The table below looks at the statistics for Infrastructure Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Infrastructure Management over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Management
Rank 545 519 497
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -22
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Management 62 59 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 25 29
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£360 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £285 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £446 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £380 £333
% change year-on-year
-11.84% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £15.60 £23.50 £43.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.61% -45.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £23.50 £43.48
% change year-on-year
-46.80% -45.95%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42039 38339 36744
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 73.76% 71.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 27231 23808 21445
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1158 1415
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.80 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +3.44%

Infrastructure Management
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Management within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Infrastructure Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Management
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Infrastructure Management within the UK.

Infrastructure Management Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Management
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Management within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Infrastructure Management Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Infrastructure Management
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Management within the UK.

Infrastructure Management Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Management
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 Management within the UK over the 3 months to 21 November 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 -18 62 £360 -4.00% 24
London -7 21 £390 +4.00% 3
South East -5 19 £360 +2.85% 9
Hampshire -12 9 £390 - 1
West Midlands -9 8 £422 -0.23% 1
South West -34 7 £330 -10.81% 1
Shropshire - 7 £425 - 1
City of London +5 6 £450 +50.25% 1
Telford - 6 £425 - 1
Bournemouth - 4 £326 -
West Sussex - 4 £290 -
Dorset - 4 £326 -
Berkshire - 3 £400 - 1
Yorkshire -8 2 £270 - 2
East of England - 2 £330 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £275 - 3
Reading - 2 £475 -
Devon - 2 £330 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £313 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £313 - 1
North East -36 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 1 £270 -
Surrey - 1 £500 - 3
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £330 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Slough - 1 £325 - 1
Guildford - 1 £500 -
Leeds - 1 £270 -
Northampton - 1 £313 - 1

Infrastructure Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Infrastructure Management also 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 that cited Infrastructure Management.

1 47 (39.50%) Windows
2 28 (23.53%) Linux
3 27 (22.69%) Project Management
4 26 (21.85%) Finance
4 26 (21.85%) VMware
5 24 (20.17%) ITIL
6 22 (18.49%) Microsoft
7 21 (17.65%) Active Directory
8 18 (15.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (14.29%) UNIX
9 17 (14.29%) WAN
9 17 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (12.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (12.61%) PRINCE2
10 15 (12.61%) Cisco
10 15 (12.61%) SAN
11 14 (11.76%) Security Cleared
12 13 (10.92%) SQL
12 13 (10.92%) MS Exchange
12 13 (10.92%) Change Management
12 13 (10.92%) Firewall
13 12 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (10.08%) Java
13 12 (10.08%) Red Hat
13 12 (10.08%) Degree
13 12 (10.08%) Open Source
13 12 (10.08%) Jenkins
13 12 (10.08%) DevOps
14 11 (9.24%) Riverbed

Infrastructure Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Infrastructure Management also 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 that cited Infrastructure Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (10.92%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.24%) Apache
2 11 (9.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (7.56%) WebLogic
4 8 (6.72%) JBoss
5 7 (5.88%) Confluence
5 7 (5.88%) Lync
5 7 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (5.04%) IIS
6 6 (5.04%) Tomcat
7 4 (3.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (3.36%) nginx
8 3 (2.52%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.68%) Alfresco
10 1 (0.84%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.84%) Drupal
Applications
1 9 (7.56%) MS Office
2 8 (6.72%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.20%) MS Project
4 1 (0.84%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.68%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.68%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.68%) PaaS
2 1 (0.84%) IaaS
2 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.84%) SaaS
2 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.29%) WAN
2 15 (12.61%) SAN
3 13 (10.92%) Firewall
4 11 (9.24%) LAN
5 10 (8.40%) VoIP
5 10 (8.40%) DNS
6 9 (7.56%) NAS
6 9 (7.56%) WLAN
7 8 (6.72%) Network Security
8 7 (5.88%) VLAN
9 6 (5.04%) NetScaler
9 6 (5.04%) DHCP
9 6 (5.04%) TCP/IP
10 5 (4.20%) Wireless
11 4 (3.36%) OSPF
11 4 (3.36%) BGP
11 4 (3.36%) EIGRP
11 4 (3.36%) Kerberos
11 4 (3.36%) RIP
11 4 (3.36%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.20%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.36%) MySQL
4 2 (1.68%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.68%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.84%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 12 (10.08%) Jenkins
2 9 (7.56%) Subversion
2 9 (7.56%) Maven
2 9 (7.56%) JIRA
3 6 (5.04%) Hudson
4 2 (1.68%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.68%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.68%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.84%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.84%) MSI
5 1 (0.84%) Ant
5 1 (0.84%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.84%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.84%) Cucumber
General
1 26 (21.85%) Finance
2 9 (7.56%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.04%) Legal
3 6 (5.04%) Banking
4 5 (4.20%) Retail
5 3 (2.52%) Military
6 1 (0.84%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.84%) French Language
6 1 (0.84%) German Language
6 1 (0.84%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.84%) Games
6 1 (0.84%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (15.13%) Analyst
2 15 (12.61%) Project Manager
3 12 (10.08%) Architect
4 10 (8.40%) Network Engineer
5 7 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 7 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (5.04%) IT Project Manager
6 6 (5.04%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (5.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 6 (5.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (5.04%) Platform Architect
7 5 (4.20%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.20%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 5 (4.20%) Consultant
7 5 (4.20%) Network Support
8 4 (3.36%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.36%) Service Manager
8 4 (3.36%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (3.36%) Desktop Support
8 4 (3.36%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.56%) J2EE
2 8 (6.72%) Web Services
3 5 (4.20%) RabbitMQ
4 4 (3.36%) XML
5 3 (2.52%) CSS
5 3 (2.52%) RESTful
5 3 (2.52%) HTML5
5 3 (2.52%) CSS3
5 3 (2.52%) HTML
6 2 (1.68%) iOS SDK
6 2 (1.68%) Laravel
6 2 (1.68%) Android SDK
6 2 (1.68%) CodeIgniter
6 2 (1.68%) jQuery
6 2 (1.68%) SOAP
6 2 (1.68%) LAMP
6 2 (1.68%) Swing
6 2 (1.68%) WAP
6 2 (1.68%) XML Schema
7 1 (0.84%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.08%) Open Source
3 6 (5.04%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.20%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.68%) NHS
5 2 (1.68%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (1.68%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.68%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (1.68%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.84%) User Experience
6 1 (0.84%) iPad
6 1 (0.84%) CMDB
6 1 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.84%) FMCG
6 1 (0.84%) iPhone
6 1 (0.84%) iSeries
6 1 (0.84%) Augmented Reality
6 1 (0.84%) PKI
6 1 (0.84%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 47 (39.50%) Windows
2 28 (23.53%) Linux
3 18 (15.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (14.29%) UNIX
5 15 (12.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (8.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (7.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (6.72%) Solaris
9 6 (5.04%) AIX
10 5 (4.20%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 4 (3.36%) Mac OS X
12 3 (2.52%) Windows XP
12 3 (2.52%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.68%) Windows Phone
13 2 (1.68%) Windows 7
13 2 (1.68%) CentOS
13 2 (1.68%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.68%) Android
14 1 (0.84%) SUSE
14 1 (0.84%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.69%) Project Management
2 24 (20.17%) ITIL
3 15 (12.61%) PRINCE2
4 13 (10.92%) Change Management
5 12 (10.08%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (10.08%) DevOps
6 10 (8.40%) Service Management
6 10 (8.40%) Service Delivery
6 10 (8.40%) Problem Management
7 9 (7.56%) Supplier Management
8 7 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (5.88%) Change Control
8 7 (5.88%) WAN Optimisation
9 6 (5.04%) Transition Management
9 6 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (5.04%) Release Management
10 5 (4.20%) Incident Management
10 5 (4.20%) Business Continuity
10 5 (4.20%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (10.92%) SQL
2 12 (10.08%) Java
3 9 (7.56%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.04%) Perl
5 3 (2.52%) Python
5 3 (2.52%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.52%) C
6 2 (1.68%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.68%) Objective-C
6 2 (1.68%) Ruby
6 2 (1.68%) PHP
6 2 (1.68%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.68%) VBA
7 1 (0.84%) VBScript
7 1 (0.84%) VB
7 1 (0.84%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.08%) Degree
3 9 (7.56%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (5.04%) CCNA
4 6 (5.04%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.36%) CCNP
6 2 (1.68%) MCSE
6 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.68%) CISSP
6 2 (1.68%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.68%) CISA
6 2 (1.68%) CISM
6 2 (1.68%) CCSE
7 1 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.84%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.84%) CCVP
7 1 (0.84%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.84%) PMP
7 1 (0.84%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.68%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 21 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 17 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.88%) VMware Server
3 7 (5.88%) DFS Replication
4 6 (5.04%) vSphere
4 6 (5.04%) XenApp
4 6 (5.04%) XenServer
5 4 (3.36%) Squid
6 3 (2.52%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.84%) vCloud
7 1 (0.84%) UAG
7 1 (0.84%) RACF
7 1 (0.84%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (6.72%) Puppet
2 2 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.68%) SCCM
2 2 (1.68%) SCOM
2 2 (1.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (1.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (1.68%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.84%) Foglight
3 1 (0.84%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.84%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.84%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 26 (21.85%) VMware
2 22 (18.49%) Microsoft
3 15 (12.61%) Cisco
4 12 (10.08%) Red Hat
5 11 (9.24%) Riverbed
6 10 (8.40%) Mitel
6 10 (8.40%) NetApp
7 9 (7.56%) Oracle
8 8 (6.72%) Citrix
9 7 (5.88%) HP
9 7 (5.88%) CheckPoint
9 7 (5.88%) SolarWinds
10 6 (5.04%) F5
11 5 (4.20%) BEA
12 4 (3.36%) Juniper
12 4 (3.36%) Symantec
13 3 (2.52%) EMC
13 3 (2.52%) Sun
13 3 (2.52%) IBM
14 2 (1.68%) Sybase
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