Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 174 165 115
Rank change year-on-year -9 -50 +41
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 1,400 710 1,520
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.59% 1.67% 2.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.79% 1.92% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,051 516 1,074
10th Percentile £294 £263 £263
25th Percentile £363 £315 £318
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £413 £400
Median % change year-on-year +15.15% +3.13% -
75th Percentile £575 £503 £488
90th Percentile £638 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £359 £375
% change year-on-year +18.47% -4.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 21
10th Percentile £33.47 £22.35 £16.38
25th Percentile £40.50 £29.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate £50.50 £39.50 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +27.85% +75.56% -20.12%
75th Percentile £64.62 £40.75 £40.25
90th Percentile £68.02 £45.20 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £61.99 £39.25 £21.25
% change year-on-year +57.93% +84.71% -8.60%

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 78,344 37,030 61,766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 89.21% 87.22% 86.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,026 25,351 41,365
10th Percentile £329 £300 £281
25th Percentile £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% - -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £575
90th Percentile £713 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £430
% change year-on-year +11.76% -1.16% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,634 1,200 1,889
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.50 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -5.45% +30.95% -4.55%
75th Percentile £49.25 £47.50 £44.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £60.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 £19.71
% change year-on-year -12.50% +21.77% -8.33%

Infrastructure Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the UK

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering.

Daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the UK

Infrastructure Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in the UK

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering.

Hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the UK

Infrastructure Engineering
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England +3 1,222 £463 +12.12% 628
UK excluding London +6 718 £425 +18.47% 448
London -16 507 £500 +11.11% 213
Work from Home -61 276 £450 - 134
South East 0 214 £461 +23.83% 98
North of England +1 150 £425 +25.93% 155
Midlands -8 120 £373 +6.43% 66
South West -3 113 £425 +21.43% 49
North West -15 82 £425 +21.43% 75
Yorkshire +11 65 £375 +25.00% 63
West Midlands -15 60 £335 +5.93% 37
East Midlands -7 57 £373 -0.67% 29
Wales +19 48 £488 +62.50% 15
East of England -41 42 £406 +1.56% 45
Scotland -63 32 £407 +8.53% 16
North East -13 6 £563 +55.17% 17
Isle of Man - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 698 (49.86%) Windows
2 581 (41.50%) Azure
3 546 (39.00%) VMware
4 520 (37.14%) Active Directory
5 499 (35.64%) Microsoft
6 389 (27.79%) Windows Server
7 331 (23.64%) VMware Infrastructure
8 323 (23.07%) Microsoft 365
9 313 (22.36%) Linux
10 312 (22.29%) Security Cleared
11 281 (20.07%) AWS
12 256 (18.29%) PowerShell
13 252 (18.00%) Firewall
14 251 (17.93%) DevOps
15 234 (16.71%) SC Cleared
16 219 (15.64%) SCCM
17 207 (14.79%) Terraform
18 204 (14.57%) Cisco
19 201 (14.36%) Finance
20 198 (14.14%) ITIL
21 183 (13.07%) Migration
22 181 (12.93%) Social Skills
23 179 (12.79%) CI/CD
24 174 (12.43%) DNS
25 167 (11.93%) Citrix
26 165 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
27 159 (11.36%) Ansible
28 149 (10.64%) Infrastructure as Code
29 145 (10.36%) Python
30 142 (10.14%) Kubernetes

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 90 (6.43%) MS Exchange
2 84 (6.00%) SharePoint
3 28 (2.00%) Confluence
4 21 (1.50%) Skype for Business
5 20 (1.43%) IIS
6 19 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (1.29%) Apache Spark
8 17 (1.21%) Apache
9 13 (0.93%) WebSphere
10 12 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
11 11 (0.79%) Apache Airflow
12 10 (0.71%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (0.64%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
14 8 (0.57%) Jupyter
14 8 (0.57%) nginx
15 7 (0.50%) Tomcat
16 6 (0.43%) ArcGIS
17 5 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
18 3 (0.21%) JBoss
Applications
1 39 (2.79%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.43%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.36%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.21%) Mathcad
4 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Excel
5 1 (0.071%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.071%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.14%) Misys Midas
2 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.071%) Infor SunSystems
3 1 (0.071%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 581 (41.50%) Azure
2 323 (23.07%) Microsoft 365
3 281 (20.07%) AWS
4 126 (9.00%) IaaS
5 123 (8.79%) Azure Active Directory
6 109 (7.79%) PaaS
7 93 (6.64%) GCP
8 70 (5.00%) SaaS
9 43 (3.07%) GitHub
10 37 (2.64%) Serverless
11 36 (2.57%) OneDrive
12 32 (2.29%) Nutanix
13 29 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
14 23 (1.64%) Amazon S3
15 22 (1.57%) AWS CloudFormation
16 21 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
17 18 (1.29%) Azure Monitor
17 18 (1.29%) Mimecast
18 15 (1.07%) Power Platform
19 14 (1.00%) Amazon EKS
Communications & Networking
1 252 (18.00%) Firewall
2 174 (12.43%) DNS
3 87 (6.21%) SAN
4 85 (6.07%) DHCP
5 82 (5.86%) WAN
6 76 (5.43%) LAN
7 75 (5.36%) VPN
8 53 (3.79%) TCP/IP
9 37 (2.64%) Wireless
10 36 (2.57%) NetScaler
11 33 (2.36%) Network Security
12 30 (2.14%) Wi-Fi
13 28 (2.00%) Skype
14 26 (1.86%) VLAN
15 24 (1.71%) Internet
15 24 (1.71%) Software-Defined Networking
16 21 (1.50%) VoIP
17 19 (1.36%) VSAN
18 18 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
18 18 (1.29%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (7.57%) SQL Server
2 20 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
3 16 (1.14%) Big Data
3 16 (1.14%) Relational Database
4 13 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
5 12 (0.86%) NoSQL
5 12 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (0.79%) MySQL
7 10 (0.71%) DB2
7 10 (0.71%) Oracle Database
7 10 (0.71%) Power BI
8 9 (0.64%) Azure SQL Database
8 9 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 9 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
9 6 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 6 (0.43%) Cloudera CDH
9 6 (0.43%) DTS
9 6 (0.43%) GIS
9 6 (0.43%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 108 (7.71%) Jenkins
2 65 (4.64%) Git (software)
3 59 (4.21%) GitLab
4 46 (3.29%) JIRA
5 16 (1.14%) SonarQube
6 13 (0.93%) Terragrunt
7 12 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
8 10 (0.71%) Bitbucket
9 9 (0.64%) Subversion
10 8 (0.57%) Artifactory
10 8 (0.57%) MLflow
11 7 (0.50%) ClearCase
11 7 (0.50%) ClearQuest
12 6 (0.43%) TeamCity
12 6 (0.43%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.29%) IBM UrbanCode
13 4 (0.29%) Postman
14 3 (0.21%) CircleCI
14 3 (0.21%) MSBuild
14 3 (0.21%) NeoLoad
General
1 201 (14.36%) Finance
2 181 (12.93%) Social Skills
3 128 (9.14%) Public Sector
4 57 (4.07%) Banking
5 42 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
6 32 (2.29%) Marketing
7 31 (2.21%) Telecoms
8 26 (1.86%) Manufacturing
9 25 (1.79%) Organisational Skills
10 24 (1.71%) Electronics
11 21 (1.50%) Documentation Skills
12 17 (1.21%) Law
13 15 (1.07%) Retail
14 13 (0.93%) Legal
15 11 (0.79%) Financial Institution
15 11 (0.79%) Influencing Skills
16 7 (0.50%) Investment Banking
17 6 (0.43%) Back Office
17 6 (0.43%) Games
18 5 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 929 (66.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 132 (9.43%) Azure Engineer
3 101 (7.21%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 96 (6.86%) Cloud Engineer
5 93 (6.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 85 (6.07%) DevOps Engineer
7 79 (5.64%) VMware Engineer
8 77 (5.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 76 (5.43%) Architect
10 72 (5.14%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 72 (5.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 64 (4.57%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
11 64 (4.57%) Windows Engineer
12 62 (4.43%) Server Engineer
13 56 (4.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
14 54 (3.86%) Support Engineer
15 45 (3.21%) Infrastructure Support
16 44 (3.14%) Systems Engineer
17 43 (3.07%) IT Engineer
18 40 (2.86%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (1.43%) Elastic Stack
1 20 (1.43%) REST
1 20 (1.43%) Web Services
2 19 (1.36%) LDAP
3 18 (1.29%) Middleware
4 17 (1.21%) .NET
4 17 (1.21%) JSON
5 16 (1.14%) XML
6 15 (1.07%) SOAP
7 14 (1.00%) YAML
8 13 (0.93%) SAML
9 11 (0.79%) Spring
10 8 (0.57%) Kafka
10 8 (0.57%) Pandas
10 8 (0.57%) pytest
10 8 (0.57%) RESTful
10 8 (0.57%) scikit-learn
10 8 (0.57%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (0.50%) XML Schema
11 7 (0.50%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 117 (8.36%) Data Centre
2 72 (5.14%) Public Cloud
3 47 (3.36%) Clustering
4 40 (2.86%) PKI
5 30 (2.14%) Data Protection Act
6 27 (1.93%) Hybrid Cloud
7 26 (1.86%) Cloud Native
8 24 (1.71%) Self-Motivation
9 21 (1.50%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.21%) Hedge funds
11 16 (1.14%) Replication
12 15 (1.07%) Enterprise Storage
12 15 (1.07%) Greenfield Project
12 15 (1.07%) NHS
13 14 (1.00%) Private Cloud
14 12 (0.86%) Legacy Systems
15 11 (0.79%) Legacy Applications
16 10 (0.71%) CMDB
17 9 (0.64%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 698 (49.86%) Windows
2 389 (27.79%) Windows Server
3 313 (22.36%) Linux
4 120 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 113 (8.07%) Windows 10
6 97 (6.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 81 (5.79%) Windows Server 2016
8 71 (5.07%) Windows Server 2019
9 67 (4.79%) Unix
10 64 (4.57%) Windows Server 2008
11 37 (2.64%) Windows 7
12 15 (1.07%) Solaris
13 13 (0.93%) Android
14 12 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (0.79%) CentOS
15 11 (0.79%) VMS
16 10 (0.71%) Apple iOS
17 8 (0.57%) Ubuntu
18 7 (0.50%) SUSE
19 5 (0.36%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (17.93%) DevOps
2 198 (14.14%) ITIL
3 183 (13.07%) Migration
4 179 (12.79%) CI/CD
5 165 (11.79%) Agile Software Development
6 149 (10.64%) Infrastructure as Code
7 99 (7.07%) Problem-Solving
8 98 (7.00%) Configuration Management
9 81 (5.79%) Project Delivery
10 74 (5.29%) Disaster Recovery
11 70 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
12 69 (4.93%) Microservices
13 59 (4.21%) Infrastructure Automation
14 55 (3.93%) Continuous Integration
15 54 (3.86%) Software Engineering
16 53 (3.79%) Patch Management
17 52 (3.71%) Service Management
18 48 (3.43%) Service Delivery
19 45 (3.21%) Change Management
20 43 (3.07%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 256 (18.29%) PowerShell
2 145 (10.36%) Python
3 132 (9.43%) SQL
4 61 (4.36%) Bash
5 44 (3.14%) Java
6 33 (2.36%) Ruby
7 30 (2.14%) C
8 21 (1.50%) Perl
9 16 (1.14%) VBScript
10 15 (1.07%) C#
10 15 (1.07%) Shell Script
10 15 (1.07%) VB
11 13 (0.93%) JavaScript
12 12 (0.86%) Go
13 8 (0.57%) C++
13 8 (0.57%) Groovy
14 7 (0.50%) R
14 7 (0.50%) Scala
15 4 (0.29%) MATLAB
15 4 (0.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 312 (22.29%) Security Cleared
2 234 (16.71%) SC Cleared
3 99 (7.07%) DV Cleared
4 76 (5.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 52 (3.71%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (3.29%) Degree
7 35 (2.50%) CCNA
8 34 (2.43%) MCSE
9 19 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 17 (1.21%) BPSS Clearance
11 15 (1.07%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (1.00%) MCSA
13 11 (0.79%) CCNP
14 10 (0.71%) CISSP
14 10 (0.71%) MCP
15 8 (0.57%) AWS Certification
15 8 (0.57%) Citrix Certification
16 7 (0.50%) Computer Science Degree
16 7 (0.50%) ECDL
16 7 (0.50%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.93%) SLA
2 22 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.14%) QA
4 13 (0.93%) GDPR
5 8 (0.57%) Cyber Essentials
5 8 (0.57%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.43%) NIST
7 5 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.21%) NCSC
8 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
8 3 (0.21%) PMO
9 1 (0.071%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 1 (0.071%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.071%) DICOM
9 1 (0.071%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.071%) HL7
9 1 (0.071%) SOC 2
System Software
1 520 (37.14%) Active Directory
2 331 (23.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (8.64%) Docker
4 102 (7.29%) Hyper-V
5 89 (6.36%) vSphere
6 66 (4.71%) Virtual Machines
7 65 (4.64%) VMware ESXi
8 40 (2.86%) VMware NSX
9 36 (2.57%) Virtual Servers
10 35 (2.50%) XenApp
11 25 (1.79%) XenDesktop
12 21 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 17 (1.21%) Virtual Desktop
14 12 (0.86%) NFS
15 9 (0.64%) BitLocker
16 8 (0.57%) Firmware
17 7 (0.50%) Terminal Services
17 7 (0.50%) vCloud
17 7 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
18 4 (0.29%) KVM
Systems Management
1 219 (15.64%) SCCM
2 207 (14.79%) Terraform
3 159 (11.36%) Ansible
4 142 (10.14%) Kubernetes
5 89 (6.36%) Microsoft Intune
6 46 (3.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 36 (2.57%) WSUS
8 34 (2.43%) vRealize
9 33 (2.36%) Microsoft Clustering
10 32 (2.29%) vCenter Server
11 31 (2.21%) Puppet
12 26 (1.86%) Prometheus
12 26 (1.86%) SCOM
13 24 (1.71%) Cisco CUCM
14 22 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
14 22 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
15 21 (1.50%) NetBackup
16 19 (1.36%) Nessus
17 18 (1.29%) Kibana
17 18 (1.29%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 546 (39.00%) VMware
2 499 (35.64%) Microsoft
3 204 (14.57%) Cisco
4 167 (11.93%) Citrix
5 61 (4.36%) HP
5 61 (4.36%) Red Hat
6 54 (3.86%) Oracle
7 52 (3.71%) Google
7 52 (3.71%) NetApp
8 47 (3.36%) Veeam
9 44 (3.14%) CheckPoint
9 44 (3.14%) Dell
10 38 (2.71%) ServiceNow
11 35 (2.50%) McAfee
12 32 (2.29%) SolarWinds
13 29 (2.07%) IBM
14 28 (2.00%) SAP
14 28 (2.00%) Splunk
15 25 (1.79%) Aruba
15 25 (1.79%) Symantec