The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Consultant
Rank 543 513 522
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +9
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Consultant 70 64 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 33 33
Average daily rate
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£400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £190 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £590 £770
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 -

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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
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 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -22 64 £400 +6.66% 23
London -5 27 £410 -3.42% 5
City of London +19 8 £475 +11.76% 1
South East -35 7 £328 -15.48% 1
East Midlands - 7 £400 - 2
Scotland -2 5 £350 -10.25% 1
North West -5 5 £398 - 2
West Midlands - 5 £350 - 3
East of England -12 4 £450 -
South West -36 4 £513 +192.85% 3
Reading +8 3 £450 -
Berkshire +3 3 £450 +16.12%
Manchester 0 3 £370 - 1
Hampshire -14 3 £325 +1.56%
Wiltshire -11 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £338 - 5
Derbyshire - 2 £450 -
Glasgow - 2 £315 - 1
Cheshire +5 1 - -
Oxfordshire -13 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £425 - 5
Gloucester - 1 £475 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £425 - 5
Essex - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £475 - 1
Swindon - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £550 -
Cheltenham - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -

Infrastructure Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 72 (58.54%) Windows
2 60 (48.78%) VMware
3 42 (34.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 38 (30.89%) Active Directory
6 29 (23.58%) SAN
7 27 (21.95%) Cisco
7 27 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (19.51%) SCCM
9 22 (17.89%) Finance
10 20 (16.26%) Firewall
11 17 (13.82%) MS Exchange
12 16 (13.01%) HP
13 15 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
13 15 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (12.20%) Migration
13 15 (12.20%) Security Cleared
14 14 (11.38%) SC Cleared
14 14 (11.38%) DNS
14 14 (11.38%) UNIX
14 14 (11.38%) Windows Server 2012
15 13 (10.57%) Linux
15 13 (10.57%) Citrix
15 13 (10.57%) PowerShell
15 13 (10.57%) Hyper-V
16 12 (9.76%) IBM
16 12 (9.76%) MCSE
17 11 (8.94%) DHCP
17 11 (8.94%) NetApp
18 10 (8.13%) Juniper

Infrastructure Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 17 (13.82%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.32%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.50%) WebSphere
4 7 (5.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (4.88%) Apache
6 5 (4.07%) IBM HTTP Server
6 5 (4.07%) Apache Solr
7 4 (3.25%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (2.44%) Lync
8 3 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (2.44%) IIS
8 3 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.63%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.81%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.81%) Jetty
10 1 (0.81%) nginx
10 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.07%) MS Office
3 1 (0.81%) MS Project
3 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.63%) Office 365
3 2 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.81%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 29 (23.58%) SAN
2 20 (16.26%) Firewall
3 14 (11.38%) DNS
4 11 (8.94%) DHCP
5 10 (8.13%) LAN
5 10 (8.13%) NAS
6 9 (7.32%) WAN
7 7 (5.69%) SSL
8 6 (4.88%) HTTP
9 4 (3.25%) TCP/IP
10 3 (2.44%) NetScaler
10 3 (2.44%) Network Security
11 2 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.63%) Wireless
11 2 (1.63%) IPsec
11 2 (1.63%) SNMP
11 2 (1.63%) FTP
12 1 (0.81%) LDAP
12 1 (0.81%) SMS
12 1 (0.81%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.13%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.07%) DB2
3 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.81%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.81%) Redis
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.81%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.44%) MSI
2 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (17.89%) Finance
2 6 (4.88%) Banking
3 3 (2.44%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.63%) Legal
5 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.81%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.88%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.44%) .NET
3 2 (1.63%) Web Services
4 1 (0.81%) XML
4 1 (0.81%) Middleware
4 1 (0.81%) OLE
4 1 (0.81%) OLE DB
4 1 (0.81%) J2EE
4 1 (0.81%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.50%) Clustering
2 6 (4.88%) Replication
3 5 (4.07%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (1.63%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.63%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.63%) Open Source
4 2 (1.63%) NHS
4 2 (1.63%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.63%) PKI
5 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
5 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.81%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.81%) CESG
5 1 (0.81%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (0.81%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 72 (58.54%) Windows
2 27 (21.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (11.38%) UNIX
4 14 (11.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (10.57%) Linux
6 7 (5.69%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.44%) CentOS
7 3 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.81%) AIX
8 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (12.20%) Migration
2 9 (7.32%) ITIL
3 8 (6.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (4.07%) Service Delivery
4 5 (4.07%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (4.07%) DevOps
5 4 (3.25%) CRM
5 4 (3.25%) ERP
5 4 (3.25%) Asset Management
5 4 (3.25%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (3.25%) Problem Management
6 3 (2.44%) Network Design
6 3 (2.44%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (2.44%) Configuration Management
6 3 (2.44%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (2.44%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (2.44%) Data Protection
7 2 (1.63%) Integration Testing
7 2 (1.63%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.57%) PowerShell
2 10 (8.13%) SQL
3 4 (3.25%) Perl
4 3 (2.44%) C
4 3 (2.44%) Java
4 3 (2.44%) VBScript
5 2 (1.63%) VB
5 2 (1.63%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.63%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.81%) Ruby
6 1 (0.81%) VBA
6 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
1 15 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.38%) SC Cleared
3 12 (9.76%) MCSE
4 9 (7.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (6.50%) Degree
6 7 (5.69%) MCITP
7 4 (3.25%) MCSA
7 4 (3.25%) VCP5
8 3 (2.44%) MCP
8 3 (2.44%) MCTS
9 2 (1.63%) CCNP
9 2 (1.63%) CCNA
9 2 (1.63%) CCDP
9 2 (1.63%) CCA
9 2 (1.63%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.63%) CISSP
9 2 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.63%) NCDA
9 2 (1.63%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.44%) QA
2 2 (1.63%) COBIT
System Software
1 42 (34.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (30.89%) Active Directory
3 13 (10.57%) Hyper-V
4 9 (7.32%) VMware ESX
4 9 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (4.88%) vSphere
5 6 (4.88%) XenApp
6 5 (4.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (3.25%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.63%) XenServer
9 1 (0.81%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.81%) Snort
9 1 (0.81%) Xen
9 1 (0.81%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.81%) Firmware
9 1 (0.81%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.81%) Samba
9 1 (0.81%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.81%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 24 (19.51%) SCCM
2 8 (6.50%) Backup Exec
3 6 (4.88%) SCOM
4 5 (4.07%) SCOrch
5 3 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (2.44%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.63%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.81%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.81%) Puppet
7 1 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.81%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.81%) Foglight
7 1 (0.81%) SCSM
7 1 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 60 (48.78%) VMware
2 41 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 27 (21.95%) Cisco
4 16 (13.01%) HP
5 13 (10.57%) Citrix
6 12 (9.76%) IBM
7 11 (8.94%) NetApp
8 10 (8.13%) Juniper
9 8 (6.50%) Symantec
10 6 (4.88%) Red Hat
10 6 (4.88%) EMC
10 6 (4.88%) Veeam
11 5 (4.07%) Oracle
12 4 (3.25%) Blue Coat
12 4 (3.25%) Veritas
13 3 (2.44%) CheckPoint
13 3 (2.44%) SAP
14 2 (1.63%) JD Edwards
14 2 (1.63%) Reuters
14 2 (1.63%) Bloomberg
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