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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Support Engineer
Rank 568 568 533
Rank change year-on-year
0 -35
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support Engineer 26 32 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.058% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.063% 0.058%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 12
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£295 £280 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% +4.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £222 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £423 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+13.46% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- -21.42%

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
51450 50956 44853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.28% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31225 31058 25652
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2017 2210
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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 28 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 24 April 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 26 £295 +5.35% 15
South East 0 14 £295 +13.46% 5
Bracknell +5 6 - -
Berkshire -3 6 - - 2
London -2 5 £450 +20.00% 3
North West -18 3 £325 +25.00% 3
West Sussex - 3 £295 -
City of London - 3 £450 -
East Sussex - 3 - - 1
South West +2 2 £258 -40.46% 1
Lewes - 2 - -
Lancashire +6 1 £300 +15.38%
Buckinghamshire 0 1 £425 -
Blackpool -1 1 £300 +15.38%
Milton Keynes -4 1 £425 -
South Yorkshire -9 1 £225 +12.50%
West Midlands -12 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -18 1 £225 +5.88% 1
Merseyside - 1 £350 - 1
Surrey - 1 - - 2
Cheshire - 1 - - 2
Dorset - 1 £258 -
Poole - 1 £258 -
Rotherham - 1 £225 -
Runcorn - 1 - - 1
Woking - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 48 (75.00%) Windows
2 39 (60.94%) VMware
3 34 (53.13%) Active Directory
4 31 (48.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (35.94%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (35.94%) Microsoft
6 21 (32.81%) HP
7 20 (31.25%) vSphere
8 19 (29.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (26.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (25.00%) SAN
10 16 (25.00%) Linux
10 16 (25.00%) MS Exchange
11 13 (20.31%) Citrix
12 11 (17.19%) Cisco
12 11 (17.19%) SQL Server
12 11 (17.19%) Firewall
13 10 (15.63%) DNS
14 9 (14.06%) VPN
14 9 (14.06%) IIS
15 8 (12.50%) HP Data Protector
15 8 (12.50%) Hyper-V
15 8 (12.50%) LAN
15 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
16 7 (10.94%) WAN
16 7 (10.94%) ITIL
17 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
17 6 (9.38%) NetApp
17 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
17 6 (9.38%) Finance

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 16 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (14.06%) IIS
3 5 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (7.81%) Apache
4 4 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.69%) OpenStack
5 3 (4.69%) JBoss
6 2 (3.13%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.56%) Lync
7 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.13%) RMDS
1 2 (3.13%) Eikon
2 1 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.56%) SaaS
2 1 (1.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (25.00%) SAN
2 11 (17.19%) Firewall
3 10 (15.63%) DNS
4 9 (14.06%) VPN
5 8 (12.50%) LAN
6 7 (10.94%) WAN
7 6 (9.38%) TCP/IP
7 6 (9.38%) Network Security
8 5 (7.81%) DHCP
8 5 (7.81%) VoIP
9 3 (4.69%) iSCSI
10 2 (3.13%) MPLS
10 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (3.13%) Internet
10 2 (3.13%) NAS
11 1 (1.56%) VLAN
11 1 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (1.56%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (1.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.19%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.13%) DTS
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.56%) Subversion
General
1 6 (9.38%) Finance
2 4 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.69%) Back Office
4 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.13%) Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Marketing
5 1 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.56%) Advertising
5 1 (1.56%) Electronics
5 1 (1.56%) Retail
5 1 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.38%) Replication
2 5 (7.81%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.25%) Open Source
4 3 (4.69%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.69%) Clustering
5 2 (3.13%) NHS
6 1 (1.56%) PKI
6 1 (1.56%) Statistics
6 1 (1.56%) Spread Betting
6 1 (1.56%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.56%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 48 (75.00%) Windows
2 31 (48.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (29.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (26.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (25.00%) Linux
6 5 (7.81%) Windows 7
7 4 (6.25%) CentOS
8 3 (4.69%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.56%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.56%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.56%) UNIX
9 1 (1.56%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.56%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.94%) ITIL
2 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (7.81%) DevOps
3 5 (7.81%) Change Management
3 5 (7.81%) Data Management
3 5 (7.81%) Information Security
4 4 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 3 (4.69%) ISMS
5 3 (4.69%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (4.69%) Coaching
5 3 (4.69%) Information Security Management
5 3 (4.69%) Security Management
5 3 (4.69%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.13%) Network Design
6 2 (3.13%) Business Continuity
6 2 (3.13%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.13%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.56%) Supplier Management
7 1 (1.56%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.25%) SQL
2 3 (4.69%) Perl
3 2 (3.13%) Python
3 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.13%) Ruby
4 1 (1.56%) VBScript
4 1 (1.56%) PHP
4 1 (1.56%) C
4 1 (1.56%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (4.69%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.13%) MCP
2 2 (3.13%) CCNA
2 2 (3.13%) MCSE
2 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.56%) Degree
3 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (1.56%) VCAP
3 1 (1.56%) VCDX
3 1 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.56%) CCNP
3 1 (1.56%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.69%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (53.13%) Active Directory
2 23 (35.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (31.25%) vSphere
4 8 (12.50%) Hyper-V
5 5 (7.81%) XenApp
6 2 (3.13%) vCloud
6 2 (3.13%) XenServer
6 2 (3.13%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.56%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.56%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.56%) Firmware
7 1 (1.56%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (6.25%) SCCM
3 3 (4.69%) Puppet
3 3 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.69%) Foglight
3 3 (4.69%) Nagios
4 1 (1.56%) WSUS
4 1 (1.56%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.56%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.56%) Opsview
4 1 (1.56%) vMotion
4 1 (1.56%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.56%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 39 (60.94%) VMware
2 23 (35.94%) Microsoft
3 21 (32.81%) HP
4 13 (20.31%) Citrix
5 11 (17.19%) Cisco
6 6 (9.38%) NetApp
7 5 (7.81%) Dell
8 4 (6.25%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.69%) 3PAR
9 3 (4.69%) CheckPoint
10 2 (3.13%) IBM
10 2 (3.13%) Reuters
10 2 (3.13%) Symantec
10 2 (3.13%) F5
11 1 (1.56%) Fujitsu
11 1 (1.56%) Tandberg
11 1 (1.56%) LANDesk
11 1 (1.56%) Splunk
11 1 (1.56%) Rackspace
11 1 (1.56%) New Relic
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