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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Manager
Rank 236 288 238
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -50
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Manager 472 324 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.88% 0.62% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 0.68% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 221 215
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£425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £331 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £425 £370
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +14.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £46.00 £38.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.48% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £38.50 £27.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.80 £38.50 £48.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £38.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.48% +10.00%

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +50 405 £425 - 60
London +57 178 £455 +1.11% 19
South East -19 71 £398 -6.47% 18
North West +9 54 £425 +1.19% 5
Scotland +18 50 £400 -4.76% 2
City of London +27 46 £500 +5.26% 7
Edinburgh +7 35 £400 -6.43%
East of England +9 25 £475 +2.70% 3
Yorkshire -9 25 £350 -16.66% 3
Berkshire +3 23 £363 +11.53% 6
East Midlands +8 22 £400 +3.22% 3
Cheshire +8 19 £425 -8.10% 3
Manchester -2 19 £435 +3.57% 2
West Midlands 0 15 £375 - 6
South West -6 15 £470 +24.50% 3
Hampshire -7 15 £398 -11.66% 6
West Yorkshire -2 14 £348 -18.23% 2
Buckinghamshire +6 13 £450 -
Surrey +13 12 £448 -15.96% 3
Bedfordshire +3 12 £500 +8.10% 2
Milton Keynes +4 10 £438 -
Wales +4 9 £375 +50.00% 5
Northamptonshire -4 9 £400 +1.58% 1
Hertfordshire +4 8 £486 +4.56% 1
Glasgow +2 8 £419 +27.86% 2
Lancashire 0 7 £300 -25.00%
Derbyshire +7 6 £413 +21.32%
Devon +5 6 £504 +39.93%
Nottinghamshire - 6 £363 - 1
Staffordshire - 6 £375 - 1

Infrastructure Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 321 (37.72%) Project Management
2 287 (33.73%) Finance
3 255 (29.96%) PRINCE2
4 160 (18.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 155 (18.21%) Windows
6 151 (17.74%) ITIL
7 126 (14.81%) Migration
8 124 (14.57%) Banking
9 113 (13.28%) Microsoft
10 72 (8.46%) Cisco
11 71 (8.34%) VMware
12 68 (7.99%) WAN
13 67 (7.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 65 (7.64%) LAN
15 59 (6.93%) MS Project
15 59 (6.93%) Linux
15 59 (6.93%) MS Excel
16 58 (6.82%) Change Management
17 56 (6.58%) Service Management
18 55 (6.46%) Citrix
19 52 (6.11%) Oracle
19 52 (6.11%) Active Directory
19 52 (6.11%) Retail
20 51 (5.99%) PMI Certification
21 46 (5.41%) PMP
21 46 (5.41%) Service Delivery
22 45 (5.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
22 45 (5.29%) Security Cleared
23 38 (4.47%) Firewall
23 38 (4.47%) MS Office

Infrastructure Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 21 (2.47%) SharePoint
2 20 (2.35%) MS Exchange
3 14 (1.65%) WebLogic
4 8 (0.94%) IBM Notes
4 8 (0.94%) Lync
5 5 (0.59%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.24%) Quickr
8 1 (0.12%) Apache
8 1 (0.12%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.12%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.12%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
8 1 (0.12%) CMS
8 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.12%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 59 (6.93%) MS Project
1 59 (6.93%) MS Excel
2 38 (4.47%) MS Office
3 33 (3.88%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.35%) Dynamics NAV
1 3 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.12%) assyst
3 1 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.00%) Office 365
2 6 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (0.71%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.35%) SaaS
4 1 (0.12%) PaaS
4 1 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 68 (7.99%) WAN
2 65 (7.64%) LAN
3 38 (4.47%) Firewall
4 29 (3.41%) SAN
5 15 (1.76%) VPN
6 11 (1.29%) DNS
7 10 (1.18%) VoIP
7 10 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
7 10 (1.18%) MPLS
8 9 (1.06%) Network Security
9 7 (0.82%) Internet
9 7 (0.82%) NAS
9 7 (0.82%) Unified Communications
10 5 (0.59%) WLAN
11 4 (0.47%) HTTP
11 4 (0.47%) ATM
11 4 (0.47%) SMTP
11 4 (0.47%) Wireless
12 3 (0.35%) GPRS
12 3 (0.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (2.47%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.18%) Oracle Database
3 7 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
5 3 (0.35%) MySQL
5 3 (0.35%) Oracle9i Database
5 3 (0.35%) SQLPlus
5 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.12%) Big Data
6 1 (0.12%) Informix
6 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.12%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 8 (0.94%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.12%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.12%) JIRA
2 1 (0.12%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.12%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.12%) Yeoman
2 1 (0.12%) ClearCase
General
1 287 (33.73%) Finance
2 124 (14.57%) Banking
3 52 (6.11%) Retail
4 29 (3.41%) Telecoms
5 28 (3.29%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.88%) Legal
7 13 (1.53%) Law
7 13 (1.53%) Retail Banking
8 12 (1.41%) Marketing
8 12 (1.41%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
10 4 (0.47%) Front Office
10 4 (0.47%) Advertising
10 4 (0.47%) Games
11 3 (0.35%) Local Government
11 3 (0.35%) Back Office
11 3 (0.35%) Automotive
12 2 (0.24%) Electronics
12 2 (0.24%) Portuguese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (3.76%) Middleware
2 5 (0.59%) Web Services
3 2 (0.24%) Application Packaging
4 1 (0.12%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 28 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (1.06%) PMI
3 8 (0.94%) Mainframe
4 7 (0.82%) Management Information System
4 7 (0.82%) Clustering
4 7 (0.82%) User Experience
5 5 (0.59%) NHS
6 4 (0.47%) iSeries
7 3 (0.35%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.35%) Online Games
7 3 (0.35%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.35%) EPoS
7 3 (0.35%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (0.35%) Thin Client
7 3 (0.35%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.24%) Handset
8 2 (0.24%) Replication
8 2 (0.24%) Economics
8 2 (0.24%) PKI
8 2 (0.24%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 155 (18.21%) Windows
2 59 (6.93%) Linux
3 36 (4.23%) UNIX
4 29 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (3.06%) Windows 7
6 17 (2.00%) Solaris
7 15 (1.76%) AIX
8 13 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.47%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.35%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (0.35%) SUSE
11 3 (0.35%) Android
12 2 (0.24%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.24%) NetWare
12 2 (0.24%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.12%) VME
13 1 (0.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (37.72%) Project Management
2 255 (29.96%) PRINCE2
3 160 (18.80%) Stakeholder Management
4 151 (17.74%) ITIL
5 126 (14.81%) Migration
6 58 (6.82%) Change Management
7 56 (6.58%) Service Management
8 46 (5.41%) Service Delivery
9 36 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (3.53%) Risk Management
11 28 (3.29%) Information Security
12 24 (2.82%) Programme Management
13 22 (2.59%) Release Management
13 22 (2.59%) Disaster Recovery
14 21 (2.47%) PRINCE
15 20 (2.35%) Risk Assessment
16 18 (2.12%) People Management
17 17 (2.00%) Change Control
17 17 (2.00%) Supplier Management
17 17 (2.00%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 29 (3.41%) SQL
2 23 (2.70%) C
3 8 (0.94%) Java
4 3 (0.35%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.12%) PHP
5 1 (0.12%) VB
5 1 (0.12%) Lingo
5 1 (0.12%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 67 (7.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 51 (5.99%) PMI Certification
3 46 (5.41%) PMP
4 45 (5.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 45 (5.29%) Security Cleared
5 33 (3.88%) SC Cleared
6 30 (3.53%) Degree
7 16 (1.88%) ISEB
8 15 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (1.65%) APMP
10 7 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (0.71%) MCSE
12 4 (0.47%) CCNA
13 2 (0.24%) MCSA
13 2 (0.24%) CCIE
13 2 (0.24%) CCA
13 2 (0.24%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.24%) BC Cleared
13 2 (0.24%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.82%) QA
2 9 (1.06%) SLA
3 4 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.35%) GxP
5 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.12%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.12%) PMBOK
System Software
1 52 (6.11%) Active Directory
2 25 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (1.29%) XenApp
4 5 (0.59%) XenDesktop
4 5 (0.59%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.47%) Firmware
6 3 (0.35%) vSphere
6 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.24%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.12%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.12%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.12%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.12%) vCloud
8 1 (0.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 12 (1.41%) BMC PATROL
2 11 (1.29%) SCCM
3 4 (0.47%) SCOM
3 4 (0.47%) Puppet
4 3 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.24%) OPNET
5 2 (0.24%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.12%) MOM
6 1 (0.12%) Netcool
6 1 (0.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.12%) Cisco IPCC
6 1 (0.12%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.12%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.12%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (0.12%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.12%) SCSM
6 1 (0.12%) Control-M
Vendors
1 113 (13.28%) Microsoft
2 72 (8.46%) Cisco
3 71 (8.34%) VMware
4 55 (6.46%) Citrix
5 52 (6.11%) Oracle
6 29 (3.41%) EMC
7 23 (2.70%) HP
8 16 (1.88%) IBM
8 16 (1.88%) BMC
9 15 (1.76%) F5
10 11 (1.29%) SAP
11 8 (0.94%) Lotus
11 8 (0.94%) Red Hat
11 8 (0.94%) CheckPoint
12 6 (0.71%) Dell
13 5 (0.59%) NetApp
13 5 (0.59%) Remedy
14 4 (0.47%) Symantec
14 4 (0.47%) Apple
14 4 (0.47%) Avaya
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