The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Infrastructure Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Specialist
UK
Rank 504 565 550
Rank change year-on-year
+61 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 78 62 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 36 27
Median daily rate £425 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £481 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £360
% change year-on-year
+5.62% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £30.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 - £32.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
41727 48141 48107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.74% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 27140 30642 30268
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1485 1738 1911
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

Infrastructure Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Infrastructure Specialist in the job title.

Infrastructure Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

Infrastructure Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017.

Infrastructure Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Infrastructure Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Infrastructure Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 21 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 62 £425 +5.26% 10
South East +28 33 £415 +1.84%
Hampshire +21 23 £425 +5.26%
London +10 16 £425 - 2
Winchester +9 14 £425 +6.25%
Scotland +32 6 £425 +21.42%
South West +16 5 £470 +84.31% 1
Surrey +15 5 £340 -24.44%
City of London -10 4 £425 -8.10%
Edinburgh +23 3 £425 +21.42%
Yorkshire +19 3 £273 -28.28% 3
Wiltshire +7 3 £500 +96.07%
Glasgow +7 3 £363 -
North West +21 2 £435 +14.47%
Swindon +9 2 £500 +96.07%
Lancashire +2 2 £435 +39.20%
Cobham +1 2 £338 -20.58%
Preston -2 2 £435 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £375 -
West Sussex - 2 - -
North East - 2 £165 -
West Yorkshire +26 1 - - 3
Berkshire +16 1 - -
Devon +12 1 £185 -27.45%
Exeter -3 1 £185 -27.45%
South Yorkshire -6 1 £273 -28.28%
Northumberland - 1 - -
Corsham - 1 £410 -
Cramlington - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 £470 -

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, Infrastructure Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Infrastructure Specialist in the job title.

1 79 (46.20%) VMware
2 70 (40.94%) Windows
3 63 (36.84%) Microsoft
4 54 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 52 (30.41%) Linux
6 47 (27.49%) Active Directory
7 46 (26.90%) Data Centre
8 42 (24.56%) Windows Server
9 39 (22.81%) Security Cleared
10 36 (21.05%) SAN
11 35 (20.47%) Windows Server 2008
12 34 (19.88%) ITIL
12 34 (19.88%) Windows Server 2012
13 33 (19.30%) Cisco
13 33 (19.30%) Red Hat
13 33 (19.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 31 (18.13%) SC Cleared
15 29 (16.96%) Finance
16 27 (15.79%) EMC
17 25 (14.62%) Citrix
18 23 (13.45%) vSphere
19 22 (12.87%) DNS
19 22 (12.87%) Firewall
20 21 (12.28%) HP
20 21 (12.28%) EMC VNX
21 20 (11.70%) IBM
22 19 (11.11%) Oracle
23 18 (10.53%) Migration
23 18 (10.53%) NAS
24 17 (9.94%) EMC VMAX

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 15 (8.77%) MS Exchange
1 15 (8.77%) WebSphere
2 14 (8.19%) WebSphere Application Server
3 12 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (7.02%) JBoss
4 10 (5.85%) SharePoint
4 10 (5.85%) Tomcat
5 9 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (4.09%) Apache Geronimo
6 7 (4.09%) Apache TomEE
6 7 (4.09%) IIS
6 7 (4.09%) Skype for Business
7 5 (2.92%) Apache
7 5 (2.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (2.92%) WebLogic
8 4 (2.34%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (2.34%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.75%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (1.75%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 14 (8.19%) MS Excel
2 5 (2.92%) MS Office
3 2 (1.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.34%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.19%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (8.19%) Office 365
2 11 (6.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.51%) IaaS
4 3 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.17%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.17%) GitHub
6 1 (0.58%) AWS OpsWorks
6 1 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.58%) Bluemix
6 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.58%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.58%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 36 (21.05%) SAN
2 22 (12.87%) DNS
2 22 (12.87%) Firewall
3 18 (10.53%) NAS
4 17 (9.94%) DHCP
5 13 (7.60%) LAN
5 13 (7.60%) WAN
6 9 (5.26%) TCP/IP
7 7 (4.09%) FTP
7 7 (4.09%) Internet
7 7 (4.09%) Skype
7 7 (4.09%) VoIP
8 5 (2.92%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (2.92%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (2.92%) NetScaler
8 5 (2.92%) VPN
8 5 (2.92%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (2.34%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (2.34%) SSL
10 3 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.94%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.09%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.51%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.92%) DB2
4 5 (2.92%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.34%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (1.75%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.17%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.58%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.58%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.58%) Big Data
8 1 (0.58%) HBase
8 1 (0.58%) MySQL
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (0.58%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 14 (8.19%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.68%) Git (software)
3 6 (3.51%) JIRA
4 2 (1.17%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.58%) FishEye
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (16.96%) Finance
2 10 (5.85%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.51%) Banking
4 4 (2.34%) Retail
5 3 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.17%) Law
6 2 (1.17%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.58%) Advertising
7 1 (0.58%) Front Office
7 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.60%) WebSphere MQ
2 9 (5.26%) IBM Integration Bus
2 9 (5.26%) Middleware
3 3 (1.75%) ActiveMQ
3 3 (1.75%) ELK Stack
3 3 (1.75%) J2EE
3 3 (1.75%) Web Services
4 2 (1.17%) ISPF
5 1 (0.58%) Matplotlib
5 1 (0.58%) NumPy
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.58%) Pandas
5 1 (0.58%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.58%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.58%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 46 (26.90%) Data Centre
2 21 (12.28%) EMC VNX
3 17 (9.94%) EMC VMAX
4 16 (9.36%) VCE vBlock
5 13 (7.60%) Replication
6 8 (4.68%) Clustering
7 6 (3.51%) PKI
7 6 (3.51%) Private Cloud
8 4 (2.34%) Mainframe
8 4 (2.34%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.75%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.75%) Enterprise Cloud
9 3 (1.75%) SWIFT
9 3 (1.75%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.17%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.17%) BYOD
10 2 (1.17%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.17%) iSeries
10 2 (1.17%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 70 (40.94%) Windows
2 52 (30.41%) Linux
3 42 (24.56%) Windows Server
4 35 (20.47%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (19.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (19.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (9.94%) Unix
8 14 (8.19%) AIX
9 13 (7.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (7.02%) Windows 7
11 5 (2.92%) Windows 10
12 4 (2.34%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.75%) Solaris
14 2 (1.17%) Debian
14 2 (1.17%) HPUX
15 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.58%) OS/2
15 1 (0.58%) SUSE
15 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.58%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (19.88%) ITIL
2 18 (10.53%) Migration
3 15 (8.77%) Converged Infrastructure
4 14 (8.19%) DevOps
5 13 (7.60%) Service Management
6 8 (4.68%) Continuous Improvement
6 8 (4.68%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (4.68%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (4.68%) ITIL V3
6 8 (4.68%) Open Source
7 7 (4.09%) Analytics
7 7 (4.09%) Incident Management
8 6 (3.51%) ITSM
9 5 (2.92%) Configuration Management
9 5 (2.92%) Load Balancing
9 5 (2.92%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (2.92%) SOA
10 4 (2.34%) Change Control
10 4 (2.34%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (2.34%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.36%) PowerShell
1 16 (9.36%) SQL
2 12 (7.02%) Bash Shell
2 12 (7.02%) Shell Script
3 8 (4.68%) Python
4 6 (3.51%) Java
5 2 (1.17%) C
5 2 (1.17%) C++
5 2 (1.17%) JCL
6 1 (0.58%) PHP
6 1 (0.58%) R
Qualifications
1 39 (22.81%) Security Cleared
2 31 (18.13%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (5.85%) CCNA
4 10 (5.85%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (4.68%) Degree
5 8 (4.68%) MCSE
6 7 (4.09%) MCSA
7 5 (2.92%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.34%) CCNP
8 4 (2.34%) MCP
9 3 (1.75%) MCITP
10 2 (1.17%) CCDA
10 2 (1.17%) CNA
10 2 (1.17%) CNE
10 2 (1.17%) Novell Certification
11 1 (0.58%) CCA
11 1 (0.58%) CCIE
11 1 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.09%) SLA
2 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 54 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (27.49%) Active Directory
3 23 (13.45%) vSphere
4 16 (9.36%) Hyper-V
5 12 (7.02%) XenApp
6 11 (6.43%) Docker
7 10 (5.85%) VMware ESX
7 10 (5.85%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (4.68%) XenDesktop
9 6 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.75%) UAG
10 3 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (1.17%) GlusterFS
11 2 (1.17%) Samba
11 2 (1.17%) Time Sharing Option
11 2 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.58%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.58%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.58%) VMware GSX
12 1 (0.58%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (9.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 15 (8.77%) Puppet
3 11 (6.43%) SCCM
4 8 (4.68%) ZABBIX
5 6 (3.51%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (2.92%) Tivoli
7 4 (2.34%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (2.34%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (1.75%) Ambari
8 3 (1.75%) Ansible
8 3 (1.75%) SCOM
8 3 (1.75%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (1.17%) AppDNA
9 2 (1.17%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.17%) EdgeSight
9 2 (1.17%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (1.17%) Nagios
9 2 (1.17%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (1.17%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 79 (46.20%) VMware
2 63 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 33 (19.30%) Cisco
3 33 (19.30%) Red Hat
4 27 (15.79%) EMC
5 25 (14.62%) Citrix
6 21 (12.28%) HP
7 20 (11.70%) IBM
8 19 (11.11%) Oracle
9 12 (7.02%) 3PAR
10 7 (4.09%) Juniper
11 6 (3.51%) Brocade
11 6 (3.51%) NetApp
12 5 (2.92%) Atlassian
12 5 (2.92%) CheckPoint
12 5 (2.92%) F5
13 3 (1.75%) CommVault
13 3 (1.75%) Remedy
13 3 (1.75%) SolarWinds
14 2 (1.17%) Novell
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