Period
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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 1 July 2022 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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 125 139 139
Rank change year-on-year +14 0 +5
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 1,487 990 687
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 2.06% 1.89% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.30% 2.12% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,126 709 489
10th Percentile £306 £256 £250
25th Percentile £380 £350 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £440 £413
Median % change year-on-year +7.95% +6.67% +3.13%
75th Percentile £575 £525 £500
90th Percentile £650 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £475 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +7.95% +6.67% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 14
10th Percentile £22.00 £15.40 £18.38
25th Percentile £27.52 £22.00 £21.38
Median hourly rate £47.34 £37.50 £28.78
Median % change year-on-year +26.24% +30.30% -34.22%
75th Percentile £76.75 £41.82 £40.51
90th Percentile £77.25 £64.75 £47.73
UK median hourly rate £45.48 £39.60 £33.25
% change year-on-year +14.85% +19.10% -22.67%

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 64,691 46,650 32,054
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 89.80% 89.25% 87.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 46,164 32,236 21,831
10th Percentile £350 £313 £302
25th Percentile £448 £405 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £480
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,576 1,381 849
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.86 £12.50
25th Percentile £16.69 £15.00 £15.85
Median hourly rate £28.50 £24.00 £22.74
Median % change year-on-year +18.75% +5.56% -0.79%
75th Percentile £53.75 £46.50 £45.00
90th Percentile £67.50 £60.00 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £29.47 £24.80 £23.00
% change year-on-year +18.83% +7.83% +0.72%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022. 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
Jobs
London -24 592 £525 +10.53% 139
North of England +29 257 £425 +6.25% 126
South East +13 232 £448 +11.88% 83
South West +24 140 £500 +17.65% 46
Yorkshire +40 122 £406 +4.17% 56
North West +9 122 £450 +9.09% 57
Midlands +3 121 £425 +30.77% 83
West Midlands -16 70 £425 +30.77% 53
East Midlands +20 50 £400 +17.65% 30
East of England -34 42 £500 +42.86% 24
North East +8 27 £525 +47.37% 13
Infrastructure Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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.

1 694 (46.67%) Windows
2 588 (39.54%) Azure
3 585 (39.34%) VMware
4 531 (35.71%) Active Directory
5 501 (33.69%) Microsoft
6 402 (27.03%) Security Cleared
7 397 (26.70%) Windows Server
8 370 (24.88%) VMware Infrastructure
9 369 (24.82%) Linux
10 337 (22.66%) Microsoft 365
11 324 (21.79%) SC Cleared
11 324 (21.79%) PowerShell
12 294 (19.77%) DevOps
13 279 (18.76%) Firewall
14 277 (18.63%) AWS
15 247 (16.61%) Agile
16 241 (16.21%) DNS
17 238 (16.01%) Terraform
18 234 (15.74%) Finance
19 233 (15.67%) Cisco
20 228 (15.33%) ITIL
21 217 (14.59%) SCCM
22 207 (13.92%) Ansible
23 198 (13.32%) Infrastructure as Code
24 194 (13.05%) Social Skills
25 187 (12.58%) CI/CD
26 179 (12.04%) Citrix
27 177 (11.90%) Data Centre
28 170 (11.43%) Hyper-V
29 160 (10.76%) 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 67 (4.51%) SharePoint
2 66 (4.44%) MS Exchange
3 23 (1.55%) Confluence
3 23 (1.55%) IIS
4 20 (1.34%) WebSphere
5 18 (1.21%) Apache
6 15 (1.01%) Tomcat
7 14 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
7 14 (0.94%) Skype for Business
8 11 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (0.61%) Mule
10 8 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (0.47%) WebSphere Process Server
12 4 (0.27%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.20%) Apache Qpid
13 3 (0.20%) Apache Spark
13 3 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.20%) iPlanet
13 3 (0.20%) SAS
14 2 (0.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 73 (4.91%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.13%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.067%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.067%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 588 (39.54%) Azure
2 337 (22.66%) Microsoft 365
3 277 (18.63%) AWS
4 144 (9.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 109 (7.33%) IaaS
6 86 (5.78%) PaaS
7 73 (4.91%) GCP
8 71 (4.77%) Azure DevOps
9 59 (3.97%) GitHub
10 54 (3.63%) SaaS
11 37 (2.49%) Amazon S3
12 32 (2.15%) Power Platform
13 29 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
14 26 (1.75%) OneDrive
15 25 (1.68%) Serverless
16 20 (1.34%) AWS CloudFormation
16 20 (1.34%) Mimecast
17 18 (1.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 18 (1.21%) Nutanix
18 17 (1.14%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 279 (18.76%) Firewall
2 241 (16.21%) DNS
3 155 (10.42%) DHCP
4 123 (8.27%) SAN
5 108 (7.26%) WAN
6 92 (6.19%) LAN
7 72 (4.84%) TCP/IP
8 58 (3.90%) VPN
9 55 (3.70%) NAS
10 52 (3.50%) Network Security
11 48 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
12 39 (2.62%) VoIP
13 35 (2.35%) Cisco Firepower
14 33 (2.22%) SD-WAN
14 33 (2.22%) Wireless
15 32 (2.15%) Internet
16 25 (1.68%) BGP
16 25 (1.68%) VLAN
17 24 (1.61%) MPLS
18 23 (1.55%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 139 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 30 (2.02%) DB2
3 25 (1.68%) Power BI
4 23 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
5 12 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (0.67%) NoSQL
7 9 (0.61%) Amazon QuickSight
7 9 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (0.54%) Oracle Database
8 8 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (0.47%) Metadata
10 6 (0.40%) MariaDB
11 5 (0.34%) MySQL
11 5 (0.34%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.27%) DTS
12 4 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.20%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 110 (7.40%) Jenkins
2 88 (5.92%) GitLab
3 52 (3.50%) JIRA
4 50 (3.36%) Git (software)
5 15 (1.01%) Bitbucket
6 12 (0.81%) SonarQube
6 12 (0.81%) TeamCity
7 11 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 10 (0.67%) ClearCase
8 10 (0.67%) ClearQuest
9 8 (0.54%) RSpec
9 8 (0.54%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.47%) Maven
10 7 (0.47%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (0.40%) Artifactory
12 5 (0.34%) Cucumber
12 5 (0.34%) JUnit
12 5 (0.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 5 (0.34%) Vagrant
12 5 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 234 (15.74%) Finance
2 194 (13.05%) Social Skills
3 149 (10.02%) Public Sector
4 69 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
5 65 (4.37%) Banking
6 37 (2.49%) Telecoms
7 28 (1.88%) Documentation Skills
8 27 (1.82%) Marketing
9 25 (1.68%) Manufacturing
9 25 (1.68%) Organisational Skills
10 20 (1.34%) Electronics
11 13 (0.87%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.81%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.81%) Law
13 11 (0.74%) Presentation Skills
14 10 (0.67%) Legal
14 10 (0.67%) Retail
15 8 (0.54%) Influencing Skills
16 7 (0.47%) Local Government
17 6 (0.40%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,047 (70.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 144 (9.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 107 (7.20%) Azure Engineer
4 101 (6.79%) Cloud Engineer
5 94 (6.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 93 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
7 88 (5.92%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 77 (5.18%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 74 (4.98%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 69 (4.64%) Support Engineer
11 68 (4.57%) IT Engineer
12 67 (4.51%) Security Engineer
13 59 (3.97%) Architect
14 57 (3.83%) Server Engineer
15 56 (3.77%) VMware Engineer
16 52 (3.50%) Infrastructure Support
17 51 (3.43%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
17 51 (3.43%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
17 51 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
18 46 (3.09%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (2.49%) Middleware
2 35 (2.35%) RESTful
3 19 (1.28%) LDAP
3 19 (1.28%) Web Services
4 18 (1.21%) REST
5 17 (1.14%) .NET
5 17 (1.14%) ARM Templates
5 17 (1.14%) SOAP
5 17 (1.14%) WebSphere MQ
6 14 (0.94%) Elastic Stack
7 12 (0.81%) JSON
7 12 (0.81%) XML
7 12 (0.81%) YAML
8 8 (0.54%) 802.1X
8 8 (0.54%) Spring
9 7 (0.47%) .NET Framework
10 6 (0.40%) Flash
10 6 (0.40%) Node.js
10 6 (0.40%) pytest
10 6 (0.40%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 177 (11.90%) Data Centre
2 92 (6.19%) Clustering
3 71 (4.77%) Public Cloud
4 61 (4.10%) Replication
5 50 (3.36%) PKI
6 42 (2.82%) Data Protection Act
7 28 (1.88%) Enterprise Storage
8 25 (1.68%) Management Information System
9 23 (1.55%) CMDB
9 23 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
10 22 (1.48%) Analytical Mindset
11 21 (1.41%) Hedge funds
11 21 (1.41%) NHS
12 20 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (1.21%) Cloud Native
14 17 (1.14%) Private Cloud
15 16 (1.08%) Legacy Systems
15 16 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
16 15 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
17 12 (0.81%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 694 (46.67%) Windows
2 397 (26.70%) Windows Server
3 369 (24.82%) Linux
4 108 (7.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 98 (6.59%) Windows 10
6 88 (5.92%) Unix
7 87 (5.85%) Windows Server 2019
8 81 (5.45%) Windows Server 2016
9 79 (5.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 73 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
11 34 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 33 (2.22%) Windows 7
13 30 (2.02%) Ubuntu
14 22 (1.48%) CentOS
15 17 (1.14%) VMS
16 10 (0.67%) Android
16 10 (0.67%) Apple iOS
16 10 (0.67%) SUSE
17 8 (0.54%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.47%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (19.77%) DevOps
2 247 (16.61%) Agile
3 228 (15.33%) ITIL
4 198 (13.32%) Infrastructure as Code
5 187 (12.58%) CI/CD
6 121 (8.14%) Migration
7 116 (7.80%) Problem-Solving
8 112 (7.53%) Project Delivery
9 85 (5.72%) Cybersecurity
10 81 (5.45%) Configuration Management
11 78 (5.25%) Continuous Integration
12 73 (4.91%) Change Management
13 71 (4.77%) High Availability
14 66 (4.44%) Service Management
15 63 (4.24%) Information Security
15 63 (4.24%) Infrastructure Automation
16 57 (3.83%) Project Management
16 57 (3.83%) Scrum
17 52 (3.50%) Disaster Recovery
17 52 (3.50%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 324 (21.79%) PowerShell
2 160 (10.76%) SQL
3 146 (9.82%) Python
4 71 (4.77%) Bash
5 53 (3.56%) Java
6 32 (2.15%) C
7 25 (1.68%) Shell Script
8 24 (1.61%) Go
9 22 (1.48%) Perl
9 22 (1.48%) VBScript
10 20 (1.34%) T-SQL
11 19 (1.28%) C#
12 9 (0.61%) Ruby
13 8 (0.54%) C++
13 8 (0.54%) Groovy
14 5 (0.34%) JavaScript
14 5 (0.34%) PHP
15 4 (0.27%) Bicep
15 4 (0.27%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.20%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 402 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 324 (21.79%) SC Cleared
3 111 (7.46%) DV Cleared
4 59 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
5 57 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
6 56 (3.77%) Degree
7 35 (2.35%) MCSE
8 34 (2.29%) CCNP
9 30 (2.02%) CCNA
10 24 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
11 23 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
12 20 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 19 (1.28%) MCSA
14 17 (1.14%) CCDP
15 16 (1.08%) CCIE
16 9 (0.61%) TOGAF Certification
17 8 (0.54%) VCAP
18 7 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 6 (0.40%) AWS Certification
19 6 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.88%) QA
2 24 (1.61%) GDPR
3 20 (1.34%) SLA
4 13 (0.87%) PMO
5 11 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.54%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.40%) Accessibility
7 6 (0.40%) NIST
8 4 (0.27%) GRC
9 3 (0.20%) COBIT
9 3 (0.20%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.20%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 531 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 370 (24.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 170 (11.43%) Hyper-V
4 118 (7.94%) vSphere
5 77 (5.18%) Docker
6 61 (4.10%) VMware ESXi
7 53 (3.56%) Virtual Machines
8 52 (3.50%) XenApp
9 40 (2.69%) VMware NSX
10 26 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
11 23 (1.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 23 (1.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 23 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
11 23 (1.55%) XenDesktop
12 18 (1.21%) Firmware
13 11 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (0.61%) DFS Replication
15 8 (0.54%) NFS
16 6 (0.40%) BitLocker
17 5 (0.34%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 238 (16.01%) Terraform
2 217 (14.59%) SCCM
3 207 (13.92%) Ansible
4 111 (7.46%) Microsoft Intune
5 103 (6.93%) Kubernetes
6 80 (5.38%) Puppet
7 62 (4.17%) vCenter Server
8 42 (2.82%) vRealize
9 35 (2.35%) Microsoft Clustering
10 31 (2.08%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 30 (2.02%) WSUS
12 29 (1.95%) SCOM
13 27 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
14 26 (1.75%) Grafana
15 25 (1.68%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 24 (1.61%) Prometheus
17 23 (1.55%) VxRail
18 20 (1.34%) Packer
18 20 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
19 19 (1.28%) Salt
Vendors
1 585 (39.34%) VMware
2 501 (33.69%) Microsoft
3 233 (15.67%) Cisco
4 179 (12.04%) Citrix
5 72 (4.84%) Dell
6 71 (4.77%) Red Hat
7 70 (4.71%) HP
8 65 (4.37%) Oracle
9 54 (3.63%) SolarWinds
10 52 (3.50%) Splunk
11 50 (3.36%) Palo Alto
12 48 (3.23%) Veeam
13 45 (3.03%) IBM
14 42 (2.82%) Meraki
15 41 (2.76%) NetApp
16 39 (2.62%) CheckPoint
16 39 (2.62%) Veritas
17 36 (2.42%) Symantec
18 34 (2.29%) ServiceNow
19 33 (2.22%) F5