Period
to 7 May 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 7 May 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
7 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 139 119 161
Rank change year-on-year -20 +42 +44
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 833 929 1,527
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.86% 1.98% 1.81%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.13% 2.32% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 673 1,097
10th Percentile £264 £238 £270
25th Percentile £343 £320 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
75th Percentile £506 £488 £495
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 24
10th Percentile £25.80 £17.55 £15.25
25th Percentile £26.75 £21.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate £40.00 £22.50 £40.00
Median % change year-on-year +77.78% -43.75% +59.97%
75th Percentile " £37.27 £49.50
90th Percentile £41.30 £45.00 £51.75
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +20.30% -16.88% +59.97%

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 39,117 40,102 74,107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.52% 85.57% 87.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,934 26,977 50,344
10th Percentile £309 £300 £306
25th Percentile £400 £388 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £490 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.16% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,233 1,169 1,776
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.37 £11.53
25th Percentile £15.50 £15.85 £14.50
Median hourly rate £25.31 £21.50 £22.65
Median % change year-on-year +17.72% -5.08% +5.35%
75th Percentile £46.50 £45.00 £44.76
90th Percentile £58.71 £54.00 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £22.93
% change year-on-year +20.45% -4.06% +9.19%

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 7 May 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 7 May 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 7 May 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 +9 406 £475 +11.76% 138
South East +9 135 £400 - 103
North of England -23 96 £375 - 137
Midlands +11 61 £303 -23.42% 81
South West +1 59 £375 -12.28% 44
North West -21 57 £375 -6.25% 89
East of England +22 43 £375 +3.45% 46
West Midlands -9 34 £300 -25.00% 39
Yorkshire -4 31 £378 +7.86% 34
East Midlands +18 26 £355 -5.33% 41
North East +22 8 £313 +8.70% 14
Infrastructure Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 7 May 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.

1 423 (50.78%) Windows
2 319 (38.30%) Azure
3 304 (36.49%) Active Directory
3 304 (36.49%) VMware
4 279 (33.49%) Microsoft
5 226 (27.13%) Windows Server
6 198 (23.77%) Microsoft 365
7 193 (23.17%) Linux
8 180 (21.61%) PowerShell
9 179 (21.49%) VMware Infrastructure
10 168 (20.17%) DevOps
11 159 (19.09%) Security Cleared
12 154 (18.49%) Firewall
13 145 (17.41%) AWS
14 139 (16.69%) Ansible
15 132 (15.85%) Cisco
16 129 (15.49%) Social Skills
17 126 (15.13%) Finance
18 124 (14.89%) SC Cleared
19 110 (13.21%) DNS
20 108 (12.97%) Migration
21 105 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
22 103 (12.36%) SCCM
23 101 (12.12%) Terraform
24 100 (12.00%) Citrix
25 92 (11.04%) Windows Server 2012
26 90 (10.80%) Data Centre
27 86 (10.32%) Python
28 84 (10.08%) ITIL
29 78 (9.36%) Kubernetes

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 59 (7.08%) MS Exchange
2 46 (5.52%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2013
3 12 (1.44%) IIS
3 12 (1.44%) Skype for Business
4 11 (1.32%) Confluence
5 10 (1.20%) Apache
6 9 (1.08%) ArcGIS
6 9 (1.08%) OpenStack
6 9 (1.08%) Tomcat
7 8 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (0.48%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.48%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.36%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.36%) CMS
9 3 (0.36%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.24%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.24%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 41 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.08%) Photoshop
3 6 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.24%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.24%) Maximo
2 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.12%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 319 (38.30%) Azure
2 198 (23.77%) Microsoft 365
3 145 (17.41%) AWS
4 73 (8.76%) IaaS
5 69 (8.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 65 (7.80%) PaaS
7 41 (4.92%) GCP
8 22 (2.64%) OneDrive
9 19 (2.28%) Mimecast
10 18 (2.16%) SaaS
11 16 (1.92%) GitHub
12 15 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
12 15 (1.80%) Serverless
13 14 (1.68%) Power Platform
14 12 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
15 11 (1.32%) OpenShift
16 9 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
17 7 (0.84%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 6 (0.72%) Amazon EKS
18 6 (0.72%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 154 (18.49%) Firewall
2 110 (13.21%) DNS
3 57 (6.84%) WAN
4 56 (6.72%) DHCP
5 48 (5.76%) SAN
6 44 (5.28%) VPN
7 43 (5.16%) LAN
8 35 (4.20%) VLAN
9 32 (3.84%) Wireless
10 24 (2.88%) VSAN
11 23 (2.76%) Internet
11 23 (2.76%) Network Security
12 22 (2.64%) TCP/IP
13 20 (2.40%) MPLS
14 19 (2.28%) VoIP
15 17 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
15 17 (2.04%) Intranet
16 15 (1.80%) Skype
17 13 (1.56%) DMZ
18 12 (1.44%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.16%) Big Data
3 16 (1.92%) Hadoop
4 11 (1.32%) Oracle Database
4 11 (1.32%) Power BI
5 10 (1.20%) MongoDB
5 10 (1.20%) MySQL
6 9 (1.08%) HBase
7 8 (0.96%) GIS
7 8 (0.96%) SQL Server 2016
8 7 (0.84%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.72%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.48%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (0.48%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.48%) SQL Server 2014
11 3 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 46 (5.52%) Jenkins
2 21 (2.52%) Git (software)
2 21 (2.52%) JIRA
3 14 (1.68%) GitLab
4 10 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (0.72%) Bitbucket
5 6 (0.72%) Hudson
5 6 (0.72%) TeamCity
6 4 (0.48%) SonarQube
7 3 (0.36%) Artifactory
7 3 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.24%) Chocolatey
8 2 (0.24%) Maven
8 2 (0.24%) Postman
8 2 (0.24%) Selenium
9 1 (0.12%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.12%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.12%) JMeter
9 1 (0.12%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.12%) Xcode
General
1 129 (15.49%) Social Skills
2 126 (15.13%) Finance
3 59 (7.08%) Public Sector
4 44 (5.28%) Banking
5 27 (3.24%) Telecoms
6 26 (3.12%) Analytical Skills
6 26 (3.12%) Manufacturing
7 17 (2.04%) Legal
8 16 (1.92%) Influencing Skills
9 15 (1.80%) Electronics
9 15 (1.80%) Marketing
10 13 (1.56%) Law
11 11 (1.32%) Presentation Skills
12 8 (0.96%) Retail
13 7 (0.84%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.84%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.84%) Organisational Skills
14 6 (0.72%) Back Office
15 4 (0.48%) Advertising
15 4 (0.48%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 550 (66.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 86 (10.32%) Azure Engineer
3 83 (9.96%) Cloud Engineer
4 69 (8.28%) DevOps Engineer
5 64 (7.68%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 64 (7.68%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
6 46 (5.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 44 (5.28%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
8 40 (4.80%) Architect
8 40 (4.80%) Security Engineer
9 39 (4.68%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 39 (4.68%) VMware Engineer
10 36 (4.32%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 36 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
11 33 (3.96%) AWS Engineer
12 32 (3.84%) Windows Engineer
13 30 (3.60%) Network Engineer
13 30 (3.60%) Server Engineer
14 29 (3.48%) Infrastructure Support
15 28 (3.36%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (2.40%) .NET
2 18 (2.16%) Web Services
3 15 (1.80%) Middleware
4 13 (1.56%) Node.js
5 11 (1.32%) JSON
6 10 (1.20%) .NET Core
6 10 (1.20%) LDAP
6 10 (1.20%) YAML
7 9 (1.08%) Kafka
8 6 (0.72%) REST
8 6 (0.72%) SPIFFE
9 4 (0.48%) Velocity
9 4 (0.48%) XML
10 3 (0.36%) .NET Framework
10 3 (0.36%) Azure Blueprints
10 3 (0.36%) Spring
11 2 (0.24%) 802.1X
11 2 (0.24%) ISPF
11 2 (0.24%) Oracle Fusion
11 2 (0.24%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 90 (10.80%) Data Centre
2 31 (3.72%) Public Cloud
3 28 (3.36%) Self-Motivation
4 27 (3.24%) PKI
5 26 (3.12%) Clustering
6 19 (2.28%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.16%) Cloud Native
8 13 (1.56%) CMDB
8 13 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
9 12 (1.44%) Replication
10 9 (1.08%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.08%) Private Cloud
11 8 (0.96%) Hedge funds
11 8 (0.96%) User Experience
11 8 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (0.84%) PMI
12 7 (0.84%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.72%) Fat Client
13 6 (0.72%) NHS
13 6 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 423 (50.78%) Windows
2 226 (27.13%) Windows Server
3 193 (23.17%) Linux
4 92 (11.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 78 (9.36%) Windows 10
6 71 (8.52%) Windows Server 2016
7 53 (6.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 51 (6.12%) Windows Server 2019
9 44 (5.28%) Unix
10 41 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (2.76%) Windows 7
12 16 (1.92%) Ubuntu
13 14 (1.68%) Solaris
14 10 (1.20%) CentOS
15 9 (1.08%) AIX
16 6 (0.72%) VMS
17 5 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
18 4 (0.48%) Android
18 4 (0.48%) Apple iOS
19 3 (0.36%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (20.17%) DevOps
2 108 (12.97%) Migration
3 105 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (10.08%) ITIL
5 53 (6.36%) Problem-Solving
6 45 (5.40%) Configuration Management
7 40 (4.80%) Infrastructure as Code
8 38 (4.56%) Change Management
9 37 (4.44%) Cybersecurity
10 36 (4.32%) Continuous Improvement
10 36 (4.32%) Disaster Recovery
10 36 (4.32%) Project Delivery
10 36 (4.32%) Software Engineering
11 33 (3.96%) Computer Science
12 32 (3.84%) Infrastructure Automation
12 32 (3.84%) Scrum
13 29 (3.48%) Business Intelligence
14 28 (3.36%) Mobile Device Management
15 26 (3.12%) Patch Management
15 26 (3.12%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 180 (21.61%) PowerShell
2 86 (10.32%) Python
3 70 (8.40%) SQL
4 48 (5.76%) Java
5 39 (4.68%) Bash Shell
6 21 (2.52%) C
7 18 (2.16%) C#
8 16 (1.92%) VB
9 15 (1.80%) Go
9 15 (1.80%) Ruby
10 11 (1.32%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.08%) JavaScript
12 8 (0.96%) Perl
13 5 (0.60%) C++
13 5 (0.60%) Groovy
13 5 (0.60%) VBScript
14 3 (0.36%) Scala
15 2 (0.24%) JCL
15 2 (0.24%) PHP
16 1 (0.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 159 (19.09%) Security Cleared
2 124 (14.89%) SC Cleared
3 49 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (5.52%) DV Cleared
5 40 (4.80%) Degree
6 38 (4.56%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (3.12%) MCSE
8 24 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 23 (2.76%) CCNA
10 15 (1.80%) MCSA
11 11 (1.32%) CCNP
12 10 (1.20%) RHCE
13 8 (0.96%) PMI Certification
13 8 (0.96%) PMP
14 7 (0.84%) CISSP
14 7 (0.84%) MCITP
15 5 (0.60%) A+ Certification
15 5 (0.60%) AWS Certification
15 5 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
15 5 (0.60%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.52%) QA
2 17 (2.04%) SLA
3 11 (1.32%) GDPR
4 4 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.48%) PMO
5 3 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.24%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.24%) NIST
7 1 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.12%) GxP
7 1 (0.12%) NCSC
System Software
1 304 (36.49%) Active Directory
2 179 (21.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (8.64%) Docker
4 69 (8.28%) Hyper-V
5 60 (7.20%) VMware ESXi
6 50 (6.00%) vSphere
7 35 (4.20%) VMware NSX
8 23 (2.76%) Virtual Machines
9 18 (2.16%) XenApp
10 12 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
11 11 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
11 11 (1.32%) XenDesktop
12 10 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (0.96%) DFS Replication
14 7 (0.84%) NFS
14 7 (0.84%) VMware Server
15 6 (0.72%) EMC RecoverPoint
15 6 (0.72%) Firmware
15 6 (0.72%) HDFS
15 6 (0.72%) KVM
Systems Management
1 139 (16.69%) Ansible
2 103 (12.36%) SCCM
3 101 (12.12%) Terraform
4 78 (9.36%) Kubernetes
5 53 (6.36%) Puppet
6 44 (5.28%) Microsoft Intune
7 30 (3.60%) SCOM
8 28 (3.36%) vCenter Server
9 26 (3.12%) Opscode Chef
9 26 (3.12%) vRealize
10 15 (1.80%) WSUS
11 11 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
12 9 (1.08%) NetBackup
12 9 (1.08%) Prometheus
13 8 (0.96%) Backup Exec
13 8 (0.96%) FortiGate
13 8 (0.96%) Packer
13 8 (0.96%) Salt
14 7 (0.84%) Failover Clustering
14 7 (0.84%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 304 (36.49%) VMware
2 279 (33.49%) Microsoft
3 132 (15.85%) Cisco
4 100 (12.00%) Citrix
5 57 (6.84%) Dell
6 52 (6.24%) Oracle
7 40 (4.80%) Red Hat
8 31 (3.72%) HP
9 29 (3.48%) EMC
10 28 (3.36%) Veeam
11 24 (2.88%) NetApp
12 21 (2.52%) SAP
12 21 (2.52%) SolarWinds
13 16 (1.92%) IBM
14 15 (1.80%) Google
14 15 (1.80%) ServiceNow
15 13 (1.56%) McAfee
16 12 (1.44%) CheckPoint
16 12 (1.44%) Fortinet
16 12 (1.44%) Sophos