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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 216 265 285
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +20
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 592 417 308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 0.79% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.85% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 279 179
Average daily rate
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£330 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £180 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 28
Average hourly rate £27.75 £25.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.00% +6.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.30 £19.15 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.35 £46.00 £30.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+8.00% +6.38%

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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 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 3 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 3 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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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 +42 579 £330 +6.45% 143
London +68 253 £350 -6.66% 45
South East +27 117 £345 +10.40% 31
Yorkshire +28 61 £375 +57.89% 15
East of England +7 52 £288 +22.34% 7
City of London +14 47 £351 +7.84% 11
West Yorkshire +21 45 £380 +56.70% 10
Leeds +8 37 £398 +32.50% 8
South West -3 34 £243 -15.65% 17
North West -4 34 £275 +13.16% 17
Hampshire +17 31 £385 +18.91% 7
Manchester +10 23 £275 -14.06% 10
Surrey +10 19 £358 -0.69% 8
Berkshire +14 17 £343 +7.45% 5
Hertfordshire +4 17 £350 +84.21% 3
Southampton +8 13 £363 -1.36% 1
Essex -15 13 £281 -19.71%
Cambridgeshire +3 12 £275 -17.91% 1
Cambridge +1 12 £275 -17.91% 1
East Sussex 0 12 £298 - 3
West Midlands -24 12 £275 -4.34% 8
Gloucestershire +4 11 £450 +40.07% 5
West Sussex -20 11 £295 +34.09% 2
South Yorkshire -7 10 £256 +28.12% 3
Scotland -9 10 £300 -23.56% 1
Bristol +2 9 £248 -22.65% 3
Oxfordshire -15 9 £325 - 2
Watford -2 8 £425 +123.68%
Kent -3 8 £325 -7.14% 3
Bradford -3 8 £275 +48.64%

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 777 (73.16%) Windows
2 621 (58.47%) VMware
3 510 (48.02%) Active Directory
4 388 (36.53%) Microsoft
4 388 (36.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 357 (33.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 280 (26.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 274 (25.80%) MS Exchange
8 272 (25.61%) Citrix
9 252 (23.73%) Linux
10 239 (22.50%) SAN
11 235 (22.13%) Cisco
12 215 (20.24%) ITIL
12 215 (20.24%) Windows Server 2003
13 205 (19.30%) Firewall
13 205 (19.30%) DNS
14 186 (17.51%) SQL
15 185 (17.42%) SQL Server
16 176 (16.57%) vSphere
17 163 (15.35%) PowerShell
18 155 (14.60%) SCCM
19 144 (13.56%) Hyper-V
20 139 (13.09%) Exchange Server 2010
21 136 (12.81%) Finance
22 135 (12.71%) IIS
23 131 (12.34%) DHCP
24 127 (11.96%) Microsoft Certification
25 124 (11.68%) HP
26 119 (11.21%) Security Cleared
27 115 (10.83%) LAN

Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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
1 274 (25.80%) MS Exchange
2 139 (13.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 135 (12.71%) IIS
4 80 (7.53%) SharePoint
5 71 (6.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 65 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 59 (5.56%) Lync
8 57 (5.37%) Apache
9 27 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2003
10 25 (2.35%) WebLogic
11 22 (2.07%) Tomcat
12 20 (1.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 15 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
14 10 (0.94%) Confluence
14 10 (0.94%) WebSphere
14 10 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (0.85%) MediaWiki
15 9 (0.85%) nginx
16 6 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
16 6 (0.56%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 88 (8.29%) MS Excel
2 47 (4.43%) MS Office
3 6 (0.56%) MS Project
3 6 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.094%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.094%) HipChat
5 1 (0.094%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.47%) RMDS
3 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.19%) Eikon
4 2 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 66 (6.21%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (5.27%) Office 365
3 45 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (1.60%) IaaS
5 9 (0.85%) SaaS
6 7 (0.66%) PaaS
7 6 (0.56%) Heroku
7 6 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.38%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.28%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.094%) Yammer
10 1 (0.094%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.094%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 239 (22.50%) SAN
2 205 (19.30%) DNS
2 205 (19.30%) Firewall
3 131 (12.34%) DHCP
4 115 (10.83%) LAN
5 109 (10.26%) WAN
6 86 (8.10%) TCP/IP
7 77 (7.25%) VPN
8 48 (4.52%) NAS
9 40 (3.77%) Network Security
10 34 (3.20%) SSL
11 33 (3.11%) VLAN
12 30 (2.82%) MPLS
13 28 (2.64%) LDAP
14 27 (2.54%) Internet
15 25 (2.35%) NetScaler
16 22 (2.07%) VoIP
17 21 (1.98%) iSCSI
17 21 (1.98%) Cisco ASA
18 18 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 185 (17.42%) SQL Server
2 31 (2.92%) MySQL
3 29 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
4 23 (2.17%) Oracle Database
5 11 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (0.85%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (0.38%) RDBMS
8 4 (0.38%) DB2
8 4 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.38%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.28%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.19%) DTS
10 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.19%) Sybase ASA
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 47 (4.43%) Git (software)
1 47 (4.43%) Jenkins
2 28 (2.64%) Subversion
3 27 (2.54%) JIRA
4 16 (1.51%) Maven
5 15 (1.41%) TeamCity
5 15 (1.41%) Gradle
6 14 (1.32%) Mercurial
6 14 (1.32%) MSBuild
6 14 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 14 (1.32%) Ant
7 11 (1.04%) Visual Studio
8 9 (0.85%) Hudson
8 9 (0.85%) Cucumber
9 5 (0.47%) MSI
10 4 (0.38%) Metasploit
10 4 (0.38%) Fiddler
10 4 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (0.38%) Gerrit
10 4 (0.38%) Artifactory
General
1 136 (12.81%) Finance
2 40 (3.77%) Banking
3 30 (2.82%) Retail
4 24 (2.26%) Telecoms
5 22 (2.07%) Back Office
6 14 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.22%) Law
8 10 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 8 (0.75%) Legal
9 8 (0.75%) Investment Banking
9 8 (0.75%) Marketing
10 7 (0.66%) Spanish Language
10 7 (0.66%) Electronics
11 4 (0.38%) Advertising
11 4 (0.38%) Military
12 3 (0.28%) Games
12 3 (0.28%) Local Government
13 2 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.19%) Publishing
13 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.73%) .NET
2 19 (1.79%) XML
3 18 (1.69%) Django
4 17 (1.60%) Web Services
5 15 (1.41%) HTML
5 15 (1.41%) Middleware
6 14 (1.32%) Application Packaging
6 14 (1.32%) Rendezvous
7 9 (0.85%) J2EE
8 7 (0.66%) X-Windows
8 7 (0.66%) LAMP
9 5 (0.47%) Ruby on Rails
10 4 (0.38%) Software Packaging
10 4 (0.38%) Sinatra
10 4 (0.38%) CSS
11 3 (0.28%) Java EE
12 2 (0.19%) TIBCO EMS
12 2 (0.19%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.19%) LINQ
12 2 (0.19%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 112 (10.55%) Data Centre
2 78 (7.34%) Clustering
3 45 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 28 (2.64%) Replication
6 22 (2.07%) PKI
7 20 (1.88%) Blackberry
8 14 (1.32%) Fixed Income
8 14 (1.32%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.13%) NHS
9 12 (1.13%) EqualLogic
10 11 (1.04%) Thin Client
10 11 (1.04%) Fat Client
11 10 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
12 9 (0.85%) Wiki
13 7 (0.66%) DTV
14 6 (0.56%) HP Storage
15 5 (0.47%) Private Cloud
15 5 (0.47%) Public Cloud
16 4 (0.38%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 777 (73.16%) Windows
2 388 (36.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 280 (26.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 252 (23.73%) Linux
5 215 (20.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 102 (9.60%) Windows 7
7 94 (8.85%) UNIX
8 69 (6.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 38 (3.58%) Solaris
10 28 (2.64%) Windows XP
11 21 (1.98%) Windows 8
12 18 (1.69%) CentOS
13 16 (1.51%) AIX
14 15 (1.41%) Windows 2000
14 15 (1.41%) Debian
15 13 (1.22%) VMS
16 9 (0.85%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.85%) SUSE
17 8 (0.75%) Windows NT
17 8 (0.75%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (20.24%) ITIL
2 108 (10.17%) Migration
3 65 (6.12%) Configuration Management
4 62 (5.84%) Load Balancing
5 59 (5.56%) Change Management
6 54 (5.08%) Continuous Integration
7 49 (4.61%) DevOps
8 47 (4.43%) Project Management
9 46 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 43 (4.05%) Server Building
11 38 (3.58%) Problem Management
12 36 (3.39%) Agile Software Development
13 35 (3.30%) Capacity Planning
14 33 (3.11%) Service Delivery
15 25 (2.35%) Information Security
16 22 (2.07%) Incident Management
16 22 (2.07%) Continuous Improvement
16 22 (2.07%) Capacity Management
17 20 (1.88%) Root Cause Analysis
17 20 (1.88%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 186 (17.51%) SQL
2 163 (15.35%) PowerShell
3 62 (5.84%) Python
4 43 (4.05%) Java
5 38 (3.58%) VBScript
6 37 (3.48%) Perl
7 36 (3.39%) Shell Script
8 33 (3.11%) Bash Shell
9 28 (2.64%) Ruby
10 25 (2.35%) VB
11 18 (1.69%) PHP
11 18 (1.69%) C++
12 10 (0.94%) C#
13 7 (0.66%) C
14 5 (0.47%) Groovy
15 4 (0.38%) Jython
16 3 (0.28%) REXX
16 3 (0.28%) Tcl
16 3 (0.28%) R
17 2 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 127 (11.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 119 (11.21%) Security Cleared
3 103 (9.70%) MCSE
4 85 (8.00%) SC Cleared
5 73 (6.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 67 (6.31%) Cisco Certification
7 53 (4.99%) MCSA
8 51 (4.80%) CCNA
9 42 (3.95%) MCITP
9 42 (3.95%) Degree
10 22 (2.07%) MCP
11 21 (1.98%) CCNP
11 21 (1.98%) DV Cleared
12 10 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (0.85%) MCTS
13 9 (0.85%) CISSP
13 9 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (0.85%) VCP4
13 9 (0.85%) VCP5
13 9 (0.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.30%) SLA
2 17 (1.60%) QA
3 10 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.094%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.094%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.094%) Data Quality
System Software
1 510 (48.02%) Active Directory
2 357 (33.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 176 (16.57%) vSphere
4 144 (13.56%) Hyper-V
5 90 (8.47%) XenApp
6 85 (8.00%) VMware ESX
7 54 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
8 37 (3.48%) XenDesktop
9 26 (2.45%) Microsoft App-V
10 21 (1.98%) Terminal Services
11 17 (1.60%) XenServer
12 15 (1.41%) VMware Server
13 14 (1.32%) Postfix
14 12 (1.13%) NFS
15 10 (0.94%) Samba
15 10 (0.94%) iptables
16 9 (0.85%) vCloud
17 8 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
17 8 (0.75%) Firmware
17 8 (0.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 155 (14.60%) SCCM
2 71 (6.69%) SCOM
3 55 (5.18%) Puppet
4 27 (2.54%) WSUS
5 23 (2.17%) NetBackup
6 21 (1.98%) Backup Exec
7 20 (1.88%) BladeLogic
8 18 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
9 16 (1.51%) ITRS Geneos
9 16 (1.51%) vMotion
10 15 (1.41%) Nagios
11 13 (1.22%) Vagrant
12 12 (1.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 12 (1.13%) HP Data Protector
13 11 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
13 11 (1.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
14 10 (0.94%) SCVMM
14 10 (0.94%) ZABBIX
14 10 (0.94%) ARCserve
15 9 (0.85%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 621 (58.47%) VMware
2 388 (36.53%) Microsoft
3 272 (25.61%) Citrix
4 235 (22.13%) Cisco
5 124 (11.68%) HP
6 88 (8.29%) Red Hat
7 86 (8.10%) NetApp
8 85 (8.00%) Oracle
9 56 (5.27%) Dell
9 56 (5.27%) EMC
10 43 (4.05%) IBM
11 40 (3.77%) CheckPoint
12 39 (3.67%) Symantec
13 33 (3.11%) F5
14 28 (2.64%) Juniper
15 23 (2.17%) Splunk
16 21 (1.98%) 3PAR
17 19 (1.79%) SolarWinds
17 19 (1.79%) AppSense
18 18 (1.69%) McAfee
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Experis Ltd
Rate: £330.00 - £335.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £220 - £260 per annum + DOE
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
York, North Yorkshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Rate: £350 - 450 per day
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £160 - £180 per day
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £275 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £250.00 per day
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Hounslow
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Posted: 9 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £399.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £250 - £300 per day
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Slough
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