The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Specialist was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Specialist
UK / England
Rank 506 547 545
Rank change year-on-year +41 -2  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 79 68 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.19% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 45 23
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 - -

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 39636 46701 45542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25783 30610 27944
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1458 1840
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +4.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Infrastructure Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Infrastructure Specialist in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 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 +57 42 £500 +7.81% 2
South East +6 15 £450 +15.38% 2
North West +26 7 £328 -22.94% 2
South West +4 7 £369 -1.66% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £463 - 1
East Midlands -7 2 £300 -
West Midlands +11 1 £325 -18.13%
East of England -1 1 £305 -21.29%
North East - 1 £170 -
Infrastructure Specialist
UK

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 62 (41.06%) Microsoft
1 62 (41.06%) VMware
2 59 (39.07%) Windows
3 53 (35.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 51 (33.77%) Linux
5 42 (27.81%) Windows Server
6 39 (25.83%) Security Cleared
7 37 (24.50%) Active Directory
8 33 (21.85%) SAN
9 32 (21.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (20.53%) Data Centre
10 31 (20.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 31 (20.53%) SC Cleared
11 29 (19.21%) Red Hat
12 28 (18.54%) SQL
13 25 (16.56%) vSphere
14 24 (15.89%) HP
14 24 (15.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 23 (15.23%) Firewall
15 23 (15.23%) SQL Server
15 23 (15.23%) ITIL
16 22 (14.57%) EMC
16 22 (14.57%) Finance
17 20 (13.25%) IBM
17 20 (13.25%) Citrix
17 20 (13.25%) MS Exchange
17 20 (13.25%) SCCM
17 20 (13.25%) NAS
18 19 (12.58%) Cisco
19 18 (11.92%) Unix

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 20 (13.25%) MS Exchange
2 15 (9.93%) JBoss
3 14 (9.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (6.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (6.62%) IIS
4 10 (6.62%) Skype for Business
4 10 (6.62%) WebSphere
5 9 (5.96%) Tomcat
5 9 (5.96%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (5.30%) Apache
7 7 (4.64%) SharePoint
8 5 (3.31%) Apache Geronimo
8 5 (3.31%) Apache TomEE
8 5 (3.31%) OpenStack
8 5 (3.31%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (2.65%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (2.65%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.66%) Apache Spark
11 1 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 10 (6.62%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.65%) MS Office
3 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.26%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (9.93%) Office 365
3 8 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (3.31%) Bluemix
4 5 (3.31%) IBM Cloud
5 4 (2.65%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (2.65%) IaaS
6 2 (1.32%) AWS OpsWorks
6 2 (1.32%) GitHub
7 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.66%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.66%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 33 (21.85%) SAN
2 23 (15.23%) Firewall
3 20 (13.25%) NAS
4 15 (9.93%) DNS
5 14 (9.27%) DHCP
5 14 (9.27%) LAN
5 14 (9.27%) VPN
6 13 (8.61%) TCP/IP
6 13 (8.61%) WAN
7 7 (4.64%) Fibre Channel
7 7 (4.64%) FTP
7 7 (4.64%) Internet
7 7 (4.64%) Skype
8 4 (2.65%) HTTP
8 4 (2.65%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (2.65%) SSL
8 4 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (1.99%) NetScaler
9 3 (1.99%) Structured Cabling
9 3 (1.99%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.65%) DB2
2 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (2.65%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (1.99%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (1.99%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.32%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.32%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.66%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.66%) Big Data
5 1 (0.66%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.66%) HBase
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.66%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.66%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 16 (10.60%) Jenkins
2 15 (9.93%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.32%) JIRA
3 2 (1.32%) Maven
3 2 (1.32%) Selenium
3 2 (1.32%) Subversion
4 1 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.66%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (14.57%) Finance
2 12 (7.95%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.96%) Banking
4 5 (3.31%) Law
4 5 (3.31%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.65%) Retail
6 2 (1.32%) Electronics
6 2 (1.32%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.32%) Marketing
6 2 (1.32%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.66%) Advertising
7 1 (0.66%) Front Office
7 1 (0.66%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.28%) Middleware
2 6 (3.97%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (3.31%) IBM Integration Bus
3 5 (3.31%) J2EE
4 4 (2.65%) SOAP
5 3 (1.99%) ISPF
5 3 (1.99%) XML
6 2 (1.32%) .NET
6 2 (1.32%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (1.32%) Web Services
7 1 (0.66%) Matplotlib
7 1 (0.66%) NumPy
7 1 (0.66%) Oracle ADF
7 1 (0.66%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.53%) Data Centre
2 16 (10.60%) EMC VMAX
2 16 (10.60%) EMC VNX
3 15 (9.93%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 12 (7.95%) Replication
5 10 (6.62%) Clustering
6 6 (3.97%) iSeries
6 6 (3.97%) PKI
7 4 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.65%) Enterprise Cloud
7 4 (2.65%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.65%) Virtual Team
8 3 (1.99%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.99%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.99%) Tandem
9 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.32%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.32%) SWIFT
9 2 (1.32%) User Experience
9 2 (1.32%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 59 (39.07%) Windows
2 51 (33.77%) Linux
3 42 (27.81%) Windows Server
4 32 (21.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (20.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (15.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (11.92%) Unix
8 12 (7.95%) AIX
9 8 (5.30%) Windows 7
10 7 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (3.31%) CentOS
11 5 (3.31%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.99%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.32%) Debian
14 1 (0.66%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.66%) OS/2
14 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.66%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.23%) ITIL
2 17 (11.26%) Migration
3 16 (10.60%) Converged Infrastructure
4 14 (9.27%) Service Management
5 12 (7.95%) DevOps
6 10 (6.62%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (5.96%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (5.96%) Incident Management
7 9 (5.96%) SIEM
8 8 (5.30%) Configuration Management
8 8 (5.30%) ITIL V3
8 8 (5.30%) Server Building
9 6 (3.97%) Load Balancing
9 6 (3.97%) Open Source
10 5 (3.31%) Analytics
10 5 (3.31%) Information Security
10 5 (3.31%) Problem Management
10 5 (3.31%) Project Management
10 5 (3.31%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (2.65%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.54%) SQL
2 16 (10.60%) Bash Shell
3 15 (9.93%) PowerShell
4 10 (6.62%) Python
5 9 (5.96%) Shell Script
6 8 (5.30%) Java
7 6 (3.97%) Perl
8 3 (1.99%) JCL
9 2 (1.32%) C
9 2 (1.32%) C++
9 2 (1.32%) Ruby
10 1 (0.66%) R
Qualifications
1 39 (25.83%) Security Cleared
2 31 (20.53%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.96%) MCSE
5 8 (5.30%) MCSA
6 6 (3.97%) CCNA
6 6 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.65%) MCITP
8 4 (2.65%) MCP
9 2 (1.32%) CCDA
9 2 (1.32%) CNA
9 2 (1.32%) CNE
9 2 (1.32%) Degree
9 2 (1.32%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.32%) Novell Certification
10 1 (0.66%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.66%) CCA
10 1 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.99%) SLA
2 1 (0.66%) GAMP
2 1 (0.66%) GxP
2 1 (0.66%) JSP 440
System Software
1 53 (35.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (24.50%) Active Directory
3 25 (16.56%) vSphere
4 18 (11.92%) Hyper-V
5 13 (8.61%) XenApp
6 9 (5.96%) Docker
7 8 (5.30%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (5.30%) XenDesktop
8 7 (4.64%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.65%) UAG
9 4 (2.65%) VMware Server
10 3 (1.99%) Time Sharing Option
10 3 (1.99%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (1.32%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.32%) GlusterFS
11 2 (1.32%) ISA Server
11 2 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.32%) Samba
11 2 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.66%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 20 (13.25%) SCCM
2 14 (9.27%) SCOM
3 11 (7.28%) Puppet
3 11 (7.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (3.97%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (3.31%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (3.31%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.65%) Nagios
6 4 (2.65%) Terraform
6 4 (2.65%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.99%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.99%) SCOrch
7 3 (1.99%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (1.32%) Ansible
8 2 (1.32%) AppDNA
8 2 (1.32%) EdgeSight
9 1 (0.66%) DameWare
9 1 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 62 (41.06%) Microsoft
1 62 (41.06%) VMware
2 29 (19.21%) Red Hat
3 24 (15.89%) HP
4 22 (14.57%) EMC
5 20 (13.25%) Citrix
5 20 (13.25%) IBM
6 19 (12.58%) Cisco
7 16 (10.60%) Oracle
8 9 (5.96%) 3PAR
9 7 (4.64%) Brocade
9 7 (4.64%) NetApp
10 6 (3.97%) Symantec
11 5 (3.31%) F5
12 4 (2.65%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.99%) Atlassian
13 3 (1.99%) Juniper
13 3 (1.99%) SolarWinds
14 2 (1.32%) CommVault
14 2 (1.32%) Veeam
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