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 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 235 256 302
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +46
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 557 448 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.95% 0.81% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.87% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 279 189
Average daily rate
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£350 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £175 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £427 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +11.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 22
Average hourly rate £40.73 £27.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.10% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £19.45 £16.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.65 £29.08 £30.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.45% +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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
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 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £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

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 August 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 August 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 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
England +25 539 £346 +8.20% 137
London +56 209 £370 +0.68% 41
South East +12 126 £325 +3.17% 33
Yorkshire +9 57 £363 +20.83% 18
East of England -8 49 £350 +5.66% 5
City of London +16 46 £370 +2.06% 8
West Yorkshire +6 40 £380 +22.58% 14
South West -10 40 £380 +90.00% 17
North West -19 34 £275 - 15
Hampshire +10 33 £325 +4.00% 9
Hertfordshire +24 28 £425 +26.86% 1
Leeds -11 26 £400 +28.51% 14
Berkshire -4 25 £330 -14.83% 3
Manchester -7 21 £310 -3.12% 9
Surrey +7 18 £370 +14.28% 14
Watford - 17 £425 -
Kent +10 15 £363 -9.37%
West Midlands -10 14 £335 +13.55% 4
Reading -8 13 £384 -4.06% 1
Wiltshire +8 12 £400 -11.11% 4
Gloucestershire -11 12 £425 +54.54% 4
South Yorkshire -8 11 £200 -27.27% 2
Oxfordshire -14 11 £250 -23.07% 3
East Sussex 0 9 £298 +25.26% 2
Scotland -4 9 £350 +0.71% 3
Bradford - 9 £380 -
Brighton +6 8 £298 +25.26% 2
Devon -2 8 £185 +5.71% 2
Essex -4 8 £350 +20.68% 2
East Midlands -8 8 £283 -5.83% 3

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 812 (72.63%) Windows
2 661 (59.12%) VMware
3 536 (47.94%) Active Directory
4 430 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 412 (36.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 366 (32.74%) VMware Infrastructure
7 309 (27.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 292 (26.12%) MS Exchange
9 287 (25.67%) Citrix
10 262 (23.43%) SAN
11 238 (21.29%) Cisco
12 229 (20.48%) DNS
13 226 (20.21%) Linux
14 220 (19.68%) ITIL
15 213 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
16 208 (18.60%) Firewall
17 201 (17.98%) SQL
18 196 (17.53%) SQL Server
19 191 (17.08%) PowerShell
20 177 (15.83%) vSphere
21 162 (14.49%) Exchange Server 2010
22 155 (13.86%) DHCP
23 152 (13.60%) SCCM
24 150 (13.42%) IIS
25 149 (13.33%) Hyper-V
26 145 (12.97%) Microsoft Certification
27 141 (12.61%) Finance
28 138 (12.34%) HP
29 127 (11.36%) Data Centre
30 126 (11.27%) MCSE

Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 292 (26.12%) MS Exchange
2 162 (14.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 150 (13.42%) IIS
4 103 (9.21%) SharePoint
5 83 (7.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 80 (7.16%) Lync
7 70 (6.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 31 (2.77%) Exchange Server 2003
8 31 (2.77%) Apache
9 25 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 16 (1.43%) WebLogic
11 14 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
12 13 (1.16%) Tomcat
12 13 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
13 9 (0.81%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.63%) WebSphere
15 6 (0.54%) Office Communications Server
15 6 (0.54%) nginx
16 5 (0.45%) IBM Notes
17 4 (0.36%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 101 (9.03%) MS Excel
2 49 (4.38%) MS Office
3 8 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.54%) MS Project
6 1 (0.089%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 7 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.18%) Eikon
3 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.18%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 67 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (4.92%) Office 365
3 50 (4.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (1.34%) IaaS
5 9 (0.81%) SaaS
6 7 (0.63%) PaaS
7 4 (0.36%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.36%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.27%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.18%) Heroku
9 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.089%) Yammer
10 1 (0.089%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.089%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 262 (23.43%) SAN
2 229 (20.48%) DNS
3 208 (18.60%) Firewall
4 155 (13.86%) DHCP
5 107 (9.57%) LAN
6 105 (9.39%) WAN
7 101 (9.03%) TCP/IP
8 80 (7.16%) VPN
9 58 (5.19%) NAS
10 46 (4.11%) VLAN
11 42 (3.76%) Network Security
12 41 (3.67%) SSL
13 34 (3.04%) MPLS
14 30 (2.68%) Wireless
15 29 (2.59%) NetScaler
16 28 (2.50%) Internet
17 23 (2.06%) VoIP
17 23 (2.06%) IPsec
17 23 (2.06%) Wi-Fi
18 22 (1.97%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (17.53%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (2.42%) MySQL
4 22 (1.97%) Oracle Database
5 12 (1.07%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (0.81%) Relational Database
6 9 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (0.54%) DB2
8 5 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.45%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.45%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.36%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.27%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.27%) PostgreSQL
11 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 2 (0.18%) Sybase ASA
11 2 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.18%) DTS
Development Applications
1 34 (3.04%) Jenkins
2 33 (2.95%) Git (software)
3 17 (1.52%) Subversion
3 17 (1.52%) JIRA
4 13 (1.16%) TeamCity
5 12 (1.07%) Maven
6 11 (0.98%) Visual Studio
6 11 (0.98%) Gradle
7 10 (0.89%) MSBuild
7 10 (0.89%) Ant
7 10 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 10 (0.89%) Mercurial
8 9 (0.81%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.54%) Metasploit
10 5 (0.45%) MSI
10 5 (0.45%) Artifactory
10 5 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (0.45%) Gerrit
11 4 (0.36%) Fiddler
12 3 (0.27%) Hudson
General
1 141 (12.61%) Finance
2 43 (3.85%) Banking
3 37 (3.31%) Retail
4 27 (2.42%) Telecoms
5 22 (1.97%) Law
6 20 (1.79%) Back Office
7 16 (1.43%) Manufacturing
8 12 (1.07%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.81%) Legal
10 8 (0.72%) Military
10 8 (0.72%) Marketing
10 8 (0.72%) Advertising
11 7 (0.63%) Electronics
11 7 (0.63%) Spanish Language
12 6 (0.54%) Investment Banking
13 3 (0.27%) Local Government
13 3 (0.27%) Publishing
13 3 (0.27%) French Language
13 3 (0.27%) German Language
14 2 (0.18%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.77%) .NET
2 21 (1.88%) Web Services
3 17 (1.52%) XML
4 15 (1.34%) Django
5 13 (1.16%) Middleware
6 12 (1.07%) HTML
7 11 (0.98%) Application Packaging
8 10 (0.89%) Rendezvous
8 10 (0.89%) LAMP
9 9 (0.81%) X-Windows
10 8 (0.72%) Flash
11 5 (0.45%) J2EE
11 5 (0.45%) Sinatra
12 3 (0.27%) .NET Framework
12 3 (0.27%) ASP.NET
12 3 (0.27%) CSS
12 3 (0.27%) Software Packaging
13 2 (0.18%) jQuery
13 2 (0.18%) OAuth
13 2 (0.18%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 127 (11.36%) Data Centre
2 77 (6.89%) Clustering
3 47 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 26 (2.33%) Replication
6 25 (2.24%) Blackberry
7 17 (1.52%) NHS
8 16 (1.43%) PKI
8 16 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (0.98%) EqualLogic
9 11 (0.98%) Public Cloud
10 10 (0.89%) Fixed Income
11 9 (0.81%) Computer Science
12 8 (0.72%) Private Cloud
13 7 (0.63%) Fat Client
13 7 (0.63%) Thin Client
13 7 (0.63%) DTV
14 6 (0.54%) Life Science
14 6 (0.54%) Visualisation
14 6 (0.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 812 (72.63%) Windows
2 412 (36.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 309 (27.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 226 (20.21%) Linux
5 213 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 99 (8.86%) Windows 7
7 92 (8.23%) UNIX
8 73 (6.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (2.15%) Solaris
10 21 (1.88%) Windows XP
10 21 (1.88%) Windows 8
11 14 (1.25%) AIX
12 13 (1.16%) SUSE
13 11 (0.98%) Ubuntu
14 10 (0.89%) Debian
15 9 (0.81%) Windows 2000
16 8 (0.72%) CentOS
17 5 (0.45%) Windows Vista
18 4 (0.36%) Android
18 4 (0.36%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (19.68%) ITIL
2 111 (9.93%) Migration
3 67 (5.99%) Load Balancing
4 66 (5.90%) Change Management
5 57 (5.10%) Configuration Management
6 51 (4.56%) Project Management
6 51 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 47 (4.20%) Server Building
8 43 (3.85%) DevOps
9 42 (3.76%) Continuous Integration
10 38 (3.40%) Service Delivery
10 38 (3.40%) Problem Management
11 33 (2.95%) Capacity Planning
12 30 (2.68%) Service Management
13 26 (2.33%) Information Security
13 26 (2.33%) Capacity Management
14 24 (2.15%) Agile Software Development
15 23 (2.06%) Software Engineering
16 22 (1.97%) Continuous Improvement
17 20 (1.79%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 201 (17.98%) SQL
2 191 (17.08%) PowerShell
3 54 (4.83%) Python
4 36 (3.22%) Bash Shell
5 32 (2.86%) Java
6 31 (2.77%) Perl
7 30 (2.68%) VBScript
8 29 (2.59%) Shell Script
9 27 (2.42%) VB
10 21 (1.88%) Ruby
11 14 (1.25%) C#
12 13 (1.16%) C++
13 9 (0.81%) PHP
14 7 (0.63%) T-SQL
14 7 (0.63%) Korn
15 6 (0.54%) Groovy
16 5 (0.45%) C
17 3 (0.27%) REXX
17 3 (0.27%) Tcl
17 3 (0.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 145 (12.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 126 (11.27%) MCSE
3 112 (10.02%) Security Cleared
4 96 (8.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 77 (6.89%) Cisco Certification
6 66 (5.90%) CCNA
7 65 (5.81%) SC Cleared
8 52 (4.65%) MCSA
9 46 (4.11%) Degree
10 43 (3.85%) MCITP
11 29 (2.59%) DV Cleared
12 23 (2.06%) MCP
13 18 (1.61%) CCNP
14 15 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
15 11 (0.98%) VCP4
16 10 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 10 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
17 9 (0.81%) CISSP
17 9 (0.81%) VCP5
18 7 (0.63%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.86%) SLA
2 23 (2.06%) QA
3 12 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.18%) TickIT
6 1 (0.089%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.089%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.089%) Data Quality
System Software
1 536 (47.94%) Active Directory
2 366 (32.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 177 (15.83%) vSphere
4 149 (13.33%) Hyper-V
5 113 (10.11%) XenApp
6 87 (7.78%) VMware ESX
7 73 (6.53%) VMware ESXi
8 40 (3.58%) XenDesktop
9 30 (2.68%) Terminal Services
10 28 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 17 (1.52%) VMware Server
12 14 (1.25%) XenServer
13 10 (0.89%) vCloud
14 9 (0.81%) KVM
14 9 (0.81%) DFS Replication
14 9 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 8 (0.72%) NFS
15 8 (0.72%) Xen
16 7 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 6 (0.54%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 152 (13.60%) SCCM
2 79 (7.07%) SCOM
3 44 (3.94%) Puppet
4 27 (2.42%) NetBackup
5 24 (2.15%) vMotion
6 23 (2.06%) WSUS
7 19 (1.70%) BladeLogic
7 19 (1.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 18 (1.61%) Backup Exec
9 17 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
10 13 (1.16%) Nagios
10 13 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
11 12 (1.07%) SCVMM
11 12 (1.07%) SCOrch
12 11 (0.98%) Vagrant
13 10 (0.89%) ITRS Geneos
13 10 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
14 9 (0.81%) DatAdvantage
14 9 (0.81%) ARCserve
15 8 (0.72%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 661 (59.12%) VMware
2 430 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 287 (25.67%) Citrix
4 238 (21.29%) Cisco
5 138 (12.34%) HP
6 85 (7.60%) NetApp
7 79 (7.07%) EMC
8 76 (6.80%) Red Hat
9 75 (6.71%) Oracle
10 63 (5.64%) Dell
11 55 (4.92%) Symantec
12 42 (3.76%) IBM
13 40 (3.58%) Juniper
14 31 (2.77%) F5
15 26 (2.33%) SolarWinds
16 25 (2.24%) 3PAR
17 24 (2.15%) CheckPoint
18 18 (1.61%) Splunk
19 17 (1.52%) AppSense
19 17 (1.52%) McAfee
Manchester, Lancashire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Rate: £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Coal Intelligent Technology Limited
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
LA International
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £220 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £700 per day + market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 5 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 8 days ago
Dundee
Cathcart Associates
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Nottingham
Venturi
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 16 days ago