Period
to 28 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Support Specialist was £328 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 28 July 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 Support Specialist
UK
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 848 880 880
Rank change year-on-year +32 0 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support Specialist 7 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.007% 0.005% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.005% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 9
UK median daily rate £328 £395 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.09% +31.67% -19.19%
10th Percentile £281 £363 £229
90th Percentile £385 £431 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £425 £250
% change year-on-year -22.94% +70.00% -32.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 91120 104399 106991
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 59126 67920 66321
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £234
90th Percentile £620 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2895 3106 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.52%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.41 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.19 £47.07 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.47% +11.76% -

Infrastructure Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Support Specialist in the UK

Infrastructure Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Support Specialist in the UK

Infrastructure Support Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Support Specialist in the UK

Infrastructure Support Specialist
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Support Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 28 July 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
UK excluding London +54 7 £328 -22.94%
England +45 5 £330 -16.46%
South East +35 2 £328 -22.94%
South West - 2 £313 -
Scotland - 2 £300 -
North of England +75 1 £380 -
North West - 1 £380 -

Infrastructure Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2017, Infrastructure Support 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 Support Specialist in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) BitLocker
4 3 (42.86%) CCNP
4 3 (42.86%) CCNA
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 3 (42.86%) SAN
5 2 (28.57%) NetApp
5 2 (28.57%) Migration
5 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) CCSA
5 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
5 2 (28.57%) DHCP
5 2 (28.57%) VPN
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) MCSE
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) CCDP
5 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
5 2 (28.57%) Data Centre

Infrastructure Support 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) SAN
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) VPN
4 1 (14.29%) BGP
4 1 (14.29%) EIGRP
4 1 (14.29%) HSRP
4 1 (14.29%) Internet
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
4 1 (14.29%) Skype
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) VLAN
4 1 (14.29%) VSAN
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 10
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 1 (14.29%) CentOS
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Unix
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Data Encryption
1 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Analytics
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Shell Script
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CCNA
1 3 (42.86%) CCNP
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CCDP
2 2 (28.57%) CCSA
2 2 (28.57%) MCSE
3 1 (14.29%) MCSA
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (42.86%) BitLocker
3 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) ISA Server
4 1 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (14.29%) vSphere
4 1 (14.29%) XenApp
4 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOrch
1 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 2 (28.57%) NetApp
3 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Apple
4 1 (14.29%) Avaya
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat