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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 216 273 281
Rank change year-on-year
+57 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 551 379 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.03% 0.72% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.77% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 247 175
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 14 35
Average hourly rate £26.25 £21.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £19.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.04 £37.75 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -10.63%

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
49251 48960 43769
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 30638 30338 25166
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1929 1993 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.27
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -6.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +67 526 £338 +5.46% 162
London +74 233 £350 -3.44% 51
South East +42 115 £350 +19.14% 36
City of London +38 53 £350 +7.69% 16
Yorkshire +11 46 £325 +30.00% 15
East of England +5 39 £275 +4.76% 7
South West +17 35 £313 +28.86% 21
West Yorkshire +14 35 £375 +30.43% 13
Hampshire +18 34 £386 +21.65% 11
North West -2 28 £250 -1.96% 15
Leeds +8 25 £385 +25.71% 9
Surrey +33 21 £350 -2.77% 12
West Midlands -21 20 £325 +11.68% 13
Scotland -3 18 £340 -11.68% 6
Manchester +10 16 £269 -10.41% 5
Bristol +18 15 £275 -34.32% 11
Cambridge +11 15 £275 -18.51%
Cambridgeshire +6 15 £275 -18.51%
Berkshire +2 14 £375 +21.45% 8
East Sussex +1 14 £275 -
Southampton +3 13 £385 +4.76% 6
Croydon +2 11 £350 -
Essex -4 9 £260 -40.68% 2
West Sussex -27 9 £295 +31.11%
Oxfordshire - 9 £348 - 1
Brighton - 9 £288 -
Wiltshire +9 8 £345 - 7
Buckinghamshire +6 8 £425 +58.87%
South Yorkshire -7 8 £256 +28.12% 1
Edinburgh -10 8 £375 -4.45% 2

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 764 (73.82%) Windows
2 591 (57.10%) VMware
3 498 (48.12%) Active Directory
4 387 (37.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 377 (36.43%) Microsoft
6 349 (33.72%) VMware Infrastructure
7 275 (26.57%) MS Exchange
8 261 (25.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 259 (25.02%) Citrix
10 253 (24.44%) Linux
11 243 (23.48%) Cisco
12 228 (22.03%) DNS
13 223 (21.55%) SAN
14 209 (20.19%) Windows Server 2003
15 203 (19.61%) ITIL
16 187 (18.07%) vSphere
17 182 (17.58%) Firewall
18 167 (16.14%) SCCM
19 160 (15.46%) SQL Server
20 156 (15.07%) SQL
21 154 (14.88%) Security Cleared
22 139 (13.43%) PowerShell
22 139 (13.43%) DHCP
23 137 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2010
24 134 (12.95%) HP
25 129 (12.46%) Hyper-V
26 124 (11.98%) IIS
27 122 (11.79%) Microsoft Certification
28 118 (11.40%) Finance
29 114 (11.01%) Windows 7

Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 275 (26.57%) MS Exchange
2 137 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 124 (11.98%) IIS
4 82 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 78 (7.54%) SharePoint
6 65 (6.28%) Apache
7 60 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
8 50 (4.83%) Lync
9 36 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2003
10 31 (3.00%) WebLogic
11 25 (2.42%) Tomcat
12 20 (1.93%) WebSphere
13 19 (1.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 14 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
15 13 (1.26%) OpenStack
16 10 (0.97%) WebLogic Portal
16 10 (0.97%) IBM HTTP Server
16 10 (0.97%) Confluence
17 9 (0.87%) nginx
17 9 (0.87%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 86 (8.31%) MS Excel
2 44 (4.25%) MS Office
3 9 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.58%) MS Project
5 1 (0.097%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.097%) HipChat
5 1 (0.097%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.097%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.48%) RMDS
2 3 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.19%) Eikon
4 1 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 62 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (4.64%) Office 365
3 42 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (2.03%) IaaS
5 9 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (0.77%) Heroku
7 7 (0.68%) SaaS
8 6 (0.58%) PaaS
9 4 (0.39%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.29%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.097%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.097%) GitHub
11 1 (0.097%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 228 (22.03%) DNS
2 223 (21.55%) SAN
3 182 (17.58%) Firewall
4 139 (13.43%) DHCP
5 111 (10.72%) LAN
6 104 (10.05%) WAN
7 88 (8.50%) TCP/IP
8 70 (6.76%) VPN
9 54 (5.22%) NAS
10 39 (3.77%) SSL
11 31 (3.00%) LDAP
12 30 (2.90%) Network Security
13 26 (2.51%) Internet
13 26 (2.51%) MPLS
13 26 (2.51%) VLAN
14 24 (2.32%) Wireless
14 24 (2.32%) NetScaler
15 21 (2.03%) iSCSI
15 21 (2.03%) VoIP
16 19 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 160 (15.46%) SQL Server
2 29 (2.80%) MySQL
3 22 (2.13%) Oracle Database
3 22 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.58%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.39%) DB2
8 4 (0.39%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (0.39%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.19%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.19%) DTS
10 2 (0.19%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.19%) SQLPlus
10 2 (0.19%) Sybase ASA
Development Applications
1 45 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 44 (4.25%) Git (software)
3 26 (2.51%) JIRA
3 26 (2.51%) Subversion
4 15 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 15 (1.45%) TeamCity
4 15 (1.45%) Mercurial
4 15 (1.45%) Gradle
4 15 (1.45%) Maven
5 14 (1.35%) Ant
5 14 (1.35%) MSBuild
6 11 (1.06%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.97%) Hudson
8 8 (0.77%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.68%) Introscope
10 6 (0.58%) MSI
11 4 (0.39%) Fiddler
12 3 (0.29%) Wise Package Studio
12 3 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.19%) InstallShield
General
1 118 (11.40%) Finance
2 28 (2.71%) Banking
3 23 (2.22%) Back Office
4 21 (2.03%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.74%) Retail
6 11 (1.06%) Financial Institution
7 8 (0.77%) Manufacturing
7 8 (0.77%) Investment Banking
8 7 (0.68%) Law
8 7 (0.68%) Legal
8 7 (0.68%) Spanish Language
9 5 (0.48%) Publishing
10 4 (0.39%) Military
11 3 (0.29%) Advertising
12 2 (0.19%) Local Government
12 2 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.19%) Marketing
12 2 (0.19%) Games
13 1 (0.097%) French Language
13 1 (0.097%) Russian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (3.38%) .NET
2 25 (2.42%) XML
3 19 (1.84%) HTML
4 17 (1.64%) Application Packaging
5 14 (1.35%) Rendezvous
5 14 (1.35%) Web Services
5 14 (1.35%) Django
6 13 (1.26%) J2EE
7 10 (0.97%) Middleware
8 8 (0.77%) WebSphere MQ
8 8 (0.77%) Ruby on Rails
9 6 (0.58%) Worklight
10 4 (0.39%) CSS
10 4 (0.39%) X-Windows
11 3 (0.29%) LAMP
11 3 (0.29%) Software Packaging
12 2 (0.19%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.19%) SOAP
12 2 (0.19%) Flash
12 2 (0.19%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 106 (10.24%) Data Centre
2 76 (7.34%) Clustering
3 43 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (2.42%) Replication
5 24 (2.32%) Management Information System
6 22 (2.13%) PKI
7 16 (1.55%) Blackberry
8 14 (1.35%) Fixed Income
9 12 (1.16%) NHS
9 12 (1.16%) EqualLogic
10 11 (1.06%) Private Cloud
10 11 (1.06%) Computer Science
10 11 (1.06%) Fat Client
10 11 (1.06%) Thin Client
11 10 (0.97%) Wiki
12 8 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
13 6 (0.58%) Spread Betting
13 6 (0.58%) Hedge funds
14 5 (0.48%) CLARiiON
14 5 (0.48%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 764 (73.82%) Windows
2 387 (37.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 261 (25.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 253 (24.44%) Linux
5 209 (20.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 114 (11.01%) Windows 7
7 88 (8.50%) UNIX
8 64 (6.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 45 (4.35%) Solaris
10 39 (3.77%) Windows XP
11 26 (2.51%) Windows 8
12 19 (1.84%) VMS
13 18 (1.74%) CentOS
14 16 (1.55%) Windows 2000
15 15 (1.45%) Debian
16 14 (1.35%) AIX
17 8 (0.77%) Windows NT
17 8 (0.77%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.68%) Ubuntu
19 6 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (19.61%) ITIL
2 112 (10.82%) Migration
3 66 (6.38%) Configuration Management
4 57 (5.51%) Load Balancing
5 52 (5.02%) Continuous Integration
6 51 (4.93%) Change Management
7 47 (4.54%) DevOps
8 43 (4.15%) Disaster Recovery
9 39 (3.77%) Project Management
9 39 (3.77%) Problem Management
10 37 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
11 33 (3.19%) Server Building
12 31 (3.00%) Capacity Planning
13 25 (2.42%) Incident Management
13 25 (2.42%) Service Delivery
14 23 (2.22%) Information Security
15 22 (2.13%) Capacity Management
16 21 (2.03%) Root Cause Analysis
16 21 (2.03%) Performance Monitoring
17 17 (1.64%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 156 (15.07%) SQL
2 139 (13.43%) PowerShell
3 63 (6.09%) Python
4 47 (4.54%) Shell Script
5 41 (3.96%) VBScript
6 39 (3.77%) Java
7 35 (3.38%) Bash Shell
8 30 (2.90%) Perl
9 28 (2.71%) VB
9 28 (2.71%) Ruby
10 22 (2.13%) PHP
11 17 (1.64%) C++
12 8 (0.77%) C
12 8 (0.77%) Jython
13 6 (0.58%) C#
14 3 (0.29%) R
14 3 (0.29%) REXX
14 3 (0.29%) Tcl
14 3 (0.29%) JavaScript
15 2 (0.19%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 154 (14.88%) Security Cleared
2 122 (11.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 114 (11.01%) SC Cleared
4 93 (8.99%) MCSE
5 60 (5.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 59 (5.70%) Cisco Certification
7 45 (4.35%) MCSA
8 42 (4.06%) CCNA
9 36 (3.48%) MCITP
10 33 (3.19%) Degree
11 28 (2.71%) DV Cleared
12 24 (2.32%) MCP
13 23 (2.22%) CCNP
14 13 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
15 10 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
16 9 (0.87%) MCTS
17 8 (0.77%) CISSP
17 8 (0.77%) VCP5
17 8 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 8 (0.77%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.29%) SLA
2 13 (1.26%) QA
3 11 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.39%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.097%) Solvency II
5 1 (0.097%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.097%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.097%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 498 (48.12%) Active Directory
2 349 (33.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (18.07%) vSphere
4 129 (12.46%) Hyper-V
5 82 (7.92%) VMware ESX
6 80 (7.73%) XenApp
7 38 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
8 33 (3.19%) XenDesktop
9 30 (2.90%) Microsoft App-V
10 18 (1.74%) vCloud
11 16 (1.55%) XenServer
12 15 (1.45%) Terminal Services
13 14 (1.35%) VMware Server
13 14 (1.35%) Postfix
14 13 (1.26%) NFS
15 10 (0.97%) Samba
15 10 (0.97%) iptables
15 10 (0.97%) UAG
16 9 (0.87%) Xen
17 8 (0.77%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 167 (16.14%) SCCM
2 77 (7.44%) SCOM
3 55 (5.31%) Puppet
4 30 (2.90%) WSUS
5 20 (1.93%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (1.84%) NetBackup
7 17 (1.64%) vMotion
7 17 (1.64%) Backup Exec
8 16 (1.55%) ITRS Geneos
9 15 (1.45%) BladeLogic
9 15 (1.45%) ARCserve
10 14 (1.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 14 (1.35%) Nagios
11 13 (1.26%) Vagrant
11 13 (1.26%) SCOrch
12 12 (1.16%) HP Data Protector
13 11 (1.06%) McAfee ePO
14 10 (0.97%) SCVMM
14 10 (0.97%) ZABBIX
15 8 (0.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 591 (57.10%) VMware
2 377 (36.43%) Microsoft
3 259 (25.02%) Citrix
4 243 (23.48%) Cisco
5 134 (12.95%) HP
6 110 (10.63%) NetApp
7 87 (8.41%) Red Hat
8 83 (8.02%) Oracle
9 52 (5.02%) Dell
10 48 (4.64%) IBM
11 47 (4.54%) EMC
12 44 (4.25%) CheckPoint
13 34 (3.29%) F5
14 27 (2.61%) Juniper
15 25 (2.42%) Symantec
16 22 (2.13%) McAfee
17 20 (1.93%) Splunk
18 19 (1.84%) AppSense
19 18 (1.74%) 3PAR
20 16 (1.55%) CA
Surrey
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £200 - £280 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £275.00 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Rate: £300.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lancashire
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £260 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Norfolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wembley, Middlesex
Cyber Team
Rate: From £280 to £310 per day 3 Month Contract
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £35 - £45 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £385 - £390 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £380 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 4 days ago