Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 570 611 732
Rank change year-on-year +41 +121 -58
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Management 347 298 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.29% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.38% 0.34% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 143 117
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +16.88%
10th Percentile £281 £224 £275
90th Percentile £556 £669 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +12.50% +14.29% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
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 91,311 88,763 88,177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.72% 85.89% 85.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,478 59,188 58,099
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,339 2,077 2,491
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.25 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% -

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +34 316 £450 +5.88% 51
UK excluding London +61 264 £450 +12.50% 43
London -44 77 £475 - 12
South West +13 67 £450 +50.00% 5
East of England +35 64 £450 - 4
North of England -14 58 £475 +35.71% 12
South East -27 30 £450 +2.86% 10
Yorkshire -10 27 £550 +46.67% 2
North West -24 20 £200 -20.00% 8
Scotland +6 19 £300 -36.84% 3
Midlands -14 19 £450 +12.36% 8
North East +4 11 £500 -20.08% 2
West Midlands -22 10 £500 +24.72% 6
East Midlands +12 9 £325 -34.01% 2
Wales -9 7 £475 +155.03%

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 126 (36.31%) Security Cleared
2 95 (27.38%) Finance
3 90 (25.94%) Windows
4 86 (24.78%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (20.46%) Amazon AWS
6 65 (18.73%) ITIL
7 62 (17.87%) Linux
7 62 (17.87%) Microsoft
8 60 (17.29%) Management Information System
9 59 (17.00%) Analytical Skills
10 55 (15.85%) Oracle
11 52 (14.99%) VMware
12 51 (14.70%) SQL
13 44 (12.68%) Python
13 44 (12.68%) Service Management
14 43 (12.39%) JIRA
15 42 (12.10%) Change Management
15 42 (12.10%) DevOps
16 40 (11.53%) Active Directory
17 38 (10.95%) VMware Infrastructure
18 36 (10.37%) Firewall
18 36 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
18 36 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
18 36 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
18 36 (10.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 35 (10.09%) Ansible
19 35 (10.09%) IaaS
19 35 (10.09%) Microsoft Azure
19 35 (10.09%) Migration
20 33 (9.51%) Java

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 30 (8.65%) Confluence
2 22 (6.34%) MS Exchange
3 17 (4.90%) SharePoint
4 16 (4.61%) SAS
5 12 (3.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 12 (3.46%) WebLogic
6 10 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (2.59%) IBM Notes
7 9 (2.59%) IIS
8 7 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (1.73%) Oracle Service Bus
9 6 (1.73%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.44%) Apache Spark
10 5 (1.44%) JBoss
11 4 (1.15%) Apache Pig
11 4 (1.15%) Apache Solr
11 4 (1.15%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.86%) CMS
12 3 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (6.63%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (4.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (2.31%) Microsoft Project
5 6 (1.73%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 8 (2.31%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (1.73%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.86%) Sentinel
3 3 (0.86%) Unit4 Business World
4 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.58%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.29%) HFM
5 1 (0.29%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.29%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 71 (20.46%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (10.09%) IaaS
2 35 (10.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (9.22%) PaaS
4 24 (6.92%) Office 365
5 16 (4.61%) SaaS
6 9 (2.59%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (2.59%) Serverless
7 7 (2.02%) Datadog
8 5 (1.44%) GitHub
9 4 (1.15%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.86%) Akamai
10 3 (0.86%) Cortana Intelligence Suite
10 3 (0.86%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.86%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.86%) Taleo
11 2 (0.58%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 36 (10.37%) Firewall
2 27 (7.78%) WAN
3 21 (6.05%) LAN
4 16 (4.61%) VLAN
5 12 (3.46%) DNS
6 11 (3.17%) BGP
7 10 (2.88%) SAN
8 9 (2.59%) DHCP
9 8 (2.31%) Unified Communications
10 7 (2.02%) IMAP
10 7 (2.02%) NetScaler
10 7 (2.02%) SMTP
11 6 (1.73%) OSPF
12 5 (1.44%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (1.44%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (1.15%) Fibre Channel
13 4 (1.15%) iSCSI
13 4 (1.15%) TCP/IP
13 4 (1.15%) WAAS
13 4 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (6.92%) Oracle Database
2 23 (6.63%) SQL Server
3 22 (6.34%) Hadoop
4 11 (3.17%) Relational Database
5 10 (2.88%) Big Data
5 10 (2.88%) QlikView
5 10 (2.88%) Spotfire
6 8 (2.31%) NoSQL
6 8 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (2.31%) Power BI
7 7 (2.02%) MySQL
8 6 (1.73%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.44%) Apache Hive
9 5 (1.44%) Oracle Database 12c
9 5 (1.44%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (1.15%) HBase
10 4 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 43 (12.39%) JIRA
2 29 (8.36%) Git (software)
3 28 (8.07%) Jenkins
4 24 (6.92%) Maven
5 19 (5.48%) Sonatype Nexus
6 9 (2.59%) Bitbucket
7 8 (2.31%) Subversion
8 7 (2.02%) Selenium
9 6 (1.73%) Zephyr
10 5 (1.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (1.44%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.15%) Artifactory
11 4 (1.15%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (1.15%) PeopleTools
11 4 (1.15%) TeamCity
12 3 (0.86%) Ant
12 3 (0.86%) IBM UrbanCode
12 3 (0.86%) JMeter
12 3 (0.86%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.58%) JUnit
General
1 95 (27.38%) Finance
2 20 (5.76%) Banking
3 17 (4.90%) Financial Institution
4 13 (3.75%) Military
5 9 (2.59%) Retail
6 8 (2.31%) Law
7 7 (2.02%) Marketing
8 6 (1.73%) Legal
8 6 (1.73%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.15%) Front Office
9 4 (1.15%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.58%) Billing
11 1 (0.29%) Local Government
11 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 75 (21.61%) Architect
2 37 (10.66%) Analyst
3 29 (8.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 27 (7.78%) Developer
5 24 (6.92%) DevOps Engineer
5 24 (6.92%) Solutions Architect
6 16 (4.61%) Technical Architect
7 14 (4.03%) Data Analyst
7 14 (4.03%) Infrastructure Architect
8 13 (3.75%) Administrator
8 13 (3.75%) Cloud Architect
8 13 (3.75%) Project Manager
9 12 (3.46%) Consultant
10 11 (3.17%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
11 10 (2.88%) AWS Architect
11 10 (2.88%) Infrastructure Manager
12 9 (2.59%) AWS Infrastructure Architect
12 9 (2.59%) IT Engineer
12 9 (2.59%) Network Engineer
12 9 (2.59%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.61%) HTML
2 15 (4.32%) CSS
2 15 (4.32%) Elastic Stack
3 14 (4.03%) .NET
3 14 (4.03%) YAML
4 13 (3.75%) Web Services
5 12 (3.46%) HTML5
5 12 (3.46%) XML
6 10 (2.88%) jQuery
6 10 (2.88%) LDAP
7 8 (2.31%) JSON
7 8 (2.31%) Oracle Fusion
7 8 (2.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (2.02%) Hibernate
8 7 (2.02%) RESTful
9 6 (1.73%) .NET Framework
9 6 (1.73%) Entity Framework
9 6 (1.73%) Spring
10 5 (1.44%) JDBC
11 4 (1.15%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 60 (17.29%) Management Information System
2 59 (17.00%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (7.49%) Public Cloud
4 22 (6.34%) User Experience
5 21 (6.05%) Data Centre
6 20 (5.76%) Hybrid Cloud
7 17 (4.90%) Hedge funds
8 8 (2.31%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.73%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.73%) Credit Risk
10 5 (1.44%) Cloud Native
10 5 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.44%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.44%) Virtual Team
11 4 (1.15%) EMC VNX
11 4 (1.15%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.15%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.15%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 3 (0.86%) Clustering
12 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 90 (25.94%) Windows
2 62 (17.87%) Linux
3 30 (8.65%) Windows Server
4 14 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (3.75%) Windows 10
6 10 (2.88%) VMS
7 8 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.02%) Unix
8 7 (2.02%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.44%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.86%) CentOS
10 3 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.58%) AIX
11 2 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.58%) SUSE
12 1 (0.29%) Debian
12 1 (0.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (24.78%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (18.73%) ITIL
3 44 (12.68%) Service Management
4 42 (12.10%) Change Management
4 42 (12.10%) DevOps
5 36 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (10.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 36 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (10.37%) Stakeholder Management
6 35 (10.09%) Migration
7 31 (8.93%) Test Automation
8 30 (8.65%) Configuration Management
9 28 (8.07%) SDLC
10 25 (7.20%) Analytics
10 25 (7.20%) Scrum
11 24 (6.92%) Technical Architecture
12 23 (6.63%) Change Control
13 22 (6.34%) Project Management
13 22 (6.34%) Task Automation
14 21 (6.05%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 51 (14.70%) SQL
2 44 (12.68%) Python
3 33 (9.51%) Java
4 19 (5.48%) PowerShell
5 17 (4.90%) Perl
6 16 (4.61%) Ruby
7 12 (3.46%) JavaScript
8 11 (3.17%) R
9 10 (2.88%) PL/SQL
10 9 (2.59%) T-SQL
11 6 (1.73%) C
11 6 (1.73%) Scala
12 5 (1.44%) Go
13 4 (1.15%) C#
13 4 (1.15%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.86%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.86%) Java 8
14 3 (0.86%) PHP
14 3 (0.86%) VB
15 2 (0.58%) C++
Qualifications
1 126 (36.31%) Security Cleared
2 17 (4.90%) Degree
3 14 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (3.75%) SC Cleared
5 11 (3.17%) MCP
6 10 (2.88%) CCNP
7 6 (1.73%) CCIE
7 6 (1.73%) CCNA
7 6 (1.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (1.44%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (1.15%) PMI Certification
10 3 (0.86%) AWS Certification
10 3 (0.86%) Chartered Engineer
10 3 (0.86%) CISSP
10 3 (0.86%) ISTQB
10 3 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.86%) MCSE
10 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.86%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.17%) SLA
2 8 (2.31%) HMG Infosec
2 8 (2.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 8 (2.31%) JSP 440
3 6 (1.73%) PMO
4 5 (1.44%) Data Quality
5 4 (1.15%) QA
6 3 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 2 (0.58%) Def Stans
7 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (0.29%) GDPR
System Software
1 40 (11.53%) Active Directory
2 38 (10.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (7.78%) Docker
4 14 (4.03%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.17%) vSphere
6 9 (2.59%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.15%) Firmware
7 4 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.15%) XenApp
8 3 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.58%) StorNext
9 2 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.58%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.29%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.29%) etcd
10 1 (0.29%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 35 (10.09%) Ansible
2 28 (8.07%) Puppet
3 26 (7.49%) Single Sign-On
4 21 (6.05%) Nagios
5 18 (5.19%) Terraform
6 16 (4.61%) SCOM
7 14 (4.03%) Docker Swarm
7 14 (4.03%) ZABBIX
8 13 (3.75%) SCCM
9 12 (3.46%) Kubernetes
10 11 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
11 8 (2.31%) Backup Exec
12 6 (1.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 6 (1.73%) vCenter Server
13 4 (1.15%) Consul
13 4 (1.15%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (1.15%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
13 4 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
13 4 (1.15%) Packer
13 4 (1.15%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 62 (17.87%) Microsoft
2 55 (15.85%) Oracle
3 52 (14.99%) VMware
4 27 (7.78%) Cisco
5 21 (6.05%) Citrix
6 15 (4.32%) HP
6 15 (4.32%) Red Hat
7 14 (4.03%) Riverbed
8 13 (3.75%) Teradata
9 12 (3.46%) Tableau
10 11 (3.17%) Datameer
11 10 (2.88%) Splunk
12 9 (2.59%) Google
12 9 (2.59%) Lotus
13 8 (2.31%) CheckPoint
13 8 (2.31%) F5
13 8 (2.31%) Veritas
14 7 (2.02%) Veeam
15 6 (1.73%) Hyperion
15 6 (1.73%) Workday