The first table below looks at the demand for the Infrastructure Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 22 July 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 England 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 512 506 424
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -82
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 41 40 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.086% 0.086% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.093% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 49
Average daily rate
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£433 £340 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.20% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £275 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £529 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +47.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
- +47.72%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44352 42929 48944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.56% 92.62% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27490 25712 27833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £397
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1800 1990 2512
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.22 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.44% -6.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Infrastructure Specialist
UK

Infrastructure Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Infrastructure Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in England

Infrastructure Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Infrastructure Specialist Daily Rate Trend in England

Infrastructure Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

Infrastructure Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in England

Infrastructure Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Infrastructure Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in England

Infrastructure Specialist
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist within the England region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +30 23 £466 +3.55% 3
South East -17 5 £428 +28.08% 2
Yorkshire -2 4 £355 -42.27% 1
North West -8 4 £280 -17.94%
West Midlands -10 3 - - 1
East Midlands -4 1 - - 1
South West - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
Infrastructure Specialist
UK

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 38 (46.34%) Windows
2 36 (43.90%) VMware
3 26 (31.71%) Microsoft
3 26 (31.71%) Active Directory
4 22 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (24.39%) Security Cleared
6 17 (20.73%) SC Cleared
6 17 (20.73%) Citrix
7 16 (19.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (17.07%) MS Exchange
9 13 (15.85%) Linux
9 13 (15.85%) UNIX
9 13 (15.85%) Finance
9 13 (15.85%) YUM
10 12 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (14.63%) DNS
11 11 (13.41%) XenApp
11 11 (13.41%) Puppet
12 10 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (12.20%) HP
12 10 (12.20%) NetApp
13 9 (10.98%) Git (software)
13 9 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (10.98%) Jenkins
14 8 (9.76%) vSphere
14 8 (9.76%) Red Hat
14 8 (9.76%) SQL
14 8 (9.76%) Tomcat
14 8 (9.76%) DHCP
15 7 (8.54%) PowerShell

Infrastructure Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 14 (17.07%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.76%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.10%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.88%) IIS
5 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (3.66%) Lync
5 3 (3.66%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.44%) Apache
7 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.22%) nginx
Applications
1 6 (7.32%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (4.88%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.63%) DNS
2 8 (9.76%) DHCP
3 6 (7.32%) LAN
3 6 (7.32%) Firewall
4 5 (6.10%) SSL
4 5 (6.10%) WAN
5 4 (4.88%) SAN
5 4 (4.88%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.66%) Kerberos
7 2 (2.44%) SMTP
7 2 (2.44%) Broadband
8 1 (1.22%) VLAN
8 1 (1.22%) VPN
8 1 (1.22%) PBX
8 1 (1.22%) VoIP
8 1 (1.22%) LDAP
8 1 (1.22%) NAS
8 1 (1.22%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.32%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (3.66%) Big Data
3 3 (3.66%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.66%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.22%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (10.98%) Git (software)
1 9 (10.98%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.32%) RSpec
3 2 (2.44%) Mercurial
3 2 (2.44%) Hudson
General
1 13 (15.85%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.44%) Banking
3 2 (2.44%) Retail
4 1 (1.22%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.22%) Japanese Language
4 1 (1.22%) Korean Language
4 1 (1.22%) Marketing
4 1 (1.22%) Local Government
4 1 (1.22%) Electronics
4 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.22%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.88%) J2EE
2 3 (3.66%) Application Packaging
2 3 (3.66%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.88%) Open Source
1 4 (4.88%) Enterprise Software
1 4 (4.88%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.66%) PKI
2 3 (3.66%) Clustering
3 2 (2.44%) Replication
3 2 (2.44%) SecurID
4 1 (1.22%) Handset
4 1 (1.22%) DTV
4 1 (1.22%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.22%) iPhone
4 1 (1.22%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.22%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 38 (46.34%) Windows
2 22 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (19.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (15.85%) Linux
4 13 (15.85%) UNIX
5 12 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.66%) Solaris
7 3 (3.66%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.44%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.22%) SUSE
9 1 (1.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.98%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (7.32%) BDD
2 6 (7.32%) CRM
2 6 (7.32%) Migration
3 5 (6.10%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (6.10%) Data Security
3 5 (6.10%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (6.10%) ITIL
4 4 (4.88%) Change Control
4 4 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (3.66%) Asset Management
5 3 (3.66%) Scrum
5 3 (3.66%) Project Management
5 3 (3.66%) Software Deployment
6 2 (2.44%) Network Architecture
6 2 (2.44%) Capacity Management
6 2 (2.44%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.44%) Risk Management
6 2 (2.44%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.76%) SQL
2 7 (8.54%) PowerShell
3 6 (7.32%) Ruby
4 5 (6.10%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.22%) C
6 1 (1.22%) C#
6 1 (1.22%) C++
6 1 (1.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (24.39%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.73%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.88%) MCSE
5 2 (2.44%) BC Cleared
5 2 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.44%) MCITP
6 1 (1.22%) MCTS
6 1 (1.22%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.22%) VCAP
6 1 (1.22%) NCDA
6 1 (1.22%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) PCI DSS
1 3 (3.66%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (31.71%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.41%) XenApp
3 10 (12.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (9.76%) vSphere
5 4 (4.88%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.44%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.22%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (15.85%) YUM
2 11 (13.41%) Puppet
3 6 (7.32%) ZABBIX
3 6 (7.32%) Vagrant
3 6 (7.32%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.88%) SCCM
5 3 (3.66%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.66%) Tivoli
5 3 (3.66%) Nagios
6 2 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.44%) SCOM
6 2 (2.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (2.44%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (2.44%) WSUS
7 1 (1.22%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.22%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 36 (43.90%) VMware
2 26 (31.71%) Microsoft
3 17 (20.73%) Citrix
4 10 (12.20%) HP
4 10 (12.20%) NetApp
5 8 (9.76%) Red Hat
6 6 (7.32%) EMC
6 6 (7.32%) Cisco
6 6 (7.32%) IBM
7 4 (4.88%) Cognos
7 4 (4.88%) Symantec
8 3 (3.66%) Avaya
8 3 (3.66%) Dell
9 2 (2.44%) Acronis
9 2 (2.44%) Open Text
9 2 (2.44%) RightFax
9 2 (2.44%) Oracle
9 2 (2.44%) McAfee
9 2 (2.44%) Sun
9 2 (2.44%) Websense
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