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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Support Engineer
Rank 567 552 549
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support Engineer 59 60 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.12% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 37 14
Average daily rate £284 £288 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.30% +9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £179 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £366 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £258 £298
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -13.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 10
Average hourly rate £122.50 £16.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+642.42% -12.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £16.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
- -12.00%

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -9 54 £289 +0.43% 13
South East +20 18 £300 -6.25% 4
London +2 12 £325 +8.33% 2
East Midlands -7 9 £255 -27.91% 1
Hampshire +12 8 £300 - 2
Surrey -3 7 £325 - 2
South West -3 5 £238 +5.55% 4
Andover - 4 £300 -
East of England +1 3 £280 - 1
West Midlands -12 3 £325 +4.00% 1
Lincolnshire - 3 £273 - 1
Lincoln - 3 £273 - 1
Gloucestershire +8 2 £175 - 1
Woking +5 2 £338 -
Birmingham -2 2 - -
Wiltshire -4 2 £250 -
North East - 2 £225 -
Durham - 2 £225 -
Cardiff - 2 £250 -
Chippenham - 2 £250 -
Scotland - 2 £280 - 2
Wales - 2 £250 - 1
South Wales - 2 £250 - 1
Gloucester +4 1 £125 -28.57%
Berkshire +3 1 - -
Essex +1 1 £250 - 1
Bristol 0 1 - -
Reading -5 1 - -
West Yorkshire -10 1 - -
North West -19 1 £235 -18.26%

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 88 (73.33%) Windows
2 80 (66.67%) VMware
3 57 (47.50%) Active Directory
3 57 (47.50%) Windows Server
4 52 (43.33%) Microsoft
5 45 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 42 (35.00%) Cisco
7 36 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 36 (30.00%) LAN
8 29 (24.17%) SAN
9 28 (23.33%) MS Exchange
10 27 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (21.67%) WAN
11 26 (21.67%) Firewall
12 23 (19.17%) SQL Server
12 23 (19.17%) ITIL
13 22 (18.33%) Citrix
14 20 (16.67%) Linux
15 19 (15.83%) vSphere
15 19 (15.83%) Security Cleared
16 17 (14.17%) SC Cleared
16 17 (14.17%) Migration
16 17 (14.17%) Red Hat
16 17 (14.17%) DNS
17 16 (13.33%) VPN
18 15 (12.50%) TCP/IP
18 15 (12.50%) SSL
18 15 (12.50%) Hyper-V
19 13 (10.83%) Microsoft Certification
19 13 (10.83%) MS Excel

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 28 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 11 (9.17%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (5.00%) IIS
5 3 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.67%) Apache
6 2 (1.67%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.83%) JBoss
7 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 13 (10.83%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.33%) MS Office
2 4 (3.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.83%) Office 365
2 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.83%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (30.00%) LAN
2 29 (24.17%) SAN
3 26 (21.67%) Firewall
3 26 (21.67%) WAN
4 17 (14.17%) DNS
5 16 (13.33%) VPN
6 15 (12.50%) SSL
6 15 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 12 (10.00%) IPsec
8 11 (9.17%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (8.33%) DHCP
10 9 (7.50%) Wireless
11 7 (5.83%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (5.83%) Software-Defined Networking
12 6 (5.00%) Internet
12 6 (5.00%) Network Security
12 6 (5.00%) VLAN
13 5 (4.17%) NAS
13 5 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (3.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (19.17%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.83%) MySQL
4 1 (0.83%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle APEX
1 1 (0.83%) Selenium
General
1 6 (5.00%) Finance
2 5 (4.17%) Advertising
3 4 (3.33%) Retail
3 4 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.50%) Law
5 2 (1.67%) Military
6 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.83%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.50%) JSF
2 1 (0.83%) .NET
2 1 (0.83%) ELK Stack
2 1 (0.83%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
2 3 (2.50%) New Media
2 3 (2.50%) Wiki
3 2 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.67%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.67%) CCTV
3 2 (1.67%) Clustering
3 2 (1.67%) Driving Licence
3 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Cloud
3 2 (1.67%) NHS
3 2 (1.67%) Replication
4 1 (0.83%) Chemistry
4 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.83%) Data Centre
4 1 (0.83%) EqualLogic
4 1 (0.83%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 88 (73.33%) Windows
2 57 (47.50%) Windows Server
3 36 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (22.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (16.67%) Linux
6 12 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (7.50%) Windows 7
7 9 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.33%) CentOS
8 4 (3.33%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.33%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.67%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.83%) AIX
10 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.83%) Unix
10 1 (0.83%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (19.17%) ITIL
2 17 (14.17%) Migration
3 8 (6.67%) Coaching
4 7 (5.83%) BCP
4 7 (5.83%) Network Architecture
4 7 (5.83%) Service Management
5 6 (5.00%) CRM
5 6 (5.00%) High Availability
6 5 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (4.17%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.33%) Change Management
8 3 (2.50%) DevOps
8 3 (2.50%) Network Design
8 3 (2.50%) Network Management
8 3 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.50%) Project Management
8 3 (2.50%) Server Building
9 2 (1.67%) IT Asset Management
9 2 (1.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.17%) SQL
2 7 (5.83%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.67%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.67%) C
3 2 (1.67%) Java
3 2 (1.67%) Perl
3 2 (1.67%) PHP
4 1 (0.83%) AWK
4 1 (0.83%) C#
4 1 (0.83%) Python
4 1 (0.83%) Ruby
4 1 (0.83%) sed
4 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (15.83%) Security Cleared
2 17 (14.17%) SC Cleared
3 13 (10.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (9.17%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (8.33%) CCNA
6 8 (6.67%) MCSE
7 5 (4.17%) MCSA
8 3 (2.50%) CCNP
8 3 (2.50%) MCITP
9 2 (1.67%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.67%) Degree
10 1 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.83%) MCP
10 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.83%) QA
2 3 (2.50%) SLA
3 1 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (47.50%) Active Directory
2 45 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (15.83%) vSphere
4 15 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 8 (6.67%) XenApp
6 7 (5.83%) XenDesktop
7 6 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (4.17%) VMware ESX
9 3 (2.50%) vCloud
10 2 (1.67%) XenServer
11 1 (0.83%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.83%) Firmware
11 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.83%) UAG
11 1 (0.83%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (5.83%) SCCM
1 7 (5.83%) SCOM
1 7 (5.83%) vRealize
2 5 (4.17%) Nagios
3 4 (3.33%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.50%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.50%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.67%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.83%) EMC Navisphere
6 1 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.83%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.83%) Kibana
6 1 (0.83%) logstash
6 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.83%) Puppet
6 1 (0.83%) WSUS
6 1 (0.83%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.83%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 80 (66.67%) VMware
2 52 (43.33%) Microsoft
3 42 (35.00%) Cisco
4 22 (18.33%) Citrix
5 17 (14.17%) Red Hat
6 9 (7.50%) HP
7 7 (5.83%) IronPort
8 5 (4.17%) Symantec
9 4 (3.33%) Dell
9 4 (3.33%) EMC
9 4 (3.33%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.50%) CA
10 3 (2.50%) Infoblox
10 3 (2.50%) NetApp
11 2 (1.67%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.67%) Intel Security
11 2 (1.67%) Oracle
11 2 (1.67%) Rackspace
12 1 (0.83%) GFI Software
12 1 (0.83%) New Relic
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