The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Specialist was £423 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 536 579 579
Rank change year-on-year +43 0  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 65 65 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 42 48
Median daily rate £423 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.75% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £306 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £495 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 29 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 24 June 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 +48 60 £420 +13.51% 13
London +24 21 £475 +35.71% 5
North West +32 20 £410 +7.89%
Lancashire +23 18 £420 +2.43%
Preston -5 17 £410 -
South East +24 11 £363 -3.33% 2
Hampshire +7 6 £330 -13.15%
City of London +3 5 £425 +30.76% 2
South West +2 5 £288 -11.53%
Bristol -3 5 £288 -14.17%
Scotland +46 3 £425 +16.43% 2
Glasgow - 3 £425 - 1
West Yorkshire +24 2 £525 +23.52% 5
Berkshire +23 2 - - 1
Yorkshire +21 2 £525 +23.52% 5
Reading +16 2 - - 1
Manchester +10 2 £400 +18.51%
Leeds - 2 £525 - 1
Southampton - 2 £328 -
Farnborough +2 1 - -
East Midlands -6 1 £525 +50.00%
Blackburn - 1 £420 -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 £525 -
Northampton - 1 £525 -
Crawley - 1 £350 -
Kent - 1 £425 -
West Sussex - 1 £350 -
Surrey - 1 £375 - 1

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 54 (35.06%) Windows
2 48 (31.17%) Microsoft
3 47 (30.52%) VMware
4 41 (26.62%) Active Directory
4 41 (26.62%) Linux
5 39 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
6 31 (20.13%) SQL
6 31 (20.13%) HP
7 30 (19.48%) SAN
7 30 (19.48%) Migration
8 28 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 27 (17.53%) Windows Server
10 26 (16.88%) Data Centre
10 26 (16.88%) SC Cleared
11 25 (16.23%) Firewall
12 24 (15.58%) Cisco
12 24 (15.58%) DNS
13 23 (14.94%) Unix
14 20 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
15 19 (12.34%) VPN
15 19 (12.34%) Windows Server 2012
16 18 (11.69%) Oracle
16 18 (11.69%) SQL Server
16 18 (11.69%) SCCM
17 17 (11.04%) Replication
18 16 (10.39%) SCOM
19 15 (9.74%) Amazon AWS
19 15 (9.74%) LAN
19 15 (9.74%) IBM
19 15 (9.74%) Finance

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 11 (7.14%) JBoss
2 10 (6.49%) MS Exchange
3 8 (5.19%) Apache
3 8 (5.19%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.60%) IIS
5 4 (2.60%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.60%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.60%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.60%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.30%) Apache Geronimo
7 2 (1.30%) Apache TomEE
7 2 (1.30%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.65%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.65%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (5.19%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.95%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.65%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.74%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.49%) Office 365
3 4 (2.60%) Bluemix
3 4 (2.60%) IBM Cloud
4 3 (1.95%) IaaS
5 2 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.30%) AWS OpsWorks
6 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.65%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.65%) PaaS
6 1 (0.65%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (19.48%) SAN
2 25 (16.23%) Firewall
3 24 (15.58%) DNS
4 19 (12.34%) VPN
5 15 (9.74%) LAN
6 12 (7.79%) DHCP
6 12 (7.79%) WAN
7 11 (7.14%) TCP/IP
8 9 (5.84%) Fibre Channel
8 9 (5.84%) NAS
9 6 (3.90%) Internet
10 4 (2.60%) MPLS
10 4 (2.60%) NetScaler
10 4 (2.60%) Network Security
10 4 (2.60%) VSAN
10 4 (2.60%) WLAN
11 3 (1.95%) BGP
11 3 (1.95%) IPsec
11 3 (1.95%) OSPF
12 2 (1.30%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.60%) DB2
3 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (5.84%) Git (software)
1 9 (5.84%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.95%) Maven
2 3 (1.95%) Selenium
2 3 (1.95%) Subversion
3 1 (0.65%) JIRA
General
1 15 (9.74%) Finance
2 12 (7.79%) Banking
3 8 (5.19%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.25%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.60%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.60%) Retail
6 3 (1.95%) Law
7 2 (1.30%) Electronics
7 2 (1.30%) Marketing
7 2 (1.30%) Spanish Language
8 1 (0.65%) Advertising
8 1 (0.65%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.65%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.55%) Middleware
1 7 (4.55%) SOAP
2 4 (2.60%) XML
3 3 (1.95%) J2EE
4 2 (1.30%) .NET
4 2 (1.30%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (1.30%) Web Services
4 2 (1.30%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.65%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.65%) ISPF
5 1 (0.65%) JDBC
5 1 (0.65%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (16.88%) Data Centre
2 17 (11.04%) Replication
3 11 (7.14%) Clustering
4 6 (3.90%) PKI
5 5 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.25%) EMC VMAX
5 5 (3.25%) EMC VNX
5 5 (3.25%) SWIFT
5 5 (3.25%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 4 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.60%) iSeries
6 4 (2.60%) Mainframe
6 4 (2.60%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.95%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.30%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.30%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.30%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.65%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 54 (35.06%) Windows
2 41 (26.62%) Linux
3 27 (17.53%) Windows Server
4 23 (14.94%) Unix
5 20 (12.99%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (12.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (8.44%) AIX
7 13 (8.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (5.19%) Windows 10
9 7 (4.55%) CentOS
9 7 (4.55%) HPUX
10 6 (3.90%) Solaris
10 6 (3.90%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.95%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.65%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (19.48%) Migration
2 11 (7.14%) Configuration Management
2 11 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (6.49%) ITIL
4 9 (5.84%) Incident Management
4 9 (5.84%) SIEM
5 8 (5.19%) Server Building
6 7 (4.55%) DevOps
6 7 (4.55%) Project Management
7 6 (3.90%) Converged Infrastructure
7 6 (3.90%) Data Migration
8 5 (3.25%) Continuous Improvement
8 5 (3.25%) Network Design
8 5 (3.25%) Service Management
9 4 (2.60%) Anti-Money Laundering
9 4 (2.60%) Change Control
9 4 (2.60%) High Availability
9 4 (2.60%) Load Balancing
9 4 (2.60%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (1.95%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.13%) SQL
2 11 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 11 (7.14%) Perl
3 10 (6.49%) PowerShell
4 5 (3.25%) Python
4 5 (3.25%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.95%) Java
5 3 (1.95%) Ruby
6 2 (1.30%) Lisp
7 1 (0.65%) C
7 1 (0.65%) JCL
7 1 (0.65%) Korn
Qualifications
1 28 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 26 (16.88%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.90%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.90%) MCSE
5 5 (3.25%) CCNA
5 5 (3.25%) CCNP
5 5 (3.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (2.60%) Degree
6 4 (2.60%) MCSA
7 2 (1.30%) CCDP
7 2 (1.30%) CCSA
7 2 (1.30%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.30%) JNCIS
7 2 (1.30%) MCITP
7 2 (1.30%) MCP
8 1 (0.65%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.65%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.65%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.30%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) GAMP
2 1 (0.65%) GxP
2 1 (0.65%) JSP 440
System Software
1 41 (26.62%) Active Directory
2 39 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (9.74%) vSphere
4 13 (8.44%) Hyper-V
5 8 (5.19%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (5.19%) XenApp
5 8 (5.19%) XenDesktop
6 5 (3.25%) Docker
6 5 (3.25%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (2.60%) ISA Server
8 3 (1.95%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.95%) VMware Server
9 2 (1.30%) BitLocker
9 2 (1.30%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.30%) GlusterFS
9 2 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.30%) Samba
9 2 (1.30%) UAG
10 1 (0.65%) Squid
10 1 (0.65%) SRDF
Systems Management
1 18 (11.69%) SCCM
2 16 (10.39%) SCOM
3 8 (5.19%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (5.19%) Puppet
4 6 (3.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (3.25%) NetBackup
5 5 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (3.25%) SCOrch
6 4 (2.60%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (2.60%) Terraform
6 4 (2.60%) vCenter Server
6 4 (2.60%) WSUS
7 3 (1.95%) Ansible
7 3 (1.95%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.95%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.95%) Nagios
8 2 (1.30%) Nessus
9 1 (0.65%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.65%) BladeLogic
9 1 (0.65%) SELinux
Vendors
1 48 (31.17%) Microsoft
2 47 (30.52%) VMware
3 31 (20.13%) HP
4 24 (15.58%) Cisco
5 18 (11.69%) Oracle
6 15 (9.74%) 3PAR
6 15 (9.74%) Citrix
6 15 (9.74%) IBM
7 14 (9.09%) Brocade
8 13 (8.44%) Red Hat
9 10 (6.49%) EMC
10 9 (5.84%) F5
11 6 (3.90%) CheckPoint
11 6 (3.90%) Dell
12 5 (3.25%) NetApp
12 5 (3.25%) Symantec
13 4 (2.60%) Juniper
13 4 (2.60%) PlateSpin
14 3 (1.95%) Splunk
14 3 (1.95%) Veeam
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