Period
to 17 October 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Consultant was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 October 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
6 months to
17 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 760 773 742
Rank change year-on-year +13 -31 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Consultant 95 125 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.096% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 83 95
UK median daily rate £413 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +16.13% -0.64%
10th Percentile £284 £315 £275
90th Percentile £511 £575 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £425 £355
% change year-on-year -8.71% +19.72% +2.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 3
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 94087 101082 107437
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 61744 65890 68278
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £246
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2815 3271 4125
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% +8.38%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.06%

Infrastructure Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 17 October 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 16 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 6 months to 17 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 84 £413 -8.33% 12
UK excluding London +28 60 £388 -8.71% 10
London -36 34 £438 -2.78% 4
South East +4 16 £380 -10.59% 3
North of England +78 14 £350 -6.67% 2
East of England -9 11 £470 -
North West +27 7 £350 -10.26%
Scotland +17 7 £550 +46.67% 1
Midlands +28 6 £424 +5.94% 2
North East +74 4 £275 -
West Midlands +24 3 £435 -5.95% 2
Yorkshire +22 3 £475 +26.67% 2
East Midlands -1 3 £413 +17.86%
Northern Ireland - 3 £348 -
South West 0 2 £355 -13.94% 1
Wales - 1 £475 - 1

Infrastructure Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 47 (49.47%) Windows
2 34 (35.79%) VMware
3 33 (34.74%) Active Directory
4 30 (31.58%) Windows Server
5 27 (28.42%) Microsoft
6 23 (24.21%) Data Centre
7 20 (21.05%) Migration
7 20 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (20.00%) Firewall
8 19 (20.00%) Linux
9 18 (18.95%) Hyper-V
10 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
11 16 (16.84%) Office 365
12 15 (15.79%) Finance
13 14 (14.74%) Cisco
14 13 (13.68%) Citrix
14 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2012
15 12 (12.63%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (11.58%) DNS
16 11 (11.58%) MS Exchange
16 11 (11.58%) SQL
17 10 (10.53%) ITIL
17 10 (10.53%) SAN
17 10 (10.53%) Law
17 10 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
17 10 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
17 10 (10.53%) Security Cleared
17 10 (10.53%) PowerShell
18 9 (9.47%) Amazon AWS
18 9 (9.47%) Project Management

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 11 (11.58%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.16%) JBoss
5 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.11%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.05%) Apache
6 1 (1.05%) Confluence
6 1 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.05%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.05%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.05%) nginx
6 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (17.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (16.84%) Office 365
3 9 (9.47%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (4.21%) IaaS
5 4 (4.21%) PaaS
6 2 (2.11%) SaaS
7 1 (1.05%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.00%) Firewall
2 11 (11.58%) DNS
3 10 (10.53%) SAN
4 8 (8.42%) DHCP
4 8 (8.42%) LAN
4 8 (8.42%) VPN
5 7 (7.37%) WAN
6 6 (6.32%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (6.32%) NAS
6 6 (6.32%) SMTP
7 5 (5.26%) Network Security
8 4 (4.21%) Internet
8 4 (4.21%) MPLS
9 2 (2.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (2.11%) DMZ
9 2 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.11%) Skype
9 2 (2.11%) VLAN
9 2 (2.11%) WAAS
10 1 (1.05%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.16%) Big Data
3 2 (2.11%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.11%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.05%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.05%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.05%) Power BI
4 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.11%) JIRA
2 2 (2.11%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.05%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.05%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.05%) TestDirector
3 1 (1.05%) Zephyr
General
1 15 (15.79%) Finance
2 10 (10.53%) Law
3 5 (5.26%) Front Office
4 4 (4.21%) Back Office
5 2 (2.11%) Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Advertising
6 1 (1.05%) Hindi Language
6 1 (1.05%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.11%) .NET
1 2 (2.11%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.11%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (2.11%) Ext JS
1 2 (2.11%) Hibernate
1 2 (2.11%) RESTful
1 2 (2.11%) Spring
1 2 (2.11%) YAML
2 1 (1.05%) Kafka
2 1 (1.05%) Middleware
2 1 (1.05%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (1.05%) REST
2 1 (1.05%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (24.21%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.37%) Virtual Team
3 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.21%) Hedge funds
4 4 (4.21%) Mainframe
4 4 (4.21%) Private Cloud
5 3 (3.16%) Replication
6 2 (2.11%) FMCG
6 2 (2.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (2.11%) PKI
6 2 (2.11%) RIA
7 1 (1.05%) Clustering
7 1 (1.05%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.05%) Fixed Income
7 1 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.05%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.05%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.05%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 47 (49.47%) Windows
2 30 (31.58%) Windows Server
3 19 (20.00%) Linux
4 13 (13.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (12.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (5.26%) Android
6 5 (5.26%) Unix
7 4 (4.21%) Windows 10
8 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.11%) AIX
9 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.05%) Solaris
10 1 (1.05%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.05%) Migration
2 10 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (10.53%) ITIL
3 9 (9.47%) Project Management
4 7 (7.37%) SDLC
4 7 (7.37%) Service Delivery
5 6 (6.32%) ITSM
5 6 (6.32%) Programme Delivery
5 6 (6.32%) Risk Management
5 6 (6.32%) Security Operations
5 6 (6.32%) Threat Management
6 5 (5.26%) Customer Engagement
6 5 (5.26%) DevOps
6 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 5 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (5.26%) Open Source
6 5 (5.26%) TOGAF
7 4 (4.21%) Continuous Delivery
7 4 (4.21%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.58%) SQL
2 10 (10.53%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.32%) Python
4 5 (5.26%) Java
4 5 (5.26%) VB
5 2 (2.11%) C#
5 2 (2.11%) Go
5 2 (2.11%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.11%) Perl
5 2 (2.11%) Ruby
5 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.05%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.37%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.32%) MCSE
3 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.26%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.11%) CEH
5 2 (2.11%) CISM
5 2 (2.11%) CISSP
5 2 (2.11%) Degree
5 2 (2.11%) MCSA
5 2 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.05%) CCIE
6 1 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.05%) HNC
6 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.37%) GDPR
1 7 (7.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (6.32%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.05%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.05%) NIST 800
3 1 (1.05%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (34.74%) Active Directory
2 20 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (18.95%) Hyper-V
4 6 (6.32%) vSphere
5 2 (2.11%) Docker
5 2 (2.11%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.05%) Apache Flume
6 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.05%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.05%) XenApp
6 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) SCCM
1 6 (6.32%) WSUS
2 5 (5.26%) AirWatch
2 5 (5.26%) Ansible
2 5 (5.26%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.16%) Puppet
4 2 (2.11%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (2.11%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.11%) SCOM
4 2 (2.11%) Terraform
5 1 (1.05%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.05%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.05%) Nagios
5 1 (1.05%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 34 (35.79%) VMware
2 27 (28.42%) Microsoft
3 14 (14.74%) Cisco
4 13 (13.68%) Citrix
5 8 (8.42%) Red Hat
5 8 (8.42%) Symantec
6 6 (6.32%) HP
7 5 (5.26%) MobileIron
8 4 (4.21%) CheckPoint
8 4 (4.21%) F5
8 4 (4.21%) IBM
8 4 (4.21%) Oracle
9 3 (3.16%) Forcepoint
9 3 (3.16%) Juniper
9 3 (3.16%) NetApp
9 3 (3.16%) SAP
10 2 (2.11%) 3PAR
10 2 (2.11%) Dell
10 2 (2.11%) Palo Alto
10 2 (2.11%) Reuters