The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 546 524 429
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -95
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 47 44 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.086% 0.086% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.093% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 30 56
Average daily rate
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£438 £354 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.67% -11.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £295 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £514 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £413
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -17.57%
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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 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
England -23 42 £438 +28.67% 10
London +19 25 £467 +3.77% 4
City of London +21 10 £467 -1.68% 1
South East -18 5 £428 +28.08% 2
Cheshire +6 4 £280 -21.67%
North West -1 4 £280 -17.94%
Yorkshire +8 3 £300 -51.21% 1
West Midlands -13 3 - - 1
Scotland -22 3 £300 -29.41%
Hampshire -22 3 £428 +8.57%
West Yorkshire +7 2 £300 -51.21% 1
Glasgow 0 2 - -
Leeds - 2 £300 - 1
Nottinghamshire +12 1 - - 1
Nottingham +9 1 - - 1
East Midlands -2 1 - - 1
Surrey -3 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £350 - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 44 (47.83%) Windows
2 40 (43.48%) VMware
3 30 (32.61%) Microsoft
3 30 (32.61%) Active Directory
4 26 (28.26%) Security Cleared
5 23 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 21 (22.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (18.48%) Citrix
8 15 (16.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (16.30%) Linux
9 14 (15.22%) MS Exchange
9 14 (15.22%) DNS
10 13 (14.13%) UNIX
10 13 (14.13%) Finance
10 13 (14.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (14.13%) YUM
11 12 (13.04%) XenApp
12 11 (11.96%) Puppet
12 11 (11.96%) HP
13 10 (10.87%) Cisco
13 10 (10.87%) EMC
13 10 (10.87%) NetApp
13 10 (10.87%) vSphere
14 9 (9.78%) Git (software)
14 9 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (9.78%) Jenkins
14 9 (9.78%) Red Hat
14 9 (9.78%) ITIL
14 9 (9.78%) SQL

Infrastructure Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 14 (15.22%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.70%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.52%) Lync
4 5 (5.43%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (4.35%) IIS
5 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.26%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.17%) Apache
8 1 (1.09%) nginx
8 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (4.35%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.22%) DNS
2 7 (7.61%) LAN
2 7 (7.61%) DHCP
3 6 (6.52%) WAN
3 6 (6.52%) Firewall
3 6 (6.52%) SAN
4 5 (5.43%) SSL
4 5 (5.43%) Kerberos
5 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.35%) Wireless
5 4 (4.35%) VoIP
6 2 (2.17%) NAS
6 2 (2.17%) X.500
6 2 (2.17%) SMTP
6 2 (2.17%) LDAP
6 2 (2.17%) Broadband
7 1 (1.09%) PBX
7 1 (1.09%) VPN
7 1 (1.09%) VLAN
7 1 (1.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.26%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.26%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.26%) Big Data
3 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 9 (9.78%) Git (software)
1 9 (9.78%) Jenkins
2 6 (6.52%) RSpec
3 2 (2.17%) Hudson
3 2 (2.17%) Mercurial
General
1 13 (14.13%) Finance
2 5 (5.43%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.17%) Banking
3 2 (2.17%) Retail
4 1 (1.09%) Local Government
4 1 (1.09%) Marketing
4 1 (1.09%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.09%) French Language
4 1 (1.09%) Japanese Language
4 1 (1.09%) Korean Language
4 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.09%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) J2EE
2 3 (3.26%) Middleware
2 3 (3.26%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.35%) Handset
2 4 (4.35%) Open Source
3 3 (3.26%) PKI
3 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.26%) Clustering
4 2 (2.17%) SecurID
4 2 (2.17%) Replication
5 1 (1.09%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.09%) DTV
5 1 (1.09%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.09%) Equities
5 1 (1.09%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.09%) iPhone
5 1 (1.09%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 44 (47.83%) Windows
2 21 (22.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (16.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (16.30%) Linux
4 13 (14.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (14.13%) UNIX
5 5 (5.43%) Windows 7
5 5 (5.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.26%) Solaris
7 2 (2.17%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.09%) SUSE
8 1 (1.09%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (9.78%) ITIL
1 9 (9.78%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (7.61%) Migration
3 6 (6.52%) CRM
3 6 (6.52%) BDD
4 5 (5.43%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (5.43%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (5.43%) Data Security
5 4 (4.35%) Identity Management
5 4 (4.35%) Change Control
5 4 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.26%) Asset Management
6 3 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.26%) Scrum
6 3 (3.26%) Project Management
6 3 (3.26%) Software Deployment
7 2 (2.17%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.17%) Risk Management
7 2 (2.17%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.78%) SQL
2 8 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.52%) Ruby
4 5 (5.43%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.17%) Perl
5 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.17%) C
6 1 (1.09%) C#
6 1 (1.09%) C++
6 1 (1.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 26 (28.26%) Security Cleared
2 23 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.52%) MCSE
3 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (3.26%) Degree
5 2 (2.17%) MCITP
5 2 (2.17%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.09%) MCTS
6 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.09%) NCDA
6 1 (1.09%) NCIE
6 1 (1.09%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) QA
1 3 (3.26%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (32.61%) Active Directory
2 13 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (13.04%) XenApp
4 10 (10.87%) vSphere
5 4 (4.35%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (2.17%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.09%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (1.09%) Xen
7 1 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.09%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (14.13%) YUM
2 11 (11.96%) Puppet
3 6 (6.52%) ZABBIX
3 6 (6.52%) Vagrant
3 6 (6.52%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.35%) SCCM
5 3 (3.26%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (3.26%) Tivoli
5 3 (3.26%) Nagios
5 3 (3.26%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.17%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (2.17%) WSUS
6 2 (2.17%) SCOM
6 2 (2.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.09%) Sysprep
7 1 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.09%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 40 (43.48%) VMware
2 30 (32.61%) Microsoft
3 17 (18.48%) Citrix
4 11 (11.96%) HP
5 10 (10.87%) NetApp
5 10 (10.87%) Cisco
5 10 (10.87%) EMC
6 9 (9.78%) Red Hat
7 6 (6.52%) Symantec
7 6 (6.52%) IBM
8 4 (4.35%) Cognos
9 3 (3.26%) Dell
9 3 (3.26%) Avaya
10 2 (2.17%) Veritas
10 2 (2.17%) Oracle
10 2 (2.17%) Sun
10 2 (2.17%) Open Text
10 2 (2.17%) Websense
10 2 (2.17%) Clearswift
10 2 (2.17%) Acronis
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