The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Consultant was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 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 Consultant
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 231 259 256
Rank change year-on-year +28 -3  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Consultant 8 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.10% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.13% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 15
Median daily rate £388 £364 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.59% +17.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £282 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £476 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £364 £389
% change year-on-year -1.09% -6.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 -

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 7221 8475 8976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.54% 94.99% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4232 5056 5117
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 385 431
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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
Berkshire +26 4 £360 - 1
Hampshire +16 2 £425 -15.00% 1
Oxfordshire -11 1 £400 +9.89%
Buckinghamshire -15 1 £450 -
Infrastructure Consultant
England

Infrastructure Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 13 (50.00%) VMware
2 12 (46.15%) Windows
3 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
5 9 (34.62%) Cisco
6 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
7 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
7 7 (26.92%) VPN
7 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (23.08%) WAN
8 6 (23.08%) Firewall
9 5 (19.23%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 5 (19.23%) Symantec
9 5 (19.23%) LAN
9 5 (19.23%) DNS
9 5 (19.23%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (19.23%) WSUS
10 4 (15.38%) NetBackup
10 4 (15.38%) vSphere
10 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
10 4 (15.38%) Android
10 4 (15.38%) SMTP
10 4 (15.38%) DHCP
10 4 (15.38%) Linux
10 4 (15.38%) Unix
10 4 (15.38%) VB
10 4 (15.38%) MPLS
10 4 (15.38%) Internet

Infrastructure Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.85%) IaaS
2 1 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) VPN
2 6 (23.08%) Firewall
2 6 (23.08%) WAN
3 5 (19.23%) Cisco IOS
3 5 (19.23%) DNS
3 5 (19.23%) LAN
4 4 (15.38%) DHCP
4 4 (15.38%) Internet
4 4 (15.38%) MPLS
4 4 (15.38%) SAN
4 4 (15.38%) SMTP
5 3 (11.54%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (11.54%) NAS
6 2 (7.69%) Network Security
6 2 (7.69%) Wireless
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (3.85%) Ethernet
7 1 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) NeoLoad
1 2 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (7.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Back Office
2 1 (3.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) SAP Basis
1 2 (7.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) EMC VMAX
2 2 (7.69%) EMC VNX
2 2 (7.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.85%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (15.38%) Android
4 4 (15.38%) Linux
4 4 (15.38%) Unix
5 2 (7.69%) VMS
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 4 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (11.54%) Converged Infrastructure
3 3 (11.54%) DevOps
3 3 (11.54%) ITIL
3 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.69%) Change Management
4 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Performance Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Project Management
4 2 (7.69%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (7.69%) Service Design
4 2 (7.69%) Test Planning
4 2 (7.69%) Validation
4 2 (7.69%) Web Filtering
5 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) PowerShell
1 4 (15.38%) VB
2 2 (7.69%) SQL
3 1 (3.85%) C
3 1 (3.85%) C++
3 1 (3.85%) Java
3 1 (3.85%) Perl
3 1 (3.85%) Python
3 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (11.54%) MCSE
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) CCNP
2 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) CCDP
3 1 (3.85%) CCIE
3 1 (3.85%) CCNA
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.85%) Degree
3 1 (3.85%) MCITP
3 1 (3.85%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.85%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 4 (15.38%) vSphere
4 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (19.23%) WSUS
2 4 (15.38%) AirWatch
2 4 (15.38%) NetBackup
3 3 (11.54%) SCOM
4 2 (7.69%) Nagios
5 1 (3.85%) BladeLogic
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 13 (50.00%) VMware
2 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 9 (34.62%) Cisco
4 5 (19.23%) Symantec
5 4 (15.38%) HP
5 4 (15.38%) MobileIron
6 2 (7.69%) Citrix
6 2 (7.69%) EMC
6 2 (7.69%) Nimble Storage
6 2 (7.69%) Oracle
6 2 (7.69%) Palo Alto
6 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 2 (7.69%) SAP
6 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.85%) Avaya
7 1 (3.85%) Forcepoint
7 1 (3.85%) IBM
7 1 (3.85%) Infoblox
7 1 (3.85%) Juniper
7 1 (3.85%) NetApp