Period
to 18 November 2019

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Support was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 November 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 Support
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 619 676 684
Rank change year-on-year +57 +8 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support 155 180 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.20% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 119 136
England median daily rate £325 £325 £325
10th Percentile £187 £200 £180
90th Percentile £438 £438 £450
UK median daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -3.08% - +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 10
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £13.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +149.52% -53.48%
10th Percentile £20.10 £24.06 £12.14
90th Percentile £43.00 £34.75 £25.68
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £22.26 £13.03
% change year-on-year +57.23% +70.90% -53.48%

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 71,415 88,747 89,137
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.02% 94.77% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,328 59,322 59,352
England median daily rate £470 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £448
% change year-on-year +2.78% +0.56% +5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,572 2,720 2,646
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.50 £18.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.41% -0.34% +0.77%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.90
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.82 £18.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.10% -3.74% +3.89%

Infrastructure Support
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Support in England

Infrastructure Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Support in England

Infrastructure Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Support in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Support in England

Infrastructure Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Support in England

Infrastructure Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Support in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Infrastructure Support in England

Infrastructure Support
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 Support within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 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 +58 50 £360 +7.46% 17
South East +41 42 £289 -9.41% 11
North of England +27 26 £319 -15.00% 13
South West +7 17 £265 -20.60% 7
North West +26 14 £304 -6.54% 6
East of England +26 10 £350 +7.69% 4
Yorkshire +21 10 £345 +18.97% 3
Midlands +54 8 £350 +16.67% 11
West Midlands +38 5 £350 +47.37% 10
East Midlands +25 3 £355 +18.33% 1
North East +13 3 £350 -12.50% 4
Infrastructure Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 2019, Infrastructure Support 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 Support in the job title.

1 116 (74.84%) Windows
2 83 (53.55%) VMware
3 75 (48.39%) Windows Server
4 73 (47.10%) Microsoft
5 70 (45.16%) Active Directory
6 66 (42.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 52 (33.55%) Office 365
8 50 (32.26%) Cisco
9 47 (30.32%) SCCM
10 45 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 40 (25.81%) MS Exchange
12 38 (24.52%) Hyper-V
13 35 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
14 33 (21.29%) Firewall
15 31 (20.00%) ITIL
15 31 (20.00%) Azure
16 29 (18.71%) Citrix
17 25 (16.13%) SCOM
18 23 (14.84%) Windows 10
19 22 (14.19%) Windows 7
19 22 (14.19%) Microsoft Certification
19 22 (14.19%) Finance
20 21 (13.55%) Problem Management
20 21 (13.55%) DNS
20 21 (13.55%) Change Management
21 20 (12.90%) PowerShell
21 20 (12.90%) Security Cleared
21 20 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
21 20 (12.90%) CCNA
21 20 (12.90%) Management Information System

Infrastructure Support 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 40 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 19 (12.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 16 (10.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (10.32%) SharePoint
4 13 (8.39%) Skype for Business
5 9 (5.81%) IIS
6 1 (0.65%) Apache
6 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.65%) Confluence
6 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.65%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (10.97%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 52 (33.55%) Office 365
2 31 (20.00%) Azure
3 6 (3.87%) AWS
3 6 (3.87%) SaaS
4 5 (3.23%) PaaS
5 4 (2.58%) IaaS
5 4 (2.58%) Mimecast
6 3 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.94%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.65%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 33 (21.29%) Firewall
2 21 (13.55%) DNS
3 16 (10.32%) DHCP
3 16 (10.32%) LAN
4 14 (9.03%) WAN
5 13 (8.39%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (7.74%) SAN
6 12 (7.74%) Skype
7 11 (7.10%) NaaS
8 9 (5.81%) VoIP
9 8 (5.16%) VPN
10 7 (4.52%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (3.87%) Intranet
11 6 (3.87%) TCP/IP
12 5 (3.23%) NetScaler
12 5 (3.23%) Structured Cabling
12 5 (3.23%) VLAN
13 4 (2.58%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (2.58%) Wireless
14 3 (1.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.10%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.94%) MySQL
4 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.65%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.65%) Lumira
5 1 (0.65%) MariaDB
5 1 (0.65%) MySQL Workbench
5 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.65%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.65%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) JIRA
1 1 (0.65%) TestRail
1 1 (0.65%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.65%) webpack
1 1 (0.65%) Zephyr
General
1 22 (14.19%) Finance
2 14 (9.03%) Law
3 11 (7.10%) Legal
4 7 (4.52%) Banking
5 5 (3.23%) Public Sector
6 4 (2.58%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.94%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.29%) Front Office
8 2 (1.29%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.65%) Automotive
9 1 (0.65%) Electronics
9 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.65%) German Language
9 1 (0.65%) Marketing
9 1 (0.65%) Military
9 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.16%) Middleware
2 1 (0.65%) Celery
2 1 (0.65%) D3.js
2 1 (0.65%) Django
2 1 (0.65%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (0.65%) Java SE
2 1 (0.65%) LDAP
2 1 (0.65%) Redux
2 1 (0.65%) Regular Expression
2 1 (0.65%) REST
2 1 (0.65%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.90%) Management Information System
2 8 (5.16%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.52%) Enterprise Storage
4 6 (3.87%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.87%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (3.23%) Clustering
5 5 (3.23%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.94%) PKI
8 2 (1.29%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.29%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.29%) Fibre Optics
8 2 (1.29%) NHS
8 2 (1.29%) Replication
8 2 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.29%) Smartphone
8 2 (1.29%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.65%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.65%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.65%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 116 (74.84%) Windows
2 75 (48.39%) Windows Server
3 45 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (14.84%) Windows 10
5 22 (14.19%) Windows 7
6 17 (10.97%) Windows 8
7 15 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (8.39%) Linux
8 13 (8.39%) Windows XP
9 11 (7.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (5.16%) Unix
11 3 (1.94%) Android
11 3 (1.94%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.65%) AIX
13 1 (0.65%) CentOS
13 1 (0.65%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.65%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (42.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 31 (20.00%) ITIL
3 21 (13.55%) Change Management
3 21 (13.55%) Problem Management
4 16 (10.32%) Information Security
5 14 (9.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (9.03%) Information Security Management
5 14 (9.03%) ISMS
5 14 (9.03%) Security Management
6 13 (8.39%) Service Management
7 11 (7.10%) Customer-Centricity
7 11 (7.10%) E-Commerce
7 11 (7.10%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (7.10%) Storage Management
8 9 (5.81%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (5.81%) ITSM
8 9 (5.81%) Migration
9 7 (4.52%) Business Intelligence
9 7 (4.52%) Change Control
9 7 (4.52%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.90%) PowerShell
2 18 (11.61%) Java
3 13 (8.39%) SQL
4 5 (3.23%) Python
5 3 (1.94%) VBScript
6 2 (1.29%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.29%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.29%) VBA
7 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.65%) ES6
7 1 (0.65%) PHP
7 1 (0.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (14.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (12.90%) CCNA
2 20 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (12.90%) Security Cleared
3 16 (10.32%) MCSA
4 14 (9.03%) MCITP
5 13 (8.39%) SC Cleared
6 10 (6.45%) DV Cleared
7 8 (5.16%) Degree
8 7 (4.52%) MCP
9 6 (3.87%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (3.87%) MCSE
10 5 (3.23%) CCA
10 5 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (1.94%) CCNP
13 2 (1.29%) CCENT
13 2 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.65%) NCDA
14 1 (0.65%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.74%) SLA
2 3 (1.94%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.65%) GxP
4 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 70 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 38 (24.52%) Hyper-V
3 35 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (7.74%) XenApp
5 11 (7.10%) XenDesktop
6 10 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 4 (2.58%) Firmware
7 4 (2.58%) vSphere
8 3 (1.94%) DFS Replication
8 3 (1.94%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.94%) vCloud
9 2 (1.29%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.29%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.65%) Xen
Systems Management
1 47 (30.32%) SCCM
2 25 (16.13%) SCOM
3 19 (12.26%) WSUS
4 6 (3.87%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (3.23%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.58%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.94%) AirWatch
8 2 (1.29%) Ansible
8 2 (1.29%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (1.29%) vMotion
9 1 (0.65%) QRadar
9 1 (0.65%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 1 (0.65%) vRealize
Vendors
1 83 (53.55%) VMware
2 73 (47.10%) Microsoft
3 50 (32.26%) Cisco
4 29 (18.71%) Citrix
5 14 (9.03%) Sony
5 14 (9.03%) Splunk
6 13 (8.39%) Adobe
7 12 (7.74%) Meraki
7 12 (7.74%) NetApp
8 11 (7.10%) HP
9 10 (6.45%) F5
10 7 (4.52%) EMC
11 6 (3.87%) Apple
12 5 (3.23%) CheckPoint
12 5 (3.23%) Dell
12 5 (3.23%) McAfee
12 5 (3.23%) Oracle
13 4 (2.58%) Remedy
13 4 (2.58%) Symantec
14 3 (1.94%) Red Hat