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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 535 519 482
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -37
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 41 47 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.078% 0.094% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 36
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£380 £385 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% -3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £293 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £338 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 £42.50 £175.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% -75.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £42.50 £175.00
% change year-on-year
-41.17% -75.71%

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 -21 39 £413 +7.14% 14
London -9 23 £413 -2.89% 3
South East -31 7 £475 +33.80% 5
Yorkshire -8 6 £360 -4.00% 1
York +5 3 - -
North Yorkshire -1 3 - -
West Yorkshire -12 3 £360 - 1
Leeds - 3 £360 - 1
City of London +10 2 £400 -5.83% 3
Milton Keynes - 2 £475 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £475 -
Runcorn +1 1 - -
Cheshire -2 1 - -
North West -19 1 - - 2
South West -21 1 £525 +31.25% 2
Surrey - 1 - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 43 (40.57%) Windows
2 40 (37.74%) VMware
3 39 (36.79%) Linux
4 31 (29.25%) Firewall
5 29 (27.36%) VMware Infrastructure
6 24 (22.64%) Active Directory
7 23 (21.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 23 (21.70%) Security Cleared
8 22 (20.75%) DNS
9 21 (19.81%) Microsoft
9 21 (19.81%) SAN
10 20 (18.87%) F5
11 19 (17.92%) Windows Server 2008
12 18 (16.98%) SC Cleared
12 18 (16.98%) Red Hat
13 17 (16.04%) Finance
13 17 (16.04%) Cisco
13 17 (16.04%) DHCP
13 17 (16.04%) ITIL
13 17 (16.04%) Puppet
14 16 (15.09%) LAN
14 16 (15.09%) WAN
15 15 (14.15%) Citrix
16 14 (13.21%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (13.21%) Imperva
17 13 (12.26%) Middleware
17 13 (12.26%) VPN
18 12 (11.32%) HP
18 12 (11.32%) UNIX
18 12 (11.32%) WebSphere

Infrastructure Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 (11.32%) WebSphere
2 10 (9.43%) MS Exchange
3 8 (7.55%) Tomcat
4 7 (6.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (6.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (6.60%) WebLogic
5 6 (5.66%) IIS
6 3 (2.83%) TIBCO EMS
7 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.89%) FileNet
7 2 (1.89%) CMS
7 2 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.94%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.94%) Apache
8 1 (0.94%) Node.js
8 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (5.66%) MS Office
1 6 (5.66%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.89%) SPSS
3 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.94%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.83%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.83%) SaaS
1 3 (2.83%) PaaS
1 3 (2.83%) IaaS
2 1 (0.94%) SoftLayer
2 1 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (29.25%) Firewall
2 22 (20.75%) DNS
3 21 (19.81%) SAN
4 17 (16.04%) DHCP
5 16 (15.09%) LAN
5 16 (15.09%) WAN
6 13 (12.26%) VPN
7 9 (8.49%) iSCSI
8 7 (6.60%) BIG-IP
8 7 (6.60%) SMTP
8 7 (6.60%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (6.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 7 (6.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (5.66%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (5.66%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (5.66%) OSPF
10 5 (4.72%) IP Telephony
10 5 (4.72%) Ethernet
10 5 (4.72%) FTP
10 5 (4.72%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle9i Database
2 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.94%) Redis
3 1 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.66%) Git (software)
1 6 (5.66%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.72%) MSI
3 3 (2.83%) Maven
4 1 (0.94%) StarTeam
4 1 (0.94%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.94%) RSpec
4 1 (0.94%) Wise Package Studio
4 1 (0.94%) Hudson
General
1 17 (16.04%) Finance
2 5 (4.72%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.83%) Games
4 2 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.94%) Advertising
5 1 (0.94%) Marketing
5 1 (0.94%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.94%) Online Betting
5 1 (0.94%) Legal
5 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.94%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.26%) Middleware
2 10 (9.43%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (3.77%) Web Services
4 3 (2.83%) .NET
5 2 (1.89%) J2EE
5 2 (1.89%) MCollective
6 1 (0.94%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.94%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.94%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.32%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.60%) Open Source
3 5 (4.72%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.77%) PDA
5 3 (2.83%) Clustering
6 2 (1.89%) Online Games
7 1 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.94%) DTV
7 1 (0.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (40.57%) Windows
2 39 (36.79%) Linux
3 23 (21.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (17.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (13.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (11.32%) UNIX
7 9 (8.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (5.66%) Ubuntu
9 5 (4.72%) CentOS
9 5 (4.72%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.83%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.89%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.89%) Solaris
12 1 (0.94%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.94%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.04%) ITIL
2 12 (11.32%) DevOps
3 11 (10.38%) E-Commerce
4 9 (8.49%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (7.55%) Scrum
6 6 (5.66%) Configuration Management
6 6 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (3.77%) System Testing
8 3 (2.83%) Problem Management
8 3 (2.83%) Security Architecture
8 3 (2.83%) Project Management
8 3 (2.83%) Service Management
8 3 (2.83%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.83%) Software Deployment
9 2 (1.89%) Analytics
9 2 (1.89%) Migration
9 2 (1.89%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (1.89%) Network Design
9 2 (1.89%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (1.89%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.55%) C
2 7 (6.60%) SQL
3 6 (5.66%) Bash Shell
4 5 (4.72%) Java
5 4 (3.77%) Ruby
5 4 (3.77%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (21.70%) Security Cleared
2 18 (16.98%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.49%) DV Cleared
3 9 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (7.55%) MCSE
5 6 (5.66%) CCNP
5 6 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (5.66%) CCSE
6 5 (4.72%) Degree
7 2 (1.89%) MCP
7 2 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.94%) VCP4
8 1 (0.94%) GCED
8 1 (0.94%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.94%) MCSA
8 1 (0.94%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.94%) GIAC
8 1 (0.94%) GCIA
8 1 (0.94%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.77%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (27.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (22.64%) Active Directory
3 10 (9.43%) XenServer
3 10 (9.43%) vSphere
4 9 (8.49%) VMware ESX
5 8 (7.55%) Hyper-V
6 7 (6.60%) XenApp
6 7 (6.60%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.77%) NFS
8 2 (1.89%) vCloud
8 2 (1.89%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.94%) Samba
9 1 (0.94%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.94%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.94%) Xen
9 1 (0.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (16.04%) Puppet
2 9 (8.49%) Nagios
3 8 (7.55%) SCCM
4 5 (4.72%) SCOM
5 4 (3.77%) yum
6 3 (2.83%) WSUS
7 2 (1.89%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.94%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.94%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.94%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.94%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.94%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.94%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.94%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 40 (37.74%) VMware
2 21 (19.81%) Microsoft
3 20 (18.87%) F5
4 18 (16.98%) Red Hat
5 17 (16.04%) Cisco
6 15 (14.15%) Citrix
7 14 (13.21%) Imperva
8 12 (11.32%) HP
9 11 (10.38%) NetApp
10 10 (9.43%) CheckPoint
10 10 (9.43%) Oracle
11 7 (6.60%) EMC
12 6 (5.66%) IBM
12 6 (5.66%) Blue Coat
12 6 (5.66%) Infoblox
13 5 (4.72%) Atlassian
14 4 (3.77%) Symantec
14 4 (3.77%) Dell
14 4 (3.77%) Juniper
15 3 (2.83%) TIBCO
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