The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Infrastructure Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 166 153 169
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 104 121 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.17% 1.27% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 1.34% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 74 59
Median daily rate £288 £345 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +12.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £275 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £446 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Median hourly rate £27.75 £39.58 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.87% -6.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.00 £28.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-17.85% +1.81%
Infrastructure Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8365 9058 8542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.27% 94.70% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4989 5288 4621
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 426 430
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.14 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.11% -0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.37 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Infrastructure Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

Infrastructure Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer across the South East region.

Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Infrastructure Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer across the South East region.

Infrastructure Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Berkshire +22 43 £268 -21.89% 6
Surrey -1 21 £338 -3.57% 12
Hampshire -13 18 £248 -36.12% 5
Oxfordshire +8 11 £305 -6.15% 1
East Sussex +3 4 £218 -27.19% 3
Buckinghamshire +12 3 £281 -30.89% 2
West Sussex -10 2 £400 +26.48% 1
Home Counties +2 1 £285 -
Infrastructure Engineer
England

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 across the South East region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 141 (59.00%) Windows
2 120 (50.21%) VMware
3 99 (41.42%) Active Directory
4 89 (37.24%) Linux
4 89 (37.24%) Windows Server
5 78 (32.64%) Microsoft
6 65 (27.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 64 (26.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 62 (25.94%) DNS
9 58 (24.27%) Citrix
10 55 (23.01%) Windows Server 2008
11 51 (21.34%) ITIL
12 48 (20.08%) Security Cleared
13 43 (17.99%) Firewall
14 42 (17.57%) MS Exchange
14 42 (17.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 41 (17.15%) SQL
16 39 (16.32%) DHCP
17 37 (15.48%) Cisco
17 37 (15.48%) Windows Server 2003
18 36 (15.06%) SC Cleared
19 35 (14.64%) Data Centre
19 35 (14.64%) MS Excel
20 34 (14.23%) Red Hat
21 33 (13.81%) SAN
21 33 (13.81%) WAN
22 32 (13.39%) SCCM
23 31 (12.97%) SQL Server
24 30 (12.55%) LAN
24 30 (12.55%) PowerShell

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 42 (17.57%) MS Exchange
2 23 (9.62%) Tomcat
3 20 (8.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (6.69%) WebSphere
5 15 (6.28%) WebLogic
6 13 (5.44%) SharePoint
6 13 (5.44%) WebSphere Application Server
7 11 (4.60%) IIS
8 10 (4.18%) Apache
8 10 (4.18%) Skype for Business
9 8 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (2.51%) JBoss
11 5 (2.09%) OpenStack
12 4 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (1.26%) Live Communications Server
13 3 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
14 2 (0.84%) nginx
Applications
1 35 (14.64%) MS Excel
2 14 (5.86%) MS Office
3 3 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.30%) Office 365
2 16 (6.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.60%) SaaS
4 10 (4.18%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (2.93%) PaaS
6 6 (2.51%) IaaS
7 4 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.42%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.42%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 62 (25.94%) DNS
2 43 (17.99%) Firewall
3 39 (16.32%) DHCP
4 33 (13.81%) SAN
4 33 (13.81%) WAN
5 30 (12.55%) LAN
6 20 (8.37%) TCP/IP
7 19 (7.95%) Network Security
7 19 (7.95%) VPN
8 15 (6.28%) Internet
9 11 (4.60%) IPsec
10 10 (4.18%) LDAP
10 10 (4.18%) MPLS
11 8 (3.35%) VLAN
11 8 (3.35%) Wireless
12 6 (2.51%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (2.51%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (2.09%) NAS
13 5 (2.09%) NetScaler
13 5 (2.09%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (12.97%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.93%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (2.51%) MySQL
3 6 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.26%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.26%) MS Access
5 3 (1.26%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.84%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.42%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.42%) Redis
Development Applications
1 25 (10.46%) Jenkins
2 23 (9.62%) Git (software)
3 17 (7.11%) Vagrant
4 16 (6.69%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.67%) Maven
6 3 (1.26%) Metasploit
6 3 (1.26%) Subversion
7 2 (0.84%) Ant
7 2 (0.84%) JIRA
7 2 (0.84%) StarTeam
8 1 (0.42%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.42%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.42%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.42%) JUnit
8 1 (0.42%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.42%) Selenium
8 1 (0.42%) Serena SBM
8 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (7.11%) Finance
2 11 (4.60%) Telecoms
3 10 (4.18%) Retail
4 3 (1.26%) Marketing
5 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.42%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.42%) Back Office
6 1 (0.42%) Banking
6 1 (0.42%) Electronics
6 1 (0.42%) Legal
6 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.62%) Middleware
2 13 (5.44%) RabbitMQ
3 12 (5.02%) JMS
4 10 (4.18%) JSON
5 3 (1.26%) .NET
5 3 (1.26%) LAMP
5 3 (1.26%) XML
6 2 (0.84%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.84%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.84%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (0.84%) MSMQ
6 2 (0.84%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.84%) Web Services
7 1 (0.42%) AppFabric
7 1 (0.42%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.42%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.42%) Play Framework
7 1 (0.42%) PostGIS
7 1 (0.42%) REST
7 1 (0.42%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.64%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.28%) Clustering
3 14 (5.86%) Management Information System
3 14 (5.86%) Private Cloud
4 10 (4.18%) Driving Licence
5 9 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.77%) Statistics
6 8 (3.35%) NHS
7 6 (2.51%) Client/Server
7 6 (2.51%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.51%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.09%) EMC VNX
8 5 (2.09%) Fat Client
8 5 (2.09%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.67%) Cryptography
9 4 (1.67%) PKI
10 3 (1.26%) CLARiiON
10 3 (1.26%) FMCG
10 3 (1.26%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 141 (59.00%) Windows
2 89 (37.24%) Linux
2 89 (37.24%) Windows Server
3 65 (27.20%) Windows Server 2012
4 55 (23.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (17.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (15.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (10.88%) Unix
8 22 (9.21%) Windows 7
9 15 (6.28%) CentOS
10 8 (3.35%) AIX
11 7 (2.93%) Windows 8
11 7 (2.93%) Windows XP
12 5 (2.09%) Solaris
12 5 (2.09%) Ubuntu
13 4 (1.67%) Windows 10
14 3 (1.26%) Mac OS X
14 3 (1.26%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (21.34%) ITIL
2 28 (11.72%) Change Management
2 28 (11.72%) DevOps
3 24 (10.04%) Problem Management
4 23 (9.62%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (8.37%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (7.95%) Configuration Management
7 18 (7.53%) Project Management
8 17 (7.11%) Incident Management
9 16 (6.69%) Migration
10 14 (5.86%) High Availability
11 10 (4.18%) Service Delivery
12 9 (3.77%) Patch Management
13 8 (3.35%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (3.35%) Infrastructure Management
13 8 (3.35%) ITIL V3
13 8 (3.35%) Network Design
13 8 (3.35%) Open Source
14 7 (2.93%) Kalman Filter
14 7 (2.93%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 41 (17.15%) SQL
2 30 (12.55%) PowerShell
3 29 (12.13%) Python
4 12 (5.02%) Java
4 12 (5.02%) Shell Script
5 10 (4.18%) Perl
6 7 (2.93%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.51%) C
7 6 (2.51%) VBScript
8 5 (2.09%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.09%) Ruby
9 3 (1.26%) C#
9 3 (1.26%) C++
9 3 (1.26%) PHP
9 3 (1.26%) VB
10 1 (0.42%) C-shell
10 1 (0.42%) Delphi
10 1 (0.42%) Scala
Qualifications
1 48 (20.08%) Security Cleared
2 36 (15.06%) SC Cleared
3 27 (11.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (6.28%) MCSE
5 13 (5.44%) Degree
5 13 (5.44%) DV Cleared
6 11 (4.60%) CCNA
6 11 (4.60%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (4.18%) MCP
8 7 (2.93%) CCNP
8 7 (2.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (2.51%) MCSA
10 5 (2.09%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (2.09%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.67%) CCA
11 4 (1.67%) CISSP
11 4 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (1.67%) MCITP
11 4 (1.67%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.53%) SLA
2 7 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.51%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.84%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 99 (41.42%) Active Directory
2 64 (26.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (10.46%) Hyper-V
3 25 (10.46%) vSphere
4 23 (9.62%) XenApp
5 21 (8.79%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (3.35%) XenDesktop
7 7 (2.93%) VMware ESX
8 5 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.09%) XenServer
9 3 (1.26%) Firmware
9 3 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.84%) NFS
11 1 (0.42%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.42%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.42%) OpenSSH
11 1 (0.42%) Postfix
11 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.42%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 32 (13.39%) SCCM
2 24 (10.04%) Ansible
3 17 (7.11%) Puppet
4 16 (6.69%) NetBackup
5 13 (5.44%) SCOM
6 6 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.09%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (1.67%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.26%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (1.26%) Netcool
9 3 (1.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (1.26%) Unicenter
9 3 (1.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 3 (1.26%) WSUS
10 2 (0.84%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.84%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.84%) Nagios
10 2 (0.84%) SELinux
Vendors
1 120 (50.21%) VMware
2 78 (32.64%) Microsoft
3 58 (24.27%) Citrix
4 37 (15.48%) Cisco
5 34 (14.23%) Red Hat
6 27 (11.30%) HP
6 27 (11.30%) IBM
7 19 (7.95%) EMC
8 16 (6.69%) NetApp
9 13 (5.44%) Juniper
10 12 (5.02%) Oracle
11 9 (3.77%) Veritas
12 8 (3.35%) Remedy
13 5 (2.09%) Altiris
13 5 (2.09%) Intel
13 5 (2.09%) Symantec
13 5 (2.09%) Veeam
14 4 (1.67%) Dell
14 4 (1.67%) F5
14 4 (1.67%) Xerox
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