Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £369 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 201 177 171
Rank change year-on-year -24 -6 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 183 191 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.10% 1.24% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.33% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 124 137
South East median daily rate £369 £373 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.01% +14.62% -7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £252 £235
90th Percentile £513 £484 £438
England median daily rate £361 £375 £340
% change year-on-year -3.67% +10.29% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 15
South East median hourly rate £41.50 £31.00 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.87% +8.77% +11.98%
10th Percentile £24.50 £24.65 £15.95
90th Percentile £43.10 £48.23 £122.63
England median hourly rate £37.00 £31.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year +19.35% -8.15% +35.00%

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 15,593 14,402 17,215
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.09% 93.71% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,367 8,521 10,170
South East median daily rate £424 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.00% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £556 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 574 736 889
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.30 £10.10
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.25 £49.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.29 £18.25
% change year-on-year +1.15% +0.22% +10.61%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 16 January 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
Hampshire +31 78 £350 -7.89% 24
Thames Valley -46 62 £388 +10.71% 21
Oxfordshire +8 27 £363 -9.38% 6
Berkshire -30 26 £413 +17.86% 8
Surrey -42 24 £388 +5.08% 15
Buckinghamshire -49 9 £350 +14.75% 7
West Sussex +2 6 £400 +72.04% 3
Kent -14 5 £300 -18.92% 6
East Sussex -3 4 £350 +16.67% 4
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 99 (54.10%) Windows
2 90 (49.18%) VMware
3 85 (46.45%) Active Directory
4 83 (45.36%) Microsoft
5 62 (33.88%) Windows Server
6 53 (28.96%) Office 365
7 52 (28.42%) Microsoft Azure
8 50 (27.32%) VMware Infrastructure
9 47 (25.68%) PowerShell
10 46 (25.14%) Cisco
11 39 (21.31%) Linux
12 32 (17.49%) Hyper-V
13 28 (15.30%) SQL Server
14 27 (14.75%) Windows Server 2012
15 25 (13.66%) Python
15 25 (13.66%) Amazon AWS
16 24 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
16 24 (13.11%) Security Cleared
16 24 (13.11%) DNS
16 24 (13.11%) Citrix
17 23 (12.57%) Microsoft Certification
18 22 (12.02%) HP
18 22 (12.02%) ITIL
18 22 (12.02%) Data Centre
19 21 (11.48%) MS Exchange
20 20 (10.93%) vSphere
21 19 (10.38%) DevOps
21 19 (10.38%) SC Cleared
21 19 (10.38%) Visual Studio Team System
22 18 (9.84%) Firewall

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 21 (11.48%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.74%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (8.20%) SharePoint
4 14 (7.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (4.37%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.19%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.19%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.64%) Apache
7 3 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.64%) nginx
7 3 (1.64%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.09%) JBoss
8 2 (1.09%) Jetty
8 2 (1.09%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.73%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 53 (28.96%) Office 365
2 52 (28.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (13.66%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (5.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (3.83%) PaaS
6 6 (3.28%) IaaS
7 5 (2.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 5 (2.73%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (1.64%) HP Helion
9 3 (1.64%) SaaS
10 2 (1.09%) G Suite
10 2 (1.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.55%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 24 (13.11%) DNS
2 18 (9.84%) DHCP
2 18 (9.84%) Firewall
2 18 (9.84%) LAN
2 18 (9.84%) SAN
2 18 (9.84%) WAN
3 13 (7.10%) TCP/IP
3 13 (7.10%) VoIP
4 9 (4.92%) VPN
5 8 (4.37%) IP Telephony
5 8 (4.37%) NAS
6 7 (3.83%) Skype
7 4 (2.19%) Ethernet
7 4 (2.19%) Unified Communications
8 3 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.64%) HTTP
8 3 (1.64%) Network Security
8 3 (1.64%) PBX
8 3 (1.64%) SMS
8 3 (1.64%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.30%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.55%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (10.38%) Visual Studio Team System
2 15 (8.20%) Git (software)
3 9 (4.92%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.19%) git-flow
5 3 (1.64%) Artifactory
5 3 (1.64%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.64%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.09%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.09%) JIRA
7 1 (0.55%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.55%) Maven
General
1 6 (3.28%) Finance
2 5 (2.73%) Retail
3 3 (1.64%) Banking
4 2 (1.09%) Publishing
4 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.55%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.73%) WAP
2 3 (1.64%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (1.64%) Middleware
2 3 (1.64%) Regular Expression
2 3 (1.64%) REST
3 1 (0.55%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.55%) boto
3 1 (0.55%) Hystrix
3 1 (0.55%) Node.js
3 1 (0.55%) RESTful
3 1 (0.55%) Socket.IO
3 1 (0.55%) Web Services
3 1 (0.55%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.02%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.10%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.37%) Virtual Team
4 7 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.73%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 4 (2.19%) Clustering
6 4 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.19%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.19%) PKI
6 4 (2.19%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.64%) Replication
8 2 (1.09%) FlexPod
8 2 (1.09%) HP Storage
8 2 (1.09%) NHS
9 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.55%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.55%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.55%) iPad
9 1 (0.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 99 (54.10%) Windows
2 62 (33.88%) Windows Server
3 39 (21.31%) Linux
4 27 (14.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (5.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (4.92%) CentOS
8 7 (3.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.73%) Unix
9 5 (2.73%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.19%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.64%) Debian
11 3 (1.64%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.09%) SUSE
12 2 (1.09%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.55%) AIX
13 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.55%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (12.02%) ITIL
2 19 (10.38%) DevOps
3 16 (8.74%) Incident Management
4 15 (8.20%) Migration
5 14 (7.65%) Change Management
6 13 (7.10%) Problem Management
7 11 (6.01%) Time Management
8 10 (5.46%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (4.37%) Configuration Management
9 8 (4.37%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (3.83%) Test Automation
11 6 (3.28%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (3.28%) Mobile Device Management
11 6 (3.28%) Project Management
12 5 (2.73%) Identity Access Management
12 5 (2.73%) Load Balancing
13 4 (2.19%) Customer Engagement
13 4 (2.19%) Data Protection
13 4 (2.19%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (25.68%) PowerShell
2 25 (13.66%) Python
3 10 (5.46%) Bash Shell
4 9 (4.92%) SQL
5 6 (3.28%) Perl
6 5 (2.73%) VBScript
7 4 (2.19%) Ruby
8 3 (1.64%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.09%) Korn
10 1 (0.55%) Java
10 1 (0.55%) PHP
Qualifications
1 24 (13.11%) Security Cleared
2 23 (12.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 19 (10.38%) SC Cleared
4 14 (7.65%) MCSE
5 8 (4.37%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.28%) CCNA
7 5 (2.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.19%) AWS Certification
9 3 (1.64%) CCNP
9 3 (1.64%) CISSP
9 3 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.64%) MCSA
10 2 (1.09%) CCDP
10 2 (1.09%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (1.09%) CISM
10 2 (1.09%) MCITP
10 2 (1.09%) MCP
10 2 (1.09%) MCTS
10 2 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.73%) SLA
2 2 (1.09%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 85 (46.45%) Active Directory
2 50 (27.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (17.49%) Hyper-V
4 20 (10.93%) vSphere
5 13 (7.10%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (5.46%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (3.83%) XenApp
8 4 (2.19%) Docker
8 4 (2.19%) vCloud
9 3 (1.64%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.09%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.09%) XenServer
11 1 (0.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.55%) Firmware
11 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.55%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (9.29%) SCCM
2 16 (8.74%) Puppet
3 11 (6.01%) Terraform
4 7 (3.83%) Ansible
4 7 (3.83%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (3.28%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (3.28%) vCenter Server
6 5 (2.73%) NetBackup
6 5 (2.73%) PowerCLI
6 5 (2.73%) SCOM
7 4 (2.19%) AirWatch
7 4 (2.19%) vRealize
8 3 (1.64%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.64%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (1.64%) Kibana
8 3 (1.64%) logstash
9 2 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (1.09%) Packer
9 2 (1.09%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (1.09%) yum
Vendors
1 90 (49.18%) VMware
2 83 (45.36%) Microsoft
3 46 (25.14%) Cisco
4 24 (13.11%) Citrix
5 22 (12.02%) HP
6 18 (9.84%) NetApp
7 10 (5.46%) Red Hat
8 9 (4.92%) Oracle
9 7 (3.83%) Avaya
9 7 (3.83%) BMC
9 7 (3.83%) Veeam
10 5 (2.73%) EMC
10 5 (2.73%) Google
10 5 (2.73%) Juniper
10 5 (2.73%) Remedy
11 4 (2.19%) IBM
12 3 (1.64%) Dell
12 3 (1.64%) Symantec
13 2 (1.09%) Capita
13 2 (1.09%) PlateSpin