Period
to 25 September 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 353 276 228
Rank change year-on-year -77 -48 +25
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Manager 672 973 1277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.92% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.97% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 729 788
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £313 £325 £313
90th Percentile £584 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
UK median hourly rate £45.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 - £28.25

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 93071 100460 108246
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.80% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 60873 65596 68611
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £245
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2784 3160 4129
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.67% +5.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.44 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.26 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71% +5.42%

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 25 September 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
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 25 September 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 -58 627 £425 -5.56% 27
UK excluding London -17 413 £415 -2.35% 21
London -94 255 £475 -1.04% 12
South East -13 119 £425 -5.56% 6
North of England +23 95 £413 -0.30% 1
Midlands +15 89 £413 -8.33% 3
West Midlands +26 64 £413 -4.62% 3
North West +19 55 £425 +1.19% 1
East of England -33 49 £363 -12.12% 4
Scotland -9 39 £425 +4.62% 4
Yorkshire +27 36 £400 -11.11%
South West -2 20 £375 -13.79% 1
East Midlands -18 18 £400 -11.11%
North East +51 4 £350 +2.94%
Wales -7 3 £293 -35.00% 2
Northern Ireland -51 1 - -

Infrastructure Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 264 (39.29%) Project Management
2 191 (28.42%) PRINCE2
3 181 (26.93%) Finance
4 160 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 150 (22.32%) Data Centre
6 123 (18.30%) Migration
7 100 (14.88%) Windows
8 88 (13.10%) ITIL
9 85 (12.65%) Agile Software Development
10 84 (12.50%) Microsoft
11 69 (10.27%) Banking
11 69 (10.27%) LAN
12 65 (9.67%) WAN
13 64 (9.52%) Office 365
14 57 (8.48%) Microsoft Project
15 56 (8.33%) VMware
16 55 (8.18%) Retail
17 53 (7.89%) Security Cleared
18 52 (7.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
19 50 (7.44%) Risk Management
20 47 (6.99%) Citrix
21 44 (6.55%) PMI Certification
22 41 (6.10%) SC Cleared
23 40 (5.95%) Active Directory
24 39 (5.80%) PMP
25 37 (5.51%) Windows 10
26 34 (5.06%) Windows Server
26 34 (5.06%) Change Management
27 33 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
27 33 (4.91%) Supplier 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 20 (2.98%) SharePoint
2 12 (1.79%) MS Exchange
3 11 (1.64%) Skype for Business
4 10 (1.49%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.89%) IIS
6 5 (0.74%) OpenStack
7 4 (0.60%) Confluence
8 3 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.30%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 57 (8.48%) Microsoft Project
2 31 (4.61%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (3.27%) Microsoft Office
4 10 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.04%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.30%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.15%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Endur
2 1 (0.15%) Maximo
2 1 (0.15%) Primavera
2 1 (0.15%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 64 (9.52%) Office 365
2 33 (4.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (2.68%) IaaS
5 13 (1.93%) PaaS
6 4 (0.60%) IBM Cloud
6 4 (0.60%) SaaS
7 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.30%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.15%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.15%) G Suite
8 1 (0.15%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 69 (10.27%) LAN
2 65 (9.67%) WAN
3 31 (4.61%) Firewall
4 24 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
5 21 (3.13%) SAN
6 19 (2.83%) VoIP
7 18 (2.68%) Internet
8 14 (2.08%) Skype
9 11 (1.64%) DNS
9 11 (1.64%) Network Security
9 11 (1.64%) Unified Communications
10 9 (1.34%) Wireless
11 8 (1.19%) Intranet
12 7 (1.04%) DHCP
12 7 (1.04%) VPN
13 6 (0.89%) MPLS
13 6 (0.89%) NAS
14 5 (0.74%) IP Telephony
14 5 (0.74%) VLAN
15 4 (0.60%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.30%) MS Access
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.30%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.15%) Big Data
4 1 (0.15%) Blockchain
4 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.15%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.15%) MySQL
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 13 (1.93%) JIRA
2 5 (0.74%) Jenkins
2 5 (0.74%) Zephyr
3 3 (0.45%) GitLab
4 2 (0.30%) JMeter
4 2 (0.30%) JUnit
4 2 (0.30%) LoadRunner
4 2 (0.30%) Selenium
4 2 (0.30%) Selenium IDE
4 2 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.30%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.15%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.15%) GoCD
5 1 (0.15%) Subversion
General
1 181 (26.93%) Finance
2 69 (10.27%) Banking
3 55 (8.18%) Retail
4 23 (3.42%) Investment Banking
5 19 (2.83%) Law
6 14 (2.08%) Legal
7 13 (1.93%) Telecoms
8 9 (1.34%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.04%) Advertising
10 6 (0.89%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.74%) Back Office
12 3 (0.45%) Publishing
13 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.30%) Automotive
13 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.30%) Front Office
13 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.15%) French Language
14 1 (0.15%) Military
14 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.34%) Middleware
2 4 (0.60%) .NET
2 4 (0.60%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (0.30%) .NET Framework
3 2 (0.30%) HTML
3 2 (0.30%) jQuery
3 2 (0.30%) SAML
3 2 (0.30%) Web Services
3 2 (0.30%) XML
4 1 (0.15%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.15%) OAuth
4 1 (0.15%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.15%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.15%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 150 (22.32%) Data Centre
2 22 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (2.98%) PMI
4 12 (1.79%) Virtual Team
5 7 (1.04%) Driving Licence
5 7 (1.04%) Management Information System
6 6 (0.89%) CCTV
6 6 (0.89%) IVR
7 5 (0.74%) EPoS
8 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Licensing
8 4 (0.60%) Private Cloud
9 3 (0.45%) Clustering
9 3 (0.45%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.45%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.45%) Robotics
9 3 (0.45%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.30%) CMDB
10 2 (0.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (0.30%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.30%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 100 (14.88%) Windows
2 37 (5.51%) Windows 10
3 34 (5.06%) Windows Server
4 19 (2.83%) Linux
5 18 (2.68%) Unix
5 18 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (2.23%) Windows 7
7 9 (1.34%) Windows 8
8 8 (1.19%) AIX
9 7 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
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%) HPUX
11 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 264 (39.29%) Project Management
2 191 (28.42%) PRINCE2
3 160 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 123 (18.30%) Migration
5 88 (13.10%) ITIL
6 85 (12.65%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (7.44%) Risk Management
8 34 (5.06%) Change Management
9 33 (4.91%) Supplier Management
10 31 (4.61%) Service Delivery
11 30 (4.46%) Change Control
11 30 (4.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 26 (3.87%) Project Planning
13 24 (3.57%) PRINCE
14 22 (3.27%) Matrix Organization
14 22 (3.27%) Project Governance
15 21 (3.13%) Data Migration
15 21 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
16 19 (2.83%) Line Management
16 19 (2.83%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (3.42%) SQL
2 8 (1.19%) Java
3 5 (0.74%) C
4 2 (0.30%) C#
4 2 (0.30%) Delphi
4 2 (0.30%) JavaScript
4 2 (0.30%) PowerShell
4 2 (0.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 53 (7.89%) Security Cleared
2 52 (7.74%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 44 (6.55%) PMI Certification
4 41 (6.10%) SC Cleared
5 39 (5.80%) PMP
6 29 (4.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 25 (3.72%) Degree
8 16 (2.38%) APMP
9 9 (1.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.04%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.74%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.74%) ISEB
12 4 (0.60%) CCNA
12 4 (0.60%) MCSE
12 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.45%) CCNP
13 3 (0.45%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (0.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.30%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.27%) QA
2 19 (2.83%) PMO
3 10 (1.49%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.04%) SLA
5 6 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.74%) GDPR
7 2 (0.30%) MiFID
7 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 40 (5.95%) Active Directory
2 27 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
4 11 (1.64%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.30%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.30%) vSphere
6 2 (0.30%) XenApp
6 2 (0.30%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.15%) Docker
7 1 (0.15%) Firmware
7 1 (0.15%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.15%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 26 (3.87%) SCCM
2 10 (1.49%) SCOM
3 3 (0.45%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.30%) MOM
4 2 (0.30%) WSUS
5 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.15%) FlexNet
5 1 (0.15%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.15%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.15%) Nagios
5 1 (0.15%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.15%) Puppet
5 1 (0.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 84 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 56 (8.33%) VMware
3 47 (6.99%) Citrix
4 28 (4.17%) Cisco
5 26 (3.87%) Oracle
6 12 (1.79%) SAP
7 11 (1.64%) HP
8 10 (1.49%) IBM
9 6 (0.89%) Avaya
10 5 (0.74%) NetApp
11 4 (0.60%) EMC
12 3 (0.45%) BMC
12 3 (0.45%) CyberArk
12 3 (0.45%) Dell
13 2 (0.30%) Bloomberg
13 2 (0.30%) Intel
13 2 (0.30%) Juniper
13 2 (0.30%) Palo Alto
13 2 (0.30%) Siebel
13 2 (0.30%) Symantec