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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Support Engineer
Rank 580 598 556
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -42
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support Engineer 67 68 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 47 56
Median daily rate £350 £280 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £178 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £400 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £230 £310
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -25.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +2.56%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +2.56%

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
50050 55150 53908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 95.01% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32734 35266 32824
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1662 2082 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 +14 67 £350 +27.27% 15
London -4 26 £450 +58.59% 4
Yorkshire +19 12 £258 +64.80% 1
East of England +22 9 £338 +77.63% 1
South East +7 9 £258 +11.95% 7
North Yorkshire - 9 £288 -
North East -17 6 £468 +58.64%
Northallerton - 6 £258 -
City of London +17 5 £425 +123.68% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 5 £492 +66.61%
Tyne and Wear -25 5 £492 +66.61%
Hertfordshire - 4 £413 - 1
West Yorkshire +14 3 £240 - 1
Oxfordshire -7 3 £250 +8.69% 2
Oxford - 3 £250 - 1
South West +13 2 £350 +84.21%
North West +12 2 £225 -30.76% 1
Hampshire +5 2 £253 -22.15% 2
Leeds - 2 £238 - 1
Southampton - 2 £253 -
Essex - 2 £300 -
Suffolk - 2 £188 -
Buckinghamshire +17 1 £288 -0.86% 1
Milton Keynes +14 1 £288 -0.86% 1
Surrey +12 1 £425 +304.76%
Gloucestershire +2 1 - -
Manchester -6 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £225 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Durham - 1 £225 -

Infrastructure Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 85 (62.96%) Windows
2 83 (61.48%) VMware
3 66 (48.89%) Microsoft
4 63 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 50 (37.04%) Windows Server
6 49 (36.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (27.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 36 (26.67%) Cisco
9 36 (26.67%) ITIL
10 29 (21.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 27 (20.00%) Firewall
11 27 (20.00%) Citrix
12 23 (17.04%) HP
12 23 (17.04%) Security Cleared
13 21 (15.56%) MS Exchange
13 21 (15.56%) Linux
13 21 (15.56%) vSphere
14 20 (14.81%) Data Centre
14 20 (14.81%) SAN
15 19 (14.07%) Windows Server 2003
15 19 (14.07%) DNS
16 17 (12.59%) SQL Server
17 16 (11.85%) Configuration Management
17 16 (11.85%) Finance
17 16 (11.85%) SC Cleared
17 16 (11.85%) PowerShell
18 15 (11.11%) SCCM
18 15 (11.11%) DHCP
18 15 (11.11%) LAN

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 21 (15.56%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.41%) Confluence
3 8 (5.93%) IIS
4 6 (4.44%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.96%) Apache
7 2 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.48%) Jetty
7 2 (1.48%) Mongrel
7 2 (1.48%) nginx
7 2 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.48%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.48%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.74%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.74%) JBoss
8 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (9.63%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.19%) MS Office
3 3 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.15%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.70%) Office 365
4 4 (2.96%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (2.96%) IaaS
5 3 (2.22%) SaaS
6 2 (1.48%) Google App Engine
6 2 (1.48%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.48%) HP Helion
6 2 (1.48%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (1.48%) PaaS
6 2 (1.48%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.74%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 27 (20.00%) Firewall
2 20 (14.81%) SAN
3 19 (14.07%) DNS
4 15 (11.11%) DHCP
4 15 (11.11%) LAN
5 14 (10.37%) WAN
6 12 (8.89%) Internet
7 6 (4.44%) NetScaler
7 6 (4.44%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.96%) IP Telephony
8 4 (2.96%) VLAN
8 4 (2.96%) Wireless
9 3 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (2.22%) DMZ
9 3 (2.22%) FTP
9 3 (2.22%) NAS
9 3 (2.22%) SSL
9 3 (2.22%) VPN
10 2 (1.48%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.59%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.48%) MySQL
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (8.89%) Git (software)
1 12 (8.89%) JIRA
2 10 (7.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 10 (7.41%) Bitbucket
2 10 (7.41%) ClearCase
2 10 (7.41%) ClearQuest
2 10 (7.41%) FishEye
2 10 (7.41%) GitLab
2 10 (7.41%) JIRA Agile
2 10 (7.41%) PVCS
2 10 (7.41%) Sonatype Nexus
2 10 (7.41%) Subversion
3 4 (2.96%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.48%) Hudson
4 2 (1.48%) MSI
4 2 (1.48%) Travis CI
5 1 (0.74%) AdminStudio
5 1 (0.74%) Metasploit
General
1 16 (11.85%) Finance
2 7 (5.19%) Banking
3 3 (2.22%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.48%) Retail
5 1 (0.74%) Advertising
5 1 (0.74%) Back Office
5 1 (0.74%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.22%) .NET
2 2 (1.48%) J2EE
2 2 (1.48%) Middleware
2 2 (1.48%) Servlets
2 2 (1.48%) Web Services
3 1 (0.74%) Java EE
3 1 (0.74%) RAML
3 1 (0.74%) RESTful
3 1 (0.74%) SOAP
3 1 (0.74%) Swagger
3 1 (0.74%) XML
3 1 (0.74%) XSLT
3 1 (0.74%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.44%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.70%) Clustering
4 5 (3.70%) PKI
5 4 (2.96%) EMC VNX
5 4 (2.96%) NHS
6 3 (2.22%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.48%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.48%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.48%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.48%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.74%) EMC VNXe
8 1 (0.74%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.74%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.74%) RIA
8 1 (0.74%) Xserve
Operating Systems
1 85 (62.96%) Windows
2 50 (37.04%) Windows Server
3 49 (36.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (29.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (15.56%) Linux
6 19 (14.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (6.67%) Unix
7 9 (6.67%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (3.70%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.96%) AIX
9 4 (2.96%) Solaris
10 3 (2.22%) CentOS
10 3 (2.22%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.48%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.74%) Android
12 1 (0.74%) SUSE
12 1 (0.74%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.74%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.67%) ITIL
2 16 (11.85%) Configuration Management
3 13 (9.63%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (9.63%) Software Engineering
4 9 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 9 (6.67%) Problem Management
5 6 (4.44%) Data Protection
5 6 (4.44%) Server Building
5 6 (4.44%) Service Delivery
6 5 (3.70%) Change Management
6 5 (3.70%) DevOps
6 5 (3.70%) Incident Management
6 5 (3.70%) Migration
6 5 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (3.70%) Project Management
7 4 (2.96%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (2.96%) High Availability
7 4 (2.96%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (2.96%) ITIL V3
7 4 (2.96%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.85%) PowerShell
2 12 (8.89%) SQL
3 3 (2.22%) Java
4 2 (1.48%) C
4 2 (1.48%) Perl
4 2 (1.48%) VBScript
5 1 (0.74%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.74%) C#
5 1 (0.74%) Python
5 1 (0.74%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.74%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (21.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (17.04%) Security Cleared
3 16 (11.85%) SC Cleared
4 14 (10.37%) MCSE
5 12 (8.89%) Degree
6 10 (7.41%) CCNA
6 10 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (5.93%) MCP
7 8 (5.93%) MCSA
8 6 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (2.96%) CCA
10 4 (2.96%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.48%) AWS Certification
12 2 (1.48%) CISSP
12 2 (1.48%) DBS Check
12 2 (1.48%) DV Cleared
12 2 (1.48%) RHCE
13 1 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.15%) SLA
2 4 (2.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.48%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 63 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 37 (27.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (15.56%) vSphere
4 14 (10.37%) Hyper-V
5 11 (8.15%) DFS Replication
6 10 (7.41%) VMware ESX
6 10 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (5.19%) XenApp
8 4 (2.96%) Xen
9 3 (2.22%) KVM
9 3 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.22%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.48%) NFS
10 2 (1.48%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.48%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.48%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.74%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.74%) UAG
11 1 (0.74%) vCloud
11 1 (0.74%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (11.11%) SCCM
2 5 (3.70%) NetBackup
2 5 (3.70%) Puppet
3 4 (2.96%) SCOM
4 2 (1.48%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.48%) Grafana
4 2 (1.48%) HP SIM
4 2 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.48%) Nagios
4 2 (1.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (1.48%) Terraform
5 1 (0.74%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.74%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.74%) OpenView
5 1 (0.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.74%) Perfmon
5 1 (0.74%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.74%) WSUS
Vendors
1 83 (61.48%) VMware
2 66 (48.89%) Microsoft
3 36 (26.67%) Cisco
4 27 (20.00%) Citrix
5 23 (17.04%) HP
6 10 (7.41%) Atlassian
6 10 (7.41%) BMC
6 10 (7.41%) EMC
7 9 (6.67%) IBM
8 8 (5.93%) 3PAR
8 8 (5.93%) Dell
8 8 (5.93%) NetApp
9 7 (5.19%) Red Hat
10 6 (4.44%) CheckPoint
10 6 (4.44%) Oracle
11 4 (2.96%) CommVault
11 4 (2.96%) Symantec
12 3 (2.22%) Intel
12 3 (2.22%) Juniper
12 3 (2.22%) ServiceNow