The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £353 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 164 145
Rank change year-on-year -18 -19  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 72 99 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.93% 1.10% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 1.16% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 60 86
Median daily rate £353 £323 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.30% -7.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £235 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £459 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +1.53% +4.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 13
Median hourly rate £13.03 £23.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.36% -42.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.22 £23.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -38.19% -34.28%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7318 8515 8983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.52% 95.01% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4280 5076 5111
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 384 434
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.22 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.33% +16.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 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
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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +16 16 £388 +10.71% 8
Surrey -1 13 £353 +0.71% 6
Kent +9 12 £338 -22.23% 5
Berkshire -14 11 £315 +14.54% 12
West Sussex +17 7 £410 +4.59% 1
Buckinghamshire -10 7 £375 +36.36% 4
Oxfordshire -16 4 £250 -18.03% 2
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 99 (66.00%) Windows
2 84 (56.00%) VMware
3 72 (48.00%) Active Directory
4 62 (41.33%) Windows Server
5 52 (34.67%) Microsoft
6 50 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 42 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (24.00%) DNS
8 36 (24.00%) ITIL
9 35 (23.33%) Cisco
10 34 (22.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 31 (20.67%) LAN
12 30 (20.00%) PowerShell
13 27 (18.00%) TCP/IP
13 27 (18.00%) Data Centre
14 25 (16.67%) WAN
15 24 (16.00%) DHCP
15 24 (16.00%) Security Cleared
16 23 (15.33%) Linux
16 23 (15.33%) Firewall
17 19 (12.67%) SCCM
18 18 (12.00%) Windows 7
18 18 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
18 18 (12.00%) MS Exchange
18 18 (12.00%) HP
19 17 (11.33%) SC Cleared
20 16 (10.67%) Virtual Machines
20 16 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
20 16 (10.67%) Migration
21 15 (10.00%) Office 365

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 18 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (6.00%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.00%) Skype for Business
4 6 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (4.00%) IIS
5 5 (3.33%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.67%) JBoss
7 3 (2.00%) Apache
7 3 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.33%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.67%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.67%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.67%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.67%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.67%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (10.00%) Office 365
3 7 (4.67%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.67%) IaaS
3 7 (4.67%) SaaS
4 3 (2.00%) PaaS
5 2 (1.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.33%) Mailgun
6 1 (0.67%) HP Helion
6 1 (0.67%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.67%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (24.00%) DNS
2 31 (20.67%) LAN
3 27 (18.00%) TCP/IP
4 25 (16.67%) WAN
5 24 (16.00%) DHCP
6 23 (15.33%) Firewall
7 12 (8.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (7.33%) VPN
9 10 (6.67%) SAN
10 8 (5.33%) Skype
11 7 (4.67%) Internet
12 6 (4.00%) ATM
12 6 (4.00%) Ethernet
12 6 (4.00%) SMTP
13 5 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (3.33%) MPLS
13 5 (3.33%) Network Security
14 3 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (2.00%) HTTP
14 3 (2.00%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.33%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.67%) MSI
2 1 (0.67%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (0.67%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (6.00%) Finance
2 6 (4.00%) Advertising
3 4 (2.67%) Retail
3 4 (2.67%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.67%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.67%) Banking
5 1 (0.67%) Electronics
5 1 (0.67%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.67%) Marketing
5 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.67%) Middleware
2 2 (1.33%) .NET
2 2 (1.33%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.33%) Classic ASP
2 2 (1.33%) SAP Basis
2 2 (1.33%) Web Services
3 1 (0.67%) ADO
3 1 (0.67%) Java EE
3 1 (0.67%) JMS
3 1 (0.67%) JSON
3 1 (0.67%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.67%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.67%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.00%) Replication
4 5 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.33%) PKI
5 4 (2.67%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.00%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.33%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.33%) Clustering
7 2 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.33%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.67%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.67%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.67%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.67%) Handset
8 1 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.67%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 99 (66.00%) Windows
2 62 (41.33%) Windows Server
3 42 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (22.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (15.33%) Linux
6 18 (12.00%) Windows 7
6 18 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (9.33%) Windows 10
8 7 (4.67%) Android
8 7 (4.67%) Unix
9 6 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.67%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.00%) Solaris
12 2 (1.33%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.33%) SUSE
12 2 (1.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
12 2 (1.33%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.67%) CentOS
13 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (24.00%) ITIL
2 16 (10.67%) Migration
3 14 (9.33%) Service Design
4 13 (8.67%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (8.00%) Converged Infrastructure
5 12 (8.00%) Scrum
5 12 (8.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 11 (7.33%) Problem Management
7 9 (6.00%) Service Management
8 8 (5.33%) Mobile Device Management
8 8 (5.33%) Patch Management
9 7 (4.67%) DevOps
9 7 (4.67%) Incident Management
10 6 (4.00%) Change Management
10 6 (4.00%) Configuration Management
10 6 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (3.33%) Enterprise Architecture
11 5 (3.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
11 5 (3.33%) Server Building
11 5 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (6.00%) SQL
3 7 (4.67%) Python
3 7 (4.67%) VB
4 6 (4.00%) VBScript
5 4 (2.67%) Perl
6 2 (1.33%) C
6 2 (1.33%) C#
7 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.67%) C++
7 1 (0.67%) Java
7 1 (0.67%) Ruby
7 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.33%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (7.33%) MCSE
4 11 (7.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (3.33%) CISSP
5 5 (3.33%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.67%) CCNA
6 4 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.67%) GCIH
6 4 (2.67%) GIAC
7 3 (2.00%) RHCSA
8 2 (1.33%) Degree
8 2 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.33%) MCSA
8 2 (1.33%) MCTS
9 1 (0.67%) CCNP
9 1 (0.67%) CISA
9 1 (0.67%) CISM
9 1 (0.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (5.33%) ISO/IEC 15288
3 4 (2.67%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.00%) QA
5 2 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.67%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.67%) PMO
6 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 72 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 50 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (10.67%) Virtual Machines
4 13 (8.67%) Hyper-V
5 9 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (6.00%) vSphere
6 3 (2.00%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.33%) Firmware
7 2 (1.33%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.33%) Xen
7 2 (1.33%) XenApp
8 1 (0.67%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.67%) SRDF
8 1 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.67%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.67%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (12.67%) SCCM
2 13 (8.67%) WSUS
3 8 (5.33%) AirWatch
3 8 (5.33%) Backup Exec
3 8 (5.33%) NetBackup
4 5 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (3.33%) Puppet
4 5 (3.33%) SCOM
5 3 (2.00%) Ansible
5 3 (2.00%) Red Hat Satellite
5 3 (2.00%) vCenter Server
6 2 (1.33%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.67%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.67%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.67%) Nagios
7 1 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.67%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 84 (56.00%) VMware
2 52 (34.67%) Microsoft
3 35 (23.33%) Cisco
4 18 (12.00%) HP
5 13 (8.67%) Symantec
6 12 (8.00%) Citrix
7 10 (6.67%) Juniper
8 9 (6.00%) Veeam
9 7 (4.67%) CheckPoint
9 7 (4.67%) MobileIron
10 6 (4.00%) EMC
10 6 (4.00%) IBM
10 6 (4.00%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.33%) McAfee
12 4 (2.67%) Dell
12 4 (2.67%) Meraki
12 4 (2.67%) SolarWinds
13 3 (2.00%) Blue Coat
13 3 (2.00%) SAP
13 3 (2.00%) Veritas
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rate
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 18 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 18 hours ago
High Wycombe
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 22 days ago