Period
to 7 December 2019

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 7 December 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 Automation
UK
6 months to
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 519 494 532
Rank change year-on-year -25 +38 -46
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Automation 281 444 388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.42% 0.38%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.49% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 286 275
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £525
10th Percentile £375 £378 £378
90th Percentile £700 £638 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £460 £500
% change year-on-year +3.26% -8.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 0
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £41.69 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.94% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £41.69 -
% change year-on-year +13.94% - -

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 68,803 91,150 89,103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.71% 87.05% 86.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 44,990 60,377 59,401
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £288 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,251 2,344 2,120
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -4.35% +2.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.18 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.28 £50.25 £49.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% -10.64% +4.44%

Infrastructure Automation
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Automation in the UK

Infrastructure Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Automation in the UK

Infrastructure Automation
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Automation over the 6 months to 7 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Automation in the UK

Infrastructure Automation
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Automation in the UK

Infrastructure Automation
Top 15 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 7 December 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
England -9 247 £525 - 73
UK excluding London +34 159 £475 +3.26% 38
London +3 117 £569 +3.41% 39
South East +52 47 £430 -9.47% 11
North of England +28 31 £418 +8.44% 13
Midlands +56 23 £550 +42.86% 4
West Midlands +50 21 £575 +49.35% 3
South West -27 20 £475 -13.64% 3
North West +21 19 £400 +17.65% 6
Wales +36 15 £475 - 1
Scotland +19 15 £525 -4.55% 4
Yorkshire +35 12 £503 +14.86% 4
East of England +30 8 £525 +18.31% 2
East Midlands +23 2 £488 +39.29% 1
North East +21 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 7 December 2019, 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.

1 193 (68.68%) DevOps
2 156 (55.52%) AWS
3 132 (46.98%) Linux
4 122 (43.42%) Python
4 122 (43.42%) Ansible
5 120 (42.70%) Azure
6 104 (37.01%) Agile Software Development
7 88 (31.32%) Windows
8 87 (30.96%) Git (software)
9 83 (29.54%) Puppet
10 79 (28.11%) Jenkins
11 77 (27.40%) PowerShell
12 76 (27.05%) Terraform
13 68 (24.20%) Bash Shell
14 65 (23.13%) Opscode Chef
15 59 (21.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 58 (20.64%) JIRA
17 56 (19.93%) Java
18 53 (18.86%) .NET
19 50 (17.79%) Configuration Management
19 50 (17.79%) Continuous Integration
19 50 (17.79%) Security Cleared
19 50 (17.79%) Docker
20 49 (17.44%) Kubernetes
21 47 (16.73%) C#
22 45 (16.01%) Oracle
22 45 (16.01%) Finance
22 45 (16.01%) Splunk
23 44 (15.66%) Microservices
23 44 (15.66%) Microsoft

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 22 (7.83%) Tomcat
2 21 (7.47%) Confluence
3 20 (7.12%) WebLogic
4 17 (6.05%) Apache
5 16 (5.69%) IIS
5 16 (5.69%) WebSphere
6 13 (4.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 12 (4.27%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (2.14%) nginx
9 5 (1.78%) JBoss
10 4 (1.42%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.07%) Jetty
11 3 (1.07%) Mongrel
12 2 (0.71%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.71%) Ethereum
12 2 (0.71%) GlassFish
12 2 (0.71%) Hyperledger
12 2 (0.71%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.71%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 13 (4.63%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (1.78%) Oracle Cash Management
3 3 (1.07%) Distributed Ledger
4 2 (0.71%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.71%) R3 Corda
4 2 (0.71%) Sentinel
5 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 156 (55.52%) AWS
2 120 (42.70%) Azure
3 40 (14.23%) GCP
4 39 (13.88%) AWS CloudFormation
5 35 (12.46%) Amazon EC2
6 28 (9.96%) IaaS
7 27 (9.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 26 (9.25%) Amazon S3
9 25 (8.90%) Amazon EKS
9 25 (8.90%) PaaS
10 20 (7.12%) SaaS
11 16 (5.69%) Amazon ELB
11 16 (5.69%) Datadog
12 14 (4.98%) OpenShift
12 14 (4.98%) Route 53
13 12 (4.27%) Serverless
14 11 (3.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 10 (3.56%) Amazon ECS
15 10 (3.56%) CloudFront
15 10 (3.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (9.96%) VPN
2 20 (7.12%) Internet
3 16 (5.69%) TCP/IP
4 14 (4.98%) DNS
5 13 (4.63%) Firewall
6 8 (2.85%) SSL
7 7 (2.49%) Ethernet
7 7 (2.49%) HTTP
7 7 (2.49%) MPLS
8 6 (2.14%) DHCP
9 5 (1.78%) Kerberos
10 4 (1.42%) Network Security
11 3 (1.07%) NAS
11 3 (1.07%) SMTP
12 2 (0.71%) BIG-IP
12 2 (0.71%) FTP
12 2 (0.71%) IPsec
12 2 (0.71%) LAN
12 2 (0.71%) Software-Defined Networking
12 2 (0.71%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.61%) Oracle Database
2 24 (8.54%) Amazon RDS
3 16 (5.69%) NoSQL
4 13 (4.63%) SQL Server
5 12 (4.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 12 (4.27%) Big Data
5 12 (4.27%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (2.14%) MySQL
6 6 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (1.78%) Data Lake
7 5 (1.78%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 5 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.78%) Power BI
7 5 (1.78%) SQL Server 2014
7 5 (1.78%) SQL Server 2017
8 4 (1.42%) Blockchain
8 4 (1.42%) MongoDB
9 3 (1.07%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (1.07%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 87 (30.96%) Git (software)
2 79 (28.11%) Jenkins
3 58 (20.64%) JIRA
4 42 (14.95%) Sonatype Nexus
5 20 (7.12%) Artifactory
6 16 (5.69%) CircleCI
7 13 (4.63%) GitLab
7 13 (4.63%) Octopus Deploy
7 13 (4.63%) Visual Studio Team System
8 10 (3.56%) TeamCity
9 8 (2.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (2.49%) Bitbucket
10 7 (2.49%) MSBuild
11 6 (2.14%) Cucumber
11 6 (2.14%) Selenium
11 6 (2.14%) Subversion
11 6 (2.14%) Vagrant
11 6 (2.14%) Visual Studio
12 5 (1.78%) MSTest
12 5 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 45 (16.01%) Finance
2 26 (9.25%) Banking
3 13 (4.63%) Public Sector
4 7 (2.49%) Billing
4 7 (2.49%) Retail
5 6 (2.14%) Publishing
6 5 (1.78%) Law
7 2 (0.71%) Automotive
7 2 (0.71%) Games
7 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) German Language
8 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.36%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 115 (40.93%) DevOps Engineer
2 31 (11.03%) Automation Engineer
3 28 (9.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 27 (9.61%) Azure Engineer
5 26 (9.25%) Azure DevOps
6 25 (8.90%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 24 (8.54%) Cloud Engineer
8 22 (7.83%) AWS DevOps
9 21 (7.47%) AWS Engineer
10 19 (6.76%) Developer
10 19 (6.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 19 (6.76%) Platform Engineer
11 18 (6.41%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 13 (4.63%) Senior DevOps
12 13 (4.63%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 12 (4.27%) DevOps Automation Engineer
14 11 (3.91%) Administrator
14 11 (3.91%) Architect
15 10 (3.56%) Linux Engineer
15 10 (3.56%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (18.86%) .NET
2 37 (13.17%) JSON
3 23 (8.19%) Node.js
3 23 (8.19%) Web Services
4 20 (7.12%) Kafka
4 20 (7.12%) REST
5 16 (5.69%) .NET Framework
5 16 (5.69%) Elastic Stack
6 14 (4.98%) HTML
7 12 (4.27%) Oracle ADF
7 12 (4.27%) Oracle Fusion
8 11 (3.91%) CSS
9 10 (3.56%) Middleware
10 9 (3.20%) AngularJS
11 8 (2.85%) ASP.NET
12 7 (2.49%) RabbitMQ
12 7 (2.49%) RESTful
13 6 (2.14%) Django
13 6 (2.14%) HTML5
13 6 (2.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.19%) Cloud Native
2 19 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.63%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.27%) Enterprise Cloud
4 12 (4.27%) Linux Command Line
4 12 (4.27%) Private Cloud
5 11 (3.91%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (3.56%) Clustering
7 7 (2.49%) PKI
7 7 (2.49%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.78%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.42%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (1.42%) Hedge funds
10 3 (1.07%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.71%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.71%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.36%) Mobile Banking
12 1 (0.36%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 132 (46.98%) Linux
2 88 (31.32%) Windows
3 59 (21.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 44 (15.66%) Windows Server
5 25 (8.90%) CentOS
6 17 (6.05%) CoreOS
7 16 (5.69%) Unix
8 11 (3.91%) Windows Server 2012
9 9 (3.20%) Ubuntu
10 6 (2.14%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (1.07%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.71%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.71%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.36%) Debian
14 1 (0.36%) Fedora
14 1 (0.36%) Solaris
14 1 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 193 (68.68%) DevOps
2 104 (37.01%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (17.79%) Configuration Management
3 50 (17.79%) Continuous Integration
4 44 (15.66%) Infrastructure as Code
4 44 (15.66%) Microservices
5 42 (14.95%) Test Automation
6 39 (13.88%) Problem-Solving
7 37 (13.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 35 (12.46%) Continuous Delivery
8 35 (12.46%) Open Source
9 34 (12.10%) Scrum
10 32 (11.39%) Kanban
11 30 (10.68%) Software Engineering
12 28 (9.96%) Deployment Automation
13 23 (8.19%) Disaster Recovery
13 23 (8.19%) ITIL
13 23 (8.19%) Migration
14 20 (7.12%) SOA
15 17 (6.05%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 122 (43.42%) Python
2 77 (27.40%) PowerShell
3 68 (24.20%) Bash Shell
4 56 (19.93%) Java
5 47 (16.73%) C#
6 42 (14.95%) JavaScript
7 36 (12.81%) Ruby
8 33 (11.74%) Perl
9 23 (8.19%) Go
9 23 (8.19%) Shell Script
10 22 (7.83%) SQL
11 16 (5.69%) Rust
12 7 (2.49%) TypeScript
13 5 (1.78%) Groovy
14 3 (1.07%) PHP
14 3 (1.07%) Scala
15 2 (0.71%) C
15 2 (0.71%) C++
16 1 (0.36%) Clojure
16 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 50 (17.79%) Security Cleared
2 33 (11.74%) RHCE
3 31 (11.03%) SC Cleared
4 21 (7.47%) AWS Certification
5 16 (5.69%) Degree
6 12 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (4.27%) RHCSA
7 10 (3.56%) MCSA
8 4 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.07%) CISM
9 3 (1.07%) CISSP
10 2 (0.71%) CCNA
10 2 (0.71%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.71%) MCSE
10 2 (0.71%) MCTS
10 2 (0.71%) OCPJP
10 2 (0.71%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.47%) QA
2 4 (1.42%) HIPAA
2 4 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 50 (17.79%) Docker
2 26 (9.25%) Active Directory
3 17 (6.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.20%) PowerDNS
5 6 (2.14%) LXC
5 6 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.14%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.78%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.42%) vSphere
8 3 (1.07%) NFS
9 2 (0.71%) Xen
10 1 (0.36%) Ceph
10 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.36%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.36%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 122 (43.42%) Ansible
2 83 (29.54%) Puppet
3 76 (27.05%) Terraform
4 65 (23.13%) Opscode Chef
5 49 (17.44%) Kubernetes
6 13 (4.63%) Suricata
7 10 (3.56%) NetBackup
8 8 (2.85%) Salt
9 7 (2.49%) Nagios
9 7 (2.49%) Single Sign-On
10 6 (2.14%) CA Single Sign-On
10 6 (2.14%) Cisco Prime
10 6 (2.14%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (1.42%) CFEngine
11 4 (1.42%) Grafana
11 4 (1.42%) Kibana
11 4 (1.42%) logstash
11 4 (1.42%) Oracle Identity Management
11 4 (1.42%) Packer
11 4 (1.42%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 45 (16.01%) Oracle
1 45 (16.01%) Splunk
2 44 (15.66%) Microsoft
2 44 (15.66%) Red Hat
3 27 (9.61%) VMware
4 26 (9.25%) IBM
5 17 (6.05%) Cisco
5 17 (6.05%) Google
6 16 (5.69%) Confluent
6 16 (5.69%) Veracode
7 13 (4.63%) Qualys
8 12 (4.27%) ServiceNow
9 10 (3.56%) Databricks
10 9 (3.20%) Citrix
11 8 (2.85%) NetApp
11 8 (2.85%) New Relic
12 7 (2.49%) CA
13 6 (2.14%) Dell
13 6 (2.14%) EMC
13 6 (2.14%) Nokia