Period
to 28 October 2020

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 28 October 2020.

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
28 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 111 106 162
Rank change year-on-year -5 +56 +25
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 53 310 277
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.46% 2.26% 1.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 2.41% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 206 182
Median daily rate £350 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% - -
10th Percentile £232 £283 £251
90th Percentile £520 £513 £525
England median daily rate £368 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -2.00% - +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Median hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £54.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -35.34% +116.52%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £38.50 £22.30
% change year-on-year -9.09% +72.65% +22.19%

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 3,378 12,867 15,479
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.96% 93.80% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,007 7,604 9,281
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £207 £225 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £576
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 626 634
Median hourly rate £30.00 £23.19 £20.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.39% +14.07% +12.92%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.85 £11.00
90th Percentile £57.27 £63.75 £51.00
Median hourly rate £27.99 £19.71 £18.25
% change year-on-year +42.01% +8.00% -1.35%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the South East

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 28 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in the South East

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the South East.

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 28 October 2020. 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 +11 29 £488 +31.31% 12
Thames Valley +36 12 £305 -23.75% 15
West Sussex +22 5 £370 -4.52% 1
Oxfordshire +42 4 £248 -43.43% 5
Buckinghamshire +42 4 £439 +17.00% 6
Surrey +32 4 £300 -20.00% 6
Berkshire +24 4 £425 +8.97% 4
East Sussex +23 2 - -
Kent +24 1 - - 4
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 October 2020, 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 52 (98.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 45 (84.91%) Windows
3 40 (75.47%) VMware
4 28 (52.83%) Security Cleared
5 27 (50.94%) Active Directory
6 25 (47.17%) Windows Server
7 22 (41.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (41.51%) SC Cleared
7 22 (41.51%) Linux
8 20 (37.74%) Firewall
9 19 (35.85%) Microsoft
10 17 (32.08%) Azure
10 17 (32.08%) Ansible
11 16 (30.19%) Dell
12 15 (28.30%) DevOps
13 14 (26.42%) PowerShell
13 14 (26.42%) Cisco
14 13 (24.53%) DNS
14 13 (24.53%) vSphere
14 13 (24.53%) VMware ESXi
14 13 (24.53%) Docker
15 12 (22.64%) Kubernetes
15 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2016
16 11 (20.75%) VSAN
16 11 (20.75%) IaaS
16 11 (20.75%) Jenkins
16 11 (20.75%) Office 365
16 11 (20.75%) JIRA
17 10 (18.87%) Ubuntu
17 10 (18.87%) Configuration Management

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 6 (11.32%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.77%) Apache
3 2 (3.77%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.89%) Confluence
4 1 (1.89%) nginx
4 1 (1.89%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (32.08%) Azure
2 11 (20.75%) IaaS
2 11 (20.75%) Office 365
3 8 (15.09%) GitHub
4 4 (7.55%) AWS
4 4 (7.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.89%) Datadog
5 1 (1.89%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.89%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 20 (37.74%) Firewall
2 13 (24.53%) DNS
3 11 (20.75%) VSAN
4 9 (16.98%) DHCP
4 9 (16.98%) VLAN
5 8 (15.09%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (13.21%) SNMP
7 5 (9.43%) TCP/IP
7 5 (9.43%) WAN
8 4 (7.55%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (7.55%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (7.55%) LAN
8 4 (7.55%) SAN
9 3 (5.66%) VPN
10 2 (3.77%) Ethernet
10 2 (3.77%) iSCSI
10 2 (3.77%) NetScaler
10 2 (3.77%) Wireless
11 1 (1.89%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (1.89%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.89%) HBase
2 1 (1.89%) MySQL
2 1 (1.89%) Redis
2 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 11 (20.75%) Jenkins
1 11 (20.75%) JIRA
2 7 (13.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (13.21%) Git (software)
2 7 (13.21%) GitLab
3 4 (7.55%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.89%) Bitbucket
General
1 3 (5.66%) Public Sector
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) Elastic Stack
1 7 (13.21%) gRPC
1 7 (13.21%) REST
1 7 (13.21%) RESTful
1 7 (13.21%) Swagger
2 2 (3.77%) Middleware
3 1 (1.89%) LDAP
3 1 (1.89%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.66%) Client/Server
2 3 (5.66%) PKI
3 2 (3.77%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.89%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.89%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.89%) Replication
4 1 (1.89%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 45 (84.91%) Windows
2 25 (47.17%) Windows Server
3 22 (41.51%) Linux
4 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2016
5 10 (18.87%) Ubuntu
6 9 (16.98%) Windows 10
7 8 (15.09%) CentOS
7 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (13.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (11.32%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (5.66%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (3.77%) Unix
11 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
11 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.89%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (1.89%) Solaris
12 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (98.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 15 (28.30%) DevOps
3 10 (18.87%) Configuration Management
4 8 (15.09%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (13.21%) Continuous Deployment
5 7 (13.21%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (13.21%) Infrastructure as Code
5 7 (13.21%) Microservices
5 7 (13.21%) Migration
6 6 (11.32%) Project Delivery
7 5 (9.43%) Change Management
7 5 (9.43%) Converged Infrastructure
7 5 (9.43%) ITIL
7 5 (9.43%) Scrum
8 4 (7.55%) Data Protection
8 4 (7.55%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (7.55%) Security Hardening
8 4 (7.55%) SIEM
8 4 (7.55%) Storage Management
9 3 (5.66%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.42%) PowerShell
2 8 (15.09%) Bash Shell
2 8 (15.09%) Python
3 7 (13.21%) C#
3 7 (13.21%) Go
4 4 (7.55%) SQL
5 1 (1.89%) C
5 1 (1.89%) Perl
5 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 28 (52.83%) Security Cleared
2 22 (41.51%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) DV Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.89%) ISEB
6 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.89%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.32%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 27 (50.94%) Active Directory
2 22 (41.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (24.53%) Docker
3 13 (24.53%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (24.53%) vSphere
4 7 (13.21%) VMware NSX
5 4 (7.55%) Hyper-V
6 3 (5.66%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (3.77%) NFS
7 2 (3.77%) XenApp
7 2 (3.77%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.89%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.89%) HDFS
8 1 (1.89%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.89%) UAG
8 1 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 17 (32.08%) Ansible
2 12 (22.64%) Kubernetes
3 9 (16.98%) Puppet
3 9 (16.98%) vCenter Server
4 8 (15.09%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (15.09%) Prometheus
4 8 (15.09%) SCCM
5 7 (13.21%) Grafana
5 7 (13.21%) Packer
5 7 (13.21%) Terraform
5 7 (13.21%) ZABBIX
6 6 (11.32%) SCOM
7 5 (9.43%) vRealize
8 2 (3.77%) Backup Exec
8 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (1.89%) Nessus
9 1 (1.89%) SCDPM
9 1 (1.89%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 40 (75.47%) VMware
2 19 (35.85%) Microsoft
3 16 (30.19%) Dell
4 14 (26.42%) Cisco
5 10 (18.87%) Veeam
6 9 (16.98%) Citrix
6 9 (16.98%) EMC
7 7 (13.21%) Atlassian
7 7 (13.21%) Splunk
8 6 (11.32%) NetApp
9 5 (9.43%) Juniper
10 4 (7.55%) Fortinet
10 4 (7.55%) HP
11 3 (5.66%) McAfee
11 3 (5.66%) Symantec
12 2 (3.77%) CheckPoint
12 2 (3.77%) Google
13 1 (1.89%) arcserve
13 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
13 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com