Period
to 16 April 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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 166 171 186
Rank change year-on-year +5 +15 +55
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 359 372 655
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.63% 1.55% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.83% 1.76% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 269 264 502
10th Percentile £315 £277 £306
25th Percentile £400 £345 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
75th Percentile £523 £500 £538
90th Percentile £576 £600 £600
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Median hourly rate - £47.83 £29.00
Median % change year-on-year - +64.93% -26.50%
England median hourly rate £38.75 £22.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +72.22% -40.00% +45.80%

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 19,632 21,181 37,852
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 89.36% 88.11% 89.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,110 15,280 27,499
10th Percentile £350 £325 £325
25th Percentile £425 £413 £415
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £520 £513
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% +1.46% +2.50%
75th Percentile £619 £613 £600
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
England median daily rate £490 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +3.16% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 273 360
10th Percentile £16.25 £13.10 £12.50
25th Percentile £22.00 £18.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £26.44 £24.11
Median % change year-on-year +22.92% +9.66% +7.16%
75th Percentile £51.50 £47.83 £38.75
90th Percentile £66.50 £63.00 £51.09
England median hourly rate £25.50 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% +4.65%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 +25 53 £475 +12.76% 36
West London +20 12 £500 +56.25% 18
North London +4 4 £306 +2.08% 3
South London +40 1 £390 -22.00% 6
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 180 (50.14%) Windows
2 145 (40.39%) Azure
3 125 (34.82%) Active Directory
4 110 (30.64%) Microsoft
5 103 (28.69%) VMware
6 101 (28.13%) Microsoft 365
7 89 (24.79%) Finance
8 86 (23.96%) PowerShell
9 83 (23.12%) Windows Server
10 82 (22.84%) Linux
11 79 (22.01%) DevOps
12 72 (20.06%) VMware Infrastructure
13 62 (17.27%) Ansible
14 60 (16.71%) Firewall
15 57 (15.88%) Agile Software Development
16 55 (15.32%) AWS
17 54 (15.04%) Migration
18 51 (14.21%) DNS
19 49 (13.65%) Security Cleared
20 46 (12.81%) Terraform
20 46 (12.81%) Cisco
21 44 (12.26%) Citrix
21 44 (12.26%) Windows Server 2012
22 43 (11.98%) Python
23 41 (11.42%) Kubernetes
24 40 (11.14%) SC Cleared
25 38 (10.58%) Windows 10
26 37 (10.31%) PaaS
27 36 (10.03%) SQL Server
27 36 (10.03%) Windows Server 2016

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 (7.52%) MS Exchange
2 18 (5.01%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.79%) Confluence
4 9 (2.51%) Skype for Business
5 8 (2.23%) IIS
6 7 (1.95%) ArcGIS
7 5 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.11%) Apache
8 4 (1.11%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.84%) CMS
9 3 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.84%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.56%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.56%) Apache Synapse
10 2 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.28%) nginx
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.28%) uWSGI
Applications
1 18 (5.01%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.95%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.28%) Maximo
1 1 (0.28%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 145 (40.39%) Azure
2 101 (28.13%) Microsoft 365
3 55 (15.32%) AWS
4 37 (10.31%) PaaS
5 35 (9.75%) IaaS
6 28 (7.80%) Azure Active Directory
7 23 (6.41%) GCP
8 14 (3.90%) OneDrive
9 12 (3.34%) Mimecast
10 11 (3.06%) GitHub
11 8 (2.23%) Power Platform
12 7 (1.95%) Serverless
13 5 (1.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 4 (1.11%) Amazon EMR
14 4 (1.11%) Azure Data Factory
14 4 (1.11%) SaaS
15 3 (0.84%) Amazon Cognito
15 3 (0.84%) Amazon EC2
15 3 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
16 2 (0.56%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 60 (16.71%) Firewall
2 51 (14.21%) DNS
3 25 (6.96%) DHCP
4 24 (6.69%) WAN
5 21 (5.85%) VPN
6 18 (5.01%) TCP/IP
7 16 (4.46%) DMZ
7 16 (4.46%) Internet
7 16 (4.46%) SAN
7 16 (4.46%) Wireless
8 14 (3.90%) Intranet
9 13 (3.62%) LAN
9 13 (3.62%) MPLS
10 10 (2.79%) NetScaler
11 9 (2.51%) Skype
11 9 (2.51%) SMTP
12 8 (2.23%) VLAN
13 6 (1.67%) iSCSI
14 5 (1.39%) NAS
14 5 (1.39%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (10.03%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.34%) Big Data
3 10 (2.79%) Hadoop
4 8 (2.23%) GIS
5 6 (1.67%) Power BI
6 5 (1.39%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (1.11%) MongoDB
7 4 (1.11%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.84%) Data Mining
8 3 (0.84%) HBase
8 3 (0.84%) MySQL
8 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
9 2 (0.56%) Redis
9 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.28%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (7.80%) Jenkins
2 14 (3.90%) JIRA
3 11 (3.06%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.23%) GitLab
5 6 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (1.11%) Hudson
6 4 (1.11%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.56%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.56%) Bitbucket
7 2 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (0.56%) Postman
7 2 (0.56%) Selenium
7 2 (0.56%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.28%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.28%) git-flow
8 1 (0.28%) Gradle
8 1 (0.28%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.28%) Spinnaker
8 1 (0.28%) Terragrunt
8 1 (0.28%) Vagrant
General
1 89 (24.79%) Finance
2 31 (8.64%) Banking
3 21 (5.85%) Public Sector
4 13 (3.62%) Legal
5 9 (2.51%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.51%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.23%) Electronics
6 8 (2.23%) Marketing
7 7 (1.95%) Law
8 5 (1.39%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.39%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.11%) Back Office
9 4 (1.11%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.56%) Advertising
10 2 (0.56%) Retail
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
11 1 (0.28%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.28%) International Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Local Government
11 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 205 (57.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 47 (13.09%) Azure Engineer
3 37 (10.31%) DevOps Engineer
4 33 (9.19%) Cloud Engineer
5 31 (8.64%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
6 30 (8.36%) Security Engineer
7 26 (7.24%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 25 (6.96%) Architect
9 20 (5.57%) Office 365 Engineer
10 19 (5.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 18 (5.01%) VMware Engineer
12 16 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
13 15 (4.18%) Developer
13 15 (4.18%) Windows Engineer
14 14 (3.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 14 (3.90%) AWS Engineer
14 14 (3.90%) Citrix Engineer
14 14 (3.90%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
15 13 (3.62%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
16 12 (3.34%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.18%) .NET
2 7 (1.95%) Kafka
2 7 (1.95%) YAML
3 6 (1.67%) .NET Core
3 6 (1.67%) Middleware
3 6 (1.67%) Web Services
4 5 (1.39%) Node.js
5 4 (1.11%) JSON
5 4 (1.11%) Velocity
6 3 (0.84%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.84%) SPIFFE
7 2 (0.56%) Entity Framework
7 2 (0.56%) LDAP
7 2 (0.56%) REST
7 2 (0.56%) Ruby on Rails
8 1 (0.28%) CGI
8 1 (0.28%) Django
8 1 (0.28%) LAMP
8 1 (0.28%) Spring
8 1 (0.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.75%) Data Centre
2 19 (5.29%) PKI
3 18 (5.01%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (3.62%) Public Cloud
5 10 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.79%) Clustering
6 8 (2.23%) Cloud Native
7 7 (1.95%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.67%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.39%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.39%) PMI
9 5 (1.39%) Replication
10 4 (1.11%) CMDB
10 4 (1.11%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.11%) Media Streaming
11 3 (0.84%) Smartcard
11 3 (0.84%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.56%) User Experience
12 2 (0.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 180 (50.14%) Windows
2 83 (23.12%) Windows Server
3 82 (22.84%) Linux
4 44 (12.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (10.58%) Windows 10
6 36 (10.03%) Windows Server 2016
7 29 (8.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (5.85%) Windows Server 2019
9 20 (5.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 16 (4.46%) Windows 7
11 11 (3.06%) Unix
12 5 (1.39%) Solaris
13 4 (1.11%) CentOS
14 3 (0.84%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.56%) VMS
16 1 (0.28%) Android
16 1 (0.28%) Debian
16 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.28%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (22.01%) DevOps
2 57 (15.88%) Agile Software Development
3 54 (15.04%) Migration
4 26 (7.24%) ITIL
5 23 (6.41%) Configuration Management
6 21 (5.85%) Project Delivery
7 19 (5.29%) Cybersecurity
8 18 (5.01%) Infrastructure as Code
8 18 (5.01%) Patch Management
8 18 (5.01%) Problem-Solving
9 16 (4.46%) Infrastructure Automation
10 15 (4.18%) Business Intelligence
10 15 (4.18%) Mobile Device Management
10 15 (4.18%) Scrum
10 15 (4.18%) Software Engineering
11 14 (3.90%) Security Architecture
11 14 (3.90%) SIEM
11 14 (3.90%) Time Management
12 13 (3.62%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (3.62%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 86 (23.96%) PowerShell
2 43 (11.98%) Python
3 31 (8.64%) Java
4 28 (7.80%) SQL
5 19 (5.29%) C
6 17 (4.74%) Bash Shell
7 12 (3.34%) C#
8 9 (2.51%) Ruby
9 8 (2.23%) JavaScript
9 8 (2.23%) VB
10 7 (1.95%) Go
11 5 (1.39%) C++
12 4 (1.11%) Groovy
13 3 (0.84%) Perl
14 1 (0.28%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 49 (13.65%) Security Cleared
2 40 (11.14%) SC Cleared
3 21 (5.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (5.29%) Degree
5 16 (4.46%) DV Cleared
6 13 (3.62%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (3.34%) MCSE
8 6 (1.67%) CISSP
9 5 (1.39%) PMI Certification
9 5 (1.39%) PMP
9 5 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (1.11%) A+ Certification
10 4 (1.11%) CCNA
10 4 (1.11%) MCSA
11 3 (0.84%) RHCE
12 2 (0.56%) CCNP
12 2 (0.56%) CEH
12 2 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.56%) RHCA
13 1 (0.28%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.51%) QA
2 7 (1.95%) GDPR
3 3 (0.84%) PMO
3 3 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 125 (34.82%) Active Directory
2 72 (20.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (7.52%) Docker
3 27 (7.52%) Hyper-V
4 25 (6.96%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (4.46%) vSphere
6 11 (3.06%) VMware NSX
7 9 (2.51%) XenApp
8 7 (1.95%) NFS
8 7 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (1.67%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.39%) KVM
11 4 (1.11%) DFS Replication
11 4 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.84%) SRDF
12 3 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.84%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.84%) Xen
13 2 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 62 (17.27%) Ansible
2 46 (12.81%) Terraform
3 41 (11.42%) Kubernetes
4 31 (8.64%) SCCM
5 24 (6.69%) Puppet
6 15 (4.18%) Microsoft Intune
7 11 (3.06%) SCOM
8 9 (2.51%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (1.95%) Backup Exec
10 6 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
10 6 (1.67%) Prometheus
11 5 (1.39%) PowerCLI
11 5 (1.39%) Salt
11 5 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (1.11%) vRealize
13 3 (0.84%) AirWatch
13 3 (0.84%) MIIS
13 3 (0.84%) vCenter Server
14 2 (0.56%) Hadoop YARN
14 2 (0.56%) Mesos
Vendors
1 110 (30.64%) Microsoft
2 103 (28.69%) VMware
3 46 (12.81%) Cisco
4 44 (12.26%) Citrix
5 23 (6.41%) Oracle
6 15 (4.18%) Dell
6 15 (4.18%) Red Hat
7 11 (3.06%) HP
8 9 (2.51%) SAP
9 8 (2.23%) NetApp
9 8 (2.23%) SolarWinds
10 7 (1.95%) Databricks
10 7 (1.95%) ESRI
10 7 (1.95%) Google
10 7 (1.95%) Lumension
10 7 (1.95%) Sophos
11 6 (1.67%) EMC
11 6 (1.67%) IBM
11 6 (1.67%) MuleSoft
12 5 (1.39%) Splunk