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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Support Engineer
Rank 533 541 555
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support Engineer 47 29 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.058% 0.052%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.062% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 12 16
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £205 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £350 £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £308 £243
% change year-on-year
-15.44% +26.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £18.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +25.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.77 £20.25 £17.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £152.00 £23.90 £30.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £20.06
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.39%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48693 46426 52919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.61% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 29668 27020 29360
Average daily rate £395 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2159 2630
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -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 11 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 11 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 11 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 +3 42 £325 - 16
London +12 19 £350 - 5
South East -14 8 £350 +3.70% 5
Yorkshire +6 5 £150 -40.00%
West Midlands -12 3 £163 - 2
City of London +24 2 £373 +6.42% 2
East Midlands - 2 £325 - 1
Scotland - 2 £225 - 1
East of England - 2 - - 1
Essex - 2 - -
Reading +1 1 £203 -
Berkshire -4 1 £203 -37.69% 1
North West -6 1 £260 +30.00% 1
South West -28 1 £220 -24.13% 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £220 -
Nottingham - 1 £325 -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £325 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £200 -
Sheffield - 1 £200 -
Stevenage - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Wrexham - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Abingdon - - - - 2
Basildon - - - -

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 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 64 (76.19%) Windows
2 43 (51.19%) Active Directory
3 37 (44.05%) VMware
4 29 (34.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 27 (32.14%) Citrix
7 26 (30.95%) MS Exchange
8 22 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (23.81%) XenApp
10 19 (22.62%) Cisco
11 18 (21.43%) SCCM
12 17 (20.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (19.05%) Firewall
14 14 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (14.29%) Linux
15 12 (14.29%) SAN
16 10 (11.90%) MS Excel
16 10 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
17 9 (10.71%) vSphere
17 9 (10.71%) Hyper-V
17 9 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
17 9 (10.71%) HP
17 9 (10.71%) Finance
17 9 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
18 8 (9.52%) Advertising
18 8 (9.52%) SharePoint
18 8 (9.52%) IBM
18 8 (9.52%) DNS
18 8 (9.52%) MS Office
18 8 (9.52%) Windows 7

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 26 (30.95%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (9.52%) SharePoint
5 6 (7.14%) Apache
6 5 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (3.57%) Lync
8 2 (2.38%) Tomcat
8 2 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (19.05%) Firewall
2 12 (14.29%) SAN
3 8 (9.52%) DNS
3 8 (9.52%) Network Security
4 6 (7.14%) LAN
4 6 (7.14%) WAN
5 4 (4.76%) Broadband
5 4 (4.76%) Internet
5 4 (4.76%) NAS
6 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.57%) DHCP
7 2 (2.38%) FTP
7 2 (2.38%) SSL
7 2 (2.38%) Intranet
7 2 (2.38%) Wireless
7 2 (2.38%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.38%) VLAN
7 2 (2.38%) Cisco IPT
7 2 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.57%) MySQL
4 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 9 (10.71%) Finance
2 8 (9.52%) Advertising
3 4 (4.76%) Publishing
3 4 (4.76%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.19%) Law
5 1 (1.19%) Legal
5 1 (1.19%) Banking
5 1 (1.19%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.95%) HTML
1 5 (5.95%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.76%) Blackberry
1 4 (4.76%) Open Source
1 4 (4.76%) Hedge funds
2 3 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.19%) HP StorageWorks
3 1 (1.19%) Handset
3 1 (1.19%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 64 (76.19%) Windows
2 29 (34.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (26.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (14.29%) Linux
6 8 (9.52%) Windows 7
7 5 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (5.95%) UNIX
8 3 (3.57%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.38%) Solaris
9 2 (2.38%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.19%) Android
10 1 (1.19%) HPUX
10 1 (1.19%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.19%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (8.33%) ITIL
2 6 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (5.95%) Data Management
3 5 (5.95%) Information Security
3 5 (5.95%) Migration
3 5 (5.95%) BCP
3 5 (5.95%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (4.76%) DevOps
5 2 (2.38%) Scrum
5 2 (2.38%) Network Management
5 2 (2.38%) Software Testing
5 2 (2.38%) Kanban
6 1 (1.19%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.19%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.19%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (1.19%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.19%) Project Management
6 1 (1.19%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.19%) Change Management
6 1 (1.19%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.38%) SQL
3 1 (1.19%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.33%) CCNP
3 6 (7.14%) MCSE
4 5 (5.95%) CCNA
4 5 (5.95%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.76%) MCITP
5 4 (4.76%) Degree
6 3 (3.57%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.57%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.57%) CCSA
7 2 (2.38%) CCDP
8 1 (1.19%) CCA
8 1 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.19%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 43 (51.19%) Active Directory
2 20 (23.81%) XenApp
3 17 (20.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (10.71%) Hyper-V
4 9 (10.71%) vSphere
5 3 (3.57%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.57%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.19%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.19%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.19%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 18 (21.43%) SCCM
2 8 (9.52%) SCOM
3 5 (5.95%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (4.76%) Control-M
4 4 (4.76%) Foglight
5 2 (2.38%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.38%) SCOrch
5 2 (2.38%) SCSM
6 1 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.19%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.19%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 37 (44.05%) VMware
2 28 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 27 (32.14%) Citrix
4 19 (22.62%) Cisco
5 9 (10.71%) HP
6 8 (9.52%) IBM
7 6 (7.14%) Dell
8 5 (5.95%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.76%) EMC
9 4 (4.76%) Sun
9 4 (4.76%) Oracle
10 3 (3.57%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.57%) Bloomberg
10 3 (3.57%) Veritas
11 2 (2.38%) AppSense
12 1 (1.19%) Altiris
12 1 (1.19%) Fortinet
12 1 (1.19%) Fujitsu
12 1 (1.19%) Veeam
12 1 (1.19%) SolarWinds
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