The first table below looks at the demand for the Infrastructure Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Infrastructure Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 212 198 202
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 3 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.045% 0.11% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.12% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 13
Average daily rate £419 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £404 £348 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £538 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £440
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -26.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6115 5857 7422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.29% 92.82% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4418 4320 5248
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £277 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 121 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.55 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.51 £135.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Infrastructure Specialist
London

Infrastructure Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Infrastructure Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Infrastructure Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist across the City of London region.

Infrastructure Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Infrastructure Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist across the City of London region.

Infrastructure Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Infrastructure Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Infrastructure Specialist in their job title.

1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Puppet
3 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (30.00%) J2EE
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) DHCP
4 2 (20.00%) Middleware
4 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (20.00%) Banking
4 2 (20.00%) SCCM
4 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) SCOM
5 1 (10.00%) SCVMM
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (10.00%) Altiris
5 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging

Infrastructure Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Infrastructure Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Infrastructure Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) SSL
2 1 (10.00%) Kerberos
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) J2EE
2 2 (20.00%) Middleware
3 1 (10.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (60.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) CRM
2 1 (10.00%) Change Management
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) VB
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Puppet
2 2 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (10.00%) SCOM
3 1 (10.00%) SCVMM
3 1 (10.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (10.00%) Nagios
3 1 (10.00%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Altiris
2 1 (10.00%) RightFax
2 1 (10.00%) HP
2 1 (10.00%) Symantec
2 1 (10.00%) Clearswift
2 1 (10.00%) Open Text