Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Consultant was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 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 Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 768 745 727
Rank change year-on-year -23 -18 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Consultant 90 120 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.096% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 83 97
England median daily rate £413 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £280 £325 £272
90th Percentile £541 £615 £523
UK median daily rate £413 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -8.33% +20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
England median hourly rate - £45.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% -
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89210 92159 99333
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59487 60657 64240
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2625 3000 3817
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.48 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.81% +2.64% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.05
% change year-on-year +3.86% -0.28% +9.39%

Infrastructure Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 25 November 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -35 41 £438 -7.89% 7
North of England +57 19 £400 +14.29% 4
South East -18 12 £378 -11.18% 6
Yorkshire +26 8 £475 +26.67% 1
Midlands +26 8 £381 +1.67% 2
East of England -4 8 £500 +14.29%
North West +30 7 £375 +17.19% 2
West Midlands +26 5 £310 -27.06% 2
North East +61 4 £270 - 1
East Midlands +2 3 £413 +17.86%
South West -2 2 £450 +9.09% 1
Infrastructure Consultant
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 43 (47.78%) Windows
2 37 (41.11%) VMware
3 29 (32.22%) Active Directory
3 29 (32.22%) Windows Server
4 24 (26.67%) Microsoft
5 19 (21.11%) Data Centre
6 18 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 18 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 18 (20.00%) Office 365
7 17 (18.89%) Linux
8 16 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (16.67%) Finance
9 15 (16.67%) Migration
10 14 (15.56%) Firewall
11 13 (14.44%) Cisco
12 12 (13.33%) Citrix
13 11 (12.22%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (12.22%) SAN
13 11 (12.22%) Amazon AWS
14 10 (11.11%) Security Cleared
14 10 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
14 10 (11.11%) ITIL
15 9 (10.00%) DNS
16 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
16 8 (8.89%) Project Management
17 7 (7.78%) MS Exchange
17 7 (7.78%) Law
17 7 (7.78%) SC Cleared
17 7 (7.78%) PowerShell

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 7 (7.78%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (4.44%) OpenStack
3 3 (3.33%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.22%) nginx
4 2 (2.22%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.11%) Confluence
5 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.11%) IBM Domino
5 1 (1.11%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.11%) JBoss
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 18 (20.00%) Office 365
2 11 (12.22%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (5.56%) PaaS
4 4 (4.44%) IaaS
5 3 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.33%) SaaS
6 2 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.56%) Firewall
2 11 (12.22%) SAN
3 9 (10.00%) DNS
4 7 (7.78%) NAS
5 6 (6.67%) LAN
6 5 (5.56%) DHCP
6 5 (5.56%) VPN
6 5 (5.56%) WAN
7 3 (3.33%) Skype
7 3 (3.33%) VLAN
8 2 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (2.22%) DMZ
8 2 (2.22%) Internet
8 2 (2.22%) Network Security
8 2 (2.22%) SMTP
8 2 (2.22%) Unified Communications
8 2 (2.22%) WAAS
9 1 (1.11%) IPv4
9 1 (1.11%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.33%) Big Data
1 3 (3.33%) Hadoop
2 2 (2.22%) MongoDB
2 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.11%) Power BI
3 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Vagrant
2 2 (2.22%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.22%) JIRA
3 1 (1.11%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.11%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (7.78%) Law
3 5 (5.56%) Front Office
4 4 (4.44%) Back Office
5 2 (2.22%) Banking
6 1 (1.11%) Advertising
6 1 (1.11%) Hindi Language
6 1 (1.11%) Japanese Language
6 1 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (2.22%) REST
2 1 (1.11%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.11%) Middleware
2 1 (1.11%) WAP
2 1 (1.11%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.11%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.67%) Virtual Team
3 4 (4.44%) Hedge funds
3 4 (4.44%) PKI
3 4 (4.44%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.33%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.22%) AS400
5 2 (2.22%) FMCG
6 1 (1.11%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.11%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.11%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.11%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 43 (47.78%) Windows
2 29 (32.22%) Windows Server
3 17 (18.89%) Linux
4 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (8.89%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.44%) Windows 10
7 2 (2.22%) Android
7 2 (2.22%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.22%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.11%) AIX
8 1 (1.11%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.11%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.11%) Solaris
8 1 (1.11%) Unix
8 1 (1.11%) VMS
8 1 (1.11%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.11%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.67%) Migration
2 11 (12.22%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (11.11%) ITIL
4 8 (8.89%) Project Management
5 7 (7.78%) SDLC
6 6 (6.67%) Programme Delivery
6 6 (6.67%) Risk Management
6 6 (6.67%) Security Operations
6 6 (6.67%) Threat Management
7 5 (5.56%) Customer Engagement
7 5 (5.56%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.56%) TOGAF
8 4 (4.44%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (4.44%) DevOps
8 4 (4.44%) Investment Management
8 4 (4.44%) Presales
9 3 (3.33%) Kanban
9 3 (3.33%) Load Balancing
9 3 (3.33%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.78%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.67%) Python
2 6 (6.67%) SQL
3 3 (3.33%) Go
4 2 (2.22%) Java
4 2 (2.22%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.22%) VB
5 1 (1.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.78%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.67%) MCSE
3 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.22%) CEH
5 2 (2.22%) CISM
5 2 (2.22%) CISSP
5 2 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.22%) MCSA
5 2 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.11%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.11%) CCNA
6 1 (1.11%) CCNP
6 1 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.78%) GDPR
1 7 (7.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (6.67%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.11%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.11%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (1.11%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.11%) NIST 800
3 1 (1.11%) PMO
System Software
1 29 (32.22%) Active Directory
2 18 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 16 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.56%) vSphere
5 3 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.22%) KVM
6 2 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.22%) VMware NSX
6 2 (2.22%) XenApp
7 1 (1.11%) Docker
7 1 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (4.44%) SCCM
2 3 (3.33%) Ansible
2 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.33%) Puppet
2 3 (3.33%) Terraform
2 3 (3.33%) WSUS
3 2 (2.22%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.22%) Juju
3 2 (2.22%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.22%) Salt
4 1 (1.11%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.11%) Nagios
4 1 (1.11%) SCDPM
4 1 (1.11%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.11%) vRealize
4 1 (1.11%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 37 (41.11%) VMware
2 24 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 13 (14.44%) Cisco
4 12 (13.33%) Citrix
5 5 (5.56%) Symantec
6 4 (4.44%) F5
6 4 (4.44%) HP
6 4 (4.44%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.33%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.33%) Dell
7 3 (3.33%) Juniper
7 3 (3.33%) NetApp
8 2 (2.22%) 3PAR
8 2 (2.22%) EMC
8 2 (2.22%) IBM
8 2 (2.22%) MobileIron
8 2 (2.22%) SaltStack
8 2 (2.22%) SAP
8 2 (2.22%) Sophos
9 1 (1.11%) Palo Alto