The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Specialist was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 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.

Infrastructure Specialist
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 359 406 379
Rank change year-on-year +47 -27  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 43 20 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.22% 0.090% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.094% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 15 13
Median daily rate £500 £463 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 18483 21200 20424
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.80% 95.05% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13146 15201 14093
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 281 378
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 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
City of London -5 7 £500 +2.56%
Hendon - 1 £600 -
Infrastructure Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 London region featuring Infrastructure Specialist in the job title.

1 27 (45.00%) Linux
2 23 (38.33%) Windows
3 19 (31.67%) SQL
3 19 (31.67%) Microsoft
4 17 (28.33%) Windows Server
5 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (25.00%) HP
6 14 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (21.67%) SQL Server
7 13 (21.67%) VMware
8 11 (18.33%) Unix
8 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
9 10 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 10 (16.67%) SCCM
9 10 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (16.67%) Oracle
9 10 (16.67%) Firewall
10 9 (15.00%) Replication
10 9 (15.00%) Git (software)
10 9 (15.00%) Jenkins
11 8 (13.33%) SIEM
11 8 (13.33%) Server Building
11 8 (13.33%) Hyper-V
11 8 (13.33%) SCOM
11 8 (13.33%) Bash Shell
11 8 (13.33%) Banking
11 8 (13.33%) Finance
11 8 (13.33%) Clustering
11 8 (13.33%) VPN

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 5 (8.33%) JBoss
1 5 (8.33%) OpenStack
2 4 (6.67%) Apache
2 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (5.00%) IIS
4 1 (1.67%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.67%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.67%) Liferay
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.33%) Bluemix
2 5 (8.33%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (3.33%) AWS OpsWorks
3 2 (3.33%) IaaS
3 2 (3.33%) Office 365
4 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.67%) Firewall
2 8 (13.33%) VPN
3 7 (11.67%) SAN
4 5 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
4 5 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.00%) DHCP
5 3 (5.00%) DNS
5 3 (5.00%) Internet
6 2 (3.33%) FTP
6 2 (3.33%) LAN
6 2 (3.33%) NAS
6 2 (3.33%) Network Security
6 2 (3.33%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (3.33%) WAN
7 1 (1.67%) DMZ
7 1 (1.67%) Extranet
7 1 (1.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.00%) DB2
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.67%) Apache Hive
4 1 (1.67%) Big Data
4 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.67%) HBase
4 1 (1.67%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle Discoverer
4 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.67%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (15.00%) Git (software)
1 9 (15.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.33%) JIRA
2 2 (3.33%) Maven
2 2 (3.33%) Selenium
2 2 (3.33%) Subversion
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (13.33%) Banking
1 8 (13.33%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Law
2 3 (5.00%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Advertising
3 2 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Electronics
4 1 (1.67%) Front Office
4 1 (1.67%) Legal
4 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
4 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) Middleware
1 4 (6.67%) SOAP
2 3 (5.00%) XML
3 2 (3.33%) J2EE
4 1 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.67%) ISPF
4 1 (1.67%) Matplotlib
4 1 (1.67%) NumPy
4 1 (1.67%) Oracle ADF
4 1 (1.67%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Replication
2 8 (13.33%) Clustering
3 6 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (6.67%) iSeries
5 2 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.33%) Enterprise Cloud
5 2 (3.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (3.33%) PKI
5 2 (3.33%) User Experience
5 2 (3.33%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.67%) DataPower
6 1 (1.67%) Derivative
6 1 (1.67%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.67%) Equities
6 1 (1.67%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.67%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.67%) Tandem
6 1 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (45.00%) Linux
2 23 (38.33%) Windows
3 17 (28.33%) Windows Server
4 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (18.33%) Unix
7 10 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (6.67%) AIX
9 4 (6.67%) CentOS
10 2 (3.33%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.67%) Debian
11 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.67%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (13.33%) Server Building
1 8 (13.33%) SIEM
2 7 (11.67%) Migration
3 6 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 4 (6.67%) DevOps
5 4 (6.67%) High Availability
6 3 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.00%) Change Control
6 3 (5.00%) ITIL
6 3 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (5.00%) Remediation Plan
6 3 (5.00%) Service Management
7 2 (3.33%) Analytics
7 2 (3.33%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (3.33%) Converged Infrastructure
7 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 2 (3.33%) ITIL V3
7 2 (3.33%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.67%) SQL
2 8 (13.33%) Bash Shell
3 7 (11.67%) Python
4 6 (10.00%) Perl
5 4 (6.67%) Java
5 4 (6.67%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.33%) C
6 2 (3.33%) C++
6 2 (3.33%) Ruby
7 1 (1.67%) JCL
7 1 (1.67%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) Security Cleared
2 10 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) CCNA
3 4 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.00%) MCSE
4 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.33%) MCITP
5 2 (3.33%) MCP
5 2 (3.33%) MCSA
6 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) JSP 440
System Software
1 10 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 6 (10.00%) Docker
4 5 (8.33%) XenApp
5 2 (3.33%) GlusterFS
5 2 (3.33%) Samba
5 2 (3.33%) UAG
5 2 (3.33%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.67%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.67%) GPFS
6 1 (1.67%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.67%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.67%) vSphere
6 1 (1.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (16.67%) SCCM
2 8 (13.33%) SCOM
3 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (8.33%) NetBackup
4 4 (6.67%) Puppet
4 4 (6.67%) Terraform
5 2 (3.33%) Ansible
5 2 (3.33%) Nagios
5 2 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.33%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (31.67%) Microsoft
2 15 (25.00%) HP
3 13 (21.67%) VMware
4 10 (16.67%) Oracle
5 8 (13.33%) Red Hat
6 7 (11.67%) Cisco
7 6 (10.00%) 3PAR
7 6 (10.00%) Citrix
7 6 (10.00%) IBM
8 5 (8.33%) Brocade
8 5 (8.33%) Symantec
9 2 (3.33%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.33%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.33%) Splunk
10 1 (1.67%) F5
10 1 (1.67%) Isilon
10 1 (1.67%) Juniper
10 1 (1.67%) MuleSoft
10 1 (1.67%) Palo Alto
10 1 (1.67%) Veeam