Period
to 24 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £280 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 145 140
Rank change year-on-year +28 -5 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 80 66 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.55% 1.20% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 1.26% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 39 36
South West median daily rate £280 £350 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +33.33% +22.09%
10th Percentile £219 £251 £183
90th Percentile £487 £533 £344
England median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year - +5.07% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
South West median hourly rate - £38.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.67% +48.15%
England median hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -3.23% -4.62% +35.42%

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 4,905 5,226 5,938
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 95.14% 95.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,062 3,412 3,944
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £219 £210 £230
90th Percentile £550 £545 £518
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 365 341
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -26.67% +78.57%
10th Percentile £11.59 £11.10 £12.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - +10.98%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +10 39 £275 -15.38% 19
Gloucestershire +22 14 £255 -13.19% 5
Wiltshire +10 10 £320 -36.00% 1
Somerset -3 9 £259 +15.00% 2
Dorset - 6 £350 - 2
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 69 (86.25%) Windows
2 52 (65.00%) Windows Server
3 39 (48.75%) VMware
4 30 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 30 (37.50%) Firewall
5 25 (31.25%) Cisco
6 21 (26.25%) Office 365
6 21 (26.25%) Hyper-V
7 20 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
7 20 (25.00%) Linux
8 19 (23.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (21.25%) Microsoft
10 16 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (18.75%) HP
12 14 (17.50%) SCCM
12 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
12 14 (17.50%) Windows 10
13 10 (12.50%) Migration
13 10 (12.50%) Juniper
13 10 (12.50%) DNS
13 10 (12.50%) MS Exchange
14 9 (11.25%) Citrix
15 8 (10.00%) DevOps
15 8 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (10.00%) F5
15 8 (10.00%) Web Services
16 7 (8.75%) Veeam
16 7 (8.75%) Hybrid Cloud
16 7 (8.75%) Data Centre

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 10 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.25%) Skype for Business
4 4 (5.00%) IIS
5 1 (1.25%) Apache
5 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.25%) JBoss
5 1 (1.25%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (26.25%) Office 365
2 20 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (17.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (7.50%) IaaS
4 6 (7.50%) Serverless
5 2 (2.50%) PaaS
6 1 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 30 (37.50%) Firewall
2 10 (12.50%) DNS
3 5 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (6.25%) LAN
3 5 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 5 (6.25%) WAN
4 4 (5.00%) DHCP
4 4 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 4 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 4 (5.00%) VPN
5 3 (3.75%) SAN
5 3 (3.75%) SSL
6 2 (2.50%) Internet
6 2 (2.50%) IPsec
6 2 (2.50%) MPLS
7 1 (1.25%) BGP
7 1 (1.25%) Multicast
7 1 (1.25%) Network Security
7 1 (1.25%) Skype
7 1 (1.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Artifactory
1 1 (1.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.25%) MSBuild
1 1 (1.25%) MSI
1 1 (1.25%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (1.25%) RSpec
1 1 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (1.25%) Legal
2 1 (1.25%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (1.25%) .NET
2 1 (1.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.75%) Data Centre
1 7 (8.75%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.50%) EPoS
3 2 (2.50%) Replication
4 1 (1.25%) Clustering
4 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.25%) PKI
4 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 69 (86.25%) Windows
2 52 (65.00%) Windows Server
3 20 (25.00%) Linux
4 19 (23.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (17.50%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.75%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.75%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.50%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.25%) CentOS
9 1 (1.25%) Unix
9 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.50%) Migration
2 8 (10.00%) DevOps
3 5 (6.25%) Time Management
3 5 (6.25%) Workflow
4 4 (5.00%) Data Centre Operations
4 4 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (5.00%) Server Virtualisation
5 3 (3.75%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (3.75%) High Availability
5 3 (3.75%) ITIL
6 2 (2.50%) Business Continuity
6 2 (2.50%) Security Operations
6 2 (2.50%) Service Management
7 1 (1.25%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.25%) Continuous Deployment
7 1 (1.25%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (1.25%) Fault Analysis
7 1 (1.25%) Network Design
7 1 (1.25%) Network Virtualisation
7 1 (1.25%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.50%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.25%) SQL
3 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.25%) Java
4 1 (1.25%) Perl
4 1 (1.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (7.50%) AWS Certification
2 4 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.75%) CCNA
4 2 (2.50%) CCNP
4 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.25%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.25%) MCITP
5 1 (1.25%) MCSE
5 1 (1.25%) MCTS
5 1 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 30 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 21 (26.25%) Hyper-V
3 16 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (6.25%) vSphere
5 3 (3.75%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.50%) XenApp
7 1 (1.25%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (17.50%) SCCM
2 5 (6.25%) NetBackup
2 5 (6.25%) SCOM
3 2 (2.50%) Ansible
3 2 (2.50%) SCVMM
3 2 (2.50%) Terraform
4 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.25%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.25%) OfficeScan
4 1 (1.25%) Puppet
4 1 (1.25%) SmoothWall
4 1 (1.25%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (48.75%) VMware
2 25 (31.25%) Cisco
3 17 (21.25%) Microsoft
4 15 (18.75%) HP
5 10 (12.50%) Juniper
6 9 (11.25%) Citrix
7 8 (10.00%) F5
8 7 (8.75%) Veeam
9 5 (6.25%) Dell
9 5 (6.25%) NetApp
9 5 (6.25%) SonicWALL
9 5 (6.25%) Sophos
10 3 (3.75%) McAfee
10 3 (3.75%) New Relic
11 2 (2.50%) Forcepoint
11 2 (2.50%) Nimble Storage
11 2 (2.50%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.50%) Symantec
11 2 (2.50%) Trend Micro
12 1 (1.25%) Palo Alto