Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 143 170 227
Rank change year-on-year +27 +57 -45
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 1,638 1,476 1,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.93% 1.56% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.21% 1.80% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,136 1,074 694
England median daily rate £400 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £254 £248 £213
90th Percentile £588 £588 £556
UK median daily rate £400 £389 £375
% change year-on-year +2.89% +3.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 26
England median hourly rate £42.75 £21.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +98.84% +16.22% -19.57%
10th Percentile £17.25 £14.95 £12.24
90th Percentile £53.53 £46.07 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £42.75 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +98.84% +13.16% -17.39%

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 74,145 81,901 75,333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 87.30% 86.77% 85.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 49,359 54,487 49,602
England median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £305 £300 £280
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £445
% change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,021 2,257 1,961
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.42 £24.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.51% -9.81% +5.79%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.38
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.50 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £21.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.94% -13.00% +4.17%

Infrastructure Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineering in England

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in England

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in England over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in England

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in England

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in England over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Contractor 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 19 July 2019. 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 +35 593 £450 - 171
South East +49 383 £386 +3.00% 157
North of England +39 242 £400 +6.67% 171
South West +29 204 £400 +18.52% 82
Midlands +14 127 £338 -7.53% 106
Yorkshire +62 119 £425 +16.44% 71
North West -10 104 £355 -11.25% 85
East of England +11 88 £363 +3.57% 63
West Midlands -13 70 £368 +5.76% 69
East Midlands +28 57 £325 -16.13% 37
North East +15 19 £325 +6.12% 15
Infrastructure Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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.

1 984 (60.07%) Windows
2 769 (46.95%) Active Directory
3 681 (41.58%) VMware
4 589 (35.96%) Windows Server
5 570 (34.80%) Microsoft
6 470 (28.69%) Microsoft Azure
7 418 (25.52%) PowerShell
8 395 (24.11%) Office 365
9 351 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 338 (20.63%) SCCM
11 312 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
12 307 (18.74%) Citrix
13 278 (16.97%) Linux
14 263 (16.06%) Migration
15 253 (15.45%) DNS
16 250 (15.26%) Windows Server 2012
16 250 (15.26%) DevOps
17 246 (15.02%) ITIL
17 246 (15.02%) Finance
18 242 (14.77%) Cisco
19 237 (14.47%) Hyper-V
20 235 (14.35%) Firewall
21 215 (13.13%) Security Cleared
22 194 (11.84%) Windows Server 2008
23 188 (11.48%) Windows 10
24 186 (11.36%) DHCP
24 186 (11.36%) SQL
25 176 (10.74%) SQL Server
26 162 (9.89%) MS Exchange
27 159 (9.71%) SAN

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
1 162 (9.89%) MS Exchange
2 109 (6.65%) SharePoint
3 104 (6.35%) Skype for Business
4 86 (5.25%) IIS
5 59 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 54 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
7 35 (2.14%) Confluence
8 31 (1.89%) Apache
9 13 (0.79%) OpenStack
10 9 (0.55%) Jupyter
11 8 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
11 8 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (0.49%) Tomcat
12 7 (0.43%) MS Project Server
13 6 (0.37%) CICS
13 6 (0.37%) IBM Notes
13 6 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.31%) Apache Spark
14 5 (0.31%) Commerce Server
15 4 (0.24%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 81 (4.95%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (0.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (0.37%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.18%) Windchill
7 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.061%) Stata
Business Applications
1 11 (0.67%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.12%) Actimize
4 2 (0.12%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.061%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.061%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.061%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.061%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.061%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.061%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.061%) RMDS
5 1 (0.061%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 470 (28.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 395 (24.11%) Office 365
3 312 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
4 123 (7.51%) GitHub
5 92 (5.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 83 (5.07%) IaaS
7 75 (4.58%) PaaS
8 54 (3.30%) Google Cloud Platform
9 35 (2.14%) SaaS
10 34 (2.08%) Serverless
11 31 (1.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 29 (1.77%) Amazon S3
13 26 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
14 25 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
15 21 (1.28%) OneDrive
16 20 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
17 18 (1.10%) Mimecast
18 16 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
18 16 (0.98%) OpenShift
19 12 (0.73%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 253 (15.45%) DNS
2 235 (14.35%) Firewall
3 186 (11.36%) DHCP
4 159 (9.71%) SAN
5 148 (9.04%) WAN
6 142 (8.67%) LAN
7 103 (6.29%) VPN
8 81 (4.95%) Skype
9 67 (4.09%) TCP/IP
10 57 (3.48%) VLAN
11 44 (2.69%) MPLS
11 44 (2.69%) Network Security
12 43 (2.63%) Wireless
13 41 (2.50%) NAS
14 40 (2.44%) NetScaler
15 39 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
16 33 (2.01%) VoIP
17 31 (1.89%) iSCSI
18 30 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
19 28 (1.71%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (10.74%) SQL Server
2 75 (4.58%) Big Data
3 50 (3.05%) Amazon Redshift
4 37 (2.26%) MySQL
5 28 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
6 19 (1.16%) DB2
6 19 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
7 18 (1.10%) MongoDB
7 18 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (0.98%) BigQuery
8 16 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
9 12 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (0.73%) NoSQL
10 11 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
11 10 (0.61%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (0.55%) Relational Database
13 6 (0.37%) Cosmos DB
13 6 (0.37%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.37%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 101 (6.17%) Jenkins
2 64 (3.91%) Git (software)
3 46 (2.81%) JIRA
4 25 (1.53%) MSI
5 22 (1.34%) Bitbucket
6 19 (1.16%) Visual Studio
7 18 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
8 17 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
9 14 (0.85%) MSTest
10 13 (0.79%) GitLab
10 13 (0.79%) TeamCity
11 12 (0.73%) WiX
12 11 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 9 (0.55%) Gradle
14 8 (0.49%) CF BOSH
15 7 (0.43%) Artifactory
15 7 (0.43%) Jasmine
15 7 (0.43%) Karma Test Runner
15 7 (0.43%) SonarQube
15 7 (0.43%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 246 (15.02%) Finance
2 68 (4.15%) Banking
3 53 (3.24%) Telecoms
4 52 (3.17%) Retail
5 39 (2.38%) Law
6 38 (2.32%) Financial Institution
7 26 (1.59%) Publishing
8 20 (1.22%) Back Office
9 18 (1.10%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.04%) Marketing
11 16 (0.98%) Electronics
11 16 (0.98%) Legal
12 15 (0.92%) Local Government
13 12 (0.73%) Investment Banking
14 9 (0.55%) Billing
15 7 (0.43%) Front Office
16 5 (0.31%) French Language
16 5 (0.31%) German Language
16 5 (0.31%) Online Betting
17 4 (0.24%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,104 (67.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 120 (7.33%) Windows Engineer
3 115 (7.02%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 113 (6.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 95 (5.80%) Cloud Engineer
6 94 (5.74%) DevOps Engineer
7 92 (5.62%) Azure Engineer
8 91 (5.56%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 89 (5.43%) Architect
10 86 (5.25%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 83 (5.07%) Support Engineer
12 73 (4.46%) VMware Engineer
13 70 (4.27%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
14 67 (4.09%) Infrastructure Support
15 64 (3.91%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
16 58 (3.54%) Server Engineer
16 58 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
17 56 (3.42%) Network Engineer
18 55 (3.36%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
18 55 (3.36%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (2.50%) Web Services
2 35 (2.14%) RESTful
3 33 (2.01%) .NET
4 30 (1.83%) Swagger
5 28 (1.71%) JSON
6 22 (1.34%) LDAP
7 18 (1.10%) Software Packaging
8 14 (0.85%) HTML
9 13 (0.79%) Middleware
10 12 (0.73%) AngularJS
10 12 (0.73%) PySpark
11 11 (0.67%) Elastic Stack
11 11 (0.67%) Flask
11 11 (0.67%) Pandas
11 11 (0.67%) scikit-learn
12 10 (0.61%) CSS
12 10 (0.61%) jQuery
12 10 (0.61%) Node.js
12 10 (0.61%) NumPy
13 9 (0.55%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 158 (9.65%) Data Centre
2 88 (5.37%) Clustering
3 78 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 63 (3.85%) Public Cloud
5 62 (3.79%) Management Information System
6 39 (2.38%) PKI
7 35 (2.14%) Fat Client
7 35 (2.14%) Thin Client
8 31 (1.89%) Replication
9 24 (1.47%) Blog
10 23 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
11 20 (1.22%) NHS
12 17 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
12 17 (1.04%) User Experience
13 14 (0.85%) Video Conferencing
14 13 (0.79%) Private Cloud
15 11 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
16 10 (0.61%) Blackberry
16 10 (0.61%) Enterprise Storage
17 9 (0.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 984 (60.07%) Windows
2 589 (35.96%) Windows Server
3 278 (16.97%) Linux
4 250 (15.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 194 (11.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 188 (11.48%) Windows 10
7 86 (5.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 74 (4.52%) Windows 7
9 56 (3.42%) Unix
10 37 (2.26%) CentOS
10 37 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 34 (2.08%) Ubuntu
12 29 (1.77%) Android
13 22 (1.34%) Mac OS
14 19 (1.16%) Apple iOS
15 17 (1.04%) Solaris
16 13 (0.79%) Windows 8
17 10 (0.61%) VMS
18 8 (0.49%) Windows Vista
18 8 (0.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (16.06%) Migration
2 250 (15.26%) DevOps
3 246 (15.02%) ITIL
4 145 (8.85%) Agile Software Development
5 114 (6.96%) Configuration Management
6 96 (5.86%) Analytics
7 92 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement
8 88 (5.37%) Change Management
9 85 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
10 80 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
11 77 (4.70%) Problem-Solving
12 69 (4.21%) Infrastructure as Code
13 66 (4.03%) Disaster Recovery
14 62 (3.79%) Information Security
14 62 (3.79%) Mentoring
15 57 (3.48%) Continuous Deployment
15 57 (3.48%) Problem Management
16 55 (3.36%) Service Delivery
17 50 (3.05%) Decision-Making
18 49 (2.99%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 418 (25.52%) PowerShell
2 186 (11.36%) SQL
3 150 (9.16%) Python
4 78 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 39 (2.38%) Perl
6 38 (2.32%) Java
7 33 (2.01%) VBScript
8 28 (1.71%) JavaScript
9 25 (1.53%) C#
10 24 (1.47%) PHP
11 23 (1.40%) VB
12 21 (1.28%) Go
12 21 (1.28%) Ruby
12 21 (1.28%) Shell Script
13 11 (0.67%) R
14 9 (0.55%) Groovy
15 7 (0.43%) C
15 7 (0.43%) C++
15 7 (0.43%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.43%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 215 (13.13%) Security Cleared
2 153 (9.34%) SC Cleared
3 96 (5.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 88 (5.37%) Cisco Certification
5 77 (4.70%) MCSE
6 65 (3.97%) CCNA
7 60 (3.66%) DV Cleared
8 49 (2.99%) MCSA
9 45 (2.75%) CCNP
10 41 (2.50%) Degree
10 41 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 29 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
11 29 (1.77%) MCP
12 15 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
13 14 (0.85%) MCITP
14 13 (0.79%) CCA
14 13 (0.79%) VCP6
15 12 (0.73%) Computer Science Degree
16 9 (0.55%) AWS Certification
16 9 (0.55%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (3.36%) SLA
2 30 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.53%) QA
4 21 (1.28%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.85%) GDPR
6 6 (0.37%) COBIT
7 5 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
8 4 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.18%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.12%) PMO
11 1 (0.061%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.061%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.061%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.061%) ITGC
11 1 (0.061%) NCSC
11 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.061%) TickIT
System Software
1 769 (46.95%) Active Directory
2 351 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 237 (14.47%) Hyper-V
4 159 (9.71%) XenApp
5 151 (9.22%) VMware ESXi
6 118 (7.20%) XenDesktop
7 110 (6.72%) vSphere
8 92 (5.62%) Docker
9 61 (3.72%) Virtual Machines
10 39 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
11 33 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
12 22 (1.34%) VMware NSX
13 18 (1.10%) DFS Replication
14 15 (0.92%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 12 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 12 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
16 11 (0.67%) BitLocker
16 11 (0.67%) Terminal Services
17 9 (0.55%) ISA Server
17 9 (0.55%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 338 (20.63%) SCCM
2 158 (9.65%) Ansible
3 132 (8.06%) Kubernetes
4 118 (7.20%) SCOM
5 98 (5.98%) Terraform
6 81 (4.95%) Puppet
7 56 (3.42%) vCenter Server
8 42 (2.56%) WSUS
9 39 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
9 39 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
10 37 (2.26%) Microsoft Clustering
11 34 (2.08%) SCVMM
12 30 (1.83%) Single Sign-On
13 24 (1.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 24 (1.47%) NetBackup
14 23 (1.40%) Failover Clustering
15 22 (1.34%) vRealize
16 19 (1.16%) SCOrch
17 18 (1.10%) AirWatch
18 14 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 681 (41.58%) VMware
2 570 (34.80%) Microsoft
3 307 (18.74%) Citrix
4 242 (14.77%) Cisco
5 133 (8.12%) HP
6 73 (4.46%) Dell
7 60 (3.66%) Oracle
7 60 (3.66%) Red Hat
8 54 (3.30%) Veeam
9 50 (3.05%) Greenplum
9 50 (3.05%) Symantec
10 48 (2.93%) EMC
11 41 (2.50%) CheckPoint
11 41 (2.50%) Google
11 41 (2.50%) McAfee
12 40 (2.44%) NetApp
13 35 (2.14%) IBM
14 34 (2.08%) Meraki
15 33 (2.01%) Juniper
16 29 (1.77%) SolarWinds