Period
to 14 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £380 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 118 135 139
Rank change year-on-year +17 +4 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 123 69 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.89% 1.24% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 1.30% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 45 35
South West median daily rate £380 £265 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.40% -24.29% +27.27%
10th Percentile £227 £214 £213
90th Percentile £575 £425 £539
England median daily rate £376 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +3.72% -3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
South West median hourly rate £49.00 £41.50 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.07% +2.47% -4.62%
10th Percentile £47.30 £39.75 £35.50
90th Percentile £49.90 £43.25 £45.25
England median hourly rate £23.84 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -20.55% -3.23% -11.43%

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 6,193 5,302 5,346
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 95.07% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,960 3,339 3,483
South West median daily rate £425 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £253 £210 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 295 255 362
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +4.76% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £46.45
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +25 57 £456 +48.37% 13
Bristol -38 20 £300 +14.83% 15
Gloucestershire -11 15 £431 +73.37% 10
Somerset 0 12 £250 -19.35% 5
Dorset +8 8 £435 +8.75% 3
Devon +4 5 £250 +2.56% 11
Avon - 1 £250 - 1
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 123 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 77 (62.60%) Windows
3 59 (47.97%) VMware
4 57 (46.34%) Windows Server
5 56 (45.53%) Security Cleared
6 48 (39.02%) PowerShell
7 47 (38.21%) Microsoft
8 46 (37.40%) Active Directory
9 41 (33.33%) SC Cleared
10 34 (27.64%) VMware Infrastructure
11 31 (25.20%) Cisco
12 25 (20.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (19.51%) Linux
13 24 (19.51%) Problem-Solving
14 23 (18.70%) Microsoft Azure
15 22 (17.89%) Hyper-V
15 22 (17.89%) SCCM
16 21 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
17 20 (16.26%) Cisco Certification
18 19 (15.45%) CCNA
18 19 (15.45%) Finance
18 19 (15.45%) Office 365
19 18 (14.63%) Reverse Engineering
19 18 (14.63%) Microsoft Certification
19 18 (14.63%) ITIL
20 17 (13.82%) SAN
21 16 (13.01%) JIRA
21 16 (13.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
21 16 (13.01%) Confluence
22 15 (12.20%) DV 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 16 (13.01%) Confluence
2 8 (6.50%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.25%) Skype for Business
4 3 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.81%) Apache
6 1 (0.81%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.81%) IIS
6 1 (0.81%) JBoss
6 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 5 (4.07%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (18.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (15.45%) Office 365
3 13 (10.57%) PaaS
4 9 (7.32%) IaaS
5 7 (5.69%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (3.25%) GitHub
8 3 (2.44%) Amazon S3
9 2 (1.63%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.81%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.82%) SAN
2 12 (9.76%) LAN
3 11 (8.94%) Firewall
4 10 (8.13%) WAN
5 9 (7.32%) DHCP
5 9 (7.32%) DNS
6 7 (5.69%) NAS
6 7 (5.69%) WLAN
7 6 (4.88%) Network Security
8 5 (4.07%) VLAN
9 4 (3.25%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (3.25%) NetScaler
9 4 (3.25%) Skype
10 3 (2.44%) VPN
11 2 (1.63%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (1.63%) Software-Defined Networking
11 2 (1.63%) SSL
12 1 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.81%) DMZ
12 1 (0.81%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.25%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.63%) Big Data
4 2 (1.63%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.63%) MySQL
4 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.81%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.81%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.81%) Apache Zeppelin
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (13.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 16 (13.01%) JIRA
2 4 (3.25%) Bitbucket
2 4 (3.25%) CF BOSH
2 4 (3.25%) GitLab
3 2 (1.63%) MSI
3 2 (1.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.81%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.81%) MSTest
4 1 (0.81%) NUnit
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 19 (15.45%) Finance
2 13 (10.57%) Telecoms
3 9 (7.32%) Electronics
3 9 (7.32%) Manufacturing
3 9 (7.32%) Marketing
4 1 (0.81%) Banking
4 1 (0.81%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.07%) REST
2 4 (3.25%) Node.js
2 4 (3.25%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.81%) .NET
3 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.81%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.81%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.13%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.69%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (4.88%) Private Cloud
4 4 (3.25%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.25%) Replication
5 3 (2.44%) PKI
5 3 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.63%) RIA
7 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.81%) FMCG
7 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 77 (62.60%) Windows
2 57 (46.34%) Windows Server
3 25 (20.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (19.51%) Linux
5 9 (7.32%) Windows 10
6 8 (6.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (4.07%) Ubuntu
7 5 (4.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.44%) CentOS
8 3 (2.44%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.63%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.63%) Unix
10 1 (0.81%) Fedora
10 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.81%) VMS
10 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 24 (19.51%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (17.07%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (14.63%) ITIL
4 18 (14.63%) Reverse Engineering
5 13 (10.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (8.94%) Configuration Management
6 11 (8.94%) Deployment Automation
6 11 (8.94%) Migration
7 9 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (7.32%) Digital Marketing
7 9 (7.32%) ITIL V3
7 9 (7.32%) ITSM
7 9 (7.32%) Programme Management
7 9 (7.32%) Software Engineering
8 8 (6.50%) Computer Science
8 8 (6.50%) NsoIT
9 7 (5.69%) DevOps
9 7 (5.69%) Service Management
10 6 (4.88%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 48 (39.02%) PowerShell
2 15 (12.20%) SQL
3 9 (7.32%) Bash Shell
4 8 (6.50%) Python
5 5 (4.07%) Ruby
6 3 (2.44%) C
7 2 (1.63%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.81%) Perl
8 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 56 (45.53%) Security Cleared
2 41 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 20 (16.26%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (15.45%) CCNA
5 18 (14.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 15 (12.20%) DV Cleared
6 15 (12.20%) MCSA
7 13 (10.57%) MCSE
8 10 (8.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (7.32%) OCA
9 9 (7.32%) Oracle Certification
10 8 (6.50%) Degree
11 3 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (1.63%) CCNP
12 2 (1.63%) MCP
13 1 (0.81%) AWS Certification
13 1 (0.81%) CISSP
13 1 (0.81%) HNC
13 1 (0.81%) HND
13 1 (0.81%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.63%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (37.40%) Active Directory
2 34 (27.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (17.89%) Hyper-V
4 9 (7.32%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (4.88%) vSphere
6 5 (4.07%) XenApp
6 5 (4.07%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.25%) Firmware
7 4 (3.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.63%) VMware NSX
9 2 (1.63%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.81%) Docker
10 1 (0.81%) HDFS
10 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.81%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (17.89%) SCCM
2 11 (8.94%) vCenter Server
3 9 (7.32%) PowerCLI
3 9 (7.32%) Puppet
4 7 (5.69%) Ansible
5 5 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (4.07%) SCOM
5 5 (4.07%) Terraform
6 3 (2.44%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (1.63%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.81%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.81%) Nagios
8 1 (0.81%) WSUS
Vendors
1 59 (47.97%) VMware
2 47 (38.21%) Microsoft
3 31 (25.20%) Cisco
4 13 (10.57%) Citrix
4 13 (10.57%) Oracle
5 11 (8.94%) Atlassian
6 9 (7.32%) SAP
7 7 (5.69%) Remedy
8 5 (4.07%) McAfee
8 5 (4.07%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.25%) SaltStack
10 2 (1.63%) CA
10 2 (1.63%) F5
10 2 (1.63%) Juniper
10 2 (1.63%) NetApp
11 1 (0.81%) Apple
11 1 (0.81%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.81%) CommVault
11 1 (0.81%) HP
11 1 (0.81%) Sophos