The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Infrastructure Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 578 568 585
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +17
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 64 65 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.076%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 46 31
Median daily rate £365 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £250 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £14.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £14.75

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
50257 53100 51246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32789 33386 31524
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1493 2035 2075
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Infrastructure Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Infrastructure Specialist in the job title.

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 25 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 61 £365 +4.28% 2
South East -3 18 £375 +6.08% 2
Hampshire +6 14 £380 +6.44%
London +5 13 £350 -
South West +10 8 £325 +116.66%
North West -3 8 £380 +68.88%
West Midlands -15 6 £318 +27.00%
Bristol - 5 £335 -
Solihull - 5 - -
Winchester -3 4 £375 +5.04%
Manchester - 3 £338 -
Farnborough - 3 £385 -
Hertfordshire +17 2 - -
East of England +16 2 - -
Cheshire -2 2 £388 +72.22%
Berkshire -8 2 £425 +15.25% 1
Edinburgh -9 2 £365 -
Scotland -18 2 £365 +0.68% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Preston - 2 £410 -
Lancashire - 2 £410 -
Watford - 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
City of London +29 1 £325 -11.86%
Oxfordshire +9 1 £365 +62.22%
Yorkshire -1 1 £425 +21.42%
West Yorkshire -5 1 £425 +21.42%
Warwickshire -8 1 £318 +27.00%
Somerset - 1 £450 -

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, Infrastructure Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Infrastructure Specialist in the job title.

1 51 (36.96%) Windows
2 50 (36.23%) Microsoft
3 40 (28.99%) VMware
4 38 (27.54%) Active Directory
5 31 (22.46%) Security Cleared
6 30 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 30 (21.74%) Finance
7 29 (21.01%) Firewall
7 29 (21.01%) ITIL
8 28 (20.29%) Linux
8 28 (20.29%) Windows Server
9 26 (18.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (17.39%) SC Cleared
11 23 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (15.94%) DNS
13 21 (15.22%) Cisco
14 18 (13.04%) SQL Server
14 18 (13.04%) NetScaler
14 18 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (12.32%) AIX
16 16 (11.59%) Unix
16 16 (11.59%) IBM
16 16 (11.59%) Oracle
16 16 (11.59%) Citrix
17 15 (10.87%) SAN
17 15 (10.87%) SQL
17 15 (10.87%) PowerShell
17 15 (10.87%) WebSphere
18 14 (10.14%) IIS
18 14 (10.14%) MS Excel

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (10.87%) WebSphere
2 14 (10.14%) IIS
2 14 (10.14%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.80%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.35%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (3.62%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.90%) JBoss
7 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.17%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.45%) Apache
8 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.45%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.45%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.45%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.45%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (0.72%) Apache TomEE
9 1 (0.72%) Liferay
9 1 (0.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 14 (10.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.62%) MS Office
3 2 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.72%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.90%) Office 365
3 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.17%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.45%) PaaS
5 1 (0.72%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.72%) SaaS
5 1 (0.72%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (21.01%) Firewall
2 22 (15.94%) DNS
3 18 (13.04%) NetScaler
4 15 (10.87%) SAN
5 13 (9.42%) SSL
6 12 (8.70%) Internet
7 10 (7.25%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (7.25%) FTP
7 10 (7.25%) Reverse Proxy
8 9 (6.52%) DHCP
9 8 (5.80%) WAN
10 6 (4.35%) IPv4
10 6 (4.35%) IPv6
10 6 (4.35%) LAN
11 5 (3.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 5 (3.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (3.62%) Skype
11 5 (3.62%) TCP/IP
11 5 (3.62%) VPN
12 4 (2.90%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.04%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.80%) DB2
3 2 (1.45%) Big Data
3 2 (1.45%) DataStage
3 2 (1.45%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.45%) NonStop SQL
3 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.72%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.72%) MySQL
4 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (2.90%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.45%) JIRA
3 2 (1.45%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (1.45%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.72%) Ant
4 1 (0.72%) Maven
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
General
1 30 (21.74%) Finance
2 8 (5.80%) Banking
3 7 (5.07%) Retail
4 4 (2.90%) Advertising
5 1 (0.72%) Back Office
5 1 (0.72%) Legal
5 1 (0.72%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.80%) Middleware
2 6 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (2.17%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (1.45%) AppFabric
4 2 (1.45%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (1.45%) LAMP
4 2 (1.45%) Web Services
4 2 (1.45%) XML
4 2 (1.45%) XML Messaging
5 1 (0.72%) JMS
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (0.72%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.14%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.62%) EMC VNX
2 5 (3.62%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (3.62%) PKI
3 4 (2.90%) Clustering
3 4 (2.90%) EMC VMAX
3 4 (2.90%) iSeries
4 3 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.17%) VCE vBlock
5 2 (1.45%) DataPower
5 2 (1.45%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.45%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.45%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.72%) AS400
6 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.72%) EPoS
6 1 (0.72%) FMCG
6 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.72%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 51 (36.96%) Windows
2 28 (20.29%) Linux
2 28 (20.29%) Windows Server
3 26 (18.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (12.32%) AIX
7 16 (11.59%) Unix
8 13 (9.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (6.52%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.90%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.17%) CentOS
12 2 (1.45%) HPUX
12 2 (1.45%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.45%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.72%) Debian
13 1 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.72%) Solaris
13 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (21.01%) ITIL
2 11 (7.97%) ITIL V3
3 10 (7.25%) Data Analysis
4 9 (6.52%) DevOps
5 8 (5.80%) Migration
6 7 (5.07%) Converged Infrastructure
6 7 (5.07%) Network Design
6 7 (5.07%) Service Management
7 6 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (4.35%) High Availability
7 6 (4.35%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.62%) Change Management
8 5 (3.62%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.90%) Financial Modelling
9 4 (2.90%) Open Source
9 4 (2.90%) Prototyping
9 4 (2.90%) Service Design
10 3 (2.17%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 3 (2.17%) SDLC
10 3 (2.17%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.87%) PowerShell
1 15 (10.87%) SQL
2 4 (2.90%) Java
3 3 (2.17%) VBScript
4 2 (1.45%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.45%) Perl
4 2 (1.45%) PHP
4 2 (1.45%) Python
4 2 (1.45%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.72%) Jython
5 1 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 31 (22.46%) Security Cleared
2 24 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (3.62%) CCNA
5 3 (2.17%) BC Cleared
5 3 (2.17%) MCSE
5 3 (2.17%) RHCE
6 2 (1.45%) CISSP
6 2 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.72%) CCDP
7 1 (0.72%) Degree
7 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.17%) QA
1 3 (2.17%) SLA
2 2 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.45%) ISO15022
2 2 (1.45%) ISO20022
3 1 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (27.54%) Active Directory
2 30 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (10.14%) Hyper-V
3 14 (10.14%) vSphere
4 10 (7.25%) UAG
4 10 (7.25%) VMware ESX
5 6 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (3.62%) Docker
6 5 (3.62%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (2.90%) XenApp
8 3 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.45%) KVM
9 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.45%) XenServer
10 1 (0.72%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.72%) Postfix
10 1 (0.72%) vCloud
10 1 (0.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 14 (10.14%) Puppet
2 10 (7.25%) SCCM
3 9 (6.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (2.90%) SCOM
4 4 (2.90%) ZABBIX
5 2 (1.45%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.45%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.45%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.45%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.45%) vMotion
6 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.72%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.72%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.72%) Nessus
6 1 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (36.23%) Microsoft
2 40 (28.99%) VMware
3 21 (15.22%) Cisco
4 16 (11.59%) Citrix
4 16 (11.59%) IBM
4 16 (11.59%) Oracle
5 14 (10.14%) Red Hat
6 8 (5.80%) NetApp
7 7 (5.07%) EMC
8 6 (4.35%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.35%) F5
8 6 (4.35%) HP
9 5 (3.62%) Juniper
10 4 (2.90%) Palo Alto
11 3 (2.17%) AppSense
11 3 (2.17%) Avaya
11 3 (2.17%) Intel Security
12 2 (1.45%) Apple
12 2 (1.45%) Cognos
12 2 (1.45%) Symantec
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