The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Support Engineer
Rank 539 530 553
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +23
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support Engineer 49 33 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.065% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.070% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 17 18
Average daily rate
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£325 £330 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £360 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
- +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 3
Average hourly rate £24.00 £22.38 £20.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.26% +11.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.57 £18.38 £18.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £152.80 £23.88 £32.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.38 £20.06
% change year-on-year
+7.26% +11.54%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50456 47310 53463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.54% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30591 27725 29826
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2124 2715
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 30 July 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Infrastructure Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 July 2014. 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 -18 44 £338 +2.27% 21
London +28 20 £338 -3.57% 8
South East -10 11 £350 +6.06% 5
Yorkshire +7 4 £150 -40.00% 1
West Midlands -14 3 £163 - 2
City of London +13 2 £373 +4.92% 4
West Yorkshire +1 2 - - 1
Berkshire +1 2 £203 -37.69% 1
Leeds -4 2 - - 1
East of England -17 2 - - 4
Scotland -22 2 £225 - 2
East Midlands - 2 £325 -
Essex - 2 - -
Reading - 2 £203 - 1
North West +3 1 - - 1
Manchester -7 1 - -
South West -21 1 £220 -
West Sussex - 1 £125 -
Nottingham - 1 £325 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £325 -
Edinburgh - 1 £225 - 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £220 -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Northamptonshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Sheffield - - - -

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 63 (77.78%) Windows
2 44 (54.32%) Active Directory
3 37 (45.68%) VMware
4 29 (35.80%) Citrix
5 27 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 26 (32.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (28.40%) XenApp
7 23 (28.40%) Microsoft
8 20 (24.69%) Cisco
8 20 (24.69%) SCCM
9 18 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (18.52%) Firewall
10 15 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (16.05%) Linux
12 12 (14.81%) SAN
12 12 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (13.58%) Exchange Server 2010
14 10 (12.35%) vSphere
14 10 (12.35%) MS Excel
14 10 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2007
15 9 (11.11%) Advertising
15 9 (11.11%) ITIL
15 9 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (11.11%) Hyper-V
15 9 (11.11%) Windows 7
16 8 (9.88%) MS Office
16 8 (9.88%) DNS
16 8 (9.88%) SCOM
17 7 (8.64%) WAN
17 7 (8.64%) LAN

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 11 (13.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (7.41%) Apache
5 5 (6.17%) SharePoint
6 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.70%) Lync
8 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (12.35%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.52%) Firewall
2 12 (14.81%) SAN
3 8 (9.88%) DNS
4 7 (8.64%) WAN
4 7 (8.64%) LAN
4 7 (8.64%) Network Security
5 4 (4.94%) NAS
5 4 (4.94%) Broadband
6 3 (3.70%) Wireless
6 3 (3.70%) DHCP
6 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.70%) Internet
7 2 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.47%) Intranet
7 2 (2.47%) FTP
7 2 (2.47%) SSL
7 2 (2.47%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.47%) Cisco IPT
7 2 (2.47%) VLAN
8 1 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 3 (3.70%) MySQL
1 3 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 9 (11.11%) Advertising
2 5 (6.17%) Finance
3 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.94%) Publishing
4 2 (2.47%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.23%) Law
5 1 (1.23%) Legal
5 1 (1.23%) Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.17%) HTML
1 5 (6.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.17%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.94%) Open Source
2 4 (4.94%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.47%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.23%) Handset
4 1 (1.23%) Statistics
4 1 (1.23%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.23%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 63 (77.78%) Windows
2 26 (32.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (16.05%) Linux
5 12 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 5 (6.17%) UNIX
7 5 (6.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.94%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.70%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.23%) HPUX
10 1 (1.23%) Solaris
10 1 (1.23%) Android
10 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (11.11%) ITIL
2 5 (6.17%) Data Management
2 5 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (6.17%) BCP
3 4 (4.94%) DevOps
3 4 (4.94%) Migration
4 3 (3.70%) Information Security
5 2 (2.47%) Network Management
5 2 (2.47%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (2.47%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (2.47%) Software Testing
5 2 (2.47%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.23%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.23%) Scrum
6 1 (1.23%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.23%) ERP
6 1 (1.23%) Project Management
6 1 (1.23%) Kanban
6 1 (1.23%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.47%) SQL
3 1 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.64%) CCNP
3 6 (7.41%) MCSE
4 5 (6.17%) Degree
4 5 (6.17%) CCNA
5 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.94%) MCITP
6 3 (3.70%) CCSA
6 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.47%) CCDP
8 1 (1.23%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) QA
System Software
1 44 (54.32%) Active Directory
2 23 (28.40%) XenApp
3 15 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (12.35%) vSphere
5 9 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 4 (4.94%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.70%) VMware ESX
7 3 (3.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.23%) XenServer
9 1 (1.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 20 (24.69%) SCCM
2 8 (9.88%) SCOM
3 4 (4.94%) Foglight
4 3 (3.70%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (2.47%) SCOrch
5 2 (2.47%) SCSM
5 2 (2.47%) Control-M
5 2 (2.47%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.47%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 37 (45.68%) VMware
2 29 (35.80%) Citrix
3 23 (28.40%) Microsoft
4 20 (24.69%) Cisco
5 7 (8.64%) HP
5 7 (8.64%) Dell
6 6 (7.41%) IBM
7 5 (6.17%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.94%) Bloomberg
8 4 (4.94%) Sun
8 4 (4.94%) EMC
8 4 (4.94%) Oracle
9 3 (3.70%) Veritas
9 3 (3.70%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.47%) Symantec
10 2 (2.47%) NetApp
10 2 (2.47%) AppSense
11 1 (1.23%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.23%) Fujitsu
11 1 (1.23%) Altiris
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