The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies 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
UK
Rank 536 592 548
Rank change year-on-year +56 -44  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Consultant 60 50 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.094% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.099% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 20 49
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £250 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £475 £650
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. 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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
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

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
England +38 50 £430 +14.66% 9
London +32 19 £500 +53.84% 6
South East +25 18 £425 +6.25% 1
Scotland +24 7 £350 -16.66% 1
Hampshire +10 6 £415 -5.14% 1
North West +32 4 £365 -18.88% 1
Manchester - 4 £365 - 1
Berkshire +21 3 £425 -5.55%
City of London +6 3 £435 - 2
Buckinghamshire -4 3 £495 -
South West -4 3 £448 +46.12%
Glasgow - 3 £275 - 1
Southampton - 3 £450 - 1
Reading +16 2 £475 -
West Sussex +2 2 £440 +9.87%
East of England -2 2 £375 +15.38%
East Midlands -4 2 - -
Derby -7 2 - -
Derbyshire -8 2 - -
East Grinstead - 2 £440 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £400 -
West Lothian - 2 £350 -
Surrey - 2 - -
Livingston - 2 £350 -
West Midlands - 2 £425 - 1
Edinburgh +18 1 £420 -
Wiltshire -1 1 £263 -21.05%
Swindon -2 1 £263 -18.60%
Staffordshire - 1 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £450 -

Infrastructure Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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 featuring Infrastructure Consultant in the job title.

1 67 (50.00%) Windows
2 48 (35.82%) Microsoft
3 47 (35.07%) Active Directory
4 43 (32.09%) VMware
5 31 (23.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 31 (23.13%) Windows Server
6 29 (21.64%) DNS
7 25 (18.66%) MS Exchange
8 24 (17.91%) PowerShell
9 23 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
9 23 (17.16%) Office 365
10 22 (16.42%) Citrix
10 22 (16.42%) Firewall
11 21 (15.67%) Cisco
11 21 (15.67%) SQL Server
11 21 (15.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (15.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (15.67%) Data Centre
12 17 (12.69%) Amazon AWS
13 16 (11.94%) vSphere
13 16 (11.94%) Finance
14 15 (11.19%) SAN
15 14 (10.45%) Linux
15 14 (10.45%) WAN
15 14 (10.45%) Hyper-V
15 14 (10.45%) DevOps
16 13 (9.70%) DHCP
16 13 (9.70%) Migration
16 13 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
17 12 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management

Infrastructure Consultant Skill Set
Top Related 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 25 (18.66%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.72%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.22%) IIS
4 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.99%) OpenStack
5 3 (2.24%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (2.24%) Confluence
5 3 (2.24%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.24%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.75%) Apache
7 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 5.5
7 1 (0.75%) JBoss
7 1 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (6.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (2.24%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.49%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.75%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 31 (23.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (17.16%) Office 365
3 17 (12.69%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (6.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (2.99%) PaaS
6 3 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.24%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 3 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.24%) Heroku
7 2 (1.49%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.75%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.75%) GitHub
8 1 (0.75%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (21.64%) DNS
2 22 (16.42%) Firewall
3 15 (11.19%) SAN
4 14 (10.45%) WAN
5 13 (9.70%) DHCP
6 12 (8.96%) LAN
7 9 (6.72%) VPN
8 6 (4.48%) NAS
9 5 (3.73%) Network Security
10 4 (2.99%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (2.99%) TCP/IP
11 3 (2.24%) HTTP
11 3 (2.24%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (2.24%) MPLS
12 2 (1.49%) BGP
12 2 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (1.49%) LDAP
12 2 (1.49%) VLAN
12 2 (1.49%) Wireless
12 2 (1.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (15.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.24%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.49%) Big Data
4 2 (1.49%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.49%) HBase
4 2 (1.49%) MySQL
4 2 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.75%) Power BI
5 1 (0.75%) QlikView
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (7.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (5.22%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.73%) Subversion
4 4 (2.99%) Visual Studio
5 3 (2.24%) Gitweb
5 3 (2.24%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.24%) JIRA
6 2 (1.49%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.49%) NeoLoad
7 1 (0.75%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.75%) PVCS
7 1 (0.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.75%) Zephyr
General
1 16 (11.94%) Finance
2 5 (3.73%) Retail
3 3 (2.24%) Back Office
4 2 (1.49%) Banking
4 2 (1.49%) Publishing
5 1 (0.75%) German Language
5 1 (0.75%) Legal
5 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.48%) .NET
2 4 (2.99%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.24%) SAML
3 3 (2.24%) SAP Basis
4 2 (1.49%) REST
4 2 (1.49%) RESTful
4 2 (1.49%) Sensu
4 2 (1.49%) Swagger
4 2 (1.49%) Web Services
5 1 (0.75%) Middleware
5 1 (0.75%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (15.67%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.48%) Mobile App
3 4 (2.99%) Clustering
3 4 (2.99%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.24%) EMC VMAX
4 3 (2.24%) EMC VNX
4 3 (2.24%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.24%) PKI
4 3 (2.24%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 2 (1.49%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.49%) FlexPod
5 2 (1.49%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.75%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.75%) Fintech
6 1 (0.75%) iPad
6 1 (0.75%) iPhone
6 1 (0.75%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 67 (50.00%) Windows
2 31 (23.13%) Windows Server
3 21 (15.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (15.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (10.45%) Linux
5 8 (5.97%) Unix
5 8 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.48%) Windows 10
6 6 (4.48%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.49%) VMS
8 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.75%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.75%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (10.45%) DevOps
2 13 (9.70%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (9.70%) Migration
3 12 (8.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (7.46%) CRM
5 8 (5.97%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (5.22%) Continuous Delivery
6 7 (5.22%) Information Security
6 7 (5.22%) ITIL
6 7 (5.22%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (4.48%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (3.73%) Analytics
8 5 (3.73%) Change Management
8 5 (3.73%) ERP
8 5 (3.73%) Network Design
8 5 (3.73%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (3.73%) Scrum
8 5 (3.73%) Service Management
9 4 (2.99%) Capacity Management
9 4 (2.99%) Non-Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (17.91%) PowerShell
2 9 (6.72%) SQL
3 5 (3.73%) C#
4 4 (2.99%) Python
5 3 (2.24%) C
5 3 (2.24%) Java
6 2 (1.49%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.49%) Perl
7 1 (0.75%) C++
7 1 (0.75%) Ruby
7 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.75%) VB
7 1 (0.75%) VB6
7 1 (0.75%) VBScript
7 1 (0.75%) X++
Qualifications
1 10 (7.46%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.48%) Degree
4 5 (3.73%) MCSE
4 5 (3.73%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.24%) CISSP
7 2 (1.49%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.49%) CCIE
7 2 (1.49%) CCNP
7 2 (1.49%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.75%) CCDP
8 1 (0.75%) CCNA
8 1 (0.75%) CEH
8 1 (0.75%) CISA
8 1 (0.75%) CISM
8 1 (0.75%) MCITP
8 1 (0.75%) MCSA
8 1 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.49%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.75%) PMO
System Software
1 47 (35.07%) Active Directory
2 23 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (11.94%) vSphere
4 14 (10.45%) Hyper-V
5 9 (6.72%) VMware ESX
5 9 (6.72%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (4.48%) Docker
6 6 (4.48%) XenApp
7 4 (2.99%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.24%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (2.24%) vCloud
8 3 (2.24%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.75%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.75%) Firmware
10 1 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.75%) VMware GSX
Systems Management
1 10 (7.46%) SCCM
1 10 (7.46%) SCOM
2 6 (4.48%) Puppet
3 5 (3.73%) Graphite
3 5 (3.73%) Nagios
4 4 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (2.99%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.24%) Cacti
5 3 (2.24%) Ganglia
5 3 (2.24%) Hyperic
5 3 (2.24%) Kubernetes
5 3 (2.24%) logstash
5 3 (2.24%) Rancher
5 3 (2.24%) Terraform
6 2 (1.49%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.49%) Chronos
6 2 (1.49%) Kibana
6 2 (1.49%) Marathon
6 2 (1.49%) Mesos
6 2 (1.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (35.82%) Microsoft
2 43 (32.09%) VMware
3 22 (16.42%) Citrix
4 21 (15.67%) Cisco
5 10 (7.46%) HP
6 7 (5.22%) NetApp
7 6 (4.48%) SAP
8 5 (3.73%) EMC
8 5 (3.73%) Fortinet
8 5 (3.73%) Symantec
9 4 (2.99%) Blue Coat
9 4 (2.99%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.99%) F5
9 4 (2.99%) Juniper
9 4 (2.99%) Oracle
9 4 (2.99%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.24%) Atlassian
10 3 (2.24%) New Relic
10 3 (2.24%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.24%) Splunk