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 23 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 277 291 310
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +19
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 379 296 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.61% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.66% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 163 178
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £215 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 24
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -20.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.95 £19.00 £18.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.10 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -16.66%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51854 44815 56131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.21% 92.45% 92.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 31590 25634 30843
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
Number of hourly rates quoted 2065 2206 2587
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 23 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 23 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 23 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 0 358 £325 +8.33% 51
London +16 142 £360 +2.85% 13
South East +6 86 £300 +11.11% 13
City of London -2 36 £325 +10.16% 4
Hampshire +8 33 £323 +22.85% 4
South West +2 32 £300 +9.09% 3
West Midlands -3 29 £315 +90.90% 7
East of England -62 25 £338 +11.57% 4
Berkshire +2 23 £280 +3.70% 5
Yorkshire -16 17 £275 -18.51% 4
Scotland +8 13 £400 +60.00% 2
Shropshire +9 12 £315 -
Reading +5 11 £260 - 1
Cambridgeshire -14 11 £338 +11.57% 1
North West -28 11 £270 -1.81% 3
Devon +3 10 £175 +11.11% 1
Southampton -3 10 £300 +14.28%
Gloucestershire +15 9 £185 -58.84% 1
Milton Keynes -10 8 £248 -
Buckinghamshire -11 8 £248 -6.60%
East Midlands -13 8 £275 +4.76% 3
West Yorkshire -13 8 £300 -4.00% 4
Telford +7 7 £315 -
Exeter +5 7 £175 +11.11% 1
West Sussex +4 7 £335 -4.28%
Cheshire -1 7 £295 - 1
Birmingham -5 7 £420 +95.34%
Bracknell - 7 £365 -
Basingstoke +20 6 £185 -40.80% 2
Cambridge -3 6 £338 +11.57% 1

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 526 (74.93%) Windows
2 402 (57.26%) VMware
3 384 (54.70%) Active Directory
4 301 (42.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 274 (39.03%) Microsoft
6 213 (30.34%) Citrix
7 210 (29.91%) VMware Infrastructure
8 199 (28.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 195 (27.78%) MS Exchange
10 188 (26.78%) Cisco
11 144 (20.51%) SAN
12 134 (19.09%) HP
12 134 (19.09%) DNS
13 133 (18.95%) SQL Server
13 133 (18.95%) SCCM
14 127 (18.09%) SQL
15 126 (17.95%) Firewall
16 124 (17.66%) Linux
17 123 (17.52%) ITIL
17 123 (17.52%) Exchange Server 2010
18 120 (17.09%) Windows Server 2012
19 108 (15.38%) XenApp
20 98 (13.96%) vSphere
21 94 (13.39%) SCOM
22 92 (13.11%) DHCP
23 90 (12.82%) PowerShell
24 84 (11.97%) Microsoft Certification
25 80 (11.40%) WAN
25 80 (11.40%) MS Excel
26 75 (10.68%) LAN

Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 123 (17.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 75 (10.68%) SharePoint
4 65 (9.26%) IIS
5 53 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 50 (7.12%) Exchange Server 2003
7 24 (3.42%) Apache
8 16 (2.28%) SharePoint 2010
9 14 (1.99%) Lync
10 13 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 9 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (1.28%) IBM Notes
11 9 (1.28%) Tomcat
11 9 (1.28%) WebLogic
12 5 (0.71%) GlassFish
12 5 (0.71%) JOnAS
12 5 (0.71%) Lotus Domino
13 4 (0.57%) Confluence
13 4 (0.57%) Oracle Spatial
13 4 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 80 (11.40%) MS Excel
2 40 (5.70%) MS Office
3 2 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
1 5 (0.71%) Agresso
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.57%) Office 365
2 5 (0.71%) IBM SmartCloud
3 4 (0.57%) SaaS
3 4 (0.57%) IaaS
4 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.28%) Heroku
5 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 144 (20.51%) SAN
2 134 (19.09%) DNS
3 126 (17.95%) Firewall
4 92 (13.11%) DHCP
5 80 (11.40%) WAN
6 75 (10.68%) LAN
7 65 (9.26%) TCP/IP
8 38 (5.41%) VoIP
9 35 (4.99%) NAS
10 33 (4.70%) VPN
11 27 (3.85%) Internet
12 20 (2.85%) VLAN
13 19 (2.71%) Wireless
14 18 (2.56%) Cisco PIX
15 15 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (2.14%) MPLS
16 14 (1.99%) Structured Cabling
17 12 (1.71%) HTTP
17 12 (1.71%) iSCSI
18 11 (1.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (18.95%) SQL Server
2 34 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (2.28%) MySQL
5 11 (1.57%) SQL Server 2000
6 10 (1.42%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.28%) Oracle Database
8 8 (1.14%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.85%) Data Warehouse
10 6 (0.85%) MongoDB
10 6 (0.85%) Hadoop
11 5 (0.71%) Big Data
11 5 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (0.71%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.71%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.57%) Couchbase
13 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (0.85%) Git (software)
1 6 (0.85%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.57%) Hudson
2 4 (0.57%) JIRA
3 3 (0.43%) Visual Studio
3 3 (0.43%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (0.28%) Maven
4 2 (0.28%) WebLOAD
5 1 (0.14%) FishEye
5 1 (0.14%) MSBuild
5 1 (0.14%) Subversion
5 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.14%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.14%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.14%) TestDirector
General
1 61 (8.69%) Finance
2 19 (2.71%) Banking
3 18 (2.56%) Law
4 15 (2.14%) 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%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.28%) Back Office
10 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.28%) Local Government
10 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Marketing
11 1 (0.14%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.85%) .NET
2 8 (1.14%) COM+
2 8 (1.14%) SOAP
3 6 (0.85%) LAMP
3 6 (0.85%) J2EE
3 6 (0.85%) JMS
4 5 (0.71%) Web Services
5 4 (0.57%) Memcached
6 3 (0.43%) DCOM
7 2 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.28%) XML
7 2 (0.28%) HTML
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.28%) Application Packaging
8 1 (0.14%) REST
8 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 1 (0.14%) WCF
8 1 (0.14%) WPF
8 1 (0.14%) XMPP
8 1 (0.14%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 51 (7.26%) Clustering
2 19 (2.71%) Fat Client
2 19 (2.71%) Thin Client
3 18 (2.56%) Blackberry
4 15 (2.14%) Symmetrix DMX
5 13 (1.85%) Replication
6 12 (1.71%) Open Source
7 11 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.14%) NHS
8 8 (1.14%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.00%) EqualLogic
9 7 (1.00%) CLARiiON
10 5 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.57%) Firmware
11 4 (0.57%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.57%) PKI
11 4 (0.57%) CCTV
12 3 (0.43%) Handset
13 2 (0.28%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 526 (74.93%) Windows
2 301 (42.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 199 (28.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 124 (17.66%) Linux
5 120 (17.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (9.69%) Windows 7
7 55 (7.83%) UNIX
8 32 (4.56%) Solaris
9 29 (4.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (3.28%) Windows XP
11 16 (2.28%) Windows 2000 Server
12 11 (1.57%) HPUX
13 9 (1.28%) Mac OS X
14 6 (0.85%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.71%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.71%) VMS
16 4 (0.57%) AIX
17 3 (0.43%) CentOS
18 2 (0.28%) Debian
18 2 (0.28%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (17.52%) ITIL
2 59 (8.40%) Migration
3 36 (5.13%) Load Balancing
4 24 (3.42%) Data Management
4 24 (3.42%) Capacity Planning
5 23 (3.28%) Performance Monitoring
6 21 (2.99%) Change Management
7 19 (2.71%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (2.56%) PRINCE2
8 18 (2.56%) Project Management
9 16 (2.28%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (2.28%) Business Continuity
9 16 (2.28%) Capacity Management
10 14 (1.99%) Service Delivery
11 12 (1.71%) Change Control
12 11 (1.57%) Information Security
13 10 (1.42%) Problem Management
13 10 (1.42%) Root Cause Analysis
13 10 (1.42%) Performance Tuning
14 9 (1.28%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 127 (18.09%) SQL
2 90 (12.82%) PowerShell
3 22 (3.13%) Perl
4 17 (2.42%) Java
5 12 (1.71%) Python
5 12 (1.71%) Bash Shell
6 9 (1.28%) VB
6 9 (1.28%) C
7 7 (1.00%) Shell Script
8 6 (0.85%) VBScript
9 5 (0.71%) Ruby
9 5 (0.71%) PHP
10 4 (0.57%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.43%) Korn
11 3 (0.43%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.28%) C#
12 2 (0.28%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 84 (11.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (10.26%) Security Cleared
3 60 (8.55%) MCSE
4 52 (7.41%) SC Cleared
5 49 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
6 37 (5.27%) CCNA
7 32 (4.56%) MCITP
8 26 (3.70%) MCSA
9 23 (3.28%) ITIL Certification
9 23 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 17 (2.42%) Degree
10 17 (2.42%) CCNP
11 14 (1.99%) MCP
12 13 (1.85%) DV Cleared
13 12 (1.71%) NCDA
14 10 (1.42%) CCA
14 10 (1.42%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (1.14%) MCTS
16 7 (1.00%) Oracle Certification
17 6 (0.85%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.27%) 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
1 384 (54.70%) Active Directory
2 210 (29.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 108 (15.38%) XenApp
4 98 (13.96%) vSphere
5 69 (9.83%) Hyper-V
6 40 (5.70%) XenDesktop
7 39 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
8 37 (5.27%) VMware ESX
9 23 (3.28%) Terminal Services
9 23 (3.28%) XenServer
10 14 (1.99%) SRDF
10 14 (1.99%) Forefront TMG
11 8 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 7 (1.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 6 (0.85%) ISA Server
13 6 (0.85%) UAG
13 6 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.71%) vCloud
14 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 133 (18.95%) SCCM
2 94 (13.39%) SCOM
3 20 (2.85%) Backup Exec
3 20 (2.85%) WSUS
4 16 (2.28%) Puppet
5 12 (1.71%) HP Data Protector
5 12 (1.71%) EMC NetWorker
6 11 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (1.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 10 (1.42%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (1.28%) SCVMM
9 7 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 7 (1.00%) ARCserve
10 6 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (0.85%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (0.71%) SCDPM
11 5 (0.71%) SCSM
12 4 (0.57%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 402 (57.26%) VMware
2 274 (39.03%) Microsoft
3 213 (30.34%) Citrix
4 188 (26.78%) Cisco
5 134 (19.09%) HP
6 69 (9.83%) NetApp
7 64 (9.12%) EMC
8 37 (5.27%) IBM
9 31 (4.42%) Oracle
9 31 (4.42%) CheckPoint
10 29 (4.13%) McAfee
10 29 (4.13%) Red Hat
11 27 (3.85%) Dell
12 25 (3.56%) Brocade
13 21 (2.99%) Symantec
13 21 (2.99%) F5
14 18 (2.56%) Juniper
15 16 (2.28%) Isilon
16 14 (1.99%) Sophos
16 14 (1.99%) JBoss
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