The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 278 281 324
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +43
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 376 300 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.63% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.68% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 167 171
Average daily rate £325 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 21
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.68% -18.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £19.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.15 £30.00 £40.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -10.71%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -28 355 £325 +8.33% 122
London +2 139 £360 +2.85% 44
South East +14 87 £300 +11.11% 26
City of London -10 35 £325 +10.16% 13
Hampshire +18 34 £320 +21.90% 9
South West +1 34 £300 +15.38% 17
West Midlands -1 27 £323 +95.75% 11
Berkshire -7 23 £280 +3.70% 9
East of England -56 23 £300 -0.82% 7
Yorkshire -16 17 £275 -21.42% 5
Scotland +3 13 £400 +60.00% 6
Shropshire +6 11 £315 - 1
Reading +6 11 £260 - 1
Southampton -3 11 £300 +14.28% 2
North West -21 11 £270 -1.81% 6
Gloucestershire +10 10 £185 -58.84% 5
Cambridgeshire -11 10 £316 +4.54% 2
East Midlands -10 8 £275 +2.32% 5
Milton Keynes -10 8 £248 - 2
Buckinghamshire -14 8 £248 +15.11% 2
West Yorkshire -15 8 £300 -4.00% 5
Telford +6 7 £315 - 1
West Sussex +5 7 £335 +6.34%
Cheshire -6 7 £295 -
Birmingham -7 7 £420 +95.34% 1
Bracknell - 7 £365 - 1
Leeds -14 6 £313 -10.71% 2
Edinburgh - 6 £393 - 1
South Yorkshire +1 5 £200 -
Cambridge -3 5 £316 +4.54% 2

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 530 (75.28%) Windows
2 404 (57.39%) VMware
3 388 (55.11%) Active Directory
4 306 (43.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 277 (39.35%) Microsoft
6 214 (30.40%) Citrix
7 211 (29.97%) VMware Infrastructure
8 201 (28.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 195 (27.70%) MS Exchange
10 187 (26.56%) Cisco
11 146 (20.74%) SAN
12 137 (19.46%) DNS
13 136 (19.32%) HP
14 134 (19.03%) SQL Server
15 131 (18.61%) SCCM
16 127 (18.04%) Firewall
17 126 (17.90%) SQL
18 124 (17.61%) ITIL
18 124 (17.61%) Linux
19 123 (17.47%) Exchange Server 2010
20 119 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
21 108 (15.34%) XenApp
22 101 (14.35%) vSphere
23 96 (13.64%) DHCP
24 92 (13.07%) SCOM
25 89 (12.64%) PowerShell
26 86 (12.22%) Microsoft Certification
27 80 (11.36%) WAN
27 80 (11.36%) MS Excel
28 76 (10.80%) SharePoint

Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 195 (27.70%) MS Exchange
2 123 (17.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 76 (10.80%) SharePoint
4 65 (9.23%) IIS
5 52 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2007
6 50 (7.10%) Exchange Server 2003
7 21 (2.98%) Apache
8 16 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 15 (2.13%) Lync
10 13 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 10 (1.42%) WebLogic
11 10 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (1.28%) IBM Notes
13 8 (1.14%) Tomcat
14 5 (0.71%) Lotus Domino
14 5 (0.71%) WebSphere
14 5 (0.71%) JOnAS
15 4 (0.57%) Confluence
15 4 (0.57%) Oracle Spatial
15 4 (0.57%) GlassFish
Applications
1 80 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 41 (5.82%) MS Office
3 2 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.71%) Agresso
1 5 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.70%) Office 365
2 4 (0.57%) SaaS
2 4 (0.57%) IaaS
2 4 (0.57%) IBM SmartCloud
3 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.28%) Heroku
4 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 146 (20.74%) SAN
2 137 (19.46%) DNS
3 127 (18.04%) Firewall
4 96 (13.64%) DHCP
5 80 (11.36%) WAN
6 75 (10.65%) LAN
7 67 (9.52%) TCP/IP
8 38 (5.40%) VoIP
9 35 (4.97%) NAS
10 32 (4.55%) VPN
11 27 (3.84%) Internet
12 21 (2.98%) VLAN
13 19 (2.70%) Wireless
14 18 (2.56%) Cisco PIX
15 15 (2.13%) MPLS
15 15 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
16 14 (1.99%) Structured Cabling
17 12 (1.70%) iSCSI
17 12 (1.70%) LDAP
17 12 (1.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (19.03%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (2.27%) MySQL
5 11 (1.56%) Relational Database
5 11 (1.56%) SQL Server 2000
6 10 (1.42%) Oracle Database
7 9 (1.28%) RDBMS
8 7 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (0.85%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.85%) MongoDB
9 6 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (0.71%) Big Data
10 5 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
10 5 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.71%) NoSQL
11 4 (0.57%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 7 (0.99%) Git (software)
2 4 (0.57%) JIRA
2 4 (0.57%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.43%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.43%) ClearCase
3 3 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
3 3 (0.43%) Subversion
4 2 (0.28%) Hudson
4 2 (0.28%) Maven
4 2 (0.28%) WebLOAD
5 1 (0.14%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.14%) FishEye
5 1 (0.14%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.14%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 61 (8.66%) Finance
2 19 (2.70%) Banking
3 18 (2.56%) Law
4 16 (2.27%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.99%) Retail
6 9 (1.28%) Legal
7 8 (1.14%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.85%) Advertising
8 6 (0.85%) Publishing
9 3 (0.43%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.28%) Local Government
10 2 (0.28%) Back Office
11 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.14%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.85%) .NET
2 8 (1.14%) SOAP
3 7 (0.99%) COM+
4 6 (0.85%) LAMP
4 6 (0.85%) J2EE
4 6 (0.85%) JMS
5 5 (0.71%) Web Services
6 4 (0.57%) Memcached
7 3 (0.43%) DCOM
7 3 (0.43%) WebSphere MQ
8 2 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.28%) Application Packaging
8 2 (0.28%) HTML
8 2 (0.28%) XML
9 1 (0.14%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.14%) Middleware
9 1 (0.14%) WCF
9 1 (0.14%) WPF
9 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 1 (0.14%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 51 (7.24%) Clustering
2 19 (2.70%) Thin Client
2 19 (2.70%) Fat Client
3 18 (2.56%) Blackberry
4 16 (2.27%) Symmetrix DMX
5 13 (1.85%) Replication
6 12 (1.70%) Open Source
7 11 (1.56%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.14%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.14%) NHS
8 8 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (0.99%) CLARiiON
9 7 (0.99%) EqualLogic
10 6 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.57%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.57%) PKI
11 4 (0.57%) CCTV
11 4 (0.57%) Firmware
12 3 (0.43%) Handset
13 2 (0.28%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 530 (75.28%) Windows
2 306 (43.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 201 (28.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 124 (17.61%) Linux
5 119 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (9.66%) Windows 7
7 55 (7.81%) UNIX
8 33 (4.69%) Solaris
9 31 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (3.27%) Windows XP
11 16 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
12 11 (1.56%) HPUX
13 9 (1.28%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.85%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.71%) VMS
15 5 (0.71%) AIX
15 5 (0.71%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.43%) CentOS
17 2 (0.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (17.61%) ITIL
2 60 (8.52%) Migration
3 35 (4.97%) Load Balancing
4 25 (3.55%) Data Management
5 24 (3.41%) Capacity Planning
5 24 (3.41%) Performance Monitoring
6 21 (2.98%) Change Management
7 19 (2.70%) Capacity Management
8 18 (2.56%) PRINCE2
9 17 (2.41%) Project Management
10 16 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
11 15 (2.13%) Business Continuity
12 14 (1.99%) Service Delivery
13 12 (1.70%) Change Control
14 11 (1.56%) Performance Tuning
14 11 (1.56%) Information Security
15 10 (1.42%) Problem Management
15 10 (1.42%) Root Cause Analysis
16 9 (1.28%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 126 (17.90%) SQL
2 89 (12.64%) PowerShell
3 22 (3.13%) Perl
4 17 (2.41%) Java
5 12 (1.70%) Bash Shell
5 12 (1.70%) Python
6 9 (1.28%) VB
6 9 (1.28%) C
7 7 (0.99%) Shell Script
8 6 (0.85%) VBScript
9 5 (0.71%) PHP
9 5 (0.71%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.71%) Ruby
10 3 (0.43%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.43%) Korn
11 2 (0.28%) C#
12 1 (0.14%) C++
12 1 (0.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 86 (12.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (10.80%) Security Cleared
3 61 (8.66%) MCSE
4 56 (7.95%) SC Cleared
5 49 (6.96%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (5.26%) CCNA
7 33 (4.69%) MCITP
8 26 (3.69%) MCSA
9 23 (3.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 22 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (2.41%) CCNP
11 17 (2.41%) Degree
12 14 (1.99%) MCP
13 13 (1.85%) NCDA
13 13 (1.85%) DV Cleared
14 9 (1.28%) CCA
14 9 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
14 9 (1.28%) MCTS
15 7 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
16 6 (0.85%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.26%) SLA
2 3 (0.43%) QA
3 2 (0.28%) GxP
4 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 388 (55.11%) Active Directory
2 211 (29.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (15.34%) XenApp
4 101 (14.35%) vSphere
5 71 (10.09%) Hyper-V
6 40 (5.68%) XenDesktop
7 39 (5.54%) VMware ESXi
8 38 (5.40%) VMware ESX
9 22 (3.13%) XenServer
9 22 (3.13%) Terminal Services
10 15 (2.13%) SRDF
11 14 (1.99%) Forefront TMG
12 8 (1.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 7 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 6 (0.85%) UAG
14 6 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (0.85%) ISA Server
15 5 (0.71%) vCloud
15 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 131 (18.61%) SCCM
2 92 (13.07%) SCOM
3 20 (2.84%) WSUS
3 20 (2.84%) Backup Exec
4 13 (1.85%) Puppet
5 12 (1.70%) HP Data Protector
5 12 (1.70%) EMC NetWorker
6 11 (1.56%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (1.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 9 (1.28%) SCVMM
9 7 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (0.99%) ARCserve
10 6 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (0.85%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.71%) SCDPM
11 5 (0.71%) SCSM
11 5 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 404 (57.39%) VMware
2 277 (39.35%) Microsoft
3 214 (30.40%) Citrix
4 187 (26.56%) Cisco
5 136 (19.32%) HP
6 69 (9.80%) NetApp
7 65 (9.23%) EMC
8 35 (4.97%) IBM
9 33 (4.69%) Oracle
10 32 (4.55%) Red Hat
11 31 (4.40%) CheckPoint
12 29 (4.12%) McAfee
13 28 (3.98%) Dell
14 26 (3.69%) Brocade
15 24 (3.41%) Symantec
16 21 (2.98%) F5
17 18 (2.56%) Juniper
18 17 (2.41%) Isilon
19 14 (1.99%) Sophos
19 14 (1.99%) Veritas
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