The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Specialist was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 522 570 565
Rank change year-on-year +48 -5  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 60 62 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.14% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 40 45
Median daily rate £420 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.51% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £305 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £503 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 40228 46925 48391
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.04% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 26246 30992 30918
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1226 1370 1877
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 +24 21 £475 +35.71% 5
North West +32 20 £410 +7.89%
South East +24 11 £363 -3.33% 2
South West +2 5 £288 -11.53%
Yorkshire +21 2 £525 +23.52% 5
East Midlands -6 1 £525 +50.00%
Infrastructure Specialist
UK

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 46 (33.09%) Windows
2 45 (32.37%) Microsoft
3 41 (29.50%) VMware
4 36 (25.90%) Active Directory
5 33 (23.74%) Linux
5 33 (23.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 29 (20.86%) SQL
6 29 (20.86%) Migration
7 28 (20.14%) Security Cleared
8 27 (19.42%) HP
9 26 (18.71%) SC Cleared
9 26 (18.71%) Windows Server
10 24 (17.27%) Data Centre
10 24 (17.27%) SAN
11 23 (16.55%) Firewall
12 19 (13.67%) Cisco
12 19 (13.67%) DNS
13 18 (12.95%) Unix
13 18 (12.95%) SCCM
13 18 (12.95%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (12.23%) SQL Server
14 17 (12.23%) VPN
15 16 (11.51%) Windows Server 2012
16 15 (10.79%) IBM
16 15 (10.79%) LAN
16 15 (10.79%) Oracle
16 15 (10.79%) Finance
16 15 (10.79%) Amazon AWS
16 15 (10.79%) SCOM
17 13 (9.35%) Hyper-V

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 11 (7.91%) JBoss
2 10 (7.19%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.76%) Apache
3 8 (5.76%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.88%) IIS
5 4 (2.88%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.88%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.16%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.16%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.16%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.44%) Apache Geronimo
7 2 (1.44%) Apache TomEE
7 2 (1.44%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (5.76%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.16%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.72%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.79%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (7.19%) Office 365
3 4 (2.88%) Bluemix
3 4 (2.88%) IBM Cloud
4 3 (2.16%) IaaS
5 2 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.44%) AWS OpsWorks
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.72%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.72%) PaaS
6 1 (0.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (17.27%) SAN
2 23 (16.55%) Firewall
3 19 (13.67%) DNS
4 17 (12.23%) VPN
5 15 (10.79%) LAN
6 12 (8.63%) WAN
7 11 (7.91%) TCP/IP
8 10 (7.19%) DHCP
9 9 (6.47%) Fibre Channel
9 9 (6.47%) NAS
10 4 (2.88%) Internet
10 4 (2.88%) MPLS
10 4 (2.88%) Network Security
10 4 (2.88%) WLAN
11 3 (2.16%) BGP
11 3 (2.16%) IPsec
11 3 (2.16%) OSPF
12 2 (1.44%) IPv4
12 2 (1.44%) IPv6
12 2 (1.44%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (12.23%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.88%) DB2
3 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (6.47%) Git (software)
1 9 (6.47%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.16%) Maven
2 3 (2.16%) Selenium
2 3 (2.16%) Subversion
3 1 (0.72%) JIRA
General
1 15 (10.79%) Finance
2 12 (8.63%) Banking
3 6 (4.32%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.60%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.88%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.88%) Retail
6 3 (2.16%) Law
7 2 (1.44%) Electronics
7 2 (1.44%) Marketing
7 2 (1.44%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.72%) Advertising
8 1 (0.72%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.72%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.04%) SOAP
2 6 (4.32%) Middleware
3 4 (2.88%) XML
4 3 (2.16%) J2EE
5 2 (1.44%) .NET
5 2 (1.44%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (1.44%) Web Services
5 2 (1.44%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.72%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.72%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.27%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.35%) Replication
3 11 (7.91%) Clustering
4 6 (4.32%) PKI
5 5 (3.60%) EMC VMAX
5 5 (3.60%) EMC VNX
5 5 (3.60%) SWIFT
5 5 (3.60%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 4 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.88%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.88%) iSeries
6 4 (2.88%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.88%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.16%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.44%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.44%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.44%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.72%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.72%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 46 (33.09%) Windows
2 33 (23.74%) Linux
3 26 (18.71%) Windows Server
4 18 (12.95%) Unix
4 18 (12.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (11.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.47%) AIX
7 7 (5.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (4.32%) Windows 10
9 5 (3.60%) CentOS
9 5 (3.60%) HPUX
10 4 (2.88%) Solaris
10 4 (2.88%) Windows 7
11 3 (2.16%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.72%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.86%) Migration
2 11 (7.91%) Configuration Management
2 11 (7.91%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (6.47%) SIEM
4 8 (5.76%) ITIL
4 8 (5.76%) Server Building
5 7 (5.04%) DevOps
5 7 (5.04%) Incident Management
5 7 (5.04%) Project Management
6 6 (4.32%) Converged Infrastructure
6 6 (4.32%) Data Migration
7 5 (3.60%) Network Design
7 5 (3.60%) Service Management
8 4 (2.88%) Anti-Money Laundering
8 4 (2.88%) Change Control
8 4 (2.88%) High Availability
8 4 (2.88%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.16%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (2.16%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (2.16%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (20.86%) SQL
2 10 (7.19%) Bash Shell
2 10 (7.19%) Perl
2 10 (7.19%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.60%) Python
4 3 (2.16%) Java
4 3 (2.16%) Ruby
5 2 (1.44%) Lisp
5 2 (1.44%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.72%) C
6 1 (0.72%) JCL
Qualifications
1 28 (20.14%) Security Cleared
2 26 (18.71%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (4.32%) MCSE
5 4 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.16%) CCNA
6 3 (2.16%) CCNP
6 3 (2.16%) Degree
6 3 (2.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.44%) CCDP
7 2 (1.44%) CCSA
7 2 (1.44%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.44%) JNCIS
7 2 (1.44%) MCITP
7 2 (1.44%) MCP
7 2 (1.44%) MCSA
8 1 (0.72%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.72%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.72%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 1 (0.72%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.44%) SLA
2 1 (0.72%) GAMP
2 1 (0.72%) GxP
2 1 (0.72%) JSP 440
System Software
1 36 (25.90%) Active Directory
2 33 (23.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.35%) Hyper-V
3 13 (9.35%) vSphere
4 6 (4.32%) XenApp
4 6 (4.32%) XenDesktop
5 5 (3.60%) Docker
5 5 (3.60%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (2.88%) ISA Server
7 3 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.16%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.44%) BitLocker
8 2 (1.44%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.44%) GlusterFS
8 2 (1.44%) Samba
8 2 (1.44%) UAG
9 1 (0.72%) SRDF
9 1 (0.72%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.72%) vCloud
9 1 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 18 (12.95%) SCCM
2 15 (10.79%) SCOM
3 8 (5.76%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (5.04%) Puppet
5 5 (3.60%) NetBackup
5 5 (3.60%) SCOrch
6 4 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.88%) Terraform
7 3 (2.16%) Ansible
7 3 (2.16%) Nagios
8 2 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.44%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.44%) WSUS
9 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.72%) Nessus
Vendors
1 45 (32.37%) Microsoft
2 41 (29.50%) VMware
3 27 (19.42%) HP
4 19 (13.67%) Cisco
5 15 (10.79%) IBM
5 15 (10.79%) Oracle
6 13 (9.35%) Citrix
7 11 (7.91%) 3PAR
8 10 (7.19%) Brocade
8 10 (7.19%) Red Hat
9 9 (6.47%) EMC
10 8 (5.76%) F5
11 6 (4.32%) CheckPoint
11 6 (4.32%) Dell
12 5 (3.60%) NetApp
12 5 (3.60%) Symantec
13 4 (2.88%) Juniper
13 4 (2.88%) PlateSpin
14 3 (2.16%) Splunk
15 2 (1.44%) Palo Alto
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