The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 246 292 288
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 411 313 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 0.62% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 0.67% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 178 214
Average daily rate
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£310 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £218 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £422 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £300
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 28
Average hourly rate £26.75 £22.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.25 £19.00 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £30.75 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.88% -25.00%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49052 47059 53535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.41% 92.53% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29837 27513 29708
Average daily rate £399 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1952 2140 2686
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +34 377 £300 -7.69% 131
London +40 137 £355 +1.42% 40
South East +4 73 £300 -7.69% 27
East of England +9 50 £255 +5.15% 15
South West -8 36 £275 -8.33% 13
West Midlands -4 26 £263 +2.94% 5
North West -5 23 £250 +17.64% 17
West Sussex +19 22 £220 -37.14% 2
City of London +22 21 £338 -3.57% 10
Scotland +1 20 £385 +2.66% 3
Gloucestershire +1 19 £300 -4.00% 5
Essex +11 14 £313 +27.55% 1
Yorkshire -3 14 £243 -11.81% 12
Hampshire -8 13 £310 -13.20% 8
Edinburgh -11 13 £393 - 1
Kent +5 12 £350 - 1
Berkshire -9 11 £338 +10.65% 5
Norfolk -7 10 £153 -35.10%
East Midlands -10 10 £325 +32.65% 2
Cambridge +5 9 £305 +74.28% 3
Cambridgeshire -7 9 £305 +43.52% 3
Gloucester -1 8 £288 -4.16% 4
Cheshire -3 8 £280 -13.84% 7
Coventry -7 8 £293 - 2
Bedfordshire -9 8 £344 +18.53% 6
Shropshire +5 7 £315 -
Reading +3 7 £350 +24.44% 2
Manchester +1 7 £320 +60.00% 6
West Yorkshire -1 7 £210 -23.63% 10
Bristol -10 7 £320 +113.33% 1

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 594 (75.09%) Windows
2 460 (58.15%) VMware
3 419 (52.97%) Active Directory
4 329 (41.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 306 (38.69%) Microsoft
6 238 (30.09%) Citrix
7 234 (29.58%) VMware Infrastructure
8 226 (28.57%) MS Exchange
9 207 (26.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 191 (24.15%) Cisco
11 168 (21.24%) SCCM
12 165 (20.86%) Windows Server 2012
13 161 (20.35%) SAN
14 156 (19.72%) Firewall
15 150 (18.96%) DNS
16 149 (18.84%) Linux
17 134 (16.94%) HP
18 133 (16.81%) XenApp
18 133 (16.81%) Exchange Server 2010
19 132 (16.69%) ITIL
20 122 (15.42%) vSphere
21 117 (14.79%) SQL Server
21 117 (14.79%) SQL
22 110 (13.91%) Microsoft Certification
23 101 (12.77%) DHCP
24 95 (12.01%) MS Excel
24 95 (12.01%) Hyper-V
25 94 (11.88%) SCOM
26 90 (11.38%) SharePoint
27 87 (11.00%) WAN

Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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
1 226 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 133 (16.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 90 (11.38%) SharePoint
4 72 (9.10%) Exchange Server 2007
5 65 (8.22%) IIS
6 61 (7.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 39 (4.93%) Apache
8 33 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 20 (2.53%) Lync
10 18 (2.28%) Tomcat
10 18 (2.28%) SharePoint 2013
11 16 (2.02%) WebLogic
12 15 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
13 13 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 9 (1.14%) WebSphere
15 8 (1.01%) IBM Notes
16 6 (0.76%) GlassFish
16 6 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
16 6 (0.76%) OpenStack
17 5 (0.63%) JOnAS
Applications
1 95 (12.01%) MS Excel
2 43 (5.44%) MS Office
3 4 (0.51%) MS Project
4 3 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.25%) Agresso
2 2 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) assyst
3 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 31 (3.92%) Office 365
2 26 (3.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (2.02%) IaaS
5 7 (0.88%) SaaS
5 7 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.76%) IBM SmartCloud
7 4 (0.51%) PaaS
7 4 (0.51%) Heroku
8 2 (0.25%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 161 (20.35%) SAN
2 156 (19.72%) Firewall
3 150 (18.96%) DNS
4 101 (12.77%) DHCP
5 87 (11.00%) WAN
6 85 (10.75%) LAN
7 68 (8.60%) TCP/IP
8 38 (4.80%) Internet
9 36 (4.55%) Wireless
9 36 (4.55%) VoIP
10 34 (4.30%) VPN
10 34 (4.30%) NAS
11 23 (2.91%) MPLS
11 23 (2.91%) SSL
11 23 (2.91%) VLAN
12 22 (2.78%) LDAP
13 20 (2.53%) Network Security
14 18 (2.28%) Cisco PIX
15 16 (2.02%) HTTP
16 14 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (14.79%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 20 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (1.90%) MySQL
5 13 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
6 12 (1.52%) Oracle Database
6 12 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
7 11 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (0.88%) Relational Database
8 7 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.63%) SQLPlus
10 5 (0.63%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.51%) Hadoop
11 4 (0.51%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.51%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.38%) Oracle Exadata
12 3 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 9 (1.14%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.01%) Hudson
3 4 (0.51%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.25%) WinRunner
5 2 (0.25%) TestDirector
5 2 (0.25%) QuickTest Pro
5 2 (0.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.25%) Wise Package Studio
6 1 (0.13%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.13%) VisualVM
6 1 (0.13%) Subversion
6 1 (0.13%) Maven
6 1 (0.13%) JIRA
6 1 (0.13%) WebLOAD
6 1 (0.13%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.13%) MSI
6 1 (0.13%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.13%) ClearCase
General
1 62 (7.84%) Finance
2 26 (3.29%) Telecoms
3 23 (2.91%) Banking
4 14 (1.77%) Publishing
5 13 (1.64%) Retail
5 13 (1.64%) Advertising
6 9 (1.14%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.01%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.76%) Law
9 4 (0.51%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.51%) Back Office
9 4 (0.51%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.25%) Legal
10 2 (0.25%) French Language
10 2 (0.25%) Local Government
11 1 (0.13%) Marketing
11 1 (0.13%) German Language
11 1 (0.13%) Automotive
11 1 (0.13%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.90%) .NET
2 11 (1.39%) HTML
3 9 (1.14%) COM+
4 8 (1.01%) SOAP
4 8 (1.01%) LAMP
4 8 (1.01%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (0.88%) Web Services
6 6 (0.76%) JMS
6 6 (0.76%) J2EE
6 6 (0.76%) Middleware
7 5 (0.63%) HTML5
8 3 (0.38%) Memcached
8 3 (0.38%) Application Packaging
8 3 (0.38%) DCOM
9 2 (0.25%) XML
10 1 (0.13%) REST
10 1 (0.13%) XMPP
10 1 (0.13%) Java EE
10 1 (0.13%) WCF
10 1 (0.13%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 46 (5.82%) Clustering
2 21 (2.65%) Blackberry
3 19 (2.40%) Fat Client
3 19 (2.40%) Thin Client
4 17 (2.15%) Computer Science
5 16 (2.02%) Replication
6 15 (1.90%) PKI
7 11 (1.39%) Open Source
7 11 (1.39%) NHS
8 10 (1.26%) Management Information System
9 7 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (0.63%) Kindle
10 5 (0.63%) HACMP
10 5 (0.63%) Firmware
11 4 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (0.51%) Spread Betting
11 4 (0.51%) EqualLogic
11 4 (0.51%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.38%) CLARiiON
12 3 (0.38%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 594 (75.09%) Windows
2 329 (41.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 207 (26.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 165 (20.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 149 (18.84%) Linux
6 86 (10.87%) Windows 7
7 51 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 45 (5.69%) UNIX
9 41 (5.18%) Windows XP
10 30 (3.79%) Solaris
11 11 (1.39%) Windows 8
12 10 (1.26%) Windows 2000 Server
13 9 (1.14%) AIX
14 8 (1.01%) Oracle Linux
15 6 (0.76%) HPUX
16 5 (0.63%) Windows Vista
16 5 (0.63%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.51%) VMS
17 4 (0.51%) Debian
17 4 (0.51%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (16.69%) ITIL
2 52 (6.57%) Migration
3 35 (4.42%) DevOps
4 29 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (3.54%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (3.41%) Project Management
6 27 (3.41%) Business Continuity
7 20 (2.53%) Configuration Management
7 20 (2.53%) Capacity Planning
8 19 (2.40%) Root Cause Analysis
8 19 (2.40%) Service Delivery
9 17 (2.15%) Change Management
9 17 (2.15%) PRINCE2
10 16 (2.02%) Performance Monitoring
11 15 (1.90%) Load Balancing
12 14 (1.77%) Problem Management
12 14 (1.77%) Data Management
13 13 (1.64%) Change Control
14 12 (1.52%) SOA
14 12 (1.52%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 117 (14.79%) SQL
2 86 (10.87%) PowerShell
3 29 (3.67%) Java
4 19 (2.40%) Perl
5 15 (1.90%) Shell Script
6 14 (1.77%) Python
6 14 (1.77%) Bash Shell
7 11 (1.39%) VB
7 11 (1.39%) C
8 10 (1.26%) Ruby
9 8 (1.01%) VBScript
10 6 (0.76%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.63%) PHP
12 3 (0.38%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.25%) C#
13 2 (0.25%) Korn
14 1 (0.13%) C++
14 1 (0.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 110 (13.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 86 (10.87%) Security Cleared
3 83 (10.49%) MCSE
4 60 (7.59%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (6.95%) SC Cleared
6 42 (5.31%) CCNA
7 38 (4.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 35 (4.42%) MCITP
9 29 (3.67%) Degree
10 28 (3.54%) MCSA
10 28 (3.54%) CCNP
11 23 (2.91%) DV Cleared
12 22 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
12 22 (2.78%) MCP
13 15 (1.90%) CCA
13 15 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
14 13 (1.64%) MCTS
15 6 (0.76%) VCDX
15 6 (0.76%) VCAP
16 5 (0.63%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.30%) SLA
2 8 (1.01%) QA
3 5 (0.63%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 419 (52.97%) Active Directory
2 234 (29.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (16.81%) XenApp
4 122 (15.42%) vSphere
5 95 (12.01%) Hyper-V
6 50 (6.32%) VMware ESX
7 39 (4.93%) XenDesktop
8 36 (4.55%) XenServer
9 32 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (2.28%) vCloud
10 18 (2.28%) UAG
11 13 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 11 (1.39%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (1.26%) Terminal Services
14 8 (1.01%) Xen
15 7 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 6 (0.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 5 (0.63%) OCFS2
17 5 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
17 5 (0.63%) Samba
Systems Management
1 168 (21.24%) SCCM
2 94 (11.88%) SCOM
3 36 (4.55%) Backup Exec
4 24 (3.03%) Puppet
5 16 (2.02%) WSUS
6 14 (1.77%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (1.52%) NetBackup
8 11 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
8 11 (1.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 8 (1.01%) HP Data Protector
10 8 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
11 7 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 7 (0.88%) SCVMM
11 7 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 6 (0.76%) Foglight
12 6 (0.76%) HP SIM
12 6 (0.76%) SCDPM
12 6 (0.76%) SCOrch
12 6 (0.76%) Ansible
Vendors
1 460 (58.15%) VMware
2 306 (38.69%) Microsoft
3 238 (30.09%) Citrix
4 191 (24.15%) Cisco
5 134 (16.94%) HP
6 64 (8.09%) NetApp
7 55 (6.95%) EMC
8 49 (6.19%) Red Hat
9 46 (5.82%) IBM
10 41 (5.18%) Oracle
11 40 (5.06%) Symantec
12 38 (4.80%) Juniper
13 36 (4.55%) CheckPoint
14 26 (3.29%) Dell
15 24 (3.03%) McAfee
16 19 (2.40%) JBoss
17 18 (2.28%) F5
18 17 (2.15%) Sun
19 16 (2.02%) CA
20 14 (1.77%) Sophos
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £25 - £30 per hour
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Venn Group - UK
Posted: 3 days ago
Spalding, Lincolnshire
X4 Group
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rullion IT Plus
Rate: £230 - £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £175 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £380 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
London
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: To £425 + Expenses
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
EMBS- People Transfer
Rate: £375 - £425 + Expenses
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £280 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150
Posted: 5 days ago
West Sussex
X4 Group
Rate: £100 - 150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
X4 Group
Rate: £23 - 25 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Square One Resources
Rate: From £200 to £240 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £220 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Coal IT Services
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £325 to £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: 6 days ago