Period
to 6 December 2019

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Analyst was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in the UK excluding London during the 6 months to 6 December 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 516 523 475
Rank change year-on-year +7 -48 +28
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Analyst 93 156 161
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.21% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.29% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 106 133
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +23.08% +8.33%
10th Percentile £180 £279 £182
90th Percentile £538 £450 £450
UK median daily rate £400 £413 £338
% change year-on-year -3.03% +22.22% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £23.25 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -7.00% -
UK median hourly rate - £23.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year - -7.00% -

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 42,106 52,994 51,362
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.41% 94.91% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,868 32,718 31,498
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +1.43%
10th Percentile £203 £250 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £560
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,321 2,395 2,318
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.51
90th Percentile £50.75 £48.61 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.46 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.19% -1.07% +3.89%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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
South East +39 46 £475 +18.75% 8
South West +14 13 £400 -11.11%
Midlands +30 11 £300 -33.33% 12
North of England -4 11 £180 -52.00% 12
West Midlands +32 8 £300 -23.08% 9
North West 0 6 £180 -51.35% 5
Scotland +28 5 £425 +50.44% 3
East of England +35 4 £400 -8.57% 2
Yorkshire +25 4 £375 -11.76% 5
East Midlands +29 3 £300 -7.69% 3
Wales +26 3 £313 +4.17%
North East +8 1 £206 -48.63% 2
Infrastructure Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 59 (63.44%) Windows
2 57 (61.29%) Microsoft
3 43 (46.24%) Active Directory
4 41 (44.09%) VMware
5 40 (43.01%) Windows Server
6 34 (36.56%) Firewall
7 33 (35.48%) Office 365
8 31 (33.33%) MS Exchange
9 28 (30.11%) Cisco
10 25 (26.88%) vSphere
11 24 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (24.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 23 (24.73%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (23.66%) Exchange Server 2010
13 22 (23.66%) Citrix
14 20 (21.51%) Security Management
14 20 (21.51%) SCCM
15 19 (20.43%) ISMS
15 19 (20.43%) Sony
15 19 (20.43%) Information Security
15 19 (20.43%) Information Security Management
15 19 (20.43%) Law
16 16 (17.20%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (17.20%) PowerShell
16 16 (17.20%) Security Cleared
16 16 (17.20%) Hyper-V
17 15 (16.13%) XenApp
17 15 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
17 15 (16.13%) CCNA
17 15 (16.13%) Java

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 31 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 22 (23.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (13.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.23%) IIS
4 3 (3.23%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.15%) MQSeries
5 2 (2.15%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.08%) Confluence
Applications
1 14 (15.05%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (3.23%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.08%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 33 (35.48%) Office 365
2 13 (13.98%) Azure
3 12 (12.90%) AWS
4 4 (4.30%) IaaS
5 3 (3.23%) SaaS
6 2 (2.15%) Mimecast
6 2 (2.15%) PaaS
7 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (36.56%) Firewall
2 11 (11.83%) NaaS
3 10 (10.75%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (9.68%) DNS
5 7 (7.53%) NetScaler
6 6 (6.45%) Structured Cabling
6 6 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (6.45%) Wireless
7 5 (5.38%) DHCP
7 5 (5.38%) TCP/IP
8 4 (4.30%) Network Security
9 3 (3.23%) FTP
9 3 (3.23%) LAN
9 3 (3.23%) Skype
9 3 (3.23%) Software-Defined Networking
9 3 (3.23%) WAN
10 2 (2.15%) HTTP
10 2 (2.15%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (2.15%) VoIP
10 2 (2.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.45%) EDRMS
3 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (3.23%) JIRA
2 1 (1.08%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.08%) StarTeam
General
1 19 (20.43%) Law
2 11 (11.83%) Legal
3 5 (5.38%) Finance
4 3 (3.23%) Banking
5 2 (2.15%) Advertising
5 2 (2.15%) Retail
6 1 (1.08%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.08%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.15%) J2EE
1 2 (2.15%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.83%) Management Information System
2 10 (10.75%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.38%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.23%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.23%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.15%) PKI
5 2 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.08%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.08%) BYOD
6 1 (1.08%) Clustering
6 1 (1.08%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.08%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.08%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 59 (63.44%) Windows
2 40 (43.01%) Windows Server
3 23 (24.73%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (24.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (12.90%) Windows XP
5 11 (11.83%) Windows 8
5 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (8.60%) Linux
7 6 (6.45%) Mac OS X
7 6 (6.45%) Windows 7
8 5 (5.38%) Unix
9 4 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (3.23%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.08%) AIX
11 1 (1.08%) Android
11 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.51%) Security Management
2 19 (20.43%) Information Security
2 19 (20.43%) Information Security Management
2 19 (20.43%) ISMS
3 15 (16.13%) Migration
4 13 (13.98%) Change Management
5 12 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (11.83%) Customer-Centricity
6 11 (11.83%) E-Commerce
6 11 (11.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 11 (11.83%) Problem Management
6 11 (11.83%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (10.75%) Configuration Management
7 10 (10.75%) Data Migration
7 10 (10.75%) Software Delivery
7 10 (10.75%) Stress Testing
7 10 (10.75%) Test Automation
8 8 (8.60%) ITIL
9 7 (7.53%) Defect Management
9 7 (7.53%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.20%) PowerShell
2 15 (16.13%) Java
3 13 (13.98%) SQL
4 8 (8.60%) C
5 2 (2.15%) Perl
5 2 (2.15%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (17.20%) Microsoft Certification
1 16 (17.20%) Security Cleared
2 15 (16.13%) CCNA
2 15 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (15.05%) ISTQB
4 13 (13.98%) DV Cleared
4 13 (13.98%) ISEB
5 12 (12.90%) MCITP
5 12 (12.90%) MCSA
6 7 (7.53%) MCP
7 4 (4.30%) MCSE
8 3 (3.23%) Degree
9 2 (2.15%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.08%) DBS Check
10 1 (1.08%) HND
10 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.08%) MCTS
10 1 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.38%) SLA
2 3 (3.23%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (1.08%) BS7799
4 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 43 (46.24%) Active Directory
2 25 (26.88%) vSphere
3 24 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (17.20%) Hyper-V
5 15 (16.13%) XenApp
6 9 (9.68%) XenDesktop
7 6 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.15%) Samba
10 1 (1.08%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.08%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 20 (21.51%) SCCM
2 13 (13.98%) HP Quality Center
2 13 (13.98%) SCOM
3 11 (11.83%) WSUS
4 10 (10.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (3.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (2.15%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.15%) Nessus
6 2 (2.15%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.08%) HP ALM
7 1 (1.08%) IBM BigFix
7 1 (1.08%) Netcool
7 1 (1.08%) RSA Archer
7 1 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.08%) SmoothWall
7 1 (1.08%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.08%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (1.08%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.08%) vRealize
Vendors
1 57 (61.29%) Microsoft
2 41 (44.09%) VMware
3 28 (30.11%) Cisco
4 22 (23.66%) Citrix
5 19 (20.43%) Sony
6 12 (12.90%) F5
7 11 (11.83%) Adobe
7 11 (11.83%) Splunk
8 10 (10.75%) Meraki
9 8 (8.60%) Ivanti
10 7 (7.53%) Apple
11 6 (6.45%) Google
11 6 (6.45%) NetApp
11 6 (6.45%) Symantec
12 5 (5.38%) MobileIron
13 4 (4.30%) HP
13 4 (4.30%) Red Hat
14 3 (3.23%) Mitel
15 2 (2.15%) Qualys
15 2 (2.15%) SolarWinds