Period
to

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 23 May 2022 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
England > London
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 193 168 170
Rank change year-on-year -25 +2 +22
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 548 415 309
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.43% 1.71% 1.55%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.56% 1.88% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 416 313 223
10th Percentile £350 £325 £286
25th Percentile £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £425
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +11.76% -
75th Percentile £613 £538 £500
90th Percentile £675 £625 £635
England median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
10th Percentile £31.29 - -
25th Percentile £36.73 - -
Median hourly rate £43.06 - £47.83
75th Percentile £47.21 - -
90th Percentile £48.04 - -
England median hourly rate £43.06 £37.50 £28.78
% change year-on-year +14.83% +30.30% -35.68%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 35,029 22,087 17,793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.52% 90.98% 89.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,608 15,826 12,801
10th Percentile £400 £350 £325
25th Percentile £475 £425 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% - +0.96%
75th Percentile £688 £625 £615
90th Percentile £775 £713 £700
England median daily rate £545 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +9.00% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 231 225
10th Percentile £17.00 £15.00 £13.60
25th Percentile £23.91 £21.13 £18.50
Median hourly rate £35.50 £32.50 £26.50
Median % change year-on-year +9.23% +22.64% +20.45%
75th Percentile £50.00 £51.56 £47.12
90th Percentile £67.50 £66.50 £59.00
England median hourly rate £26.98 £24.47 £21.57
% change year-on-year +10.26% +13.44% -4.13%

Infrastructure Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Infrastructure Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineering in London

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in London.

Daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in London

Infrastructure Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in London over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in London

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in London.

Hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in London

Infrastructure Engineering
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in London over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in London

Infrastructure Engineering
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -19 80 £513 +13.89% 41
West London -9 11 £463 -7.50% 10
East London -1 7 £315 -3.08% 11
South London -13 7 £315 -19.23% 5
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 London region with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering.

1 263 (47.99%) Azure
2 241 (43.98%) Windows
3 200 (36.50%) Microsoft
4 196 (35.77%) Active Directory
5 187 (34.12%) VMware
6 156 (28.47%) Finance
7 144 (26.28%) PowerShell
8 132 (24.09%) AWS
9 129 (23.54%) Linux
10 128 (23.36%) Terraform
11 125 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 124 (22.63%) Microsoft 365
13 123 (22.45%) DevOps
14 114 (20.80%) Windows Server
15 96 (17.52%) Infrastructure as Code
15 96 (17.52%) CI/CD
16 94 (17.15%) Agile
17 88 (16.06%) Security Cleared
18 86 (15.69%) Firewall
19 82 (14.96%) Ansible
20 81 (14.78%) Python
21 78 (14.23%) DNS
21 78 (14.23%) Cisco
22 76 (13.87%) ITIL
23 75 (13.69%) SCCM
24 74 (13.50%) Azure Active Directory
25 72 (13.14%) SC Cleared
26 69 (12.59%) Citrix
27 67 (12.23%) Kubernetes
28 56 (10.22%) Jenkins

Infrastructure Engineering
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 34 (6.20%) MS Exchange
2 26 (4.74%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.82%) Confluence
4 8 (1.46%) IIS
4 8 (1.46%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.09%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.91%) Apache Airflow
6 5 (0.91%) Jupyter
7 4 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.55%) Apache
8 3 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.55%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.36%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.36%) Mule
9 2 (0.36%) nginx
9 2 (0.36%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.18%) CMS
10 1 (0.18%) JBoss
10 1 (0.18%) uWSGI
Applications
1 13 (2.37%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.82%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.18%) Maximo
1 1 (0.18%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 263 (47.99%) Azure
2 132 (24.09%) AWS
3 124 (22.63%) Microsoft 365
4 74 (13.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 45 (8.21%) IaaS
6 43 (7.85%) GCP
7 40 (7.30%) PaaS
8 25 (4.56%) SaaS
9 24 (4.38%) GitHub
10 20 (3.65%) Mimecast
11 19 (3.47%) Amazon S3
12 18 (3.28%) Nutanix
13 17 (3.10%) Amazon EC2
14 16 (2.92%) Serverless
15 14 (2.55%) OneDrive
16 12 (2.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 12 (2.19%) Route 53
17 10 (1.82%) Apigee
17 10 (1.82%) OpenShift
18 8 (1.46%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 86 (15.69%) Firewall
2 78 (14.23%) DNS
3 39 (7.12%) DHCP
4 29 (5.29%) SAN
5 20 (3.65%) VPN
6 19 (3.47%) WAN
7 18 (3.28%) TCP/IP
8 16 (2.92%) LAN
9 15 (2.74%) NetScaler
10 14 (2.55%) Internet
10 14 (2.55%) MPLS
11 12 (2.19%) NAS
11 12 (2.19%) Network Security
11 12 (2.19%) Software-Defined Networking
12 10 (1.82%) Kerberos
12 10 (1.82%) VoIP
13 9 (1.64%) Wireless
14 8 (1.46%) Unified Communications
14 8 (1.46%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (0.73%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (7.66%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (1.46%) Amazon QuickSight
4 7 (1.28%) Power BI
4 7 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (0.73%) Data Lake
5 4 (0.73%) Oracle Database
5 4 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
6 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (0.55%) PowerCenter
7 2 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.36%) Big Data
7 2 (0.36%) Metadata
8 1 (0.18%) Redis
8 1 (0.18%) Riak
8 1 (0.18%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 56 (10.22%) Jenkins
2 37 (6.75%) GitLab
3 33 (6.02%) Git (software)
4 21 (3.83%) JIRA
5 6 (1.09%) Bitbucket
5 6 (1.09%) RSpec
5 6 (1.09%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.91%) Maven
6 5 (0.91%) MLflow
6 5 (0.91%) Visual Studio
7 4 (0.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 4 (0.73%) Cucumber
7 4 (0.73%) JUnit
7 4 (0.73%) MSBuild
7 4 (0.73%) MSTest
7 4 (0.73%) SonarQube
7 4 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
7 4 (0.73%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.55%) Subversion
General
1 156 (28.47%) Finance
2 51 (9.31%) Social Skills
3 45 (8.21%) Public Sector
4 38 (6.93%) Banking
5 23 (4.20%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.92%) Electronics
6 16 (2.92%) Manufacturing
6 16 (2.92%) Marketing
7 13 (2.37%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (1.82%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.64%) Financial Institution
9 9 (1.64%) Organisational Skills
10 8 (1.46%) Documentation Skills
10 8 (1.46%) Presentation Skills
11 7 (1.28%) Law
12 4 (0.73%) Front Office
12 4 (0.73%) Influencing Skills
13 3 (0.55%) Legal
13 3 (0.55%) Local Government
13 3 (0.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 341 (62.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 64 (11.68%) Cloud Engineer
3 60 (10.95%) Azure Engineer
4 57 (10.40%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 53 (9.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 49 (8.94%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
7 45 (8.21%) DevOps Engineer
8 37 (6.75%) Architect
9 33 (6.02%) Support Engineer
10 31 (5.66%) AWS Engineer
11 28 (5.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 26 (4.74%) Infrastructure Architect
13 25 (4.56%) Security Engineer
14 24 (4.38%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
14 24 (4.38%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
14 24 (4.38%) VMware Engineer
15 22 (4.01%) IT Engineer
16 21 (3.83%) Active Directory Engineer
16 21 (3.83%) Infrastructure Support
17 20 (3.65%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.10%) Middleware
2 10 (1.82%) LDAP
3 9 (1.64%) .NET
3 9 (1.64%) pytest
4 8 (1.46%) Web Services
5 6 (1.09%) REST
6 5 (0.91%) Pandas
6 5 (0.91%) scikit-learn
6 5 (0.91%) YAML
7 4 (0.73%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.73%) ARM Templates
7 4 (0.73%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (0.73%) JSON
7 4 (0.73%) SAML
7 4 (0.73%) Spring
7 4 (0.73%) Spring Boot
7 4 (0.73%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (0.73%) XMPP
8 3 (0.55%) React
8 3 (0.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.12%) Clustering
1 39 (7.12%) Data Centre
2 27 (4.93%) Replication
3 24 (4.38%) Public Cloud
4 23 (4.20%) PKI
5 21 (3.83%) Hedge funds
6 15 (2.74%) Cloud Native
7 14 (2.55%) Data Protection Act
8 13 (2.37%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (1.82%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.64%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.64%) Private Cloud
11 8 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.46%) NHS
12 7 (1.28%) CMDB
13 6 (1.09%) IoT
13 6 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
14 5 (0.91%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (0.91%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 241 (43.98%) Windows
2 129 (23.54%) Linux
3 114 (20.80%) Windows Server
4 48 (8.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 34 (6.20%) Windows Server 2016
6 30 (5.47%) Windows 10
7 26 (4.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (4.56%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (3.65%) Unix
9 20 (3.65%) Windows Server 2019
10 12 (2.19%) VMS
11 9 (1.64%) CentOS
12 8 (1.46%) Android
12 8 (1.46%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.09%) Mac OS
14 4 (0.73%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.36%) Solaris
16 1 (0.18%) AIX
16 1 (0.18%) Debian
16 1 (0.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (22.45%) DevOps
2 96 (17.52%) CI/CD
2 96 (17.52%) Infrastructure as Code
3 94 (17.15%) Agile
4 76 (13.87%) ITIL
5 56 (10.22%) Migration
6 47 (8.58%) Configuration Management
7 41 (7.48%) Cybersecurity
7 41 (7.48%) Microservices
7 41 (7.48%) Problem-Solving
7 41 (7.48%) Project Delivery
8 35 (6.39%) Change Management
9 34 (6.20%) Platform Engineering
10 32 (5.84%) Information Security
10 32 (5.84%) Scrum
11 30 (5.47%) Patch Management
12 27 (4.93%) Service Management
13 25 (4.56%) Continuous Integration
13 25 (4.56%) Identity Management
13 25 (4.56%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (26.28%) PowerShell
2 81 (14.78%) Python
3 50 (9.12%) SQL
4 25 (4.56%) Bash
5 18 (3.28%) Java
6 14 (2.55%) Ruby
6 14 (2.55%) T-SQL
7 13 (2.37%) Go
8 9 (1.64%) C
9 8 (1.46%) C#
10 7 (1.28%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.91%) VBScript
12 4 (0.73%) Groovy
13 3 (0.55%) C++
13 3 (0.55%) Perl
13 3 (0.55%) VBA
14 2 (0.36%) Bicep
14 2 (0.36%) JavaScript
14 2 (0.36%) Kotlin
14 2 (0.36%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 88 (16.06%) Security Cleared
2 72 (13.14%) SC Cleared
3 38 (6.93%) DV Cleared
4 15 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (2.74%) Degree
5 14 (2.55%) CCNA
6 12 (2.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.82%) MCSE
8 8 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (1.09%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (0.73%) AWS Certification
10 4 (0.73%) CISSP
11 2 (0.36%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.36%) CCDP
11 2 (0.36%) CCNP
11 2 (0.36%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.36%) Master's Degree
11 2 (0.36%) PMI Certification
11 2 (0.36%) PMP
12 1 (0.18%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.82%) SLA
2 6 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.91%) QA
4 4 (0.73%) GRC
5 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.18%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.18%) GDPR
6 1 (0.18%) NIST
6 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 196 (35.77%) Active Directory
2 125 (22.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (9.49%) Docker
4 44 (8.03%) vSphere
5 21 (3.83%) Hyper-V
5 21 (3.83%) Virtual Machines
6 20 (3.65%) XenApp
7 19 (3.47%) XenDesktop
8 17 (3.10%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (2.01%) VMware NSX
10 10 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (1.46%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (1.09%) NFS
13 4 (0.73%) Firmware
13 4 (0.73%) LXC
13 4 (0.73%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.73%) VirtualBox
14 3 (0.55%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
16 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 128 (23.36%) Terraform
2 82 (14.96%) Ansible
3 75 (13.69%) SCCM
4 67 (12.23%) Kubernetes
5 46 (8.39%) Microsoft Intune
6 26 (4.74%) Puppet
7 20 (3.65%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 16 (2.92%) Cisco CUCM
9 15 (2.74%) Microsoft Clustering
10 14 (2.55%) SCOM
11 13 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
12 12 (2.19%) SCOrch
12 12 (2.19%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 11 (2.01%) Packer
13 11 (2.01%) vRealize
14 9 (1.64%) Grafana
14 9 (1.64%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (1.64%) vCenter Server
14 9 (1.64%) WSUS
15 6 (1.09%) Nessus
Vendors
1 200 (36.50%) Microsoft
2 187 (34.12%) VMware
3 78 (14.23%) Cisco
4 69 (12.59%) Citrix
5 31 (5.66%) Red Hat
6 30 (5.47%) Dell
7 22 (4.01%) SolarWinds
8 21 (3.83%) Google
9 20 (3.65%) CheckPoint
9 20 (3.65%) Okta
10 19 (3.47%) HP
10 19 (3.47%) NetApp
10 19 (3.47%) Splunk
11 18 (3.28%) ServiceNow
12 17 (3.10%) IBM
13 16 (2.92%) SAP
13 16 (2.92%) Veeam
14 15 (2.74%) Palo Alto
15 14 (2.55%) Oracle
16 8 (1.46%) EMC