The first table below looks at the demand for Infrastructure Management skills 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 Management over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Management
Rank 524 444 523
Rank change year-on-year
-80 +79
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Management 66 59 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.14% 0.097%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.19% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 32 21
Average daily rate £360 £468 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.99% +16.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £725 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £360 £358
% change year-on-year
+7.63% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -53.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 -
% change year-on-year
+150.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37958 31464 38928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 73.95% 73.02% 69.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 23972 19227 22646
Average daily rate £405 £413 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1118 981 1339
Average hourly rate £27.88 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.89% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Infrastructure Management
UK

Infrastructure Management
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Management across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Infrastructure Management Jobs Demand Trend in England

Infrastructure Management
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Infrastructure Management Daily Rate Trend in England

Infrastructure Management
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Management across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Infrastructure Management Daily Rate Histogram in England

Infrastructure Management
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Infrastructure Management Hourly Rate Trend in England

Infrastructure Management
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 Management within the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South West -5 17 £388 -2.51% 2
London -36 16 £368 -47.96% 12
South East -5 14 £350 - 5
Yorkshire -18 6 - - 3
North West -13 5 £425 +13.33% 2
East of England -34 5 £363 +18.85%
North East -25 2 - -
West Midlands - 1 £240 - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
Infrastructure Management
UK

Infrastructure Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Infrastructure Management also 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 that cited Infrastructure Management.

1 46 (41.07%) Windows
2 37 (33.04%) Microsoft
3 36 (32.14%) VMware
4 28 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 27 (24.11%) Active Directory
6 24 (21.43%) ITIL
7 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (16.96%) Security Cleared
8 18 (16.07%) PowerShell
8 18 (16.07%) UNIX
9 17 (15.18%) SharePoint
9 17 (15.18%) MS Exchange
10 16 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 16 (14.29%) Linux
11 15 (13.39%) HP
11 15 (13.39%) Citrix
11 15 (13.39%) SAN
12 14 (12.50%) Project Management
13 13 (11.61%) Cisco
13 13 (11.61%) WAN
13 13 (11.61%) Migration
13 13 (11.61%) Disaster Recovery
14 12 (10.71%) Incident Management
14 12 (10.71%) LAN
14 12 (10.71%) IBM
14 12 (10.71%) SQL Server
15 11 (9.82%) IIS
15 11 (9.82%) MCSE
15 11 (9.82%) DNS
15 11 (9.82%) Microsoft Certification

Infrastructure Management
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Infrastructure Management also 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 that cited Infrastructure Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (15.18%) SharePoint
1 17 (15.18%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.82%) IIS
3 8 (7.14%) Lync
4 7 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (4.46%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (4.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.57%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (2.68%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.79%) FileNet
8 2 (1.79%) Apache
8 2 (1.79%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (8.93%) MS Office
2 4 (3.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.39%) SAN
2 13 (11.61%) WAN
3 12 (10.71%) LAN
4 11 (9.82%) DNS
5 10 (8.93%) Firewall
5 10 (8.93%) DHCP
6 5 (4.46%) SMTP
7 4 (3.57%) HTTP
7 4 (3.57%) NAS
8 3 (2.68%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.68%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.68%) Wireless
9 2 (1.79%) Internet
9 2 (1.79%) DMZ
10 1 (0.89%) Intranet
10 1 (0.89%) OSPF
10 1 (0.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.57%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.79%) DB2
5 2 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.89%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (3.57%) Maven
1 4 (3.57%) Ant
2 2 (1.79%) Hudson
2 2 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.79%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.79%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (8.93%) Publishing
2 9 (8.04%) Finance
3 7 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.57%) Military
5 3 (2.68%) Retail
6 2 (1.79%) Banking
7 1 (0.89%) Billing
7 1 (0.89%) Legal
7 1 (0.89%) Advertising
7 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.89%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (15.18%) Administrator
2 16 (14.29%) Analyst
3 11 (9.82%) Consultant
4 10 (8.93%) Project Manager
5 9 (8.04%) Architect
5 9 (8.04%) SharePoint Administrator
6 6 (5.36%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (5.36%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Service Manager
7 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Messaging Administrator
8 4 (3.57%) Technical Manager
8 4 (3.57%) Server Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support
9 3 (2.68%) Business Continuity Consultant
9 3 (2.68%) Technical Consultant
9 3 (2.68%) Support Manager
9 3 (2.68%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.36%) Web Services
2 4 (3.57%) .NET
3 3 (2.68%) Middleware
4 2 (1.79%) XML
4 2 (1.79%) SOAP
4 2 (1.79%) REST
5 1 (0.89%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (5.36%) Mainframe
3 5 (4.46%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.68%) Clustering
4 3 (2.68%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.68%) Freedom of Information
4 3 (2.68%) Statistics
4 3 (2.68%) Video Editing
4 3 (2.68%) CMDB
4 3 (2.68%) Wiki
4 3 (2.68%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (2.68%) Freedom of Information Act
4 3 (2.68%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.79%) NHS
5 2 (1.79%) Open Source
6 1 (0.89%) iSeries
6 1 (0.89%) iPhone
6 1 (0.89%) iPad
6 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 46 (41.07%) Windows
2 19 (16.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (16.07%) UNIX
4 16 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (14.29%) Linux
5 9 (8.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.57%) CentOS
8 2 (1.79%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.79%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.89%) Windows CE
9 1 (0.89%) AIX
9 1 (0.89%) SUSE
9 1 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.43%) ITIL
2 14 (12.50%) Project Management
3 13 (11.61%) Migration
3 13 (11.61%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (10.71%) Incident Management
5 10 (8.93%) Service Management
5 10 (8.93%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (8.04%) Data Protection
6 9 (8.04%) Release Management
7 8 (7.14%) Change Management
7 8 (7.14%) Configuration Management
8 7 (6.25%) Load Balancing
8 7 (6.25%) Information Management
8 7 (6.25%) Service Delivery
9 6 (5.36%) Supplier Management
9 6 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (5.36%) Business Continuity
9 6 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (4.46%) Server Monitoring
11 4 (3.57%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.07%) PowerShell
2 7 (6.25%) VB
3 5 (4.46%) SQL
4 3 (2.68%) Java
5 2 (1.79%) Perl
5 2 (1.79%) VBScript
6 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.89%) Python
6 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.89%) C
6 1 (0.89%) Korn
Qualifications
1 19 (16.96%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.82%) MCSE
2 11 (9.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (9.82%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.46%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.89%) CCNP
4 1 (0.89%) OCA
4 1 (0.89%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) SLA
2 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 28 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (24.11%) Active Directory
3 10 (8.93%) vSphere
4 9 (8.04%) Hyper-V
5 8 (7.14%) VMware ESX
5 8 (7.14%) ISA Server
5 8 (7.14%) XenApp
6 7 (6.25%) XenServer
7 6 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.68%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.89%) SRDF
9 1 (0.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 1 (0.89%) UAG
9 1 (0.89%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.89%) NFS
9 1 (0.89%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (7.14%) SCOM
2 5 (4.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 5 (4.46%) SCOrch
2 5 (4.46%) SCSM
2 5 (4.46%) MAILsweeper
2 5 (4.46%) SCCM
3 4 (3.57%) WSUS
4 3 (2.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (2.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (2.68%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.79%) Foglight
5 2 (1.79%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.79%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.79%) Puppet
6 1 (0.89%) OpenNMS
6 1 (0.89%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.89%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.89%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 37 (33.04%) Microsoft
2 36 (32.14%) VMware
3 15 (13.39%) HP
3 15 (13.39%) Citrix
4 13 (11.61%) Cisco
5 12 (10.71%) IBM
6 10 (8.93%) EMC
7 7 (6.25%) NetApp
8 6 (5.36%) Oracle
8 6 (5.36%) Red Hat
8 6 (5.36%) Symantec
9 5 (4.46%) RightFax
9 5 (4.46%) Websense
9 5 (4.46%) Clearswift
9 5 (4.46%) Open Text
10 4 (3.57%) Polycom
11 3 (2.68%) Barracuda Networks
11 3 (2.68%) 3PAR
11 3 (2.68%) BMC
11 3 (2.68%) Sun