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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Management
UK / England
Rank 484 523 518
Rank change year-on-year +39 -5  
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Management 86 95 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.21% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.24% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 59 46
Median daily rate £425 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £287 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £23.75 - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 - £26.00

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 34139 40348 37989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.28% 82.95% 80.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 22590 26805 23918
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 848 1007 1106
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 +21 32 £494 -5.95% 8
South East +8 21 £350 +6.06% 5
Yorkshire +26 14 £375 +15.38% 2
North West +21 12 £140 -62.66% 3
East Midlands - 3 £375 -
West Midlands +12 2 £525 +15.38% 1
South West -2 1 £450 +246.15% 2
East of England -6 1 - - 1
North East - 1 - -
Infrastructure Management
UK

Infrastructure Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 60 (39.47%) Windows
2 49 (32.24%) Security Cleared
3 41 (26.97%) Microsoft
3 41 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (26.32%) Linux
5 37 (24.34%) ITIL
6 33 (21.71%) Active Directory
7 31 (20.39%) VMware
7 31 (20.39%) PowerShell
7 31 (20.39%) Analytical Skills
8 30 (19.74%) DevOps
9 29 (19.08%) Finance
10 27 (17.76%) Cisco
10 27 (17.76%) SQL
11 24 (15.79%) SQL Server
11 24 (15.79%) MS Excel
12 22 (14.47%) Python
12 22 (14.47%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
13 21 (13.82%) Oracle
13 21 (13.82%) HP
13 21 (13.82%) Citrix
14 20 (13.16%) Service Management
14 20 (13.16%) SCCM
15 19 (12.50%) Incident Management
15 19 (12.50%) Windows Server
16 18 (11.84%) XenApp
17 17 (11.18%) SC Cleared
17 17 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
17 17 (11.18%) Firewall

Infrastructure Management
Top Related 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 10 (6.58%) OpenStack
2 9 (5.92%) SharePoint
3 6 (3.95%) Apache
3 6 (3.95%) IIS
3 6 (3.95%) JBoss
4 5 (3.29%) Confluence
4 5 (3.29%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.63%) Gentran
5 4 (2.63%) MS Exchange
5 4 (2.63%) Mule ESB
5 4 (2.63%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.97%) nginx
7 2 (1.32%) SAS
8 1 (0.66%) CICS
8 1 (0.66%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.66%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.66%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.66%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.61%) MS Office
3 3 (1.97%) SPSS
4 2 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.63%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.97%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.97%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.32%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Manufacturing
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.66%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.92%) IaaS
1 9 (5.92%) PaaS
2 8 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.61%) G Suite
4 5 (3.29%) GitHub
5 4 (2.63%) Office 365
6 3 (1.97%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.97%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.66%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.18%) Firewall
2 11 (7.24%) SAN
3 10 (6.58%) Network Security
4 9 (5.92%) DNS
5 8 (5.26%) VPN
6 6 (3.95%) SSL
6 6 (3.95%) WAN
7 5 (3.29%) IPsec
7 5 (3.29%) LAN
7 5 (3.29%) VoIP
8 4 (2.63%) DHCP
8 4 (2.63%) DMZ
8 4 (2.63%) Internet
8 4 (2.63%) TCP/IP
9 3 (1.97%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.97%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (1.97%) Wireless
10 2 (1.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (1.32%) NAS
10 2 (1.32%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.61%) Relational Database
2 7 (4.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.95%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (3.95%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.95%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (3.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.63%) DataStage
5 4 (2.63%) MySQL
5 4 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.97%) Data Mining
6 3 (1.97%) DB2
6 3 (1.97%) Hadoop
6 3 (1.97%) KNIME
6 3 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.97%) Power BI
6 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (6.58%) Git (software)
1 10 (6.58%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.61%) JIRA
3 5 (3.29%) Introscope
3 5 (3.29%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.63%) Selenium
4 4 (2.63%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.97%) JMeter
6 2 (1.32%) Maven
7 1 (0.66%) Ant
7 1 (0.66%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.66%) Capybara
7 1 (0.66%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.66%) Gradle
7 1 (0.66%) JUnit
7 1 (0.66%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.66%) ProC
7 1 (0.66%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.66%) WATIR
General
1 29 (19.08%) Finance
2 6 (3.95%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.63%) Retail
4 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.32%) Local Government
4 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.32%) Marketing
5 1 (0.66%) Banking
5 1 (0.66%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 20 (13.16%) Analyst
2 15 (9.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (9.21%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (7.24%) Monitoring Specialist
5 10 (6.58%) Consultant
6 9 (5.92%) Support Analyst
7 8 (5.26%) Design Engineer
7 8 (5.26%) Developer
8 7 (4.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (4.61%) Wintel Engineer
9 6 (3.95%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (3.95%) Data Scientist
9 6 (3.95%) Test Manager
10 5 (3.29%) Architect
10 5 (3.29%) DBA
10 5 (3.29%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (3.29%) Service Analyst
10 5 (3.29%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (3.29%) SQL DBA
10 5 (3.29%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.61%) .NET
2 5 (3.29%) Middleware
3 4 (2.63%) .NET Framework
3 4 (2.63%) EDI
3 4 (2.63%) XML
4 3 (1.97%) XSLT
5 2 (1.32%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (1.32%) Apache Camel
5 2 (1.32%) CSS
5 2 (1.32%) HTML
5 2 (1.32%) LAMP
5 2 (1.32%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (1.32%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.66%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.66%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.66%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (0.66%) Durandal
6 1 (0.66%) Pandas
6 1 (0.66%) RxJS
6 1 (0.66%) scikit-learn
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.39%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.89%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.61%) Cloud Native
4 5 (3.29%) e-Health
4 5 (3.29%) Mobile App
4 5 (3.29%) Replication
5 4 (2.63%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.63%) DataPower
6 3 (1.97%) Clustering
6 3 (1.97%) User Experience
7 2 (1.32%) CMDB
7 2 (1.32%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.32%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.32%) Life Science
7 2 (1.32%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.32%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.66%) iSeries
8 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.66%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 60 (39.47%) Windows
2 40 (26.32%) Linux
3 22 (14.47%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (14.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 16 (10.53%) Unix
6 15 (9.87%) Ubuntu
7 13 (8.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (5.92%) Windows 7
9 8 (5.26%) Android
9 8 (5.26%) Apple iOS
9 8 (5.26%) Mac OS X
9 8 (5.26%) Windows 10
10 5 (3.29%) CentOS
11 3 (1.97%) Solaris
12 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.66%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (26.97%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (24.34%) ITIL
3 30 (19.74%) DevOps
4 20 (13.16%) Service Management
5 19 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 15 (9.87%) Root Cause Analysis
7 14 (9.21%) Performance Monitoring
8 13 (8.55%) Change Control
8 13 (8.55%) Integration Testing
8 13 (8.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (7.89%) Change Management
10 11 (7.24%) Problem Management
11 10 (6.58%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (6.58%) PRINCE2
11 10 (6.58%) Software Engineering
12 9 (5.92%) Open Source
12 9 (5.92%) Project Management
13 8 (5.26%) Infrastructure Monitoring
13 8 (5.26%) TDD
13 8 (5.26%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.39%) PowerShell
2 27 (17.76%) SQL
3 22 (14.47%) Python
4 13 (8.55%) Java
5 11 (7.24%) Bash Shell
6 8 (5.26%) VBScript
7 7 (4.61%) C#
8 6 (3.95%) Ruby
9 4 (2.63%) C
9 4 (2.63%) PL/SQL
9 4 (2.63%) VB
10 3 (1.97%) Perl
10 3 (1.97%) R
11 2 (1.32%) VBA
12 1 (0.66%) ABAP
12 1 (0.66%) COBOL
12 1 (0.66%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.66%) PHP
12 1 (0.66%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (32.24%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.18%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (5.26%) Degree
5 7 (4.61%) MCSE
5 7 (4.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (3.95%) ISTQB
7 5 (3.29%) CCNA
7 5 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.63%) CCSA
8 4 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.97%) CCNP
9 3 (1.97%) CCSE
9 3 (1.97%) Check Point Certification
9 3 (1.97%) HNC
9 3 (1.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.32%) MCP
10 2 (1.32%) MCSA
10 2 (1.32%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.24%) QA
2 10 (6.58%) SLA
3 2 (1.32%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (1.32%) PMO
4 1 (0.66%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.66%) MiFID
4 1 (0.66%) SDET
System Software
1 33 (21.71%) Active Directory
2 18 (11.84%) XenApp
3 17 (11.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (10.53%) XenDesktop
5 12 (7.89%) vSphere
6 11 (7.24%) BitLocker
7 9 (5.92%) Docker
8 8 (5.26%) Firmware
8 8 (5.26%) Xen
9 7 (4.61%) XenServer
10 5 (3.29%) Hyper-V
11 3 (1.97%) NFS
11 3 (1.97%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.32%) vCloud
12 2 (1.32%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.66%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.66%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.66%) Postfix
13 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (13.16%) SCCM
2 9 (5.92%) Puppet
2 9 (5.92%) SCOM
3 8 (5.26%) WSUS
4 5 (3.29%) CA Wily
4 5 (3.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (2.63%) Ansible
5 4 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.97%) Terraform
7 2 (1.32%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.32%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.32%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.66%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.66%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.66%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.66%) OpenView
8 1 (0.66%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.66%) SCSM
Vendors
1 41 (26.97%) Microsoft
2 31 (20.39%) VMware
3 27 (17.76%) Cisco
4 21 (13.82%) Citrix
4 21 (13.82%) HP
4 21 (13.82%) Oracle
5 13 (8.55%) CA
5 13 (8.55%) CheckPoint
6 12 (7.89%) Nimsoft
6 12 (7.89%) Symantec
7 10 (6.58%) Dell
7 10 (6.58%) Remedy
8 9 (5.92%) Red Hat
8 9 (5.92%) ServiceNow
9 8 (5.26%) Apple
9 8 (5.26%) Google
10 7 (4.61%) Veeam
11 6 (3.95%) AppDynamics
11 6 (3.95%) Splunk
12 5 (3.29%) NetQoS