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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 236 284 296
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +12
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 483 372 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 0.67% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.73% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 235 163
Average daily rate
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£338 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £197 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £448 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £301 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+0.27% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 17 31
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -11.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.30 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £32.90 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -16.00%

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
51450 50956 44853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.28% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31225 31058 25652
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 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2017 2210
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +43 460 £325 - 152
London +43 188 £350 -2.77% 48
South East +21 116 £348 +15.83% 39
South West +14 42 £313 +4.16% 14
City of London +21 38 £350 +7.69% 12
Hampshire -5 37 £385 +20.31% 11
East of England +27 29 £275 -18.51% 11
Yorkshire -5 29 £275 - 12
North West -4 26 £263 -2.77% 20
West Yorkshire +3 22 £275 -8.33% 8
Surrey +16 18 £350 +27.27% 11
Scotland +10 18 £375 -6.25% 7
West Midlands -22 18 £325 +3.17% 5
Bristol +14 14 £275 -35.29% 7
East Sussex +2 14 £275 +14.58% 2
Berkshire -12 14 £438 +62.03% 10
Wiltshire +21 11 £350 - 2
Oxfordshire -12 11 £275 -26.66% 2
Croydon +7 10 £350 -
Brighton +3 10 £275 +25.00% 1
Manchester -5 10 £323 +7.50% 9
Southampton -9 10 £385 +28.33% 5
Leeds -11 10 £375 +20.00% 7
West Sussex -16 10 £295 -11.94%
Lancashire +14 9 £230 -11.53% 1
Edinburgh +5 9 £375 -4.45% 3
Buckinghamshire +1 9 £425 +71.71% 2
Essex +11 8 £257 -41.25% 4
Hertfordshire +9 8 - - 3
Blackpool +6 8 £230 -11.53%

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 782 (74.12%) Windows
2 579 (54.88%) VMware
3 519 (49.19%) Active Directory
4 383 (36.30%) Microsoft
5 376 (35.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 344 (32.61%) VMware Infrastructure
7 257 (24.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 255 (24.17%) MS Exchange
9 252 (23.89%) Cisco
10 249 (23.60%) DNS
10 249 (23.60%) Citrix
11 225 (21.33%) Linux
12 217 (20.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 213 (20.19%) SAN
14 197 (18.67%) ITIL
15 181 (17.16%) Firewall
16 180 (17.06%) vSphere
17 172 (16.30%) Security Cleared
18 171 (16.21%) SCCM
19 160 (15.17%) HP
20 156 (14.79%) DHCP
21 150 (14.22%) SQL Server
22 141 (13.36%) IIS
23 139 (13.18%) SQL
24 128 (12.13%) Hyper-V
25 125 (11.85%) PowerShell
25 125 (11.85%) SC Cleared
26 121 (11.47%) NetApp
27 120 (11.37%) Microsoft Certification
28 119 (11.28%) Exchange Server 2010

Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 255 (24.17%) MS Exchange
2 141 (13.36%) IIS
3 119 (11.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 71 (6.73%) SharePoint
5 68 (6.45%) Apache
6 65 (6.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 52 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 43 (4.08%) Lync
9 36 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2003
10 31 (2.94%) WebLogic
11 26 (2.46%) Tomcat
12 20 (1.90%) WebSphere
13 16 (1.52%) OpenStack
14 14 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 12 (1.14%) WebLogic Portal
16 10 (0.95%) SharePoint 2010
16 10 (0.95%) nginx
17 9 (0.85%) WebSphere Application Server
17 9 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
17 9 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 89 (8.44%) MS Excel
2 40 (3.79%) MS Office
3 8 (0.76%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.57%) MS Project
5 1 (0.095%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.095%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (0.57%) RMDS
2 3 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.19%) Eikon
3 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.095%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 72 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (3.41%) Office 365
4 20 (1.90%) IaaS
5 8 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (0.66%) Heroku
7 6 (0.57%) SaaS
8 4 (0.38%) PaaS
9 2 (0.19%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.095%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.095%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 249 (23.60%) DNS
2 213 (20.19%) SAN
3 181 (17.16%) Firewall
4 156 (14.79%) DHCP
5 106 (10.05%) LAN
6 98 (9.29%) WAN
7 94 (8.91%) TCP/IP
8 60 (5.69%) VPN
9 50 (4.74%) NAS
10 38 (3.60%) SSL
11 31 (2.94%) Network Security
12 29 (2.75%) FTP
13 27 (2.56%) LDAP
14 26 (2.46%) VLAN
15 23 (2.18%) Internet
15 23 (2.18%) Wireless
16 21 (1.99%) iSCSI
17 19 (1.80%) MPLS
17 19 (1.80%) VoIP
17 19 (1.80%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 150 (14.22%) SQL Server
2 27 (2.56%) MySQL
3 20 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (1.71%) Oracle Database
5 9 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (0.47%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.28%) SQLPlus
9 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.19%) NoSQL
10 2 (0.19%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.19%) DTS
10 2 (0.19%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.095%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.095%) DB2
Development Applications
1 39 (3.70%) Jenkins
2 36 (3.41%) Git (software)
3 24 (2.27%) Subversion
4 23 (2.18%) JIRA
5 14 (1.33%) Maven
6 13 (1.23%) Gradle
6 13 (1.23%) Mercurial
7 12 (1.14%) TeamCity
7 12 (1.14%) MSBuild
7 12 (1.14%) Ant
8 11 (1.04%) Visual Studio
8 11 (1.04%) Hudson
9 9 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (0.66%) Introscope
11 5 (0.47%) MSI
12 4 (0.38%) Fiddler
13 3 (0.28%) StarTeam
13 3 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (0.28%) Cucumber
14 2 (0.19%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 113 (10.71%) Finance
2 30 (2.84%) Telecoms
3 22 (2.09%) Retail
4 20 (1.90%) Banking
5 18 (1.71%) Back Office
6 14 (1.33%) Legal
7 9 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.76%) Publishing
8 8 (0.76%) Law
9 7 (0.66%) Financial Institution
9 7 (0.66%) Spanish Language
10 6 (0.57%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.28%) Advertising
11 3 (0.28%) Online Betting
11 3 (0.28%) Local Government
12 2 (0.19%) Games
12 2 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
12 2 (0.19%) Marketing
13 1 (0.095%) Electronics
13 1 (0.095%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (4.45%) .NET
2 27 (2.56%) XML
3 22 (2.09%) Web Services
4 20 (1.90%) HTML
5 17 (1.61%) Application Packaging
6 16 (1.52%) J2EE
7 12 (1.14%) Django
7 12 (1.14%) Rendezvous
8 9 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (0.66%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (0.57%) Worklight
11 5 (0.47%) Middleware
12 4 (0.38%) CSS
13 3 (0.28%) LAMP
14 2 (0.19%) ASP.NET MVC
14 2 (0.19%) ASP.NET MVC 3
14 2 (0.19%) REST
14 2 (0.19%) .NET Framework
14 2 (0.19%) Java EE
14 2 (0.19%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 68 (6.45%) Clustering
2 39 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (2.75%) Replication
4 26 (2.46%) PKI
5 20 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 17 (1.61%) Private Cloud
7 14 (1.33%) Blackberry
8 13 (1.23%) Open Source
9 12 (1.14%) Fixed Income
9 12 (1.14%) Fat Client
9 12 (1.14%) Thin Client
10 11 (1.04%) NHS
11 10 (0.95%) Wiki
12 8 (0.76%) Computer Science
13 7 (0.66%) Spread Betting
13 7 (0.66%) EqualLogic
14 6 (0.57%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.57%) PDA
14 6 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
14 6 (0.57%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 782 (74.12%) Windows
2 376 (35.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 257 (24.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 225 (21.33%) Linux
5 217 (20.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 111 (10.52%) Windows 7
7 71 (6.73%) UNIX
8 61 (5.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 47 (4.45%) Solaris
10 35 (3.32%) Windows XP
11 31 (2.94%) Windows 8
12 21 (1.99%) VMS
13 20 (1.90%) CentOS
14 16 (1.52%) Windows 2000
15 12 (1.14%) Debian
15 12 (1.14%) AIX
16 9 (0.85%) Windows NT
16 9 (0.85%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.76%) Mac OS X
18 7 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (18.67%) ITIL
2 98 (9.29%) Migration
3 46 (4.36%) Configuration Management
3 46 (4.36%) Load Balancing
4 45 (4.27%) DevOps
5 41 (3.89%) Continuous Integration
6 39 (3.70%) Project Management
7 38 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
8 37 (3.51%) Problem Management
9 36 (3.41%) Change Management
10 33 (3.13%) E-Commerce
11 32 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (2.37%) Service Delivery
12 25 (2.37%) Performance Monitoring
12 25 (2.37%) Capacity Planning
13 23 (2.18%) High Availability
14 21 (1.99%) Network Monitoring
15 20 (1.90%) Incident Management
16 19 (1.80%) Information Security
16 19 (1.80%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 139 (13.18%) SQL
2 125 (11.85%) PowerShell
3 51 (4.83%) Shell Script
4 40 (3.79%) Python
5 34 (3.22%) VBScript
6 32 (3.03%) Java
7 29 (2.75%) Bash Shell
8 28 (2.65%) PHP
9 23 (2.18%) Ruby
10 22 (2.09%) VB
11 20 (1.90%) Perl
12 14 (1.33%) C++
13 8 (0.76%) C
14 6 (0.57%) Jython
15 4 (0.38%) C#
16 3 (0.28%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.28%) JavaScript
16 3 (0.28%) REXX
16 3 (0.28%) Tcl
16 3 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 172 (16.30%) Security Cleared
2 125 (11.85%) SC Cleared
3 120 (11.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 86 (8.15%) MCSE
5 64 (6.07%) Cisco Certification
6 53 (5.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 48 (4.55%) CCNA
8 47 (4.45%) MCSA
9 37 (3.51%) MCITP
10 36 (3.41%) DV Cleared
11 26 (2.46%) MCP
12 24 (2.27%) Degree
13 22 (2.09%) CCNP
14 20 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
15 15 (1.42%) CCA
16 11 (1.04%) CCEA
17 10 (0.95%) CCIA
18 8 (0.76%) VCAP
18 8 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
19 7 (0.66%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.84%) SLA
2 9 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.57%) QA
4 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.19%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.095%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.095%) Solvency II
System Software
1 519 (49.19%) Active Directory
2 344 (32.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 180 (17.06%) vSphere
4 128 (12.13%) Hyper-V
5 76 (7.20%) XenApp
6 74 (7.01%) VMware ESX
7 43 (4.08%) XenDesktop
8 38 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
9 27 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 23 (2.18%) vCloud
10 23 (2.18%) XenServer
11 15 (1.42%) Postfix
12 14 (1.33%) VMware Server
13 13 (1.23%) Terminal Services
14 11 (1.04%) NFS
14 11 (1.04%) Xen
14 11 (1.04%) Samba
14 11 (1.04%) iptables
15 10 (0.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 9 (0.85%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 171 (16.21%) SCCM
2 84 (7.96%) SCOM
3 48 (4.55%) Puppet
4 28 (2.65%) WSUS
5 20 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
6 19 (1.80%) NetBackup
7 16 (1.52%) Backup Exec
8 15 (1.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 14 (1.33%) ITRS Geneos
9 14 (1.33%) Nagios
10 12 (1.14%) BladeLogic
11 11 (1.04%) ARCserve
11 11 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 11 (1.04%) ZABBIX
12 10 (0.95%) McAfee ePO
12 10 (0.95%) SCOrch
12 10 (0.95%) HP Data Protector
13 8 (0.76%) HP SIM
13 8 (0.76%) Vagrant
14 7 (0.66%) vMotion
Vendors
1 579 (54.88%) VMware
2 383 (36.30%) Microsoft
3 252 (23.89%) Cisco
4 249 (23.60%) Citrix
5 160 (15.17%) HP
6 121 (11.47%) NetApp
7 86 (8.15%) Red Hat
8 76 (7.20%) Oracle
9 53 (5.02%) Dell
10 48 (4.55%) EMC
11 44 (4.17%) IBM
12 41 (3.89%) CheckPoint
13 34 (3.22%) McAfee
14 30 (2.84%) Juniper
15 29 (2.75%) F5
16 25 (2.37%) Symantec
17 17 (1.61%) AppSense
17 17 (1.61%) 3PAR
18 14 (1.33%) Splunk
18 14 (1.33%) Sophos
East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Harrington Starr
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £220 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
West London
PCR
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
Square One Resources
Rate: From £300 to £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Harlow
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £250 - £264 per annum + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £20 - £24 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £26 - £30 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Essex
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: on application
Posted: 5 days ago