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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Consultant
Rank 533 527 512
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Consultant 61 73 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 47 30
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£425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £535 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £416 £388 £370
% change year-on-year
+7.41% +4.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.00

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
51450 50956 44853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.28% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31225 31058 25652
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2017 2210
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 April 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 24 April 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 -15 55 £425 +6.25% 19
London -4 19 £425 - 7
South East -8 16 £395 -1.25% 1
City of London +17 8 £425 -10.52% 3
Hampshire -8 7 £450 +26.76% 1
East of England +22 5 £281 -14.44% 1
South West +4 5 £450 +10.42% 2
West Midlands - 5 £344 - 2
North West -16 4 £519 +43.10% 4
Gloucestershire - 4 £450 -
Scotland +7 3 £333 - 1
Edinburgh +4 3 £333 -
Berkshire -10 3 £469 +17.18%
Oxfordshire - 3 £450 -
Basingstoke - 3 - - 1
Warwickshire - 3 £344 -
Surrey +2 2 £375 -
Buckinghamshire -1 2 £395 +12.85%
Stratford-upon-Avon - 2 £350 -
Winchester - 2 £450 -
Suffolk - 2 £225 -
Lancashire - 2 £519 -
Blackpool - 2 £519 -
Ipswich - 2 £225 -
Manchester - 2 - - 2
Oxford - 2 £450 -
Bristol +5 1 £438 +9.37%
Cambridgeshire +5 1 £338 +10.20% 1
Bracknell +1 1 - -
Slough -1 1 £288 -12.87%

Infrastructure Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 79 (66.95%) Windows
2 56 (47.46%) VMware
3 46 (38.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (35.59%) Active Directory
5 41 (34.75%) Microsoft
5 41 (34.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 39 (33.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 30 (25.42%) Migration
8 24 (20.34%) Citrix
8 24 (20.34%) Cisco
9 21 (17.80%) Finance
10 20 (16.95%) Firewall
11 19 (16.10%) Security Cleared
11 19 (16.10%) SCCM
12 18 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 18 (15.25%) Linux
13 17 (14.41%) HP
14 16 (13.56%) ITIL
15 15 (12.71%) SC Cleared
16 14 (11.86%) SharePoint
16 14 (11.86%) SAN
16 14 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
17 13 (11.02%) WAN
17 13 (11.02%) vSphere
18 12 (10.17%) LAN
19 11 (9.32%) MS Exchange
19 11 (9.32%) VMware ESXi
19 11 (9.32%) Windows 7
20 10 (8.47%) Replication
20 10 (8.47%) UNIX

Infrastructure Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (11.86%) SharePoint
2 11 (9.32%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.08%) WebSphere
3 6 (5.08%) IIS
4 5 (4.24%) Lync
5 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.39%) SAS
6 3 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.69%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.69%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.69%) Apache
7 2 (1.69%) JBoss
8 1 (0.85%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.85%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.85%) Documentum
8 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 8 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) thinkFolio
1 1 (0.85%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.08%) PaaS
1 6 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.24%) Office 365
3 4 (3.39%) IaaS
4 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (16.95%) Firewall
2 14 (11.86%) SAN
3 13 (11.02%) WAN
4 12 (10.17%) LAN
5 8 (6.78%) NAS
6 6 (5.08%) VPN
7 5 (4.24%) DNS
8 4 (3.39%) NetScaler
8 4 (3.39%) DHCP
9 3 (2.54%) ATM
9 3 (2.54%) MPLS
9 3 (2.54%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.54%) Unified Communications
10 2 (1.69%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.69%) BIG-IP
10 2 (1.69%) VLAN
10 2 (1.69%) IPsec
10 2 (1.69%) OSPF
10 2 (1.69%) BGP
10 2 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.39%) EDRMS
3 3 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.69%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.69%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.69%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.85%) MySQL
5 1 (0.85%) EDMS
5 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (4.24%) MSI
General
1 21 (17.80%) Finance
2 6 (5.08%) Banking
3 1 (0.85%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.85%) Legal
3 1 (0.85%) Marketing
3 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.93%) Application Packaging
2 6 (5.08%) Middleware
3 4 (3.39%) Web Services
4 3 (2.54%) .NET
5 1 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.85%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.47%) Replication
2 7 (5.93%) Enterprise Storage
3 5 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.39%) Mobile Banking
5 3 (2.54%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.54%) Clustering
5 3 (2.54%) Data Structures
6 2 (1.69%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.69%) GIS
7 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.85%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.85%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.85%) Celerra
7 1 (0.85%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.85%) PKI
7 1 (0.85%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.85%) Open Source
7 1 (0.85%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 79 (66.95%) Windows
2 46 (38.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (33.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (15.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (15.25%) Linux
5 11 (9.32%) Windows 7
6 10 (8.47%) UNIX
7 5 (4.24%) SUSE
8 4 (3.39%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.54%) Solaris
9 3 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.69%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.69%) CentOS
11 1 (0.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (25.42%) Migration
2 16 (13.56%) ITIL
3 14 (11.86%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (8.47%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (7.63%) Service Management
6 7 (5.93%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (4.24%) Change Management
8 4 (3.39%) Load Balancing
8 4 (3.39%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.39%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.39%) Project Management
8 4 (3.39%) PRINCE2
9 3 (2.54%) Process Management
9 3 (2.54%) ITSM
9 3 (2.54%) Data Security
9 3 (2.54%) TOGAF
9 3 (2.54%) Risk Assessment
9 3 (2.54%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (2.54%) Change Control
9 3 (2.54%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.78%) SQL
2 6 (5.08%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.39%) C
4 2 (1.69%) Python
5 1 (0.85%) Java
5 1 (0.85%) Perl
5 1 (0.85%) PHP
5 1 (0.85%) Korn
5 1 (0.85%) Ruby
5 1 (0.85%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (16.10%) Security Cleared
2 15 (12.71%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.24%) CCNA
4 5 (4.24%) MCSE
5 4 (3.39%) CCNP
6 3 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.54%) CCDP
6 3 (2.54%) MCITP
7 2 (1.69%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.85%) RHCE
8 1 (0.85%) MCP
8 1 (0.85%) MCSA
8 1 (0.85%) Degree
System Software
1 42 (35.59%) Active Directory
2 41 (34.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (11.02%) vSphere
4 11 (9.32%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (7.63%) XenApp
6 8 (6.78%) XenDesktop
7 7 (5.93%) Hyper-V
8 6 (5.08%) vCloud
8 6 (5.08%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (4.24%) Forefront TMG
9 5 (4.24%) UAG
10 3 (2.54%) VMware Server
10 3 (2.54%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.69%) XenServer
11 2 (1.69%) ProxySG
11 2 (1.69%) VMware ESX
11 2 (1.69%) NFS
12 1 (0.85%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.85%) Xen
12 1 (0.85%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 19 (16.10%) SCCM
2 4 (3.39%) EdgeSight
2 4 (3.39%) AirWatch
2 4 (3.39%) WSUS
3 3 (2.54%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.69%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.69%) OVSD
4 2 (1.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.69%) OpenView
5 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.85%) Nagios
5 1 (0.85%) SCOM
5 1 (0.85%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.85%) vMotion
Vendors
1 56 (47.46%) VMware
2 41 (34.75%) Microsoft
3 24 (20.34%) Citrix
3 24 (20.34%) Cisco
4 17 (14.41%) HP
5 7 (5.93%) NetApp
5 7 (5.93%) Red Hat
6 6 (5.08%) Blue Coat
7 5 (4.24%) Oracle
7 5 (4.24%) Symantec
7 5 (4.24%) Sophos
8 4 (3.39%) Mercator
8 4 (3.39%) Informatica
9 3 (2.54%) EMC
9 3 (2.54%) F5
9 3 (2.54%) Veeam
10 2 (1.69%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.69%) Rackspace
10 2 (1.69%) hybris
10 2 (1.69%) Splunk
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