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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 533 516 480
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -36
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 50 37 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.077% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.083% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 35
Average daily rate
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£425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £322 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £400 £425
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £42.50 £96.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.17% -55.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £42.50 £96.50
% change year-on-year
-41.17% -55.95%

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -6 47 £425 +2.10% 14
London +11 29 £492 +15.80% 8
Yorkshire 0 10 £215 -44.51%
West Yorkshire -1 7 £215 -46.25%
South East -2 7 £425 +19.71% 1
Leeds -7 6 £288 -28.12%
York +8 3 - -
North Yorkshire +5 3 - -
Scotland -9 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £450 -
City of London +5 1 £400 -5.83% 3
Cheshire 0 1 - -
North West -20 1 - - 2
Hampshire -24 1 £425 +19.71%
Runcorn - 1 - -
Sidcup - - - -
Staines - - - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Winchester - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 49 (39.84%) Windows
2 44 (35.77%) Linux
3 41 (33.33%) VMware
4 31 (25.20%) Active Directory
5 29 (23.58%) Firewall
6 27 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
6 27 (21.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (20.33%) Microsoft
8 24 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (19.51%) Security Cleared
9 23 (18.70%) SAN
10 21 (17.07%) Red Hat
10 21 (17.07%) DNS
11 20 (16.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (16.26%) Puppet
12 19 (15.45%) F5
13 18 (14.63%) SC Cleared
14 17 (13.82%) Finance
14 17 (13.82%) Citrix
15 16 (13.01%) Cisco
16 15 (12.20%) WAN
16 15 (12.20%) DHCP
16 15 (12.20%) ITIL
17 14 (11.38%) UNIX
17 14 (11.38%) MS Exchange
17 14 (11.38%) LAN
17 14 (11.38%) Imperva
18 13 (10.57%) Middleware
19 12 (9.76%) NetApp
19 12 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification

Infrastructure Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 14 (11.38%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (8.13%) IIS
3 10 (8.13%) Tomcat
3 10 (8.13%) WebSphere
4 7 (5.69%) WebLogic
4 7 (5.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (4.07%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.25%) Apache
6 4 (3.25%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.63%) FileNet
7 2 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.81%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.81%) Node.js
8 1 (0.81%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.81%) CMS
Applications
1 7 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.88%) MS Office
3 2 (1.63%) SPSS
4 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.63%) SaaS
1 2 (1.63%) PaaS
1 2 (1.63%) IaaS
2 1 (0.81%) SoftLayer
2 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (23.58%) Firewall
2 23 (18.70%) SAN
3 21 (17.07%) DNS
4 15 (12.20%) WAN
4 15 (12.20%) DHCP
5 14 (11.38%) LAN
6 11 (8.94%) VPN
7 9 (7.32%) iSCSI
8 7 (5.69%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (4.88%) SMTP
9 6 (4.88%) NAS
9 6 (4.88%) BIG-IP
9 6 (4.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (4.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 5 (4.07%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (4.07%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (4.07%) TCP/IP
10 5 (4.07%) Ethernet
10 5 (4.07%) FTP
10 5 (4.07%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.07%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.63%) DB2
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.81%) Redis
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (6.50%) Git (software)
1 8 (6.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.07%) MSI
3 4 (3.25%) RSpec
4 3 (2.44%) Maven
5 1 (0.81%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.81%) Wise Package Studio
5 1 (0.81%) Hudson
5 1 (0.81%) Mercurial
General
1 17 (13.82%) Finance
2 5 (4.07%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.44%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.63%) Advertising
4 2 (1.63%) Games
4 2 (1.63%) Banking
4 2 (1.63%) Retail
5 1 (0.81%) Marketing
5 1 (0.81%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.81%) Online Betting
5 1 (0.81%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.81%) Legal
5 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.81%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (10.57%) Middleware
2 8 (6.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (4.07%) .NET
4 3 (2.44%) Web Services
5 2 (1.63%) J2EE
5 2 (1.63%) MCollective
6 1 (0.81%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.81%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.81%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.32%) Open Source
3 6 (4.88%) Clustering
4 4 (3.25%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.25%) PDA
5 2 (1.63%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.63%) iSeries
5 2 (1.63%) PKI
6 1 (0.81%) Online Games
6 1 (0.81%) Replication
6 1 (0.81%) DTV
6 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 49 (39.84%) Windows
2 44 (35.77%) Linux
3 27 (21.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (16.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (11.38%) UNIX
7 10 (8.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (4.88%) Ubuntu
9 5 (4.07%) CentOS
10 4 (3.25%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.63%) AIX
11 2 (1.63%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.81%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.81%) Solaris
12 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.81%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.20%) ITIL
2 12 (9.76%) DevOps
3 10 (8.13%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (6.50%) Scrum
4 8 (6.50%) E-Commerce
4 8 (6.50%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (4.88%) Configuration Management
6 4 (3.25%) Migration
6 4 (3.25%) System Testing
6 4 (3.25%) Analytics
7 3 (2.44%) Software Deployment
7 3 (2.44%) Load Balancing
7 3 (2.44%) Problem Management
7 3 (2.44%) BDD
7 3 (2.44%) Service Management
7 3 (2.44%) Service Delivery
8 2 (1.63%) Project Management
8 2 (1.63%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (1.63%) Change Control
8 2 (1.63%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.94%) SQL
2 7 (5.69%) Ruby
3 6 (4.88%) C
3 6 (4.88%) Bash Shell
3 6 (4.88%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.25%) Java
5 2 (1.63%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (19.51%) Security Cleared
2 18 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 12 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (8.94%) MCSE
5 9 (7.32%) DV Cleared
6 6 (4.88%) CCNP
6 6 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (4.07%) CCSE
8 3 (2.44%) MCITP
8 3 (2.44%) Degree
8 3 (2.44%) MCTS
9 2 (1.63%) MCP
9 2 (1.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.81%) GCIA
10 1 (0.81%) GCIH
10 1 (0.81%) GCED
10 1 (0.81%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.81%) CCNA
10 1 (0.81%) MCSA
10 1 (0.81%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.25%) SLA
2 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 31 (25.20%) Active Directory
2 27 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.32%) vSphere
3 9 (7.32%) Hyper-V
3 9 (7.32%) XenServer
3 9 (7.32%) VMware ESX
4 8 (6.50%) XenApp
5 7 (5.69%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.25%) NFS
7 3 (2.44%) Xen
8 2 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.81%) vCloud
9 1 (0.81%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.81%) Samba
9 1 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 20 (16.26%) Puppet
2 9 (7.32%) SCCM
2 9 (7.32%) Nagios
3 7 (5.69%) yum
4 6 (4.88%) SCOM
5 4 (3.25%) Vagrant
5 4 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.44%) WSUS
6 3 (2.44%) ZABBIX
6 3 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.63%) Cobbler
7 2 (1.63%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.81%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.81%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.81%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.81%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.81%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 41 (33.33%) VMware
2 25 (20.33%) Microsoft
3 21 (17.07%) Red Hat
4 19 (15.45%) F5
5 17 (13.82%) Citrix
6 16 (13.01%) Cisco
7 14 (11.38%) Imperva
8 12 (9.76%) NetApp
9 11 (8.94%) HP
9 11 (8.94%) Oracle
10 8 (6.50%) IBM
11 7 (5.69%) CheckPoint
12 6 (4.88%) EMC
13 5 (4.07%) Atlassian
13 5 (4.07%) Blue Coat
13 5 (4.07%) Infoblox
14 3 (2.44%) SAP
14 3 (2.44%) Symantec
14 3 (2.44%) Juniper
15 2 (1.63%) ILOG
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