The first table below looks at the demand for the Infrastructure Consultant 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 Consultant in their job title 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 Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Consultant
Rank 514 503 540
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +37
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Consultant 73 41 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.086% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.093% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 27 23
Average daily rate £400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £250 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £540 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £306
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +20.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £70.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -54.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

Infrastructure Consultant
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Infrastructure Consultant Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Consultant
Daily Rate Trend

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

Infrastructure Consultant Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Consultant
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Consultant within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Infrastructure Consultant Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Infrastructure Consultant
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Infrastructure Consultant Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Consultant
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 Consultant within the UK 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
England -55 69 £400 +3.22% 10
London -12 28 £425 -15.00% 5
South East -6 17 £400 +6.66% 2
City of London -6 9 £475 +51.39% 3
Berkshire -3 8 £400 -17.94% 1
Hampshire +8 5 £355 +23.47% 1
Reading +1 5 £400 +6.66%
South West -20 5 £408 +146.96% 2
East of England -22 5 £329 +31.50%
East Midlands - 3 £388 -
North East - 3 - -
Essex - 3 £395 -
Leeds -17 2 £363 - 1
West Yorkshire -18 2 £363 - 1
Yorkshire -19 2 £363 - 1
Durham - 2 - -
Dorset -6 1 £415 +48.21%
Bournemouth -6 1 £415 +48.21%
Scotland -7 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £400 -
North West - 1 £363 -
Wiltshire - - - - 2
Manchester - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Chippenham - - - -

Infrastructure Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 80 (58.39%) Windows
2 51 (37.23%) VMware
3 50 (36.50%) Microsoft
4 44 (32.12%) Active Directory
5 37 (27.01%) VMware Infrastructure
6 36 (26.28%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (22.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (19.71%) MS Exchange
9 26 (18.98%) Firewall
10 22 (16.06%) SAN
11 21 (15.33%) Citrix
12 20 (14.60%) Microsoft Certification
12 20 (14.60%) Cisco
12 20 (14.60%) UNIX
12 20 (14.60%) Linux
12 20 (14.60%) Security Cleared
12 20 (14.60%) Windows 7
13 19 (13.87%) MCSE
13 19 (13.87%) DNS
14 18 (13.14%) DHCP
14 18 (13.14%) Symantec
14 18 (13.14%) Finance
15 16 (11.68%) Hyper-V
16 15 (10.95%) PowerShell
16 15 (10.95%) SCCM
16 15 (10.95%) VMware ESX
16 15 (10.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 15 (10.95%) Clearswift
16 15 (10.95%) ITIL
17 14 (10.22%) SMTP

Infrastructure Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 27 (19.71%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (5.11%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.38%) Lync
5 5 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.92%) IIS
7 3 (2.19%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.46%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.73%) Apache
9 1 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.73%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.73%) Confluence
9 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (4.38%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.19%) MS Office
3 2 (1.46%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.73%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.30%) Office 365
2 6 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.92%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.73%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (18.98%) Firewall
2 22 (16.06%) SAN
3 19 (13.87%) DNS
4 18 (13.14%) DHCP
5 14 (10.22%) SMTP
6 13 (9.49%) TCP/IP
7 7 (5.11%) WAN
7 7 (5.11%) LAN
7 7 (5.11%) Wireless
8 4 (2.92%) VPN
9 3 (2.19%) MPLS
10 2 (1.46%) NAS
10 2 (1.46%) VLAN
10 2 (1.46%) IPsec
10 2 (1.46%) HTTP
11 1 (0.73%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.73%) SSL
11 1 (0.73%) PBX
11 1 (0.73%) VoIP
11 1 (0.73%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.19%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.46%) SAP Data Services
3 2 (1.46%) MySQL
4 1 (0.73%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (0.73%) SAP BI
4 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.73%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
4 1 (0.73%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.73%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.46%) JIRA
General
1 18 (13.14%) Finance
2 8 (5.84%) Banking
3 5 (3.65%) Investment Banking
3 5 (3.65%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.46%) Legal
5 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.73%) Front Office
5 1 (0.73%) Back Office
5 1 (0.73%) Automotive
5 1 (0.73%) Law
5 1 (0.73%) Dutch Language
5 1 (0.73%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.19%) Middleware
2 2 (1.46%) XMPP
3 1 (0.73%) Web Services
3 1 (0.73%) .NET
3 1 (0.73%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.73%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (0.73%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.76%) Blackberry
2 8 (5.84%) Open Source
2 8 (5.84%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.19%) GIS
3 3 (2.19%) PKI
3 3 (2.19%) Clustering
4 2 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.46%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.46%) EqualLogic
4 2 (1.46%) Replication
4 2 (1.46%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.73%) CESG
5 1 (0.73%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 80 (58.39%) Windows
2 36 (26.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (22.63%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (14.60%) UNIX
4 20 (14.60%) Linux
4 20 (14.60%) Windows 7
5 11 (8.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (5.84%) Windows 8
7 8 (5.84%) Windows XP
8 3 (2.19%) Solaris
8 3 (2.19%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.46%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.73%) VMS
10 1 (0.73%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (10.95%) ITIL
2 10 (7.30%) Server Monitoring
2 10 (7.30%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (6.57%) Project Management
3 9 (6.57%) Service Delivery
3 9 (6.57%) Change Control
4 8 (5.84%) Migration
5 7 (5.11%) Business Continuity
5 7 (5.11%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (4.38%) Service Management
7 5 (3.65%) PRINCE2
7 5 (3.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (3.65%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (2.92%) Information Security
8 4 (2.92%) Information Management
9 3 (2.19%) PRINCE
9 3 (2.19%) Risk Management
9 3 (2.19%) Network Design
9 3 (2.19%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.19%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (10.95%) PowerShell
2 12 (8.76%) SQL
3 10 (7.30%) VB
4 3 (2.19%) Java
5 1 (0.73%) C
5 1 (0.73%) C#
5 1 (0.73%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (14.60%) Microsoft Certification
1 20 (14.60%) Security Cleared
2 19 (13.87%) MCSE
3 11 (8.03%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.84%) DV Cleared
5 7 (5.11%) RHCE
6 6 (4.38%) Degree
7 4 (2.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (2.92%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.19%) CCNP
8 3 (2.19%) MCSA
9 2 (1.46%) MCITP
10 1 (0.73%) CCNA
10 1 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.73%) MCTS
10 1 (0.73%) CRISC
10 1 (0.73%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.92%) SLA
2 2 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.46%) BS7799
System Software
1 44 (32.12%) Active Directory
2 37 (27.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (11.68%) Hyper-V
4 15 (10.95%) VMware ESX
5 14 (10.22%) vSphere
6 9 (6.57%) ISA Server
7 8 (5.84%) XenApp
8 6 (4.38%) XenServer
9 5 (3.65%) Xen
10 4 (2.92%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (2.19%) XenDesktop
11 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.46%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.73%) NFS
13 1 (0.73%) Snort
13 1 (0.73%) UAG
13 1 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (10.95%) SCCM
2 14 (10.22%) MAILsweeper
3 11 (8.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 8 (5.84%) SCOM
5 6 (4.38%) Backup Exec
6 5 (3.65%) Windows Intune
7 3 (2.19%) WSUS
8 2 (1.46%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.46%) Nagios
9 1 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.73%) Foglight
9 1 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 51 (37.23%) VMware
2 50 (36.50%) Microsoft
3 21 (15.33%) Citrix
4 20 (14.60%) Cisco
5 18 (13.14%) Symantec
6 15 (10.95%) Clearswift
7 14 (10.22%) Open Text
7 14 (10.22%) RightFax
8 9 (6.57%) Juniper
8 9 (6.57%) Red Hat
9 8 (5.84%) Websense
9 8 (5.84%) HP
9 8 (5.84%) EMC
10 7 (5.11%) Oracle
11 6 (4.38%) Dell
12 4 (2.92%) Blue Coat
12 4 (2.92%) NetApp
13 3 (2.19%) IBM
13 3 (2.19%) Sun
13 3 (2.19%) Hitachi
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