The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Technician
Rank 574 554 555
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Technician 15 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.018% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.019% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 5
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£325 £263 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -32.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £175 £315 -
% change year-on-year
-44.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 7
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £17.25 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.40 £22.50 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+2.22% +2.27%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50442 47321 53607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.54% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30616 27723 29887
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1989 2134 2724
Average hourly rate £16.56 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.37% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -2 15 £325 +23.80% 3
London 0 5 £335 +59.52% 2
South West - 4 £110 -
South East -11 2 £300 -4.76% 1
North West -4 1 £175 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £175 -
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Chester - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
King's Lynn - - - -
Leeds - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -

Infrastructure Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 24 (64.86%) Microsoft
2 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
3 17 (45.95%) Windows
4 16 (43.24%) MS Exchange
5 15 (40.54%) VMware
6 13 (35.14%) Cisco
7 11 (29.73%) VoIP
7 11 (29.73%) SQL
7 11 (29.73%) Citrix
7 11 (29.73%) Firewall
8 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
8 9 (24.32%) WAN
8 9 (24.32%) LAN
9 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
9 7 (18.92%) VPN
10 6 (16.22%) ITIL
10 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (16.22%) SAN
10 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
10 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (16.22%) Symantec
10 6 (16.22%) Migration
10 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (13.51%) Problem Management
11 5 (13.51%) XenApp
11 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Management
11 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
12 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
12 4 (10.81%) Linux
12 4 (10.81%) MCSE

Infrastructure Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 (43.24%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.70%) Lync
4 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.11%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) MS Project
3 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.70%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) VoIP
1 11 (29.73%) Firewall
2 9 (24.32%) WAN
2 9 (24.32%) LAN
3 7 (18.92%) VPN
4 6 (16.22%) SAN
5 3 (8.11%) DNS
6 2 (5.41%) PBX
6 2 (5.41%) DHCP
6 2 (5.41%) DMZ
7 1 (2.70%) Internet
7 1 (2.70%) VLAN
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.70%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.70%) IPv4
7 1 (2.70%) DEFINITY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.41%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Law
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Kindle
2 2 (5.41%) NHS
2 2 (5.41%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.70%) GIS
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) CESG
3 1 (2.70%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 17 (45.95%) Windows
2 7 (18.92%) Windows 7
3 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (10.81%) Linux
4 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
4 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (8.11%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (8.11%) CentOS
5 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) ITIL
1 6 (16.22%) Migration
2 5 (13.51%) Problem Management
2 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (8.11%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.41%) CRM
4 2 (5.41%) Project Management
4 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.70%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.70%) Change Management
5 1 (2.70%) ITSM
5 1 (2.70%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (29.73%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) Shell Script
3 3 (8.11%) Python
4 2 (5.41%) C
4 2 (5.41%) VBScript
5 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (10.81%) MCSE
3 3 (8.11%) MCP
3 3 (8.11%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.41%) CCNA
4 2 (5.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.70%) Degree
5 1 (2.70%) CCA
5 1 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.70%) CCIE
5 1 (2.70%) CCNP
5 1 (2.70%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) ISO 9001
2 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (51.35%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.51%) XenApp
4 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
5 3 (8.11%) NFS
5 3 (8.11%) Samba
6 2 (5.41%) vSphere
7 1 (2.70%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) SCCM
1 2 (5.41%) FortiGate
2 1 (2.70%) SCDPM
2 1 (2.70%) SCOM
2 1 (2.70%) SCVMM
2 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 24 (64.86%) Microsoft
2 15 (40.54%) VMware
3 13 (35.14%) Cisco
4 11 (29.73%) Citrix
5 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
5 6 (16.22%) Symantec
6 3 (8.11%) NetApp
7 2 (5.41%) Mitel
7 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds
7 2 (5.41%) NEC
7 2 (5.41%) HP
8 1 (2.70%) EMC
8 1 (2.70%) Avaya
8 1 (2.70%) Remedy
8 1 (2.70%) McAfee
8 1 (2.70%) Sophos
8 1 (2.70%) Lumension
8 1 (2.70%) LANDesk