The table below looks at the statistics for the Windows 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 Windows Infrastructure Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 601 571 567
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Infrastructure Engineer 11 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.008% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.008% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Average daily rate
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£355 £283 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.66% -5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £249 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £317 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £240 £250
% change year-on-year
+47.91% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £19.37

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
53013 47882 50809
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33166 28928 28619
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £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 2128 2081 2499
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 £38.92 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Windows Infrastructure Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Windows Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Windows Infrastructure Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Top 20 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Infrastructure Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -25 10 £355 +25.66% 7
London +7 4 £320 -1.53% 2
South East -22 4 £365 - 4
Surrey - 3 £365 - 1
City of London - 2 £320 -
Camberley - 2 £365 - 1
Reading - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £355 -
East of England - 1 £355 -
Bradford - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Suffolk - - - -
Crawley - - - - 1
Ipswich - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 1

Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Windows 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 Windows Infrastructure Engineer in their job title.

1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (82.76%) Active Directory
3 18 (62.07%) VMware
4 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
5 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (31.03%) MS Excel
6 9 (31.03%) SCCM
7 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (24.14%) DNS
8 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
9 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
9 6 (20.69%) DHCP
9 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
10 5 (17.24%) SQL
10 5 (17.24%) ITIL
10 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
10 5 (17.24%) vSphere
11 4 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
11 4 (13.79%) SAN
11 4 (13.79%) Backup Exec
11 4 (13.79%) Firewall
12 3 (10.34%) MS Project Server
12 3 (10.34%) Symantec
12 3 (10.34%) Citrix
12 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (10.34%) Avaya
12 3 (10.34%) Cisco
12 3 (10.34%) IPv4

Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Windows 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 Windows Infrastructure Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) MS Project Server
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.90%) IIS
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (31.03%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) DNS
2 6 (20.69%) DHCP
3 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
4 4 (13.79%) SAN
4 4 (13.79%) Firewall
5 3 (10.34%) IPv4
5 3 (10.34%) VoIP
5 3 (10.34%) WAN
6 2 (6.90%) LAN
7 1 (3.45%) Wireless
7 1 (3.45%) DMZ
7 1 (3.45%) VPN
General
1 1 (3.45%) Finance
1 1 (3.45%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) MSMQ
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) PKI
2 1 (3.45%) Replication
2 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.90%) Linux
7 1 (3.45%) UNIX
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (3.45%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.45%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.45%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.45%) Logistics
4 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.45%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
2 5 (17.24%) SQL
3 3 (10.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (10.34%) MCP
1 3 (10.34%) MCSE
2 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Degree
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 24 (82.76%) Active Directory
2 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (17.24%) vSphere
4 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.90%) XenApp
5 2 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) SCCM
2 4 (13.79%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.45%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (3.45%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (3.45%) BladeLogic
3 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.45%) Nagios
3 1 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) VMware
2 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) Symantec
3 3 (10.34%) Citrix
3 3 (10.34%) Avaya
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco
3 3 (10.34%) HP
4 2 (6.90%) EMC
4 2 (6.90%) NetApp
4 2 (6.90%) McAfee
5 1 (3.45%) Sophos
5 1 (3.45%) Clearswift
5 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.45%) BMC
5 1 (3.45%) Dell