The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Technician 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 Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Technician
Rank 606 582 588
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Technician 11 8 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.015% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.016% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 5
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£345 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 - £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 - £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.27%

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
51806 48814 53474
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.56% 92.66% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 31840 29382 29897
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2020 2076 2649
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Infrastructure Technician
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Infrastructure Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Technician
Daily Rate Trend

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

Infrastructure Technician Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Technician
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Infrastructure Technician Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Infrastructure Technician
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Infrastructure Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Technician
Top 27 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Technician within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 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 -15 11 £345 - 7
London +12 8 £360 - 2
East Sussex - 2 £225 -
South East - 2 £225 - 1
North West -10 1 - - 2
City of London - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
Chester - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Gloucester - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Manchester - - - - 2
Poole - - - -
Stockport - - - -
York - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Scotland - - - - 1

Infrastructure Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Infrastructure Technician 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 Technician in their job title.

1 25 (71.43%) VMware
2 23 (65.71%) Windows
3 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
5 16 (45.71%) MS Exchange
6 14 (40.00%) Cisco
7 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (34.29%) Windows 7
8 12 (34.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (34.29%) SAN
9 11 (31.43%) Symantec
9 11 (31.43%) Migration
9 11 (31.43%) ITIL
10 10 (28.57%) Firewall
10 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (25.71%) Citrix
11 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
11 9 (25.71%) HP
12 7 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (20.00%) SCCM
12 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (20.00%) Shell Script
13 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
13 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (17.14%) McAfee
13 6 (17.14%) Norton AntiVirus
13 6 (17.14%) Sophos
13 6 (17.14%) Red Hat
13 6 (17.14%) DNS

Infrastructure Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Infrastructure Technician 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 Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 16 (45.71%) MS Exchange
2 12 (34.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (5.71%) IIS
5 1 (2.86%) Lync
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (17.14%) MS Office
2 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 4 (11.43%) MS Visio
3 4 (11.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.86%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 12 (34.29%) SAN
2 10 (28.57%) Firewall
3 7 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (17.14%) DNS
4 6 (17.14%) DHCP
5 5 (14.29%) VLAN
5 5 (14.29%) VPN
6 4 (11.43%) VoIP
7 3 (8.57%) WAN
7 3 (8.57%) LAN
8 1 (2.86%) Unified Communications
8 1 (2.86%) Network Security
8 1 (2.86%) IPv4
8 1 (2.86%) PBX
8 1 (2.86%) DMZ
8 1 (2.86%) DEFINITY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (25.71%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (14.29%) Legal
2 4 (11.43%) Law
2 4 (11.43%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.71%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) CESG
1 5 (14.29%) Clustering
2 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.71%) NHS
3 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.86%) CMDB
3 1 (2.86%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 23 (65.71%) Windows
2 12 (34.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (34.29%) Windows 7
3 10 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (11.43%) Windows XP
4 4 (11.43%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (8.57%) CentOS
5 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.57%) Linux
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Migration
1 11 (31.43%) ITIL
2 6 (17.14%) Service Delivery
2 6 (17.14%) Information Management
3 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.71%) Change Management
4 2 (5.71%) CRM
4 2 (5.71%) Network Design
4 2 (5.71%) Data Protection
4 2 (5.71%) Network Architecture
4 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.86%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.86%) ITSM
5 1 (2.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 5 (14.29%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) VBScript
3 3 (8.57%) Python
4 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (14.29%) CCNA
4 4 (11.43%) MCSE
4 4 (11.43%) MCP
5 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
5 3 (8.57%) SC Cleared
5 3 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) MCTS
6 1 (2.86%) CCVP
6 1 (2.86%) CCNP
6 1 (2.86%) CCA
6 1 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (17.14%) vSphere
3 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.57%) XenApp
4 3 (8.57%) NFS
4 3 (8.57%) Samba
5 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) SCCM
2 6 (17.14%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (17.14%) SCOM
2 6 (17.14%) SCVMM
2 6 (17.14%) SCDPM
3 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (71.43%) VMware
2 21 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 14 (40.00%) Cisco
4 11 (31.43%) Symantec
5 9 (25.71%) Citrix
5 9 (25.71%) HP
6 6 (17.14%) McAfee
6 6 (17.14%) Sophos
6 6 (17.14%) Red Hat
6 6 (17.14%) Lumension
7 4 (11.43%) NetApp
7 4 (11.43%) EMC
8 2 (5.71%) NEC
8 2 (5.71%) Mitel
8 2 (5.71%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.86%) LANDesk
9 1 (2.86%) Avaya
9 1 (2.86%) Remedy
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