Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Technician was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 844 819 873
Rank change year-on-year -25 +54 -23
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Technician 25 11 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.012% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.012% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 16
UK median daily rate £425 £165 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +157.58% -48.84% -3.73%
10th Percentile £151 £163 £191
90th Percentile £539 £168 £422
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £165 £325
% change year-on-year +142.42% -49.23% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 2
UK median hourly rate £20.45 £14.48 £20.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.23% -28.93% -15.10%
10th Percentile £20.12 £13.24 £15.93
90th Percentile £24.09 £15.78 £24.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.45 £14.48 £20.38
% change year-on-year +41.23% -28.93% -15.10%

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 95,460 89,566 102,600
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,406 58,384 65,671
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.71% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,830 3,195 3,744
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.99 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

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 19 February 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 9 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 19 February 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
England +3 25 £425 +157.58% 28
UK excluding London +14 21 £400 +142.42% 26
East of England -11 7 £151 -8.48% 6
Midlands +6 6 £450 - 5
East Midlands - 6 £450 - 3
North of England +37 5 £425 - 9
North West +18 5 £425 - 6
London -41 4 £500 - 4
South East - 3 £413 - 2

Infrastructure Technician Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (48.00%) ITIL
3 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
4 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (44.00%) VMware
4 11 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (40.00%) DHCP
5 10 (40.00%) DNS
6 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
6 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (28.00%) Cisco
8 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
8 6 (24.00%) LAN
8 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (24.00%) SAN
8 6 (24.00%) Middleware
9 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (20.00%) Change Management
9 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 5 (20.00%) WAN
9 5 (20.00%) IBM
9 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
9 5 (20.00%) Finance
9 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared

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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.00%) IIS
4 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) DHCP
1 10 (40.00%) DNS
2 6 (24.00%) LAN
2 6 (24.00%) SAN
2 6 (24.00%) TCP/IP
3 5 (20.00%) WAN
4 4 (16.00%) NAS
4 4 (16.00%) VLAN
5 3 (12.00%) Firewall
5 3 (12.00%) FTP
6 2 (8.00%) VPN
6 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.00%) Skype
7 1 (4.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (16.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (24.00%) Middleware
2 4 (16.00%) ISPF
3 2 (8.00%) OAuth
3 2 (8.00%) Web Services
4 1 (4.00%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (12.00%) NHS
4 2 (8.00%) Driving Licence
4 2 (8.00%) Fat Client
4 2 (8.00%) iPad
4 2 (8.00%) iPhone
4 2 (8.00%) PKI
4 2 (8.00%) Thin Client
5 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.00%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 20 (80.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 4 (16.00%) AIX
6 4 (16.00%) Linux
6 4 (16.00%) Unix
6 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (8.00%) Apple iOS
7 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Change Management
3 3 (12.00%) Change Control
3 3 (12.00%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (12.00%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (8.00%) Business Analysis
4 2 (8.00%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (8.00%) Data Management
4 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
4 2 (8.00%) Defect Management
4 2 (8.00%) Functional Testing
4 2 (8.00%) Information Governance
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (8.00%) Release Management
5 1 (4.00%) Content Management
5 1 (4.00%) High Availability
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
5 1 (4.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) JCL
1 4 (16.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (12.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (16.00%) CCNA
4 3 (12.00%) Degree
4 3 (12.00%) MCSA
5 2 (8.00%) CCNP
5 2 (8.00%) DBS Check
5 2 (8.00%) MCSE
6 1 (4.00%) Master's Degree
6 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (44.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (16.00%) Time Sharing Option
4 4 (16.00%) XenApp
5 1 (4.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) SCCM
1 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (8.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (4.00%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (44.00%) VMware
2 7 (28.00%) Cisco
3 5 (20.00%) IBM
4 4 (16.00%) Citrix
4 4 (16.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (12.00%) Symantec
6 2 (8.00%) EMC
6 2 (8.00%) HP
7 1 (4.00%) 3PAR
7 1 (4.00%) Forcepoint
7 1 (4.00%) Ivanti
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle
7 1 (4.00%) Palo Alto
7 1 (4.00%) Splunk
7 1 (4.00%) Zerto