The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Analyst role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Infrastructure Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Analyst
Rank 478 465 441
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -24
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Analyst 127 122 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.23% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.25% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 63 93
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£350 £315 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £200 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £428 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 5
Average hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.91 £22.40 £20.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £28.80 £94.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
-23.07% -21.21%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52574 48917 53715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.65% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32287 29427 30052
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2054 2082 2685
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Infrastructure Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Infrastructure Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

Infrastructure Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 2014.

Infrastructure Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Infrastructure Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Infrastructure Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 30 September 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
England -10 125 £350 +11.11% 40
London +17 64 £356 +11.32% 13
South East -2 27 £330 +5.60% 6
City of London +23 13 £375 +15.38% 5
East of England -13 11 £323 +69.73% 2
Cambridgeshire +6 8 £295 - 2
North West -13 7 £275 +9.12% 4
Oxfordshire - 7 £313 - 1
Cambridge - 6 £323 - 1
Leeds +10 4 - - 2
East Midlands +6 4 - -
Surrey +1 4 £323 -4.44%
West Yorkshire -2 4 - - 2
Yorkshire -9 4 - - 2
Manchester -18 4 £235 -26.33% 2
West Sussex - 4 £330 - 2
Leicestershire +10 3 - -
Leicester +10 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -3 3 - -
West Midlands -20 3 £156 -46.80% 8
Peterborough +7 2 £240 -
Norwich -7 2 £398 +109.47%
Milton Keynes -7 2 - -
Norfolk -16 2 £398 +109.47%
Lancashire -21 2 £295 - 2
South West -28 2 £300 -31.42% 3
Coventry - 2 £156 - 3
Cheshire +3 1 - -
Middlesex +2 1 £345 +25.45%
Redhill -2 1 £320 -8.57%

Infrastructure Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Infrastructure Analyst 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 Analyst in their job title.

1 170 (69.67%) Windows
2 110 (45.08%) Active Directory
3 101 (41.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 100 (40.98%) VMware
5 97 (39.75%) MS Exchange
6 79 (32.38%) Microsoft
7 74 (30.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 69 (28.28%) Windows Server 2003
9 66 (27.05%) Citrix
10 65 (26.64%) HP
10 65 (26.64%) SAN
11 60 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
12 53 (21.72%) Finance
13 51 (20.90%) Firewall
13 51 (20.90%) Cisco
14 50 (20.49%) Windows 7
15 49 (20.08%) ITIL
16 44 (18.03%) DNS
17 42 (17.21%) Microsoft Certification
18 41 (16.80%) WAN
19 40 (16.39%) DHCP
20 38 (15.57%) NetApp
21 36 (14.75%) SQL Server
22 32 (13.11%) XenApp
23 31 (12.70%) Backup Exec
23 31 (12.70%) Migration
23 31 (12.70%) LAN
24 29 (11.89%) VMware ESX
24 29 (11.89%) Exchange Server 2007
24 29 (11.89%) Windows Server 2012

Infrastructure Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Infrastructure Analyst 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 Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 97 (39.75%) MS Exchange
2 74 (30.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (11.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 26 (10.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2003
5 23 (9.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 18 (7.38%) SharePoint
7 16 (6.56%) Lync
8 14 (5.74%) IIS
9 8 (3.28%) IBM Notes
10 5 (2.05%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.64%) WebSphere
11 4 (1.64%) Tomcat
12 3 (1.23%) SAS
13 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
13 1 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.41%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 19 (7.79%) MS Office
2 18 (7.38%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.64%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.82%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.41%) ReMetrica
3 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.41%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.46%) Office 365
2 3 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 65 (26.64%) SAN
2 51 (20.90%) Firewall
3 44 (18.03%) DNS
4 41 (16.80%) WAN
5 40 (16.39%) DHCP
6 31 (12.70%) LAN
7 27 (11.07%) VoIP
7 27 (11.07%) TCP/IP
8 23 (9.43%) Wireless
9 20 (8.20%) MPLS
10 18 (7.38%) VPN
11 16 (6.56%) NAS
12 13 (5.33%) VLAN
13 12 (4.92%) iSCSI
14 11 (4.51%) Internet
15 9 (3.69%) Fibre Channel
16 7 (2.87%) Wi-Fi
17 5 (2.05%) Intranet
17 5 (2.05%) SSL
17 5 (2.05%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (14.75%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.05%) MySQL
5 4 (1.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 53 (21.72%) Finance
2 16 (6.56%) Banking
3 8 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.46%) Law
5 5 (2.05%) Legal
5 5 (2.05%) Retail
6 4 (1.64%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.82%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.82%) Publishing
7 2 (0.82%) Marketing
7 2 (0.82%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.41%) Back Office
8 1 (0.41%) Electronics
8 1 (0.41%) Local Government
8 1 (0.41%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.41%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.05%) Middleware
2 3 (1.23%) LAMP
2 3 (1.23%) Web Services
3 1 (0.41%) XML
3 1 (0.41%) COM
3 1 (0.41%) COM+
3 1 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.41%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.20%) Blackberry
2 18 (7.38%) Replication
3 15 (6.15%) Clustering
3 15 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.92%) Management Information System
5 7 (2.87%) Thin Client
5 7 (2.87%) Computer Science
5 7 (2.87%) Fat Client
6 6 (2.46%) iPhone
7 5 (2.05%) iPad
7 5 (2.05%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.64%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.23%) Handset
9 3 (1.23%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.23%) Freedom of Information Act
9 3 (1.23%) Freedom of Information
10 2 (0.82%) CLARiiON
10 2 (0.82%) NHS
10 2 (0.82%) Credit Risk
11 1 (0.41%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 170 (69.67%) Windows
2 101 (41.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 69 (28.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 50 (20.49%) Windows 7
5 29 (11.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (10.66%) Windows XP
7 15 (6.15%) Linux
8 13 (5.33%) UNIX
9 6 (2.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (2.46%) Windows 8
10 5 (2.05%) Windows 2000 Server
10 5 (2.05%) Solaris
11 4 (1.64%) Android
11 4 (1.64%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.64%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone 8
12 1 (0.41%) HPUX
12 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (20.08%) ITIL
2 31 (12.70%) Migration
3 16 (6.56%) Incident Management
4 13 (5.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 11 (4.51%) Test Scripting
5 11 (4.51%) Change Management
6 10 (4.10%) Asset Management
6 10 (4.10%) Business Analysis
6 10 (4.10%) Performance Monitoring
6 10 (4.10%) Technical Analysis
7 9 (3.69%) Information Security
7 9 (3.69%) Project Management
7 9 (3.69%) Service Management
7 9 (3.69%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (3.69%) Capacity Management
8 8 (3.28%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (2.87%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (2.87%) Service Delivery
9 7 (2.87%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (2.46%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 26 (10.66%) SQL
2 18 (7.38%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.23%) VBScript
4 2 (0.82%) C
4 2 (0.82%) Bash Shell
4 2 (0.82%) KiXtart
4 2 (0.82%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.41%) AWK
5 1 (0.41%) Ruby
5 1 (0.41%) sed
5 1 (0.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.41%) Perl
5 1 (0.41%) Python
Qualifications
1 42 (17.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (10.25%) MCSE
3 21 (8.61%) MCITP
4 18 (7.38%) Degree
4 18 (7.38%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (7.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 17 (6.97%) CCNA
6 11 (4.51%) Security Cleared
7 7 (2.87%) SC Cleared
7 7 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.05%) RHCE
8 5 (2.05%) RHCT
9 4 (1.64%) ISEB
9 4 (1.64%) MCP
9 4 (1.64%) NCDA
10 3 (1.23%) VCP5
10 3 (1.23%) CISSP
10 3 (1.23%) MCSA
11 2 (0.82%) CCA
11 2 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.97%) SLA
2 2 (0.82%) QA
3 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 110 (45.08%) Active Directory
2 60 (24.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (13.11%) XenApp
4 29 (11.89%) VMware ESX
5 24 (9.84%) Hyper-V
6 18 (7.38%) vSphere
7 9 (3.69%) NFS
8 7 (2.87%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.87%) Forefront TMG
9 6 (2.46%) VMware Server
9 6 (2.46%) DFS Replication
9 6 (2.46%) ISA Server
10 4 (1.64%) XenServer
11 3 (1.23%) NLBS
11 3 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.82%) Xen
12 2 (0.82%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.82%) vCloud
12 2 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.41%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 31 (12.70%) Backup Exec
2 24 (9.84%) SCCM
3 12 (4.92%) SCOM
4 10 (4.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 9 (3.69%) MIMEsweeper
5 9 (3.69%) MAILsweeper
6 5 (2.05%) WSUS
7 4 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (1.64%) SCOrch
7 4 (1.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (1.64%) MOM
7 4 (1.64%) ARCserve
8 3 (1.23%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.82%) Nagios
9 2 (0.82%) Nessus
9 2 (0.82%) SCSM
9 2 (0.82%) Puppet
9 2 (0.82%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.82%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 1 (0.41%) NetCrunch
Vendors
1 100 (40.98%) VMware
2 79 (32.38%) Microsoft
3 66 (27.05%) Citrix
4 65 (26.64%) HP
5 51 (20.90%) Cisco
6 38 (15.57%) NetApp
7 27 (11.07%) EMC
8 26 (10.66%) Symantec
9 19 (7.79%) Juniper
10 14 (5.74%) CheckPoint
11 13 (5.33%) SolarWinds
12 12 (4.92%) 3PAR
13 11 (4.51%) Meru Networks
13 11 (4.51%) Apple
14 10 (4.10%) IBM
15 8 (3.28%) Lotus
16 7 (2.87%) Intel
17 6 (2.46%) Avaya
17 6 (2.46%) Oracle
17 6 (2.46%) Mitel
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