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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Management
Rank 508 500 437
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -63
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Management 79 66 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.17% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 25 45
Average daily rate
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£389 £334 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.46% -21.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £289 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £413 £718
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+11.14% -2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 £35.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year
-25.71% -

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
39961 37976 33183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.00% 74.83% 72.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 25156 22879 19730
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1059 1143 1185
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 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 +3 70 £382 +17.53% 29
London +21 28 £400 +21.39% 12
South East -9 18 £375 +13.20% 5
West Midlands +10 12 £400 - 1
Surrey +3 7 £375 +30.43% 1
City of London +14 6 £550 +43.04% 5
Scotland -1 5 £725 +93.33% 1
South West -21 4 £163 -58.73% 3
Staines - 4 - -
East of England +6 3 £400 +68.42% 1
Manchester -13 3 £485 - 1
North West -21 3 £485 +14.11% 5
Birmingham - 3 £370 -
Berkshire 0 2 £375 -
Yorkshire -14 2 £275 -
West Yorkshire -17 2 £275 -
Wales - 2 £355 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 £400 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £400 - 1
Guildford - 2 £438 -
Halifax - 2 £275 -
West Sussex -18 1 £290 -22.66%
South Wales - 1 £410 -
Bracknell - 1 £400 -
Cardiff - 1 £410 -
Cheltenham - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Derby - - - -

Infrastructure Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 52 (36.11%) Windows
2 41 (28.47%) Linux
3 32 (22.22%) VMware
4 30 (20.83%) Active Directory
4 30 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (20.14%) ITIL
6 27 (18.75%) UNIX
6 27 (18.75%) Finance
6 27 (18.75%) Security Cleared
7 26 (18.06%) Microsoft
8 24 (16.67%) Java
8 24 (16.67%) Oracle
8 24 (16.67%) Change Management
9 23 (15.97%) Firewall
9 23 (15.97%) Project Management
10 22 (15.28%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (14.58%) Red Hat
11 21 (14.58%) Apache
12 20 (13.89%) SQL Server
13 19 (13.19%) PRINCE2
13 19 (13.19%) SAN
13 19 (13.19%) Open Source
13 19 (13.19%) Jenkins
14 18 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 18 (12.50%) WebLogic
15 17 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (11.81%) SC Cleared
16 16 (11.11%) DevOps
16 16 (11.11%) Subversion

Infrastructure Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 21 (14.58%) Apache
2 18 (12.50%) WebLogic
3 16 (11.11%) Tomcat
3 16 (11.11%) MS Exchange
4 13 (9.03%) JBoss
5 11 (7.64%) Confluence
6 8 (5.56%) WebSphere
6 8 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (4.17%) IIS
8 5 (3.47%) SharePoint
8 5 (3.47%) OpenStack
9 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (2.08%) nginx
10 3 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (1.39%) TIBCO EMS
11 2 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.39%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.69%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.86%) MS Project
3 5 (3.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) TRIRIGA
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.56%) PaaS
2 5 (3.47%) IaaS
3 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.78%) SaaS
4 3 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.39%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.97%) Firewall
2 19 (13.19%) SAN
3 13 (9.03%) DNS
4 11 (7.64%) VLAN
5 9 (6.25%) Network Security
6 8 (5.56%) TCP/IP
6 8 (5.56%) LAN
6 8 (5.56%) DHCP
7 7 (4.86%) WAN
8 6 (4.17%) LDAP
9 5 (3.47%) VPN
9 5 (3.47%) DMZ
9 5 (3.47%) EIGRP
9 5 (3.47%) OSPF
9 5 (3.47%) BGP
10 4 (2.78%) RIP
10 4 (2.78%) WLAN
10 4 (2.78%) NAS
11 3 (2.08%) VoIP
11 3 (2.08%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.72%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.47%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (3.47%) MySQL
4 3 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.39%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.69%) Big Data
6 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (13.19%) Jenkins
2 16 (11.11%) Subversion
3 14 (9.72%) Maven
4 13 (9.03%) JIRA
5 11 (7.64%) Hudson
6 4 (2.78%) Git (software)
7 3 (2.08%) Introscope
7 3 (2.08%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.08%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.39%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.39%) PHPUnit
9 1 (0.69%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.69%) MSI
9 1 (0.69%) Ant
9 1 (0.69%) ClearCase
General
1 27 (18.75%) Finance
2 9 (6.25%) Banking
3 6 (4.17%) Marketing
4 3 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.08%) Games
4 3 (2.08%) Military
5 2 (1.39%) Law
5 2 (1.39%) Legal
6 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.69%) Back Office
6 1 (0.69%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (15.28%) Architect
2 14 (9.72%) Analyst
2 14 (9.72%) Infrastructure Manager
3 13 (9.03%) Platform Architect
4 12 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
5 11 (7.64%) Project Manager
5 11 (7.64%) Support Engineer
6 8 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (4.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (4.17%) Programme Manager
8 6 (4.17%) Technical Manager
9 5 (3.47%) IT Project Manager
9 5 (3.47%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.47%) Network Engineer
9 5 (3.47%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 4 (2.78%) Release Manager
10 4 (2.78%) Desktop Support
10 4 (2.78%) Business Analyst
10 4 (2.78%) Developer
10 4 (2.78%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.72%) J2EE
2 11 (7.64%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (3.47%) Middleware
4 4 (2.78%) Java EE
4 4 (2.78%) CSS
4 4 (2.78%) Web Services
4 4 (2.78%) HTML
4 4 (2.78%) jQuery
5 3 (2.08%) RESTful
6 2 (1.39%) HTML5
6 2 (1.39%) CodeIgniter
6 2 (1.39%) iOS SDK
6 2 (1.39%) CSS3
6 2 (1.39%) Laravel
6 2 (1.39%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (1.39%) Android SDK
7 1 (0.69%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (0.69%) XML
7 1 (0.69%) SOAP
7 1 (0.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 30 (20.83%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (13.19%) Open Source
3 9 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.78%) Clustering
4 4 (2.78%) PKI
5 3 (2.08%) Replication
5 3 (2.08%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.08%) User Experience
5 3 (2.08%) CMDB
6 2 (1.39%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.39%) NHS
7 1 (0.69%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.69%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.69%) iPhone
7 1 (0.69%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.69%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 52 (36.11%) Windows
2 41 (28.47%) Linux
3 27 (18.75%) UNIX
4 22 (15.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (11.11%) Solaris
7 15 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (7.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 11 (7.64%) AIX
10 7 (4.86%) Windows 7
11 5 (3.47%) CentOS
11 5 (3.47%) Ubuntu
12 4 (2.78%) SUSE
13 3 (2.08%) Windows 2000
13 3 (2.08%) Apple iOS
13 3 (2.08%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (2.08%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.39%) Windows Phone
14 2 (1.39%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.14%) ITIL
2 24 (16.67%) Change Management
3 23 (15.97%) Project Management
4 19 (13.19%) PRINCE2
5 17 (11.81%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (11.11%) DevOps
7 15 (10.42%) Service Delivery
8 13 (9.03%) Service Management
9 9 (6.25%) Supplier Management
9 9 (6.25%) Release Management
10 8 (5.56%) Incident Management
10 8 (5.56%) Business Continuity
11 7 (4.86%) Line Management
12 6 (4.17%) Mentoring
12 6 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (4.17%) Load Balancing
13 5 (3.47%) Programme Management
13 5 (3.47%) Problem Management
13 5 (3.47%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (3.47%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.67%) Java
2 16 (11.11%) SQL
3 12 (8.33%) Perl
4 8 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 5 (3.47%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.78%) C
7 3 (2.08%) C#
7 3 (2.08%) PHP
7 3 (2.08%) Python
7 3 (2.08%) PHP5
8 2 (1.39%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.39%) Objective-C
8 2 (1.39%) VBScript
9 1 (0.69%) R
Qualifications
1 27 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 17 (11.81%) SC Cleared
3 15 (10.42%) Degree
4 6 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.47%) CCNA
6 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (2.08%) MCSE
8 2 (1.39%) CCA
8 2 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.39%) PMP
8 2 (1.39%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.39%) HND
8 2 (1.39%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.39%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.69%) CBAP
9 1 (0.69%) APMP
9 1 (0.69%) GSEC
9 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.69%) MCITP
9 1 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.25%) SLA
2 7 (4.86%) QA
System Software
1 30 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 21 (14.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.56%) Squid
4 7 (4.86%) vSphere
5 6 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (3.47%) VMware Server
7 4 (2.78%) DFS Replication
8 3 (2.08%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.39%) Hyper-V
9 2 (1.39%) XenApp
9 2 (1.39%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.39%) Docker
10 1 (0.69%) UAG
10 1 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.69%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 13 (9.03%) Puppet
2 7 (4.86%) SCOM
3 4 (2.78%) SCCM
4 3 (2.08%) Hyperic
4 3 (2.08%) CA Wily
4 3 (2.08%) Nagios
5 2 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.39%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.39%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.69%) Foglight
6 1 (0.69%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.69%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 32 (22.22%) VMware
2 26 (18.06%) Microsoft
3 24 (16.67%) Oracle
4 21 (14.58%) Red Hat
5 15 (10.42%) Cisco
6 11 (7.64%) BEA
7 9 (6.25%) CheckPoint
8 8 (5.56%) HP
9 7 (4.86%) IBM
9 7 (4.86%) Juniper
9 7 (4.86%) NetApp
10 6 (4.17%) Riverbed
10 6 (4.17%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.78%) F5
11 4 (2.78%) Citrix
12 3 (2.08%) Dell
12 3 (2.08%) EMC
12 3 (2.08%) Sun
12 3 (2.08%) Splunk
12 3 (2.08%) Pega
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