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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 541 533 506
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -27
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 71 58 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 39 22
Average daily rate
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£403 £350 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.07% -9.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £513 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £325 £346
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £39.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +74.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £39.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +74.44%

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
52890 48823 51424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.74% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32944 29508 28904
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2089 2090 2526
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -7.65%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -9 68 £425 +21.42% 15
London +23 38 £450 +9.09% 4
South East -14 12 £350 +7.69% 2
City of London +31 11 £450 +12.50% 1
Yorkshire +3 10 £450 +50.00% 1
West Yorkshire - 10 £450 - 1
Leeds - 9 £450 -
Berkshire +16 6 £350 -
North West -13 5 £325 +18.18% 2
Hampshire -13 4 £383 -4.15%
Scotland -11 3 £364 +3.62% 3
East of England -34 2 £407 - 1
Reading - 2 - -
Surrey -7 1 £225 -30.76% 2
West Midlands -14 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £350 - 2
Kent - 1 £285 -
Essex - 1 £463 - 1
Birmingham - 1 - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Colchester - - - - 1
Dunstable - - - -
Gatwick - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 39 (33.91%) VMware
2 38 (33.04%) Windows
3 31 (26.96%) Active Directory
4 30 (26.09%) Microsoft
5 27 (23.48%) Security Cleared
6 25 (21.74%) Linux
7 23 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 19 (16.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (16.52%) Firewall
9 18 (15.65%) MS Exchange
9 18 (15.65%) Citrix
10 17 (14.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (14.78%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (14.78%) YUM
11 16 (13.91%) Puppet
11 16 (13.91%) UNIX
11 16 (13.91%) SQL
11 16 (13.91%) Finance
11 16 (13.91%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (11.30%) NetApp
12 13 (11.30%) Exchange Server 2010
12 13 (11.30%) Jenkins
12 13 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (11.30%) Git (software)
12 13 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
13 12 (10.43%) Cisco
14 11 (9.57%) IBM
14 11 (9.57%) DNS
14 11 (9.57%) Red Hat
14 11 (9.57%) SAN

Infrastructure Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 18 (15.65%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (8.70%) IIS
3 10 (8.70%) Tomcat
4 6 (5.22%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.35%) Apache
6 4 (3.48%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.87%) CMS
8 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.87%) nginx
8 1 (0.87%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (5.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.74%) MS Office
3 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.87%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.52%) Firewall
2 11 (9.57%) DNS
2 11 (9.57%) SAN
3 8 (6.96%) WAN
4 7 (6.09%) LAN
5 4 (3.48%) SSL
5 4 (3.48%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.61%) iSCSI
6 3 (2.61%) VLAN
6 3 (2.61%) DHCP
7 2 (1.74%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.74%) PBX
7 2 (1.74%) VoIP
7 2 (1.74%) LDAP
7 2 (1.74%) Broadband
7 2 (1.74%) Network Security
7 2 (1.74%) Wireless
7 2 (1.74%) X.500
7 2 (1.74%) NAS
7 2 (1.74%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.48%) SQL Server
1 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.61%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.61%) NoSQL
2 3 (2.61%) Big Data
2 3 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.74%) DB2
4 1 (0.87%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (11.30%) Git (software)
1 13 (11.30%) Jenkins
2 10 (8.70%) RSpec
3 3 (2.61%) Hudson
3 3 (2.61%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.87%) MSI
4 1 (0.87%) Maven
4 1 (0.87%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.87%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 16 (13.91%) Finance
2 5 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.61%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.74%) Advertising
4 2 (1.74%) Banking
4 2 (1.74%) Retail
5 1 (0.87%) Marketing
5 1 (0.87%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (0.87%) French Language
5 1 (0.87%) Japanese Language
5 1 (0.87%) Korean Language
5 1 (0.87%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.87%) Electronics
5 1 (0.87%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.87%) Law
5 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.48%) .NET
1 4 (3.48%) J2EE
2 3 (2.61%) Middleware
2 3 (2.61%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.74%) COM
4 1 (0.87%) Web Services
4 1 (0.87%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.87%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.09%) Open Source
3 6 (5.22%) Clustering
4 5 (4.35%) PKI
5 2 (1.74%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.74%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.74%) SecurID
5 2 (1.74%) iSeries
6 1 (0.87%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.87%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.87%) DTV
6 1 (0.87%) Celerra
6 1 (0.87%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 38 (33.04%) Windows
2 25 (21.74%) Linux
3 19 (16.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (14.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (13.91%) UNIX
5 16 (13.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (7.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.48%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.61%) SUSE
8 3 (2.61%) Solaris
9 2 (1.74%) AIX
9 2 (1.74%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.87%) CentOS
10 1 (0.87%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.87%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.87%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (7.83%) Migration
3 9 (7.83%) ITIL
3 9 (7.83%) BDD
4 5 (4.35%) Configuration Management
5 4 (3.48%) CRM
5 4 (3.48%) Scrum
5 4 (3.48%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (3.48%) Load Balancing
5 4 (3.48%) DevOps
6 3 (2.61%) Service Management
7 2 (1.74%) Project Management
7 2 (1.74%) E-Commerce
7 2 (1.74%) Information Security
7 2 (1.74%) Network Design
7 2 (1.74%) Mentoring
7 2 (1.74%) Analytics
7 2 (1.74%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (1.74%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.91%) SQL
2 11 (9.57%) Ruby
3 7 (6.09%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.09%) Shell Script
4 4 (3.48%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.74%) Java
6 1 (0.87%) C#
6 1 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (23.48%) Security Cleared
2 23 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (7.83%) MCSE
5 4 (3.48%) MCTS
5 4 (3.48%) MCITP
6 2 (1.74%) Degree
6 2 (1.74%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.87%) NCDA
7 1 (0.87%) NCIE
7 1 (0.87%) VCAP
7 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.87%) CCNP
7 1 (0.87%) CCNA
7 1 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.74%) QA
2 1 (0.87%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (26.96%) Active Directory
2 17 (14.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (9.57%) XenApp
4 8 (6.96%) vSphere
5 4 (3.48%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.61%) Xen
6 3 (2.61%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.61%) NFS
7 2 (1.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.74%) XenServer
7 2 (1.74%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (0.87%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 17 (14.78%) YUM
2 16 (13.91%) Puppet
3 10 (8.70%) Vagrant
3 10 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (7.83%) ZABBIX
4 9 (7.83%) SCCM
5 6 (5.22%) SCOM
6 4 (3.48%) Nagios
7 3 (2.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (2.61%) WSUS
8 2 (1.74%) Cobbler
8 2 (1.74%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.87%) Sysprep
9 1 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.87%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.87%) Unicenter
9 1 (0.87%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (33.91%) VMware
2 30 (26.09%) Microsoft
3 18 (15.65%) Citrix
4 13 (11.30%) NetApp
5 12 (10.43%) Cisco
6 11 (9.57%) IBM
6 11 (9.57%) Red Hat
7 9 (7.83%) Imperva
7 9 (7.83%) F5
8 7 (6.09%) HP
9 5 (4.35%) Oracle
9 5 (4.35%) EMC
10 3 (2.61%) CommVault
10 3 (2.61%) Juniper
10 3 (2.61%) SAP
10 3 (2.61%) Dell
10 3 (2.61%) Symantec
11 2 (1.74%) McAfee
11 2 (1.74%) Brocade
11 2 (1.74%) Sun
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