The median contractor rate for a IT Infrastructure Manager was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 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.

IT Infrastructure Manager
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 547 560 552
Rank change year-on-year +13 -8  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Infrastructure Manager 53 80 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 52 55
Median daily rate £425 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £406 £400
% change year-on-year +4.61% +1.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £68.00 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.13% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £68.00 - -

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 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
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 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

IT Infrastructure Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Infrastructure Manager in the UK

IT Infrastructure Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Infrastructure Manager in the UK

IT Infrastructure Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Infrastructure Manager over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Infrastructure Manager in the UK

IT Infrastructure Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Infrastructure Manager in the UK

IT Infrastructure Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Infrastructure Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 +21 49 £425 +3.03% 12
London +25 20 £468 +11.97% 3
South East +19 10 £513 +13.88% 1
Yorkshire +20 6 £420 -6.66% 2
West Yorkshire +16 4 £420 -7.69% 2
South West -1 4 £436 +4.17% 2
City of London +9 3 £563 +7.14%
East of England -5 3 - - 2
Hampshire - 3 £375 -
Berkshire +25 2 - -
Scotland +21 2 £400 -
Edinburgh +16 2 £400 -
West Midlands +16 2 £419 +10.19% 1
South Yorkshire +10 2 £436 -3.05%
Staffordshire +5 2 £419 +10.19%
Birmingham +4 2 £419 +10.19%
Sheffield +4 2 £436 -3.05%
Tamworth -2 2 £419 +10.19%
East Midlands -6 2 £469 +20.19%
Northern Ireland - 2 £280 -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Belfast - 2 £280 -
East Anglia - 2 - -
County Antrim - 2 £280 -
North West +26 1 £425 -2.85% 1
Manchester +14 1 £425 -0.81% 1
Cambridge +7 1 - -
Surrey +6 1 £500 +13.34%
Leeds +5 1 - - 1

IT Infrastructure Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT Infrastructure Manager 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 IT Infrastructure Manager in the job title.

1 45 (45.92%) Project Management
2 36 (36.73%) PRINCE2
3 26 (26.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 25 (25.51%) Finance
5 21 (21.43%) Data Centre
6 19 (19.39%) Windows
6 19 (19.39%) Microsoft
6 19 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (16.33%) ITIL
8 13 (13.27%) Migration
8 13 (13.27%) Windows Server
9 11 (11.22%) VMware
9 11 (11.22%) MS Project
9 11 (11.22%) LAN
9 11 (11.22%) WAN
9 11 (11.22%) Active Directory
10 10 (10.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 10 (10.20%) Degree
11 9 (9.18%) Office 365
11 9 (9.18%) MS Excel
11 9 (9.18%) PMO
12 8 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
12 8 (8.16%) Banking
12 8 (8.16%) SC Cleared
12 8 (8.16%) Security Cleared
13 7 (7.14%) Business Analysis
13 7 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
13 7 (7.14%) Programme Management
13 7 (7.14%) MS Exchange
13 7 (7.14%) PMI Certification

IT Infrastructure Manager 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 7 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.02%) MS Project Server
3 1 (1.02%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.02%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.02%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (11.22%) MS Project
2 9 (9.18%) MS Excel
3 6 (6.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.18%) Office 365
2 7 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.12%) IaaS
3 6 (6.12%) SaaS
4 3 (3.06%) Mimecast
5 2 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.22%) LAN
1 11 (11.22%) WAN
2 6 (6.12%) Firewall
3 5 (5.10%) SAN
4 4 (4.08%) MPLS
4 4 (4.08%) VPN
5 3 (3.06%) Internet
5 3 (3.06%) Network Security
5 3 (3.06%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.04%) DNS
6 2 (2.04%) VLAN
6 2 (2.04%) VoIP
7 1 (1.02%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.02%) NAS
7 1 (1.02%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.02%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (1.02%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (1.02%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.02%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.02%) SQL Server
General
1 25 (25.51%) Finance
2 8 (8.16%) Banking
3 6 (6.12%) Law
3 6 (6.12%) Legal
3 6 (6.12%) Retail
3 6 (6.12%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.02%) Billing
4 1 (1.02%) Front Office
4 1 (1.02%) Local Government
4 1 (1.02%) Marketing
4 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.02%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.10%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.06%) CMDB
3 3 (3.06%) FMCG
3 3 (3.06%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Licensing
4 2 (2.04%) PMI
4 2 (2.04%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.04%) User Experience
5 1 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.02%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.02%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.02%) iSeries
5 1 (1.02%) IVR
5 1 (1.02%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (19.39%) Windows
2 13 (13.27%) Windows Server
3 6 (6.12%) Windows 7
3 6 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (5.10%) Linux
4 5 (5.10%) Windows 10
4 5 (5.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.02%) Unix
5 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000
5 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (45.92%) Project Management
2 36 (36.73%) PRINCE2
3 26 (26.53%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (19.39%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (16.33%) ITIL
6 13 (13.27%) Migration
7 8 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (7.14%) Business Analysis
8 7 (7.14%) IT Strategy
8 7 (7.14%) Programme Management
8 7 (7.14%) Service Delivery
9 6 (6.12%) Risk Management
9 6 (6.12%) Service Management
9 6 (6.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (6.12%) Supplier Management
10 5 (5.10%) Change Management
10 5 (5.10%) Information Security
11 4 (4.08%) Business Continuity
11 4 (4.08%) Logistics
11 4 (4.08%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.08%) SQL
2 3 (3.06%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (10.20%) Degree
1 10 (10.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 8 (8.16%) SC Cleared
2 8 (8.16%) Security Cleared
3 7 (7.14%) PMI Certification
4 6 (6.12%) MCSE
4 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (6.12%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (5.10%) APMP
5 5 (5.10%) PMP
6 3 (3.06%) CCNA
6 3 (3.06%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.06%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.04%) ISEB
7 2 (2.04%) PgMP
8 1 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.02%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.18%) PMO
2 3 (3.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.06%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.06%) QA
2 3 (3.06%) SLA
3 1 (1.02%) ISO22301
System Software
1 11 (11.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.04%) XenApp
4 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (2.04%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.02%) SCCM
2 1 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 19 (19.39%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.22%) VMware
3 6 (6.12%) Cisco
4 5 (5.10%) Citrix
4 5 (5.10%) HP
5 2 (2.04%) NetApp
6 1 (1.02%) Adobe
6 1 (1.02%) arcserve
6 1 (1.02%) Avaya
6 1 (1.02%) Blue Coat
6 1 (1.02%) Capita
6 1 (1.02%) EMC
6 1 (1.02%) F5
6 1 (1.02%) Mitel
6 1 (1.02%) MobileIron
6 1 (1.02%) Novell
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle
6 1 (1.02%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.02%) Tumbleweed