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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 570 550 566
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Infrastructure Engineer 43 31 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.059% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.063% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 11
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£420 £375 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +30.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £244 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £338 £269
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +25.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.00

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
52334 48999 54002
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.29% 92.76% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 31896 29279 30301
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2028 2119 2612
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 -14 39 £423 +12.66% 25
London +5 21 £425 +8.97% 4
South East +8 13 £375 +10.29% 4
City of London +23 8 £428 +14.00% 1
East of England -20 4 - - 3
Hampshire - 4 - -
Hertfordshire - 4 - - 2
Yorkshire +2 2 £363 - 3
Berkshire 0 2 £400 +14.28% 1
Surrey +2 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £288 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £150 - 2
Crawley - 1 - - 2
Edinburgh - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Leicester - - - - 2
Liverpool - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Bury St Edmunds - - - -

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 41 (58.57%) VMware
2 38 (54.29%) Windows
3 27 (38.57%) Active Directory
4 22 (31.43%) MS Exchange
5 21 (30.00%) Firewall
5 21 (30.00%) vSphere
6 20 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (27.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (27.14%) Cisco
7 19 (27.14%) Citrix
8 18 (25.71%) DNS
8 18 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2010
9 17 (24.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 16 (22.86%) Microsoft
11 14 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
12 13 (18.57%) SAN
12 13 (18.57%) Linux
12 13 (18.57%) MCSE
12 13 (18.57%) SQL Server
13 11 (15.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 11 (15.71%) XenApp
14 10 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (14.29%) SQL
14 10 (14.29%) LAN
14 10 (14.29%) DHCP
15 9 (12.86%) ITIL
15 9 (12.86%) SCOM
16 8 (11.43%) SCCM
16 8 (11.43%) Degree
16 8 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2013

Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 22 (31.43%) MS Exchange
2 18 (25.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (7.14%) IIS
6 5 (7.14%) Apache
7 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
7 4 (5.71%) Lync
8 2 (2.86%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 1 (1.43%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.43%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.86%) MS Office
3 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (4.29%) Office 365
2 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.43%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.00%) Firewall
2 18 (25.71%) DNS
3 13 (18.57%) SAN
4 10 (14.29%) LAN
4 10 (14.29%) DHCP
5 8 (11.43%) WAN
6 6 (8.57%) MPLS
6 6 (8.57%) OSPF
6 6 (8.57%) BGP
7 5 (7.14%) SSL
8 4 (5.71%) Broadband
9 3 (4.29%) TCP/IP
9 3 (4.29%) VPN
9 3 (4.29%) Internet
10 2 (2.86%) HTTP
10 2 (2.86%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (2.86%) IP Telephony
10 2 (2.86%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (1.43%) Network Security
11 1 (1.43%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.57%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 7
4 1 (1.43%) MySQL
General
1 8 (11.43%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.71%) Finance
3 3 (4.29%) Publishing
4 2 (2.86%) Retail
5 1 (1.43%) Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Law
5 1 (1.43%) Legal
5 1 (1.43%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) Web Services
2 1 (1.43%) SAML
2 1 (1.43%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.43%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.57%) Blackberry
2 6 (8.57%) Clustering
2 6 (8.57%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.29%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (4.29%) Freedom of Information Act
3 3 (4.29%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (4.29%) CLARiiON
3 3 (4.29%) Open Source
4 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.43%) Replication
5 1 (1.43%) PKI
5 1 (1.43%) Wiki
5 1 (1.43%) Symmetrix DMX
5 1 (1.43%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 38 (54.29%) Windows
2 20 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (27.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (18.57%) Linux
5 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.71%) Windows 2000
6 4 (5.71%) Solaris
7 3 (4.29%) UNIX
8 2 (2.86%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.43%) AIX
9 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.43%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (12.86%) ITIL
2 7 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 7 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (8.57%) Risk Management
4 5 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (7.14%) DevOps
5 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (5.71%) Line Management
5 4 (5.71%) Change Management
6 3 (4.29%) Data Management
6 3 (4.29%) Resource Management
6 3 (4.29%) Data Protection
7 2 (2.86%) Capacity Management
7 2 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.86%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.86%) Migration
7 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.86%) BCP
8 1 (1.43%) Project Management
8 1 (1.43%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.29%) SQL
2 5 (7.14%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.86%) VB
3 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.86%) Java
3 2 (2.86%) Perl
4 1 (1.43%) C
4 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (24.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (18.57%) MCSE
3 11 (15.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (11.43%) CCNA
4 8 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (11.43%) Degree
5 6 (8.57%) CCNP
6 5 (7.14%) SC Cleared
6 5 (7.14%) Security Cleared
7 4 (5.71%) MCITP
8 3 (4.29%) MCSA
8 3 (4.29%) MCTS
9 2 (2.86%) CCA
9 2 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.43%) MCP
10 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.43%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) SLA
1 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (38.57%) Active Directory
2 21 (30.00%) vSphere
3 11 (15.71%) XenApp
4 10 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (10.00%) XenDesktop
6 6 (8.57%) vCloud
6 6 (8.57%) Hyper-V
6 6 (8.57%) VMware ESX
7 5 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (4.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (4.29%) XenServer
9 1 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.43%) Xen
9 1 (1.43%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (1.43%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.43%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (12.86%) SCOM
2 8 (11.43%) SCCM
3 7 (10.00%) NetBackup
4 5 (7.14%) Backup Exec
5 4 (5.71%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (4.29%) Foglight
6 3 (4.29%) SCOrch
6 3 (4.29%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (2.86%) Puppet
7 2 (2.86%) WSUS
8 1 (1.43%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.43%) EMC Navisphere
8 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.43%) Nagios
8 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.43%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 41 (58.57%) VMware
2 19 (27.14%) Cisco
2 19 (27.14%) Citrix
3 16 (22.86%) Microsoft
4 8 (11.43%) EMC
4 8 (11.43%) CheckPoint
4 8 (11.43%) Symantec
5 7 (10.00%) Oracle
6 6 (8.57%) IBM
6 6 (8.57%) NetApp
7 5 (7.14%) Veritas
7 5 (7.14%) Dell
7 5 (7.14%) Sophos
8 4 (5.71%) Acronis
8 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
8 4 (5.71%) Sun
8 4 (5.71%) HP
9 3 (4.29%) McAfee
9 3 (4.29%) Juniper
9 3 (4.29%) F5
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