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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Consultant
Rank 524 519 516
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Consultant 65 69 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.073%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.14% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 41 25
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£408 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.87% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £313 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £525 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £381 £370
% change year-on-year
+9.18% +3.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
50807 49213 43153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.36% 92.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 30874 29577 24780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1991 2026 2213
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015. 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 -12 60 £408 +1.87% 17
London 0 27 £408 -4.11% 7
South East -26 14 £423 +23.35% 3
City of London +15 12 £395 -7.05% 2
Hampshire -3 6 £450 +26.76% 2
East of England +12 5 £281 -14.44%
South West -6 4 £444 +8.89% 4
West Midlands - 4 £338 - 1
North West - 4 £519 - 1
Berkshire -2 3 £650 +96.96%
Scotland -6 3 £333 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £450 -
Basingstoke - 3 - - 1
Bristol -3 2 £411 +2.81%
Yorkshire -6 2 £440 +21.37% 1
Buckinghamshire -8 2 £395 +12.85%
Gloucestershire - 2 £450 - 1
Oxford - 2 £450 -
Manchester - 2 - -
Surrey +5 1 £375 -
Reading -1 1 - -
West Yorkshire -12 1 £440 +21.37%
Luton - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - - 3
Essex - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -

Infrastructure Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 90 (69.23%) Windows
2 64 (49.23%) VMware
3 50 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 47 (36.15%) Active Directory
4 47 (36.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 47 (36.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 34 (26.15%) Migration
7 29 (22.31%) Firewall
8 27 (20.77%) Cisco
9 26 (20.00%) Citrix
10 25 (19.23%) Finance
11 22 (16.92%) SAN
11 22 (16.92%) Linux
12 21 (16.15%) SCCM
13 20 (15.38%) HP
14 19 (14.62%) Security Cleared
15 18 (13.85%) WAN
16 17 (13.08%) LAN
16 17 (13.08%) Windows Server 2003
17 16 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
17 16 (12.31%) ITIL
18 15 (11.54%) NAS
18 15 (11.54%) SC Cleared
19 14 (10.77%) VMware ESXi
19 14 (10.77%) Disaster Recovery
19 14 (10.77%) Replication
19 14 (10.77%) UNIX
19 14 (10.77%) SharePoint
20 12 (9.23%) vSphere

Infrastructure Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 14 (10.77%) SharePoint
2 11 (8.46%) MS Exchange
3 10 (7.69%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.62%) IIS
5 5 (3.85%) Lync
6 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.08%) Apache
6 4 (3.08%) SAS
7 3 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.54%) Apache Solr
8 2 (1.54%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.54%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.54%) JBoss
8 2 (1.54%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.77%) Documentum
9 1 (0.77%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.77%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (6.15%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.77%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.62%) PaaS
2 5 (3.85%) Office 365
3 4 (3.08%) IaaS
4 3 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.54%) SaaS
5 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.77%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.77%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.77%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 29 (22.31%) Firewall
2 22 (16.92%) SAN
3 18 (13.85%) WAN
4 17 (13.08%) LAN
5 15 (11.54%) NAS
6 7 (5.38%) DNS
7 6 (4.62%) DHCP
7 6 (4.62%) NetScaler
8 5 (3.85%) VPN
9 3 (2.31%) SSL
9 3 (2.31%) MPLS
9 3 (2.31%) ATM
9 3 (2.31%) Unified Communications
10 2 (1.54%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.54%) IPsec
10 2 (1.54%) BIG-IP
10 2 (1.54%) VLAN
10 2 (1.54%) HTTP
10 2 (1.54%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.08%) EDRMS
3 3 (2.31%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.31%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.54%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.54%) DB2
4 2 (1.54%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.54%) MySQL
5 1 (0.77%) EDMS
5 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.77%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.77%) Redis
5 1 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (3.85%) MSI
General
1 25 (19.23%) Finance
2 8 (6.15%) Banking
3 2 (1.54%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.77%) Marketing
4 1 (0.77%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.38%) Application Packaging
2 6 (4.62%) Middleware
3 5 (3.85%) Web Services
4 3 (2.31%) .NET
5 1 (0.77%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.77%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.77%) mod_rewrite
5 1 (0.77%) mod_proxy
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.77%) Replication
2 11 (8.46%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (4.62%) Mobile Banking
3 6 (4.62%) Clustering
4 5 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.31%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.31%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.54%) GIS
6 2 (1.54%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.54%) Open Source
7 1 (0.77%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.77%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.77%) PKI
7 1 (0.77%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.77%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.77%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 90 (69.23%) Windows
2 47 (36.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (16.92%) Linux
5 17 (13.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (10.77%) UNIX
7 12 (9.23%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.85%) SUSE
9 4 (3.08%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.31%) Solaris
10 3 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.54%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.54%) CentOS
11 2 (1.54%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.15%) Migration
2 16 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
2 16 (12.31%) ITIL
3 14 (10.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (6.92%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (6.15%) Service Management
6 6 (4.62%) PRINCE2
7 5 (3.85%) Process Management
7 5 (3.85%) Service Delivery
7 5 (3.85%) Change Management
7 5 (3.85%) Network Management
8 4 (3.08%) Change Control
8 4 (3.08%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (3.08%) DevOps
8 4 (3.08%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.08%) Project Management
8 4 (3.08%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.31%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.31%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (2.31%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.46%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.15%) SQL
3 4 (3.08%) C
4 2 (1.54%) Perl
4 2 (1.54%) Python
4 2 (1.54%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.77%) Ruby
5 1 (0.77%) Korn
5 1 (0.77%) PHP
5 1 (0.77%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (14.62%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.15%) MCSE
3 8 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (5.38%) CCNA
5 6 (4.62%) CCNP
6 5 (3.85%) CCDP
6 5 (3.85%) MCITP
7 3 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.54%) MCSA
9 1 (0.77%) MCP
9 1 (0.77%) RHCE
9 1 (0.77%) Degree
9 1 (0.77%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 47 (36.15%) Active Directory
1 47 (36.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (10.77%) VMware ESXi
3 12 (9.23%) vSphere
4 11 (8.46%) XenApp
5 8 (6.15%) XenDesktop
6 7 (5.38%) Hyper-V
7 6 (4.62%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (4.62%) vCloud
8 5 (3.85%) Forefront TMG
8 5 (3.85%) UAG
9 3 (2.31%) DFS Replication
9 3 (2.31%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.54%) XenServer
10 2 (1.54%) PowerHA
10 2 (1.54%) ProxySG
10 2 (1.54%) Xen
10 2 (1.54%) NFS
10 2 (1.54%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.77%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 21 (16.15%) SCCM
2 4 (3.08%) EdgeSight
2 4 (3.08%) WSUS
3 3 (2.31%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.54%) OVSD
4 2 (1.54%) OpenView
4 2 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.54%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.77%) vMotion
5 1 (0.77%) SCOM
5 1 (0.77%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.77%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.77%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.77%) Nagios
5 1 (0.77%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.77%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 64 (49.23%) VMware
2 50 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 27 (20.77%) Cisco
4 26 (20.00%) Citrix
5 20 (15.38%) HP
6 7 (5.38%) NetApp
6 7 (5.38%) Red Hat
6 7 (5.38%) Veeam
7 6 (4.62%) Blue Coat
7 6 (4.62%) Veritas
8 5 (3.85%) IBM
8 5 (3.85%) Oracle
8 5 (3.85%) Symantec
8 5 (3.85%) Sophos
9 4 (3.08%) Informatica
9 4 (3.08%) Mercator
10 3 (2.31%) F5
11 2 (1.54%) Splunk
11 2 (1.54%) hybris
11 2 (1.54%) Remedy
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