Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 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
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 630 733 708
Rank change year-on-year +103 -25 +33
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Management 229 166 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.18% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 110 140
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +19.73% -2.00%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £249
90th Percentile £588 £551 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £325
% change year-on-year -5.88% +30.77% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
UK median hourly rate £33.52 £28.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.60% -5.00% -14.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 -
% change year-on-year +5.26% - -

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 80882 90429 91778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.36% 83.50% 80.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 53087 59721 58563
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £281 £263 £260
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 2206 2633
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +8.96%
10th Percentile £11.72 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.23 £48.38 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +7.14%

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 22 August 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 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 22 August 2017. 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 +111 207 £450 +2.86% 24
UK excluding London +113 128 £400 -5.88% 17
London +27 93 £475 +5.56% 7
South East +47 45 £395 -12.22% 5
East of England +14 28 £450 +29.50% 2
North of England +55 24 £328 -12.47% 4
Midlands +33 13 £450 -5.26% 5
Yorkshire +40 10 £413 +10.00% 3
Wales - 10 £268 -
North East +59 7 £328 +0.23%
West Midlands +45 7 £450 +80.00% 1
North West +27 7 £255 -42.86% 1
East Midlands -7 6 £481 +1.32% 4
Scotland +14 4 £488 +8.33%
South West -3 4 £300 -11.11% 1

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 69 (30.13%) Security Cleared
2 64 (27.95%) Microsoft
3 62 (27.07%) Windows
3 62 (27.07%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (24.02%) Finance
5 46 (20.09%) Java
5 46 (20.09%) Oracle
6 44 (19.21%) ITIL
7 41 (17.90%) Linux
7 41 (17.90%) Active Directory
8 40 (17.47%) DevOps
9 39 (17.03%) SQL
10 34 (14.85%) Windows Server
11 30 (13.10%) VMware
12 29 (12.66%) Jenkins
13 28 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
13 28 (12.23%) Unix
13 28 (12.23%) Git (software)
14 27 (11.79%) Project Management
15 26 (11.35%) Web Services
15 26 (11.35%) VMware Infrastructure
16 24 (10.48%) SharePoint
16 24 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
16 24 (10.48%) Amazon AWS
17 23 (10.04%) Microsoft Certification
17 23 (10.04%) Python
18 22 (9.61%) SQL Server
18 22 (9.61%) Firewall
18 22 (9.61%) Management Information System
19 20 (8.73%) Configuration 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 24 (10.48%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.55%) Tomcat
3 13 (5.68%) MS Exchange
3 13 (5.68%) WebSphere
4 10 (4.37%) Confluence
5 9 (3.93%) Apache
5 9 (3.93%) IIS
5 9 (3.93%) SAS
6 8 (3.49%) OpenStack
6 8 (3.49%) Skype for Business
7 7 (3.06%) CMS
8 6 (2.62%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (2.62%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (2.62%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (2.62%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (2.18%) Liferay
10 4 (1.75%) Oracle Application Server
10 4 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (1.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (6.55%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (5.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.44%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (0.44%) RMDS
1 1 (0.44%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 24 (10.48%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (6.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (6.55%) Office 365
3 10 (4.37%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.62%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (2.62%) IaaS
5 5 (2.18%) Bluemix
5 5 (2.18%) IBM Cloud
6 4 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.75%) GitHub
6 4 (1.75%) PaaS
7 3 (1.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.31%) Fastly
7 3 (1.31%) OpenShift
7 3 (1.31%) SaaS
8 2 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.44%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 22 (9.61%) Firewall
2 20 (8.73%) DNS
3 10 (4.37%) DHCP
4 9 (3.93%) NetScaler
4 9 (3.93%) SAN
4 9 (3.93%) SSL
5 8 (3.49%) HTTP
5 8 (3.49%) Skype
5 8 (3.49%) TCP/IP
6 7 (3.06%) LAN
6 7 (3.06%) Network Security
7 6 (2.62%) IP Telephony
7 6 (2.62%) VPN
7 6 (2.62%) WAN
8 5 (2.18%) Internet
8 5 (2.18%) Kerberos
8 5 (2.18%) NAS
9 4 (1.75%) Unified Communications
10 3 (1.31%) LDAP
10 3 (1.31%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.61%) SQL Server
2 19 (8.30%) Relational Database
3 18 (7.86%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (6.11%) Oracle Database
5 10 (4.37%) RDBMS
6 8 (3.49%) DB2
6 8 (3.49%) MySQL
6 8 (3.49%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 7 (3.06%) Base SAS
7 7 (3.06%) Hadoop
7 7 (3.06%) NoSQL
8 6 (2.62%) Big Data
9 5 (2.18%) MongoDB
9 5 (2.18%) Redis
10 4 (1.75%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
10 4 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 29 (12.66%) Jenkins
2 28 (12.23%) Git (software)
3 17 (7.42%) Maven
3 17 (7.42%) Subversion
4 13 (5.68%) JIRA
4 13 (5.68%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (3.93%) Ant
5 9 (3.93%) TeamCity
6 7 (3.06%) Gradle
6 7 (3.06%) Talend Open Studio
7 6 (2.62%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (2.18%) Bitbucket
8 5 (2.18%) JUnit
8 5 (2.18%) ProC
8 5 (2.18%) Vagrant
9 4 (1.75%) Bundler
9 4 (1.75%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.75%) IntelliJ
9 4 (1.75%) Introscope
9 4 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 55 (24.02%) Finance
2 14 (6.11%) Banking
3 10 (4.37%) Marketing
4 8 (3.49%) Legal
5 5 (2.18%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.75%) Mandarin Language
6 4 (1.75%) Thai Language
7 3 (1.31%) French Language
7 3 (1.31%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.31%) Publishing
7 3 (1.31%) Retail
7 3 (1.31%) Welsh Language
8 2 (0.87%) Brand Awareness
8 2 (0.87%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.87%) Military
8 2 (0.87%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.44%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (10.04%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (9.61%) Consultant
2 22 (9.61%) Developer
3 21 (9.17%) Administrator
4 17 (7.42%) Architect
5 16 (6.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (5.68%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (4.37%) Infrastructure Manager
8 9 (3.93%) Analyst
9 8 (3.49%) Delivery Manager
10 7 (3.06%) Monitoring Specialist
10 7 (3.06%) Test Manager
11 6 (2.62%) AWS DevOps
11 6 (2.62%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 6 (2.62%) AWS Engineer
11 6 (2.62%) IT Manager
11 6 (2.62%) Linux Administrator
11 6 (2.62%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 6 (2.62%) Project Manager
11 6 (2.62%) SAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.35%) Web Services
2 19 (8.30%) Spring
3 16 (6.99%) HTML
4 14 (6.11%) HTML5
5 13 (5.68%) Java EE
6 11 (4.80%) CSS
7 10 (4.37%) .NET
7 10 (4.37%) XML
8 9 (3.93%) CSS3
8 9 (3.93%) RESTful
8 9 (3.93%) Servlets
9 8 (3.49%) JSP
10 6 (2.62%) .NET Framework
10 6 (2.62%) ASP.NET
10 6 (2.62%) Hibernate
10 6 (2.62%) Velocity
11 5 (2.18%) JPA
11 5 (2.18%) JSON
11 5 (2.18%) RabbitMQ
11 5 (2.18%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.23%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (9.61%) Management Information System
3 9 (3.93%) Public Cloud
4 8 (3.49%) CMDB
4 8 (3.49%) Data Centre
4 8 (3.49%) User Experience
5 7 (3.06%) PKI
6 6 (2.62%) Social Media
7 5 (2.18%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.75%) CESG
8 4 (1.75%) Credit Risk
8 4 (1.75%) e-Health
8 4 (1.75%) EMC VNX
8 4 (1.75%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.31%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.31%) DataPower
10 2 (0.87%) Clustering
10 2 (0.87%) Cyber Defence
10 2 (0.87%) Replication
10 2 (0.87%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 62 (27.07%) Windows
2 41 (17.90%) Linux
3 34 (14.85%) Windows Server
4 28 (12.23%) Unix
5 11 (4.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (4.37%) CentOS
6 10 (4.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.62%) Ubuntu
7 6 (2.62%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.87%) SUSE
11 1 (0.44%) AIX
11 1 (0.44%) Android
11 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.44%) HPUX
11 1 (0.44%) Solaris
11 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (27.07%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (19.21%) ITIL
3 40 (17.47%) DevOps
4 27 (11.79%) Project Management
5 24 (10.48%) Stakeholder Management
6 20 (8.73%) Configuration Management
7 16 (6.99%) Open Source
7 16 (6.99%) Software Engineering
8 15 (6.55%) Business Intelligence
8 15 (6.55%) Service Management
9 14 (6.11%) Analytics
9 14 (6.11%) Continuous Delivery
10 13 (5.68%) Change Control
10 13 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (5.24%) CRM
11 12 (5.24%) Risk Management
12 11 (4.80%) Load Balancing
13 10 (4.37%) ETL
13 10 (4.37%) Incident Management
13 10 (4.37%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 46 (20.09%) Java
2 39 (17.03%) SQL
3 23 (10.04%) Python
4 15 (6.55%) JavaScript
4 15 (6.55%) PowerShell
5 12 (5.24%) Shell Script
6 10 (4.37%) C
7 8 (3.49%) C++
7 8 (3.49%) PL/SQL
8 6 (2.62%) Bash Shell
8 6 (2.62%) VB
9 5 (2.18%) PROC SQL
9 5 (2.18%) Ruby
9 5 (2.18%) SAS Macro
9 5 (2.18%) VBA
10 4 (1.75%) C#
10 4 (1.75%) VBScript
11 3 (1.31%) Perl
11 3 (1.31%) PHP
11 3 (1.31%) REXX
Qualifications
1 69 (30.13%) Security Cleared
2 23 (10.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 18 (7.86%) Degree
4 15 (6.55%) MCSE
5 11 (4.80%) SC Cleared
6 7 (3.06%) CISSP
7 6 (2.62%) DV Cleared
7 6 (2.62%) MCSA
8 5 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.18%) CISM
9 4 (1.75%) ISTQB
9 4 (1.75%) MCP
10 3 (1.31%) APMP
10 3 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.31%) MOS
10 3 (1.31%) SAS Certification
11 2 (0.87%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.87%) MCITP
11 2 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.99%) QA
1 16 (6.99%) SLA
2 11 (4.80%) PMO
3 6 (2.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.87%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.44%) Basel III
6 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.44%) GDPR
6 1 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.44%) IFRS
6 1 (0.44%) IFRS 9
6 1 (0.44%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.44%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.44%) P3O
6 1 (0.44%) RMADS
6 1 (0.44%) Solvency II
System Software
1 41 (17.90%) Active Directory
2 26 (11.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (8.30%) Docker
4 15 (6.55%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.93%) vSphere
6 8 (3.49%) XenApp
7 7 (3.06%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (2.62%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (2.18%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.75%) XenServer
11 3 (1.31%) BitLocker
11 3 (1.31%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.31%) Varnish
11 3 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.87%) KVM
12 2 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.87%) Xen
13 1 (0.44%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.44%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 1 (0.44%) UAG
Systems Management
1 17 (7.42%) Puppet
2 14 (6.11%) Ansible
3 12 (5.24%) SCOM
4 10 (4.37%) SCCM
5 6 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.18%) logstash
6 5 (2.18%) Nagios
7 4 (1.75%) CA Wily
7 4 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.75%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (1.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (1.31%) Data Guard
8 3 (1.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
9 2 (0.87%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.87%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.87%) WSUS
9 2 (0.87%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 64 (27.95%) Microsoft
2 46 (20.09%) Oracle
3 30 (13.10%) VMware
4 20 (8.73%) Cisco
5 19 (8.30%) Red Hat
6 17 (7.42%) IBM
7 16 (6.99%) HP
7 16 (6.99%) SAP
8 11 (4.80%) Citrix
8 11 (4.80%) Splunk
9 10 (4.37%) CA
10 7 (3.06%) Atlassian
10 7 (3.06%) Juniper
10 7 (3.06%) Nimsoft
10 7 (3.06%) Talend
11 6 (2.62%) McAfee
11 6 (2.62%) NetApp
11 6 (2.62%) Remedy
12 5 (2.18%) Dell
12 5 (2.18%) Symantec