Period
to 23 October 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Infrastructure Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Infrastructure Management over the 6 months to 23 October 2017 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 Management
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 613 721 688
Rank change year-on-year +108 -33 +71
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Management 273 164 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.19% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 108 154
UK median daily rate £423 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.59% +13.33% +11.94%
10th Percentile £300 £272 £275
90th Percentile £620 £575 £571
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 1
UK median hourly rate £33.52 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.87% -8.33% +50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £26.25 -
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

Infrastructure Management 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 84677 88405 92997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.53% 83.89% 81.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 56261 58466 60205
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1985 2318 2697
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £23.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.38% +6.82% +15.79%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +12.50%

Infrastructure Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Infrastructure Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Management in the UK

Infrastructure Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Infrastructure Management.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Management in the UK

Infrastructure Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Management over the 6 months to 23 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Management in the UK

Infrastructure Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Management.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Management in the UK

Infrastructure Management
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 Management within the UK over the 6 months to 23 October 2017. 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 +124 261 £423 -0.59% 13
UK excluding London +106 160 £400 +6.67% 6
London +40 110 £450 - 7
South East +32 53 £400 -23.81% 2
North of England +69 37 £350 -
East of England +5 33 £450 -14.29%
Yorkshire +36 19 £375 -6.25%
South West +4 16 £300 -11.11% 2
North West +20 14 £335 +11.67%
Midlands +37 12 £400 +0.63% 2
West Midlands +40 8 £401 +60.20% 1
Wales - 6 £188 -
North East +72 5 £328 -0.53%
East Midlands +1 4 £343 -13.84% 1
Scotland -4 3 £500 +63.93%

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Infrastructure Management.

1 84 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 79 (28.94%) Windows
3 78 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 75 (27.47%) Security Cleared
5 68 (24.91%) Finance
6 59 (21.61%) DevOps
7 58 (21.25%) Active Directory
8 54 (19.78%) Linux
9 50 (18.32%) ITIL
10 49 (17.95%) SQL
11 48 (17.58%) Java
12 42 (15.38%) Git (software)
13 41 (15.02%) Windows Server
14 40 (14.65%) Oracle
15 36 (13.19%) Amazon AWS
16 34 (12.45%) Analytical Skills
16 34 (12.45%) Configuration Management
17 33 (12.09%) VMware
18 32 (11.72%) Unix
19 31 (11.36%) Python
19 31 (11.36%) SharePoint
19 31 (11.36%) DNS
19 31 (11.36%) Jenkins
20 30 (10.99%) Management Information System
20 30 (10.99%) Project Management
21 29 (10.62%) Web Services
22 28 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
23 27 (9.89%) Degree
23 27 (9.89%) Ansible
24 26 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification

Infrastructure Management
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 31 (11.36%) SharePoint
2 18 (6.59%) IIS
2 18 (6.59%) MS Exchange
3 17 (6.23%) Confluence
4 15 (5.49%) SharePoint 2013
5 14 (5.13%) Skype for Business
5 14 (5.13%) Tomcat
6 11 (4.03%) Apache
7 10 (3.66%) Cloud Foundry
7 10 (3.66%) OpenStack
7 10 (3.66%) SharePoint Server
7 10 (3.66%) WebSphere
8 8 (2.93%) CMS
8 8 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (2.20%) Liferay
10 5 (1.83%) Oracle Application Server
10 5 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (1.47%) SAS
11 4 (1.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (8.06%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (4.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.37%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.37%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 36 (13.19%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (6.23%) Office 365
4 8 (2.93%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (2.93%) IaaS
5 7 (2.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (2.56%) Fastly
6 5 (1.83%) Bluemix
6 5 (1.83%) IBM Cloud
7 4 (1.47%) PaaS
8 3 (1.10%) GitHub
8 3 (1.10%) Heroku
9 2 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.73%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.73%) SaaS
10 1 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.37%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.37%) Slack
10 1 (0.37%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 31 (11.36%) DNS
2 25 (9.16%) Firewall
3 16 (5.86%) HTTP
3 16 (5.86%) TCP/IP
4 14 (5.13%) Skype
5 13 (4.76%) SSL
6 11 (4.03%) DHCP
7 10 (3.66%) NetScaler
8 9 (3.30%) SAN
8 9 (3.30%) VPN
9 8 (2.93%) Kerberos
9 8 (2.93%) LAN
9 8 (2.93%) WAN
10 6 (2.20%) Internet
10 6 (2.20%) IP Telephony
10 6 (2.20%) Network Security
11 5 (1.83%) NAS
11 5 (1.83%) Unified Communications
12 3 (1.10%) LDAP
12 3 (1.10%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.33%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (5.49%) Relational Database
4 14 (5.13%) NoSQL
5 13 (4.76%) MySQL
5 13 (4.76%) Oracle Database
6 12 (4.40%) Redis
7 11 (4.03%) Hadoop
8 10 (3.66%) Big Data
9 8 (2.93%) DB2
9 8 (2.93%) RDBMS
10 6 (2.20%) MongoDB
10 6 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.47%) JasperReports
11 4 (1.47%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.47%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 4 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (1.10%) Base SAS
Development Applications
1 42 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 31 (11.36%) Jenkins
3 24 (8.79%) JIRA
4 19 (6.96%) Maven
4 19 (6.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (5.49%) Subversion
6 11 (4.03%) TeamCity
7 9 (3.30%) Ant
8 8 (2.93%) Gradle
9 7 (2.56%) Bitbucket
9 7 (2.56%) Talend Open Studio
10 5 (1.83%) Artifactory
10 5 (1.83%) JUnit
10 5 (1.83%) MSI
10 5 (1.83%) Vagrant
11 4 (1.47%) Bundler
11 4 (1.47%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.47%) gulp
11 4 (1.47%) IntelliJ
12 3 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 68 (24.91%) Finance
2 22 (8.06%) Banking
3 11 (4.03%) Legal
4 7 (2.56%) Marketing
5 6 (2.20%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.20%) Publishing
6 5 (1.83%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.83%) Retail
7 4 (1.47%) French Language
7 4 (1.47%) Mandarin Language
7 4 (1.47%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.47%) Thai Language
8 3 (1.10%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.73%) Brand Awareness
9 2 (0.73%) Military
10 1 (0.37%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 43 (15.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 29 (10.62%) Architect
3 26 (9.52%) Administrator
4 21 (7.69%) Developer
5 17 (6.23%) Consultant
5 17 (6.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (4.40%) Analyst
6 12 (4.40%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (3.66%) Delivery Manager
7 10 (3.66%) Infrastructure Manager
7 10 (3.66%) Senior DevOps
7 10 (3.66%) SharePoint Administrator
8 8 (2.93%) IT Manager
8 8 (2.93%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 8 (2.93%) Windows Engineer
9 7 (2.56%) AWS DevOps
9 7 (2.56%) AWS Engineer
9 7 (2.56%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (2.56%) Security Architect
9 7 (2.56%) Security Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (10.62%) Web Services
2 25 (9.16%) HTML
3 22 (8.06%) Spring
4 14 (5.13%) HTML5
5 13 (4.76%) Java EE
6 12 (4.40%) CSS
6 12 (4.40%) RabbitMQ
7 11 (4.03%) .NET
8 9 (3.30%) CSS3
8 9 (3.30%) XML
9 8 (2.93%) RESTful
9 8 (2.93%) Servlets
9 8 (2.93%) Velocity
10 7 (2.56%) JSP
11 6 (2.20%) AngularJS
11 6 (2.20%) Hibernate
11 6 (2.20%) JPA
12 5 (1.83%) jQuery
12 5 (1.83%) Node.js
12 5 (1.83%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.45%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (10.99%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.40%) Computer Science
4 9 (3.30%) CMDB
4 9 (3.30%) Public Cloud
5 7 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.56%) User Experience
6 6 (2.20%) EMC VNX
6 6 (2.20%) PKI
7 5 (1.83%) Mobile App
7 5 (1.83%) Social Media
8 4 (1.47%) CESG
9 3 (1.10%) Replication
10 2 (0.73%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.73%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.73%) N-Tier
10 2 (0.73%) PMI
10 2 (0.73%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 79 (28.94%) Windows
2 54 (19.78%) Linux
3 41 (15.02%) Windows Server
4 32 (11.72%) Unix
5 18 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (5.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (4.40%) CentOS
8 11 (4.03%) Windows 7
9 8 (2.93%) SUSE
10 7 (2.56%) Ubuntu
11 6 (2.20%) Mac OS
12 5 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.83%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.73%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.37%) AIX
14 1 (0.37%) Android
14 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.37%) HPUX
14 1 (0.37%) VMS
14 1 (0.37%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (21.61%) DevOps
3 50 (18.32%) ITIL
4 34 (12.45%) Configuration Management
5 30 (10.99%) Project Management
6 22 (8.06%) CRM
7 20 (7.33%) Migration
8 18 (6.59%) Load Balancing
9 17 (6.23%) Continuous Delivery
10 16 (5.86%) Software Engineering
10 16 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
11 15 (5.49%) Problem Management
12 14 (5.13%) Analytics
12 14 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
12 14 (5.13%) Open Source
12 14 (5.13%) Risk Management
13 12 (4.40%) Capacity Planning
13 12 (4.40%) Change Control
13 12 (4.40%) Scrum
13 12 (4.40%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (17.95%) SQL
2 48 (17.58%) Java
3 31 (11.36%) Python
4 25 (9.16%) PowerShell
5 24 (8.79%) JavaScript
6 15 (5.49%) Shell Script
7 13 (4.76%) Bash Shell
8 11 (4.03%) Ruby
9 10 (3.66%) C
9 10 (3.66%) Perl
9 10 (3.66%) PHP
10 7 (2.56%) C++
10 7 (2.56%) Go
11 6 (2.20%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.83%) VB
13 4 (1.47%) VBA
13 4 (1.47%) VBScript
14 3 (1.10%) C#
14 3 (1.10%) SAS Macro
14 3 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (27.47%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.89%) Degree
3 26 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (6.96%) MCSE
5 12 (4.40%) CISSP
5 12 (4.40%) SC Cleared
6 8 (2.93%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.56%) CISM
7 7 (2.56%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.20%) MCSA
9 4 (1.47%) CCNP
9 4 (1.47%) Chartered Engineer
9 4 (1.47%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.47%) MCP
9 4 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 3 (1.10%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (1.10%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.10%) Master's Degree
10 3 (1.10%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.23%) QA
2 13 (4.76%) SLA
3 11 (4.03%) PMO
4 9 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.73%) COBIT
6 2 (0.73%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.73%) RMADS
7 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.37%) GDPR
7 1 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.37%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.37%) P3O
7 1 (0.37%) Solvency II
System Software
1 58 (21.25%) Active Directory
2 28 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (8.42%) Docker
4 15 (5.49%) Hyper-V
5 12 (4.40%) XenApp
6 10 (3.66%) Virtual Servers
6 10 (3.66%) vSphere
7 9 (3.30%) Terminal Services
7 9 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (2.56%) Varnish
9 6 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.47%) BitLocker
10 4 (1.47%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.47%) XenServer
11 2 (0.73%) HDFS
11 2 (0.73%) KVM
11 2 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.73%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.73%) Xen
12 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 27 (9.89%) Ansible
2 22 (8.06%) Puppet
3 21 (7.69%) SCCM
4 12 (4.40%) SCOM
5 9 (3.30%) Nagios
6 6 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (2.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (1.83%) logstash
8 4 (1.47%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.47%) Opsview
8 4 (1.47%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (1.10%) Data Guard
9 3 (1.10%) Graphite
9 3 (1.10%) Kubernetes
10 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (0.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.73%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.37%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 78 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 40 (14.65%) Oracle
3 33 (12.09%) VMware
4 22 (8.06%) Cisco
4 22 (8.06%) Red Hat
5 19 (6.96%) Citrix
5 19 (6.96%) HP
6 14 (5.13%) Atlassian
6 14 (5.13%) IBM
7 13 (4.76%) Splunk
8 11 (4.03%) Dell
8 11 (4.03%) SAP
9 10 (3.66%) CA
9 10 (3.66%) NetApp
10 8 (2.93%) EMC
10 8 (2.93%) Juniper
10 8 (2.93%) Nimsoft
11 7 (2.56%) Cloudera
11 7 (2.56%) Symantec
11 7 (2.56%) Talend