The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Consultant
Rank 555 532 519
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -13
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Consultant 49 33 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.090% 0.065% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.070% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 18 38
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£313 £350 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -10.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £255 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-15.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50489 47277 53592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.50% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30654 27660 29863
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2139 2724
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +10 43 £310 -4.61% 13
London +19 13 £313 -2.34% 1
South East -20 10 £338 -15.62% 3
Manchester 0 7 £300 +9.09%
North West -1 7 £300 - 1
West Midlands -7 4 £340 -12.25% 1
Scotland -19 4 £313 - 3
Hampshire -10 3 £345 +20.00% 1
East of England -27 3 £310 -
South West -30 3 - - 2
Leeds +5 2 - - 3
West Yorkshire +4 2 - - 3
Yorkshire +1 2 - - 5
Gloucestershire - 2 - - 2
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
East Midlands -1 1 £350 -
Glasgow - 1 £285 - 3
Solihull - 1 - -
Swindon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - -
Poole - - - -
County Antrim - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Basildon - - - -
Bath - - - -
Belfast - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bournemouth - - - -
Bristol - - - -

Infrastructure Consultant
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 67 (54.92%) Windows
2 58 (47.54%) VMware
3 44 (36.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 39 (31.97%) Active Directory
5 36 (29.51%) Microsoft
6 29 (23.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 27 (22.13%) SAN
8 23 (18.85%) Cisco
9 22 (18.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (17.21%) MS Exchange
10 21 (17.21%) SCCM
11 19 (15.57%) Firewall
12 17 (13.93%) DNS
12 17 (13.93%) UNIX
12 17 (13.93%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (13.93%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (13.11%) DHCP
13 16 (13.11%) Linux
14 15 (12.30%) Finance
15 14 (11.48%) MCSE
15 14 (11.48%) Citrix
15 14 (11.48%) Security Cleared
16 13 (10.66%) SQL Server
16 13 (10.66%) VMware ESX
17 12 (9.84%) Symantec
17 12 (9.84%) TCP/IP
18 11 (9.02%) ITIL
18 11 (9.02%) Hyper-V
19 10 (8.20%) SC Cleared
19 10 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery

Infrastructure Consultant
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 21 (17.21%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (6.56%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (4.10%) Lync
5 3 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.46%) IIS
5 3 (2.46%) Apache
5 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.64%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.82%) Jetty
7 1 (0.82%) nginx
7 1 (0.82%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.82%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (4.10%) MS Office
1 5 (4.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.64%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.82%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.92%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.46%) Office 365
4 1 (0.82%) Google App Engine
4 1 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 27 (22.13%) SAN
2 19 (15.57%) Firewall
3 17 (13.93%) DNS
4 16 (13.11%) DHCP
5 12 (9.84%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.92%) LAN
6 6 (4.92%) SMTP
7 5 (4.10%) WAN
8 4 (3.28%) Wireless
8 4 (3.28%) NAS
9 3 (2.46%) IPsec
9 3 (2.46%) MPLS
10 2 (1.64%) VPN
10 2 (1.64%) SSL
10 2 (1.64%) HTTP
10 2 (1.64%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.82%) NetScaler
11 1 (0.82%) Asterisk PBX
11 1 (0.82%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (0.82%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (10.66%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.46%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.64%) MySQL
3 2 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.82%) Oracle9i Database
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.82%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.82%) JIRA
1 1 (0.82%) Jenkins
General
1 15 (12.30%) Finance
2 7 (5.74%) Telecoms
3 6 (4.92%) Banking
4 4 (3.28%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.46%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.82%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.46%) Middleware
1 3 (2.46%) Application Packaging
2 2 (1.64%) XMPP
3 1 (0.82%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (0.82%) .NET
3 1 (0.82%) J2EE
3 1 (0.82%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.92%) Blackberry
2 5 (4.10%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.46%) PKI
3 3 (2.46%) Open Source
3 3 (2.46%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.64%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.64%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.64%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.64%) Smart Meter
4 2 (1.64%) NHS
4 2 (1.64%) Replication
4 2 (1.64%) Clustering
5 1 (0.82%) Firmware
5 1 (0.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.82%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.82%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 67 (54.92%) Windows
2 29 (23.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (18.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (13.93%) UNIX
4 17 (13.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (13.11%) Linux
6 7 (5.74%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.28%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.28%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.82%) CentOS
10 1 (0.82%) VMS
10 1 (0.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (9.02%) ITIL
2 10 (8.20%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (5.74%) Service Management
3 7 (5.74%) Migration
4 6 (4.92%) Service Delivery
4 6 (4.92%) Server Monitoring
5 5 (4.10%) Change Control
5 5 (4.10%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (4.10%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (3.28%) Information Security
6 4 (3.28%) Business Continuity
6 4 (3.28%) Change Management
6 4 (3.28%) CRM
7 3 (2.46%) PRINCE2
7 3 (2.46%) Configuration Management
7 3 (2.46%) Risk Management
7 3 (2.46%) Data Management
7 3 (2.46%) Problem Management
7 3 (2.46%) Test Scripting
7 3 (2.46%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.38%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.74%) SQL
3 6 (4.92%) VB
4 3 (2.46%) C
4 3 (2.46%) Java
5 2 (1.64%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.82%) Perl
Qualifications
1 17 (13.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (11.48%) MCSE
2 14 (11.48%) Security Cleared
3 10 (8.20%) SC Cleared
4 9 (7.38%) Degree
5 6 (4.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (3.28%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.28%) VCP5
7 3 (2.46%) MCP
7 3 (2.46%) MCITP
7 3 (2.46%) MCSA
8 2 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (1.64%) RHCE
8 2 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.82%) CCA
9 1 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.82%) MCTS
9 1 (0.82%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.64%) SLA
1 2 (1.64%) BS7799
1 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 44 (36.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (31.97%) Active Directory
3 13 (10.66%) VMware ESX
4 11 (9.02%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.74%) XenApp
5 7 (5.74%) vSphere
6 6 (4.92%) XenServer
7 5 (4.10%) ISA Server
7 5 (4.10%) Xen
8 4 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.82%) UAG
11 1 (0.82%) NFS
11 1 (0.82%) Snort
11 1 (0.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (17.21%) SCCM
2 7 (5.74%) Backup Exec
3 6 (4.92%) MAILsweeper
4 5 (4.10%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (2.46%) SCOM
6 2 (1.64%) WSUS
7 1 (0.82%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.82%) Puppet
7 1 (0.82%) Foglight
7 1 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 58 (47.54%) VMware
2 36 (29.51%) Microsoft
3 23 (18.85%) Cisco
4 14 (11.48%) Citrix
5 12 (9.84%) Symantec
6 9 (7.38%) HP
7 8 (6.56%) Juniper
7 8 (6.56%) Oracle
8 7 (5.74%) EMC
9 6 (4.92%) NetApp
9 6 (4.92%) Red Hat
9 6 (4.92%) Clearswift
9 6 (4.92%) Open Text
9 6 (4.92%) RightFax
10 5 (4.10%) Websense
10 5 (4.10%) IBM
11 3 (2.46%) Blue Coat
12 2 (1.64%) Veeam
12 2 (1.64%) Software AG
12 2 (1.64%) CheckPoint
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