Period
to 30 March 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 30 March 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
UK > England
6 months to
30 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 119 156 191
Rank change year-on-year +37 +35 +1
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 1,147 1,625 1,338
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.03% 1.83% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.38% 2.09% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 1,167 990
Median daily rate £400 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
10th Percentile £253 £268 £235
90th Percentile £575 £575 £588
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 33 32
Median hourly rate £22.50 £35.00 £26.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.71% +29.79% -13.01%
10th Percentile £17.40 £15.25 £16.69
90th Percentile £40.65 £52.00 £59.30
UK median hourly rate £33.25 £37.50 £25.72
% change year-on-year -11.33% +45.80% -17.03%

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 England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 48,108 77,872 81,421
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.09% 87.54% 86.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,067 52,133 54,242
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
10th Percentile £294 £305 £300
90th Percentile £663 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,647 1,917 2,059
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.09 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +2.51% -6.00%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.85 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.35 £50.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.33 £22.50
% change year-on-year +2.75% +8.13% -10.00%

Infrastructure Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Infrastructure Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineering in England

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in England.

Daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in England

Infrastructure Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in England over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in England

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in England.

Hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in England

Infrastructure Engineering
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in England over the 6 months to 30 March 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in England

Infrastructure Engineering
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 30 March 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
London +23 404 £425 - 119
South East -6 227 £400 +3.23% 81
North of England +82 222 £375 - 111
South West -15 131 £425 - 75
North West +68 113 £400 +10.34% 64
Midlands +29 91 £375 +6.99% 71
Yorkshire +65 83 £350 -17.65% 35
East of England +45 71 £325 -7.14% 53
West Midlands +30 58 £383 +6.25% 48
East Midlands +23 32 £350 +7.69% 23
North East +13 27 £375 +11.11% 12
Infrastructure Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 England region with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering.

1 666 (58.06%) Windows
2 520 (45.34%) Active Directory
3 486 (42.37%) VMware
4 437 (38.10%) Microsoft
5 395 (34.44%) Windows Server
6 365 (31.82%) Azure
7 289 (25.20%) Office 365
8 279 (24.32%) PowerShell
9 255 (22.23%) VMware Infrastructure
10 221 (19.27%) Citrix
11 208 (18.13%) DNS
12 207 (18.05%) Migration
13 196 (17.09%) SCCM
14 194 (16.91%) AWS
15 176 (15.34%) Windows Server 2012
16 171 (14.91%) Firewall
16 171 (14.91%) Cisco
17 170 (14.82%) Linux
18 169 (14.73%) Security Cleared
19 154 (13.43%) DHCP
20 150 (13.08%) SQL
20 150 (13.08%) Finance
20 150 (13.08%) DevOps
20 150 (13.08%) Windows Server 2016
21 142 (12.38%) ITIL
22 141 (12.29%) SAN
23 137 (11.94%) Data Centre
23 137 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
24 130 (11.33%) Windows 10
25 117 (10.20%) SC Cleared

Infrastructure Engineering
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 110 (9.59%) MS Exchange
2 85 (7.41%) SharePoint
3 59 (5.14%) Skype for Business
4 34 (2.96%) IIS
5 28 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2013
6 22 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (1.22%) Confluence
8 10 (0.87%) Apache
9 7 (0.61%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.44%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.35%) Apache Spark
11 4 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.35%) nginx
11 4 (0.35%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.26%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.17%) JBoss
14 1 (0.087%) Exchange Server 2007
14 1 (0.087%) WebSphere
Applications
1 47 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.17%) FLEXCUBE
3 2 (0.17%) Line 500
4 1 (0.087%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.087%) Global One
4 1 (0.087%) Magento
4 1 (0.087%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.087%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 365 (31.82%) Azure
2 289 (25.20%) Office 365
3 194 (16.91%) AWS
4 95 (8.28%) IaaS
5 72 (6.28%) PaaS
6 61 (5.32%) Azure Active Directory
7 49 (4.27%) SaaS
8 35 (3.05%) GCP
9 26 (2.27%) GitHub
10 23 (2.01%) Serverless
11 19 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
12 18 (1.57%) OneDrive
13 16 (1.39%) Amazon S3
14 13 (1.13%) Mimecast
15 11 (0.96%) NuGet
16 10 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
16 10 (0.87%) G Suite
17 9 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
17 9 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 8 (0.70%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 208 (18.13%) DNS
2 171 (14.91%) Firewall
3 154 (13.43%) DHCP
4 141 (12.29%) SAN
5 96 (8.37%) WAN
6 92 (8.02%) LAN
7 62 (5.41%) VPN
8 58 (5.06%) NetScaler
9 54 (4.71%) Skype
10 53 (4.62%) TCP/IP
11 40 (3.49%) VLAN
12 34 (2.96%) Network Security
13 31 (2.70%) MPLS
14 30 (2.62%) Wireless
15 29 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
16 28 (2.44%) VoIP
17 22 (1.92%) BGP
17 22 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
18 21 (1.83%) NAS
19 20 (1.74%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (9.50%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
2 16 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
4 13 (1.13%) Big Data
4 13 (1.13%) MySQL
5 11 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
6 8 (0.70%) Power BI
6 8 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (0.61%) SQL Server 2014
8 6 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 6 (0.52%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (0.44%) Data Lake
9 5 (0.44%) Relational Database
10 4 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (0.35%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.35%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.35%) SAP BW
11 3 (0.26%) HBase
Development Applications
1 38 (3.31%) Jenkins
2 36 (3.14%) Git (software)
3 35 (3.05%) JIRA
4 19 (1.66%) Bitbucket
5 14 (1.22%) TeamCity
6 13 (1.13%) Sonatype Nexus
7 11 (0.96%) GitLab
8 10 (0.87%) Octopus Deploy
9 9 (0.78%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.35%) Hudson
10 4 (0.35%) MSI
10 4 (0.35%) Visual Studio Code
10 4 (0.35%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (0.26%) Artifactory
11 3 (0.26%) InstallShield
11 3 (0.26%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.26%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (0.26%) Selenium
11 3 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 150 (13.08%) Finance
2 70 (6.10%) Public Sector
3 50 (4.36%) Retail
4 39 (3.40%) Banking
5 19 (1.66%) Local Government
5 19 (1.66%) Telecoms
6 12 (1.05%) Law
6 12 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 11 (0.96%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.78%) Legal
8 9 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
9 7 (0.61%) Back Office
9 7 (0.61%) Marketing
10 6 (0.52%) Games
11 5 (0.44%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.35%) Electronics
13 3 (0.26%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.26%) Billing
13 3 (0.26%) Front Office
14 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 821 (71.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 79 (6.89%) Support Engineer
3 68 (5.93%) Azure Engineer
4 66 (5.75%) Infrastructure Support
5 65 (5.67%) IT Engineer
6 61 (5.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 60 (5.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 60 (5.23%) Windows Engineer
8 56 (4.88%) Network Engineer
9 55 (4.80%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 55 (4.80%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 55 (4.80%) VMware Engineer
10 54 (4.71%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
11 52 (4.53%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
12 48 (4.18%) Cloud Engineer
13 47 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
14 46 (4.01%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 46 (4.01%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
15 43 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
16 42 (3.66%) Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.92%) .NET
2 21 (1.83%) Middleware
3 14 (1.22%) 802.1X
4 13 (1.13%) OAuth
4 13 (1.13%) YAML
5 11 (0.96%) JSON
6 8 (0.70%) Kafka
6 8 (0.70%) Software Packaging
7 7 (0.61%) REST
7 7 (0.61%) Web Services
7 7 (0.61%) XML
8 6 (0.52%) Node.js
8 6 (0.52%) React
8 6 (0.52%) SAML
9 5 (0.44%) React Native
10 4 (0.35%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (0.26%) .NET Framework
11 3 (0.26%) RESTful
11 3 (0.26%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 137 (11.94%) Data Centre
2 58 (5.06%) PKI
3 50 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
4 41 (3.57%) Public Cloud
5 38 (3.31%) Fat Client
5 38 (3.31%) Thin Client
6 36 (3.14%) Clustering
6 36 (3.14%) Replication
7 26 (2.27%) Management Information System
8 19 (1.66%) Private Cloud
9 18 (1.57%) Self-Motivation
10 17 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
11 16 (1.39%) Cloud Native
12 14 (1.22%) Client/Server
12 14 (1.22%) Hedge funds
13 12 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
13 12 (1.05%) User Experience
14 11 (0.96%) EMC VNX
14 11 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
15 8 (0.70%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 666 (58.06%) Windows
2 395 (34.44%) Windows Server
3 176 (15.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 170 (14.82%) Linux
5 150 (13.08%) Windows Server 2016
6 137 (11.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 130 (11.33%) Windows 10
8 81 (7.06%) Windows 7
9 48 (4.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 43 (3.75%) Windows Server 2019
11 41 (3.57%) Unix
12 23 (2.01%) CentOS
13 22 (1.92%) Android
14 18 (1.57%) Apple iOS
15 16 (1.39%) VMS
16 12 (1.05%) Windows 8
17 11 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
18 10 (0.87%) Ubuntu
19 3 (0.26%) Mac OS
19 3 (0.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (18.05%) Migration
2 150 (13.08%) DevOps
3 142 (12.38%) ITIL
4 82 (7.15%) Agile Software Development
5 61 (5.32%) Problem-Solving
6 56 (4.88%) Project Delivery
7 54 (4.71%) Configuration Management
8 50 (4.36%) Infrastructure Automation
9 48 (4.18%) Disaster Recovery
10 46 (4.01%) Change Management
11 43 (3.75%) Service Management
12 40 (3.49%) High Availability
13 37 (3.23%) Infrastructure as Code
13 37 (3.23%) Project Management
14 35 (3.05%) Capacity Management
15 32 (2.79%) Information Security
15 32 (2.79%) Test Automation
16 31 (2.70%) Continuous Improvement
16 31 (2.70%) Software Engineering
17 30 (2.62%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 279 (24.32%) PowerShell
2 150 (13.08%) SQL
3 98 (8.54%) Python
4 31 (2.70%) Bash Shell
5 28 (2.44%) Java
6 21 (1.83%) C#
7 19 (1.66%) JavaScript
8 17 (1.48%) VBScript
9 16 (1.39%) C
10 15 (1.31%) Perl
11 11 (0.96%) Go
11 11 (0.96%) Ruby
12 10 (0.87%) Shell Script
13 8 (0.70%) VB
14 6 (0.52%) PHP
15 3 (0.26%) Clojure
15 3 (0.26%) R
15 3 (0.26%) Scala
16 2 (0.17%) Groovy
16 2 (0.17%) Rust
Qualifications
1 169 (14.73%) Security Cleared
2 117 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 61 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 49 (4.27%) MCSE
5 43 (3.75%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (3.75%) DV Cleared
6 32 (2.79%) CCNA
7 30 (2.62%) Degree
8 29 (2.53%) Citrix Certification
9 26 (2.27%) CCA
9 26 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 22 (1.92%) MCSA
11 19 (1.66%) CCNP
12 9 (0.78%) MCP
13 8 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 7 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.52%) AWS Certification
16 5 (0.44%) CISSP
16 5 (0.44%) Computer Science Degree
16 5 (0.44%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.05%) SLA
2 19 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.05%) NCSC
3 12 (1.05%) QA
4 7 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 6 (0.52%) GDPR
6 4 (0.35%) BS7799
6 4 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.26%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.26%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.17%) COBIT
8 2 (0.17%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.087%) GxP
9 1 (0.087%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.087%) NIST
System Software
1 520 (45.34%) Active Directory
2 255 (22.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (8.89%) Hyper-V
4 97 (8.46%) VMware ESXi
4 97 (8.46%) XenApp
5 78 (6.80%) XenDesktop
6 68 (5.93%) vSphere
7 44 (3.84%) Docker
8 39 (3.40%) Microsoft App-V
9 34 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
10 33 (2.88%) Virtual Servers
11 23 (2.01%) DFS Replication
12 20 (1.74%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 19 (1.66%) Terminal Services
14 16 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 13 (1.13%) VMware NSX
16 10 (0.87%) BitLocker
16 10 (0.87%) Firmware
16 10 (0.87%) Virtual Desktop
17 9 (0.78%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 196 (17.09%) SCCM
2 93 (8.11%) Ansible
3 64 (5.58%) Terraform
4 60 (5.23%) Kubernetes
5 59 (5.14%) SCOM
6 39 (3.40%) WSUS
7 37 (3.23%) vCenter Server
8 36 (3.14%) Puppet
9 35 (3.05%) Microsoft Intune
10 25 (2.18%) AirWatch
11 24 (2.09%) Opscode Chef
12 23 (2.01%) vRealize
13 17 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
14 16 (1.39%) NetBackup
15 15 (1.31%) Microsoft Clustering
16 13 (1.13%) PowerCLI
17 12 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
17 12 (1.05%) vRealize Orchestrator
18 10 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
18 10 (0.87%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 486 (42.37%) VMware
2 437 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 221 (19.27%) Citrix
4 171 (14.91%) Cisco
5 84 (7.32%) HP
6 62 (5.41%) Dell
7 42 (3.66%) Red Hat
8 39 (3.40%) McAfee
9 36 (3.14%) NetApp
10 32 (2.79%) EMC
11 30 (2.62%) Veeam
12 28 (2.44%) Oracle
13 24 (2.09%) Google
13 24 (2.09%) Symantec
14 21 (1.83%) Meraki
15 19 (1.66%) Juniper
16 18 (1.57%) SolarWinds
17 17 (1.48%) Palo Alto
18 14 (1.22%) Brocade
19 13 (1.13%) Ivanti