Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 226 200
Rank change year-on-year +39 -26 +23
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 707 572 621
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.52% 1.22% 1.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 1.38% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 392 467
London median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £313 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £625 £588
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
London median hourly rate £23.84 £90.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -73.52% +176.92% -24.42%
10th Percentile £22.02 £85.00 £25.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £95.00 £119.10
England median hourly rate £22.70 £25.00 £27.38
% change year-on-year -9.22% -8.68% -21.79%

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 40,711 41,364 39,278
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.55% 88.07% 87.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,397 30,013 28,131
London median daily rate £500 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.38% +4.44%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £644
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 475 405 416
London median hourly rate £22.93 £22.50 £21.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +3.31% +8.90%
10th Percentile £13.05 £13.31 £12.25
90th Percentile £54.41 £50.00 £50.07
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.11 £22.84
% change year-on-year -4.79% +1.19% +3.80%

Infrastructure Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineering in London

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in London

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in London over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in London

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in London

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in London over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor 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 14 November 2018. 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 +20 163 £428 - 72
West London +13 29 £364 -9.06% 46
South London -3 24 £455 +21.33% 15
North London +3 11 £375 -8.81% 7
East London -20 8 £488 +11.17% 6
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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.

1 354 (50.07%) Windows
2 247 (34.94%) Active Directory
3 244 (34.51%) VMware
4 205 (29.00%) Windows Server
5 199 (28.15%) Linux
6 188 (26.59%) Microsoft
7 180 (25.46%) Microsoft Azure
8 163 (23.06%) Amazon AWS
9 159 (22.49%) Office 365
10 148 (20.93%) Finance
11 136 (19.24%) DevOps
12 131 (18.53%) Cisco
13 119 (16.83%) PowerShell
14 115 (16.27%) VMware Infrastructure
15 112 (15.84%) Migration
16 97 (13.72%) Python
17 95 (13.44%) SCCM
18 94 (13.30%) Firewall
19 92 (13.01%) DNS
19 92 (13.01%) Ansible
19 92 (13.01%) Windows Server 2012
20 87 (12.31%) Terraform
20 87 (12.31%) Citrix
21 83 (11.74%) Agile Software Development
22 82 (11.60%) Data Centre
23 81 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
24 76 (10.75%) Puppet
25 68 (9.62%) Docker
26 67 (9.48%) Jenkins
27 66 (9.34%) Windows 10

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 63 (8.91%) MS Exchange
2 40 (5.66%) SharePoint
3 33 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 32 (4.53%) Apache
5 30 (4.24%) Skype for Business
6 28 (3.96%) IIS
7 21 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
8 16 (2.26%) Tomcat
9 15 (2.12%) Apache Spark
9 15 (2.12%) WebLogic
10 14 (1.98%) Oracle Service Bus
11 11 (1.56%) nginx
12 6 (0.85%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
13 4 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.42%) Confluence
15 1 (0.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (3.11%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.99%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.14%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 180 (25.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 163 (23.06%) Amazon AWS
3 159 (22.49%) Office 365
4 40 (5.66%) IaaS
5 28 (3.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 28 (3.96%) PaaS
6 20 (2.83%) GitHub
7 18 (2.55%) Google Cloud Platform
8 16 (2.26%) AWS CloudFormation
9 12 (1.70%) Mimecast
10 11 (1.56%) Amazon S3
10 11 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 10 (1.41%) SaaS
11 10 (1.41%) Serverless
12 6 (0.85%) Quay.io
13 5 (0.71%) Amazon EC2
13 5 (0.71%) OpenShift
14 4 (0.57%) AWS Lambda
14 4 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 94 (13.30%) Firewall
2 92 (13.01%) DNS
3 58 (8.20%) DHCP
4 49 (6.93%) SAN
5 42 (5.94%) VPN
6 39 (5.52%) WAN
7 35 (4.95%) LAN
8 30 (4.24%) TCP/IP
9 29 (4.10%) Skype
10 22 (3.11%) HTTP
11 15 (2.12%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (2.12%) SSL
11 15 (2.12%) VLAN
12 13 (1.84%) MPLS
12 13 (1.84%) Network Security
13 12 (1.70%) DMZ
13 12 (1.70%) Kerberos
14 11 (1.56%) OSPF
14 11 (1.56%) VoIP
15 10 (1.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (9.34%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.55%) Apache Cassandra
3 13 (1.84%) Hadoop
4 12 (1.70%) NoSQL
4 12 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
5 10 (1.41%) MySQL
6 9 (1.27%) Big Data
7 8 (1.13%) Oracle Reports
7 8 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 8 (1.13%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (0.71%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 4 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (0.42%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 67 (9.48%) Jenkins
2 33 (4.67%) Git (software)
3 20 (2.83%) Artifactory
3 20 (2.83%) GitLab
4 13 (1.84%) GoCD
5 11 (1.56%) Maven
6 9 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (1.27%) MSI
7 7 (0.99%) Travis CI
7 7 (0.99%) Vagrant
8 6 (0.85%) JIRA
9 4 (0.57%) IBM UrbanCode
9 4 (0.57%) RStudio
10 2 (0.28%) Subversion
10 2 (0.28%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.14%) Gradle
11 1 (0.14%) RSpec
11 1 (0.14%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.14%) YourKit
General
1 148 (20.93%) Finance
2 59 (8.35%) Banking
3 30 (4.24%) Retail
4 22 (3.11%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.12%) Law
5 15 (2.12%) Legal
6 9 (1.27%) Marketing
7 7 (0.99%) Front Office
8 6 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.57%) Advertising
9 4 (0.57%) Electronics
9 4 (0.57%) Games
9 4 (0.57%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.57%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.42%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.42%) International Banking
10 3 (0.42%) Local Government
10 3 (0.42%) Publishing
11 2 (0.28%) Back Office
11 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 471 (66.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 85 (12.02%) DevOps Engineer
3 57 (8.06%) AWS Engineer
4 52 (7.36%) Cloud Engineer
5 47 (6.65%) Windows Engineer
6 45 (6.36%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 44 (6.22%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 40 (5.66%) Network Engineer
9 39 (5.52%) Linux Engineer
9 39 (5.52%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 38 (5.37%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 37 (5.23%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
12 36 (5.09%) Architect
12 36 (5.09%) Azure Engineer
13 34 (4.81%) VMware Engineer
14 33 (4.67%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
14 33 (4.67%) Support Engineer
15 31 (4.38%) Infrastructure Support
16 30 (4.24%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
16 30 (4.24%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.81%) LDAP
2 31 (4.38%) Web Services
3 25 (3.54%) Elastic Stack
4 24 (3.39%) Middleware
5 18 (2.55%) XML
6 15 (2.12%) Kafka
7 14 (1.98%) EntireX
8 11 (1.56%) SAML
9 8 (1.13%) 802.1X
10 7 (0.99%) OAuth
11 6 (0.85%) .NET
11 6 (0.85%) REST
12 5 (0.71%) Ajax
12 5 (0.71%) HTML
12 5 (0.71%) SQLAlchemy
13 4 (0.57%) CSS
13 4 (0.57%) Java EE
13 4 (0.57%) jQuery
13 4 (0.57%) RESTful
13 4 (0.57%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 82 (11.60%) Data Centre
2 21 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (2.83%) Management Information System
4 19 (2.69%) Clustering
5 16 (2.26%) Public Cloud
6 13 (1.84%) Computer Science
7 12 (1.70%) Cloud Native
7 12 (1.70%) Hybrid Cloud
8 11 (1.56%) PKI
8 11 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.27%) Enterprise Cloud
9 9 (1.27%) Private Cloud
9 9 (1.27%) Replication
10 8 (1.13%) HP StoreVirtual
11 7 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
12 6 (0.85%) Fat Client
12 6 (0.85%) Thin Client
12 6 (0.85%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.71%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.57%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 354 (50.07%) Windows
2 205 (29.00%) Windows Server
3 199 (28.15%) Linux
4 92 (13.01%) Windows Server 2012
5 81 (11.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 66 (9.34%) Windows 10
7 41 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 32 (4.53%) Windows 7
9 30 (4.24%) Unix
10 15 (2.12%) CentOS
11 11 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (1.13%) CoreOS
13 7 (0.99%) SUSE
14 5 (0.71%) Solaris
14 5 (0.71%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.42%) Android
15 3 (0.42%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.42%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.28%) VMS
17 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 136 (19.24%) DevOps
2 112 (15.84%) Migration
3 83 (11.74%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (9.19%) ITIL
5 61 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
6 50 (7.07%) Configuration Management
6 50 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
7 30 (4.24%) Continuous Delivery
7 30 (4.24%) Open Source
8 24 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (3.25%) Analytics
9 23 (3.25%) Business Intelligence
10 22 (3.11%) Project Management
10 22 (3.11%) Software Engineering
11 21 (2.97%) Identity Management
11 21 (2.97%) Information Security
11 21 (2.97%) TDD
12 20 (2.83%) PRINCE2
12 20 (2.83%) Storage Management
13 18 (2.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 119 (16.83%) PowerShell
2 97 (13.72%) Python
3 55 (7.78%) Java
4 54 (7.64%) SQL
5 40 (5.66%) Bash Shell
6 37 (5.23%) Ruby
7 26 (3.68%) Go
8 25 (3.54%) Perl
9 13 (1.84%) C#
10 10 (1.41%) C
11 8 (1.13%) Groovy
11 8 (1.13%) JavaScript
12 5 (0.71%) C++
13 4 (0.57%) MATLAB
13 4 (0.57%) PHP
13 4 (0.57%) R
14 3 (0.42%) VBA
15 2 (0.28%) VB
15 2 (0.28%) VBScript
16 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 53 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 37 (5.23%) SC Cleared
3 36 (5.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (4.24%) Degree
5 26 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (2.55%) MCSE
7 16 (2.26%) DV Cleared
8 15 (2.12%) CCNA
9 11 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (1.27%) MCITP
12 7 (0.99%) CCIE
12 7 (0.99%) CCNP
12 7 (0.99%) MCSA
13 6 (0.85%) AWS Certification
13 6 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.85%) MCP
14 5 (0.71%) CISSP
15 4 (0.57%) PMI Certification
16 3 (0.42%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.70%) SLA
2 11 (1.56%) QA
3 6 (0.85%) GDPR
4 5 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.14%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.14%) PMO
System Software
1 247 (34.94%) Active Directory
2 115 (16.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (9.62%) Docker
4 66 (9.34%) Hyper-V
5 49 (6.93%) VMware ESXi
6 43 (6.08%) XenApp
7 40 (5.66%) vSphere
8 27 (3.82%) XenDesktop
9 21 (2.97%) Microsoft App-V
10 14 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (1.56%) vCloud
12 10 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (1.27%) DFS Replication
13 9 (1.27%) NFS
14 6 (0.85%) Ceph
14 6 (0.85%) etcd
14 6 (0.85%) flannel
14 6 (0.85%) GlusterFS
14 6 (0.85%) LXC
14 6 (0.85%) SkyDNS
Systems Management
1 95 (13.44%) SCCM
2 92 (13.01%) Ansible
3 87 (12.31%) Terraform
4 76 (10.75%) Puppet
5 48 (6.79%) Kubernetes
6 40 (5.66%) SCOM
7 36 (5.09%) Opscode Chef
8 19 (2.69%) CA Single Sign-On
9 17 (2.40%) Single Sign-On
10 16 (2.26%) WSUS
11 14 (1.98%) Forum Sentry
11 14 (1.98%) Microsoft Intune
11 14 (1.98%) Prometheus
12 13 (1.84%) McAfee ePO
12 13 (1.84%) Nagios
13 11 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
13 11 (1.56%) NetBackup
14 10 (1.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 10 (1.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 9 (1.27%) Salt
Vendors
1 244 (34.51%) VMware
2 188 (26.59%) Microsoft
3 131 (18.53%) Cisco
4 87 (12.31%) Citrix
5 43 (6.08%) CheckPoint
6 37 (5.23%) HP
6 37 (5.23%) NetApp
7 32 (4.53%) Red Hat
8 29 (4.10%) Ivanti
9 28 (3.96%) Symantec
10 25 (3.54%) Oracle
11 23 (3.25%) McAfee
11 23 (3.25%) Palo Alto
12 22 (3.11%) EMC
13 18 (2.55%) Splunk
14 17 (2.40%) Veeam
15 15 (2.12%) Google
15 15 (2.12%) Juniper
16 14 (1.98%) Axway
17 12 (1.70%) SolarWinds