Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 125 172 212
Rank change year-on-year +47 +40 -27
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 1,799 1,668 1,269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 2.01% 1.62% 1.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.33% 1.86% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,217 1,140 824
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £262 £260 £213
90th Percentile £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 30
UK median hourly rate £30.50 £22.26 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.02% +6.30% -14.53%
10th Percentile £14.61 £14.65 £12.24
90th Percentile £46.30 £54.13 £43.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £22.30 £22.38
% change year-on-year +56.95% -0.36% -8.65%

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 77,257 89,513 84,342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.53% 86.86% 86.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 50,738 59,033 55,465
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £278
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,297 2,463 2,106
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £20.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.51% -14.58% +4.35%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -16.67% +1.05%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +43 1,668 £400 - 668
UK excluding London +56 1,237 £375 - 541
London +18 537 £436 +1.34% 161
South East +49 398 £375 - 137
North of England +62 307 £400 +14.29% 171
South West +21 194 £400 +6.67% 72
Yorkshire +73 152 £420 +17.48% 55
North West +32 144 £375 +11.11% 103
East of England +28 115 £345 -8.00% 49
Midlands +27 115 £370 +5.71% 78
Scotland +37 79 £400 +0.95% 14
West Midlands +20 65 £370 +5.71% 51
East Midlands +26 50 £350 +5.26% 27
Wales +15 31 £394 -7.35% 19
North East +17 11 £325 -48.00% 13

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1,103 (61.31%) Windows
2 867 (48.19%) Active Directory
3 795 (44.19%) VMware
4 692 (38.47%) Windows Server
5 654 (36.35%) Microsoft
6 535 (29.74%) Azure
7 446 (24.79%) PowerShell
8 435 (24.18%) VMware Infrastructure
9 425 (23.62%) Office 365
10 393 (21.85%) SCCM
11 329 (18.29%) Citrix
12 324 (18.01%) DNS
13 306 (17.01%) AWS
14 304 (16.90%) Linux
15 287 (15.95%) Cisco
16 286 (15.90%) Firewall
16 286 (15.90%) Windows Server 2012
17 282 (15.68%) ITIL
18 272 (15.12%) Migration
19 269 (14.95%) Finance
20 264 (14.67%) DevOps
21 258 (14.34%) Windows Server 2008
22 240 (13.34%) Hyper-V
23 232 (12.90%) DHCP
24 222 (12.34%) Security Cleared
25 215 (11.95%) SQL
26 214 (11.90%) SQL Server
27 205 (11.40%) MS Exchange
28 184 (10.23%) Data Centre
29 181 (10.06%) Windows 10

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
1 205 (11.40%) MS Exchange
2 134 (7.45%) SharePoint
3 116 (6.45%) Skype for Business
4 88 (4.89%) IIS
5 83 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 47 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 40 (2.22%) Confluence
8 31 (1.72%) Apache
9 15 (0.83%) OpenStack
10 9 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
10 9 (0.50%) IBM Notes
10 9 (0.50%) Jupyter
10 9 (0.50%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
12 6 (0.33%) Apache Spark
12 6 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
13 5 (0.28%) Commerce Server
13 5 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.28%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.22%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 78 (4.34%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.61%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (0.61%) MS Visio
3 10 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.11%) FileZilla
6 1 (0.056%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.056%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.056%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.056%) Stata
Business Applications
1 13 (0.72%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.11%) Actimize
4 2 (0.11%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.056%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.056%) Aligne
5 1 (0.056%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.056%) Dynamics GP
5 1 (0.056%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.056%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.056%) RMDS
5 1 (0.056%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 535 (29.74%) Azure
2 425 (23.62%) Office 365
3 306 (17.01%) AWS
4 105 (5.84%) GitHub
5 100 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
6 77 (4.28%) IaaS
7 71 (3.95%) PaaS
8 63 (3.50%) GCP
9 42 (2.33%) SaaS
10 33 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
11 29 (1.61%) OneDrive
12 26 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
13 22 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 19 (1.06%) G Suite
15 18 (1.00%) Serverless
16 17 (0.94%) OpenShift
17 15 (0.83%) Yammer
18 14 (0.78%) Amazon S3
18 14 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
19 13 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 324 (18.01%) DNS
2 286 (15.90%) Firewall
3 232 (12.90%) DHCP
4 158 (8.78%) SAN
5 143 (7.95%) WAN
6 132 (7.34%) LAN
7 105 (5.84%) VPN
8 100 (5.56%) Skype
9 81 (4.50%) TCP/IP
10 57 (3.17%) Network Security
10 57 (3.17%) Wireless
11 52 (2.89%) NAS
11 52 (2.89%) VLAN
12 48 (2.67%) Internet
13 45 (2.50%) NetScaler
14 41 (2.28%) MPLS
15 36 (2.00%) VoIP
16 32 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
17 29 (1.61%) Wi-Fi
18 28 (1.56%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 52 (2.89%) Big Data
3 49 (2.72%) MySQL
4 32 (1.78%) Amazon Redshift
5 25 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
6 22 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
7 20 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
8 17 (0.94%) DB2
9 16 (0.89%) BigQuery
10 15 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
10 15 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
11 12 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
12 10 (0.56%) NoSQL
12 10 (0.56%) Relational Database
12 10 (0.56%) SQL Server 2017
13 9 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (0.44%) MongoDB
14 8 (0.44%) Power BI
15 7 (0.39%) Cosmos DB
15 7 (0.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 110 (6.11%) Jenkins
2 67 (3.72%) Git (software)
3 56 (3.11%) JIRA
4 23 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
5 21 (1.17%) Visual Studio
6 20 (1.11%) Bitbucket
7 19 (1.06%) MSTest
8 18 (1.00%) Visual Studio Team System
9 17 (0.94%) MSI
10 15 (0.83%) Subversion
11 13 (0.72%) GitLab
12 12 (0.67%) TeamCity
13 10 (0.56%) Visual Studio Code
14 9 (0.50%) Gradle
15 8 (0.44%) WinDbg
16 7 (0.39%) Jasmine
16 7 (0.39%) Karma Test Runner
16 7 (0.39%) MSBuild
17 6 (0.33%) Artifactory
17 6 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 269 (14.95%) Finance
2 116 (6.45%) Public Sector
3 80 (4.45%) Banking
4 68 (3.78%) Retail
5 49 (2.72%) Financial Institution
6 48 (2.67%) Telecoms
7 31 (1.72%) Publishing
8 25 (1.39%) Back Office
9 19 (1.06%) Law
10 17 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 16 (0.89%) Investment Banking
11 16 (0.89%) Local Government
12 15 (0.83%) Marketing
13 14 (0.78%) Legal
14 12 (0.67%) Electronics
15 8 (0.44%) Front Office
16 6 (0.33%) Retail Banking
17 5 (0.28%) Online Betting
18 4 (0.22%) Advertising
18 4 (0.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1,303 (72.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 137 (7.62%) Windows Engineer
3 130 (7.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 119 (6.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 110 (6.11%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 101 (5.61%) Azure Engineer
7 96 (5.34%) Cloud Engineer
7 96 (5.34%) VMware Engineer
8 95 (5.28%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 92 (5.11%) Support Engineer
10 91 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
11 86 (4.78%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
12 85 (4.72%) Server Engineer
13 81 (4.50%) Architect
13 81 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
14 78 (4.34%) Infrastructure Support
15 77 (4.28%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
16 69 (3.84%) Network Engineer
17 66 (3.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
18 63 (3.50%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (2.28%) Web Services
2 37 (2.06%) RESTful
3 35 (1.95%) Swagger
4 28 (1.56%) .NET
5 26 (1.45%) JSON
6 22 (1.22%) LDAP
7 16 (0.89%) Middleware
8 13 (0.72%) Software Packaging
9 12 (0.67%) Node.js
9 12 (0.67%) PySpark
10 11 (0.61%) Elastic Stack
10 11 (0.61%) Pandas
10 11 (0.61%) scikit-learn
11 10 (0.56%) AngularJS
11 10 (0.56%) NumPy
12 9 (0.50%) ASP.NET Web API
12 9 (0.50%) Flask
12 9 (0.50%) HTML
13 8 (0.44%) jQuery
14 7 (0.39%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 184 (10.23%) Data Centre
2 107 (5.95%) Clustering
3 80 (4.45%) Public Cloud
4 71 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
5 62 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 47 (2.61%) PKI
7 42 (2.33%) Fat Client
7 42 (2.33%) Thin Client
8 35 (1.95%) Replication
9 29 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
9 29 (1.61%) NHS
10 28 (1.56%) Blog
11 24 (1.33%) Self-Motivation
12 20 (1.11%) User Experience
13 18 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
14 17 (0.94%) Driving Licence
14 17 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
14 17 (0.94%) Private Cloud
15 16 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
16 15 (0.83%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1,103 (61.31%) Windows
2 692 (38.47%) Windows Server
3 304 (16.90%) Linux
4 286 (15.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 258 (14.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 181 (10.06%) Windows 10
7 91 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 82 (4.56%) Windows 7
9 74 (4.11%) Unix
10 57 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
11 47 (2.61%) CentOS
12 28 (1.56%) Android
13 26 (1.45%) Ubuntu
14 18 (1.00%) Solaris
15 16 (0.89%) Apple iOS
16 15 (0.83%) Mac OS
17 12 (0.67%) VMS
17 12 (0.67%) Windows 8
18 10 (0.56%) AIX
18 10 (0.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (15.68%) ITIL
2 272 (15.12%) Migration
3 264 (14.67%) DevOps
4 170 (9.45%) Agile Software Development
5 129 (7.17%) Configuration Management
6 125 (6.95%) Project Delivery
7 99 (5.50%) Change Management
8 88 (4.89%) Disaster Recovery
9 79 (4.39%) Problem-Solving
10 76 (4.22%) Infrastructure as Code
11 74 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
12 73 (4.06%) Analytics
13 69 (3.84%) Stakeholder Management
14 68 (3.78%) Continuous Improvement
15 64 (3.56%) Service Management
16 60 (3.34%) Problem Management
17 59 (3.28%) Information Security
18 58 (3.22%) Digital Transformation Programme
19 55 (3.06%) Infrastructure Management
20 54 (3.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 446 (24.79%) PowerShell
2 215 (11.95%) SQL
3 176 (9.78%) Python
4 79 (4.39%) Bash Shell
5 44 (2.45%) VBScript
6 43 (2.39%) Perl
7 35 (1.95%) Java
8 28 (1.56%) JavaScript
9 26 (1.45%) C#
10 21 (1.17%) PHP
11 18 (1.00%) Go
12 17 (0.94%) Ruby
12 17 (0.94%) Shell Script
12 17 (0.94%) VB
13 11 (0.61%) R
14 8 (0.44%) C++
15 7 (0.39%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.39%) TypeScript
16 6 (0.33%) C
16 6 (0.33%) Korn
Qualifications
1 222 (12.34%) Security Cleared
2 143 (7.95%) SC Cleared
3 106 (5.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 100 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
5 87 (4.84%) MCSE
6 85 (4.72%) DV Cleared
7 65 (3.61%) CCNA
8 57 (3.17%) CCNP
9 42 (2.33%) MCSA
10 41 (2.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 40 (2.22%) Degree
12 31 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
12 31 (1.72%) MCP
13 28 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
14 25 (1.39%) CCA
15 15 (0.83%) AWS Certification
16 12 (0.67%) MCITP
16 12 (0.67%) VCP6
17 11 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 10 (0.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.61%) SLA
2 27 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 22 (1.22%) GDPR
3 22 (1.22%) QA
4 21 (1.17%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.61%) NCSC
6 9 (0.50%) COBIT
6 9 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
7 6 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 3 (0.17%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.11%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
10 2 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.056%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.056%) ITGC
11 1 (0.056%) PMO
11 1 (0.056%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 1 (0.056%) TickIT
System Software
1 867 (48.19%) Active Directory
2 435 (24.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 240 (13.34%) Hyper-V
4 158 (8.78%) XenApp
5 141 (7.84%) vSphere
6 133 (7.39%) VMware ESXi
7 111 (6.17%) XenDesktop
8 82 (4.56%) Docker
9 60 (3.34%) Virtual Machines
10 44 (2.45%) Virtual Desktop
11 40 (2.22%) DFS Replication
12 30 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
13 22 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
14 17 (0.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 17 (0.94%) VMware NSX
15 14 (0.78%) vCloud
16 13 (0.72%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 13 (0.72%) Firmware
16 13 (0.72%) ISA Server
16 13 (0.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 393 (21.85%) SCCM
2 170 (9.45%) Ansible
3 132 (7.34%) SCOM
4 104 (5.78%) Kubernetes
5 100 (5.56%) Terraform
6 79 (4.39%) Puppet
7 55 (3.06%) Opscode Chef
8 51 (2.83%) vCenter Server
9 47 (2.61%) WSUS
10 45 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
11 41 (2.28%) Microsoft Clustering
12 40 (2.22%) Single Sign-On
13 32 (1.78%) SCVMM
14 30 (1.67%) NetBackup
15 24 (1.33%) vRealize
16 22 (1.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
17 18 (1.00%) Nagios
18 16 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
18 16 (0.89%) Prometheus
19 15 (0.83%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 795 (44.19%) VMware
2 654 (36.35%) Microsoft
3 329 (18.29%) Citrix
4 287 (15.95%) Cisco
5 142 (7.89%) HP
6 73 (4.06%) Dell
7 67 (3.72%) Red Hat
8 61 (3.39%) Oracle
9 60 (3.34%) NetApp
10 58 (3.22%) Veeam
11 46 (2.56%) EMC
11 46 (2.56%) Google
12 45 (2.50%) Symantec
13 43 (2.39%) McAfee
13 43 (2.39%) Meraki
14 40 (2.22%) IBM
15 39 (2.17%) CheckPoint
16 37 (2.06%) Juniper
17 36 (2.00%) Palo Alto
18 32 (1.78%) Greenplum