Period
to 25 March 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 25 March 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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 150 191 195
Rank change year-on-year +41 +4 -10
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 1,739 1,450 1,342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.80% 1.43% 1.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.07% 1.66% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,224 1,035 937
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +1.31% +3.38%
10th Percentile £264 £238 £239
90th Percentile £568 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £362
% change year-on-year +2.74% +0.83% +6.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 37 37
UK median hourly rate £36.25 £27.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.82% -11.29% +12.73%
10th Percentile £15.25 £16.88 £17.60
90th Percentile £51.25 £58.30 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £23.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +82.61% -16.36% +12.24%

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 83,949 87,290 79,346
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.99% 86.18% 85.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,578 57,826 52,260
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +4.78% +1.06%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £265
90th Percentile £650 £638 £619
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,125 2,186 2,216
UK median hourly rate £23.84 £24.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.69% -4.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £11.58 £11.42 £11.34
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £24.53 £25.00
% change year-on-year -8.28% -1.88% -

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 25 March 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 25 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in the UK

Infrastructure Engineering
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 Engineering within the UK over the 6 months to 25 March 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 +38 1,617 £400 +3.23% 792
UK excluding London +34 1,058 £375 +2.74% 643
London +48 656 £431 +1.47% 210
South East +67 407 £385 +6.21% 150
South West +18 182 £425 +41.67% 86
North of England -13 176 £375 -6.25% 204
Midlands -6 126 £351 -2.64% 97
West Midlands -3 86 £360 +2.86% 62
North West -19 86 £363 -17.14% 102
Scotland -2 76 £394 -17.11% 37
East of England +13 66 £350 +7.69% 45
Yorkshire +7 62 £400 +23.08% 86
East Midlands -17 40 £325 -10.96% 35
Wales -9 28 £325 -11.86% 22
North East -13 28 £325 -13.33% 16

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 998 (57.39%) Windows
2 735 (42.27%) Active Directory
3 711 (40.89%) VMware
4 605 (34.79%) Windows Server
5 526 (30.25%) Microsoft
6 488 (28.06%) Microsoft Azure
7 411 (23.63%) Office 365
8 355 (20.41%) PowerShell
9 351 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 340 (19.55%) Linux
11 320 (18.40%) Amazon AWS
12 318 (18.29%) Citrix
13 284 (16.33%) Finance
14 277 (15.93%) SCCM
15 272 (15.64%) Security Cleared
16 270 (15.53%) Firewall
17 267 (15.35%) Cisco
18 241 (13.86%) Migration
19 240 (13.80%) DNS
20 231 (13.28%) Windows Server 2012
21 224 (12.88%) DevOps
22 221 (12.71%) SC Cleared
23 218 (12.54%) ITIL
24 204 (11.73%) Hyper-V
25 199 (11.44%) Windows Server 2008
26 185 (10.64%) Data Centre
27 183 (10.52%) Windows 10
28 170 (9.78%) MS Exchange
28 170 (9.78%) SAN
29 168 (9.66%) DHCP

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
1 170 (9.78%) MS Exchange
2 100 (5.75%) SharePoint
3 84 (4.83%) Skype for Business
4 77 (4.43%) IIS
5 66 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 48 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 31 (1.78%) Apache
8 24 (1.38%) Confluence
9 21 (1.21%) Tomcat
10 15 (0.86%) OpenStack
11 14 (0.81%) WebLogic
12 12 (0.69%) nginx
12 12 (0.69%) Oracle Service Bus
13 9 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
15 7 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
15 7 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 5 (0.29%) Apache Spark
16 5 (0.29%) CICS
17 4 (0.23%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 65 (3.74%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (0.58%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.52%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.17%) Windchill
7 2 (0.12%) SPSS
8 1 (0.058%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 9 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 7 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.12%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.058%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.058%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.058%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 488 (28.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 411 (23.63%) Office 365
3 320 (18.40%) Amazon AWS
4 129 (7.42%) IaaS
5 97 (5.58%) PaaS
6 94 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 66 (3.80%) GitHub
8 51 (2.93%) AWS CloudFormation
9 37 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
10 36 (2.07%) SaaS
11 31 (1.78%) Serverless
12 24 (1.38%) Mimecast
13 23 (1.32%) Amazon S3
14 21 (1.21%) Amazon EC2
15 20 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 15 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
17 12 (0.69%) OpenShift
18 11 (0.63%) AWS Lambda
19 10 (0.58%) Quay.io
20 9 (0.52%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 270 (15.53%) Firewall
2 240 (13.80%) DNS
3 170 (9.78%) SAN
4 168 (9.66%) DHCP
5 154 (8.86%) WAN
6 152 (8.74%) LAN
7 92 (5.29%) VPN
8 83 (4.77%) TCP/IP
9 63 (3.62%) Skype
10 60 (3.45%) VLAN
11 55 (3.16%) Network Security
12 47 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
13 46 (2.65%) iSCSI
14 44 (2.53%) NetScaler
15 40 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
16 36 (2.07%) Cisco ASA
16 36 (2.07%) MPLS
17 33 (1.90%) Internet
18 31 (1.78%) VoIP
19 27 (1.55%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (7.71%) SQL Server
2 46 (2.65%) Big Data
3 27 (1.55%) Amazon Redshift
3 27 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (1.27%) MySQL
5 21 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
6 17 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
6 17 (0.98%) MongoDB
7 15 (0.86%) NoSQL
8 13 (0.75%) Hadoop
8 13 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
9 11 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (0.58%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (0.52%) DB2
11 9 (0.52%) Oracle Database
11 9 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
12 8 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (0.46%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.29%) MariaDB
13 5 (0.29%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 98 (5.64%) Jenkins
2 58 (3.34%) Git (software)
3 32 (1.84%) JIRA
4 31 (1.78%) GitLab
5 26 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 20 (1.15%) Artifactory
7 18 (1.04%) Visual Studio Team System
8 16 (0.92%) MSI
9 13 (0.75%) TeamCity
10 12 (0.69%) GoCD
10 12 (0.69%) Maven
10 12 (0.69%) WiX
11 11 (0.63%) Bitbucket
12 9 (0.52%) Subversion
13 7 (0.40%) Gradle
13 7 (0.40%) Octopus Deploy
13 7 (0.40%) Vagrant
13 7 (0.40%) Visual Studio
14 5 (0.29%) SonarQube
14 5 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 284 (16.33%) Finance
2 57 (3.28%) Telecoms
3 54 (3.11%) Law
4 46 (2.65%) Banking
5 45 (2.59%) Retail
6 31 (1.78%) Manufacturing
7 27 (1.55%) Legal
8 26 (1.50%) Marketing
9 25 (1.44%) Electronics
10 14 (0.81%) Billing
11 10 (0.58%) Financial Institution
12 8 (0.46%) Publishing
13 7 (0.40%) Back Office
13 7 (0.40%) Military
14 5 (0.29%) Local Government
14 5 (0.29%) Retail Banking
15 4 (0.23%) Advertising
15 4 (0.23%) French Language
15 4 (0.23%) German Language
16 3 (0.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1,224 (70.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 137 (7.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 123 (7.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 123 (7.07%) Cloud Engineer
4 120 (6.90%) Windows Engineer
5 108 (6.21%) VMware Engineer
6 104 (5.98%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 104 (5.98%) DevOps Engineer
7 102 (5.87%) Azure Engineer
8 97 (5.58%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 92 (5.29%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 84 (4.83%) AWS Engineer
11 83 (4.77%) Architect
12 80 (4.60%) Support Engineer
13 77 (4.43%) IT Engineer
14 75 (4.31%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
15 72 (4.14%) Network Engineer
16 70 (4.03%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
17 61 (3.51%) Infrastructure Support
17 61 (3.51%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (2.13%) Web Services
2 34 (1.96%) Middleware
3 32 (1.84%) .NET
3 32 (1.84%) LDAP
4 23 (1.32%) Elastic Stack
5 22 (1.27%) XML
6 21 (1.21%) Software Packaging
7 15 (0.86%) JSON
8 13 (0.75%) HTML
9 12 (0.69%) EntireX
9 12 (0.69%) Kafka
10 10 (0.58%) RESTful
11 9 (0.52%) 802.1X
11 9 (0.52%) REST
12 8 (0.46%) SAML
13 7 (0.40%) CGI
14 6 (0.35%) Node.js
14 6 (0.35%) Spring
15 4 (0.23%) AngularJS
15 4 (0.23%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 185 (10.64%) Data Centre
2 85 (4.89%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (4.20%) Public Cloud
4 64 (3.68%) Clustering
5 56 (3.22%) PKI
6 45 (2.59%) Management Information System
7 34 (1.96%) Fat Client
7 34 (1.96%) Thin Client
8 31 (1.78%) Replication
9 22 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
10 21 (1.21%) Hybrid Cloud
11 20 (1.15%) Cloud Native
12 19 (1.09%) Virtual Team
13 17 (0.98%) Fintech
13 17 (0.98%) HP StoreVirtual
14 14 (0.81%) Blackberry
15 13 (0.75%) Mainframe
16 12 (0.69%) Private Cloud
17 11 (0.63%) Hedge funds
18 10 (0.58%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 998 (57.39%) Windows
2 605 (34.79%) Windows Server
3 340 (19.55%) Linux
4 231 (13.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 199 (11.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 183 (10.52%) Windows 10
7 93 (5.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 68 (3.91%) Windows 7
9 59 (3.39%) Unix
10 30 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 24 (1.38%) CentOS
12 23 (1.32%) Ubuntu
13 17 (0.98%) Apple iOS
14 14 (0.81%) Android
14 14 (0.81%) CoreOS
15 13 (0.75%) Mac OS
15 13 (0.75%) Solaris
15 13 (0.75%) Windows 8
16 7 (0.40%) AIX
16 7 (0.40%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 241 (13.86%) Migration
2 224 (12.88%) DevOps
3 218 (12.54%) ITIL
4 132 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
5 103 (5.92%) Problem-Solving
6 99 (5.69%) Configuration Management
7 73 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 67 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
9 64 (3.68%) Stakeholder Management
10 62 (3.57%) Mentoring
11 60 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
12 57 (3.28%) Change Management
13 55 (3.16%) Load Balancing
14 53 (3.05%) Problem Management
15 52 (2.99%) Analytics
15 52 (2.99%) High Availability
16 51 (2.93%) Service Delivery
17 50 (2.88%) Business Intelligence
17 50 (2.88%) Capacity Planning
18 49 (2.82%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 355 (20.41%) PowerShell
2 155 (8.91%) SQL
3 128 (7.36%) Python
4 89 (5.12%) Bash Shell
5 61 (3.51%) Java
6 45 (2.59%) Perl
7 41 (2.36%) Go
8 34 (1.96%) Ruby
8 34 (1.96%) VB
9 20 (1.15%) JavaScript
9 20 (1.15%) VBScript
10 17 (0.98%) C
11 14 (0.81%) PHP
12 11 (0.63%) C#
12 11 (0.63%) Shell Script
13 10 (0.58%) Groovy
14 2 (0.12%) C++
14 2 (0.12%) Korn
15 1 (0.058%) AWK
15 1 (0.058%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 272 (15.64%) Security Cleared
2 221 (12.71%) SC Cleared
3 112 (6.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 85 (4.89%) MCSE
5 82 (4.72%) Cisco Certification
6 66 (3.80%) CCNA
7 59 (3.39%) Degree
8 48 (2.76%) DV Cleared
9 42 (2.42%) MCSA
10 39 (2.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 33 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
12 25 (1.44%) CCNP
13 22 (1.27%) MCP
14 21 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
15 18 (1.04%) CCIE
16 17 (0.98%) CCA
17 14 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
18 13 (0.75%) AWS Certification
19 12 (0.69%) MCITP
20 10 (0.58%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.51%) SLA
2 23 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.04%) QA
4 17 (0.98%) GDPR
5 12 (0.69%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.29%) FINRA
6 5 (0.29%) PMO
7 3 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.058%) GPG13
9 1 (0.058%) GxP
9 1 (0.058%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.058%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 1 (0.058%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 735 (42.27%) Active Directory
2 351 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 204 (11.73%) Hyper-V
4 149 (8.57%) XenApp
5 142 (8.17%) VMware ESXi
6 123 (7.07%) XenDesktop
7 106 (6.10%) vSphere
8 87 (5.00%) Docker
9 67 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
10 52 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
11 38 (2.19%) VMware NSX
12 34 (1.96%) XenServer
13 28 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
14 19 (1.09%) NFS
15 17 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
16 12 (0.69%) DFS Replication
16 12 (0.69%) etcd
16 12 (0.69%) flannel
16 12 (0.69%) SkyDNS
17 11 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 277 (15.93%) SCCM
2 136 (7.82%) Ansible
3 126 (7.25%) Terraform
4 100 (5.75%) Kubernetes
4 100 (5.75%) Puppet
5 79 (4.54%) SCOM
6 57 (3.28%) Microsoft Intune
7 53 (3.05%) vCenter Server
8 43 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
9 37 (2.13%) WSUS
10 34 (1.96%) vRealize
11 32 (1.84%) Microsoft Clustering
12 25 (1.44%) Failover Clustering
12 25 (1.44%) McAfee ePO
13 24 (1.38%) Single Sign-On
14 23 (1.32%) Backup Exec
15 22 (1.27%) QRadar
16 21 (1.21%) Nagios
17 20 (1.15%) NetBackup
17 20 (1.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 711 (40.89%) VMware
2 526 (30.25%) Microsoft
3 318 (18.29%) Citrix
4 267 (15.35%) Cisco
5 126 (7.25%) HP
6 104 (5.98%) Dell
7 77 (4.43%) Red Hat
8 72 (4.14%) McAfee
9 70 (4.03%) EMC
10 66 (3.80%) Oracle
11 60 (3.45%) CheckPoint
12 59 (3.39%) NetApp
13 53 (3.05%) Veeam
14 47 (2.70%) Symantec
15 44 (2.53%) Juniper
16 36 (2.07%) Palo Alto
17 34 (1.96%) F5
18 32 (1.84%) Ivanti
18 32 (1.84%) SAP
19 31 (1.78%) SolarWinds