Period
to 20 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Manager was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 333 329 246
Rank change year-on-year -4 -83 -41
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Manager 736 685 1,138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.75% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.79% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 521 496 820
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% -2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £350 £332 £325
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £45.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.56% +4.65% +8.86%
10th Percentile £24.20 £39.05 £41.50
90th Percentile £33.80 £61.80 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year -35.56% - -

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 94,671 86,449 101,350
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.96% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,970 55,947 65,774
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,065 2,865 3,092
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -6.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £48.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -11.15% +19.05%

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 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Manager over the 6 months to 20 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Infrastructure Manager in the UK

Infrastructure Manager
Top 15 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 June 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 -24 666 £469 +10.29% 88
UK excluding London -38 404 £425 - 64
London +16 323 £500 +5.26% 36
South East +10 137 £450 +2.27% 12
North of England -56 77 £400 -5.88% 19
Midlands -29 64 £419 -1.35% 10
Scotland -23 61 £388 -8.82% 11
North West -13 45 £360 -12.99% 9
West Midlands -31 45 £450 +7.78% 6
East of England -1 38 £463 +11.45% 8
South West +1 28 £450 +15.38% 3
Yorkshire -51 21 £425 - 9
East Midlands -6 18 £400 -3.03% 4
North East +5 11 £583 +82.03% 1
Wales -9 1 £325 -1.14% 1

Infrastructure Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 303 (41.17%) Project Management
2 237 (32.20%) Finance
3 169 (22.96%) Stakeholder Management
4 166 (22.55%) PRINCE2
5 147 (19.97%) Data Centre
6 123 (16.71%) Windows
7 119 (16.17%) Migration
8 110 (14.95%) Agile Software Development
9 88 (11.96%) Microsoft
10 83 (11.28%) ITIL
11 73 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
12 69 (9.38%) Active Directory
13 67 (9.10%) VMware
14 66 (8.97%) Change Management
15 55 (7.47%) Office 365
16 54 (7.34%) Retail
16 54 (7.34%) WAN
17 52 (7.07%) LAN
18 51 (6.93%) Risk Management
19 48 (6.52%) Banking
19 48 (6.52%) Citrix
20 47 (6.39%) PMP
20 47 (6.39%) PMI Certification
20 47 (6.39%) Security Cleared
21 45 (6.11%) Waterfall
22 43 (5.84%) Microsoft Project
23 42 (5.71%) Release Management
23 42 (5.71%) Windows 10
24 40 (5.43%) Scrum
24 40 (5.43%) 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 24 (3.26%) SharePoint
2 22 (2.99%) OpenStack
3 14 (1.90%) Confluence
4 13 (1.77%) Skype for Business
5 9 (1.22%) IIS
6 6 (0.82%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.54%) MS Project Server
7 4 (0.54%) WebSphere
8 2 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.27%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.14%) Apache
9 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.14%) CMS
9 1 (0.14%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.14%) JBoss
9 1 (0.14%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 43 (5.84%) Microsoft Project
2 28 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
3 26 (3.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 13 (1.77%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 8 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.27%) ReMetrica
1 2 (0.27%) SAP CRM
1 2 (0.27%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.14%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (0.14%) Endur
2 1 (0.14%) OpenLink RightAngle
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.14%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 73 (9.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 55 (7.47%) Office 365
3 35 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (3.26%) IaaS
5 16 (2.17%) PaaS
6 14 (1.90%) SaaS
7 5 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.41%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (0.27%) Yammer
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 54 (7.34%) WAN
2 52 (7.07%) LAN
3 25 (3.40%) Firewall
4 22 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
5 20 (2.72%) SAN
6 17 (2.31%) Skype
7 16 (2.17%) Unified Communications
8 15 (2.04%) Network Security
9 14 (1.90%) MPLS
10 11 (1.49%) DNS
11 10 (1.36%) IP Telephony
12 7 (0.95%) Internet
12 7 (0.95%) VPN
12 7 (0.95%) WLAN
13 6 (0.82%) Wireless
14 5 (0.68%) TCP/IP
15 4 (0.54%) DMZ
15 4 (0.54%) SMS
15 4 (0.54%) VLAN
15 4 (0.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.22%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.82%) Big Data
2 6 (0.82%) Blockchain
2 6 (0.82%) Oracle Database
3 5 (0.68%) Electronic Patient Records
4 4 (0.54%) DB2
5 3 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.27%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.27%) Power BI
6 2 (0.27%) SAP BW
6 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.14%) GIS
7 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (2.72%) JIRA
2 2 (0.27%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.14%) GitLab
3 1 (0.14%) Hudson
3 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 237 (32.20%) Finance
2 54 (7.34%) Retail
3 48 (6.52%) Banking
4 30 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.63%) Legal
6 9 (1.22%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 8 (1.09%) Publishing
8 7 (0.95%) Marketing
9 6 (0.82%) French Language
10 5 (0.68%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.68%) German Language
11 4 (0.54%) Back Office
11 4 (0.54%) Electronics
11 4 (0.54%) Law
12 3 (0.41%) Advertising
12 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.27%) Automotive
13 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (1.36%) Web Services
2 7 (0.95%) Middleware
3 2 (0.27%) LDAP
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.27%) SAP Basis
3 2 (0.27%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.14%) .NET
4 1 (0.14%) Hibernate
4 1 (0.14%) Kafka
4 1 (0.14%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 147 (19.97%) Data Centre
2 30 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (3.26%) PMI
4 21 (2.85%) Virtual Team
5 19 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (2.17%) Mainframe
7 15 (2.04%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.63%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.22%) Reinsurance
9 9 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (0.95%) NHS
11 6 (0.82%) Fat Client
11 6 (0.82%) Thin Client
12 5 (0.68%) Clustering
12 5 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
13 4 (0.54%) Public Cloud
14 3 (0.41%) CCTV
14 3 (0.41%) Digital Signage
14 3 (0.41%) Enterprise Cloud
14 3 (0.41%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 123 (16.71%) Windows
2 42 (5.71%) Windows 10
3 34 (4.62%) Unix
4 33 (4.48%) Linux
5 26 (3.53%) Windows Server
6 22 (2.99%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.49%) AIX
8 8 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.95%) Solaris
10 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.27%) SUSE
11 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.27%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.27%) zOS
12 1 (0.14%) MVS
12 1 (0.14%) OS/390
12 1 (0.14%) VMS
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (41.17%) Project Management
2 169 (22.96%) Stakeholder Management
3 166 (22.55%) PRINCE2
4 119 (16.17%) Migration
5 110 (14.95%) Agile Software Development
6 83 (11.28%) ITIL
7 66 (8.97%) Change Management
8 51 (6.93%) Risk Management
9 45 (6.11%) Waterfall
10 42 (5.71%) Release Management
11 40 (5.43%) Scrum
12 38 (5.16%) Project Planning
12 38 (5.16%) Supplier Management
13 34 (4.62%) Change Control
14 32 (4.35%) DevOps
15 31 (4.21%) Service Management
16 30 (4.08%) Kanban
17 29 (3.94%) Problem-Solving
17 29 (3.94%) Programme Management
18 27 (3.67%) Decision-Making
Programming Languages
1 18 (2.45%) SQL
2 7 (0.95%) C
3 4 (0.54%) Java
4 1 (0.14%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.14%) Python
4 1 (0.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 47 (6.39%) PMI Certification
1 47 (6.39%) PMP
1 47 (6.39%) Security Cleared
2 40 (5.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 39 (5.30%) SC Cleared
4 38 (5.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 28 (3.80%) Degree
6 12 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (1.09%) MCSE
8 5 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (0.68%) CCNA
9 4 (0.54%) APMP
9 4 (0.54%) CCNP
9 4 (0.54%) CISM
9 4 (0.54%) CISMP
9 4 (0.54%) CISSP
9 4 (0.54%) ISTQB
9 4 (0.54%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.40%) PMO
2 23 (3.13%) QA
3 20 (2.72%) SLA
4 13 (1.77%) GDPR
5 3 (0.41%) ISO 9000
5 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.14%) BS25999
7 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.14%) IASME
System Software
1 69 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 38 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (0.68%) Hyper-V
3 5 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.41%) vSphere
4 3 (0.41%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (0.27%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.27%) XenApp
6 1 (0.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.14%) Firmware
6 1 (0.14%) RHEV
6 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 20 (2.72%) SCCM
2 4 (0.54%) Backup Exec
2 4 (0.54%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.41%) AirWatch
3 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (0.41%) SCOM
4 2 (0.27%) MOM
5 1 (0.14%) Ansible
5 1 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.14%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (0.14%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (0.14%) HP ALM
5 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.14%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 88 (11.96%) Microsoft
2 67 (9.10%) VMware
3 48 (6.52%) Citrix
4 38 (5.16%) Cisco
4 38 (5.16%) Oracle
5 16 (2.17%) HP
6 15 (2.04%) NetApp
7 14 (1.90%) SAP
8 13 (1.77%) IBM
9 11 (1.49%) Progress
10 10 (1.36%) EMC
11 9 (1.22%) Juniper
12 7 (0.95%) Veeam
13 6 (0.82%) ServiceNow
13 6 (0.82%) Sophos
14 5 (0.68%) Dell
15 4 (0.54%) F5
15 4 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
15 4 (0.54%) Splunk
16 3 (0.41%) Meraki