The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Windows Infrastructure Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 604 582 571
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Infrastructure Engineer 46 73 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 40 39
Median daily rate £317 £346 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.59% +15.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £292 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £425 £362
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £355 £305
% change year-on-year
-10.84% +16.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £42.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +70.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £29.87 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- +19.48%

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
51405 55416 53365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.83% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33502 35230 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2066 2092
Median hourly rate £16.58 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Windows Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Infrastructure Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Windows Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Infrastructure Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -36 43 £317 -8.59% 21
London -31 19 £325 -6.13% 9
West Yorkshire +5 13 £321 -6.35% 2
Yorkshire +1 13 £321 -14.46% 3
Leeds +12 10 £325 -13.33% 1
East of England +13 6 £275 -35.29%
City of London +38 3 £338 -1.09% 1
South East +5 3 £313 -16.66% 6
Essex - 3 £300 -
Bedfordshire -1 2 £263 -38.23%
Luton - 2 £263 -
Chelmsford - 2 £325 -
Hertfordshire +10 1 - -
North West +9 1 £275 -13.38%
Berkshire +8 1 - -
Cheshire +7 1 £275 -15.38%
Watford +1 1 - -
West Midlands -32 1 - - 1
Surrey - 1 £225 - 4
West Sussex - 1 £400 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Horsham - 1 £400 -
Basildon - 1 £260 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £325 -

Windows Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, Windows Infrastructure Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Windows Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 97 (100.00%) Windows
2 65 (67.01%) Windows Server
3 52 (53.61%) Active Directory
4 50 (51.55%) Microsoft
5 49 (50.52%) VMware
6 43 (44.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (42.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (29.90%) PowerShell
8 29 (29.90%) SAN
9 28 (28.87%) Citrix
10 26 (26.80%) MS Exchange
10 26 (26.80%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (22.68%) SQL Server
11 22 (22.68%) ITIL
11 22 (22.68%) DNS
11 22 (22.68%) VMware Infrastructure
12 21 (21.65%) SQL
13 20 (20.62%) IIS
14 18 (18.56%) Cisco
14 18 (18.56%) Windows 7
15 17 (17.53%) Firewall
16 16 (16.49%) NetApp
17 15 (15.46%) Exchange Server 2010
17 15 (15.46%) SCCM
18 14 (14.43%) DHCP
18 14 (14.43%) MS Excel
19 13 (13.40%) Office 365
19 13 (13.40%) Linux
19 13 (13.40%) Cisco Certification
19 13 (13.40%) HP

Windows Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 26 (26.80%) MS Exchange
2 20 (20.62%) IIS
3 15 (15.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (12.37%) Skype for Business
5 9 (9.28%) SharePoint
6 7 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (3.09%) Apache
8 3 (3.09%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (2.06%) Tomcat
10 1 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (1.03%) JBoss
10 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (14.43%) MS Excel
2 10 (10.31%) MS Office
3 2 (2.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.40%) Microsoft Azure
1 13 (13.40%) Office 365
2 3 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.09%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (3.09%) SaaS
3 2 (2.06%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.03%) IaaS
4 1 (1.03%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 29 (29.90%) SAN
2 22 (22.68%) DNS
3 17 (17.53%) Firewall
4 14 (14.43%) DHCP
5 10 (10.31%) LAN
5 10 (10.31%) WAN
6 9 (9.28%) TCP/IP
7 8 (8.25%) VLAN
7 8 (8.25%) VPN
8 7 (7.22%) iSCSI
9 6 (6.19%) Internet
10 5 (5.15%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (5.15%) NAS
11 4 (4.12%) Skype
11 4 (4.12%) SMTP
11 4 (4.12%) Wireless
12 3 (3.09%) Cisco Wireless
12 3 (3.09%) FTP
12 3 (3.09%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.68%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (7.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.03%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.03%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.03%) MySQL
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Metasploit
1 2 (2.06%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.03%) Maven
2 1 (1.03%) MSI
2 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (12.37%) Finance
2 5 (5.15%) Legal
2 5 (5.15%) Retail
3 2 (2.06%) Advertising
3 2 (2.06%) Games
4 1 (1.03%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.09%) RESTful
2 2 (2.06%) .NET
2 2 (2.06%) Web Services
3 1 (1.03%) MAPI
3 1 (1.03%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.34%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.31%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.09%) Replication
5 2 (2.06%) Clustering
5 2 (2.06%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.06%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.06%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.06%) NHS
6 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.03%) CMDB
6 1 (1.03%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.03%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.03%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.03%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.03%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 97 (100.00%) Windows
2 65 (67.01%) Windows Server
3 43 (44.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (42.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (26.80%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (18.56%) Windows 7
7 13 (13.40%) Linux
8 9 (9.28%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.12%) CentOS
9 4 (4.12%) Unix
9 4 (4.12%) Windows 10
10 3 (3.09%) Android
10 3 (3.09%) Apple iOS
10 3 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (3.09%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.06%) Mac OS
11 2 (2.06%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.06%) Solaris
11 2 (2.06%) Windows Vista
12 1 (1.03%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.68%) ITIL
2 10 (10.31%) Migration
3 9 (9.28%) Problem Management
4 7 (7.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (6.19%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (4.12%) Change Management
6 4 (4.12%) Performance Management
6 4 (4.12%) Server Building
7 3 (3.09%) Change Control
7 3 (3.09%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.09%) CRM
7 3 (3.09%) Data Management
7 3 (3.09%) High Availability
7 3 (3.09%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (3.09%) Server Hardening
8 2 (2.06%) DevOps
8 2 (2.06%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (2.06%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 2 (2.06%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (2.06%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 29 (29.90%) PowerShell
2 21 (21.65%) SQL
3 5 (5.15%) Perl
4 4 (4.12%) Python
5 3 (3.09%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.06%) C
6 2 (2.06%) C#
7 1 (1.03%) AWK
7 1 (1.03%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.03%) Java
7 1 (1.03%) PHP
7 1 (1.03%) Ruby
7 1 (1.03%) sed
7 1 (1.03%) VB
7 1 (1.03%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (13.40%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (11.34%) CCNA
3 7 (7.22%) MCSE
3 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.15%) Security Cleared
4 5 (5.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.09%) Degree
6 2 (2.06%) AWS Certification
6 2 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.06%) CCNP
6 2 (2.06%) CEH
6 2 (2.06%) CISSP
6 2 (2.06%) GCIH
6 2 (2.06%) GIAC
6 2 (2.06%) MCP
6 2 (2.06%) RHCT
6 2 (2.06%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.03%) CCA
7 1 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.03%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (3.09%) SLA
3 2 (2.06%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.03%) ISO22301
4 1 (1.03%) QA
System Software
1 52 (53.61%) Active Directory
2 22 (22.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (12.37%) XenApp
4 9 (9.28%) Hyper-V
5 8 (8.25%) vSphere
6 6 (6.19%) VMware ESX
6 6 (6.19%) XenDesktop
7 4 (4.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (4.12%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (3.09%) DFS Replication
8 3 (3.09%) ISA Server
8 3 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.06%) vCloud
9 2 (2.06%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (2.06%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.03%) BitLocker
10 1 (1.03%) Samba
10 1 (1.03%) StorNext
10 1 (1.03%) Xen
10 1 (1.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (15.46%) SCCM
2 8 (8.25%) Puppet
2 8 (8.25%) SCOM
3 6 (6.19%) WSUS
4 5 (5.15%) SCVMM
5 3 (3.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (2.06%) Ansible
6 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.06%) vRealize
7 1 (1.03%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.03%) cPanel
7 1 (1.03%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.03%) Salt
7 1 (1.03%) SCDPM
7 1 (1.03%) SCSM
7 1 (1.03%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 50 (51.55%) Microsoft
2 49 (50.52%) VMware
3 28 (28.87%) Citrix
4 18 (18.56%) Cisco
5 16 (16.49%) NetApp
6 13 (13.40%) HP
7 6 (6.19%) Dell
7 6 (6.19%) Red Hat
7 6 (6.19%) Symantec
8 5 (5.15%) Juniper
8 5 (5.15%) Mitel
9 4 (4.12%) Dell Compellent
9 4 (4.12%) EMC
9 4 (4.12%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.06%) AppSense
10 2 (2.06%) Veeam
11 1 (1.03%) Brocade
11 1 (1.03%) MobileIron
11 1 (1.03%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.03%) WatchGuard
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