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 20 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 582 546 549
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Infrastructure Engineer 47 35 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.066% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.072% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 13
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£425 £390 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +34.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £360 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £480 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £280 £281
% change year-on-year
+36.60% -0.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
52873 48864 52221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.73% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32949 29518 29383
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 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2105 2573
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 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.45 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 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 20 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 -15 46 £425 +8.97% 22
London +11 25 £434 +11.21% 5
South East -2 14 £400 - 5
City of London +21 6 £438 +15.13% 2
Sheffield +11 5 £363 -
South Yorkshire +9 5 £363 -
Yorkshire -2 5 £363 +0.83% 1
Berkshire +14 4 £400 - 1
Hampshire - 4 - -
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 - -
East of England - 4 - - 3
Surrey - 3 £365 - 3
Camberley - 2 £365 - 2
Reading - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £288 -
Cheshire - 1 £320 -
East Midlands - 1 £150 - 2
North West - 1 £320 - 2
Derbyshire - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - - 1
Essex - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 2
Middlesex - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Staines - - - -

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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 54 (65.85%) VMware
2 52 (63.41%) Windows
3 41 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 32 (39.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (36.59%) MS Exchange
6 29 (35.37%) vSphere
6 29 (35.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (34.15%) Firewall
8 27 (32.93%) Microsoft
9 26 (31.71%) Cisco
10 24 (29.27%) Citrix
10 24 (29.27%) Exchange Server 2010
11 22 (26.83%) DNS
12 21 (25.61%) Microsoft Certification
13 20 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2007
14 18 (21.95%) SAN
15 17 (20.73%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (20.73%) DHCP
16 16 (19.51%) MCSE
17 15 (18.29%) ITIL
17 15 (18.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 15 (18.29%) XenApp
18 14 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
18 14 (17.07%) SQL Server
18 14 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
18 14 (17.07%) Symantec
19 13 (15.85%) NetBackup
19 13 (15.85%) CCNA
19 13 (15.85%) SQL
19 13 (15.85%) Exchange Server 2013

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 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 30 (36.59%) MS Exchange
2 24 (29.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (24.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (15.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (10.98%) Exchange Server 2003
6 8 (9.76%) Lync
7 6 (7.32%) SharePoint
7 6 (7.32%) IIS
7 6 (7.32%) Apache
8 5 (6.10%) Tomcat
8 5 (6.10%) JBoss
9 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 2 (2.44%) OpenStack
11 1 (1.22%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 12 (14.63%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.66%) MS Office
3 2 (2.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (6.10%) Office 365
3 4 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (34.15%) Firewall
2 22 (26.83%) DNS
3 18 (21.95%) SAN
4 17 (20.73%) DHCP
5 12 (14.63%) LAN
5 12 (14.63%) MPLS
6 10 (12.20%) WAN
7 9 (10.98%) OSPF
7 9 (10.98%) BGP
8 4 (4.88%) Broadband
9 3 (3.66%) SSL
9 3 (3.66%) BIG-IP
10 2 (2.44%) IP Telephony
10 2 (2.44%) NAS
10 2 (2.44%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (2.44%) Internet
10 2 (2.44%) LDAP
10 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
10 2 (2.44%) VPN
11 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (9.76%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.66%) SQL Server 7
5 1 (1.22%) MySQL
General
1 9 (10.98%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.88%) Finance
3 1 (1.22%) Law
3 1 (1.22%) Legal
3 1 (1.22%) Advertising
3 1 (1.22%) Publishing
3 1 (1.22%) Banking
3 1 (1.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) X-Windows
2 2 (2.44%) OpenID
2 2 (2.44%) Web Services
2 2 (2.44%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.76%) Blackberry
3 7 (8.54%) Clustering
4 6 (7.32%) Computer Science
5 5 (6.10%) CLARiiON
6 3 (3.66%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (3.66%) Freedom of Information Act
6 3 (3.66%) Freedom of Information
7 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.44%) Wiki
7 2 (2.44%) FlexPod
8 1 (1.22%) Open Source
8 1 (1.22%) New Media
8 1 (1.22%) Replication
8 1 (1.22%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 52 (63.41%) Windows
2 32 (39.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (35.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (20.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (12.20%) Linux
6 7 (8.54%) Solaris
7 5 (6.10%) Windows 2000
8 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.88%) Windows 7
9 3 (3.66%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (3.66%) UNIX
10 2 (2.44%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.44%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.22%) CentOS
11 1 (1.22%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.29%) ITIL
2 11 (13.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (8.54%) Service Delivery
4 6 (7.32%) Risk Management
5 5 (6.10%) BCP
6 4 (4.88%) Change Management
6 4 (4.88%) Migration
6 4 (4.88%) Resource Management
6 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (4.88%) Line Management
7 3 (3.66%) Load Balancing
7 3 (3.66%) DevOps
7 3 (3.66%) Data Protection
7 3 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.44%) Capacity Management
8 2 (2.44%) Network Monitoring
9 1 (1.22%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (1.22%) Software Deployment
9 1 (1.22%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (1.22%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.85%) SQL
2 5 (6.10%) Shell Script
2 5 (6.10%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.44%) Perl
3 2 (2.44%) VB
4 1 (1.22%) C
4 1 (1.22%) Java
4 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 21 (25.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (19.51%) MCSE
3 15 (18.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 14 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (15.85%) CCNA
6 10 (12.20%) CCNP
7 8 (9.76%) Degree
8 6 (7.32%) SC Cleared
8 6 (7.32%) Security Cleared
9 4 (4.88%) MCITP
9 4 (4.88%) MCSA
10 2 (2.44%) MCP
10 2 (2.44%) MCTS
11 1 (1.22%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (1.22%) CCA
11 1 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) SLA
1 1 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 29 (35.37%) vSphere
3 15 (18.29%) XenApp
4 14 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (12.20%) XenDesktop
6 9 (10.98%) vCloud
7 8 (9.76%) Hyper-V
8 6 (7.32%) VMware ESX
9 4 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (3.66%) DFS Replication
10 3 (3.66%) Terminal Services
10 3 (3.66%) Xen
11 2 (2.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (2.44%) XenServer
12 1 (1.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (1.22%) UAG
12 1 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (15.85%) NetBackup
2 12 (14.63%) SCOM
3 10 (12.20%) SCCM
4 6 (7.32%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (7.32%) Backup Exec
5 5 (6.10%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (6.10%) Puppet
6 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (4.88%) SCOrch
6 4 (4.88%) Foglight
6 4 (4.88%) EMC Navisphere
6 4 (4.88%) WSUS
6 4 (4.88%) ZABBIX
7 3 (3.66%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.22%) Nagios
8 1 (1.22%) HP SIM
8 1 (1.22%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 1 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 54 (65.85%) VMware
2 27 (32.93%) Microsoft
3 26 (31.71%) Cisco
4 24 (29.27%) Citrix
5 14 (17.07%) Symantec
6 12 (14.63%) CheckPoint
6 12 (14.63%) EMC
7 11 (13.41%) NetApp
8 10 (12.20%) Oracle
9 8 (9.76%) IBM
10 7 (8.54%) Dell
10 7 (8.54%) Red Hat
11 6 (7.32%) Veritas
11 6 (7.32%) HP
11 6 (7.32%) McAfee
11 6 (7.32%) Sophos
12 5 (6.10%) Acronis
12 5 (6.10%) F5
13 4 (4.88%) Sun
14 3 (3.66%) Juniper
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