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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Management
Rank 508 475 531
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +56
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Management 79 69 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.094%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.20% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 39 21
Average daily rate £375 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £725 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £360 £358
% change year-on-year
+7.63% +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -53.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 -
% change year-on-year
+150.00% -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -80 66 £360 -22.99% 25
South West -5 17 £388 -2.51% 2
London -36 16 £368 -47.96% 11
South East -5 14 £350 - 5
Scotland -5 10 £435 +20.83% 1
Edinburgh -18 10 £435 -
Hampshire +10 6 £325 - 1
Yorkshire -18 6 - - 3
Wiltshire - 6 - - 1
North West -13 5 £425 +13.33% 2
East of England -34 5 £363 +18.85%
Somerset - 5 £388 - 1
Manchester -10 4 - - 1
City of London -11 3 £400 -11.11% 3
Reading - 3 - -
Taunton - 3 £388 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £363 -
Berkshire - 3 - - 1
North East -25 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £375 -
Durham - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
York - 2 - - 2
Basingstoke +18 1 - -
Cheshire -12 1 £425 - 1
Hertfordshire -13 1 £225 -26.22%
Milton Keynes -16 1 £325 -
Buckinghamshire -18 1 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire -20 1 - - 1
Hook - 1 £325 -

Infrastructure Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 50 (39.06%) Windows
2 38 (29.69%) Microsoft
3 36 (28.13%) VMware
4 34 (26.56%) ITIL
5 28 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
6 27 (21.09%) Active Directory
6 27 (21.09%) Project Management
7 25 (19.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 22 (17.19%) Linux
9 20 (15.63%) Security Cleared
10 19 (14.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (14.84%) Release Management
10 19 (14.84%) Migration
11 18 (14.06%) UNIX
11 18 (14.06%) Web Services
11 18 (14.06%) PowerShell
11 18 (14.06%) Capacity Planning
12 17 (13.28%) SharePoint
12 17 (13.28%) MS Exchange
13 16 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (11.72%) Citrix
14 15 (11.72%) SAN
14 15 (11.72%) HP
14 15 (11.72%) Finance
14 15 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (10.94%) XML
15 14 (10.94%) Waterfall
16 13 (10.16%) SOAP
16 13 (10.16%) Cisco
16 13 (10.16%) WAN

Infrastructure Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 17 (13.28%) SharePoint
1 17 (13.28%) MS Exchange
2 11 (8.59%) IIS
3 8 (6.25%) Lync
4 7 (5.47%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (3.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (3.91%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (3.91%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (3.13%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.34%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.56%) FileNet
8 2 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.56%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.56%) Apache
9 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (7.81%) MS Office
2 4 (3.13%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.78%) MS Project
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.78%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.78%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.72%) SAN
2 13 (10.16%) WAN
3 12 (9.38%) LAN
4 11 (8.59%) DNS
5 10 (7.81%) DHCP
5 10 (7.81%) Firewall
6 6 (4.69%) HTTP
7 5 (3.91%) SMTP
8 4 (3.13%) NAS
9 3 (2.34%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (2.34%) Wireless
10 2 (1.56%) Internet
10 2 (1.56%) DMZ
11 1 (0.78%) OSPF
11 1 (0.78%) Intranet
11 1 (0.78%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.91%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.13%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.56%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.56%) DB2
6 1 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 10 (7.81%) Ant
1 10 (7.81%) Maven
2 8 (6.25%) TeamCity
2 8 (6.25%) Hudson
2 8 (6.25%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.56%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (11.72%) Finance
2 10 (7.81%) Publishing
3 8 (6.25%) Retail
3 8 (6.25%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.13%) Military
5 2 (1.56%) Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.78%) Legal
6 1 (0.78%) Advertising
6 1 (0.78%) Back Office
6 1 (0.78%) Billing
Job Titles
1 17 (13.28%) Administrator
2 16 (12.50%) Analyst
3 11 (8.59%) Project Manager
3 11 (8.59%) Consultant
4 10 (7.81%) Architect
5 9 (7.03%) SharePoint Administrator
6 8 (6.25%) Release Manager
7 6 (4.69%) Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (4.69%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (3.91%) Service Manager
8 5 (3.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) Messaging Administrator
9 4 (3.13%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (3.13%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.13%) Technical Manager
9 4 (3.13%) Server Engineer
10 3 (2.34%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (2.34%) Developer
10 3 (2.34%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (14.06%) Web Services
2 14 (10.94%) XML
3 13 (10.16%) SOAP
4 11 (8.59%) REST
5 4 (3.13%) .NET
6 3 (2.34%) Middleware
6 3 (2.34%) JSON
6 3 (2.34%) RESTful
7 2 (1.56%) CSS3
7 2 (1.56%) HTML
7 2 (1.56%) CSS
8 1 (0.78%) JDBC
8 1 (0.78%) Backbone.js
8 1 (0.78%) HTML5
8 1 (0.78%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.47%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (4.69%) Mainframe
3 5 (3.91%) Blackberry
3 5 (3.91%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.91%) FMCG
4 4 (3.13%) Open Source
5 3 (2.34%) Clustering
5 3 (2.34%) Freedom of Information
5 3 (2.34%) Video Editing
5 3 (2.34%) Statistics
5 3 (2.34%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.34%) Freedom of Information Act
5 3 (2.34%) CMDB
5 3 (2.34%) Wiki
5 3 (2.34%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.56%) NHS
6 2 (1.56%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.78%) PMI
7 1 (0.78%) EPoS
7 1 (0.78%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 50 (39.06%) Windows
2 22 (17.19%) Linux
3 19 (14.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (14.06%) UNIX
5 16 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (7.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (5.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.13%) CentOS
9 3 (2.34%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.56%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.56%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.78%) AIX
11 1 (0.78%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.78%) SUSE
11 1 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (26.56%) ITIL
2 27 (21.09%) Project Management
3 25 (19.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 19 (14.84%) Release Management
4 19 (14.84%) Migration
5 18 (14.06%) Capacity Planning
6 15 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (10.94%) Waterfall
8 13 (10.16%) DSDM
8 13 (10.16%) Scrum
9 12 (9.38%) Incident Management
9 12 (9.38%) Configuration Management
10 10 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (7.81%) Performance Tuning
10 10 (7.81%) Service Management
11 9 (7.03%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (7.03%) Data Protection
12 8 (6.25%) Change Management
13 7 (5.47%) Service Delivery
13 7 (5.47%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.06%) PowerShell
2 7 (5.47%) VB
3 5 (3.91%) SQL
4 4 (3.13%) Java
5 2 (1.56%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.56%) Perl
5 2 (1.56%) VBScript
6 1 (0.78%) C
6 1 (0.78%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.78%) Python
6 1 (0.78%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.78%) Korn
6 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (15.63%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (8.59%) MCSE
2 11 (8.59%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.91%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.34%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.56%) Degree
6 1 (0.78%) CCNP
6 1 (0.78%) PMP
6 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.78%) OCA
6 1 (0.78%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.69%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 28 (21.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (21.09%) Active Directory
3 10 (7.81%) vSphere
4 9 (7.03%) Hyper-V
5 8 (6.25%) XenApp
5 8 (6.25%) VMware ESX
5 8 (6.25%) ISA Server
6 7 (5.47%) XenServer
7 6 (4.69%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.34%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.78%) NFS
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.78%) UAG
9 1 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.78%) SRDF
9 1 (0.78%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 8 (6.25%) SCOM
1 8 (6.25%) Puppet
1 8 (6.25%) Vagrant
1 8 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (3.91%) MAILsweeper
2 5 (3.91%) SCOrch
2 5 (3.91%) SCSM
2 5 (3.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 5 (3.91%) SCCM
3 4 (3.13%) WSUS
4 3 (2.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (2.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (2.34%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.56%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.56%) SCDPM
5 2 (1.56%) Foglight
6 1 (0.78%) Nagios
6 1 (0.78%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.78%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.78%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 38 (29.69%) Microsoft
2 36 (28.13%) VMware
3 15 (11.72%) Citrix
3 15 (11.72%) HP
4 13 (10.16%) Cisco
5 12 (9.38%) IBM
6 10 (7.81%) EMC
7 7 (5.47%) NetApp
8 6 (4.69%) Oracle
8 6 (4.69%) Red Hat
8 6 (4.69%) Symantec
9 5 (3.91%) Websense
9 5 (3.91%) Clearswift
9 5 (3.91%) Open Text
9 5 (3.91%) RightFax
10 4 (3.13%) Polycom
11 3 (2.34%) Sun
11 3 (2.34%) BMC
11 3 (2.34%) 3PAR
11 3 (2.34%) Barracuda Networks