Period
to 19 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 19 November 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
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 120 157 190
Rank change year-on-year +37 +33 -11
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 1,731 1,857 1,442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.07% 1.80% 1.42%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.40% 2.07% 1.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,195 1,283 927
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £217
90th Percentile £575 £563 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 37
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% -4.17% -7.47%
10th Percentile £16.38 £15.25 £12.24
90th Percentile £46.20 £54.13 £43.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £21.50 £23.19
% change year-on-year +2.33% -7.29% -5.35%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 72,108 89,730 87,427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.03% 86.88% 86.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,225 59,375 58,105
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £294 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £435 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,305 2,320 2,097
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £22.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.95% -4.35% +2.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.53 £49.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £23.14
% change year-on-year +7.14% -9.25% +2.84%

Infrastructure Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the UK

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the UK

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering over the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in the UK

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the UK

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering over the 6 months to 19 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in the UK

Infrastructure Engineering
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 Engineering within the UK over the 6 months to 19 November 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 +35 1,594 £400 - 645
UK excluding London +40 1,197 £375 - 513
London -1 508 £444 +1.43% 161
South East +16 349 £390 +4.00% 129
North of England +65 319 £375 +7.14% 154
South West +16 171 £405 +8.00% 52
North West +36 160 £364 +7.78% 90
Yorkshire +66 137 £425 +13.33% 48
East of England +44 128 £325 -12.16% 59
Midlands +14 115 £370 +5.71% 90
Scotland +10 78 £359 -15.53% 17
West Midlands +8 69 £370 +2.78% 57
East Midlands +17 46 £346 +5.53% 33
Wales +36 35 £394 -12.50% 10
North East +20 23 £363 -4.92% 16
Northern Ireland +7 3 £323 -19.22% 2

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering.

1 1,030 (59.50%) Windows
2 820 (47.37%) Active Directory
3 726 (41.94%) VMware
4 667 (38.53%) Windows Server
5 620 (35.82%) Microsoft
6 523 (30.21%) Azure
7 411 (23.74%) Office 365
8 406 (23.45%) VMware Infrastructure
9 388 (22.41%) PowerShell
10 344 (19.87%) SCCM
11 335 (19.35%) DNS
12 306 (17.68%) Linux
13 295 (17.04%) Citrix
14 293 (16.93%) Firewall
15 275 (15.89%) Cisco
16 273 (15.77%) AWS
17 272 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
17 272 (15.71%) Migration
18 247 (14.27%) ITIL
19 242 (13.98%) DHCP
20 240 (13.86%) Windows Server 2008
21 239 (13.81%) Finance
22 238 (13.75%) DevOps
23 226 (13.06%) Security Cleared
24 204 (11.79%) Data Centre
25 202 (11.67%) Hyper-V
25 202 (11.67%) SQL
26 198 (11.44%) MS Exchange
27 180 (10.40%) SQL Server
28 174 (10.05%) Agile Software Development

Infrastructure Engineering
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
1 198 (11.44%) MS Exchange
2 140 (8.09%) SharePoint
3 118 (6.82%) Skype for Business
4 72 (4.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 65 (3.76%) IIS
6 38 (2.20%) Confluence
6 38 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 24 (1.39%) Apache
8 15 (0.87%) OpenStack
9 12 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
9 12 (0.69%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (0.46%) Jupyter
12 6 (0.35%) Apache Spark
12 6 (0.35%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.23%) IBM Domino
14 4 (0.23%) nginx
15 3 (0.17%) CICS
15 3 (0.17%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 73 (4.22%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 8 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) FileZilla
8 1 (0.058%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.058%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.12%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.058%) Aligne
5 1 (0.058%) Magento
5 1 (0.058%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.058%) RMDS
5 1 (0.058%) Sage 1000
5 1 (0.058%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 523 (30.21%) Azure
2 411 (23.74%) Office 365
3 273 (15.77%) AWS
4 93 (5.37%) IaaS
5 82 (4.74%) PaaS
6 74 (4.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 73 (4.22%) GitHub
8 55 (3.18%) GCP
9 49 (2.83%) SaaS
10 30 (1.73%) AWS CloudFormation
11 29 (1.68%) OneDrive
12 18 (1.04%) Mimecast
13 17 (0.98%) G Suite
14 16 (0.92%) Serverless
15 15 (0.87%) Yammer
16 14 (0.81%) Power Platform
17 13 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 11 (0.64%) Amazon S3
18 11 (0.64%) NuGet
19 10 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 335 (19.35%) DNS
2 293 (16.93%) Firewall
3 242 (13.98%) DHCP
4 166 (9.59%) SAN
5 140 (8.09%) WAN
6 130 (7.51%) LAN
7 111 (6.41%) VPN
8 104 (6.01%) Skype
9 90 (5.20%) TCP/IP
10 64 (3.70%) VLAN
11 59 (3.41%) Wireless
12 56 (3.24%) Network Security
13 44 (2.54%) NetScaler
14 43 (2.48%) Internet
14 43 (2.48%) MPLS
15 39 (2.25%) NAS
16 36 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
17 35 (2.02%) BGP
17 35 (2.02%) VoIP
18 29 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (10.40%) SQL Server
2 45 (2.60%) Big Data
3 41 (2.37%) MySQL
4 25 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
5 23 (1.33%) Amazon Redshift
6 16 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
7 15 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
8 14 (0.81%) DB2
8 14 (0.81%) Power BI
9 12 (0.69%) Relational Database
10 11 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
10 11 (0.64%) BigQuery
11 10 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
11 10 (0.58%) SQL Server 2017
12 8 (0.46%) Hadoop
12 8 (0.46%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
13 6 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (0.29%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 74 (4.27%) Jenkins
2 56 (3.24%) Git (software)
3 46 (2.66%) JIRA
4 20 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
5 15 (0.87%) Visual Studio Team System
6 14 (0.81%) Bitbucket
6 14 (0.81%) Subversion
6 14 (0.81%) TeamCity
7 10 (0.58%) MSI
7 10 (0.58%) Visual Studio
8 9 (0.52%) MSTest
9 8 (0.46%) Gradle
10 7 (0.40%) Visual Studio Code
10 7 (0.40%) WinDbg
11 5 (0.29%) InstallShield
11 5 (0.29%) MSBuild
11 5 (0.29%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.23%) Ranorex
12 4 (0.23%) Vagrant
General
1 239 (13.81%) Finance
2 122 (7.05%) Public Sector
3 67 (3.87%) Retail
4 56 (3.24%) Banking
5 47 (2.72%) Financial Institution
5 47 (2.72%) Telecoms
6 24 (1.39%) Local Government
7 22 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.04%) Law
8 18 (1.04%) Marketing
9 16 (0.92%) Back Office
10 13 (0.75%) Electronics
10 13 (0.75%) Publishing
11 12 (0.69%) Investment Banking
12 11 (0.64%) Legal
13 8 (0.46%) Games
14 7 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
15 5 (0.29%) Front Office
16 4 (0.23%) Aerospace
17 3 (0.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,257 (72.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 129 (7.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 109 (6.30%) Windows Engineer
4 106 (6.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 96 (5.55%) Support Engineer
6 95 (5.49%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 91 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
8 81 (4.68%) Server Engineer
9 80 (4.62%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 78 (4.51%) Network Engineer
11 76 (4.39%) Architect
11 76 (4.39%) Infrastructure Support
12 75 (4.33%) VMware Engineer
13 73 (4.22%) Cloud Engineer
14 72 (4.16%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
15 68 (3.93%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
16 67 (3.87%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
17 66 (3.81%) DevOps Engineer
18 63 (3.64%) IT Engineer
18 63 (3.64%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (1.56%) Web Services
2 24 (1.39%) .NET
3 20 (1.16%) JSON
4 16 (0.92%) Swagger
5 12 (0.69%) LDAP
5 12 (0.69%) Middleware
5 12 (0.69%) RESTful
5 12 (0.69%) Software Packaging
6 11 (0.64%) 802.1X
6 11 (0.64%) PySpark
7 9 (0.52%) NumPy
7 9 (0.52%) OAuth
7 9 (0.52%) Pandas
7 9 (0.52%) scikit-learn
8 8 (0.46%) jQuery
8 8 (0.46%) YAML
9 7 (0.40%) .NET Framework
9 7 (0.40%) RabbitMQ
9 7 (0.40%) XML
10 6 (0.35%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 204 (11.79%) Data Centre
2 102 (5.89%) Clustering
3 72 (4.16%) Public Cloud
4 60 (3.47%) PKI
5 53 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
6 50 (2.89%) Management Information System
7 42 (2.43%) Replication
8 38 (2.20%) Fat Client
8 38 (2.20%) Thin Client
9 31 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
10 29 (1.68%) NHS
11 21 (1.21%) Enterprise Storage
12 19 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
13 18 (1.04%) Blackberry
13 18 (1.04%) Self-Motivation
13 18 (1.04%) User Experience
14 16 (0.92%) Client/Server
14 16 (0.92%) Driving Licence
14 16 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
15 15 (0.87%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1,030 (59.50%) Windows
2 667 (38.53%) Windows Server
3 306 (17.68%) Linux
4 272 (15.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 240 (13.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 165 (9.53%) Windows 10
7 90 (5.20%) Windows 7
8 84 (4.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 68 (3.93%) Unix
10 51 (2.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 46 (2.66%) CentOS
12 23 (1.33%) Android
12 23 (1.33%) Ubuntu
13 17 (0.98%) Solaris
13 17 (0.98%) Windows 8
14 15 (0.87%) Apple iOS
15 14 (0.81%) VMS
16 7 (0.40%) AIX
16 7 (0.40%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.35%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 272 (15.71%) Migration
2 247 (14.27%) ITIL
3 238 (13.75%) DevOps
4 174 (10.05%) Agile Software Development
5 99 (5.72%) Project Delivery
6 94 (5.43%) Change Management
6 94 (5.43%) Configuration Management
7 84 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
8 74 (4.27%) Problem-Solving
9 68 (3.93%) Service Management
10 64 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
11 60 (3.47%) Stakeholder Management
12 55 (3.18%) Digital Transformation Programme
12 55 (3.18%) Infrastructure Management
13 54 (3.12%) Continuous Integration
14 51 (2.95%) Analytics
14 51 (2.95%) Infrastructure as Code
15 49 (2.83%) ITSM
15 49 (2.83%) Mentoring
16 48 (2.77%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 388 (22.41%) PowerShell
2 202 (11.67%) SQL
3 153 (8.84%) Python
4 69 (3.99%) Bash Shell
5 34 (1.96%) VBScript
6 33 (1.91%) Perl
7 27 (1.56%) Java
8 21 (1.21%) PHP
9 20 (1.16%) C#
10 19 (1.10%) JavaScript
11 18 (1.04%) Shell Script
12 17 (0.98%) C
13 14 (0.81%) VB
14 13 (0.75%) Go
15 9 (0.52%) R
16 7 (0.40%) T-SQL
17 6 (0.35%) C++
17 6 (0.35%) Ruby
18 4 (0.23%) Korn
19 2 (0.12%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 226 (13.06%) Security Cleared
2 139 (8.03%) SC Cleared
3 114 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 94 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
5 91 (5.26%) DV Cleared
6 90 (5.20%) MCSE
7 57 (3.29%) CCNA
8 49 (2.83%) CCNP
9 48 (2.77%) Degree
10 44 (2.54%) MCSA
10 44 (2.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 32 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
12 30 (1.73%) CCA
13 29 (1.68%) MCP
14 21 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
15 13 (0.75%) CCIE
16 11 (0.64%) MCITP
17 10 (0.58%) AWS Certification
18 9 (0.52%) CISSP
18 9 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (4.91%) SLA
2 22 (1.27%) NCSC
3 18 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 17 (0.98%) GDPR
4 17 (0.98%) QA
5 12 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
7 7 (0.40%) COBIT
7 7 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 4 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.058%) GMP
11 1 (0.058%) GxP
11 1 (0.058%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.058%) ITGC
11 1 (0.058%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.058%) PMO
System Software
1 820 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 406 (23.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 202 (11.67%) Hyper-V
4 135 (7.80%) XenApp
5 126 (7.28%) vSphere
6 124 (7.16%) VMware ESXi
7 94 (5.43%) XenDesktop
8 64 (3.70%) Docker
9 57 (3.29%) Virtual Machines
10 41 (2.37%) DFS Replication
11 36 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
12 30 (1.73%) Virtual Desktop
13 25 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
14 19 (1.10%) vCloud
15 18 (1.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 16 (0.92%) Firmware
16 16 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 14 (0.81%) Xen
18 13 (0.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
18 13 (0.75%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 344 (19.87%) SCCM
2 136 (7.86%) Ansible
3 129 (7.45%) SCOM
4 85 (4.91%) Kubernetes
5 77 (4.45%) Terraform
6 50 (2.89%) Puppet
7 48 (2.77%) WSUS
8 44 (2.54%) vCenter Server
9 40 (2.31%) Microsoft Clustering
10 38 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
11 36 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
12 27 (1.56%) Single Sign-On
13 26 (1.50%) NetBackup
14 22 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
14 22 (1.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 21 (1.21%) vRealize
16 20 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
17 19 (1.10%) SCVMM
18 17 (0.98%) AirWatch
18 17 (0.98%) Nagios
Vendors
1 726 (41.94%) VMware
2 620 (35.82%) Microsoft
3 295 (17.04%) Citrix
4 275 (15.89%) Cisco
5 119 (6.87%) HP
6 64 (3.70%) Red Hat
7 57 (3.29%) NetApp
8 56 (3.24%) Dell
9 54 (3.12%) McAfee
10 51 (2.95%) Oracle
11 48 (2.77%) EMC
12 43 (2.48%) Symantec
12 43 (2.48%) Veeam
13 42 (2.43%) Juniper
14 39 (2.25%) Google
14 39 (2.25%) Meraki
15 34 (1.96%) CheckPoint
16 33 (1.91%) SAP
17 32 (1.85%) Palo Alto
18 30 (1.73%) 3PAR