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 21 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Technician
Rank 606 580 573
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Technician 12 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.011% 0.023%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.012% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 5
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£335 - £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 - £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £243 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £24.00 - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 - £22.00

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
52814 48754 52062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.76% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32941 29468 29352
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2104 2105 2558
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 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 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 28 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 21 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 -23 12 £335 - 4
London -6 8 £360 - 1
South East - 3 £243 -
East Sussex - 2 £225 -
North West -14 1 - - 1
City of London - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2
Manchester - - - - 1
Poole - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Wetherby - - - - 1
York - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Infrastructure Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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 22 (75.86%) VMware
2 19 (65.52%) Windows
3 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
4 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
5 14 (48.28%) MS Exchange
6 12 (41.38%) SAN
7 11 (37.93%) Symantec
7 11 (37.93%) Cisco
7 11 (37.93%) Migration
7 11 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (37.93%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (34.48%) ITIL
8 10 (34.48%) Firewall
9 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (31.03%) Windows 7
10 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
10 8 (27.59%) HP
10 8 (27.59%) Citrix
11 7 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (24.14%) SCCM
12 6 (20.69%) SCOM
12 6 (20.69%) SCVMM
12 6 (20.69%) Information Management
12 6 (20.69%) SCDPM
12 6 (20.69%) Lumension
12 6 (20.69%) vSphere
12 6 (20.69%) DNS
12 6 (20.69%) DHCP
12 6 (20.69%) Shell Script

Infrastructure Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 14 (48.28%) MS Exchange
2 11 (37.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (6.90%) IIS
4 2 (6.90%) Lync
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.79%) MS Visio
2 4 (13.79%) MS Project
2 4 (13.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (41.38%) SAN
2 10 (34.48%) Firewall
3 7 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (20.69%) DNS
4 6 (20.69%) DHCP
5 5 (17.24%) VPN
5 5 (17.24%) VLAN
6 2 (6.90%) LAN
6 2 (6.90%) WAN
7 1 (3.45%) IPv4
7 1 (3.45%) DEFINITY
7 1 (3.45%) Unified Communications
7 1 (3.45%) VoIP
7 1 (3.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.79%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (17.24%) Legal
2 4 (13.79%) Law
2 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Clustering
1 5 (17.24%) CESG
2 2 (6.90%) NHS
3 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.45%) GIS
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.45%) CESG CLAS
3 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (31.03%) Windows 7
3 9 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (13.79%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (6.90%) CentOS
5 2 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.90%) Linux
6 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (37.93%) Migration
2 10 (34.48%) ITIL
3 6 (20.69%) Information Management
4 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
4 4 (13.79%) Problem Management
4 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (6.90%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.90%) Network Architecture
5 2 (6.90%) Change Management
5 2 (6.90%) Network Design
6 1 (3.45%) Service Management
6 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.45%) ITSM
6 1 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) Shell Script
2 5 (17.24%) VBScript
3 4 (13.79%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) Python
5 1 (3.45%) C
5 1 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) CCNA
1 5 (17.24%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (13.79%) MCSE
3 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) MCP
5 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.45%) MCTS
5 1 (3.45%) CCA
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.45%) CCEA
System Software
1 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
2 11 (37.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (20.69%) vSphere
4 5 (17.24%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.90%) XenApp
5 2 (6.90%) XenDesktop
5 2 (6.90%) NFS
5 2 (6.90%) Samba
6 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) SCCM
2 6 (20.69%) SCOM
2 6 (20.69%) SCVMM
2 6 (20.69%) SCDPM
2 6 (20.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 22 (75.86%) VMware
2 15 (51.72%) Microsoft
3 11 (37.93%) Cisco
3 11 (37.93%) Symantec
4 8 (27.59%) HP
4 8 (27.59%) Citrix
5 6 (20.69%) McAfee
5 6 (20.69%) Sophos
5 6 (20.69%) Lumension
6 5 (17.24%) Red Hat
7 4 (13.79%) EMC
7 4 (13.79%) NetApp
8 1 (3.45%) Remedy
8 1 (3.45%) Avaya
8 1 (3.45%) AppSense
8 1 (3.45%) Mitel