Period
to 30 November 2021

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 30 November 2021 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
30 Nov 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 189 201 192
Rank change year-on-year +12 -9 +1
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 575 202 491
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.52% 1.27% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.66% 1.43% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 157 349
10th Percentile £363 £296 £300
25th Percentile £425 £358 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.39%
75th Percentile £575 £525 £538
90th Percentile £638 £645 £626
England median daily rate £475 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +15.15% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 4
10th Percentile £32.80 " "
25th Percentile £35.69 " £10.50
Median hourly rate £40.35 - £18.50
75th Percentile £46.27 " £34.49
90th Percentile £50.45 " £40.78
England median hourly rate £43.19 £39.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year +10.04% +86.90% -4.02%

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 34,577 14,083 30,727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 91.29% 88.72% 88.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,132 10,183 22,431
10th Percentile £375 £319 £325
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £663 £613 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 123 366
10th Percentile £17.00 £15.26 £12.24
25th Percentile £22.03 £22.50 £16.08
Median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £22.42
Median % change year-on-year +15.38% +44.99% +6.74%
75th Percentile £54.75 £45.88 £43.56
90th Percentile £70.03 £59.75 £53.75
England median hourly rate £24.80 £26.88 £21.76
% change year-on-year -7.75% +23.54% +8.80%

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 30 November 2021.

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 30 November 2021.

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 30 November 2021. 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
Central London -9 84 £475 +12.76% 71
West London -9 17 £550 -2.22% 25
South London +6 5 - - 7
East London -16 2 £366 -8.44% 14
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 30 November 2021, 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.

1 260 (45.22%) Azure
2 247 (42.96%) Windows
3 206 (35.83%) Active Directory
4 197 (34.26%) VMware
5 185 (32.17%) Microsoft
6 144 (25.04%) DevOps
7 142 (24.70%) Finance
8 138 (24.00%) Microsoft 365
9 131 (22.78%) AWS
10 129 (22.43%) Windows Server
11 126 (21.91%) VMware Infrastructure
12 110 (19.13%) Linux
13 106 (18.43%) Firewall
14 101 (17.57%) PowerShell
15 95 (16.52%) ITIL
16 92 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
17 90 (15.65%) Citrix
18 89 (15.48%) Social Skills
19 86 (14.96%) Terraform
20 84 (14.61%) Cisco
21 81 (14.09%) Python
22 74 (12.87%) Kubernetes
23 73 (12.70%) Ansible
24 72 (12.52%) IaaS
25 69 (12.00%) Migration
26 66 (11.48%) Azure Active Directory
27 64 (11.13%) SCCM
27 64 (11.13%) Security Cleared
28 63 (10.96%) Infrastructure as Code
29 60 (10.43%) DNS

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 30 (5.22%) SharePoint
2 26 (4.52%) MS Exchange
3 15 (2.61%) Elasticsearch
4 12 (2.09%) Apache Spark
4 12 (2.09%) Confluence
5 10 (1.74%) IIS
6 8 (1.39%) Apache
7 7 (1.22%) Apache Airflow
8 5 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.87%) Tomcat
9 4 (0.70%) ArcGIS
9 4 (0.70%) Jupyter
9 4 (0.70%) nginx
10 2 (0.35%) JBoss
11 1 (0.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.17%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.17%) SAS
11 1 (0.17%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 22 (3.83%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.70%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.35%) Elite 3E
1 2 (0.35%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 260 (45.22%) Azure
2 138 (24.00%) Microsoft 365
3 131 (22.78%) AWS
4 72 (12.52%) IaaS
5 66 (11.48%) Azure Active Directory
6 53 (9.22%) GCP
7 51 (8.87%) PaaS
8 39 (6.78%) GitHub
9 28 (4.87%) Serverless
10 23 (4.00%) SaaS
11 20 (3.48%) OneDrive
12 18 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
13 13 (2.26%) Amazon S3
13 13 (2.26%) AWS CloudFormation
14 12 (2.09%) AWS Lambda
14 12 (2.09%) Azure Functions
14 12 (2.09%) GitHub Actions
15 10 (1.74%) Mimecast
16 7 (1.22%) Amazon EKS
16 7 (1.22%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 106 (18.43%) Firewall
2 60 (10.43%) DNS
3 35 (6.09%) VPN
4 34 (5.91%) SAN
5 32 (5.57%) DHCP
6 31 (5.39%) TCP/IP
7 27 (4.70%) WAN
8 23 (4.00%) NetScaler
9 22 (3.83%) LAN
10 17 (2.96%) Software-Defined Networking
11 15 (2.61%) Internet
12 11 (1.91%) iSCSI
13 10 (1.74%) MPLS
13 10 (1.74%) Wireless
14 9 (1.57%) DKIM
14 9 (1.57%) DMARC
14 9 (1.57%) SMTP
15 8 (1.39%) Network Security
15 8 (1.39%) VLAN
15 8 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.61%) Big Data
3 10 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (0.87%) NoSQL
6 5 (0.87%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.70%) GIS
7 4 (0.70%) Hadoop
7 4 (0.70%) MongoDB
7 4 (0.70%) MySQL
7 4 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (0.70%) Sybase IQ
8 3 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (0.52%) Power BI
8 3 (0.52%) Redis
8 3 (0.52%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.35%) FileMaker
9 2 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 41 (7.13%) Jenkins
2 33 (5.74%) Git (software)
3 26 (4.52%) JIRA
4 21 (3.65%) GitLab
5 10 (1.74%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (1.04%) SonarQube
6 6 (1.04%) Subversion
7 5 (0.87%) TeamCity
8 4 (0.70%) Bitbucket
8 4 (0.70%) MLflow
9 3 (0.52%) Artifactory
9 3 (0.52%) Terragrunt
10 2 (0.35%) CircleCI
10 2 (0.35%) GCC
10 2 (0.35%) IBM UrbanCode
10 2 (0.35%) Maven
11 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 1 (0.17%) Metasploit
11 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 142 (24.70%) Finance
2 89 (15.48%) Social Skills
3 46 (8.00%) Banking
4 33 (5.74%) Public Sector
5 21 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (2.96%) Marketing
7 16 (2.78%) Telecoms
8 15 (2.61%) Electronics
8 15 (2.61%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.91%) Law
9 11 (1.91%) Organisational Skills
10 10 (1.74%) Influencing Skills
11 9 (1.57%) Retail
12 8 (1.39%) Financial Institution
12 8 (1.39%) Investment Banking
12 8 (1.39%) Legal
13 5 (0.87%) Documentation Skills
14 4 (0.70%) Games
15 3 (0.52%) International Banking
16 2 (0.35%) Prime Brokerage
Job Titles
1 332 (57.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 80 (13.91%) Azure Engineer
3 59 (10.26%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 50 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
5 44 (7.65%) DevOps Engineer
5 44 (7.65%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 42 (7.30%) VMware Engineer
7 41 (7.13%) Architect
8 39 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 35 (6.09%) Cloud Engineer
10 34 (5.91%) AWS Engineer
11 32 (5.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 29 (5.04%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
13 26 (4.52%) Active Directory Engineer
14 24 (4.17%) Server Engineer
15 22 (3.83%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
16 20 (3.48%) Security Engineer
17 19 (3.30%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
17 19 (3.30%) Infrastructure Support
18 18 (3.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.13%) .NET
2 16 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
3 14 (2.43%) Web Services
4 11 (1.91%) .NET Core
5 10 (1.74%) Kafka
6 9 (1.57%) YAML
7 8 (1.39%) LDAP
7 8 (1.39%) SPIFFE
8 7 (1.22%) REST
8 7 (1.22%) SAML
9 5 (0.87%) JSON
9 5 (0.87%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 5 (0.87%) XMPP
10 4 (0.70%) Pandas
10 4 (0.70%) pytest
10 4 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
10 4 (0.70%) scikit-learn
10 4 (0.70%) Velocity
11 3 (0.52%) Akka
11 3 (0.52%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 46 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 29 (5.04%) Cloud Native
2 29 (5.04%) Public Cloud
3 25 (4.35%) Data Protection Act
4 23 (4.00%) Clustering
5 20 (3.48%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (2.43%) PKI
6 14 (2.43%) Replication
7 12 (2.09%) CMDB
8 11 (1.91%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.91%) Hedge funds
9 8 (1.39%) Hybrid Cloud
9 8 (1.39%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.04%) Cyberthreat
11 5 (0.87%) Social Media
12 4 (0.70%) Algorithms
12 4 (0.70%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.70%) PMI
13 3 (0.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 247 (42.96%) Windows
2 129 (22.43%) Windows Server
3 110 (19.13%) Linux
4 43 (7.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (6.78%) Windows 10
6 37 (6.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (5.91%) Windows Server 2019
8 30 (5.22%) Unix
9 25 (4.35%) Windows Server 2016
10 18 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (1.74%) Windows 7
12 7 (1.22%) CentOS
13 4 (0.70%) Android
13 4 (0.70%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.52%) VMS
14 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
15 2 (0.35%) SUSE
15 2 (0.35%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 144 (25.04%) DevOps
2 95 (16.52%) ITIL
3 92 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (12.00%) Migration
5 63 (10.96%) Infrastructure as Code
6 37 (6.43%) Infrastructure Automation
7 33 (5.74%) Change Management
8 31 (5.39%) Data Protection
9 30 (5.22%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (5.04%) Configuration Management
10 29 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
10 29 (5.04%) Software Engineering
11 26 (4.52%) Cybersecurity
11 26 (4.52%) Microservices
12 25 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
12 25 (4.35%) Project Delivery
13 24 (4.17%) Project Management
14 23 (4.00%) Software Architecture
15 22 (3.83%) Vulnerability Scanning
16 21 (3.65%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 101 (17.57%) PowerShell
2 81 (14.09%) Python
3 46 (8.00%) SQL
4 27 (4.70%) Java
5 22 (3.83%) C#
6 19 (3.30%) C
7 17 (2.96%) Ruby
8 16 (2.78%) Go
9 13 (2.26%) Bash Shell
10 9 (1.57%) JavaScript
11 8 (1.39%) Perl
12 7 (1.22%) Shell Script
13 6 (1.04%) C++
14 5 (0.87%) Groovy
14 5 (0.87%) R
14 5 (0.87%) Scala
14 5 (0.87%) VB
15 4 (0.70%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.52%) VBScript
17 2 (0.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 64 (11.13%) Security Cleared
2 39 (6.78%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (4.35%) DV Cleared
5 17 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
6 15 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
6 15 (2.61%) MCSE
7 11 (1.91%) Degree
8 10 (1.74%) CCNA
9 9 (1.57%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (0.87%) MCSA
10 5 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (0.70%) AWS Certification
11 4 (0.70%) CISSP
11 4 (0.70%) MCITP
11 4 (0.70%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.70%) PMP
12 3 (0.52%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.52%) MCP
12 3 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.61%) SLA
2 10 (1.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.04%) GDPR
3 6 (1.04%) QA
4 4 (0.70%) NIST
5 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.17%) DICOM
6 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.17%) HL7
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.17%) SOC 2
System Software
1 206 (35.83%) Active Directory
2 126 (21.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (9.39%) Docker
4 27 (4.70%) Virtual Servers
5 25 (4.35%) vSphere
6 22 (3.83%) Hyper-V
7 20 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
8 18 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 17 (2.96%) VMware NSX
10 15 (2.61%) XenApp
11 12 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
12 11 (1.91%) XenDesktop
13 7 (1.22%) NFS
14 6 (1.04%) Firmware
15 4 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
16 3 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 3 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
17 2 (0.35%) BitLocker
18 1 (0.17%) GFS2
18 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 86 (14.96%) Terraform
2 74 (12.87%) Kubernetes
3 73 (12.70%) Ansible
4 64 (11.13%) SCCM
5 32 (5.57%) Microsoft Intune
6 24 (4.17%) Puppet
7 23 (4.00%) Prometheus
8 21 (3.65%) vRealize
9 19 (3.30%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 18 (3.13%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 16 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
12 14 (2.43%) Single Sign-On
12 14 (2.43%) vCenter Server
13 13 (2.26%) Microsoft Clustering
14 11 (1.91%) Kibana
15 10 (1.74%) PowerCLI
16 9 (1.57%) SCOM
17 8 (1.39%) FortiGate
17 8 (1.39%) MIIS
17 8 (1.39%) Nessus
Vendors
1 197 (34.26%) VMware
2 185 (32.17%) Microsoft
3 90 (15.65%) Citrix
4 84 (14.61%) Cisco
5 26 (4.52%) NetApp
6 25 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 23 (4.00%) HP
8 22 (3.83%) Red Hat
9 21 (3.65%) Oracle
10 19 (3.30%) SAP
11 18 (3.13%) Google
11 18 (3.13%) Nimble Storage
11 18 (3.13%) ServiceNow
12 14 (2.43%) CommVault
12 14 (2.43%) Dell
12 14 (2.43%) Splunk
13 13 (2.26%) EMC
14 11 (1.91%) Okta
15 10 (1.74%) Centrify
16 9 (1.57%) IBM