The table below looks at the statistics for Infrastructure Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Infrastructure Management over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Management
Rank 544 538 590
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +52
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Management 92 126 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.22% 0.084%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.27% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 98 31
Median daily rate £425 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £282 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £504 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +6.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 5
Median hourly rate £27.50 - £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 - £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.90 - £44.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 - £12.50

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
43784 46844 44845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.15% 81.14% 77.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 29028 30621 28126
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1146 1304 1230
Median hourly rate £30.50 £32.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £52.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +30.76%

Infrastructure Management
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Infrastructure Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 1 October 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Management within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -13 87 £438 +16.66% 26
London -10 34 £475 +11.76% 7
South East -12 21 £500 +51.51% 6
Hampshire +6 15 £538 +67.96%
North West +15 13 £225 -50.00% 1
City of London +28 10 £425 -10.52% 3
Fareham - 7 £600 -
Scotland +6 6 £305 -32.22% 3
Yorkshire +18 5 £375 +38.88%
Cheshire +13 5 £140 -68.88%
Lancashire - 5 £225 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £330 -
Warrington - 5 £140 -
North East - 5 £330 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £330 -
Hook - 5 £315 -
West Yorkshire +13 4 £400 -
South West +10 4 £425 +5.59% 3
Erskine - 4 £310 -
Bradford - 4 £400 -
Renfrewshire - 4 £310 -
Wiltshire +7 3 £425 +3.65%
East of England +13 2 £525 +5.00% 1
Kent +5 2 - -
Croydon -13 2 £463 -11.48%
Essex - 2 £525 -
Chelmsford - 2 £525 -
Burnley - 2 £225 -
Bootle - 2 £400 -
Glasgow - 2 £300 - 2

Infrastructure Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Infrastructure Management.

1 82 (47.67%) Windows
2 46 (26.74%) Linux
3 45 (26.16%) Security Cleared
3 45 (26.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (24.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (23.84%) Active Directory
6 40 (23.26%) PowerShell
7 38 (22.09%) SC Cleared
7 38 (22.09%) ITIL
8 37 (21.51%) Microsoft
8 37 (21.51%) HP
9 35 (20.35%) VMware
10 34 (19.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 31 (18.02%) Cisco
12 28 (16.28%) WAN
12 28 (16.28%) Finance
13 27 (15.70%) SCCM
14 25 (14.53%) Project Management
15 24 (13.95%) Firmware
16 23 (13.37%) Service Management
17 22 (12.79%) VBScript
17 22 (12.79%) OpenStack
18 21 (12.21%) Java
18 21 (12.21%) SQL
18 21 (12.21%) LAN
18 21 (12.21%) Citrix
19 20 (11.63%) Service Delivery
19 20 (11.63%) Windows Server
19 20 (11.63%) Release Management
20 19 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification

Infrastructure Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 22 (12.79%) OpenStack
2 17 (9.88%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.81%) Confluence
3 10 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.23%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (5.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (5.23%) Jetty
5 6 (3.49%) IIS
6 5 (2.91%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.33%) JBoss
7 4 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (1.74%) Apache
9 2 (1.16%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.58%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 8 (4.65%) MS Excel
1 8 (4.65%) MS Visio
2 6 (3.49%) MS Office
3 4 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (2.33%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.58%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.40%) IaaS
2 10 (5.81%) PaaS
3 4 (2.33%) G Suite
3 4 (2.33%) GitHub
4 3 (1.74%) IBM PureFlex
4 3 (1.74%) Office 365
5 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.16%) SaaS
6 1 (0.58%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.28%) WAN
2 21 (12.21%) LAN
3 18 (10.47%) SAN
4 12 (6.98%) Firewall
5 11 (6.40%) VLAN
6 9 (5.23%) NetScaler
7 8 (4.65%) WLAN
8 7 (4.07%) Cisco Nexus
9 6 (3.49%) Network Security
10 5 (2.91%) TCP/IP
10 5 (2.91%) VoIP
11 4 (2.33%) MPLS
11 4 (2.33%) VPN
12 2 (1.16%) DHCP
12 2 (1.16%) DMZ
12 2 (1.16%) DNS
12 2 (1.16%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (1.16%) Internet
13 1 (0.58%) Kerberos
13 1 (0.58%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (8.72%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (3.49%) MongoDB
2 6 (3.49%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.74%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.16%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.58%) Oracle OWB
5 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (6.40%) JIRA
2 10 (5.81%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.81%) Jenkins
3 6 (3.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.58%) MSI
4 1 (0.58%) Vagrant
General
1 28 (16.28%) Finance
2 15 (8.72%) Banking
3 5 (2.91%) Legal
4 4 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.33%) Military
4 4 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.58%) Automotive
5 1 (0.58%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.58%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (11.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 20 (11.63%) Wintel Engineer
2 12 (6.98%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (6.40%) Administrator
3 11 (6.40%) Analyst
4 10 (5.81%) Infrastructure Support
4 10 (5.81%) Project Manager
5 9 (5.23%) Architect
5 9 (5.23%) Service Manager
5 9 (5.23%) Support Analyst
5 9 (5.23%) Support Engineer
6 8 (4.65%) Consultant
6 8 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
7 7 (4.07%) Developer
7 7 (4.07%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (4.07%) Network Engineer
8 6 (3.49%) Design Engineer
8 6 (3.49%) Platform Engineer
9 5 (2.91%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 5 (2.91%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.23%) ELK Stack
2 6 (3.49%) .NET
3 4 (2.33%) Middleware
4 2 (1.16%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.16%) ActiveMQ
4 2 (1.16%) Apache Camel
4 2 (1.16%) J2EE
4 2 (1.16%) J2SE
4 2 (1.16%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.58%) LAMP
5 1 (0.58%) Web Dynpro
5 1 (0.58%) Web Services
5 1 (0.58%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.88%) Management Information System
2 16 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.98%) Mobile App
3 12 (6.98%) Replication
4 11 (6.40%) Data Centre
5 9 (5.23%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.49%) Device Driver
7 5 (2.91%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.91%) Cloud Native
7 5 (2.91%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.91%) Thin Client
8 4 (2.33%) Clustering
9 3 (1.74%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.16%) EMC VNX
10 2 (1.16%) PMI
10 2 (1.16%) User Experience
10 2 (1.16%) Virtual Team
10 2 (1.16%) Wiki
11 1 (0.58%) EMC VMAX
11 1 (0.58%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 82 (47.67%) Windows
2 46 (26.74%) Linux
3 45 (26.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (24.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (19.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (11.63%) Windows Server
7 15 (8.72%) Unix
8 13 (7.56%) Ubuntu
9 10 (5.81%) CentOS
10 7 (4.07%) Windows 8
10 7 (4.07%) Windows XP
11 6 (3.49%) Mac OS X
11 6 (3.49%) Windows 10
12 5 (2.91%) Android
12 5 (2.91%) Windows 7
13 3 (1.74%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.74%) Windows Phone
14 2 (1.16%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.58%) AIX
15 1 (0.58%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (22.09%) ITIL
2 25 (14.53%) Project Management
3 23 (13.37%) Service Management
4 20 (11.63%) Release Management
4 20 (11.63%) Service Delivery
5 18 (10.47%) Change Control
5 18 (10.47%) Incident Management
6 17 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (9.30%) DevOps
8 15 (8.72%) Change Management
9 13 (7.56%) Capacity Planning
9 13 (7.56%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 13 (7.56%) Problem Management
10 12 (6.98%) ETL
11 11 (6.40%) Application Performance Monitoring
11 11 (6.40%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (6.40%) Performance Monitoring
11 11 (6.40%) SDLC
12 10 (5.81%) ITIL V3
12 10 (5.81%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 40 (23.26%) PowerShell
2 22 (12.79%) VBScript
3 21 (12.21%) Java
3 21 (12.21%) SQL
4 19 (11.05%) Python
5 16 (9.30%) Bash Shell
6 9 (5.23%) Ruby
7 5 (2.91%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.74%) C#
8 3 (1.74%) C++
8 3 (1.74%) T-SQL
9 2 (1.16%) C
10 1 (0.58%) ABAP
10 1 (0.58%) Perl
10 1 (0.58%) PHP
10 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.58%) VB
Qualifications
1 45 (26.16%) Security Cleared
2 38 (22.09%) SC Cleared
3 19 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (8.14%) MCSE
5 12 (6.98%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (6.98%) Degree
5 12 (6.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (5.23%) CCA
6 9 (5.23%) CCNA
7 8 (4.65%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (3.49%) MCSA
9 5 (2.91%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (2.91%) CCNP
10 4 (2.33%) ACMT
10 4 (2.33%) CCIE
10 4 (2.33%) MCTS
11 3 (1.74%) MCP
12 2 (1.16%) CCDA
12 2 (1.16%) PMI Certification
12 2 (1.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.81%) QA
2 7 (4.07%) SLA
3 5 (2.91%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.74%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.58%) Data Quality
System Software
1 41 (23.84%) Active Directory
2 24 (13.95%) Firmware
3 18 (10.47%) XenApp
4 15 (8.72%) XenDesktop
5 14 (8.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 12 (6.98%) VMware ESX
7 11 (6.40%) Xen
8 9 (5.23%) DFS Replication
9 7 (4.07%) VMware Server
10 6 (3.49%) BitLocker
11 5 (2.91%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (2.33%) vSphere
13 3 (1.74%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (1.74%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (1.16%) Docker
15 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
15 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
15 1 (0.58%) vCloud
15 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 27 (15.70%) SCCM
2 15 (8.72%) SCOM
3 14 (8.14%) Puppet
4 9 (5.23%) Control-M
4 9 (5.23%) Kibana
4 9 (5.23%) logstash
5 8 (4.65%) Casper Suite
5 8 (4.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 8 (4.65%) SCVMM
6 6 (3.49%) WSUS
7 5 (2.91%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.91%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (1.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.16%) CA Wily
9 2 (1.16%) Netcool
9 2 (1.16%) WhatsUp Gold
10 1 (0.58%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.58%) Nagios
10 1 (0.58%) OPNET
Vendors
1 37 (21.51%) HP
1 37 (21.51%) Microsoft
2 35 (20.35%) VMware
3 31 (18.02%) Cisco
4 21 (12.21%) Citrix
5 13 (7.56%) Symantec
6 11 (6.40%) CheckPoint
6 11 (6.40%) Dell
6 11 (6.40%) Red Hat
6 11 (6.40%) SolarWinds
7 10 (5.81%) Apple
7 10 (5.81%) Atlassian
8 8 (4.65%) NetApp
9 7 (4.07%) SAP
10 6 (3.49%) Google
10 6 (3.49%) IBM
10 6 (3.49%) Intel Security
10 6 (3.49%) ServiceNow
11 5 (2.91%) Oracle
12 4 (2.33%) Sophos