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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 565 545 535
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 68 65 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.100%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 38 33
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£370 £419 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.64% +17.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £296 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £514 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 - £36.40

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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
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 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -4 59 £350 -20.00% 14
South East -5 28 £390 +11.42% 6
Hampshire +14 16 £338 -7.61% 1
Winchester -4 16 £338 -7.61%
London -11 15 £445 -6.31% 2
Scotland -8 8 £425 +16.75%
West Yorkshire -25 7 £350 +55.55% 1
Yorkshire -27 7 £350 +55.55% 1
Surrey +4 6 £390 - 1
Bradford -10 4 - - 1
Edinburgh -12 4 £369 +1.30%
North West -35 4 £450 +38.46%
Leeds -29 3 £350 -
Harrogate - 3 £350 -
York - 3 £350 -
Cobham - 3 £390 -
Mayfair - 3 £320 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £350 -
West Midlands +10 2 £288 - 1
Glasgow +8 2 - -
Dundee - 2 £450 -
South West - 2 £288 - 4
Sussex - 2 £400 -
Warwickshire - 2 £288 -
Manchester - 2 - -
East of England +6 1 £480 +3.78%
Kent +3 1 £338 +18.42%
City of London 0 1 £425 -10.52% 2
Cheshire -17 1 £450 +38.46%
Merseyside - 1 - -

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 60 (51.72%) Windows
2 45 (38.79%) VMware
3 38 (32.76%) Linux
4 29 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 28 (24.14%) Microsoft
5 28 (24.14%) Firewall
6 26 (22.41%) Active Directory
7 25 (21.55%) Finance
7 25 (21.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (18.97%) PowerShell
9 21 (18.10%) SQL
10 20 (17.24%) SCCM
11 19 (16.38%) SAN
12 18 (15.52%) Red Hat
12 18 (15.52%) MS Excel
13 17 (14.66%) MS Exchange
13 17 (14.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (14.66%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (12.93%) Citrix
14 15 (12.93%) vSphere
15 14 (12.07%) Bash Shell
15 14 (12.07%) HP
15 14 (12.07%) SQL Server
16 13 (11.21%) Windows Server 2003
17 12 (10.34%) Data Centre
18 11 (9.48%) Migration
18 11 (9.48%) Project Management
18 11 (9.48%) UNIX
18 11 (9.48%) LAN
18 11 (9.48%) DNS

Infrastructure Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 17 (14.66%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.90%) IIS
3 7 (6.03%) SharePoint
3 7 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (4.31%) Lync
6 4 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.59%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.72%) Node.js
8 2 (1.72%) Drupal
8 2 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.72%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.72%) Apache
9 1 (0.86%) CICS
9 1 (0.86%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.86%) JBoss
9 1 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (15.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.86%) MS Project
3 1 (0.86%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.86%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.86%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.76%) Office 365
2 7 (6.03%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.72%) SaaS
4 2 (1.72%) PaaS
4 2 (1.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (24.14%) Firewall
2 19 (16.38%) SAN
3 11 (9.48%) DNS
3 11 (9.48%) LAN
4 10 (8.62%) WAN
4 10 (8.62%) Wireless
5 9 (7.76%) DHCP
5 9 (7.76%) TCP/IP
6 8 (6.90%) VPN
7 7 (6.03%) Internet
7 7 (6.03%) Intrusion Detection
8 6 (5.17%) SNMP
8 6 (5.17%) IPv4
8 6 (5.17%) IPv6
9 5 (4.31%) VLAN
9 5 (4.31%) NAS
9 5 (4.31%) Skype
10 3 (2.59%) MPLS
11 2 (1.72%) Extranet
11 2 (1.72%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.17%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.86%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.86%) DB2
4 1 (0.86%) Informix
Development Applications
1 6 (5.17%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.45%) Maven
2 4 (3.45%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.59%) MSI
4 2 (1.72%) Trac
4 2 (1.72%) Hudson
4 2 (1.72%) JIRA
General
1 25 (21.55%) Finance
2 7 (6.03%) Banking
3 6 (5.17%) Law
4 5 (4.31%) Legal
5 2 (1.72%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.72%) Front Office
5 2 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.86%) Advertising
6 1 (0.86%) Games
6 1 (0.86%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.59%) Middleware
1 3 (2.59%) Web Services
2 2 (1.72%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (1.72%) J2EE
3 1 (0.86%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.86%) XMPP
3 1 (0.86%) Silverlight
3 1 (0.86%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.86%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.31%) Private Cloud
3 4 (3.45%) Mainframe
4 3 (2.59%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.59%) PKI
4 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (1.72%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.72%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (1.72%) PDA
5 2 (1.72%) Derivative
5 2 (1.72%) Statistics
5 2 (1.72%) Mathematics
5 2 (1.72%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.72%) Equities
5 2 (1.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.86%) HACMP
6 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.86%) Replication
6 1 (0.86%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 60 (51.72%) Windows
2 38 (32.76%) Linux
3 25 (21.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (14.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (14.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (11.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (9.48%) UNIX
7 9 (7.76%) Windows 7
8 8 (6.90%) AIX
9 6 (5.17%) Solaris
10 2 (1.72%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.86%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.86%) zOS
11 1 (0.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (9.48%) Project Management
1 11 (9.48%) Migration
2 10 (8.62%) ITIL
3 8 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (6.90%) DevOps
4 7 (6.03%) Dependency Management
4 7 (6.03%) Configuration Management
4 7 (6.03%) Information Security
4 7 (6.03%) TOGAF
5 6 (5.17%) Dashboard Development
6 5 (4.31%) Patch Management
6 5 (4.31%) Vulnerability Management
6 5 (4.31%) SIEM
6 5 (4.31%) Data Protection
6 5 (4.31%) Identity Management
7 4 (3.45%) Workflow
7 4 (3.45%) Incident Management
7 4 (3.45%) Open Source
7 4 (3.45%) Malware Detection\Protection
7 4 (3.45%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.97%) PowerShell
2 21 (18.10%) SQL
3 14 (12.07%) Bash Shell
4 10 (8.62%) Perl
5 7 (6.03%) Java
6 5 (4.31%) VBScript
7 4 (3.45%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.45%) Korn
8 2 (1.72%) C#
8 2 (1.72%) C++
9 1 (0.86%) C
9 1 (0.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (7.76%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.90%) SC Cleared
2 8 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.03%) MCSE
4 5 (4.31%) Degree
5 3 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.59%) CCNA
6 2 (1.72%) MCP
6 2 (1.72%) MCITP
6 2 (1.72%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.86%) GCED
7 1 (0.86%) CISSP
7 1 (0.86%) CCIE
7 1 (0.86%) CCNP
7 1 (0.86%) GIAC
7 1 (0.86%) CCVP
7 1 (0.86%) GCIA
7 1 (0.86%) GCIH
7 1 (0.86%) MOS
7 1 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.31%) SLA
2 4 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.72%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.86%) QA
4 1 (0.86%) BS25999
System Software
1 29 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (22.41%) Active Directory
3 15 (12.93%) vSphere
4 9 (7.76%) VMware ESX
5 6 (5.17%) Hyper-V
5 6 (5.17%) XenApp
6 5 (4.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.72%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.72%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.72%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.72%) UAG
10 1 (0.86%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.86%) vCloud
10 1 (0.86%) Job Entry Subsystem
10 1 (0.86%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (17.24%) SCCM
2 8 (6.90%) Puppet
3 7 (6.03%) SCOM
3 7 (6.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 6 (5.17%) SolarWinds Orion
5 5 (4.31%) Tivoli
6 3 (2.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (2.59%) SCDPM
7 2 (1.72%) Ansible
7 2 (1.72%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.72%) Nagios
7 2 (1.72%) OVSD
7 2 (1.72%) Red Hat Satellite
7 2 (1.72%) OpenView
7 2 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.86%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 1 (0.86%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.86%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.86%) WMI
8 1 (0.86%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 45 (38.79%) VMware
2 28 (24.14%) Microsoft
3 18 (15.52%) Red Hat
4 15 (12.93%) Citrix
5 14 (12.07%) HP
6 10 (8.62%) Cisco
7 9 (7.76%) SolarWinds
8 8 (6.90%) Oracle
9 7 (6.03%) EMC
10 6 (5.17%) IBM
10 6 (5.17%) ComArch
11 5 (4.31%) ProCurve
11 5 (4.31%) Veeam
11 5 (4.31%) Websense
12 4 (3.45%) NetApp
12 4 (3.45%) Sun
13 3 (2.59%) Tripwire
14 2 (1.72%) Nortel
14 2 (1.72%) Remedy
14 2 (1.72%) AppSense
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