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 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 224 295 305
Rank change year-on-year
+71 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 517 344 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 0.65% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.70% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 209 194
Average daily rate
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£344 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 24 18
Average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.33 £16.50 £16.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £37.50 £33.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +4.65%

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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +68 491 £340 +4.61% 159
London +24 190 £375 +7.14% 43
South East +41 107 £325 - 34
East of England +38 89 £348 +41.83% 21
City of London +27 44 £366 -0.34% 13
South West -3 38 £188 +7.14% 17
Berkshire +33 35 £400 +23.07% 13
Cambridgeshire +25 32 £338 +43.61% 4
Bedfordshire - 32 £350 - 3
West Midlands -7 29 £300 +9.09% 10
Cambridge +17 27 £363 +76.82% 1
Luton - 27 £350 - 1
Hampshire +1 21 £290 -17.73% 6
Gloucestershire -1 21 £200 +33.33% 7
Surrey +5 19 £324 +8.82% 6
Yorkshire +5 17 £311 +38.33% 16
Scotland -7 13 £375 +9.09% 2
West Yorkshire +1 12 £311 +38.33% 12
North West -7 12 £300 +41.36% 13
Buckinghamshire +14 11 £350 -
Hertfordshire - 11 £335 - 7
Reading +25 10 £425 +30.76% 5
East Midlands +4 10 £300 +22.44% 4
Leeds +5 9 £313 +25.00% 9
Devon -15 9 £175 +2.94%
Kent 0 8 £406 - 3
Birmingham -4 8 £200 -33.33% 5
Edinburgh -2 7 £404 +96.95% 2
Suffolk - 7 £243 - 2
Norfolk -11 6 £175 -28.57% 1

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 656 (70.09%) Windows
2 504 (53.85%) VMware
3 473 (50.53%) Active Directory
4 359 (38.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 342 (36.54%) Microsoft
6 241 (25.75%) Citrix
7 240 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
8 228 (24.36%) MS Exchange
9 222 (23.72%) Cisco
10 220 (23.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 206 (22.01%) SAN
12 195 (20.83%) Firewall
13 189 (20.19%) DNS
14 187 (19.98%) Windows Server 2012
15 186 (19.87%) SCCM
16 185 (19.76%) Linux
17 162 (17.31%) ITIL
18 135 (14.42%) DHCP
18 135 (14.42%) vSphere
19 134 (14.32%) Exchange Server 2010
20 128 (13.68%) XenApp
21 120 (12.82%) MS Excel
22 119 (12.71%) Microsoft Certification
23 116 (12.39%) SQL
24 114 (12.18%) HP
24 114 (12.18%) SCOM
25 101 (10.79%) Windows 7
26 97 (10.36%) Hyper-V
27 95 (10.15%) SQL Server
28 88 (9.40%) PowerShell

Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 228 (24.36%) MS Exchange
2 134 (14.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 86 (9.19%) SharePoint
4 85 (9.08%) IIS
5 77 (8.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 64 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2003
7 53 (5.66%) Apache
8 47 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2013
9 26 (2.78%) Lync
10 25 (2.67%) Tomcat
11 19 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 18 (1.92%) WebSphere
13 17 (1.82%) SharePoint 2013
14 15 (1.60%) WebLogic
15 12 (1.28%) OpenStack
16 10 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
17 8 (0.85%) nginx
18 7 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
18 7 (0.75%) IBM HTTP Server
19 6 (0.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 120 (12.82%) MS Excel
2 43 (4.59%) MS Office
3 5 (0.53%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.43%) MS Project
5 1 (0.11%) CATIA
5 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (0.43%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.21%) ENOVIA
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.11%) assyst
4 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 48 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 46 (4.91%) Amazon AWS
3 30 (3.21%) Office 365
4 18 (1.92%) IaaS
5 8 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
6 7 (0.75%) SaaS
7 5 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.53%) PaaS
7 5 (0.53%) Heroku
8 4 (0.43%) Google Apps
8 4 (0.43%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.11%) GitHub
9 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 206 (22.01%) SAN
2 195 (20.83%) Firewall
3 189 (20.19%) DNS
4 135 (14.42%) DHCP
5 87 (9.29%) WAN
6 84 (8.97%) LAN
7 77 (8.23%) TCP/IP
8 38 (4.06%) VPN
9 37 (3.95%) SSL
9 37 (3.95%) VoIP
9 37 (3.95%) Internet
10 34 (3.63%) VLAN
11 32 (3.42%) Wireless
12 30 (3.21%) MPLS
12 30 (3.21%) Network Security
13 26 (2.78%) NAS
14 25 (2.67%) FTP
15 19 (2.03%) HTTP
16 18 (1.92%) Reverse Proxy
16 18 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (10.15%) SQL Server
2 26 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 21 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 18 (1.92%) Oracle Database
5 17 (1.82%) MySQL
6 15 (1.60%) SQL Server 2000
7 13 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 9 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 8 (0.85%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.64%) DB2
11 6 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (0.53%) SQLPlus
13 4 (0.43%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.32%) SQL Server 7
14 3 (0.32%) Big Data
14 3 (0.32%) Oracle Exadata
15 2 (0.21%) Relational Database
15 2 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (1.39%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.07%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.07%) Subversion
3 6 (0.64%) Hudson
4 3 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.32%) JMeter
4 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 3 (0.32%) RSpec
5 2 (0.21%) Wise Package Studio
5 2 (0.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.21%) Introscope
5 2 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.11%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.11%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.11%) MSI
6 1 (0.11%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.11%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.11%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.11%) VisualVM
General
1 67 (7.16%) Finance
2 34 (3.63%) Telecoms
3 24 (2.56%) Banking
4 20 (2.14%) Publishing
5 19 (2.03%) Advertising
6 15 (1.60%) Retail
7 10 (1.07%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.85%) Law
9 7 (0.75%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.53%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.43%) Automotive
11 4 (0.43%) Private Banking
12 3 (0.32%) Back Office
12 3 (0.32%) Legal
13 2 (0.21%) Military
13 2 (0.21%) French Language
14 1 (0.11%) German Language
14 1 (0.11%) Marketing
14 1 (0.11%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (3.21%) Web Services
2 19 (2.03%) .NET
3 16 (1.71%) HTML
4 9 (0.96%) Middleware
5 8 (0.85%) HTML5
5 8 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (0.75%) OpenCL
7 6 (0.64%) Worklight
8 5 (0.53%) Application Packaging
9 4 (0.43%) COM+
9 4 (0.43%) LAMP
10 3 (0.32%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.32%) J2EE
10 3 (0.32%) SOAP
10 3 (0.32%) X-Windows
11 2 (0.21%) OpenID
11 2 (0.21%) Regular Expression
11 2 (0.21%) SAML
11 2 (0.21%) XML
11 2 (0.21%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 50 (5.34%) Clustering
2 34 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (3.31%) Blackberry
4 25 (2.67%) Fat Client
4 25 (2.67%) Thin Client
5 24 (2.56%) PKI
6 15 (1.60%) Computer Science
6 15 (1.60%) Kindle
7 14 (1.50%) Replication
8 10 (1.07%) Open Source
9 7 (0.75%) NHS
10 6 (0.64%) EqualLogic
10 6 (0.64%) Management Information System
10 6 (0.64%) CLARiiON
10 6 (0.64%) FMCG
11 5 (0.53%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (0.53%) Mainframe
11 5 (0.53%) HACMP
12 4 (0.43%) Statistics
12 4 (0.43%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 656 (70.09%) Windows
2 359 (38.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 220 (23.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 187 (19.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 185 (19.76%) Linux
6 101 (10.79%) Windows 7
7 61 (6.52%) UNIX
8 58 (6.20%) Windows XP
8 58 (6.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 38 (4.06%) Solaris
10 19 (2.03%) AIX
11 14 (1.50%) SUSE
12 12 (1.28%) Windows 8
12 12 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
13 10 (1.07%) Oracle Linux
13 10 (1.07%) Windows 2000
14 9 (0.96%) CentOS
15 7 (0.75%) Debian
16 6 (0.64%) VMS
16 6 (0.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (17.31%) ITIL
2 53 (5.66%) Migration
3 46 (4.91%) DevOps
4 44 (4.70%) E-Commerce
5 39 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 39 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (3.74%) Configuration Management
7 30 (3.21%) Change Management
8 27 (2.88%) Root Cause Analysis
8 27 (2.88%) Business Continuity
8 27 (2.88%) Load Balancing
9 26 (2.78%) Project Management
10 19 (2.03%) Service Delivery
10 19 (2.03%) Capacity Planning
11 17 (1.82%) Performance Tuning
12 16 (1.71%) Performance Monitoring
12 16 (1.71%) PRINCE2
13 15 (1.60%) Network Monitoring
14 14 (1.50%) Problem Management
15 13 (1.39%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 116 (12.39%) SQL
2 88 (9.40%) PowerShell
3 29 (3.10%) Shell Script
4 28 (2.99%) Bash Shell
5 24 (2.56%) Java
6 15 (1.60%) Python
7 14 (1.50%) Perl
7 14 (1.50%) Ruby
8 13 (1.39%) VBScript
9 12 (1.28%) VB
10 9 (0.96%) C
11 8 (0.85%) PHP
12 6 (0.64%) Jython
13 5 (0.53%) PL/SQL
13 5 (0.53%) VBA
14 4 (0.43%) Clojure
15 3 (0.32%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.32%) JavaScript
16 2 (0.21%) Korn
17 1 (0.11%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 119 (12.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (8.76%) MCSE
3 79 (8.44%) Security Cleared
4 60 (6.41%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (4.81%) CCNA
6 41 (4.38%) SC Cleared
7 40 (4.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 33 (3.53%) Degree
9 31 (3.31%) MCSA
10 30 (3.21%) MCP
10 30 (3.21%) MCITP
11 29 (3.10%) DV Cleared
12 27 (2.88%) ITIL Certification
12 27 (2.88%) CCNP
13 14 (1.50%) MCTS
14 12 (1.28%) CCA
14 12 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (0.75%) VCDX
15 7 (0.75%) VCAP
16 4 (0.43%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (4.27%) SLA
2 15 (1.60%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.64%) QA
3 6 (0.64%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 473 (50.53%) Active Directory
2 240 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 135 (14.42%) vSphere
4 128 (13.68%) XenApp
5 97 (10.36%) Hyper-V
6 48 (5.13%) VMware ESX
6 48 (5.13%) XenServer
7 33 (3.53%) XenDesktop
8 31 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
9 28 (2.99%) vCloud
10 18 (1.92%) UAG
11 13 (1.39%) Terminal Services
12 12 (1.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 12 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
13 7 (0.75%) NFS
14 6 (0.64%) Xen
14 6 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 5 (0.53%) NLBS
15 5 (0.53%) OCFS2
16 4 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 186 (19.87%) SCCM
2 114 (12.18%) SCOM
3 47 (5.02%) Backup Exec
4 40 (4.27%) Puppet
5 28 (2.99%) NetBackup
6 23 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (1.82%) WSUS
8 14 (1.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 13 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
10 10 (1.07%) SCOrch
11 9 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (0.75%) Nagios
12 7 (0.75%) Vagrant
12 7 (0.75%) HP SIM
13 6 (0.64%) ZABBIX
13 6 (0.64%) Ansible
13 6 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 6 (0.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 5 (0.53%) SCVMM
14 5 (0.53%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 504 (53.85%) VMware
2 342 (36.54%) Microsoft
3 241 (25.75%) Citrix
4 222 (23.72%) Cisco
5 114 (12.18%) HP
6 80 (8.55%) NetApp
7 69 (7.37%) Red Hat
8 66 (7.05%) EMC
9 57 (6.09%) IBM
10 55 (5.88%) Symantec
11 53 (5.66%) CheckPoint
12 46 (4.91%) Oracle
13 44 (4.70%) Juniper
14 38 (4.06%) Dell
15 26 (2.78%) McAfee
16 22 (2.35%) JBoss
17 19 (2.03%) WatchGuard
18 17 (1.82%) Sophos
18 17 (1.82%) Sun
19 16 (1.71%) AppSense
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