Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 98 147 161
Rank change year-on-year +49 +14 -20
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 397 278 262
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.40% 1.65% 1.56%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.79% 1.96% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 159 187
South East median daily rate £375 £390 £362
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +7.73% +6.47%
10th Percentile £227 £212 £226
90th Percentile £500 £505 £492
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 6
South East median hourly rate £54.13 £25.00 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +116.52% -8.68% -29.81%
England median hourly rate £22.70 £25.00 £27.38
% change year-on-year -9.22% -8.68% -26.01%

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 14,240 14,194 14,094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 86.20% 84.23% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,584 8,485 8,496
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £575 £560
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 471 580
South East median hourly rate £28.50 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.67% -10.00% +3.65%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £22.85
% change year-on-year -6.38% +2.87% +3.84%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +43 127 £363 - 44
Hampshire -32 104 £375 +7.14% 28
Surrey +18 75 £400 -1.23% 28
Berkshire +16 66 £310 -22.50% 23
West Sussex +38 57 £413 +0.30% 8
Buckinghamshire +46 36 £361 +7.04% 12
Oxfordshire -2 25 £390 +2.30% 9
East Sussex +2 18 £376 +7.43% 7
Kent +6 13 £334 -33.25% 2
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 221 (55.67%) Windows
2 189 (47.61%) Active Directory
3 177 (44.58%) VMware
4 152 (38.29%) Windows Server
5 106 (26.70%) Microsoft
6 102 (25.69%) VMware Infrastructure
7 93 (23.43%) PowerShell
7 93 (23.43%) Citrix
8 80 (20.15%) Office 365
9 79 (19.90%) Microsoft Azure
10 78 (19.65%) Linux
11 72 (18.14%) Firewall
11 72 (18.14%) Security Cleared
12 63 (15.87%) Migration
13 59 (14.86%) ITIL
13 59 (14.86%) SC Cleared
13 59 (14.86%) SCCM
14 58 (14.61%) Finance
15 56 (14.11%) XenDesktop
15 56 (14.11%) Data Centre
16 52 (13.10%) XenApp
17 50 (12.59%) vSphere
18 46 (11.59%) Hyper-V
19 44 (11.08%) Cisco
19 44 (11.08%) NetApp
20 41 (10.33%) Amazon AWS
21 40 (10.08%) DNS
22 38 (9.57%) DevOps
23 37 (9.32%) SAN
24 36 (9.07%) EMC

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 30 (7.56%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.79%) MS Exchange
3 18 (4.53%) Elasticsearch
4 15 (3.78%) Skype for Business
5 12 (3.02%) IIS
6 9 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (2.02%) Tomcat
8 6 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.76%) Apache
12 2 (0.50%) Apache Solr
12 2 (0.50%) CICS
12 2 (0.50%) CMS
12 2 (0.50%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.25%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (2.02%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.26%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 80 (20.15%) Office 365
2 79 (19.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (10.33%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (4.28%) Amazon Glacier
5 12 (3.02%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (3.02%) IaaS
6 10 (2.52%) PaaS
7 6 (1.51%) Yammer
8 5 (1.26%) OneDrive
9 4 (1.01%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.76%) Akamai
10 3 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.76%) Azure Functions
10 3 (0.76%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.76%) Serverless
11 2 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.50%) G Suite
11 2 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.50%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 72 (18.14%) Firewall
2 40 (10.08%) DNS
3 37 (9.32%) SAN
4 36 (9.07%) DHCP
4 36 (9.07%) LAN
5 31 (7.81%) WAN
6 22 (5.54%) TCP/IP
7 18 (4.53%) NAS
8 17 (4.28%) Network Security
9 15 (3.78%) NetScaler
10 13 (3.27%) Skype
11 12 (3.02%) VPN
12 10 (2.52%) VLAN
13 9 (2.27%) Wireless
14 8 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (2.02%) VoIP
15 7 (1.76%) Fibre Channel
15 7 (1.76%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (1.51%) iSCSI
17 5 (1.26%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.26%) Hadoop
2 5 (1.26%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.50%) DB2
4 2 (0.50%) Endeca
4 2 (0.50%) MySQL
4 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.25%) Big Data
5 1 (0.25%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (3.53%) Visual Studio Team System
2 12 (3.02%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.02%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.76%) Visual Studio
5 2 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.25%) JIRA
6 1 (0.25%) JMeter
6 1 (0.25%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.25%) Subversion
General
1 58 (14.61%) Finance
2 15 (3.78%) Law
3 12 (3.02%) Retail
4 11 (2.77%) Back Office
5 7 (1.76%) Online Betting
5 7 (1.76%) Publishing
6 6 (1.51%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.26%) Telecoms
8 4 (1.01%) French Language
8 4 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.76%) Automotive
10 1 (0.25%) Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Games
10 1 (0.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 298 (75.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (7.81%) VMware Engineer
3 29 (7.30%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 28 (7.05%) Analyst
4 28 (7.05%) Infrastructure Support
5 26 (6.55%) Cloud Engineer
6 25 (6.30%) IT Engineer
6 25 (6.30%) Storage Engineer
6 25 (6.30%) Windows Engineer
7 24 (6.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 24 (6.05%) Support Engineer
7 24 (6.05%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 23 (5.79%) Project Engineer
9 21 (5.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 21 (5.29%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (5.04%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 17 (4.28%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (4.28%) DevOps Engineer
12 16 (4.03%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (3.78%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.76%) .NET
1 7 (1.76%) Middleware
2 6 (1.51%) JSON
3 5 (1.26%) CGI
3 5 (1.26%) Drools
3 5 (1.26%) HTML
4 4 (1.01%) XML
5 3 (0.76%) .NET Core
5 3 (0.76%) LDAP
6 2 (0.50%) Java EE
6 2 (0.50%) SAML
7 1 (0.25%) ADSI
7 1 (0.25%) EDI
7 1 (0.25%) Kafka
7 1 (0.25%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.25%) REST
7 1 (0.25%) SAP ALE
7 1 (0.25%) SOAP
7 1 (0.25%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 56 (14.11%) Data Centre
2 19 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.53%) Cloud Native
4 17 (4.28%) PKI
5 14 (3.53%) Public Cloud
6 12 (3.02%) Fat Client
6 12 (3.02%) Thin Client
7 11 (2.77%) Clustering
8 10 (2.52%) Client/Server
9 8 (2.02%) AS400
9 8 (2.02%) HP Storage
9 8 (2.02%) iSeries
10 7 (1.76%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.76%) Replication
11 5 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.26%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
12 4 (1.01%) Virtual Team
13 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.76%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 221 (55.67%) Windows
2 152 (38.29%) Windows Server
3 78 (19.65%) Linux
4 32 (8.06%) Windows 10
5 30 (7.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (7.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (6.80%) Windows 7
8 22 (5.54%) Unix
9 18 (4.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (1.76%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.76%) Android
12 3 (0.76%) SUSE
13 2 (0.50%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.50%) Solaris
13 2 (0.50%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.25%) AIX
14 1 (0.25%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (15.87%) Migration
2 59 (14.86%) ITIL
3 38 (9.57%) DevOps
4 20 (5.04%) Continuous Delivery
5 18 (4.53%) Change Management
6 17 (4.28%) Deployment Automation
6 17 (4.28%) Service Delivery
7 13 (3.27%) High Availability
8 12 (3.02%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (2.77%) Mentoring
9 11 (2.77%) Proactive Monitoring
10 10 (2.52%) Configuration Management
10 10 (2.52%) ITSM
10 10 (2.52%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (2.27%) Application Packaging
11 9 (2.27%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (2.27%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (2.27%) Project Management
11 9 (2.27%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 93 (23.43%) PowerShell
2 19 (4.79%) Python
3 14 (3.53%) SQL
4 13 (3.27%) Bash Shell
5 12 (3.02%) Perl
6 10 (2.52%) C
6 10 (2.52%) VBScript
7 9 (2.27%) Java
8 8 (2.02%) C#
9 7 (1.76%) VB
10 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.25%) Lingo
11 1 (0.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 72 (18.14%) Security Cleared
2 59 (14.86%) SC Cleared
3 18 (4.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (3.78%) MCSE
5 12 (3.02%) Citrix Certification
6 8 (2.02%) CCA
6 8 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (2.02%) DV Cleared
6 8 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (1.51%) CCNP
8 5 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.01%) MCP
10 3 (0.76%) Degree
10 3 (0.76%) ISEB
10 3 (0.76%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.76%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.50%) IBM Certification
11 2 (0.50%) MCITP
11 2 (0.50%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.51%) 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
System Software
1 189 (47.61%) Active Directory
2 102 (25.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (14.11%) XenDesktop
4 52 (13.10%) XenApp
5 50 (12.59%) vSphere
6 46 (11.59%) Hyper-V
7 27 (6.80%) VMware ESXi
8 20 (5.04%) Docker
9 14 (3.53%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (3.02%) XenServer
11 10 (2.52%) DFS Replication
12 8 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.76%) Firmware
15 2 (0.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.50%) VMware Server
16 1 (0.25%) BitLocker
16 1 (0.25%) Veritas File System
16 1 (0.25%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 59 (14.86%) SCCM
2 23 (5.79%) Ansible
2 23 (5.79%) Kubernetes
3 22 (5.54%) McAfee ePO
4 20 (5.04%) Terraform
5 14 (3.53%) Puppet
6 12 (3.02%) Microsoft Intune
7 11 (2.77%) SCOM
7 11 (2.77%) vRealize
8 8 (2.02%) WSUS
9 6 (1.51%) CA Spectrum
9 6 (1.51%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (1.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 5 (1.26%) Nagios
10 5 (1.26%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.26%) vCenter Server
11 4 (1.01%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 3 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
12 3 (0.76%) Nessus
12 3 (0.76%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 177 (44.58%) VMware
2 106 (26.70%) Microsoft
3 93 (23.43%) Citrix
4 44 (11.08%) Cisco
4 44 (11.08%) NetApp
5 36 (9.07%) EMC
6 28 (7.05%) McAfee
7 27 (6.80%) Isilon
8 26 (6.55%) HP
9 25 (6.30%) Dell
10 17 (4.28%) IBM
11 14 (3.53%) Red Hat
11 14 (3.53%) SolarWinds
11 14 (3.53%) Sony
12 12 (3.02%) Veeam
13 10 (2.52%) Juniper
14 8 (2.02%) Oracle
14 8 (2.02%) ServiceNow
15 7 (1.76%) Palo Alto
15 7 (1.76%) Veritas