Period
to 26 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Infrastructure Engineering over the 6 months to 26 May 2020 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
England > South West
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 83 74 85
Rank change year-on-year -9 +11 +55
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 99 189 122
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 2.66% 3.16% 2.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.15% 3.71% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 123 81
Median daily rate £425 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +41.67% -
10th Percentile £221 £250 £225
90th Percentile £531 £537 £476
England median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 0
Median hourly rate £37.59 £49.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.29% - -
England median hourly rate £34.50 £44.99 £23.75
% change year-on-year -23.32% +89.43% -23.39%

Infrastructure Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 3,141 5,088 4,265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.53% 85.11% 83.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,958 3,264 2,576
Median daily rate £464 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.06% +12.50% +2.56%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £263
90th Percentile £633 £619 £563
England median daily rate £475 £475 £463
% change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 299 188
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +37.10% -21.52%
10th Percentile £14.95 £12.23 £11.18
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £27.50 £24.91 £22.00
% change year-on-year +10.40% +13.23% -13.73%

Infrastructure Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Infrastructure Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the South West

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the South West

Infrastructure Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in the South West over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in the South West

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the South West

Infrastructure Engineering
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in the South West over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in the South West

Infrastructure Engineering
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 Engineering within the South West region over the 6 months to 26 May 2020. 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 +17 38 £475 +5.56% 8
Bristol -7 17 £400 -5.88% 10
Gloucestershire +12 15 £350 -28.21% 5
Somerset 0 10 £290 +16.00% 1
Dorset 0 10 £288 -9.09% 2
Devon -11 5 £325 +8.33% 4
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering.

1 62 (62.63%) Windows
2 51 (51.52%) Security Cleared
3 46 (46.46%) Windows Server
4 45 (45.45%) VMware
5 43 (43.43%) SC Cleared
6 39 (39.39%) Microsoft
7 36 (36.36%) Active Directory
8 33 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (29.29%) PowerShell
10 28 (28.28%) Windows Server 2016
11 23 (23.23%) Cisco
12 20 (20.20%) Citrix
12 20 (20.20%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (18.18%) Windows 10
14 17 (17.17%) Azure
14 17 (17.17%) ITIL
15 16 (16.16%) Linux
16 14 (14.14%) SAN
16 14 (14.14%) SCCM
17 13 (13.13%) Windows Server 2008
18 11 (11.11%) DV Cleared
18 11 (11.11%) AWS
18 11 (11.11%) Python
19 10 (10.10%) SharePoint
19 10 (10.10%) VMware ESXi
19 10 (10.10%) Ansible
20 9 (9.09%) Puppet
20 9 (9.09%) DNS
20 9 (9.09%) SQL
20 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification

Infrastructure Engineering
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 (10.10%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.08%) MS Exchange
3 6 (6.06%) IIS
4 5 (5.05%) Confluence
4 5 (5.05%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.02%) Apache
6 1 (1.01%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.01%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (17.17%) Azure
2 11 (11.11%) AWS
3 8 (8.08%) Office 365
4 3 (3.03%) IaaS
5 2 (2.02%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.02%) GitHub
6 1 (1.01%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.01%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (14.14%) SAN
2 9 (9.09%) DNS
3 7 (7.07%) DHCP
4 6 (6.06%) Firewall
5 5 (5.05%) Skype
6 3 (3.03%) BGP
6 3 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (3.03%) OSPF
6 3 (3.03%) VLAN
7 2 (2.02%) NAS
7 2 (2.02%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.02%) NX-OS
7 2 (2.02%) VoIP
7 2 (2.02%) VPN
8 1 (1.01%) LAN
8 1 (1.01%) MPLS
8 1 (1.01%) Network Security
8 1 (1.01%) RIP
8 1 (1.01%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.01%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.03%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.02%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (2.02%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.01%) Apache Accumulo
3 1 (1.01%) Big Data
3 1 (1.01%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 8 (8.08%) Bitbucket
1 8 (8.08%) JIRA
2 2 (2.02%) GitLab
2 2 (2.02%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.01%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.01%) CF BOSH
3 1 (1.01%) Testinfra
General
1 6 (6.06%) Finance
2 4 (4.04%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.01%) Legal
3 1 (1.01%) Retail
Job Titles
1 84 (84.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 9 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 9 (9.09%) Wintel Engineer
4 8 (8.08%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (8.08%) Automation Engineer
4 8 (8.08%) Infrastructure Support
4 8 (8.08%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 8 (8.08%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.06%) PowerShell Engineer
5 6 (6.06%) Server Engineer
5 6 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) Citrix Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.04%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.04%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.04%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.04%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.06%) Software Packaging
2 3 (3.03%) .NET
2 3 (3.03%) REST
3 2 (2.02%) Node.js
4 1 (1.01%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.01%) Apache NiFi
4 1 (1.01%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.08%) PKI
2 7 (7.07%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.04%) Clustering
3 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.02%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.02%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.02%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.02%) Replication
5 2 (2.02%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.01%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.01%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 62 (62.63%) Windows
2 46 (46.46%) Windows Server
3 33 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (28.28%) Windows Server 2016
5 18 (18.18%) Windows 10
6 16 (16.16%) Linux
7 13 (13.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (8.08%) Windows 7
9 6 (6.06%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (3.03%) CentOS
10 3 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.02%) Unix
12 1 (1.01%) AIX
12 1 (1.01%) Fedora
12 1 (1.01%) Solaris
12 1 (1.01%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.01%) VMS
12 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.01%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.17%) ITIL
2 8 (8.08%) Configuration Management
2 8 (8.08%) Migration
2 8 (8.08%) Service Management
3 7 (7.07%) Infrastructure Automation
3 7 (7.07%) Infrastructure Management
3 7 (7.07%) ITIL V3
4 6 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (6.06%) Application Virtualisation
4 6 (6.06%) Compatibility Testing
4 6 (6.06%) Software Distribution
4 6 (6.06%) Workload Management
5 5 (5.05%) Deployment Automation
5 5 (5.05%) DevOps
5 5 (5.05%) Server Building
5 5 (5.05%) Test Automation
6 4 (4.04%) High Availability
6 4 (4.04%) NsoIT
6 4 (4.04%) Presales
6 4 (4.04%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (29.29%) PowerShell
2 11 (11.11%) Python
3 9 (9.09%) SQL
4 4 (4.04%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.02%) Java
5 2 (2.02%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.02%) Perl
5 2 (2.02%) Ruby
6 1 (1.01%) C
6 1 (1.01%) PHP
Qualifications
1 51 (51.52%) Security Cleared
2 43 (43.43%) SC Cleared
3 11 (11.11%) DV Cleared
4 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (7.07%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (6.06%) CCNP
7 5 (5.05%) CCNA
7 5 (5.05%) MCSE
8 4 (4.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (3.03%) MCSA
10 2 (2.02%) AWS Certification
10 2 (2.02%) Degree
10 2 (2.02%) ISEB
11 1 (1.01%) CISSP
11 1 (1.01%) CompTIA Security+
11 1 (1.01%) GIAC
11 1 (1.01%) Linux+ Certification
11 1 (1.01%) Network+ Certification
11 1 (1.01%) SANS
11 1 (1.01%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.04%) SLA
2 2 (2.02%) GDPR
2 2 (2.02%) QA
System Software
1 36 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 20 (20.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.10%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (8.08%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (7.07%) Hyper-V
6 6 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (5.05%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (5.05%) XenApp
7 5 (5.05%) XenDesktop
8 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (4.04%) VMware NSX
9 3 (3.03%) Docker
10 2 (2.02%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (2.02%) VMware Server
10 2 (2.02%) vSphere
11 1 (1.01%) BitLocker
11 1 (1.01%) DFS Replication
11 1 (1.01%) Samba
11 1 (1.01%) VirtualBox
11 1 (1.01%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (14.14%) SCCM
2 10 (10.10%) Ansible
3 9 (9.09%) Puppet
4 8 (8.08%) vCenter Server
5 7 (7.07%) Terraform
6 6 (6.06%) PowerCLI
6 6 (6.06%) WSUS
7 4 (4.04%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.02%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (2.02%) Nagios
8 2 (2.02%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (2.02%) SCOM
8 2 (2.02%) SCVMM
9 1 (1.01%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (1.01%) Kubernetes
9 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (1.01%) Packer
9 1 (1.01%) SCDPM
9 1 (1.01%) SCSM
Vendors
1 45 (45.45%) VMware
2 39 (39.39%) Microsoft
3 23 (23.23%) Cisco
4 20 (20.20%) Citrix
5 8 (8.08%) Dell
5 8 (8.08%) HP
6 5 (5.05%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.02%) EMC
7 2 (2.02%) NetApp
7 2 (2.02%) SaltStack
7 2 (2.02%) Veeam
7 2 (2.02%) Veritas
8 1 (1.01%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.01%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.01%) Canon
8 1 (1.01%) Cloudera
8 1 (1.01%) DataCore
8 1 (1.01%) Hortonworks
8 1 (1.01%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.01%) SolarWinds