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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Support Engineer
Rank 567 581 572
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support Engineer 47 68 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 50 45
Median daily rate £350 £273 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.44% -9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £350 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Median hourly rate - £78.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +293.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +75.00%

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
46857 52091 52770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.71% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30652 33213 33381
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2008 2171
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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
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 10 December 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 -2 46 £369 +35.32% 15
London +13 25 £426 +31.15% 2
East of England +7 6 £200 -27.27%
South East +4 6 £413 +37.50% 7
South West +4 5 £350 +40.00% 1
Suffolk +2 3 £200 -33.33%
Cambridgeshire - 3 - -
Cambridge - 3 - -
Hampshire +14 2 £381 +27.08% 1
Bristol +7 2 £350 +70.73% 1
North West -2 2 £350 +13.45% 1
Birmingham -3 2 - -
City of London -11 2 £456 +14.06%
West Midlands -17 2 - - 1
Cornwall - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +19 1 - -
Surrey +17 1 £425 +97.67% 2
Berkshire +5 1 - - 1
Devon +5 1 - -
Basingstoke +4 1 £413 -
Reading 0 1 - - 1
Plymouth - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £350 -
Beccles - 1 £175 -
Lowestoft - 1 £200 -
Guildford - 1 £425 -
Liverpool - 1 £350 -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 £350 -

Infrastructure Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 68 (61.26%) Windows
2 67 (60.36%) VMware
3 55 (49.55%) Microsoft
4 52 (46.85%) Active Directory
5 41 (36.94%) Windows Server
6 39 (35.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 31 (27.93%) Cisco
8 27 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
8 27 (24.32%) Citrix
9 25 (22.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (21.62%) Firewall
11 21 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
12 19 (17.12%) SAN
12 19 (17.12%) Linux
12 19 (17.12%) MS Exchange
13 18 (16.22%) ITIL
13 18 (16.22%) HP
14 17 (15.32%) vSphere
15 15 (13.51%) PowerShell
15 15 (13.51%) Finance
16 14 (12.61%) DNS
17 13 (11.71%) SQL Server
17 13 (11.71%) MS Excel
18 12 (10.81%) DHCP
18 12 (10.81%) DFS Replication
18 12 (10.81%) Data Centre
19 11 (9.91%) LAN
19 11 (9.91%) CheckPoint
20 10 (9.01%) Windows Server 2003
20 10 (9.01%) WAN

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 19 (17.12%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.41%) IIS
4 4 (3.60%) Apache
4 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.80%) Jetty
5 2 (1.80%) Mongrel
5 2 (1.80%) nginx
5 2 (1.80%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.80%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.80%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.90%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.90%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (11.71%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.31%) MS Office
3 3 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.60%) Office 365
4 3 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.80%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.80%) HP Helion
5 2 (1.80%) IaaS
5 2 (1.80%) PaaS
5 2 (1.80%) SaaS
6 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.90%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.90%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 24 (21.62%) Firewall
2 19 (17.12%) SAN
3 14 (12.61%) DNS
4 12 (10.81%) DHCP
5 11 (9.91%) LAN
6 10 (9.01%) WAN
7 9 (8.11%) TCP/IP
8 8 (7.21%) DMZ
8 8 (7.21%) NetScaler
9 7 (6.31%) VPN
10 6 (5.41%) Internet
11 5 (4.50%) IPsec
12 4 (3.60%) FTP
12 4 (3.60%) SSL
12 4 (3.60%) VoIP
13 3 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (2.70%) HTTP
13 3 (2.70%) LDAP
13 3 (2.70%) OSPF
13 3 (2.70%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.90%) MySQL
3 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (3.60%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.80%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.80%) Hudson
2 2 (1.80%) JIRA
2 2 (1.80%) Metasploit
2 2 (1.80%) MSI
2 2 (1.80%) Travis CI
General
1 15 (13.51%) Finance
2 4 (3.60%) Banking
3 2 (1.80%) Law
3 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.90%) Back Office
4 1 (0.90%) Legal
4 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.90%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.80%) .NET
1 2 (1.80%) J2EE
1 2 (1.80%) Servlets
2 1 (0.90%) Java EE
2 1 (0.90%) Middleware
2 1 (0.90%) RAML
2 1 (0.90%) RESTful
2 1 (0.90%) SOAP
2 1 (0.90%) Swagger
2 1 (0.90%) XML
2 1 (0.90%) XSLT
2 1 (0.90%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.81%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.60%) EMC VNX
2 4 (3.60%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.60%) NHS
3 3 (2.70%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.70%) Clustering
4 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.80%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.80%) PKI
4 2 (1.80%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.90%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 68 (61.26%) Windows
2 41 (36.94%) Windows Server
3 39 (35.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (22.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (17.12%) Linux
6 10 (9.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (5.41%) Unix
8 5 (4.50%) Solaris
8 5 (4.50%) Windows 7
9 4 (3.60%) CentOS
9 4 (3.60%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.70%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.90%) Android
11 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.90%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.90%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.90%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.22%) ITIL
2 7 (6.31%) Asset Management
2 7 (6.31%) Investment Management
3 5 (4.50%) Change Management
3 5 (4.50%) Configuration Management
3 5 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (4.50%) Mobile Device Management
3 5 (4.50%) Service Delivery
4 4 (3.60%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (3.60%) DevOps
4 4 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (3.60%) Incident Management
4 4 (3.60%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (3.60%) Open Source
4 4 (3.60%) Patch Management
4 4 (3.60%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (3.60%) Problem Management
5 3 (2.70%) Data Protection
5 3 (2.70%) Project Management
5 3 (2.70%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (13.51%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.31%) SQL
3 3 (2.70%) Java
3 3 (2.70%) Perl
4 2 (1.80%) Python
5 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.90%) C
5 1 (0.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (18.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (9.01%) Degree
2 10 (9.01%) MCSE
3 9 (8.11%) CCNA
3 9 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (7.21%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (4.50%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (4.50%) CCA
6 5 (4.50%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (4.50%) MCP
7 4 (3.60%) MCSA
8 3 (2.70%) SC Cleared
9 2 (1.80%) AWS Certification
9 2 (1.80%) CCSA
9 2 (1.80%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.41%) SLA
2 4 (3.60%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (46.85%) Active Directory
2 27 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (15.32%) vSphere
4 12 (10.81%) DFS Replication
5 9 (8.11%) XenApp
6 7 (6.31%) Hyper-V
6 7 (6.31%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (4.50%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.70%) VMware Server
8 3 (2.70%) Xen
8 3 (2.70%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.90%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.90%) KVM
10 1 (0.90%) NFS
10 1 (0.90%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.90%) UAG
10 1 (0.90%) vCloud
10 1 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (6.31%) Puppet
1 7 (6.31%) SCCM
2 4 (3.60%) WSUS
3 2 (1.80%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.80%) Grafana
3 2 (1.80%) HP SIM
3 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.80%) Nagios
3 2 (1.80%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.80%) SCOM
3 2 (1.80%) Terraform
4 1 (0.90%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.90%) Foglight
4 1 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.90%) OpenView
4 1 (0.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.90%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.90%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 67 (60.36%) VMware
2 55 (49.55%) Microsoft
3 31 (27.93%) Cisco
4 27 (24.32%) Citrix
5 18 (16.22%) HP
6 11 (9.91%) CheckPoint
7 8 (7.21%) Dell
8 7 (6.31%) 3PAR
8 7 (6.31%) NetApp
9 6 (5.41%) Red Hat
10 5 (4.50%) CommVault
10 5 (4.50%) EMC
11 4 (3.60%) IBM
11 4 (3.60%) Palo Alto
12 3 (2.70%) ServiceNow
13 2 (1.80%) F5
13 2 (1.80%) Google
13 2 (1.80%) Oracle
13 2 (1.80%) Sophos
13 2 (1.80%) Splunk
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