Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 74 95 132
Rank change year-on-year +21 +37 0
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 194 132 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 3.01% 2.28% 1.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.52% 2.66% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 81 39
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +29.31% -3.33%
10th Percentile £225 £263 £211
90th Percentile £525 £538 £428
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
South West median hourly rate £20.90 £47.00 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.54% +13.25% +22.06%
10th Percentile £18.92 £47.00 £37.75
90th Percentile £41.10 £47.00 £43.65
England median hourly rate £26.00 £21.88 £19.50
% change year-on-year +18.83% +12.21% -20.41%

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 5,518 4,965 4,591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.48% 85.57% 84.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,437 3,085 2,900
South West median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £273 £255
90th Percentile £625 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 301 228 185
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £41.52 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.37% +5.10% +11.27%
10th Percentile £13.75 £12.01 £12.77
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.25
England median hourly rate £25.00 £20.50 £23.14
% change year-on-year +21.95% -11.41% -1.53%

Infrastructure Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Infrastructure Engineering as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the South West

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in the South West over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in the South West

Infrastructure Engineering
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 Engineering in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the South West

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in the South West over the 6 months to 18 September 2019.

Contractor 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 18 September 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
Bristol +34 62 £388 +10.71% 18
Wiltshire -5 58 £450 +12.50% 10
Gloucestershire -22 30 £405 +35.00% 15
Somerset +2 18 £250 +8.70% 3
Dorset +8 17 £300 -25.00% 11
Devon -7 9 £195 -48.00% 10
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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.

1 147 (75.77%) Windows
2 106 (54.64%) Active Directory
3 102 (52.58%) Windows Server
4 99 (51.03%) VMware
5 85 (43.81%) Microsoft
6 69 (35.57%) PowerShell
7 66 (34.02%) SCCM
8 64 (32.99%) Azure
9 56 (28.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 48 (24.74%) ITIL
11 47 (24.23%) Security Cleared
12 45 (23.20%) VMware Infrastructure
13 44 (22.68%) Hyper-V
14 42 (21.65%) Office 365
15 38 (19.59%) AWS
16 37 (19.07%) Windows Server 2008
16 37 (19.07%) Cisco
17 36 (18.56%) DNS
17 36 (18.56%) MS Exchange
17 36 (18.56%) SAN
18 34 (17.53%) DHCP
19 30 (15.46%) DV Cleared
20 28 (14.43%) Windows 10
21 27 (13.92%) Exchange Server 2010
21 27 (13.92%) Migration
22 26 (13.40%) Citrix
22 26 (13.40%) Linux
23 25 (12.89%) Firewall
24 24 (12.37%) Service Management
24 24 (12.37%) VMware ESXi

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 36 (18.56%) MS Exchange
2 27 (13.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (10.82%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.12%) Confluence
4 8 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (3.09%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.06%) IIS
7 3 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.03%) CICS
8 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.52%) Apache
9 1 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.52%) CMS
9 1 (0.52%) Drupal
9 1 (0.52%) nginx
9 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (3.61%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Aareon QL
1 1 (0.52%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 64 (32.99%) Azure
2 42 (21.65%) Office 365
3 38 (19.59%) AWS
4 12 (6.19%) GCP
5 8 (4.12%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (3.61%) Azure Stack
7 6 (3.09%) GitHub
8 5 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (2.58%) OpenShift
9 4 (2.06%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (2.06%) IaaS
9 4 (2.06%) Serverless
10 3 (1.55%) Azure Data Factory
10 3 (1.55%) Azure Functions
10 3 (1.55%) OneDrive
10 3 (1.55%) PaaS
10 3 (1.55%) SaaS
11 2 (1.03%) Apigee
12 1 (0.52%) Akamai
12 1 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (18.56%) DNS
1 36 (18.56%) SAN
2 34 (17.53%) DHCP
3 25 (12.89%) Firewall
4 14 (7.22%) Network Security
5 12 (6.19%) VPN
5 12 (6.19%) WAN
6 10 (5.15%) LAN
7 8 (4.12%) NAS
7 8 (4.12%) Remote Desktop
7 8 (4.12%) Skype
7 8 (4.12%) TCP/IP
7 8 (4.12%) Wireless
7 8 (4.12%) WLAN
8 6 (3.09%) VSAN
9 4 (2.06%) Cisco Wireless
9 4 (2.06%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (1.55%) BIG-IP
10 3 (1.55%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.03%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.58%) NoSQL
3 3 (1.55%) Cosmos DB
3 3 (1.55%) DB2
3 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.52%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.52%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (4.12%) Git (software)
2 7 (3.61%) Bitbucket
2 7 (3.61%) JIRA
3 6 (3.09%) CF BOSH
3 6 (3.09%) GitLab
4 5 (2.58%) Jenkins
5 4 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.03%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.52%) TestRail
7 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.52%) Zephyr
General
1 13 (6.70%) Public Sector
2 7 (3.61%) Finance
3 3 (1.55%) Aerospace
3 3 (1.55%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.03%) Electronics
4 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.03%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 164 (84.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (9.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 17 (8.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (7.73%) Wintel Engineer
5 14 (7.22%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (6.70%) Cloud Engineer
6 13 (6.70%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (5.67%) VMware Engineer
7 11 (5.67%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (5.67%) Windows Engineer
7 11 (5.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (5.15%) Support Engineer
9 9 (4.64%) Server Engineer
10 8 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (4.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (4.12%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 7 (3.61%) AWS Engineer
11 7 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.61%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.70%) Web Services
2 6 (3.09%) Node.js
2 6 (3.09%) RESTful
2 6 (3.09%) Software Packaging
3 5 (2.58%) Django
3 5 (2.58%) Flask
4 3 (1.55%) .NET
4 3 (1.55%) REST
5 2 (1.03%) HTML
5 2 (1.03%) LDAP
6 1 (0.52%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.52%) Middleware
6 1 (0.52%) SOAP
6 1 (0.52%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (12.37%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.22%) Hybrid Cloud
3 14 (7.22%) Public Cloud
4 11 (5.67%) Clustering
5 7 (3.61%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.09%) Driving Licence
7 4 (2.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (1.55%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.03%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.03%) e-Learning
9 2 (1.03%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.03%) NHS
9 2 (1.03%) PKI
9 2 (1.03%) Replication
9 2 (1.03%) User Experience
10 1 (0.52%) Blog
10 1 (0.52%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.52%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 147 (75.77%) Windows
2 102 (52.58%) Windows Server
3 56 (28.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 37 (19.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (14.43%) Windows 10
6 26 (13.40%) Linux
7 15 (7.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (5.67%) Windows 7
9 9 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (3.09%) Unix
11 3 (1.55%) VMS
12 2 (1.03%) AIX
13 1 (0.52%) Android
13 1 (0.52%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.52%) Solaris
13 1 (0.52%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (24.74%) ITIL
2 27 (13.92%) Migration
3 24 (12.37%) Service Management
4 20 (10.31%) ITIL V3
5 19 (9.79%) ITSM
6 18 (9.28%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (9.28%) Configuration Management
7 17 (8.76%) Project Delivery
8 16 (8.25%) Preventative Maintenance
9 15 (7.73%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (7.22%) DevOps
10 14 (7.22%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (5.67%) Service Delivery
12 10 (5.15%) Problem Management
13 8 (4.12%) Business Intelligence
13 8 (4.12%) Network Virtualisation
13 8 (4.12%) Performance Testing
13 8 (4.12%) Time Management
14 7 (3.61%) Architectural Design
14 7 (3.61%) Infrastructure Automation
Programming Languages
1 69 (35.57%) PowerShell
2 19 (9.79%) SQL
3 16 (8.25%) Python
4 7 (3.61%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.09%) Ruby
6 4 (2.06%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.06%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.55%) Go
7 3 (1.55%) Java
7 3 (1.55%) PHP
8 2 (1.03%) C#
8 2 (1.03%) VBScript
9 1 (0.52%) Perl
Qualifications
1 47 (24.23%) Security Cleared
2 30 (15.46%) DV Cleared
3 20 (10.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (9.79%) SC Cleared
5 16 (8.25%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (7.73%) MCSA
6 15 (7.73%) MCSE
7 14 (7.22%) MCP
8 13 (6.70%) CCNA
9 9 (4.64%) CCNP
10 7 (3.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (3.09%) Degree
12 3 (1.55%) Chartered Engineer
12 3 (1.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (1.03%) CCDP
13 2 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (1.03%) HND
13 2 (1.03%) OCA
13 2 (1.03%) Oracle Certification
13 2 (1.03%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.25%) SLA
2 1 (0.52%) GDPR
2 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 106 (54.64%) Active Directory
2 45 (23.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (22.68%) Hyper-V
4 24 (12.37%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (10.82%) Virtual Desktop
6 19 (9.79%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (7.22%) XenApp
7 14 (7.22%) XenDesktop
8 9 (4.64%) vSphere
9 7 (3.61%) DFS Replication
10 6 (3.09%) Docker
11 5 (2.58%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (2.58%) Terminal Services
12 4 (2.06%) VMware NSX
13 3 (1.55%) BitLocker
14 2 (1.03%) RACF
14 2 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 1 (0.52%) Firmware
15 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 66 (34.02%) SCCM
2 22 (11.34%) SCOM
3 21 (10.82%) Ansible
4 19 (9.79%) SCVMM
5 13 (6.70%) Terraform
6 11 (5.67%) Microsoft Clustering
6 11 (5.67%) vCenter Server
7 9 (4.64%) Opscode Chef
7 9 (4.64%) Puppet
8 7 (3.61%) Kubernetes
8 7 (3.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 7 (3.61%) NetBackup
9 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (2.06%) Jamf Pro
10 4 (2.06%) PowerCLI
10 4 (2.06%) WSUS
11 3 (1.55%) SCDPM
12 2 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (1.03%) SCSM
12 2 (1.03%) zSecure
Vendors
1 99 (51.03%) VMware
2 85 (43.81%) Microsoft
3 37 (19.07%) Cisco
4 26 (13.40%) Citrix
5 17 (8.76%) HP
6 10 (5.15%) NetApp
7 8 (4.12%) Dell
8 7 (3.61%) McAfee
9 6 (3.09%) 3PAR
9 6 (3.09%) Nimble Storage
9 6 (3.09%) Oracle
9 6 (3.09%) SaltStack
10 4 (2.06%) Atlassian
10 4 (2.06%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.06%) F5
10 4 (2.06%) Google
10 4 (2.06%) Palo Alto
10 4 (2.06%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.06%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.55%) Veeam