The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Designer was £475 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 Designer
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 601 621
Rank change year-on-year +9 +20  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Designer 23 44 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.082% 0.039%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.086% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 34 15
Median daily rate £475 £470 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.06% +7.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £382 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £585 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £463 £458
% change year-on-year +2.70% +1.09%  
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 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 Designer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 22 June 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 24 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 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 +26 21 £475 +1.06% 1
East Midlands -7 4 £488 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £350 -
Yorkshire - 4 £350 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £550 -
Leeds - 4 £350 -
East of England - 4 £550 -
North West +26 3 £488 -
London 0 3 £525 - 1
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £475 -
Northampton +10 2 £475 -
South East +5 2 £413 -10.81%
Northamptonshire +5 2 £475 -
Manchester - 2 - -
Scotland +33 1 £425 -
South West +13 1 - -
Swindon +7 1 - -
Wiltshire +5 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £413 -
Cheshire - 1 £488 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 £425 -
Epsom - 1 £413 -

Infrastructure Designer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 20 (45.45%) Windows
2 11 (25.00%) Linux
2 11 (25.00%) ITIL
2 11 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
4 9 (20.45%) Data Centre
5 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
5 7 (15.91%) VMware
5 7 (15.91%) Finance
6 6 (13.64%) Firewall
6 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
6 6 (13.64%) Service Design
7 5 (11.36%) Waterfall
7 5 (11.36%) DV Cleared
7 5 (11.36%) Windows 10
7 5 (11.36%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (11.36%) Oracle
7 5 (11.36%) DNS
7 5 (11.36%) PowerShell
7 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (11.36%) Windows 2000 Server
7 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (11.36%) Scrum
7 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (11.36%) Banking
7 5 (11.36%) PKI
8 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (9.09%) WSUS
8 4 (9.09%) Load Balancing
8 4 (9.09%) Cisco

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 3 (6.82%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.55%) Apache
2 2 (4.55%) IIS
2 2 (4.55%) MQSeries
2 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.27%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (2.27%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (9.09%) Office 365
3 3 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.55%) G Suite
5 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) Firewall
2 5 (11.36%) DNS
2 5 (11.36%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (9.09%) LAN
3 4 (9.09%) SAN
3 4 (9.09%) WAN
4 3 (6.82%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (6.82%) DHCP
5 2 (4.55%) FTP
5 2 (4.55%) HTTP
5 2 (4.55%) HTTPS
5 2 (4.55%) MPLS
5 2 (4.55%) SMTP
5 2 (4.55%) SSL
5 2 (4.55%) Telnet
5 2 (4.55%) WLAN
6 1 (2.27%) BIG-IP
6 1 (2.27%) DMZ
6 1 (2.27%) VLAN
6 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (4.55%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (4.55%) GIS
4 2 (4.55%) MySQL
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.27%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Banking
3 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.27%) Front Office
4 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle GoldenGate
1 2 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.27%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.27%) Middleware
2 1 (2.27%) Spring
2 1 (2.27%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.36%) PKI
3 4 (9.09%) Minimum Viable Product
4 2 (4.55%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.27%) Data Structures
5 1 (2.27%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 20 (45.45%) Windows
2 11 (25.00%) Linux
3 5 (11.36%) Windows 10
3 5 (11.36%) Windows 2000 Server
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.55%) AIX
6 2 (4.55%) Solaris
6 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.27%) Unix
7 1 (2.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) ITIL
2 6 (13.64%) Service Design
3 5 (11.36%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (11.36%) Scrum
3 5 (11.36%) Stakeholder Management
3 5 (11.36%) Waterfall
4 4 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 4 (9.09%) Translating Business Requirements
5 3 (6.82%) DevOps
5 3 (6.82%) IT Strategy
5 3 (6.82%) Migration
5 3 (6.82%) Project Management
6 2 (4.55%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.55%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
6 2 (4.55%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.55%) Open Source
6 2 (4.55%) QMS
6 2 (4.55%) TOGAF
6 2 (4.55%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 5 (11.36%) PowerShell
2 4 (9.09%) SQL
3 3 (6.82%) VBScript
4 2 (4.55%) C
4 2 (4.55%) Java
5 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.36%) DV Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (6.82%) CCNP
4 3 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.55%) CCIE
5 2 (4.55%) CISSP
6 1 (2.27%) AWS Certification
6 1 (2.27%) MCP
6 1 (2.27%) MCTS
6 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.82%) BitLocker
2 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.55%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) WSUS
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (6.82%) SCCM
2 3 (6.82%) Sysprep
3 2 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.27%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (2.27%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.27%) Puppet
4 1 (2.27%) Rancher
Vendors
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft
2 7 (15.91%) VMware
3 5 (11.36%) Oracle
4 4 (9.09%) Cisco
4 4 (9.09%) Citrix
5 3 (6.82%) EMC
5 3 (6.82%) F5
5 3 (6.82%) IBM
5 3 (6.82%) Sophos
6 2 (4.55%) Dell
6 2 (4.55%) Google
6 2 (4.55%) HP
6 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
6 2 (4.55%) Symantec
6 2 (4.55%) WorldPay
7 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.27%) Isilon
7 1 (2.27%) Juniper
7 1 (2.27%) NetApp