Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 145 161
Rank change year-on-year +28 +16 -31
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 111 57 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.84% 1.03% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.93% 1.09% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 34 25
South West median daily rate £355 £293 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.37% -10.00% +18.18%
10th Percentile £250 £209 £228
90th Percentile £555 £418 £539
England median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
South West median hourly rate £47.00 £41.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.25% +2.47% +62.00%
England median hourly rate £22.28 £19.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +17.26% -41.54% -5.80%

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 5,738 5,248 5,500
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 95.28% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,529 3,272 3,547
South West median daily rate £418 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.33% - -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £215
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 243 329
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £34.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.11% +26.36% +8.37%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.35 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.87% +1.08% +4.11%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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
Wiltshire +16 39 £476 +54.88% 11
Bristol -16 28 £338 +25.00% 22
Gloucestershire +11 19 £325 -2.26% 13
Somerset +2 9 £250 -31.51% 14
Dorset +4 8 £250 -37.50% 4
Devon +8 4 £375 +53.85% 6
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 110 (99.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 76 (68.47%) Windows
3 57 (51.35%) VMware
4 55 (49.55%) Windows Server
5 48 (43.24%) Active Directory
6 42 (37.84%) Security Cleared
7 40 (36.04%) PowerShell
8 39 (35.14%) Microsoft
9 31 (27.93%) SC Cleared
10 29 (26.13%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (18.02%) ITIL
12 19 (17.12%) Linux
12 19 (17.12%) SCCM
13 18 (16.22%) Hyper-V
13 18 (16.22%) Cisco
14 17 (15.32%) Cisco Certification
14 17 (15.32%) Citrix
14 17 (15.32%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (15.32%) Microsoft Azure
14 17 (15.32%) Problem-Solving
15 16 (14.41%) Office 365
15 16 (14.41%) Windows Server 2012
15 16 (14.41%) Microsoft Certification
16 15 (13.51%) CCNA
16 15 (13.51%) MS Exchange
16 15 (13.51%) Finance
16 15 (13.51%) Migration
17 14 (12.61%) SAN
18 13 (11.71%) SQL
19 12 (10.81%) SQL Server

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 15 (13.51%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.81%) Confluence
3 7 (6.31%) Skype for Business
4 6 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.70%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.80%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.80%) IIS
6 2 (1.80%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.90%) Apache
7 1 (0.90%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.90%) JBoss
7 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 5 (4.50%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (15.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (14.41%) Office 365
3 12 (10.81%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (6.31%) PaaS
5 4 (3.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (3.60%) GitHub
6 3 (2.70%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.70%) IaaS
6 3 (2.70%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.80%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.61%) SAN
2 12 (10.81%) DHCP
2 12 (10.81%) DNS
3 9 (8.11%) Firewall
3 9 (8.11%) NAS
4 6 (5.41%) NetScaler
4 6 (5.41%) Network Security
4 6 (5.41%) Skype
5 5 (4.50%) LAN
5 5 (4.50%) VLAN
6 4 (3.60%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (3.60%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (3.60%) WAN
7 2 (1.80%) DMZ
7 2 (1.80%) SSL
7 2 (1.80%) VPN
7 2 (1.80%) Wireless
8 1 (0.90%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.90%) OpenVPN
8 1 (0.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.60%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (2.70%) Big Data
4 2 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.80%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.80%) MySQL
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.90%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.90%) Apache Zeppelin
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (10.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 12 (10.81%) JIRA
2 4 (3.60%) Bitbucket
2 4 (3.60%) CF BOSH
2 4 (3.60%) GitLab
3 3 (2.70%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.80%) MSI
4 2 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.80%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.90%) MSTest
5 1 (0.90%) NUnit
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 15 (13.51%) Finance
2 11 (9.91%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.31%) Electronics
3 7 (6.31%) Manufacturing
3 7 (6.31%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.60%) Node.js
1 4 (3.60%) REST
2 1 (0.90%) .NET
2 1 (0.90%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.90%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.90%) LAMP
2 1 (0.90%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.31%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.41%) Private Cloud
3 6 (5.41%) Public Cloud
3 6 (5.41%) Replication
4 5 (4.50%) Clustering
4 5 (4.50%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (3.60%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.70%) PKI
6 3 (2.70%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.90%) Cybercrime
8 1 (0.90%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.90%) FMCG
8 1 (0.90%) RIA
8 1 (0.90%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 76 (68.47%) Windows
2 55 (49.55%) Windows Server
3 19 (17.12%) Linux
4 16 (14.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (7.21%) Windows 10
6 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.60%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.70%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.80%) Unix
10 1 (0.90%) CentOS
10 1 (0.90%) Fedora
10 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.90%) VMS
10 1 (0.90%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (99.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 20 (18.02%) ITIL
3 17 (15.32%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (15.32%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (13.51%) Migration
5 12 (10.81%) Configuration Management
5 12 (10.81%) Reverse Engineering
6 11 (9.91%) ITIL V3
7 9 (8.11%) DevOps
7 9 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (8.11%) Service Management
8 8 (7.21%) ITSM
8 8 (7.21%) Software Engineering
9 7 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (6.31%) Deployment Automation
9 7 (6.31%) Digital Marketing
9 7 (6.31%) Programme Management
10 6 (5.41%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (4.50%) NsoIT
11 5 (4.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 40 (36.04%) PowerShell
2 13 (11.71%) SQL
3 9 (8.11%) Bash Shell
4 6 (5.41%) Python
5 5 (4.50%) Ruby
6 3 (2.70%) C
7 2 (1.80%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.90%) Korn
8 1 (0.90%) Perl
8 1 (0.90%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 42 (37.84%) Security Cleared
2 31 (27.93%) SC Cleared
3 17 (15.32%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (14.41%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (13.51%) CCNA
6 12 (10.81%) MCSA
7 11 (9.91%) Degree
8 10 (9.01%) DV Cleared
8 10 (9.01%) MCSE
9 6 (5.41%) OCA
9 6 (5.41%) Oracle Certification
9 6 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.70%) CCNP
11 2 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.90%) CISSP
12 1 (0.90%) CompTIA Security+
12 1 (0.90%) HNC
12 1 (0.90%) HND
12 1 (0.90%) MCP
12 1 (0.90%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) GDPR
2 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (43.24%) Active Directory
2 29 (26.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (16.22%) Hyper-V
4 9 (8.11%) XenApp
5 6 (5.41%) vSphere
6 5 (4.50%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (3.60%) Firmware
7 4 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.60%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.70%) Docker
9 2 (1.80%) Ceph
9 2 (1.80%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.90%) HDFS
10 1 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.90%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (17.12%) SCCM
2 12 (10.81%) Puppet
3 9 (8.11%) Ansible
4 6 (5.41%) PowerCLI
4 6 (5.41%) vCenter Server
5 5 (4.50%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (4.50%) Terraform
6 3 (2.70%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (2.70%) SCOM
7 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (1.80%) SCDPM
7 2 (1.80%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.80%) WSUS
8 1 (0.90%) Nagios
Vendors
1 57 (51.35%) VMware
2 39 (35.14%) Microsoft
3 18 (16.22%) Cisco
4 17 (15.32%) Citrix
5 10 (9.01%) Oracle
6 7 (6.31%) Atlassian
6 7 (6.31%) Remedy
6 7 (6.31%) SAP
7 6 (5.41%) Red Hat
8 5 (4.50%) NetApp
9 4 (3.60%) CommVault
9 4 (3.60%) SaltStack
10 3 (2.70%) EMC
11 2 (1.80%) CA
11 2 (1.80%) F5
11 2 (1.80%) IBM
11 2 (1.80%) Sophos
12 1 (0.90%) Hortonworks
12 1 (0.90%) Splunk
12 1 (0.90%) Varonis