The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Specialist role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 571 578 574
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 69 57 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.10% 0.095%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.11% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 32 35
Average daily rate £405 £343 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.24% -8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £228 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £524 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £397 £340 £354
% change year-on-year
+16.76% -3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £18.00

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
53034 52811 51540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.93% 94.73% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34546 32021 31371
Average daily rate £425 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1532 2104 2098
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Infrastructure Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 29 April 2016.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England -10 64 £396 +15.47% 7
South East +1 22 £388 +55.00% 2
London -26 18 £465 +33.81% 3
North West -6 9 £417 +26.05%
Hampshire - 9 £400 - 1
South West +7 8 £360 -31.42% 1
Cheshire -1 6 £424 +88.22%
Berkshire +12 5 £575 +100.00%
Scotland -17 5 £500 +17.64%
Reading - 5 £575 -
Winchester - 5 £400 -
Surrey -12 4 £388 +55.00%
Oxfordshire +9 3 £225 - 1
Wiltshire 0 3 £475 -9.52% 1
West Midlands -13 3 £357 -7.86%
Warwickshire - 3 £357 -
Bristol - 3 £345 -
Knutsford - 3 £425 -
Warrington - 3 £422 -
City of London +37 2 £488 +50.00% 2
East of England +10 2 £388 -3.12%
Glasgow +5 2 £500 +17.64%
Preston -2 2 £410 -2.95%
Lancashire -4 2 £410 -2.95%
Gloucestershire - 2 £272 -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Oxford - 2 £225 -
Erskine - 2 £500 -
Cobham - 2 £389 -
Warwick - 2 £318 -

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 59 (45.38%) Windows
2 51 (39.23%) Microsoft
3 46 (35.38%) VMware
4 37 (28.46%) Active Directory
5 32 (24.62%) Firewall
5 32 (24.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 31 (23.85%) Windows Server
7 29 (22.31%) ITIL
8 27 (20.77%) Data Centre
9 24 (18.46%) SAN
9 24 (18.46%) Security Cleared
10 23 (17.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 23 (17.69%) Finance
10 23 (17.69%) DNS
10 23 (17.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (15.38%) Cisco
11 20 (15.38%) Linux
12 19 (14.62%) Unix
13 18 (13.85%) vSphere
14 17 (13.08%) AIX
14 17 (13.08%) MS Excel
15 16 (12.31%) SC Cleared
16 15 (11.54%) MS Exchange
16 15 (11.54%) IIS
16 15 (11.54%) NetScaler
17 14 (10.77%) SSL
17 14 (10.77%) Red Hat
17 14 (10.77%) Windows Server 2003
17 14 (10.77%) PowerShell
18 13 (10.00%) EMC

Infrastructure Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 15 (11.54%) IIS
1 15 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (6.15%) WebSphere
3 5 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.08%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.08%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.54%) Apache
5 2 (1.54%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.54%) JBoss
5 2 (1.54%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.54%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.77%) Liferay
6 1 (0.77%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.77%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 17 (13.08%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.62%) MS Office
3 2 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.54%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.77%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.62%) Office 365
2 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.31%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.54%) PaaS
5 1 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.77%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (24.62%) Firewall
2 24 (18.46%) SAN
3 23 (17.69%) DNS
4 15 (11.54%) NetScaler
5 14 (10.77%) SSL
6 12 (9.23%) Internet
7 11 (8.46%) DHCP
7 11 (8.46%) NAS
8 10 (7.69%) FTP
8 10 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
9 9 (6.92%) WAN
10 7 (5.38%) LAN
10 7 (5.38%) TCP/IP
11 6 (4.62%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (4.62%) VPN
11 6 (4.62%) Wireless
12 4 (3.08%) NetScreen
13 3 (2.31%) VLAN
14 2 (1.54%) HTTP
14 2 (1.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.08%) DB2
3 3 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.54%) DataStage
4 2 (1.54%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.77%) Informix
5 1 (0.77%) MySQL
5 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.08%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.54%) Maven
3 2 (1.54%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.77%) JIRA
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle APEX
General
1 23 (17.69%) Finance
2 9 (6.92%) Banking
3 5 (3.85%) Retail
4 4 (3.08%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.54%) Legal
6 1 (0.77%) Advertising
6 1 (0.77%) Back Office
6 1 (0.77%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.62%) Middleware
2 3 (2.31%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (2.31%) LAMP
2 3 (2.31%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (2.31%) XML
2 3 (2.31%) XML Messaging
3 2 (1.54%) AppFabric
3 2 (1.54%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.77%) .NET
4 1 (0.77%) JMS
4 1 (0.77%) JSON
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle ADF
4 1 (0.77%) Web Services
4 1 (0.77%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.77%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.92%) EMC VNX
3 8 (6.15%) EMC VMAX
4 7 (5.38%) VCE vBlock
5 4 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.08%) iSeries
5 4 (3.08%) PKI
6 3 (2.31%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.54%) Clustering
7 2 (1.54%) DataPower
7 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.54%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.54%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.77%) AS400
8 1 (0.77%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.77%) Chemistry
8 1 (0.77%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.77%) EPoS
8 1 (0.77%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 59 (45.38%) Windows
2 31 (23.85%) Windows Server
3 23 (17.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (17.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (15.38%) Linux
5 19 (14.62%) Unix
6 17 (13.08%) AIX
7 14 (10.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (8.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (4.62%) Windows 7
10 4 (3.08%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.31%) Solaris
11 3 (2.31%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.54%) HPUX
13 1 (0.77%) CentOS
13 1 (0.77%) Debian
13 1 (0.77%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (22.31%) ITIL
2 12 (9.23%) Migration
3 11 (8.46%) ITIL V3
4 10 (7.69%) Data Analysis
5 9 (6.92%) DevOps
6 8 (6.15%) Service Management
7 7 (5.38%) Converged Infrastructure
8 6 (4.62%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (3.85%) Change Management
9 5 (3.85%) Configuration Management
9 5 (3.85%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.85%) Load Balancing
10 4 (3.08%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (3.08%) High Availability
10 4 (3.08%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.08%) Service Delivery
11 3 (2.31%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (2.31%) Open Source
11 3 (2.31%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (2.31%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 14 (10.77%) PowerShell
2 12 (9.23%) SQL
3 3 (2.31%) Java
4 2 (1.54%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.54%) Perl
4 2 (1.54%) VBScript
5 1 (0.77%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.77%) PHP
5 1 (0.77%) Python
5 1 (0.77%) Ruby
5 1 (0.77%) VB
5 1 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 24 (18.46%) Security Cleared
2 16 (12.31%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.85%) CCNA
4 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.31%) BC Cleared
5 3 (2.31%) Degree
6 2 (1.54%) CISSP
6 2 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.54%) MCSE
7 1 (0.77%) CCDP
7 1 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.77%) MCSA
7 1 (0.77%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.31%) ISO15022
1 3 (2.31%) ISO20022
2 2 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.54%) SLA
3 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.77%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 37 (28.46%) Active Directory
2 32 (24.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (13.85%) vSphere
4 13 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 10 (7.69%) UAG
6 8 (6.15%) VMware ESX
7 7 (5.38%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (3.08%) XenApp
9 3 (2.31%) XenServer
10 2 (1.54%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.77%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.77%) Docker
11 1 (0.77%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.77%) NFS
11 1 (0.77%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.77%) Postfix
11 1 (0.77%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.77%) vCloud
11 1 (0.77%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (7.69%) Puppet
2 9 (6.92%) SCCM
3 8 (6.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (5.38%) SCOM
5 3 (2.31%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.31%) vMotion
6 2 (1.54%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.54%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (1.54%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.77%) Ansible
7 1 (0.77%) cPanel
7 1 (0.77%) Nagios
7 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.77%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.77%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.77%) WMI
Vendors
1 51 (39.23%) Microsoft
2 46 (35.38%) VMware
3 20 (15.38%) Cisco
4 14 (10.77%) Red Hat
5 13 (10.00%) EMC
6 12 (9.23%) IBM
7 9 (6.92%) NetApp
8 7 (5.38%) Citrix
9 6 (4.62%) Juniper
9 6 (4.62%) Oracle
10 4 (3.08%) HP
10 4 (3.08%) Palo Alto
11 3 (2.31%) Apple
11 3 (2.31%) CA
11 3 (2.31%) Symantec
12 2 (1.54%) Intel Security
12 2 (1.54%) Remedy
12 2 (1.54%) SAP
12 2 (1.54%) Sun
12 2 (1.54%) Talend
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