Period
to 14 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 444 374 307
Rank change year-on-year -70 -67 -50
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Manager 492 625 779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.51% 0.66% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.69% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 443 573
England median daily rate £450 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £320
90th Percentile £600 £588 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £450
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 2
England median hourly rate £27.36 £29.57 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.48% +3.74% +42.50%
10th Percentile £23.89 £19.52 £26.40
90th Percentile £28.63 £39.48 £29.80
UK median hourly rate £27.36 £29.57 £28.50
% change year-on-year -7.48% +3.74% +42.50%

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 90,923 90,167 90,800
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.89% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,994 60,368 59,760
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,735 2,606 3,011
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.05 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.00 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 2018. 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 -49 197 £500 +5.26% 33
South East -48 93 £425 - 10
North of England -23 67 £425 +2.72% 7
Midlands -17 62 £450 +12.50% 15
West Midlands -11 56 £450 +12.50% 14
East of England -13 45 £473 +5.00% 9
Yorkshire -16 32 £413 +3.13% 1
North West -23 31 £425 - 5
South West -20 28 £408 -2.69% 6
East Midlands -1 5 £415 +3.75% 1
North East +1 4 - - 1
Infrastructure Manager
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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.

1 191 (38.82%) Project Management
2 133 (27.03%) PRINCE2
3 119 (24.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 116 (23.58%) Finance
4 116 (23.58%) Data Centre
5 106 (21.54%) Windows
6 101 (20.53%) Migration
7 86 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
8 68 (13.82%) Office 365
9 61 (12.40%) ITIL
10 58 (11.79%) Microsoft
11 56 (11.38%) Active Directory
12 51 (10.37%) Microsoft Azure
13 49 (9.96%) Windows 10
14 44 (8.94%) WAN
15 40 (8.13%) Citrix
16 37 (7.52%) LAN
17 34 (6.91%) VMware
17 34 (6.91%) Change Management
17 34 (6.91%) Security Cleared
17 34 (6.91%) Windows Server
18 33 (6.71%) PMP
19 31 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
20 30 (6.10%) Waterfall
20 30 (6.10%) SC Cleared
20 30 (6.10%) Project Planning
20 30 (6.10%) Programme Management
20 30 (6.10%) Banking
21 29 (5.89%) Cisco
22 28 (5.69%) PMI Certification

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 17 (3.46%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.83%) MS Exchange
3 7 (1.42%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.02%) Confluence
4 5 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (0.81%) Apache
5 4 (0.81%) IIS
5 4 (0.81%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.41%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.20%) CMS
7 1 (0.20%) Commerce Server
7 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.20%) JBoss
7 1 (0.20%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 26 (5.28%) Microsoft Project
2 24 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (4.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 18 (3.66%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (2.24%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.20%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.20%) Sage 200
2 1 (0.20%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 68 (13.82%) Office 365
2 51 (10.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (6.30%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (3.46%) IaaS
5 14 (2.85%) PaaS
5 14 (2.85%) SaaS
6 4 (0.81%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.41%) G Suite
7 2 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (8.94%) WAN
2 37 (7.52%) LAN
3 22 (4.47%) Firewall
4 21 (4.27%) Wi-Fi
5 17 (3.46%) SAN
6 9 (1.83%) IP Telephony
6 9 (1.83%) MPLS
7 8 (1.63%) Internet
7 8 (1.63%) Unified Communications
8 7 (1.42%) Skype
8 7 (1.42%) VPN
9 5 (1.02%) DNS
9 5 (1.02%) VLAN
10 4 (0.81%) Wireless
11 3 (0.61%) DMZ
11 3 (0.61%) FCoE
11 3 (0.61%) NetScaler
11 3 (0.61%) Network Security
11 3 (0.61%) VoIP
12 2 (0.41%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (2.24%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.22%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.61%) Big Data
3 3 (0.61%) DB2
3 3 (0.61%) QlikView
4 2 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.41%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.41%) MySQL
5 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.20%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (1.42%) JIRA
2 4 (0.81%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.61%) HP UFT
3 3 (0.61%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.41%) GitLab
5 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.20%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.20%) Subversion
5 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.20%) XMLSpy
General
1 116 (23.58%) Finance
2 30 (6.10%) Banking
3 21 (4.27%) Retail
4 17 (3.46%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.83%) Legal
6 8 (1.63%) Law
6 8 (1.63%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.22%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.02%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.41%) Automotive
9 2 (0.41%) Back Office
9 2 (0.41%) French Language
9 2 (0.41%) Marketing
9 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.41%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.20%) German Language
10 1 (0.20%) International Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.20%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.83%) Middleware
2 8 (1.63%) Web Services
3 2 (0.41%) LDAP
3 2 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.20%) .NET
4 1 (0.20%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.20%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.20%) Kafka
4 1 (0.20%) LAMP
4 1 (0.20%) OAuth
4 1 (0.20%) SAML
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.20%) SOAP
4 1 (0.20%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 116 (23.58%) Data Centre
2 16 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (2.64%) Management Information System
4 10 (2.03%) Fat Client
4 10 (2.03%) PMI
4 10 (2.03%) Thin Client
5 9 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (1.83%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.22%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.22%) Mainframe
7 5 (1.02%) Clustering
8 4 (0.81%) FMCG
8 4 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (0.81%) Public Cloud
9 3 (0.61%) CLARiiON
9 3 (0.61%) CMDB
9 3 (0.61%) Private Cloud
10 2 (0.41%) Equities
10 2 (0.41%) Fixed Income
10 2 (0.41%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 106 (21.54%) Windows
2 49 (9.96%) Windows 10
3 34 (6.91%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.25%) Unix
5 14 (2.85%) Windows 7
6 12 (2.44%) Linux
7 8 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.02%) AIX
8 5 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.02%) Solaris
8 5 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.41%) CentOS
9 2 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.20%) SUSE
10 1 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 191 (38.82%) Project Management
2 133 (27.03%) PRINCE2
3 119 (24.19%) Stakeholder Management
4 101 (20.53%) Migration
5 86 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
6 61 (12.40%) ITIL
7 34 (6.91%) Change Management
8 30 (6.10%) Programme Management
8 30 (6.10%) Project Planning
8 30 (6.10%) Waterfall
9 27 (5.49%) Risk Management
10 25 (5.08%) Service Delivery
11 24 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 23 (4.67%) Problem-Solving
13 21 (4.27%) Change Control
13 21 (4.27%) Service Management
14 18 (3.66%) Matrix Organization
15 17 (3.46%) Data Protection
15 17 (3.46%) DevOps
16 15 (3.05%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (3.46%) SQL
2 4 (0.81%) Java
2 4 (0.81%) PowerShell
3 3 (0.61%) C
4 2 (0.41%) Python
5 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (6.91%) Security Cleared
2 33 (6.71%) PMP
3 30 (6.10%) SC Cleared
4 28 (5.69%) PMI Certification
4 28 (5.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 26 (5.28%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 20 (4.07%) Degree
7 10 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.83%) MCSE
9 7 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (1.02%) Master's Degree
11 4 (0.81%) CCNA
11 4 (0.81%) ISEB
12 3 (0.61%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.61%) Novell Certification
13 2 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
13 2 (0.41%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.47%) PMO
2 15 (3.05%) QA
3 14 (2.85%) GDPR
4 9 (1.83%) SLA
5 5 (1.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 4 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.61%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.20%) PMBOK
System Software
1 56 (11.38%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.63%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.22%) vSphere
5 4 (0.81%) Docker
5 4 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.81%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.61%) Firmware
6 3 (0.61%) IAG
6 3 (0.61%) UAG
6 3 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (0.61%) XenApp
7 1 (0.20%) LXC
7 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.20%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (2.44%) SCCM
2 5 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
2 5 (1.02%) SCOM
3 4 (0.81%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (0.61%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.61%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.61%) Puppet
5 2 (0.41%) Ansible
5 2 (0.41%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.41%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.20%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.20%) Grafana
6 1 (0.20%) Graylog
6 1 (0.20%) Packer
6 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.20%) Terraform
6 1 (0.20%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 58 (11.79%) Microsoft
2 40 (8.13%) Citrix
3 34 (6.91%) VMware
4 29 (5.89%) Cisco
5 25 (5.08%) Oracle
6 15 (3.05%) HP
7 8 (1.63%) IBM
7 8 (1.63%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.42%) EMC
8 7 (1.42%) SolarWinds
9 5 (1.02%) Avaya
9 5 (1.02%) Google
9 5 (1.02%) NetApp
9 5 (1.02%) SAP
10 3 (0.61%) CheckPoint
10 3 (0.61%) F5
10 3 (0.61%) Mercator
10 3 (0.61%) ServiceNow
10 3 (0.61%) TIBCO
10 3 (0.61%) Zoho