Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 185 232 190
Rank change year-on-year +47 -42 +42
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 682 551 585
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.54% 1.19% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 1.35% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 394 447
London median daily rate £425 £421 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +0.30% +5.00%
10th Percentile £307 £266 £263
90th Percentile £624 £625 £588
England median daily rate £400 £375 £389
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.54% +11.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 7
London median hourly rate £35.00 £56.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +72.31% -24.42%
10th Percentile £22.10 £28.30 £27.10
90th Percentile £41.25 £87.70 £100.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% -8.33%

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 39,152 40,844 36,683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.14% 87.87% 87.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,036 29,742 26,372
London median daily rate £510 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 421 443
London median hourly rate £24.33 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.59% -4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.31 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.63 £48.75 £51.25
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.38 £23.72
% change year-on-year +0.53% -1.43% +5.40%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 +25 169 £425 - 74
West London +22 23 £363 +9.02% 32
South London +4 19 £453 +57.39% 11
North London +2 11 £375 -5.66% 5
East London -29 9 £475 +40.74% 16
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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.

1 346 (50.73%) Windows
2 239 (35.04%) Active Directory
3 233 (34.16%) VMware
4 198 (29.03%) Microsoft Azure
5 189 (27.71%) Windows Server
6 186 (27.27%) Linux
7 179 (26.25%) Microsoft
8 160 (23.46%) Office 365
9 148 (21.70%) Finance
10 147 (21.55%) Amazon AWS
11 131 (19.21%) DevOps
12 123 (18.04%) PowerShell
13 122 (17.89%) VMware Infrastructure
14 118 (17.30%) Cisco
15 107 (15.69%) Migration
16 99 (14.52%) Citrix
17 96 (14.08%) Firewall
18 95 (13.93%) SCCM
19 87 (12.76%) DNS
19 87 (12.76%) Python
20 81 (11.88%) Ansible
21 79 (11.58%) Windows Server 2012
22 78 (11.44%) ITIL
23 75 (11.00%) Puppet
24 74 (10.85%) Agile Software Development
25 73 (10.70%) Terraform
26 71 (10.41%) Windows Server 2008
27 69 (10.12%) Data Centre
28 66 (9.68%) Jenkins
29 64 (9.38%) Docker

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 (9.24%) MS Exchange
2 41 (6.01%) SharePoint
3 40 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2013
4 38 (5.57%) Skype for Business
5 31 (4.55%) Apache
6 27 (3.96%) IIS
7 18 (2.64%) Tomcat
8 16 (2.35%) WebLogic
9 15 (2.20%) Oracle Service Bus
10 14 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
10 14 (2.05%) nginx
11 11 (1.61%) OpenStack
12 10 (1.47%) Apache Spark
13 5 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
15 3 (0.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.44%) Confluence
16 2 (0.29%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
17 1 (0.15%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 23 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (0.88%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.15%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 198 (29.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 160 (23.46%) Office 365
3 147 (21.55%) Amazon AWS
4 50 (7.33%) IaaS
5 37 (5.43%) PaaS
6 32 (4.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 27 (3.96%) Google Cloud Platform
8 23 (3.37%) GitHub
9 18 (2.64%) AWS CloudFormation
10 14 (2.05%) Serverless
11 13 (1.91%) SaaS
12 10 (1.47%) Mimecast
12 10 (1.47%) Quay.io
13 7 (1.03%) Amazon S3
13 7 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
13 7 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
14 5 (0.73%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
16 3 (0.44%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 96 (14.08%) Firewall
2 87 (12.76%) DNS
3 53 (7.77%) SAN
4 52 (7.62%) WAN
5 50 (7.33%) DHCP
6 47 (6.89%) LAN
7 39 (5.72%) TCP/IP
8 36 (5.28%) VPN
9 27 (3.96%) Skype
10 24 (3.52%) Network Security
11 18 (2.64%) MPLS
11 18 (2.64%) VLAN
12 17 (2.49%) HTTP
13 16 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (1.91%) Wireless
15 11 (1.61%) DMZ
15 11 (1.61%) iSCSI
15 11 (1.61%) OSPF
15 11 (1.61%) SSL
15 11 (1.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (8.21%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
3 14 (2.05%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (1.91%) NoSQL
5 11 (1.61%) Big Data
6 10 (1.47%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
9 6 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
9 6 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 4 (0.59%) MySQL
10 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.44%) SQL Server 2008
12 2 (0.29%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.29%) DB2
12 2 (0.29%) Pentaho
12 2 (0.29%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 66 (9.68%) Jenkins
2 31 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 24 (3.52%) Artifactory
3 24 (3.52%) GitLab
4 13 (1.91%) GoCD
5 12 (1.76%) MSI
6 11 (1.61%) Maven
7 9 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 7 (1.03%) JIRA
9 4 (0.59%) IBM UrbanCode
9 4 (0.59%) RStudio
9 4 (0.59%) TeamCity
9 4 (0.59%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
10 2 (0.29%) Subversion
10 2 (0.29%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.29%) WiX
11 1 (0.15%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.15%) Selenium
11 1 (0.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 148 (21.70%) Finance
2 54 (7.92%) Banking
3 26 (3.81%) Law
4 25 (3.67%) Retail
5 21 (3.08%) Legal
6 20 (2.93%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.03%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.88%) Front Office
8 6 (0.88%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.73%) Marketing
10 4 (0.59%) Electronics
11 3 (0.44%) Advertising
11 3 (0.44%) Games
11 3 (0.44%) Local Government
12 2 (0.29%) Billing
12 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.15%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 458 (67.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 72 (10.56%) DevOps Engineer
3 48 (7.04%) AWS Engineer
3 48 (7.04%) Cloud Engineer
4 47 (6.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 47 (6.89%) Azure Engineer
4 47 (6.89%) Windows Engineer
5 45 (6.60%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 44 (6.45%) Architect
7 40 (5.87%) Linux Engineer
8 39 (5.72%) Network Engineer
8 39 (5.72%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 35 (5.13%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 33 (4.84%) VMware Engineer
11 32 (4.69%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
11 32 (4.69%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
11 32 (4.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 31 (4.55%) Support Engineer
13 30 (4.40%) Infrastructure Support
13 30 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (4.99%) LDAP
2 23 (3.37%) Middleware
3 22 (3.23%) Elastic Stack
3 22 (3.23%) Web Services
4 20 (2.93%) XML
5 15 (2.20%) EntireX
6 12 (1.76%) .NET
7 10 (1.47%) SAML
8 9 (1.32%) Kafka
9 8 (1.17%) 802.1X
10 7 (1.03%) OAuth
11 5 (0.73%) Ajax
11 5 (0.73%) HTML
11 5 (0.73%) REST
12 4 (0.59%) CSS
12 4 (0.59%) Java EE
12 4 (0.59%) RESTful
12 4 (0.59%) SQLAlchemy
12 4 (0.59%) WebRTC
12 4 (0.59%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 69 (10.12%) Data Centre
2 31 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.81%) Clustering
4 25 (3.67%) Management Information System
5 24 (3.52%) Public Cloud
6 16 (2.35%) HP StoreVirtual
7 15 (2.20%) Cloud Native
7 15 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
8 14 (2.05%) PKI
8 14 (2.05%) Virtual Team
9 13 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
10 9 (1.32%) Hedge funds
11 8 (1.17%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.03%) Fintech
13 6 (0.88%) Fat Client
13 6 (0.88%) Thin Client
14 5 (0.73%) Enterprise Cloud
14 5 (0.73%) Replication
15 4 (0.59%) Algorithms
15 4 (0.59%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 346 (50.73%) Windows
2 189 (27.71%) Windows Server
3 186 (27.27%) Linux
4 79 (11.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 71 (10.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 55 (8.06%) Windows 10
7 46 (6.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 28 (4.11%) Unix
9 22 (3.23%) Windows 7
10 13 (1.91%) CoreOS
11 7 (1.03%) CentOS
11 7 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (0.88%) Solaris
13 4 (0.59%) Data ONTAP
13 4 (0.59%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.29%) Android
14 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.29%) SUSE
15 1 (0.15%) Debian
15 1 (0.15%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (19.21%) DevOps
2 107 (15.69%) Migration
3 78 (11.44%) ITIL
4 74 (10.85%) Agile Software Development
5 59 (8.65%) Problem-Solving
6 52 (7.62%) Continuous Integration
7 47 (6.89%) Configuration Management
8 26 (3.81%) Continuous Delivery
9 24 (3.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 24 (3.52%) Problem Management
10 23 (3.37%) Identity Management
11 22 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (3.23%) Change Control
11 22 (3.23%) Information Security
11 22 (3.23%) Open Source
12 21 (3.08%) Load Balancing
13 20 (2.93%) Continuous Improvement
13 20 (2.93%) Mentoring
13 20 (2.93%) Service Delivery
14 19 (2.79%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 123 (18.04%) PowerShell
2 87 (12.76%) Python
3 57 (8.36%) Java
3 57 (8.36%) SQL
4 48 (7.04%) Bash Shell
5 31 (4.55%) Ruby
6 29 (4.25%) Go
7 22 (3.23%) Perl
8 9 (1.32%) C#
9 8 (1.17%) JavaScript
9 8 (1.17%) VB
10 6 (0.88%) C
10 6 (0.88%) Groovy
11 5 (0.73%) R
12 4 (0.59%) MATLAB
13 3 (0.44%) PHP
13 3 (0.44%) VBScript
14 2 (0.29%) AWK
14 2 (0.29%) sed
15 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 60 (8.80%) Security Cleared
2 49 (7.18%) SC Cleared
3 43 (6.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 34 (4.99%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (4.55%) Degree
6 28 (4.11%) MCSE
7 22 (3.23%) CCNA
8 14 (2.05%) CCIE
9 13 (1.91%) DV Cleared
9 13 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (1.32%) CCNP
10 9 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (1.17%) AWS Certification
11 8 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (1.03%) MCSA
13 6 (0.88%) MCITP
14 5 (0.73%) CCA
14 5 (0.73%) CISSP
14 5 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (0.73%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.49%) SLA
2 8 (1.17%) QA
3 5 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.44%) GDPR
5 2 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.29%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 239 (35.04%) Active Directory
2 122 (17.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (9.38%) Docker
4 59 (8.65%) Hyper-V
5 41 (6.01%) XenApp
6 39 (5.72%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (4.25%) vSphere
8 21 (3.08%) XenDesktop
9 17 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
10 15 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
11 12 (1.76%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (1.61%) etcd
12 11 (1.61%) flannel
12 11 (1.61%) SkyDNS
13 10 (1.47%) Ceph
13 10 (1.47%) GlusterFS
14 9 (1.32%) Xen
15 8 (1.17%) KVM
16 6 (0.88%) LXC
16 6 (0.88%) NFS
Systems Management
1 95 (13.93%) SCCM
2 81 (11.88%) Ansible
3 75 (11.00%) Puppet
4 73 (10.70%) Terraform
5 49 (7.18%) Kubernetes
6 35 (5.13%) SCOM
7 34 (4.99%) Opscode Chef
8 26 (3.81%) Single Sign-On
9 20 (2.93%) CA Single Sign-On
10 19 (2.79%) Prometheus
11 18 (2.64%) Backup Exec
12 16 (2.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 15 (2.20%) Forum Sentry
13 15 (2.20%) Microsoft Clustering
13 15 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
14 14 (2.05%) Nagios
14 14 (2.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 13 (1.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 13 (1.91%) McAfee ePO
16 11 (1.61%) rkt
Vendors
1 233 (34.16%) VMware
2 179 (26.25%) Microsoft
3 118 (17.30%) Cisco
4 99 (14.52%) Citrix
5 53 (7.77%) HP
6 46 (6.74%) CheckPoint
7 39 (5.72%) Red Hat
8 29 (4.25%) Symantec
9 28 (4.11%) Oracle
10 26 (3.81%) Ivanti
11 24 (3.52%) NetApp
11 24 (3.52%) Palo Alto
12 22 (3.23%) EMC
13 20 (2.93%) McAfee
14 18 (2.64%) Juniper
14 18 (2.64%) Veritas
15 17 (2.49%) Dell
16 16 (2.35%) Splunk
17 15 (2.20%) Axway
17 15 (2.20%) Google