Period
to 17 June 2018

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 17 June 2018 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
17 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 566 634 698
Rank change year-on-year +68 +64 +15
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Management 328 202 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.22% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.26% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 96 118
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +14.19%
10th Percentile £300 £245 £285
90th Percentile £600 £550 £566
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £30.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.67% -25.00% +53.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £26.88 £40.00
% change year-on-year +52.56% -32.81% +53.85%

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 85,192 77,002 89,420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.69% 84.77% 84.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,127 50,468 58,834
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,313 2,083 2,265
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +17.37%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.47 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -18.00% -7.41% +25.29%

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 17 June 2018.

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 14 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 17 June 2018. 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 +99 320 £450 +5.88% 46
UK excluding London +81 250 £413 +10.00% 26
South West +93 88 £525 +45.83% 11
London -37 76 £475 - 22
North of England -10 55 £375 +12.78% 5
North West +3 40 £375 +167.86% 3
South East -16 40 £500 +42.86% 3
East of England +33 37 £400 -13.51% 2
Midlands +2 24 £500 +15.94% 3
West Midlands -4 18 £600 +29.73% 2
Yorkshire -23 14 £519 +38.33% 2
East Midlands -5 6 £375 -4.76% 1
Scotland -42 6 £450 - 2
North East +1 3 £625 +92.90%

For the 6 months to 17 June 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Management 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 Management.

1 112 (34.15%) Security Cleared
2 90 (27.44%) Agile Software Development
3 73 (22.26%) Management Information System
4 71 (21.65%) Finance
4 71 (21.65%) ITIL
5 63 (19.21%) Windows
6 61 (18.60%) Linux
7 60 (18.29%) Service Management
8 59 (17.99%) Microsoft
9 55 (16.77%) Amazon AWS
10 50 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
11 49 (14.94%) Project Management
12 46 (14.02%) Single Sign-On
13 43 (13.11%) DevOps
14 40 (12.20%) PRINCE2
15 39 (11.89%) Cisco
15 39 (11.89%) Open Source
16 38 (11.59%) Configuration Management
16 38 (11.59%) Military
17 37 (11.28%) Stakeholder Management
18 36 (10.98%) VMware
18 36 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
19 34 (10.37%) PowerShell
19 34 (10.37%) Jenkins
20 33 (10.06%) Active Directory
20 33 (10.06%) Java
20 33 (10.06%) Python
21 32 (9.76%) Migration
22 31 (9.45%) SQL
22 31 (9.45%) Data Centre

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 17 (5.18%) Confluence
2 16 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 12 (3.66%) OpenStack
4 10 (3.05%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (3.05%) MS Exchange
5 9 (2.74%) Skype for Business
6 7 (2.13%) Apache Spark
6 7 (2.13%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.83%) SAS
8 5 (1.52%) IIS
9 4 (1.22%) Apache Pig
9 4 (1.22%) JBoss
9 4 (1.22%) nginx
10 3 (0.91%) Apache
10 3 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.91%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.61%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.61%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.30%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 9 (2.74%) Microsoft Project
2 8 (2.44%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.30%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 55 (16.77%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (7.62%) PaaS
4 22 (6.71%) Office 365
5 19 (5.79%) SaaS
6 15 (4.57%) Serverless
7 13 (3.96%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (3.96%) AWS Lambda
8 12 (3.66%) GitHub
9 11 (3.35%) Amazon S3
10 10 (3.05%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (3.05%) IaaS
11 9 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (1.22%) OneDrive
13 3 (0.91%) CloudBees
13 3 (0.91%) Google Analytics
14 2 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 2 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
14 2 (0.61%) Stackdriver
15 1 (0.30%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 29 (8.84%) VPN
2 26 (7.93%) DNS
2 26 (7.93%) Firewall
3 18 (5.49%) WAN
4 17 (5.18%) DHCP
5 15 (4.57%) SMS
6 14 (4.27%) LAN
7 12 (3.66%) BGP
8 11 (3.35%) Cisco Nexus
8 11 (3.35%) Skype
8 11 (3.35%) TCP/IP
9 8 (2.44%) SAN
9 8 (2.44%) Wireshark
10 7 (2.13%) HTTP
10 7 (2.13%) VoIP
11 6 (1.83%) EIGRP
11 6 (1.83%) Network Security
11 6 (1.83%) SSL
11 6 (1.83%) Unified Communications
12 5 (1.52%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.01%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.79%) Hadoop
3 17 (5.18%) Relational Database
4 14 (4.27%) Big Data
5 12 (3.66%) Oracle Database
6 9 (2.74%) NoSQL
7 7 (2.13%) Apache Hive
7 7 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (2.13%) MongoDB
7 7 (2.13%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 5 (1.52%) Azure SQL Database
8 5 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (1.22%) MySQL
9 4 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.22%) QlikView
9 4 (1.22%) Spotfire
9 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (1.22%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 34 (10.37%) Jenkins
2 23 (7.01%) Git (software)
3 21 (6.40%) JIRA
4 10 (3.05%) Artifactory
5 6 (1.83%) Maven
5 6 (1.83%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (1.22%) GitLab
7 3 (0.91%) Eclipse
7 3 (0.91%) IntelliJ
7 3 (0.91%) JUnit
8 2 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (0.61%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.61%) Gradle
8 2 (0.61%) Selenium
8 2 (0.61%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.61%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.61%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.30%) FishEye
9 1 (0.30%) NSubstitute
9 1 (0.30%) SpecFlow
General
1 71 (21.65%) Finance
2 38 (11.59%) Military
3 12 (3.66%) Banking
3 12 (3.66%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.05%) Retail
5 9 (2.74%) Legal
6 7 (2.13%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.83%) Law
8 4 (1.22%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.91%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.61%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.61%) Marketing
11 1 (0.30%) Billing
Job Titles
1 47 (14.33%) Architect
2 31 (9.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 26 (7.93%) Developer
4 21 (6.40%) Service Manager
5 20 (6.10%) DevOps Engineer
6 19 (5.79%) Consultant
7 16 (4.88%) Analyst
7 16 (4.88%) Project Manager
7 16 (4.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (3.96%) Azure Architect
8 13 (3.96%) Delivery Manager
9 11 (3.35%) AWS Architect
9 11 (3.35%) Network Engineer
9 11 (3.35%) Release Manager
10 10 (3.05%) Java Developer
11 9 (2.74%) Head of IT
11 9 (2.74%) Infrastructure Manager
12 8 (2.44%) Technical Architect
13 7 (2.13%) Citrix Engineer
13 7 (2.13%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.96%) JSON
2 11 (3.35%) Elastic Stack
3 10 (3.05%) Web Services
4 9 (2.74%) .NET
4 9 (2.74%) XML
5 8 (2.44%) Spring
6 7 (2.13%) RESTful
7 5 (1.52%) Hibernate
7 5 (1.52%) Node.js
8 4 (1.22%) AngularJS
8 4 (1.22%) HTML
8 4 (1.22%) J2EE
8 4 (1.22%) Java EE
9 3 (0.91%) .NET Framework
9 3 (0.91%) CSS
9 3 (0.91%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.91%) REST
9 3 (0.91%) Spring MVC
10 2 (0.61%) LINQ
10 2 (0.61%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 73 (22.26%) Management Information System
2 50 (15.24%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (9.45%) Data Centre
4 17 (5.18%) Public Cloud
5 15 (4.57%) Computer Science
5 15 (4.57%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (3.05%) Replication
7 9 (2.74%) Clustering
7 9 (2.74%) CMDB
7 9 (2.74%) PKI
8 7 (2.13%) Mobile App
8 7 (2.13%) Virtual Team
9 6 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (1.22%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.22%) EMC VMAX
10 4 (1.22%) EMC VNX
10 4 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.22%) NHS
11 3 (0.91%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 63 (19.21%) Windows
2 61 (18.60%) Linux
3 21 (6.40%) Unix
3 21 (6.40%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.05%) Windows 10
4 10 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (2.74%) CentOS
5 9 (2.74%) Ubuntu
6 8 (2.44%) Windows 7
6 8 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.13%) VMS
7 7 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.52%) Solaris
9 4 (1.22%) AIX
9 4 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.22%) SUSE
9 4 (1.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.22%) Windows 2000
9 4 (1.22%) Windows NT
9 4 (1.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (27.44%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (21.65%) ITIL
3 60 (18.29%) Service Management
4 49 (14.94%) Project Management
5 43 (13.11%) DevOps
6 40 (12.20%) PRINCE2
7 39 (11.89%) Open Source
8 38 (11.59%) Configuration Management
9 37 (11.28%) Stakeholder Management
10 32 (9.76%) Migration
11 26 (7.93%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (7.62%) Service Delivery
13 23 (7.01%) Problem Management
14 21 (6.40%) SDLC
15 20 (6.10%) Coaching
15 20 (6.10%) Continuous Improvement
15 20 (6.10%) Release Management
15 20 (6.10%) Scrum
15 20 (6.10%) Test Automation
16 18 (5.49%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 34 (10.37%) PowerShell
2 33 (10.06%) Java
2 33 (10.06%) Python
3 31 (9.45%) SQL
4 16 (4.88%) Shell Script
5 13 (3.96%) Bash Shell
5 13 (3.96%) Perl
5 13 (3.96%) VBScript
6 12 (3.66%) Ruby
7 11 (3.35%) VB
8 9 (2.74%) Groovy
8 9 (2.74%) Scala
9 5 (1.52%) R
10 4 (1.22%) PHP
11 3 (0.91%) C#
11 3 (0.91%) Go
11 3 (0.91%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.61%) C++
12 2 (0.61%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 112 (34.15%) Security Cleared
2 26 (7.93%) Degree
3 21 (6.40%) CISSP
4 20 (6.10%) CCNP
4 20 (6.10%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (4.88%) CISM
6 15 (4.57%) SC Cleared
7 13 (3.96%) APMP
8 12 (3.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 11 (3.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 10 (3.05%) CCDP
10 10 (3.05%) CCIE
10 10 (3.05%) Chartered Engineer
11 8 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (1.52%) CISA
12 5 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.91%) CCNA
13 3 (0.91%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.91%) Master's Degree
13 3 (0.91%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (6.40%) SLA
2 17 (5.18%) QA
3 14 (4.27%) PMO
4 7 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 5 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 5 (1.52%) RMADS
5 5 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.91%) GCP
6 3 (0.91%) HMG Infosec
6 3 (0.91%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.61%) GDPR
8 1 (0.30%) COBIT
8 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (10.06%) Active Directory
2 27 (8.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.49%) Docker
4 16 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 13 (3.96%) XenApp
6 10 (3.05%) BitLocker
6 10 (3.05%) Hyper-V
7 9 (2.74%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.13%) HDFS
9 6 (1.83%) Apache Flume
9 6 (1.83%) NFS
10 5 (1.52%) vSphere
11 4 (1.22%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.61%) OpenDJ
12 2 (0.61%) OpenIDM
12 2 (0.61%) vCloud
12 2 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 1 (0.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 1 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 46 (14.02%) Single Sign-On
2 26 (7.93%) Puppet
3 25 (7.62%) Ansible
4 20 (6.10%) SCCM
5 15 (4.57%) Terraform
6 12 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (3.05%) Kubernetes
8 8 (2.44%) Nagios
9 7 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
10 5 (1.52%) Kibana
10 5 (1.52%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.52%) Opsview
10 5 (1.52%) Packer
10 5 (1.52%) SCOM
11 4 (1.22%) BladeLogic
11 4 (1.22%) EMC VPLEX
11 4 (1.22%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (1.22%) vCenter Server
12 3 (0.91%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 59 (17.99%) Microsoft
2 39 (11.89%) Cisco
3 36 (10.98%) VMware
4 25 (7.62%) Oracle
5 18 (5.49%) HP
6 14 (4.27%) Citrix
7 12 (3.66%) Google
8 11 (3.35%) Red Hat
9 10 (3.05%) Ivanti
10 8 (2.44%) CA
10 8 (2.44%) Tableau
11 7 (2.13%) Atlassian
11 7 (2.13%) Splunk
11 7 (2.13%) Veritas
12 6 (1.83%) 3PAR
12 6 (1.83%) Cloudera
12 6 (1.83%) EMC
12 6 (1.83%) Remedy
12 6 (1.83%) ServiceNow
13 5 (1.52%) CheckPoint