The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 527 519 481
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -38
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 62 40 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.085% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.091% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 31
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£450 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £320 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £386 £425
% change year-on-year
+10.03% -9.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.98% +48.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £33.50 £18.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £33.50 £144.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £33.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-2.98% +48.88%
Infrastructure Specialist
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46272 43750 42038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.73% 92.64% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 29935 26900 24214
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1900 1926 2472
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Infrastructure Specialist Hourly Rate Histogram 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 19 December 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 +35 38 £450 +5.90% 2
Yorkshire +4 16 £450 +14.28%
South East -19 7 £425 +30.76% 3
North West -18 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
South West - - - - 7
West Midlands - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Infrastructure Specialist
UK

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 41 (34.17%) Windows
2 39 (32.50%) VMware
3 36 (30.00%) Linux
4 28 (23.33%) Microsoft
4 28 (23.33%) Active Directory
5 25 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (19.17%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (18.33%) Security Cleared
8 20 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (16.67%) Puppet
8 20 (16.67%) Firewall
9 19 (15.83%) SAN
9 19 (15.83%) Citrix
9 19 (15.83%) MS Exchange
10 18 (15.00%) Red Hat
11 16 (13.33%) F5
12 15 (12.50%) SC Cleared
12 15 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 14 (11.67%) DNS
13 14 (11.67%) SQL
13 14 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (10.83%) Imperva
14 13 (10.83%) ITIL
14 13 (10.83%) NetApp
15 12 (10.00%) Finance
15 12 (10.00%) UNIX
15 12 (10.00%) Tomcat
15 12 (10.00%) WAN
16 11 (9.17%) vSphere
16 11 (9.17%) LAN

Infrastructure Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 19 (15.83%) MS Exchange
2 14 (11.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (10.00%) Tomcat
4 9 (7.50%) IIS
5 7 (5.83%) WebSphere
5 7 (5.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (5.00%) Apache
7 5 (4.17%) WebLogic
8 4 (3.33%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.67%) FileNet
9 2 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.83%) nginx
10 1 (0.83%) Node.js
10 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.83%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (5.83%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.00%) MS Office
3 2 (1.67%) SPSS
4 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.83%) Office 365
1 1 (0.83%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.67%) Firewall
2 19 (15.83%) SAN
3 14 (11.67%) DNS
4 12 (10.00%) WAN
5 11 (9.17%) LAN
5 11 (9.17%) DHCP
6 9 (7.50%) iSCSI
7 7 (5.83%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (4.17%) VPN
8 5 (4.17%) SSL
8 5 (4.17%) Ethernet
8 5 (4.17%) FTP
8 5 (4.17%) SMTP
9 4 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 4 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 4 (3.33%) RTSP
9 4 (3.33%) VLAN
10 3 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (2.50%) BIG-IP
10 3 (2.50%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.67%) DB2
2 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.83%) Redis
3 1 (0.83%) MySQL
3 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (6.67%) Git (software)
1 8 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.17%) RSpec
2 5 (4.17%) MSI
3 2 (1.67%) Maven
4 1 (0.83%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.83%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.83%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.83%) Hudson
General
1 12 (10.00%) Finance
2 5 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.33%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.67%) Banking
4 2 (1.67%) Retail
4 2 (1.67%) Advertising
5 1 (0.83%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (0.83%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.83%) Korean Language
5 1 (0.83%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.83%) Marketing
5 1 (0.83%) Electronics
5 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.83%) Law
5 1 (0.83%) Legal
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (9.17%) Middleware
2 5 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (2.50%) .NET
4 2 (1.67%) J2EE
4 2 (1.67%) MCollective
5 1 (0.83%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.83%) Application Packaging
5 1 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.83%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.00%) Open Source
3 5 (4.17%) Clustering
4 4 (3.33%) PDA
5 3 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.50%) PKI
6 2 (1.67%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.67%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.67%) iSeries
7 1 (0.83%) Celerra
7 1 (0.83%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.83%) Replication
7 1 (0.83%) Equities
7 1 (0.83%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.83%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 41 (34.17%) Windows
2 36 (30.00%) Linux
3 25 (20.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (10.00%) UNIX
7 8 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.50%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.50%) CentOS
8 3 (2.50%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.50%) SUSE
9 2 (1.67%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.67%) AIX
10 1 (0.83%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.83%) Solaris
10 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (10.83%) ITIL
2 9 (7.50%) DevOps
3 8 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (5.83%) Migration
5 6 (5.00%) Scrum
6 5 (4.17%) E-Commerce
6 5 (4.17%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.33%) CRM
7 4 (3.33%) Analytics
7 4 (3.33%) BDD
8 3 (2.50%) Software Deployment
8 3 (2.50%) Service Management
8 3 (2.50%) Service Delivery
9 2 (1.67%) Build Automation
9 2 (1.67%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (1.67%) Project Management
9 2 (1.67%) Information Security
9 2 (1.67%) Capacity Management
9 2 (1.67%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.67%) SQL
2 7 (5.83%) Ruby
3 6 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.17%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.33%) C
6 3 (2.50%) Java
6 3 (2.50%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.83%) C#
7 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (18.33%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.00%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.17%) MCSE
5 4 (3.33%) CCNP
5 4 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.50%) BC Cleared
6 3 (2.50%) CCSE
7 2 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.67%) MCP
8 1 (0.83%) Degree
8 1 (0.83%) MCITP
8 1 (0.83%) MCTS
8 1 (0.83%) CCNA
8 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.83%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.67%) SLA
1 2 (1.67%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 23 (19.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (9.17%) vSphere
4 7 (5.83%) XenApp
4 7 (5.83%) VMware ESX
5 6 (5.00%) XenServer
5 6 (5.00%) Hyper-V
6 5 (4.17%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.33%) NFS
7 4 (3.33%) Xen
8 2 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.83%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.83%) Samba
Systems Management
1 20 (16.67%) Puppet
2 9 (7.50%) SCCM
2 9 (7.50%) yum
3 7 (5.83%) Nagios
4 6 (5.00%) SCOM
5 5 (4.17%) Vagrant
5 5 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (3.33%) ZABBIX
7 3 (2.50%) WSUS
7 3 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.67%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.67%) Cobbler
9 1 (0.83%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.83%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.83%) Unicenter
9 1 (0.83%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 39 (32.50%) VMware
2 28 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 19 (15.83%) Citrix
4 18 (15.00%) Red Hat
5 16 (13.33%) F5
6 13 (10.83%) Imperva
6 13 (10.83%) NetApp
7 11 (9.17%) Cisco
8 10 (8.33%) HP
8 10 (8.33%) Oracle
9 9 (7.50%) IBM
10 5 (4.17%) EMC
10 5 (4.17%) CheckPoint
11 4 (3.33%) Dell
12 3 (2.50%) Atlassian
12 3 (2.50%) Blue Coat
12 3 (2.50%) Infoblox
12 3 (2.50%) Sun
12 3 (2.50%) SAP
12 3 (2.50%) Symantec
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