Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 2017.

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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 201 164
Rank change year-on-year +11 -37 +23
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 203 196 266
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.20% 1.17% 1.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.24% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 134 155
South East median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +1.87%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £238
90th Percentile £465 £475 £442
England median daily rate £350 £363 £338
% change year-on-year -3.45% +7.41% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 16
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.08% -16.67% -8.24%
10th Percentile £12.24 £26.19 £20.13
90th Percentile £43.00 £47.79 £112.34
England median hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -23.08% -16.67% +45.79%

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 15922 15769 18594
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.99% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9446 9385 10896
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £240 £226 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 645 783 927
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.44 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.38% +7.97% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.35
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 +47 85 £338 -10.00% 2
Thames Valley -29 68 £400 +23.08% 12
Berkshire -20 32 £400 +23.08% 5
Oxfordshire +11 26 £425 +9.68% 2
Surrey -42 26 £375 +7.14% 1
West Sussex +6 11 £410 +29.64%
Buckinghamshire -26 10 £338 +3.85% 5
Kent -11 6 £300 -
East Sussex +2 5 £350 +35.92%
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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.

1 117 (57.64%) Windows
2 113 (55.67%) VMware
3 93 (45.81%) Active Directory
4 79 (38.92%) Microsoft
4 79 (38.92%) Windows Server
5 62 (30.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 51 (25.12%) Linux
7 49 (24.14%) PowerShell
8 48 (23.65%) Microsoft Azure
8 48 (23.65%) Office 365
9 43 (21.18%) Cisco
10 38 (18.72%) Windows Server 2012
11 31 (15.27%) Windows Server 2008
12 30 (14.78%) DNS
12 30 (14.78%) SQL Server
13 29 (14.29%) ITIL
14 28 (13.79%) Data Centre
15 27 (13.30%) Security Cleared
15 27 (13.30%) HP
15 27 (13.30%) Citrix
16 25 (12.32%) Hyper-V
17 23 (11.33%) Amazon AWS
17 23 (11.33%) Python
18 22 (10.84%) WAN
18 22 (10.84%) LAN
18 22 (10.84%) Firewall
18 22 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
19 21 (10.34%) DHCP
19 21 (10.34%) SCCM
19 21 (10.34%) vSphere

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 20 (9.85%) MS Exchange
2 18 (8.87%) SharePoint
3 16 (7.88%) Exchange Server 2013
4 15 (7.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (4.43%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.46%) IIS
7 3 (1.48%) Apache
7 3 (1.48%) JBoss
7 3 (1.48%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (1.48%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.99%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.49%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.49%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.48%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.49%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 48 (23.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 48 (23.65%) Office 365
2 23 (11.33%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.97%) PaaS
5 3 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.48%) HP Helion
6 2 (0.99%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.99%) IaaS
6 2 (0.99%) SaaS
6 2 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.49%) G Suite
7 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.49%) Serverless
7 1 (0.49%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (14.78%) DNS
2 22 (10.84%) Firewall
2 22 (10.84%) LAN
2 22 (10.84%) WAN
3 21 (10.34%) DHCP
4 19 (9.36%) TCP/IP
5 18 (8.87%) SAN
6 14 (6.90%) VPN
7 13 (6.40%) VoIP
8 8 (3.94%) IP Telephony
9 7 (3.45%) Skype
10 6 (2.96%) NAS
11 5 (2.46%) Ethernet
12 4 (1.97%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.97%) VLAN
13 3 (1.48%) Internet
13 3 (1.48%) Network Security
13 3 (1.48%) PBX
13 3 (1.48%) SSL
13 3 (1.48%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (14.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.99%) MS Access
2 2 (0.99%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.49%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.49%) MySQL
3 1 (0.49%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.49%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.49%) Redis
3 1 (0.49%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (9.36%) Visual Studio Team System
2 14 (6.90%) Git (software)
3 11 (5.42%) Jenkins
4 5 (2.46%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.48%) JIRA
5 3 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.99%) MSI
7 1 (0.49%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.49%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.49%) Maven
7 1 (0.49%) Toad
7 1 (0.49%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (5.42%) Retail
2 8 (3.94%) Finance
3 6 (2.96%) Telecoms
4 2 (0.99%) Banking
5 1 (0.49%) Advertising
5 1 (0.49%) Electronics
5 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.49%) Marketing
5 1 (0.49%) Military
5 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.97%) REST
2 3 (1.48%) Middleware
2 3 (1.48%) Regular Expression
2 3 (1.48%) WAP
3 2 (0.99%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.49%) ADO
4 1 (0.49%) COM+
4 1 (0.49%) Hystrix
4 1 (0.49%) J2EE
4 1 (0.49%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.49%) Web Services
4 1 (0.49%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 28 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.93%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.46%) HP Storage
3 5 (2.46%) Virtual Team
3 5 (2.46%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 4 (1.97%) PKI
5 3 (1.48%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.48%) Replication
6 2 (0.99%) Clustering
6 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.99%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.49%) CMDB
7 1 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.49%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.49%) FMCG
7 1 (0.49%) Handset
7 1 (0.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 117 (57.64%) Windows
2 79 (38.92%) Windows Server
3 51 (25.12%) Linux
4 38 (18.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (15.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (6.90%) Windows 7
7 13 (6.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (4.43%) Windows 10
9 8 (3.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.46%) CentOS
11 3 (1.48%) Android
11 3 (1.48%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.48%) Unix
11 3 (1.48%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 2 (0.99%) SUSE
12 2 (0.99%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.99%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.99%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.49%) Debian
13 1 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.29%) ITIL
2 20 (9.85%) Migration
3 16 (7.88%) Configuration Management
4 15 (7.39%) Incident Management
5 13 (6.40%) Time Management
6 12 (5.91%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (5.91%) DevOps
7 11 (5.42%) Change Management
7 11 (5.42%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (4.43%) Patch Management
8 9 (4.43%) Problem Management
9 8 (3.94%) Load Balancing
10 7 (3.45%) Virtual Environments
11 6 (2.96%) Customer Requirements
11 6 (2.96%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (2.46%) Data Protection
12 5 (2.46%) Fault Analysis
12 5 (2.46%) High Availability
12 5 (2.46%) Performance Tuning
12 5 (2.46%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 49 (24.14%) PowerShell
2 23 (11.33%) Python
3 12 (5.91%) SQL
4 10 (4.93%) VBScript
5 8 (3.94%) Perl
6 6 (2.96%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.48%) Ruby
8 2 (0.99%) Java
8 2 (0.99%) Korn
9 1 (0.49%) C
9 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 27 (13.30%) Security Cleared
2 22 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (9.85%) SC Cleared
4 12 (5.91%) MCSE
5 8 (3.94%) AWS Certification
6 7 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (2.96%) CCNA
7 6 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.97%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.48%) MCITP
9 3 (1.48%) MCSA
10 2 (0.99%) CISSP
10 2 (0.99%) Degree
10 2 (0.99%) GCIH
10 2 (0.99%) GIAC
10 2 (0.99%) MCTS
11 1 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.49%) RHCE
11 1 (0.49%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.48%) PCI DSS
1 3 (1.48%) SLA
2 2 (0.99%) QA
3 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 93 (45.81%) Active Directory
2 62 (30.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (12.32%) Hyper-V
4 21 (10.34%) vSphere
5 14 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (4.93%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (3.45%) XenApp
8 5 (2.46%) DFS Replication
9 3 (1.48%) vCloud
10 2 (0.99%) Docker
11 1 (0.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.49%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.49%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.49%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.49%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (10.34%) SCCM
2 19 (9.36%) Puppet
3 10 (4.93%) Terraform
4 7 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (3.45%) NetBackup
5 6 (2.96%) AirWatch
6 5 (2.46%) PowerCLI
6 5 (2.46%) vCenter Server
7 4 (1.97%) vRealize
7 4 (1.97%) WSUS
8 3 (1.48%) Ansible
8 3 (1.48%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.48%) Red Hat Satellite
9 2 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.99%) SCOM
9 2 (0.99%) yum
10 1 (0.49%) Cisco UCCX
10 1 (0.49%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.49%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.49%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 113 (55.67%) VMware
2 79 (38.92%) Microsoft
3 43 (21.18%) Cisco
4 27 (13.30%) Citrix
4 27 (13.30%) HP
5 15 (7.39%) NetApp
6 9 (4.43%) EMC
6 9 (4.43%) Red Hat
7 8 (3.94%) Oracle
8 6 (2.96%) Avaya
8 6 (2.96%) Veeam
9 5 (2.46%) BMC
9 5 (2.46%) F5
9 5 (2.46%) IBM
9 5 (2.46%) Juniper
9 5 (2.46%) Symantec
10 4 (1.97%) Meraki
11 3 (1.48%) Dell
11 3 (1.48%) Remedy
11 3 (1.48%) SolarWinds