Period
to 17 June 2021

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Manager was £463 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 June 2021.

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 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 379 454 399
Rank change year-on-year +75 -55 -45
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Manager 369 158 543
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 0.37% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.39% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 111 375
10th Percentile £346 £325 £363
25th Percentile £380 £388 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +2.70%
75th Percentile £519 £525 £550
90th Percentile £595 £588 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £468 £468 £450
% change year-on-year - +3.89% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
10th Percentile " " £27.90
25th Percentile £26.43 " £29.25
Median hourly rate £27.22 £35.00 £32.00
Median % change year-on-year -22.24% +9.38% +39.13%
75th Percentile £28.00 " £34.25
90th Percentile " " £35.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -2.78% +56.52%

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 57,840 40,272 85,736
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.85% 93.53% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 39,633 26,791 57,275
10th Percentile £300 £256 £268
25th Percentile £400 £363 £368
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £433 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +1.80% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,760 1,401 2,671
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £11.13
25th Percentile £14.13 £14.25 £13.25
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +10.26% +5.41% +5.71%
75th Percentile £43.75 £40.00 £41.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +5.71% +0.89%

Infrastructure Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Manager in the UK

Infrastructure Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Manager.

Daily rate trend for Infrastructure Manager in the UK

Infrastructure Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Manager over the 6 months to 17 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Manager in the UK

Infrastructure Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Manager.

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 June 2021. 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 +59 294 £475 +5.56% 93
UK excluding London +79 184 £468 - 77
London -27 120 £500 +11.11% 21
Work from Home -173 94 £438 +53.51% 7
South East +39 57 £475 +5.56% 15
Midlands +18 43 £478 +0.53% 22
West Midlands +7 34 £475 - 10
North of England +16 33 £428 -4.83% 15
Scotland -11 25 £435 -3.33% 4
Yorkshire +14 19 £463 - 2
North West -1 14 £388 -3.13% 13
East of England +9 12 £475 -2.56% 10
East Midlands +11 9 £500 +44.40% 12
South West +16 8 £525 +7.69% 9
Wales +10 4 £450 -23.40% 2
Northern Ireland - 2 £381 -

Infrastructure Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 June 2021, 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.

1 146 (39.57%) Project Management
2 145 (39.30%) Finance
3 100 (27.10%) Social Skills
4 94 (25.47%) Stakeholder Management
5 80 (21.68%) Migration
6 78 (21.14%) Project Delivery
7 77 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
8 66 (17.89%) Microsoft 365
9 61 (16.53%) Windows
10 59 (15.99%) Data Centre
11 52 (14.09%) PRINCE2
12 51 (13.82%) VMware
13 46 (12.47%) Azure
14 45 (12.20%) Microsoft
15 42 (11.38%) Waterfall
16 40 (10.84%) Public Sector
17 35 (9.49%) Active Directory
18 34 (9.21%) LAN
19 32 (8.67%) Change Management
19 32 (8.67%) Project Planning
20 31 (8.40%) WAN
20 31 (8.40%) Business Case
21 30 (8.13%) ITIL
21 30 (8.13%) Firewall
21 30 (8.13%) Windows Server
22 29 (7.86%) AWS
22 29 (7.86%) Cisco
23 27 (7.32%) Citrix
23 27 (7.32%) Telecoms
23 27 (7.32%) Banking

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 19 (5.15%) SharePoint
2 13 (3.52%) Skype for Business
3 9 (2.44%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.54%) Confluence
4 2 (0.54%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.27%) Apache
5 1 (0.27%) JBoss
5 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (4.34%) Microsoft Office
1 16 (4.34%) Microsoft Project
2 4 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.81%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.27%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.27%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 66 (17.89%) Microsoft 365
2 46 (12.47%) Azure
3 29 (7.86%) AWS
4 13 (3.52%) OneDrive
5 11 (2.98%) Yammer
6 6 (1.63%) IaaS
6 6 (1.63%) PaaS
6 6 (1.63%) SaaS
7 4 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.81%) Amazon EKS
8 3 (0.81%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.81%) GitHub
8 3 (0.81%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.27%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.27%) GCP
9 1 (0.27%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.27%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.27%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 34 (9.21%) LAN
2 31 (8.40%) WAN
3 30 (8.13%) Firewall
4 13 (3.52%) Skype
5 11 (2.98%) Network Security
6 8 (2.17%) DNS
7 7 (1.90%) SAN
7 7 (1.90%) Wireless
8 6 (1.63%) Unified Communications
9 5 (1.36%) VPN
10 4 (1.08%) MPLS
10 4 (1.08%) VLAN
10 4 (1.08%) VoIP
11 3 (0.81%) DHCP
11 3 (0.81%) IP Telephony
11 3 (0.81%) SD-WAN
12 2 (0.54%) Internet
12 2 (0.54%) TCP/IP
13 1 (0.27%) Ethernet
13 1 (0.27%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.25%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.36%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (0.81%) Big Data
4 2 (0.54%) GIS
4 2 (0.54%) MS Access
4 2 (0.54%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.27%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.27%) Impala
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.27%) Power BI
5 1 (0.27%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.27%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 5 (1.36%) JIRA
2 4 (1.08%) Git (software)
General
1 145 (39.30%) Finance
2 100 (27.10%) Social Skills
3 40 (10.84%) Public Sector
4 27 (7.32%) Banking
4 27 (7.32%) Telecoms
5 25 (6.78%) Presentation Skills
6 18 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (2.98%) Legal
7 11 (2.98%) Manufacturing
8 10 (2.71%) Marketing
8 10 (2.71%) Retail
9 8 (2.17%) Electronics
9 8 (2.17%) Influencing Skills
9 8 (2.17%) Organisational Skills
10 7 (1.90%) Automotive
11 5 (1.36%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.81%) Front Office
12 3 (0.81%) Law
13 2 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.54%) Middleware
1 2 (0.54%) Web Services
2 1 (0.27%) LAMP
2 1 (0.27%) LDAP
2 1 (0.27%) React
Miscellaneous
1 59 (15.99%) Data Centre
2 11 (2.98%) Virtual Team
3 9 (2.44%) NHS
4 7 (1.90%) PMI
4 7 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (1.36%) Fat Client
5 5 (1.36%) Public Cloud
5 5 (1.36%) Thin Client
6 3 (0.81%) Analytical Mindset
6 3 (0.81%) Cloud Native
6 3 (0.81%) Enterprise Cloud
6 3 (0.81%) Management Information System
6 3 (0.81%) PKI
6 3 (0.81%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.54%) Algorithms
7 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.54%) Market Risk
8 1 (0.27%) CCTV
8 1 (0.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 61 (16.53%) Windows
2 30 (8.13%) Windows Server
3 24 (6.50%) Windows 10
4 19 (5.15%) Linux
5 8 (2.17%) Unix
6 3 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (0.81%) Solaris
6 3 (0.81%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (39.57%) Project Management
2 94 (25.47%) Stakeholder Management
3 80 (21.68%) Migration
4 78 (21.14%) Project Delivery
5 77 (20.87%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (14.09%) PRINCE2
7 42 (11.38%) Waterfall
8 32 (8.67%) Change Management
8 32 (8.67%) Project Planning
9 31 (8.40%) Business Case
10 30 (8.13%) ITIL
11 26 (7.05%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (6.50%) Critical Success Factor
12 24 (6.50%) Scrum
13 21 (5.69%) DevOps
13 21 (5.69%) Programme Management
14 20 (5.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
15 19 (5.15%) Kanban
16 16 (4.34%) Decision-Making
17 14 (3.79%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (2.44%) SQL
2 4 (1.08%) C
3 3 (0.81%) Bash Shell
3 3 (0.81%) Java
3 3 (0.81%) Python
4 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (6.78%) Security Cleared
2 21 (5.69%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.15%) Degree
4 17 (4.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 16 (4.34%) PMP
6 14 (3.79%) PMI Certification
7 5 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.36%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (1.08%) CCNA
8 4 (1.08%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.08%) CISSP
9 3 (0.81%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.81%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.81%) MCSE
10 2 (0.54%) APMP
10 2 (0.54%) CCNP
10 2 (0.54%) CISMP
11 1 (0.27%) MCSA
11 1 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.98%) PMO
2 7 (1.90%) SLA
3 5 (1.36%) QA
4 4 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.54%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.27%) PSD2
System Software
1 35 (9.49%) Active Directory
2 13 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.90%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (1.63%) vSphere
5 3 (0.81%) Docker
5 3 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.54%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.27%) Firmware
7 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (3.79%) NetBackup
2 7 (1.90%) Ansible
3 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.81%) SCCM
3 3 (0.81%) Single Sign-On
3 3 (0.81%) Terraform
4 1 (0.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 1 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.27%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 51 (13.82%) VMware
2 45 (12.20%) Microsoft
3 29 (7.86%) Cisco
4 27 (7.32%) Citrix
5 18 (4.88%) SAP
6 7 (1.90%) Oracle
7 4 (1.08%) Dell
7 4 (1.08%) Fortinet
7 4 (1.08%) Veeam
8 3 (0.81%) ConnectWise
8 3 (0.81%) Dell Compellent
8 3 (0.81%) IBM
8 3 (0.81%) Meraki
8 3 (0.81%) Mitel
8 3 (0.81%) Ping Identity
8 3 (0.81%) Red Hat
8 3 (0.81%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.54%) CheckPoint
9 2 (0.54%) TOWER Software
10 1 (0.27%) JDA