Period
to 26 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Support was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

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 Support
England > South East
6 months to
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 337 331 348
Rank change year-on-year -6 +17 -37
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support 44 42 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.27% 0.26% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.27% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 35
South East median daily rate £300 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +18.52% +12.50%
10th Percentile £170 £251 £250
90th Percentile £424 £448 £434
England median daily rate £325 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% +12.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
South East median hourly rate - £13.03 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.38% -15.00%
England median hourly rate £23.75 £13.03 £27.29
% change year-on-year +82.34% -52.27% +16.12%

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,607 15,578 16,352
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.66% 94.65% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,345 9,242 9,826
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £258 £241 £235
90th Percentile £575 £560 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 677 625 757
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -7.69% +11.43%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.75
% change year-on-year -3.74% -0.27% +5.51%

Infrastructure Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Support in the South East

Infrastructure Support
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 Support in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Support in the South East

Infrastructure Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Support in the South East over the 6 months to 26 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Support in the South East

Infrastructure Support
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 Support in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Support in the South East

Infrastructure Support
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 Support within the South East region over the 6 months to 26 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 +17 17 £300 +9.09% 7
Buckinghamshire +23 13 £350 - 3
West Sussex -1 11 £413 -
Surrey -34 8 £170 -57.50% 2
Hampshire -25 6 £250 -41.18% 1
Berkshire -9 3 £200 -33.33% 3
Kent - 2 £300 -
Oxfordshire +3 1 £300 +20.00% 1
Infrastructure Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 2018, Infrastructure Support contract jobs required the following IT 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 featuring Infrastructure Support in the job title.

1 29 (65.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 28 (63.64%) Windows
3 17 (38.64%) Active Directory
4 16 (36.36%) Citrix
4 16 (36.36%) Windows Server
5 12 (27.27%) SCCM
5 12 (27.27%) PowerShell
6 11 (25.00%) Finance
7 10 (22.73%) Change Management
7 10 (22.73%) VMware
7 10 (22.73%) SharePoint
7 10 (22.73%) XenApp
7 10 (22.73%) SCOM
7 10 (22.73%) Office 365
8 9 (20.45%) Splunk
8 9 (20.45%) Java
8 9 (20.45%) Back Office
9 8 (18.18%) VBScript
9 8 (18.18%) E-Commerce
9 8 (18.18%) HP
9 8 (18.18%) Problem Management
9 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (15.91%) XenDesktop
10 7 (15.91%) WSUS
10 7 (15.91%) Online Betting
10 7 (15.91%) IBM
10 7 (15.91%) Adobe
10 7 (15.91%) Law
10 7 (15.91%) Publishing

Infrastructure Support 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 10 (22.73%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.55%) Skype for Business
2 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.73%) Office 365
2 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.55%) IaaS
4 1 (2.27%) Akamai
4 1 (2.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.82%) DHCP
1 3 (6.82%) DNS
1 3 (6.82%) Wireless
2 2 (4.55%) Network Security
3 1 (2.27%) Firewall
3 1 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (4.55%) MongoDB
General
1 11 (25.00%) Finance
2 9 (20.45%) Back Office
3 7 (15.91%) Law
3 7 (15.91%) Online Betting
3 7 (15.91%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) Drools
1 2 (4.55%) LDAP
2 1 (2.27%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.27%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (63.64%) Windows
2 16 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 6 (13.64%) Linux
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.55%) Unix
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.27%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (65.91%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (22.73%) Change Management
3 8 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 8 (18.18%) Problem Management
4 5 (11.36%) ITIL
5 4 (9.09%) DevOps
6 2 (4.55%) Analytical Thinking
6 2 (4.55%) Data Protection
6 2 (4.55%) ITIL V3
6 2 (4.55%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
6 2 (4.55%) Project Management
7 1 (2.27%) Application Packaging
7 1 (2.27%) Information Security
7 1 (2.27%) Information Security Management
7 1 (2.27%) ISMS
7 1 (2.27%) ITSM
7 1 (2.27%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.27%) Security Management
7 1 (2.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 9 (20.45%) Java
3 8 (18.18%) VBScript
4 6 (13.64%) SQL
5 3 (6.82%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.64%) DV Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.82%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.27%) CCA
6 1 (2.27%) MCSE
6 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (2.27%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (38.64%) Active Directory
2 10 (22.73%) XenApp
3 7 (15.91%) XenDesktop
4 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.55%) VMware Server
5 2 (4.55%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (27.27%) SCCM
2 10 (22.73%) SCOM
3 7 (15.91%) WSUS
4 2 (4.55%) Ansible
4 2 (4.55%) Nagios
4 2 (4.55%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (2.27%) Puppet
5 1 (2.27%) SCSM
5 1 (2.27%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 16 (36.36%) Citrix
2 10 (22.73%) VMware
3 9 (20.45%) Splunk
4 8 (18.18%) HP
5 7 (15.91%) Adobe
5 7 (15.91%) IBM
5 7 (15.91%) Sony
6 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.82%) NetApp
8 2 (4.55%) EMC
8 2 (4.55%) ForgeRock
8 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.27%) Apple
9 1 (2.27%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.27%) Cisco
9 1 (2.27%) F5
9 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.27%) Symantec