Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Infrastructure Engineering over the 6 months to 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
England > South East
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 97 163 137
Rank change year-on-year +66 -26 +3
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 400 251 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.50% 1.51% 1.68%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.88% 1.79% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 148 180
South East median daily rate £380 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +6.67% +10.70%
10th Percentile £263 £154 £256
90th Percentile £523 £588 £501
England median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 10
South East median hourly rate £52.07 £28.22 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.51% -3.53% +4.46%
10th Percentile £34.88 £16.29 £18.30
90th Percentile £54.13 £43.00 £48.01
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% -8.33%

Infrastructure Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 13,879 13,996 12,886
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.84% 84.45% 83.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,304 8,458 7,697
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £596 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 427 539
South East median hourly rate £26.95 £24.02 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.21% +6.76% -20.35%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.25 £49.50
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.26 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.04% -2.07% +5.56%

Infrastructure Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Infrastructure Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the South East

Infrastructure Engineering
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 Engineering in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the South East

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in the South East over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in the South East

Infrastructure Engineering
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 Engineering in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the South East

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in the South East over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in the South East

Infrastructure Engineering
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 Engineering within the South East region over the 6 months to 16 January 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 -1 127 £375 +7.14% 30
Thames Valley +52 126 £375 +3.45% 56
Berkshire +36 70 £425 +4.62% 26
Surrey +13 67 £405 -0.92% 29
West Sussex +23 45 £413 - 4
Buckinghamshire +54 36 £335 -4.29% 16
East Sussex +3 20 £363 +3.71% 5
Oxfordshire -5 20 £390 +11.03% 14
Kent +13 14 £353 -29.50% 9
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering.

1 217 (54.25%) Windows
2 181 (45.25%) Active Directory
3 178 (44.50%) VMware
4 142 (35.50%) Windows Server
5 104 (26.00%) Citrix
6 102 (25.50%) Microsoft
7 99 (24.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 90 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
9 85 (21.25%) Security Cleared
10 82 (20.50%) PowerShell
11 76 (19.00%) Firewall
12 75 (18.75%) Office 365
13 71 (17.75%) SC Cleared
13 71 (17.75%) Linux
14 67 (16.75%) SCCM
14 67 (16.75%) XenDesktop
15 61 (15.25%) XenApp
16 60 (15.00%) Data Centre
17 59 (14.75%) ITIL
18 58 (14.50%) Migration
19 56 (14.00%) DNS
20 53 (13.25%) Finance
21 49 (12.25%) Amazon AWS
22 48 (12.00%) Hyper-V
23 45 (11.25%) DHCP
24 44 (11.00%) Dell
24 44 (11.00%) EMC
24 44 (11.00%) SAN
25 42 (10.50%) vSphere
26 40 (10.00%) NetApp

Infrastructure Engineering
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 31 (7.75%) SharePoint
2 24 (6.00%) MS Exchange
3 16 (4.00%) Skype for Business
4 15 (3.75%) IIS
5 12 (3.00%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (3.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (1.25%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.50%) CICS
10 1 (0.25%) Apache
10 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 90 (22.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 75 (18.75%) Office 365
3 49 (12.25%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (6.00%) IaaS
5 23 (5.75%) Azure Active Directory
6 17 (4.25%) PaaS
7 11 (2.75%) Amazon Glacier
8 9 (2.25%) Yammer
9 5 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (1.25%) OpenShift
10 4 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (1.00%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.75%) Akamai
11 3 (0.75%) SaaS
12 2 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.50%) G Suite
12 2 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.25%) GitHub
13 1 (0.25%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 76 (19.00%) Firewall
2 56 (14.00%) DNS
3 45 (11.25%) DHCP
4 44 (11.00%) SAN
5 40 (10.00%) LAN
6 33 (8.25%) WAN
7 25 (6.25%) TCP/IP
8 23 (5.75%) NetScaler
9 22 (5.50%) VLAN
10 19 (4.75%) Fibre Channel
10 19 (4.75%) VPN
11 18 (4.50%) iSCSI
12 17 (4.25%) NAS
13 15 (3.75%) Skype
14 14 (3.50%) Network Security
15 7 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (1.75%) VSAN
16 6 (1.50%) VoIP
16 6 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
17 5 (1.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.50%) Hadoop
3 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (1.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.50%) Big Data
5 2 (0.50%) DB2
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.25%) MySQL
6 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 15 (3.75%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.00%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.75%) JIRA
4 3 (0.75%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.25%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.25%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 53 (13.25%) Finance
2 15 (3.75%) Law
3 10 (2.50%) Retail
4 9 (2.25%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.00%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.75%) Back Office
7 6 (1.50%) Publishing
8 5 (1.25%) Online Betting
9 4 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.75%) Billing
10 3 (0.75%) Electronics
10 3 (0.75%) Marketing
11 1 (0.25%) Automotive
11 1 (0.25%) Games
11 1 (0.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 305 (76.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (7.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 26 (6.50%) IT Engineer
4 25 (6.25%) Storage Engineer
4 25 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
5 24 (6.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (6.00%) Windows Engineer
6 23 (5.75%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 23 (5.75%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (5.25%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (5.25%) Project Engineer
8 20 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 18 (4.50%) Analyst
9 18 (4.50%) Infrastructure Support
10 17 (4.25%) Azure Engineer
10 17 (4.25%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (4.25%) Server Engineer
10 17 (4.25%) Support Engineer
11 15 (3.75%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (3.75%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.75%) CGI
1 7 (1.75%) HTML
1 7 (1.75%) JSON
1 7 (1.75%) Middleware
2 4 (1.00%) XML
3 3 (0.75%) .NET
3 3 (0.75%) 802.1X
3 3 (0.75%) SAML
3 3 (0.75%) Web Services
4 2 (0.50%) Kafka
4 2 (0.50%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.25%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.25%) LDAP
5 1 (0.25%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.25%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 60 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 22 (5.50%) Fat Client
2 22 (5.50%) PKI
2 22 (5.50%) Public Cloud
2 22 (5.50%) Thin Client
3 19 (4.75%) Clustering
4 16 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.00%) Cloud Native
6 10 (2.50%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.75%) AS400
7 7 (1.75%) iSeries
7 7 (1.75%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.50%) HP Storage
8 6 (1.50%) Replication
9 5 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.00%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.75%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.50%) IBM Storwize
Operating Systems
1 217 (54.25%) Windows
2 142 (35.50%) Windows Server
3 71 (17.75%) Linux
4 36 (9.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (8.50%) Windows 10
6 30 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (6.25%) Windows 7
8 16 (4.00%) Unix
9 14 (3.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (2.00%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.75%) VMS
13 2 (0.50%) Android
13 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.50%) SUSE
14 1 (0.25%) AIX
14 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.25%) Solaris
14 1 (0.25%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (14.75%) ITIL
2 58 (14.50%) Migration
3 33 (8.25%) DevOps
4 22 (5.50%) High Availability
5 19 (4.75%) IT Strategy
6 17 (4.25%) Application Packaging
7 16 (4.00%) Change Management
8 14 (3.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (3.50%) Service Delivery
9 12 (3.00%) Deployment Automation
9 12 (3.00%) ITSM
10 11 (2.75%) Active Listening
10 11 (2.75%) Patch Management
10 11 (2.75%) Programme Management
10 11 (2.75%) Project Management
10 11 (2.75%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (2.50%) Analytics
11 10 (2.50%) Configuration Management
11 10 (2.50%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (2.50%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (20.50%) PowerShell
2 16 (4.00%) Python
3 15 (3.75%) Perl
4 10 (2.50%) SQL
5 9 (2.25%) C
6 8 (2.00%) Bash Shell
6 8 (2.00%) VB
6 8 (2.00%) VBScript
7 5 (1.25%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.00%) C#
9 3 (0.75%) Java
10 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 85 (21.25%) Security Cleared
2 71 (17.75%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.50%) Citrix Certification
3 14 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (2.75%) MCSE
5 10 (2.50%) CCA
5 10 (2.50%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.50%) MCP
6 6 (1.50%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (1.00%) CCNP
7 4 (1.00%) Degree
8 3 (0.75%) ISEB
8 3 (0.75%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.50%) CCNA
9 2 (0.50%) IBM Certification
9 2 (0.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.25%) SLA
2 2 (0.50%) GDPR
2 2 (0.50%) GPG13
3 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.25%) GAMP
3 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 181 (45.25%) Active Directory
2 99 (24.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (16.75%) XenDesktop
4 61 (15.25%) XenApp
5 48 (12.00%) Hyper-V
6 42 (10.50%) vSphere
7 37 (9.25%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (5.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 21 (5.25%) XenServer
10 18 (4.50%) Docker
11 16 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
12 12 (3.00%) DFS Replication
13 7 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (1.50%) VMware NSX
15 5 (1.25%) NFS
16 3 (0.75%) Firmware
16 3 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.75%) vCloud
17 2 (0.50%) Samba
17 2 (0.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 67 (16.75%) SCCM
2 22 (5.50%) McAfee ePO
2 22 (5.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (4.50%) Ansible
4 17 (4.25%) Kubernetes
5 16 (4.00%) Terraform
6 14 (3.50%) vRealize
7 13 (3.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 12 (3.00%) vCenter Server
9 11 (2.75%) SCOM
10 9 (2.25%) Failover Clustering
10 9 (2.25%) Puppet
11 7 (1.75%) CA Spectrum
11 7 (1.75%) WSUS
12 5 (1.25%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 3 (0.75%) AirWatch
13 3 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
13 3 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
13 3 (0.75%) Nessus
13 3 (0.75%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 178 (44.50%) VMware
2 104 (26.00%) Citrix
3 102 (25.50%) Microsoft
4 44 (11.00%) Dell
4 44 (11.00%) EMC
5 40 (10.00%) Cisco
5 40 (10.00%) NetApp
6 32 (8.00%) McAfee
7 27 (6.75%) Isilon
8 22 (5.50%) HP
9 18 (4.50%) IBM
10 15 (3.75%) Juniper
11 14 (3.50%) Sony
12 13 (3.25%) SolarWinds
13 11 (2.75%) CA
13 11 (2.75%) Veeam
14 10 (2.50%) Red Hat
15 9 (2.25%) Palo Alto
15 9 (2.25%) ServiceNow
16 7 (1.75%) CheckPoint