Period
to 19 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

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
England > South East
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 176 189
Rank change year-on-year +36 +13 -21
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 302 202 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.83% 1.22% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 1.29% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 110 132
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £225
90th Percentile £500 £466 £475
England median daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year +7.14% -4.11% +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 5
South East median hourly rate £54.13 £25.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.52% -23.08% -16.67%
England median hourly rate £23.48 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -6.07% -23.08% -7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,610 15,706 15,630
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.41% 94.67% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,408 9,318 9,321
South East median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £256 £238 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 592 639 777
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% -7.69% +5.82%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.87 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.56 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.34% +0.34% +2.78%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the South East

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the South East

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in the South East

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the South East

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 19 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer 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 6 months to 19 November 2018. 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
Thames Valley +40 92 £360 -10.00% 32
Hampshire -17 85 £375 +11.11% 22
Surrey +12 58 £400 +6.67% 14
Berkshire +5 49 £310 -22.50% 14
West Sussex +22 42 £413 +0.61% 7
Buckinghamshire +51 32 £360 +6.67% 10
Kent +11 12 £330 +13.79% 1
Oxfordshire -1 11 £425 - 8
East Sussex -4 11 £376 +7.43% 5
Infrastructure Engineer
England

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, 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 South East region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 299 (99.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 173 (57.28%) Windows
3 153 (50.66%) Active Directory
4 145 (48.01%) VMware
5 120 (39.74%) Windows Server
6 92 (30.46%) Microsoft
7 81 (26.82%) VMware Infrastructure
8 76 (25.17%) Citrix
9 72 (23.84%) PowerShell
10 71 (23.51%) Office 365
11 62 (20.53%) Firewall
12 61 (20.20%) Microsoft Azure
13 59 (19.54%) Linux
14 55 (18.21%) SCCM
15 52 (17.22%) Migration
16 49 (16.23%) ITIL
17 45 (14.90%) Security Cleared
18 44 (14.57%) XenDesktop
19 43 (14.24%) Finance
20 42 (13.91%) Data Centre
21 40 (13.25%) Hyper-V
21 40 (13.25%) vSphere
22 39 (12.91%) XenApp
23 37 (12.25%) SC Cleared
24 36 (11.92%) DNS
25 35 (11.59%) NetApp
26 33 (10.93%) SAN
26 33 (10.93%) DHCP
27 32 (10.60%) SharePoint
28 30 (9.93%) Amazon AWS

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 32 (10.60%) SharePoint
2 19 (6.29%) MS Exchange
3 17 (5.63%) Skype for Business
4 16 (5.30%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (3.31%) IIS
6 9 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (2.32%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (1.66%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.66%) CICS
Applications
1 6 (1.99%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 71 (23.51%) Office 365
2 61 (20.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (9.93%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (5.30%) Amazon Glacier
5 14 (4.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (2.65%) IaaS
6 8 (2.65%) Yammer
7 6 (1.99%) PaaS
8 5 (1.66%) OneDrive
9 4 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.99%) Akamai
10 3 (0.99%) Azure Functions
10 3 (0.99%) G Suite
10 3 (0.99%) Serverless
11 2 (0.66%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.66%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.33%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 62 (20.53%) Firewall
2 36 (11.92%) DNS
3 33 (10.93%) DHCP
3 33 (10.93%) SAN
4 27 (8.94%) LAN
5 25 (8.28%) WAN
6 21 (6.95%) TCP/IP
7 17 (5.63%) NAS
8 15 (4.97%) Skype
9 14 (4.64%) NetScaler
10 11 (3.64%) Network Security
10 11 (3.64%) VPN
11 10 (3.31%) VLAN
12 8 (2.65%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (2.32%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (2.32%) iSCSI
13 7 (2.32%) Wireless
14 5 (1.66%) MPLS
15 4 (1.32%) Internet
15 4 (1.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (6.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.32%) Hadoop
2 4 (1.32%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.99%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.66%) DB2
4 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (2.32%) Git (software)
1 7 (2.32%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (0.99%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.33%) JIRA
3 1 (0.33%) JMeter
3 1 (0.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.33%) Subversion
General
1 43 (14.24%) Finance
2 14 (4.64%) Law
3 11 (3.64%) Retail
4 5 (1.66%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.32%) Back Office
5 4 (1.32%) French Language
5 4 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.66%) Automotive
8 1 (0.33%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.66%) .NET
1 5 (1.66%) JSON
1 5 (1.66%) Middleware
2 4 (1.32%) Drools
3 3 (0.99%) .NET Core
3 3 (0.99%) LDAP
4 2 (0.66%) SAML
5 1 (0.33%) ADSI
5 1 (0.33%) OAuth
5 1 (0.33%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.33%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.91%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.96%) PKI
3 16 (5.30%) Cloud Native
4 14 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.64%) Fat Client
4 14 (4.64%) Thin Client
5 10 (3.31%) Clustering
6 8 (2.65%) AS400
6 8 (2.65%) iSeries
7 7 (2.32%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.99%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.66%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.66%) HP Storage
9 5 (1.66%) Replication
10 4 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.99%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.99%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.66%) Digital Signage
12 2 (0.66%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 173 (57.28%) Windows
2 120 (39.74%) Windows Server
3 59 (19.54%) Linux
4 30 (9.93%) Windows 10
5 25 (8.28%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (7.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (6.95%) Windows 7
8 20 (6.62%) Unix
9 16 (5.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.32%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.99%) Android
13 2 (0.66%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.66%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.33%) CentOS
14 1 (0.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (99.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 52 (17.22%) Migration
3 49 (16.23%) ITIL
4 26 (8.61%) DevOps
5 19 (6.29%) Continuous Delivery
6 16 (5.30%) Deployment Automation
7 15 (4.97%) Change Management
8 11 (3.64%) High Availability
8 11 (3.64%) Service Delivery
9 10 (3.31%) Application Packaging
10 9 (2.98%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (2.65%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (2.65%) ITSM
11 8 (2.65%) Mobile Device Management
11 8 (2.65%) Storage Management
11 8 (2.65%) System Testing
12 7 (2.32%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (2.32%) Load Balancing
12 7 (2.32%) Network Virtualisation
12 7 (2.32%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (23.84%) PowerShell
2 12 (3.97%) Python
3 10 (3.31%) Bash Shell
4 8 (2.65%) SQL
5 6 (1.99%) Perl
6 4 (1.32%) Java
7 3 (0.99%) VBScript
8 2 (0.66%) C
8 2 (0.66%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.66%) VB
9 1 (0.33%) C#
9 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 45 (14.90%) Security Cleared
2 37 (12.25%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (4.64%) Citrix Certification
5 12 (3.97%) MCSE
6 10 (3.31%) CCA
7 8 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.32%) Degree
8 4 (1.32%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.32%) MCP
9 3 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.99%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.99%) ISEB
9 3 (0.99%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.99%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.66%) CCNP
10 2 (0.66%) IBM Certification
10 2 (0.66%) MCITP
10 2 (0.66%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.99%) SLA
2 2 (0.66%) GPG13
3 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.33%) GAMP
3 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 153 (50.66%) Active Directory
2 81 (26.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (14.57%) XenDesktop
4 40 (13.25%) Hyper-V
4 40 (13.25%) vSphere
5 39 (12.91%) XenApp
6 24 (7.95%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (5.30%) Docker
8 14 (4.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (4.30%) XenServer
10 11 (3.64%) DFS Replication
11 4 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.99%) Firmware
13 2 (0.66%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.66%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.33%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.33%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 55 (18.21%) SCCM
2 19 (6.29%) Ansible
2 19 (6.29%) Kubernetes
3 18 (5.96%) McAfee ePO
4 16 (5.30%) Terraform
5 13 (4.30%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (3.64%) Puppet
7 10 (3.31%) SCOM
7 10 (3.31%) vRealize
8 8 (2.65%) WSUS
9 6 (1.99%) CA Spectrum
9 6 (1.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 4 (1.32%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (1.32%) Nagios
11 3 (0.99%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.99%) Nessus
11 3 (0.99%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.99%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 3 (0.99%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 145 (48.01%) VMware
2 92 (30.46%) Microsoft
3 76 (25.17%) Citrix
4 35 (11.59%) NetApp
5 29 (9.60%) EMC
6 26 (8.61%) Cisco
7 24 (7.95%) Dell
8 23 (7.62%) McAfee
9 22 (7.28%) Isilon
10 14 (4.64%) HP
10 14 (4.64%) Sony
11 11 (3.64%) Red Hat
11 11 (3.64%) Veeam
12 10 (3.31%) IBM
12 10 (3.31%) SolarWinds
13 8 (2.65%) ServiceNow
14 6 (1.99%) CA
14 6 (1.99%) Oracle
14 6 (1.99%) Veritas
15 5 (1.66%) F5