The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Consultant was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 567 597 575
Rank change year-on-year +30 -22  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Consultant 48 48 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.089% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.094% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 31 48
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.46% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £256 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £497 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £364 £388
% change year-on-year -1.09% -6.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £28.00 -
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. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Infrastructure Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Consultant in the UK

Infrastructure Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Consultant in the UK

Infrastructure Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Consultant over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Consultant in the UK

Infrastructure Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Consultant in the UK

Infrastructure Consultant
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 22 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
England +44 42 £394 +1.67% 12
London +12 12 £425 +3.03% 9
South East +19 10 £400 +9.89% 2
North West +28 6 £350 -18.60% 1
East of England - 5 £320 -
Berkshire +20 4 £360 - 1
South West +9 4 £355 +23.15%
Maidenhead - 4 £360 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £320 -
Yorkshire +27 3 £475 -
Manchester +12 3 - - 1
Gloucestershire +12 3 £355 +39.76%
Watford - 3 £320 -
Belfast - 3 £348 -
County Antrim - 3 £348 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £348 -
Scotland +33 2 - -
West Yorkshire +22 2 £475 -
West Sussex +14 2 £440 +9.87%
Hampshire +12 2 £425 -15.00% 1
Leeds +12 2 £475 -
Glasgow +11 2 - -
Lancashire +5 2 £350 -
City of London +4 2 £600 +41.17% 1
East Grinstead - 2 £440 -
Colne - 2 £350 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +76 1 £280 -
Tyne and Wear +75 1 £280 -
North East +67 1 £280 -
Wiltshire +5 1 - -

Infrastructure Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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 featuring Infrastructure Consultant in the job title.

1 42 (39.62%) Active Directory
2 38 (35.85%) Windows
3 37 (34.91%) VMware
4 34 (32.08%) Microsoft
5 27 (25.47%) Data Centre
6 25 (23.58%) VMware Infrastructure
7 24 (22.64%) Windows Server
8 21 (19.81%) Microsoft Azure
9 20 (18.87%) Firewall
10 19 (17.92%) Cisco
11 18 (16.98%) DNS
11 18 (16.98%) Migration
12 17 (16.04%) SQL
13 15 (14.15%) Citrix
14 14 (13.21%) SQL Server
14 14 (13.21%) Linux
14 14 (13.21%) MS Exchange
14 14 (13.21%) Hyper-V
14 14 (13.21%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (12.26%) Office 365
15 13 (12.26%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (12.26%) vSphere
15 13 (12.26%) WAN
15 13 (12.26%) Finance
16 12 (11.32%) HP
16 12 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
17 11 (10.38%) DevOps
17 11 (10.38%) PowerShell
17 11 (10.38%) SAN
17 11 (10.38%) VPN

Infrastructure Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 14 (13.21%) MS Exchange
2 9 (8.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.66%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.77%) Skype for Business
6 3 (2.83%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.89%) Apache
7 2 (1.89%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.89%) JBoss
7 2 (1.89%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.89%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.94%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.94%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.94%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.94%) IIS
8 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (3.77%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 21 (19.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (12.26%) Office 365
3 12 (11.32%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (4.72%) PaaS
5 4 (3.77%) IaaS
6 3 (2.83%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.89%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 2 (1.89%) Heroku
7 2 (1.89%) SaaS
8 1 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.94%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.87%) Firewall
2 18 (16.98%) DNS
3 13 (12.26%) WAN
4 11 (10.38%) LAN
4 11 (10.38%) SAN
4 11 (10.38%) VPN
5 9 (8.49%) DHCP
6 6 (5.66%) Network Security
7 5 (4.72%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (4.72%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (4.72%) MPLS
7 5 (4.72%) NAS
8 4 (3.77%) Internet
8 4 (3.77%) SMTP
9 3 (2.83%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (2.83%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.83%) Wireless
10 2 (1.89%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.89%) Unified Communications
10 2 (1.89%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.83%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.89%) Power BI
4 1 (0.94%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.94%) Big Data
4 1 (0.94%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.89%) NeoLoad
2 2 (1.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.94%) TestDirector
General
1 13 (12.26%) Finance
2 4 (3.77%) Law
3 2 (1.89%) Banking
3 2 (1.89%) Retail
4 1 (0.94%) Back Office
4 1 (0.94%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.94%) Front Office
4 1 (0.94%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.83%) Web Services
2 2 (1.89%) SAML
2 2 (1.89%) SAP Basis
2 2 (1.89%) YAML
3 1 (0.94%) .NET
3 1 (0.94%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.94%) Kafka
3 1 (0.94%) LAMP
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (0.94%) SOAP
3 1 (0.94%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 27 (25.47%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.72%) Private Cloud
3 4 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.83%) Replication
5 2 (1.89%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (1.89%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.89%) FMCG
5 2 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (1.89%) PKI
5 2 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.89%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (0.94%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.94%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.94%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
6 1 (0.94%) Social Media
6 1 (0.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (35.85%) Windows
2 24 (22.64%) Windows Server
3 14 (13.21%) Linux
3 14 (13.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (12.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (8.49%) Unix
6 6 (5.66%) Windows 10
7 4 (3.77%) Android
7 4 (3.77%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.89%) VMS
10 1 (0.94%) AIX
10 1 (0.94%) CentOS
10 1 (0.94%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.98%) Migration
2 11 (10.38%) DevOps
2 11 (10.38%) ITIL
3 6 (5.66%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 6 (5.66%) Service Management
3 6 (5.66%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (5.66%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 5 (4.72%) Change Control
4 5 (4.72%) High Availability
4 5 (4.72%) ITSM
4 5 (4.72%) Project Management
4 5 (4.72%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (3.77%) Data Migration
5 4 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (3.77%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (2.83%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (2.83%) Information Security
6 3 (2.83%) Load Balancing
6 3 (2.83%) Network Design
6 3 (2.83%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.04%) SQL
2 11 (10.38%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.77%) VB
4 3 (2.83%) C
4 3 (2.83%) Java
5 2 (1.89%) C++
5 2 (1.89%) Perl
5 2 (1.89%) Python
6 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.94%) Ruby
6 1 (0.94%) X++
Qualifications
1 10 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.60%) Degree
4 6 (5.66%) MCSE
5 5 (4.72%) SC Cleared
6 4 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (3.77%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.83%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.89%) AWS Certification
8 2 (1.89%) CCNP
8 2 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.94%) CCDP
9 1 (0.94%) CCIE
9 1 (0.94%) CCNA
9 1 (0.94%) CISSP
9 1 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.94%) HNC
9 1 (0.94%) MCSA
9 1 (0.94%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.89%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) GDPR
2 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.94%) PMO
System Software
1 42 (39.62%) Active Directory
2 25 (23.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (13.21%) Hyper-V
4 13 (12.26%) vSphere
5 6 (5.66%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.77%) Docker
6 4 (3.77%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (1.89%) vCloud
7 2 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.89%) XenApp
7 2 (1.89%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.94%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.94%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.94%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.94%) Firmware
8 1 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.94%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (6.60%) SCCM
1 7 (6.60%) SCOM
2 6 (5.66%) WSUS
3 5 (4.72%) AirWatch
4 4 (3.77%) Kubernetes
4 4 (3.77%) Nagios
4 4 (3.77%) NetBackup
4 4 (3.77%) vCenter Server
5 3 (2.83%) Ansible
5 3 (2.83%) logstash
5 3 (2.83%) Puppet
5 3 (2.83%) Rancher
6 2 (1.89%) Cacti
6 2 (1.89%) Ganglia
6 2 (1.89%) Graphite
6 2 (1.89%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (1.89%) Hyperic
6 2 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.94%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.94%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 37 (34.91%) VMware
2 34 (32.08%) Microsoft
3 19 (17.92%) Cisco
4 15 (14.15%) Citrix
5 12 (11.32%) HP
6 8 (7.55%) Red Hat
7 7 (6.60%) Oracle
8 6 (5.66%) SAP
8 6 (5.66%) Symantec
9 5 (4.72%) Juniper
10 4 (3.77%) F5
10 4 (3.77%) MobileIron
10 4 (3.77%) NetApp
11 3 (2.83%) Forcepoint
11 3 (2.83%) Fortinet
11 3 (2.83%) IBM
11 3 (2.83%) Polycom
11 3 (2.83%) Reuters
12 2 (1.89%) Blue Coat
12 2 (1.89%) SolarWinds
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