The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Infrastructure Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Support Engineer
Rank 573 558 562
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support Engineer 83 69 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 50 33
Median daily rate £323 £263 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £189 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £428 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £250 £255
% change year-on-year
+28.00% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 6
Median hourly rate £26.58 £21.00 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.54% +6.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.30 £17.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £27.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £21.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+26.54% +6.32%

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
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Infrastructure Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Infrastructure Support Engineer in the job title.

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 May 2016.

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 27 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 82 £325 +23.80% 21
West Midlands +6 19 £330 -
South East -25 19 £343 +24.54% 5
Shropshire - 14 £394 -
Telford - 14 £394 -
South West -2 13 £250 +17.64% 1
London -13 13 £355 +14.51% 5
Yorkshire +13 6 £288 +27.77% 3
Surrey -7 6 £350 +27.27%
North West -12 6 £325 +23.80% 2
Wiltshire - 6 £250 -
Berkshire -4 5 £350 -
Oxfordshire +7 4 £250 +8.69% 2
Chippenham - 4 £250 -
Reading - 4 £305 -
East of England +8 3 £248 +41.42% 4
Hampshire -1 3 - - 2
South Yorkshire -3 3 £170 -24.44% 1
Dorset -4 3 £280 +21.73%
Cheshire -10 3 £235 +6.81%
Manchester -15 3 £375 +42.85% 2
Tyne and Wear - 3 - -
Birmingham - 3 £330 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 - -
North East - 3 - -
Rotherham +4 2 - -
Gloucestershire +2 2 £131 -25.00%
Bristol +1 2 £300 - 1
West Yorkshire +1 2 £344 - 2
Oxford 0 2 £250 +8.69%

Infrastructure Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, Infrastructure Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Infrastructure Support Engineer in the job title.

1 91 (67.41%) Windows
2 70 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 70 (51.85%) VMware
3 60 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 58 (42.96%) Windows Server
5 41 (30.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (29.63%) Cisco
7 38 (28.15%) ITIL
8 35 (25.93%) MS Exchange
8 35 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (23.70%) Citrix
10 30 (22.22%) Security Cleared
10 30 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
11 28 (20.74%) LAN
12 26 (19.26%) WAN
13 23 (17.04%) Linux
14 22 (16.30%) DNS
15 21 (15.56%) SC Cleared
16 20 (14.81%) SQL
16 20 (14.81%) Firewall
16 20 (14.81%) Configuration Management
17 19 (14.07%) SQL Server
17 19 (14.07%) Microsoft Certification
18 18 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
18 18 (13.33%) SAN
18 18 (13.33%) Hyper-V
19 17 (12.59%) SCCM
19 17 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
19 17 (12.59%) HP
19 17 (12.59%) Windows 7

Infrastructure Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 35 (25.93%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.37%) Confluence
3 10 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 8 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (5.19%) IIS
6 5 (3.70%) JBoss
7 4 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.48%) Apache
8 2 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
Applications
1 16 (11.85%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.44%) MS Office
3 3 (2.22%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.67%) Office 365
2 7 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.22%) IaaS
4 2 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.48%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 28 (20.74%) LAN
2 26 (19.26%) WAN
3 22 (16.30%) DNS
4 20 (14.81%) Firewall
5 18 (13.33%) SAN
6 15 (11.11%) DHCP
7 11 (8.15%) Internet
8 9 (6.67%) VPN
9 6 (4.44%) IP Telephony
10 5 (3.70%) TCP/IP
10 5 (3.70%) VoIP
10 5 (3.70%) Wireless
11 4 (2.96%) VLAN
11 4 (2.96%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (2.22%) iSCSI
12 3 (2.22%) Network Security
12 3 (2.22%) Unified Communications
13 2 (1.48%) IPsec
13 2 (1.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.07%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.74%) DB2
5 1 (0.74%) MySQL
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (10.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 14 (10.37%) Bitbucket
1 14 (10.37%) ClearCase
1 14 (10.37%) ClearQuest
1 14 (10.37%) FishEye
1 14 (10.37%) Git (software)
1 14 (10.37%) GitLab
1 14 (10.37%) JIRA
1 14 (10.37%) JIRA Agile
1 14 (10.37%) PVCS
1 14 (10.37%) Sonatype Nexus
1 14 (10.37%) Subversion
2 1 (0.74%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.74%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.74%) StarTeam
General
1 12 (8.89%) Finance
2 11 (8.15%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.70%) Banking
4 2 (1.48%) Advertising
4 2 (1.48%) Retail
5 1 (0.74%) Back Office
5 1 (0.74%) Games
5 1 (0.74%) Legal
5 1 (0.74%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.74%) 802.1X
1 1 (0.74%) AppFabric
1 1 (0.74%) OAuth2
1 1 (0.74%) SAML
1 1 (0.74%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.85%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.93%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.70%) Clustering
4 4 (2.96%) PKI
5 3 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.22%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.22%) New Media
5 3 (2.22%) Wiki
6 2 (1.48%) CMDB
6 2 (1.48%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.48%) NHS
6 2 (1.48%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.74%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.74%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.74%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.74%) PMI
7 1 (0.74%) Replication
7 1 (0.74%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.74%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 91 (67.41%) Windows
2 58 (42.96%) Windows Server
3 41 (30.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (17.04%) Linux
6 18 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (12.59%) Windows 7
8 8 (5.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (5.93%) Unix
9 5 (3.70%) AIX
10 4 (2.96%) CentOS
10 4 (2.96%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.48%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.74%) Solaris
12 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (28.15%) ITIL
2 20 (14.81%) Configuration Management
3 17 (12.59%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (11.11%) Software Engineering
5 13 (9.63%) Mentoring
5 13 (9.63%) Problem Management
6 9 (6.67%) Change Management
6 9 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (5.93%) Infrastructure Management
7 8 (5.93%) Migration
7 8 (5.93%) Server Building
7 8 (5.93%) Service Delivery
8 7 (5.19%) Incident Management
8 7 (5.19%) ITIL V3
9 6 (4.44%) Project Management
10 5 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (3.70%) ITSM
10 5 (3.70%) Network Design
10 5 (3.70%) Performance Optimisation
10 5 (3.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.81%) SQL
2 13 (9.63%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.22%) C
4 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.74%) Perl
4 1 (0.74%) Python
4 1 (0.74%) Ruby
4 1 (0.74%) VB
4 1 (0.74%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 21 (15.56%) SC Cleared
3 19 (14.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (7.41%) MCSE
5 8 (5.93%) CCNA
5 8 (5.93%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (4.44%) MCP
6 6 (4.44%) MCSA
7 4 (2.96%) DBS Check
7 4 (2.96%) Degree
8 3 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.48%) CISSP
9 2 (1.48%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.48%) RHCE
10 1 (0.74%) CCNP
10 1 (0.74%) MCITP
10 1 (0.74%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.85%) SLA
2 3 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.48%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 70 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 30 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 15 (11.11%) XenApp
5 14 (10.37%) vSphere
6 13 (9.63%) VMware ESX
7 9 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (6.67%) XenDesktop
8 5 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (3.70%) XenServer
9 4 (2.96%) BitLocker
9 4 (2.96%) UAG
10 3 (2.22%) NFS
11 2 (1.48%) Firmware
11 2 (1.48%) KVM
11 2 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (1.48%) vCloud
11 2 (1.48%) Xen
12 1 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.74%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 17 (12.59%) SCCM
2 7 (5.19%) NetBackup
3 6 (4.44%) SCOM
4 4 (2.96%) Nagios
5 3 (2.22%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.48%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.74%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.74%) Puppet
7 1 (0.74%) SmoothWall
7 1 (0.74%) vRealize
7 1 (0.74%) WSUS
7 1 (0.74%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 70 (51.85%) VMware
2 60 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 40 (29.63%) Cisco
4 32 (23.70%) Citrix
5 17 (12.59%) HP
6 14 (10.37%) Atlassian
6 14 (10.37%) BMC
7 12 (8.89%) NetApp
7 12 (8.89%) Red Hat
8 10 (7.41%) EMC
9 8 (5.93%) Dell
9 8 (5.93%) IBM
10 5 (3.70%) AppSense
10 5 (3.70%) Juniper
10 5 (3.70%) Oracle
11 4 (2.96%) Canon
11 4 (2.96%) Sophos
11 4 (2.96%) Symantec
12 3 (2.22%) ServiceNow
12 3 (2.22%) SolarWinds
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