The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Infrastructure Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Support Specialist
Rank 640 628 620
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support Specialist 3 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.014% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.006% 0.015% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Median daily rate £365 £250 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.00% -36.30%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £250 £393
% change year-on-year
- -36.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
50855 53109 50264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.69% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33119 33427 30819
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 £567 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1517 2011 2032
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 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Infrastructure Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Infrastructure Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Infrastructure Support Specialist within the UK.

Infrastructure Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Support Specialist within the UK.

Infrastructure Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Support Specialist
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Support Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 -11 3 £365 +46.00%
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
London +3 1 £365 -

Infrastructure Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, Infrastructure Support 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 Support Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) IBM
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) High Availability
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) KVM
3 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Clustering
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (33.33%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) vSphere
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) EMC
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) RHCE
3 2 (33.33%) SAN
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (33.33%) SLA
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) AIX

Infrastructure Support 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 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) SSL
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Clustering
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) AIX
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) High Availability
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (16.67%) ERP
3 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) Server Building
3 1 (16.67%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (16.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) KVM
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (16.67%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) EMC
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) CA
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) Maconomy
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) SAP