Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 108 107
Rank change year-on-year +6 -1 +21
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 145 90 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.26% 1.62% 1.76%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.63% 1.95% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 52 47
South West median daily rate £388 £272 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.33% -22.21% +27.27%
10th Percentile £229 £213 £213
90th Percentile £575 £397 £512
England median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 17
South West median hourly rate £49.00 £41.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.07% +9.21% -10.50%
10th Percentile £47.30 £29.95 £23.40
90th Percentile £49.90 £56.25 £44.80
England median hourly rate £23.13 £25.00 £27.38
% change year-on-year -7.48% -8.68% -21.79%

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 5,522 4,625 4,635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 85.93% 83.36% 82.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,528 2,905 3,122
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £275 £253 £238
90th Percentile £575 £558 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 195 292
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £33.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.24% - -15.92%
10th Percentile £13.60 £11.73 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £24.69 £22.84
% change year-on-year -10.88% +8.10% +3.80%

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 10 December 2018.

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
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 10 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 +22 67 £425 +44.07% 15
Bristol -26 23 £313 +19.62% 19
Gloucestershire -7 21 £438 +70.73% 9
Somerset +1 15 £250 -21.88% 7
Dorset +7 8 £435 -12.84% 4
Devon +2 6 £250 +2.56% 15
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 95 (65.52%) Windows
2 68 (46.90%) Security Cleared
3 66 (45.52%) Windows Server
4 63 (43.45%) VMware
5 56 (38.62%) PowerShell
6 53 (36.55%) Active Directory
7 51 (35.17%) SC Cleared
8 47 (32.41%) Microsoft
9 34 (23.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 33 (22.76%) VMware Infrastructure
11 31 (21.38%) Cisco
12 29 (20.00%) Linux
13 25 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
13 25 (17.24%) Hyper-V
13 25 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
14 24 (16.55%) SCCM
15 22 (15.17%) Finance
15 22 (15.17%) ITIL
15 22 (15.17%) Cisco Certification
16 21 (14.48%) CCNA
17 19 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
17 19 (13.10%) Reverse Engineering
18 18 (12.41%) JIRA
18 18 (12.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 18 (12.41%) Confluence
19 17 (11.72%) Microsoft Azure
19 17 (11.72%) DV Cleared
19 17 (11.72%) SQL
20 16 (11.03%) MCSA
20 16 (11.03%) Telecoms

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 18 (12.41%) Confluence
2 9 (6.21%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.14%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.69%) Apache
6 1 (0.69%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.69%) IIS
6 1 (0.69%) JBoss
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.69%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (11.03%) Office 365
3 13 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (8.28%) PaaS
5 7 (4.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (4.14%) IaaS
7 4 (2.76%) GitHub
7 4 (2.76%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (2.76%) OpenShift
8 3 (2.07%) Amazon S3
8 3 (2.07%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (1.38%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.69%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.03%) Firewall
2 15 (10.34%) SAN
3 11 (7.59%) DHCP
3 11 (7.59%) DNS
3 11 (7.59%) WAN
4 10 (6.90%) LAN
5 7 (4.83%) NAS
5 7 (4.83%) Skype
6 6 (4.14%) Network Security
6 6 (4.14%) WLAN
7 5 (3.45%) VLAN
8 4 (2.76%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (2.76%) NetScaler
9 3 (2.07%) SSL
9 3 (2.07%) VPN
10 2 (1.38%) OSPF
10 2 (1.38%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.38%) Software-Defined Networking
11 1 (0.69%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.69%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.76%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (2.76%) Big Data
2 4 (2.76%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.38%) MySQL
3 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.69%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (0.69%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.69%) Apache Zeppelin
4 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (12.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 18 (12.41%) JIRA
2 4 (2.76%) Bitbucket
2 4 (2.76%) CF BOSH
2 4 (2.76%) GitLab
3 3 (2.07%) MSI
4 2 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.38%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.69%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.69%) MSTest
5 1 (0.69%) NUnit
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (15.17%) Finance
2 16 (11.03%) Telecoms
3 12 (8.28%) Electronics
3 12 (8.28%) Manufacturing
3 12 (8.28%) Marketing
4 4 (2.76%) Military
5 1 (0.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 115 (79.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (13.79%) Automation Engineer
3 14 (9.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 13 (8.97%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (8.97%) PowerShell Engineer
5 8 (5.52%) Infrastructure Support
5 8 (5.52%) Support Engineer
6 7 (4.83%) AWS Engineer
6 7 (4.83%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 7 (4.83%) Network Engineer
6 7 (4.83%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (4.83%) Wintel Engineer
7 6 (4.14%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (4.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (4.14%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (3.45%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 5 (3.45%) Architect
8 5 (3.45%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (3.45%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (3.45%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.45%) REST
2 4 (2.76%) Node.js
2 4 (2.76%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.69%) .NET
3 1 (0.69%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.69%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.69%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.28%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.21%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (5.52%) Private Cloud
4 5 (3.45%) PKI
5 4 (2.76%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.76%) Replication
6 3 (2.07%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.38%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.38%) NHS
7 2 (1.38%) RIA
8 1 (0.69%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.69%) FMCG
8 1 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 95 (65.52%) Windows
2 66 (45.52%) Windows Server
3 34 (23.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (20.00%) Linux
5 15 (10.34%) Windows 10
6 8 (5.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (4.14%) Unix
8 5 (3.45%) Ubuntu
8 5 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.76%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.07%) CentOS
11 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.38%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.69%) AIX
12 1 (0.69%) Fedora
12 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.69%) VMS
12 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.69%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.69%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
1 25 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
2 22 (15.17%) ITIL
3 19 (13.10%) Reverse Engineering
4 14 (9.66%) Configuration Management
5 13 (8.97%) Deployment Automation
5 13 (8.97%) DevOps
6 12 (8.28%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (8.28%) Digital Marketing
6 12 (8.28%) Migration
6 12 (8.28%) Programme Management
7 11 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (7.59%) ITIL V3
7 11 (7.59%) ITSM
7 11 (7.59%) Software Engineering
8 9 (6.21%) Service Management
9 8 (5.52%) Computer Science
9 8 (5.52%) NsoIT
10 6 (4.14%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (3.45%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (38.62%) PowerShell
2 17 (11.72%) SQL
3 9 (6.21%) Bash Shell
4 8 (5.52%) Python
5 5 (3.45%) Ruby
6 4 (2.76%) C
7 2 (1.38%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.38%) VBScript
8 1 (0.69%) Perl
8 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 68 (46.90%) Security Cleared
2 51 (35.17%) SC Cleared
3 22 (15.17%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (14.48%) CCNA
5 19 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (11.72%) DV Cleared
7 16 (11.03%) MCSA
8 14 (9.66%) MCSE
9 9 (6.21%) OCA
9 9 (6.21%) Oracle Certification
9 9 (6.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (5.52%) Degree
11 3 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (2.07%) MCP
12 2 (1.38%) AWS Certification
12 2 (1.38%) CCNP
13 1 (0.69%) CISSP
13 1 (0.69%) CompTIA Security+
13 1 (0.69%) HNC
13 1 (0.69%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.38%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (36.55%) Active Directory
2 33 (22.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (17.24%) Hyper-V
4 11 (7.59%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (4.83%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (4.14%) vSphere
7 5 (3.45%) Docker
7 5 (3.45%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.76%) Firmware
8 4 (2.76%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.76%) XenApp
9 3 (2.07%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.38%) VMware NSX
10 2 (1.38%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.69%) HDFS
11 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 24 (16.55%) SCCM
2 11 (7.59%) Ansible
2 11 (7.59%) vCenter Server
3 10 (6.90%) Puppet
4 9 (6.21%) PowerCLI
4 9 (6.21%) Terraform
5 6 (4.14%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (4.14%) SCOM
6 5 (3.45%) Kubernetes
7 4 (2.76%) SCVMM
8 3 (2.07%) WSUS
9 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (1.38%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.69%) Nagios
10 1 (0.69%) Salt
Vendors
1 63 (43.45%) VMware
2 47 (32.41%) Microsoft
3 31 (21.38%) Cisco
4 15 (10.34%) Oracle
5 12 (8.28%) Citrix
5 12 (8.28%) SAP
6 11 (7.59%) Atlassian
7 7 (4.83%) Remedy
8 6 (4.14%) McAfee
9 5 (3.45%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.76%) Google
10 4 (2.76%) NetApp
10 4 (2.76%) SaltStack
11 3 (2.07%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.07%) Palo Alto
11 3 (2.07%) Veeam
12 2 (1.38%) CA
12 2 (1.38%) Dell
12 2 (1.38%) F5
12 2 (1.38%) Juniper