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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Technician
Rank 619 607 572
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -35
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Technician 7 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.010% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.014% 0.010% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 9
Average daily rate £280 £263 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £253 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £273 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £263 £338
% change year-on-year
+20.95% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £29.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -19.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £29.65
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -19.05%

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 2016.

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 11 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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 7 £280 +6.66% 3
South East +16 3 £318 +20.95%
Brighton - 3 £318 -
East Sussex - 3 £318 -
London - 2 £185 -
South West +5 1 - - 1
Somerset +1 1 - -
Bath -2 1 - -
Rickmansworth - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -

Infrastructure Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 19 (82.61%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
3 11 (47.83%) Finance
4 10 (43.48%) Firewall
4 10 (43.48%) Windows Server
5 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (39.13%) VMware
6 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (34.78%) Cisco
6 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
7 7 (30.43%) EMC
7 7 (30.43%) SAN
7 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
7 7 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (30.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (30.43%) EMC NetWorker
7 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (30.43%) Palo Alto
8 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
8 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
9 5 (21.74%) IIS
9 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (21.74%) SCCM
9 5 (21.74%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (17.39%) High Availability
10 4 (17.39%) Splunk

Infrastructure Technician
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 6 (26.09%) SharePoint
2 5 (21.74%) IIS
3 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) Firewall
2 7 (30.43%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (30.43%) SAN
3 5 (21.74%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (8.70%) LAN
4 2 (8.70%) Network Security
4 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.70%) VoIP
5 1 (4.35%) DNS
5 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.35%) Skype
5 1 (4.35%) WAN
5 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
1 7 (30.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (47.83%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (82.61%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Windows Server
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (26.09%) Windows 7
6 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
7 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (17.39%) Business Continuity
2 4 (17.39%) Change Control
2 4 (17.39%) High Availability
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 2 (8.70%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Change Management
4 1 (4.35%) Coaching
4 1 (4.35%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Data Protection
4 1 (4.35%) Identity Management
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.35%) Patch Management
4 1 (4.35%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (17.39%) MCSE
4 1 (4.35%) CCENT
4 1 (4.35%) CCNA
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.35%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 8 (34.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (30.43%) EMC NetWorker
2 5 (21.74%) SCCM
3 4 (17.39%) NetCrunch
3 4 (17.39%) SCOM
4 1 (4.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) VMware
2 8 (34.78%) Cisco
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 7 (30.43%) EMC
3 7 (30.43%) Palo Alto
4 4 (17.39%) LANDesk
4 4 (17.39%) Splunk
5 3 (13.04%) Citrix
6 2 (8.70%) Avaya
6 2 (8.70%) Mitel
6 2 (8.70%) Oracle
7 1 (4.35%) Dell