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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Consultant
Rank 519 500 520
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +20
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Consultant 73 70 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.084%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.15% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 43 21
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+30.83% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 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 December 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 -31 64 £400 +21.21% 21
London +12 30 £400 -11.11% 8
City of London +7 8 £425 +31.17% 1
West Midlands +2 8 £350 +40.00% 2
Scotland - 8 £360 -
North West -11 6 £410 +49.09%
Manchester -12 6 £410 +49.09%
East of England -13 6 £385 -3.75%
East Midlands - 6 £400 - 2
South East -39 4 £425 +13.33% 4
Essex -8 3 £385 +6.20%
Hertfordshire +6 2 £550 +37.50%
Glasgow - 2 £315 -
Bracknell -1 1 - -
Berkshire -11 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -11 1 £425 - 3
West Yorkshire -14 1 £425 -
Hampshire -21 1 £450 +44.00%
Coventry - 1 £425 -
Midlands - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £600 -
Birmingham - 1 £363 -
Leeds - 1 £425 -
Kent - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Poole - - - -

Infrastructure Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 77 (62.60%) Windows
2 54 (43.90%) VMware
3 40 (32.52%) Active Directory
4 39 (31.71%) Microsoft
5 35 (28.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 30 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (20.33%) SCCM
8 23 (18.70%) Finance
8 23 (18.70%) Windows Server 2012
9 22 (17.89%) Security Cleared
9 22 (17.89%) HP
10 21 (17.07%) SAN
10 21 (17.07%) Migration
11 19 (15.45%) Firewall
11 19 (15.45%) SC Cleared
12 17 (13.82%) PowerShell
13 16 (13.01%) Cisco
14 15 (12.20%) Citrix
15 14 (11.38%) Linux
16 13 (10.57%) VMware ESXi
17 12 (9.76%) ITIL
17 12 (9.76%) SQL
17 12 (9.76%) DNS
17 12 (9.76%) UNIX
17 12 (9.76%) MS Exchange
17 12 (9.76%) NAS
17 12 (9.76%) WebSphere
18 11 (8.94%) Disaster Recovery
18 11 (8.94%) Clustering
18 11 (8.94%) SharePoint

Infrastructure Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 12 (9.76%) MS Exchange
1 12 (9.76%) WebSphere
2 11 (8.94%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.07%) Apache Solr
3 5 (4.07%) IBM HTTP Server
3 5 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (4.07%) Apache
3 5 (4.07%) IIS
4 4 (3.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.44%) Lync
5 3 (2.44%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.63%) JBoss
6 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.81%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.81%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.63%) MS Office
3 1 (0.81%) MS Project
3 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.81%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.63%) Office 365
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.81%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.07%) SAN
2 19 (15.45%) Firewall
3 12 (9.76%) NAS
3 12 (9.76%) DNS
4 11 (8.94%) LAN
5 10 (8.13%) WAN
6 8 (6.50%) DHCP
6 8 (6.50%) SSL
7 5 (4.07%) HTTP
8 3 (2.44%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.44%) VPN
8 3 (2.44%) Network Security
8 3 (2.44%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (1.63%) LDAP
9 2 (1.63%) IPsec
9 2 (1.63%) SNMP
10 1 (0.81%) FTP
10 1 (0.81%) SMS
10 1 (0.81%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.94%) 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%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.81%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (0.81%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (4.07%) MSI
2 1 (0.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 23 (18.70%) Finance
2 8 (6.50%) Banking
3 3 (2.44%) Legal
4 2 (1.63%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.63%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.81%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.50%) Application Packaging
2 7 (5.69%) Middleware
3 4 (3.25%) .NET
4 3 (2.44%) Web Services
5 1 (0.81%) XML
5 1 (0.81%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.81%) OLE
5 1 (0.81%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.94%) Clustering
2 10 (8.13%) Replication
3 9 (7.32%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (3.25%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (2.44%) PKI
6 2 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.63%) Open Source
7 1 (0.81%) CESG
7 1 (0.81%) CESG CLAS
7 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.81%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.81%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.81%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.81%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.81%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.81%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.81%) GIS
7 1 (0.81%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 77 (62.60%) Windows
2 30 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (18.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (11.38%) Linux
5 12 (9.76%) UNIX
6 11 (8.94%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (7.32%) Windows 7
8 3 (2.44%) CentOS
8 3 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.63%) AIX
9 2 (1.63%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.81%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.81%) SUSE
10 1 (0.81%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (17.07%) Migration
2 12 (9.76%) ITIL
3 11 (8.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (4.07%) PRINCE2
5 5 (4.07%) Service Management
5 5 (4.07%) TOGAF
5 5 (4.07%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (4.07%) DevOps
5 5 (4.07%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (3.25%) Network Management
6 4 (3.25%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (3.25%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (3.25%) Process Management
6 4 (3.25%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.44%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (2.44%) Information Security
7 3 (2.44%) Project Management
7 3 (2.44%) Data Protection
7 3 (2.44%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (13.82%) PowerShell
2 12 (9.76%) SQL
3 3 (2.44%) VBScript
3 3 (2.44%) Perl
4 2 (1.63%) Java
4 2 (1.63%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.81%) Ruby
5 1 (0.81%) Korn
5 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.81%) C
5 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.81%) VB
5 1 (0.81%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (17.89%) Security Cleared
2 19 (15.45%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (8.13%) MCSE
5 6 (4.88%) MCITP
6 4 (3.25%) CCNP
6 4 (3.25%) CCNA
6 4 (3.25%) CCDP
6 4 (3.25%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.44%) MCP
7 3 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.44%) MCTS
8 2 (1.63%) CISSP
8 2 (1.63%) MCSA
8 2 (1.63%) NCDA
8 2 (1.63%) NCIE
8 2 (1.63%) VCAP
9 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.81%) CCA
9 1 (0.81%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.63%) COBIT
1 2 (1.63%) QA
System Software
1 40 (32.52%) Active Directory
2 35 (28.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (10.57%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (6.50%) vSphere
5 6 (4.88%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.88%) vCloud
6 5 (4.07%) XenApp
6 5 (4.07%) XenDesktop
6 5 (4.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.44%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.44%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.63%) XenServer
8 2 (1.63%) Xen
8 2 (1.63%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.81%) GPFS
9 1 (0.81%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.81%) Firmware
9 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.81%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 25 (20.33%) SCCM
2 7 (5.69%) SCOrch
3 6 (4.88%) SCOM
4 4 (3.25%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.63%) OpenView
6 2 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.63%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.63%) WSUS
7 1 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.81%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.81%) Foglight
7 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.81%) SCSM
7 1 (0.81%) EdgeSight
7 1 (0.81%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 54 (43.90%) VMware
2 39 (31.71%) Microsoft
3 22 (17.89%) HP
4 16 (13.01%) Cisco
5 15 (12.20%) Citrix
6 11 (8.94%) NetApp
6 11 (8.94%) IBM
7 9 (7.32%) Veeam
8 6 (4.88%) Veritas
8 6 (4.88%) Red Hat
8 6 (4.88%) EMC
9 4 (3.25%) Oracle
10 3 (2.44%) SAP
11 2 (1.63%) Juniper
11 2 (1.63%) JD Edwards
11 2 (1.63%) Symantec
11 2 (1.63%) hybris
11 2 (1.63%) 3PAR
12 1 (0.81%) Lumension
12 1 (0.81%) ServiceNow
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