Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 199 192
Rank change year-on-year +43 -7 -38
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 267 193 199
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.61% 1.18% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 1.24% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 111 126
South East median daily rate £375 £375 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.58% -9.64%
10th Percentile £250 £243 £224
90th Percentile £524 £488 £475
England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 8
South East median hourly rate £38.22 £41.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.92% +80.43% -42.50%
10th Percentile £21.22 £12.24 £20.18
90th Percentile £54.13 £43.20 £30.12
England median hourly rate £22.28 £19.25 £27.38
% change year-on-year +15.74% -29.68% -21.79%

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 15,703 15,551 16,572
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.74% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,406 9,151 9,985
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £261 £241 £235
90th Percentile £575 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 687 630 752
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.26
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.41% -1.58% +6.92%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +24 84 £375 -6.25% 28
Hampshire -8 73 £370 -2.63% 9
Surrey -8 50 £375 - 12
Berkshire -4 47 £310 -22.50% 15
West Sussex +24 39 £413 +0.61%
Buckinghamshire +23 19 £363 -3.33% 7
Oxfordshire +3 18 £400 -11.85% 6
Kent +10 13 £341 +1.11% 6
East Sussex -4 6 £325 -7.14% 4
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 262 (98.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 176 (65.92%) Windows
3 149 (55.81%) Active Directory
4 127 (47.57%) VMware
5 125 (46.82%) Windows Server
6 92 (34.46%) Microsoft
7 82 (30.71%) VMware Infrastructure
8 80 (29.96%) PowerShell
9 79 (29.59%) Microsoft Azure
10 71 (26.59%) Office 365
11 62 (23.22%) SCCM
12 61 (22.85%) Citrix
13 57 (21.35%) Linux
14 48 (17.98%) Firewall
15 46 (17.23%) ITIL
16 44 (16.48%) XenDesktop
17 41 (15.36%) Hyper-V
18 38 (14.23%) Migration
19 37 (13.86%) DNS
20 36 (13.48%) Finance
20 36 (13.48%) Windows Server 2008
21 35 (13.11%) DHCP
21 35 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
22 33 (12.36%) SAN
23 32 (11.99%) XenApp
23 32 (11.99%) Windows 10
24 31 (11.61%) vSphere
24 31 (11.61%) VMware ESXi
24 31 (11.61%) Security Cleared
25 30 (11.24%) 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 30 (11.24%) SharePoint
2 19 (7.12%) Skype for Business
3 15 (5.62%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (3.00%) IIS
4 8 (3.00%) Tomcat
5 5 (1.87%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.12%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.37%) Apache
8 1 (0.37%) JBoss
8 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 79 (29.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (26.59%) Office 365
3 35 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (9.74%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (5.62%) Amazon Glacier
6 12 (4.49%) Yammer
7 10 (3.75%) IaaS
8 5 (1.87%) PaaS
9 3 (1.12%) Azure Functions
9 3 (1.12%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.12%) G Suite
9 3 (1.12%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.12%) Serverless
10 2 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.75%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.37%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 48 (17.98%) Firewall
2 37 (13.86%) DNS
3 35 (13.11%) DHCP
4 33 (12.36%) SAN
5 27 (10.11%) LAN
6 26 (9.74%) WAN
7 18 (6.74%) Skype
8 15 (5.62%) VLAN
9 14 (5.24%) TCP/IP
10 13 (4.87%) Network Security
11 12 (4.49%) NAS
12 11 (4.12%) Fibre Channel
12 11 (4.12%) iSCSI
12 11 (4.12%) NetScaler
13 9 (3.37%) VPN
13 9 (3.37%) Wireless
14 5 (1.87%) MPLS
15 4 (1.50%) Remote Desktop
15 4 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
16 3 (1.12%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.87%) Hadoop
3 4 (1.50%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.75%) Big Data
6 1 (0.37%) MySQL
6 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (1.50%) Subversion
1 4 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (1.12%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.75%) JMeter
3 2 (0.75%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 36 (13.48%) Finance
2 12 (4.49%) Retail
3 9 (3.37%) Law
4 4 (1.50%) Automotive
4 4 (1.50%) Back Office
4 4 (1.50%) French Language
4 4 (1.50%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.12%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.37%) Legal
6 1 (0.37%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.87%) JSON
2 4 (1.50%) Drools
2 4 (1.50%) Web Services
3 3 (1.12%) .NET
3 3 (1.12%) .NET Core
3 3 (1.12%) LDAP
4 2 (0.75%) Middleware
5 1 (0.37%) ADSI
5 1 (0.37%) OAuth
5 1 (0.37%) SailPoint
5 1 (0.37%) Velocity
5 1 (0.37%) XML
5 1 (0.37%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.61%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.87%) PKI
3 19 (7.12%) Fat Client
3 19 (7.12%) Thin Client
4 16 (5.99%) Cloud Native
5 15 (5.62%) Clustering
6 13 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
7 9 (3.37%) AS400
7 9 (3.37%) iSeries
8 5 (1.87%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.87%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.50%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.50%) HP Storage
9 4 (1.50%) Replication
9 4 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.12%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.75%) Digital Signage
11 2 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 2 (0.75%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 176 (65.92%) Windows
2 125 (46.82%) Windows Server
3 57 (21.35%) Linux
4 36 (13.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (11.99%) Windows 10
6 24 (8.99%) Unix
7 18 (6.74%) Windows 7
8 16 (5.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (5.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.62%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (1.50%) CentOS
11 4 (1.50%) Solaris
12 3 (1.12%) HPUX
12 3 (1.12%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.75%) Android
13 2 (0.75%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (98.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 46 (17.23%) ITIL
3 38 (14.23%) Migration
4 26 (9.74%) DevOps
5 19 (7.12%) Continuous Delivery
6 17 (6.37%) Deployment Automation
6 17 (6.37%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (6.37%) High Availability
7 15 (5.62%) Application Packaging
7 15 (5.62%) Change Management
8 10 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (3.75%) Configuration Management
8 10 (3.75%) Operations Management
8 10 (3.75%) Service Delivery
9 9 (3.37%) Mobile Device Management
10 7 (2.62%) Server Management
11 6 (2.25%) Mentoring
11 6 (2.25%) Network Virtualisation
11 6 (2.25%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (2.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (29.96%) PowerShell
2 13 (4.87%) Python
2 13 (4.87%) SQL
3 10 (3.75%) Bash Shell
4 6 (2.25%) Java
5 3 (1.12%) C
5 3 (1.12%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.75%) C#
6 2 (0.75%) Perl
7 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.37%) VB
7 1 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (11.61%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.12%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.99%) CCA
3 16 (5.99%) Citrix Certification
4 11 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.37%) MCSE
6 8 (3.00%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.12%) CCNP
8 3 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.12%) Degree
8 3 (1.12%) MCP
9 2 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (0.75%) ISEB
9 2 (0.75%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.37%) CCENT
10 1 (0.37%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.25%) SLA
2 2 (0.75%) GPG13
3 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.37%) GAMP
3 1 (0.37%) GDPR
3 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 149 (55.81%) Active Directory
2 82 (30.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (16.48%) XenDesktop
4 41 (15.36%) Hyper-V
5 32 (11.99%) XenApp
6 31 (11.61%) VMware ESXi
6 31 (11.61%) vSphere
7 22 (8.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 18 (6.74%) DFS Replication
9 16 (5.99%) Docker
10 11 (4.12%) XenServer
11 4 (1.50%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (1.12%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.75%) Firmware
13 2 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 62 (23.22%) SCCM
2 23 (8.61%) Microsoft Intune
3 21 (7.87%) Ansible
4 18 (6.74%) Kubernetes
4 18 (6.74%) Puppet
4 18 (6.74%) Terraform
5 12 (4.49%) SCOM
6 11 (4.12%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 11 (4.12%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (3.75%) vRealize
8 5 (1.87%) WSUS
9 4 (1.50%) Nagios
9 4 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (1.12%) Backup Exec
10 3 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (1.12%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.12%) vCenter Server
11 2 (0.75%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.75%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 127 (47.57%) VMware
2 92 (34.46%) Microsoft
3 61 (22.85%) Citrix
4 25 (9.36%) NetApp
5 21 (7.87%) Dell
6 20 (7.49%) Cisco
6 20 (7.49%) EMC
7 15 (5.62%) McAfee
8 14 (5.24%) Isilon
9 12 (4.49%) HP
10 9 (3.37%) Red Hat
10 9 (3.37%) Sony
10 9 (3.37%) Veeam
11 6 (2.25%) IBM
11 6 (2.25%) Veritas
12 5 (1.87%) SolarWinds
13 4 (1.50%) ForgeRock
13 4 (1.50%) Motorola
13 4 (1.50%) Splunk
14 3 (1.12%) Juniper