Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 90 140 160
Rank change year-on-year +50 +20 -30
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 383 305 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 2.55% 1.78% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.92% 2.07% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 192 143
South East median daily rate £386 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% -6.25% +18.17%
10th Percentile £241 £207 £213
90th Percentile £525 £488 £488
England median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 12
South East median hourly rate £38.75 £22.30 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.77% -15.05% +14.13%
10th Percentile £24.31 £21.06 £12.24
90th Percentile £50.75 £24.47 £47.13
England median hourly rate £42.75 £21.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +98.84% +19.44% -21.74%

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 13,098 14,768 13,519
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 87.30% 85.97% 84.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,812 8,792 7,872
South East median daily rate £450 £435 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +4.19% +4.38%
10th Percentile £275 £281 £261
90th Percentile £606 £588 £562
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 497 521 521
South East median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £19.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +27.16% -17.65%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.63
90th Percentile £59.91 £51.25 £50.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.49
% change year-on-year +11.11% -8.14% +4.22%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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
Thames Valley +57 130 £400 +8.11% 45
Hampshire +25 120 £363 - 52
Berkshire +30 85 £413 +37.50% 23
Surrey +11 42 £365 +2.38% 23
West Sussex +11 38 £413 - 17
Buckinghamshire +27 26 £325 -13.33% 13
East Sussex +4 25 £500 +25.00% 5
Kent +13 24 £300 -9.09% 8
Oxfordshire +18 19 £400 +6.67% 9
Isle of Wight - 2 £218 -
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 228 (59.53%) Windows
2 194 (50.65%) Active Directory
3 162 (42.30%) VMware
4 131 (34.20%) Windows Server
5 125 (32.64%) Microsoft
6 121 (31.59%) Microsoft Azure
7 108 (28.20%) VMware Infrastructure
8 100 (26.11%) PowerShell
9 74 (19.32%) DNS
10 73 (19.06%) SCCM
11 66 (17.23%) ITIL
11 66 (17.23%) Citrix
11 66 (17.23%) Firewall
12 62 (16.19%) Office 365
13 60 (15.67%) Linux
14 57 (14.88%) Windows Server 2012
14 57 (14.88%) Security Cleared
15 54 (14.10%) DevOps
16 52 (13.58%) Windows Server 2008
17 51 (13.32%) Hyper-V
18 50 (13.05%) Amazon AWS
19 49 (12.79%) VMware ESXi
19 49 (12.79%) Finance
20 48 (12.53%) DHCP
21 47 (12.27%) Windows 10
22 46 (12.01%) XenApp
22 46 (12.01%) XenDesktop
23 45 (11.75%) Cisco
24 43 (11.23%) Migration
25 40 (10.44%) WAN

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 (8.36%) MS Exchange
2 24 (6.27%) SharePoint
2 24 (6.27%) Skype for Business
3 11 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (1.57%) Apache
6 5 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (1.04%) Commerce Server
7 4 (1.04%) IIS
7 4 (1.04%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.78%) CICS
8 3 (0.78%) IBM Domino
8 3 (0.78%) MS Project Server
9 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.26%) Apache Pig
10 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.26%) JBoss
10 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.26%) NetSuite
1 1 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 121 (31.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 62 (16.19%) Office 365
3 50 (13.05%) Amazon AWS
4 30 (7.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (7.31%) IaaS
6 19 (4.96%) PaaS
7 17 (4.44%) SaaS
8 11 (2.87%) Google Analytics
9 10 (2.61%) G Suite
9 10 (2.61%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (1.83%) OpenShift
10 7 (1.83%) Serverless
11 6 (1.57%) OneDrive
11 6 (1.57%) Yammer
12 5 (1.31%) Dynamics 365
13 4 (1.04%) NuGet
14 3 (0.78%) Akamai
15 2 (0.52%) AWS Lambda
15 2 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
16 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 74 (19.32%) DNS
2 66 (17.23%) Firewall
3 48 (12.53%) DHCP
4 40 (10.44%) WAN
5 38 (9.92%) LAN
6 32 (8.36%) SAN
6 32 (8.36%) VPN
7 30 (7.83%) VLAN
8 21 (5.48%) Skype
9 17 (4.44%) NetScaler
10 16 (4.18%) TCP/IP
11 12 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (3.13%) iSCSI
12 10 (2.61%) Fibre Channel
13 9 (2.35%) VoIP
13 9 (2.35%) VSAN
13 9 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (1.57%) MPLS
14 6 (1.57%) Network Security
15 5 (1.31%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.74%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.83%) BigQuery
3 4 (1.04%) DB2
4 3 (0.78%) Big Data
4 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.52%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.52%) MariaDB
5 2 (0.52%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.52%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.26%) Apache Hive
6 1 (0.26%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.26%) HBase
6 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.26%) Parquet
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (3.66%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.35%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.09%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (1.83%) JIRA
5 5 (1.31%) Bitbucket
5 5 (1.31%) MSI
6 4 (1.04%) MSBuild
6 4 (1.04%) Subversion
6 4 (1.04%) TeamCity
7 3 (0.78%) MSTest
7 3 (0.78%) Ranorex
7 3 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.78%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.26%) AdminStudio
9 1 (0.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.26%) Hudson
9 1 (0.26%) InstallShield
General
1 49 (12.79%) Finance
2 23 (6.01%) Retail
3 22 (5.74%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.87%) Electronics
4 11 (2.87%) Manufacturing
4 11 (2.87%) Marketing
5 8 (2.09%) Back Office
5 8 (2.09%) Law
6 6 (1.57%) Billing
6 6 (1.57%) Publishing
7 5 (1.31%) Local Government
7 5 (1.31%) Online Betting
8 4 (1.04%) French Language
8 4 (1.04%) German Language
9 2 (0.52%) Legal
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Military
Job Titles
1 284 (74.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 42 (10.97%) Windows Engineer
3 36 (9.40%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 33 (8.62%) Azure Engineer
5 27 (7.05%) Infrastructure Support
6 26 (6.79%) VMware Engineer
7 25 (6.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (6.27%) Support Engineer
9 22 (5.74%) Analyst
9 22 (5.74%) Cloud Engineer
9 22 (5.74%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (5.22%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 19 (4.96%) DevOps Engineer
11 19 (4.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 19 (4.96%) IT Engineer
12 18 (4.70%) Active Directory Engineer
13 17 (4.44%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
13 17 (4.44%) Security Engineer
14 15 (3.92%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
15 14 (3.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.09%) JSON
1 8 (2.09%) LDAP
2 7 (1.83%) Middleware
3 6 (1.57%) .NET
3 6 (1.57%) Web Services
4 3 (0.78%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.78%) Spring
5 2 (0.52%) COM
5 2 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.52%) RESTful
6 1 (0.26%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.26%) Kafka
6 1 (0.26%) PySpark
6 1 (0.26%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.26%) XML
6 1 (0.26%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.79%) Data Centre
2 24 (6.27%) Clustering
3 23 (6.01%) Fat Client
3 23 (6.01%) Thin Client
4 19 (4.96%) Public Cloud
5 14 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (3.39%) PKI
7 11 (2.87%) NHS
8 10 (2.61%) Replication
9 7 (1.83%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.31%) Mainframe
11 4 (1.04%) Cloud Native
11 4 (1.04%) Data Protection Act
11 4 (1.04%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.04%) Mobile Computing
12 3 (0.78%) Acoustics
12 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (0.78%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 228 (59.53%) Windows
2 131 (34.20%) Windows Server
3 60 (15.67%) Linux
4 57 (14.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 52 (13.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (12.27%) Windows 10
7 23 (6.01%) Windows 7
8 19 (4.96%) Mac OS
9 16 (4.18%) Android
9 16 (4.18%) Ubuntu
10 15 (3.92%) Unix
11 14 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.83%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.57%) CentOS
13 6 (1.57%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.04%) AIX
14 4 (1.04%) SUSE
14 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
15 3 (0.78%) Solaris
16 2 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (17.23%) ITIL
2 54 (14.10%) DevOps
3 43 (11.23%) Migration
4 26 (6.79%) Incident Management
5 24 (6.27%) Configuration Management
6 21 (5.48%) Change Management
6 21 (5.48%) Information Security
7 18 (4.70%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (4.70%) Analytics
8 17 (4.44%) ITSM
9 16 (4.18%) Infrastructure Automation
9 16 (4.18%) Problem Management
10 15 (3.92%) Capacity Planning
10 15 (3.92%) PRINCE2
10 15 (3.92%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (3.92%) Programme Management
11 14 (3.66%) Continuous Improvement
11 14 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (3.66%) IT Strategy
12 13 (3.39%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 100 (26.11%) PowerShell
2 21 (5.48%) SQL
2 21 (5.48%) VBScript
3 12 (3.13%) Java
4 9 (2.35%) Bash Shell
5 7 (1.83%) C#
6 6 (1.57%) Go
7 5 (1.31%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.04%) Korn
9 3 (0.78%) Python
10 2 (0.52%) C
10 2 (0.52%) C++
10 2 (0.52%) Groovy
10 2 (0.52%) Java 8
11 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.26%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 57 (14.88%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.36%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.96%) DV Cleared
4 14 (3.66%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (3.66%) Microsoft Certification
5 13 (3.39%) CCNA
5 13 (3.39%) MCSE
6 9 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (2.09%) CCA
7 8 (2.09%) Citrix Certification
7 8 (2.09%) MCP
8 7 (1.83%) MCSA
9 6 (1.57%) CCNP
9 6 (1.57%) VCP6
10 5 (1.31%) MCITP
11 3 (0.78%) Degree
11 3 (0.78%) HND
11 3 (0.78%) IISP
11 3 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.44%) SLA
2 14 (3.66%) PCI DSS
3 10 (2.61%) GDPR
4 9 (2.35%) QA
5 5 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 3 (0.78%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 194 (50.65%) Active Directory
2 108 (28.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (13.32%) Hyper-V
4 49 (12.79%) VMware ESXi
5 46 (12.01%) XenApp
5 46 (12.01%) XenDesktop
6 37 (9.66%) vSphere
7 22 (5.74%) Docker
8 17 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (2.09%) DFS Replication
11 7 (1.83%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 6 (1.57%) LXC
13 5 (1.31%) NFS
13 5 (1.31%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
15 2 (0.52%) Firmware
15 2 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
15 2 (0.52%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 73 (19.06%) SCCM
2 27 (7.05%) SCOM
3 26 (6.79%) Ansible
4 24 (6.27%) Kubernetes
5 19 (4.96%) Terraform
5 19 (4.96%) vRealize
6 18 (4.70%) vCenter Server
7 16 (4.18%) Microsoft Intune
8 12 (3.13%) WSUS
9 10 (2.61%) Failover Clustering
9 10 (2.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 10 (2.61%) Puppet
9 10 (2.61%) SCVMM
10 5 (1.31%) AirWatch
10 5 (1.31%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (1.04%) Grafana
11 4 (1.04%) Kibana
11 4 (1.04%) PaperCut
11 4 (1.04%) vMotion
11 4 (1.04%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 162 (42.30%) VMware
2 125 (32.64%) Microsoft
3 66 (17.23%) Citrix
4 45 (11.75%) Cisco
5 39 (10.18%) HP
6 28 (7.31%) Dell
7 22 (5.74%) Google
8 15 (3.92%) Veeam
9 14 (3.66%) EMC
10 13 (3.39%) Oracle
10 13 (3.39%) Red Hat
11 12 (3.13%) IBM
11 12 (3.13%) Meraki
12 11 (2.87%) McAfee
12 11 (2.87%) SAP
13 10 (2.61%) 3PAR
13 10 (2.61%) Atlassian
14 8 (2.09%) Forcepoint
14 8 (2.09%) Fortinet
14 8 (2.09%) Sony