Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 559 608 716
Rank change year-on-year +49 +108 -3
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Management 353 263 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.27% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.31% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 125 116
UK median daily rate £450 £423 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.51% -3.98% +17.33%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £258
90th Percentile £575 £607 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £419 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +4.69% +6.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
UK median hourly rate - £33.52 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.87% -8.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year - +14.29% -

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 87,148 83,863 91,422
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.18% 85.61% 85.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,559 55,300 60,452
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £300 £279 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,397 2,071 2,392
UK median hourly rate £20.65 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.98% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.39
% change year-on-year -16.67% +2.62% +6.31%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +70 329 £450 +6.51% 47
UK excluding London +109 282 £419 +4.69% 31
East of England +48 84 £413 -8.33% 5
South West +51 80 £450 +50.00% 9
London -56 66 £475 +5.56% 17
North of England +9 58 £400 +17.22% 4
Yorkshire 0 29 £550 +57.14% 2
North West +14 28 £350 +118.75% 2
South East -40 27 £450 +12.50% 5
Scotland +7 15 £325 -35.00%
Midlands -12 14 £325 -27.78% 7
West Midlands -24 9 £500 +11.11% 7
East Midlands +2 5 £325 -32.47%
Wales -19 4 £475 +77.57%
North East -17 2 £625 +90.40%

For the 6 months to 23 September 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.

1 130 (36.83%) Security Cleared
2 91 (25.78%) Agile Software Development
3 77 (21.81%) Finance
4 71 (20.11%) Windows
5 67 (18.98%) ITIL
6 65 (18.41%) Management Information System
7 62 (17.56%) Amazon AWS
8 58 (16.43%) Service Management
8 58 (16.43%) Analytical Skills
9 57 (16.15%) Microsoft
10 54 (15.30%) SQL
11 51 (14.45%) Linux
12 49 (13.88%) Active Directory
13 43 (12.18%) VMware
14 40 (11.33%) Oracle
14 40 (11.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 38 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
16 37 (10.48%) Java
16 37 (10.48%) Microsoft Azure
17 36 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
18 35 (9.92%) Python
18 35 (9.92%) IaaS
19 34 (9.63%) DevOps
19 34 (9.63%) Single Sign-On
19 34 (9.63%) Project Management
20 32 (9.07%) JIRA
20 32 (9.07%) Windows Server
21 31 (8.78%) PaaS
21 31 (8.78%) PRINCE2
22 30 (8.50%) Migration

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 20 (5.67%) Confluence
2 19 (5.38%) SharePoint
3 15 (4.25%) SAS
4 13 (3.68%) WebLogic
5 12 (3.40%) MS Exchange
6 8 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.27%) OpenStack
7 7 (1.98%) Apache Spark
7 7 (1.98%) Oracle Service Bus
7 7 (1.98%) Skype for Business
8 6 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.42%) JBoss
9 5 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.13%) Apache Pig
10 4 (1.13%) Apache Solr
10 4 (1.13%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.13%) nginx
10 4 (1.13%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.13%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.85%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 16 (4.53%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (4.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (3.12%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (2.27%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 2 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.28%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 5 (1.42%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.42%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (0.85%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.57%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.28%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 62 (17.56%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (10.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (9.92%) IaaS
4 31 (8.78%) PaaS
5 23 (6.52%) Office 365
6 18 (5.10%) SaaS
7 15 (4.25%) Serverless
8 14 (3.97%) GitHub
9 10 (2.83%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (1.13%) Akamai
10 4 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (1.13%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.13%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.85%) CloudBees
11 3 (0.85%) Datadog
11 3 (0.85%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.85%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.57%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 28 (7.93%) DNS
2 23 (6.52%) Firewall
2 23 (6.52%) WAN
3 19 (5.38%) DHCP
4 18 (5.10%) LAN
5 14 (3.97%) BGP
6 13 (3.68%) VPN
7 10 (2.83%) Skype
7 10 (2.83%) SMS
8 8 (2.27%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (2.27%) NetScaler
8 8 (2.27%) SAN
8 8 (2.27%) TCP/IP
9 7 (1.98%) Wireshark
10 6 (1.70%) HTTP
10 6 (1.70%) SSL
11 5 (1.42%) EIGRP
11 5 (1.42%) OSPF
11 5 (1.42%) Unified Communications
11 5 (1.42%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (7.08%) Hadoop
2 21 (5.95%) SQL Server
3 20 (5.67%) Relational Database
4 16 (4.53%) Big Data
5 14 (3.97%) Oracle Database
6 11 (3.12%) NoSQL
7 10 (2.83%) QlikView
7 10 (2.83%) Spotfire
8 8 (2.27%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.98%) Apache Hive
9 7 (1.98%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.98%) Power BI
10 6 (1.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.42%) MySQL
11 5 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
11 5 (1.42%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (1.13%) DataStax
12 4 (1.13%) HBase
Development Applications
1 32 (9.07%) JIRA
2 27 (7.65%) Jenkins
3 21 (5.95%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.83%) Bitbucket
5 8 (2.27%) Maven
6 7 (1.98%) Selenium
6 7 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (1.70%) Artifactory
7 6 (1.70%) Zephyr
8 5 (1.42%) GitLab
8 5 (1.42%) Subversion
9 4 (1.13%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (1.13%) PeopleTools
9 4 (1.13%) SonarQube
9 4 (1.13%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.13%) Visual Studio
10 3 (0.85%) Ant
10 3 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.85%) JMeter
10 3 (0.85%) JUnit
General
1 77 (21.81%) Finance
2 21 (5.95%) Banking
3 18 (5.10%) Military
4 15 (4.25%) Retail
5 10 (2.83%) Telecoms
6 9 (2.55%) Law
7 5 (1.42%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.13%) Legal
8 4 (1.13%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.85%) Billing
9 3 (0.85%) Marketing
10 1 (0.28%) Local Government
10 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 65 (18.41%) Architect
2 33 (9.35%) Analyst
2 33 (9.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 31 (8.78%) Developer
4 21 (5.95%) DevOps Engineer
5 20 (5.67%) Project Manager
6 16 (4.53%) Infrastructure Architect
7 15 (4.25%) Service Manager
8 14 (3.97%) Cloud Architect
8 14 (3.97%) Data Analyst
9 13 (3.68%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
9 13 (3.68%) Solutions Architect
9 13 (3.68%) Technical Architect
10 12 (3.40%) AWS Architect
10 12 (3.40%) Consultant
10 12 (3.40%) Delivery Manager
11 11 (3.12%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
11 11 (3.12%) Infrastructure Manager
11 11 (3.12%) Java Developer
11 11 (3.12%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.25%) .NET
2 14 (3.97%) Web Services
3 12 (3.40%) CSS
3 12 (3.40%) HTML
3 12 (3.40%) JSON
4 11 (3.12%) Oracle Fusion
4 11 (3.12%) Spring
4 11 (3.12%) XML
5 9 (2.55%) HTML5
5 9 (2.55%) RESTful
6 8 (2.27%) LDAP
7 7 (1.98%) Hibernate
7 7 (1.98%) Node.js
8 6 (1.70%) .NET Framework
8 6 (1.70%) Java EE
8 6 (1.70%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 5 (1.42%) jQuery
9 5 (1.42%) Spring MVC
10 4 (1.13%) CSS3
10 4 (1.13%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 65 (18.41%) Management Information System
2 58 (16.43%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (6.80%) Data Centre
4 20 (5.67%) Public Cloud
5 12 (3.40%) Computer Science
6 10 (2.83%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (2.55%) Virtual Team
8 8 (2.27%) CMDB
8 8 (2.27%) PKI
9 7 (1.98%) Clustering
10 6 (1.70%) Credit Risk
11 5 (1.42%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.42%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.42%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.42%) Replication
11 5 (1.42%) Thin Client
12 4 (1.13%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.13%) Enterprise Cloud
12 4 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 71 (20.11%) Windows
2 51 (14.45%) Linux
3 32 (9.07%) Windows Server
4 16 (4.53%) Windows 10
5 12 (3.40%) Ubuntu
5 12 (3.40%) VMS
5 12 (3.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (3.12%) CentOS
6 11 (3.12%) Unix
6 11 (3.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (2.55%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.13%) AIX
9 4 (1.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.85%) Amazon Linux
11 2 (0.57%) Android
11 2 (0.57%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.57%) Solaris
11 2 (0.57%) SUSE
11 2 (0.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (25.78%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (18.98%) ITIL
3 58 (16.43%) Service Management
4 40 (11.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 38 (10.76%) Stakeholder Management
6 34 (9.63%) DevOps
6 34 (9.63%) Project Management
7 31 (8.78%) PRINCE2
8 30 (8.50%) Migration
9 29 (8.22%) Configuration Management
10 27 (7.65%) Analytics
10 27 (7.65%) SDLC
10 27 (7.65%) Service Delivery
11 23 (6.52%) Change Management
12 20 (5.67%) Scrum
13 19 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
13 19 (5.38%) Test Automation
14 18 (5.10%) High Availability
15 17 (4.82%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 54 (15.30%) SQL
2 37 (10.48%) Java
3 35 (9.92%) Python
4 21 (5.95%) PowerShell
5 11 (3.12%) Bash Shell
5 11 (3.12%) R
6 9 (2.55%) PL/SQL
7 8 (2.27%) Perl
7 8 (2.27%) Scala
7 8 (2.27%) Shell Script
7 8 (2.27%) VB
8 7 (1.98%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.98%) T-SQL
8 7 (1.98%) VBScript
9 6 (1.70%) C#
9 6 (1.70%) Go
9 6 (1.70%) Ruby
10 5 (1.42%) C
10 5 (1.42%) PHP
11 3 (0.85%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 130 (36.83%) Security Cleared
2 16 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (3.97%) Degree
4 12 (3.40%) CCNP
5 9 (2.55%) MCP
6 8 (2.27%) CISSP
6 8 (2.27%) SC Cleared
7 6 (1.70%) APMP
7 6 (1.70%) CCNA
7 6 (1.70%) CISM
7 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (1.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 4 (1.13%) AWS Certification
9 4 (1.13%) CCIE
9 4 (1.13%) CISA
9 4 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.13%) MCSE
10 3 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.53%) SLA
2 14 (3.97%) QA
3 12 (3.40%) PMO
4 6 (1.70%) HMG Infosec
4 6 (1.70%) JSP 440
5 5 (1.42%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.13%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.85%) GDPR
7 3 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.28%) Def Stans
9 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.28%) RMADS
System Software
1 49 (13.88%) Active Directory
2 36 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.97%) Docker
4 12 (3.40%) XenApp
5 11 (3.12%) Hyper-V
6 9 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (2.55%) vSphere
7 6 (1.70%) BitLocker
7 6 (1.70%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (1.70%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.13%) Firmware
8 4 (1.13%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.85%) Apache Flume
9 3 (0.85%) HDFS
10 2 (0.57%) StorNext
10 2 (0.57%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.28%) OpenDJ
11 1 (0.28%) OpenIDM
11 1 (0.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (9.63%) Single Sign-On
2 21 (5.95%) Ansible
3 20 (5.67%) Puppet
4 14 (3.97%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (3.97%) SCCM
4 14 (3.97%) Terraform
5 11 (3.12%) Kubernetes
5 11 (3.12%) SCOM
6 8 (2.27%) Nagios
7 5 (1.42%) Kibana
7 5 (1.42%) vCenter Server
8 4 (1.13%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (1.13%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (1.13%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 4 (1.13%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.13%) Opsview
8 4 (1.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 4 (1.13%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (1.13%) ServiceCenter
8 4 (1.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 57 (16.15%) Microsoft
2 43 (12.18%) VMware
3 40 (11.33%) Oracle
4 28 (7.93%) Cisco
5 16 (4.53%) Google
6 15 (4.25%) Citrix
7 14 (3.97%) Red Hat
8 13 (3.68%) HP
8 13 (3.68%) Teradata
9 12 (3.40%) Tableau
10 11 (3.12%) Datameer
11 8 (2.27%) F5
12 7 (1.98%) Splunk
13 6 (1.70%) Atlassian
13 6 (1.70%) CheckPoint
14 5 (1.42%) EMC
14 5 (1.42%) IBM
14 5 (1.42%) Meraki
14 5 (1.42%) New Relic
14 5 (1.42%) SaltStack