Period
to 27 October 2021

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 27 October 2021 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
27 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 147 169 122
Rank change year-on-year +22 -47 +36
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 1,254 460 1,604
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.84% 1.66% 2.08%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.06% 1.90% 2.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 942 329 1,129
10th Percentile £280 £250 £263
25th Percentile £363 £313 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +18.75% - -
75th Percentile £550 £503 £488
90th Percentile £625 £584 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £400 £392
% change year-on-year +18.75% +2.17% -2.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 21
10th Percentile £20.00 £19.75 £16.38
25th Percentile £30.00 £22.56 £18.59
Median hourly rate £41.22 £35.25 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +16.92% +56.67% +2.83%
75th Percentile £57.50 £41.06 £44.99
90th Percentile £64.75 £43.65 £45.75
UK median hourly rate £39.60 £31.50 £24.25
% change year-on-year +25.71% +29.90% +8.84%

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 60,925 24,238 67,281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.31% 87.39% 87.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 42,901 16,727 45,647
10th Percentile £318 £300 £300
25th Percentile £413 £381 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - +1.50%
75th Percentile £625 £584 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £513 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +7.89% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,508 700 1,906
10th Percentile £12.24 £11.75 £11.55
25th Percentile £14.50 £15.47 £14.50
Median hourly rate £24.18 £25.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.30% +11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £49.25 £45.00 £46.30
90th Percentile £63.75 £55.00 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £24.79 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -0.84% +11.11% +12.50%

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 27 October 2021.

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 27 October 2021.

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 27 October 2021. 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 +12 575 £500 +11.11% 205
South East +9 200 £437 +16.61% 112
North of England -17 160 £426 +21.71% 168
Midlands -13 109 £350 -9.68% 92
South West -7 98 £425 +19.30% 45
North West -24 92 £450 +28.57% 87
West Midlands -17 67 £325 -8.45% 55
East of England -20 57 £350 +1.45% 42
Yorkshire -21 53 £400 +17.65% 68
East Midlands -12 40 £363 -10.77% 37
North East -7 16 £550 +51.72% 13
Infrastructure Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 27 October 2021, 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.

1 589 (46.97%) Windows
2 503 (40.11%) Azure
3 484 (38.60%) VMware
4 478 (38.12%) Active Directory
5 381 (30.38%) Microsoft
6 363 (28.95%) Windows Server
7 326 (26.00%) Microsoft 365
8 274 (21.85%) DevOps
9 272 (21.69%) VMware Infrastructure
10 246 (19.62%) AWS
11 243 (19.38%) Linux
12 236 (18.82%) Firewall
13 218 (17.38%) PowerShell
14 204 (16.27%) Security Cleared
15 197 (15.71%) ITIL
16 186 (14.83%) Social Skills
17 183 (14.59%) Terraform
18 182 (14.51%) SCCM
19 174 (13.88%) Finance
20 173 (13.80%) Ansible
21 171 (13.64%) DNS
22 169 (13.48%) Cisco
23 165 (13.16%) Citrix
24 161 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
25 159 (12.68%) SC Cleared
26 147 (11.72%) Migration
27 134 (10.69%) Python
28 126 (10.05%) Kubernetes
28 126 (10.05%) IaaS
28 126 (10.05%) SQL

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 86 (6.86%) SharePoint
2 75 (5.98%) MS Exchange
3 20 (1.59%) IIS
4 16 (1.28%) Apache
4 16 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (1.28%) Skype for Business
5 15 (1.20%) Confluence
6 13 (1.04%) Tomcat
7 12 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (0.96%) nginx
8 11 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (0.88%) OpenStack
9 10 (0.80%) Apache Spark
10 7 (0.56%) ArcGIS
11 5 (0.40%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2007
13 3 (0.24%) Apache Airflow
13 3 (0.24%) CICS
13 3 (0.24%) SAS
14 2 (0.16%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 48 (3.83%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.64%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.56%) Photoshop
4 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.40%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.080%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.16%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.080%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 503 (40.11%) Azure
2 326 (26.00%) Microsoft 365
3 246 (19.62%) AWS
4 126 (10.05%) IaaS
5 125 (9.97%) Azure Active Directory
6 113 (9.01%) PaaS
7 66 (5.26%) GitHub
8 64 (5.10%) GCP
9 62 (4.94%) Serverless
10 50 (3.99%) SaaS
11 30 (2.39%) OneDrive
12 29 (2.31%) AWS Lambda
13 26 (2.07%) Azure Functions
13 26 (2.07%) GitHub Actions
14 24 (1.91%) Mimecast
15 22 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
16 18 (1.44%) Azure Storage
16 18 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
17 17 (1.36%) Amazon S3
17 17 (1.36%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 236 (18.82%) Firewall
2 171 (13.64%) DNS
3 111 (8.85%) DHCP
4 96 (7.66%) WAN
5 87 (6.94%) LAN
6 85 (6.78%) VPN
7 81 (6.46%) SAN
8 56 (4.47%) TCP/IP
9 35 (2.79%) Wi-Fi
9 35 (2.79%) Wireless
10 33 (2.63%) Network Security
11 30 (2.39%) Internet
12 23 (1.83%) Skype
12 23 (1.83%) VLAN
13 22 (1.75%) NetScaler
14 20 (1.59%) VoIP
15 16 (1.28%) MPLS
15 16 (1.28%) NAS
16 13 (1.04%) Software-Defined Networking
16 13 (1.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (5.90%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.59%) Big Data
2 20 (1.59%) MySQL
3 14 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (0.88%) MongoDB
4 11 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (0.80%) Hadoop
6 9 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
6 9 (0.72%) NoSQL
7 7 (0.56%) GIS
7 7 (0.56%) Oracle Database
7 7 (0.56%) Power BI
7 7 (0.56%) Relational Database
7 7 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.40%) Cloudera CDH
8 5 (0.40%) HBase
8 5 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
8 5 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (0.32%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 91 (7.26%) Jenkins
2 47 (3.75%) Git (software)
3 35 (2.79%) JIRA
4 33 (2.63%) GitLab
5 16 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
6 10 (0.80%) Bitbucket
6 10 (0.80%) SonarQube
7 7 (0.56%) TeamCity
8 5 (0.40%) Artifactory
8 5 (0.40%) Maven
9 4 (0.32%) Subversion
10 3 (0.24%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.24%) RSpec
10 3 (0.24%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.16%) IBM UrbanCode
11 2 (0.16%) NeoLoad
11 2 (0.16%) Selenium
11 2 (0.16%) Terragrunt
11 2 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 186 (14.83%) Social Skills
2 174 (13.88%) Finance
3 85 (6.78%) Public Sector
4 49 (3.91%) Banking
5 44 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (2.55%) Telecoms
7 30 (2.39%) Marketing
8 27 (2.15%) Electronics
9 23 (1.83%) Manufacturing
10 21 (1.67%) Documentation Skills
11 20 (1.59%) Law
12 17 (1.36%) Organisational Skills
12 17 (1.36%) Retail
13 14 (1.12%) Legal
14 11 (0.88%) Influencing Skills
15 9 (0.72%) Investment Banking
16 8 (0.64%) Back Office
17 7 (0.56%) Financial Institution
17 7 (0.56%) Prime Brokerage
18 5 (0.40%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 802 (63.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 130 (10.37%) Azure Engineer
3 95 (7.58%) DevOps Engineer
4 90 (7.18%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 77 (6.14%) AWS Engineer
6 73 (5.82%) Cloud Engineer
7 70 (5.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 67 (5.34%) VMware Engineer
9 64 (5.10%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 64 (5.10%) Windows Engineer
10 61 (4.86%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 56 (4.47%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
11 56 (4.47%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
12 54 (4.31%) Architect
12 54 (4.31%) IT Engineer
12 54 (4.31%) Server Engineer
13 49 (3.91%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
14 43 (3.43%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
14 43 (3.43%) Support Engineer
14 43 (3.43%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (2.79%) Web Services
2 24 (1.91%) .NET
3 20 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
4 16 (1.28%) .NET Core
4 16 (1.28%) JSON
5 14 (1.12%) Kafka
6 13 (1.04%) REST
7 12 (0.96%) Middleware
7 12 (0.96%) SPIFFE
8 11 (0.88%) LDAP
9 10 (0.80%) SAML
10 9 (0.72%) YAML
11 7 (0.56%) HTML
11 7 (0.56%) XML
12 6 (0.48%) SailPoint
13 5 (0.40%) ARM Templates
13 5 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
13 5 (0.40%) SOAP
14 4 (0.32%) Software Packaging
14 4 (0.32%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 110 (8.77%) Data Centre
2 69 (5.50%) Data Protection Act
3 51 (4.07%) Public Cloud
4 37 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (2.79%) Clustering
6 33 (2.63%) Cloud Native
7 27 (2.15%) PKI
8 23 (1.83%) CMDB
9 21 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
10 19 (1.52%) Data Structures
10 19 (1.52%) Private Cloud
11 17 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.36%) Replication
12 13 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
12 13 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
13 12 (0.96%) Hedge funds
13 12 (0.96%) Management Information System
13 12 (0.96%) NHS
14 10 (0.80%) Algorithms
14 10 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 589 (46.97%) Windows
2 363 (28.95%) Windows Server
3 243 (19.38%) Linux
4 119 (9.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 92 (7.34%) Windows 10
6 91 (7.26%) Windows Server 2019
7 79 (6.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 77 (6.14%) Windows Server 2016
9 59 (4.70%) Unix
10 39 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 28 (2.23%) Windows 7
12 17 (1.36%) CentOS
13 10 (0.80%) Apple iOS
13 10 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (0.72%) Android
14 9 (0.72%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.64%) VMS
16 7 (0.56%) Solaris
17 4 (0.32%) SUSE
18 3 (0.24%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 274 (21.85%) DevOps
2 197 (15.71%) ITIL
3 161 (12.84%) Agile Software Development
4 147 (11.72%) Migration
5 108 (8.61%) Infrastructure as Code
6 77 (6.14%) Data Protection
7 76 (6.06%) Configuration Management
8 70 (5.58%) Problem-Solving
9 69 (5.50%) Software Engineering
10 64 (5.10%) Cybersecurity
11 60 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
12 57 (4.55%) Infrastructure Automation
13 56 (4.47%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 46 (3.67%) Project Delivery
15 41 (3.27%) Analytics
15 41 (3.27%) Continuous Improvement
16 39 (3.11%) Microservices
17 38 (3.03%) Continuous Delivery
17 38 (3.03%) Project Management
18 37 (2.95%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 218 (17.38%) PowerShell
2 134 (10.69%) Python
3 126 (10.05%) SQL
4 48 (3.83%) Java
5 39 (3.11%) Bash Shell
6 33 (2.63%) C#
7 23 (1.83%) C
8 20 (1.59%) Ruby
9 19 (1.52%) Go
10 17 (1.36%) VB
11 16 (1.28%) Perl
12 15 (1.20%) Shell Script
13 14 (1.12%) VBScript
14 13 (1.04%) Groovy
15 11 (0.88%) JavaScript
16 9 (0.72%) C++
17 5 (0.40%) R
17 5 (0.40%) Scala
18 4 (0.32%) PL/SQL
19 3 (0.24%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 204 (16.27%) Security Cleared
2 159 (12.68%) SC Cleared
3 60 (4.78%) DV Cleared
3 60 (4.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 56 (4.47%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (3.51%) CCNA
6 33 (2.63%) MCSE
7 31 (2.47%) Degree
8 20 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 15 (1.20%) CCNP
10 14 (1.12%) MCP
11 13 (1.04%) MCSA
12 11 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 8 (0.64%) MCITP
15 6 (0.48%) AWS Certification
15 6 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
15 6 (0.48%) Chartered Engineer
15 6 (0.48%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.31%) SLA
2 18 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.12%) QA
4 8 (0.64%) GDPR
5 7 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (0.40%) NIST
8 3 (0.24%) COBIT
8 3 (0.24%) NCSC
9 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.080%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 1 (0.080%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.080%) DICOM
10 1 (0.080%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.080%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.080%) HL7
10 1 (0.080%) ISO 22301
10 1 (0.080%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.080%) PMO
System Software
1 478 (38.12%) Active Directory
2 272 (21.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (8.37%) Docker
4 74 (5.90%) vSphere
5 70 (5.58%) Hyper-V
6 56 (4.47%) VMware ESXi
7 46 (3.67%) Virtual Machines
8 33 (2.63%) XenApp
9 30 (2.39%) Virtual Servers
10 27 (2.15%) VMware NSX
11 19 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 18 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
13 16 (1.28%) XenDesktop
14 12 (0.96%) NFS
15 11 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
16 10 (0.80%) Firmware
17 9 (0.72%) BitLocker
18 7 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
19 6 (0.48%) VMware Server
20 5 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 183 (14.59%) Terraform
2 182 (14.51%) SCCM
3 173 (13.80%) Ansible
4 126 (10.05%) Kubernetes
5 84 (6.70%) Microsoft Intune
6 52 (4.15%) Puppet
7 35 (2.79%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 34 (2.71%) vRealize
9 32 (2.55%) Prometheus
9 32 (2.55%) vCenter Server
10 25 (1.99%) WSUS
11 24 (1.91%) Single Sign-On
12 22 (1.75%) SCOM
13 20 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
14 17 (1.36%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 16 (1.28%) AirWatch
16 15 (1.20%) NetBackup
16 15 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
17 14 (1.12%) Kibana
17 14 (1.12%) Nessus
Vendors
1 484 (38.60%) VMware
2 381 (30.38%) Microsoft
3 169 (13.48%) Cisco
4 165 (13.16%) Citrix
5 69 (5.50%) HP
6 54 (4.31%) NetApp
6 54 (4.31%) Red Hat
7 50 (3.99%) Oracle
8 45 (3.59%) CheckPoint
9 32 (2.55%) Veeam
10 31 (2.47%) Dell
11 29 (2.31%) SAP
12 28 (2.23%) Meraki
13 26 (2.07%) ServiceNow
14 25 (1.99%) EMC
15 23 (1.83%) Google
15 23 (1.83%) Palo Alto
15 23 (1.83%) SolarWinds
16 21 (1.67%) CommVault
16 21 (1.67%) Okta