The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Tester was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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 Tester
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 628 626
Rank change year-on-year +51 -2  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Tester 6 12 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.023% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.024% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 4
Median daily rate £425 £305 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.34% -9.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £230 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £440 £379
UK excluding London median daily rate - £278 £360
% change year-on-year - -22.84%  
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 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
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 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Infrastructure Tester
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Tester in the UK

Infrastructure Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Tester in the UK

Infrastructure Tester
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Tester over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Tester in the UK

Infrastructure Tester
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Tester in the UK

Infrastructure Tester
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 +50 5 £425 +7.59% 2
London +35 5 £425 +7.59% 1
Uxbridge - 1 £275 -

Infrastructure Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Infrastructure Tester 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 Tester in the job title.

1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Citrix
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) OSCP
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Security Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
3 3 (27.27%) JIRA
3 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
3 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Finance
3 3 (27.27%) Migration
3 3 (27.27%) SQL
3 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
3 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
4 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
4 2 (18.18%) GPEN
4 2 (18.18%) IPv6
4 2 (18.18%) ITIL
4 2 (18.18%) MS Office
4 2 (18.18%) Linux
4 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
4 2 (18.18%) GIAC
4 2 (18.18%) Nessus
4 2 (18.18%) CEH
4 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint

Infrastructure Tester 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 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
1 2 (18.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) IPv6
2 1 (9.09%) VSAN
Development Applications
1 3 (27.27%) JIRA
2 2 (18.18%) Burp Suite
General
1 3 (27.27%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
3 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Kali Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Penetration Testing
1 4 (36.36%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Testing
2 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
2 3 (27.27%) Regression Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Security Testing
2 3 (27.27%) Test Scripting
2 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
3 2 (18.18%) Defect Management
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
3 2 (18.18%) OSSTMM
3 2 (18.18%) Test Management
3 2 (18.18%) Threat Management
3 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (9.09%) Black-Box Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 1 (9.09%) TMap
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) OSCP
2 2 (18.18%) CEH
2 2 (18.18%) CHECK Team Member
2 2 (18.18%) CREST Certified
2 2 (18.18%) GIAC
2 2 (18.18%) GPEN
2 2 (18.18%) OSCE
2 2 (18.18%) SANS
2 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Degree
3 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Nessus
2 1 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Citrix
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) VMware