Period
to 16 November 2019

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 16 November 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 92 123 144
Rank change year-on-year +31 +21 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 155 111 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.41% 1.76% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.54% 1.85% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 63 38
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +40.19% -26.21%
10th Percentile £230 £234 £211
90th Percentile £538 £575 £400
England median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -1.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
South West median hourly rate £20.27 £47.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.88% +13.25% +2.47%
10th Percentile £18.75 £47.00 £37.75
90th Percentile £21.44 £47.00 £43.65
England median hourly rate £36.75 £23.48 £25.00
% change year-on-year +56.50% -6.07% -23.08%

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 6,109 5,990 5,406
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 95.03% 95.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,890 3,759 3,380
South West median daily rate £430 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £210
90th Percentile £613 £575 £538
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 314 276 253
South West median hourly rate £40.75 £38.14 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.84% +17.36% +30.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.94 £11.37
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.47 £18.32 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.28% -2.06% +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 16 November 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
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 November 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 +2 63 £475 -0.26% 6
Bristol +28 46 £360 +20.00% 13
Gloucestershire +5 20 £283 -27.10% 6
Somerset 0 13 £250 - 1
Dorset +3 7 £148 -65.90% 4
Devon -4 4 £188 -60.53% 6
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 November 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.

1 147 (94.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 109 (70.32%) Windows
3 79 (50.97%) Active Directory
4 78 (50.32%) VMware
5 77 (49.68%) Windows Server
6 60 (38.71%) Microsoft
7 49 (31.61%) SCCM
8 44 (28.39%) Office 365
9 42 (27.10%) VMware Infrastructure
10 41 (26.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 39 (25.16%) Security Cleared
12 38 (24.52%) Azure
13 35 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
14 34 (21.94%) PowerShell
15 31 (20.00%) SAN
16 30 (19.35%) MS Exchange
17 29 (18.71%) Cisco
18 28 (18.06%) Hyper-V
19 26 (16.77%) ITIL
20 25 (16.13%) Windows 10
21 24 (15.48%) DNS
22 23 (14.84%) DHCP
23 22 (14.19%) Migration
23 22 (14.19%) DV Cleared
24 21 (13.55%) Exchange Server 2010
24 21 (13.55%) Linux
24 21 (13.55%) Data Centre
25 20 (12.90%) SQL
25 20 (12.90%) Citrix
25 20 (12.90%) Firewall

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 30 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 21 (13.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (10.97%) SharePoint
4 9 (5.81%) Skype for Business
5 7 (4.52%) Confluence
6 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.29%) CICS
7 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.65%) Apache
8 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.65%) Drupal
8 1 (0.65%) IIS
8 1 (0.65%) nginx
8 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.58%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 44 (28.39%) Office 365
2 38 (24.52%) Azure
3 16 (10.32%) AWS
4 7 (4.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (3.87%) IaaS
5 6 (3.87%) PaaS
6 4 (2.58%) GCP
6 4 (2.58%) SaaS
7 3 (1.94%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.29%) Apigee
8 2 (1.29%) Azure Stack
8 2 (1.29%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.65%) Akamai
9 1 (0.65%) Serverless
9 1 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (20.00%) SAN
2 24 (15.48%) DNS
3 23 (14.84%) DHCP
4 20 (12.90%) Firewall
5 13 (8.39%) VPN
6 11 (7.10%) Network Security
6 11 (7.10%) Skype
7 10 (6.45%) TCP/IP
7 10 (6.45%) WAN
8 9 (5.81%) LAN
9 6 (3.87%) VSAN
9 6 (3.87%) Wireless
10 5 (3.23%) NAS
11 4 (2.58%) Cisco Wireless
11 4 (2.58%) WLAN
12 3 (1.94%) BGP
12 3 (1.94%) OSPF
13 2 (1.29%) Internet
14 1 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
14 1 (0.65%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.94%) DB2
2 3 (1.94%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (1.94%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (1.94%) SQL Server 2017
3 2 (1.29%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.65%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (5.16%) JIRA
2 3 (1.94%) Bitbucket
2 3 (1.94%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (1.29%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.65%) Subversion
4 1 (0.65%) TestRail
4 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.65%) Zephyr
General
1 9 (5.81%) Public Sector
2 7 (4.52%) Finance
3 4 (2.58%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.29%) Electronics
5 2 (1.29%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.29%) Marketing
6 1 (0.65%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.52%) Software Packaging
2 5 (3.23%) Web Services
3 2 (1.29%) HTML
4 1 (0.65%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.65%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 21 (13.55%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.45%) Clustering
3 7 (4.52%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (3.23%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.58%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.58%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.58%) PKI
6 3 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.94%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.29%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.29%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.29%) NHS
7 2 (1.29%) Replication
8 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.65%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.65%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 109 (70.32%) Windows
2 77 (49.68%) Windows Server
3 41 (26.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (16.13%) Windows 10
6 21 (13.55%) Linux
7 15 (9.68%) Windows 7
8 11 (7.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (5.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.29%) AIX
10 2 (1.29%) Unix
11 1 (0.65%) CentOS
11 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.65%) Solaris
11 1 (0.65%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (94.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 26 (16.77%) ITIL
3 22 (14.19%) Migration
4 12 (7.74%) Problem-Solving
5 11 (7.10%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (5.81%) Time Management
7 8 (5.16%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (5.16%) ITIL V3
8 7 (4.52%) Performance Testing
8 7 (4.52%) Service Management
9 6 (3.87%) DevOps
9 6 (3.87%) ITSM
9 6 (3.87%) Server Virtualisation
10 5 (3.23%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.23%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (2.58%) Application Packaging
11 4 (2.58%) Change Control
11 4 (2.58%) Continuous Improvement
11 4 (2.58%) Data Protection
11 4 (2.58%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (21.94%) PowerShell
2 20 (12.90%) SQL
3 3 (1.94%) JavaScript
3 3 (1.94%) PHP
4 2 (1.29%) Go
4 2 (1.29%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.29%) VBScript
5 1 (0.65%) Python
Qualifications
1 39 (25.16%) Security Cleared
2 22 (14.19%) DV Cleared
3 20 (12.90%) SC Cleared
4 13 (8.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (4.52%) MCP
6 7 (4.52%) MCSE
7 6 (3.87%) CCNP
7 6 (3.87%) MCSA
8 5 (3.23%) CCNA
9 3 (1.94%) CCDP
9 3 (1.94%) Degree
9 3 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.29%) AWS Certification
10 2 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.65%) CEH
11 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.65%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.16%) SLA
2 2 (1.29%) GDPR
2 2 (1.29%) NCSC
3 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 79 (50.97%) Active Directory
2 42 (27.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (18.06%) Hyper-V
4 15 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (7.74%) XenApp
6 9 (5.81%) vSphere
7 7 (4.52%) XenDesktop
8 6 (3.87%) DFS Replication
8 6 (3.87%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (2.58%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.94%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (1.29%) Docker
11 2 (1.29%) RACF
11 2 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (1.29%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.65%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.65%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.65%) Firmware
12 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 49 (31.61%) SCCM
2 10 (6.45%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (5.81%) vCenter Server
4 7 (4.52%) SCOM
4 7 (4.52%) SCVMM
5 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (3.23%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.58%) Jamf Pro
6 4 (2.58%) WSUS
7 3 (1.94%) Ansible
7 3 (1.94%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.94%) PowerCLI
7 3 (1.94%) vRealize
8 2 (1.29%) CA Endevor
8 2 (1.29%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.29%) Terraform
8 2 (1.29%) zSecure
9 1 (0.65%) Nessus
9 1 (0.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 78 (50.32%) VMware
2 60 (38.71%) Microsoft
3 29 (18.71%) Cisco
4 20 (12.90%) Citrix
5 13 (8.39%) HP
6 6 (3.87%) 3PAR
6 6 (3.87%) NetApp
7 5 (3.23%) Nimble Storage
8 4 (2.58%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.58%) Veeam
9 3 (1.94%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.94%) Dell
9 3 (1.94%) McAfee
10 2 (1.29%) Aruba
10 2 (1.29%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.29%) IBM
10 2 (1.29%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.29%) Riverbed
10 2 (1.29%) SAP
11 1 (0.65%) AppDynamics