Period
to 25 July 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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 152 173 196
Rank change year-on-year +21 +23 +24
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 528 241 584
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.78% 1.48% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.97% 1.66% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 173 430
10th Percentile £350 £282 £310
25th Percentile £406 £330 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
75th Percentile £563 £503 £575
90th Percentile £630 £638 £625
England median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
10th Percentile £30.40 " £17.70
25th Percentile £31.00 " £28.50
Median hourly rate £32.00 £47.83 £29.00
Median % change year-on-year -33.10% +64.93% -33.96%
75th Percentile £33.00 " £44.97
90th Percentile £33.60 " £45.44
England median hourly rate £34.00 £30.03 £42.75
% change year-on-year +13.22% -29.75% +98.84%

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 26,805 14,521 36,048
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 90.56% 89.45% 89.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,133 10,416 26,205
10th Percentile £363 £330 £338
25th Percentile £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £525 £520
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% +0.96% +4.00%
75th Percentile £638 £625 £600
90th Percentile £725 £713 £688
England median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 274 177 385
10th Percentile £15.73 £14.00 £12.04
25th Percentile £20.81 £20.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate £34.44 £35.00 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year -1.60% +59.09% -
75th Percentile £51.55 £47.75 £39.75
90th Percentile £66.50 £60.40 £52.50
England median hourly rate £22.89 £23.08 £22.93
% change year-on-year -0.80% +0.63% +11.74%

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 25 July 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
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 25 July 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 86 £450 - 68
West London +7 17 £550 +66.67% 17
East London -3 3 £300 -20.00% 10
North London +3 2 £306 -18.33% 1
South London +17 1 - - 7
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 225 (42.61%) Windows
2 201 (38.07%) Azure
3 156 (29.55%) VMware
4 154 (29.17%) Active Directory
5 139 (26.33%) Microsoft
6 135 (25.57%) DevOps
7 128 (24.24%) Finance
8 127 (24.05%) Microsoft 365
9 108 (20.45%) Windows Server
9 108 (20.45%) Linux
10 105 (19.89%) PowerShell
11 91 (17.23%) Agile Software Development
12 90 (17.05%) Ansible
13 89 (16.86%) Social Skills
13 89 (16.86%) VMware Infrastructure
14 88 (16.67%) AWS
15 82 (15.53%) Citrix
16 75 (14.20%) IaaS
16 75 (14.20%) Firewall
17 73 (13.83%) Terraform
18 68 (12.88%) Kubernetes
19 66 (12.50%) Migration
20 65 (12.31%) DNS
21 60 (11.36%) Python
21 60 (11.36%) ITIL
22 57 (10.80%) Azure Active Directory
23 54 (10.23%) PaaS
24 51 (9.66%) Security Cleared
25 50 (9.47%) SCCM
25 50 (9.47%) Cisco

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 27 (5.11%) MS Exchange
2 26 (4.92%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.89%) Tomcat
4 8 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (1.33%) Confluence
6 6 (1.14%) IIS
7 5 (0.95%) ArcGIS
8 4 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.76%) WebLogic
9 3 (0.57%) Apache
9 3 (0.57%) Apache Spark
9 3 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.57%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.57%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.38%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.38%) JBoss
10 2 (0.38%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Fuse
Applications
1 30 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.95%) MS Visio
2 5 (0.95%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 201 (38.07%) Azure
2 127 (24.05%) Microsoft 365
3 88 (16.67%) AWS
4 75 (14.20%) IaaS
5 57 (10.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 54 (10.23%) PaaS
7 34 (6.44%) GitHub
8 28 (5.30%) GCP
9 22 (4.17%) Serverless
10 15 (2.84%) OneDrive
11 13 (2.46%) Mimecast
12 12 (2.27%) Azure Functions
13 11 (2.08%) Power Platform
14 10 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
14 10 (1.89%) SaaS
15 9 (1.70%) AWS Lambda
16 8 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
16 8 (1.52%) Azure Key Vault
17 5 (0.95%) Azure Data Factory
17 5 (0.95%) Azure Synapse Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 75 (14.20%) Firewall
2 65 (12.31%) DNS
3 45 (8.52%) DHCP
4 31 (5.87%) SAN
5 26 (4.92%) WAN
6 24 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 22 (4.17%) LAN
7 22 (4.17%) VPN
8 14 (2.65%) NetScaler
9 12 (2.27%) Multicast
9 12 (2.27%) NAS
10 11 (2.08%) Internet
10 11 (2.08%) iSCSI
10 11 (2.08%) MPLS
10 11 (2.08%) Wireshark
11 9 (1.70%) SMTP
11 9 (1.70%) tcpdump
11 9 (1.70%) Wireless
12 7 (1.33%) VLAN
12 7 (1.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.65%) Big Data
3 12 (2.27%) Hadoop
4 10 (1.89%) MongoDB
4 10 (1.89%) Power BI
5 9 (1.70%) MySQL
6 6 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (0.95%) GIS
8 4 (0.76%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.76%) HBase
8 4 (0.76%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.76%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (0.57%) Amazon Athena
9 3 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.57%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.57%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.57%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.57%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 33 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 19 (3.60%) JIRA
3 11 (2.08%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (1.14%) TeamCity
6 5 (0.95%) GitLab
6 5 (0.95%) Maven
7 4 (0.76%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.57%) Artifactory
9 2 (0.38%) Hudson
9 2 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.19%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.19%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.19%) git-flow
10 1 (0.19%) Gradle
10 1 (0.19%) JMeter
10 1 (0.19%) Selenium
10 1 (0.19%) Vagrant
General
1 128 (24.24%) Finance
2 89 (16.86%) Social Skills
3 46 (8.71%) Banking
4 44 (8.33%) Public Sector
5 22 (4.17%) Manufacturing
6 20 (3.79%) Marketing
6 20 (3.79%) Telecoms
7 19 (3.60%) Electronics
8 18 (3.41%) Influencing Skills
9 15 (2.84%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (2.27%) Law
11 10 (1.89%) Legal
12 9 (1.70%) Documentation Skills
13 7 (1.33%) Prime Brokerage
14 6 (1.14%) Investment Banking
14 6 (1.14%) Organisational Skills
15 5 (0.95%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.76%) Retail
17 3 (0.57%) Advertising
17 3 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 283 (53.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 79 (14.96%) Azure Engineer
3 49 (9.28%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 48 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 39 (7.39%) Cloud Engineer
6 37 (7.01%) AWS Engineer
7 34 (6.44%) Architect
8 32 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
9 29 (5.49%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 28 (5.30%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
11 27 (5.11%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
12 25 (4.73%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
13 24 (4.55%) Developer
14 22 (4.17%) Security Engineer
14 22 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
15 19 (3.60%) C# Developer
16 17 (3.22%) Infrastructure Architect
16 17 (3.22%) Linux Engineer
16 17 (3.22%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
17 16 (3.03%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.92%) .NET
2 20 (3.79%) .NET Core
3 15 (2.84%) SPIFFE
4 13 (2.46%) Kafka
5 10 (1.89%) Middleware
6 6 (1.14%) REST
7 4 (0.76%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (0.76%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (0.76%) Velocity
7 4 (0.76%) Web Services
8 3 (0.57%) JSON
8 3 (0.57%) LDAP
8 3 (0.57%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 3 (0.57%) Regular Expression
8 3 (0.57%) XML
9 2 (0.38%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.38%) AngularJS
9 2 (0.38%) HTML
9 2 (0.38%) OAuth2
9 2 (0.38%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.95%) Data Centre
2 29 (5.49%) Cloud Native
3 24 (4.55%) Data Protection Act
4 23 (4.36%) Public Cloud
5 20 (3.79%) Data Structures
6 19 (3.60%) CMDB
7 14 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (2.46%) Clustering
9 11 (2.08%) Replication
10 10 (1.89%) PMI
11 9 (1.70%) Equities
12 8 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.52%) Management Information System
13 7 (1.33%) Hedge funds
13 7 (1.33%) PKI
14 6 (1.14%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.76%) Driving Licence
15 4 (0.76%) EMC VNX
15 4 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
15 4 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 225 (42.61%) Windows
2 108 (20.45%) Linux
2 108 (20.45%) Windows Server
3 50 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (8.14%) Windows Server 2019
5 37 (7.01%) Windows 10
6 30 (5.68%) Windows Server 2016
7 28 (5.30%) Unix
8 26 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (3.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (2.46%) Windows 7
11 5 (0.95%) CentOS
11 5 (0.95%) Solaris
12 3 (0.57%) VMS
13 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.38%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.19%) Android
14 1 (0.19%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (25.57%) DevOps
2 91 (17.23%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (12.50%) Migration
4 60 (11.36%) ITIL
5 44 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 41 (7.77%) Infrastructure as Code
7 33 (6.25%) TDD
8 32 (6.06%) Computer Science
8 32 (6.06%) Project Management
9 31 (5.87%) Configuration Management
9 31 (5.87%) Problem-Solving
10 30 (5.68%) Clean Code
10 30 (5.68%) Continuous Improvement
11 29 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
11 29 (5.49%) Data Protection
12 27 (5.11%) High Availability
13 26 (4.92%) Infrastructure Automation
14 25 (4.73%) Cybersecurity
14 25 (4.73%) Virtual Environments
15 23 (4.36%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 105 (19.89%) PowerShell
2 60 (11.36%) Python
3 40 (7.58%) SQL
4 32 (6.06%) C#
5 30 (5.68%) Java
6 15 (2.84%) Go
7 13 (2.46%) Bash Shell
8 11 (2.08%) C
9 6 (1.14%) Perl
9 6 (1.14%) Ruby
10 5 (0.95%) C++
10 5 (0.95%) Groovy
10 5 (0.95%) VB
11 4 (0.76%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.57%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.57%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.19%) PHP
13 1 (0.19%) Rust
13 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (9.66%) Security Cleared
2 44 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 32 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (4.92%) Degree
5 22 (4.17%) MCSE
6 18 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (2.27%) CCNA
8 10 (1.89%) DV Cleared
8 10 (1.89%) MCSA
8 10 (1.89%) PMI Certification
8 10 (1.89%) PMP
9 9 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.52%) CISSP
11 7 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (1.33%) MCP
12 3 (0.57%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.57%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.57%) MCITP
12 3 (0.57%) RHCA
12 3 (0.57%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.03%) QA
2 4 (0.76%) GDPR
2 4 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.76%) PMO
3 2 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.19%) COBIT
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.19%) NIST
4 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 154 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 89 (16.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (8.90%) Docker
4 37 (7.01%) Hyper-V
5 22 (4.17%) vSphere
6 19 (3.60%) VMware ESXi
6 19 (3.60%) XenApp
7 15 (2.84%) XenDesktop
8 12 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
10 9 (1.70%) VMware NSX
11 8 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
12 7 (1.33%) NFS
12 7 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.95%) KVM
13 5 (0.95%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.57%) Firmware
15 3 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.57%) Xen
Systems Management
1 90 (17.05%) Ansible
2 73 (13.83%) Terraform
3 68 (12.88%) Kubernetes
4 50 (9.47%) SCCM
5 41 (7.77%) Puppet
6 22 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
7 21 (3.98%) Prometheus
8 18 (3.41%) SCOM
9 15 (2.84%) MIIS
10 13 (2.46%) vCenter Server
11 11 (2.08%) vRealize
12 8 (1.52%) ITRS Geneos
12 8 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
13 7 (1.33%) PowerCLI
14 6 (1.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
14 6 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
14 6 (1.14%) NetBackup
14 6 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
15 5 (0.95%) vRealize Orchestrator
16 4 (0.76%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 156 (29.55%) VMware
2 139 (26.33%) Microsoft
3 82 (15.53%) Citrix
4 50 (9.47%) Cisco
5 27 (5.11%) Oracle
6 25 (4.73%) SAP
7 24 (4.55%) HP
8 21 (3.98%) Red Hat
9 20 (3.79%) NetApp
10 18 (3.41%) EMC
10 18 (3.41%) SolarWinds
11 16 (3.03%) Dell
12 14 (2.65%) Splunk
13 10 (1.89%) Google
14 9 (1.70%) CommVault
14 9 (1.70%) Nimble Storage
15 8 (1.52%) Databricks
15 8 (1.52%) ServiceNow
16 7 (1.33%) 3PAR
16 7 (1.33%) Sybase