Period
to 21 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 114 155 195
Rank change year-on-year +41 +40 -6
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 1,419 1,803 1,436
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.07% 1.82% 1.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.44% 2.08% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 969 1,252 985
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% -2.56%
10th Percentile £255 £263 £225
90th Percentile £575 £568 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 37
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £36.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.93% +31.82% -11.29%
10th Percentile £16.73 £15.25 £16.88
90th Percentile £51.80 £50.75 £58.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £42.00 £24.75
% change year-on-year -49.40% +69.70% -9.79%

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 58,217 86,577 87,736
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.05% 87.35% 86.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 37,630 57,241 58,557
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,922 2,248 2,146
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.08% +2.13% -3.73%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.39 £11.41
90th Percentile £53.25 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% -5.21% +3.30%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020.

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 21 February 2020. 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 +32 1,274 £400 - 745
UK excluding London +34 966 £375 - 613
London +17 430 £425 -5.56% 178
South East +16 279 £400 +3.56% 139
North of England +77 245 £370 -1.33% 198
North West +57 134 £376 +7.50% 103
South West -3 129 £425 - 81
Midlands +26 96 £375 +4.17% 89
Scotland +42 95 £403 -5.29% 27
East of England +42 92 £325 -13.33% 60
Yorkshire +66 86 £350 -6.67% 75
West Midlands +17 61 £400 +11.11% 60
East Midlands +29 34 £328 +0.77% 29
North East +23 26 £375 +13.21% 20
Wales +26 25 £394 +21.15% 14
Northern Ireland - 5 £434 - 4

For the 6 months to 21 February 2020, 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.

1 811 (57.15%) Windows
2 638 (44.96%) Active Directory
3 568 (40.03%) VMware
4 508 (35.80%) Windows Server
5 507 (35.73%) Microsoft
6 454 (31.99%) Azure
7 344 (24.24%) Office 365
8 339 (23.89%) PowerShell
9 318 (22.41%) VMware Infrastructure
10 260 (18.32%) AWS
11 254 (17.90%) SCCM
11 254 (17.90%) Citrix
12 246 (17.34%) DNS
13 243 (17.12%) Migration
14 231 (16.28%) Linux
15 213 (15.01%) Security Cleared
16 206 (14.52%) Firewall
17 204 (14.38%) Cisco
18 198 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
19 194 (13.67%) DevOps
20 189 (13.32%) SQL
21 186 (13.11%) DHCP
22 182 (12.83%) Finance
23 174 (12.26%) Windows Server 2008
24 172 (12.12%) ITIL
25 170 (11.98%) Data Centre
26 157 (11.06%) SAN
27 156 (10.99%) Windows 10
28 142 (10.01%) SC Cleared
29 131 (9.23%) Hyper-V

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
1 130 (9.16%) MS Exchange
2 110 (7.75%) SharePoint
3 81 (5.71%) Skype for Business
4 42 (2.96%) IIS
5 34 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 28 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (1.34%) Confluence
8 11 (0.78%) Apache
9 8 (0.56%) Tomcat
10 6 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
11 5 (0.35%) Apache Spark
11 5 (0.35%) IBM Domino
12 4 (0.28%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.28%) nginx
12 4 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.28%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.21%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.21%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.14%) JBoss
14 2 (0.14%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 58 (4.09%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.49%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Excel
6 3 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.14%) FLEXCUBE
2 2 (0.14%) Line 500
2 2 (0.14%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.070%) Aligne
3 1 (0.070%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.070%) Global One
3 1 (0.070%) Magento
3 1 (0.070%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 454 (31.99%) Azure
2 344 (24.24%) Office 365
3 260 (18.32%) AWS
4 113 (7.96%) IaaS
5 87 (6.13%) PaaS
6 78 (5.50%) Azure Active Directory
7 61 (4.30%) SaaS
8 38 (2.68%) GCP
9 37 (2.61%) GitHub
10 35 (2.47%) AWS CloudFormation
11 25 (1.76%) OneDrive
12 21 (1.48%) Serverless
13 20 (1.41%) Amazon S3
14 15 (1.06%) G Suite
15 14 (0.99%) Mimecast
16 13 (0.92%) Yammer
17 12 (0.85%) NuGet
17 12 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 11 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
18 11 (0.78%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 246 (17.34%) DNS
2 206 (14.52%) Firewall
3 186 (13.11%) DHCP
4 157 (11.06%) SAN
5 100 (7.05%) WAN
6 93 (6.55%) LAN
7 74 (5.21%) Skype
8 69 (4.86%) VPN
9 61 (4.30%) TCP/IP
10 50 (3.52%) NetScaler
10 50 (3.52%) VLAN
11 39 (2.75%) Network Security
12 35 (2.47%) Wireless
13 32 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
14 31 (2.18%) MPLS
14 31 (2.18%) VoIP
15 29 (2.04%) Internet
16 27 (1.90%) NAS
17 23 (1.62%) Cisco ASA
18 20 (1.41%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (8.46%) SQL Server
2 24 (1.69%) Big Data
3 17 (1.20%) Amazon RDS
4 16 (1.13%) MySQL
4 16 (1.13%) SQL Server 2016
5 15 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 12 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
7 11 (0.78%) Power BI
8 9 (0.63%) Hadoop
9 8 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
10 7 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
11 6 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 6 (0.42%) Data Lake
11 6 (0.42%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.35%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.35%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.35%) SQL Server 2017
12 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 4 (0.28%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 51 (3.59%) Jenkins
2 34 (2.40%) JIRA
3 33 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 20 (1.41%) Bitbucket
5 16 (1.13%) TeamCity
6 13 (0.92%) GitLab
7 10 (0.70%) Octopus Deploy
8 9 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
10 7 (0.49%) MSI
11 6 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.42%) Vagrant
12 5 (0.35%) InstallShield
13 4 (0.28%) MSTest
13 4 (0.28%) Selenium
13 4 (0.28%) Subversion
13 4 (0.28%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.28%) Visual Studio Code
13 4 (0.28%) WinDbg
14 3 (0.21%) Hudson
General
1 182 (12.83%) Finance
2 112 (7.89%) Public Sector
3 63 (4.44%) Retail
4 39 (2.75%) Banking
5 22 (1.55%) Telecoms
6 21 (1.48%) Local Government
7 18 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.06%) Law
9 12 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.78%) Legal
11 10 (0.70%) Back Office
11 10 (0.70%) Investment Banking
11 10 (0.70%) Marketing
11 10 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
12 9 (0.63%) Games
13 7 (0.49%) Electronics
14 6 (0.42%) Publishing
15 3 (0.21%) Front Office
15 3 (0.21%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.14%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1,025 (72.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 91 (6.41%) Support Engineer
3 89 (6.27%) Windows Engineer
4 88 (6.20%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 80 (5.64%) Infrastructure Support
6 78 (5.50%) Azure Engineer
7 76 (5.36%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 69 (4.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 69 (4.86%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 68 (4.79%) Cloud Engineer
10 67 (4.72%) IT Engineer
10 67 (4.72%) Network Engineer
10 67 (4.72%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
11 64 (4.51%) VMware Engineer
12 63 (4.44%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
13 59 (4.16%) DevOps Engineer
14 57 (4.02%) Architect
15 55 (3.88%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
16 54 (3.81%) Server Engineer
17 52 (3.66%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.69%) .NET
2 17 (1.20%) Middleware
2 17 (1.20%) Web Services
3 15 (1.06%) 802.1X
4 14 (0.99%) OAuth
5 13 (0.92%) YAML
6 10 (0.70%) JSON
6 10 (0.70%) Software Packaging
7 7 (0.49%) REST
7 7 (0.49%) XML
8 6 (0.42%) Elastic Stack
8 6 (0.42%) Kafka
8 6 (0.42%) Node.js
8 6 (0.42%) React
8 6 (0.42%) RESTful
8 6 (0.42%) Swagger
9 5 (0.35%) ASP.NET Web API
9 5 (0.35%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (0.35%) React Native
9 5 (0.35%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 170 (11.98%) Data Centre
2 82 (5.78%) PKI
3 58 (4.09%) Public Cloud
4 48 (3.38%) Replication
5 46 (3.24%) Clustering
6 40 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
7 37 (2.61%) Fat Client
7 37 (2.61%) Thin Client
8 31 (2.18%) Management Information System
9 27 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
10 25 (1.76%) Private Cloud
11 19 (1.34%) Enterprise Storage
12 18 (1.27%) Greenfield Project
12 18 (1.27%) Hedge funds
13 17 (1.20%) Client/Server
14 15 (1.06%) NHS
15 13 (0.92%) Cloud Native
16 12 (0.85%) Driving Licence
17 11 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
17 11 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 811 (57.15%) Windows
2 508 (35.80%) Windows Server
3 231 (16.28%) Linux
4 198 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 174 (12.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 156 (10.99%) Windows 10
7 104 (7.33%) Windows 7
8 54 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 49 (3.45%) Unix
10 26 (1.83%) Android
10 26 (1.83%) CentOS
11 24 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (1.48%) Apple iOS
13 17 (1.20%) VMS
14 16 (1.13%) Windows 8
15 14 (0.99%) Ubuntu
16 10 (0.70%) Solaris
17 4 (0.28%) AIX
17 4 (0.28%) Mac OS
18 3 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (17.12%) Migration
2 194 (13.67%) DevOps
3 172 (12.12%) ITIL
4 120 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (5.21%) Configuration Management
6 71 (5.00%) Project Delivery
7 62 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
8 61 (4.30%) Service Management
9 57 (4.02%) Change Management
10 56 (3.95%) Infrastructure as Code
11 55 (3.88%) Problem-Solving
12 48 (3.38%) Test Automation
13 45 (3.17%) Project Management
14 43 (3.03%) Infrastructure Automation
15 42 (2.96%) High Availability
16 41 (2.89%) Continuous Improvement
17 40 (2.82%) Capacity Management
17 40 (2.82%) ITSM
17 40 (2.82%) Scrum
18 39 (2.75%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 339 (23.89%) PowerShell
2 189 (13.32%) SQL
3 121 (8.53%) Python
4 48 (3.38%) Bash Shell
5 25 (1.76%) C#
5 25 (1.76%) Java
5 25 (1.76%) VBScript
6 19 (1.34%) C
6 19 (1.34%) Perl
7 15 (1.06%) JavaScript
8 13 (0.92%) Ruby
9 11 (0.78%) Go
10 9 (0.63%) VB
11 8 (0.56%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.42%) PHP
13 3 (0.21%) R
14 2 (0.14%) Clojure
14 2 (0.14%) Groovy
14 2 (0.14%) Scala
15 1 (0.070%) Korn
Qualifications
1 213 (15.01%) Security Cleared
2 142 (10.01%) SC Cleared
3 75 (5.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 68 (4.79%) DV Cleared
5 62 (4.37%) MCSE
6 53 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
7 37 (2.61%) CCNA
7 37 (2.61%) Degree
8 34 (2.40%) Citrix Certification
9 31 (2.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 30 (2.11%) CCA
10 30 (2.11%) MCSA
11 25 (1.76%) CCNP
12 11 (0.78%) MCP
13 10 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
14 8 (0.56%) MCITP
15 7 (0.49%) AWS Certification
15 7 (0.49%) CCIE
15 7 (0.49%) ISEB
15 7 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (3.24%) SLA
2 20 (1.41%) NCSC
3 19 (1.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (1.06%) QA
5 12 (0.85%) GDPR
6 5 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.28%) BS7799
7 4 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
7 4 (0.28%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.21%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.14%) COBIT
9 2 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.070%) GMP
10 1 (0.070%) GxP
System Software
1 638 (44.96%) Active Directory
2 318 (22.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 131 (9.23%) Hyper-V
4 104 (7.33%) VMware ESXi
5 103 (7.26%) XenApp
6 88 (6.20%) vSphere
7 86 (6.06%) XenDesktop
8 59 (4.16%) Docker
9 44 (3.10%) Virtual Machines
10 38 (2.68%) Virtual Servers
11 36 (2.54%) Microsoft App-V
12 35 (2.47%) DFS Replication
13 18 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 18 (1.27%) vCloud
14 17 (1.20%) Terminal Services
15 16 (1.13%) VMware NSX
16 13 (0.92%) Firmware
16 13 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
17 11 (0.78%) BitLocker
17 11 (0.78%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 254 (17.90%) SCCM
2 110 (7.75%) Ansible
3 88 (6.20%) SCOM
3 88 (6.20%) Terraform
4 77 (5.43%) Kubernetes
5 47 (3.31%) Microsoft Intune
6 43 (3.03%) WSUS
7 40 (2.82%) Puppet
8 39 (2.75%) vCenter Server
9 37 (2.61%) Opscode Chef
10 28 (1.97%) NetBackup
11 26 (1.83%) vRealize
12 25 (1.76%) AirWatch
13 21 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
14 20 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
15 15 (1.06%) PowerCLI
15 15 (1.06%) Single Sign-On
16 12 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
16 12 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
17 11 (0.78%) Nagios
Vendors
1 568 (40.03%) VMware
2 507 (35.73%) Microsoft
3 254 (17.90%) Citrix
4 204 (14.38%) Cisco
5 81 (5.71%) HP
6 62 (4.37%) Dell
7 48 (3.38%) Red Hat
8 47 (3.31%) EMC
8 47 (3.31%) McAfee
9 46 (3.24%) NetApp
10 33 (2.33%) Oracle
11 32 (2.26%) Veeam
12 30 (2.11%) Google
13 29 (2.04%) Symantec
14 23 (1.62%) SolarWinds
15 22 (1.55%) Ivanti
15 22 (1.55%) Juniper
16 21 (1.48%) Meraki
17 18 (1.27%) CheckPoint
17 18 (1.27%) Palo Alto