Period
to 23 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 May 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 Engineer
England > South West
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 150 139
Rank change year-on-year +54 -11 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 95 48 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.88% 0.93% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 0.97% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 30 33
South West median daily rate £300 £313 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +13.64% +3.29%
10th Percentile £225 £231 £133
90th Percentile £486 £354 £388
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
South West median hourly rate - - £27.50
England median hourly rate £22.30 £31.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -28.06% +26.53% -2.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 4,818 4,952 5,666
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.18% 95.47% 95.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,894 3,162 3,698
South West median daily rate £400 £385 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £235
90th Percentile £550 £538 £530
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 297 342
South West median hourly rate £27.00 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.95% +1.33% +85.78%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.73 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £49.20
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% -2.54% +11.40%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the South West

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the South West

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 23 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in the South West

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the South West

Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 23 May 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
Bristol +9 33 £368 +13.08% 14
Gloucestershire +23 23 £275 -8.33% 9
Wiltshire +20 14 £325 +12.07% 10
Somerset +11 14 £250 - 6
Dorset -7 9 £250 -20.00% 3
Devon -2 2 £275 +13.40% 5
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 May 2018, Infrastructure Engineer 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 West region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 77 (81.05%) Windows
2 56 (58.95%) Windows Server
3 52 (54.74%) Active Directory
4 48 (50.53%) VMware
5 32 (33.68%) Office 365
6 31 (32.63%) Microsoft
7 27 (28.42%) Linux
8 24 (25.26%) Migration
8 24 (25.26%) Microsoft Azure
9 20 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
10 19 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (20.00%) Firewall
11 16 (16.84%) DNS
12 15 (15.79%) Windows 10
12 15 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (15.79%) Hyper-V
13 14 (14.74%) PowerShell
13 14 (14.74%) SCCM
14 13 (13.68%) Cisco
14 13 (13.68%) DevOps
15 12 (12.63%) VMware ESXi
15 12 (12.63%) HP
16 11 (11.58%) Citrix
16 11 (11.58%) ITIL
16 11 (11.58%) Data Centre
17 9 (9.47%) Hybrid Cloud
17 9 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
18 8 (8.42%) AWS Certification
18 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (5.26%) MS Exchange
1 5 (5.26%) Skype for Business
2 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.11%) IIS
4 2 (2.11%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.05%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 32 (33.68%) Office 365
2 24 (25.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (8.42%) Serverless
5 5 (5.26%) IaaS
6 3 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.11%) OneDrive
7 2 (2.11%) OpenShift
7 2 (2.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.00%) Firewall
2 16 (16.84%) DNS
3 7 (7.37%) DHCP
4 4 (4.21%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (4.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (4.21%) SAN
4 4 (4.21%) Skype
4 4 (4.21%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.21%) WAN
5 3 (3.16%) LAN
5 3 (3.16%) NAS
5 3 (3.16%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (3.16%) VPN
6 2 (2.11%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.11%) Network Security
6 2 (2.11%) SSH
6 2 (2.11%) Wireless
7 1 (1.05%) DKIM
7 1 (1.05%) DMARC
7 1 (1.05%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.05%) Big Data
2 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.05%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.05%) MSBuild
3 1 (1.05%) MSI
3 1 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.05%) RSpec
3 1 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (8.42%) Finance
2 1 (1.05%) Electronics
2 1 (1.05%) Legal
2 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.05%) Marketing
2 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.11%) Web Services
2 1 (1.05%) .NET
2 1 (1.05%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.47%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.47%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (7.37%) Clustering
4 4 (4.21%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.21%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.21%) Replication
5 2 (2.11%) EPoS
5 2 (2.11%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Cybercrime
6 1 (1.05%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.05%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.05%) PKI
6 1 (1.05%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 77 (81.05%) Windows
2 56 (58.95%) Windows Server
3 27 (28.42%) Linux
4 19 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (15.79%) Windows 10
5 15 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (4.21%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.11%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.05%) CentOS
8 1 (1.05%) Unix
8 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.26%) Migration
2 13 (13.68%) DevOps
3 11 (11.58%) ITIL
4 8 (8.42%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (6.32%) ITIL V3
6 5 (5.26%) High Availability
6 5 (5.26%) Service Management
7 4 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.21%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (4.21%) Data Centre Operations
7 4 (4.21%) Server Virtualisation
7 4 (4.21%) Time Management
7 4 (4.21%) Workflow
8 3 (3.16%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (3.16%) Proactive Monitoring
8 3 (3.16%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (3.16%) Programme Management
8 3 (3.16%) Security Operations
8 3 (3.16%) Security Patching
8 3 (3.16%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.74%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.42%) SQL
3 3 (3.16%) Bash Shell
3 3 (3.16%) Python
4 2 (2.11%) Perl
5 1 (1.05%) C#
5 1 (1.05%) Java
5 1 (1.05%) Korn
5 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (8.42%) AWS Certification
1 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (8.42%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.32%) MCSE
2 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.21%) Degree
4 3 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.11%) CCNA
5 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.11%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 52 (54.74%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.79%) Hyper-V
2 15 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (12.63%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (6.32%) vSphere
4 6 (6.32%) XenApp
5 3 (3.16%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.11%) Ceph
6 2 (2.11%) Docker
6 2 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.05%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.05%) Sendmail
7 1 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 14 (14.74%) SCCM
2 6 (6.32%) NetBackup
3 4 (4.21%) Backup Exec
3 4 (4.21%) Puppet
4 3 (3.16%) Ansible
4 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (3.16%) WSUS
5 2 (2.11%) Kubernetes
5 2 (2.11%) SCOM
5 2 (2.11%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.11%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.05%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.05%) Nagios
6 1 (1.05%) Netcool
6 1 (1.05%) OfficeScan
6 1 (1.05%) SmoothWall
6 1 (1.05%) Terraform
6 1 (1.05%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 48 (50.53%) VMware
2 31 (32.63%) Microsoft
3 13 (13.68%) Cisco
4 12 (12.63%) HP
5 11 (11.58%) Citrix
6 7 (7.37%) Juniper
6 7 (7.37%) NetApp
6 7 (7.37%) Red Hat
6 7 (7.37%) Sophos
7 6 (6.32%) IBM
8 5 (5.26%) Dell
8 5 (5.26%) EMC
8 5 (5.26%) SonicWALL
8 5 (5.26%) Veeam
9 4 (4.21%) CommVault
9 4 (4.21%) F5
9 4 (4.21%) Veritas
10 2 (2.11%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.11%) Trend Micro
11 1 (1.05%) Proofpoint