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 28 July 2016 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Support Engineer
Rank 584 582 534
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -48
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support Engineer 67 64 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 49 60
Median daily rate £300 £275 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £194 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £408 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £230 £303
% change year-on-year
+13.04% -23.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 5
Median hourly rate £30.25 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.04% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.45 £20.20 £18.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.05 £21.00 £120.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.25 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+44.04% +5.00%

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
51170 54095 51865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.76% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33263 34303 31438
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1565 2020 2092
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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 28 July 2016.

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 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -8 67 £300 +9.09% 17
London -4 20 £438 +50.21% 6
South East +11 11 £260 -20.00% 3
Yorkshire +7 10 £258 +64.80% 2
East of England +27 6 £300 +29.72% 1
West Midlands -29 6 £388 - 2
Essex - 6 £300 -
Northallerton - 6 £258 - 1
North Yorkshire - 6 £258 - 1
North East -30 5 £260 -11.86%
Newcastle upon Tyne -42 5 £260 -11.86%
Tyne and Wear -46 5 £260 -11.86%
Shropshire - 5 £388 -
Telford - 5 £388 -
City of London +48 4 £420 +29.23% 1
North West +6 4 £325 +49.42% 2
South West -4 4 £275 +22.22% 1
Manchester 0 3 £375 +74.41% 1
Wiltshire - 3 £275 - 1
Buckinghamshire +11 2 £288 -36.11%
Oxfordshire +11 2 £250 +8.69%
East Sussex +10 2 £258 - 1
Hampshire +2 2 £156 -57.69%
Surrey -3 2 £350 +27.27%
South Yorkshire -4 2 £170 +8.80%
West Yorkshire - 2 £281 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £250 -
Eastbourne - 2 £258 -
Basildon - 2 £255 -
Harlow - 2 £325 -

Infrastructure Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 97 (65.10%) Windows
2 83 (55.70%) VMware
3 78 (52.35%) Active Directory
4 68 (45.64%) Microsoft
5 57 (38.26%) Windows Server
6 45 (30.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (27.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 40 (26.85%) Citrix
9 39 (26.17%) Cisco
10 37 (24.83%) ITIL
11 36 (24.16%) VMware Infrastructure
12 33 (22.15%) MS Exchange
13 31 (20.81%) Security Cleared
14 28 (18.79%) Microsoft Certification
15 27 (18.12%) DNS
16 25 (16.78%) Firewall
17 23 (15.44%) Linux
18 22 (14.77%) LAN
18 22 (14.77%) Windows Server 2003
18 22 (14.77%) Configuration Management
18 22 (14.77%) vSphere
19 21 (14.09%) Windows 7
19 21 (14.09%) WAN
19 21 (14.09%) HP
20 20 (13.42%) SAN
20 20 (13.42%) Hyper-V
20 20 (13.42%) SC Cleared
21 19 (12.75%) Data Centre
21 19 (12.75%) DHCP
21 19 (12.75%) SCCM

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 33 (22.15%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.40%) Confluence
3 7 (4.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.03%) IIS
4 6 (4.03%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.68%) JBoss
6 3 (2.01%) Apache
7 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.67%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.67%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (12.08%) MS Excel
2 10 (6.71%) MS Office
3 2 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.37%) Office 365
4 3 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.01%) SoftLayer
5 2 (1.34%) IaaS
6 1 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (18.12%) DNS
2 25 (16.78%) Firewall
3 22 (14.77%) LAN
4 21 (14.09%) WAN
5 20 (13.42%) SAN
6 19 (12.75%) DHCP
7 15 (10.07%) Internet
8 6 (4.03%) VPN
9 5 (3.36%) TCP/IP
9 5 (3.36%) VLAN
9 5 (3.36%) VoIP
9 5 (3.36%) Wireless
10 4 (2.68%) Fibre Channel
10 4 (2.68%) IP Telephony
10 4 (2.68%) iSCSI
10 4 (2.68%) NetScaler
11 3 (2.01%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.01%) LDAP
11 3 (2.01%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.34%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.08%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.34%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.34%) MySQL
4 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.67%) DB2
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 16 (10.74%) Git (software)
1 16 (10.74%) JIRA
2 14 (9.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 14 (9.40%) Bitbucket
2 14 (9.40%) ClearCase
2 14 (9.40%) ClearQuest
2 14 (9.40%) FishEye
2 14 (9.40%) GitLab
2 14 (9.40%) JIRA Agile
2 14 (9.40%) PVCS
2 14 (9.40%) Sonatype Nexus
2 14 (9.40%) Subversion
3 3 (2.01%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.34%) Hudson
4 2 (1.34%) MSI
5 1 (0.67%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.67%) GoCD
5 1 (0.67%) StarTeam
General
1 13 (8.72%) Finance
2 10 (6.71%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.03%) Banking
4 2 (1.34%) Advertising
4 2 (1.34%) Retail
5 1 (0.67%) Back Office
5 1 (0.67%) Games
5 1 (0.67%) Legal
5 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.34%) Middleware
1 2 (1.34%) Web Services
2 1 (0.67%) .NET
2 1 (0.67%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.67%) AppFabric
2 1 (0.67%) Java EE
2 1 (0.67%) OAuth2
2 1 (0.67%) RAML
2 1 (0.67%) RESTful
2 1 (0.67%) SAML
2 1 (0.67%) SOAP
2 1 (0.67%) Swagger
2 1 (0.67%) XML
2 1 (0.67%) XSLT
2 1 (0.67%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.75%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.71%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.03%) PKI
4 5 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.36%) Clustering
4 5 (3.36%) NHS
5 3 (2.01%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.01%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.34%) CMDB
6 2 (1.34%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.34%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.34%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.67%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.67%) EMC VNXe
7 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.67%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (0.67%) PMI
7 1 (0.67%) Replication
7 1 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 97 (65.10%) Windows
2 57 (38.26%) Windows Server
3 45 (30.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (27.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (15.44%) Linux
6 22 (14.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (14.09%) Windows 7
8 11 (7.38%) Unix
9 7 (4.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (3.36%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.68%) AIX
12 2 (1.34%) CentOS
12 2 (1.34%) Solaris
12 2 (1.34%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.67%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (24.83%) ITIL
2 22 (14.77%) Configuration Management
3 18 (12.08%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (10.74%) Software Engineering
5 13 (8.72%) Mentoring
6 12 (8.05%) Problem Management
7 10 (6.71%) Change Management
7 10 (6.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (6.71%) Incident Management
8 9 (6.04%) Infrastructure Management
8 9 (6.04%) Migration
9 8 (5.37%) Project Management
9 8 (5.37%) Service Delivery
10 7 (4.70%) ITIL V3
11 6 (4.03%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (4.03%) Performance Optimisation
11 6 (4.03%) Server Building
11 6 (4.03%) Service Management
12 5 (3.36%) ITSM
12 5 (3.36%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (12.08%) SQL
2 17 (11.41%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.01%) C
4 2 (1.34%) Perl
4 2 (1.34%) VBScript
5 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.67%) C#
5 1 (0.67%) Java
5 1 (0.67%) Python
5 1 (0.67%) Ruby
5 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.67%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (20.81%) Security Cleared
2 28 (18.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (13.42%) SC Cleared
4 13 (8.72%) MCSE
5 11 (7.38%) CCNA
5 11 (7.38%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (6.71%) Degree
7 9 (6.04%) MCP
8 8 (5.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 6 (4.03%) MCSA
10 5 (3.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (2.01%) DBS Check
11 3 (2.01%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.01%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.34%) AWS Certification
12 2 (1.34%) CCA
12 2 (1.34%) CISSP
12 2 (1.34%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.34%) RHCE
13 1 (0.67%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (12.08%) SLA
2 5 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (2.01%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 78 (52.35%) Active Directory
2 36 (24.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (14.77%) vSphere
4 20 (13.42%) Hyper-V
5 16 (10.74%) XenApp
6 13 (8.72%) VMware ESX
7 11 (7.38%) XenDesktop
8 8 (5.37%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (4.70%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (4.03%) DFS Replication
11 5 (3.36%) UAG
11 5 (3.36%) XenServer
12 4 (2.68%) BitLocker
12 4 (2.68%) NFS
12 4 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (2.01%) KVM
13 3 (2.01%) vCloud
13 3 (2.01%) Xen
14 2 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (12.75%) SCCM
2 8 (5.37%) NetBackup
3 5 (3.36%) SCOM
4 3 (2.01%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (2.01%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (2.01%) Puppet
5 2 (1.34%) Nagios
5 2 (1.34%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.34%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (1.34%) Terraform
6 1 (0.67%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.67%) Grafana
6 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.67%) OpenView
6 1 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.67%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.67%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.67%) WSUS
6 1 (0.67%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 83 (55.70%) VMware
2 68 (45.64%) Microsoft
3 40 (26.85%) Citrix
4 39 (26.17%) Cisco
5 21 (14.09%) HP
6 17 (11.41%) NetApp
7 14 (9.40%) Atlassian
7 14 (9.40%) BMC
8 11 (7.38%) Dell
9 9 (6.04%) EMC
9 9 (6.04%) IBM
9 9 (6.04%) Red Hat
10 6 (4.03%) AppSense
10 6 (4.03%) Oracle
11 5 (3.36%) Sophos
12 4 (2.68%) 3PAR
12 4 (2.68%) Canon
12 4 (2.68%) Juniper
13 3 (2.01%) ServiceNow
13 3 (2.01%) Symantec
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