The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Analyst was £421 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Infrastructure Analyst
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 481 468 412
Rank change year-on-year -13 -56  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Analyst 102 146 198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.30% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.31% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 97 122
Median daily rate £421 £340 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.89% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £475 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £315 £263
% change year-on-year +13.49% +20.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £26.00 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.60 £26.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +11.53% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39444 47062 46529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.27% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25724 30895 28569
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1347 1459 1887
Median hourly rate £18.40 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Infrastructure Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Infrastructure Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Analyst in England

Infrastructure Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Analyst in England

Infrastructure Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Analyst in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Analyst in England

Infrastructure Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Analyst in England

Infrastructure Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Analyst in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Infrastructure Analyst in England

Infrastructure Analyst
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Analyst within the England region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +28 42 £425 -5.55% 10
South East -3 18 £418 +21.01% 4
North West +34 11 £350 -15.45% 6
East of England +2 11 £320 -1.53% 1
Yorkshire +1 6 £406 +35.41%
South West -13 6 £438 +45.83%
West Midlands +6 3 £375 +25.00% 3
East Midlands -18 3 £300 -7.69% 3
North East - 2 - -
Infrastructure Analyst
UK

Infrastructure Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Infrastructure Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Infrastructure Analyst in the job title.

1 86 (46.99%) Windows
2 63 (34.43%) Microsoft
3 54 (29.51%) Active Directory
4 52 (28.42%) VMware
5 44 (24.04%) Finance
6 41 (22.40%) Windows Server
7 38 (20.77%) Data Centre
8 29 (15.85%) Citrix
9 27 (14.75%) ITIL
10 26 (14.21%) Migration
10 26 (14.21%) Firewall
10 26 (14.21%) VMware Infrastructure
11 25 (13.66%) SCCM
12 23 (12.57%) Office 365
12 23 (12.57%) SQL Server
12 23 (12.57%) Cisco
13 21 (11.48%) MS Exchange
13 21 (11.48%) PowerShell
13 21 (11.48%) Business Analysis
14 20 (10.93%) SQL
15 19 (10.38%) Banking
16 17 (9.29%) Windows Server 2008
16 17 (9.29%) WAN
17 16 (8.74%) LAN
17 16 (8.74%) Service Management
18 15 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
18 15 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (8.20%) MS Excel
19 14 (7.65%) MS Office
19 14 (7.65%) DNS

Infrastructure Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 21 (11.48%) MS Exchange
2 10 (5.46%) Skype for Business
3 9 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.83%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (2.73%) IIS
6 3 (1.64%) CMS
6 3 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.09%) Apache
7 2 (1.09%) SAS
8 1 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 14 (7.65%) MS Office
3 5 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.64%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (12.57%) Office 365
2 11 (6.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.64%) SaaS
4 2 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.09%) G Suite
4 2 (1.09%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (0.55%) PaaS
5 1 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (14.21%) Firewall
2 17 (9.29%) WAN
3 16 (8.74%) LAN
4 14 (7.65%) DNS
4 14 (7.65%) Network Security
5 12 (6.56%) SAN
6 8 (4.37%) DHCP
6 8 (4.37%) TCP/IP
7 7 (3.83%) Wireless
8 5 (2.73%) BGP
8 5 (2.73%) VPN
9 4 (2.19%) iSCSI
9 4 (2.19%) LDAP
9 4 (2.19%) NAS
9 4 (2.19%) OSPF
9 4 (2.19%) SSL
10 3 (1.64%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.64%) SMTP
10 3 (1.64%) VLAN
10 3 (1.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (12.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.09%) Big Data
5 2 (1.09%) GIS
5 2 (1.09%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.09%) MS Access
5 2 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.55%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.55%) Ingres
6 1 (0.55%) MySQL
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.19%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.64%) NeoLoad
4 1 (0.55%) JIRA
General
1 44 (24.04%) Finance
2 19 (10.38%) Banking
3 4 (2.19%) Retail
3 4 (2.19%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.64%) Advertising
4 3 (1.64%) Marketing
5 2 (1.09%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.09%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.09%) Law
5 2 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.09%) Publishing
6 1 (0.55%) Automotive
6 1 (0.55%) Billing
6 1 (0.55%) Electronics
6 1 (0.55%) French Language
6 1 (0.55%) Games
6 1 (0.55%) Legal
6 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.09%) .NET
1 2 (1.09%) ISPF
2 1 (0.55%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.55%) Middleware
2 1 (0.55%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.55%) Web Services
2 1 (0.55%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 38 (20.77%) Data Centre
2 15 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (7.65%) Clustering
4 5 (2.73%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (2.19%) Replication
6 3 (1.64%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.64%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
6 3 (1.64%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.64%) Mainframe
6 3 (1.64%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.09%) Derivative
7 2 (1.09%) iPad
7 2 (1.09%) iPhone
7 2 (1.09%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.09%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.55%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 86 (46.99%) Windows
2 41 (22.40%) Windows Server
3 17 (9.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (7.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (7.10%) Linux
5 13 (7.10%) Unix
6 8 (4.37%) Windows 10
6 8 (4.37%) Windows 7
7 5 (2.73%) Solaris
8 4 (2.19%) AIX
8 4 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.64%) Android
9 3 (1.64%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.64%) CentOS
10 2 (1.09%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.55%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.55%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (14.75%) ITIL
2 26 (14.21%) Migration
3 21 (11.48%) Business Analysis
4 16 (8.74%) Service Management
5 15 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (7.10%) Project Management
7 12 (6.56%) Stakeholder Management
8 11 (6.01%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (5.46%) Test Scripting
10 9 (4.92%) Configuration Management
10 9 (4.92%) Incident Management
10 9 (4.92%) User Stories
11 8 (4.37%) Change Management
11 8 (4.37%) Risk Management
11 8 (4.37%) Test Planning
12 7 (3.83%) Defect Management
12 7 (3.83%) Test Strategy
12 7 (3.83%) Waterfall
13 6 (3.28%) Mentoring
13 6 (3.28%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.48%) PowerShell
2 20 (10.93%) SQL
3 6 (3.28%) Java
4 4 (2.19%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.64%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.64%) Korn
5 3 (1.64%) Perl
6 2 (1.09%) JCL
6 2 (1.09%) Python
6 2 (1.09%) VBScript
7 1 (0.55%) C
7 1 (0.55%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (6.56%) CCNA
1 12 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (6.01%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (4.92%) MCSE
5 7 (3.83%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.73%) CISSP
6 5 (2.73%) Degree
6 5 (2.73%) ISEB
7 4 (2.19%) CCNP
7 4 (2.19%) CISA
8 3 (1.64%) CCSA
8 3 (1.64%) CRISC
8 3 (1.64%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.64%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.09%) CISM
10 1 (0.55%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.55%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.83%) SLA
2 4 (2.19%) PMO
2 4 (2.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.64%) QA
4 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.55%) GxP
4 1 (0.55%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.55%) Solvency II
System Software
1 54 (29.51%) Active Directory
2 26 (14.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.10%) XenApp
4 12 (6.56%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.56%) vSphere
5 7 (3.83%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.73%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (2.19%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.64%) XenServer
9 2 (1.09%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.09%) NFS
9 2 (1.09%) Time Sharing Option
9 2 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.55%) Firmware
10 1 (0.55%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 25 (13.66%) SCCM
2 7 (3.83%) SCOM
3 5 (2.73%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (2.19%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.09%) Ansible
5 2 (1.09%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.09%) Nagios
5 2 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.09%) Puppet
5 2 (1.09%) Salt
5 2 (1.09%) WSUS
6 1 (0.55%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (0.55%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.55%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.55%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.55%) SCSM
6 1 (0.55%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 63 (34.43%) Microsoft
2 52 (28.42%) VMware
3 29 (15.85%) Citrix
4 23 (12.57%) Cisco
5 14 (7.65%) HP
6 13 (7.10%) NetApp
7 8 (4.37%) Dell
8 7 (3.83%) CheckPoint
8 7 (3.83%) Juniper
8 7 (3.83%) Oracle
8 7 (3.83%) Symantec
9 5 (2.73%) Intel Security
9 5 (2.73%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.19%) AppSense
10 4 (2.19%) Sophos
11 3 (1.64%) Apple
11 3 (1.64%) Avaya
11 3 (1.64%) EMC
11 3 (1.64%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.64%) Wyse
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