Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 21 July 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 179 203 183
Rank change year-on-year +24 -20 -25
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 231 166 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.34% 1.03% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 1.08% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 104 173
South East median daily rate £363 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +15.38% -4.41%
10th Percentile £241 £243 £225
90th Percentile £473 £484 £450
England median daily rate £375 £353 £350
% change year-on-year +6.38% +0.71% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 9
South East median hourly rate £21.90 £13.03 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.14% -43.37% -23.33%
10th Percentile £20.91 £12.24 £16.45
90th Percentile £22.30 £45.00 £36.56
England median hourly rate £21.50 £15.61 £23.00
% change year-on-year +37.75% -32.14% -11.54%

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 16,251 15,318 17,723
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 94.60% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,629 8,844 10,717
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £243 £231
90th Percentile £582 £550 £545
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 694 734 766
South East median hourly rate £19.02 £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.66% -12.50% +15.11%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.58 £10.50
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.14 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.09% -4.53% +8.57%

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 21 July 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
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 21 July 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 +7 69 £363 +7.41% 29
Hampshire +6 69 £351 -17.47% 10
Surrey -12 40 £360 -4.00% 16
West Sussex +27 39 £413 +3.13% 4
Berkshire +2 35 £288 -14.81% 15
Oxfordshire +8 21 £375 +11.11% 8
Buckinghamshire +11 13 £375 +5.26% 6
Kent +5 7 £328 -2.96% 11
East Sussex +4 5 £125 -67.95% 1
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 152 (65.80%) Windows
2 126 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 115 (49.78%) VMware
4 106 (45.89%) Windows Server
5 89 (38.53%) Microsoft Azure
6 72 (31.17%) Microsoft
7 71 (30.74%) PowerShell
8 70 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
9 66 (28.57%) Office 365
10 63 (27.27%) Linux
11 54 (23.38%) SCCM
12 48 (20.78%) Citrix
13 41 (17.75%) Firewall
14 40 (17.32%) Hyper-V
15 39 (16.88%) ITIL
16 37 (16.02%) Amazon AWS
17 36 (15.58%) Cisco
18 34 (14.72%) DNS
19 32 (13.85%) Migration
20 31 (13.42%) Windows Server 2008
20 31 (13.42%) Windows 10
21 30 (12.99%) XenDesktop
22 28 (12.12%) DHCP
22 28 (12.12%) Unix
23 27 (11.69%) SQL
23 27 (11.69%) SAN
24 26 (11.26%) Finance
25 25 (10.82%) Azure Active Directory
26 24 (10.39%) VMware ESXi
26 24 (10.39%) SharePoint

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 24 (10.39%) SharePoint
2 16 (6.93%) IIS
2 16 (6.93%) Skype for Business
3 10 (4.33%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (2.60%) MS Exchange
5 5 (2.16%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.73%) Apache
6 4 (1.73%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.30%) K2 blackpearl
8 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.43%) JBoss
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (3.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 89 (38.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 66 (28.57%) Office 365
3 37 (16.02%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (10.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (5.19%) IaaS
6 10 (4.33%) Amazon Glacier
6 10 (4.33%) Yammer
7 5 (2.16%) PaaS
8 3 (1.30%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (1.30%) SaaS
8 3 (1.30%) Serverless
9 2 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.87%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.43%) G Suite
10 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.43%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (17.75%) Firewall
2 34 (14.72%) DNS
3 28 (12.12%) DHCP
4 27 (11.69%) SAN
5 17 (7.36%) WAN
6 16 (6.93%) Skype
6 16 (6.93%) VLAN
7 15 (6.49%) Network Security
8 14 (6.06%) LAN
9 11 (4.76%) HTTP
9 11 (4.76%) NetScaler
10 10 (4.33%) TCP/IP
11 9 (3.90%) VPN
12 8 (3.46%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (3.46%) iSCSI
12 8 (3.46%) Wireless
13 6 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (2.16%) IP Telephony
14 5 (2.16%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.03%) Relational Database
3 6 (2.60%) MySQL
4 4 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.73%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.87%) Big Data
5 2 (0.87%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 12 (5.19%) Subversion
2 3 (1.30%) Bitbucket
2 3 (1.30%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.87%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.87%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.87%) JMeter
3 2 (0.87%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.43%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.43%) Hudson
General
1 26 (11.26%) Finance
2 8 (3.46%) Retail
3 4 (1.73%) Automotive
3 4 (1.73%) French Language
3 4 (1.73%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.87%) Back Office
5 1 (0.43%) Banking
5 1 (0.43%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.43%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.73%) Drools
1 4 (1.73%) JSON
1 4 (1.73%) Web Services
2 3 (1.30%) .NET
2 3 (1.30%) .NET Core
3 2 (0.87%) LDAP
4 1 (0.43%) ADSI
4 1 (0.43%) REST
4 1 (0.43%) Velocity
4 1 (0.43%) WAP
4 1 (0.43%) XML
4 1 (0.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.36%) PKI
2 16 (6.93%) Data Centre
3 11 (4.76%) Cloud Native
3 11 (4.76%) Clustering
3 11 (4.76%) Fat Client
3 11 (4.76%) Thin Client
4 8 (3.46%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.73%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.30%) AS400
6 3 (1.30%) iSeries
6 3 (1.30%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.30%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.87%) Data Structures
7 2 (0.87%) EMC VNX
7 2 (0.87%) HP Storage
7 2 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (0.87%) iPad
7 2 (0.87%) iPhone
7 2 (0.87%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 152 (65.80%) Windows
2 106 (45.89%) Windows Server
3 63 (27.27%) Linux
4 31 (13.42%) Windows 10
4 31 (13.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (12.12%) Unix
6 17 (7.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (6.49%) Windows 7
8 11 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (2.60%) CentOS
11 4 (1.73%) Solaris
12 3 (1.30%) Debian
12 3 (1.30%) HPUX
12 3 (1.30%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.87%) Android
13 2 (0.87%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (16.88%) ITIL
2 32 (13.85%) Migration
3 22 (9.52%) DevOps
4 18 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (7.36%) Change Management
6 15 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (6.06%) Configuration Management
7 14 (6.06%) Continuous Delivery
8 12 (5.19%) Deployment Automation
8 12 (5.19%) Test Automation
9 11 (4.76%) Application Packaging
9 11 (4.76%) High Availability
9 11 (4.76%) Scrum
10 10 (4.33%) Continuous Deployment
10 10 (4.33%) Operations Management
10 10 (4.33%) Web Development
11 9 (3.90%) Problem Management
12 7 (3.03%) Load Balancing
13 6 (2.60%) Mentoring
13 6 (2.60%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 71 (30.74%) PowerShell
2 27 (11.69%) SQL
3 13 (5.63%) Python
4 10 (4.33%) Bash Shell
5 7 (3.03%) Java
6 6 (2.60%) C
7 4 (1.73%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.87%) C#
8 2 (0.87%) VB
8 2 (0.87%) VBScript
9 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.43%) Perl
9 1 (0.43%) PHP
9 1 (0.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 12 (5.19%) CCA
2 12 (5.19%) Citrix Certification
3 11 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 9 (3.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (3.46%) DV Cleared
6 7 (3.03%) MCSE
6 7 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.73%) CCNP
9 3 (1.30%) CCNA
10 2 (0.87%) MCSA
11 1 (0.43%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.43%) Degree
11 1 (0.43%) HNC
11 1 (0.43%) MCITP
11 1 (0.43%) MCP
11 1 (0.43%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.46%) SLA
2 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.43%) GDPR
3 1 (0.43%) GPG13
System Software
1 126 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 70 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (17.32%) Hyper-V
4 30 (12.99%) XenDesktop
5 24 (10.39%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (9.96%) vSphere
7 21 (9.09%) XenApp
8 19 (8.23%) Microsoft App-V
9 12 (5.19%) DFS Replication
9 12 (5.19%) Docker
10 8 (3.46%) XenServer
11 4 (1.73%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (1.73%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (1.73%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (1.30%) BitLocker
12 3 (1.30%) Virtual Machines
13 2 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.87%) Firmware
13 2 (0.87%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 54 (23.38%) SCCM
2 20 (8.66%) Microsoft Intune
3 19 (8.23%) Terraform
4 14 (6.06%) Ansible
4 14 (6.06%) Puppet
5 13 (5.63%) Kubernetes
6 12 (5.19%) SCOM
7 10 (4.33%) vRealize
8 8 (3.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (2.16%) Backup Exec
9 5 (2.16%) FortiGate
9 5 (2.16%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (1.73%) Nagios
10 4 (1.73%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.30%) Nessus
11 3 (1.30%) vCenter Server
11 3 (1.30%) WSUS
12 2 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 2 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 115 (49.78%) VMware
2 72 (31.17%) Microsoft
3 48 (20.78%) Citrix
4 36 (15.58%) Cisco
5 13 (5.63%) Dell
6 12 (5.19%) NetApp
6 12 (5.19%) Veeam
7 11 (4.76%) EMC
7 11 (4.76%) Red Hat
8 10 (4.33%) HP
9 7 (3.03%) Fortinet
10 6 (2.60%) McAfee
10 6 (2.60%) Oracle
11 5 (2.16%) Palo Alto
11 5 (2.16%) SolarWinds
11 5 (2.16%) Splunk
11 5 (2.16%) Veritas
12 4 (1.73%) ForgeRock
12 4 (1.73%) Isilon
12 4 (1.73%) Meraki