Period
to 20 April 2019

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 April 2019.

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 Manager
UK > England
6 months to
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 406 351 312
Rank change year-on-year -55 -39 -60
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Manager 498 665 674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.57% 0.72% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.76% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 475 485
England median daily rate £475 £470 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +7.43% +2.94%
10th Percentile £363 £358 £331
90th Percentile £603 £604 £579
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £430
% change year-on-year +2.70% +7.56% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
England median hourly rate £25.35 £23.50 £59.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.86% -60.17% +37.21%
10th Percentile £23.61 £22.80 £36.00
90th Percentile £28.10 £36.43 £82.83
UK median hourly rate £25.35 £23.50 £59.00
% change year-on-year +7.86% -60.17% +37.21%

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 82,911 87,939 81,504
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.66% 94.87% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,451 58,317 53,307
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £278 £269 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,495 2,716 2,750
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.32% -1.58% -
10th Percentile £11.12 £11.00 £10.67
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% -2.56%

Infrastructure Manager
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Manager in England

Infrastructure Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Manager in England

Infrastructure Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Manager in England over the 6 months to 20 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Manager in England

Infrastructure Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Manager in England

Infrastructure Manager
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 Manager within the England region over the 6 months to 20 April 2019. 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 -70 201 £520 +4.52% 27
South East -30 105 £463 +2.78% 24
Midlands +4 69 £450 +10.09% 15
North of England -3 64 £450 +5.88% 24
West Midlands -7 49 £460 +8.24% 10
East of England +24 41 £450 -12.20% 6
Yorkshire +13 34 £463 +10.45% 6
North West +1 28 £450 +5.88% 18
East Midlands +17 20 £419 +4.69% 5
South West -44 18 £450 -5.26% 9
North East -14 2 £575 -1.29%
Infrastructure Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 April 2019, Infrastructure Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Infrastructure Manager in the job title.

1 204 (40.96%) Project Management
2 145 (29.12%) PRINCE2
3 117 (23.49%) Finance
4 111 (22.29%) Data Centre
5 104 (20.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 99 (19.88%) Windows
7 85 (17.07%) Migration
8 82 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
9 61 (12.25%) Active Directory
10 60 (12.05%) Office 365
11 58 (11.65%) ITIL
12 55 (11.04%) Microsoft
13 53 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
13 53 (10.64%) Windows 10
14 47 (9.44%) PMI Certification
15 46 (9.24%) Security Cleared
16 45 (9.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
16 45 (9.04%) PMP
17 43 (8.63%) WAN
18 42 (8.43%) Citrix
19 41 (8.23%) SC Cleared
20 38 (7.63%) Change Management
21 37 (7.43%) Retail
22 33 (6.63%) Microsoft Project
23 31 (6.22%) Windows Server
23 31 (6.22%) Cisco
24 30 (6.02%) Service Management
24 30 (6.02%) Project Planning
25 28 (5.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
25 28 (5.62%) LAN

Infrastructure Manager 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 9 (1.81%) MS Exchange
1 9 (1.81%) SharePoint
2 6 (1.20%) Skype for Business
3 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.20%) Apache
5 1 (0.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.20%) Commerce Server
5 1 (0.20%) Confluence
5 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.20%) IIS
5 1 (0.20%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.20%) SAS
5 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 33 (6.63%) Microsoft Project
2 18 (3.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (3.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 15 (3.01%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 60 (12.05%) Office 365
2 53 (10.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (5.42%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.81%) SaaS
5 6 (1.20%) PaaS
6 4 (0.80%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.60%) IaaS
7 3 (0.60%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.20%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 43 (8.63%) WAN
2 28 (5.62%) LAN
3 20 (4.02%) Firewall
4 13 (2.61%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (2.21%) Unified Communications
6 10 (2.01%) IP Telephony
7 8 (1.61%) VLAN
7 8 (1.61%) Wireless
8 7 (1.41%) MPLS
9 6 (1.20%) DNS
9 6 (1.20%) Network Security
9 6 (1.20%) Skype
9 6 (1.20%) VPN
10 5 (1.00%) DHCP
11 4 (0.80%) Internet
11 4 (0.80%) SAN
11 4 (0.80%) Structured Cabling
12 3 (0.60%) NAS
12 3 (0.60%) NetScaler
12 3 (0.60%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.00%) Big Data
2 4 (0.80%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.20%) DB2
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.41%) JIRA
2 4 (0.80%) HP UFT
2 4 (0.80%) LoadRunner
3 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.20%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
General
1 117 (23.49%) Finance
2 37 (7.43%) Retail
3 27 (5.42%) Banking
4 22 (4.42%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.21%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.81%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.41%) Legal
8 6 (1.20%) Law
9 4 (0.80%) Advertising
9 4 (0.80%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.40%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.40%) Billing
10 2 (0.40%) Marketing
10 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) French Language
11 1 (0.20%) Games
11 1 (0.20%) International Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.20%) Middleware
2 3 (0.60%) CakePHP
3 2 (0.40%) CGI
3 2 (0.40%) Velocity
4 1 (0.20%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.20%) Kafka
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.20%) Web Services
4 1 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 111 (22.29%) Data Centre
2 14 (2.81%) PMI
3 12 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (2.41%) Management Information System
4 8 (1.61%) Fat Client
4 8 (1.61%) Thin Client
5 7 (1.41%) Public Cloud
5 7 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.20%) FMCG
7 4 (0.80%) Equities
7 4 (0.80%) Fixed Income
7 4 (0.80%) NHS
7 4 (0.80%) Virtual Team
8 3 (0.60%) CMDB
8 3 (0.60%) EPoS
8 3 (0.60%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.40%) HP Storage
9 2 (0.40%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.40%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 99 (19.88%) Windows
2 53 (10.64%) Windows 10
3 31 (6.22%) Windows Server
4 18 (3.61%) Windows 7
5 10 (2.01%) Linux
5 10 (2.01%) Unix
6 6 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.60%) AIX
8 3 (0.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.60%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.40%) CentOS
9 2 (0.40%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.20%) Android
10 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.20%) Solaris
10 1 (0.20%) SUSE
10 1 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.20%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (40.96%) Project Management
2 145 (29.12%) PRINCE2
3 104 (20.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 85 (17.07%) Migration
5 82 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
6 58 (11.65%) ITIL
7 38 (7.63%) Change Management
8 30 (6.02%) Project Planning
8 30 (6.02%) Service Management
9 24 (4.82%) DevOps
9 24 (4.82%) Risk Management
9 24 (4.82%) Waterfall
10 23 (4.62%) Matrix Organization
11 22 (4.42%) Service Delivery
12 21 (4.22%) Problem-Solving
12 21 (4.22%) Supplier Management
13 19 (3.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 16 (3.21%) Programme Management
14 16 (3.21%) Project Governance
14 16 (3.21%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 5 (1.00%) C
2 4 (0.80%) PowerShell
2 4 (0.80%) SQL
3 1 (0.20%) Java
Qualifications
1 47 (9.44%) PMI Certification
2 46 (9.24%) Security Cleared
3 45 (9.04%) PMP
3 45 (9.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 41 (8.23%) SC Cleared
5 28 (5.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 21 (4.22%) Degree
7 9 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.20%) CCNA
8 6 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (0.80%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (0.80%) DBS Check
10 3 (0.60%) MCSE
10 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (0.40%) ISTQB
12 1 (0.20%) APMP
12 1 (0.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 1 (0.20%) MAPM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.22%) PMO
2 15 (3.01%) GDPR
3 14 (2.81%) QA
4 8 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (1.00%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.40%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (12.25%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (1.20%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.60%) Firmware
5 3 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (0.60%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.40%) XenApp
7 1 (0.20%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (2.61%) SCCM
2 4 (0.80%) SCOM
3 3 (0.60%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (0.40%) Ansible
4 2 (0.40%) Puppet
4 2 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.40%) vRealize
5 1 (0.20%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.20%) Grafana
5 1 (0.20%) Graylog
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.20%) Packer
5 1 (0.20%) Terraform
5 1 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 55 (11.04%) Microsoft
2 42 (8.43%) Citrix
3 31 (6.22%) Cisco
4 27 (5.42%) VMware
5 13 (2.61%) Oracle
6 8 (1.61%) HP
7 6 (1.20%) Avaya
8 5 (1.00%) Cloudera
8 5 (1.00%) Meraki
8 5 (1.00%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (0.80%) Google
9 4 (0.80%) Red Hat
10 3 (0.60%) IBM
10 3 (0.60%) Juniper
10 3 (0.60%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.60%) SunGard
10 3 (0.60%) Veeam
11 2 (0.40%) Huawei
11 2 (0.40%) Symantec
11 2 (0.40%) Zoho