The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Management
Rank 527 476 477
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +1
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Management 61 87 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.23% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 37 62
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£356 £420 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.17% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £271 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £713 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
- -10.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £21.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40471 37295 40749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.95% 70.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25021 22614 23464
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1157 1059 1464
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%

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 30 July 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 30 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 -56 55 £325 -22.61% 17
London +12 30 £375 -46.42% 5
South East -20 9 £313 +11.60% 5
City of London +10 6 £388 -35.41% 2
East of England -15 5 £463 +120.23% 1
Yorkshire +1 4 £325 - 3
West Yorkshire -4 4 £325 - 2
Leeds -9 4 £325 - 2
South West -19 4 £110 - 2
Scotland - 4 £435 - 1
Hertfordshire - 4 £463 - 1
Hampshire -10 3 £325 +21.49% 1
North West +5 2 £455 -
West Sussex -6 2 £290 +3.57% 1
Surrey - 2 - -
Manchester -6 1 - -
Cambridgeshire -12 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £455 -
Reading - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £313 -
Croydon - 1 £225 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Woking - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
York - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -

Infrastructure Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (35.34%) Windows
2 39 (29.32%) ITIL
2 39 (29.32%) Microsoft
3 38 (28.57%) VMware
4 34 (25.56%) Project Management
5 29 (21.80%) Linux
6 27 (20.30%) VMware Infrastructure
7 24 (18.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 22 (16.54%) Finance
8 22 (16.54%) WAN
8 22 (16.54%) Active Directory
9 21 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (15.04%) Capacity Planning
11 19 (14.29%) Release Management
11 19 (14.29%) Cisco
11 19 (14.29%) SAN
11 19 (14.29%) UNIX
12 18 (13.53%) Web Services
12 18 (13.53%) Scrum
13 17 (12.78%) XML
13 17 (12.78%) LAN
13 17 (12.78%) Windows Server 2008
14 16 (12.03%) MS Office
14 16 (12.03%) Windows Server 2003
14 16 (12.03%) Telecoms
15 15 (11.28%) Migration
15 15 (11.28%) Service Management
15 15 (11.28%) Citrix
15 15 (11.28%) Waterfall
16 14 (10.53%) Problem Management

Infrastructure Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 (9.77%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.77%) Lync
3 8 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (5.26%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.51%) IIS
6 5 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (3.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (3.01%) Apache
7 4 (3.01%) Tomcat
7 4 (3.01%) Alfresco
8 2 (1.50%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.50%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.50%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.50%) nginx
8 2 (1.50%) Confluence
9 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (12.03%) MS Office
2 12 (9.02%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.50%) MS Project
3 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (0.75%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.75%) SaaS
2 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (16.54%) WAN
2 19 (14.29%) SAN
3 17 (12.78%) LAN
4 9 (6.77%) NAS
4 9 (6.77%) VoIP
5 8 (6.02%) Firewall
5 8 (6.02%) DNS
6 6 (4.51%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.51%) WLAN
6 6 (4.51%) HTTP
6 6 (4.51%) VLAN
7 5 (3.76%) DHCP
7 5 (3.76%) Wireless
8 4 (3.01%) IPsec
8 4 (3.01%) TACACS
9 3 (2.26%) Network Security
9 3 (2.26%) NetScaler
9 3 (2.26%) Internet
9 3 (2.26%) VPN
9 3 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.01%) SQL Server
1 4 (3.01%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (1.50%) MySQL
2 2 (1.50%) DB2
2 2 (1.50%) NoSQL
2 2 (1.50%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (9.77%) Maven
1 13 (9.77%) Jenkins
2 9 (6.77%) Ant
3 7 (5.26%) TeamCity
3 7 (5.26%) Hudson
4 4 (3.01%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.50%) MSI
5 2 (1.50%) JIRA
5 2 (1.50%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (16.54%) Finance
2 16 (12.03%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.52%) Retail
4 6 (4.51%) Publishing
5 4 (3.01%) Banking
5 4 (3.01%) Legal
6 1 (0.75%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.75%) French Language
6 1 (0.75%) German Language
6 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.75%) Military
6 1 (0.75%) Back Office
6 1 (0.75%) Advertising
6 1 (0.75%) Law
6 1 (0.75%) Billing
Job Titles
1 18 (13.53%) Analyst
2 14 (10.53%) Project Manager
3 11 (8.27%) Infrastructure Manager
4 10 (7.52%) Service Manager
4 10 (7.52%) Architect
5 9 (6.77%) Administrator
6 8 (6.02%) Network Engineer
6 8 (6.02%) Consultant
7 7 (5.26%) Release Manager
8 6 (4.51%) Developer
8 6 (4.51%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.51%) Support Analyst
9 5 (3.76%) SharePoint Administrator
9 5 (3.76%) Senior Technician
9 5 (3.76%) Infrastructure Technician
10 4 (3.01%) Server Engineer
10 4 (3.01%) Support Manager
10 4 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.01%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 4 (3.01%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.53%) Web Services
2 17 (12.78%) XML
3 14 (10.53%) SOAP
4 9 (6.77%) REST
5 6 (4.51%) JSON
5 6 (4.51%) RESTful
6 4 (3.01%) CSS
6 4 (3.01%) HTML
6 4 (3.01%) CSS3
7 3 (2.26%) HTML5
8 2 (1.50%) LAMP
8 2 (1.50%) XML Schema
8 2 (1.50%) J2EE
8 2 (1.50%) WAP
8 2 (1.50%) Swing
9 1 (0.75%) jQuery
9 1 (0.75%) Backbone.js
9 1 (0.75%) .NET
9 1 (0.75%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.52%) Open Source
2 7 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.51%) Mainframe
4 4 (3.01%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.01%) FMCG
5 3 (2.26%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (2.26%) Video Editing
5 3 (2.26%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.50%) Replication
6 2 (1.50%) Clustering
6 2 (1.50%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.50%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.50%) Freedom of Information Act
6 2 (1.50%) Wiki
6 2 (1.50%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.75%) iPhone
7 1 (0.75%) iSeries
7 1 (0.75%) Statistics
7 1 (0.75%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 47 (35.34%) Windows
2 29 (21.80%) Linux
3 19 (14.29%) UNIX
4 17 (12.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (12.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (6.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (6.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (5.26%) Mac OS X
8 6 (4.51%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.01%) Solaris
9 4 (3.01%) CentOS
10 3 (2.26%) Windows NT
10 3 (2.26%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.26%) AIX
11 2 (1.50%) SUSE
11 2 (1.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (29.32%) ITIL
2 34 (25.56%) Project Management
3 24 (18.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 21 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (15.04%) Capacity Planning
6 19 (14.29%) Release Management
7 18 (13.53%) Scrum
8 15 (11.28%) Migration
8 15 (11.28%) Service Management
8 15 (11.28%) Waterfall
9 14 (10.53%) Problem Management
9 14 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (10.53%) DSDM
10 10 (7.52%) Change Control
10 10 (7.52%) DevOps
11 9 (6.77%) Incident Management
11 9 (6.77%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (6.77%) Configuration Management
11 9 (6.77%) Business Continuity
11 9 (6.77%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.52%) Java
2 8 (6.02%) SQL
3 7 (5.26%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.01%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.26%) VB
6 2 (1.50%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.50%) VBA
6 2 (1.50%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.50%) PHP
6 2 (1.50%) Python
6 2 (1.50%) Ruby
6 2 (1.50%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.75%) Korn
7 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.75%) C
7 1 (0.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (9.77%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.77%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (5.26%) Degree
4 7 (5.26%) CCNP
5 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (4.51%) MCSE
6 4 (3.01%) CCNA
7 2 (1.50%) CCSE
7 2 (1.50%) CISA
7 2 (1.50%) CISM
7 2 (1.50%) CISSP
7 2 (1.50%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.75%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.75%) MCSA
8 1 (0.75%) OCA
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
8 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.75%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.27%) SLA
2 2 (1.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (20.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (16.54%) Active Directory
3 8 (6.02%) vSphere
4 7 (5.26%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.76%) XenApp
5 5 (3.76%) XenServer
5 5 (3.76%) DFS Replication
5 5 (3.76%) VMware Server
5 5 (3.76%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.76%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.50%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.75%) SRDF
7 1 (0.75%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.75%) vCloud
7 1 (0.75%) UAG
7 1 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.75%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 10 (7.52%) Puppet
2 9 (6.77%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (5.26%) Vagrant
4 5 (3.76%) SCCM
4 5 (3.76%) SCOM
5 3 (2.26%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.26%) WSUS
5 3 (2.26%) SCOrch
5 3 (2.26%) SCSM
5 3 (2.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.50%) Foglight
6 2 (1.50%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (1.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.75%) Dollar Universe
7 1 (0.75%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.75%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.75%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.75%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.75%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 39 (29.32%) Microsoft
2 38 (28.57%) VMware
3 19 (14.29%) Cisco
4 15 (11.28%) Citrix
5 13 (9.77%) NetApp
6 12 (9.02%) Red Hat
7 10 (7.52%) Symantec
8 9 (6.77%) EMC
8 9 (6.77%) HP
8 9 (6.77%) Mitel
9 8 (6.02%) IBM
10 7 (5.26%) Oracle
11 6 (4.51%) SolarWinds
12 5 (3.76%) Riverbed
13 3 (2.26%) F5
13 3 (2.26%) Sybase
13 3 (2.26%) CheckPoint
13 3 (2.26%) Dell
13 3 (2.26%) BMC
14 2 (1.50%) Altiris