Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 116 157 202
Rank change year-on-year +41 +45 -8
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 1,276 1,664 1,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.07% 1.85% 1.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.43% 2.11% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 884 1,176 886
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £225
90th Percentile £575 £568 £588
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 34 31
England median hourly rate £22.00 £33.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.81% +12.50% -3.23%
10th Percentile £16.38 £15.25 £16.69
90th Percentile £40.73 £51.75 £59.50
UK median hourly rate £25.56 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -26.97% +27.27% -11.29%

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 52,494 78,941 80,370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.21% 87.57% 86.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 34,454 52,729 54,070
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
10th Percentile £293 £305 £288
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,681 1,987 1,954
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £24.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -0.37% -1.67%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.46 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.25
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £24.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.17% - -1.68%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 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 +17 429 £425 -2.86% 177
South East +12 285 £400 +5.26% 147
North of England +67 238 £370 -0.67% 197
South West +2 133 £425 - 78
North West +55 132 £376 +7.50% 105
Midlands +26 99 £375 +4.17% 89
East of England +37 90 £325 -13.33% 77
Yorkshire +67 84 £350 -6.67% 67
West Midlands +19 62 £400 +11.11% 62
East Midlands +30 37 £350 +7.69% 26
North East +21 23 £375 +20.00% 25
Infrastructure Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 16 February 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.

1 710 (55.64%) Windows
2 576 (45.14%) Active Directory
3 514 (40.28%) VMware
4 478 (37.46%) Microsoft
5 430 (33.70%) Windows Server
6 419 (32.84%) Azure
7 310 (24.29%) Office 365
8 306 (23.98%) PowerShell
9 289 (22.65%) VMware Infrastructure
10 246 (19.28%) SCCM
11 244 (19.12%) DNS
12 230 (18.03%) Migration
13 228 (17.87%) Citrix
14 225 (17.63%) AWS
15 195 (15.28%) Firewall
16 191 (14.97%) Cisco
17 188 (14.73%) Linux
18 181 (14.18%) Windows Server 2012
19 180 (14.11%) Security Cleared
19 180 (14.11%) DHCP
20 179 (14.03%) SQL
21 171 (13.40%) DevOps
22 167 (13.09%) Data Centre
23 161 (12.62%) ITIL
24 160 (12.54%) Finance
25 150 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
26 142 (11.13%) SAN
27 131 (10.27%) Windows 10
28 123 (9.64%) MS Exchange
29 120 (9.40%) SQL Server

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
1 123 (9.64%) MS Exchange
2 104 (8.15%) SharePoint
3 79 (6.19%) Skype for Business
4 41 (3.21%) IIS
5 34 (2.66%) Exchange Server 2010
6 24 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (1.25%) Confluence
8 10 (0.78%) Apache
9 8 (0.63%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.39%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.31%) IBM Domino
12 4 (0.31%) nginx
12 4 (0.31%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.31%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.24%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.16%) JBoss
14 2 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 53 (4.15%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.71%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.16%) FLEXCUBE
2 2 (0.16%) Line 500
2 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.078%) Aligne
3 1 (0.078%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.078%) Global One
3 1 (0.078%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.078%) Magento
3 1 (0.078%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 419 (32.84%) Azure
2 310 (24.29%) Office 365
3 225 (17.63%) AWS
4 109 (8.54%) IaaS
5 82 (6.43%) PaaS
6 64 (5.02%) Azure Active Directory
7 55 (4.31%) SaaS
8 37 (2.90%) GCP
9 34 (2.66%) GitHub
10 28 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
11 21 (1.65%) Serverless
12 19 (1.49%) OneDrive
13 18 (1.41%) Amazon S3
14 17 (1.33%) G Suite
15 14 (1.10%) Mimecast
16 13 (1.02%) Yammer
17 12 (0.94%) NuGet
18 11 (0.86%) Power Platform
19 10 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
20 9 (0.71%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 244 (19.12%) DNS
2 195 (15.28%) Firewall
3 180 (14.11%) DHCP
4 142 (11.13%) SAN
5 101 (7.92%) WAN
6 89 (6.97%) LAN
7 69 (5.41%) Skype
7 69 (5.41%) VPN
8 58 (4.55%) TCP/IP
9 48 (3.76%) NetScaler
10 44 (3.45%) VLAN
11 40 (3.13%) Network Security
12 34 (2.66%) Wi-Fi
13 33 (2.59%) Wireless
14 29 (2.27%) MPLS
14 29 (2.27%) VoIP
15 26 (2.04%) NAS
16 24 (1.88%) Internet
17 22 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
18 20 (1.57%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (9.40%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.88%) Big Data
3 18 (1.41%) MySQL
4 17 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
5 16 (1.25%) SQL Server 2016
6 15 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (1.02%) Azure SQL Database
8 11 (0.86%) Power BI
9 9 (0.71%) Hadoop
10 8 (0.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (0.55%) Amazon Redshift
11 7 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (0.47%) Data Lake
12 6 (0.47%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.47%) SQL Server 2017
13 5 (0.39%) MongoDB
13 5 (0.39%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 4 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 39 (3.06%) Jenkins
2 33 (2.59%) Git (software)
3 25 (1.96%) JIRA
4 21 (1.65%) Bitbucket
5 16 (1.25%) TeamCity
6 10 (0.78%) GitLab
6 10 (0.78%) Octopus Deploy
6 10 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (0.55%) MSI
7 7 (0.55%) Visual Studio Team System
8 6 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (0.39%) InstallShield
9 5 (0.39%) Subversion
9 5 (0.39%) Vagrant
10 4 (0.31%) MSTest
10 4 (0.31%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.31%) Visual Studio Code
10 4 (0.31%) WinDbg
11 3 (0.24%) Jasmine
11 3 (0.24%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 160 (12.54%) Finance
2 77 (6.03%) Public Sector
3 66 (5.17%) Retail
4 39 (3.06%) Banking
5 23 (1.80%) Local Government
5 23 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 16 (1.25%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.18%) Law
8 12 (0.94%) Financial Institution
9 11 (0.86%) Legal
10 10 (0.78%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.78%) Marketing
10 10 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (0.63%) Back Office
11 8 (0.63%) Games
12 7 (0.55%) Electronics
13 6 (0.47%) Publishing
14 3 (0.24%) Front Office
14 3 (0.24%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.16%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 908 (71.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 83 (6.50%) Support Engineer
3 78 (6.11%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 74 (5.80%) Azure Engineer
5 72 (5.64%) Infrastructure Support
5 72 (5.64%) Windows Engineer
6 69 (5.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 63 (4.94%) VMware Engineer
8 62 (4.86%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 62 (4.86%) IT Engineer
8 62 (4.86%) Network Engineer
9 61 (4.78%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 59 (4.62%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
10 59 (4.62%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 56 (4.39%) DevOps Engineer
12 53 (4.15%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 52 (4.08%) Architect
14 50 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
15 49 (3.84%) Cloud Engineer
16 46 (3.61%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (1.96%) .NET
2 14 (1.10%) Middleware
2 14 (1.10%) OAuth
2 14 (1.10%) Web Services
3 13 (1.02%) YAML
4 12 (0.94%) 802.1X
5 10 (0.78%) JSON
6 9 (0.71%) Software Packaging
7 8 (0.63%) XML
8 6 (0.47%) ASP.NET Web API
8 6 (0.47%) Node.js
8 6 (0.47%) React
8 6 (0.47%) REST
9 5 (0.39%) Kafka
9 5 (0.39%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (0.39%) React Native
9 5 (0.39%) SAML
10 4 (0.31%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.31%) RESTful
10 4 (0.31%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 167 (13.09%) Data Centre
2 74 (5.80%) PKI
3 55 (4.31%) Public Cloud
4 46 (3.61%) Clustering
5 42 (3.29%) Replication
6 39 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
7 38 (2.98%) Fat Client
7 38 (2.98%) Thin Client
8 29 (2.27%) Management Information System
9 24 (1.88%) Hybrid Cloud
10 23 (1.80%) Private Cloud
11 17 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
12 16 (1.25%) Client/Server
12 16 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
12 16 (1.25%) Hedge funds
13 13 (1.02%) NHS
14 12 (0.94%) Cloud Native
15 11 (0.86%) Blackberry
15 11 (0.86%) Driving Licence
15 11 (0.86%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 710 (55.64%) Windows
2 430 (33.70%) Windows Server
3 188 (14.73%) Linux
4 181 (14.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 150 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 131 (10.27%) Windows 10
7 87 (6.82%) Windows 7
8 47 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 38 (2.98%) Unix
10 26 (2.04%) Android
11 24 (1.88%) CentOS
11 24 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (1.57%) Apple iOS
13 14 (1.10%) VMS
14 12 (0.94%) Ubuntu
14 12 (0.94%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.47%) Solaris
16 4 (0.31%) Mac OS
17 3 (0.24%) AIX
17 3 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (18.03%) Migration
2 171 (13.40%) DevOps
3 161 (12.62%) ITIL
4 99 (7.76%) Agile Software Development
5 67 (5.25%) Configuration Management
6 66 (5.17%) Project Delivery
7 61 (4.78%) Disaster Recovery
8 56 (4.39%) Change Management
9 52 (4.08%) Service Management
10 50 (3.92%) Problem-Solving
11 42 (3.29%) Continuous Improvement
12 40 (3.13%) Capacity Management
12 40 (3.13%) Infrastructure Automation
13 39 (3.06%) ITSM
14 37 (2.90%) Project Management
14 37 (2.90%) Scrum
15 36 (2.82%) High Availability
15 36 (2.82%) Infrastructure as Code
15 36 (2.82%) Mentoring
16 35 (2.74%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 306 (23.98%) PowerShell
2 179 (14.03%) SQL
3 102 (7.99%) Python
4 37 (2.90%) Bash Shell
5 27 (2.12%) VBScript
6 22 (1.72%) C#
6 22 (1.72%) Java
7 18 (1.41%) C
7 18 (1.41%) Perl
8 12 (0.94%) JavaScript
9 10 (0.78%) Ruby
10 9 (0.71%) Go
10 9 (0.71%) VB
11 8 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.39%) PHP
13 3 (0.24%) R
14 2 (0.16%) Groovy
15 1 (0.078%) Clojure
15 1 (0.078%) Scala
15 1 (0.078%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 180 (14.11%) Security Cleared
2 111 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 70 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 67 (5.25%) DV Cleared
5 60 (4.70%) MCSE
6 51 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
7 34 (2.66%) CCNA
8 32 (2.51%) Degree
9 31 (2.43%) Citrix Certification
10 28 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 27 (2.12%) CCA
11 27 (2.12%) MCSA
12 26 (2.04%) CCNP
13 11 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (0.78%) MCP
15 8 (0.63%) ISEB
16 7 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
17 6 (0.47%) AWS Certification
17 6 (0.47%) MCITP
17 6 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.06%) SLA
2 18 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (1.41%) NCSC
3 14 (1.10%) QA
4 12 (0.94%) GDPR
5 5 (0.39%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.31%) BS7799
6 4 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.24%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (0.24%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.16%) COBIT
9 1 (0.078%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.078%) GxP
9 1 (0.078%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 576 (45.14%) Active Directory
2 289 (22.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 112 (8.78%) Hyper-V
4 101 (7.92%) XenApp
5 90 (7.05%) VMware ESXi
6 83 (6.50%) XenDesktop
7 75 (5.88%) vSphere
8 54 (4.23%) Docker
9 36 (2.82%) DFS Replication
10 34 (2.66%) Virtual Machines
11 32 (2.51%) Microsoft App-V
11 32 (2.51%) Virtual Servers
12 16 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 16 (1.25%) Terminal Services
13 15 (1.18%) vCloud
14 14 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
14 14 (1.10%) VMware NSX
15 12 (0.94%) Firmware
16 11 (0.86%) BitLocker
16 11 (0.86%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 246 (19.28%) SCCM
2 88 (6.90%) SCOM
3 87 (6.82%) Ansible
4 74 (5.80%) Kubernetes
5 67 (5.25%) Terraform
6 43 (3.37%) Microsoft Intune
7 42 (3.29%) WSUS
8 34 (2.66%) Puppet
8 34 (2.66%) vCenter Server
9 26 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
10 24 (1.88%) AirWatch
10 24 (1.88%) vRealize
11 22 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
11 22 (1.72%) NetBackup
12 20 (1.57%) McAfee ePO
13 16 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
14 14 (1.10%) PowerCLI
15 12 (0.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 12 (0.94%) Nagios
15 12 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 514 (40.28%) VMware
2 478 (37.46%) Microsoft
3 228 (17.87%) Citrix
4 191 (14.97%) Cisco
5 68 (5.33%) HP
6 49 (3.84%) Dell
7 47 (3.68%) McAfee
8 45 (3.53%) NetApp
9 39 (3.06%) Red Hat
10 34 (2.66%) EMC
11 30 (2.35%) Oracle
11 30 (2.35%) Veeam
12 28 (2.19%) Symantec
13 27 (2.12%) Google
14 24 (1.88%) Meraki
15 23 (1.80%) Ivanti
16 22 (1.72%) SolarWinds
17 21 (1.65%) Juniper
18 18 (1.41%) Nimble Storage
18 18 (1.41%) Palo Alto