The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Consultant was £430 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 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.

Infrastructure Consultant
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 531 577 538
Rank change year-on-year +46 -39  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Consultant 46 49 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.11% 0.099% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 19 46
Median daily rate £430 £375 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.66% -7.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £478 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £381 £438
% change year-on-year +8.85% -12.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39575 47323 46031
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.28% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25800 31094 28258
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1459 1862
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Infrastructure Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Infrastructure Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Consultant in England

Infrastructure Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Infrastructure Consultant in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Consultant in England

Infrastructure Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Consultant in England over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Consultant in England

Infrastructure Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Consultant in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Consultant in England

Infrastructure Consultant
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
London +32 17 £500 +53.84% 4
South East +14 17 £425 +6.25% 1
North West +33 4 £365 -18.88%
South West -9 3 £448 +46.12%
East of England -1 2 £375 +15.38%
East Midlands -6 2 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Infrastructure Consultant
UK

Infrastructure Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Infrastructure Consultant 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 England region featuring Infrastructure Consultant in the job title.

1 55 (50.46%) Windows
2 42 (38.53%) Microsoft
3 40 (36.70%) Active Directory
4 38 (34.86%) VMware
5 27 (24.77%) Microsoft Azure
6 25 (22.94%) Windows Server
7 23 (21.10%) DNS
7 23 (21.10%) PowerShell
8 22 (20.18%) Firewall
9 21 (19.27%) MS Exchange
9 21 (19.27%) VMware Infrastructure
9 21 (19.27%) Data Centre
10 20 (18.35%) Cisco
11 19 (17.43%) Citrix
11 19 (17.43%) Office 365
12 17 (15.60%) SQL Server
13 16 (14.68%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (14.68%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (13.76%) Amazon AWS
14 15 (13.76%) vSphere
15 14 (12.84%) DevOps
15 14 (12.84%) Linux
15 14 (12.84%) SAN
16 12 (11.01%) Hyper-V
17 11 (10.09%) Agile Software Development
17 11 (10.09%) WAN
18 10 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
18 10 (9.17%) Finance
18 10 (9.17%) SCOM
19 9 (8.26%) Team Foundation Server

Infrastructure Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 21 (19.27%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.34%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.59%) IIS
5 4 (3.67%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.75%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (2.75%) Confluence
6 3 (2.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.75%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.83%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.92%) Apache
8 1 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 1 (0.92%) JBoss
8 1 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (7.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (8.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.75%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.83%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.92%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.92%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 27 (24.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (17.43%) Office 365
3 15 (13.76%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (8.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (3.67%) PaaS
6 3 (2.75%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (2.75%) Heroku
7 2 (1.83%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.92%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.92%) GitHub
8 1 (0.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (21.10%) DNS
2 22 (20.18%) Firewall
3 14 (12.84%) SAN
4 11 (10.09%) WAN
5 9 (8.26%) DHCP
5 9 (8.26%) LAN
5 9 (8.26%) VPN
6 6 (5.50%) NAS
7 5 (4.59%) Network Security
8 4 (3.67%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (3.67%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.75%) HTTP
9 3 (2.75%) MPLS
10 2 (1.83%) BGP
10 2 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.83%) VLAN
10 2 (1.83%) Wireless
11 1 (0.92%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.92%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.92%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.60%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.75%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.83%) Big Data
4 2 (1.83%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.83%) HBase
4 2 (1.83%) MySQL
5 1 (0.92%) Power BI
5 1 (0.92%) QlikView
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (8.26%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (5.50%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.67%) Subversion
3 4 (3.67%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.75%) Jenkins
4 3 (2.75%) JIRA
5 2 (1.83%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.83%) Gitweb
5 2 (1.83%) NeoLoad
6 1 (0.92%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.92%) PVCS
6 1 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.92%) Zephyr
General
1 10 (9.17%) Finance
2 4 (3.67%) Retail
3 3 (2.75%) Back Office
4 2 (1.83%) Banking
4 2 (1.83%) Publishing
5 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.92%) German Language
5 1 (0.92%) Legal
5 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.67%) .NET
2 3 (2.75%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.75%) SAML
2 3 (2.75%) SAP Basis
3 2 (1.83%) REST
3 2 (1.83%) RESTful
3 2 (1.83%) Sensu
3 2 (1.83%) Swagger
3 2 (1.83%) Web Services
4 1 (0.92%) Middleware
4 1 (0.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.27%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.50%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.67%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.75%) Clustering
4 3 (2.75%) EMC VMAX
4 3 (2.75%) EMC VNX
4 3 (2.75%) PKI
4 3 (2.75%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.83%) FlexPod
5 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.83%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.92%) Fintech
6 1 (0.92%) iPad
6 1 (0.92%) iPhone
6 1 (0.92%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 55 (50.46%) Windows
2 25 (22.94%) Windows Server
3 16 (14.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (14.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (12.84%) Linux
5 8 (7.34%) Unix
6 5 (4.59%) Windows 10
7 4 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.75%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.83%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.84%) DevOps
2 11 (10.09%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (9.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (8.26%) CRM
4 9 (8.26%) Migration
5 8 (7.34%) ITIL
6 6 (5.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 6 (5.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.50%) Service Management
6 6 (5.50%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (4.59%) Analytics
7 5 (4.59%) ERP
7 5 (4.59%) Network Design
7 5 (4.59%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (4.59%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (4.59%) Scrum
8 4 (3.67%) Capacity Management
8 4 (3.67%) Converged Infrastructure
8 4 (3.67%) Validation
8 4 (3.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.10%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.42%) SQL
3 4 (3.67%) C#
3 4 (3.67%) Python
4 3 (2.75%) C
4 3 (2.75%) Java
5 2 (1.83%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.83%) Perl
6 1 (0.92%) C++
6 1 (0.92%) Ruby
6 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.92%) VB
6 1 (0.92%) VB6
6 1 (0.92%) VBScript
6 1 (0.92%) X++
Qualifications
1 8 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.42%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.59%) MCSE
4 4 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.67%) Degree
4 4 (3.67%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.83%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.83%) CCIE
5 2 (1.83%) CCNP
5 2 (1.83%) CISSP
5 2 (1.83%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.92%) CCDP
6 1 (0.92%) CCNA
6 1 (0.92%) CISA
6 1 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.92%) MCITP
6 1 (0.92%) MCSA
6 1 (0.92%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.75%) SLA
2 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.92%) PMO
System Software
1 40 (36.70%) Active Directory
2 21 (19.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (13.76%) vSphere
4 12 (11.01%) Hyper-V
5 8 (7.34%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (5.50%) Docker
6 6 (5.50%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.75%) vCloud
7 3 (2.75%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (2.75%) XenApp
8 2 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.83%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.92%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.92%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.92%) Firmware
9 1 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.92%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 10 (9.17%) SCOM
2 8 (7.34%) SCCM
3 6 (5.50%) Puppet
4 5 (4.59%) Graphite
4 5 (4.59%) Nagios
5 4 (3.67%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.75%) Cacti
6 3 (2.75%) Ganglia
6 3 (2.75%) Hyperic
6 3 (2.75%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.75%) logstash
6 3 (2.75%) Rancher
6 3 (2.75%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.75%) Terraform
7 2 (1.83%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.83%) Chronos
7 2 (1.83%) Kibana
7 2 (1.83%) Marathon
7 2 (1.83%) Mesos
7 2 (1.83%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (38.53%) Microsoft
2 38 (34.86%) VMware
3 20 (18.35%) Cisco
4 19 (17.43%) Citrix
5 9 (8.26%) HP
6 6 (5.50%) NetApp
7 5 (4.59%) EMC
7 5 (4.59%) SAP
7 5 (4.59%) Symantec
8 4 (3.67%) Juniper
8 4 (3.67%) Oracle
8 4 (3.67%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.75%) Atlassian
9 3 (2.75%) New Relic
9 3 (2.75%) Polycom
9 3 (2.75%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.75%) Splunk
10 2 (1.83%) Cloudera
10 2 (1.83%) Meraki
10 2 (1.83%) Nimble Storage