Period
to 24 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Infrastructure Automation skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Infrastructure Automation over the 6 months to 24 May 2020 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 Automation
UK
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 376 482 573
Rank change year-on-year +106 +91 +31
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Automation 261 413 343
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 0.45% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.63% 0.52% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 282 241
Median daily rate £550 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +1.27%
10th Percentile £413 £375 £375
90th Percentile £713 £700 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £563 £525 £488
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +120.93% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £47.50 -
% change year-on-year -26.32% - -

Infrastructure Automation 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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 41,109 80,039 87,632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.35% 87.32% 86.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,896 52,725 57,819
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £298 £304 £297
90th Percentile £668 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +2.86% +4.17% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,469 2,152 2,311
Median hourly rate £28.00 £24.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +11.36% -12.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.70 £11.17
90th Percentile £54.00 £51.25 £50.00
Median hourly rate £22.91 £23.00 £20.11
% change year-on-year -0.39% +14.40% -20.56%

Infrastructure Automation
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Infrastructure Automation as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Automation in the UK

Infrastructure Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Automation.

Daily rate trend for Infrastructure Automation in the UK

Infrastructure Automation
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Automation over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Automation in the UK

Infrastructure Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Automation.

Hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Automation in the UK

Infrastructure Automation
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Automation within the UK over the 6 months to 24 May 2020. 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
England +115 239 £550 +4.76% 30
London +170 144 £550 - 18
UK excluding London +11 112 £563 +7.14% 15
North of England +88 42 £600 +26.32% 1
Yorkshire +71 27 £675 +35.95%
South East +79 21 £508 -3.33% 7
South West -22 21 £475 -10.38% 1
Scotland +28 14 £575 +31.43% 2
North West +55 10 £435 +12.99% 1
Work from Home +17 8 £650 -1.89% 2
Wales +14 7 £475 -0.21% 1
North East +20 5 - -
East of England +38 4 £538 -8.51%
Midlands +57 3 £475 +21.02% 3
East Midlands +41 2 £525 +7.14%
West Midlands +54 1 £425 +10.39% 3

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Automation 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 with a requirement for Infrastructure Automation.

1 168 (64.37%) AWS
2 159 (60.92%) DevOps
3 130 (49.81%) Ansible
4 125 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
5 124 (47.51%) Terraform
6 110 (42.15%) Jenkins
7 109 (41.76%) Azure
8 107 (41.00%) Python
9 96 (36.78%) Kubernetes
10 79 (30.27%) Puppet
11 76 (29.12%) Docker
12 74 (28.35%) Linux
13 66 (25.29%) Finance
14 61 (23.37%) Java
14 61 (23.37%) Git (software)
15 60 (22.99%) Opscode Chef
16 57 (21.84%) GCP
17 55 (21.07%) Continuous Integration
18 54 (20.69%) Software Engineering
18 54 (20.69%) OpenShift
19 52 (19.92%) Configuration Management
20 51 (19.54%) Amazon EC2
21 49 (18.77%) AWS CloudFormation
22 47 (18.01%) Deployment Automation
23 46 (17.62%) Web Services
24 44 (16.86%) JavaScript
24 44 (16.86%) Migration
24 44 (16.86%) PowerShell
24 44 (16.86%) Artifactory
24 44 (16.86%) Amazon ECS

Infrastructure Automation
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 11 (4.21%) Confluence
2 7 (2.68%) WebLogic
3 6 (2.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (1.92%) Apache Spark
5 4 (1.53%) JBoss
5 4 (1.53%) OpenStack
5 4 (1.53%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (1.15%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (1.15%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.77%) Apache
7 2 (0.77%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.77%) Oracle Spatial
7 2 (0.77%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.77%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.38%) CMS
8 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.38%) IIS
8 1 (0.38%) nginx
8 1 (0.38%) SugarCRM
Business Applications
1 6 (2.30%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 168 (64.37%) AWS
2 109 (41.76%) Azure
3 57 (21.84%) GCP
4 54 (20.69%) OpenShift
5 51 (19.54%) Amazon EC2
6 49 (18.77%) AWS CloudFormation
7 44 (16.86%) Amazon ECS
8 40 (15.33%) Amazon S3
8 40 (15.33%) Serverless
9 39 (14.94%) AWS Lambda
10 32 (12.26%) SaaS
11 30 (11.49%) Amazon EKS
12 29 (11.11%) Amazon SQS
13 23 (8.81%) GitHub
14 19 (7.28%) IaaS
15 18 (6.90%) PaaS
16 11 (4.21%) Route 53
17 9 (3.45%) CloudFront
17 9 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 8 (3.07%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.43%) HTTP
2 21 (8.05%) TCP/IP
3 9 (3.45%) Firewall
4 8 (3.07%) VPN
5 6 (2.30%) Kerberos
6 5 (1.92%) DNS
7 4 (1.53%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (1.53%) Network Security
7 4 (1.53%) SAN
7 4 (1.53%) SSH
7 4 (1.53%) SSL
8 3 (1.15%) BIG-IP
8 3 (1.15%) Internet
8 3 (1.15%) NetScaler
9 2 (0.77%) OpenVPN
9 2 (0.77%) Skype
9 2 (0.77%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.38%) Junos
10 1 (0.38%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (14.94%) Amazon RDS
2 29 (11.11%) Amazon Redshift
3 16 (6.13%) Big Data
4 14 (5.36%) SQL Server
5 10 (3.83%) MySQL
5 10 (3.83%) NoSQL
6 9 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (3.07%) Data Warehouse
8 7 (2.68%) MongoDB
9 6 (2.30%) Hadoop
9 6 (2.30%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.92%) Data Lake
10 5 (1.92%) GIS
11 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 4 (1.53%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (1.53%) Power BI
11 4 (1.53%) Relational Database
11 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (1.53%) SQL Server 2017
11 4 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 110 (42.15%) Jenkins
2 61 (23.37%) Git (software)
3 44 (16.86%) Artifactory
4 33 (12.64%) JIRA
5 29 (11.11%) CircleCI
6 19 (7.28%) RStudio
7 16 (6.13%) Sonatype Nexus
8 14 (5.36%) GitLab
9 8 (3.07%) Selenium
10 7 (2.68%) Cucumber
10 7 (2.68%) Snyk
10 7 (2.68%) Vagrant
11 6 (2.30%) Bitbucket Server
11 6 (2.30%) Hudson
11 6 (2.30%) JMeter
12 5 (1.92%) Visual Studio Team System
13 4 (1.53%) Maven
13 4 (1.53%) SonarQube
14 3 (1.15%) Subversion
14 3 (1.15%) TeamCity
General
1 66 (25.29%) Finance
2 34 (13.03%) Front Office
3 21 (8.05%) Banking
4 12 (4.60%) Public Sector
5 10 (3.83%) Retail
6 7 (2.68%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.15%) Billing
8 2 (0.77%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.77%) German Language
8 2 (0.77%) Marketing
8 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.38%) Automotive
9 1 (0.38%) Legal
9 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (29.12%) DevOps Engineer
2 43 (16.48%) AWS DevOps
2 43 (16.48%) AWS Engineer
3 35 (13.41%) Cloud Engineer
4 32 (12.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 31 (11.88%) Automation Engineer
6 29 (11.11%) Python Engineer
7 26 (9.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 25 (9.58%) Lead DevOps
9 24 (9.20%) Lead DevOps Engineer
10 20 (7.66%) Java Engineer
11 19 (7.28%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 17 (6.51%) Architect
13 14 (5.36%) Consultant
14 13 (4.98%) Developer
15 12 (4.60%) Platform Engineer
15 12 (4.60%) Senior DevOps
16 10 (3.83%) Administrator
16 10 (3.83%) Principal Engineer
17 9 (3.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (17.62%) Web Services
2 27 (10.34%) J2EE
2 27 (10.34%) J2SE
3 19 (7.28%) Middleware
4 17 (6.51%) Kafka
5 15 (5.75%) .NET
5 15 (5.75%) REST
6 12 (4.60%) Node.js
7 9 (3.45%) JSON
8 7 (2.68%) XML
9 6 (2.30%) Elastic Stack
9 6 (2.30%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (1.92%) AngularJS
10 5 (1.92%) GraphQL
10 5 (1.92%) HTML
10 5 (1.92%) Lambda Expressions
10 5 (1.92%) LDAP
10 5 (1.92%) React
10 5 (1.92%) SAML
10 5 (1.92%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.34%) Derivative
1 27 (10.34%) Equities
1 27 (10.34%) Fixed Income
2 18 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 16 (6.13%) Cloud Native
4 15 (5.75%) Private Cloud
5 14 (5.36%) Public Cloud
6 8 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (2.68%) PKI
7 7 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (2.30%) Client/Server
8 6 (2.30%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (2.30%) User Experience
9 4 (1.53%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (1.53%) Hedge funds
9 4 (1.53%) iPad
9 4 (1.53%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.15%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.15%) DataPower
10 3 (1.15%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 74 (28.35%) Linux
2 42 (16.09%) Windows
3 17 (6.51%) CentOS
4 11 (4.21%) Unix
5 10 (3.83%) Windows Server
6 9 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.68%) CoreOS
8 5 (1.92%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.15%) Debian
10 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.38%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (60.92%) DevOps
2 125 (47.89%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (21.07%) Continuous Integration
4 54 (20.69%) Software Engineering
5 52 (19.92%) Configuration Management
6 47 (18.01%) Deployment Automation
7 44 (16.86%) Migration
8 40 (15.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 39 (14.94%) Microservices
10 37 (14.18%) Continuous Delivery
10 37 (14.18%) Infrastructure as Code
10 37 (14.18%) Test Automation
11 32 (12.26%) Task Automation
12 31 (11.88%) Decision-Making
13 28 (10.73%) Asset Management
13 28 (10.73%) Kanban
13 28 (10.73%) Scrum
14 26 (9.96%) Open Source
15 23 (8.81%) Infrastructure Management
16 22 (8.43%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 107 (41.00%) Python
2 61 (23.37%) Java
3 44 (16.86%) JavaScript
3 44 (16.86%) PowerShell
4 28 (10.73%) SQL
5 26 (9.96%) R
6 20 (7.66%) Bash Shell
7 13 (4.98%) Shell Script
8 12 (4.60%) C#
9 11 (4.21%) Go
10 10 (3.83%) Ruby
11 7 (2.68%) Rust
11 7 (2.68%) TypeScript
12 6 (2.30%) VB
12 6 (2.30%) VBScript
13 5 (1.92%) Perl
14 4 (1.53%) Scala
15 3 (1.15%) PHP
15 3 (1.15%) PL/SQL
15 3 (1.15%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 31 (11.88%) Security Cleared
2 25 (9.58%) SC Cleared
3 21 (8.05%) Degree
4 7 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.53%) AWS Certification
7 3 (1.15%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.38%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.83%) QA
2 6 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 2 (0.77%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.38%) GDPR
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 76 (29.12%) Docker
2 20 (7.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.36%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.30%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (2.30%) Terminal Services
5 5 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.38%) HDFS
7 1 (0.38%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.38%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 130 (49.81%) Ansible
2 124 (47.51%) Terraform
3 96 (36.78%) Kubernetes
4 79 (30.27%) Puppet
5 60 (22.99%) Opscode Chef
6 23 (8.81%) Salt
7 15 (5.75%) vRealize
8 13 (4.98%) Single Sign-On
9 12 (4.60%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 8 (3.07%) Oracle Identity Management
11 7 (2.68%) CA Single Sign-On
12 6 (2.30%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 6 (2.30%) SCCM
13 4 (1.53%) CFEngine
13 4 (1.53%) CloudForms
13 4 (1.53%) WSUS
14 3 (1.15%) PowerCLI
15 2 (0.77%) Red Hat Satellite
15 2 (0.77%) Uchiwa
16 1 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 43 (16.48%) Microsoft
2 42 (16.09%) Google
3 27 (10.34%) Oracle
4 24 (9.20%) VMware
5 20 (7.66%) Red Hat
6 18 (6.90%) Splunk
7 9 (3.45%) Citrix
8 8 (3.07%) IBM
9 7 (2.68%) CA
9 7 (2.68%) Confluent
9 7 (2.68%) Dynatrace
9 7 (2.68%) HP
9 7 (2.68%) Veracode
10 6 (2.30%) Databricks
10 6 (2.30%) UiPath
11 4 (1.53%) Cisco
11 4 (1.53%) Cloudera
11 4 (1.53%) Hortonworks
11 4 (1.53%) SaltStack
11 4 (1.53%) Tableau