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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 562 544 528
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 61 49 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.096% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.10% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 17 31
Average daily rate £394 £425 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.35% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £246 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £510 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £394 £360 £385
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -6.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -41.17%

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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 +16 58 £399 -6.17% 10
South East +27 25 £400 -11.11% 1
Hampshire +26 15 £400 -5.88%
London -19 13 £403 -18.17%
North West -4 7 £380 -
Winchester - 7 £400 -
City of London +50 5 £463 +15.62%
East Midlands - 5 £250 - 1
East of England - 4 £450 - 1
Berkshire - 4 - -
Reading - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire +14 3 £400 -15.78%
Milton Keynes +6 3 £400 -15.78%
South West 0 3 £255 -51.42% 5
Scotland 0 3 £313 -
Surrey - 3 £390 - 1
Lancashire - 3 £313 -
Basingstoke - 3 £413 -
Swindon +1 2 £255 -51.42% 5
Wiltshire -1 2 £255 -51.42% 5
Cheshire -3 2 £513 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £380 -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Cobham - 2 £383 -
Lancaster - 2 £313 -
Norfolk - 2 £450 -
Glasgow - 2 £275 -
Edinburgh -7 1 £350 -
Essex - 1 £240 -

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 64 (46.72%) Windows
2 48 (35.04%) Microsoft
3 45 (32.85%) VMware
4 40 (29.20%) Windows Server
5 39 (28.47%) Active Directory
6 32 (23.36%) Finance
7 31 (22.63%) Data Centre
8 29 (21.17%) VMware Infrastructure
9 28 (20.44%) Linux
10 27 (19.71%) Firewall
11 24 (17.52%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (15.33%) ITIL
13 20 (14.60%) Cisco
13 20 (14.60%) SAN
13 20 (14.60%) Migration
14 19 (13.87%) MS Exchange
14 19 (13.87%) DNS
14 19 (13.87%) SQL Server
14 19 (13.87%) Security Cleared
14 19 (13.87%) vSphere
15 18 (13.14%) MS Excel
16 17 (12.41%) IIS
16 17 (12.41%) SQL
16 17 (12.41%) Citrix
16 17 (12.41%) PowerShell
17 16 (11.68%) SC Cleared
18 15 (10.95%) Windows Server 2012
18 15 (10.95%) IBM
18 15 (10.95%) SSL
19 14 (10.22%) Unix

Infrastructure Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 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 19 (13.87%) MS Exchange
2 17 (12.41%) IIS
3 9 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (5.84%) WebSphere
5 6 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.92%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.92%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (2.92%) WebSphere Process Server
7 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.19%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.46%) Apache
9 1 (0.73%) CICS
Applications
1 18 (13.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.65%) MS Office
3 2 (1.46%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.22%) Office 365
2 10 (7.30%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (6.57%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.46%) IaaS
5 1 (0.73%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.73%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.73%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.73%) PaaS
5 1 (0.73%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (19.71%) Firewall
2 20 (14.60%) SAN
3 19 (13.87%) DNS
4 15 (10.95%) SSL
5 13 (9.49%) NetScaler
6 10 (7.30%) DHCP
6 10 (7.30%) Internet
6 10 (7.30%) NAS
6 10 (7.30%) Wireless
7 8 (5.84%) FTP
7 8 (5.84%) Reverse Proxy
7 8 (5.84%) TCP/IP
7 8 (5.84%) VPN
8 6 (4.38%) WAN
9 5 (3.65%) LAN
9 5 (3.65%) VoIP
10 2 (1.46%) HTTP
10 2 (1.46%) IPv4
10 2 (1.46%) IPv6
10 2 (1.46%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (13.87%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.19%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.46%) DataStage
4 2 (1.46%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.73%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.73%) Informix
5 1 (0.73%) MySQL
5 1 (0.73%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.73%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.46%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.46%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.73%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.73%) Maven
General
1 32 (23.36%) Finance
2 10 (7.30%) Banking
3 7 (5.11%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.19%) Legal
5 2 (1.46%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.46%) Retail
6 1 (0.73%) Back Office
6 1 (0.73%) Games
6 1 (0.73%) Local Government
6 1 (0.73%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.73%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.65%) Middleware
2 3 (2.19%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (2.19%) JSON
2 3 (2.19%) Web Services
2 3 (2.19%) XML
2 3 (2.19%) XML Messaging
3 2 (1.46%) AppFabric
3 2 (1.46%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (1.46%) LAMP
3 2 (1.46%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.73%) .NET
4 1 (0.73%) ISPF
4 1 (0.73%) XMPP
4 1 (0.73%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 31 (22.63%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.57%) Mainframe
3 8 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.11%) EMC VNX
5 5 (3.65%) EMC VMAX
5 5 (3.65%) VCE vBlock
6 3 (2.19%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.19%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.46%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.46%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.46%) Statistics
7 2 (1.46%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.73%) AS400
8 1 (0.73%) Chemistry
8 1 (0.73%) Clustering
8 1 (0.73%) CMDB
8 1 (0.73%) Online Games
8 1 (0.73%) Physics
8 1 (0.73%) Tandem
8 1 (0.73%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 64 (46.72%) Windows
2 40 (29.20%) Windows Server
3 28 (20.44%) Linux
4 24 (17.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (10.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (10.22%) Unix
7 13 (9.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (8.76%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (8.03%) AIX
10 4 (2.92%) CentOS
10 4 (2.92%) Windows 7
11 3 (2.19%) Solaris
11 3 (2.19%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.46%) HPUX
13 1 (0.73%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.73%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.73%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (15.33%) ITIL
2 20 (14.60%) Migration
3 8 (5.84%) Data Analysis
3 8 (5.84%) ITIL V3
3 8 (5.84%) Service Management
4 7 (5.11%) Data Protection
4 7 (5.11%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (4.38%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (4.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (4.38%) High Availability
5 6 (4.38%) Load Balancing
6 5 (3.65%) Configuration Management
6 5 (3.65%) Converged Infrastructure
6 5 (3.65%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (3.65%) E-business
6 5 (3.65%) Incident Management
6 5 (3.65%) Project Management
7 4 (2.92%) Capacity Management
7 4 (2.92%) Process Improvement
7 4 (2.92%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 17 (12.41%) PowerShell
1 17 (12.41%) SQL
2 3 (2.19%) Perl
3 2 (1.46%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.46%) Java
3 2 (1.46%) VBScript
4 1 (0.73%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.73%) JCL
4 1 (0.73%) PHP
4 1 (0.73%) Ruby
4 1 (0.73%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (13.87%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.68%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.92%) MCSE
3 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (2.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.46%) Degree
5 1 (0.73%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.73%) CCDP
5 1 (0.73%) CCNA
5 1 (0.73%) CCNP
5 1 (0.73%) CISSP
5 1 (0.73%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.73%) GCED
5 1 (0.73%) GCIA
5 1 (0.73%) GCIH
5 1 (0.73%) GIAC
5 1 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.73%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.19%) ISO15022
1 3 (2.19%) ISO20022
2 2 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.46%) QA
2 2 (1.46%) SLA
3 1 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.73%) ISO27002
3 1 (0.73%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 39 (28.47%) Active Directory
2 29 (21.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (13.87%) vSphere
4 8 (5.84%) UAG
5 7 (5.11%) VMware ESX
6 6 (4.38%) Hyper-V
6 6 (4.38%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (4.38%) XenApp
7 5 (3.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (3.65%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.46%) XenServer
10 1 (0.73%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.73%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.73%) Docker
10 1 (0.73%) NFS
10 1 (0.73%) RACF
10 1 (0.73%) Time Sharing Option
10 1 (0.73%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (8.03%) SCOM
2 10 (7.30%) SCCM
3 6 (4.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 5 (3.65%) Puppet
4 5 (3.65%) SCVMM
5 4 (2.92%) Tivoli
6 3 (2.19%) CA Single Sign-On
6 3 (2.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 3 (2.19%) vMotion
7 2 (1.46%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.46%) Netcool
7 2 (1.46%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.46%) SCSM
8 1 (0.73%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.73%) Nagios
8 1 (0.73%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.73%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (0.73%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.73%) WMI
Vendors
1 48 (35.04%) Microsoft
2 45 (32.85%) VMware
3 20 (14.60%) Cisco
4 17 (12.41%) Citrix
5 15 (10.95%) IBM
6 12 (8.76%) HP
6 12 (8.76%) Red Hat
7 11 (8.03%) EMC
8 9 (6.57%) NetApp
9 7 (5.11%) Oracle
10 6 (4.38%) CA
11 3 (2.19%) Forcepoint
11 3 (2.19%) Tripwire
12 2 (1.46%) Juniper
12 2 (1.46%) Murex
12 2 (1.46%) SAP
12 2 (1.46%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.46%) Sun
12 2 (1.46%) Symantec
12 2 (1.46%) Talend
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