Period
to 26 March 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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 78 87 119
Rank change year-on-year +9 +32 +4
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 182 112 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 2.92% 2.16% 1.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.45% 2.62% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 73 47
South West median daily rate £413 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.50% -14.29% +34.62%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £229
90th Percentile £544 £493 £500
England median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 2
South West median hourly rate £49.00 £44.75 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.50% +57.02% +3.64%
10th Percentile £36.60 £30.70 £23.05
90th Percentile £72.90 £56.80 £35.95
England median hourly rate £33.75 £28.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year +17.39% -7.26% +12.73%

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 5,268 4,278 4,456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 84.41% 82.67% 83.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,398 2,628 2,934
South West median daily rate £438 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £234
90th Percentile £606 £573 £550
England median daily rate £475 £463 £438
% change year-on-year +2.70% +5.65% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 250 183 244
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -22.08% -3.75%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.80 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £23.79 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -4.83% - +10.00%

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 26 March 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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +14 77 £444 +38.67% 15
Bristol -10 40 £400 +39.13% 34
Gloucestershire -7 21 £488 +89.32% 13
Devon +17 16 £300 -31.03% 9
Dorset +6 13 £335 -22.99% 8
Somerset +4 12 £250 +1.01% 2
Cornwall - 2 £325 - 1
Avon - 1 £250 -
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 106 (58.24%) Windows
2 77 (42.31%) Active Directory
3 71 (39.01%) Windows Server
4 68 (37.36%) VMware
4 68 (37.36%) Security Cleared
5 67 (36.81%) PowerShell
5 67 (36.81%) Microsoft
6 49 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 48 (26.37%) SC Cleared
8 46 (25.27%) Microsoft Azure
9 40 (21.98%) Cisco
10 38 (20.88%) SCCM
11 35 (19.23%) Office 365
12 32 (17.58%) VMware Infrastructure
12 32 (17.58%) Hyper-V
13 27 (14.84%) Amazon AWS
13 27 (14.84%) ITIL
14 26 (14.29%) Linux
14 26 (14.29%) Citrix
15 25 (13.74%) SAN
15 25 (13.74%) Firewall
15 25 (13.74%) DV Cleared
15 25 (13.74%) Windows 10
16 24 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
17 23 (12.64%) Finance
17 23 (12.64%) LAN
18 22 (12.09%) Cisco Certification
19 21 (11.54%) CCNA
19 21 (11.54%) WAN
19 21 (11.54%) Problem-Solving

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 16 (8.79%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.24%) Confluence
3 10 (5.49%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.30%) IIS
5 6 (3.30%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.55%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.65%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (2.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 46 (25.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (19.23%) Office 365
3 27 (14.84%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (10.99%) PaaS
5 15 (8.24%) IaaS
6 9 (4.95%) AWS CloudFormation
7 8 (4.40%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (4.40%) GitHub
8 4 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (2.20%) Amazon S3
8 4 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (2.20%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (1.65%) OpenShift
9 3 (1.65%) SaaS
10 2 (1.10%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.10%) Mimecast
10 2 (1.10%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (13.74%) Firewall
1 25 (13.74%) SAN
2 23 (12.64%) LAN
3 21 (11.54%) WAN
4 18 (9.89%) DNS
5 14 (7.69%) DHCP
6 13 (7.14%) WLAN
7 10 (5.49%) Skype
8 7 (3.85%) Network Security
9 6 (3.30%) Wireless
10 5 (2.75%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (2.20%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.10%) BIG-IP
12 2 (1.10%) FTP
12 2 (1.10%) NAS
12 2 (1.10%) OSPF
12 2 (1.10%) SMTP
12 2 (1.10%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.40%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.65%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.10%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.55%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.55%) Apache Zeppelin
5 1 (0.55%) Big Data
5 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.55%) MySQL
5 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 13 (7.14%) JIRA
2 7 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.20%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.65%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.65%) eggPlant
4 3 (1.65%) JMeter
5 2 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.10%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.10%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.55%) CF BOSH
6 1 (0.55%) GitLab
6 1 (0.55%) MSI
6 1 (0.55%) Subversion
General
1 23 (12.64%) Finance
2 12 (6.59%) Electronics
2 12 (6.59%) Manufacturing
2 12 (6.59%) Marketing
2 12 (6.59%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.30%) Military
4 4 (2.20%) Billing
5 2 (1.10%) Banking
5 2 (1.10%) Retail
6 1 (0.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 147 (80.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (9.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 16 (8.79%) Cloud Engineer
4 15 (8.24%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (8.24%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
6 12 (6.59%) AWS Engineer
6 12 (6.59%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (6.59%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (6.04%) Automation Engineer
7 11 (6.04%) Network Engineer
7 11 (6.04%) Wintel Engineer
8 10 (5.49%) PowerShell Engineer
8 10 (5.49%) Support Engineer
9 9 (4.95%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (4.95%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (3.85%) AWS DevOps
10 7 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.49%) Software Packaging
2 6 (3.30%) REST
3 5 (2.75%) Web Services
4 4 (2.20%) Kafka
5 2 (1.10%) HTML
5 2 (1.10%) JSON
5 2 (1.10%) LDAP
5 2 (1.10%) SOAP
5 2 (1.10%) YAML
6 1 (0.55%) Node.js
6 1 (0.55%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.24%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (7.14%) PKI
4 7 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (2.75%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.20%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.20%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.65%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.65%) Replication
7 3 (1.65%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.10%) Cyberthreat
8 2 (1.10%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.10%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.55%) Clustering
9 1 (0.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.55%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.55%) iPad
9 1 (0.55%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 106 (58.24%) Windows
2 71 (39.01%) Windows Server
3 49 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (14.29%) Linux
5 25 (13.74%) Windows 10
6 13 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (4.95%) Ubuntu
8 7 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.75%) Unix
10 4 (2.20%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.65%) Android
11 3 (1.65%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.10%) CentOS
13 1 (0.55%) AIX
13 1 (0.55%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.55%) Solaris
13 1 (0.55%) VMS
13 1 (0.55%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (14.84%) ITIL
2 24 (13.19%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
4 18 (9.89%) DevOps
4 18 (9.89%) ITIL V3
5 15 (8.24%) Configuration Management
5 15 (8.24%) Disaster Recovery
5 15 (8.24%) ITSM
6 14 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
6 14 (7.69%) Programme Management
7 13 (7.14%) Reverse Engineering
8 12 (6.59%) Computer Science
8 12 (6.59%) Digital Marketing
8 12 (6.59%) Service Management
9 11 (6.04%) Application Virtualisation
9 11 (6.04%) NsoIT
10 10 (5.49%) Compatibility Testing
10 10 (5.49%) Software Distribution
10 10 (5.49%) Workload Management
11 8 (4.40%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (36.81%) PowerShell
2 16 (8.79%) Python
3 15 (8.24%) SQL
4 11 (6.04%) Bash Shell
5 6 (3.30%) Ruby
6 4 (2.20%) Java
7 3 (1.65%) Perl
7 3 (1.65%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.10%) C#
9 1 (0.55%) C
9 1 (0.55%) Go
9 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.55%) PHP
9 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 68 (37.36%) Security Cleared
2 48 (26.37%) SC Cleared
3 25 (13.74%) DV Cleared
4 22 (12.09%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (11.54%) CCNA
6 17 (9.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (7.69%) MCSA
7 14 (7.69%) MCSE
8 11 (6.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (3.30%) CCNP
9 6 (3.30%) Degree
10 5 (2.75%) MCP
11 4 (2.20%) Chartered Engineer
11 4 (2.20%) OCA
11 4 (2.20%) Oracle Certification
12 3 (1.65%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (1.10%) HND
13 2 (1.10%) JNCIA
14 1 (0.55%) AWS Certification
14 1 (0.55%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.69%) SLA
2 3 (1.65%) QA
System Software
1 77 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 32 (17.58%) Hyper-V
2 32 (17.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (8.24%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (6.59%) Docker
4 12 (6.59%) Microsoft App-V
4 12 (6.59%) Virtual Machines
5 10 (5.49%) Virtual Desktop
5 10 (5.49%) vSphere
6 8 (4.40%) XenDesktop
7 7 (3.85%) VMware NSX
8 4 (2.20%) XenApp
9 2 (1.10%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.55%) HDFS
10 1 (0.55%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (20.88%) SCCM
2 14 (7.69%) vCenter Server
3 13 (7.14%) SCOM
4 11 (6.04%) Ansible
4 11 (6.04%) Terraform
5 8 (4.40%) SCVMM
6 6 (3.30%) PowerCLI
6 6 (3.30%) Puppet
7 5 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.75%) WSUS
8 4 (2.20%) Kubernetes
9 3 (1.65%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (1.10%) AirWatch
10 2 (1.10%) Graphite
10 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.55%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.55%) Nessus
11 1 (0.55%) SCDPM
11 1 (0.55%) SCSM
Vendors
1 68 (37.36%) VMware
2 67 (36.81%) Microsoft
3 40 (21.98%) Cisco
4 26 (14.29%) Citrix
5 12 (6.59%) Atlassian
5 12 (6.59%) SAP
6 10 (5.49%) Oracle
7 9 (4.95%) Dell
8 7 (3.85%) McAfee
8 7 (3.85%) Veeam
9 6 (3.30%) Palo Alto
10 5 (2.75%) CheckPoint
10 5 (2.75%) Juniper
10 5 (2.75%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.20%) HP
11 4 (2.20%) Remedy
12 3 (1.65%) Apple
12 3 (1.65%) F5
12 3 (1.65%) Google
12 3 (1.65%) NetApp