The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Support Engineer
Rank 576 556 533
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -23
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support Engineer 31 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.049% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.053% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 5
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£295 £338 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.59% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £311
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £245 £263
% change year-on-year
+20.40% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -15.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -15.78%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
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 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Support Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 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 -20 31 £295 -12.59% 22
South East -4 13 £295 -15.71% 6
London -12 9 £450 +20.00% 4
East Sussex - 5 - -
South West +13 4 £230 - 7
City of London - 4 £450 -
Lewes - 4 - -
Berkshire -4 3 - - 2
Bracknell - 3 - -
West Sussex - 3 £295 -
North West -19 2 £350 +34.61% 3
Poole - 2 £244 -
Dorset - 2 £244 -
Hampshire -3 1 £325 -
West Midlands -9 1 - -
South Yorkshire -10 1 £225 +12.50%
Yorkshire -16 1 £225 +12.50% 1
Merseyside - 1 £350 -
East of England - 1 £288 -
Luton - 1 £288 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £425 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £425 -
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Devon - 1 £225 - 1
Rotherham - 1 £225 -
Runcorn - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £288 -
Brighton - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Exeter - 1 £225 - 1

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Infrastructure Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title.

1 41 (70.69%) Windows
2 34 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 34 (58.62%) VMware
3 29 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (44.83%) Microsoft
5 21 (36.21%) vSphere
6 20 (34.48%) MS Exchange
7 19 (32.76%) HP
7 19 (32.76%) VMware Infrastructure
8 18 (31.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (24.14%) SAN
10 12 (20.69%) Linux
11 11 (18.97%) IIS
11 11 (18.97%) Citrix
11 11 (18.97%) DNS
11 11 (18.97%) Firewall
12 10 (17.24%) Cisco
12 10 (17.24%) VPN
12 10 (17.24%) SQL Server
13 9 (15.52%) Hyper-V
14 8 (13.79%) HP Data Protector
15 7 (12.07%) SCCM
15 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2007
15 7 (12.07%) Change Management
15 7 (12.07%) Management Information System
15 7 (12.07%) SharePoint
15 7 (12.07%) DHCP
15 7 (12.07%) LAN
15 7 (12.07%) ITIL

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Infrastructure Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 20 (34.48%) MS Exchange
2 11 (18.97%) IIS
3 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (12.07%) SharePoint
4 5 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (8.62%) Apache
5 3 (5.17%) JBoss
6 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.45%) OpenStack
6 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.45%) Lync
6 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Office
2 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) RMDS
1 2 (3.45%) Eikon
2 1 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.72%) SaaS
2 1 (1.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.14%) SAN
2 11 (18.97%) DNS
2 11 (18.97%) Firewall
3 10 (17.24%) VPN
4 7 (12.07%) DHCP
4 7 (12.07%) LAN
5 6 (10.34%) WAN
5 6 (10.34%) Network Security
6 5 (8.62%) iSCSI
6 5 (8.62%) VoIP
7 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
8 3 (5.17%) Internet
9 2 (3.45%) SSL
9 2 (3.45%) NAS
10 1 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.72%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (1.72%) VLAN
10 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) DTS
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.72%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 6 (10.34%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Back Office
3 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.45%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Marketing
4 1 (1.72%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.72%) Electronics
4 1 (1.72%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.62%) Replication
3 4 (6.90%) Open Source
3 4 (6.90%) Clustering
4 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.45%) NHS
5 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.45%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.72%) Spread Betting
6 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.72%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.72%) PKI
6 1 (1.72%) DTV
6 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 41 (70.69%) Windows
2 29 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (31.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (20.69%) Linux
5 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.17%) CentOS
7 2 (3.45%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.72%) Solaris
8 1 (1.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.07%) Change Management
1 7 (12.07%) ITIL
2 5 (8.62%) ISMS
2 5 (8.62%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (8.62%) DevOps
2 5 (8.62%) Information Security Management
2 5 (8.62%) Security Management
2 5 (8.62%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (8.62%) Information Security
3 4 (6.90%) Data Management
4 3 (5.17%) Load Balancing
5 2 (3.45%) Network Design
5 2 (3.45%) Mentoring
5 2 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.72%) Logistics
6 1 (1.72%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.72%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.90%) SQL
2 3 (5.17%) Perl
3 2 (3.45%) Ruby
3 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.72%) Python
4 1 (1.72%) VBScript
4 1 (1.72%) PHP
4 1 (1.72%) C
4 1 (1.72%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.45%) MCSE
2 2 (3.45%) CCNA
2 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) Degree
3 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) VCDX
3 1 (1.72%) VCAP
3 1 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.72%) CCNP
3 1 (1.72%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (8.62%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 21 (36.21%) vSphere
3 19 (32.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (15.52%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.45%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.45%) vCloud
5 2 (3.45%) XenApp
5 2 (3.45%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.72%) XenServer
6 1 (1.72%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.72%) Firmware
6 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.72%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) HP Data Protector
2 7 (12.07%) SCCM
3 3 (5.17%) Puppet
3 3 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.17%) Foglight
3 3 (5.17%) Nagios
4 2 (3.45%) vMotion
4 2 (3.45%) SCOM
4 2 (3.45%) WSUS
5 1 (1.72%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.72%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.72%) Opsview
5 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.72%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.72%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 34 (58.62%) VMware
2 26 (44.83%) Microsoft
3 19 (32.76%) HP
4 11 (18.97%) Citrix
5 10 (17.24%) Cisco
6 6 (10.34%) Dell
7 5 (8.62%) NetApp
8 4 (6.90%) Red Hat
9 3 (5.17%) IBM
10 2 (3.45%) EMC
10 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
10 2 (3.45%) Reuters
10 2 (3.45%) Bloomberg
10 2 (3.45%) Symantec
10 2 (3.45%) F5
11 1 (1.72%) Fujitsu
11 1 (1.72%) LANDesk
11 1 (1.72%) Splunk
11 1 (1.72%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.72%) Rackspace
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