The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Specialist was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Specialist
London / City of London
Rank 146 154 182
Rank change year-on-year +8 +28  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 7 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.23% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
Median daily rate £500 £488 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +50.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £478 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £498 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £376
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2888 3140 4850
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.32% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2244 2502 3650
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 76
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +6.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £46.10 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Infrastructure Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Infrastructure Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Specialist in the City of London

Infrastructure Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Specialist in the City of London

Infrastructure Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist in the City of London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Specialist in the City of London

Infrastructure Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Specialist in the City of London

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 across the City of London region featuring Infrastructure Specialist in the job title.

1 8 (57.14%) Windows
1 8 (57.14%) Linux
1 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
1 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
2 7 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (50.00%) Firewall
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (42.86%) Migration
3 6 (42.86%) Cisco
3 6 (42.86%) XenApp
4 5 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (35.71%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (35.71%) Citrix
4 5 (35.71%) Red Hat
5 4 (28.57%) VMware
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (28.57%) CCNA
5 4 (28.57%) HP
6 3 (21.43%) 3PAR
6 3 (21.43%) SAN
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 3 (21.43%) Unix
6 3 (21.43%) Clustering
7 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
7 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
7 2 (14.29%) Brocade
7 2 (14.29%) Finance
7 2 (14.29%) Banking

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) JBoss
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (7.14%) Bluemix
1 1 (7.14%) IBM Cloud
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (21.43%) SAN
3 2 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (14.29%) NAS
3 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.14%) DMZ
4 1 (7.14%) Internet
4 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security
4 1 (7.14%) VSAN
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Front Office
2 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) SOAP
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (21.43%) Clustering
3 2 (14.29%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (7.14%) Derivative
4 1 (7.14%) EMC VNX
4 1 (7.14%) Equities
4 1 (7.14%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Linux
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
1 8 (57.14%) Windows Server
1 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Unix
6 1 (7.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Migration
2 5 (35.71%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (14.29%) Converged Infrastructure
4 1 (7.14%) Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analytics
4 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
4 1 (7.14%) E-Discovery
4 1 (7.14%) Electronic Trading
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (7.14%) Investment Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Storage Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Perl
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C
2 1 (7.14%) C++
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) CCNA
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) XenApp
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) DFS Replication
2 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Docker
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Server
3 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
2 1 (7.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) Citrix
2 5 (35.71%) Red Hat
3 4 (28.57%) HP
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) 3PAR
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 2 (14.29%) Brocade
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle
5 2 (14.29%) Symantec
6 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 1 (7.14%) CommVault
6 1 (7.14%) EMC
6 1 (7.14%) Juniper
6 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow