The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Engineer
Hampshire / Southampton
Rank 29 35 43
Rank change year-on-year +6 +8  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 5 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.92% 2.52% 2.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 2.67% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 6
Median daily rate £450 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +0.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £335 £325
% change year-on-year -2.98% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -4.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 244 262 406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 93.49% 94.24% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 179 281
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £450 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 22
Median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £13.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +10.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.13 £13.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Southampton

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Southampton.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Southampton

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Southampton.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Southampton

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Infrastructure Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Southampton region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (42.86%) VMware
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (28.57%) V-Model
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Firmware
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Converged Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) IaaS
2 2 (28.57%) Service Design
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
3 1 (14.29%) Security Patching
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) CommVault
3 1 (14.29%) Hitachi

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) IaaS
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Converged Infrastructure
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Scrum
1 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
1 2 (28.57%) Service Design
1 2 (28.57%) Service Management
1 2 (28.57%) V-Model
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) High Availability
2 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
2 1 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) Security Patching
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Firmware
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) CommVault
3 1 (14.29%) Hitachi
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft