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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Specialist
UK
Rank 532 565 566
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 76 63 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.12% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.13% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 35 14
Median daily rate £425 £394 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.93% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £325 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £484 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £398 £360
% change year-on-year
+6.91% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £30.00 - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 - £25.00

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
43026 49406 49767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.99% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28072 31841 30661
Median daily rate £425 £414 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1547 1650 1932
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.23 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +35 62 £425 +6.58% 13
London +36 25 £450 +18.42% 3
South East +9 18 £431 +7.81% 1
Hampshire +8 15 £425 +6.25% 1
Winchester +3 7 £425 +6.25%
Scotland +26 5 £425 +36.00%
South West +16 5 £350 +20.68% 1
City of London -3 5 £458 -1.08% 1
North West +20 4 £420 -1.17% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £324 -
Edinburgh +25 3 £425 +21.42%
North East - 3 £168 -
Lancashire +11 2 £435 -
Preston 0 2 £435 -
Stockton-on-Tees - 2 £168 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £375 -
Durham - 2 £168 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £410 -
West Sussex - 2 - -
Reading +16 1 £525 -8.69%
Berkshire +14 1 £525 -8.69%
Manchester +11 1 £380 - 1
West Midlands +10 1 £325 - 3
Cambridge +10 1 £305 -21.29%
Cambridgeshire +6 1 £305 -21.29%
East of England +2 1 £305 -32.22%
Bristol +1 1 £275 -15.38%
Wiltshire 0 1 £410 +30.15%
Glasgow -1 1 £425 +54.54%
Devon -2 1 £185 -27.45%

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 72 (44.17%) Windows
2 71 (43.56%) VMware
3 62 (38.04%) Microsoft
4 56 (34.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 54 (33.13%) Linux
6 45 (27.61%) Windows Server
7 42 (25.77%) Active Directory
8 40 (24.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 39 (23.93%) Security Cleared
10 38 (23.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 38 (23.31%) SAN
11 36 (22.09%) Data Centre
12 32 (19.63%) Red Hat
13 31 (19.02%) SC Cleared
14 30 (18.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 30 (18.40%) ITIL
15 29 (17.79%) Cisco
16 27 (16.56%) Finance
17 26 (15.95%) EMC
18 24 (14.72%) Citrix
19 23 (14.11%) vSphere
20 22 (13.50%) HP
20 22 (13.50%) Firewall
21 21 (12.88%) IBM
21 21 (12.88%) DNS
22 20 (12.27%) EMC VNX
23 19 (11.66%) Migration
24 18 (11.04%) NAS
25 17 (10.43%) EMC VMAX
25 17 (10.43%) Converged Infrastructure

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 16 (9.82%) MS Exchange
2 15 (9.20%) WebSphere
3 14 (8.59%) WebSphere Application Server
4 13 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (7.98%) JBoss
5 11 (6.75%) Tomcat
6 10 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (4.91%) IIS
7 8 (4.91%) SharePoint
8 7 (4.29%) Apache Geronimo
8 7 (4.29%) Apache TomEE
9 6 (3.68%) Skype for Business
10 5 (3.07%) Apache
10 5 (3.07%) OpenStack
10 5 (3.07%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (3.07%) WebLogic
11 4 (2.45%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (1.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 2 (1.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (6.13%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.07%) MS Office
3 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.82%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (9.82%) Office 365
2 9 (5.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.29%) IaaS
4 5 (3.07%) Bluemix
4 5 (3.07%) IBM Cloud
5 4 (2.45%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.23%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.23%) AWS OpsWorks
6 2 (1.23%) GitHub
7 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.61%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 38 (23.31%) SAN
2 22 (13.50%) Firewall
3 21 (12.88%) DNS
4 18 (11.04%) NAS
5 17 (10.43%) DHCP
6 13 (7.98%) LAN
6 13 (7.98%) WAN
7 10 (6.13%) TCP/IP
8 9 (5.52%) Internet
9 8 (4.91%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (4.29%) FTP
11 6 (3.68%) NetScaler
11 6 (3.68%) Skype
12 5 (3.07%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (3.07%) VoIP
12 5 (3.07%) VPN
12 5 (3.07%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (2.45%) HTTP
13 4 (2.45%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (2.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.45%) NoSQL
2 4 (2.45%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.45%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (2.45%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (1.84%) DB2
3 3 (1.84%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.23%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.23%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.61%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.61%) Big Data
5 1 (0.61%) HBase
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.61%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 15 (9.20%) Jenkins
2 13 (7.98%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.23%) Bitbucket
3 2 (1.23%) JIRA
4 1 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (16.56%) Finance
2 11 (6.75%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.29%) Banking
4 5 (3.07%) Law
5 4 (2.45%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.23%) Retail
6 2 (1.23%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.61%) Advertising
7 1 (0.61%) Electronics
7 1 (0.61%) Front Office
7 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.61%) Legal
7 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.75%) WebSphere MQ
2 9 (5.52%) IBM Integration Bus
2 9 (5.52%) Middleware
3 3 (1.84%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (1.84%) ISPF
3 3 (1.84%) J2EE
4 2 (1.23%) Web Services
5 1 (0.61%) Matplotlib
5 1 (0.61%) NumPy
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.61%) Pandas
5 1 (0.61%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.61%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 36 (22.09%) Data Centre
2 20 (12.27%) EMC VNX
3 17 (10.43%) EMC VMAX
4 16 (9.82%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 11 (6.75%) Clustering
6 10 (6.13%) Replication
7 7 (4.29%) PKI
8 4 (2.45%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (2.45%) Mainframe
8 4 (2.45%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.45%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.84%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.84%) iSeries
9 3 (1.84%) SWIFT
9 3 (1.84%) Tandem
10 2 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.23%) BYOD
10 2 (1.23%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.23%) User Experience
10 2 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 72 (44.17%) Windows
2 54 (33.13%) Linux
3 45 (27.61%) Windows Server
4 40 (24.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (23.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (18.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (9.82%) Unix
8 13 (7.98%) AIX
8 13 (7.98%) Windows 7
9 11 (6.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (4.29%) Windows 10
11 4 (2.45%) CentOS
11 4 (2.45%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.23%) Debian
12 2 (1.23%) HPUX
12 2 (1.23%) Solaris
13 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.61%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.61%) OS/2
13 1 (0.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.40%) ITIL
2 19 (11.66%) Migration
3 17 (10.43%) Converged Infrastructure
4 13 (7.98%) Service Management
5 10 (6.13%) DevOps
5 10 (6.13%) Incident Management
6 9 (5.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (5.52%) ITIL V3
7 8 (4.91%) Open Source
8 7 (4.29%) Analytics
9 6 (3.68%) ITSM
9 6 (3.68%) Load Balancing
9 6 (3.68%) Problem Management
10 5 (3.07%) Configuration Management
10 5 (3.07%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (3.07%) Service Delivery
11 4 (2.45%) Change Control
11 4 (2.45%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (2.45%) Project Management
11 4 (2.45%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (9.82%) PowerShell
2 13 (7.98%) Bash Shell
2 13 (7.98%) SQL
3 12 (7.36%) Shell Script
4 8 (4.91%) Python
5 6 (3.68%) Java
6 3 (1.84%) JCL
7 2 (1.23%) C
7 2 (1.23%) C++
8 1 (0.61%) R
Qualifications
1 39 (23.93%) Security Cleared
2 31 (19.02%) SC Cleared
3 14 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (6.13%) MCSE
5 9 (5.52%) CCNA
5 9 (5.52%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (4.91%) MCSA
7 6 (3.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (3.07%) MCP
9 4 (2.45%) MCITP
10 3 (1.84%) CCNP
10 3 (1.84%) Degree
11 2 (1.23%) CCDA
11 2 (1.23%) CNA
11 2 (1.23%) CNE
11 2 (1.23%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.23%) Novell Certification
12 1 (0.61%) CCA
12 1 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.84%) SLA
2 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.61%) GAMP
2 1 (0.61%) GxP
2 1 (0.61%) JSP 440
System Software
1 56 (34.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (25.77%) Active Directory
3 23 (14.11%) vSphere
4 13 (7.98%) Hyper-V
4 13 (7.98%) XenApp
5 12 (7.36%) Docker
5 12 (7.36%) VMware ESX
6 10 (6.13%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (4.91%) XenDesktop
8 6 (3.68%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.45%) UAG
10 3 (1.84%) Time Sharing Option
10 3 (1.84%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (1.23%) GlusterFS
11 2 (1.23%) Samba
11 2 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (1.23%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.61%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.61%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 15 (9.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 11 (6.75%) Puppet
2 11 (6.75%) SCCM
3 6 (3.68%) EMC NetWorker
4 5 (3.07%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (3.07%) NetBackup
4 5 (3.07%) Terraform
5 4 (2.45%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (2.45%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (2.45%) SCOM
5 4 (2.45%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.84%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.23%) AppDNA
7 2 (1.23%) EdgeSight
7 2 (1.23%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.23%) Nagios
7 2 (1.23%) Nessus
7 2 (1.23%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.23%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.61%) vMotion
Vendors
1 71 (43.56%) VMware
2 62 (38.04%) Microsoft
3 32 (19.63%) Red Hat
4 29 (17.79%) Cisco
5 26 (15.95%) EMC
6 24 (14.72%) Citrix
7 22 (13.50%) HP
8 21 (12.88%) IBM
9 16 (9.82%) 3PAR
9 16 (9.82%) Oracle
10 11 (6.75%) Brocade
11 6 (3.68%) Juniper
11 6 (3.68%) NetApp
11 6 (3.68%) Symantec
12 4 (2.45%) Atlassian
12 4 (2.45%) CheckPoint
12 4 (2.45%) F5
13 3 (1.84%) SolarWinds
14 2 (1.23%) Novell
14 2 (1.23%) Veeam
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