The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Infrastructure Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Infrastructure Management over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 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 Management
UK / England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 508 558 557
Rank change year-on-year +50 -1  
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Management 93 65 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.22% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 40 51
Median daily rate £450 £450 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £514 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £450 £325
% change year-on-year -9.72% +38.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £33.52 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -25.00% -  

Infrastructure Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36629 41404 40602
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.70% 83.49% 80.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 24036 27790 26591
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 948 977 1113
Median hourly rate £32.00 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.36% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.81 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Infrastructure Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Infrastructure Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Management in England

Infrastructure Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Management in England

Infrastructure Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Management in England over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Management in England

Infrastructure Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Management in England

Infrastructure Management
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 Management within the England region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -10 35 £475 +8.57% 6
South East +35 25 £350 -22.22% 3
East of England +11 13 £463 +172.05%
West Midlands +24 5 £450 +80.00% 2
East Midlands - 5 £481 - 1
North East +73 4 £324 -1.06%
North West +20 4 £370 -17.77% 1
Yorkshire +31 1 £550 - 1
South West +4 1 £270 -46.00% 2
Infrastructure Management
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Infrastructure Management.

1 53 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (27.03%) Security Cleared
3 47 (25.41%) Windows
4 41 (22.16%) DevOps
5 40 (21.62%) Microsoft
5 40 (21.62%) Finance
6 39 (21.08%) SQL
7 38 (20.54%) Oracle
8 36 (19.46%) Linux
9 35 (18.92%) ITIL
10 33 (17.84%) Active Directory
11 30 (16.22%) Java
11 30 (16.22%) VMware
11 30 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
12 27 (14.59%) Unix
13 25 (13.51%) SQL Server
14 24 (12.97%) Stakeholder Management
15 23 (12.43%) VMware Infrastructure
16 19 (10.27%) Firewall
16 19 (10.27%) Python
16 19 (10.27%) Cisco
16 19 (10.27%) SharePoint
16 19 (10.27%) Docker
16 19 (10.27%) Jenkins
16 19 (10.27%) Relational Database
17 18 (9.73%) Windows Server
17 18 (9.73%) HP
17 18 (9.73%) SLA
18 17 (9.19%) Service Management
19 16 (8.65%) DNS

Infrastructure Management
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 19 (10.27%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.49%) Apache
2 12 (6.49%) WebSphere
3 10 (5.41%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.32%) SAS
5 7 (3.78%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.70%) Confluence
6 5 (2.70%) IIS
6 5 (2.70%) JBoss
7 4 (2.16%) CMS
7 4 (2.16%) Gentran
7 4 (2.16%) Mule ESB
7 4 (2.16%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.62%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (1.62%) CoreMedia CMS
8 3 (1.62%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.62%) nginx
9 2 (1.08%) Skype for Business
9 2 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.54%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 10 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.78%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.08%) SPSS
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.62%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.62%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.54%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.54%) RMDS
2 1 (0.54%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.95%) Office 365
3 6 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (2.70%) PaaS
5 4 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.16%) IaaS
6 3 (1.62%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.62%) Bluemix
6 3 (1.62%) IBM Cloud
6 3 (1.62%) SaaS
7 2 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.54%) G Suite
8 1 (0.54%) GitHub
8 1 (0.54%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.27%) Firewall
2 16 (8.65%) DNS
3 10 (5.41%) DHCP
3 10 (5.41%) SSL
4 9 (4.86%) Network Security
4 9 (4.86%) SAN
4 9 (4.86%) VPN
5 6 (3.24%) HTTP
5 6 (3.24%) Kerberos
6 5 (2.70%) Internet
6 5 (2.70%) IP Telephony
6 5 (2.70%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.70%) WAN
7 4 (2.16%) IPsec
7 4 (2.16%) LAN
8 3 (1.62%) NetScaler
8 3 (1.62%) VoIP
9 2 (1.08%) LDAP
9 2 (1.08%) Skype
9 2 (1.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.27%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.41%) DB2
3 10 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (4.86%) MySQL
4 9 (4.86%) Oracle Database
5 8 (4.32%) RDBMS
6 7 (3.78%) NoSQL
6 7 (3.78%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 6 (3.24%) Base SAS
8 5 (2.70%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (2.16%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 4 (2.16%) DataStage
9 4 (2.16%) Hadoop
9 4 (2.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (2.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.62%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.62%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 19 (10.27%) Jenkins
2 15 (8.11%) Git (software)
3 12 (6.49%) Subversion
4 10 (5.41%) Maven
5 8 (4.32%) JIRA
6 7 (3.78%) Visual Studio
7 6 (3.24%) Selenium
7 6 (3.24%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (3.24%) Vagrant
8 5 (2.70%) Ant
8 5 (2.70%) Introscope
8 5 (2.70%) ProC
8 5 (2.70%) TeamCity
9 4 (2.16%) Gradle
10 3 (1.62%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.62%) JMeter
11 2 (1.08%) Artifactory
11 2 (1.08%) JUnit
11 2 (1.08%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 40 (21.62%) Finance
2 9 (4.86%) Marketing
3 6 (3.24%) Retail
3 6 (3.24%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.70%) Banking
4 5 (2.70%) Mandarin Language
5 4 (2.16%) Thai Language
6 3 (1.62%) Legal
6 3 (1.62%) Welsh Language
7 2 (1.08%) Brand Awareness
7 2 (1.08%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.08%) Military
7 2 (1.08%) Publishing
8 1 (0.54%) Local Government
8 1 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (11.89%) Consultant
2 21 (11.35%) Developer
3 19 (10.27%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (6.49%) Analyst
5 12 (6.49%) Monitoring Specialist
6 11 (5.95%) Administrator
7 10 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (5.41%) Test Manager
8 9 (4.86%) Architect
9 8 (4.32%) Data Scientist
10 7 (3.78%) Project Manager
11 6 (3.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 6 (3.24%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (3.24%) Applications Support
11 6 (3.24%) Linux Administrator
11 6 (3.24%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.24%) Support Analyst
12 5 (2.70%) DBA
12 5 (2.70%) SAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.65%) Web Services
2 14 (7.57%) HTML
3 13 (7.03%) .NET
4 12 (6.49%) HTML5
5 10 (5.41%) CSS
5 10 (5.41%) Spring
6 9 (4.86%) XML
7 8 (4.32%) Java EE
8 7 (3.78%) .NET Framework
8 7 (3.78%) CSS3
8 7 (3.78%) JSP
8 7 (3.78%) RESTful
8 7 (3.78%) Servlets
9 6 (3.24%) XSLT
10 5 (2.70%) ASP.NET
10 5 (2.70%) JSON
10 5 (2.70%) Middleware
10 5 (2.70%) REST
11 4 (2.16%) AngularJS
11 4 (2.16%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 30 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.49%) Data Centre
3 10 (5.41%) User Experience
4 7 (3.78%) Computer Science
5 6 (3.24%) CMDB
5 6 (3.24%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.24%) PKI
5 6 (3.24%) Public Cloud
5 6 (3.24%) Social Media
6 5 (2.70%) DataPower
6 5 (2.70%) e-Health
6 5 (2.70%) Replication
7 4 (2.16%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.62%) Algorithms
8 3 (1.62%) Clustering
8 3 (1.62%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.62%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.08%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.08%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 47 (25.41%) Windows
2 36 (19.46%) Linux
3 27 (14.59%) Unix
4 18 (9.73%) Windows Server
5 6 (3.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.70%) CentOS
6 5 (2.70%) Ubuntu
6 5 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.62%) Solaris
7 3 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.08%) Android
8 2 (1.08%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.08%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.54%) HPUX
9 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.54%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (28.65%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (22.16%) DevOps
3 35 (18.92%) ITIL
4 24 (12.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 17 (9.19%) Service Management
6 16 (8.65%) Incident Management
6 16 (8.65%) Software Engineering
7 15 (8.11%) Configuration Management
7 15 (8.11%) Project Management
8 14 (7.57%) Continuous Delivery
9 13 (7.03%) Analytics
9 13 (7.03%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (7.03%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (7.03%) Test Management
10 12 (6.49%) Change Control
11 11 (5.95%) TDD
12 10 (5.41%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (4.86%) Asset Management
13 9 (4.86%) Data Integration
13 9 (4.86%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 39 (21.08%) SQL
2 30 (16.22%) Java
3 19 (10.27%) Python
4 12 (6.49%) JavaScript
5 10 (5.41%) PowerShell
6 7 (3.78%) C#
6 7 (3.78%) Shell Script
7 6 (3.24%) Bash Shell
7 6 (3.24%) VB
8 5 (2.70%) C
8 5 (2.70%) PROC SQL
8 5 (2.70%) SAS Macro
8 5 (2.70%) VBA
9 4 (2.16%) C++
9 4 (2.16%) Perl
9 4 (2.16%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.62%) PHP
10 3 (1.62%) Ruby
10 3 (1.62%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.08%) R
Qualifications
1 50 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (5.95%) Degree
4 8 (4.32%) MCSE
5 6 (3.24%) ISTQB
5 6 (3.24%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (2.16%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.16%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.16%) MCP
6 4 (2.16%) SC Cleared
7 3 (1.62%) CCNA
7 3 (1.62%) CCNP
7 3 (1.62%) CCSA
7 3 (1.62%) CCSE
7 3 (1.62%) Check Point Certification
7 3 (1.62%) HNC
7 3 (1.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.62%) MCSA
7 3 (1.62%) SAS Certification
8 2 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.73%) SLA
2 12 (6.49%) QA
3 7 (3.78%) PMO
4 4 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.54%) Basel III
5 1 (0.54%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.54%) IFRS
5 1 (0.54%) IFRS 9
5 1 (0.54%) MiFID
5 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.54%) Solvency II
System Software
1 33 (17.84%) Active Directory
2 23 (12.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (10.27%) Docker
4 11 (5.95%) Hyper-V
5 5 (2.70%) BitLocker
6 4 (2.16%) Terminal Services
6 4 (2.16%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.62%) NFS
7 3 (1.62%) vSphere
7 3 (1.62%) Xen
7 3 (1.62%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.08%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.08%) KVM
8 2 (1.08%) vCloud
8 2 (1.08%) XenApp
8 2 (1.08%) XenServer
9 1 (0.54%) Postfix
9 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 1 (0.54%) UAG
9 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (5.41%) SCCM
2 9 (4.86%) Ansible
3 8 (4.32%) SCOM
4 7 (3.78%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (3.24%) Puppet
6 5 (2.70%) CA Wily
7 4 (2.16%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (2.16%) Red Hat Satellite
8 3 (1.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (1.62%) Terraform
8 3 (1.62%) vCenter Server
9 2 (1.08%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (1.08%) logstash
9 2 (1.08%) Nagios
9 2 (1.08%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.08%) OpenIDM
9 2 (1.08%) OpenView
9 2 (1.08%) WSUS
9 2 (1.08%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.54%) Kibana
Vendors
1 40 (21.62%) Microsoft
2 38 (20.54%) Oracle
3 30 (16.22%) VMware
4 19 (10.27%) Cisco
5 18 (9.73%) HP
6 14 (7.57%) CA
6 14 (7.57%) Red Hat
7 13 (7.03%) Nimsoft
8 12 (6.49%) IBM
9 10 (5.41%) Remedy
9 10 (5.41%) SAP
9 10 (5.41%) Splunk
10 9 (4.86%) CheckPoint
11 6 (3.24%) AppDynamics
11 6 (3.24%) Citrix
11 6 (3.24%) Juniper
11 6 (3.24%) Lotus
12 5 (2.70%) NetApp
12 5 (2.70%) NetQoS
12 5 (2.70%) Veeam