Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Specialist was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London 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
England > London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 562 590
Rank change year-on-year -38 +28 -57
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 35 57 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.074% 0.13% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.13% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 44 26
London median daily rate £475 £425 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -3.95% -1.67%
10th Percentile £300 £307 £335
90th Percentile £575 £650 £550
England median daily rate £419 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +4.69% - -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - £25.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44677 42926 44295
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.98% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32353 30510 31225
London median daily rate £498 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.57% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 549 563 683
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.60% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.77
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Infrastructure Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Specialist in London

Infrastructure Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Specialist in London

Infrastructure Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Specialist in London

Infrastructure Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Specialist in London

Infrastructure Specialist
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London 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
Central London -6 9 £450 +5.88%
West London -5 1 £300 +33.33%
Infrastructure Specialist
England

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

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 London region featuring Infrastructure Specialist in the job title.

1 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
1 16 (45.71%) VMware
2 13 (37.14%) Firewall
3 12 (34.29%) Linux
4 11 (31.43%) Windows
5 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 10 (28.57%) Citrix
5 10 (28.57%) SAN
6 9 (25.71%) Cisco
6 9 (25.71%) SCCM
6 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (25.71%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (22.86%) Hyper-V
7 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
8 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 7 (20.00%) Juniper
8 7 (20.00%) Load Balancing
8 7 (20.00%) SQL
9 6 (17.14%) CCNP
9 6 (17.14%) WAN
9 6 (17.14%) LAN
9 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (17.14%) SCOM
9 6 (17.14%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (17.14%) NetBackup
9 6 (17.14%) Open Source
9 6 (17.14%) Puppet
9 6 (17.14%) Palo Alto
9 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
10 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 4 (11.43%) Adobe Experience Manager
1 4 (11.43%) Drupal
1 4 (11.43%) WordPress
2 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
3 2 (5.71%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.86%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.86%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.71%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (14.29%) Office 365
3 2 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.86%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (37.14%) Firewall
2 10 (28.57%) SAN
3 6 (17.14%) LAN
3 6 (17.14%) WAN
4 5 (14.29%) Network Security
5 4 (11.43%) MPLS
5 4 (11.43%) OSPF
5 4 (11.43%) SSL
5 4 (11.43%) WLAN
6 3 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (8.57%) DNS
6 3 (8.57%) Internet
6 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
6 3 (8.57%) VPN
7 2 (5.71%) BGP
7 2 (5.71%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (5.71%) NAS
7 2 (5.71%) NetScaler
7 2 (5.71%) NetScreen
7 2 (5.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.71%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.71%) MySQL
4 1 (2.86%) Big Data
4 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.86%) HBase
4 1 (2.86%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.57%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.71%) Artifactory
3 2 (5.71%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.86%) Subversion
4 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.71%) Banking
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (5.71%) LEMP Stack
2 2 (5.71%) Sensu
3 1 (2.86%) Middleware
3 1 (2.86%) Software Packaging
3 1 (2.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.71%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (2.86%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.86%) Replication
3 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Linux
2 11 (31.43%) Windows
3 6 (17.14%) Windows Server
4 4 (11.43%) CentOS
5 3 (8.57%) AIX
5 3 (8.57%) Solaris
5 3 (8.57%) Unix
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.86%) NetWare
6 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.86%) VMS
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (17.14%) Open Source
3 5 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (14.29%) Change Management
3 5 (14.29%) CRM
3 5 (14.29%) DevOps
3 5 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (11.43%) Information Security
4 4 (11.43%) OWASP
4 4 (11.43%) Problem Management
4 4 (11.43%) SDLC
4 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
4 4 (11.43%) SIEM
4 4 (11.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 3 (8.57%) Collaborative Working
5 3 (8.57%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
5 3 (8.57%) ITIL
5 3 (8.57%) Network Design
5 3 (8.57%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) Python
2 5 (14.29%) Ruby
3 3 (8.57%) Perl
3 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 3 (8.57%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (17.14%) CCNP
2 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.43%) CCSE
4 4 (11.43%) CISA
4 4 (11.43%) CISMP
4 4 (11.43%) CISSP
4 4 (11.43%) Degree
5 2 (5.71%) CCIE
6 1 (2.86%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) GDPR
2 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (22.86%) Hyper-V
4 5 (14.29%) Docker
5 3 (8.57%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (8.57%) XenDesktop
6 2 (5.71%) DFS Replication
6 2 (5.71%) Xen
6 2 (5.71%) XenApp
7 1 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) SCCM
2 6 (17.14%) NetBackup
2 6 (17.14%) Puppet
2 6 (17.14%) SCOM
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 3 (8.57%) Ansible
4 3 (8.57%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (8.57%) Kubernetes
4 3 (8.57%) Tivoli
4 3 (8.57%) vRealize
5 2 (5.71%) Grafana
5 2 (5.71%) HAProxy
5 2 (5.71%) Kibana
5 2 (5.71%) logstash
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (5.71%) SCOrch
5 2 (5.71%) XenMobile
6 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
6 1 (2.86%) Terraform
6 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (45.71%) VMware
2 10 (28.57%) Citrix
2 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 9 (25.71%) Cisco
4 7 (20.00%) Juniper
5 6 (17.14%) Palo Alto
6 5 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 5 (14.29%) EMC
6 5 (14.29%) IBM
6 5 (14.29%) NetApp
6 5 (14.29%) Veeam
7 4 (11.43%) Adobe
7 4 (11.43%) CommVault
7 4 (11.43%) EqualLogic
7 4 (11.43%) McAfee
7 4 (11.43%) Oracle
7 4 (11.43%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (11.43%) Sitecore
7 4 (11.43%) SolarWinds
7 4 (11.43%) Splunk