Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 2019.

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
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 132 210 186
Rank change year-on-year +78 -24 -22
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 318 174 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.99% 1.04% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.11% 1.10% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 213 98 117
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +4.48%
10th Percentile £263 £211 £250
90th Percentile £475 £499 £475
England median daily rate £388 £363 £368
% change year-on-year +6.90% -1.36% +8.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
South East median hourly rate £50.00 £23.75 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.53% -23.39% +37.78%
10th Percentile £42.50 £17.63 £24.65
90th Percentile £53.80 £28.88 £48.23
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -3.23% +5.98%

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 15,072 15,788 14,531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.32% 94.23% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,107 9,433 8,529
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £551
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 627 595 777
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.89% +2.86% -8.04%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.00 £10.30
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.43 £47.62
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +1.08% -

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 15 February 2019.

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 15 February 2019. 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 +7 119 £378 +0.67% 22
Thames Valley +81 102 £363 +3.57% 59
Berkshire +33 53 £375 +3.45% 24
Surrey +14 45 £400 +14.29% 26
Buckinghamshire +37 33 £329 -6.07% 24
West Sussex +14 30 £406 +8.33% 5
Oxfordshire +39 16 £395 +17.47% 11
East Sussex +3 15 £376 +7.43% 4
Kent +13 7 £325 +8.33% 11
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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.

1 313 (98.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 173 (54.40%) Windows
3 156 (49.06%) Active Directory
4 142 (44.65%) VMware
5 118 (37.11%) Windows Server
6 100 (31.45%) Microsoft
7 81 (25.47%) Citrix
8 75 (23.58%) Microsoft Azure
9 73 (22.96%) Office 365
10 72 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
11 70 (22.01%) SCCM
12 69 (21.70%) PowerShell
13 62 (19.50%) Linux
14 59 (18.55%) Firewall
14 59 (18.55%) Security Cleared
15 54 (16.98%) Hyper-V
16 53 (16.67%) XenDesktop
17 49 (15.41%) SC Cleared
18 48 (15.09%) ITIL
19 47 (14.78%) DNS
20 46 (14.47%) Data Centre
21 45 (14.15%) Migration
22 41 (12.89%) DHCP
22 41 (12.89%) Windows 10
22 41 (12.89%) XenApp
23 40 (12.58%) Windows Server 2008
24 36 (11.32%) SAN
25 31 (9.75%) Dell
25 31 (9.75%) EMC
25 31 (9.75%) Azure Active Directory

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 27 (8.49%) MS Exchange
2 26 (8.18%) SharePoint
3 13 (4.09%) IIS
3 13 (4.09%) Skype for Business
4 12 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 10 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.52%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (1.57%) CICS
8 3 (0.94%) IBM Domino
8 3 (0.94%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.63%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 75 (23.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 73 (22.96%) Office 365
3 31 (9.75%) Azure Active Directory
4 29 (9.12%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (3.14%) IaaS
6 8 (2.52%) Amazon Glacier
6 8 (2.52%) PaaS
7 6 (1.89%) Yammer
8 4 (1.26%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.94%) Akamai
9 3 (0.94%) Serverless
10 2 (0.63%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.31%) G Suite
11 1 (0.31%) GitHub
11 1 (0.31%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.31%) SaaS
11 1 (0.31%) Trello
11 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 59 (18.55%) Firewall
2 47 (14.78%) DNS
3 41 (12.89%) DHCP
4 36 (11.32%) SAN
5 24 (7.55%) LAN
5 24 (7.55%) WAN
6 21 (6.60%) NetScaler
7 19 (5.97%) TCP/IP
8 17 (5.35%) VPN
9 15 (4.72%) VLAN
10 14 (4.40%) Fibre Channel
11 13 (4.09%) iSCSI
12 12 (3.77%) NAS
13 11 (3.46%) Network Security
13 11 (3.46%) Skype
14 7 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (1.89%) VoIP
16 4 (1.26%) Internet
17 3 (0.94%) MPLS
17 3 (0.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.57%) DB2
2 5 (1.57%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (1.26%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.94%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (3.14%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.52%) Visual Studio Team System
3 6 (1.89%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.94%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.63%) JIRA
6 1 (0.31%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.31%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.31%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.31%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 30 (9.43%) Finance
2 13 (4.09%) Law
3 10 (3.14%) Retail
4 6 (1.89%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.94%) Back Office
6 2 (0.63%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.31%) French Language
7 1 (0.31%) German Language
7 1 (0.31%) Legal
7 1 (0.31%) Local Government
7 1 (0.31%) Military
7 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.31%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.52%) Middleware
2 5 (1.57%) JSON
3 4 (1.26%) .NET
3 4 (1.26%) Web Services
4 3 (0.94%) 802.1X
4 3 (0.94%) SAML
5 2 (0.63%) LDAP
6 1 (0.31%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.31%) HTML
6 1 (0.31%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.31%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.31%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 46 (14.47%) Data Centre
2 23 (7.23%) PKI
3 16 (5.03%) Fat Client
3 16 (5.03%) Thin Client
4 15 (4.72%) Clustering
5 12 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.14%) Public Cloud
7 8 (2.52%) Cloud Native
8 6 (1.89%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.57%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.57%) Tandem
10 4 (1.26%) AS400
10 4 (1.26%) iSeries
11 3 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.94%) HP Storage
11 3 (0.94%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.63%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.63%) IBM Storwize
Operating Systems
1 173 (54.40%) Windows
2 118 (37.11%) Windows Server
3 62 (19.50%) Linux
4 41 (12.89%) Windows 10
5 40 (12.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (8.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (5.03%) Unix
8 14 (4.40%) Windows 7
9 11 (3.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.20%) Mac OS
11 6 (1.89%) Ubuntu
11 6 (1.89%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.26%) Android
12 4 (1.26%) Apple iOS
13 3 (0.94%) VMS
14 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (98.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 48 (15.09%) ITIL
3 45 (14.15%) Migration
4 22 (6.92%) DevOps
5 18 (5.66%) Change Management
6 16 (5.03%) Application Packaging
6 16 (5.03%) High Availability
7 13 (4.09%) Configuration Management
8 12 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (3.77%) ITSM
9 10 (3.14%) Deployment Automation
9 10 (3.14%) IT Strategy
9 10 (3.14%) Operations Management
10 9 (2.83%) System Testing
11 8 (2.52%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (2.52%) Analytics
11 8 (2.52%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (2.20%) E-Commerce
12 7 (2.20%) Infrastructure Monitoring
12 7 (2.20%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (21.70%) PowerShell
2 8 (2.52%) SQL
3 7 (2.20%) Perl
3 7 (2.20%) Python
3 7 (2.20%) VBScript
4 6 (1.89%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.57%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.63%) C
7 1 (0.31%) Java
7 1 (0.31%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 59 (18.55%) Security Cleared
2 49 (15.41%) SC Cleared
3 16 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (3.77%) MCSE
5 10 (3.14%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (1.89%) CCA
6 6 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.89%) DV Cleared
7 5 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.26%) ISEB
8 4 (1.26%) ISTQB
8 4 (1.26%) MCP
9 3 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.94%) CCNA
9 3 (0.94%) CCNP
9 3 (0.94%) Degree
9 3 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.94%) MCITP
9 3 (0.94%) MCSA
9 3 (0.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.14%) SLA
2 2 (0.63%) GPG13
3 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.31%) GAMP
3 1 (0.31%) GDPR
3 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 156 (49.06%) Active Directory
2 72 (22.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (16.98%) Hyper-V
4 53 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 41 (12.89%) XenApp
6 29 (9.12%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (8.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 27 (8.49%) vSphere
8 21 (6.60%) XenServer
9 11 (3.46%) Docker
10 8 (2.52%) DFS Replication
10 8 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (1.57%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.94%) Firmware
12 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.31%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 1 (0.31%) LXC
14 1 (0.31%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 1 (0.31%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 70 (22.01%) SCCM
2 29 (9.12%) Microsoft Intune
3 14 (4.40%) Ansible
3 14 (4.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 14 (4.40%) McAfee ePO
4 12 (3.77%) SCOM
5 11 (3.46%) Terraform
6 10 (3.14%) Kubernetes
7 7 (2.20%) CA Spectrum
7 7 (2.20%) vRealize
7 7 (2.20%) WSUS
8 3 (0.94%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (0.94%) Nessus
8 3 (0.94%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.63%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.63%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.63%) Puppet
9 2 (0.63%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 142 (44.65%) VMware
2 100 (31.45%) Microsoft
3 81 (25.47%) Citrix
4 31 (9.75%) Dell
4 31 (9.75%) EMC
5 30 (9.43%) NetApp
6 28 (8.81%) Cisco
7 26 (8.18%) McAfee
8 20 (6.29%) Isilon
9 15 (4.72%) HP
10 13 (4.09%) Sony
11 11 (3.46%) CA
11 11 (3.46%) IBM
12 10 (3.14%) ServiceNow
13 9 (2.83%) Red Hat
13 9 (2.83%) Veeam
14 8 (2.52%) SolarWinds
15 7 (2.20%) Palo Alto
16 6 (1.89%) Atlassian
17 5 (1.57%) F5