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 3 August 2015 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 567 568 529
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -39
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 61 46 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.084% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.091% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 30 35
Average daily rate
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£350 £438 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £289 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £514 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £334
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £38.75

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
52643 50594 47358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.45% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 33418 30646 27757
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1998 2130
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.78 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.34% -5.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015. 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 +1 52 £350 -20.00% 7
South East +7 29 £389 -0.06% 1
Hampshire +14 20 £357 -16.49% 1
Winchester - 20 £357 - 1
London -30 10 £350 -25.05% 2
Scotland +2 8 £425 +41.66%
Buckinghamshire - 6 £420 -
Yorkshire -19 5 £350 +16.66% 1
Milton Keynes - 5 £420 -
West Yorkshire -21 4 £350 +16.66% 1
York - 4 £350 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £350 -
Edinburgh - 4 £369 -
City of London -20 3 £350 -25.69%
Leeds -23 3 £350 +16.66%
Mayfair - 3 £320 -
Harrogate - 3 £350 -
South West - 3 £288 -
West Midlands +4 2 £250 - 2
Glasgow +1 2 - -
North West -20 2 - - 1
East of England - 2 £375 -
Dundee - 2 £450 -
Kent - 2 £338 -
Devon - 1 £150 -
Wiltshire - 1 £425 -
West Wales - 1 £475 -
Birmingham - 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - 1 £250 -
Wigan - 1 - -

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 56 (55.45%) Windows
2 42 (41.58%) VMware
3 35 (34.65%) Linux
4 28 (27.72%) VMware Infrastructure
5 26 (25.74%) Microsoft
6 25 (24.75%) Firewall
7 22 (21.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (19.80%) Finance
8 20 (19.80%) Active Directory
9 19 (18.81%) SAN
10 17 (16.83%) SQL
10 17 (16.83%) PowerShell
11 16 (15.84%) Red Hat
11 16 (15.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (14.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (14.85%) SCCM
13 14 (13.86%) MS Excel
13 14 (13.86%) DNS
13 14 (13.86%) vSphere
14 13 (12.87%) Data Centre
14 13 (12.87%) LAN
14 13 (12.87%) ITIL
14 13 (12.87%) SQL Server
14 13 (12.87%) HP
14 13 (12.87%) Citrix
15 12 (11.88%) UNIX
15 12 (11.88%) WAN
15 12 (11.88%) MS Exchange
15 12 (11.88%) Bash Shell
16 11 (10.89%) DHCP

Infrastructure Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 12 (11.88%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.91%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (4.95%) Lync
4 5 (4.95%) IIS
5 4 (3.96%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.97%) Apache
6 3 (2.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.97%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.98%) Drupal
7 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.98%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.99%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.99%) CMS
8 1 (0.99%) CICS
8 1 (0.99%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 14 (13.86%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.98%) MS Office
3 1 (0.99%) MS Project
3 1 (0.99%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.99%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.99%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.96%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.96%) IaaS
2 3 (2.97%) SaaS
2 3 (2.97%) PaaS
3 2 (1.98%) Office 365
3 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (24.75%) Firewall
2 19 (18.81%) SAN
3 14 (13.86%) DNS
4 13 (12.87%) LAN
5 12 (11.88%) WAN
6 11 (10.89%) DHCP
7 9 (8.91%) Wireless
8 8 (7.92%) Intrusion Detection
8 8 (7.92%) VPN
9 7 (6.93%) TCP/IP
9 7 (6.93%) Internet
10 6 (5.94%) VLAN
11 5 (4.95%) NAS
12 4 (3.96%) SNMP
12 4 (3.96%) IPv4
12 4 (3.96%) IPv6
13 3 (2.97%) Network Security
13 3 (2.97%) MPLS
14 2 (1.98%) Unified Communications
14 2 (1.98%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.87%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.99%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.99%) DB2
4 1 (0.99%) Informix
Development Applications
1 7 (6.93%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.96%) Maven
2 4 (3.96%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.97%) MSI
4 2 (1.98%) Trac
4 2 (1.98%) Hudson
4 2 (1.98%) JIRA
General
1 20 (19.80%) Finance
2 6 (5.94%) Law
2 6 (5.94%) Banking
3 5 (4.95%) Legal
4 4 (3.96%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.98%) Games
5 2 (1.98%) Front Office
5 2 (1.98%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.99%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.99%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.96%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (2.97%) Middleware
2 3 (2.97%) Web Services
3 2 (1.98%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (0.99%) Silverlight
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.99%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
4 1 (0.99%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.99%) XMPP
4 1 (0.99%) .NET
4 1 (0.99%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.87%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.95%) Private Cloud
3 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.97%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.97%) PKI
5 2 (1.98%) PDA
5 2 (1.98%) Derivative
5 2 (1.98%) Statistics
5 2 (1.98%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.98%) Equities
5 2 (1.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (1.98%) Public Cloud
5 2 (1.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.98%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.98%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.99%) HACMP
6 1 (0.99%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.99%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 56 (55.45%) Windows
2 35 (34.65%) Linux
3 22 (21.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (15.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (14.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (11.88%) UNIX
7 11 (10.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (8.91%) Windows 7
9 8 (7.92%) AIX
10 6 (5.94%) Solaris
11 1 (0.99%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.99%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.99%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.99%) zOS
11 1 (0.99%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.87%) ITIL
2 11 (10.89%) Project Management
3 8 (7.92%) DevOps
4 7 (6.93%) Migration
4 7 (6.93%) TOGAF
5 6 (5.94%) Information Security
5 6 (5.94%) Configuration Management
5 6 (5.94%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (4.95%) SIEM
6 5 (4.95%) Workflow
6 5 (4.95%) Patch Management
6 5 (4.95%) Dependency Management
7 4 (3.96%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (3.96%) Open Source
7 4 (3.96%) Security Architecture
7 4 (3.96%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.96%) Dashboard Development
8 3 (2.97%) Programme Management
8 3 (2.97%) Asset Management
8 3 (2.97%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.83%) SQL
1 17 (16.83%) PowerShell
2 12 (11.88%) Bash Shell
3 8 (7.92%) Perl
4 6 (5.94%) Java
5 5 (4.95%) VBScript
6 4 (3.96%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.96%) Korn
7 3 (2.97%) C
8 2 (1.98%) C#
8 2 (1.98%) C++
9 1 (0.99%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (10.89%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.91%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (6.93%) MCSE
4 7 (6.93%) Degree
5 4 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.97%) CCNA
7 2 (1.98%) MCITP
7 2 (1.98%) MCP
7 2 (1.98%) CCNP
7 2 (1.98%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.99%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.99%) GCED
8 1 (0.99%) CCIE
8 1 (0.99%) CISSP
8 1 (0.99%) GIAC
8 1 (0.99%) CCVP
8 1 (0.99%) GCIA
8 1 (0.99%) GCIH
8 1 (0.99%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.95%) SLA
2 4 (3.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.99%) BS25999
3 1 (0.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (27.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (19.80%) Active Directory
3 14 (13.86%) vSphere
4 7 (6.93%) XenApp
5 6 (5.94%) VMware ESX
6 5 (4.95%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (4.95%) Hyper-V
7 4 (3.96%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.97%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.98%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.98%) XenServer
9 2 (1.98%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.98%) UAG
10 1 (0.99%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.99%) vCloud
10 1 (0.99%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 1 (0.99%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.99%) Squid
Systems Management
1 15 (14.85%) SCCM
2 9 (8.91%) Puppet
3 5 (4.95%) Tivoli
4 4 (3.96%) SolarWinds Orion
5 3 (2.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (2.97%) SCDPM
5 3 (2.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.98%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.98%) OpenView
6 2 (1.98%) Nagios
6 2 (1.98%) SCOM
6 2 (1.98%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.98%) OVSD
6 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (0.99%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (0.99%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (0.99%) WMI
7 1 (0.99%) CA Endevor
7 1 (0.99%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.99%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 42 (41.58%) VMware
2 26 (25.74%) Microsoft
3 16 (15.84%) Red Hat
4 13 (12.87%) HP
4 13 (12.87%) Citrix
5 10 (9.90%) Cisco
6 8 (7.92%) Oracle
7 7 (6.93%) EMC
7 7 (6.93%) SolarWinds
8 5 (4.95%) ProCurve
8 5 (4.95%) Veeam
8 5 (4.95%) IBM
9 4 (3.96%) Sun
9 4 (3.96%) ComArch
10 3 (2.97%) Brocade
10 3 (2.97%) Avaya
11 2 (1.98%) Cognos
11 2 (1.98%) CommVault
11 2 (1.98%) NetApp
11 2 (1.98%) CheckPoint
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