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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 248 295 284
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 455 319 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.81% 0.60% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.65% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 189 218
Average daily rate
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£320 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £414 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+13.18% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 18 26
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -3.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+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
52042 49402 53772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.67% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31512 29330 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2126 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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
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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 +61 423 £320 -1.53% 157
London +24 156 £363 +3.57% 53
South East +25 87 £331 +1.92% 35
East of England +17 60 £338 +36.36% 20
South West -2 40 £210 +23.52% 11
City of London +29 32 £363 +0.69% 27
Berkshire +12 25 £388 +19.23% 8
North West +5 23 £265 +17.77% 23
West Midlands -16 23 £295 +18.00% 3
Cambridgeshire +10 21 £363 +70.58% 6
Yorkshire +14 20 £295 +12.38% 5
Cambridge +6 20 £363 +107.14% 4
Gloucestershire -6 20 £275 -12.00%
Bedfordshire -3 15 £350 +20.68% 7
Luton -4 15 £350 +20.68% 6
Hampshire -4 14 £313 -5.30% 7
West Yorkshire +18 13 £300 +9.09% 3
Reading +18 13 £400 +45.45%
Kent +2 13 £350 - 1
Scotland -12 13 £375 +15.38% 2
Leeds +16 10 £311 +24.50% 3
West Sussex +11 10 £220 -37.14% 3
Essex +5 10 £290 -17.14%
East Midlands +1 10 £325 +32.65% 6
Buckinghamshire +1 10 £319 +11.35% 2
Manchester -3 9 £320 +60.00% 14
Gloucester -4 9 £213 -29.16%
Exeter -5 9 £175 +6.06% 1
Devon -5 9 £175 +6.06% 1
Birmingham +4 8 £320 +28.00% 1

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 605 (73.07%) Windows
2 457 (55.19%) VMware
3 424 (51.21%) Active Directory
4 329 (39.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 307 (37.08%) Microsoft
6 228 (27.54%) Citrix
6 228 (27.54%) VMware Infrastructure
7 227 (27.42%) MS Exchange
8 203 (24.52%) Cisco
9 201 (24.28%) Windows Server 2003
10 184 (22.22%) SAN
11 180 (21.74%) Firewall
12 177 (21.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 174 (21.01%) SCCM
14 166 (20.05%) DNS
15 158 (19.08%) Linux
16 146 (17.63%) ITIL
17 130 (15.70%) Exchange Server 2010
18 128 (15.46%) vSphere
19 119 (14.37%) XenApp
20 115 (13.89%) DHCP
21 111 (13.41%) SQL
22 110 (13.29%) MS Excel
23 108 (13.04%) HP
24 107 (12.92%) Microsoft Certification
25 104 (12.56%) SCOM
26 97 (11.71%) Hyper-V
27 95 (11.47%) Windows 7
28 91 (10.99%) LAN
29 89 (10.75%) WAN

Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 227 (27.42%) MS Exchange
2 130 (15.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 85 (10.27%) SharePoint
4 76 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2007
5 72 (8.70%) IIS
6 62 (7.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 45 (5.43%) Apache
8 41 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
9 20 (2.42%) Tomcat
10 18 (2.17%) Lync
11 17 (2.05%) SharePoint 2013
12 16 (1.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 16 (1.93%) WebLogic
13 12 (1.45%) WebSphere
13 12 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
14 7 (0.85%) OpenStack
14 7 (0.85%) IBM Notes
14 7 (0.85%) nginx
15 6 (0.72%) GlassFish
15 6 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 110 (13.29%) MS Excel
2 35 (4.23%) MS Office
3 3 (0.36%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.36%) MS Project
4 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.12%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 4 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.12%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.12%) assyst
3 1 (0.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (3.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (3.62%) Amazon AWS
3 29 (3.50%) Office 365
4 16 (1.93%) IaaS
5 7 (0.85%) SaaS
5 7 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.72%) IBM SmartCloud
7 4 (0.48%) Heroku
7 4 (0.48%) PaaS
8 3 (0.36%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.12%) GitHub
9 1 (0.12%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 184 (22.22%) SAN
2 180 (21.74%) Firewall
3 166 (20.05%) DNS
4 115 (13.89%) DHCP
5 91 (10.99%) LAN
6 89 (10.75%) WAN
7 66 (7.97%) TCP/IP
8 40 (4.83%) VPN
9 37 (4.47%) Internet
10 36 (4.35%) Wireless
10 36 (4.35%) VoIP
11 31 (3.74%) VLAN
12 29 (3.50%) NAS
12 29 (3.50%) SSL
12 29 (3.50%) MPLS
13 28 (3.38%) Network Security
14 20 (2.42%) Cisco PIX
15 16 (1.93%) LDAP
15 16 (1.93%) HTTP
16 15 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (10.51%) SQL Server
2 22 (2.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 16 (1.93%) Oracle Database
5 13 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
5 13 (1.57%) MySQL
6 12 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
10 6 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (0.72%) MongoDB
11 5 (0.60%) NoSQL
11 5 (0.60%) DB2
11 5 (0.60%) SQLPlus
12 4 (0.48%) Big Data
13 3 (0.36%) Oracle Exadata
13 3 (0.36%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 14 (1.69%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.21%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.09%) Subversion
4 8 (0.97%) Hudson
5 3 (0.36%) RSpec
5 3 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.24%) WinRunner
6 2 (0.24%) TestDirector
6 2 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.24%) Wise Package Studio
7 1 (0.12%) VisualVM
7 1 (0.12%) ClearCase
7 1 (0.12%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.12%) Introscope
7 1 (0.12%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.12%) MSI
7 1 (0.12%) JIRA
General
1 55 (6.64%) Finance
2 26 (3.14%) Telecoms
3 23 (2.78%) Banking
4 17 (2.05%) Advertising
4 17 (2.05%) Publishing
5 13 (1.57%) Retail
6 9 (1.09%) Investment Banking
7 8 (0.97%) Law
8 4 (0.48%) Private Banking
8 4 (0.48%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.36%) Back Office
9 3 (0.36%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.24%) French Language
10 2 (0.24%) Automotive
11 1 (0.12%) Legal
11 1 (0.12%) Front Office
11 1 (0.12%) German Language
11 1 (0.12%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.69%) Web Services
2 11 (1.33%) HTML
3 10 (1.21%) .NET
4 8 (0.97%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (0.97%) LAMP
5 7 (0.85%) Middleware
6 6 (0.72%) COM+
6 6 (0.72%) OpenCL
7 5 (0.60%) HTML5
7 5 (0.60%) Application Packaging
8 3 (0.36%) SOAP
9 2 (0.24%) Java EE
9 2 (0.24%) XML
9 2 (0.24%) Worklight
10 1 (0.12%) RabbitMQ
10 1 (0.12%) REST
10 1 (0.12%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.12%) RESTful
10 1 (0.12%) Memcached
10 1 (0.12%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 44 (5.31%) Clustering
2 26 (3.14%) Blackberry
3 23 (2.78%) Thin Client
3 23 (2.78%) Fat Client
4 17 (2.05%) PKI
5 14 (1.69%) Replication
6 13 (1.57%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.33%) Kindle
7 11 (1.33%) NHS
8 8 (0.97%) Open Source
9 7 (0.85%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.72%) EqualLogic
11 5 (0.60%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.60%) Firmware
11 5 (0.60%) HACMP
12 4 (0.48%) Data Protection Act
12 4 (0.48%) Spread Betting
13 3 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.36%) CLARiiON
13 3 (0.36%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 605 (73.07%) Windows
2 329 (39.73%) Windows Server 2008
3 201 (24.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 177 (21.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 158 (19.08%) Linux
6 95 (11.47%) Windows 7
7 52 (6.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 48 (5.80%) UNIX
9 46 (5.56%) Windows XP
10 31 (3.74%) Solaris
11 16 (1.93%) AIX
12 11 (1.33%) Windows 8
12 11 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
13 9 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
13 9 (1.09%) SUSE
14 8 (0.97%) Windows 2000
15 7 (0.85%) VMS
16 6 (0.72%) Debian
17 5 (0.60%) Windows Vista
18 4 (0.48%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (17.63%) ITIL
2 48 (5.80%) Migration
3 40 (4.83%) DevOps
4 33 (3.99%) Disaster Recovery
5 29 (3.50%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (3.26%) Configuration Management
7 25 (3.02%) Business Continuity
7 25 (3.02%) Project Management
8 23 (2.78%) Change Management
8 23 (2.78%) E-Commerce
8 23 (2.78%) Load Balancing
9 22 (2.66%) Root Cause Analysis
10 18 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
11 15 (1.81%) PRINCE2
12 14 (1.69%) Performance Monitoring
13 13 (1.57%) Service Delivery
13 13 (1.57%) Problem Management
14 12 (1.45%) BCP
15 11 (1.33%) Performance Tuning
16 10 (1.21%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 111 (13.41%) SQL
2 79 (9.54%) PowerShell
3 23 (2.78%) Shell Script
3 23 (2.78%) Java
4 22 (2.66%) Bash Shell
5 15 (1.81%) Python
6 14 (1.69%) Ruby
7 13 (1.57%) Perl
8 11 (1.33%) VBScript
8 11 (1.33%) C
9 9 (1.09%) VB
10 6 (0.72%) PHP
11 5 (0.60%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.36%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.36%) VBA
12 3 (0.36%) Korn
13 2 (0.24%) Jython
13 2 (0.24%) C#
14 1 (0.12%) Clojure
14 1 (0.12%) Golang
Qualifications
1 107 (12.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (9.30%) Security Cleared
2 77 (9.30%) MCSE
3 56 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (5.31%) SC Cleared
5 38 (4.59%) CCNA
5 38 (4.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 35 (4.23%) MCITP
7 28 (3.38%) CCNP
8 27 (3.26%) DV Cleared
8 27 (3.26%) MCSA
9 26 (3.14%) Degree
10 25 (3.02%) ITIL Certification
11 23 (2.78%) MCP
12 14 (1.69%) MCTS
13 13 (1.57%) CCA
13 13 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
14 7 (0.85%) VCAP
14 7 (0.85%) VCDX
15 4 (0.48%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (3.86%) SLA
2 11 (1.33%) ISO 9001
3 7 (0.85%) QA
4 5 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 424 (51.21%) Active Directory
2 228 (27.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 128 (15.46%) vSphere
4 119 (14.37%) XenApp
5 97 (11.71%) Hyper-V
6 47 (5.68%) VMware ESX
7 45 (5.43%) XenServer
8 34 (4.11%) XenDesktop
9 30 (3.62%) VMware ESXi
10 23 (2.78%) vCloud
11 20 (2.42%) UAG
12 13 (1.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 12 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (1.33%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 6 (0.72%) Xen
16 5 (0.60%) OCFS2
16 5 (0.60%) Samba
16 5 (0.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 4 (0.48%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 174 (21.01%) SCCM
2 104 (12.56%) SCOM
3 38 (4.59%) Backup Exec
4 31 (3.74%) Puppet
5 20 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (2.29%) NetBackup
7 13 (1.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 12 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
9 9 (1.09%) WSUS
10 7 (0.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 7 (0.85%) SCDPM
10 7 (0.85%) Ansible
10 7 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 7 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.85%) SCVMM
11 6 (0.72%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.72%) Foglight
11 6 (0.72%) SCOrch
11 6 (0.72%) HP SIM
12 5 (0.60%) SCSM
Vendors
1 457 (55.19%) VMware
2 307 (37.08%) Microsoft
3 228 (27.54%) Citrix
4 203 (24.52%) Cisco
5 108 (13.04%) HP
6 67 (8.09%) NetApp
7 56 (6.76%) Red Hat
8 52 (6.28%) EMC
9 50 (6.04%) CheckPoint
10 47 (5.68%) IBM
11 44 (5.31%) Oracle
12 43 (5.19%) Symantec
13 38 (4.59%) Juniper
14 28 (3.38%) Dell
15 24 (2.90%) McAfee
16 21 (2.54%) JBoss
17 18 (2.17%) F5
18 17 (2.05%) Sophos
19 16 (1.93%) WatchGuard
20 13 (1.57%) Avaya
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