Period
to 23 September 2018

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 23 September 2018 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 150 165
Rank change year-on-year +21 +15 -35
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 333 257 257
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.05% 1.58% 1.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.39% 1.87% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 153 172
South East median daily rate £375 £390 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +19.08% -6.43%
10th Percentile £213 £209 £224
90th Percentile £488 £500 £488
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 9
South East median hourly rate £25.01 £33.25 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.80% +44.57% -41.03%
10th Percentile £21.37 £12.24 £16.50
90th Percentile £54.13 £43.00 £28.56
England median hourly rate £22.26 £18.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year +20.32% -24.49% -27.94%

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 13,960 13,714 14,605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.89% 84.27% 83.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,398 8,170 8,920
South East median daily rate £434 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.52% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £279 £258 £255
90th Percentile £588 £569 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 506 469 567
South East median hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.81% -6.67% -0.73%
10th Percentile £11.21 £11.25 £11.67
90th Percentile £51.13 £50.03 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.20 £22.84
% change year-on-year -9.46% +1.58% +4.99%

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 23 September 2018.

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 23 September 2018.

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 23 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 +27 106 £366 -5.48% 41
Hampshire -16 85 £375 -3.85% 14
Surrey +1 63 £380 -1.94% 23
Berkshire +17 54 £310 -14.48% 24
West Sussex +31 50 £413 +0.61% 4
Oxfordshire +8 31 £375 -6.25% 7
Buckinghamshire +21 21 £363 +1.75% 10
East Sussex +4 13 £475 +35.71% 3
Kent +1 13 £341 -9.00% 9
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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.

1 206 (61.86%) Windows
2 173 (51.95%) Active Directory
3 153 (45.95%) VMware
4 148 (44.44%) Windows Server
5 105 (31.53%) Microsoft
6 103 (30.93%) VMware Infrastructure
7 87 (26.13%) PowerShell
8 83 (24.92%) Microsoft Azure
9 79 (23.72%) Office 365
10 75 (22.52%) Citrix
11 66 (19.82%) Linux
12 61 (18.32%) Firewall
12 61 (18.32%) SCCM
13 52 (15.62%) XenDesktop
13 52 (15.62%) Finance
13 52 (15.62%) Migration
14 50 (15.02%) ITIL
15 44 (13.21%) Hyper-V
16 43 (12.91%) XenApp
16 43 (12.91%) Security Cleared
16 43 (12.91%) DNS
17 40 (12.01%) vSphere
18 38 (11.41%) Amazon AWS
18 38 (11.41%) DHCP
19 35 (10.51%) VMware ESXi
20 34 (10.21%) Windows Server 2008
20 34 (10.21%) SAN
21 33 (9.91%) LAN
21 33 (9.91%) WAN
21 33 (9.91%) Windows 10

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 32 (9.61%) SharePoint
2 20 (6.01%) Skype for Business
3 15 (4.50%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (3.30%) IIS
5 9 (2.70%) Tomcat
6 8 (2.40%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.50%) Apache Solr
7 5 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (1.50%) CMS
7 5 (1.50%) Umbraco
8 4 (1.20%) Apache
8 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.20%) K2 blackpearl
8 4 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.30%) JBoss
11 1 (0.30%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (3.30%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 83 (24.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 79 (23.72%) Office 365
3 38 (11.41%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (6.91%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (4.50%) Amazon Glacier
6 13 (3.90%) Yammer
7 10 (3.00%) IaaS
8 5 (1.50%) PaaS
9 3 (0.90%) Azure Functions
9 3 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.90%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.90%) Serverless
10 2 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.60%) G Suite
10 2 (0.60%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.60%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 61 (18.32%) Firewall
2 43 (12.91%) DNS
3 38 (11.41%) DHCP
4 34 (10.21%) SAN
5 33 (9.91%) LAN
5 33 (9.91%) WAN
6 20 (6.01%) Skype
7 18 (5.41%) Network Security
8 17 (5.11%) VLAN
9 15 (4.50%) TCP/IP
10 14 (4.20%) NAS
11 13 (3.90%) NetScaler
11 13 (3.90%) VPN
12 11 (3.30%) Fibre Channel
12 11 (3.30%) iSCSI
13 10 (3.00%) Wireless
14 8 (2.40%) VoIP
15 5 (1.50%) MPLS
16 4 (1.20%) SNMP
16 4 (1.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.50%) Endeca
2 5 (1.50%) Hadoop
2 5 (1.50%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.60%) Big Data
4 2 (0.60%) MySQL
5 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.50%) Octopus Deploy
1 5 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
2 4 (1.20%) Subversion
3 3 (0.90%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.90%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.90%) JMeter
3 3 (0.90%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.30%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.30%) RSpec
4 1 (0.30%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 52 (15.62%) Finance
2 11 (3.30%) Back Office
3 10 (3.00%) Law
3 10 (3.00%) Retail
4 7 (2.10%) Online Betting
4 7 (2.10%) Publishing
5 5 (1.50%) Automotive
5 5 (1.50%) Banking
5 5 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.20%) French Language
6 4 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
6 4 (1.20%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.30%) Legal
7 1 (0.30%) Military
Job Titles
1 257 (77.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (8.71%) Infrastructure Support
3 28 (8.41%) VMware Engineer
4 27 (8.11%) Analyst
4 27 (8.11%) Windows Engineer
5 25 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
5 25 (7.51%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 24 (7.21%) Support Engineer
7 23 (6.91%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 21 (6.31%) Cloud Engineer
9 20 (6.01%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 19 (5.71%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
11 18 (5.41%) IT Engineer
12 17 (5.11%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (5.11%) Storage Engineer
13 15 (4.50%) Azure Engineer
14 14 (4.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 14 (4.20%) 3rd Line Support
15 13 (3.90%) DevOps Engineer
15 13 (3.90%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.40%) .NET
2 5 (1.50%) Drools
2 5 (1.50%) Java EE
2 5 (1.50%) REST
2 5 (1.50%) SOAP
3 4 (1.20%) JSON
3 4 (1.20%) Web Services
4 3 (0.90%) .NET Core
4 3 (0.90%) LDAP
4 3 (0.90%) Middleware
5 1 (0.30%) ADSI
5 1 (0.30%) EDI
5 1 (0.30%) SAP ALE
5 1 (0.30%) Velocity
5 1 (0.30%) XML
5 1 (0.30%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 30 (9.01%) Data Centre
2 24 (7.21%) PKI
3 19 (5.71%) Fat Client
3 19 (5.71%) Thin Client
4 17 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (5.11%) Clustering
5 16 (4.80%) Cloud Native
6 9 (2.70%) AS400
6 9 (2.70%) iSeries
7 7 (2.10%) Public Cloud
8 6 (1.80%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.50%) Data Structures
9 5 (1.50%) HP Storage
9 5 (1.50%) Mainframe
9 5 (1.50%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.50%) Replication
10 4 (1.20%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.60%) Digital Signage
11 2 (0.60%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 206 (61.86%) Windows
2 148 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 66 (19.82%) Linux
4 34 (10.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (9.91%) Windows 10
6 24 (7.21%) Unix
7 21 (6.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (6.01%) Windows 7
9 15 (4.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.50%) Solaris
12 4 (1.20%) CentOS
12 4 (1.20%) Windows 8
13 3 (0.90%) HPUX
13 3 (0.90%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.90%) SUSE
14 2 (0.60%) Android
14 2 (0.60%) Windows Embedded Compact
14 2 (0.60%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.30%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (15.62%) Migration
2 50 (15.02%) ITIL
3 29 (8.71%) DevOps
4 19 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
5 18 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (5.41%) High Availability
6 17 (5.11%) Deployment Automation
7 16 (4.80%) Application Packaging
8 15 (4.50%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (4.50%) Change Management
9 13 (3.90%) Service Delivery
10 10 (3.00%) Mentoring
10 10 (3.00%) Test Automation
11 9 (2.70%) Configuration Management
11 9 (2.70%) Mobile Device Management
12 8 (2.40%) Incident Management
12 8 (2.40%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (2.40%) Proactive Monitoring
12 8 (2.40%) Server Management
13 7 (2.10%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 87 (26.13%) PowerShell
2 19 (5.71%) SQL
3 14 (4.20%) Python
4 13 (3.90%) C#
5 12 (3.60%) Java
6 11 (3.30%) Bash Shell
7 8 (2.40%) VBScript
8 6 (1.80%) C
9 3 (0.90%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.60%) Perl
11 1 (0.30%) Groovy
11 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.30%) Lingo
11 1 (0.30%) Ruby
11 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (12.91%) Security Cleared
2 27 (8.11%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.80%) CCA
3 16 (4.80%) Citrix Certification
4 14 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (3.60%) MCSE
6 10 (3.00%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.10%) CCNP
7 7 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.90%) Degree
9 3 (0.90%) MCP
10 2 (0.60%) ISEB
10 2 (0.60%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.30%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.30%) CCDP
11 1 (0.30%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.30%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.80%) SLA
2 2 (0.60%) GDPR
2 2 (0.60%) GPG13
3 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.30%) GAMP
3 1 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 173 (51.95%) Active Directory
2 103 (30.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (15.62%) XenDesktop
4 44 (13.21%) Hyper-V
5 43 (12.91%) XenApp
6 40 (12.01%) vSphere
7 35 (10.51%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (6.01%) Microsoft App-V
9 18 (5.41%) DFS Replication
10 17 (5.11%) Docker
11 12 (3.60%) XenServer
12 4 (1.20%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (1.20%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 3 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.60%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.60%) Firmware
14 2 (0.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 2 (0.60%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 61 (18.32%) SCCM
2 22 (6.61%) Ansible
3 20 (6.01%) Microsoft Intune
4 19 (5.71%) Kubernetes
4 19 (5.71%) Terraform
5 16 (4.80%) Puppet
6 15 (4.50%) SCOM
7 11 (3.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 11 (3.30%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (3.30%) vRealize
8 5 (1.50%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (1.50%) Nagios
8 5 (1.50%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.20%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (1.20%) vCenter Server
9 4 (1.20%) WSUS
10 3 (0.90%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (0.90%) Perfmon
10 3 (0.90%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 153 (45.95%) VMware
2 105 (31.53%) Microsoft
3 75 (22.52%) Citrix
4 32 (9.61%) Cisco
4 32 (9.61%) NetApp
5 26 (7.81%) EMC
6 24 (7.21%) HP
7 22 (6.61%) Dell
8 18 (5.41%) Isilon
9 17 (5.11%) McAfee
10 14 (4.20%) IBM
11 11 (3.30%) Red Hat
12 10 (3.00%) Veeam
13 9 (2.70%) Sony
14 8 (2.40%) Veritas
15 6 (1.80%) Juniper
15 6 (1.80%) Oracle
16 5 (1.50%) ForgeRock
16 5 (1.50%) SolarWinds
16 5 (1.50%) Splunk