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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 259 207 276
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +69
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 458 554 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 1.08% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.15% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 332 206
Average daily rate £350 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
-6.42% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 23
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £35.86 £28.34
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+14.58% +17.07%

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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -61 399 £350 -4.10% 164
London -31 154 £384 +2.33% 54
South East -37 106 £330 -12.00% 40
Hampshire +1 41 £350 -10.25% 9
Scotland +31 39 £405 +19.11% 9
West Midlands +7 35 £325 +4.00% 11
South West -7 32 £270 +8.00% 18
City of London +14 23 £425 +16.43% 17
Surrey +4 23 £325 +8.33% 14
North West -21 20 £375 - 8
Berkshire -12 19 £250 -33.77% 11
East Midlands -1 18 £255 -23.01% 10
Yorkshire -6 18 £375 +150.00% 15
Bristol +14 17 £350 +21.73% 5
Shropshire -4 17 £475 +72.72% 1
Renfrewshire +11 16 £416 +22.20%
Erskine +8 16 £416 +22.20%
Telford -4 16 £475 +72.72% 1
Birmingham +9 15 £325 -20.73% 4
Edinburgh +3 12 £375 - 2
West Yorkshire -2 11 £375 +11.11% 11
East of England -58 10 £250 -37.50% 7
Wales -13 9 £263 -21.05% 3
Glasgow - 9 £325 - 7
Buckinghamshire +12 8 £310 - 2
Merseyside +10 8 £400 -
Leeds -1 8 £390 +4.00% 8
Reading -6 8 £250 +11.11% 8
South Wales -11 8 £263 -21.05% 3
Lancashire -7 7 £375 -14.77%

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 633 (65.26%) Windows
2 478 (49.28%) VMware
3 426 (43.92%) Active Directory
4 400 (41.24%) Windows Server
5 322 (33.20%) Microsoft
6 252 (25.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 246 (25.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 246 (25.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 227 (23.40%) Cisco
9 220 (22.68%) Linux
10 195 (20.10%) Citrix
11 185 (19.07%) MS Exchange
12 181 (18.66%) ITIL
13 164 (16.91%) SAN
14 158 (16.29%) DNS
14 158 (16.29%) Security Cleared
15 154 (15.88%) Firewall
16 136 (14.02%) Data Centre
17 133 (13.71%) Finance
18 130 (13.40%) Windows Server 2003
18 130 (13.40%) SC Cleared
19 120 (12.37%) SQL Server
20 115 (11.86%) SCCM
21 114 (11.75%) PowerShell
21 114 (11.75%) vSphere
22 111 (11.44%) Migration
23 109 (11.24%) SQL
23 109 (11.24%) HP
24 101 (10.41%) DHCP
25 100 (10.31%) Microsoft Certification

Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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
1 185 (19.07%) MS Exchange
2 90 (9.28%) IIS
3 87 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 44 (4.54%) Exchange Server 2013
5 41 (4.23%) SharePoint
6 39 (4.02%) Apache
7 37 (3.81%) OpenStack
8 32 (3.30%) Skype for Business
9 26 (2.68%) Tomcat
10 24 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2007
11 19 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
11 19 (1.96%) WebSphere
12 17 (1.75%) Cloud Foundry
13 16 (1.65%) WebLogic
14 15 (1.55%) JBoss
14 15 (1.55%) WebSphere Application Server
15 13 (1.34%) WebSphere Process Server
16 9 (0.93%) IBM Notes
16 9 (0.93%) nginx
17 7 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 92 (9.48%) MS Excel
2 37 (3.81%) MS Office
3 12 (1.24%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.31%) MS Project
6 2 (0.21%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.10%) HipChat
7 1 (0.10%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 6 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.10%) Line 500
4 1 (0.10%) RMDS
4 1 (0.10%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 56 (5.77%) Amazon AWS
1 56 (5.77%) Office 365
2 50 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (2.68%) IaaS
3 26 (2.68%) SaaS
4 20 (2.06%) PaaS
5 15 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (0.82%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.52%) Google Apps
9 5 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.41%) Yammer
11 3 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.31%) GitHub
12 2 (0.21%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.21%) Heroku
12 2 (0.21%) IBM PureFlex
13 1 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 164 (16.91%) SAN
2 158 (16.29%) DNS
3 154 (15.88%) Firewall
4 101 (10.41%) DHCP
5 94 (9.69%) LAN
6 83 (8.56%) WAN
7 80 (8.25%) TCP/IP
8 60 (6.19%) VPN
9 44 (4.54%) Cisco Nexus
10 41 (4.23%) NAS
11 38 (3.92%) Internet
12 35 (3.61%) Network Security
12 35 (3.61%) SSL
13 28 (2.89%) LDAP
14 26 (2.68%) VLAN
14 26 (2.68%) Wireless
15 25 (2.58%) Cisco ASA
16 23 (2.37%) IPsec
16 23 (2.37%) VoIP
17 21 (2.16%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (12.37%) SQL Server
2 17 (1.75%) MySQL
3 15 (1.55%) Relational Database
4 13 (1.34%) Big Data
4 13 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
4 13 (1.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (1.34%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (0.72%) Hadoop
6 6 (0.62%) Apache Hive
6 6 (0.62%) HBase
6 6 (0.62%) Parquet
6 6 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (0.52%) DB2
7 5 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.41%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.21%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.21%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.21%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.21%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (2.16%) Git (software)
2 20 (2.06%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.34%) JIRA
4 10 (1.03%) HP UFT
4 10 (1.03%) WinRunner
5 9 (0.93%) Hudson
6 8 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (0.82%) TestDirector
6 8 (0.82%) Vagrant
7 7 (0.72%) Subversion
8 4 (0.41%) Gitweb
8 4 (0.41%) Metasploit
8 4 (0.41%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.31%) Lombardi
9 3 (0.31%) MSI
9 3 (0.31%) Wise Package Studio
10 2 (0.21%) Gerrit
10 2 (0.21%) Maven
10 2 (0.21%) Selenium
10 2 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 133 (13.71%) Finance
2 37 (3.81%) Banking
3 23 (2.37%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.34%) Retail
5 11 (1.13%) Financial Institution
5 11 (1.13%) Law
6 9 (0.93%) Games
7 8 (0.82%) Advertising
7 8 (0.82%) Legal
8 7 (0.72%) Publishing
9 6 (0.62%) Local Government
9 6 (0.62%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.52%) Military
11 3 (0.31%) Aerospace
11 3 (0.31%) Front Office
11 3 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.21%) Billing
12 2 (0.21%) International Banking
12 2 (0.21%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.10%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (3.51%) Web Services
2 14 (1.44%) .NET
3 13 (1.34%) LAMP
4 9 (0.93%) ELK Stack
5 7 (0.72%) Ruby on Rails
6 6 (0.62%) Apache Avro
6 6 (0.62%) Kafka
6 6 (0.62%) Middleware
7 5 (0.52%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.52%) HTML
8 4 (0.41%) CSS
8 4 (0.41%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.31%) JSF
9 3 (0.31%) LAPP Stack
9 3 (0.31%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (0.31%) RSS
9 3 (0.31%) SOAP
10 2 (0.21%) HTML5
10 2 (0.21%) LEMP Stack
10 2 (0.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 136 (14.02%) Data Centre
2 51 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (5.15%) Clustering
4 20 (2.06%) Private Cloud
4 20 (2.06%) Replication
5 19 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
6 18 (1.86%) Computer Science
7 17 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
7 17 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 16 (1.65%) EMC VNX
9 14 (1.44%) Driving Licence
10 10 (1.03%) NHS
10 10 (1.03%) Public Cloud
11 9 (0.93%) Fintech
11 9 (0.93%) PKI
12 8 (0.82%) Blackberry
12 8 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
12 8 (0.82%) Visualisation
13 7 (0.72%) PDA
13 7 (0.72%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 633 (65.26%) Windows
2 400 (41.24%) Windows Server
3 252 (25.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 246 (25.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 220 (22.68%) Linux
6 130 (13.40%) Windows Server 2003
7 78 (8.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 74 (7.63%) Unix
9 65 (6.70%) Windows 7
10 33 (3.40%) Windows XP
11 32 (3.30%) AIX
12 31 (3.20%) CentOS
13 26 (2.68%) Windows 8
14 13 (1.34%) Solaris
14 13 (1.34%) Windows 10
15 12 (1.24%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.93%) Mac OS X
17 8 (0.82%) Android
18 5 (0.52%) HPUX
18 5 (0.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (18.66%) ITIL
2 111 (11.44%) Migration
3 64 (6.60%) DevOps
4 62 (6.39%) Project Management
5 54 (5.57%) Change Management
6 48 (4.95%) Service Delivery
7 40 (4.12%) Configuration Management
8 39 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
9 37 (3.81%) Agile Software Development
10 32 (3.30%) ITIL V3
11 31 (3.20%) Time Management
12 29 (2.99%) Capacity Planning
13 27 (2.78%) Capacity Management
14 25 (2.58%) Business Continuity
15 23 (2.37%) Problem Management
15 23 (2.37%) Service Management
16 22 (2.27%) Coaching
16 22 (2.27%) High Availability
16 22 (2.27%) Mentoring
16 22 (2.27%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 114 (11.75%) PowerShell
2 109 (11.24%) SQL
3 48 (4.95%) Python
4 32 (3.30%) Java
4 32 (3.30%) Perl
5 27 (2.78%) Bash Shell
6 26 (2.68%) Shell Script
7 13 (1.34%) Ruby
8 10 (1.03%) VBScript
9 9 (0.93%) PHP
10 8 (0.82%) C
11 7 (0.72%) C#
11 7 (0.72%) Korn
11 7 (0.72%) VB
12 5 (0.52%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.31%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.21%) VB.NET
15 1 (0.10%) C++
15 1 (0.10%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 158 (16.29%) Security Cleared
2 130 (13.40%) SC Cleared
3 100 (10.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 87 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
5 68 (7.01%) CCNA
5 68 (7.01%) MCSE
6 54 (5.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 49 (5.05%) Degree
8 41 (4.23%) MCSA
9 36 (3.71%) MCITP
10 30 (3.09%) CCNP
11 14 (1.44%) MCP
12 10 (1.03%) CCIE
12 10 (1.03%) MCTS
13 8 (0.82%) CISSP
13 8 (0.82%) GCIH
13 8 (0.82%) GIAC
13 8 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.72%) RHCSA
15 6 (0.62%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.06%) Disclosure Scotland
1 20 (2.06%) SLA
2 19 (1.96%) PCI DSS
3 15 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.55%) JSP 440
4 9 (0.93%) QA
5 2 (0.21%) ISO27002
5 2 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.10%) SAS 70
6 1 (0.10%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 426 (43.92%) Active Directory
2 246 (25.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 114 (11.75%) vSphere
4 97 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 82 (8.45%) XenApp
6 52 (5.36%) VMware ESX
7 41 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
8 33 (3.40%) XenDesktop
9 17 (1.75%) XenServer
10 16 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 14 (1.44%) Terminal Services
11 14 (1.44%) vCloud
12 12 (1.24%) VMware Server
13 8 (0.82%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 8 (0.82%) NFS
14 6 (0.62%) UAG
15 5 (0.52%) KVM
15 5 (0.52%) StorNext
15 5 (0.52%) Terminal Server
16 4 (0.41%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 115 (11.86%) SCCM
2 57 (5.88%) Puppet
3 49 (5.05%) SCOM
4 27 (2.78%) NetBackup
5 21 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (1.75%) WSUS
7 15 (1.55%) Nagios
8 14 (1.44%) Backup Exec
8 14 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
9 12 (1.24%) vRealize
10 9 (0.93%) BladeLogic
10 9 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (0.93%) vMotion
11 8 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
11 8 (0.82%) FreeIPA
11 8 (0.82%) Netcool
12 7 (0.72%) Cobbler
12 7 (0.72%) Red Hat Satellite
13 6 (0.62%) XenMobile
13 6 (0.62%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 478 (49.28%) VMware
2 322 (33.20%) Microsoft
3 227 (23.40%) Cisco
4 195 (20.10%) Citrix
5 109 (11.24%) HP
6 92 (9.48%) Red Hat
7 76 (7.84%) EMC
8 59 (6.08%) NetApp
9 37 (3.81%) Dell
10 28 (2.89%) Oracle
11 26 (2.68%) IBM
11 26 (2.68%) Juniper
11 26 (2.68%) SolarWinds
12 24 (2.47%) F5
13 23 (2.37%) Symantec
14 22 (2.27%) Intel Security
15 17 (1.75%) Veritas
16 12 (1.24%) CheckPoint
17 11 (1.13%) BMC
17 11 (1.13%) Remedy
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