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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 233 297 321
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +24
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 505 334 321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 0.63% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.68% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 206 190
Average daily rate
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£338 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £220 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £406 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 25 18
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.15 £16.50 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £37.50 £33.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +4.65%

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £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

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 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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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 +63 480 £338 +3.84% 154
London +41 190 £375 +7.14% 43
South East +41 100 £320 -1.53% 35
East of England +31 77 £350 +44.32% 16
City of London +30 44 £374 +1.01% 14
South West -11 43 £200 +17.64% 27
Berkshire +17 34 £400 +23.07% 7
Cambridgeshire +26 30 £338 +43.61% 4
West Midlands -7 28 £310 +12.72% 7
Cambridge +16 27 £363 +76.82% 1
Bedfordshire - 26 £350 - 2
Gloucestershire +2 22 £248 +65.00% 5
Luton - 22 £350 - 1
Hampshire -1 19 £290 -17.73% 7
Yorkshire +8 17 £313 +25.00% 9
North West -2 17 £310 +37.96% 11
Reading +21 12 £425 +54.54% 3
Buckinghamshire +5 12 £350 -4.10%
West Yorkshire +13 11 £310 +24.00% 7
Scotland -16 11 £348 -0.71% 3
Surrey -12 10 £288 -3.36% 10
Devon -13 10 £175 +6.06% 2
Hertfordshire - 10 £335 - 5
Leeds +8 9 £311 +24.50% 6
East Midlands +2 9 £300 +22.44% 3
Birmingham +1 9 £320 +16.36% 1
Manchester -8 9 £320 +60.00% 7
Kent -1 8 £406 +37.71% 3
Coventry -1 7 £400 +45.45% 2
West Sussex - 7 £225 - 2

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 636 (70.04%) Windows
2 482 (53.08%) VMware
3 460 (50.66%) Active Directory
4 352 (38.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 333 (36.67%) Microsoft
6 233 (25.66%) Citrix
7 232 (25.55%) MS Exchange
8 231 (25.44%) VMware Infrastructure
9 211 (23.24%) Cisco
10 207 (22.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 204 (22.47%) SAN
12 190 (20.93%) Firewall
13 187 (20.59%) SCCM
13 187 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
14 185 (20.37%) DNS
15 179 (19.71%) Linux
16 157 (17.29%) ITIL
17 136 (14.98%) Exchange Server 2010
18 133 (14.65%) vSphere
19 130 (14.32%) DHCP
20 123 (13.55%) XenApp
21 118 (13.00%) Microsoft Certification
22 117 (12.89%) SQL
23 116 (12.78%) MS Excel
24 113 (12.44%) HP
24 113 (12.44%) SCOM
25 104 (11.45%) Windows 7
26 94 (10.35%) Hyper-V
27 91 (10.02%) SQL Server
28 88 (9.69%) SharePoint

Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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
1 232 (25.55%) MS Exchange
2 136 (14.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 88 (9.69%) SharePoint
4 81 (8.92%) IIS
5 77 (8.48%) Exchange Server 2007
6 65 (7.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 56 (6.17%) Apache
8 43 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2013
9 27 (2.97%) Tomcat
10 26 (2.86%) Lync
11 20 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 19 (2.09%) WebSphere
13 17 (1.87%) SharePoint 2013
14 16 (1.76%) WebLogic
15 12 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
16 11 (1.21%) OpenStack
17 9 (0.99%) nginx
18 7 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
18 7 (0.77%) IBM HTTP Server
19 6 (0.66%) GlassFish
Applications
1 116 (12.78%) MS Excel
2 39 (4.30%) MS Office
3 5 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.33%) MS Project
5 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.11%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 4 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.22%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.11%) assyst
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 43 (4.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 40 (4.41%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (3.30%) Office 365
4 18 (1.98%) IaaS
5 7 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
5 7 (0.77%) SaaS
6 6 (0.66%) IBM SmartCloud
6 6 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.44%) PaaS
7 4 (0.44%) Heroku
8 3 (0.33%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 204 (22.47%) SAN
2 190 (20.93%) Firewall
3 185 (20.37%) DNS
4 130 (14.32%) DHCP
5 86 (9.47%) WAN
6 83 (9.14%) LAN
7 75 (8.26%) TCP/IP
8 41 (4.52%) VoIP
9 38 (4.19%) Internet
9 38 (4.19%) VPN
10 37 (4.07%) SSL
11 35 (3.85%) VLAN
12 31 (3.41%) Wireless
13 30 (3.30%) Network Security
14 29 (3.19%) MPLS
15 25 (2.75%) NAS
16 22 (2.42%) FTP
17 20 (2.20%) HTTP
18 18 (1.98%) Reverse Proxy
18 18 (1.98%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (10.02%) SQL Server
2 25 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (2.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (1.98%) MySQL
4 18 (1.98%) Oracle Database
5 14 (1.54%) SQL Server 2000
6 13 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
6 13 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (0.88%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.66%) DB2
11 5 (0.55%) SQLPlus
12 4 (0.44%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.33%) Oracle Exadata
13 3 (0.33%) Big Data
14 2 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 14 (1.54%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.21%) Jenkins
3 10 (1.10%) Subversion
4 7 (0.77%) Hudson
5 3 (0.33%) RSpec
5 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.33%) JMeter
6 2 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.22%) Introscope
6 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.22%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.11%) VisualVM
7 1 (0.11%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.11%) MSI
7 1 (0.11%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.11%) TestDirector
7 1 (0.11%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.11%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 64 (7.05%) Finance
2 35 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 24 (2.64%) Banking
4 21 (2.31%) Publishing
5 19 (2.09%) Advertising
6 15 (1.65%) Retail
7 10 (1.10%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.88%) Law
9 7 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.44%) Private Banking
10 4 (0.44%) Automotive
10 4 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.33%) Back Office
11 3 (0.33%) Legal
12 2 (0.22%) Military
12 2 (0.22%) Marketing
12 2 (0.22%) French Language
13 1 (0.11%) Front Office
13 1 (0.11%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.64%) Web Services
2 16 (1.76%) HTML
3 15 (1.65%) .NET
4 9 (0.99%) Middleware
5 8 (0.88%) WebSphere MQ
5 8 (0.88%) HTML5
6 7 (0.77%) OpenCL
6 7 (0.77%) LAMP
7 6 (0.66%) COM+
7 6 (0.66%) Worklight
8 5 (0.55%) Application Packaging
9 3 (0.33%) J2EE
9 3 (0.33%) SOAP
10 2 (0.22%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.22%) Java EE
10 2 (0.22%) XML
10 2 (0.22%) SAML
10 2 (0.22%) X-Windows
10 2 (0.22%) OpenID
10 2 (0.22%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 51 (5.62%) Clustering
2 33 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (3.41%) Blackberry
4 26 (2.86%) Fat Client
4 26 (2.86%) Thin Client
5 20 (2.20%) PKI
6 16 (1.76%) Replication
7 15 (1.65%) Kindle
7 15 (1.65%) Computer Science
8 12 (1.32%) Open Source
9 8 (0.88%) NHS
10 7 (0.77%) Management Information System
11 6 (0.66%) EqualLogic
12 5 (0.55%) Mainframe
12 5 (0.55%) HACMP
12 5 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (0.55%) CLARiiON
13 4 (0.44%) FMCG
13 4 (0.44%) Spread Betting
13 4 (0.44%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 636 (70.04%) Windows
2 352 (38.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 207 (22.80%) Windows Server 2003
4 187 (20.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 179 (19.71%) Linux
6 104 (11.45%) Windows 7
7 58 (6.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 55 (6.06%) UNIX
9 48 (5.29%) Windows XP
10 36 (3.96%) Solaris
11 19 (2.09%) AIX
12 14 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
12 14 (1.54%) SUSE
13 12 (1.32%) Windows 8
14 10 (1.10%) Windows 2000
14 10 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
15 8 (0.88%) Debian
16 6 (0.66%) VMS
16 6 (0.66%) CentOS
17 5 (0.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 157 (17.29%) ITIL
2 54 (5.95%) Migration
3 46 (5.07%) DevOps
4 41 (4.52%) Agile Software Development
5 39 (4.30%) E-Commerce
6 35 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
7 32 (3.52%) Configuration Management
8 27 (2.97%) Load Balancing
9 26 (2.86%) Business Continuity
9 26 (2.86%) Project Management
9 26 (2.86%) Change Management
10 24 (2.64%) Root Cause Analysis
11 19 (2.09%) Service Delivery
12 17 (1.87%) Capacity Planning
12 17 (1.87%) PRINCE2
13 14 (1.54%) BCP
13 14 (1.54%) Performance Monitoring
13 14 (1.54%) Performance Tuning
14 12 (1.32%) Problem Management
14 12 (1.32%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 117 (12.89%) SQL
2 81 (8.92%) PowerShell
3 27 (2.97%) Shell Script
3 27 (2.97%) Bash Shell
4 24 (2.64%) Java
5 16 (1.76%) Ruby
6 15 (1.65%) Perl
6 15 (1.65%) Python
7 12 (1.32%) VBScript
8 11 (1.21%) VB
8 11 (1.21%) C
9 7 (0.77%) PHP
10 6 (0.66%) Jython
11 5 (0.55%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.44%) VBA
12 4 (0.44%) Clojure
13 3 (0.33%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.33%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.22%) Korn
14 2 (0.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 118 (13.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (9.25%) MCSE
3 80 (8.81%) Security Cleared
4 56 (6.17%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (4.85%) SC Cleared
6 41 (4.52%) CCNA
7 40 (4.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 32 (3.52%) MCITP
8 32 (3.52%) Degree
9 29 (3.19%) MCSA
10 28 (3.08%) MCP
11 27 (2.97%) CCNP
11 27 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
11 27 (2.97%) DV Cleared
12 14 (1.54%) CCA
12 14 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
13 12 (1.32%) MCTS
14 7 (0.77%) VCAP
14 7 (0.77%) VCDX
15 4 (0.44%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.19%) SLA
2 15 (1.65%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.66%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.66%) QA
4 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 460 (50.66%) Active Directory
2 231 (25.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (14.65%) vSphere
4 123 (13.55%) XenApp
5 94 (10.35%) Hyper-V
6 51 (5.62%) VMware ESX
7 50 (5.51%) XenServer
8 32 (3.52%) XenDesktop
9 30 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
10 25 (2.75%) vCloud
11 20 (2.20%) UAG
12 13 (1.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 11 (1.21%) Terminal Services
13 11 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.88%) NFS
15 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 5 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 5 (0.55%) OCFS2
16 5 (0.55%) NLBS
16 5 (0.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 187 (20.59%) SCCM
2 113 (12.44%) SCOM
3 47 (5.18%) Backup Exec
4 39 (4.30%) Puppet
5 26 (2.86%) NetBackup
6 23 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
7 16 (1.76%) WSUS
8 13 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 12 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
10 9 (0.99%) SCOrch
10 9 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
11 7 (0.77%) HP SIM
11 7 (0.77%) Ansible
11 7 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 7 (0.77%) Nagios
12 6 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (0.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 6 (0.66%) MIMEsweeper
12 6 (0.66%) Foglight
12 6 (0.66%) SCSM
Vendors
1 482 (53.08%) VMware
2 333 (36.67%) Microsoft
3 233 (25.66%) Citrix
4 211 (23.24%) Cisco
5 113 (12.44%) HP
6 72 (7.93%) NetApp
7 67 (7.38%) Red Hat
8 61 (6.72%) EMC
9 55 (6.06%) IBM
9 55 (6.06%) Symantec
10 53 (5.84%) CheckPoint
11 47 (5.18%) Oracle
12 39 (4.30%) Juniper
13 31 (3.41%) Dell
14 24 (2.64%) McAfee
15 23 (2.53%) JBoss
16 20 (2.20%) WatchGuard
17 18 (1.98%) Sophos
18 15 (1.65%) F5
19 14 (1.54%) AppSense
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 to £225 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 2 days ago
Norwich, Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £160 - 170 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capgemini UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Salmon Limited
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Livingston, West Lothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £230 - £280 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day (Maybe more if you have all the skills)
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Blue Octopus Recruitment LLP
Rate: Salary £28,000 - £30,000 plus Bonus Potential
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Connectus
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Net Talent
Posted: 5 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 - 300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago