Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Specialist was £405 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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 Specialist
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 785 717 750
Rank change year-on-year -68 +33 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 104 170 154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 124 112
UK median daily rate £405 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £279 £306 £301
90th Percentile £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £390
% change year-on-year -3.13% +2.56% +9.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
UK median hourly rate - £37.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00% -37.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £25.00

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 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
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 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
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 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Infrastructure Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Specialist in the UK

Infrastructure Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Specialist in the UK

Infrastructure Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Specialist in the UK

Infrastructure Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Specialist in the UK

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 18 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 -23 92 £408 +1.88% 1
UK excluding London -9 66 £388 -3.13% 1
London -28 36 £475 +11.76%
South East -14 23 £388 -3.13%
North of England +65 22 £413 -2.94%
North West +33 16 £419 -14.10%
Scotland -1 10 £400 +19.40%
South West +12 7 £313 -0.79%
Yorkshire +16 4 £225 -43.75%
North East +67 2 - -
Midlands +18 2 £316 -2.69%
West Midlands +27 1 £313 -3.85%
East of England -26 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £320 -

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, Infrastructure Specialist 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 Specialist in the job title.

1 52 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 48 (46.15%) Windows
3 39 (37.50%) VMware
4 38 (36.54%) Microsoft
5 29 (27.88%) Linux
6 28 (26.92%) Citrix
7 25 (24.04%) Firewall
7 25 (24.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 23 (22.12%) Windows Server
9 22 (21.15%) SAN
9 22 (21.15%) Cisco
10 19 (18.27%) DNS
11 18 (17.31%) Migration
11 18 (17.31%) Amazon AWS
11 18 (17.31%) Data Centre
12 17 (16.35%) Office 365
12 17 (16.35%) Security Cleared
12 17 (16.35%) Hyper-V
12 17 (16.35%) ITIL
13 16 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
14 15 (14.42%) AIX
15 14 (13.46%) WAN
15 14 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (12.50%) SCOM
16 13 (12.50%) SC Cleared
17 12 (11.54%) SCCM
17 12 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
17 12 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
17 12 (11.54%) LAN
18 11 (10.58%) NetApp

Infrastructure Specialist 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 10 (9.62%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (4.81%) nginx
3 5 (4.81%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (3.85%) Drupal
4 4 (3.85%) WordPress
5 1 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.96%) FileNet
5 1 (0.96%) IBM Domino
5 1 (0.96%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.96%) IIS
5 1 (0.96%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.96%) Acrobat
2 1 (0.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.96%) Endur
Cloud Services
1 18 (17.31%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (16.35%) Office 365
3 16 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.96%) IaaS
5 1 (0.96%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.96%) PaaS
5 1 (0.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (24.04%) Firewall
2 22 (21.15%) SAN
3 19 (18.27%) DNS
4 14 (13.46%) WAN
5 12 (11.54%) LAN
6 8 (7.69%) VPN
7 7 (6.73%) DHCP
8 6 (5.77%) NAS
8 6 (5.77%) Network Security
8 6 (5.77%) Skype
9 5 (4.81%) Internet
9 5 (4.81%) MPLS
9 5 (4.81%) NetScaler
9 5 (4.81%) OSPF
10 4 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (3.85%) SSL
10 4 (3.85%) WLAN
11 3 (2.88%) Ethernet
11 3 (2.88%) TCP/IP
12 2 (1.92%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.77%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.88%) DB2
3 3 (2.88%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.92%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.92%) MySQL
5 1 (0.96%) Big Data
5 1 (0.96%) HBase
5 1 (0.96%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.88%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.92%) Artifactory
3 2 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.96%) Subversion
4 1 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (9.62%) Finance
2 7 (6.73%) Retail
3 5 (4.81%) Banking
4 3 (2.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.96%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.81%) Middleware
2 4 (3.85%) .NET
3 2 (1.92%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (1.92%) LEMP Stack
3 2 (1.92%) Sensu
4 1 (0.96%) OpenCL
4 1 (0.96%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.96%) Web Services
4 1 (0.96%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.31%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.77%) Clustering
3 4 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.85%) Mainframe
3 4 (3.85%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.88%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.88%) PKI
4 3 (2.88%) Replication
4 3 (2.88%) SWIFT
5 2 (1.92%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.92%) Social Media
6 1 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.96%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.96%) NHS
6 1 (0.96%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.96%) VHDL
6 1 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 48 (46.15%) Windows
2 29 (27.88%) Linux
3 23 (22.12%) Windows Server
4 15 (14.42%) AIX
5 14 (13.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (7.69%) Unix
8 7 (6.73%) Windows 10
9 6 (5.77%) CentOS
9 6 (5.77%) Solaris
10 5 (4.81%) Windows 7
11 3 (2.88%) HPUX
12 2 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.96%) NetWare
13 1 (0.96%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.31%) Migration
2 17 (16.35%) ITIL
3 10 (9.62%) Change Management
4 9 (8.65%) DevOps
4 9 (8.65%) Incident Management
4 9 (8.65%) Load Balancing
5 8 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (7.69%) Open Source
6 7 (6.73%) Problem Management
7 6 (5.77%) CRM
7 6 (5.77%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.81%) Asset Management
8 5 (4.81%) Collaborative Working
8 5 (4.81%) Information Security
8 5 (4.81%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (4.81%) Service Management
9 4 (3.85%) Capacity Management
9 4 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (3.85%) SDLC
9 4 (3.85%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.62%) PowerShell
1 10 (9.62%) SQL
2 7 (6.73%) Shell Script
3 5 (4.81%) Python
3 5 (4.81%) Ruby
4 4 (3.85%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.88%) Perl
6 1 (0.96%) C
6 1 (0.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 17 (16.35%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.62%) CCNP
3 10 (9.62%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (5.77%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.81%) Degree
6 4 (3.85%) CCNA
6 4 (3.85%) CCSE
6 4 (3.85%) CISA
6 4 (3.85%) CISMP
6 4 (3.85%) CISSP
7 3 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.92%) CCDP
8 2 (1.92%) CCIE
8 2 (1.92%) CCSA
8 2 (1.92%) MCSA
8 2 (1.92%) MCSE
9 1 (0.96%) HNC
9 1 (0.96%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.85%) GDPR
2 2 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 25 (24.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (16.35%) Hyper-V
4 12 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (7.69%) Docker
6 6 (5.77%) XenApp
7 4 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (3.85%) vSphere
7 4 (3.85%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.88%) BitLocker
8 3 (2.88%) flannel
8 3 (2.88%) ISA Server
8 3 (2.88%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (2.88%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (2.88%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.92%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.92%) Squid
9 2 (1.92%) Xen
10 1 (0.96%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.96%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (12.50%) SCOM
2 12 (11.54%) SCCM
3 8 (7.69%) NetBackup
4 6 (5.77%) Kubernetes
4 6 (5.77%) Puppet
5 5 (4.81%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (3.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (3.85%) SCOrch
7 3 (2.88%) Ansible
7 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (2.88%) Tivoli
7 3 (2.88%) vRealize
7 3 (2.88%) WSUS
8 2 (1.92%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.92%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.92%) Kibana
8 2 (1.92%) logstash
8 2 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.92%) SELinux
8 2 (1.92%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 39 (37.50%) VMware
2 38 (36.54%) Microsoft
3 28 (26.92%) Citrix
4 22 (21.15%) Cisco
5 11 (10.58%) NetApp
6 10 (9.62%) IBM
7 9 (8.65%) HP
8 8 (7.69%) CheckPoint
8 8 (7.69%) Dell
9 7 (6.73%) EMC
9 7 (6.73%) F5
9 7 (6.73%) Juniper
9 7 (6.73%) Palo Alto
10 6 (5.77%) Veeam
11 5 (4.81%) Red Hat
12 4 (3.85%) Adobe
12 4 (3.85%) CommVault
12 4 (3.85%) McAfee
12 4 (3.85%) Oracle
12 4 (3.85%) Salesforce.com