The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Infrastructure Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Manager
Rank 274 319 254
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -65
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Manager 452 337 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 0.61% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.83% 0.66% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 238 246
Average daily rate
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£415 £410 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.21% +1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £395 £400
% change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 - £40.25

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Infrastructure Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Infrastructure Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Infrastructure Manager within the UK.

Infrastructure Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Infrastructure Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Infrastructure Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Manager within the UK.

Infrastructure Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Manager
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 Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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 +24 380 £415 -0.59% 42
London +41 161 £450 - 20
South East -7 88 £380 -5.00% 8
Scotland +32 58 £413 +11.86% 3
Edinburgh +28 51 £400 +21.21% 2
City of London +8 33 £463 -2.37% 2
Hampshire -1 32 £325 -25.28% 2
North West -12 29 £400 +3.89% 3
East of England +13 28 £425 +6.25% 1
Yorkshire -20 25 £400 -5.88%
South West -11 23 £400 -1.53% 3
Buckinghamshire +4 20 £361 -21.89% 3
Berkshire -7 18 £425 +17.24% 2
Milton Keynes +5 17 £361 -9.68% 2
Manchester -11 15 £413 +7.14% 2
Hertfordshire +13 14 £438 -9.79% 1
Southampton +7 14 £325 -27.77% 1
Wales +3 13 £444 +28.62%
South Yorkshire -11 13 £410 -3.52%
West Midlands -4 12 £363 -3.33% 4
West Yorkshire -16 12 £375 +7.14%
East Midlands -12 10 £363 +6.61% 3
Wiltshire -1 8 £315 -20.00% 1
West Wales - 7 £475 -
North East - 7 £400 -
Swansea - 7 £475 -
Bedfordshire +17 6 £425 -19.04%
Slough +5 6 £423 +25.18%
Swindon -7 6 £395 -1.25% 1
South Wales -9 6 £345 -

Infrastructure Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Infrastructure Manager in their job title 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 with Infrastructure Manager in their job title.

1 398 (40.53%) Project Management
2 341 (34.73%) Finance
3 315 (32.08%) PRINCE2
4 274 (27.90%) Data Centre
5 178 (18.13%) Migration
5 178 (18.13%) Stakeholder Management
6 171 (17.41%) Windows
7 161 (16.40%) Banking
8 135 (13.75%) ITIL
9 126 (12.83%) Microsoft
10 99 (10.08%) VMware
11 90 (9.16%) WAN
12 87 (8.86%) PMI Certification
13 86 (8.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 82 (8.35%) Active Directory
15 80 (8.15%) LAN
16 77 (7.84%) Retail
17 76 (7.74%) Oracle
18 74 (7.54%) PMP
19 67 (6.82%) Linux
20 66 (6.72%) MS Project
21 63 (6.42%) Citrix
22 62 (6.31%) Cisco
22 62 (6.31%) Change Management
23 57 (5.80%) SAN
24 55 (5.60%) SQL
25 54 (5.50%) MS Excel
26 53 (5.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
27 51 (5.19%) Service Management
28 47 (4.79%) Security Cleared

Infrastructure Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Infrastructure Manager in their job title 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 with Infrastructure Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 36 (3.67%) SharePoint
2 19 (1.93%) MS Exchange
3 18 (1.83%) Lync
4 14 (1.43%) IBM Notes
5 4 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (0.20%) IIS
6 2 (0.20%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.10%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.10%) Apache
7 1 (0.10%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.10%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.10%) LiveLink
7 1 (0.10%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.10%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (0.10%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 66 (6.72%) MS Project
2 54 (5.50%) MS Excel
3 27 (2.75%) MS Office
4 23 (2.34%) MS Visio
5 12 (1.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.10%) assyst
2 1 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.10%) Primavera
2 1 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 38 (3.87%) Office 365
2 22 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.61%) SaaS
5 5 (0.51%) PaaS
6 3 (0.31%) IaaS
7 2 (0.20%) Yammer
7 2 (0.20%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.10%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 90 (9.16%) WAN
2 80 (8.15%) LAN
3 57 (5.80%) SAN
4 47 (4.79%) Firewall
5 23 (2.34%) DNS
6 15 (1.53%) DHCP
7 14 (1.43%) Wireless
7 14 (1.43%) Internet
7 14 (1.43%) MPLS
8 12 (1.22%) Wi-Fi
8 12 (1.22%) Unified Communications
9 10 (1.02%) Network Security
9 10 (1.02%) VPN
10 9 (0.92%) VoIP
11 5 (0.51%) SMTP
11 5 (0.51%) HTTP
11 5 (0.51%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
12 4 (0.41%) VLAN
12 4 (0.41%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (1.73%) Oracle Database
2 11 (1.12%) SQL Server
3 5 (0.51%) Ingres
4 3 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (0.31%) Big Data
4 3 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.20%) QlikView
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.10%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.10%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.10%) MySQL
6 1 (0.10%) Informix
6 1 (0.10%) Oracle OWB
6 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.10%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 4 (0.41%) JIRA
2 1 (0.10%) ERwin
General
1 341 (34.73%) Finance
2 161 (16.40%) Banking
3 77 (7.84%) Retail
4 24 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 24 (2.44%) Investment Banking
5 17 (1.73%) Manufacturing
6 15 (1.53%) Back Office
7 14 (1.43%) Law
7 14 (1.43%) Retail Banking
8 12 (1.22%) Legal
9 10 (1.02%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.02%) Front Office
10 9 (0.92%) Advertising
10 9 (0.92%) Games
11 7 (0.71%) Automotive
11 7 (0.71%) Marketing
12 6 (0.61%) Billing
13 5 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.41%) Publishing
15 3 (0.31%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (1.63%) Middleware
2 11 (1.12%) Web Services
3 4 (0.41%) XMPP
4 3 (0.31%) .NET
4 3 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.20%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.10%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.10%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 274 (27.90%) Data Centre
2 34 (3.46%) PMI
3 26 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (1.43%) Mainframe
5 13 (1.32%) Management Information System
6 9 (0.92%) NHS
7 8 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (0.81%) iPad
8 6 (0.61%) Private Cloud
8 6 (0.61%) Replication
9 5 (0.51%) Online Games
9 5 (0.51%) BYOD
10 4 (0.41%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.41%) FMCG
10 4 (0.41%) Fixed Income
11 3 (0.31%) DTV
11 3 (0.31%) IBM Mainframe
11 3 (0.31%) User Experience
12 2 (0.20%) Visualisation
12 2 (0.20%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 171 (17.41%) Windows
2 67 (6.82%) Linux
3 36 (3.67%) UNIX
4 27 (2.75%) Windows 7
5 23 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (1.63%) AIX
6 16 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (1.02%) Android
9 7 (0.71%) Solaris
10 3 (0.31%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.31%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.20%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.10%) CentOS
12 1 (0.10%) VMS
12 1 (0.10%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 398 (40.53%) Project Management
2 315 (32.08%) PRINCE2
3 178 (18.13%) Migration
3 178 (18.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 135 (13.75%) ITIL
5 62 (6.31%) Change Management
6 51 (5.19%) Service Management
7 45 (4.58%) Risk Management
7 45 (4.58%) Programme Management
8 44 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (3.77%) Supplier Management
10 35 (3.56%) Project Planning
11 30 (3.05%) Information Security
12 27 (2.75%) Infrastructure Management
13 26 (2.65%) Service Delivery
14 23 (2.34%) Data Migration
14 23 (2.34%) Change Control
15 22 (2.24%) Time Management
15 22 (2.24%) Disaster Recovery
16 21 (2.14%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (5.60%) SQL
2 18 (1.83%) C
3 4 (0.41%) Java
4 3 (0.31%) Lingo
5 2 (0.20%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.10%) PHP
6 1 (0.10%) C++
6 1 (0.10%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.10%) Python
6 1 (0.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 87 (8.86%) PMI Certification
2 86 (8.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 74 (7.54%) PMP
4 53 (5.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 47 (4.79%) Security Cleared
6 36 (3.67%) SC Cleared
7 27 (2.75%) Degree
8 16 (1.63%) ISEB
9 15 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (1.22%) CCNA
11 6 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.51%) MCITP
12 5 (0.51%) MCSE
13 3 (0.31%) CCA
13 3 (0.31%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.31%) CCENT
14 2 (0.20%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.20%) APMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.14%) QA
2 18 (1.83%) SLA
3 8 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (0.61%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.51%) PMBOK
6 4 (0.41%) GxP
7 3 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.20%) COBIT
9 1 (0.10%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 82 (8.35%) Active Directory
2 45 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.12%) XenApp
4 5 (0.51%) vSphere
5 4 (0.41%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.31%) vCloud
6 3 (0.31%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.20%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.10%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.10%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.10%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 9 (0.92%) SCCM
2 5 (0.51%) SCOM
3 2 (0.20%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (0.20%) Backup Exec
3 2 (0.20%) WSUS
3 2 (0.20%) Puppet
3 2 (0.20%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.10%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.10%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.10%) CFEngine
4 1 (0.10%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.10%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.10%) MOM
4 1 (0.10%) Control-M
4 1 (0.10%) Nagios
Vendors
1 126 (12.83%) Microsoft
2 99 (10.08%) VMware
3 76 (7.74%) Oracle
4 63 (6.42%) Citrix
5 62 (6.31%) Cisco
6 22 (2.24%) HP
7 21 (2.14%) IBM
8 14 (1.43%) Lotus
9 12 (1.22%) EMC
10 11 (1.12%) SAP
11 9 (0.92%) CheckPoint
12 8 (0.81%) NetApp
13 7 (0.71%) Avaya
14 5 (0.51%) BT
14 5 (0.51%) 3PAR
15 4 (0.41%) Planview
15 4 (0.41%) Brocade
16 3 (0.31%) Blue Coat
16 3 (0.31%) Google
16 3 (0.31%) Remedy
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