Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 593 725 678
Rank change year-on-year +132 -47 +101
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Management 299 166 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.19% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 109 150
UK median daily rate £425 £443 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.95% +14.94% +2.67%
10th Percentile £268 £271 £275
90th Percentile £663 £613 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £325
% change year-on-year +6.73% +15.38% -2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 1
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% -8.33% +50.00%
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 87085 88317 92969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.46% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58028 58368 60222
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2061 2366 2748
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £23.89 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.58% +6.17% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.28
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

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 November 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 23 November 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 +142 287 £438 -2.78% 22
UK excluding London +112 167 £400 +6.73% 14
London +41 129 £475 +5.56% 8
South East +22 47 £425 -19.05% 3
North of England +73 41 £350 - 6
East of England +8 29 £450 -14.29% 1
South West +11 24 £313 -7.41% 1
North West +25 22 £293 +17.00% 3
Yorkshire +35 19 £375 - 3
Midlands +37 17 £401 -15.68% 3
West Midlands +46 13 £438 - 3
Scotland -12 5 £450 +50.00%
East Midlands -6 4 £360 -9.43%
Wales - 4 £186 -
North East +58 1 £625 +89.39%

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 90 (30.10%) Windows
2 85 (28.43%) Finance
3 80 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
4 76 (25.42%) Microsoft
5 75 (25.08%) Security Cleared
6 71 (23.75%) DevOps
7 67 (22.41%) Linux
8 63 (21.07%) ITIL
9 57 (19.06%) SQL
10 55 (18.39%) Active Directory
11 48 (16.05%) Git (software)
12 45 (15.05%) Java
12 45 (15.05%) Management Information System
13 44 (14.72%) Amazon AWS
13 44 (14.72%) Windows Server
14 42 (14.05%) Oracle
15 38 (12.71%) Jenkins
16 37 (12.37%) Unix
17 36 (12.04%) DNS
17 36 (12.04%) VMware
18 35 (11.71%) Python
18 35 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
19 34 (11.37%) Ansible
20 33 (11.04%) Project Management
21 32 (10.70%) Configuration Management
21 32 (10.70%) Cisco
22 31 (10.37%) SharePoint
22 31 (10.37%) Firewall
23 29 (9.70%) Degree
23 29 (9.70%) Puppet

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 31 (10.37%) SharePoint
2 24 (8.03%) IIS
3 18 (6.02%) Confluence
3 18 (6.02%) MS Exchange
4 17 (5.69%) Tomcat
5 16 (5.35%) Apache
6 14 (4.68%) SharePoint 2013
7 13 (4.35%) Skype for Business
8 11 (3.68%) OpenStack
9 10 (3.34%) Cloud Foundry
9 10 (3.34%) SharePoint Server
10 9 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
12 6 (2.01%) CMS
12 6 (2.01%) Liferay
12 6 (2.01%) WebSphere
13 5 (1.67%) JBoss
13 5 (1.67%) Oracle Application Server
13 5 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 23 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.01%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Endur
1 1 (0.33%) Findur
1 1 (0.33%) Oracle Payroll
1 1 (0.33%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.33%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 44 (14.72%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (8.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (6.02%) Office 365
4 13 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
5 11 (3.68%) IaaS
6 10 (3.34%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (2.68%) PaaS
8 7 (2.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 7 (2.34%) Fastly
9 5 (1.67%) Bluemix
9 5 (1.67%) GitHub
9 5 (1.67%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (1.00%) Heroku
10 3 (1.00%) SaaS
11 2 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.67%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.33%) Akamai
12 1 (0.33%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.33%) Slack
12 1 (0.33%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 36 (12.04%) DNS
2 31 (10.37%) Firewall
3 21 (7.02%) TCP/IP
4 18 (6.02%) HTTP
5 13 (4.35%) DHCP
5 13 (4.35%) SAN
5 13 (4.35%) Skype
5 13 (4.35%) SSL
6 12 (4.01%) VPN
6 12 (4.01%) WAN
7 11 (3.68%) Internet
7 11 (3.68%) LAN
8 10 (3.34%) NetScaler
9 8 (2.68%) Kerberos
10 7 (2.34%) IP Telephony
10 7 (2.34%) Network Security
11 6 (2.01%) Unified Communications
12 5 (1.67%) NAS
13 4 (1.34%) BGP
13 4 (1.34%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (7.36%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.35%) Relational Database
3 18 (6.02%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (5.35%) Hadoop
5 15 (5.02%) RDBMS
6 13 (4.35%) MySQL
6 13 (4.35%) NoSQL
7 12 (4.01%) Big Data
7 12 (4.01%) Oracle Database
7 12 (4.01%) Redis
8 7 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (2.01%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.67%) DB2
10 5 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (1.34%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (1.34%) JasperReports
12 3 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
12 3 (1.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 48 (16.05%) Git (software)
2 38 (12.71%) Jenkins
3 25 (8.36%) JIRA
4 18 (6.02%) Maven
4 18 (6.02%) Subversion
5 17 (5.69%) Team Foundation Server
6 16 (5.35%) TeamCity
7 9 (3.01%) Ant
8 8 (2.68%) Gradle
8 8 (2.68%) Selenium
9 7 (2.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 7 (2.34%) JMeter
10 6 (2.01%) Bitbucket
10 6 (2.01%) Talend Open Studio
11 5 (1.67%) Artifactory
11 5 (1.67%) GitLab
11 5 (1.67%) JUnit
11 5 (1.67%) MSI
11 5 (1.67%) Vagrant
12 4 (1.34%) Eclipse
General
1 85 (28.43%) Finance
2 24 (8.03%) Banking
3 16 (5.35%) Legal
4 7 (2.34%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.67%) Law
5 5 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.67%) Publishing
5 5 (1.67%) Retail
5 5 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.34%) French Language
6 4 (1.34%) Marketing
7 3 (1.00%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.67%) Brand Awareness
8 2 (0.67%) Mandarin Language
8 2 (0.67%) Thai Language
9 1 (0.33%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 50 (16.72%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (9.36%) Architect
3 22 (7.36%) Administrator
4 19 (6.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (6.02%) Developer
6 14 (4.68%) Consultant
7 12 (4.01%) Cloud Engineer
8 11 (3.68%) Analyst
8 11 (3.68%) Infrastructure Manager
8 11 (3.68%) Support Engineer
8 11 (3.68%) Windows Engineer
9 10 (3.34%) Delivery Manager
9 10 (3.34%) Senior DevOps
9 10 (3.34%) SharePoint Administrator
10 9 (3.01%) AWS DevOps
10 9 (3.01%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 9 (3.01%) AWS Engineer
10 9 (3.01%) Linux Engineer
10 9 (3.01%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (2.68%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.36%) Web Services
2 26 (8.70%) HTML
3 20 (6.69%) Spring
4 15 (5.02%) HTML5
5 13 (4.35%) JSON
6 12 (4.01%) CSS
6 12 (4.01%) RabbitMQ
7 10 (3.34%) .NET
7 10 (3.34%) CSS3
7 10 (3.34%) Java EE
8 8 (2.68%) RESTful
8 8 (2.68%) Velocity
8 8 (2.68%) XML
9 7 (2.34%) Elastic Stack
10 6 (2.01%) AngularJS
10 6 (2.01%) JPA
10 6 (2.01%) jQuery
10 6 (2.01%) Middleware
10 6 (2.01%) Servlets
11 5 (1.67%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.05%) Management Information System
2 35 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.69%) Computer Science
4 12 (4.01%) Data Centre
5 11 (3.68%) PKI
6 9 (3.01%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.01%) EMC VNX
8 5 (1.67%) CMDB
8 5 (1.67%) DataPower
8 5 (1.67%) Equities
8 5 (1.67%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.67%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.34%) CESG
9 4 (1.34%) Replication
9 4 (1.34%) Social Media
9 4 (1.34%) User Experience
10 3 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.67%) Data Structures
11 2 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.67%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 90 (30.10%) Windows
2 67 (22.41%) Linux
3 44 (14.72%) Windows Server
4 37 (12.37%) Unix
5 20 (6.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (5.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (4.01%) CentOS
7 12 (4.01%) Windows 7
8 8 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (2.68%) SUSE
8 8 (2.68%) Ubuntu
9 6 (2.01%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.67%) Windows 10
10 2 (0.67%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.33%) AIX
11 1 (0.33%) HPUX
11 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (26.76%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (23.75%) DevOps
3 63 (21.07%) ITIL
4 33 (11.04%) Project Management
5 32 (10.70%) Configuration Management
6 24 (8.03%) Load Balancing
7 22 (7.36%) Problem Management
8 20 (6.69%) Continuous Delivery
8 20 (6.69%) CRM
9 19 (6.35%) Capacity Planning
10 18 (6.02%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (6.02%) Open Source
10 18 (6.02%) SDLC
11 17 (5.69%) Migration
12 16 (5.35%) Risk Management
12 16 (5.35%) Service Management
13 15 (5.02%) Incident Management
13 15 (5.02%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (4.35%) Software Engineering
14 13 (4.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 57 (19.06%) SQL
2 45 (15.05%) Java
3 35 (11.71%) Python
4 25 (8.36%) PowerShell
5 24 (8.03%) JavaScript
6 20 (6.69%) Shell Script
7 16 (5.35%) Bash Shell
8 13 (4.35%) Perl
8 13 (4.35%) Ruby
9 10 (3.34%) C
9 10 (3.34%) PHP
10 7 (2.34%) C++
10 7 (2.34%) Go
11 6 (2.01%) PL/SQL
12 4 (1.34%) C#
12 4 (1.34%) VB
12 4 (1.34%) VBA
12 4 (1.34%) VBScript
13 2 (0.67%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 75 (25.08%) Security Cleared
2 29 (9.70%) Degree
3 24 (8.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (5.02%) MCSE
5 14 (4.68%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (4.68%) CISSP
6 12 (4.01%) SC Cleared
7 8 (2.68%) CISM
8 7 (2.34%) CCNP
9 6 (2.01%) MCSA
10 5 (1.67%) Chartered Engineer
10 5 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (1.34%) CCNA
11 4 (1.34%) CTC Cleared
11 4 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.00%) CCDP
12 3 (1.00%) CCIE
12 3 (1.00%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.00%) MCP
12 3 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.68%) QA
2 11 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (3.68%) SLA
3 7 (2.34%) PMO
4 4 (1.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (1.00%) RMADS
6 2 (0.67%) COBIT
6 2 (0.67%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.33%) GDPR
7 1 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.33%) ISAE 3402
7 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.33%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.33%) Solvency II
System Software
1 55 (18.39%) Active Directory
2 28 (9.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (8.03%) Docker
4 19 (6.35%) Hyper-V
5 15 (5.02%) XenApp
6 11 (3.68%) Terminal Services
6 11 (3.68%) vSphere
7 10 (3.34%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (3.34%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (2.34%) Varnish
9 6 (2.01%) BitLocker
10 4 (1.34%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.34%) XenServer
11 2 (0.67%) HDFS
11 2 (0.67%) KVM
11 2 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.67%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.67%) Xen
12 1 (0.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 34 (11.37%) Ansible
2 29 (9.70%) Puppet
3 22 (7.36%) SCCM
4 17 (5.69%) Nagios
5 14 (4.68%) SCOM
6 13 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (3.34%) logstash
8 6 (2.01%) Opsview
8 6 (2.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 5 (1.67%) Graylog
9 5 (1.67%) Rundeck
9 5 (1.67%) Tivoli
10 4 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (1.34%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (1.00%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (1.00%) Data Guard
11 3 (1.00%) Graphite
12 2 (0.67%) Kubernetes
12 2 (0.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 2 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 76 (25.42%) Microsoft
2 42 (14.05%) Oracle
3 36 (12.04%) VMware
4 32 (10.70%) Cisco
5 26 (8.70%) Red Hat
6 23 (7.69%) Citrix
6 23 (7.69%) HP
7 18 (6.02%) Splunk
8 16 (5.35%) IBM
9 15 (5.02%) Atlassian
9 15 (5.02%) CA
10 12 (4.01%) NetApp
11 11 (3.68%) Dell
12 9 (3.01%) EMC
13 8 (2.68%) Juniper
13 8 (2.68%) McAfee
13 8 (2.68%) Nimsoft
13 8 (2.68%) SAP
13 8 (2.68%) Teradata
14 7 (2.34%) Cloudera