Period
to 17 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Manager was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

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 Manager
UK
6 months to
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 455 368 324
Rank change year-on-year -87 -44 -73
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Manager 493 675 757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.67% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.71% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 462 556
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £356 £331 £323
90th Percentile £613 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £432 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.53% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
UK median hourly rate £27.36 £29.57 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.48% -26.09% +100.00%
10th Percentile £23.89 £19.52 £27.20
90th Percentile £28.63 £39.48 £77.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.36 £29.57 £28.50
% change year-on-year -7.48% +3.74% +42.50%

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 94,110 95,205 92,318
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.67% 94.91% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,187 63,263 60,274
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £254
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,883 2,786 3,243
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -2.70%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Infrastructure Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Manager in the UK

Infrastructure Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Manager in the UK

Infrastructure Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Manager over the 6 months to 17 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Manager in the UK

Infrastructure Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Manager in the UK

Infrastructure Manager
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 Manager within the UK over the 6 months to 17 January 2019. 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 -88 439 £475 +5.56% 94
UK excluding London -72 323 £432 +1.53% 58
London -80 164 £510 +7.37% 38
South East -41 91 £463 +2.78% 19
North of England -27 64 £425 - 8
Midlands 0 60 £450 +12.50% 15
West Midlands -4 53 £450 +12.50% 9
Scotland +1 44 £390 -5.45% 1
North West -14 33 £425 - 4
East of England -4 32 £473 -0.53% 5
South West -19 28 £431 +0.29% 9
Yorkshire -25 28 £425 - 3
East Midlands -4 6 £470 +17.50% 6
Wales -7 4 £538 +95.45%
North East -7 3 - - 1
Northern Ireland +26 1 - - 1

Infrastructure Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, Infrastructure Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Infrastructure Manager in the job title.

1 188 (38.13%) Project Management
2 125 (25.35%) Data Centre
3 123 (24.95%) PRINCE2
4 121 (24.54%) Finance
5 116 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 105 (21.30%) Migration
7 98 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
8 92 (18.66%) Windows
9 63 (12.78%) Office 365
10 60 (12.17%) Microsoft
11 55 (11.16%) Microsoft Azure
11 55 (11.16%) Active Directory
12 48 (9.74%) ITIL
13 39 (7.91%) Banking
13 39 (7.91%) Windows 10
14 38 (7.71%) WAN
15 36 (7.30%) Citrix
16 35 (7.10%) PMP
17 34 (6.90%) Change Management
18 33 (6.69%) Amazon AWS
18 33 (6.69%) LAN
18 33 (6.69%) Microsoft Project
19 32 (6.49%) VMware
19 32 (6.49%) Security Cleared
20 31 (6.29%) Risk Management
21 30 (6.09%) PMI Certification
22 29 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
22 29 (5.88%) Project Planning
22 29 (5.88%) Windows Server
23 28 (5.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner

Infrastructure Manager 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 15 (3.04%) SharePoint
2 7 (1.42%) MS Exchange
2 7 (1.42%) Skype for Business
3 5 (1.01%) Confluence
4 4 (0.81%) Apache
4 4 (0.81%) IIS
4 4 (0.81%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.41%) MQSeries
5 2 (0.41%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.20%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.20%) CMS
6 1 (0.20%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.20%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.20%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.20%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.20%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.20%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 33 (6.69%) Microsoft Project
2 29 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
3 19 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
4 16 (3.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (2.84%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) VisionPLUS
Cloud Services
1 63 (12.78%) Office 365
2 55 (11.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (6.69%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.43%) IaaS
5 11 (2.23%) SaaS
6 10 (2.03%) PaaS
7 4 (0.81%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.41%) G Suite
9 2 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.20%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.20%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 38 (7.71%) WAN
2 33 (6.69%) LAN
3 18 (3.65%) Firewall
4 17 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
5 16 (3.25%) SAN
6 8 (1.62%) Internet
6 8 (1.62%) IP Telephony
6 8 (1.62%) Skype
6 8 (1.62%) Unified Communications
7 7 (1.42%) MPLS
8 6 (1.22%) VLAN
8 6 (1.22%) VPN
9 4 (0.81%) DNS
10 3 (0.61%) NetScaler
10 3 (0.61%) Network Security
10 3 (0.61%) SSL
10 3 (0.61%) VoIP
10 3 (0.61%) Wireless
11 2 (0.41%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (0.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.42%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.22%) Big Data
4 3 (0.61%) DB2
4 3 (0.61%) QlikView
5 2 (0.41%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.41%) MySQL
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.20%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.20%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.20%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (2.03%) JIRA
2 4 (0.81%) HP UFT
2 4 (0.81%) Hudson
2 4 (0.81%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.81%) LoadRunner
3 2 (0.41%) GitLab
4 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.20%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.20%) Subversion
4 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.20%) XMLSpy
General
1 121 (24.54%) Finance
2 39 (7.91%) Banking
3 17 (3.45%) Retail
4 16 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.03%) Law
6 9 (1.83%) Legal
6 9 (1.83%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.42%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.81%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.61%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.41%) Advertising
10 2 (0.41%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.41%) Automotive
10 2 (0.41%) French Language
10 2 (0.41%) Marketing
11 1 (0.20%) Back Office
11 1 (0.20%) Billing
11 1 (0.20%) Electronics
11 1 (0.20%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.23%) Middleware
2 6 (1.22%) Web Services
3 2 (0.41%) CakePHP
3 2 (0.41%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.20%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.20%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (0.20%) Kafka
4 1 (0.20%) LAMP
4 1 (0.20%) LDAP
4 1 (0.20%) OAuth
4 1 (0.20%) SAML
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.20%) SOAP
4 1 (0.20%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 125 (25.35%) Data Centre
2 11 (2.23%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (2.23%) PMI
3 10 (2.03%) Virtual Team
4 9 (1.83%) Fat Client
4 9 (1.83%) Thin Client
5 8 (1.62%) Management Information System
5 8 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (1.22%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.22%) Mainframe
7 4 (0.81%) FMCG
7 4 (0.81%) Public Cloud
8 3 (0.61%) CMDB
8 3 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.41%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.41%) Equities
9 2 (0.41%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.41%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.41%) PKI
9 2 (0.41%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 92 (18.66%) Windows
2 39 (7.91%) Windows 10
3 29 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 16 (3.25%) Linux
4 16 (3.25%) Unix
5 10 (2.03%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (1.22%) Solaris
7 6 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.81%) AIX
10 2 (0.41%) CentOS
10 2 (0.41%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.20%) SUSE
11 1 (0.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.20%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (38.13%) Project Management
2 123 (24.95%) PRINCE2
3 116 (23.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 105 (21.30%) Migration
5 98 (19.88%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (9.74%) ITIL
7 34 (6.90%) Change Management
8 31 (6.29%) Risk Management
9 29 (5.88%) Project Planning
10 27 (5.48%) Programme Management
11 26 (5.27%) DevOps
12 25 (5.07%) Waterfall
13 24 (4.87%) Service Delivery
14 22 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 21 (4.26%) Data Protection
15 21 (4.26%) Service Management
16 20 (4.06%) Problem-Solving
17 19 (3.85%) Matrix Organization
18 18 (3.65%) Change Control
18 18 (3.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 12 (2.43%) SQL
2 4 (0.81%) C
2 4 (0.81%) Java
2 4 (0.81%) PowerShell
3 2 (0.41%) Python
4 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (7.10%) PMP
2 32 (6.49%) Security Cleared
3 30 (6.09%) PMI Certification
4 28 (5.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 27 (5.48%) SC Cleared
6 23 (4.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 22 (4.46%) Degree
8 7 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (1.42%) Master's Degree
9 6 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
10 4 (0.81%) CCNA
10 4 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.61%) MCSE
12 2 (0.41%) ISEB
12 2 (0.41%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.20%) CAPM
13 1 (0.20%) CCIE
13 1 (0.20%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (5.48%) PMO
2 15 (3.04%) GDPR
3 14 (2.84%) QA
4 8 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.22%) SLA
6 5 (1.01%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.61%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 3 (0.61%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.41%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 55 (11.16%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.01%) Hyper-V
3 5 (1.01%) XenDesktop
4 4 (0.81%) Docker
4 4 (0.81%) Firmware
4 4 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (0.81%) XenApp
5 2 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (0.41%) vSphere
6 1 (0.20%) LXC
6 1 (0.20%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.20%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (3.04%) SCCM
2 5 (1.01%) SCOM
3 3 (0.61%) Puppet
4 2 (0.41%) Ansible
4 2 (0.41%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.41%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.20%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.20%) Grafana
5 1 (0.20%) Graylog
5 1 (0.20%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.20%) MOM
5 1 (0.20%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.20%) Packer
5 1 (0.20%) PingFederate
5 1 (0.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.20%) Terraform
5 1 (0.20%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 60 (12.17%) Microsoft
2 36 (7.30%) Citrix
3 32 (6.49%) VMware
4 28 (5.68%) Cisco
5 26 (5.27%) Oracle
6 10 (2.03%) HP
7 8 (1.62%) IBM
7 8 (1.62%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.42%) NetApp
9 6 (1.22%) Google
10 5 (1.01%) Cloudera
10 5 (1.01%) SAP
11 4 (0.81%) Avaya
11 4 (0.81%) EMC
11 4 (0.81%) SolarWinds
12 3 (0.61%) CheckPoint
12 3 (0.61%) F5
12 3 (0.61%) Progress
12 3 (0.61%) TIBCO
13 2 (0.41%) ServiceNow