Period
to 17 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Support was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 341 332 328
Rank change year-on-year -9 -4 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support 47 45 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.28% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.28% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 34 28
South East median daily rate £325 £400 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +25.49% +6.25%
10th Percentile £170 £250 £188
90th Percentile £423 £446 £424
England median daily rate £340 £300 £313
% change year-on-year +13.33% -4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
South East median hourly rate - £13.03 -
England median hourly rate £33.75 £13.76 £25.25
% change year-on-year +145.23% -45.50% -8.18%

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 15,921 15,859 15,086
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.29% 94.40% 93.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,599 9,460 8,962
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £255 £240 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £556
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 607 624 760
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.08% +8.36%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.29
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.16 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +1.21%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +30 21 £285 +14.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +39 16 £290 - 2
West Sussex -12 7 £413 -
Surrey -14 7 £170 -56.13% 3
Hampshire -36 6 £223 -47.65% 1
East Sussex -14 5 £350 -12.50%
Berkshire -7 4 £230 +2.22%
Oxfordshire +12 1 £350 +40.00%
Kent - 1 £275 -
Infrastructure Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 32 (68.09%) Windows
2 25 (53.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 18 (38.30%) Windows Server
4 17 (36.17%) VMware
5 16 (34.04%) Active Directory
6 15 (31.91%) PowerShell
7 14 (29.79%) Change Management
8 12 (25.53%) HP
8 12 (25.53%) E-Commerce
8 12 (25.53%) VBScript
9 11 (23.40%) Citrix
9 11 (23.40%) SCCM
10 10 (21.28%) Finance
10 10 (21.28%) Office 365
11 9 (19.15%) SCOM
11 9 (19.15%) Splunk
12 8 (17.02%) XenApp
12 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
12 8 (17.02%) Problem Management
12 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (17.02%) Java
13 7 (14.89%) Adobe
13 7 (14.89%) SharePoint
13 7 (14.89%) IBM
13 7 (14.89%) Law
13 7 (14.89%) Publishing
13 7 (14.89%) Sony
13 7 (14.89%) WSUS
13 7 (14.89%) Back Office
13 7 (14.89%) XenDesktop

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 7 (14.89%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.77%) MS Exchange
3 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (10.64%) IIS
4 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.13%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 10 (21.28%) Office 365
2 4 (8.51%) Akamai
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (4.26%) IaaS
5 1 (2.13%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Firewall
2 2 (4.26%) SAN
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.13%) LAN
3 1 (2.13%) WAN
3 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (21.28%) Finance
2 7 (14.89%) Back Office
2 7 (14.89%) Law
2 7 (14.89%) Online Betting
2 7 (14.89%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) COM+
2 1 (2.13%) Drools
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (10.64%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.38%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.13%) HP Storage
3 1 (2.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 32 (68.09%) Windows
2 18 (38.30%) Windows Server
3 8 (17.02%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (8.51%) Linux
5 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.26%) Unix
6 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (53.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 14 (29.79%) Change Management
3 12 (25.53%) E-Commerce
4 8 (17.02%) Problem Management
5 4 (8.51%) Data Protection
5 4 (8.51%) Information Security
5 4 (8.51%) Information Security Management
5 4 (8.51%) ISMS
5 4 (8.51%) Security Management
6 3 (6.38%) ITIL
7 2 (4.26%) DevOps
7 2 (4.26%) High Availability
7 2 (4.26%) ITIL V3
7 2 (4.26%) Line Management
7 2 (4.26%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
7 2 (4.26%) Security Operations
7 2 (4.26%) Software Distribution
8 1 (2.13%) Application Virtualisation
8 1 (2.13%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.13%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 15 (31.91%) PowerShell
2 12 (25.53%) VBScript
3 8 (17.02%) Java
4 2 (4.26%) SQL
5 1 (2.13%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.13%) C
5 1 (2.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.77%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) DV Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (6.38%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.13%) CCA
5 1 (2.13%) MCSE
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (34.04%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.02%) XenApp
3 7 (14.89%) XenDesktop
4 5 (10.64%) Hyper-V
5 4 (8.51%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (4.26%) VMware Server
7 2 (4.26%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (23.40%) SCCM
2 9 (19.15%) SCOM
3 7 (14.89%) WSUS
4 1 (2.13%) Ansible
4 1 (2.13%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (2.13%) Nagios
4 1 (2.13%) NetCrunch
4 1 (2.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.13%) SCSM
4 1 (2.13%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 17 (36.17%) VMware
2 12 (25.53%) HP
3 11 (23.40%) Citrix
4 9 (19.15%) Splunk
5 7 (14.89%) Adobe
5 7 (14.89%) IBM
5 7 (14.89%) Sony
6 6 (12.77%) Cisco
7 5 (10.64%) NetApp
8 4 (8.51%) EMC
8 4 (8.51%) F5
8 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
9 3 (6.38%) 3PAR
9 3 (6.38%) Palo Alto
10 2 (4.26%) Blue Coat
10 2 (4.26%) SolarWinds
10 2 (4.26%) Zerto
11 1 (2.13%) ForgeRock
11 1 (2.13%) Isilon
11 1 (2.13%) Ivanti