The median contractor rate for a Senior Infrastructure Specialist was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Senior Infrastructure Specialist
UK
Rank 591 643 621
Rank change year-on-year +52 -22  
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Infrastructure Specialist 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.002% 0.006%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.002% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £400 £325 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.07% -21.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
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 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
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 1510 1586 1994
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 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Senior Infrastructure Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Infrastructure Specialist in the UK

Senior Infrastructure Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Infrastructure Specialist in the UK

Senior Infrastructure Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Senior Infrastructure Specialist in the UK

Senior Infrastructure Specialist
Top 2 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Infrastructure Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
London +35 2 £400 +23.07%
England +31 2 £400 +23.07%

Senior Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Senior Infrastructure Specialist 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 Senior Infrastructure Specialist in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 5 (55.56%) IIS
4 5 (55.56%) ITIL
4 5 (55.56%) Firewall
4 5 (55.56%) VMware
5 4 (44.44%) Finance
5 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
5 4 (44.44%) Linux
5 4 (44.44%) HP
5 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
5 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
6 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
6 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (33.33%) SCCM
6 3 (33.33%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
6 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
6 3 (33.33%) Software Architecture
6 3 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (33.33%) Office 365
6 3 (33.33%) LDAP

Senior Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 (55.56%) IIS
2 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
3 3 (33.33%) Apache
3 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (33.33%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (33.33%) JBoss
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 3 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 3 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 2 (22.22%) SharePoint 2013
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
2 2 (22.22%) AWS CloudFormation
2 2 (22.22%) AWS OpsWorks
2 2 (22.22%) IaaS
3 1 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) FTP
2 3 (33.33%) HTTP
2 3 (33.33%) LDAP
2 3 (33.33%) SSL
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (22.22%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) Internet
3 2 (22.22%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (22.22%) SAN
4 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
4 1 (11.11%) LAN
4 1 (11.11%) NAS
4 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
4 1 (11.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (11.11%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) J2EE
1 3 (33.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
1 2 (22.22%) Enterprise Cloud
1 2 (22.22%) PKI
1 2 (22.22%) Virtual Team
2 1 (11.11%) Client/Server
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) AIX
5 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
3 3 (33.33%) Software Architecture
4 2 (22.22%) Coaching
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (22.22%) DevOps
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL V3
4 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
4 2 (22.22%) Virtual Team Management
5 1 (11.11%) Adaptive Security
5 1 (11.11%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (11.11%) Service Management
5 1 (11.11%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
2 2 (22.22%) Python
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCITP
1 2 (22.22%) MCP
1 2 (22.22%) MCSA
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (22.22%) UAG
4 2 (22.22%) vSphere
5 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (11.11%) ProxySG
5 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
5 1 (11.11%) XenApp
5 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
1 3 (33.33%) Tivoli
2 2 (22.22%) Puppet
3 1 (11.11%) Backup Exec
3 1 (11.11%) DameWare
3 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (11.11%) SCOM
3 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (11.11%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 4 (44.44%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) IBM
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) Juniper
5 2 (22.22%) NetApp
6 1 (11.11%) AlienVault
6 1 (11.11%) Blue Coat
6 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 1 (11.11%) EMC
6 1 (11.11%) EqualLogic
6 1 (11.11%) Mitel
6 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 1 (11.11%) SolarWinds
6 1 (11.11%) Sophos
6 1 (11.11%) Symantec
6 1 (11.11%) Veeam