The table below looks at the statistics 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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 143 193 197
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 5 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.16% 0.039% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.041% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 6
Average daily rate £463 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -5.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £360 £385
% change year-on-year
+10.41% -6.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -41.17%
Infrastructure Specialist
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3001 4822 5533
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.51% 94.96% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2354 3712 3942
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 75 93
Average hourly rate £19.99 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.05% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.37 £30.83
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 2016, 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 8 (66.67%) Windows
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (50.00%) VMware
4 5 (41.67%) Finance
4 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
5 4 (33.33%) VPN
5 4 (33.33%) Firewall
5 4 (33.33%) Data Security
5 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (33.33%) Banking
6 3 (25.00%) ISO20022
6 3 (25.00%) ISO15022
6 3 (25.00%) vMotion
6 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 3 (25.00%) SWIFT
6 3 (25.00%) XML Messaging
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Vista
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (25.00%) DHCP
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (25.00%) Citrix
6 3 (25.00%) DNS
6 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (25.00%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (8.33%) IIS
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Firewall
1 4 (33.33%) VPN
2 3 (25.00%) DHCP
2 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (16.67%) SSL
4 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
4 1 (8.33%) SAN
4 1 (8.33%) Unified Communications
4 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (33.33%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
1 3 (25.00%) XML
1 3 (25.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (25.00%) SWIFT
2 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (8.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (8.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Data Security
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Management
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Patch Management
3 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) ISO15022
1 3 (25.00%) ISO20022
2 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (16.67%) XenApp
4 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (8.33%) BitLocker
5 1 (8.33%) DFS Replication
5 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) vMotion
2 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) SCOM
3 1 (8.33%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (8.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (8.33%) HP SIM
3 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (8.33%) SCOrch
3 1 (8.33%) SCSM
3 1 (8.33%) SCVMM
3 1 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 2 (16.67%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Altiris
5 1 (8.33%) Brocade
5 1 (8.33%) CA
5 1 (8.33%) Symantec