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 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 227 231 295
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +64
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 603 566 379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.08% 1.00% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.05% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 361 241
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 46 17
Average hourly rate £23.00 £26.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.01% +27.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.79 £17.50 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £40.08 £32.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +30.95%

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
53055 53758 51548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.92% 94.76% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34561 32635 31469
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2148 2116
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -4 542 £350 +7.69% 137
London -17 217 £370 +5.71% 47
South East -22 139 £338 -3.22% 30
West Midlands +18 48 £330 +1.53% 12
Scotland +5 44 £413 +10.00% 7
Hampshire +2 43 £388 -1.89% 1
South West +3 39 £250 -16.66% 12
Berkshire +17 35 £368 -5.16% 8
City of London +33 32 £405 +15.71% 11
East of England +9 32 £325 +18.18% 8
Surrey -9 27 £385 +21.25% 5
Yorkshire -10 26 £335 +11.66% 10
Shropshire -9 25 £465 +58.97%
North West -11 24 £375 +42.85% 9
Telford - 24 £465 -
Glasgow +24 21 £300 -5.51% 4
West Yorkshire -12 18 £350 +3.70% 8
Bracknell +8 16 £450 +12.50% 4
Leeds +1 14 £375 - 7
Wiltshire 0 13 £325 -7.14% 6
Oxfordshire -3 13 £281 +5.14% 9
Buckinghamshire +12 12 £325 -23.52% 5
Wales +13 11 £350 - 6
Birmingham +11 11 £328 +59.75% 4
Oxford +11 10 £281 +8.17% 6
East Midlands +8 10 £313 +19.04% 5
South Wales -1 9 £350 - 4
Bristol -5 9 £203 -26.36% 1
Manchester -7 9 £350 +8.52% 4
Edinburgh -9 9 £413 +10.00% 2

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 640 (62.14%) Windows
2 492 (47.77%) VMware
3 424 (41.17%) Windows Server
4 421 (40.87%) Active Directory
5 327 (31.75%) Microsoft
6 272 (26.41%) Linux
7 271 (26.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 262 (25.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 251 (24.37%) VMware Infrastructure
10 224 (21.75%) Citrix
11 221 (21.46%) Cisco
12 194 (18.83%) ITIL
13 192 (18.64%) MS Exchange
14 169 (16.41%) SAN
15 168 (16.31%) DNS
16 162 (15.73%) Firewall
17 161 (15.63%) Security Cleared
18 140 (13.59%) Data Centre
19 137 (13.30%) Finance
20 126 (12.23%) SC Cleared
21 125 (12.14%) Windows Server 2003
22 123 (11.94%) SCCM
23 122 (11.84%) vSphere
23 122 (11.84%) Migration
24 118 (11.46%) HP
25 115 (11.17%) SQL
25 115 (11.17%) PowerShell
26 109 (10.58%) Hyper-V
27 108 (10.49%) SQL Server
28 106 (10.29%) LAN

Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 192 (18.64%) MS Exchange
2 95 (9.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 72 (6.99%) IIS
4 68 (6.60%) Apache
5 56 (5.44%) OpenStack
6 50 (4.85%) Tomcat
7 45 (4.37%) SharePoint
8 42 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 33 (3.20%) WebLogic
10 30 (2.91%) Skype for Business
11 29 (2.82%) WebSphere
12 24 (2.33%) nginx
13 23 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2003
13 23 (2.23%) JBoss
14 21 (2.04%) Cloud Foundry
15 19 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
16 17 (1.65%) Jetty
17 15 (1.46%) Confluence
18 14 (1.36%) WebSphere Application Server
19 11 (1.07%) Node.js
Applications
1 89 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 39 (3.79%) MS Office
3 12 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.29%) MS Project
5 2 (0.19%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.097%) HipChat
6 1 (0.097%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 7 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.19%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.097%) Line 500
3 1 (0.097%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.097%) RMDS
3 1 (0.097%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 96 (9.32%) Amazon AWS
2 80 (7.77%) Office 365
3 72 (6.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (3.20%) IaaS
5 29 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (2.52%) PaaS
7 23 (2.23%) SaaS
8 14 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
9 11 (1.07%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.39%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 4 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
11 4 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (0.39%) Yammer
12 3 (0.29%) GitHub
12 3 (0.29%) Google Apps
12 3 (0.29%) Route 53
13 2 (0.19%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.19%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 169 (16.41%) SAN
2 168 (16.31%) DNS
3 162 (15.73%) Firewall
4 106 (10.29%) LAN
5 105 (10.19%) DHCP
6 97 (9.42%) WAN
7 64 (6.21%) TCP/IP
8 59 (5.73%) VPN
9 50 (4.85%) Internet
10 35 (3.40%) Cisco Nexus
11 32 (3.11%) NAS
12 28 (2.72%) Network Security
13 27 (2.62%) NetScaler
13 27 (2.62%) VLAN
14 26 (2.52%) SSL
15 25 (2.43%) Wireless
16 23 (2.23%) LDAP
17 22 (2.14%) VoIP
18 18 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
18 18 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (10.49%) SQL Server
2 33 (3.20%) MySQL
3 18 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (1.26%) MongoDB
5 12 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 11 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
6 11 (1.07%) SQL Server 2012
7 10 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (0.97%) Relational Database
8 8 (0.78%) Big Data
9 6 (0.58%) MariaDB
10 5 (0.49%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.49%) Oracle Database
11 4 (0.39%) Redis
12 3 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
12 3 (0.29%) DB2
12 3 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 58 (5.63%) Git (software)
1 58 (5.63%) Jenkins
2 36 (3.50%) JIRA
3 31 (3.01%) Sonatype Nexus
4 21 (2.04%) Vagrant
5 20 (1.94%) Hudson
6 19 (1.84%) Subversion
7 13 (1.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 12 (1.17%) TeamCity
9 10 (0.97%) GitLab
9 10 (0.97%) Gitweb
10 9 (0.87%) Bitbucket
10 9 (0.87%) ClearCase
10 9 (0.87%) ClearQuest
10 9 (0.87%) FishEye
10 9 (0.87%) JIRA Agile
10 9 (0.87%) PVCS
11 8 (0.78%) MSBuild
11 8 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (0.68%) Maven
General
1 137 (13.30%) Finance
2 39 (3.79%) Banking
3 37 (3.59%) Telecoms
4 23 (2.23%) Retail
5 14 (1.36%) Games
6 13 (1.26%) Legal
7 9 (0.87%) Advertising
7 9 (0.87%) Publishing
8 6 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.49%) Marketing
10 4 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.39%) Front Office
11 3 (0.29%) Law
11 3 (0.29%) Military
11 3 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.19%) Back Office
12 2 (0.19%) Billing
12 2 (0.19%) Electronics
12 2 (0.19%) International Banking
12 2 (0.19%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (3.50%) Web Services
2 26 (2.52%) Middleware
3 23 (2.23%) ELK Stack
4 16 (1.55%) LAMP
5 13 (1.26%) .NET
5 13 (1.26%) RabbitMQ
6 9 (0.87%) JMS
7 7 (0.68%) JSON
8 6 (0.58%) HTML
8 6 (0.58%) HTML5
9 5 (0.49%) XML
10 4 (0.39%) LAPP Stack
10 4 (0.39%) LEMP Stack
11 3 (0.29%) 802.1X
11 3 (0.29%) J2EE
11 3 (0.29%) RESTful
11 3 (0.29%) Ruby on Rails
11 3 (0.29%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (0.29%) WinForms
11 3 (0.29%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 140 (13.59%) Data Centre
2 54 (5.24%) Clustering
3 35 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (3.30%) Management Information System
5 32 (3.11%) Private Cloud
6 24 (2.33%) Computer Science
7 21 (2.04%) EMC VNX
8 19 (1.84%) Driving Licence
8 19 (1.84%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (1.84%) Replication
9 13 (1.26%) NHS
10 10 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
10 10 (0.97%) Visualisation
11 9 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
11 9 (0.87%) PKI
12 8 (0.78%) Blackberry
12 8 (0.78%) Fat Client
12 8 (0.78%) Thin Client
13 7 (0.68%) User Experience
13 7 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 640 (62.14%) Windows
2 424 (41.17%) Windows Server
3 272 (26.41%) Linux
4 271 (26.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 262 (25.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 125 (12.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 103 (10.00%) Unix
8 83 (8.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 80 (7.77%) Windows 7
10 32 (3.11%) CentOS
11 29 (2.82%) AIX
12 26 (2.52%) Windows 8
13 21 (2.04%) Windows 10
14 20 (1.94%) Windows XP
15 17 (1.65%) Solaris
16 11 (1.07%) Oracle Linux
17 10 (0.97%) SUSE
17 10 (0.97%) Ubuntu
18 9 (0.87%) Android
19 7 (0.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (18.83%) ITIL
2 122 (11.84%) Migration
3 94 (9.13%) DevOps
4 83 (8.06%) Configuration Management
5 67 (6.50%) Project Management
6 61 (5.92%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (5.44%) Change Management
8 55 (5.34%) Disaster Recovery
9 48 (4.66%) Continuous Integration
10 46 (4.47%) Service Delivery
11 45 (4.37%) ITIL V3
12 44 (4.27%) Problem Management
13 41 (3.98%) Time Management
14 34 (3.30%) Capacity Planning
15 32 (3.11%) High Availability
16 28 (2.72%) Open Source
17 27 (2.62%) Server Building
18 25 (2.43%) Business Continuity
18 25 (2.43%) Six Sigma
19 24 (2.33%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 115 (11.17%) PowerShell
1 115 (11.17%) SQL
2 83 (8.06%) Python
3 45 (4.37%) Bash Shell
4 44 (4.27%) Perl
5 40 (3.88%) Java
6 28 (2.72%) Shell Script
7 26 (2.52%) Ruby
8 12 (1.17%) C
9 11 (1.07%) C#
9 11 (1.07%) PHP
9 11 (1.07%) VBScript
10 9 (0.87%) Korn
10 9 (0.87%) VB
11 7 (0.68%) C++
11 7 (0.68%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.49%) Bourne shell
13 2 (0.19%) AWK
13 2 (0.19%) sed
13 2 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 161 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 126 (12.23%) SC Cleared
3 94 (9.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 75 (7.28%) Cisco Certification
5 62 (6.02%) MCSE
6 61 (5.92%) CCNA
7 57 (5.53%) Degree
8 51 (4.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 34 (3.30%) MCSA
10 25 (2.43%) CCNP
11 22 (2.14%) MCITP
12 15 (1.46%) MCP
13 10 (0.97%) CISSP
14 9 (0.87%) DV Cleared
14 9 (0.87%) MCTS
15 8 (0.78%) BPSS Clearance
15 8 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.68%) CCIE
16 7 (0.68%) GCIH
16 7 (0.68%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (2.62%) SLA
2 21 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 19 (1.84%) JSP 440
3 19 (1.84%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.39%) COBIT
5 4 (0.39%) QA
6 1 (0.097%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 421 (40.87%) Active Directory
2 251 (24.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (11.84%) vSphere
4 109 (10.58%) Hyper-V
5 88 (8.54%) XenApp
6 59 (5.73%) VMware ESX
7 52 (5.05%) VMware ESXi
8 38 (3.69%) XenDesktop
9 27 (2.62%) XenServer
10 18 (1.75%) NFS
11 17 (1.65%) vCloud
12 16 (1.55%) Docker
12 16 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (0.97%) VMware Server
14 8 (0.78%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 8 (0.78%) Terminal Services
14 8 (0.78%) UAG
15 6 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 6 (0.58%) Xen
16 5 (0.49%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 123 (11.94%) SCCM
2 99 (9.61%) Puppet
3 57 (5.53%) SCOM
4 45 (4.37%) Ansible
5 30 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
6 28 (2.72%) NetBackup
7 17 (1.65%) Backup Exec
7 17 (1.65%) Nagios
8 12 (1.17%) Packer
8 12 (1.17%) SCVMM
8 12 (1.17%) WSUS
9 11 (1.07%) vRealize
10 10 (0.97%) Red Hat Satellite
11 9 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (0.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 8 (0.78%) Cisco UCCX
12 8 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
12 8 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 7 (0.68%) FortiGate
13 7 (0.68%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 492 (47.77%) VMware
2 327 (31.75%) Microsoft
3 224 (21.75%) Citrix
4 221 (21.46%) Cisco
5 118 (11.46%) HP
6 95 (9.22%) Red Hat
7 81 (7.86%) NetApp
8 64 (6.21%) EMC
9 53 (5.15%) IBM
10 43 (4.17%) Dell
11 36 (3.50%) Oracle
12 28 (2.72%) Juniper
13 25 (2.43%) Veritas
14 24 (2.33%) webMethods
15 22 (2.14%) F5
15 22 (2.14%) Symantec
16 20 (1.94%) Pega
17 19 (1.84%) Veeam
18 17 (1.65%) SolarWinds
19 15 (1.46%) BMC
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
FDM Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £290 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £240 - £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £20.5 - £25.5 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £260 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
WWF-UK
Rate: £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
onezeero.
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Austin Fraser
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: 6 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Halesowen
Venturi
Rate: £200.00 - £280.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Oxford
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Halesowen
Venturi
Rate: £200.00 - £280.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Oxford
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £300.00 - £310.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago