The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Tester was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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 Tester
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 606 636 640
Rank change year-on-year +30 +4  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Tester 1 15 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.028% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.002% 0.030% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 0
Median daily rate £325 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £253 -
% change year-on-year +28.71% -  
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 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
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 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
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 £11.42 £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 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Tester in the UK

Infrastructure Tester
Top 4 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 26 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 +23 1 £325 -26.13% 1
Basingstoke - 1 £325 -
Hampshire - 1 £325 -
South East - 1 £325 -

Infrastructure Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) OSCP
2 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
2 2 (28.57%) Threat Management
2 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) IPsec
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) BGP
3 1 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) JIRA

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) BGP
1 1 (14.29%) IPsec
1 1 (14.29%) VSAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Security Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Defect Management
2 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Threat Management
2 2 (28.57%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (14.29%) Black-Box Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Regression Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Scrum
3 1 (14.29%) Stress Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (14.29%) Test Scripting
3 1 (14.29%) TMap
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) DV Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) OSCP
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) JSP 440
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Citrix
1 1 (14.29%) Juniper
1 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
1 1 (14.29%) VMware