Period
to 17 July 2019

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

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
17 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 116 148
Rank change year-on-year +30 +32 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 165 91 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.63% 1.71% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.76% 1.80% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 61 35
South West median daily rate £388 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% - +21.50%
10th Percentile £250 £248 £231
90th Percentile £525 £488 £415
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 2
South West median hourly rate £46.00 - £41.00
10th Percentile £18.27 - £37.65
90th Percentile £72.90 - £43.55
England median hourly rate £44.50 £21.50 £15.61
% change year-on-year +106.98% +37.75% -33.59%

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 5,987 5,054 5,263
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 95.20% 95.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,800 3,035 3,301
South West median daily rate £426 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £261 £250 £225
90th Percentile £615 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 390 305 280
South West median hourly rate £40.75 £33.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.64% -12.99% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.20 £11.72
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% +1.08% -2.63%

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 17 July 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the South West over the 6 months to 17 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 July 2019. 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 -8 44 £450 +38.46% 14
Bristol +7 42 £365 -5.19% 22
Gloucestershire -10 28 £475 +72.73% 19
Dorset +10 20 £306 +22.50% 8
Somerset +3 17 £250 - 6
Devon +1 12 £238 -36.67% 6
Cornwall - 2 £325 -
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 July 2019, 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.

1 162 (98.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 118 (71.52%) Windows
3 88 (53.33%) Active Directory
4 81 (49.09%) VMware
5 79 (47.88%) Windows Server
6 70 (42.42%) Microsoft
6 70 (42.42%) PowerShell
7 57 (34.55%) Microsoft Azure
8 52 (31.52%) SCCM
9 49 (29.70%) Security Cleared
10 47 (28.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 36 (21.82%) Office 365
11 36 (21.82%) ITIL
12 35 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
13 34 (20.61%) Amazon AWS
13 34 (20.61%) Hyper-V
14 30 (18.18%) Cisco
15 28 (16.97%) SAN
16 26 (15.76%) VMware ESXi
16 26 (15.76%) SC Cleared
17 25 (15.15%) DV Cleared
17 25 (15.15%) Configuration Management
17 25 (15.15%) Windows 10
18 22 (13.33%) Citrix
18 22 (13.33%) DNS
19 20 (12.12%) Linux
19 20 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
19 20 (12.12%) Data Centre
20 19 (11.52%) MS Exchange
20 19 (11.52%) LAN

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 19 (11.52%) MS Exchange
2 15 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 10 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (4.24%) Confluence
5 7 (4.24%) Skype for Business
6 5 (3.03%) IIS
7 3 (1.82%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.21%) CICS
8 2 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.61%) nginx
9 1 (0.61%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.82%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 57 (34.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (21.82%) Office 365
3 34 (20.61%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (6.67%) GitHub
5 8 (4.85%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (3.03%) Azure Stack
7 5 (3.03%) IaaS
8 4 (2.42%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.82%) PaaS
9 3 (1.82%) SaaS
9 3 (1.82%) Serverless
10 2 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.21%) Amazon S3
10 2 (1.21%) Apigee
10 2 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.61%) Akamai
11 1 (0.61%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.61%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.97%) SAN
2 22 (13.33%) DNS
3 19 (11.52%) DHCP
3 19 (11.52%) Firewall
3 19 (11.52%) LAN
4 18 (10.91%) WAN
5 16 (9.70%) Network Security
6 12 (7.27%) WLAN
7 9 (5.45%) Skype
8 5 (3.03%) Intrusion Detection
8 5 (3.03%) Wireless
9 4 (2.42%) VPN
9 4 (2.42%) VSAN
10 3 (1.82%) BIG-IP
10 3 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.82%) NAS
10 3 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.82%) TCP/IP
11 2 (1.21%) FTP
11 2 (1.21%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.82%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.21%) DB2
3 2 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.61%) Cosmos DB
4 1 (0.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (4.85%) Bitbucket
1 8 (4.85%) Git (software)
1 8 (4.85%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.64%) CF BOSH
2 6 (3.64%) GitLab
3 5 (3.03%) JIRA
4 4 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (1.21%) MSBuild
5 2 (1.21%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.21%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.21%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.61%) MSI
6 1 (0.61%) Subversion
6 1 (0.61%) TestRail
6 1 (0.61%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.61%) Zephyr
General
1 4 (2.42%) Finance
2 3 (1.82%) Military
3 2 (1.21%) Retail
4 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.61%) Electronics
4 1 (0.61%) Legal
4 1 (0.61%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.61%) Marketing
4 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.67%) Web Services
2 6 (3.64%) Node.js
3 4 (2.42%) LDAP
3 4 (2.42%) REST
3 4 (2.42%) Software Packaging
4 3 (1.82%) HTML
5 2 (1.21%) .NET
5 2 (1.21%) Kafka
5 2 (1.21%) SOAP
5 2 (1.21%) YAML
6 1 (0.61%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.61%) Middleware
6 1 (0.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.48%) Public Cloud
3 13 (7.88%) Hybrid Cloud
4 12 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.45%) PKI
6 6 (3.64%) Management Information System
7 5 (3.03%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.82%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.82%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.82%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.82%) Replication
10 2 (1.21%) Clustering
10 2 (1.21%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (1.21%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.61%) e-Learning
11 1 (0.61%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.61%) NHS
11 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 118 (71.52%) Windows
2 79 (47.88%) Windows Server
3 47 (28.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (15.15%) Windows 10
5 20 (12.12%) Linux
5 20 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (3.64%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.82%) Android
8 3 (1.82%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.82%) Unix
9 2 (1.21%) AIX
9 2 (1.21%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.21%) VMS
10 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.61%) Solaris
10 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.61%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (98.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 36 (21.82%) ITIL
3 25 (15.15%) Configuration Management
4 19 (11.52%) Service Management
5 18 (10.91%) Migration
6 17 (10.30%) ITIL V3
7 16 (9.70%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (9.09%) ITSM
9 14 (8.48%) DevOps
10 13 (7.88%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (7.88%) Problem Management
11 12 (7.27%) Preventative Maintenance
11 12 (7.27%) Service Delivery
12 11 (6.67%) Network Virtualisation
12 11 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
13 9 (5.45%) Infrastructure as Code
14 8 (4.85%) Application Packaging
14 8 (4.85%) Infrastructure Automation
14 8 (4.85%) Server Management
15 7 (4.24%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 70 (42.42%) PowerShell
2 18 (10.91%) SQL
3 17 (10.30%) Python
4 9 (5.45%) Bash Shell
5 8 (4.85%) Ruby
6 4 (2.42%) Java
6 4 (2.42%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.42%) PHP
7 3 (1.82%) Go
7 3 (1.82%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.82%) VBScript
8 2 (1.21%) C#
8 2 (1.21%) Perl
9 1 (0.61%) C++
Qualifications
1 49 (29.70%) Security Cleared
2 26 (15.76%) SC Cleared
3 25 (15.15%) DV Cleared
4 18 (10.91%) CCNA
4 18 (10.91%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (8.48%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (6.67%) Degree
6 11 (6.67%) MCSA
7 10 (6.06%) MCSE
8 9 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (3.64%) CCNP
9 6 (3.64%) MCP
10 4 (2.42%) Chartered Engineer
11 3 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.82%) HND
11 3 (1.82%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (1.21%) OCA
12 2 (1.21%) Oracle Certification
12 2 (1.21%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.64%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.61%) NCSC
System Software
1 88 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 35 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (20.61%) Hyper-V
4 26 (15.76%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (10.30%) Virtual Desktop
6 11 (6.67%) XenApp
7 10 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (4.85%) XenDesktop
9 7 (4.24%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (3.64%) Docker
10 6 (3.64%) vSphere
11 5 (3.03%) BitLocker
11 5 (3.03%) VMware NSX
12 3 (1.82%) Terminal Services
13 2 (1.21%) DFS Replication
13 2 (1.21%) RACF
14 1 (0.61%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.61%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 52 (31.52%) SCCM
2 16 (9.70%) Ansible
2 16 (9.70%) SCOM
3 14 (8.48%) vCenter Server
4 11 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (6.67%) Puppet
4 11 (6.67%) SCVMM
5 10 (6.06%) Terraform
6 5 (3.03%) WSUS
7 4 (2.42%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (2.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (2.42%) NetBackup
7 4 (2.42%) PowerCLI
8 3 (1.82%) SCDPM
9 2 (1.21%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.21%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Clustering
9 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.21%) SCSM
9 2 (1.21%) zSecure
Vendors
1 81 (49.09%) VMware
2 70 (42.42%) Microsoft
3 30 (18.18%) Cisco
4 22 (13.33%) Citrix
5 7 (4.24%) NetApp
6 6 (3.64%) Dell
6 6 (3.64%) HP
6 6 (3.64%) McAfee
6 6 (3.64%) Oracle
6 6 (3.64%) SaltStack
7 5 (3.03%) Atlassian
7 5 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.03%) Veeam
8 4 (2.42%) Palo Alto
9 3 (1.82%) Blue Coat
9 3 (1.82%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.82%) F5
9 3 (1.82%) Fortinet
9 3 (1.82%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.21%) IBM