Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 190 176
Rank change year-on-year +31 -14 +27
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 1,850 1,468 1,616
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.76% 1.42% 1.57%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.02% 1.66% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,273 955 1,166
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £263 £219 £226
90th Percentile £550 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 38 49
UK median hourly rate £23.32 £24.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.86% -11.82% -25.68%
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.24 £15.90
90th Percentile £54.13 £47.53 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £27.38
% change year-on-year -10.42% -12.33% -21.79%

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 91,392 88,694 87,632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.72% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,516 59,163 57,746
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,345 2,083 2,479
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.19 £49.24 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.62 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.07% +6.67% -1.45%

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 11 December 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 11 December 2018.

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 11 December 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 +38 1,715 £400 +6.67% 645
UK excluding London +32 1,137 £375 +7.14% 500
London +39 686 £431 +1.41% 177
South East +51 402 £376 -6.00% 112
North of England +26 218 £350 - 136
Midlands +23 159 £350 +7.69% 93
South West +12 147 £384 +40.96% 73
North West +9 108 £340 -15.00% 74
West Midlands +15 103 £360 +10.77% 50
East of England +1 96 £375 +15.38% 55
Scotland -15 89 £425 -10.53% 15
Yorkshire +18 86 £388 +26.02% 47
East Midlands +6 54 £329 +1.25% 43
North East -5 26 £413 -21.17% 15
Wales -29 25 £423 +20.71% 13
Northern Ireland +31 2 £400 +60.00% 4

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 1,029 (55.62%) Windows
2 755 (40.81%) VMware
3 735 (39.73%) Active Directory
4 644 (34.81%) Windows Server
5 537 (29.03%) Microsoft
6 438 (23.68%) Linux
7 422 (22.81%) Microsoft Azure
8 400 (21.62%) Office 365
9 391 (21.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 358 (19.35%) PowerShell
11 308 (16.65%) Amazon AWS
12 292 (15.78%) Finance
13 289 (15.62%) Firewall
14 286 (15.46%) Cisco
15 282 (15.24%) Citrix
16 274 (14.81%) Security Cleared
17 272 (14.70%) SCCM
18 234 (12.65%) Migration
19 233 (12.59%) DevOps
20 232 (12.54%) ITIL
21 231 (12.49%) DNS
22 228 (12.32%) Data Centre
23 220 (11.89%) SC Cleared
24 217 (11.73%) Windows Server 2012
25 197 (10.65%) Hyper-V
26 194 (10.49%) Windows Server 2008
27 185 (10.00%) MS Exchange
28 184 (9.95%) Agile Software Development
29 174 (9.41%) SQL Server
30 166 (8.97%) Ansible

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
1 185 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 103 (5.57%) SharePoint
3 73 (3.95%) Skype for Business
4 68 (3.68%) IIS
5 61 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2010
6 56 (3.03%) Apache
6 56 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 31 (1.68%) Confluence
8 29 (1.57%) WebLogic
9 27 (1.46%) Tomcat
10 25 (1.35%) OpenStack
11 23 (1.24%) Elasticsearch
12 14 (0.76%) Oracle Service Bus
13 13 (0.70%) Apache Spark
13 13 (0.70%) nginx
14 12 (0.65%) JBoss
14 12 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
15 10 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 9 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
17 7 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 46 (2.49%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (0.81%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.11%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.054%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.054%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.054%) Chatbot
6 1 (0.054%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (0.054%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 6 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.054%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 422 (22.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 400 (21.62%) Office 365
3 308 (16.65%) Amazon AWS
4 95 (5.14%) IaaS
5 73 (3.95%) PaaS
6 61 (3.30%) Azure Active Directory
7 48 (2.59%) AWS CloudFormation
8 44 (2.38%) GitHub
9 31 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
9 31 (1.68%) SaaS
10 19 (1.03%) Serverless
11 18 (0.97%) Mimecast
12 17 (0.92%) OneDrive
12 17 (0.92%) OpenShift
13 14 (0.76%) Amazon Glacier
14 12 (0.65%) Amazon S3
14 12 (0.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 11 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
16 8 (0.43%) Yammer
17 7 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 289 (15.62%) Firewall
2 231 (12.49%) DNS
3 163 (8.81%) DHCP
4 160 (8.65%) LAN
5 157 (8.49%) WAN
6 154 (8.32%) SAN
7 106 (5.73%) TCP/IP
8 93 (5.03%) VPN
9 68 (3.68%) Skype
10 54 (2.92%) Network Security
11 52 (2.81%) NAS
12 45 (2.43%) VLAN
13 43 (2.32%) SSL
14 37 (2.00%) VoIP
15 33 (1.78%) NetScaler
15 33 (1.78%) Wireless
16 30 (1.62%) Internet
17 29 (1.57%) HTTP
18 28 (1.51%) Fibre Channel
18 28 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 174 (9.41%) SQL Server
2 40 (2.16%) Hadoop
3 23 (1.24%) Relational Database
3 23 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (1.14%) Big Data
5 20 (1.08%) MySQL
6 18 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
6 18 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
7 15 (0.81%) ArangoDB
7 15 (0.81%) Neo4j
8 13 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
9 12 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
9 12 (0.65%) NoSQL
10 10 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (0.49%) MongoDB
12 8 (0.43%) Amazon Redshift
12 8 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
13 7 (0.38%) DB2
13 7 (0.38%) Oracle Database
13 7 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 130 (7.03%) Jenkins
2 60 (3.24%) Git (software)
3 38 (2.05%) JIRA
4 34 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 26 (1.41%) Artifactory
6 22 (1.19%) Maven
7 21 (1.14%) GitLab
8 19 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
9 14 (0.76%) Subversion
10 13 (0.70%) MSI
10 13 (0.70%) TeamCity
11 10 (0.54%) GoCD
11 10 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
11 10 (0.54%) Vagrant
12 9 (0.49%) Bitbucket
13 6 (0.32%) Visual Studio
14 5 (0.27%) Gradle
14 5 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
15 4 (0.22%) Chocolatey
15 4 (0.22%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 292 (15.78%) Finance
2 63 (3.41%) Banking
3 56 (3.03%) Retail
4 52 (2.81%) Telecoms
5 34 (1.84%) Law
6 33 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 24 (1.30%) Marketing
8 22 (1.19%) Legal
9 21 (1.14%) Electronics
10 13 (0.70%) Back Office
11 11 (0.59%) Publishing
12 10 (0.54%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.54%) Local Government
13 8 (0.43%) Advertising
13 8 (0.43%) Front Office
14 7 (0.38%) Online Betting
15 6 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
16 5 (0.27%) French Language
16 5 (0.27%) Games
16 5 (0.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 1,333 (72.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 125 (6.76%) DevOps Engineer
3 122 (6.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 111 (6.00%) VMware Engineer
5 109 (5.89%) Cloud Engineer
5 109 (5.89%) Support Engineer
6 108 (5.84%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 107 (5.78%) Windows Engineer
8 103 (5.57%) Infrastructure Support
9 100 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 99 (5.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 95 (5.14%) Azure Engineer
12 90 (4.86%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 90 (4.86%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
13 85 (4.59%) Server Engineer
14 81 (4.38%) Network Engineer
15 80 (4.32%) AWS Engineer
16 78 (4.22%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
16 78 (4.22%) IT Engineer
17 71 (3.84%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (2.81%) Web Services
2 47 (2.54%) Middleware
3 45 (2.43%) LDAP
4 29 (1.57%) Elastic Stack
5 23 (1.24%) XML
6 20 (1.08%) .NET
7 15 (0.81%) 802.1X
7 15 (0.81%) SAML
8 14 (0.76%) EntireX
8 14 (0.76%) Kafka
9 13 (0.70%) REST
10 12 (0.65%) HTML
11 9 (0.49%) Node.js
12 8 (0.43%) JSON
13 7 (0.38%) CGI
13 7 (0.38%) J2EE
13 7 (0.38%) OAuth
14 5 (0.27%) Ajax
14 5 (0.27%) LAMP
14 5 (0.27%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 228 (12.32%) Data Centre
2 75 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (2.86%) Public Cloud
4 52 (2.81%) PKI
5 49 (2.65%) Clustering
6 45 (2.43%) Management Information System
7 35 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
8 30 (1.62%) Cloud Native
9 29 (1.57%) Fat Client
9 29 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
9 29 (1.57%) Thin Client
10 24 (1.30%) Private Cloud
10 24 (1.30%) Replication
11 20 (1.08%) Blackberry
12 16 (0.86%) Cyberthreat
13 15 (0.81%) Mainframe
13 15 (0.81%) Virtual Team
14 13 (0.70%) Data Structures
15 12 (0.65%) Greenfield Project
16 11 (0.59%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 1,029 (55.62%) Windows
2 644 (34.81%) Windows Server
3 438 (23.68%) Linux
4 217 (11.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 194 (10.49%) Windows Server 2008
6 160 (8.65%) Windows 10
7 112 (6.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 93 (5.03%) Unix
9 88 (4.76%) Windows 7
10 44 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
11 32 (1.73%) CentOS
12 24 (1.30%) Solaris
13 14 (0.76%) Ubuntu
13 14 (0.76%) Windows 8
14 11 (0.59%) SUSE
15 8 (0.43%) CoreOS
16 7 (0.38%) Android
17 6 (0.32%) AIX
17 6 (0.32%) Apple iOS
18 5 (0.27%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (12.65%) Migration
2 233 (12.59%) DevOps
3 232 (12.54%) ITIL
4 184 (9.95%) Agile Software Development
5 120 (6.49%) Problem-Solving
6 95 (5.14%) Configuration Management
7 78 (4.22%) Continuous Integration
7 78 (4.22%) Disaster Recovery
8 67 (3.62%) Continuous Delivery
9 65 (3.51%) Service Delivery
10 56 (3.03%) High Availability
11 55 (2.97%) Project Management
11 55 (2.97%) Software Engineering
12 51 (2.76%) Cybersecurity
13 48 (2.59%) Change Management
14 47 (2.54%) Load Balancing
15 45 (2.43%) Storage Management
16 44 (2.38%) Service Management
17 43 (2.32%) Deployment Automation
17 43 (2.32%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 358 (19.35%) PowerShell
2 159 (8.59%) SQL
3 149 (8.05%) Python
4 88 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 77 (4.16%) Java
6 65 (3.51%) Perl
7 56 (3.03%) Ruby
8 38 (2.05%) Go
9 32 (1.73%) VBScript
10 26 (1.41%) VB
11 24 (1.30%) C
12 19 (1.03%) C#
13 17 (0.92%) JavaScript
14 12 (0.65%) Shell Script
15 11 (0.59%) Groovy
16 4 (0.22%) MATLAB
16 4 (0.22%) R
17 3 (0.16%) C++
17 3 (0.16%) PHP
17 3 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 274 (14.81%) Security Cleared
2 220 (11.89%) SC Cleared
3 115 (6.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 89 (4.81%) Cisco Certification
5 80 (4.32%) MCSE
6 60 (3.24%) Degree
7 59 (3.19%) CCNA
8 42 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 41 (2.22%) DV Cleared
10 39 (2.11%) MCSA
11 33 (1.78%) CCNP
12 28 (1.51%) CISSP
13 25 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
14 21 (1.14%) MCP
15 20 (1.08%) AWS Certification
16 18 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
17 17 (0.92%) CCIE
17 17 (0.92%) CISM
17 17 (0.92%) MCITP
18 14 (0.76%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (1.95%) SLA
2 26 (1.41%) GDPR
3 17 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.81%) FINRA
5 13 (0.70%) JSP 440
6 11 (0.59%) QA
7 6 (0.32%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.32%) PMO
8 5 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
9 3 (0.16%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.11%) GPG13
10 2 (0.11%) GxP
10 2 (0.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.054%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.054%) GAMP
11 1 (0.054%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.054%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.054%) ISO 22301
11 1 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 735 (39.73%) Active Directory
2 391 (21.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 197 (10.65%) Hyper-V
4 146 (7.89%) vSphere
5 141 (7.62%) XenApp
6 122 (6.59%) VMware ESXi
7 113 (6.11%) Docker
8 103 (5.57%) XenDesktop
9 53 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
10 52 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
11 35 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
12 23 (1.24%) XenServer
13 19 (1.03%) DFS Replication
14 17 (0.92%) Firmware
15 14 (0.76%) VMware NSX
16 13 (0.70%) vCloud
17 11 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 11 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
17 11 (0.59%) Xen
18 10 (0.54%) NFS
Systems Management
1 272 (14.70%) SCCM
2 166 (8.97%) Ansible
3 150 (8.11%) Terraform
4 116 (6.27%) Puppet
5 87 (4.70%) Kubernetes
6 86 (4.65%) SCOM
7 76 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
8 48 (2.59%) vCenter Server
9 45 (2.43%) McAfee ePO
9 45 (2.43%) WSUS
10 38 (2.05%) Microsoft Intune
11 31 (1.68%) NetBackup
12 29 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
13 24 (1.30%) Nagios
14 22 (1.19%) Backup Exec
14 22 (1.19%) vRealize
15 20 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
16 19 (1.03%) CA Single Sign-On
17 18 (0.97%) Forum Sentry
18 17 (0.92%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 755 (40.81%) VMware
2 537 (29.03%) Microsoft
3 286 (15.46%) Cisco
4 282 (15.24%) Citrix
5 116 (6.27%) HP
6 106 (5.73%) NetApp
7 91 (4.92%) McAfee
7 91 (4.92%) Red Hat
8 81 (4.38%) Oracle
9 71 (3.84%) EMC
10 67 (3.62%) Dell
11 60 (3.24%) CheckPoint
12 54 (2.92%) Symantec
13 48 (2.59%) Veeam
14 44 (2.38%) Juniper
15 43 (2.32%) Palo Alto
16 38 (2.05%) SolarWinds
17 32 (1.73%) IBM
18 31 (1.68%) Google
19 30 (1.62%) Isilon