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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 504 530 567
Rank change year-on-year +26 +37  
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Management 104 109 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.20% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.25% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 71 52
Median daily rate £406 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £617
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £23.75 - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 - £26.00

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 37483 44400 43069
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.14% 82.87% 79.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 24787 29149 26680
Median daily rate £450 £425 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 946 1114 1248
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +30.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.50 £30.20
% change year-on-year -6.49% +27.48%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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 +24 92 £406 +6.20% 20
London +29 33 £488 +2.63% 7
South East +4 22 £350 +6.06% 3
Milton Keynes - 17 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 17 £350 - 1
Yorkshire +28 14 £375 +15.38% 2
North West +19 12 £140 -62.66% 2
North Yorkshire +16 10 £375 +25.00%
Middlesbrough - 10 £375 -
Manchester - 8 £228 - 2
Edinburgh +22 5 £320 -14.66% 2
Scotland +22 5 £320 -14.66% 5
City of London -7 5 £240 -54.28% 3
Wales - 5 - - 1
East Midlands - 5 £394 - 1
South Wales - 5 - - 1
Uxbridge - 4 £513 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £375 - 2
Newport - 4 - -
Warrington +21 3 £140 -55.90%
Cheshire +18 3 £140 -63.51%
Leeds - 3 - - 2
Berkshire +22 2 - - 2
Reading +17 2 - - 1
Hemel Hempstead +8 2 £350 -
West Midlands +7 2 £525 +5.00% 1
Hertfordshire +5 2 £350 - 1
East of England 0 2 £350 - 1
North East - 2 - -
Nottingham - 2 £413 - 1

Infrastructure Management
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 62 (34.64%) Windows
2 53 (29.61%) Security Cleared
3 46 (25.70%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (24.58%) Microsoft
5 42 (23.46%) ITIL
6 40 (22.35%) Linux
7 38 (21.23%) Finance
8 35 (19.55%) Active Directory
9 34 (18.99%) Oracle
10 33 (18.44%) SQL
10 33 (18.44%) VMware
10 33 (18.44%) Analytical Skills
11 30 (16.76%) MS Excel
12 27 (15.08%) SQL Server
12 27 (15.08%) DevOps
13 25 (13.97%) Cisco
13 25 (13.97%) Service Management
14 23 (12.85%) PowerShell
15 22 (12.29%) HP
16 21 (11.73%) Citrix
16 21 (11.73%) SCCM
16 21 (11.73%) Windows Server
17 20 (11.17%) Python
18 19 (10.61%) Management Information System
18 19 (10.61%) Integration Testing
18 19 (10.61%) Incident Management
19 18 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
19 18 (10.06%) XenApp
19 18 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
19 18 (10.06%) PRINCE2

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 9 (5.03%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.35%) Apache
2 6 (3.35%) IIS
2 6 (3.35%) JBoss
2 6 (3.35%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.35%) OpenStack
3 5 (2.79%) IBM Notes
3 5 (2.79%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.23%) Gentran
4 4 (2.23%) Mule ESB
5 3 (1.68%) Confluence
5 3 (1.68%) nginx
5 3 (1.68%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (1.12%) SAS
6 2 (1.12%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.56%) CICS
7 1 (0.56%) CMS
7 1 (0.56%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.56%) NServiceBus
7 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 30 (16.76%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.91%) MS Office
3 3 (1.68%) SPSS
4 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) MS Project
4 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.23%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (2.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 3 (1.68%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.68%) Oracle Payables
3 2 (1.12%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.12%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (1.12%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Manufacturing
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.56%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (5.59%) IaaS
2 10 (5.59%) PaaS
3 7 (3.91%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.91%) G Suite
4 4 (2.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (2.23%) Office 365
5 3 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.68%) GitHub
6 2 (1.12%) SaaS
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.50%) Firewall
2 13 (7.26%) DNS
3 11 (6.15%) Network Security
4 9 (5.03%) SAN
5 7 (3.91%) SSL
5 7 (3.91%) TCP/IP
5 7 (3.91%) VPN
5 7 (3.91%) WAN
6 6 (3.35%) DHCP
6 6 (3.35%) LAN
7 5 (2.79%) IPsec
7 5 (2.79%) VoIP
8 4 (2.23%) Internet
9 3 (1.68%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (1.68%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (1.68%) DMZ
9 3 (1.68%) HTTP
9 3 (1.68%) Wireless
10 2 (1.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (1.12%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (15.08%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.15%) Oracle Database
3 8 (4.47%) Relational Database
3 8 (4.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.91%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (3.35%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (2.79%) MongoDB
6 5 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (2.79%) SQL Server 2016
7 4 (2.23%) DataStage
7 4 (2.23%) MySQL
8 3 (1.68%) Data Mining
8 3 (1.68%) DB2
8 3 (1.68%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.68%) KNIME
8 3 (1.68%) Power BI
8 3 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.12%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (5.03%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.47%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.35%) Oracle Forms
3 6 (3.35%) SpecFlow
4 5 (2.79%) Introscope
4 5 (2.79%) JIRA
4 5 (2.79%) Selenium
4 5 (2.79%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.68%) JMeter
5 3 (1.68%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.12%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.12%) Maven
7 1 (0.56%) JSUnit
7 1 (0.56%) ProC
7 1 (0.56%) Subversion
7 1 (0.56%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.56%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.56%) WATIR
7 1 (0.56%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 38 (21.23%) Finance
2 6 (3.35%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.23%) Retail
4 3 (1.68%) Marketing
5 2 (1.12%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.12%) Local Government
5 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.12%) Publishing
6 1 (0.56%) Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.56%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 21 (11.73%) Analyst
2 17 (9.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 14 (7.82%) Architect
4 13 (7.26%) Consultant
5 11 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (6.15%) Monitoring Specialist
6 10 (5.59%) Support Analyst
7 9 (5.03%) Developer
8 8 (4.47%) Design Engineer
9 7 (3.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 7 (3.91%) Software Engineer
9 7 (3.91%) Test Manager
10 6 (3.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (3.35%) Data Scientist
10 6 (3.35%) DBA
11 5 (2.79%) Senior Software Engineer
11 5 (2.79%) Service Analyst
11 5 (2.79%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (2.79%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.79%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.70%) .NET
2 9 (5.03%) .NET Framework
3 6 (3.35%) Entity Framework
4 5 (2.79%) Middleware
4 5 (2.79%) WinForms
4 5 (2.79%) XML
5 4 (2.23%) EDI
5 4 (2.23%) Web Services
5 4 (2.23%) XSLT
6 2 (1.12%) CSS
6 2 (1.12%) HTML
6 2 (1.12%) LAMP
6 2 (1.12%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (1.12%) REST
7 1 (0.56%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.56%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.56%) Durandal
7 1 (0.56%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.56%) RxJS
7 1 (0.56%) Serverless Framework
Miscellaneous
1 33 (18.44%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (10.61%) Management Information System
3 14 (7.82%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.91%) Cloud Native
5 5 (2.79%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.79%) e-Health
5 5 (2.79%) Replication
6 4 (2.23%) DataPower
6 4 (2.23%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.23%) User Experience
7 2 (1.12%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.12%) Clustering
7 2 (1.12%) CMDB
7 2 (1.12%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.12%) Cyber Defence
7 2 (1.12%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.12%) Life Science
7 2 (1.12%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.12%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.12%) Oracle Licensing
Operating Systems
1 62 (34.64%) Windows
2 40 (22.35%) Linux
3 21 (11.73%) Windows Server
4 16 (8.94%) Unix
4 16 (8.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (7.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (6.70%) Ubuntu
7 11 (6.15%) Windows 7
8 9 (5.03%) Android
8 9 (5.03%) Apple iOS
8 9 (5.03%) Mac OS X
8 9 (5.03%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.79%) Solaris
10 4 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.12%) CentOS
11 2 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.56%) pSOS
12 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (25.70%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (23.46%) ITIL
3 27 (15.08%) DevOps
4 25 (13.97%) Service Management
5 19 (10.61%) Incident Management
5 19 (10.61%) Integration Testing
6 18 (10.06%) PRINCE2
6 18 (10.06%) Stakeholder Management
7 17 (9.50%) Project Management
7 17 (9.50%) Software Engineering
8 16 (8.94%) Change Control
8 16 (8.94%) Continuous Delivery
8 16 (8.94%) TDD
9 15 (8.38%) Root Cause Analysis
10 14 (7.82%) Performance Monitoring
11 13 (7.26%) Change Management
11 13 (7.26%) Configuration Management
12 12 (6.70%) Problem Management
13 9 (5.03%) System Testing
14 8 (4.47%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 33 (18.44%) SQL
2 23 (12.85%) PowerShell
3 20 (11.17%) Python
4 13 (7.26%) Java
5 12 (6.70%) C#
6 11 (6.15%) Bash Shell
7 10 (5.59%) VB
8 4 (2.23%) C
8 4 (2.23%) PL/SQL
9 3 (1.68%) Perl
9 3 (1.68%) R
9 3 (1.68%) Ruby
10 2 (1.12%) PHP
10 2 (1.12%) VBA
10 2 (1.12%) VBScript
11 1 (0.56%) ABAP
11 1 (0.56%) COBOL
11 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.56%) REXX
11 1 (0.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 53 (29.61%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.70%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.03%) Degree
3 9 (5.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (3.91%) ISTQB
4 7 (3.91%) MCSE
4 7 (3.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 4 (2.23%) CCNA
5 4 (2.23%) CCSA
5 4 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.68%) CCNP
6 3 (1.68%) CCSE
6 3 (1.68%) Check Point Certification
6 3 (1.68%) HNC
6 3 (1.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 3 (1.68%) MCP
6 3 (1.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.12%) MCSA
7 2 (1.12%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.70%) SLA
2 8 (4.47%) QA
3 2 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.12%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (1.12%) PMO
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.56%) MiFID
4 1 (0.56%) P3O
4 1 (0.56%) SDET
System Software
1 35 (19.55%) Active Directory
2 18 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (10.06%) XenApp
3 17 (9.50%) XenDesktop
4 13 (7.26%) vSphere
5 11 (6.15%) BitLocker
6 9 (5.03%) Docker
7 8 (4.47%) Xen
7 8 (4.47%) XenServer
8 6 (3.35%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.68%) NFS
9 3 (1.68%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.12%) vCloud
10 2 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.56%) Firmware
11 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.56%) Postfix
11 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (11.73%) SCCM
2 10 (5.59%) SCOM
3 8 (4.47%) WSUS
4 6 (3.35%) Puppet
5 5 (2.79%) CA Wily
5 5 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (2.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (2.23%) Ansible
7 3 (1.68%) Terraform
8 2 (1.12%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (1.12%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.12%) OpenIDM
8 2 (1.12%) SnapMirror
9 1 (0.56%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.56%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.56%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 44 (24.58%) Microsoft
2 34 (18.99%) Oracle
3 33 (18.44%) VMware
4 25 (13.97%) Cisco
5 22 (12.29%) HP
6 21 (11.73%) Citrix
7 14 (7.82%) CA
8 13 (7.26%) CheckPoint
9 12 (6.70%) Nimsoft
10 11 (6.15%) Dell
10 11 (6.15%) Symantec
11 10 (5.59%) Remedy
12 9 (5.03%) Apple
12 9 (5.03%) Google
13 8 (4.47%) ServiceNow
14 7 (3.91%) Red Hat
15 6 (3.35%) IBM
15 6 (3.35%) Lotus
15 6 (3.35%) NetApp
15 6 (3.35%) Splunk
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