (13.51%) IIS
4 94 (8.94%) SharePoint
5 75 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 69 (6.57%) Lync
7 67 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 42 (4.00%) Apache
9 27 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 20 (1.90%) WebLogic
10 20 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 19 (1.81%) Tomcat
12 17 (1.62%) SharePoint 2013
13 15 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.67%) nginx
14 7 (0.67%) WebSphere
15 6 (0.57%) IBM Notes
16 5 (0.48%) JBoss
16 5 (0.48%) Office Communications Server
16 5 (0.48%) Confluence
Applications
1 94 (8.94%) MS Excel
2 46 (4.38%) MS Office
3 6 (0.57%) MS Project
3 6 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.095%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 6 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.29%) RMDS
3 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.19%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 62 (5.90%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (5.23%) Office 365
3 47 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (1.43%) IaaS
5 7 (0.67%) SaaS
6 6 (0.57%) PaaS
6 6 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.38%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.29%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.29%) Heroku
9 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.095%) GitHub
10 1 (0.095%) Yammer
10 1 (0.095%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.095%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.095%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 246 (23.41%) SAN
2 209 (19.89%) DNS
3 187 (17.79%) Firewall
4 144 (13.70%) DHCP
5 105 (9.99%) LAN
6 101 (9.61%) WAN
7 84 (7.99%) TCP/IP
8 67 (6.37%) VPN
9 47 (4.47%) NAS
10 40 (3.81%) Network Security
11 38 (3.62%) VLAN
12 31 (2.95%) SSL
12 31 (2.95%) MPLS
13 28 (2.66%) Internet
14 26 (2.47%) NetScaler
15 21 (2.00%) iSCSI
15 21 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
15 21 (2.00%) Wireless
15 21 (2.00%) LDAP
16 20 (1.90%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (17.70%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 25 (2.38%) Oracle Database
3 25 (2.38%) MySQL
4 12 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (0.86%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.48%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (0.38%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.38%) DB2
7 4 (0.38%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.19%) DTS
9 2 (0.19%) Sybase ASA
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 41 (3.90%) Jenkins
2 39 (3.71%) Git (software)
3 22 (2.09%) Subversion
3 22 (2.09%) JIRA
4 16 (1.52%) Maven
4 16 (1.52%) TeamCity
5 15 (1.43%) Gradle
6 14 (1.33%) MSBuild
6 14 (1.33%) Ant
6 14 (1.33%) Mercurial
7 11 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 11 (1.05%) Visual Studio
8 9 (0.86%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.57%) Metasploit
10 5 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.48%) MSI
10 5 (0.48%) Artifactory
10 5 (0.48%) Gerrit
11 4 (0.38%) Hudson
11 4 (0.38%) Fiddler
General
1 127 (12.08%) Finance
2 39 (3.71%) Banking
3 34 (3.24%) Retail
4 22 (2.09%) Telecoms
5 20 (1.90%) Back Office
6 14 (1.33%) Law
7 12 (1.14%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.76%) Financial Institution
8 8 (0.76%) Legal
9 7 (0.67%) Marketing
9 7 (0.67%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.57%) Military
10 6 (0.57%) Electronics
10 6 (0.57%) Advertising
11 5 (0.48%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.29%) Local Government
12 3 (0.29%) French Language
13 2 (0.19%) Publishing
13 2 (0.19%) Games
13 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.76%) .NET
2 19 (1.81%) XML
2 19 (1.81%) Django
3 17 (1.62%) Web Services
4 16 (1.52%) Middleware
5 15 (1.43%) HTML
6 14 (1.33%) Rendezvous
7 12 (1.14%) Application Packaging
8 9 (0.86%) LAMP
9 8 (0.76%) X-Windows
10 6 (0.57%) J2EE
11 5 (0.48%) Sinatra
12 4 (0.38%) Software Packaging
12 4 (0.38%) CSS
13 3 (0.29%) Flash
13 3 (0.29%) Java EE
14 2 (0.19%) TIBCO EMS
14 2 (0.19%) LINQ
14 2 (0.19%) Ruby on Rails
14 2 (0.19%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 105 (9.99%) Data Centre
2 68 (6.47%) Clustering
3 43 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (2.85%) Management Information System
5 28 (2.66%) Replication
6 22 (2.09%) Blackberry
7 19 (1.81%) PKI
8 17 (1.62%) NHS
9 14 (1.33%) Fixed Income
10 11 (1.05%) EqualLogic
11 10 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
11 10 (0.95%) Computer Science
12 9 (0.86%) Fat Client
12 9 (0.86%) Thin Client
13 8 (0.76%) Private Cloud
14 6 (0.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 6 (0.57%) DTV
15 5 (0.48%) Public Cloud
15 5 (0.48%) User Experience
16 4 (0.38%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 773 (73.55%) Windows
2 398 (37.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 297 (28.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 231 (21.98%) Linux
5 215 (20.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 103 (9.80%) Windows 7
7 90 (8.56%) UNIX
8 67 (6.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 27 (2.57%) Solaris
10 25 (2.38%) Windows XP
11 23 (2.19%) Windows 8
12 13 (1.24%) AIX
12 13 (1.24%) Debian
13 11 (1.05%) Ubuntu
13 11 (1.05%) CentOS
14 10 (0.95%) SUSE
14 10 (0.95%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.48%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.38%) Windows NT
16 4 (0.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (21.03%) ITIL
2 99 (9.42%) Migration
3 62 (5.90%) Change Management
3 62 (5.90%) Configuration Management
4 61 (5.80%) Load Balancing
5 48 (4.57%) Continuous Integration
5 48 (4.57%) Project Management
6 43 (4.09%) DevOps
6 43 (4.09%) Server Building
7 40 (3.81%) Disaster Recovery
8 39 (3.71%) Problem Management
9 31 (2.95%) Service Delivery
10 29 (2.76%) Information Security
10 29 (2.76%) Capacity Planning
11 28 (2.66%) Agile Software Development
12 24 (2.28%) Software Engineering
13 23 (2.19%) Service Management
13 23 (2.19%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (1.90%) Release Management
15 19 (1.81%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 199 (18.93%) SQL
2 177 (16.84%) PowerShell
3 59 (5.61%) Python
4 39 (3.71%) Java
5 34 (3.24%) VBScript
6 32 (3.04%) Bash Shell
7 31 (2.95%) Perl
8 25 (2.38%) VB
8 25 (2.38%) Shell Script
9 23 (2.19%) Ruby
10 16 (1.52%) C++
11 12 (1.14%) PHP
11 12 (1.14%) C#
12 6 (0.57%) Groovy
13 5 (0.48%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.29%) C
14 3 (0.29%) REXX
14 3 (0.29%) Tcl
14 3 (0.29%) R
15 2 (0.19%) Jython
Qualifications
1 134 (12.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 113 (10.75%) Security Cleared
3 111 (10.56%) MCSE
4 86 (8.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 69 (6.57%) SC Cleared
6 65 (6.18%) Cisco Certification
7 58 (5.52%) MCSA
8 53 (5.04%) CCNA
9 42 (4.00%) Degree
10 41 (3.90%) MCITP
11 32 (3.04%) DV Cleared
12 24 (2.28%) MCP
13 18 (1.71%) CCNP
14 15 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (1.05%) VCP4
16 9 (0.86%) VCP5
16 9 (0.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 9 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
16 9 (0.86%) CISSP
17 6 (0.57%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.24%) SLA
2 19 (1.81%) QA
3 10 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.095%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.095%) Data Quality
System Software
1 520 (49.48%) Active Directory
2 348 (33.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (16.18%) vSphere
4 153 (14.56%) Hyper-V
5 96 (9.13%) XenApp
6 84 (7.99%) VMware ESX
7 66 (6.28%) VMware ESXi
8 38 (3.62%) XenDesktop
9 26 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
10 24 (2.28%) Terminal Services
11 17 (1.62%) XenServer
12 16 (1.52%) VMware Server
13 10 (0.95%) DFS Replication
14 9 (0.86%) Postfix
14 9 (0.86%) NFS
15 8 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 8 (0.76%) Xen
16 7 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
16 7 (0.67%) KVM
Systems Management
1 159 (15.13%) SCCM
2 80 (7.61%) SCOM
3 46 (4.38%) Puppet
4 26 (2.47%) WSUS
5 25 (2.38%) NetBackup
6 21 (2.00%) Backup Exec
6 21 (2.00%) BladeLogic
7 18 (1.71%) vMotion
8 15 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (1.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 14 (1.33%) ITRS Geneos
9 14 (1.33%) Nagios
10 13 (1.24%) SCVMM
10 13 (1.24%) Vagrant
11 12 (1.14%) SCOrch
11 12 (1.14%) HP Data Protector
12 11 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
13 10 (0.95%) ARCserve
14 9 (0.86%) EMC NetWorker
15 8 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 613 (58.33%) VMware
2 408 (38.82%) Microsoft
3 274 (26.07%) Citrix
4 219 (20.84%) Cisco
5 132 (12.56%) HP
6 85 (8.09%) NetApp
7 80 (7.61%) Red Hat
8 79 (7.52%) Oracle
9 64 (6.09%) EMC
10 63 (5.99%) Dell
11 50 (4.76%) Symantec
12 43 (4.09%) IBM
13 31 (2.95%) Juniper
14 29 (2.76%) F5
15 28 (2.66%) CheckPoint
16 22 (2.09%) Splunk
17 21 (2.00%) 3PAR
18 20 (1.90%) McAfee
19 18 (1.71%) CommVault
20 17 (1.62%) AppSense
Oxfordshire
Volt
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City of London
Huxley Banking & Financial Services
Rate: £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - 550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £275 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Personnel IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Scottish Borders
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £260 - £290 per month + DOE
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Southampton
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 15 days ago