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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Support Engineer
Rank 585 544 557
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +13
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support Engineer 35 56 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.099% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.11% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 33 19
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£325 £310 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £423 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.23 £18.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +15.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.38
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +6.12%

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
53327 52003 49532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.33% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 33998 31446 29411
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
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 1974 1998 2145
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 27 August 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 21 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 27 August 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 -48 32 £325 +4.83% 16
London +16 19 £325 +8.33% 7
South East -24 9 £313 -13.19% 4
Hampshire - 7 £325 - 1
City of London +2 3 £288 -22.81%
West Midlands +8 2 £268 +64.61%
Berkshire +7 2 £205 +1.86%
Andover - 2 £425 - 1
Wales - 2 - - 2
Mid Wales - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £268 -
Welshpool - 2 - -
Powys - 2 - -
South West -6 1 £225 -4.25% 1
Reading -10 1 £205 +1.86%
South Yorkshire -14 1 £175 -
Sheffield -15 1 £175 -
Yorkshire -31 1 £175 +16.66% 1
Devon - 1 £225 -
Exeter - 1 £225 -
Bracknell - 1 - -

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 45 (67.16%) Windows
2 44 (65.67%) VMware
3 34 (50.75%) Active Directory
4 31 (46.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (41.79%) Microsoft
6 27 (40.30%) MS Exchange
7 21 (31.34%) Firewall
8 19 (28.36%) Cisco
8 19 (28.36%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (26.87%) vSphere
9 18 (26.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (26.87%) Citrix
10 17 (25.37%) SAN
11 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (23.88%) DNS
12 15 (22.39%) VPN
13 14 (20.90%) LAN
13 14 (20.90%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (20.90%) Hyper-V
14 13 (19.40%) WAN
15 11 (16.42%) DHCP
15 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
15 11 (16.42%) VMware ESX
16 10 (14.93%) TCP/IP
16 10 (14.93%) HP
16 10 (14.93%) Data Centre
17 9 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2007
17 9 (13.43%) IIS
17 9 (13.43%) Linux
17 9 (13.43%) SharePoint

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 27 (40.30%) MS Exchange
2 14 (20.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (13.43%) SharePoint
3 9 (13.43%) IIS
3 9 (13.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (10.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (4.48%) Lync
5 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.49%) JBoss
7 1 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) MS Office
2 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.99%) RMDS
1 2 (2.99%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (31.34%) Firewall
2 17 (25.37%) SAN
3 16 (23.88%) DNS
4 15 (22.39%) VPN
5 14 (20.90%) LAN
6 13 (19.40%) WAN
7 11 (16.42%) DHCP
8 10 (14.93%) TCP/IP
9 7 (10.45%) SSL
10 6 (8.96%) VoIP
10 6 (8.96%) IPsec
10 6 (8.96%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (7.46%) Network Security
11 5 (7.46%) iSCSI
11 5 (7.46%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (4.48%) Internet
12 3 (4.48%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (4.48%) NAS
13 2 (2.99%) VLAN
13 2 (2.99%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.99%) DTS
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.49%) MySQL
General
1 7 (10.45%) Finance
2 6 (8.96%) Back Office
3 4 (5.97%) Advertising
4 3 (4.48%) Law
5 2 (2.99%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.99%) Military
5 2 (2.99%) Banking
5 2 (2.99%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.49%) Retail
6 1 (1.49%) French Language
6 1 (1.49%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.49%) .NET
1 1 (1.49%) JSF
1 1 (1.49%) TIBCO EMS
1 1 (1.49%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.45%) Blackberry
3 6 (8.96%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.96%) Replication
4 4 (5.97%) Clustering
5 3 (4.48%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.99%) PKI
6 2 (2.99%) EMC VNX
6 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.49%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.49%) NHS
7 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 45 (67.16%) Windows
2 31 (46.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (26.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (13.43%) Linux
6 6 (8.96%) Windows 7
7 4 (5.97%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.99%) UNIX
9 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.49%) Solaris
9 1 (1.49%) Android
9 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.49%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.43%) Migration
2 8 (11.94%) ITIL
3 6 (8.96%) Service Delivery
3 6 (8.96%) Change Management
3 6 (8.96%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (8.96%) Network Architecture
4 5 (7.46%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (7.46%) Information Security Management
4 5 (7.46%) Information Security
4 5 (7.46%) Security Management
4 5 (7.46%) ISMS
5 4 (5.97%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (5.97%) Data Protection
6 3 (4.48%) Mentoring
6 3 (4.48%) Data Migration
6 3 (4.48%) Data Management
6 3 (4.48%) Document Management
6 3 (4.48%) Project Management
7 2 (2.99%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.99%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 7 (10.45%) SQL
2 3 (4.48%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.99%) Perl
4 1 (1.49%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
2 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.48%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (4.48%) MCITP
3 3 (4.48%) Degree
3 3 (4.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.99%) OCP
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (2.99%) MCSE
4 2 (2.99%) CCNA
5 1 (1.49%) CCA
5 1 (1.49%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.49%) HNC
5 1 (1.49%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.96%) SLA
2 5 (7.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (4.48%) QA
System Software
1 34 (50.75%) Active Directory
2 19 (28.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (26.87%) vSphere
4 14 (20.90%) Hyper-V
5 11 (16.42%) VMware ESX
6 6 (8.96%) XenApp
7 3 (4.48%) Firmware
7 3 (4.48%) ISA Server
8 2 (2.99%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.49%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (1.49%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) SCCM
2 5 (7.46%) SCOM
3 3 (4.48%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (4.48%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.99%) WSUS
4 2 (2.99%) ARCserve
4 2 (2.99%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.99%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.49%) Opsview
5 1 (1.49%) vMotion
5 1 (1.49%) Nagios
5 1 (1.49%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.49%) Puppet
5 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 44 (65.67%) VMware
2 28 (41.79%) Microsoft
3 19 (28.36%) Cisco
4 18 (26.87%) Citrix
5 10 (14.93%) HP
6 6 (8.96%) IronPort
7 4 (5.97%) NetApp
8 3 (4.48%) Bloomberg
8 3 (4.48%) Symantec
8 3 (4.48%) Dell
8 3 (4.48%) EMC
8 3 (4.48%) IBM
9 2 (2.99%) Websense
9 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.99%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.99%) F5
9 2 (2.99%) Oracle
9 2 (2.99%) Reuters
10 1 (1.49%) Mitel
10 1 (1.49%) Splunk
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