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 22 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 507 562 576
Rank change year-on-year +55 +14  
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Management 109 83 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.18% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 49 51
Median daily rate £425 £450 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +25.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £274 £250
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 39590 44959 45378
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.37% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25806 29818 29077
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 £385
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1062 1087 1274
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 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.80 £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 22 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 22 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 +73 96 £425 -5.55% 17
London 0 36 £475 +7.04% 8
South East +42 26 £350 -22.22% 3
East of England +8 14 £450 +164.70%
Berkshire - 14 £425 - 1
Hemel Hempstead +17 10 £450 -
Hertfordshire +8 10 £450 +164.70%
Reading - 7 - -
City of London +5 6 £488 +35.88% 1
Newport - 6 £350 -
East Midlands - 6 £481 - 2
South Wales - 6 £350 -
Wales - 6 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +78 5 £324 -1.06%
Tyne and Wear +77 5 £324 -1.06%
North East +69 5 £324 -1.06%
West Midlands +30 5 £450 +80.00% 2
West Sussex +16 5 £375 -16.66%
Nottinghamshire - 5 £550 - 1
Nottingham - 4 £550 -
Luton - 4 - -
Bedfordshire - 4 - -
Hampshire +13 3 £310 - 1
Crawley +2 3 £353 -21.66%
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 1
Bracknell - 3 £550 -
Birmingham - 3 £425 - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 - - 1
Southampton - 3 £310 -
North West +22 2 £370 -17.77% 1

For the 6 months to 22 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 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (29.81%) Security Cleared
3 49 (23.56%) Windows
4 45 (21.63%) Finance
5 41 (19.71%) SQL
5 41 (19.71%) Oracle
5 41 (19.71%) Microsoft
5 41 (19.71%) DevOps
6 37 (17.79%) ITIL
7 36 (17.31%) Linux
8 34 (16.35%) Active Directory
9 32 (15.38%) Java
9 32 (15.38%) VMware
9 32 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
10 26 (12.50%) SQL Server
10 26 (12.50%) Unix
11 25 (12.02%) VMware Infrastructure
12 24 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
13 20 (9.62%) SLA
13 20 (9.62%) Windows Server
14 19 (9.13%) Docker
14 19 (9.13%) Jenkins
14 19 (9.13%) Cisco
14 19 (9.13%) SharePoint
14 19 (9.13%) Python
14 19 (9.13%) Service Management
14 19 (9.13%) Firewall
14 19 (9.13%) Software Engineering
15 18 (8.65%) Project Management
15 18 (8.65%) HP

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 (9.13%) SharePoint
2 12 (5.77%) Apache
2 12 (5.77%) WebSphere
3 10 (4.81%) Tomcat
4 8 (3.85%) MS Exchange
5 7 (3.37%) SAS
6 5 (2.40%) Confluence
6 5 (2.40%) IIS
6 5 (2.40%) JBoss
7 4 (1.92%) CMS
7 4 (1.92%) Gentran
7 4 (1.92%) Mule ESB
7 4 (1.92%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.44%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (1.44%) CoreMedia CMS
8 3 (1.44%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.44%) nginx
9 2 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
9 2 (0.96%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.96%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (1.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.48%) RMDS
2 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.48%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.48%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 15 (7.21%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (6.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.29%) Office 365
4 6 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (2.40%) PaaS
6 4 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.92%) IaaS
7 3 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.44%) Bluemix
7 3 (1.44%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (1.44%) SaaS
8 2 (0.96%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.48%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.48%) G Suite
9 1 (0.48%) GitHub
9 1 (0.48%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.13%) Firewall
2 16 (7.69%) DNS
3 10 (4.81%) DHCP
3 10 (4.81%) SSL
4 9 (4.33%) Network Security
4 9 (4.33%) SAN
4 9 (4.33%) VPN
5 6 (2.88%) HTTP
5 6 (2.88%) Kerberos
6 5 (2.40%) Internet
6 5 (2.40%) IP Telephony
6 5 (2.40%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.40%) WAN
7 4 (1.92%) IPsec
7 4 (1.92%) LAN
8 3 (1.44%) NetScaler
8 3 (1.44%) VoIP
9 2 (0.96%) LDAP
9 2 (0.96%) Skype
9 2 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.65%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.29%) Oracle Database
4 10 (4.81%) DB2
4 10 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (4.33%) MySQL
5 9 (4.33%) RDBMS
6 7 (3.37%) NoSQL
7 6 (2.88%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 5 (2.40%) Base SAS
8 5 (2.40%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.40%) MongoDB
8 5 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.92%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
9 4 (1.92%) DataStage
9 4 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (1.44%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 19 (9.13%) Jenkins
2 16 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.77%) Subversion
4 10 (4.81%) Maven
5 8 (3.85%) JIRA
6 7 (3.37%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.88%) Selenium
7 6 (2.88%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (2.88%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (2.88%) Vagrant
8 5 (2.40%) Ant
8 5 (2.40%) Introscope
8 5 (2.40%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.92%) Gradle
9 4 (1.92%) Talend Open Studio
10 3 (1.44%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.44%) JMeter
10 3 (1.44%) ProC
11 2 (0.96%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.96%) JUnit
General
1 45 (21.63%) Finance
2 10 (4.81%) Marketing
3 6 (2.88%) Retail
3 6 (2.88%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.40%) Banking
4 5 (2.40%) Mandarin Language
5 4 (1.92%) Thai Language
6 3 (1.44%) Legal
6 3 (1.44%) Publishing
6 3 (1.44%) Welsh Language
7 2 (0.96%) Brand Awareness
7 2 (0.96%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.96%) Military
8 1 (0.48%) Local Government
8 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (11.54%) Consultant
2 21 (10.10%) Developer
3 19 (9.13%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (7.21%) Analyst
4 15 (7.21%) Architect
4 15 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 12 (5.77%) Monitoring Specialist
6 11 (5.29%) Administrator
6 11 (5.29%) Test Manager
7 10 (4.81%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (3.85%) Data Scientist
9 7 (3.37%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.37%) Support Analyst
10 6 (2.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (2.88%) Applications Support
10 6 (2.88%) DBA
10 6 (2.88%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (2.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 6 (2.88%) Senior Manager
10 6 (2.88%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.69%) Web Services
2 14 (6.73%) HTML
3 13 (6.25%) .NET
4 12 (5.77%) HTML5
5 10 (4.81%) CSS
5 10 (4.81%) Spring
6 9 (4.33%) XML
7 8 (3.85%) Java EE
8 7 (3.37%) .NET Framework
8 7 (3.37%) CSS3
8 7 (3.37%) JSP
8 7 (3.37%) RESTful
8 7 (3.37%) Servlets
9 6 (2.88%) XSLT
10 5 (2.40%) ASP.NET
10 5 (2.40%) JSON
10 5 (2.40%) Middleware
10 5 (2.40%) REST
11 4 (1.92%) Ajax
11 4 (1.92%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 32 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.77%) Data Centre
3 11 (5.29%) Management Information System
4 10 (4.81%) User Experience
5 8 (3.85%) Public Cloud
6 7 (3.37%) Computer Science
7 6 (2.88%) CMDB
7 6 (2.88%) PKI
7 6 (2.88%) Social Media
8 5 (2.40%) DataPower
8 5 (2.40%) e-Health
8 5 (2.40%) Replication
9 3 (1.44%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.44%) Clustering
9 3 (1.44%) Credit Risk
9 3 (1.44%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.44%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.96%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.96%) Life Science
10 2 (0.96%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 49 (23.56%) Windows
2 36 (17.31%) Linux
3 26 (12.50%) Unix
4 20 (9.62%) Windows Server
5 6 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (2.40%) CentOS
6 5 (2.40%) Solaris
6 5 (2.40%) Ubuntu
6 5 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.96%) Android
8 2 (0.96%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.96%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.48%) AIX
9 1 (0.48%) HPUX
9 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.48%) pSOS
9 1 (0.48%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (19.71%) DevOps
3 37 (17.79%) ITIL
4 24 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 19 (9.13%) Service Management
5 19 (9.13%) Software Engineering
6 18 (8.65%) Project Management
7 17 (8.17%) Continuous Delivery
8 16 (7.69%) Incident Management
9 15 (7.21%) Configuration Management
10 14 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (6.73%) TDD
11 13 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (6.25%) Change Control
11 13 (6.25%) PRINCE2
11 13 (6.25%) Test Management
12 12 (5.77%) Migration
12 12 (5.77%) Test Automation
13 11 (5.29%) Analytics
13 11 (5.29%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 41 (19.71%) SQL
2 32 (15.38%) Java
3 19 (9.13%) Python
4 12 (5.77%) JavaScript
5 10 (4.81%) PowerShell
6 8 (3.85%) C#
7 7 (3.37%) Shell Script
8 6 (2.88%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.88%) C
8 6 (2.88%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.88%) VB
9 4 (1.92%) C++
9 4 (1.92%) Perl
10 3 (1.44%) PHP
10 3 (1.44%) PROC SQL
10 3 (1.44%) Ruby
10 3 (1.44%) SAS Macro
10 3 (1.44%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.44%) VBA
11 2 (0.96%) R
Qualifications
1 62 (29.81%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (4.81%) Degree
4 8 (3.85%) MCSE
5 7 (3.37%) ISTQB
6 6 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.92%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.92%) MCP
7 4 (1.92%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.44%) CCNA
8 3 (1.44%) CCNP
8 3 (1.44%) CCSA
8 3 (1.44%) CCSE
8 3 (1.44%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (1.44%) HNC
8 3 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.44%) MCSA
9 2 (0.96%) SAS Certification
9 2 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.62%) SLA
2 12 (5.77%) QA
3 7 (3.37%) PMO
4 4 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.96%) P3O
6 1 (0.48%) Basel III
6 1 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.48%) IFRS
6 1 (0.48%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.48%) MiFID
6 1 (0.48%) Solvency II
System Software
1 34 (16.35%) Active Directory
2 25 (12.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (9.13%) Docker
4 11 (5.29%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.88%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (2.40%) BitLocker
7 4 (1.92%) Terminal Services
8 3 (1.44%) NFS
8 3 (1.44%) vSphere
8 3 (1.44%) Xen
8 3 (1.44%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.96%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.96%) KVM
9 2 (0.96%) vCloud
9 2 (0.96%) XenApp
9 2 (0.96%) XenServer
10 1 (0.48%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.48%) Postfix
10 1 (0.48%) UAG
Systems Management
1 10 (4.81%) SCCM
1 10 (4.81%) SCOM
2 9 (4.33%) Ansible
3 7 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (2.88%) Puppet
5 5 (2.40%) CA Wily
6 4 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.92%) Red Hat Satellite
7 3 (1.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (1.44%) Terraform
7 3 (1.44%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.96%) logstash
8 2 (0.96%) Nagios
8 2 (0.96%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.96%) OpenIDM
8 2 (0.96%) OpenView
8 2 (0.96%) SnapMirror
8 2 (0.96%) WSUS
8 2 (0.96%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 41 (19.71%) Microsoft
1 41 (19.71%) Oracle
2 32 (15.38%) VMware
3 19 (9.13%) Cisco
4 18 (8.65%) HP
5 14 (6.73%) CA
5 14 (6.73%) Red Hat
6 13 (6.25%) IBM
6 13 (6.25%) Nimsoft
7 10 (4.81%) Remedy
7 10 (4.81%) SAP
7 10 (4.81%) Splunk
8 9 (4.33%) CheckPoint
9 7 (3.37%) NetApp
10 6 (2.88%) AppDynamics
10 6 (2.88%) Citrix
10 6 (2.88%) Juniper
10 6 (2.88%) Lotus
11 5 (2.40%) NetQoS
11 5 (2.40%) Veeam