Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Manager was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 345 313 247
Rank change year-on-year -32 -66 +15
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Manager 667 746 1,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.78% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.82% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 545 720
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
10th Percentile £331 £320 £307
90th Percentile £588 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
UK median hourly rate £29.57 £40.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.09% +100.00% -46.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.57 £28.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.74% +42.50% -30.43%

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 95,342 91,100 101,599
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.78% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,328 59,471 64,808
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,819 3,215 3,851
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.74%

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 23 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Manager over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Infrastructure Manager in the UK

Infrastructure Manager
Top 17 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 23 January 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 -56 609 £450 - 153
UK excluding London +3 391 £425 - 95
London -83 265 £475 -4.04% 62
South East -22 133 £425 +2.72% 30
North of England +8 77 £425 - 24
Midlands +2 60 £400 -9.09% 18
Scotland +8 49 £405 -4.71% 2
East of England -2 49 £475 +5.56% 8
West Midlands +6 40 £400 -7.51% 12
Yorkshire -9 37 £420 -1.18% 4
North West -2 35 £420 +1.82% 15
South West +7 21 £430 +10.61% 11
East Midlands +5 17 £400 -11.11% 6
North East +39 5 £665 +95.59% 5
Channel Islands - 2 £625 -
Wales +9 1 £275 -35.29% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

Infrastructure Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 198 (29.69%) Project Management
2 181 (27.14%) Finance
3 174 (26.09%) PRINCE2
4 148 (22.19%) Data Centre
5 139 (20.84%) Stakeholder Management
6 133 (19.94%) Windows
7 100 (14.99%) Migration
8 98 (14.69%) ITIL
9 91 (13.64%) Microsoft
10 80 (11.99%) VMware
10 80 (11.99%) Agile Software Development
11 69 (10.34%) Citrix
12 67 (10.04%) WAN
13 65 (9.75%) Banking
13 65 (9.75%) Office 365
14 61 (9.15%) LAN
15 56 (8.40%) Active Directory
16 51 (7.65%) Cisco
17 48 (7.20%) Firewall
18 47 (7.05%) Risk Management
19 46 (6.90%) Security Cleared
19 46 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
20 44 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
21 43 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
22 42 (6.30%) Windows Server
23 39 (5.85%) PMP
23 39 (5.85%) Microsoft Project
23 39 (5.85%) Retail
23 39 (5.85%) Programme Management
23 39 (5.85%) SC Cleared

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 (3.75%) MS Exchange
2 16 (2.40%) SharePoint
3 15 (2.25%) Skype for Business
4 13 (1.95%) Confluence
5 11 (1.65%) OpenStack
6 9 (1.35%) IIS
7 6 (0.90%) MS Project Server
8 5 (0.75%) WebSphere
9 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.30%) CMS
10 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.30%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.30%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (0.15%) Documentum
11 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 39 (5.85%) Microsoft Project
2 24 (3.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.60%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.30%) Maximo
2 1 (0.15%) CA PPM
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.15%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 65 (9.75%) Office 365
2 44 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (5.55%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (1.50%) PaaS
5 9 (1.35%) IaaS
6 7 (1.05%) Mimecast
7 5 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.15%) GitHub
9 1 (0.15%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.15%) SaaS
9 1 (0.15%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 67 (10.04%) WAN
2 61 (9.15%) LAN
3 48 (7.20%) Firewall
4 23 (3.45%) SAN
5 20 (3.00%) MPLS
6 19 (2.85%) Wi-Fi
7 18 (2.70%) Skype
8 12 (1.80%) Network Security
9 11 (1.65%) IP Telephony
10 10 (1.50%) VoIP
11 9 (1.35%) DNS
11 9 (1.35%) Internet
11 9 (1.35%) Wireless
12 8 (1.20%) NAS
12 8 (1.20%) Unified Communications
13 5 (0.75%) Intranet
13 5 (0.75%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (0.75%) PBX
14 4 (0.60%) ATM
14 4 (0.60%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.40%) SQL Server
2 6 (0.90%) Relational Database
3 4 (0.60%) Blockchain
3 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.30%) MySQL
4 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.15%) Big Data
5 1 (0.15%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.15%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 26 (3.90%) JIRA
2 5 (0.75%) Zephyr
3 4 (0.60%) Jenkins
4 3 (0.45%) 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%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.15%) GoCD
6 1 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 181 (27.14%) Finance
2 65 (9.75%) Banking
3 39 (5.85%) Retail
4 20 (3.00%) Telecoms
5 19 (2.85%) Investment Banking
6 16 (2.40%) Legal
7 12 (1.80%) Manufacturing
8 11 (1.65%) French Language
9 10 (1.50%) Marketing
10 9 (1.35%) Financial Institution
10 9 (1.35%) Law
11 7 (1.05%) Electronics
12 4 (0.60%) Automotive
12 4 (0.60%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.45%) Advertising
13 3 (0.45%) Back Office
13 3 (0.45%) Front Office
13 3 (0.45%) Publishing
14 1 (0.15%) Local Government
14 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.05%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (0.60%) Middleware
3 2 (0.30%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.30%) Web Services
4 1 (0.15%) .NET
4 1 (0.15%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.15%) SAML
4 1 (0.15%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 148 (22.19%) Data Centre
2 18 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 16 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (1.95%) PMI
5 11 (1.65%) Computer Science
5 11 (1.65%) Microsoft Licensing
6 10 (1.50%) Virtual Team
7 6 (0.90%) FlexPod
7 6 (0.90%) NHS
8 5 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
8 5 (0.75%) Fat Client
8 5 (0.75%) Thin Client
8 5 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.60%) CCTV
9 4 (0.60%) Mainframe
9 4 (0.60%) PKI
10 3 (0.45%) EPoS
10 3 (0.45%) Equities
10 3 (0.45%) Fixed Income
10 3 (0.45%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 133 (19.94%) Windows
2 42 (6.30%) Windows Server
3 33 (4.95%) Linux
4 31 (4.65%) Windows 10
5 18 (2.70%) Windows 7
5 18 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (2.10%) Unix
7 6 (0.90%) Windows 8
7 6 (0.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (0.75%) AIX
9 4 (0.60%) Solaris
10 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.15%) CentOS
11 1 (0.15%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.15%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (29.69%) Project Management
2 174 (26.09%) PRINCE2
3 139 (20.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 100 (14.99%) Migration
5 98 (14.69%) ITIL
6 80 (11.99%) Agile Software Development
7 47 (7.05%) Risk Management
8 39 (5.85%) Programme Management
9 36 (5.40%) Change Management
10 35 (5.25%) Change Control
11 31 (4.65%) Service Delivery
12 28 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
12 28 (4.20%) Project Planning
13 26 (3.90%) Matrix Organization
14 25 (3.75%) Supplier Management
15 24 (3.60%) Release Management
16 21 (3.15%) Line Management
16 21 (3.15%) People Management
17 20 (3.00%) DevOps
17 20 (3.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (2.55%) SQL
2 9 (1.35%) C
3 4 (0.60%) Java
4 3 (0.45%) Python
5 1 (0.15%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 46 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 43 (6.45%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 39 (5.85%) PMP
3 39 (5.85%) SC Cleared
4 33 (4.95%) PMI Certification
5 24 (3.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 22 (3.30%) Degree
7 15 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (1.50%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (1.50%) MCSE
10 8 (1.20%) APMP
10 8 (1.20%) MCP
11 7 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
12 6 (0.90%) CCNA
12 6 (0.90%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.45%) CISSP
13 3 (0.45%) ISEB
13 3 (0.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.90%) QA
2 24 (3.60%) SLA
3 17 (2.55%) PMO
4 7 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.05%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.90%) GDPR
6 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.15%) GxP
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.15%) MiFID
6 1 (0.15%) PMBOK
System Software
1 56 (8.40%) Active Directory
2 46 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (2.85%) Hyper-V
4 5 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.60%) Terminal Services
5 4 (0.60%) vSphere
5 4 (0.60%) XenApp
6 3 (0.45%) Virtual Desktop
6 3 (0.45%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.30%) Docker
7 2 (0.30%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.15%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.15%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.15%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.15%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 36 (5.40%) SCCM
2 11 (1.65%) Backup Exec
3 8 (1.20%) NetBackup
4 7 (1.05%) SCOM
5 2 (0.30%) Ansible
5 2 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.30%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.30%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.30%) Puppet
5 2 (0.30%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.15%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.15%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.15%) FlexNet
6 1 (0.15%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.15%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.15%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 91 (13.64%) Microsoft
2 80 (11.99%) VMware
3 69 (10.34%) Citrix
4 51 (7.65%) Cisco
5 19 (2.85%) NetApp
6 18 (2.70%) Oracle
6 18 (2.70%) SAP
7 17 (2.55%) HP
8 16 (2.40%) IBM
9 12 (1.80%) Veeam
10 11 (1.65%) CheckPoint
11 8 (1.20%) Sophos
12 6 (0.90%) EMC
13 5 (0.75%) Bloomberg
13 5 (0.75%) BroadSoft
13 5 (0.75%) Capita
14 4 (0.60%) 3PAR
14 4 (0.60%) Dell
14 4 (0.60%) Red Hat
15 3 (0.45%) CommVault