The first table below looks at the demand for the Network Infrastructure 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 Network Infrastructure Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 580 567 571
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Infrastructure Engineer 10 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.012% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.020% 0.013% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 3
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£325 - £178
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 - £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £26.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Network Infrastructure Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Infrastructure Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Infrastructure Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Infrastructure Engineer within the UK.

Network Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Infrastructure Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Network Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Infrastructure Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Infrastructure Engineer within the UK.

Network Infrastructure Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Infrastructure Engineer
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Infrastructure Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 August 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 +1 10 £325 - 3
London +5 4 £550 -
South East - 4 £325 - 3
South West - 1 - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
East of England - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Reading - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Docklands, London - - - -

Network Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Infrastructure 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 Network Infrastructure Engineer in their job title.

1 14 (82.35%) Cisco
2 12 (70.59%) Firewall
3 11 (64.71%) WAN
4 10 (58.82%) Windows
5 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (47.06%) VPN
7 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
8 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
8 6 (35.29%) CCNA
8 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (35.29%) Juniper
8 6 (35.29%) LAN
9 5 (29.41%) Avaya
9 5 (29.41%) HP
9 5 (29.41%) MPLS
9 5 (29.41%) ProCurve
10 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (23.53%) Riverbed
10 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
10 4 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (23.53%) Project Management
10 4 (23.53%) Symantec
10 4 (23.53%) IP Telephony
10 4 (23.53%) DNS
10 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
10 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (23.53%) ADSL
10 4 (23.53%) MCSE
10 4 (23.53%) SQL
10 4 (23.53%) ITIL

Network Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Infrastructure 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 Network Infrastructure Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (70.59%) Firewall
2 11 (64.71%) WAN
3 8 (47.06%) VPN
4 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
4 6 (35.29%) LAN
5 5 (29.41%) MPLS
6 4 (23.53%) IP Telephony
6 4 (23.53%) DNS
6 4 (23.53%) ADSL
7 3 (17.65%) Internet
8 2 (11.76%) HTTP
8 2 (11.76%) Multicast
8 2 (11.76%) Cisco PIX
8 2 (11.76%) Network Security
9 1 (5.88%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
9 1 (5.88%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (5.88%) VoIP
9 1 (5.88%) DHCP
9 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (11.76%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (5.88%) Hedge funds
1 1 (5.88%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (17.65%) UNIX
3 3 (17.65%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Root Cause Analysis
1 4 (23.53%) Project Management
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (11.76%) Workflow
3 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.88%) Change Control
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security
4 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Information Security Management
4 1 (5.88%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (35.29%) CCNA
2 6 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (23.53%) MCSE
4 3 (17.65%) CCNP
5 2 (11.76%) Degree
5 2 (11.76%) MCSA
6 1 (5.88%) JNCIS
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) KVM
2 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Cisco
2 6 (35.29%) Juniper
3 5 (29.41%) Avaya
3 5 (29.41%) HP
3 5 (29.41%) ProCurve
4 4 (23.53%) Riverbed
4 4 (23.53%) Symantec
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) VMware
5 2 (11.76%) Blue Coat
5 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
5 2 (11.76%) F5
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle
6 1 (5.88%) McAfee