The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Infrastructure Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Support Engineer
UK
Rank 540 561 546
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support Engineer 42 66 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 44 40
Median daily rate £340 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £225 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £333 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £260 £281
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
Median hourly rate £19.00 £78.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.87% +293.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £35.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-45.71% +75.00%

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
41727 48141 48107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.74% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27140 30642 30268
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1738 1911
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Infrastructure Support Engineer in the job title.

Infrastructure Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Infrastructure Support Engineer within the UK.

Infrastructure Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Infrastructure Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Support Engineer within the UK.

Infrastructure Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 41 £345 +16.94% 17
London +15 18 £444 +36.53% 4
South East +8 10 £305 +1.66% 8
North West +31 4 £295 +25.53% 2
Berkshire +17 3 - - 3
West Yorkshire +27 2 £350 - 1
Yorkshire +19 2 £350 - 1
South West +8 2 - -
Leeds +8 2 £350 - 1
Hampshire +7 2 £413 +37.50%
West Midlands +1 2 - -
East of England -2 2 £340 +23.63% 2
Birmingham -3 2 - -
Liverpool - 2 £350 -
City of London - 2 £469 - 1
Merseyside - 2 £350 -
Cheshire +22 1 £240 +2.12% 1
South Wales +15 1 £175 -30.00%
Devon +12 1 - -
Reading +11 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +6 1 - -
Brighton +6 1 £325 +8.33%
East Sussex +6 1 £325 +8.33%
Wales +4 1 £175 -30.00%
Durham +3 1 - -
Oxfordshire -1 1 £260 -13.33% 2
North East -14 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £340 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Chester - 1 £240 -

Infrastructure Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, Infrastructure Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Infrastructure Support Engineer in the job title.

1 66 (65.35%) Windows
2 57 (56.44%) VMware
3 47 (46.53%) Microsoft
4 44 (43.56%) Active Directory
4 44 (43.56%) Windows Server
5 35 (34.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (23.76%) VMware Infrastructure
6 24 (23.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (21.78%) Cisco
8 20 (19.80%) Linux
8 20 (19.80%) MS Exchange
9 18 (17.82%) Firewall
10 17 (16.83%) Citrix
11 15 (14.85%) HP
11 15 (14.85%) SAN
12 14 (13.86%) DNS
12 14 (13.86%) ITIL
12 14 (13.86%) SQL Server
12 14 (13.86%) PowerShell
13 11 (10.89%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (10.89%) Finance
13 11 (10.89%) SQL
13 11 (10.89%) LAN
13 11 (10.89%) DHCP
13 11 (10.89%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (9.90%) WAN
14 10 (9.90%) MS Excel
14 10 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2010
14 10 (9.90%) Data Centre
15 9 (8.91%) vSphere

Infrastructure Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (19.80%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (6.93%) IIS
4 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.96%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.97%) Apache
7 2 (1.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.98%) Jetty
7 2 (1.98%) Mongrel
7 2 (1.98%) nginx
7 2 (1.98%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.98%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.98%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (9.90%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.92%) MS Office
3 3 (2.97%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.94%) Office 365
3 3 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.97%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.98%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.98%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.98%) HP Helion
4 2 (1.98%) IaaS
4 2 (1.98%) PaaS
4 2 (1.98%) SaaS
5 1 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.99%) GitHub
5 1 (0.99%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.99%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 18 (17.82%) Firewall
2 15 (14.85%) SAN
3 14 (13.86%) DNS
4 11 (10.89%) DHCP
4 11 (10.89%) LAN
5 10 (9.90%) WAN
6 7 (6.93%) DMZ
6 7 (6.93%) TCP/IP
6 7 (6.93%) VPN
6 7 (6.93%) VSAN
7 5 (4.95%) IPsec
8 4 (3.96%) FTP
8 4 (3.96%) Internet
8 4 (3.96%) NAS
8 4 (3.96%) NetScaler
8 4 (3.96%) VoIP
9 3 (2.97%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (2.97%) HSRP
9 3 (2.97%) HTTP
9 3 (2.97%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.98%) MySQL
3 1 (0.99%) Big Data
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.98%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.98%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.99%) JIRA
3 1 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (10.89%) Finance
2 4 (3.96%) Banking
3 2 (1.98%) Law
3 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.99%) Advertising
4 1 (0.99%) Back Office
4 1 (0.99%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.99%) Legal
4 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.99%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.98%) .NET
1 2 (1.98%) J2EE
1 2 (1.98%) Servlets
2 1 (0.99%) ELK Stack
2 1 (0.99%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.90%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.96%) EMC VNX
3 3 (2.97%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.98%) Clustering
4 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.98%) NHS
5 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.99%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.99%) RIA
5 1 (0.99%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.99%) Statistics
5 1 (0.99%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 66 (65.35%) Windows
2 44 (43.56%) Windows Server
3 35 (34.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (23.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (19.80%) Linux
6 11 (10.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (7.92%) Unix
7 8 (7.92%) Windows 7
8 6 (5.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (5.94%) Solaris
9 5 (4.95%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.96%) AIX
10 4 (3.96%) CentOS
10 4 (3.96%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (3.96%) SUSE
10 4 (3.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (3.96%) Ubuntu
10 4 (3.96%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.98%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.99%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (13.86%) ITIL
2 5 (4.95%) Asset Management
2 5 (4.95%) Investment Management
2 5 (4.95%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (3.96%) Change Management
3 4 (3.96%) ITIL V3
3 4 (3.96%) Open Source
3 4 (3.96%) Service Delivery
4 3 (2.97%) Configuration Management
4 3 (2.97%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (2.97%) CRM
4 3 (2.97%) Data Protection
4 3 (2.97%) DevOps
4 3 (2.97%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (2.97%) Performance Optimisation
5 2 (1.98%) Data Centre Operations
5 2 (1.98%) Mentoring
5 2 (1.98%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (1.98%) Patch Management
5 2 (1.98%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.86%) PowerShell
2 11 (10.89%) SQL
3 4 (3.96%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.98%) Java
4 2 (1.98%) Perl
4 2 (1.98%) Python
5 1 (0.99%) C
5 1 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (10.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.93%) Degree
2 7 (6.93%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.94%) MCSE
4 5 (4.95%) CCNA
4 5 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.96%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (3.96%) MCSA
6 3 (2.97%) CCA
6 3 (2.97%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (2.97%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.97%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.98%) CCSA
7 2 (1.98%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.98%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.98%) MCP
8 1 (0.99%) CCNP
8 1 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.96%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (3.96%) SLA
2 1 (0.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 44 (43.56%) Active Directory
2 24 (23.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.91%) vSphere
4 8 (7.92%) XenApp
5 7 (6.93%) DFS Replication
5 7 (6.93%) Hyper-V
6 6 (5.94%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.96%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (3.96%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.97%) Xen
9 2 (1.98%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.99%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.99%) NFS
10 1 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.99%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.99%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (4.95%) Puppet
1 5 (4.95%) SCCM
2 4 (3.96%) WSUS
3 2 (1.98%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.98%) Grafana
3 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (1.98%) Nagios
3 2 (1.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.99%) Foglight
4 1 (0.99%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.99%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.99%) Kibana
4 1 (0.99%) logstash
4 1 (0.99%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.99%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (0.99%) Webmin
4 1 (0.99%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 57 (56.44%) VMware
2 47 (46.53%) Microsoft
3 22 (21.78%) Cisco
4 17 (16.83%) Citrix
5 15 (14.85%) HP
6 9 (8.91%) CheckPoint
6 9 (8.91%) Red Hat
7 7 (6.93%) Dell
7 7 (6.93%) IBM
8 5 (4.95%) 3PAR
8 5 (4.95%) EMC
9 4 (3.96%) NetApp
9 4 (3.96%) Oracle
9 4 (3.96%) Palo Alto
10 3 (2.97%) CommVault
10 3 (2.97%) F5
10 3 (2.97%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.97%) Splunk
10 3 (2.97%) Veeam
11 2 (1.98%) Google
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