The table below looks at the statistics for the Senior 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 Senior Infrastructure Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 576 556 573
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Infrastructure Engineer 41 34 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.065% 0.045%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.070% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 24 10
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£425 £375 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +29.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £338 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £443 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £340 £288
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +18.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £41.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +65.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Senior Infrastructure Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Senior Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

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

Senior Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Senior Infrastructure Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Infrastructure 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 Senior Infrastructure Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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 -11 39 £425 +13.33% 27
London +5 21 £438 +12.17% 4
South East -2 14 £400 +17.64% 7
City of London +33 8 £434 +15.66% 1
Berkshire +19 4 £400 +14.28% 1
Hampshire - 4 - -
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
East of England - 4 - - 2
South Yorkshire +8 3 £363 -
Sheffield +4 3 £363 -
Surrey +1 3 £365 +7.74% 4
Yorkshire 0 3 £363 +0.83% 1
Camberley - 2 £365 - 2
Crawley - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - - 1
West Sussex - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £150 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £288 -
Somerset - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Dorset - - - - 3
Essex - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 1

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 48 (62.34%) VMware
2 45 (58.44%) Windows
3 35 (45.45%) Active Directory
4 26 (33.77%) MS Exchange
4 26 (33.77%) vSphere
5 25 (32.47%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (29.87%) Microsoft
6 23 (29.87%) DNS
6 23 (29.87%) Firewall
7 22 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 21 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (27.27%) Citrix
9 19 (24.68%) Cisco
10 17 (22.08%) Microsoft Certification
11 16 (20.78%) DHCP
11 16 (20.78%) SQL Server
12 15 (19.48%) SAN
12 15 (19.48%) Exchange Server 2007
13 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (16.88%) MCSE
15 12 (15.58%) Linux
15 12 (15.58%) Symantec
15 12 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (14.29%) XenApp
16 11 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 11 (14.29%) NetBackup
16 11 (14.29%) SQL
16 11 (14.29%) ITIL
16 11 (14.29%) EMC
17 10 (12.99%) LAN

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

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

Application Platforms
1 26 (33.77%) MS Exchange
2 22 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (19.48%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (12.99%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (10.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (7.79%) IIS
6 6 (7.79%) Lync
7 5 (6.49%) SharePoint
7 5 (6.49%) Apache
8 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 3 (3.90%) Tomcat
9 2 (2.60%) OpenStack
10 1 (1.30%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 7 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.90%) MS Office
3 2 (2.60%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.90%) Office 365
3 2 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (29.87%) DNS
1 23 (29.87%) Firewall
2 16 (20.78%) DHCP
3 15 (19.48%) SAN
4 10 (12.99%) LAN
5 8 (10.39%) WAN
6 7 (9.09%) MPLS
7 6 (7.79%) OSPF
7 6 (7.79%) BGP
8 5 (6.49%) SSL
9 4 (5.19%) Broadband
10 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
10 3 (3.90%) VPN
10 3 (3.90%) Internet
11 2 (2.60%) LDAP
11 2 (2.60%) HTTP
11 2 (2.60%) Structured Cabling
11 2 (2.60%) IP Telephony
11 2 (2.60%) Reverse Proxy
12 1 (1.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (10.39%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 7
5 1 (1.30%) MySQL
General
1 9 (11.69%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.19%) Finance
3 2 (2.60%) Publishing
4 1 (1.30%) Law
4 1 (1.30%) Legal
4 1 (1.30%) Advertising
4 1 (1.30%) Banking
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) X-Windows
2 2 (2.60%) Web Services
2 2 (2.60%) SAML
2 2 (2.60%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (11.69%) Blackberry
2 7 (9.09%) Clustering
3 6 (7.79%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.19%) CLARiiON
5 3 (3.90%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (3.90%) Freedom of Information Act
5 3 (3.90%) Freedom of Information
6 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.60%) Open Source
6 2 (2.60%) Wiki
7 1 (1.30%) PKI
7 1 (1.30%) Symmetrix DMX
7 1 (1.30%) New Media
7 1 (1.30%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 45 (58.44%) Windows
2 25 (32.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (15.58%) Linux
6 5 (6.49%) Windows 2000
6 5 (6.49%) Solaris
7 4 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (5.19%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.90%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (3.90%) UNIX
9 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.30%) CentOS
10 1 (1.30%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.29%) ITIL
2 9 (11.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 6 (7.79%) Risk Management
5 4 (5.19%) Change Management
5 4 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (5.19%) Line Management
5 4 (5.19%) DevOps
6 3 (3.90%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.90%) Resource Management
6 3 (3.90%) Data Protection
6 3 (3.90%) BCP
7 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.60%) Capacity Management
7 2 (2.60%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.60%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.60%) Data Management
8 1 (1.30%) Network Load Balancing
8 1 (1.30%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.29%) SQL
2 5 (6.49%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.90%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.60%) VB
4 2 (2.60%) Java
4 2 (2.60%) Perl
5 1 (1.30%) C
5 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (22.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (16.88%) MCSE
3 11 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (11.69%) Degree
5 8 (10.39%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (10.39%) CCNA
6 6 (7.79%) CCNP
6 6 (7.79%) SC Cleared
6 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
7 4 (5.19%) MCSA
8 3 (3.90%) MCITP
9 2 (2.60%) MCP
9 2 (2.60%) CCA
9 2 (2.60%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (2.60%) MCTS
10 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.30%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) SLA
1 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 26 (33.77%) vSphere
3 12 (15.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (14.29%) XenApp
5 8 (10.39%) Hyper-V
6 7 (9.09%) XenDesktop
6 7 (9.09%) vCloud
6 7 (9.09%) VMware ESX
7 5 (6.49%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.90%) DFS Replication
8 3 (3.90%) XenServer
8 3 (3.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (3.90%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.30%) Xen
9 1 (1.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.30%) UAG
9 1 (1.30%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 10 (12.99%) SCOM
3 8 (10.39%) SCCM
4 6 (7.79%) Backup Exec
5 5 (6.49%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (5.19%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (5.19%) SCOrch
6 4 (5.19%) WSUS
7 3 (3.90%) Puppet
8 2 (2.60%) EMC Navisphere
8 2 (2.60%) Foglight
8 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (2.60%) ZABBIX
9 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (1.30%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 1 (1.30%) HP SIM
9 1 (1.30%) Nagios
9 1 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 48 (62.34%) VMware
2 23 (29.87%) Microsoft
3 21 (27.27%) Citrix
4 19 (24.68%) Cisco
5 12 (15.58%) Symantec
6 11 (14.29%) EMC
7 8 (10.39%) Oracle
7 8 (10.39%) CheckPoint
7 8 (10.39%) IBM
8 7 (9.09%) Dell
8 7 (9.09%) NetApp
9 6 (7.79%) Sophos
9 6 (7.79%) Veritas
10 5 (6.49%) Acronis
10 5 (6.49%) Red Hat
11 4 (5.19%) McAfee
11 4 (5.19%) Sun
11 4 (5.19%) HP
12 3 (3.90%) Google
12 3 (3.90%) CA
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