Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Specialist was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 November 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.

Infrastructure Specialist
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 240 234 263
Rank change year-on-year -6 +29 +21
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 9 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.13% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.20% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 6
City of London median daily rate £450 £425 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.73% -3.89%
10th Percentile £281 £413 £391
90th Percentile £515 £475 £488
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6694 6411 8806
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.54% 95.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5291 5101 6921
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £273
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 79 126
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% -4.17% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.45 £10.25
90th Percentile £29.29 £47.83 £37.88
Central London median hourly rate £18.05 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.66% -5.10% +10.23%

Infrastructure Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 6 months to 18 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
4 3 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 3 (33.33%) SCCM
5 2 (22.22%) SCOM
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (22.22%) XenApp
5 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
5 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (22.22%) DFS Replication
5 2 (22.22%) E-Discovery
5 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (22.22%) AppSense
5 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
5 2 (22.22%) Xen
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) SAN
5 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) VPN
5 2 (22.22%) HP
5 2 (22.22%) SCOrch

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Acrobat
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
1 2 (22.22%) SAN
1 2 (22.22%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) BGP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
2 1 (11.11%) FTP
2 1 (11.11%) NAS
2 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
2 1 (11.11%) NetScreen
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security
2 1 (11.11%) SSL
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (11.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Big Data
1 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
1 1 (11.11%) HBase
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Blackberry
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 1 (11.11%) Linux
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Capacity Management
1 2 (22.22%) E-Discovery
1 2 (22.22%) Incident Management
1 2 (22.22%) Proactive Monitoring
1 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Low Latency
2 1 (11.11%) Migration
2 1 (11.11%) Network Design
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) Release Automation
2 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) CCIE
2 1 (11.11%) CCNP
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 3 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (22.22%) DFS Replication
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (22.22%) Xen
4 2 (22.22%) XenApp
4 2 (22.22%) XenDesktop
5 1 (11.11%) Docker
5 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) SCOM
2 2 (22.22%) SCOrch
2 2 (22.22%) XenMobile
3 1 (11.11%) Ansible
3 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
3 1 (11.11%) Kubernetes
3 1 (11.11%) Puppet
3 1 (11.11%) Terraform
3 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) AppSense
3 2 (22.22%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (11.11%) F5
4 1 (11.11%) Hortonworks
4 1 (11.11%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) Juniper
4 1 (11.11%) Veeam