The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Consultant
England / South East
Rank 223 248 248
Rank change year-on-year +25 0  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Consultant 18 20 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.23% 0.22% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.23% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 11
Median daily rate £425 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £354 £375 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £460 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £381 £416
% change year-on-year +8.85% -8.40%  
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 the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7384 8741 9195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.02% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4172 5330 4925
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 376 447
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Infrastructure Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured Infrastructure Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Consultant in the South East

Infrastructure Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Infrastructure Consultant in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Consultant in the South East

Infrastructure Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Consultant in the South East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Consultant in the South East

Infrastructure Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Consultant in the South East

Infrastructure Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Consultant within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Hampshire +10 6 £415 -5.14% 2
Berkshire +21 3 £425 -5.55%
Buckinghamshire -4 3 £495 -
West Sussex +2 2 £440 +9.87%
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 -
Surrey - 2 - -
Infrastructure Consultant
England

Infrastructure Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Infrastructure Consultant 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 South East region featuring Infrastructure Consultant in the job title.

1 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (33.33%) Firewall
3 10 (33.33%) VMware
4 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (26.67%) Data Centre
5 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (20.00%) Cisco
6 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 6 (20.00%) vSphere
6 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 5 (16.67%) MCSE
7 5 (16.67%) Citrix
7 5 (16.67%) SAN
8 4 (13.33%) Unix
8 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (13.33%) HP
8 4 (13.33%) Linux
8 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 4 (13.33%) NAS
8 4 (13.33%) DevOps
8 4 (13.33%) Converged Infrastructure
9 3 (10.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 3 (10.00%) EMC VNX
9 3 (10.00%) EMC VMAX
9 3 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (10.00%) Virtual Infrastructure

Infrastructure Consultant Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.33%) IaaS
2 1 (3.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) Firewall
2 5 (16.67%) SAN
3 4 (13.33%) NAS
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (10.00%) VPN
5 2 (6.67%) DNS
5 2 (6.67%) MPLS
5 2 (6.67%) Network Security
5 2 (6.67%) WAN
6 1 (3.33%) BGP
6 1 (3.33%) DHCP
6 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (3.33%) LAN
6 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.33%) VoIP
6 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (6.67%) NeoLoad
2 2 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 3 (10.00%) Back Office
2 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Retail
3 1 (3.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) SAP Basis
1 2 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) .NET
2 1 (3.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) EMC VMAX
2 3 (10.00%) EMC VNX
2 3 (10.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 2 (6.67%) PKI
4 1 (3.33%) Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (13.33%) Linux
4 4 (13.33%) Unix
5 2 (6.67%) VMS
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) Converged Infrastructure
1 4 (13.33%) DevOps
2 3 (10.00%) Information Security
2 3 (10.00%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) Network Design
2 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (10.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.67%) Change Management
3 2 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (6.67%) Performance Testing
3 2 (6.67%) Project Management
3 2 (6.67%) Prototyping
3 2 (6.67%) Records Management
3 2 (6.67%) Service Design
3 2 (6.67%) Test Planning
3 2 (6.67%) Validation
3 2 (6.67%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) C
2 1 (3.33%) C#
2 1 (3.33%) C++
2 1 (3.33%) Java
2 1 (3.33%) Perl
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) Python
2 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (16.67%) MCSE
3 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) CCIE
4 2 (6.67%) CCNP
4 2 (6.67%) CISSP
4 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) CCDP
5 1 (3.33%) CCNA
5 1 (3.33%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) MCITP
5 1 (3.33%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.33%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.00%) vSphere
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) SCOM
2 2 (6.67%) Nagios
3 1 (3.33%) BladeLogic
3 1 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (33.33%) VMware
3 6 (20.00%) Cisco
4 5 (16.67%) Citrix
5 4 (13.33%) HP
6 3 (10.00%) EMC
6 3 (10.00%) Symantec
7 2 (6.67%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (6.67%) Oracle
7 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
7 2 (6.67%) SAP
7 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
8 1 (3.33%) Avaya
8 1 (3.33%) Google
8 1 (3.33%) IBM
8 1 (3.33%) Juniper
8 1 (3.33%) NetApp
8 1 (3.33%) Palo Alto
8 1 (3.33%) Sun