Period
to 16 October 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Designer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 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 Designer
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 832 807 818
Rank change year-on-year -25 +11 -47
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Designer 32 82 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.032% 0.077% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.034% 0.082% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 62 43
UK median daily rate £450 £470 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.26% +10.59% -5.56%
10th Percentile £283 £400 £356
90th Percentile £555 £599 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £463 £410
% change year-on-year +2.70% +12.80% -6.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £37.96
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.96

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 94016 100353 108146
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.79% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 61695 65415 68695
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £253 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2819 3254 4154
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% +7.66%
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 Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Designer in the UK

Infrastructure Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Designer in the UK

Infrastructure Designer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Designer over the 6 months to 16 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Designer in the UK

Infrastructure Designer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Designer in the UK

Infrastructure Designer
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Designer within the UK over the 6 months to 16 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 -39 26 £475 +1.06%
UK excluding London +35 24 £475 +2.70% 1
Midlands +39 6 £475 -7.32%
East of England -19 6 £550 +41.94%
London -23 6 £275 -47.62%
North of England +59 5 £419 -9.46%
East Midlands +3 5 £475 -
Scotland +9 4 £425 +6.25% 1
North West +29 3 £488 +9.86%
South East -11 3 £506 +9.46%
Yorkshire +26 2 £350 -25.53%
West Midlands +31 1 £325 -36.59%

Infrastructure Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 October 2017, Infrastructure Designer 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 Designer in the job title.

1 11 (34.38%) Linux
2 10 (31.25%) Windows
3 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
3 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
4 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
6 6 (18.75%) Cisco
6 6 (18.75%) VMware
7 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
7 5 (15.63%) PKI
7 5 (15.63%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (15.63%) Windows 10
7 5 (15.63%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (15.63%) DV Cleared
7 5 (15.63%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (12.50%) SDLC
8 4 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
8 4 (12.50%) G Suite
8 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
8 4 (12.50%) Open Source
8 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (12.50%) Google
8 4 (12.50%) WSUS
8 4 (12.50%) Finance
8 4 (12.50%) Migration
8 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (12.50%) Apache
8 4 (12.50%) Tomcat
8 4 (12.50%) MySQL

Infrastructure Designer 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 4 (12.50%) Apache
1 4 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.25%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.13%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (12.50%) G Suite
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) Cisco Nexus
1 5 (15.63%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (9.38%) SAN
3 2 (6.25%) DNS
3 2 (6.25%) Firewall
4 1 (3.13%) DHCP
4 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.13%) FCoE
4 1 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.13%) LAN
4 1 (3.13%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) MySQL
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (15.63%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.50%) Finance
3 3 (9.38%) Banking
4 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Mason
1 1 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (15.63%) PKI
3 1 (3.13%) Data Structures
3 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.13%) HP Storage
3 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.13%) Minimum Viable Product
Operating Systems
1 11 (34.38%) Linux
2 10 (31.25%) Windows
3 5 (15.63%) Windows 10
3 5 (15.63%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (9.38%) Unix
5 2 (6.25%) AIX
5 2 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.25%) Solaris
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
1 4 (12.50%) Migration
1 4 (12.50%) Open Source
1 4 (12.50%) SDLC
1 4 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
1 4 (12.50%) Translating Business Requirements
2 3 (9.38%) Benchmarking
2 3 (9.38%) ITIL
3 2 (6.25%) Asset Management
3 2 (6.25%) Identity Management
3 2 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
3 2 (6.25%) Project Management
3 2 (6.25%) Secure Coding
3 2 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.25%) SIEM
3 2 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
3 2 (6.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 2 (6.25%) Waterfall
4 1 (3.13%) Feasibility Study
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 2 (6.25%) Perl
2 2 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (3.13%) C
3 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.63%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) CCIE
3 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.13%) MCP
4 1 (3.13%) MCTS
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.13%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) Cisco
2 6 (18.75%) VMware
3 4 (12.50%) Google
4 3 (9.38%) Oracle
5 2 (6.25%) Citrix
5 2 (6.25%) EMC
5 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.13%) Brocade
6 1 (3.13%) Dell
6 1 (3.13%) HP
6 1 (3.13%) IBM
6 1 (3.13%) Intel
6 1 (3.13%) Isilon
6 1 (3.13%) NetApp
6 1 (3.13%) SAP
6 1 (3.13%) Symantec