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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 573 570 569
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 75 57 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.11% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.11% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 39 35
Median daily rate £400 £350 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £245 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £467
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £358 £354
% change year-on-year
+11.39% +1.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £18.00

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
50931 51412 49753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.74% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 33245 31720 30748
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1466 2048 2093
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £40.15 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +8 69 £400 +14.28% 10
South East +1 21 £388 +5.08% 5
London -17 18 £470 +34.28% 2
Hampshire +15 16 £394 -12.50% 2
North West -16 12 £416 +25.67% 1
South West - 8 £335 -
Winchester +1 7 £400 -11.11%
Cheshire 0 6 £424 +88.22%
Scotland -14 5 £500 +37.93%
West Midlands -4 4 £357 -7.86%
Bristol - 4 £335 -
City of London +34 3 £475 +40.74% 1
Manchester - 3 £338 -
Warrington - 3 £422 -
Oxfordshire +11 2 £295 +31.11%
Preston +2 2 £410 -2.95% 1
Lancashire 0 2 £410 -2.95% 1
Glasgow 0 2 £500 +17.64%
Leicester - 2 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 £350 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £500 -
Warwickshire - 2 £357 -
Wiltshire - 2 £475 -
Solihull - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £272 -
East Midlands - 2 £350 -
Erskine - 2 £500 -
North East - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 54 (39.13%) Windows
2 51 (36.96%) Microsoft
3 50 (36.23%) VMware
4 38 (27.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 37 (26.81%) Active Directory
6 33 (23.91%) ITIL
7 32 (23.19%) Firewall
8 31 (22.46%) Finance
9 30 (21.74%) Linux
10 28 (20.29%) Windows Server
11 27 (19.57%) Security Cleared
12 25 (18.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 24 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (17.39%) Cisco
13 24 (17.39%) SAN
14 22 (15.94%) DNS
15 21 (15.22%) vSphere
15 21 (15.22%) Data Centre
16 20 (14.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 19 (13.77%) SC Cleared
17 19 (13.77%) Red Hat
18 17 (12.32%) IBM
18 17 (12.32%) MS Excel
18 17 (12.32%) AIX
18 17 (12.32%) NetScaler
19 16 (11.59%) Unix
19 16 (11.59%) SQL Server
20 15 (10.87%) EMC
20 15 (10.87%) Oracle
20 15 (10.87%) SQL

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 13 (9.42%) IIS
1 13 (9.42%) MS Exchange
1 13 (9.42%) WebSphere
2 7 (5.07%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.62%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.90%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.17%) JBoss
7 2 (1.45%) Apache
7 2 (1.45%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.45%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.45%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (0.72%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.72%) Liferay
8 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (12.32%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.35%) MS Office
3 2 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.45%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
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 10 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.17%) Office 365
2 3 (2.17%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.45%) PaaS
4 1 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (23.19%) Firewall
2 24 (17.39%) SAN
3 22 (15.94%) DNS
4 17 (12.32%) NetScaler
5 13 (9.42%) SSL
6 11 (7.97%) Internet
7 10 (7.25%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (7.25%) DHCP
7 10 (7.25%) FTP
7 10 (7.25%) NAS
7 10 (7.25%) Reverse Proxy
8 8 (5.80%) WAN
9 7 (5.07%) IPv4
9 7 (5.07%) IPv6
10 6 (4.35%) LAN
10 6 (4.35%) TCP/IP
11 5 (3.62%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 5 (3.62%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 5 (3.62%) VPN
12 4 (2.90%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.07%) DB2
3 3 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.45%) Big Data
4 2 (1.45%) DataStage
4 2 (1.45%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.45%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.45%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.72%) Informix
5 1 (0.72%) MySQL
5 1 (0.72%) NonStop SQL
5 1 (0.72%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 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
4 1 (0.72%) Ant
4 1 (0.72%) Maven
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
General
1 31 (22.46%) Finance
2 10 (7.25%) Banking
3 6 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (1.45%) Advertising
4 2 (1.45%) Legal
4 2 (1.45%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.72%) Back Office
5 1 (0.72%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.35%) Middleware
2 5 (3.62%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (2.17%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (2.17%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (2.17%) LAMP
3 3 (2.17%) XML
3 3 (2.17%) XML Messaging
4 2 (1.45%) AppFabric
4 2 (1.45%) Web Services
5 1 (0.72%) JMS
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle ADF
5 1 (0.72%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.22%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.52%) EMC VNX
3 8 (5.80%) EMC VMAX
4 7 (5.07%) VCE vBlock
5 6 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (3.62%) Clustering
7 4 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.90%) iSeries
7 4 (2.90%) PKI
7 4 (2.90%) Private Cloud
8 3 (2.17%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.45%) DataPower
9 2 (1.45%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.72%) AS400
10 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.72%) EPoS
10 1 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.72%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 54 (39.13%) Windows
2 30 (21.74%) Linux
3 28 (20.29%) Windows Server
4 25 (18.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (14.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (12.32%) AIX
8 16 (11.59%) Unix
9 14 (10.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (7.25%) Windows 7
11 4 (2.90%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.17%) CentOS
12 3 (2.17%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.45%) HPUX
13 2 (1.45%) Solaris
13 2 (1.45%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.72%) Debian
14 1 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (23.91%) ITIL
2 11 (7.97%) Converged Infrastructure
2 11 (7.97%) ITIL V3
3 10 (7.25%) Data Analysis
4 9 (6.52%) DevOps
4 9 (6.52%) Service Management
5 8 (5.80%) Migration
6 6 (4.35%) High Availability
6 6 (4.35%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.62%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (3.62%) Change Management
7 5 (3.62%) Incident Management
8 4 (2.90%) Financial Modelling
8 4 (2.90%) Network Design
8 4 (2.90%) Service Design
9 3 (2.17%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 3 (2.17%) Open Source
9 3 (2.17%) SDLC
9 3 (2.17%) Server Building
9 3 (2.17%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.87%) SQL
2 12 (8.70%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.90%) Java
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
5 1 (0.72%) Jython
5 1 (0.72%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.72%) VB
5 1 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 27 (19.57%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.77%) SC Cleared
3 8 (5.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (3.62%) CCNA
6 3 (2.17%) BC Cleared
6 3 (2.17%) Degree
6 3 (2.17%) MCSE
6 3 (2.17%) RHCE
7 2 (1.45%) CISSP
7 2 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.72%) CCDP
8 1 (0.72%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.72%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.90%) SLA
2 3 (2.17%) ISO15022
2 3 (2.17%) ISO20022
3 2 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 38 (27.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (26.81%) Active Directory
3 21 (15.22%) vSphere
4 13 (9.42%) Hyper-V
4 13 (9.42%) VMware ESX
5 10 (7.25%) UAG
6 7 (5.07%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.62%) XenApp
8 4 (2.90%) Docker
8 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (2.17%) XenServer
10 2 (1.45%) KVM
10 2 (1.45%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.72%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.72%) Postfix
11 1 (0.72%) vCloud
11 1 (0.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (9.42%) Puppet
1 13 (9.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 12 (8.70%) SCCM
3 8 (5.80%) SCOM
4 4 (2.90%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (2.90%) ZABBIX
5 3 (2.17%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.17%) vMotion
6 2 (1.45%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.45%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.72%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.72%) cPanel
7 1 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.72%) Nagios
7 1 (0.72%) Nessus
7 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 51 (36.96%) Microsoft
2 50 (36.23%) VMware
3 24 (17.39%) Cisco
4 19 (13.77%) Red Hat
5 17 (12.32%) IBM
6 15 (10.87%) EMC
6 15 (10.87%) Oracle
7 13 (9.42%) Citrix
8 8 (5.80%) NetApp
9 7 (5.07%) HP
10 6 (4.35%) CheckPoint
10 6 (4.35%) F5
10 6 (4.35%) Juniper
11 4 (2.90%) Avaya
11 4 (2.90%) Palo Alto
12 3 (2.17%) Apple
12 3 (2.17%) Symantec
13 2 (1.45%) Intel Security
13 2 (1.45%) Remedy
13 2 (1.45%) Talend
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