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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Support Engineer
Rank 540 535 511
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -24
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support Engineer 37 23 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.047% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.051% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 8 12
Average daily rate
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£300 £155 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+93.54% -22.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £146 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £389 £294
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £150 £200
% change year-on-year
+91.66% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £16.50 £21.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.78 £23.00 £105.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
- -41.59%

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
46978 45024 42156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.46% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29483 26863 23894
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1824 1987 2469
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.15 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% -7.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 January 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 January 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 -7 37 £300 +93.54% 18
London +2 14 £350 +33.97% 5
South East -19 8 £188 +38.88% 5
South West -16 5 £250 - 3
Berkshire -1 4 £188 +38.88%
Manchester - 4 £288 - 1
North West - 4 £288 - 1
City of London +19 2 £373 +2.75% 3
Birmingham -1 2 £366 +24.15%
West Midlands -4 2 £366 +24.15%
Yorkshire - 2 £350 -
East Midlands +10 1 £338 - 2
East of England -6 1 - - 2
Surrey - 1 - - 2
West Sussex - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £250 - 1
Kent - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £258 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £288 -
Bromley - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chelmsford - - - - 1
Chippenham - - - - 1
Colchester - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Hayes - - - -

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 70 (78.65%) Windows
2 52 (58.43%) VMware
3 46 (51.69%) Active Directory
4 33 (37.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (34.83%) Microsoft
6 25 (28.09%) MS Exchange
7 24 (26.97%) SAN
8 22 (24.72%) HP
8 22 (24.72%) Linux
8 22 (24.72%) VMware Infrastructure
9 21 (23.60%) Cisco
9 21 (23.60%) DNS
10 19 (21.35%) vSphere
10 19 (21.35%) Citrix
11 17 (19.10%) LAN
11 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (17.98%) Windows 7
12 16 (17.98%) WAN
12 16 (17.98%) TCP/IP
13 14 (15.73%) MS Excel
14 12 (13.48%) SQL Server
14 12 (13.48%) DHCP
14 12 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (12.36%) VPN
15 11 (12.36%) Firewall
16 10 (11.24%) UNIX
16 10 (11.24%) XenApp
16 10 (11.24%) Security Cleared
16 10 (11.24%) SCCM

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 25 (28.09%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (10.11%) Apache
2 9 (10.11%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (5.62%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (5.62%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.37%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.37%) IIS
4 3 (3.37%) JBoss
5 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.12%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (15.73%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.49%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.25%) Office 365
2 1 (1.12%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (26.97%) SAN
2 21 (23.60%) DNS
3 17 (19.10%) LAN
4 16 (17.98%) WAN
4 16 (17.98%) TCP/IP
5 12 (13.48%) DHCP
6 11 (12.36%) VPN
6 11 (12.36%) Firewall
7 6 (6.74%) VoIP
7 6 (6.74%) Network Security
8 4 (4.49%) SSL
8 4 (4.49%) MPLS
9 3 (3.37%) VLAN
9 3 (3.37%) Internet
9 3 (3.37%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (2.25%) FTP
10 2 (2.25%) Wireless
10 2 (2.25%) NAS
11 1 (1.12%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.12%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.12%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Subversion
1 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.12%) MSI
General
1 8 (8.99%) Finance
2 6 (6.74%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.49%) Advertising
4 2 (2.25%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.12%) Marketing
5 1 (1.12%) Military
5 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.12%) Electronics
5 1 (1.12%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.25%) HTML
1 2 (2.25%) HTML5
2 1 (1.12%) Application Packaging
2 1 (1.12%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Replication
2 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.37%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.37%) Clustering
3 3 (3.37%) Open Source
3 3 (3.37%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.25%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.12%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.12%) Spread Betting
5 1 (1.12%) Statistics
5 1 (1.12%) PKI
5 1 (1.12%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.12%) iPad
5 1 (1.12%) NHS
5 1 (1.12%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.12%) DTV
5 1 (1.12%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 70 (78.65%) Windows
2 33 (37.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (24.72%) Linux
4 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (19.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (17.98%) Windows 7
6 10 (11.24%) UNIX
7 5 (5.62%) CentOS
8 4 (4.49%) Solaris
8 4 (4.49%) Windows XP
8 4 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.49%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.25%) HPUX
9 2 (2.25%) VMS
9 2 (2.25%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.12%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.12%) Android
10 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.12%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.11%) ITIL
2 7 (7.87%) Load Balancing
2 7 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (6.74%) Asset Management
3 6 (6.74%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (5.62%) Mentoring
4 5 (5.62%) Information Security
4 5 (5.62%) Migration
5 4 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.49%) Network Management
5 4 (4.49%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (4.49%) Data Management
5 4 (4.49%) Coaching
5 4 (4.49%) DevOps
6 3 (3.37%) Network Design
6 3 (3.37%) Change Management
6 3 (3.37%) Quality Management
7 2 (2.25%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.25%) Service Management
7 2 (2.25%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.49%) SQL
2 3 (3.37%) PHP
3 2 (2.25%) Python
3 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.12%) Ruby
4 1 (1.12%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.12%) Java
4 1 (1.12%) Perl
4 1 (1.12%) C
4 1 (1.12%) VBScript
4 1 (1.12%) VB
4 1 (1.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (11.24%) Security Cleared
3 8 (8.99%) MCSE
4 5 (5.62%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.62%) CCNA
4 5 (5.62%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.49%) DV Cleared
5 4 (4.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (3.37%) MCP
7 2 (2.25%) MCSA
7 2 (2.25%) CCNP
7 2 (2.25%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (1.12%) Degree
8 1 (1.12%) VCDX
8 1 (1.12%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.74%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (51.69%) Active Directory
2 22 (24.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (21.35%) vSphere
4 10 (11.24%) XenApp
5 8 (8.99%) Hyper-V
6 4 (4.49%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.37%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.37%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.25%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (2.25%) vCloud
9 1 (1.12%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.12%) ProxySG
9 1 (1.12%) XenServer
9 1 (1.12%) Firmware
9 1 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.12%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.12%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (11.24%) SCCM
2 4 (4.49%) SCOM
2 4 (4.49%) WSUS
3 2 (2.25%) Foglight
3 2 (2.25%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.25%) Control-M
3 2 (2.25%) Puppet
3 2 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.25%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.12%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.12%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.12%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.12%) Nagios
4 1 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.12%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 52 (58.43%) VMware
2 31 (34.83%) Microsoft
3 22 (24.72%) HP
4 21 (23.60%) Cisco
5 19 (21.35%) Citrix
6 8 (8.99%) Red Hat
7 7 (7.87%) Dell
8 5 (5.62%) 3PAR
8 5 (5.62%) NetApp
9 4 (4.49%) CommVault
9 4 (4.49%) Sun
10 3 (3.37%) Tandberg
10 3 (3.37%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.37%) Wyse
10 3 (3.37%) IBM
10 3 (3.37%) Oracle
11 2 (2.25%) BMC
11 2 (2.25%) Symantec
11 2 (2.25%) Apple
11 2 (2.25%) F5
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