Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 572 665 660
Rank change year-on-year +93 -5 +84
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Management 318 192 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.20% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.24% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 103 157
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.39% +2.67%
10th Percentile £205 £212 £280
90th Percentile £663 £610 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £345 £330
% change year-on-year +19.64% +4.55% -9.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 -
% change year-on-year -16.67% - -

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 85,333 80,386 89,469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.78% 83.83% 82.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,948 53,293 58,214
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £264 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,056 2,207 2,618
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.30% +24.63%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.43 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.29 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -2.84% -3.85% +23.81%

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 24 February 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 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 24 February 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 +105 308 £450 +5.88% 54
UK excluding London +108 216 £413 +19.64% 35
London +11 100 £475 -2.56% 19
South West +68 54 £525 +40.00% 4
North of England +36 53 £363 +47.96% 12
South East -8 46 £495 +41.43% 8
Midlands +48 42 £538 +43.33% 6
North West +25 34 £250 +75.44% 5
West Midlands +36 31 £575 +9.52% 2
Yorkshire +7 18 £513 +36.67% 5
East of England -8 13 £400 -20.79% 5
East Midlands +8 11 £360 -4.00% 4
Scotland -21 6 £450 +50.00%
North East +57 2 £513 +55.30% 2
Wales +5 2 £188 -

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 82 (25.79%) Finance
2 80 (25.16%) Linux
3 79 (24.84%) Agile Software Development
3 79 (24.84%) Security Cleared
4 78 (24.53%) Windows
5 73 (22.96%) DevOps
6 71 (22.33%) ITIL
7 68 (21.38%) Amazon AWS
8 55 (17.30%) Management Information System
9 54 (16.98%) Microsoft
10 53 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
11 51 (16.04%) SQL
12 45 (14.15%) Git (software)
13 43 (13.52%) Analytical Skills
13 43 (13.52%) Ansible
14 42 (13.21%) Single Sign-On
15 38 (11.95%) Jenkins
15 38 (11.95%) PowerShell
15 38 (11.95%) Cisco
16 37 (11.64%) Service Management
17 36 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
18 35 (11.01%) Open Source
19 34 (10.69%) Configuration Management
20 33 (10.38%) Project Management
20 33 (10.38%) Python
21 32 (10.06%) Problem Management
22 31 (9.75%) Puppet
22 31 (9.75%) Migration
23 30 (9.43%) VMware
23 30 (9.43%) Firewall

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 21 (6.60%) SharePoint
2 20 (6.29%) IIS
3 18 (5.66%) Confluence
4 11 (3.46%) Apache
4 11 (3.46%) OpenStack
5 9 (2.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 8 (2.52%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.89%) JBoss
7 6 (1.89%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.57%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (1.57%) MS Exchange
8 5 (1.57%) SAS
8 5 (1.57%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.94%) CMS
9 3 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.94%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.94%) nginx
9 3 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.94%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) Endur
2 1 (0.31%) Findur
Cloud Services
1 68 (21.38%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (8.49%) AWS CloudFormation
4 26 (8.18%) PaaS
5 12 (3.77%) IaaS
6 10 (3.14%) Amazon EC2
6 10 (3.14%) Amazon S3
6 10 (3.14%) AWS Lambda
6 10 (3.14%) Office 365
6 10 (3.14%) SaaS
6 10 (3.14%) Serverless
7 6 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 6 (1.89%) GitHub
8 4 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.26%) Fastly
9 3 (0.94%) Heroku
10 2 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.63%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.31%) npm
11 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 30 (9.43%) Firewall
2 29 (9.12%) DNS
3 25 (7.86%) VPN
4 18 (5.66%) TCP/IP
5 17 (5.35%) WAN
6 14 (4.40%) LAN
7 13 (4.09%) SSL
8 12 (3.77%) HTTP
8 12 (3.77%) Internet
8 12 (3.77%) SAN
9 11 (3.46%) DHCP
10 8 (2.52%) Cisco Nexus
11 7 (2.20%) BGP
11 7 (2.20%) VoIP
12 6 (1.89%) EIGRP
12 6 (1.89%) IPsec
12 6 (1.89%) Skype
13 5 (1.57%) Network Security
13 5 (1.57%) NX-OS
13 5 (1.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (8.18%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.92%) Hadoop
3 15 (4.72%) Oracle Database
3 15 (4.72%) Relational Database
4 12 (3.77%) Big Data
5 11 (3.46%) NoSQL
6 10 (3.14%) RDBMS
7 9 (2.83%) MySQL
8 8 (2.52%) Azure SQL Database
8 8 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (2.20%) Redis
9 7 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (1.89%) MongoDB
10 6 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
11 5 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.57%) SQL Server 2014
12 4 (1.26%) Sqoop
13 3 (0.94%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.94%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 45 (14.15%) Git (software)
2 38 (11.95%) Jenkins
3 25 (7.86%) JIRA
4 13 (4.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 13 (4.09%) Selenium
4 13 (4.09%) Subversion
4 13 (4.09%) TeamCity
5 12 (3.77%) JMeter
6 11 (3.46%) GitLab
7 8 (2.52%) Artifactory
7 8 (2.52%) Maven
8 6 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.26%) MSI
10 3 (0.94%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.94%) Gradle
11 2 (0.63%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.63%) JUnit
11 2 (0.63%) SoapUI
11 2 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.63%) Vagrant
General
1 82 (25.79%) Finance
2 16 (5.03%) Banking
3 13 (4.09%) Military
4 9 (2.83%) Legal
5 8 (2.52%) Law
6 7 (2.20%) Financial Institution
6 7 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.57%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.57%) Retail
8 4 (1.26%) Publishing
9 3 (0.94%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.63%) French Language
10 2 (0.63%) Marketing
10 2 (0.63%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 48 (15.09%) Architect
2 40 (12.58%) DevOps Engineer
3 21 (6.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (5.97%) Analyst
5 16 (5.03%) Azure Architect
5 16 (5.03%) Consultant
6 14 (4.40%) Cloud Engineer
6 14 (4.40%) Developer
7 13 (4.09%) AWS Architect
8 10 (3.14%) Administrator
8 10 (3.14%) AWS DevOps
8 10 (3.14%) Delivery Manager
8 10 (3.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (2.83%) Monitoring Engineer
9 9 (2.83%) Network Engineer
9 9 (2.83%) Service Analyst
9 9 (2.83%) Support Engineer
10 8 (2.52%) Citrix Engineer
11 7 (2.20%) Infrastructure Manager
11 7 (2.20%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.55%) JSON
2 20 (6.29%) Web Services
3 13 (4.09%) Elastic Stack
4 11 (3.46%) HTML
5 8 (2.52%) Middleware
6 7 (2.20%) .NET
6 7 (2.20%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (2.20%) RESTful
6 7 (2.20%) XML
7 6 (1.89%) Spring
8 3 (0.94%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.94%) Hibernate
8 3 (0.94%) LDAP
8 3 (0.94%) LEMP Stack
8 3 (0.94%) REST
8 3 (0.94%) Velocity
9 2 (0.63%) CSS
9 2 (0.63%) J2EE
9 2 (0.63%) Regular Expression
9 2 (0.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 55 (17.30%) Management Information System
2 43 (13.52%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (8.49%) Public Cloud
4 24 (7.55%) Computer Science
4 24 (7.55%) Data Centre
5 17 (5.35%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (5.03%) PKI
7 13 (4.09%) Replication
8 11 (3.46%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (2.20%) Enterprise Cloud
10 6 (1.89%) DataPower
11 5 (1.57%) EMC VNX
11 5 (1.57%) Equities
11 5 (1.57%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.57%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.26%) EMC VMAX
12 4 (1.26%) Fat Client
12 4 (1.26%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.94%) Private Cloud
14 2 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 80 (25.16%) Linux
2 78 (24.53%) Windows
3 30 (9.43%) Unix
4 23 (7.23%) Windows Server
5 11 (3.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (3.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (3.14%) Mac OS
6 10 (3.14%) SUSE
7 8 (2.52%) VMS
7 8 (2.52%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.89%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.26%) CentOS
9 4 (1.26%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.63%) Mac OS X
10 2 (0.63%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.31%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (24.84%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (22.96%) DevOps
3 71 (22.33%) ITIL
4 37 (11.64%) Service Management
5 36 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
6 35 (11.01%) Open Source
7 34 (10.69%) Configuration Management
8 33 (10.38%) Project Management
9 32 (10.06%) Problem Management
10 31 (9.75%) Migration
11 24 (7.55%) Load Balancing
12 23 (7.23%) Test Automation
13 21 (6.60%) Continuous Deployment
13 21 (6.60%) Incident Management
14 20 (6.29%) Root Cause Analysis
15 19 (5.97%) Capacity Planning
15 19 (5.97%) Continuous Delivery
15 19 (5.97%) Continuous Improvement
15 19 (5.97%) PRINCE2
16 18 (5.66%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 51 (16.04%) SQL
2 38 (11.95%) PowerShell
3 33 (10.38%) Python
4 29 (9.12%) Java
5 25 (7.86%) Shell Script
6 23 (7.23%) Perl
7 16 (5.03%) Bash Shell
8 15 (4.72%) Ruby
9 11 (3.46%) JavaScript
10 9 (2.83%) VB
10 9 (2.83%) VBScript
11 8 (2.52%) PHP
12 6 (1.89%) Groovy
13 4 (1.26%) Go
13 4 (1.26%) Scala
14 3 (0.94%) C
14 3 (0.94%) C#
14 3 (0.94%) PL/SQL
14 3 (0.94%) R
15 2 (0.63%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 79 (24.84%) Security Cleared
2 28 (8.81%) Degree
3 16 (5.03%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (4.72%) SC Cleared
5 14 (4.40%) CISSP
6 13 (4.09%) CCNP
7 10 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (3.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 9 (2.83%) Chartered Engineer
8 9 (2.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 8 (2.52%) CISM
10 7 (2.20%) CCDP
10 7 (2.20%) CCIE
11 6 (1.89%) Master's Degree
11 6 (1.89%) MCSE
12 4 (1.26%) CCNA
12 4 (1.26%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.94%) CTC Cleared
13 3 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.63%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.86%) SLA
2 14 (4.40%) QA
3 7 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 5 (1.57%) PMO
5 4 (1.26%) RMADS
5 4 (1.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.31%) COBIT
System Software
1 29 (9.12%) Active Directory
2 23 (7.23%) Docker
3 20 (6.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (4.72%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.46%) Terminal Services
6 10 (3.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (3.14%) XenApp
7 7 (2.20%) BitLocker
7 7 (2.20%) NFS
8 6 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (1.57%) HDFS
10 4 (1.26%) Apache Flume
10 4 (1.26%) Varnish
10 4 (1.26%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.26%) vSphere
10 4 (1.26%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.63%) Firmware
11 2 (0.63%) OpenIDM
11 2 (0.63%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.63%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 43 (13.52%) Ansible
2 42 (13.21%) Single Sign-On
3 31 (9.75%) Puppet
4 23 (7.23%) Nagios
5 22 (6.92%) SCCM
6 17 (5.35%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (3.46%) Graylog
7 11 (3.46%) logstash
7 11 (3.46%) Tivoli
8 10 (3.14%) Rundeck
9 8 (2.52%) Opsview
10 7 (2.20%) Cisco Prime
10 7 (2.20%) SCOM
10 7 (2.20%) Terraform
11 6 (1.89%) Kubernetes
12 4 (1.26%) EMC VPLEX
12 4 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 3 (0.94%) CA Spectrum
13 3 (0.94%) FortiGate
13 3 (0.94%) Packer
Vendors
1 54 (16.98%) Microsoft
2 38 (11.95%) Cisco
3 30 (9.43%) Oracle
3 30 (9.43%) VMware
4 21 (6.60%) CA
5 20 (6.29%) HP
6 19 (5.97%) Red Hat
7 18 (5.66%) Citrix
7 18 (5.66%) Splunk
8 12 (3.77%) Atlassian
8 12 (3.77%) CheckPoint
9 10 (3.14%) Micro Focus
9 10 (3.14%) NetApp
9 10 (3.14%) Serena
10 9 (2.83%) EMC
10 9 (2.83%) Nimsoft
11 8 (2.52%) Teradata
12 7 (2.20%) Dell
12 7 (2.20%) Google
12 7 (2.20%) Remedy