Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Technician was £170 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 14 August 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 Technician
UK
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 873 842 894
Rank change year-on-year -31 +52 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Technician 15 3 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.015% 0.003% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.015% 0.003% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 8
UK median daily rate £170 £400 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -57.50% +22.14% -11.19%
10th Percentile £145 £325 £123
90th Percentile £375 £425 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £170 £400 £255
% change year-on-year -57.50% +56.86% -35.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
UK median hourly rate £20.00 - £29.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - £29.50

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 97,107 90,805 103,724
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.97% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,602 58,946 67,571
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,117 2,812 3,109
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.35%
10th Percentile £11.02 £10.75 £10.32
90th Percentile £47.83 £48.75 £46.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.52% -6.47% +11.76%

Infrastructure Technician
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Technician in the UK

Infrastructure Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Technician in the UK

Infrastructure Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Technician over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Technician in the UK

Infrastructure Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Technician in the UK

Infrastructure Technician
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 Technician within the UK over the 6 months to 14 August 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
UK excluding London -8 15 £170 -57.50% 21
England -20 15 £170 -57.50% 26
East of England - 8 £152 - 2
South East -23 3 - - 3
South West - 2 £300 - 4
Midlands - 2 £381 - 6
East Midlands - 1 £450 - 1

Infrastructure Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, Infrastructure Technician 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 Technician in the job title.

1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (46.67%) VMware
4 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
5 6 (40.00%) ITIL
5 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
6 5 (33.33%) Skype for Business
6 5 (33.33%) Skype
6 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
6 5 (33.33%) DHCP
6 5 (33.33%) DNS
6 5 (33.33%) Cisco
6 5 (33.33%) SAN
6 5 (33.33%) Symantec
7 4 (26.67%) MCSE
7 4 (26.67%) SQL
7 4 (26.67%) SolarWinds
7 4 (26.67%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
7 4 (26.67%) Degree
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
8 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
8 3 (20.00%) Xerox
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
8 3 (20.00%) Smartphone

Infrastructure Technician 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 5 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 5 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) DHCP
1 5 (33.33%) DNS
1 5 (33.33%) SAN
1 5 (33.33%) Skype
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Wireless
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (13.33%) Wireless
3 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.67%) Marketing
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (20.00%) iPad
2 3 (20.00%) iPhone
2 3 (20.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) NHS
3 1 (6.67%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.67%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (20.00%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.67%) Acceptance Criteria
4 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (6.67%) Information Governance
4 1 (6.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Server Management
4 1 (6.67%) Statistics
4 1 (6.67%) Threat Management
4 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Degree
1 4 (26.67%) MCSE
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) CCNA
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.67%) DBS Check
3 1 (6.67%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) SolarWinds Orion
2 3 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (13.33%) SCCM
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) VMware
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) Symantec
4 4 (26.67%) SolarWinds
5 3 (20.00%) Apple
5 3 (20.00%) BMC
5 3 (20.00%) Remedy
5 3 (20.00%) Xerox
6 2 (13.33%) EMC
6 2 (13.33%) Forcepoint
6 2 (13.33%) HP
7 1 (6.67%) SAP