Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Wales during the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

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 Engineer
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 76 105
Rank change year-on-year +27 +29 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 26 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.78% 0.89% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.86% 0.91% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 1
South Wales median daily rate £300 £260 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -9.57% +53.33%
10th Percentile £185 £178 £281
90th Percentile £400 £381 £294
Wales median daily rate £310 £225 £313
% change year-on-year +37.78% -28.00% +66.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate £22.38 - -
Wales median hourly rate £22.38 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales. 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 Wales
Contract vacancies in South Wales with a recognized job title 908 1098 1249
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.01% 98.21% 96.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 611 751 942
South Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £168 £193 £213
90th Percentile £520 £538 £475
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 68 54
South Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +4.20% +10.19%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.40 £9.58
90th Percentile £47.15 £72.25 £28.68
Wales median hourly rate £15.24 £13.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year +12.89% -1.82% -5.17%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in South Wales

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in South Wales

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in South Wales over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in South Wales

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in South Wales

Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Cardiff +7 15 £280 -17.04%
Newport +21 7 £363 +93.33% 1
Infrastructure Engineer
Wales

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, Infrastructure Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (76.92%) Windows
2 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
3 14 (53.85%) ITIL
3 14 (53.85%) Windows Server
4 13 (50.00%) Citrix
5 12 (46.15%) VMware
5 12 (46.15%) Hyper-V
6 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
6 10 (38.46%) Migration
7 9 (34.62%) NetBackup
7 9 (34.62%) Service Management
7 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
7 9 (34.62%) XenApp
7 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (30.77%) SCOM
8 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (30.77%) Remote Desktop
9 6 (23.08%) Release Management
9 6 (23.08%) Veritas
9 6 (23.08%) NHS
9 6 (23.08%) SQL
10 5 (19.23%) Linux
10 5 (19.23%) Degree
10 5 (19.23%) High Availability
11 4 (15.38%) Information Security
11 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
11 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
11 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
11 4 (15.38%) ITIL V3

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (7.69%) IIS
2 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 3 (11.54%) DHCP
3 3 (11.54%) DNS
3 3 (11.54%) Firewall
3 3 (11.54%) LAN
3 3 (11.54%) VSAN
3 3 (11.54%) WAN
4 2 (7.69%) VLAN
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.85%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.85%) PBX
5 1 (3.85%) POP3
5 1 (3.85%) SAN
5 1 (3.85%) SMTP
5 1 (3.85%) VoIP
5 1 (3.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Big Data
1 2 (7.69%) Hadoop
1 2 (7.69%) HBase
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (3.85%) Legal
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) Kafka
2 1 (3.85%) Apache Axis
2 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) NHS
2 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) LIMS
4 1 (3.85%) CESG
4 1 (3.85%) CLARiiON
4 1 (3.85%) Clustering
4 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.85%) EMC VNX
4 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (76.92%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) Windows Server
3 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (19.23%) Linux
5 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
6 2 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) ITIL
2 10 (38.46%) Migration
3 9 (34.62%) Service Management
4 6 (23.08%) Release Management
5 5 (19.23%) High Availability
6 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (15.38%) Information Security
6 4 (15.38%) ITIL V3
6 4 (15.38%) Security Hardening
7 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
8 2 (7.69%) Change Management
8 2 (7.69%) Information Management
8 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
8 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
8 2 (7.69%) Work Breakdown Structure
9 1 (3.85%) Analytics
9 1 (3.85%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 1 (3.85%) Network Virtualisation
9 1 (3.85%) Patch Management
9 1 (3.85%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 9 (34.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (19.23%) Degree
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (7.69%) HNC
5 2 (7.69%) MCSE
6 1 (3.85%) CCA
6 1 (3.85%) CCAA
6 1 (3.85%) CCNA
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.85%) ISEB
6 1 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (3.85%) MCTS
6 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Hyper-V
2 9 (34.62%) XenApp
3 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (15.38%) Active Directory
5 3 (11.54%) vSphere
6 2 (7.69%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) NetBackup
2 8 (30.77%) SCOM
3 3 (11.54%) Backup Exec
4 2 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (7.69%) Puppet
4 2 (7.69%) SCCM
4 2 (7.69%) vCenter Server
4 2 (7.69%) WSUS
5 1 (3.85%) Ansible
5 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (3.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 13 (50.00%) Citrix
3 12 (46.15%) VMware
4 6 (23.08%) Veritas
5 3 (11.54%) Symantec
6 2 (7.69%) Cisco
6 2 (7.69%) Cloudera
6 2 (7.69%) HP
6 2 (7.69%) McAfee
6 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.85%) arcserve
7 1 (3.85%) Dell
7 1 (3.85%) EMC
7 1 (3.85%) Fujitsu
7 1 (3.85%) Hitachi
7 1 (3.85%) Juniper