The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 283 211 200
Rank change year-on-year -72 -11  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Manager 376 616 641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 1.15% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.21% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 421 406
Median daily rate £425 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.29% +2.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £330 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £68.00 £43.00 £46.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.13% -6.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £68.00 - £46.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Infrastructure Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Infrastructure Manager in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Manager in the UK

Infrastructure Manager
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -69 341 £430 -1.71% 37
London -40 134 £475 - 10
South East -54 56 £440 -2.22% 9
Yorkshire +20 35 £425 +8.97% 6
West Midlands +9 29 £419 -0.29% 3
City of London -17 28 £488 -1.51% 2
Scotland -10 27 £425 +4.61% 1
East of England -13 27 £438 +6.06% 2
West Yorkshire +20 26 £425 +78.94% 4
North West +7 21 £413 +3.12% 2
South West -16 21 £398 -3.63% 2
Edinburgh -10 18 £425 -5.55%
Leeds +19 17 £425 -
Berkshire +14 14 £463 +8.82% 2
Birmingham +7 14 £413 +8.55% 1
Manchester +3 13 £413 +3.12% 2
Bristol +3 11 £390 -5.45% 1
Hampshire 0 11 £385 -18.94% 4
East Midlands -17 11 £419 +8.06% 3
Glasgow +11 8 £400 +23.07% 1
Surrey +9 8 £538 +27.97% 1
Northamptonshire +5 7 £425 +6.25% 2
Northampton -1 7 £425 +6.25% 2
Coventry - 7 £425 -
Staffordshire +8 6 £413 -1.78% 1
Bracknell +5 6 £463 -
Suffolk +4 6 £450 +28.57%
Bedfordshire +3 6 £418 -14.35%
Tamworth +3 6 £413 +8.55%
Wiltshire 0 6 £340 -20.00%

Infrastructure Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 305 (43.02%) Project Management
2 224 (31.59%) Finance
3 208 (29.34%) PRINCE2
4 181 (25.53%) Data Centre
5 176 (24.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 113 (15.94%) Migration
7 103 (14.53%) Windows
8 100 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
9 97 (13.68%) ITIL
10 89 (12.55%) Microsoft
11 75 (10.58%) VMware
12 64 (9.03%) Banking
13 60 (8.46%) WAN
14 57 (8.04%) Cisco
14 57 (8.04%) Change Management
15 56 (7.90%) Office 365
16 53 (7.48%) Supplier Management
17 52 (7.33%) Active Directory
18 51 (7.19%) Security Cleared
19 49 (6.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
20 48 (6.77%) MS Excel
20 48 (6.77%) Risk Management
20 48 (6.77%) Retail
21 46 (6.49%) LAN
22 45 (6.35%) SC Cleared
22 45 (6.35%) Linux
23 43 (6.06%) Service Delivery
24 42 (5.92%) Windows Server
25 41 (5.78%) Degree
25 41 (5.78%) PMP

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 27 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.69%) MS Exchange
3 9 (1.27%) WebSphere
4 8 (1.13%) Skype for Business
5 7 (0.99%) IBM Domino
6 4 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.42%) IIS
8 2 (0.28%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.14%) Apache
9 1 (0.14%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.14%) CICS
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.14%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.14%) JBoss
9 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
Applications
1 48 (6.77%) MS Excel
2 40 (5.64%) MS Project
3 25 (3.53%) MS Office
4 16 (2.26%) MS Visio
5 14 (1.97%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.42%) Exstream
1 3 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) SystmOne
2 1 (0.14%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 56 (7.90%) Office 365
2 32 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.27%) IaaS
5 8 (1.13%) SaaS
6 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.42%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.28%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle CX
8 1 (0.14%) PaaS
8 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 60 (8.46%) WAN
2 46 (6.49%) LAN
3 40 (5.64%) Firewall
4 32 (4.51%) SAN
5 14 (1.97%) VPN
6 13 (1.83%) MPLS
6 13 (1.83%) VoIP
6 13 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
7 12 (1.69%) Internet
8 11 (1.55%) DNS
8 11 (1.55%) Network Security
9 10 (1.41%) IP Telephony
10 9 (1.27%) NAS
11 8 (1.13%) TCP/IP
12 7 (0.99%) DHCP
12 7 (0.99%) Wireless
13 6 (0.85%) Unified Communications
14 5 (0.71%) FTP
14 5 (0.71%) VLAN
15 4 (0.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.09%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.13%) Big Data
3 3 (0.42%) MySQL
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (0.42%) SAP HANA
4 2 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.28%) SAP BW
4 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.14%) Data Lake
5 1 (0.14%) DB2
5 1 (0.14%) Electronic Patient Records
5 1 (0.14%) GIS
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.14%) Redis
5 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.56%) JIRA
2 3 (0.42%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.28%) Hudson
3 2 (0.28%) Log4j
4 1 (0.14%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
General
1 224 (31.59%) Finance
2 64 (9.03%) Banking
3 48 (6.77%) Retail
4 34 (4.80%) Telecoms
5 16 (2.26%) Legal
6 15 (2.12%) Law
7 10 (1.41%) Marketing
8 9 (1.27%) French Language
8 9 (1.27%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.99%) Billing
10 6 (0.85%) Advertising
10 6 (0.85%) Back Office
10 6 (0.85%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.85%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.42%) Automotive
12 3 (0.42%) Electronics
12 3 (0.42%) Local Government
13 2 (0.28%) Front Office
13 2 (0.28%) Turkish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.97%) Web Services
2 7 (0.99%) Middleware
3 3 (0.42%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (0.42%) XML
4 2 (0.28%) .NET
4 2 (0.28%) JAX-RPC
4 2 (0.28%) REST
4 2 (0.28%) SOAP
4 2 (0.28%) WSDL
4 2 (0.28%) XSL
4 2 (0.28%) XSLT
5 1 (0.14%) J2EE
5 1 (0.14%) JDBC
5 1 (0.14%) JMS
5 1 (0.14%) JMX
5 1 (0.14%) JSP
5 1 (0.14%) Node.js
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.14%) Servlets
5 1 (0.14%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 181 (25.53%) Data Centre
2 20 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (2.26%) PMI
4 15 (2.12%) Management Information System
5 13 (1.83%) Virtual Team
6 11 (1.55%) Private Cloud
7 10 (1.41%) FMCG
7 10 (1.41%) Mainframe
8 9 (1.27%) iSeries
9 6 (0.85%) CCTV
9 6 (0.85%) User Experience
10 5 (0.71%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.56%) Clustering
11 4 (0.56%) CMDB
11 4 (0.56%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.56%) NHS
12 3 (0.42%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.42%) Computer Science
12 3 (0.42%) FlexPod
12 3 (0.42%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 103 (14.53%) Windows
2 45 (6.35%) Linux
3 42 (5.92%) Windows Server
4 33 (4.65%) Unix
5 16 (2.26%) Windows 10
6 10 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (1.27%) AIX
8 8 (1.13%) Windows 7
9 7 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (0.71%) Solaris
11 4 (0.56%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.28%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.14%) HPUX
14 1 (0.14%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.14%) SUSE
14 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (43.02%) Project Management
2 208 (29.34%) PRINCE2
3 176 (24.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 113 (15.94%) Migration
5 100 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
6 97 (13.68%) ITIL
7 57 (8.04%) Change Management
8 53 (7.48%) Supplier Management
9 48 (6.77%) Risk Management
10 43 (6.06%) Service Delivery
11 34 (4.80%) Waterfall
12 33 (4.65%) Service Management
13 32 (4.51%) Programme Management
14 30 (4.23%) Change Control
15 29 (4.09%) People Management
16 26 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
17 24 (3.39%) Project Governance
18 23 (3.24%) Project Planning
19 21 (2.96%) Matrix Organization
20 18 (2.54%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 24 (3.39%) SQL
2 9 (1.27%) C
3 8 (1.13%) Java
4 3 (0.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 51 (7.19%) Security Cleared
2 49 (6.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 45 (6.35%) SC Cleared
4 41 (5.78%) Degree
4 41 (5.78%) PMP
5 37 (5.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 36 (5.08%) PMI Certification
7 14 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.55%) APMP
9 8 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (1.13%) ISEB
9 8 (1.13%) MCSE
9 8 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.85%) CCNA
11 5 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.56%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.42%) PgMP
14 2 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 1 (0.14%) CTC Cleared
15 1 (0.14%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.24%) PMO
2 15 (2.12%) SLA
3 14 (1.97%) QA
4 6 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.71%) PMBOK
6 3 (0.42%) GDPR
7 2 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.14%) ISO20022
8 1 (0.14%) ISO22301
8 1 (0.14%) P3O
System Software
1 52 (7.33%) Active Directory
2 39 (5.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.13%) Hyper-V
3 8 (1.13%) Virtual Machines
4 7 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (0.71%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.42%) vSphere
6 3 (0.42%) XenApp
6 3 (0.42%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.28%) Docker
7 2 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.28%) XenServer
8 1 (0.14%) vCloud
8 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (2.54%) SCCM
2 4 (0.56%) Jamf Pro
3 3 (0.42%) AirWatch
3 3 (0.42%) Ansible
3 3 (0.42%) Puppet
4 2 (0.28%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.28%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (0.28%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (0.28%) Nagios
4 2 (0.28%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.28%) SCOM
4 2 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.14%) Nexpose
5 1 (0.14%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 89 (12.55%) Microsoft
2 75 (10.58%) VMware
3 57 (8.04%) Cisco
4 32 (4.51%) Citrix
5 26 (3.67%) Oracle
6 24 (3.39%) HP
7 15 (2.12%) Avaya
8 9 (1.27%) SAP
8 9 (1.27%) ServiceNow
9 6 (0.85%) EMC
9 6 (0.85%) F5
9 6 (0.85%) Palo Alto
10 5 (0.71%) BMC
10 5 (0.71%) CheckPoint
10 5 (0.71%) NetApp
11 4 (0.56%) BT
11 4 (0.56%) IBM
11 4 (0.56%) Juniper
11 4 (0.56%) Remedy
12 3 (0.42%) Blue Coat
London
Square One Resources
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £230.00 - £255.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Plan-Net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + Depending on Experience
Posted: 22 days ago