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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Management
Rank 532 476 470
Rank change year-on-year
-56 -6
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Management 58 94 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.25% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 32 63
Average daily rate
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£338 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £276 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £713 £482
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
- -10.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
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
40540 37166 40747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.11% 72.91% 70.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25134 22527 23434
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 £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1157 1072 1446
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £46.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 24 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 24 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -53 52 £325 -18.75% 24
London +3 27 £375 -46.42% 4
South East -21 8 £313 +11.60% 6
City of London +19 5 £388 -22.50% 1
East of England -19 5 £463 +120.23% 2
South West -24 5 £110 - 4
Leeds +3 4 £325 - 2
Yorkshire -1 4 £325 - 3
West Yorkshire -2 4 £325 - 2
Hertfordshire - 4 £463 - 2
Scotland - 4 £435 - 1
Hampshire -15 3 £325 -2.98% 2
West Sussex -4 2 £290 +3.57% 1
North West - 2 £455 - 2
Cambridgeshire -1 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £455 - 2
Manchester - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £313 - 2
Croydon - 1 £225 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Woking - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - - 2
Warwickshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
York - - - -
Kent - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -

Infrastructure Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 46 (35.38%) Windows
2 39 (30.00%) ITIL
2 39 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 39 (30.00%) VMware
3 32 (24.62%) Project Management
4 28 (21.54%) Linux
4 28 (21.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (18.46%) Disaster Recovery
6 23 (17.69%) Active Directory
7 22 (16.92%) Finance
8 20 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (15.38%) SAN
8 20 (15.38%) WAN
8 20 (15.38%) UNIX
8 20 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
9 19 (14.62%) Release Management
9 19 (14.62%) Cisco
10 18 (13.85%) Scrum
11 17 (13.08%) Web Services
11 17 (13.08%) XML
11 17 (13.08%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (12.31%) MS Office
12 16 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 16 (12.31%) Service Management
13 15 (11.54%) Migration
13 15 (11.54%) Telecoms
13 15 (11.54%) Citrix
13 15 (11.54%) LAN
13 15 (11.54%) Waterfall
14 14 (10.77%) Continuous Integration

Infrastructure Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 14 (10.77%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.92%) Lync
3 8 (6.15%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (4.62%) IIS
5 5 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (3.08%) Apache
6 4 (3.08%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (3.08%) Alfresco
7 2 (1.54%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.54%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.54%) Confluence
7 2 (1.54%) nginx
8 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 16 (12.31%) MS Office
2 12 (9.23%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.54%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.54%) MS Project
4 1 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) SAP IS-U
1 1 (0.77%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.77%) SaaS
2 1 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.38%) SAN
1 20 (15.38%) WAN
2 15 (11.54%) LAN
3 9 (6.92%) NAS
3 9 (6.92%) VoIP
4 8 (6.15%) Firewall
4 8 (6.15%) DNS
5 6 (4.62%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.62%) HTTP
5 6 (4.62%) VLAN
6 5 (3.85%) DHCP
6 5 (3.85%) WLAN
7 4 (3.08%) Wireless
7 4 (3.08%) IPsec
7 4 (3.08%) TACACS
8 3 (2.31%) NetScaler
8 3 (2.31%) Network Security
8 3 (2.31%) VPN
8 3 (2.31%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (1.54%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.08%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.54%) MySQL
3 2 (1.54%) DB2
3 2 (1.54%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (1.54%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 13 (10.00%) Maven
1 13 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (6.92%) Ant
3 7 (5.38%) Hudson
3 7 (5.38%) TeamCity
4 4 (3.08%) Artifactory
5 2 (1.54%) MSI
5 2 (1.54%) JIRA
5 2 (1.54%) Git (software)
General
1 22 (16.92%) Finance
2 15 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 10 (7.69%) Retail
4 6 (4.62%) Publishing
5 4 (3.08%) Banking
5 4 (3.08%) Legal
6 2 (1.54%) Military
7 1 (0.77%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.77%) French Language
7 1 (0.77%) German Language
7 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.77%) Advertising
7 1 (0.77%) Law
7 1 (0.77%) Back Office
7 1 (0.77%) Billing
Job Titles
1 16 (12.31%) Analyst
2 13 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 11 (8.46%) Infrastructure Manager
4 10 (7.69%) Service Manager
4 10 (7.69%) Architect
5 9 (6.92%) Administrator
6 8 (6.15%) Network Engineer
6 8 (6.15%) Consultant
7 7 (5.38%) Release Manager
8 6 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (4.62%) Developer
9 5 (3.85%) Senior Technician
9 5 (3.85%) Infrastructure Technician
9 5 (3.85%) SharePoint Administrator
9 5 (3.85%) Server Engineer
10 4 (3.08%) Support Manager
10 4 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
10 4 (3.08%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 4 (3.08%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.08%) Web Services
1 17 (13.08%) XML
2 14 (10.77%) SOAP
3 9 (6.92%) REST
4 6 (4.62%) JSON
4 6 (4.62%) RESTful
5 4 (3.08%) HTML
5 4 (3.08%) CSS
5 4 (3.08%) CSS3
6 3 (2.31%) HTML5
7 2 (1.54%) LAMP
7 2 (1.54%) Swing
7 2 (1.54%) J2EE
7 2 (1.54%) XML Schema
8 1 (0.77%) Backbone.js
8 1 (0.77%) jQuery
8 1 (0.77%) JDBC
8 1 (0.77%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.69%) Open Source
2 6 (4.62%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.62%) Mainframe
3 4 (3.08%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.08%) FMCG
4 3 (2.31%) Video Editing
4 3 (2.31%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (2.31%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.54%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (1.54%) Replication
5 2 (1.54%) Clustering
5 2 (1.54%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.54%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (1.54%) Wiki
5 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.77%) iPad
6 1 (0.77%) iPhone
6 1 (0.77%) iSeries
6 1 (0.77%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 46 (35.38%) Windows
2 28 (21.54%) Linux
3 20 (15.38%) UNIX
4 17 (13.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (6.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (4.62%) Mac OS X
7 6 (4.62%) Windows XP
8 4 (3.08%) Solaris
8 4 (3.08%) CentOS
9 3 (2.31%) AIX
9 3 (2.31%) Windows NT
9 3 (2.31%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.54%) SUSE
10 2 (1.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (30.00%) ITIL
2 32 (24.62%) Project Management
3 24 (18.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
5 19 (14.62%) Release Management
6 18 (13.85%) Scrum
7 16 (12.31%) Service Management
8 15 (11.54%) Migration
8 15 (11.54%) Waterfall
9 14 (10.77%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (10.77%) DSDM
10 12 (9.23%) Problem Management
11 10 (7.69%) DevOps
12 9 (6.92%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (6.92%) Incident Management
12 9 (6.92%) Configuration Management
12 9 (6.92%) Business Continuity
12 9 (6.92%) Change Management
13 8 (6.15%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.69%) Java
2 8 (6.15%) SQL
3 7 (5.38%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.08%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.31%) VB
6 2 (1.54%) Python
6 2 (1.54%) VBA
6 2 (1.54%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.54%) PHP
6 2 (1.54%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.54%) Ruby
6 2 (1.54%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.77%) Korn
7 1 (0.77%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.77%) C
7 1 (0.77%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.38%) Degree
3 7 (5.38%) MCSE
3 7 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (5.38%) CCNP
4 4 (3.08%) CCNA
5 2 (1.54%) CCSE
5 2 (1.54%) CISA
5 2 (1.54%) CISM
5 2 (1.54%) CISSP
5 2 (1.54%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.54%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (0.77%) OCA
6 1 (0.77%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.77%) PMP
6 1 (0.77%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.46%) SLA
2 2 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (21.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (17.69%) Active Directory
3 8 (6.15%) vSphere
4 7 (5.38%) Hyper-V
5 5 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (3.85%) DFS Replication
5 5 (3.85%) XenApp
5 5 (3.85%) XenServer
5 5 (3.85%) VMware Server
5 5 (3.85%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.54%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.77%) vCloud
7 1 (0.77%) SRDF
7 1 (0.77%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (0.77%) UAG
7 1 (0.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (7.69%) Puppet
2 9 (6.92%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (5.38%) Vagrant
4 5 (3.85%) SCCM
4 5 (3.85%) SCOM
5 3 (2.31%) SCOrch
5 3 (2.31%) SCSM
5 3 (2.31%) WSUS
5 3 (2.31%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.54%) Foglight
6 2 (1.54%) MAILsweeper
6 2 (1.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.77%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.77%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.77%) Cobbler
7 1 (0.77%) Dollar Universe
7 1 (0.77%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.77%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.77%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 39 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 39 (30.00%) VMware
2 19 (14.62%) Cisco
3 15 (11.54%) Citrix
4 13 (10.00%) NetApp
5 12 (9.23%) Red Hat
6 10 (7.69%) HP
7 9 (6.92%) EMC
7 9 (6.92%) Symantec
7 9 (6.92%) Mitel
8 8 (6.15%) IBM
9 7 (5.38%) Oracle
10 6 (4.62%) SolarWinds
11 5 (3.85%) Riverbed
12 3 (2.31%) F5
12 3 (2.31%) Dell
12 3 (2.31%) BMC
12 3 (2.31%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.31%) Sybase
13 2 (1.54%) Altiris
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Nicoll Curtin
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