Period
to 17 February 2019

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Infrastructure Engineer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
17 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 120 155 122
Rank change year-on-year +35 -33 +17
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 53 15 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.28% 0.38% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 0.41% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 8 20
Berkshire median daily rate £375 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +11.54% +6.12%
10th Percentile £229 £265 £213
90th Percentile £497 £436 £550
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £23.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year +110.53% -23.39% +34.78%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3,827 3,663 3,713
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.51% 91.92% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,869 1,952 1,925
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £225 £260 £225
90th Percentile £582 £587 £563
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 94 182
Berkshire median hourly rate £16.10 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.03% -3.33% -21.05%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.46 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.20 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +13.89% +2.86% -8.04%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Berkshire

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Berkshire

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 17 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in Berkshire

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Berkshire

Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 17 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +2 19 £345 +6.15% 3
Reading +3 17 £358 -4.67% 16
Newbury +4 4 - -
Wokingham - 2 £239 -
Slough -11 1 - - 1
Windsor - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £525 -
Infrastructure Engineer
South East

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 February 2019, Infrastructure Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 52 (98.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 28 (52.83%) Windows
3 24 (45.28%) Active Directory
4 17 (32.08%) Windows Server
5 15 (28.30%) VMware
6 14 (26.42%) Security Cleared
6 14 (26.42%) PowerShell
6 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
7 11 (20.75%) Firewall
7 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
8 10 (18.87%) Retail
9 9 (16.98%) ITIL
9 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
9 9 (16.98%) IT Strategy
10 8 (15.09%) IIS
11 7 (13.21%) MS Exchange
11 7 (13.21%) Cisco
11 7 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (13.21%) Office 365
12 6 (11.32%) Jenkins
12 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (11.32%) IaaS
12 6 (11.32%) DevOps
12 6 (11.32%) PaaS
12 6 (11.32%) PKI
12 6 (11.32%) DNS
12 6 (11.32%) DHCP
13 5 (9.43%) SharePoint

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 8 (15.09%) IIS
2 7 (13.21%) MS Exchange
3 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (5.66%) Skype for Business
4 3 (5.66%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (13.21%) Office 365
3 6 (11.32%) IaaS
3 6 (11.32%) PaaS
4 1 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.89%) SaaS
4 1 (1.89%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.75%) Firewall
2 6 (11.32%) DHCP
2 6 (11.32%) DNS
3 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.55%) Network Security
4 4 (7.55%) VPN
5 3 (5.66%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (5.66%) Skype
6 2 (3.77%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (3.77%) SSL
6 2 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.77%) Wireless
7 1 (1.89%) BGP
7 1 (1.89%) Internet
7 1 (1.89%) IPsec
7 1 (1.89%) MPLS
7 1 (1.89%) OSPF
7 1 (1.89%) SAN
7 1 (1.89%) SNMP
7 1 (1.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.43%) Visual Studio Team System
3 4 (7.55%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.89%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.89%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.89%) JIRA
4 1 (1.89%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.89%) SonarQube
General
1 10 (18.87%) Retail
2 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.66%) 802.1X
1 3 (5.66%) Middleware
2 1 (1.89%) LDAP
2 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) PKI
2 4 (7.55%) Public Cloud
3 3 (5.66%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.89%) Clustering
5 1 (1.89%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 28 (52.83%) Windows
2 17 (32.08%) Windows Server
3 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (9.43%) Linux
4 5 (9.43%) Windows 7
5 4 (7.55%) Android
5 4 (7.55%) Apple iOS
6 3 (5.66%) VMS
6 3 (5.66%) Windows 10
6 3 (5.66%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.77%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.89%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (98.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (16.98%) IT Strategy
2 9 (16.98%) ITIL
3 6 (11.32%) DevOps
4 5 (9.43%) ITSM
4 5 (9.43%) Service Management
5 3 (5.66%) Break/Fix
5 3 (5.66%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (5.66%) Converged Infrastructure
5 3 (5.66%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 3 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.66%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (5.66%) Migration
5 3 (5.66%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2
5 3 (5.66%) Project Management
5 3 (5.66%) Project Planning
5 3 (5.66%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.42%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.55%) VBScript
3 2 (3.77%) SQL
4 1 (1.89%) C
4 1 (1.89%) Java
4 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (26.42%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.87%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (3.77%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.89%) CCNP
6 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.89%) MCSA
6 1 (1.89%) MCSE
6 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.89%) GAMP
2 1 (1.89%) GPG13
System Software
1 24 (45.28%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.43%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (5.66%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (5.66%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (5.66%) XenApp
4 3 (5.66%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.77%) Docker
6 1 (1.89%) Firmware
6 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) SCCM
2 3 (5.66%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (5.66%) SCOM
3 2 (3.77%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.89%) Ansible
4 1 (1.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.89%) Grafana
4 1 (1.89%) Kibana
4 1 (1.89%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.89%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) VMware
2 14 (26.42%) Microsoft
3 7 (13.21%) Cisco
4 5 (9.43%) Citrix
5 4 (7.55%) Dell
6 3 (5.66%) CA
6 3 (5.66%) Clearswift
6 3 (5.66%) EMC
6 3 (5.66%) Juniper
7 2 (3.77%) Veeam
8 1 (1.89%) EqualLogic
8 1 (1.89%) F5
8 1 (1.89%) IBM
8 1 (1.89%) McAfee
8 1 (1.89%) Motorola
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle
8 1 (1.89%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.89%) Qualys
8 1 (1.89%) Sophos
8 1 (1.89%) Trend Micro