Period
to 15 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 143 147
Rank change year-on-year +29 +4 -24
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 99 60 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.82% 1.10% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 1.15% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 39 34
South West median daily rate £325 £300 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +15.38% -21.80%
10th Percentile £249 £213 £200
90th Percentile £469 £405 £403
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
South West median hourly rate - £41.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +76.60% +6.82%
England median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -14.00% +8.70% -23.33%

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 5,192 5,235 5,632
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.37% 95.74% 95.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,160 3,253 3,631
South West median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% -
10th Percentile £250 £220 £230
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 303 272 332
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +15.38% +44.44%
10th Percentile £12.10 £11.87 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.23 £46.25
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.35%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 -2 32 £338 +16.88% 12
Gloucestershire +12 22 £275 -8.33% 5
Wiltshire +15 21 £378 +51.76% 9
Somerset +12 11 £250 -34.64% 7
Dorset -2 8 £250 -31.03% 4
Devon +4 4 £375 +30.43% 5
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 98 (98.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 76 (76.77%) Windows
3 60 (60.61%) Active Directory
4 56 (56.57%) Windows Server
5 48 (48.48%) VMware
6 37 (37.37%) Microsoft
7 27 (27.27%) Office 365
8 24 (24.24%) PowerShell
8 24 (24.24%) Linux
8 24 (24.24%) Migration
9 22 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
10 20 (20.20%) ITIL
11 19 (19.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (19.19%) SCCM
12 18 (18.18%) Security Cleared
12 18 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
13 17 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (15.15%) Hyper-V
14 15 (15.15%) Citrix
15 14 (14.14%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (13.13%) SC Cleared
16 13 (13.13%) Windows 10
17 12 (12.12%) MS Exchange
18 11 (11.11%) DNS
18 11 (11.11%) Cisco
18 11 (11.11%) Finance
18 11 (11.11%) Firewall
18 11 (11.11%) DevOps
19 10 (10.10%) Hybrid Cloud
19 10 (10.10%) Windows Server 2008

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 12 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.07%) Skype for Business
3 6 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.05%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.02%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.02%) IIS
5 2 (2.02%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.01%) Apache
6 1 (1.01%) JBoss
6 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 27 (27.27%) Office 365
2 22 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (6.06%) Serverless
5 4 (4.04%) OneDrive
6 3 (3.03%) Amazon S3
6 3 (3.03%) GitHub
6 3 (3.03%) IaaS
7 2 (2.02%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.11%) DNS
1 11 (11.11%) Firewall
2 10 (10.10%) SAN
3 8 (8.08%) DHCP
4 6 (6.06%) NAS
4 6 (6.06%) WAN
5 5 (5.05%) LAN
5 5 (5.05%) Network Security
5 5 (5.05%) Skype
5 5 (5.05%) VPN
6 3 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.02%) DMZ
7 2 (2.02%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.02%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.02%) VLAN
7 2 (2.02%) Wireless
8 1 (1.01%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.01%) Intranet
8 1 (1.01%) SSH
8 1 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (2.02%) Big Data
3 2 (2.02%) MySQL
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (3.03%) Bitbucket
1 3 (3.03%) CF BOSH
1 3 (3.03%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.03%) GitLab
2 2 (2.02%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.02%) MSI
2 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.02%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.01%) MSTest
3 1 (1.01%) NUnit
3 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (11.11%) Finance
2 5 (5.05%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.01%) Electronics
3 1 (1.01%) Legal
3 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.01%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.03%) Node.js
2 2 (2.02%) .NET
3 1 (1.01%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.01%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.01%) LAMP
3 1 (1.01%) Software Packaging
3 1 (1.01%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.10%) Hybrid Cloud
2 9 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.07%) Replication
4 6 (6.06%) Clustering
4 6 (6.06%) Data Centre
5 5 (5.05%) Public Cloud
6 4 (4.04%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.02%) PKI
9 1 (1.01%) Cybercrime
9 1 (1.01%) EMC VNX
9 1 (1.01%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (1.01%) RIA
9 1 (1.01%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 76 (76.77%) Windows
2 56 (56.57%) Windows Server
3 24 (24.24%) Linux
4 19 (19.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (13.13%) Windows 10
6 10 (10.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (5.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.04%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.01%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.01%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (98.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 24 (24.24%) Migration
3 20 (20.20%) ITIL
4 11 (11.11%) DevOps
5 9 (9.09%) Configuration Management
5 9 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (8.08%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (8.08%) ITIL V3
7 7 (7.07%) Service Management
8 6 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (5.05%) High Availability
10 4 (4.04%) Security Operations
10 4 (4.04%) Software Engineering
11 3 (3.03%) Antivirus Management
11 3 (3.03%) Password Management
11 3 (3.03%) Proactive Monitoring
11 3 (3.03%) Security Patching
11 3 (3.03%) Service Delivery
11 3 (3.03%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (24.24%) PowerShell
2 9 (9.09%) SQL
3 7 (7.07%) Bash Shell
4 6 (6.06%) Python
5 4 (4.04%) Ruby
6 2 (2.02%) Perl
6 2 (2.02%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.01%) C#
7 1 (1.01%) Java
7 1 (1.01%) Korn
Qualifications
1 18 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 14 (14.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (13.13%) SC Cleared
4 7 (7.07%) MCSE
5 6 (6.06%) AWS Certification
5 6 (6.06%) Degree
5 6 (6.06%) MCSA
6 4 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.04%) DV Cleared
7 3 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.02%) CCNA
8 2 (2.02%) CCNP
8 2 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.01%) OCA
9 1 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
9 1 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) GDPR
2 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 60 (60.61%) Active Directory
2 17 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (15.15%) Hyper-V
4 9 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (6.06%) vSphere
5 6 (6.06%) XenApp
6 3 (3.03%) Docker
6 3 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.02%) Ceph
7 2 (2.02%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (2.02%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.01%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.01%) Sendmail
8 1 (1.01%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (19.19%) SCCM
2 8 (8.08%) Puppet
3 7 (7.07%) Ansible
4 4 (4.04%) Backup Exec
4 4 (4.04%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.04%) Terraform
5 3 (3.03%) Kubernetes
5 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (3.03%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.02%) Nagios
6 2 (2.02%) SCOM
6 2 (2.02%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (2.02%) WSUS
7 1 (1.01%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.01%) Netcool
7 1 (1.01%) SmoothWall
7 1 (1.01%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 48 (48.48%) VMware
2 37 (37.37%) Microsoft
3 15 (15.15%) Citrix
4 11 (11.11%) Cisco
5 6 (6.06%) IBM
5 6 (6.06%) Red Hat
5 6 (6.06%) Veeam
6 5 (5.05%) EMC
6 5 (5.05%) Sophos
7 4 (4.04%) CommVault
7 4 (4.04%) HP
7 4 (4.04%) Veritas
8 3 (3.03%) NetApp
8 3 (3.03%) SaltStack
8 3 (3.03%) SonicWALL
9 2 (2.02%) Oracle
9 2 (2.02%) Splunk
10 1 (1.01%) Avaya
10 1 (1.01%) Juniper
10 1 (1.01%) SAP