The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Support Analyst 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 Support Analyst in their job title over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Support Analyst
Rank 557 543 531
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support Analyst 35 27 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.053% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.057% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 20
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£190 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £170 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £309 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £185 £163 £125
% change year-on-year
+13.84% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 2
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.50 £26.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% +17.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.10 £26.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £31.50 £27.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £29.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-18.64% +13.46%

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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Infrastructure Support Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Infrastructure Support Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Support Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

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

Infrastructure Support Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Support Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Support Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Infrastructure Support Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Infrastructure Support Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Infrastructure Support Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Support Analyst
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 Support Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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 -16 35 £190 -36.66% 9
London +15 13 £275 -8.33% 2
North West - 7 £180 - 1
West Midlands -1 6 £190 -
Yorkshire -8 4 £175 - 2
South West - 4 - -
City of London +8 3 £204 -
Coventry - 2 £190 -
West Yorkshire -14 1 - - 2
South East -34 1 £410 +228.00% 2
Buckinghamshire - 1 £410 -
Manchester - 1 £275 -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Redhill - - - -
Salisbury - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Thetford - - - -
Warrington - - - - 1
Woking - - - - 1
Wolverhampton - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Crawley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Leeds - - - - 1
Andover - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Blackpool - - - -
Brighton - - - -

Infrastructure Support Analyst
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Infrastructure Support Analyst 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 Support Analyst in their job title.

1 54 (78.26%) Windows
2 34 (49.28%) Active Directory
2 34 (49.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (42.03%) Microsoft
4 28 (40.58%) MS Exchange
5 26 (37.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 26 (37.68%) VMware
6 21 (30.43%) Citrix
7 19 (27.54%) Exchange Server 2010
8 18 (26.09%) ITIL
9 17 (24.64%) WAN
9 17 (24.64%) Windows 7
10 16 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (21.74%) SAN
12 14 (20.29%) HP
12 14 (20.29%) LAN
13 13 (18.84%) DNS
13 13 (18.84%) Hyper-V
14 12 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
14 12 (17.39%) DHCP
15 11 (15.94%) EMC
16 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (14.49%) SharePoint
16 10 (14.49%) SQL Server
16 10 (14.49%) SQL
16 10 (14.49%) Symantec
17 9 (13.04%) Firewall
17 9 (13.04%) SLA
17 9 (13.04%) PowerShell
18 8 (11.59%) Cisco

Infrastructure Support Analyst
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Infrastructure Support Analyst 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 Support Analyst in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (40.58%) MS Exchange
2 19 (27.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (14.49%) SharePoint
5 7 (10.14%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (5.80%) IIS
6 4 (5.80%) IBM Notes
6 4 (5.80%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (2.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.90%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Office
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.90%) Google Apps
2 2 (2.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (24.64%) WAN
2 15 (21.74%) SAN
3 14 (20.29%) LAN
4 13 (18.84%) DNS
5 12 (17.39%) DHCP
6 9 (13.04%) Firewall
7 7 (10.14%) Wireless
7 7 (10.14%) Ethernet
8 5 (7.25%) VoIP
8 5 (7.25%) MPLS
9 4 (5.80%) SSL
9 4 (5.80%) VPN
9 4 (5.80%) ISDN
9 4 (5.80%) VLAN
10 3 (4.35%) TCP/IP
11 2 (2.90%) LDAP
11 2 (2.90%) WLAN
11 2 (2.90%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (2.90%) iSCSI
11 2 (2.90%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.49%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.70%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (11.59%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Legal
3 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.90%) Front Office
5 1 (1.45%) Law
5 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) Middleware
2 1 (1.45%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.45%) .NET
2 1 (1.45%) COM
2 1 (1.45%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.25%) Clustering
3 4 (5.80%) Fat Client
3 4 (5.80%) Thin Client
3 4 (5.80%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.90%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.90%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 54 (78.26%) Windows
2 34 (49.28%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (37.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (24.64%) Windows 7
5 8 (11.59%) Windows XP
6 7 (10.14%) UNIX
7 6 (8.70%) Linux
8 4 (5.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (4.35%) AIX
9 3 (4.35%) Solaris
10 2 (2.90%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.90%) Android
10 2 (2.90%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.09%) ITIL
2 6 (8.70%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (5.80%) Performance Improvement
3 4 (5.80%) BCP
3 4 (5.80%) Business Continuity
3 4 (5.80%) Data Management
4 3 (4.35%) Load Balancing
4 3 (4.35%) Change Management
4 3 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (2.90%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (2.90%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (2.90%) Change Control
5 2 (2.90%) ITIL V3
5 2 (2.90%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (2.90%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.90%) Service Management
6 1 (1.45%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.45%) Project Management
6 1 (1.45%) Statistical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.49%) SQL
2 9 (13.04%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.45%) Perl
3 1 (1.45%) VBScript
3 1 (1.45%) VBA
3 1 (1.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (14.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.70%) MCITP
2 6 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (7.25%) CCNA
3 5 (7.25%) Degree
4 4 (5.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.90%) CCA
5 2 (2.90%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.90%) MCSE
5 2 (2.90%) MCSA
5 2 (2.90%) CCNP
6 1 (1.45%) MCP
6 1 (1.45%) CCEA
6 1 (1.45%) MCTS
6 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.45%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.04%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (49.28%) Active Directory
2 16 (23.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (18.84%) Hyper-V
4 7 (10.14%) XenApp
5 6 (8.70%) VMware Server
6 3 (4.35%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (2.90%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.90%) DFS Replication
7 2 (2.90%) vSphere
8 1 (1.45%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.45%) UAG
8 1 (1.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.45%) Firmware
8 1 (1.45%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.45%) XenServer
8 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) Backup Exec
2 6 (8.70%) SCCM
3 4 (5.80%) SCOM
3 4 (5.80%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (2.90%) FreeIPA
5 1 (1.45%) WSUS
5 1 (1.45%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.45%) NetCrunch
5 1 (1.45%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 29 (42.03%) Microsoft
2 26 (37.68%) VMware
3 21 (30.43%) Citrix
4 14 (20.29%) HP
5 11 (15.94%) EMC
6 10 (14.49%) Symantec
7 8 (11.59%) Cisco
8 6 (8.70%) Juniper
8 6 (8.70%) Apple
8 6 (8.70%) Meru Networks
9 5 (7.25%) IBM
10 4 (5.80%) Intel
10 4 (5.80%) Lotus
10 4 (5.80%) NetApp
10 4 (5.80%) Imperva
10 4 (5.80%) WatchGuard
11 3 (4.35%) Remedy
11 3 (4.35%) 3PAR
11 3 (4.35%) Sun
12 2 (2.90%) Sybase