The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Consultant was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 559 578 563
Rank change year-on-year +19 -15  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Consultant 42 45 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.097% 0.091% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.095% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 28 46
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £281 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £364 £389
% change year-on-year -1.09% -6.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 -

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 40980 47134 47634
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.05% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 26691 31127 30520
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1258 1393 1823
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +1 13 £415 +0.60% 2
South East +11 8 £388 +6.59% 3
North West +24 6 £350 -18.60% 2
East of England - 6 £320 -
South West +1 4 £355 -11.25% 1
Yorkshire +32 3 £475 -
North East +72 1 £280 -
Infrastructure Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 38 (41.76%) Active Directory
2 37 (40.66%) Windows
3 30 (32.97%) Microsoft
3 30 (32.97%) VMware
4 25 (27.47%) Windows Server
5 24 (26.37%) Data Centre
6 20 (21.98%) VMware Infrastructure
7 18 (19.78%) Cisco
8 16 (17.58%) Firewall
8 16 (17.58%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (16.48%) Finance
9 15 (16.48%) DNS
10 14 (15.38%) Citrix
10 14 (15.38%) Hyper-V
11 13 (14.29%) SAN
11 13 (14.29%) MS Exchange
11 13 (14.29%) Migration
11 13 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (13.19%) WAN
12 12 (13.19%) SQL
12 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (12.09%) PowerShell
13 11 (12.09%) vSphere
13 11 (12.09%) ITIL
13 11 (12.09%) VPN
13 11 (12.09%) DevOps
14 10 (10.99%) Office 365
14 10 (10.99%) LAN
14 10 (10.99%) Linux
14 10 (10.99%) Amazon AWS

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 13 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (5.49%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.40%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.30%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.20%) Apache
6 2 (2.20%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.10%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.10%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.10%) IIS
7 1 (1.10%) JBoss
7 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (10.99%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (10.99%) Office 365
3 5 (5.49%) Azure Active Directory
3 5 (5.49%) PaaS
4 4 (4.40%) IaaS
5 2 (2.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (2.20%) Heroku
5 2 (2.20%) SaaS
6 1 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.58%) Firewall
2 15 (16.48%) DNS
3 13 (14.29%) SAN
4 12 (13.19%) WAN
5 11 (12.09%) VPN
6 10 (10.99%) LAN
7 8 (8.79%) DHCP
7 8 (8.79%) NAS
8 6 (6.59%) Network Security
9 5 (5.49%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (5.49%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (5.49%) MPLS
10 4 (4.40%) Internet
10 4 (4.40%) SMTP
11 3 (3.30%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (3.30%) TCP/IP
11 3 (3.30%) Wireless
12 2 (2.20%) NetScaler
12 2 (2.20%) Skype
12 2 (2.20%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.20%) Power BI
2 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.10%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.10%) Big Data
3 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Visual Studio
2 2 (2.20%) NeoLoad
2 2 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (16.48%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Law
3 3 (3.30%) Back Office
3 3 (3.30%) Front Office
4 2 (2.20%) Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.10%) Legal
5 1 (1.10%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.30%) Web Services
2 2 (2.20%) SAML
2 2 (2.20%) SAP Basis
2 2 (2.20%) YAML
3 1 (1.10%) .NET
3 1 (1.10%) LAMP
3 1 (1.10%) SOAP
3 1 (1.10%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.37%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.49%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.30%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.20%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (2.20%) EMC VNX
4 2 (2.20%) FMCG
4 2 (2.20%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.20%) PKI
4 2 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.20%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.20%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.10%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.10%) iPad
5 1 (1.10%) iPhone
5 1 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 37 (40.66%) Windows
2 25 (27.47%) Windows Server
3 13 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (10.99%) Linux
6 7 (7.69%) Unix
7 6 (6.59%) Windows 10
8 4 (4.40%) Android
9 2 (2.20%) VMS
9 2 (2.20%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.10%) CentOS
10 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.29%) Migration
2 11 (12.09%) DevOps
2 11 (12.09%) ITIL
3 6 (6.59%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 6 (6.59%) Project Management
3 6 (6.59%) Service Delivery
3 6 (6.59%) Service Management
3 6 (6.59%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 5 (5.49%) Change Control
4 5 (5.49%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (4.40%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (4.40%) Data Migration
5 4 (4.40%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.40%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (4.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (3.30%) Change Management
6 3 (3.30%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (3.30%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (3.30%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.30%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.19%) SQL
2 11 (12.09%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.40%) VB
4 3 (3.30%) C
5 2 (2.20%) C++
5 2 (2.20%) Java
5 2 (2.20%) Perl
6 1 (1.10%) Python
6 1 (1.10%) Ruby
6 1 (1.10%) X++
Qualifications
1 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (8.79%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.59%) MCSE
3 4 (4.40%) Degree
3 4 (4.40%) DV Cleared
3 4 (4.40%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
4 3 (3.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.20%) AWS Certification
5 2 (2.20%) CCNP
5 2 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.10%) CCDP
6 1 (1.10%) CCIE
6 1 (1.10%) CCNA
6 1 (1.10%) CISA
6 1 (1.10%) CISSP
6 1 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.10%) HNC
6 1 (1.10%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.20%) GDPR
2 2 (2.20%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.20%) SLA
3 1 (1.10%) PMO
System Software
1 38 (41.76%) Active Directory
2 20 (21.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (15.38%) Hyper-V
4 11 (12.09%) vSphere
5 6 (6.59%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.40%) Docker
6 4 (4.40%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.20%) vCloud
7 2 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.20%) XenApp
7 2 (2.20%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.10%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.10%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.10%) Firmware
8 1 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (7.69%) SCOM
2 6 (6.59%) SCCM
3 5 (5.49%) AirWatch
3 5 (5.49%) WSUS
4 4 (4.40%) Kubernetes
4 4 (4.40%) Nagios
4 4 (4.40%) NetBackup
4 4 (4.40%) vCenter Server
5 3 (3.30%) Rancher
6 2 (2.20%) Ansible
6 2 (2.20%) Cacti
6 2 (2.20%) Ganglia
6 2 (2.20%) Graphite
6 2 (2.20%) Hyperic
6 2 (2.20%) logstash
6 2 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.20%) Puppet
7 1 (1.10%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.10%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.10%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 30 (32.97%) Microsoft
1 30 (32.97%) VMware
2 18 (19.78%) Cisco
3 14 (15.38%) Citrix
4 8 (8.79%) HP
5 6 (6.59%) Symantec
6 5 (5.49%) Juniper
6 5 (5.49%) Red Hat
6 5 (5.49%) SAP
7 4 (4.40%) F5
7 4 (4.40%) MobileIron
8 3 (3.30%) Forcepoint
8 3 (3.30%) NetApp
8 3 (3.30%) Oracle
8 3 (3.30%) Polycom
8 3 (3.30%) Reuters
9 2 (2.20%) Avaya
9 2 (2.20%) Dell
9 2 (2.20%) JD Edwards
9 2 (2.20%) SolarWinds