Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 140 130 175
Rank change year-on-year -10 +45 +42
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 551 1,660 1,512
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.83% 2.01% 1.62%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.11% 2.30% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 1,156 1,081
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £258 £258 £256
90th Percentile £563 £575 £588
UK median daily rate £406 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.56% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 20
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.11 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.88% +95.86% -18.10%
10th Percentile £21.50 £15.00 £14.95
90th Percentile £47.67 £49.00 £54.13
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.11 £21.50
% change year-on-year -16.88% +95.86% -14.00%

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 26,096 72,161 81,309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.47% 87.21% 87.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,570 47,909 54,161
Median daily rate £488 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 914 2,007 2,212
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +17.23% -9.26%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% +16.67% -14.29%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 14 August 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 +12 225 £438 - 84
North of England +6 113 £400 - 62
South East -5 89 £400 +6.67% 59
North West +34 68 £400 +10.34% 37
South West -11 56 £388 -3.13% 44
Yorkshire -8 34 £413 -1.79% 21
East of England +29 33 £388 +10.71% 18
Midlands +20 33 £413 +20.44% 32
West Midlands +24 21 £413 +13.01% 14
North East +36 11 £375 +15.38% 4
East Midlands +28 11 £413 +21.32% 18
Infrastructure Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 14 August 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.

1 329 (59.71%) Windows
2 232 (42.11%) VMware
3 208 (37.75%) Active Directory
4 186 (33.76%) Windows Server
5 171 (31.03%) Microsoft
6 160 (29.04%) Azure
7 123 (22.32%) VMware Infrastructure
8 110 (19.96%) Office 365
9 108 (19.60%) Windows Server 2016
10 105 (19.06%) PowerShell
11 103 (18.69%) Security Cleared
12 100 (18.15%) Cisco
12 100 (18.15%) Linux
13 95 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
14 93 (16.88%) Citrix
15 92 (16.70%) Finance
16 86 (15.61%) Windows 10
17 83 (15.06%) Firewall
17 83 (15.06%) SC Cleared
18 82 (14.88%) DevOps
19 76 (13.79%) Ansible
19 76 (13.79%) Migration
20 75 (13.61%) Windows Server 2008
21 73 (13.25%) AWS
22 71 (12.89%) DNS
23 66 (11.98%) ITIL
24 65 (11.80%) SCCM
25 63 (11.43%) Python
26 61 (11.07%) Data Centre
27 60 (10.89%) 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 51 (9.26%) MS Exchange
2 24 (4.36%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (2.54%) IIS
5 12 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (1.27%) Confluence
7 5 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (0.91%) Skype for Business
8 4 (0.73%) Apache
8 4 (0.73%) ArcGIS
8 4 (0.73%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.54%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.36%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.18%) CMS
11 1 (0.18%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 25 (4.54%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.73%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.73%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.36%) Maximo
1 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.18%) Cognos Planning
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.18%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 160 (29.04%) Azure
2 110 (19.96%) Office 365
3 73 (13.25%) AWS
4 39 (7.08%) IaaS
5 31 (5.63%) PaaS
6 27 (4.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 23 (4.17%) GCP
8 20 (3.63%) GitHub
9 11 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
9 11 (2.00%) SaaS
10 6 (1.09%) Serverless
11 5 (0.91%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.73%) Power Platform
13 3 (0.54%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
14 2 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
14 2 (0.36%) OpenShift
14 2 (0.36%) Route 53
14 2 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 2 (0.36%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 83 (15.06%) Firewall
2 71 (12.89%) DNS
3 60 (10.89%) SAN
4 47 (8.53%) DHCP
5 41 (7.44%) WAN
6 30 (5.44%) LAN
7 27 (4.90%) VPN
8 26 (4.72%) TCP/IP
9 25 (4.54%) Wireless
10 24 (4.36%) Internet
11 18 (3.27%) NetScaler
12 16 (2.90%) Network Security
12 16 (2.90%) VoIP
13 15 (2.72%) SNMP
14 14 (2.54%) DMZ
14 14 (2.54%) Intranet
14 14 (2.54%) VLAN
15 11 (2.00%) Skype
16 10 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
17 9 (1.63%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (9.80%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.54%) Oracle Database
3 9 (1.63%) SQL Server 2014
4 7 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (1.09%) GIS
5 6 (1.09%) MySQL
5 6 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.91%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (0.73%) Big Data
7 4 (0.73%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.73%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.73%) Power BI
7 4 (0.73%) RDBMS
7 4 (0.73%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.54%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.54%) OLAP Cube
8 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (0.54%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 47 (8.53%) Jenkins
2 36 (6.53%) Git (software)
3 30 (5.44%) JIRA
4 13 (2.36%) GitLab
5 10 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 8 (1.45%) Sonatype Nexus
6 8 (1.45%) Vagrant
7 6 (1.09%) JUnit
7 6 (1.09%) Selenium
8 4 (0.73%) Cucumber
8 4 (0.73%) Hudson
9 3 (0.54%) Maven
9 3 (0.54%) Subversion
10 2 (0.36%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.36%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.36%) CircleCI
10 2 (0.36%) Postman
10 2 (0.36%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
11 1 (0.18%) TestRail
General
1 92 (16.70%) Finance
2 39 (7.08%) Banking
3 28 (5.08%) Public Sector
4 8 (1.45%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.27%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.27%) Retail
6 5 (0.91%) Legal
7 4 (0.73%) Back Office
7 4 (0.73%) Marketing
8 3 (0.54%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.54%) Billing
8 3 (0.54%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.54%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.36%) Advertising
9 2 (0.36%) Law
9 2 (0.36%) Local Government
10 1 (0.18%) French Language
10 1 (0.18%) Games
10 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 381 (69.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 35 (6.35%) VMware Engineer
3 31 (5.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 31 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 29 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
5 28 (5.08%) Cloud Engineer
6 27 (4.90%) Windows Engineer
7 26 (4.72%) Infrastructure Support
7 26 (4.72%) IT Engineer
7 26 (4.72%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 26 (4.72%) Support Engineer
8 24 (4.36%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
8 24 (4.36%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 23 (4.17%) Citrix Engineer
10 21 (3.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 21 (3.81%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
10 21 (3.81%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 20 (3.63%) AWS Engineer
11 20 (3.63%) Security Engineer
11 20 (3.63%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (3.81%) .NET
2 17 (3.09%) REST
3 11 (2.00%) JSON
3 11 (2.00%) Middleware
4 9 (1.63%) Elastic Stack
4 9 (1.63%) RESTful
5 8 (1.45%) gRPC
5 8 (1.45%) Swagger
6 7 (1.27%) Kafka
7 6 (1.09%) LDAP
8 5 (0.91%) SAML
9 4 (0.73%) Node.js
9 4 (0.73%) Spring
9 4 (0.73%) XML
10 3 (0.54%) Java EE
10 3 (0.54%) Software Packaging
10 3 (0.54%) Web Services
11 2 (0.36%) CSS
11 2 (0.36%) HTML
11 2 (0.36%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 61 (11.07%) Data Centre
2 36 (6.53%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (3.63%) PKI
5 17 (3.09%) Clustering
6 16 (2.90%) Blackberry
7 12 (2.18%) Public Cloud
8 11 (2.00%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.81%) Cloud Native
10 9 (1.63%) Fat Client
10 9 (1.63%) Replication
10 9 (1.63%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.63%) User Experience
11 7 (1.27%) Virtual Team
12 6 (1.09%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.09%) NHS
13 5 (0.91%) Algorithms
13 5 (0.91%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.73%) EMC VNX
15 3 (0.54%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 329 (59.71%) Windows
2 186 (33.76%) Windows Server
3 108 (19.60%) Windows Server 2016
4 100 (18.15%) Linux
5 95 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 86 (15.61%) Windows 10
7 75 (13.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (5.99%) Windows Server 2019
9 31 (5.63%) Unix
10 27 (4.90%) Windows 7
11 26 (4.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (2.72%) CentOS
13 11 (2.00%) Apple iOS
14 8 (1.45%) AIX
15 5 (0.91%) VMS
16 4 (0.73%) Android
16 4 (0.73%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.73%) Solaris
16 4 (0.73%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (14.88%) DevOps
2 76 (13.79%) Migration
3 66 (11.98%) ITIL
4 49 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
5 42 (7.62%) Problem-Solving
6 32 (5.81%) Infrastructure as Code
7 31 (5.63%) Configuration Management
7 31 (5.63%) High Availability
8 30 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
9 29 (5.26%) Software Engineering
10 24 (4.36%) Change Management
11 23 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (4.17%) Information Security
12 21 (3.81%) Use Case
13 20 (3.63%) Capacity Planning
13 20 (3.63%) SIEM
14 19 (3.45%) Infrastructure Automation
15 18 (3.27%) Technical Leadership
16 16 (2.90%) Storage Management
16 16 (2.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 105 (19.06%) PowerShell
2 63 (11.43%) Python
3 49 (8.89%) SQL
4 42 (7.62%) Java
5 21 (3.81%) Go
6 18 (3.27%) Bash Shell
7 17 (3.09%) JavaScript
8 16 (2.90%) C#
9 13 (2.36%) C
10 6 (1.09%) Perl
10 6 (1.09%) VB
10 6 (1.09%) VBScript
11 5 (0.91%) PHP
11 5 (0.91%) Ruby
11 5 (0.91%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.73%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.54%) VBA
14 2 (0.36%) Clojure
14 2 (0.36%) Rust
14 2 (0.36%) Scala
Qualifications
1 103 (18.69%) Security Cleared
2 83 (15.06%) SC Cleared
3 30 (5.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (3.81%) DV Cleared
6 19 (3.45%) Degree
7 13 (2.36%) MCSE
7 13 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (2.00%) CCNA
9 9 (1.63%) CCNP
10 8 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.09%) CCA
11 6 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (0.91%) CISSP
12 5 (0.91%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (0.91%) MCSA
13 3 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.54%) MCP
13 3 (0.54%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.45%) SLA
2 11 (2.00%) QA
3 5 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 2 (0.36%) NCSC
6 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.18%) GDPR
6 1 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.18%) NIST
System Software
1 208 (37.75%) Active Directory
2 123 (22.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (8.35%) VMware ESXi
4 42 (7.62%) vSphere
4 42 (7.62%) XenApp
5 37 (6.72%) Docker
6 36 (6.53%) Hyper-V
7 25 (4.54%) XenDesktop
8 21 (3.81%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
10 12 (2.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 10 (1.81%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (1.45%) VMware NSX
13 7 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.73%) DFS Replication
14 4 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.54%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.54%) vCloud
16 2 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 76 (13.79%) Ansible
2 65 (11.80%) SCCM
3 46 (8.35%) Terraform
4 45 (8.17%) Puppet
5 40 (7.26%) Kubernetes
6 26 (4.72%) vCenter Server
7 21 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (3.09%) Microsoft Intune
9 16 (2.90%) SCOM
10 14 (2.54%) Prometheus
11 13 (2.36%) WSUS
12 11 (2.00%) vRealize
13 10 (1.81%) Grafana
14 9 (1.63%) Packer
14 9 (1.63%) vRealize Orchestrator
15 8 (1.45%) ZABBIX
16 7 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
16 7 (1.27%) Microsoft Clustering
17 6 (1.09%) AirWatch
18 5 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 232 (42.11%) VMware
2 171 (31.03%) Microsoft
3 100 (18.15%) Cisco
4 93 (16.88%) Citrix
5 54 (9.80%) HP
6 40 (7.26%) Oracle
7 39 (7.08%) Dell
8 24 (4.36%) Red Hat
9 20 (3.63%) EMC
10 17 (3.09%) Splunk
11 15 (2.72%) McAfee
11 15 (2.72%) SolarWinds
12 14 (2.54%) Veeam
13 13 (2.36%) Atlassian
13 13 (2.36%) NetApp
13 13 (2.36%) Palo Alto
14 12 (2.18%) F5
15 11 (2.00%) Symantec
16 10 (1.81%) 3PAR
16 10 (1.81%) Apple