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 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 490 562 568
Rank change year-on-year +72 +6  
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Management 112 81 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.18% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 49 53
Median daily rate £438 £450 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +23.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £274 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £450 £325
% change year-on-year -11.11% +38.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £33.52 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.21% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 -
% change year-on-year -25.00% -  

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 39559 44852 45349
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.50% 83.35% 80.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25807 29750 29034
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1054 1082 1276
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

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 23 June 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 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 23 June 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 +63 99 £438 -2.77% 18
London -8 37 £475 +7.04% 9
South East +29 26 £350 -22.22% 3
East of England +7 14 £450 +164.70%
Berkshire - 14 £425 - 1
Hertfordshire +6 10 £450 +164.70%
Hemel Hempstead - 10 £450 -
City of London 0 7 £500 +39.37% 2
Reading - 7 - -
Newport - 6 £350 -
East Midlands - 6 £481 - 2
South Wales - 6 £350 -
Wales - 6 £350 -
Tyne and Wear +81 5 £324 -1.06%
Newcastle upon Tyne +81 5 £324 -1.06%
North East +70 5 £324 -1.06%
West Midlands +19 5 £450 +80.00% 2
West Sussex +16 5 £375 -16.66%
Nottinghamshire - 5 £550 - 1
North West +23 4 £370 -17.77% 1
Bedfordshire - 4 - -
Luton - 4 - -
Nottingham - 4 £550 -
Hampshire +13 3 £310 - 1
Crawley +1 3 £353 -21.66%
Birmingham - 3 £425 - 1
Bracknell - 3 £550 -
Milton Keynes - 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 1
Cheshire - 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (29.38%) Security Cleared
3 49 (23.22%) Windows
4 47 (22.27%) Finance
5 43 (20.38%) SQL
5 43 (20.38%) Oracle
5 43 (20.38%) Microsoft
6 41 (19.43%) DevOps
7 38 (18.01%) ITIL
8 36 (17.06%) Linux
9 34 (16.11%) Active Directory
10 32 (15.17%) Java
10 32 (15.17%) VMware
10 32 (15.17%) Analytical Skills
11 28 (13.27%) Unix
12 26 (12.32%) SQL Server
12 26 (12.32%) Stakeholder Management
13 25 (11.85%) VMware Infrastructure
14 20 (9.48%) SLA
14 20 (9.48%) Relational Database
14 20 (9.48%) Windows Server
15 19 (9.00%) Jenkins
15 19 (9.00%) Docker
15 19 (9.00%) Cisco
15 19 (9.00%) SharePoint
15 19 (9.00%) Python
15 19 (9.00%) Service Management
15 19 (9.00%) Firewall
15 19 (9.00%) Software Engineering
16 18 (8.53%) Project Management

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 19 (9.00%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.69%) Apache
2 12 (5.69%) WebSphere
3 10 (4.74%) Tomcat
4 9 (4.27%) SAS
5 8 (3.79%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.37%) Confluence
6 5 (2.37%) IIS
6 5 (2.37%) JBoss
7 4 (1.90%) CMS
7 4 (1.90%) Gentran
7 4 (1.90%) Mule ESB
7 4 (1.90%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.42%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (1.42%) CoreMedia CMS
8 3 (1.42%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.42%) nginx
9 2 (0.95%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.95%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (4.74%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.32%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.95%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.42%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.47%) RMDS
2 1 (0.47%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.47%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.11%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (6.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.21%) Office 365
4 6 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.37%) PaaS
6 4 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.90%) IaaS
7 3 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.42%) Bluemix
7 3 (1.42%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (1.42%) SaaS
8 2 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.47%) G Suite
9 1 (0.47%) GitHub
9 1 (0.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.00%) Firewall
2 16 (7.58%) DNS
3 10 (4.74%) DHCP
3 10 (4.74%) SSL
4 9 (4.27%) Network Security
4 9 (4.27%) SAN
4 9 (4.27%) VPN
5 6 (2.84%) HTTP
5 6 (2.84%) Kerberos
6 5 (2.37%) Internet
6 5 (2.37%) IP Telephony
6 5 (2.37%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.37%) WAN
7 4 (1.90%) IPsec
7 4 (1.90%) LAN
8 3 (1.42%) NetScaler
8 3 (1.42%) VoIP
9 2 (0.95%) LDAP
9 2 (0.95%) Skype
9 2 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 20 (9.48%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.21%) Oracle Database
4 10 (4.74%) DB2
4 10 (4.74%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (4.27%) MySQL
5 9 (4.27%) RDBMS
6 8 (3.79%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 7 (3.32%) Base SAS
7 7 (3.32%) NoSQL
8 5 (2.37%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.37%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.90%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 4 (1.90%) DataStage
9 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.42%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 19 (9.00%) Jenkins
2 16 (7.58%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.69%) Subversion
4 10 (4.74%) Maven
5 8 (3.79%) JIRA
6 7 (3.32%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.84%) Selenium
7 6 (2.84%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (2.84%) Vagrant
8 5 (2.37%) Ant
8 5 (2.37%) Introscope
8 5 (2.37%) ProC
8 5 (2.37%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.90%) Gradle
9 4 (1.90%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (1.42%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.42%) JMeter
11 2 (0.95%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.95%) JUnit
General
1 47 (22.27%) Finance
2 11 (5.21%) Marketing
3 6 (2.84%) Retail
3 6 (2.84%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.37%) Banking
4 5 (2.37%) Mandarin Language
5 4 (1.90%) Thai Language
6 3 (1.42%) Legal
6 3 (1.42%) Publishing
6 3 (1.42%) Welsh Language
7 2 (0.95%) Brand Awareness
7 2 (0.95%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.95%) Military
8 1 (0.47%) Local Government
8 1 (0.47%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (12.32%) Consultant
2 21 (9.95%) Developer
3 19 (9.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (7.11%) Analyst
4 15 (7.11%) Architect
4 15 (7.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (5.69%) Monitoring Specialist
6 11 (5.21%) Administrator
6 11 (5.21%) Test Manager
7 10 (4.74%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (3.79%) Data Scientist
9 7 (3.32%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.32%) Support Analyst
10 6 (2.84%) Applications Support
10 6 (2.84%) DBA
10 6 (2.84%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (2.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 6 (2.84%) SAS Consultant
10 6 (2.84%) Senior Manager
10 6 (2.84%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.58%) Web Services
2 14 (6.64%) HTML
3 13 (6.16%) .NET
4 12 (5.69%) HTML5
5 10 (4.74%) CSS
5 10 (4.74%) Spring
6 9 (4.27%) XML
7 8 (3.79%) Java EE
8 7 (3.32%) .NET Framework
8 7 (3.32%) CSS3
8 7 (3.32%) JSP
8 7 (3.32%) RESTful
8 7 (3.32%) Servlets
9 6 (2.84%) XSLT
10 5 (2.37%) ASP.NET
10 5 (2.37%) JSON
10 5 (2.37%) Middleware
10 5 (2.37%) REST
11 4 (1.90%) AngularJS
11 4 (1.90%) Dojo
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.17%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.69%) Data Centre
3 11 (5.21%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.74%) User Experience
5 8 (3.79%) Public Cloud
6 7 (3.32%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.84%) CMDB
7 6 (2.84%) PKI
7 6 (2.84%) Social Media
8 5 (2.37%) DataPower
8 5 (2.37%) e-Health
8 5 (2.37%) Replication
9 4 (1.90%) Credit Risk
10 3 (1.42%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.42%) Clustering
10 3 (1.42%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.42%) Thin Client
11 2 (0.95%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (0.95%) Mainframe
11 2 (0.95%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 49 (23.22%) Windows
2 36 (17.06%) Linux
3 28 (13.27%) Unix
4 20 (9.48%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.37%) CentOS
6 5 (2.37%) Solaris
6 5 (2.37%) Ubuntu
6 5 (2.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.95%) Android
8 2 (0.95%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.95%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.47%) AIX
9 1 (0.47%) HPUX
9 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.47%) pSOS
9 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (30.33%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (19.43%) DevOps
3 38 (18.01%) ITIL
4 26 (12.32%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (9.00%) Service Management
5 19 (9.00%) Software Engineering
6 18 (8.53%) Project Management
7 17 (8.06%) Continuous Delivery
8 16 (7.58%) Incident Management
9 15 (7.11%) Configuration Management
10 14 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (6.64%) TDD
11 13 (6.16%) Analytics
11 13 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (6.16%) Change Control
11 13 (6.16%) PRINCE2
11 13 (6.16%) Test Management
12 12 (5.69%) Migration
12 12 (5.69%) Test Automation
13 11 (5.21%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 43 (20.38%) SQL
2 32 (15.17%) Java
3 19 (9.00%) Python
4 12 (5.69%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.74%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.79%) C#
7 7 (3.32%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.84%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.84%) C
8 6 (2.84%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.84%) VB
9 5 (2.37%) PROC SQL
9 5 (2.37%) SAS Macro
9 5 (2.37%) VBA
10 4 (1.90%) C++
10 4 (1.90%) Perl
11 3 (1.42%) PHP
11 3 (1.42%) Ruby
11 3 (1.42%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.95%) R
Qualifications
1 62 (29.38%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (5.21%) Degree
4 8 (3.79%) MCSE
5 7 (3.32%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.90%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.90%) MCP
7 4 (1.90%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.42%) CCNA
8 3 (1.42%) CCNP
8 3 (1.42%) CCSA
8 3 (1.42%) CCSE
8 3 (1.42%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (1.42%) HNC
8 3 (1.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.42%) MCSA
8 3 (1.42%) SAS Certification
9 2 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.48%) SLA
2 12 (5.69%) QA
3 7 (3.32%) PMO
4 4 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.95%) P3O
6 1 (0.47%) Basel III
6 1 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.47%) IFRS
6 1 (0.47%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.47%) MiFID
6 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.47%) Solvency II
System Software
1 34 (16.11%) Active Directory
2 25 (11.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (9.00%) Docker
4 11 (5.21%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.84%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (2.37%) BitLocker
7 4 (1.90%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.42%) NFS
8 3 (1.42%) vSphere
8 3 (1.42%) Xen
8 3 (1.42%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.95%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.95%) KVM
9 2 (0.95%) vCloud
9 2 (0.95%) XenApp
9 2 (0.95%) XenServer
10 1 (0.47%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.47%) Postfix
10 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 10 (4.74%) SCCM
1 10 (4.74%) SCOM
2 9 (4.27%) Ansible
3 7 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.84%) Puppet
5 5 (2.37%) CA Wily
6 4 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.90%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (1.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.42%) Terraform
7 3 (1.42%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.95%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.95%) logstash
8 2 (0.95%) Nagios
8 2 (0.95%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.95%) OpenIDM
8 2 (0.95%) OpenView
8 2 (0.95%) SnapMirror
8 2 (0.95%) WSUS
8 2 (0.95%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 43 (20.38%) Microsoft
1 43 (20.38%) Oracle
2 32 (15.17%) VMware
3 19 (9.00%) Cisco
4 18 (8.53%) HP
5 14 (6.64%) CA
5 14 (6.64%) Red Hat
6 13 (6.16%) IBM
6 13 (6.16%) Nimsoft
7 11 (5.21%) SAP
8 10 (4.74%) Remedy
8 10 (4.74%) Splunk
9 9 (4.27%) CheckPoint
10 7 (3.32%) NetApp
11 6 (2.84%) AppDynamics
11 6 (2.84%) Citrix
11 6 (2.84%) Juniper
11 6 (2.84%) Lotus
12 5 (2.37%) NetQoS
12 5 (2.37%) Veeam