Period
to 21 October 2018

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 21 October 2018 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 198 179
Rank change year-on-year +41 -19 +20
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 1,774 1,355 1,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.73% 1.36% 1.54%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.01% 1.59% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,216 871 1,156
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £261 £213 £225
90th Percentile £565 £594 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 41
UK median hourly rate £22.30 £23.19 £27.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -15.29% -21.79%
10th Percentile £14.58 £12.24 £14.25
90th Percentile £54.13 £43.03 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £23.19 £25.94
% change year-on-year -7.29% -10.59% -8.19%

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 88,236 85,185 90,398
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.22% 85.74% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,207 56,461 59,666
UK median daily rate £451 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,391 2,040 2,460
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.59%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.12 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -19.51% +8.70% +4.55%

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 21 October 2018.

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 21 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in the UK

Infrastructure Engineering
Top 17 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 21 October 2018. 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 +45 1,641 £400 +6.67% 719
UK excluding London +33 1,075 £375 +7.14% 513
London +28 678 £450 +5.88% 248
South East +15 342 £378 -5.63% 101
North of England +42 230 £350 - 140
Midlands +7 145 £350 +7.69% 77
South West +27 136 £370 +28.70% 93
North West +37 125 £338 -3.57% 68
East of England -3 106 £375 +7.14% 60
West Midlands +4 91 £360 +8.68% 57
Scotland -4 90 £425 -5.56% 21
Yorkshire +24 89 £373 +24.17% 60
East Midlands +22 52 £328 +9.37% 20
Wales -34 24 £450 +20.00% 18
North East -4 18 £381 -9.55% 12
Northern Ireland +36 2 £400 +60.00% 2
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 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.

1 995 (56.09%) Windows
2 725 (40.87%) VMware
3 709 (39.97%) Active Directory
4 636 (35.85%) Windows Server
5 547 (30.83%) Microsoft
6 427 (24.07%) Linux
7 406 (22.89%) VMware Infrastructure
8 392 (22.10%) Microsoft Azure
9 381 (21.48%) Office 365
10 355 (20.01%) PowerShell
11 306 (17.25%) Amazon AWS
12 288 (16.23%) Cisco
13 280 (15.78%) Firewall
14 266 (14.99%) Finance
15 259 (14.60%) SCCM
16 255 (14.37%) Citrix
17 233 (13.13%) DNS
17 233 (13.13%) DevOps
18 232 (13.08%) ITIL
19 226 (12.74%) Security Cleared
20 223 (12.57%) Migration
21 219 (12.34%) Windows Server 2012
22 213 (12.01%) Hyper-V
23 203 (11.44%) MS Exchange
24 201 (11.33%) Windows Server 2008
25 196 (11.05%) Data Centre
26 184 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
27 176 (9.92%) SQL Server
28 175 (9.86%) DHCP
29 169 (9.53%) SQL

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
1 203 (11.44%) MS Exchange
2 109 (6.14%) SharePoint
3 87 (4.90%) Skype for Business
4 79 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 59 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 59 (3.33%) IIS
6 44 (2.48%) Apache
7 32 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
7 32 (1.80%) OpenStack
8 26 (1.47%) Confluence
9 19 (1.07%) WebLogic
10 18 (1.01%) Tomcat
11 17 (0.96%) Apache Spark
12 14 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
13 13 (0.73%) nginx
14 11 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2007
14 11 (0.62%) JBoss
14 11 (0.62%) Site Server
15 9 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
16 8 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 53 (2.99%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.056%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.056%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.056%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.056%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.056%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 5 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.056%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 392 (22.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 381 (21.48%) Office 365
3 306 (17.25%) Amazon AWS
4 82 (4.62%) IaaS
5 61 (3.44%) PaaS
6 56 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 50 (2.82%) AWS CloudFormation
8 46 (2.59%) GitHub
9 26 (1.47%) SaaS
10 24 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
11 17 (0.96%) Amazon Glacier
12 16 (0.90%) Mimecast
12 16 (0.90%) OneDrive
12 16 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 12 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
13 12 (0.68%) Amazon S3
14 11 (0.62%) OpenShift
14 11 (0.62%) Serverless
15 8 (0.45%) Yammer
16 7 (0.39%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 280 (15.78%) Firewall
2 233 (13.13%) DNS
3 175 (9.86%) DHCP
4 168 (9.47%) SAN
5 149 (8.40%) WAN
6 147 (8.29%) LAN
7 111 (6.26%) TCP/IP
8 98 (5.52%) VPN
9 75 (4.23%) Skype
10 60 (3.38%) NAS
11 47 (2.65%) Network Security
12 44 (2.48%) VLAN
13 40 (2.25%) SSL
14 32 (1.80%) HTTP
14 32 (1.80%) Wireless
15 31 (1.75%) VoIP
16 30 (1.69%) NetScaler
17 28 (1.58%) Fibre Channel
18 25 (1.41%) iSCSI
18 25 (1.41%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 176 (9.92%) SQL Server
2 48 (2.71%) Hadoop
3 33 (1.86%) Big Data
4 24 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 21 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
6 20 (1.13%) Relational Database
7 19 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
7 19 (1.07%) MySQL
8 17 (0.96%) NoSQL
9 14 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
9 14 (0.79%) MongoDB
10 13 (0.73%) ArangoDB
10 13 (0.73%) Neo4j
10 13 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (0.73%) SQL Server 2016
11 12 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
12 9 (0.51%) DB2
12 9 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
13 8 (0.45%) Amazon Redshift
14 6 (0.34%) HBase
Development Applications
1 109 (6.14%) Jenkins
2 54 (3.04%) Git (software)
3 37 (2.09%) JIRA
4 25 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 22 (1.24%) Artifactory
5 22 (1.24%) GitLab
6 14 (0.79%) Maven
7 12 (0.68%) GoCD
7 12 (0.68%) MSI
7 12 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
8 10 (0.56%) Subversion
8 10 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
9 9 (0.51%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.51%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.39%) Bitbucket
10 7 (0.39%) Chocolatey
10 7 (0.39%) Travis CI
10 7 (0.39%) Vagrant
11 5 (0.28%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.23%) Eclipse
General
1 266 (14.99%) Finance
2 67 (3.78%) Banking
3 57 (3.21%) Retail
4 46 (2.59%) Telecoms
5 32 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 26 (1.47%) Law
7 23 (1.30%) Marketing
8 18 (1.01%) Electronics
9 17 (0.96%) Legal
10 13 (0.73%) Back Office
11 12 (0.68%) Local Government
12 11 (0.62%) Publishing
13 10 (0.56%) Automotive
14 7 (0.39%) Advertising
14 7 (0.39%) French Language
14 7 (0.39%) Front Office
15 6 (0.34%) Online Betting
15 6 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.28%) Aerospace
16 5 (0.28%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 1,264 (71.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 131 (7.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 121 (6.82%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 112 (6.31%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 111 (6.26%) Windows Engineer
6 110 (6.20%) Cloud Engineer
7 102 (5.75%) Infrastructure Support
7 102 (5.75%) Support Engineer
8 92 (5.19%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 89 (5.02%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 88 (4.96%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 88 (4.96%) VMware Engineer
11 86 (4.85%) AWS Engineer
12 81 (4.57%) Server Engineer
12 81 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
13 78 (4.40%) Azure Engineer
14 74 (4.17%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
15 70 (3.95%) Architect
16 66 (3.72%) Linux Engineer
17 64 (3.61%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (2.99%) Web Services
2 33 (1.86%) LDAP
2 33 (1.86%) Middleware
3 32 (1.80%) Elastic Stack
4 28 (1.58%) .NET
5 21 (1.18%) Kafka
6 16 (0.90%) REST
7 12 (0.68%) 802.1X
7 12 (0.68%) SAML
7 12 (0.68%) XML
8 11 (0.62%) Node.js
9 9 (0.51%) Java EE
9 9 (0.51%) JSON
10 7 (0.39%) J2EE
10 7 (0.39%) OAuth
11 6 (0.34%) ASP.NET
12 5 (0.28%) Ajax
12 5 (0.28%) HTML
12 5 (0.28%) LAMP
12 5 (0.28%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 196 (11.05%) Data Centre
2 67 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (3.44%) Clustering
4 59 (3.33%) PKI
5 43 (2.42%) Management Information System
6 39 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
7 36 (2.03%) Public Cloud
8 28 (1.58%) Cloud Native
8 28 (1.58%) Replication
9 27 (1.52%) Fat Client
9 27 (1.52%) Thin Client
10 23 (1.30%) Computer Science
10 23 (1.30%) Private Cloud
11 20 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
12 19 (1.07%) Blackberry
13 15 (0.85%) Data Structures
14 14 (0.79%) Cyberthreat
14 14 (0.79%) Greenfield Project
15 12 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
15 12 (0.68%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 995 (56.09%) Windows
2 636 (35.85%) Windows Server
3 427 (24.07%) Linux
4 219 (12.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 201 (11.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 152 (8.57%) Windows 10
7 100 (5.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 91 (5.13%) Unix
8 91 (5.13%) Windows 7
9 53 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 35 (1.97%) CentOS
11 21 (1.18%) Solaris
12 13 (0.73%) Windows 8
13 12 (0.68%) Ubuntu
14 11 (0.62%) CoreOS
14 11 (0.62%) SUSE
15 6 (0.34%) Android
15 6 (0.34%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.28%) AIX
16 5 (0.28%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (13.13%) DevOps
2 232 (13.08%) ITIL
3 223 (12.57%) Migration
4 184 (10.37%) Agile Software Development
5 109 (6.14%) Problem-Solving
6 97 (5.47%) Configuration Management
7 85 (4.79%) Continuous Integration
8 73 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
9 71 (4.00%) Software Engineering
10 70 (3.95%) Continuous Delivery
10 70 (3.95%) High Availability
11 59 (3.33%) Project Management
12 58 (3.27%) Service Delivery
13 54 (3.04%) Cybersecurity
14 51 (2.87%) ITIL V3
15 49 (2.76%) Deployment Automation
16 43 (2.42%) Change Management
16 43 (2.42%) Service Management
17 42 (2.37%) Load Balancing
18 41 (2.31%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 355 (20.01%) PowerShell
2 169 (9.53%) SQL
3 156 (8.79%) Python
4 88 (4.96%) Bash Shell
5 70 (3.95%) Java
6 62 (3.49%) Ruby
7 54 (3.04%) Perl
8 41 (2.31%) Go
9 35 (1.97%) VBScript
10 34 (1.92%) C#
11 30 (1.69%) C
12 21 (1.18%) JavaScript
12 21 (1.18%) VB
13 13 (0.73%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.51%) Groovy
15 8 (0.45%) C++
16 6 (0.34%) PHP
17 4 (0.23%) MATLAB
17 4 (0.23%) R
18 3 (0.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 226 (12.74%) Security Cleared
2 161 (9.08%) SC Cleared
3 112 (6.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 87 (4.90%) Cisco Certification
5 73 (4.11%) MCSE
6 52 (2.93%) CCNA
6 52 (2.93%) Degree
7 44 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 43 (2.42%) DV Cleared
9 40 (2.25%) MCSA
10 36 (2.03%) CCNP
11 26 (1.47%) CISSP
12 19 (1.07%) MCITP
13 18 (1.01%) AWS Certification
13 18 (1.01%) CISM
13 18 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
14 16 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
14 16 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
15 15 (0.85%) MCP
16 14 (0.79%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (1.63%) SLA
2 27 (1.52%) GDPR
3 22 (1.24%) JSP 440
4 16 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.90%) QA
5 13 (0.73%) FINRA
6 7 (0.39%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.23%) PMO
9 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.11%) GPG13
10 2 (0.11%) GxP
10 2 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.056%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.056%) GAMP
11 1 (0.056%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.056%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 709 (39.97%) Active Directory
2 406 (22.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 213 (12.01%) Hyper-V
4 146 (8.23%) vSphere
5 140 (7.89%) XenApp
6 136 (7.67%) VMware ESXi
7 115 (6.48%) Docker
8 89 (5.02%) XenDesktop
9 47 (2.65%) Microsoft App-V
10 42 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
11 33 (1.86%) Virtual Servers
12 22 (1.24%) DFS Replication
13 20 (1.13%) XenServer
14 15 (0.85%) Firmware
15 13 (0.73%) vCloud
16 11 (0.62%) NFS
17 10 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 10 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
17 10 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
17 10 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 259 (14.60%) SCCM
2 163 (9.19%) Ansible
3 156 (8.79%) Terraform
4 127 (7.16%) Puppet
5 88 (4.96%) SCOM
6 86 (4.85%) Kubernetes
7 78 (4.40%) Opscode Chef
8 46 (2.59%) vCenter Server
9 44 (2.48%) WSUS
10 37 (2.09%) McAfee ePO
11 35 (1.97%) Microsoft Intune
12 27 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
13 26 (1.47%) Nagios
14 25 (1.41%) NetBackup
15 23 (1.30%) Single Sign-On
16 20 (1.13%) Backup Exec
17 16 (0.90%) AirWatch
17 16 (0.90%) vRealize
18 14 (0.79%) Failover Clustering
18 14 (0.79%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 725 (40.87%) VMware
2 547 (30.83%) Microsoft
3 288 (16.23%) Cisco
4 255 (14.37%) Citrix
5 124 (6.99%) NetApp
6 104 (5.86%) HP
7 85 (4.79%) Red Hat
8 79 (4.45%) McAfee
9 69 (3.89%) EMC
10 65 (3.66%) Oracle
11 52 (2.93%) Dell
12 50 (2.82%) Veeam
13 49 (2.76%) Symantec
14 41 (2.31%) CheckPoint
15 37 (2.09%) Splunk
16 34 (1.92%) SolarWinds
17 33 (1.86%) Juniper
18 29 (1.63%) Google
18 29 (1.63%) IBM
18 29 (1.63%) Ivanti