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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Support Engineer
Rank 548 533 497
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -36
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support Engineer 28 33 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.066% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.071% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 17
Average daily rate
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£288 £280 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.67% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £150 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £258 £260 £200
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -22.35%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
- -23.25%

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -23 28 £288 +2.67% 21
South East -28 10 £188 -27.88% 6
London -14 8 £445 +22.75% 9
Berkshire +1 7 £188 -27.88% 1
South West -20 5 £258 -40.46% 1
North West -11 3 £294 - 4
Manchester -7 2 £288 -
Surrey - 2 - - 2
City of London +16 1 £445 +22.75%
East of England 0 1 - -
West Midlands -5 1 £420 -6.66% 1
West Sussex - 1 - -
Woking - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £420 - 1
Bristol - 1 £288 -
Bromley - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Cheltenham - - - - 1
Chippenham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Horsham - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Leamington Spa - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - -

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 62 (76.54%) Windows
2 50 (61.73%) VMware
3 43 (53.09%) Active Directory
4 31 (38.27%) Microsoft
5 29 (35.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (33.33%) HP
7 26 (32.10%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (24.69%) Linux
9 19 (23.46%) MS Exchange
10 18 (22.22%) DNS
10 18 (22.22%) SAN
11 17 (20.99%) Cisco
11 17 (20.99%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (19.75%) vSphere
12 16 (19.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (18.52%) Citrix
14 14 (17.28%) TCP/IP
15 13 (16.05%) LAN
15 13 (16.05%) WAN
15 13 (16.05%) MS Excel
16 12 (14.81%) Windows 7
17 11 (13.58%) Firewall
18 10 (12.35%) SharePoint
18 10 (12.35%) SQL Server
18 10 (12.35%) DHCP
19 9 (11.11%) VPN
19 9 (11.11%) Dell
19 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
19 9 (11.11%) ITIL
19 9 (11.11%) Apache

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 19 (23.46%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.35%) SharePoint
3 9 (11.11%) Apache
4 6 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (4.94%) Tomcat
7 3 (3.70%) IIS
7 3 (3.70%) OpenStack
8 2 (2.47%) JBoss
8 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.23%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (16.05%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) Office 365
2 1 (1.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (22.22%) DNS
1 18 (22.22%) SAN
2 14 (17.28%) TCP/IP
3 13 (16.05%) LAN
3 13 (16.05%) WAN
4 11 (13.58%) Firewall
5 10 (12.35%) DHCP
6 9 (11.11%) VPN
7 6 (7.41%) VoIP
8 5 (6.17%) Network Security
9 4 (4.94%) SSL
9 4 (4.94%) MPLS
10 3 (3.70%) Internet
10 3 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (3.70%) VLAN
11 2 (2.47%) FTP
11 2 (2.47%) NAS
12 1 (1.23%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (1.23%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.23%) MSI
1 1 (1.23%) Subversion
1 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (9.88%) Finance
2 6 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.47%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.23%) Back Office
4 1 (1.23%) Electronics
4 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.23%) Advertising
4 1 (1.23%) Military
4 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.47%) HTML
1 2 (2.47%) HTML5
2 1 (1.23%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.64%) Replication
2 6 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.94%) Open Source
4 3 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.47%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.47%) Clustering
6 1 (1.23%) PKI
6 1 (1.23%) Statistics
6 1 (1.23%) Spread Betting
6 1 (1.23%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.23%) iPad
6 1 (1.23%) NHS
6 1 (1.23%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.23%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 62 (76.54%) Windows
2 29 (35.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (24.69%) Linux
4 17 (20.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (19.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (14.81%) Windows 7
7 9 (11.11%) UNIX
8 4 (4.94%) Solaris
8 4 (4.94%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.94%) CentOS
9 3 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.70%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.47%) HPUX
10 2 (2.47%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.23%) Android
11 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.23%) AIX
11 1 (1.23%) VMS
11 1 (1.23%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.11%) ITIL
2 7 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (6.17%) Asset Management
3 5 (6.17%) Data Management
3 5 (6.17%) Information Security
3 5 (6.17%) DevOps
3 5 (6.17%) Mentoring
4 4 (4.94%) Coaching
4 4 (4.94%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (4.94%) Migration
5 3 (3.70%) Quality Management
5 3 (3.70%) Change Management
5 3 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (3.70%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.47%) Network Design
6 2 (2.47%) Network Management
6 2 (2.47%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.47%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.47%) Business Continuity
6 2 (2.47%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.70%) PHP
1 3 (3.70%) SQL
1 3 (3.70%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.47%) Python
3 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.23%) Ruby
3 1 (1.23%) C
3 1 (1.23%) Java
3 1 (1.23%) Perl
3 1 (1.23%) VBScript
3 1 (1.23%) VB
3 1 (1.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.88%) MCSE
2 8 (9.88%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.70%) CCNA
4 3 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.70%) MCP
4 3 (3.70%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.47%) MCSA
6 1 (1.23%) CCNP
6 1 (1.23%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (1.23%) VCDX
6 1 (1.23%) VCP4
6 1 (1.23%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) SLA
2 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 43 (53.09%) Active Directory
2 26 (32.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (19.75%) vSphere
4 7 (8.64%) XenApp
5 5 (6.17%) Hyper-V
6 4 (4.94%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.47%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.47%) vCloud
7 2 (2.47%) XenServer
8 1 (1.23%) Firmware
8 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.23%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.23%) ProxySG
8 1 (1.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (7.41%) SCCM
1 6 (7.41%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (3.70%) Foglight
3 2 (2.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.47%) Control-M
3 2 (2.47%) Nagios
3 2 (2.47%) SCOM
3 2 (2.47%) WSUS
3 2 (2.47%) Puppet
3 2 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.23%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.23%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.23%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 50 (61.73%) VMware
2 31 (38.27%) Microsoft
3 27 (33.33%) HP
4 17 (20.99%) Cisco
5 15 (18.52%) Citrix
6 9 (11.11%) Dell
7 8 (9.88%) Red Hat
8 5 (6.17%) 3PAR
9 4 (4.94%) NetApp
9 4 (4.94%) IBM
9 4 (4.94%) Sun
10 3 (3.70%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.70%) Tandberg
11 2 (2.47%) Symantec
11 2 (2.47%) F5
11 2 (2.47%) Apple
11 2 (2.47%) BMC
11 2 (2.47%) CommVault
12 1 (1.23%) EMC
12 1 (1.23%) StorageTek
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