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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Management
UK
Rank 489 535 549
Rank change year-on-year +46 +14  
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Management 104 109 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.25% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 71 52
Median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £363
% change year-on-year -3.33% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £23.75 - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 - £26.00

Infrastructure Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37646 44098 42190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.88% 79.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24821 28901 26121
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1212
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +34.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Infrastructure Management
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Infrastructure Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Management.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Management in the UK

Infrastructure Management
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +22 91 £413 +7.84% 17
London +39 33 £494 +3.94% 6
South East +10 22 £350 +6.06% 3
Milton Keynes - 17 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 17 £350 - 1
Yorkshire +26 14 £375 +15.38% 1
North West +18 12 £140 -62.66% 2
North Yorkshire +14 10 £375 +25.00%
Middlesbrough - 10 £375 -
Manchester - 8 £228 - 2
Scotland +21 5 £320 -14.66% 6
Edinburgh +19 5 £320 -14.66% 3
City of London +5 5 £240 -54.28% 2
South Wales - 5 - -
Wales - 5 - -
West Yorkshire - 4 £375 - 1
East Midlands - 4 £375 -
Uxbridge - 4 £513 -
Newport - 4 - -
Warrington +23 3 £140 -55.90%
Cheshire +20 3 £140 -63.51%
Leeds - 3 - - 1
Berkshire +21 2 - - 2
Reading +17 2 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead +8 2 £350 -
Hertfordshire +6 2 £350 - 1
West Midlands +5 2 £525 +5.00% 1
East of England -1 2 £350 - 1
North East - 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 £375 -

Infrastructure Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 64 (35.16%) Windows
2 56 (30.77%) Security Cleared
3 46 (25.27%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (25.27%) Microsoft
4 42 (23.08%) ITIL
5 41 (22.53%) Linux
6 37 (20.33%) Finance
7 35 (19.23%) Active Directory
8 33 (18.13%) Oracle
8 33 (18.13%) SQL
8 33 (18.13%) VMware
8 33 (18.13%) Analytical Skills
9 30 (16.48%) MS Excel
10 29 (15.93%) DevOps
11 27 (14.84%) SQL Server
11 27 (14.84%) PowerShell
12 26 (14.29%) Cisco
13 25 (13.74%) Service Management
14 23 (12.64%) HP
15 22 (12.09%) Citrix
15 22 (12.09%) Windows Server
16 21 (11.54%) Python
16 21 (11.54%) SCCM
17 19 (10.44%) Integration Testing
17 19 (10.44%) Incident Management
17 19 (10.44%) XenApp
17 19 (10.44%) Management Information System
18 18 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
18 18 (9.89%) PRINCE2
18 18 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008

Infrastructure Management
Top Related 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 9 (4.95%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.85%) OpenStack
3 6 (3.30%) Apache
3 6 (3.30%) IIS
3 6 (3.30%) JBoss
3 6 (3.30%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.75%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.20%) Confluence
5 4 (2.20%) Gentran
5 4 (2.20%) Mule ESB
5 4 (2.20%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.65%) nginx
6 3 (1.65%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.10%) SAS
7 2 (1.10%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.55%) CICS
8 1 (0.55%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.55%) NServiceBus
8 1 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (16.48%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.85%) MS Office
3 3 (1.65%) SPSS
4 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.55%) MS Project
4 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.20%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (1.65%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.65%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.10%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Manufacturing
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.55%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.49%) IaaS
2 10 (5.49%) PaaS
3 7 (3.85%) G Suite
4 6 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (2.20%) GitHub
5 4 (2.20%) Office 365
6 2 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.10%) SaaS
7 1 (0.55%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.55%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.34%) Firewall
2 13 (7.14%) DNS
3 11 (6.04%) Network Security
4 10 (5.49%) SAN
5 7 (3.85%) SSL
5 7 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.85%) VPN
5 7 (3.85%) WAN
6 6 (3.30%) DHCP
6 6 (3.30%) LAN
7 5 (2.75%) Internet
7 5 (2.75%) IPsec
7 5 (2.75%) VoIP
8 4 (2.20%) DMZ
9 3 (1.65%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.65%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (1.65%) HTTP
9 3 (1.65%) Wireless
10 2 (1.10%) NAS
10 2 (1.10%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (14.84%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.04%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.40%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (3.30%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (2.75%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.75%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (2.20%) DataStage
7 4 (2.20%) MySQL
8 3 (1.65%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.65%) DB2
8 3 (1.65%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.65%) KNIME
8 3 (1.65%) Power BI
8 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (4.95%) Git (software)
1 9 (4.95%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.30%) JIRA
2 6 (3.30%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (3.30%) SpecFlow
3 5 (2.75%) Introscope
3 5 (2.75%) Selenium
3 5 (2.75%) Visual Studio
4 4 (2.20%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.65%) JMeter
6 2 (1.10%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.10%) Maven
7 1 (0.55%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.55%) Capybara
7 1 (0.55%) GitLab
7 1 (0.55%) Gradle
7 1 (0.55%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.55%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 37 (20.33%) Finance
2 6 (3.30%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.20%) Retail
4 2 (1.10%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.10%) Local Government
4 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.10%) Marketing
5 1 (0.55%) Banking
5 1 (0.55%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (0.55%) Publishing
5 1 (0.55%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 21 (11.54%) Analyst
2 17 (9.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (7.14%) Architect
3 13 (7.14%) Consultant
3 13 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (6.04%) Monitoring Specialist
5 10 (5.49%) Support Analyst
6 8 (4.40%) Design Engineer
6 8 (4.40%) Developer
7 7 (3.85%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 7 (3.85%) Software Engineer
7 7 (3.85%) Test Manager
8 6 (3.30%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.30%) Data Scientist
8 6 (3.30%) DBA
9 5 (2.75%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (2.75%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (2.75%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (2.75%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (2.75%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.59%) .NET
2 9 (4.95%) .NET Framework
3 6 (3.30%) Entity Framework
4 5 (2.75%) Middleware
4 5 (2.75%) WinForms
5 4 (2.20%) EDI
5 4 (2.20%) XML
6 3 (1.65%) Web Services
6 3 (1.65%) XSLT
7 2 (1.10%) CSS
7 2 (1.10%) HTML
7 2 (1.10%) LAMP
7 2 (1.10%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.55%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.55%) HTML5
8 1 (0.55%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.55%) Serverless Framework
8 1 (0.55%) Velocity
8 1 (0.55%) WCF
8 1 (0.55%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.13%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (10.44%) Management Information System
3 15 (8.24%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.85%) Cloud Native
5 5 (2.75%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.75%) e-Health
5 5 (2.75%) Replication
6 4 (2.20%) DataPower
6 4 (2.20%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.65%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.65%) User Experience
8 2 (1.10%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.10%) Clustering
8 2 (1.10%) CMDB
8 2 (1.10%) Credit Risk
8 2 (1.10%) Cyber Defence
8 2 (1.10%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.10%) Life Science
8 2 (1.10%) Oracle Licensing
8 2 (1.10%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 64 (35.16%) Windows
2 41 (22.53%) Linux
3 22 (12.09%) Windows Server
4 18 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (9.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (8.79%) Unix
7 13 (7.14%) Ubuntu
8 11 (6.04%) Windows 7
9 9 (4.95%) Android
9 9 (4.95%) Apple iOS
9 9 (4.95%) Mac OS X
9 9 (4.95%) Windows 10
10 7 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (2.75%) Solaris
12 3 (1.65%) CentOS
13 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.55%) pSOS
14 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.55%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (25.27%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (23.08%) ITIL
3 29 (15.93%) DevOps
4 25 (13.74%) Service Management
5 19 (10.44%) Incident Management
5 19 (10.44%) Integration Testing
6 18 (9.89%) PRINCE2
6 18 (9.89%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (9.34%) Change Control
7 17 (9.34%) Project Management
7 17 (9.34%) Software Engineering
8 16 (8.79%) Continuous Delivery
8 16 (8.79%) TDD
9 15 (8.24%) Root Cause Analysis
10 14 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
11 13 (7.14%) Change Management
11 13 (7.14%) Configuration Management
12 12 (6.59%) Problem Management
13 9 (4.95%) System Testing
14 8 (4.40%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 33 (18.13%) SQL
2 27 (14.84%) PowerShell
3 21 (11.54%) Python
4 13 (7.14%) Java
5 12 (6.59%) C#
6 11 (6.04%) Bash Shell
7 10 (5.49%) VB
8 4 (2.20%) C
8 4 (2.20%) PL/SQL
8 4 (2.20%) Ruby
8 4 (2.20%) VBScript
9 3 (1.65%) Perl
9 3 (1.65%) R
10 2 (1.10%) PHP
10 2 (1.10%) VBA
11 1 (0.55%) ABAP
11 1 (0.55%) COBOL
11 1 (0.55%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.55%) PROC SQL
11 1 (0.55%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 56 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.24%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.95%) Degree
3 9 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.85%) ISTQB
4 7 (3.85%) MCSE
4 7 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (2.20%) CCNA
5 4 (2.20%) CCSA
5 4 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.65%) CCNP
6 3 (1.65%) CCSE
6 3 (1.65%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (1.65%) HNC
6 3 (1.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.65%) MCP
6 3 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.10%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.59%) SLA
2 9 (4.95%) QA
3 2 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.10%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (1.10%) PMO
4 1 (0.55%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.55%) MiFID
4 1 (0.55%) P3O
4 1 (0.55%) SDET
System Software
1 35 (19.23%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.44%) XenApp
3 18 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (9.34%) XenDesktop
5 13 (7.14%) vSphere
6 11 (6.04%) BitLocker
7 10 (5.49%) Docker
8 8 (4.40%) Xen
8 8 (4.40%) XenServer
9 6 (3.30%) Hyper-V
10 3 (1.65%) Firmware
10 3 (1.65%) NFS
10 3 (1.65%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.10%) vCloud
11 2 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (1.10%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (11.54%) SCCM
2 10 (5.49%) SCOM
3 8 (4.40%) Puppet
3 8 (4.40%) WSUS
4 5 (2.75%) CA Wily
4 5 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 4 (2.20%) Ansible
6 3 (1.65%) Terraform
7 2 (1.10%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (1.10%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.10%) OpenIDM
7 2 (1.10%) SnapMirror
8 1 (0.55%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (0.55%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.55%) Icinga
8 1 (0.55%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.55%) OpenView
8 1 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 46 (25.27%) Microsoft
2 33 (18.13%) Oracle
2 33 (18.13%) VMware
3 26 (14.29%) Cisco
4 23 (12.64%) HP
5 22 (12.09%) Citrix
6 14 (7.69%) CA
7 13 (7.14%) CheckPoint
8 12 (6.59%) Nimsoft
9 11 (6.04%) Dell
9 11 (6.04%) Symantec
10 10 (5.49%) Remedy
11 9 (4.95%) Apple
11 9 (4.95%) Google
11 9 (4.95%) ServiceNow
12 8 (4.40%) Red Hat
13 6 (3.30%) AppDynamics
13 6 (3.30%) NetApp
13 6 (3.30%) Splunk
13 6 (3.30%) Veeam