Period
to 20 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Manager was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 345 323 251
Rank change year-on-year -22 -72 -27
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Manager 729 726 1,107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.72% 0.78% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.83% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 527 786
UK median daily rate £463 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.56% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £355 £330 £315
90th Percentile £600 £578 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £59.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.17% +37.21% +10.97%
10th Percentile £22.80 £36.00 £41.50
90th Percentile £36.43 £82.83 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £49.00 -
% change year-on-year -52.04% - -

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 96,041 87,961 101,443
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.86% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,193 57,163 65,399
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £258 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,954 3,023 3,334
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.96 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.43% -2.77% +14.71%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.56 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 April 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 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 April 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 -33 665 £470 +7.43% 137
UK excluding London -16 405 £425 - 102
London -29 312 £498 +4.74% 43
South East +3 149 £450 +5.88% 19
North of England -37 70 £425 - 30
Midlands -10 65 £409 -0.91% 20
Scotland -20 53 £400 -5.88% 6
West Midlands -5 42 £425 +3.03% 16
East of England -9 37 £513 +13.89% 14
North West -25 32 £425 +0.59% 8
South West +3 30 £475 +21.79% 11
Yorkshire -39 27 £419 -1.47% 20
East Midlands +6 21 £400 -5.88% 4
North East +36 11 £583 +87.90% 2
Channel Islands - 2 £625 -
Wales -16 1 £325 -6.81% 2

Infrastructure Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 256 (35.12%) Project Management
2 220 (30.18%) Finance
3 173 (23.73%) PRINCE2
4 164 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 150 (20.58%) Data Centre
6 128 (17.56%) Windows
7 110 (15.09%) Migration
8 90 (12.35%) ITIL
9 82 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
10 80 (10.97%) VMware
10 80 (10.97%) Microsoft
11 71 (9.74%) WAN
12 64 (8.78%) LAN
12 64 (8.78%) Active Directory
13 61 (8.37%) Change Management
14 58 (7.96%) Citrix
14 58 (7.96%) PMP
15 53 (7.27%) Security Cleared
16 52 (7.13%) Cisco
17 51 (7.00%) Risk Management
17 51 (7.00%) Retail
17 51 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
18 50 (6.86%) Banking
19 49 (6.72%) PMI Certification
20 48 (6.58%) Office 365
21 45 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
22 44 (6.04%) SC Cleared
22 44 (6.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
23 40 (5.49%) Release Management
24 38 (5.21%) Windows Server

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 17 (2.33%) MS Exchange
1 17 (2.33%) Skype for Business
2 14 (1.92%) Confluence
2 14 (1.92%) IIS
2 14 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 12 (1.65%) OpenStack
4 4 (0.55%) MS Project Server
5 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.41%) WebSphere
6 2 (0.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.27%) CMS
6 2 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.27%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.14%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.14%) Documentum
7 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 30 (4.12%) Microsoft Project
2 21 (2.88%) Microsoft Office
3 18 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 10 (1.37%) MS Visio
5 9 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.27%) Payment Gateway
1 2 (0.27%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.14%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.14%) Eagle PACE
2 1 (0.14%) Endur
2 1 (0.14%) Maximo
2 1 (0.14%) OpenLink RightAngle
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 51 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 48 (6.58%) Office 365
3 27 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (2.19%) IaaS
5 9 (1.23%) PaaS
6 6 (0.82%) SaaS
7 5 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.55%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.27%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.27%) Yammer
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.14%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 71 (9.74%) WAN
2 64 (8.78%) LAN
3 36 (4.94%) Firewall
4 26 (3.57%) SAN
5 20 (2.74%) MPLS
6 17 (2.33%) Skype
7 15 (2.06%) IP Telephony
8 14 (1.92%) Network Security
8 14 (1.92%) Unified Communications
8 14 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (1.37%) DNS
10 7 (0.96%) NAS
10 7 (0.96%) VoIP
10 7 (0.96%) Wireless
11 5 (0.69%) Internet
11 5 (0.69%) SMS
11 5 (0.69%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.55%) Intranet
12 4 (0.55%) PBX
12 4 (0.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.23%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.82%) Blockchain
3 5 (0.69%) Electronic Patient Records
4 4 (0.55%) Big Data
5 3 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.41%) DB2
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.27%) Power BI
6 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.14%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.14%) GIS
7 1 (0.14%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.14%) MySQL
7 1 (0.14%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (2.47%) 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
1 220 (30.18%) Finance
2 51 (7.00%) Retail
3 50 (6.86%) Banking
4 26 (3.57%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.92%) Manufacturing
6 13 (1.78%) Investment Banking
6 13 (1.78%) Legal
7 12 (1.65%) French Language
7 12 (1.65%) Marketing
8 11 (1.51%) Financial Institution
9 8 (1.10%) Electronics
10 6 (0.82%) Publishing
11 5 (0.69%) German Language
12 4 (0.55%) Law
13 3 (0.41%) Advertising
13 3 (0.41%) Automotive
13 3 (0.41%) Front Office
14 2 (0.27%) Back Office
14 2 (0.27%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (0.82%) Web Services
2 5 (0.69%) Middleware
3 1 (0.14%) .NET
3 1 (0.14%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.14%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.14%) Kafka
3 1 (0.14%) SailPoint
3 1 (0.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 150 (20.58%) Data Centre
2 25 (3.43%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (2.61%) PMI
4 18 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.19%) Mainframe
5 16 (2.19%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (2.19%) Virtual Team
6 14 (1.92%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.10%) FlexPod
9 7 (0.96%) NHS
10 6 (0.82%) CCTV
11 5 (0.69%) HP Superdome
12 4 (0.55%) Enterprise Cloud
12 4 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Licensing
12 4 (0.55%) Reinsurance
13 3 (0.41%) Fixed Income
13 3 (0.41%) Hybrid Cloud
13 3 (0.41%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 128 (17.56%) Windows
2 38 (5.21%) Windows Server
3 34 (4.66%) Windows 10
4 33 (4.53%) Linux
5 28 (3.84%) Unix
6 19 (2.61%) Windows 7
7 11 (1.51%) AIX
7 11 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (0.96%) Solaris
8 7 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.41%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
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%) SUSE
12 1 (0.14%) VMS
12 1 (0.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 256 (35.12%) Project Management
2 173 (23.73%) PRINCE2
3 164 (22.50%) Stakeholder Management
4 110 (15.09%) Migration
5 90 (12.35%) ITIL
6 82 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
7 61 (8.37%) Change Management
8 51 (7.00%) Risk Management
9 40 (5.49%) Release Management
10 37 (5.08%) Programme Management
11 35 (4.80%) Matrix Organization
11 35 (4.80%) Project Planning
11 35 (4.80%) Service Delivery
11 35 (4.80%) Supplier Management
12 34 (4.66%) Change Control
13 33 (4.53%) Service Management
14 29 (3.98%) DevOps
14 29 (3.98%) Mentoring
15 26 (3.57%) Scrum
15 26 (3.57%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (2.19%) SQL
2 8 (1.10%) C
3 4 (0.55%) Java
4 2 (0.27%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.27%) Python
5 1 (0.14%) Scala
Qualifications
1 58 (7.96%) PMP
2 53 (7.27%) Security Cleared
3 49 (6.72%) PMI Certification
4 44 (6.04%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 44 (6.04%) SC Cleared
5 31 (4.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 30 (4.12%) Degree
7 11 (1.51%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (0.82%) CCNA
10 6 (0.82%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.82%) MCP
11 5 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
11 5 (0.69%) MCSE
11 5 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.55%) APMP
12 4 (0.55%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.41%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.41%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (4.12%) SLA
2 27 (3.70%) QA
3 19 (2.61%) PMO
4 8 (1.10%) GDPR
5 4 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.41%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.14%) BS25999
8 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.14%) GxP
8 1 (0.14%) IASME
8 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 64 (8.78%) Active Directory
2 45 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.23%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (0.41%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (0.41%) vSphere
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%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 27 (3.70%) SCCM
2 11 (1.51%) Backup Exec
3 5 (0.69%) NetBackup
3 5 (0.69%) SCOM
4 4 (0.55%) Single Sign-On
5 3 (0.41%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (0.27%) Ansible
6 2 (0.27%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.27%) MOM
6 2 (0.27%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.14%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.14%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.14%) NetVault Backup
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.14%) Puppet
7 1 (0.14%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 80 (10.97%) Microsoft
1 80 (10.97%) VMware
2 58 (7.96%) Citrix
3 52 (7.13%) Cisco
4 22 (3.02%) NetApp
5 20 (2.74%) Oracle
6 19 (2.61%) SAP
7 16 (2.19%) HP
8 14 (1.92%) IBM
9 12 (1.65%) Veeam
10 11 (1.51%) EMC
11 8 (1.10%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.10%) Juniper
12 7 (0.96%) Capita
12 7 (0.96%) Sophos
12 7 (0.96%) Splunk
13 6 (0.82%) 3PAR
13 6 (0.82%) Progress
14 5 (0.69%) ServiceNow
15 4 (0.55%) F5