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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Consultant
Rank 561 534 522
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Consultant 51 52 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.099% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 29 45
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£350 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £235 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £455 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £390 £400
% change year-on-year
-12.82% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
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 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 19 September 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 19 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 -6 48 £350 -1.75% 17
London +15 17 £380 +6.72% 2
South East -1 10 £328 -18.12% 2
South West -43 6 £513 +192.85% 3
City of London +29 5 £481 +13.23%
East of England - 5 £380 -
Reading +16 4 £450 -
Berkshire +5 4 £450 +20.00%
Hampshire -10 3 £325 +1.56%
Scotland -13 3 £313 -19.87%
West Midlands -16 3 £325 -27.77% 5
Derbyshire +5 2 £450 -
East Midlands +3 2 £450 -
Yorkshire +2 2 £250 -52.38%
North West -5 2 £425 +54.54% 4
Oxfordshire -7 2 - -
Wiltshire -9 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 £475 - 2
Cheshire +9 1 - -
South Yorkshire +8 1 £250 -52.38%
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - - 1
Glasgow - 1 £285 -
Gloucester - 1 £475 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £550 -
Cheltenham - - - - 1
Dewsbury - - - -

Infrastructure Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 61 (52.59%) Windows
2 54 (46.55%) VMware
3 39 (33.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 37 (31.90%) Active Directory
5 32 (27.59%) Microsoft
6 25 (21.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (18.97%) Cisco
8 21 (18.10%) SCCM
9 20 (17.24%) MS Exchange
9 20 (17.24%) SAN
10 17 (14.66%) Finance
11 16 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 16 (13.79%) Security Cleared
12 15 (12.93%) Firewall
13 14 (12.07%) DNS
13 14 (12.07%) SC Cleared
13 14 (12.07%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (11.21%) Hyper-V
14 13 (11.21%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (10.34%) UNIX
15 12 (10.34%) DHCP
15 12 (10.34%) SQL Server
16 11 (9.48%) SharePoint
16 11 (9.48%) NetApp
17 10 (8.62%) Juniper
17 10 (8.62%) MCSE
17 10 (8.62%) SQL
17 10 (8.62%) HP
17 10 (8.62%) PowerShell
17 10 (8.62%) VMware ESX

Infrastructure Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 20 (17.24%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.48%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.31%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (3.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 4 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (3.45%) Apache
4 4 (3.45%) IIS
4 4 (3.45%) Lync
5 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.72%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.86%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.86%) Jetty
7 1 (0.86%) nginx
7 1 (0.86%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (4.31%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (4.31%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.59%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.72%) Office 365
4 1 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.86%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 20 (17.24%) SAN
2 15 (12.93%) Firewall
3 14 (12.07%) DNS
4 12 (10.34%) DHCP
5 8 (6.90%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.17%) LAN
7 4 (3.45%) Wireless
7 4 (3.45%) IPsec
7 4 (3.45%) WAN
8 3 (2.59%) VPN
8 3 (2.59%) SSL
9 2 (1.72%) MPLS
9 2 (1.72%) HTTP
9 2 (1.72%) SMTP
9 2 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.72%) NAS
9 2 (1.72%) Network Security
10 1 (0.86%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.86%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.86%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.72%) MySQL
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.86%) DB2
4 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.72%) MSI
2 1 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.86%) Jenkins
General
1 17 (14.66%) Finance
2 5 (4.31%) Banking
2 5 (4.31%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.59%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.72%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.86%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.31%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.72%) Middleware
2 2 (1.72%) .NET
2 2 (1.72%) XMPP
3 1 (0.86%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (0.86%) J2EE
3 1 (0.86%) Servlets
3 1 (0.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.45%) Blackberry
1 4 (3.45%) Clustering
2 2 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (1.72%) NHS
2 2 (1.72%) Replication
2 2 (1.72%) Smart Meter
2 2 (1.72%) Digital Media
3 1 (0.86%) Hedge funds
3 1 (0.86%) Open Source
3 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (0.86%) Data Integration
3 1 (0.86%) Fat Client
3 1 (0.86%) PKI
3 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.86%) Firmware
3 1 (0.86%) Thin Client
3 1 (0.86%) Mainframe
3 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 61 (52.59%) Windows
2 25 (21.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (12.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (10.34%) UNIX
6 9 (7.76%) Linux
7 5 (4.31%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.72%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.72%) CentOS
8 2 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (6.90%) Migration
2 7 (6.03%) ITIL
3 6 (5.17%) Service Management
3 6 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (4.31%) Mentoring
5 4 (3.45%) Service Delivery
5 4 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (3.45%) CRM
5 4 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (2.59%) High Availability
6 3 (2.59%) Data Protection
6 3 (2.59%) Test Scripting
6 3 (2.59%) Data Management
6 3 (2.59%) Asset Management
6 3 (2.59%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (2.59%) Problem Management
6 3 (2.59%) ERP
6 3 (2.59%) Configuration Management
6 3 (2.59%) Server Monitoring
7 2 (1.72%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.62%) SQL
1 10 (8.62%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.45%) VB
3 3 (2.59%) C
3 3 (2.59%) Perl
4 2 (1.72%) Java
4 2 (1.72%) VBScript
5 1 (0.86%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.86%) Ruby
5 1 (0.86%) VBA
5 1 (0.86%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.07%) SC Cleared
3 13 (11.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (8.62%) MCSE
5 9 (7.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (6.90%) Degree
7 5 (4.31%) MCITP
8 4 (3.45%) VCP5
9 3 (2.59%) MCTS
9 3 (2.59%) MCP
9 3 (2.59%) MCSA
10 2 (1.72%) CCA
10 2 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.72%) CISSP
10 2 (1.72%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.72%) VCAP
10 2 (1.72%) NCDA
10 2 (1.72%) NCIE
11 1 (0.86%) GCIA
11 1 (0.86%) CNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.59%) QA
2 2 (1.72%) COBIT
System Software
1 39 (33.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (31.90%) Active Directory
3 13 (11.21%) Hyper-V
4 10 (8.62%) VMware ESX
5 7 (6.03%) vSphere
6 6 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (4.31%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (2.59%) XenApp
8 3 (2.59%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.72%) Xen
9 2 (1.72%) XenServer
9 2 (1.72%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.86%) vCloud
10 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.86%) Snort
10 1 (0.86%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (18.10%) SCCM
2 7 (6.03%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.45%) SCOrch
3 4 (3.45%) SCOM
4 2 (1.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.72%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (1.72%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.86%) Puppet
5 1 (0.86%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.86%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.86%) Foglight
5 1 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.86%) SCSM
Vendors
1 54 (46.55%) VMware
2 32 (27.59%) Microsoft
3 22 (18.97%) Cisco
4 11 (9.48%) NetApp
5 10 (8.62%) Juniper
5 10 (8.62%) HP
6 9 (7.76%) Citrix
6 9 (7.76%) Symantec
7 7 (6.03%) EMC
7 7 (6.03%) IBM
7 7 (6.03%) Oracle
8 5 (4.31%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.45%) Blue Coat
10 3 (2.59%) Websense
10 3 (2.59%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.72%) RightFax
11 2 (1.72%) Clearswift
11 2 (1.72%) Software AG
11 2 (1.72%) webMethods
11 2 (1.72%) Reuters
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