The first table below looks at the demand for the Infrastructure Consultant role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Infrastructure Consultant in their job title over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Consultant
Rank 498 504 501
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Consultant 51 35 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.077% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.083% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 22 32
Average daily rate
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£313 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £276 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-20.31% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44116 42244 48390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.58% 92.72% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27385 25207 27560
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 2011 2466
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Infrastructure Consultant
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Infrastructure Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Consultant in the job title across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Infrastructure Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in England

Infrastructure Consultant
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Infrastructure Consultant Daily Rate Trend in England

Infrastructure Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Consultant across the England region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

Infrastructure Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in England

Infrastructure Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Infrastructure Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in England

Infrastructure Consultant
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Consultant within the England region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -7 17 £338 -25.00% 7
London -3 13 £313 -3.84% 4
North West 0 7 £300 - 1
East of England -8 4 £310 - 1
West Midlands -12 4 £340 -12.25% 1
South West -22 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +2 2 £313 -40.47% 6
East Midlands -3 1 £350 -
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Infrastructure Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Infrastructure Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Infrastructure Consultant in their job title.

1 67 (55.37%) Windows
2 55 (45.45%) VMware
3 41 (33.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (32.23%) Microsoft
5 38 (31.40%) Active Directory
6 29 (23.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (22.31%) SAN
8 22 (18.18%) Cisco
8 22 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (17.36%) MS Exchange
10 19 (15.70%) Linux
10 19 (15.70%) UNIX
10 19 (15.70%) Firewall
10 19 (15.70%) SCCM
11 18 (14.88%) DNS
12 17 (14.05%) DHCP
12 17 (14.05%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (13.22%) Microsoft Certification
14 15 (12.40%) Citrix
14 15 (12.40%) Finance
15 14 (11.57%) MCSE
16 13 (10.74%) VMware ESX
16 13 (10.74%) Security Cleared
17 12 (9.92%) Symantec
17 12 (9.92%) SQL Server
18 11 (9.09%) TCP/IP
18 11 (9.09%) Hyper-V
18 11 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
19 10 (8.26%) ITIL
20 9 (7.44%) HP

Infrastructure Consultant
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Infrastructure Consultant in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Infrastructure Consultant in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (17.36%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (6.61%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.13%) Lync
5 3 (2.48%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.48%) IIS
5 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.83%) Jetty
7 1 (0.83%) nginx
7 1 (0.83%) Confluence
7 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.83%) Apache
7 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (4.13%) MS Office
1 5 (4.13%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.65%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.65%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.48%) Office 365
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.83%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 27 (22.31%) SAN
2 19 (15.70%) Firewall
3 18 (14.88%) DNS
4 17 (14.05%) DHCP
5 11 (9.09%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.96%) LAN
6 6 (4.96%) SMTP
7 5 (4.13%) WAN
8 4 (3.31%) Wireless
8 4 (3.31%) NAS
9 3 (2.48%) IPsec
9 3 (2.48%) MPLS
10 2 (1.65%) Internet
10 2 (1.65%) VPN
10 2 (1.65%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.83%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.83%) Asterisk PBX
11 1 (0.83%) VLAN
11 1 (0.83%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.83%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.65%) MySQL
3 2 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.65%) JIRA
2 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (12.40%) Finance
2 7 (5.79%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.96%) Banking
4 4 (3.31%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.48%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.83%) Back Office
6 1 (0.83%) Automotive
6 1 (0.83%) Law
6 1 (0.83%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.48%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.65%) Middleware
2 2 (1.65%) XMPP
3 1 (0.83%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (0.83%) .NET
3 1 (0.83%) J2EE
3 1 (0.83%) Servlets
3 1 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.96%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.13%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.13%) Open Source
3 3 (2.48%) PKI
4 2 (1.65%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.65%) NHS
4 2 (1.65%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.65%) Replication
4 2 (1.65%) Clustering
4 2 (1.65%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.83%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.83%) SWIFT
5 1 (0.83%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 67 (55.37%) Windows
2 29 (23.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (15.70%) UNIX
4 19 (15.70%) Linux
5 17 (14.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (5.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (5.79%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.13%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.31%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.65%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.83%) CentOS
10 1 (0.83%) VMS
10 1 (0.83%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (8.26%) ITIL
3 7 (5.79%) Migration
4 6 (4.96%) Service Management
4 6 (4.96%) Service Delivery
4 6 (4.96%) Change Control
4 6 (4.96%) Server Monitoring
5 5 (4.13%) Project Management
5 5 (4.13%) PRINCE2
5 5 (4.13%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (4.13%) Business Continuity
5 5 (4.13%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (3.31%) Information Security
6 4 (3.31%) Change Management
6 4 (3.31%) Information Management
6 4 (3.31%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (2.48%) High Availability
7 3 (2.48%) Data Management
7 3 (2.48%) Problem Management
7 3 (2.48%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.44%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.79%) SQL
3 6 (4.96%) VB
4 3 (2.48%) C
4 3 (2.48%) Java
5 2 (1.65%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.83%) Perl
Qualifications
1 16 (13.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (11.57%) MCSE
3 13 (10.74%) Security Cleared
4 8 (6.61%) Degree
5 7 (5.79%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.96%) DV Cleared
6 6 (4.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (3.31%) VCP5
7 4 (3.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (3.31%) RHCE
8 3 (2.48%) MCSA
8 3 (2.48%) MCITP
9 2 (1.65%) MCP
9 2 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.83%) CCA
10 1 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.83%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.31%) SLA
2 2 (1.65%) BS7799
2 2 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 41 (33.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (31.40%) Active Directory
3 13 (10.74%) VMware ESX
4 11 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.79%) XenApp
5 7 (5.79%) vSphere
6 6 (4.96%) XenServer
7 5 (4.13%) ISA Server
7 5 (4.13%) Xen
8 4 (3.31%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.48%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.83%) UAG
11 1 (0.83%) NFS
11 1 (0.83%) Snort
11 1 (0.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (15.70%) SCCM
2 7 (5.79%) Backup Exec
3 6 (4.96%) MAILsweeper
4 5 (4.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (3.31%) SCOM
6 2 (1.65%) WSUS
7 1 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.83%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.83%) Puppet
7 1 (0.83%) Windows Intune
7 1 (0.83%) Foglight
7 1 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.83%) Nagios
Vendors
1 55 (45.45%) VMware
2 39 (32.23%) Microsoft
3 22 (18.18%) Cisco
4 15 (12.40%) Citrix
5 12 (9.92%) Symantec
6 9 (7.44%) HP
7 8 (6.61%) Juniper
7 8 (6.61%) Red Hat
8 7 (5.79%) EMC
9 6 (4.96%) Oracle
9 6 (4.96%) NetApp
9 6 (4.96%) Clearswift
9 6 (4.96%) Open Text
9 6 (4.96%) RightFax
10 5 (4.13%) Websense
10 5 (4.13%) IBM
11 2 (1.65%) Software AG
11 2 (1.65%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.65%) webMethods
11 2 (1.65%) Veeam