Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Specialist was £419 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 23 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 Specialist
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 767 718 730
Rank change year-on-year -49 +12 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 90 155 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.095% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 115 104
England median daily rate £419 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.69% - -8.57%
10th Percentile £298 £308 £308
90th Percentile £583 £565 £500
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK median hourly rate - £37.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +50.00% -37.50%

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 89884 92670 98656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59938 60988 63819
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 £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2667 3006 3819
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Infrastructure Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Specialist in England

Infrastructure Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Specialist in England

Infrastructure Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Specialist in England

Infrastructure Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Specialist in England

Infrastructure Specialist
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 Specialist within the England region over the 6 months to 23 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 -38 35 £475 +11.76% 3
South East -21 24 £388 -3.13% 1
North of England +62 22 £413 -2.94% 1
North West +26 14 £425 -12.82%
South West -8 5 £326 +0.38% 1
North East +64 4 £313 -
Yorkshire +16 4 £225 -43.75% 1
Midlands +19 2 £316 -2.69% 1
West Midlands +26 1 £313 -3.85%
East of England -25 1 - - 1
East Midlands - 1 £320 - 1
Infrastructure Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Infrastructure Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 44 (48.89%) Active Directory
2 39 (43.33%) Windows
3 32 (35.56%) Microsoft
3 32 (35.56%) VMware
4 27 (30.00%) Citrix
5 23 (25.56%) Linux
6 20 (22.22%) SAN
6 20 (22.22%) Cisco
6 20 (22.22%) Firewall
7 19 (21.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (21.11%) Amazon AWS
7 19 (21.11%) Windows Server
8 17 (18.89%) Migration
8 17 (18.89%) DNS
9 15 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 14 (15.56%) Hyper-V
10 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
10 14 (15.56%) Data Centre
11 13 (14.44%) WAN
11 13 (14.44%) ITIL
11 13 (14.44%) Office 365
11 13 (14.44%) SC Cleared
12 12 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (12.22%) SCCM
13 11 (12.22%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (12.22%) AIX
13 11 (12.22%) LAN
13 11 (12.22%) NetApp
13 11 (12.22%) Finance
14 10 (11.11%) SCOM

Infrastructure Specialist 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 8 (8.89%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (5.56%) nginx
2 5 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (4.44%) Drupal
3 4 (4.44%) Skype for Business
3 4 (4.44%) WordPress
4 1 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.11%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.11%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (5.56%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.11%) Acrobat
2 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.11%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 19 (21.11%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (15.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (14.44%) Office 365
4 2 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.11%) IaaS
5 1 (1.11%) PaaS
5 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (22.22%) Firewall
1 20 (22.22%) SAN
2 17 (18.89%) DNS
3 13 (14.44%) WAN
4 11 (12.22%) LAN
5 6 (6.67%) DHCP
5 6 (6.67%) NAS
5 6 (6.67%) Network Security
6 5 (5.56%) NetScaler
6 5 (5.56%) VPN
7 4 (4.44%) MPLS
7 4 (4.44%) OSPF
7 4 (4.44%) Skype
7 4 (4.44%) SSL
7 4 (4.44%) WLAN
8 3 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (3.33%) Ethernet
8 3 (3.33%) Internet
8 3 (3.33%) TCP/IP
8 3 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.33%) DB2
3 3 (3.33%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.22%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.22%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.22%) MySQL
5 1 (1.11%) Big Data
5 1 (1.11%) HBase
5 1 (1.11%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (4.44%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.22%) Artifactory
3 2 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.11%) Subversion
4 1 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (12.22%) Finance
2 7 (7.78%) Retail
3 5 (5.56%) Banking
4 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.56%) Middleware
2 4 (4.44%) .NET
3 2 (2.22%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (2.22%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (2.22%) Sensu
4 1 (1.11%) OpenCL
4 1 (1.11%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.56%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.56%) Clustering
3 4 (4.44%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.33%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.33%) Replication
4 3 (3.33%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.22%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.22%) PKI
5 2 (2.22%) Social Media
6 1 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.11%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.11%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.11%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.11%) VHDL
6 1 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 39 (43.33%) Windows
2 23 (25.56%) Linux
3 19 (21.11%) Windows Server
4 12 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (12.22%) AIX
5 11 (12.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.67%) Solaris
6 6 (6.67%) Unix
7 4 (4.44%) CentOS
7 4 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (4.44%) Windows 10
8 3 (3.33%) HPUX
8 3 (3.33%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.11%) NetWare
10 1 (1.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.89%) Migration
2 13 (14.44%) ITIL
3 10 (11.11%) DevOps
4 8 (8.89%) Change Management
4 8 (8.89%) Open Source
5 7 (7.78%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (7.78%) Load Balancing
5 7 (7.78%) Problem Management
5 7 (7.78%) Service Delivery
6 6 (6.67%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.56%) Asset Management
7 5 (5.56%) Collaborative Working
7 5 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (5.56%) CRM
7 5 (5.56%) Information Security
7 5 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (4.44%) Capacity Management
8 4 (4.44%) SDLC
8 4 (4.44%) Service Management
8 4 (4.44%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.78%) PowerShell
1 7 (7.78%) SQL
2 5 (5.56%) Python
2 5 (5.56%) Ruby
3 3 (3.33%) Perl
3 3 (3.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.11%) C
5 1 (1.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 15 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.44%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (8.89%) CCNP
5 5 (5.56%) DV Cleared
6 4 (4.44%) CCSE
6 4 (4.44%) CISA
6 4 (4.44%) CISMP
6 4 (4.44%) CISSP
6 4 (4.44%) Degree
6 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (3.33%) CCNA
8 2 (2.22%) CCDP
8 2 (2.22%) CCIE
8 2 (2.22%) CCSA
8 2 (2.22%) MCSE
9 1 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.11%) HNC
9 1 (1.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) GDPR
2 2 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (48.89%) Active Directory
2 19 (21.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (15.56%) Hyper-V
4 10 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (8.89%) Docker
6 6 (6.67%) XenApp
7 4 (4.44%) XenDesktop
8 3 (3.33%) flannel
8 3 (3.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.22%) BitLocker
9 2 (2.22%) DFS Replication
9 2 (2.22%) ISA Server
9 2 (2.22%) Xen
10 1 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.11%) VMware NSX
10 1 (1.11%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.11%) vSphere
10 1 (1.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (12.22%) SCCM
2 10 (11.11%) SCOM
3 8 (8.89%) NetBackup
4 6 (6.67%) Kubernetes
4 6 (6.67%) Puppet
5 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (3.33%) Ansible
6 3 (3.33%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (3.33%) SCOrch
6 3 (3.33%) Tivoli
6 3 (3.33%) vRealize
7 2 (2.22%) Backup Exec
7 2 (2.22%) Grafana
7 2 (2.22%) HAProxy
7 2 (2.22%) Kibana
7 2 (2.22%) logstash
7 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.22%) Prometheus
7 2 (2.22%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 32 (35.56%) Microsoft
1 32 (35.56%) VMware
2 27 (30.00%) Citrix
3 20 (22.22%) Cisco
4 11 (12.22%) NetApp
5 8 (8.89%) CheckPoint
5 8 (8.89%) IBM
6 7 (7.78%) Juniper
7 6 (6.67%) HP
7 6 (6.67%) Palo Alto
8 5 (5.56%) Dell
8 5 (5.56%) EMC
8 5 (5.56%) Veeam
9 4 (4.44%) Adobe
9 4 (4.44%) EqualLogic
9 4 (4.44%) F5
9 4 (4.44%) Sitecore
9 4 (4.44%) SolarWinds
9 4 (4.44%) Splunk
9 4 (4.44%) Trustwave