The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 556 498 494
Rank change year-on-year
-58 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 47 54 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.12% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 27 56
Average daily rate £375 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £240 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £440
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -26.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £36.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
-50.00% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
53024 44938 56165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.25% 92.48% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 32160 25752 30878
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2112 2238 2624
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%

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 16 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Infrastructure Specialist Hourly Rate Histogram 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 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -47 42 £385 -3.75% 19
London -49 11 £419 -6.94% 1
South East -10 10 £325 - 4
Yorkshire -12 9 £396 -0.93% 3
West Yorkshire -11 7 £400 - 1
West Sussex +8 4 £275 -42.10%
Hampshire -1 4 £385 +40.00% 4
Cheshire -5 4 £270 -21.85% 4
North West -23 4 £270 +27.05% 5
Leeds - 4 £396 - 1
South West -12 3 £401 -13.87% 2
City of London -14 3 £419 -4.28% 1
West Midlands -5 2 £400 - 1
Scotland -8 2 £354 -
Bristol - 2 - -
Winchester - 2 £385 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £325 -
East Midlands -7 1 - - 2
East of England -40 1 £300 -7.69% 1
York - 1 £375 - 2
Nottingham - 1 - - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 £375 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 - - 1
Crawley - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £400 -
Bracknell - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 47 (56.63%) Windows
2 32 (38.55%) VMware
3 30 (36.14%) Microsoft
4 24 (28.92%) Active Directory
5 20 (24.10%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (19.28%) ITIL
7 15 (18.07%) Citrix
7 15 (18.07%) Finance
8 14 (16.87%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (16.87%) Security Cleared
9 13 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (15.66%) SC Cleared
10 12 (14.46%) EMC
10 12 (14.46%) UNIX
10 12 (14.46%) MS Exchange
11 11 (13.25%) DNS
11 11 (13.25%) Middleware
12 10 (12.05%) SSL
12 10 (12.05%) DHCP
12 10 (12.05%) HP
13 9 (10.84%) AIX
13 9 (10.84%) Linux
13 9 (10.84%) Symantec
13 9 (10.84%) Clustering
13 9 (10.84%) PowerShell
13 9 (10.84%) XenApp
14 8 (9.64%) vSphere
14 8 (9.64%) Blackberry
14 8 (9.64%) MS Excel
14 8 (9.64%) SQL Server

Infrastructure Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 (14.46%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (7.23%) Lync
4 5 (6.02%) WebSphere
5 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.82%) IIS
6 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.61%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.41%) Gentran
7 2 (2.41%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.20%) Apache
8 1 (1.20%) Tuxedo
8 1 (1.20%) MQSeries
8 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.20%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (9.64%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.82%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 2 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.41%) Office 365
2 2 (2.41%) SaaS
3 1 (1.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (13.25%) DNS
2 10 (12.05%) SSL
2 10 (12.05%) DHCP
3 8 (9.64%) SAN
3 8 (9.64%) LAN
4 6 (7.23%) TCP/IP
4 6 (7.23%) WAN
4 6 (7.23%) DMZ
5 5 (6.02%) VoIP
6 4 (4.82%) NAS
6 4 (4.82%) Internet
6 4 (4.82%) Firewall
7 3 (3.61%) HTTPS
7 3 (3.61%) FTP
7 3 (3.61%) Kerberos
7 3 (3.61%) Wireless
8 2 (2.41%) VLAN
8 2 (2.41%) SMTP
9 1 (1.20%) LDAP
9 1 (1.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.20%) AdminStudio
General
1 15 (18.07%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Banking
3 5 (6.02%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.61%) Retail
5 2 (2.41%) Local Government
6 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.20%) Electronics
6 1 (1.20%) Front Office
6 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.20%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.25%) Middleware
2 4 (4.82%) J2EE
3 2 (2.41%) ISPF
3 2 (2.41%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.41%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.84%) Clustering
2 8 (9.64%) Blackberry
3 6 (7.23%) Mainframe
4 5 (6.02%) GIS
5 4 (4.82%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.82%) Handset
6 2 (2.41%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.41%) PKI
6 2 (2.41%) Replication
6 2 (2.41%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.20%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.20%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.20%) DTV
7 1 (1.20%) PDA
7 1 (1.20%) iPhone
7 1 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.20%) Symmetrix DMX
Operating Systems
1 47 (56.63%) Windows
2 20 (24.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (16.87%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (14.46%) UNIX
5 9 (10.84%) AIX
5 9 (10.84%) Linux
6 7 (8.43%) Windows 7
7 5 (6.02%) Windows XP
7 5 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.41%) Solaris
10 1 (1.20%) HPUX
10 1 (1.20%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.28%) ITIL
2 6 (7.23%) Change Management
2 6 (7.23%) Migration
3 5 (6.02%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (6.02%) Data Security
3 5 (6.02%) Change Control
4 4 (4.82%) Software Deployment
4 4 (4.82%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (4.82%) Project Management
4 4 (4.82%) CRM
5 3 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (3.61%) Network Architecture
5 3 (3.61%) Capacity Management
6 2 (2.41%) Time Management
6 2 (2.41%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.41%) Asset Management
6 2 (2.41%) Data Management
6 2 (2.41%) Service Management
6 2 (2.41%) Risk Management
6 2 (2.41%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.84%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.02%) Shell Script
3 3 (3.61%) Perl
3 3 (3.61%) SQL
4 2 (2.41%) JCL
4 2 (2.41%) C
4 2 (2.41%) Java
5 1 (1.20%) C++
5 1 (1.20%) VB
5 1 (1.20%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (16.87%) Security Cleared
2 13 (15.66%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.61%) MCSE
5 2 (2.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.20%) RHCE
6 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.20%) CCA
6 1 (1.20%) MCITP
6 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) Degree
6 1 (1.20%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.41%) SLA
3 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 24 (28.92%) Active Directory
2 13 (15.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.84%) XenApp
4 8 (9.64%) vSphere
5 4 (4.82%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.82%) VMware ESX
5 4 (4.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.41%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (2.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.20%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.20%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (1.20%) SRDF
8 1 (1.20%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 6 (7.23%) SCCM
2 5 (6.02%) Tivoli
3 4 (4.82%) Puppet
4 3 (3.61%) MAILsweeper
4 3 (3.61%) Nagios
4 3 (3.61%) SCOM
4 3 (3.61%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (3.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (2.41%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.20%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.20%) MOM
6 1 (1.20%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 32 (38.55%) VMware
2 30 (36.14%) Microsoft
3 15 (18.07%) Citrix
4 12 (14.46%) EMC
5 10 (12.05%) HP
6 9 (10.84%) Symantec
7 7 (8.43%) Cisco
8 5 (6.02%) NetApp
9 4 (4.82%) Cognos
9 4 (4.82%) Oracle
10 3 (3.61%) Avaya
10 3 (3.61%) AppSense
10 3 (3.61%) Open Text
10 3 (3.61%) Clearswift
10 3 (3.61%) RightFax
11 2 (2.41%) Acronis
11 2 (2.41%) Tumbleweed
11 2 (2.41%) Axway
11 2 (2.41%) Websense
11 2 (2.41%) Red Hat
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