The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Specialist was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 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
England / London
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 399 412 402
Rank change year-on-year +13 -10  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 23 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.069% 0.090%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.073% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 16
Median daily rate £488 £365 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.56% -4.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £307 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £665 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +0.66% +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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19622 20610 22172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.89% 95.28% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14013 14955 15445
Median daily rate £500 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +3.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 227 383
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -4.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Infrastructure Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 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
City of London +3 6 £500 +53.84% 2
Infrastructure Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 London region featuring Infrastructure Specialist in the job title.

1 24 (38.10%) SQL
2 22 (34.92%) Linux
3 20 (31.75%) Windows
4 18 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 15 (23.81%) HP
6 14 (22.22%) Unix
7 12 (19.05%) Active Directory
7 12 (19.05%) Firewall
7 12 (19.05%) Finance
7 12 (19.05%) VMware
7 12 (19.05%) Banking
7 12 (19.05%) SCCM
7 12 (19.05%) Security Cleared
7 12 (19.05%) Hyper-V
8 11 (17.46%) SC Cleared
8 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (17.46%) Windows Server
8 11 (17.46%) Clustering
8 11 (17.46%) VPN
8 11 (17.46%) Oracle
8 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
9 10 (15.87%) Perl
9 10 (15.87%) Replication
9 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (14.29%) Jenkins
10 9 (14.29%) Git (software)
10 9 (14.29%) SCOM
10 9 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (14.29%) TCP/IP
11 8 (12.70%) JBoss

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 8 (12.70%) JBoss
2 7 (11.11%) Apache
3 6 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.35%) OpenStack
5 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.76%) MS Exchange
5 3 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.17%) IIS
7 1 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Acrobat
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.35%) Bluemix
2 4 (6.35%) IBM Cloud
3 3 (4.76%) Office 365
4 2 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (3.17%) AWS OpsWorks
4 2 (3.17%) IaaS
4 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.59%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.05%) Firewall
2 11 (17.46%) VPN
3 9 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 6 (9.52%) SAN
5 5 (7.94%) Fibre Channel
6 4 (6.35%) DHCP
6 4 (6.35%) DNS
6 4 (6.35%) LAN
6 4 (6.35%) WAN
7 3 (4.76%) Internet
8 2 (3.17%) BGP
8 2 (3.17%) Ethernet
8 2 (3.17%) FTP
8 2 (3.17%) IPv4
8 2 (3.17%) IPv6
8 2 (3.17%) MPLS
8 2 (3.17%) Network Security
8 2 (3.17%) OSPF
8 2 (3.17%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (3.17%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) DB2
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 9 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.76%) Maven
2 3 (4.76%) Selenium
2 3 (4.76%) Subversion
3 1 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 12 (19.05%) Banking
1 12 (19.05%) Finance
2 5 (7.94%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Law
3 3 (4.76%) Retail
3 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Advertising
4 1 (1.59%) Electronics
4 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.59%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.59%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) SOAP
2 4 (6.35%) XML
3 3 (4.76%) J2EE
3 3 (4.76%) Middleware
4 1 (1.59%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) Clustering
2 10 (15.87%) Replication
3 6 (9.52%) Data Centre
4 5 (7.94%) SWIFT
5 4 (6.35%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (6.35%) iSeries
5 4 (6.35%) PKI
6 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Cloud
6 2 (3.17%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.59%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.59%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.59%) Tandem
7 1 (1.59%) Wiki
7 1 (1.59%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 22 (34.92%) Linux
2 20 (31.75%) Windows
3 14 (22.22%) Unix
4 11 (17.46%) Windows Server
4 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (7.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (6.35%) CentOS
8 3 (4.76%) AIX
9 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.59%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.59%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.59%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (12.70%) Server Building
2 8 (12.70%) SIEM
3 6 (9.52%) Configuration Management
3 6 (9.52%) Project Management
4 5 (7.94%) DevOps
5 4 (6.35%) Anti-Money Laundering
5 4 (6.35%) Change Control
5 4 (6.35%) Service Management
6 3 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.76%) High Availability
6 3 (4.76%) ITIL
6 3 (4.76%) Migration
6 3 (4.76%) Network Design
6 3 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (4.76%) Remediation Plan
6 3 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.17%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.17%) ITIL V3
7 2 (3.17%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (38.10%) SQL
2 10 (15.87%) Perl
3 8 (12.70%) Bash Shell
4 5 (7.94%) PowerShell
4 5 (7.94%) Python
5 3 (4.76%) Java
5 3 (4.76%) Ruby
6 2 (3.17%) Lisp
7 1 (1.59%) JCL
Qualifications
1 12 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 11 (17.46%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.76%) MCSE
5 2 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.17%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.17%) JNCIS
5 2 (3.17%) MCITP
5 2 (3.17%) MCP
5 2 (3.17%) MCSA
5 2 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.59%) CCIE
6 1 (1.59%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 1 (1.59%) CCNA
6 1 (1.59%) CCNP
6 1 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.59%) Degree
6 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.59%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.59%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) JSP 440
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (19.05%) Active Directory
1 12 (19.05%) Hyper-V
2 8 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.35%) Docker
4 2 (3.17%) DFS Replication
4 2 (3.17%) GlusterFS
4 2 (3.17%) Samba
4 2 (3.17%) UAG
4 2 (3.17%) vSphere
4 2 (3.17%) XenApp
4 2 (3.17%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.59%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (19.05%) SCCM
2 9 (14.29%) SCOM
3 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (7.94%) NetBackup
4 5 (7.94%) Puppet
5 4 (6.35%) Terraform
6 3 (4.76%) Ansible
6 3 (4.76%) Nagios
6 3 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.59%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 15 (23.81%) HP
3 12 (19.05%) VMware
4 11 (17.46%) Oracle
5 6 (9.52%) 3PAR
5 6 (9.52%) Cisco
6 5 (7.94%) Brocade
6 5 (7.94%) Symantec
7 4 (6.35%) IBM
7 4 (6.35%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.76%) Citrix
8 3 (4.76%) Juniper
8 3 (4.76%) Splunk
9 2 (3.17%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.17%) Dell
9 2 (3.17%) F5
9 2 (3.17%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.17%) Veeam
10 1 (1.59%) CommVault
10 1 (1.59%) NetApp
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