Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Manager was £426 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 364 306 240
Rank change year-on-year -58 -66 +31
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Manager 668 871 1229
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.82% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.87% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 648 786
UK median daily rate £426 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £313 £329 £310
90th Percentile £588 £613 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £401
% change year-on-year -2.94% +5.92% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
UK median hourly rate £35.63 £27.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.96% +8.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £19.98 £26.00 £21.00
90th Percentile £39.48 £28.00 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.63 £27.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +31.96% +35.00% +2.56%

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 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

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 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 -56 623 £438 -2.78% 46
UK excluding London -23 385 £413 -2.94% 22
London -80 273 £475 -5.00% 26
South East -12 125 £425 -1.16% 6
North of England +33 87 £400 -5.88% 6
Midlands -1 67 £400 -9.09% 3
West Midlands +6 50 £400 -5.88% 2
East of England -32 49 £408 -4.12% 3
North West +6 45 £425 +1.19% 1
Yorkshire +30 39 £400 -9.86% 5
Scotland -13 36 £410 -3.53% 2
South West -11 18 £388 -13.89% 2
East Midlands -12 14 £400 -11.11% 1
Wales +8 4 £275 -35.29%
North East +54 3 £363 +6.62%
Northern Ireland -41 1 - -

Infrastructure Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Infrastructure Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Infrastructure Manager in the job title.

1 218 (32.63%) Project Management
2 191 (28.59%) Finance
3 182 (27.25%) PRINCE2
4 148 (22.16%) Data Centre
5 146 (21.86%) Stakeholder Management
6 133 (19.91%) Windows
7 111 (16.62%) Migration
8 89 (13.32%) Microsoft
9 86 (12.87%) ITIL
10 84 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
11 78 (11.68%) VMware
12 75 (11.23%) Office 365
13 73 (10.93%) Banking
14 68 (10.18%) LAN
14 68 (10.18%) WAN
15 53 (7.93%) Citrix
16 50 (7.49%) Retail
17 49 (7.34%) Security Cleared
18 47 (7.04%) Active Directory
18 47 (7.04%) Microsoft Project
19 46 (6.89%) Cisco
20 43 (6.44%) Risk Management
20 43 (6.44%) SC Cleared
21 42 (6.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
21 42 (6.29%) Windows Server
22 40 (5.99%) Firewall
22 40 (5.99%) Microsoft Azure
22 40 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
23 39 (5.84%) Windows 10
24 36 (5.39%) Amazon AWS

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 22 (3.29%) MS Exchange
2 21 (3.14%) SharePoint
3 14 (2.10%) Skype for Business
4 10 (1.50%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.90%) Confluence
5 6 (0.90%) OpenStack
6 5 (0.75%) IIS
7 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.30%) MS Project Server
8 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.15%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 47 (7.04%) Microsoft Project
2 29 (4.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (3.14%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.05%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.15%) CA PPM
1 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.15%) Endur
1 1 (0.15%) Maximo
1 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.15%) Primavera
1 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 75 (11.23%) Office 365
2 40 (5.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (2.10%) IaaS
5 13 (1.95%) PaaS
6 6 (0.90%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.60%) SaaS
8 3 (0.45%) IBM Cloud
9 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.30%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.15%) GitHub
10 1 (0.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 68 (10.18%) LAN
1 68 (10.18%) WAN
2 40 (5.99%) Firewall
3 25 (3.74%) Wi-Fi
4 21 (3.14%) SAN
5 18 (2.69%) Skype
6 15 (2.25%) VoIP
7 14 (2.10%) Internet
8 12 (1.80%) Network Security
9 11 (1.65%) MPLS
10 8 (1.20%) DNS
10 8 (1.20%) Intranet
10 8 (1.20%) Unified Communications
11 7 (1.05%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (1.05%) Wireless
12 6 (0.90%) NAS
12 6 (0.90%) PBX
12 6 (0.90%) VPN
13 5 (0.75%) SMS
13 5 (0.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.40%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.90%) Relational Database
3 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.15%) Big Data
5 1 (0.15%) Blockchain
5 1 (0.15%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.15%) MySQL
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (2.40%) JIRA
2 6 (0.90%) Jenkins
3 5 (0.75%) Zephyr
4 4 (0.60%) GitLab
5 2 (0.30%) JMeter
5 2 (0.30%) JUnit
5 2 (0.30%) LoadRunner
5 2 (0.30%) Selenium
5 2 (0.30%) Selenium IDE
5 2 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.30%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.15%) GoCD
6 1 (0.15%) Subversion
6 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 191 (28.59%) Finance
2 73 (10.93%) Banking
3 50 (7.49%) Retail
4 26 (3.89%) Investment Banking
5 15 (2.25%) Legal
6 14 (2.10%) Law
7 13 (1.95%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.90%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.60%) Retail Banking
11 3 (0.45%) Advertising
11 3 (0.45%) Automotive
11 3 (0.45%) Back Office
11 3 (0.45%) Front Office
12 2 (0.30%) French Language
12 2 (0.30%) Marketing
12 2 (0.30%) Publishing
13 1 (0.15%) Military
13 1 (0.15%) Polish Language
13 1 (0.15%) Retail Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.35%) Middleware
2 7 (1.05%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (0.30%) .NET
3 2 (0.30%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.30%) Web Services
4 1 (0.15%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.15%) SAML
4 1 (0.15%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 148 (22.16%) Data Centre
2 17 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.40%) PMI
4 13 (1.95%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.50%) Microsoft Licensing
5 10 (1.50%) Virtual Team
6 9 (1.35%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.20%) CCTV
7 8 (1.20%) Driving Licence
8 6 (0.90%) Fat Client
8 6 (0.90%) IVR
8 6 (0.90%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.60%) EPoS
10 3 (0.45%) Clustering
10 3 (0.45%) Equities
10 3 (0.45%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.45%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.45%) Mainframe
10 3 (0.45%) NHS
10 3 (0.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 133 (19.91%) Windows
2 42 (6.29%) Windows Server
3 39 (5.84%) Windows 10
4 28 (4.19%) Linux
5 23 (3.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (2.25%) Windows 7
7 14 (2.10%) Unix
8 9 (1.35%) Windows 8
8 9 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (0.90%) AIX
10 3 (0.45%) Solaris
10 3 (0.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.15%) CentOS
11 1 (0.15%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (32.63%) Project Management
2 182 (27.25%) PRINCE2
3 146 (21.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 111 (16.62%) Migration
5 86 (12.87%) ITIL
6 84 (12.57%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (6.44%) Risk Management
8 36 (5.39%) Change Control
9 32 (4.79%) Programme Management
10 31 (4.64%) Change Management
11 30 (4.49%) Project Planning
12 29 (4.34%) Service Delivery
13 28 (4.19%) Disaster Recovery
14 26 (3.89%) Supplier Management
15 25 (3.74%) Project Governance
16 22 (3.29%) PRINCE
16 22 (3.29%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 21 (3.14%) Matrix Organization
18 20 (2.99%) Service Management
19 18 (2.69%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (3.59%) SQL
2 10 (1.50%) C
3 5 (0.75%) Java
4 2 (0.30%) Python
5 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 49 (7.34%) Security Cleared
2 43 (6.44%) SC Cleared
3 42 (6.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 35 (5.24%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 32 (4.79%) PMI Certification
6 31 (4.64%) PMP
7 23 (3.44%) Degree
8 13 (1.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (1.65%) APMP
9 11 (1.65%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (1.50%) MCSE
11 9 (1.35%) CCNA
12 8 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
12 8 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.90%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.90%) MCP
14 4 (0.60%) ISEB
15 3 (0.45%) CISSP
16 2 (0.30%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.44%) PMO
2 18 (2.69%) QA
3 17 (2.54%) SLA
4 9 (1.35%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.75%) GDPR
5 5 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.30%) MiFID
6 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 47 (7.04%) Active Directory
2 40 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.14%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.45%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.45%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.45%) vSphere
7 3 (0.45%) XenApp
7 3 (0.45%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.30%) Docker
8 2 (0.30%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.15%) Firmware
9 1 (0.15%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.15%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 30 (4.49%) SCCM
2 11 (1.65%) SCOM
3 8 (1.20%) NetBackup
4 7 (1.05%) Backup Exec
5 3 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (0.30%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.30%) WSUS
7 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.15%) EMC VPLEX
7 1 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.15%) FlexNet
7 1 (0.15%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.15%) NetVault Backup
7 1 (0.15%) Puppet
Vendors
1 89 (13.32%) Microsoft
2 78 (11.68%) VMware
3 53 (7.93%) Citrix
4 46 (6.89%) Cisco
5 28 (4.19%) Oracle
6 14 (2.10%) HP
7 11 (1.65%) NetApp
8 10 (1.50%) IBM
8 10 (1.50%) SAP
8 10 (1.50%) Veeam
9 8 (1.20%) CheckPoint
10 7 (1.05%) Sophos
11 6 (0.90%) Dell
12 5 (0.75%) Avaya
12 5 (0.75%) Bloomberg
13 3 (0.45%) Blue Coat
13 3 (0.45%) BMC
13 3 (0.45%) BroadSoft
13 3 (0.45%) EMC
13 3 (0.45%) Red Hat