Period
to 22 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 526 469 502
Rank change year-on-year -57 +33 -24
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Analyst 130 154 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.25% 0.30% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.31% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 129 109
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +8.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £204 £211 £184
90th Percentile £450 £450 £451
UK median daily rate £400 £363 £325
% change year-on-year +10.34% +11.54% -2.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.25 £26.72 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.98% -30.60% +48.08%
10th Percentile £18.13 £20.41 £38.25
90th Percentile £27.78 £33.65 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £23.25 £26.72 £30.50
% change year-on-year -12.98% -12.40% +19.61%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies in the UK excluding London with a recognized job title 50,248 48,899 49,272
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 95.02% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,161 30,059 30,350
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £220
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,224 2,166 2,572
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% +2.78% -5.26%

Infrastructure Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Analyst in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Analyst in the UK excluding London

Infrastructure Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Analyst in the UK excluding London

Infrastructure Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Analyst in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Analyst in the UK excluding London

Infrastructure Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Analyst in the UK excluding London

Infrastructure Analyst
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

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 UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 22 January 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North of England +13 43 £375 +33.33% 11
South East -20 41 £400 +23.08% 13
Midlands +4 29 £390 +15.56% 7
North West +12 22 £350 +105.88% 5
North East - 13 £375 - 3
East Midlands +12 9 £325 -3.70% 1
Yorkshire -13 8 £425 +8.97% 3
West Midlands -27 8 £390 +23.81% 6
East of England -10 7 £425 +32.81% 7
Scotland -23 4 £285 -28.75% 2
South West -39 4 £438 +2.94% 4
Wales -12 2 £300 -7.69% 3
Infrastructure Analyst
UK

Infrastructure Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London

For the 6 months to 22 January 2019, Infrastructure Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the UK excluding London region featuring Infrastructure Analyst in the job title.

1 73 (56.15%) Windows
2 55 (42.31%) Active Directory
3 46 (35.38%) Windows Server
4 44 (33.85%) VMware
5 28 (21.54%) Citrix
5 28 (21.54%) VMware Infrastructure
6 26 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 24 (18.46%) XenApp
7 24 (18.46%) Migration
7 24 (18.46%) SCCM
8 23 (17.69%) Cisco
9 22 (16.92%) HP
9 22 (16.92%) Finance
9 22 (16.92%) Firewall
10 21 (16.15%) ITIL
10 21 (16.15%) VMware ESXi
10 21 (16.15%) Data Centre
11 19 (14.62%) Change Management
11 19 (14.62%) PowerShell
12 18 (13.85%) Security Cleared
12 18 (13.85%) Office 365
13 17 (13.08%) XenDesktop
13 17 (13.08%) DNS
14 16 (12.31%) SCOM
14 16 (12.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 15 (11.54%) Hyper-V
15 15 (11.54%) Linux
15 15 (11.54%) MS Exchange
16 14 (10.77%) SQL Server
16 14 (10.77%) SAN

Infrastructure Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 15 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.92%) SharePoint
3 8 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (4.62%) IIS
5 3 (2.31%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.77%) CMS
7 1 (0.77%) Documentum
7 1 (0.77%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.77%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.77%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.85%) Office 365
2 12 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.62%) IaaS
3 6 (4.62%) PaaS
3 6 (4.62%) SaaS
4 5 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (3.08%) Akamai
6 2 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.77%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.77%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (16.92%) Firewall
2 17 (13.08%) DNS
3 14 (10.77%) SAN
4 11 (8.46%) LAN
5 9 (6.92%) DHCP
5 9 (6.92%) WAN
6 7 (5.38%) TCP/IP
6 7 (5.38%) Unified Communications
6 7 (5.38%) VPN
7 6 (4.62%) NAS
7 6 (4.62%) Wireless
8 4 (3.08%) Cisco Wireless
8 4 (3.08%) Network Security
8 4 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (3.08%) WLAN
9 3 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.54%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.54%) Skype
10 2 (1.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.54%) Electronic Patient Records
2 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.08%) GitLab
2 2 (1.54%) AdminStudio
2 2 (1.54%) Artifactory
2 2 (1.54%) MSI
3 1 (0.77%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.77%) HP UFT
3 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.77%) WinRunner
General
1 22 (16.92%) Finance
2 9 (6.92%) Law
3 8 (6.15%) Retail
4 5 (3.85%) Back Office
4 5 (3.85%) Online Betting
4 5 (3.85%) Publishing
4 5 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.08%) Banking
6 3 (2.31%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.77%) Automotive
7 1 (0.77%) Electronics
7 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.77%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.62%) .NET
2 2 (1.54%) HTML
3 1 (0.77%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.77%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.77%) Web Services
3 1 (0.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.15%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.15%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.62%) Clustering
4 4 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.08%) FMCG
5 3 (2.31%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.54%) CCTV
6 2 (1.54%) CMDB
6 2 (1.54%) e-Health
6 2 (1.54%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (1.54%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.54%) LIMS
6 2 (1.54%) NHS
6 2 (1.54%) PACS
6 2 (1.54%) Replication
6 2 (1.54%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.54%) User Experience
7 1 (0.77%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 73 (56.15%) Windows
2 46 (35.38%) Windows Server
3 15 (11.54%) Linux
4 13 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (6.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (6.15%) Windows 10
7 7 (5.38%) Windows 7
8 5 (3.85%) Unix
9 4 (3.08%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.54%) Data ONTAP
11 2 (1.54%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.77%) AIX
12 1 (0.77%) Android
12 1 (0.77%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.77%) Solaris
12 1 (0.77%) VMS
12 1 (0.77%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.46%) Migration
2 21 (16.15%) ITIL
3 19 (14.62%) Change Management
4 16 (12.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 11 (8.46%) Business Analysis
5 11 (8.46%) E-Commerce
6 9 (6.92%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (6.15%) Open Source
7 8 (6.15%) Problem Management
7 8 (6.15%) Service Management
8 7 (5.38%) Project Management
8 7 (5.38%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (5.38%) Target Operating Model
9 6 (4.62%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (4.62%) Service Delivery
9 6 (4.62%) Waterfall
10 5 (3.85%) DevOps
10 5 (3.85%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 5 (3.85%) Test Planning
10 5 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.62%) PowerShell
2 10 (7.69%) VBScript
3 8 (6.15%) SQL
4 7 (5.38%) Java
5 4 (3.08%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.54%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.77%) C
7 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.77%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (13.85%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.23%) SC Cleared
3 11 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.85%) ISEB
5 4 (3.08%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.08%) MCSE
6 3 (2.31%) CCNA
6 3 (2.31%) CCNP
6 3 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.31%) MCITP
7 2 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.54%) Degree
7 2 (1.54%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.54%) VCAP
7 2 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.77%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.62%) SLA
2 4 (3.08%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.54%) GDPR
3 2 (1.54%) HL7
4 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.77%) PMO
System Software
1 55 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 28 (21.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (18.46%) XenApp
4 21 (16.15%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (13.08%) XenDesktop
6 15 (11.54%) Hyper-V
7 13 (10.00%) vSphere
8 4 (3.08%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (3.08%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (2.31%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.77%) NFS
11 1 (0.77%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.77%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 24 (18.46%) SCCM
2 16 (12.31%) SCOM
3 8 (6.15%) vRealize
3 8 (6.15%) WSUS
4 7 (5.38%) vCenter Server
5 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (3.08%) OpenView
6 4 (3.08%) OVSD
6 4 (3.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (3.08%) vMotion
7 3 (2.31%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.31%) Puppet
8 2 (1.54%) HP ALM
8 2 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.54%) SnapMirror
8 2 (1.54%) SnapVault
8 2 (1.54%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (1.54%) ThinApp
9 1 (0.77%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.77%) Nagios
Vendors
1 44 (33.85%) VMware
2 28 (21.54%) Citrix
3 26 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 23 (17.69%) Cisco
5 22 (16.92%) HP
6 9 (6.92%) NetApp
7 7 (5.38%) Adobe
7 7 (5.38%) IBM
7 7 (5.38%) Sony
7 7 (5.38%) Splunk
8 6 (4.62%) EMC
9 5 (3.85%) 3PAR
9 5 (3.85%) CheckPoint
9 5 (3.85%) F5
10 4 (3.08%) Symantec
11 3 (2.31%) BMC
11 3 (2.31%) McAfee
11 3 (2.31%) Oracle
11 3 (2.31%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.31%) SolarWinds