Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 August 2018.

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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 354 347 267
Rank change year-on-year -7 -80 -53
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Manager 726 683 1,060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.71% 0.71% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.75% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 495 767
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £340 £313 £330
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +4.65% +43.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -22.22% - -

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 96,973 90,883 103,062
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.99% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,439 59,031 67,193
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.16% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,109 2,785 3,127
UK median hourly rate £17.80 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.81% -1.58% +6.35%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £46.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.78 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.57% -6.42% +9.73%

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 20 August 2018.

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 20 August 2018. 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 -6 654 £463 +8.82% 75
UK excluding London -46 403 £425 +3.03% 51
London +21 313 £513 +7.89% 31
South East +9 127 £450 +4.35% 15
North of England -34 79 £395 -3.66% 10
Scotland -30 59 £388 -8.82% 7
Midlands -61 57 £414 +0.24% 7
East of England -9 47 £460 +26.90% 6
West Midlands -37 46 £428 +3.82% 7
North West -17 42 £360 -16.76% 3
South West -7 31 £425 +13.33% 6
Yorkshire -19 29 £413 +3.13% 6
East Midlands -22 9 £400 -3.03%
North East +2 8 £425 +21.43% 1
Wales -14 3 £338 +8.87%
Northern Ireland +26 1 - -

Infrastructure Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2018, 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.

1 306 (42.15%) Project Management
2 229 (31.54%) Finance
3 184 (25.34%) PRINCE2
4 174 (23.97%) Stakeholder Management
5 151 (20.80%) Data Centre
6 140 (19.28%) Migration
7 139 (19.15%) Windows
8 116 (15.98%) Agile Software Development
9 90 (12.40%) Microsoft
10 84 (11.57%) ITIL
11 79 (10.88%) Active Directory
12 77 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
13 65 (8.95%) Waterfall
13 65 (8.95%) Office 365
14 59 (8.13%) WAN
15 57 (7.85%) Change Management
15 57 (7.85%) VMware
16 54 (7.44%) Banking
16 54 (7.44%) LAN
16 54 (7.44%) PMP
17 53 (7.30%) PMI Certification
17 53 (7.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
18 50 (6.89%) Retail
19 49 (6.75%) Citrix
19 49 (6.75%) Windows 10
20 48 (6.61%) Risk Management
20 48 (6.61%) Security Cleared
21 47 (6.47%) Oracle
22 46 (6.34%) Project Planning
23 43 (5.92%) Microsoft Project

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 26 (3.58%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.65%) OpenStack
3 11 (1.52%) MS Exchange
4 8 (1.10%) IIS
5 6 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (0.69%) Skype for Business
6 5 (0.69%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.28%) Apache
8 2 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.28%) Confluence
8 2 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.28%) NetWeaver
8 2 (0.28%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.14%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.14%) JBoss
9 1 (0.14%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.14%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 43 (5.92%) Microsoft Project
2 29 (3.99%) Microsoft Excel
3 28 (3.86%) Microsoft Office
4 15 (2.07%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.28%) ReMetrica
1 2 (0.28%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.14%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.14%) Primavera
2 1 (0.14%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 77 (10.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (8.95%) Office 365
3 38 (5.23%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (3.99%) IaaS
5 20 (2.75%) SaaS
6 19 (2.62%) PaaS
7 5 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.14%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 59 (8.13%) WAN
2 54 (7.44%) LAN
3 27 (3.72%) Wi-Fi
4 26 (3.58%) Firewall
5 21 (2.89%) SAN
6 13 (1.79%) Internet
6 13 (1.79%) Network Security
7 12 (1.65%) MPLS
8 10 (1.38%) DNS
8 10 (1.38%) Unified Communications
9 9 (1.24%) VPN
10 8 (1.10%) Skype
11 7 (0.96%) IP Telephony
11 7 (0.96%) Wireless
12 5 (0.69%) DHCP
12 5 (0.69%) WLAN
13 4 (0.55%) DMZ
13 4 (0.55%) NAS
13 4 (0.55%) SMS
13 4 (0.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.34%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.10%) Big Data
2 8 (1.10%) Oracle Database
3 6 (0.83%) DB2
4 3 (0.41%) Electronic Patient Records
5 2 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.28%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.28%) MySQL
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.28%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.14%) Power BI
6 1 (0.14%) QlikView
6 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.14%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (0.69%) JIRA
2 2 (0.28%) GitLab
2 2 (0.28%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.14%) Hudson
3 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 229 (31.54%) Finance
2 54 (7.44%) Banking
3 50 (6.89%) Retail
4 28 (3.86%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.38%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.10%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.10%) Legal
7 7 (0.96%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.83%) Back Office
8 6 (0.83%) Law
9 5 (0.69%) German Language
9 5 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.41%) Advertising
10 3 (0.41%) Retail Banking
11 2 (0.28%) French Language
11 2 (0.28%) Publishing
12 1 (0.14%) Billing
12 1 (0.14%) International Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Local Government
12 1 (0.14%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.52%) Web Services
2 9 (1.24%) Middleware
3 3 (0.41%) LDAP
3 3 (0.41%) SAP Basis
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.28%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.14%) .NET
5 1 (0.14%) Hibernate
5 1 (0.14%) Kafka
5 1 (0.14%) LAMP
5 1 (0.14%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 151 (20.80%) Data Centre
2 34 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.44%) Virtual Team
4 24 (3.31%) PMI
5 21 (2.89%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.34%) Mainframe
7 12 (1.65%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.24%) Reinsurance
9 8 (1.10%) Clustering
10 7 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (0.96%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (0.83%) Fat Client
11 6 (0.83%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.69%) Private Cloud
13 4 (0.55%) Greenfield Project
14 3 (0.41%) CLARiiON
14 3 (0.41%) Digital Signage
14 3 (0.41%) Driving Licence
14 3 (0.41%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 139 (19.15%) Windows
2 49 (6.75%) Windows 10
3 38 (5.23%) Unix
4 37 (5.10%) Windows Server
5 29 (3.99%) Linux
6 20 (2.75%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (1.38%) AIX
8 10 (1.38%) Solaris
9 9 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (0.55%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.41%) zOS
12 2 (0.28%) SUSE
13 1 (0.14%) CentOS
13 1 (0.14%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.14%) MVS
13 1 (0.14%) OS/390
13 1 (0.14%) VMS
13 1 (0.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 306 (42.15%) Project Management
2 184 (25.34%) PRINCE2
3 174 (23.97%) Stakeholder Management
4 140 (19.28%) Migration
5 116 (15.98%) Agile Software Development
6 84 (11.57%) ITIL
7 65 (8.95%) Waterfall
8 57 (7.85%) Change Management
9 48 (6.61%) Risk Management
10 46 (6.34%) Project Planning
11 38 (5.23%) Programme Management
12 37 (5.10%) Problem-Solving
13 32 (4.41%) Change Control
13 32 (4.41%) Decision-Making
14 31 (4.27%) Scrum
14 31 (4.27%) Supplier Management
15 30 (4.13%) Resource Management
16 29 (3.99%) Service Management
17 28 (3.86%) Service Delivery
18 25 (3.44%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 26 (3.58%) SQL
2 6 (0.83%) C
3 5 (0.69%) Java
4 3 (0.41%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.28%) Python
6 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.14%) PHP
6 1 (0.14%) Ruby
6 1 (0.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 54 (7.44%) PMP
2 53 (7.30%) PMI Certification
2 53 (7.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 48 (6.61%) Security Cleared
4 42 (5.79%) SC Cleared
5 36 (4.96%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 29 (3.99%) Degree
7 17 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (1.93%) MCSE
10 7 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.83%) APMP
11 6 (0.83%) CCNA
11 6 (0.83%) CCNP
11 6 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.69%) CISM
12 5 (0.69%) CISMP
12 5 (0.69%) CISSP
13 4 (0.55%) Master's Degree
14 3 (0.41%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.86%) PMO
2 20 (2.75%) QA
3 18 (2.48%) GDPR
4 14 (1.93%) SLA
5 6 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.55%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.28%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.14%) BS25999
9 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.14%) IASME
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 79 (10.88%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.38%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.24%) vSphere
5 5 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.55%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (0.55%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.41%) IAG
7 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.41%) UAG
7 3 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (0.41%) XenApp
8 1 (0.14%) Docker
8 1 (0.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.14%) Firmware
8 1 (0.14%) RHEV
8 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 15 (2.07%) SCCM
2 6 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (0.69%) SCOM
3 5 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (0.55%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.28%) Backup Exec
5 2 (0.28%) HP ALM
5 2 (0.28%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.28%) MOM
5 2 (0.28%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.14%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.14%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.14%) PingFederate
6 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 90 (12.40%) Microsoft
2 57 (7.85%) VMware
3 49 (6.75%) Citrix
4 47 (6.47%) Oracle
5 38 (5.23%) Cisco
6 19 (2.62%) HP
7 14 (1.93%) NetApp
8 13 (1.79%) EMC
9 11 (1.52%) Progress
10 10 (1.38%) SAP
11 9 (1.24%) IBM
12 8 (1.10%) Juniper
12 8 (1.10%) ServiceNow
13 6 (0.83%) Dell
13 6 (0.83%) Red Hat
13 6 (0.83%) Sophos
14 5 (0.69%) F5
14 5 (0.69%) Splunk
15 4 (0.55%) CyberArk
15 4 (0.55%) Veeam