The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Specialist was £450 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 Specialist
England / South East
Rank 226 240 257
Rank change year-on-year +14 +17  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 15 28 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.19% 0.30% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.32% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 1
Median daily rate £450 £390 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -17.89%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £376
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 - -
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 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 Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Specialist in the South East

Infrastructure Specialist
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 Specialist in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Specialist in the South East

Infrastructure Specialist
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 Specialist in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Specialist in the South East

Infrastructure Specialist
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 Specialist 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 +13 13 £444 +10.93% 2
Berkshire +19 1 £525 -8.69%
Buckinghamshire -6 1 - -
Infrastructure Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring Infrastructure Specialist in the job title.

1 25 (59.52%) VMware
1 25 (59.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (40.48%) SAN
3 17 (40.48%) vSphere
4 16 (38.10%) EMC
5 15 (35.71%) SC Cleared
5 15 (35.71%) EMC VNX
5 15 (35.71%) EMC VMAX
5 15 (35.71%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 14 (33.33%) Converged Infrastructure
6 14 (33.33%) Data Centre
6 14 (33.33%) NAS
6 14 (33.33%) Red Hat
7 13 (30.95%) Windows
8 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
9 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (26.19%) Windows Server
10 10 (23.81%) Office 365
10 10 (23.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 9 (21.43%) Linux
12 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
12 8 (19.05%) Bash Shell
13 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (16.67%) Hyper-V
13 7 (16.67%) ITIL
13 7 (16.67%) MS Excel

Infrastructure Specialist 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 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.90%) Apache Geronimo
2 5 (11.90%) Apache TomEE
2 5 (11.90%) JBoss
2 5 (11.90%) Tomcat
2 5 (11.90%) WebSphere
2 5 (11.90%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.76%) IIS
4 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) MS Office
2 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.81%) Office 365
2 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (4.76%) IaaS
5 1 (2.38%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (40.48%) SAN
2 14 (33.33%) NAS
3 4 (9.52%) DHCP
4 3 (7.14%) LAN
4 3 (7.14%) WAN
5 2 (4.76%) DNS
5 2 (4.76%) Internet
5 2 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (4.76%) Skype
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.38%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.38%) VPN
6 1 (2.38%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.90%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.38%) DB2
3 1 (2.38%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 5 (11.90%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.76%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) IBM Integration Bus
1 5 (11.90%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (4.76%) Web Services
3 1 (2.38%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (35.71%) EMC VMAX
1 15 (35.71%) EMC VNX
1 15 (35.71%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 14 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.14%) PKI
4 2 (4.76%) BYOD
4 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.76%) Clustering
4 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.76%) Enterprise Cloud
4 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.76%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.38%) IBM XIV
5 1 (2.38%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 13 (30.95%) Windows
2 11 (26.19%) Windows Server
2 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (21.43%) Linux
4 7 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (7.14%) Unix
6 2 (4.76%) AIX
6 2 (4.76%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.38%) CentOS
7 1 (2.38%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) Converged Infrastructure
2 7 (16.67%) ITIL
3 5 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (11.90%) Incident Management
3 5 (11.90%) Open Source
3 5 (11.90%) Service Management
4 3 (7.14%) Analytics
4 3 (7.14%) Migration
5 2 (4.76%) Compatibility Testing
5 2 (4.76%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.76%) DevOps
5 2 (4.76%) Information Security
5 2 (4.76%) Information Security Management
5 2 (4.76%) ISMS
5 2 (4.76%) ITIL V3
5 2 (4.76%) Knowledge Management
5 2 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.76%) Security Management
5 2 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) Bash Shell
1 8 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 5 (11.90%) Shell Script
3 4 (9.52%) SQL
4 3 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (4.76%) MCITP
4 2 (4.76%) MCP
4 2 (4.76%) MCSA
4 2 (4.76%) MCSE
4 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (59.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (40.48%) vSphere
3 12 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 7 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 5 (11.90%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (4.76%) UAG
6 2 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (4.76%) VMware ESX
6 2 (4.76%) XenApp
6 2 (4.76%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.38%) Docker
7 1 (2.38%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (14.29%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (9.52%) SCCM
4 3 (7.14%) Puppet
5 2 (4.76%) AppDNA
5 2 (4.76%) EdgeSight
5 2 (4.76%) SCOM
6 1 (2.38%) Nessus
Vendors
1 25 (59.52%) VMware
2 21 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (38.10%) EMC
4 14 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 6 (14.29%) IBM
6 4 (9.52%) Citrix
6 4 (9.52%) NetApp
7 2 (4.76%) Cisco
8 1 (2.38%) 3PAR
8 1 (2.38%) Brocade
8 1 (2.38%) HP
8 1 (2.38%) Intel Security
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