Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 401 366 305
Rank change year-on-year -35 -61 -69
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Manager 624 662 911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.67% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.70% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 458 680
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £328 £313 £325
90th Percentile £625 £577 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
UK median hourly rate £31.18 £36.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.58% +35.19% -10.00%
10th Percentile £26.97 £23.59 £26.00
90th Percentile £34.36 £45.00 £28.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.18 £36.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year -14.58% +35.19% -4.42%

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 97,845 94,346 99,963
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.94% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,305 61,972 65,147
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,138 2,810 3,268
UK median hourly rate £17.75 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.08% +3.89% +0.06%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -48 550 £450 +5.88% 90
UK excluding London -45 369 £425 +3.03% 55
London -13 248 £500 +5.26% 37
South East -30 103 £450 +5.88% 15
North of England -36 73 £395 -3.95% 15
Scotland +3 61 £375 -8.54% 2
Midlands -54 54 £450 +9.09% 7
West Midlands -27 49 £450 +9.09% 5
East of England +1 45 £460 +15.00% 11
North West -15 40 £355 -14.46% 7
Yorkshire -25 29 £425 +6.25% 6
South West -14 27 £415 +10.67% 5
Wales -20 6 £475 +72.73%
North East +5 4 - - 2
East Midlands -1 4 £395 -1.25% 2
Northern Ireland +36 1 - -

Infrastructure Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 264 (42.31%) Project Management
2 178 (28.53%) Finance
3 156 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 153 (24.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 144 (23.08%) Data Centre
6 132 (21.15%) Migration
7 121 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
7 121 (19.39%) Windows
8 83 (13.30%) Microsoft
9 81 (12.98%) ITIL
10 74 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
11 71 (11.38%) Office 365
12 66 (10.58%) Active Directory
13 55 (8.81%) Waterfall
14 52 (8.33%) Windows 10
15 49 (7.85%) Banking
16 48 (7.69%) VMware
17 46 (7.37%) Change Management
17 46 (7.37%) Risk Management
17 46 (7.37%) WAN
18 44 (7.05%) LAN
18 44 (7.05%) Oracle
19 43 (6.89%) Microsoft Project
19 43 (6.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
20 42 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
21 41 (6.57%) Citrix
22 40 (6.41%) Project Planning
23 39 (6.25%) PMP
24 38 (6.09%) PMI Certification
24 38 (6.09%) Programme Management

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 25 (4.01%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.08%) OpenStack
3 9 (1.44%) MS Exchange
4 6 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (0.96%) Skype for Business
5 5 (0.80%) IIS
6 4 (0.64%) Apache
6 4 (0.64%) Confluence
6 4 (0.64%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.32%) MQSeries
7 2 (0.32%) NetWeaver
7 2 (0.32%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.16%) CMS
8 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.16%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.16%) JBoss
8 1 (0.16%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.16%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 43 (6.89%) Microsoft Project
2 35 (5.61%) Microsoft Office
3 24 (3.85%) Microsoft Excel
4 17 (2.72%) MS Visio
5 14 (2.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.32%) ReMetrica
1 2 (0.32%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.16%) Primavera
2 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 74 (11.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 71 (11.38%) Office 365
3 42 (6.73%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (4.17%) IaaS
5 19 (3.04%) PaaS
5 19 (3.04%) SaaS
6 4 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.48%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.32%) G Suite
9 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 46 (7.37%) WAN
2 44 (7.05%) LAN
3 22 (3.53%) Wi-Fi
4 21 (3.37%) SAN
5 20 (3.21%) Firewall
6 10 (1.60%) Internet
7 9 (1.44%) Unified Communications
7 9 (1.44%) VPN
8 8 (1.28%) DNS
8 8 (1.28%) Network Security
8 8 (1.28%) Skype
8 8 (1.28%) Wireless
9 7 (1.12%) MPLS
10 6 (0.96%) IP Telephony
11 5 (0.80%) DMZ
12 4 (0.64%) DHCP
12 4 (0.64%) TCP/IP
12 4 (0.64%) WLAN
13 3 (0.48%) Broadband
13 3 (0.48%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.40%) SQL Server
2 9 (1.44%) Oracle Database
3 5 (0.80%) Big Data
4 3 (0.48%) DB2
4 3 (0.48%) Hadoop
4 3 (0.48%) QlikView
5 2 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.32%) MySQL
5 2 (0.32%) SAP BW
5 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.16%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (1.28%) JIRA
2 3 (0.48%) Hudson
2 3 (0.48%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.32%) GitLab
4 1 (0.16%) SoapUI
4 1 (0.16%) Subversion
4 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.16%) XMLSpy
General
1 178 (28.53%) Finance
2 49 (7.85%) Banking
3 28 (4.49%) Retail
4 25 (4.01%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.92%) Legal
6 8 (1.28%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.28%) Law
6 8 (1.28%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.96%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.64%) Back Office
9 3 (0.48%) Advertising
9 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.32%) Automotive
10 2 (0.32%) French Language
10 2 (0.32%) Publishing
11 1 (0.16%) German Language
11 1 (0.16%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.16%) Japanese Language
11 1 (0.16%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (1.92%) Web Services
2 7 (1.12%) Middleware
3 4 (0.64%) LDAP
4 3 (0.48%) SAP Basis
5 2 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.32%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.16%) .NET
6 1 (0.16%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.16%) LAMP
6 1 (0.16%) OAuth
6 1 (0.16%) SAML
6 1 (0.16%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 144 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 27 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (3.37%) Virtual Team
4 16 (2.56%) PMI
5 13 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.44%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.28%) Fat Client
7 8 (1.28%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.28%) Thin Client
8 6 (0.96%) Clustering
8 6 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (0.96%) Private Cloud
9 5 (0.80%) Client/Server
9 5 (0.80%) Reinsurance
10 4 (0.64%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.48%) CLARiiON
11 3 (0.48%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.48%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 121 (19.39%) Windows
2 52 (8.33%) Windows 10
3 29 (4.65%) Windows Server
4 27 (4.33%) Unix
5 24 (3.85%) Linux
6 16 (2.56%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (1.28%) Solaris
9 6 (0.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.80%) AIX
10 5 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.16%) CentOS
11 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.16%) SUSE
11 1 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.16%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (42.31%) Project Management
2 156 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 153 (24.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 132 (21.15%) Migration
5 121 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
6 81 (12.98%) ITIL
7 55 (8.81%) Waterfall
8 46 (7.37%) Change Management
8 46 (7.37%) Risk Management
9 40 (6.41%) Project Planning
10 38 (6.09%) Programme Management
11 31 (4.97%) Problem-Solving
12 28 (4.49%) Change Control
13 25 (4.01%) Decision-Making
13 25 (4.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 25 (4.01%) Service Delivery
14 23 (3.69%) Resource Management
14 23 (3.69%) Scrum
14 23 (3.69%) Service Management
15 21 (3.37%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 25 (4.01%) SQL
2 5 (0.80%) C
3 3 (0.48%) Java
3 3 (0.48%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.32%) Python
5 1 (0.16%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.16%) PHP
5 1 (0.16%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (6.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 39 (6.25%) PMP
3 38 (6.09%) PMI Certification
4 29 (4.65%) Security Cleared
5 24 (3.85%) Degree
5 24 (3.85%) SC Cleared
6 23 (3.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 18 (2.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (2.24%) MCSE
9 11 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (1.44%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (0.96%) CCNP
12 5 (0.80%) CISM
12 5 (0.80%) CISMP
12 5 (0.80%) CISSP
12 5 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.80%) Master's Degree
13 4 (0.64%) CCNA
14 3 (0.48%) ISEB
14 3 (0.48%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (4.97%) PMO
2 16 (2.56%) GDPR
3 12 (1.92%) SLA
4 11 (1.76%) QA
5 5 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.32%) PMBOK
8 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (10.58%) Active Directory
2 30 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.60%) Hyper-V
4 9 (1.44%) vSphere
5 4 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.64%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.48%) Docker
6 3 (0.48%) IAG
6 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.48%) UAG
6 3 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (0.48%) XenApp
7 1 (0.16%) Firmware
7 1 (0.16%) LXC
7 1 (0.16%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.16%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 13 (2.08%) SCCM
2 5 (0.80%) SCOM
2 5 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (0.48%) HP ALM
4 3 (0.48%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.32%) Kubernetes
5 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.16%) MOM
6 1 (0.16%) PingFederate
6 1 (0.16%) Puppet
6 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.16%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.16%) WSUS
Vendors
1 83 (13.30%) Microsoft
2 48 (7.69%) VMware
3 44 (7.05%) Oracle
4 41 (6.57%) Citrix
5 26 (4.17%) Cisco
6 15 (2.40%) HP
7 11 (1.76%) IBM
8 9 (1.44%) EMC
8 9 (1.44%) SAP
9 8 (1.28%) Red Hat
10 7 (1.12%) NetApp
10 7 (1.12%) Progress
11 6 (0.96%) SolarWinds
12 4 (0.64%) Google
12 4 (0.64%) ServiceNow
12 4 (0.64%) Sophos
13 3 (0.48%) CheckPoint
13 3 (0.48%) F5
13 3 (0.48%) Mitel
13 3 (0.48%) Zoho