The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Specialist was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 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 Specialist
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 507 565 569
Rank change year-on-year +58 +4  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 93 75 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.14% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 51 25
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £500 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 - -

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 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
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 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Infrastructure Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 30 March 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 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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 +64 85 £425 +6.58% 6
London +59 44 £500 +7.81%
South East +7 16 £444 +13.78% 5
Hampshire +16 14 £438 +9.37% 1
North West +30 9 £380 -10.27%
City of London +15 7 £500 +2.56%
South West +3 7 £369 -1.66% 1
Lancashire +20 4 £420 -
Manchester +18 4 £275 -21.42%
Preston +4 4 £420 -
Winchester +1 4 £438 +9.37%
West Yorkshire - 4 £525 -
Yorkshire - 4 £525 -
Bristol +10 3 £269 -17.30%
Scotland +18 2 £475 -5.00%
Leicestershire -1 2 £300 -
East Midlands -8 2 £300 -
Somerset - 2 £394 -
Leeds - 2 £538 -
Berkshire +19 1 £525 -8.69% 1
West Midlands +18 1 £325 -18.13%
Edinburgh +17 1 £425 -
Reading +10 1 £525 -8.69% 1
Cambridge +9 1 £305 -21.29%
Cambridgeshire +7 1 £305 -21.29%
Gloucestershire +6 1 £350 +20.68%
East of England +3 1 £305 -21.29%
Wiltshire -1 1 £410 -13.68%
Milton Keynes -2 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -3 1 - -

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 71 (42.26%) VMware
2 70 (41.67%) Windows
3 69 (41.07%) Microsoft
4 58 (34.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 57 (33.93%) Linux
6 41 (24.40%) Active Directory
6 41 (24.40%) Windows Server
7 40 (23.81%) Security Cleared
8 37 (22.02%) SAN
9 36 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (20.24%) Windows Server 2012
11 33 (19.64%) SC Cleared
12 30 (17.86%) Data Centre
13 28 (16.67%) HP
13 28 (16.67%) SQL
14 27 (16.07%) SQL Server
15 26 (15.48%) Citrix
15 26 (15.48%) Red Hat
15 26 (15.48%) vSphere
16 25 (14.88%) ITIL
17 24 (14.29%) Firewall
17 24 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 23 (13.69%) Cisco
19 22 (13.10%) DNS
19 22 (13.10%) Unix
19 22 (13.10%) Oracle
19 22 (13.10%) Finance
20 21 (12.50%) SCCM
20 21 (12.50%) EMC
21 20 (11.90%) NAS

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 19 (11.31%) MS Exchange
2 14 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (7.74%) JBoss
4 10 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (5.95%) IIS
5 9 (5.36%) Apache
6 8 (4.76%) SharePoint
6 8 (4.76%) Skype for Business
6 8 (4.76%) Tomcat
6 8 (4.76%) WebSphere
7 7 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (2.98%) OpenStack
9 5 (2.98%) WebLogic
10 4 (2.38%) Apache Geronimo
10 4 (2.38%) Apache TomEE
10 4 (2.38%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (1.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (6.55%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.38%) MS Office
3 2 (1.19%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.12%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (7.74%) Office 365
3 7 (4.17%) IaaS
4 6 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (2.98%) Bluemix
5 5 (2.98%) IBM Cloud
6 4 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.19%) AWS OpsWorks
7 2 (1.19%) GitHub
8 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 37 (22.02%) SAN
2 24 (14.29%) Firewall
3 22 (13.10%) DNS
4 20 (11.90%) NAS
5 17 (10.12%) DHCP
6 15 (8.93%) VPN
7 12 (7.14%) LAN
7 12 (7.14%) TCP/IP
8 11 (6.55%) WAN
9 9 (5.36%) Internet
10 7 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
10 7 (4.17%) FTP
11 6 (3.57%) NetScaler
12 5 (2.98%) Skype
13 4 (2.38%) HTTP
13 4 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (2.38%) SSL
14 3 (1.79%) LDAP
14 3 (1.79%) SNMP
14 3 (1.79%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.38%) DB2
2 4 (2.38%) Oracle Database
2 4 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (1.79%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.19%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.19%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.60%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.60%) Big Data
5 1 (0.60%) HBase
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.60%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 17 (10.12%) Jenkins
2 15 (8.93%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.79%) JIRA
4 2 (1.19%) Bitbucket
4 2 (1.19%) Maven
4 2 (1.19%) Selenium
4 2 (1.19%) Subversion
5 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (13.10%) Finance
2 11 (6.55%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.76%) Banking
4 5 (2.98%) Law
4 5 (2.98%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.38%) Retail
6 2 (1.19%) Advertising
6 2 (1.19%) Electronics
6 2 (1.19%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.19%) Marketing
6 2 (1.19%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.60%) Front Office
7 1 (0.60%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.95%) Middleware
2 5 (2.98%) J2EE
3 4 (2.38%) IBM Integration Bus
3 4 (2.38%) SOAP
3 4 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (1.79%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (1.79%) ISPF
4 3 (1.79%) XML
5 2 (1.19%) .NET
5 2 (1.19%) Web Services
6 1 (0.60%) Matplotlib
6 1 (0.60%) NumPy
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle ADF
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.60%) Pandas
Miscellaneous
1 30 (17.86%) Data Centre
2 17 (10.12%) Replication
3 16 (9.52%) EMC VMAX
4 15 (8.93%) EMC VNX
4 15 (8.93%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 10 (5.95%) Clustering
6 8 (4.76%) PKI
7 6 (3.57%) iSeries
8 4 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (2.38%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (2.38%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.38%) Virtual Team
9 3 (1.79%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.79%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.79%) Tandem
10 2 (1.19%) BYOD
10 2 (1.19%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.19%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 70 (41.67%) Windows
2 57 (33.93%) Linux
3 41 (24.40%) Windows Server
4 36 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (20.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (13.10%) Unix
8 14 (8.33%) AIX
8 14 (8.33%) Windows 7
9 8 (4.76%) Windows 10
9 8 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.98%) CentOS
11 3 (1.79%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.79%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.19%) Debian
12 2 (1.19%) HPUX
12 2 (1.19%) Solaris
13 1 (0.60%) OS/2
13 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.60%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (14.88%) ITIL
2 19 (11.31%) Migration
3 16 (9.52%) Converged Infrastructure
4 15 (8.93%) Service Management
5 12 (7.14%) DevOps
6 10 (5.95%) Incident Management
7 9 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (5.36%) SIEM
8 8 (4.76%) Configuration Management
8 8 (4.76%) Server Building
9 7 (4.17%) ITIL V3
10 6 (3.57%) Load Balancing
10 6 (3.57%) Problem Management
10 6 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (2.98%) Change Control
11 5 (2.98%) Open Source
12 4 (2.38%) Analytics
12 4 (2.38%) High Availability
12 4 (2.38%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (16.67%) SQL
2 15 (8.93%) Bash Shell
2 15 (8.93%) PowerShell
3 10 (5.95%) Python
4 9 (5.36%) Shell Script
5 8 (4.76%) Java
6 6 (3.57%) Perl
7 3 (1.79%) JCL
8 2 (1.19%) C
8 2 (1.19%) C++
8 2 (1.19%) Ruby
9 1 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 40 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 33 (19.64%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.36%) MCSE
5 7 (4.17%) MCSA
6 6 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (2.98%) CCNA
7 5 (2.98%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.98%) MCP
8 4 (2.38%) MCITP
9 2 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.19%) Degree
9 2 (1.19%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.60%) CCA
10 1 (0.60%) CCDA
10 1 (0.60%) CNA
10 1 (0.60%) CNE
10 1 (0.60%) Novell Certification
10 1 (0.60%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.79%) SLA
2 1 (0.60%) GAMP
2 1 (0.60%) GxP
2 1 (0.60%) JSP 440
System Software
1 58 (34.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (24.40%) Active Directory
3 26 (15.48%) vSphere
4 16 (9.52%) XenApp
5 15 (8.93%) Hyper-V
6 13 (7.74%) XenDesktop
7 10 (5.95%) Docker
7 10 (5.95%) VMware ESX
8 8 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (2.98%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (2.38%) UAG
10 4 (2.38%) VMware Server
11 3 (1.79%) Time Sharing Option
11 3 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (1.19%) DFS Replication
12 2 (1.19%) GlusterFS
12 2 (1.19%) ISA Server
12 2 (1.19%) Samba
12 2 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (12.50%) SCCM
2 15 (8.93%) SCOM
2 15 (8.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 12 (7.14%) Puppet
4 6 (3.57%) EMC NetWorker
5 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (2.98%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.98%) Terraform
6 4 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (2.38%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (2.38%) Nagios
6 4 (2.38%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.79%) Ansible
7 3 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.79%) SCOrch
7 3 (1.79%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (1.19%) AppDNA
8 2 (1.19%) EdgeSight
8 2 (1.19%) Nessus
8 2 (1.19%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 71 (42.26%) VMware
2 69 (41.07%) Microsoft
3 28 (16.67%) HP
4 26 (15.48%) Citrix
4 26 (15.48%) Red Hat
5 23 (13.69%) Cisco
6 22 (13.10%) Oracle
7 21 (12.50%) EMC
8 19 (11.31%) IBM
9 13 (7.74%) 3PAR
10 11 (6.55%) Brocade
11 7 (4.17%) NetApp
12 6 (3.57%) F5
12 6 (3.57%) Symantec
13 4 (2.38%) Atlassian
13 4 (2.38%) CheckPoint
14 3 (1.79%) Dell
14 3 (1.79%) Juniper
14 3 (1.79%) SolarWinds
15 2 (1.19%) Veeam
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