Period
to 6 December 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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 116 158 195
Rank change year-on-year +42 +37 -19
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 1,562 1,714 1,334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 2.10% 1.79% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 2.05% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,108 1,185 878
England median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £219
90th Percentile £564 £571 £600
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 33
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.13 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.21% -7.48% -8.68%
10th Percentile £16.38 £15.25 £12.24
90th Percentile £44.50 £54.13 £54.75
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £23.13 £24.25
% change year-on-year -7.05% -4.62% -11.82%

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 63,919 83,559 82,589
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.97% 87.12% 86.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 42,274 56,061 55,568
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,003 2,124 1,950
England median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £23.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.95% -5.66% +3.64%
10th Percentile £11.88 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.10 £23.00
% change year-on-year +6.35% -3.92% +2.22%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 6 December 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 -4 492 £425 -1.39% 182
South East +21 344 £393 +4.52% 138
North of England +62 319 £375 +5.26% 188
South West +17 170 £425 +9.68% 68
North West +49 166 £375 +8.70% 106
Yorkshire +56 128 £400 - 64
East of England +54 126 £325 -12.16% 63
Midlands +15 108 £370 +4.23% 82
West Midlands +7 63 £370 +2.78% 51
East Midlands +23 45 £350 +6.37% 31
North East +18 26 £350 -15.15% 18
Infrastructure Engineering
UK

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 929 (59.48%) Windows
2 755 (48.34%) Active Directory
3 646 (41.36%) VMware
4 588 (37.64%) Windows Server
5 585 (37.45%) Microsoft
6 500 (32.01%) Azure
7 384 (24.58%) Office 365
8 353 (22.60%) VMware Infrastructure
9 348 (22.28%) PowerShell
10 332 (21.25%) DNS
11 316 (20.23%) SCCM
12 283 (18.12%) Citrix
13 271 (17.35%) Firewall
14 256 (16.39%) Migration
15 241 (15.43%) Cisco
15 241 (15.43%) DHCP
16 239 (15.30%) AWS
17 238 (15.24%) Windows Server 2012
18 237 (15.17%) Linux
19 222 (14.21%) ITIL
20 216 (13.83%) Finance
21 209 (13.38%) Windows Server 2008
22 208 (13.32%) DevOps
23 205 (13.12%) Security Cleared
24 191 (12.23%) SQL
25 188 (12.04%) Data Centre
26 183 (11.72%) MS Exchange
27 172 (11.01%) Hyper-V
28 158 (10.12%) SQL Server
29 153 (9.80%) Agile Software Development

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
1 183 (11.72%) MS Exchange
2 144 (9.22%) SharePoint
3 109 (6.98%) Skype for Business
4 68 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 65 (4.16%) IIS
6 34 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 29 (1.86%) Confluence
8 12 (0.77%) Apache
8 12 (0.77%) OpenStack
9 11 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.32%) Jupyter
11 5 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.32%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.26%) Apache Spark
12 4 (0.26%) IBM Domino
12 4 (0.26%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.19%) CICS
13 3 (0.19%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 64 (4.10%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.13%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.064%) Aligne
5 1 (0.064%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.064%) Magento
5 1 (0.064%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.064%) RMDS
5 1 (0.064%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.064%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 500 (32.01%) Azure
2 384 (24.58%) Office 365
3 239 (15.30%) AWS
4 99 (6.34%) IaaS
5 85 (5.44%) PaaS
6 74 (4.74%) Azure Active Directory
7 57 (3.65%) GitHub
8 54 (3.46%) SaaS
9 48 (3.07%) GCP
10 31 (1.98%) OneDrive
11 22 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
12 19 (1.22%) Mimecast
12 19 (1.22%) Serverless
13 17 (1.09%) G Suite
14 15 (0.96%) NuGet
14 15 (0.96%) Yammer
15 14 (0.90%) Power Platform
16 10 (0.64%) Amazon S3
16 10 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
17 9 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 332 (21.25%) DNS
2 271 (17.35%) Firewall
3 241 (15.43%) DHCP
4 150 (9.60%) SAN
5 130 (8.32%) WAN
6 122 (7.81%) LAN
7 103 (6.59%) VPN
8 96 (6.15%) Skype
9 86 (5.51%) TCP/IP
10 59 (3.78%) VLAN
11 56 (3.59%) Network Security
12 54 (3.46%) Wireless
13 48 (3.07%) NetScaler
14 42 (2.69%) MPLS
15 38 (2.43%) NAS
16 37 (2.37%) Wi-Fi
17 36 (2.30%) Internet
18 35 (2.24%) VoIP
19 29 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
20 24 (1.54%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 158 (10.12%) SQL Server
2 36 (2.30%) Big Data
2 36 (2.30%) MySQL
3 25 (1.60%) Amazon RDS
4 19 (1.22%) Amazon Redshift
5 16 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
6 14 (0.90%) Power BI
6 14 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (0.77%) Relational Database
8 10 (0.64%) SQL Server 2017
9 9 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
10 8 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
11 7 (0.45%) BigQuery
11 7 (0.45%) DB2
11 7 (0.45%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
12 6 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (0.38%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.32%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 54 (3.46%) Git (software)
2 52 (3.33%) Jenkins
3 37 (2.37%) JIRA
4 18 (1.15%) TeamCity
5 16 (1.02%) Bitbucket
5 16 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (0.70%) Subversion
6 11 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (0.64%) Visual Studio
8 9 (0.58%) MSI
8 9 (0.58%) MSTest
8 9 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
9 7 (0.45%) Visual Studio Code
10 6 (0.38%) InstallShield
10 6 (0.38%) WinDbg
11 5 (0.32%) Gradle
11 5 (0.32%) MSBuild
11 5 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.26%) Ranorex
12 4 (0.26%) Vagrant
General
1 216 (13.83%) Finance
2 92 (5.89%) Public Sector
3 61 (3.91%) Retail
4 47 (3.01%) Banking
5 42 (2.69%) Financial Institution
6 41 (2.62%) Telecoms
7 23 (1.47%) Manufacturing
8 20 (1.28%) Law
8 20 (1.28%) Local Government
9 16 (1.02%) Marketing
10 14 (0.90%) Back Office
11 12 (0.77%) Electronics
11 12 (0.77%) Publishing
12 10 (0.64%) Investment Banking
12 10 (0.64%) Legal
13 9 (0.58%) Games
14 8 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.26%) Aerospace
15 4 (0.26%) Front Office
16 3 (0.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 1,120 (71.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 115 (7.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 102 (6.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 100 (6.40%) Windows Engineer
5 96 (6.15%) Support Engineer
6 87 (5.57%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 82 (5.25%) Azure Engineer
8 77 (4.93%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 74 (4.74%) Infrastructure Support
10 73 (4.67%) Server Engineer
11 71 (4.55%) Network Engineer
11 71 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
12 68 (4.35%) Architect
13 66 (4.23%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 65 (4.16%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
15 63 (4.03%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
16 61 (3.91%) IT Engineer
16 61 (3.91%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
17 57 (3.65%) DevOps Engineer
18 52 (3.33%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (1.66%) .NET
1 26 (1.66%) Web Services
2 13 (0.83%) OAuth
3 12 (0.77%) RESTful
4 11 (0.70%) 802.1X
4 11 (0.70%) JSON
4 11 (0.70%) Software Packaging
5 10 (0.64%) Middleware
5 10 (0.64%) YAML
6 9 (0.58%) Swagger
7 8 (0.51%) PySpark
8 7 (0.45%) .NET Framework
8 7 (0.45%) LDAP
8 7 (0.45%) XML
9 6 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web API
9 6 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (0.38%) NumPy
9 6 (0.38%) Pandas
9 6 (0.38%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (0.38%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 188 (12.04%) Data Centre
2 90 (5.76%) Clustering
3 67 (4.29%) PKI
4 62 (3.97%) Public Cloud
5 49 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
6 44 (2.82%) Replication
7 42 (2.69%) Management Information System
8 37 (2.37%) Fat Client
8 37 (2.37%) Thin Client
9 27 (1.73%) Hybrid Cloud
10 25 (1.60%) NHS
11 18 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
11 18 (1.15%) Self-Motivation
12 17 (1.09%) Blackberry
13 15 (0.96%) Driving Licence
13 15 (0.96%) Private Cloud
14 14 (0.90%) Hedge funds
14 14 (0.90%) User Experience
14 14 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 929 (59.48%) Windows
2 588 (37.64%) Windows Server
3 238 (15.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 237 (15.17%) Linux
5 209 (13.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 153 (9.80%) Windows 10
7 84 (5.38%) Windows 7
8 65 (4.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 60 (3.84%) Unix
10 45 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 35 (2.24%) CentOS
12 22 (1.41%) Ubuntu
13 21 (1.34%) Android
14 16 (1.02%) Windows 8
15 14 (0.90%) Apple iOS
16 13 (0.83%) VMS
17 12 (0.77%) Solaris
18 6 (0.38%) AIX
18 6 (0.38%) Mac OS
19 5 (0.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (16.39%) Migration
2 222 (14.21%) ITIL
3 208 (13.32%) DevOps
4 153 (9.80%) Agile Software Development
5 87 (5.57%) Project Delivery
6 83 (5.31%) Change Management
7 82 (5.25%) Configuration Management
7 82 (5.25%) Disaster Recovery
8 74 (4.74%) Problem-Solving
9 59 (3.78%) Service Management
10 55 (3.52%) Continuous Improvement
11 53 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
12 48 (3.07%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 47 (3.01%) Capacity Management
14 46 (2.94%) Mentoring
15 45 (2.88%) Infrastructure Management
16 44 (2.82%) Information Security
17 43 (2.75%) Continuous Integration
18 42 (2.69%) Scrum
18 42 (2.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 348 (22.28%) PowerShell
2 191 (12.23%) SQL
3 128 (8.19%) Python
4 47 (3.01%) Bash Shell
5 31 (1.98%) VBScript
6 24 (1.54%) Perl
7 22 (1.41%) C#
7 22 (1.41%) Java
8 16 (1.02%) C
9 11 (0.70%) VB
10 9 (0.58%) JavaScript
10 9 (0.58%) PHP
10 9 (0.58%) Shell Script
11 7 (0.45%) Go
12 6 (0.38%) C++
12 6 (0.38%) R
13 4 (0.26%) Ruby
14 2 (0.13%) Fortran
14 2 (0.13%) Groovy
14 2 (0.13%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 205 (13.12%) Security Cleared
2 121 (7.75%) SC Cleared
3 97 (6.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 85 (5.44%) DV Cleared
5 81 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
5 81 (5.19%) MCSE
6 51 (3.27%) Degree
7 47 (3.01%) CCNP
8 46 (2.94%) CCNA
9 43 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 36 (2.30%) MCSA
11 34 (2.18%) Citrix Certification
12 32 (2.05%) CCA
13 23 (1.47%) MCP
14 21 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.64%) CCIE
15 10 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
16 9 (0.58%) CISSP
16 9 (0.58%) MCITP
17 8 (0.51%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (4.61%) SLA
2 21 (1.34%) NCSC
3 17 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.96%) GDPR
4 15 (0.96%) QA
5 10 (0.64%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.38%) COBIT
7 5 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
9 2 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.064%) BS7799
10 1 (0.064%) GxP
10 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.064%) ITGC
10 1 (0.064%) PMO
System Software
1 755 (48.34%) Active Directory
2 353 (22.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 172 (11.01%) Hyper-V
4 136 (8.71%) XenApp
5 111 (7.11%) vSphere
6 104 (6.66%) VMware ESXi
7 98 (6.27%) XenDesktop
8 62 (3.97%) Docker
9 47 (3.01%) Virtual Machines
10 46 (2.94%) DFS Replication
11 31 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
12 25 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
12 25 (1.60%) Virtual Desktop
13 17 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 15 (0.96%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 15 (0.96%) Firmware
14 15 (0.96%) vCloud
15 14 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 14 (0.90%) VMware NSX
16 10 (0.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 316 (20.23%) SCCM
2 114 (7.30%) SCOM
3 101 (6.47%) Ansible
4 85 (5.44%) Kubernetes
5 61 (3.91%) Terraform
6 45 (2.88%) Microsoft Intune
7 43 (2.75%) WSUS
8 40 (2.56%) vCenter Server
9 36 (2.30%) Microsoft Clustering
9 36 (2.30%) Puppet
10 27 (1.73%) Opscode Chef
11 24 (1.54%) NetBackup
12 22 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
13 21 (1.34%) vRealize
14 20 (1.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 19 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
15 19 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
16 17 (1.09%) AirWatch
17 15 (0.96%) Nagios
18 14 (0.90%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 646 (41.36%) VMware
2 585 (37.45%) Microsoft
3 283 (18.12%) Citrix
4 241 (15.43%) Cisco
5 98 (6.27%) HP
6 52 (3.33%) NetApp
7 47 (3.01%) Dell
7 47 (3.01%) McAfee
8 45 (2.88%) Red Hat
9 39 (2.50%) Juniper
9 39 (2.50%) Meraki
10 38 (2.43%) Symantec
11 37 (2.37%) Veeam
12 36 (2.30%) Google
13 35 (2.24%) EMC
13 35 (2.24%) Oracle
14 28 (1.79%) CheckPoint
14 28 (1.79%) Ivanti
15 27 (1.73%) Palo Alto
16 26 (1.66%) SolarWinds