Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018.

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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 507 491 507
Rank change year-on-year -16 +16 -41
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Analyst 164 160 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.29% 0.30% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.31% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 133 133
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +4.00% -3.85%
10th Percentile £269 £200 £200
90th Percentile £463 £450 £438
UK median daily rate £413 £340 £325
% change year-on-year +21.32% +4.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.25 £25.00 £20.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.00% +20.02% -11.36%
UK median hourly rate £23.25 £25.00 £20.83
% change year-on-year -7.00% +20.02% -9.43%

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 52,844 51,186 55,281
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 95.05% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,468 31,270 34,022
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £553 £545
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,422 2,313 2,679
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.77 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.52% +1.54% -
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.63 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £45.80
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% +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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018. 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 -5 56 £400 +6.67% 7
North of England +4 45 £400 +77.78% 7
Midlands -4 29 £450 +45.16% 8
North West -7 20 £373 +83.95% 7
Scotland -12 16 £283 -29.38% 1
Yorkshire -12 15 £425 +25.93%
West Midlands -28 12 £390 +21.88% 4
East of England +1 10 £425 +30.77% 1
North East - 10 £400 -
East Midlands +7 6 £325 +30.00% 4
Wales -18 5 £300 -5.51% 1
South West -43 2 £450 +5.88% 5
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Infrastructure Analyst
UK

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 82 (50.00%) Windows
2 72 (43.90%) Active Directory
3 60 (36.59%) VMware
4 53 (32.32%) Windows Server
5 46 (28.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 42 (25.61%) Microsoft
7 39 (23.78%) HP
8 38 (23.17%) Finance
9 36 (21.95%) Citrix
10 34 (20.73%) Migration
11 33 (20.12%) Cisco
11 33 (20.12%) ITIL
11 33 (20.12%) SCCM
12 32 (19.51%) Office 365
13 29 (17.68%) VMware ESXi
13 29 (17.68%) XenApp
14 26 (15.85%) Change Management
15 25 (15.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 24 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
16 24 (14.63%) vSphere
16 24 (14.63%) PowerShell
17 23 (14.02%) DNS
17 23 (14.02%) Data Centre
18 22 (13.41%) XenDesktop
18 22 (13.41%) Firewall
19 21 (12.80%) Business Analysis
20 20 (12.20%) Security Cleared
20 20 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
20 20 (12.20%) Linux
20 20 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008

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 17 (10.37%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.10%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (3.66%) IIS
5 4 (2.44%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.22%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.61%) CMS
8 1 (0.61%) Documentum
8 1 (0.61%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (4.27%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 32 (19.51%) Office 365
2 24 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (7.93%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (6.10%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (3.05%) IaaS
5 5 (3.05%) PaaS
5 5 (3.05%) SaaS
6 4 (2.44%) Akamai
7 3 (1.83%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.61%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.02%) DNS
2 22 (13.41%) Firewall
3 17 (10.37%) DHCP
4 16 (9.76%) LAN
5 12 (7.32%) WAN
6 10 (6.10%) TCP/IP
7 9 (5.49%) SAN
7 9 (5.49%) VPN
7 9 (5.49%) Wireless
8 5 (3.05%) Cisco Wireless
8 5 (3.05%) Network Security
8 5 (3.05%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (3.05%) WLAN
9 4 (2.44%) Unified Communications
10 3 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.83%) NAS
10 3 (1.83%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.83%) VLAN
11 2 (1.22%) MPLS
11 2 (1.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.93%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.22%) Electronic Patient Records
3 2 (1.22%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.66%) HP UFT
1 6 (3.66%) WinRunner
2 4 (2.44%) GitLab
3 2 (1.22%) AdminStudio
3 2 (1.22%) Artifactory
3 2 (1.22%) MSI
4 1 (0.61%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.61%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 38 (23.17%) Finance
2 17 (10.37%) Retail
3 10 (6.10%) Law
4 9 (5.49%) Back Office
5 7 (4.27%) Banking
5 7 (4.27%) Online Betting
5 7 (4.27%) Publishing
6 5 (3.05%) Manufacturing
6 5 (3.05%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.22%) Automotive
7 2 (1.22%) Legal
8 1 (0.61%) Electronics
8 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.05%) .NET
2 2 (1.22%) Drools
3 1 (0.61%) EDI
3 1 (0.61%) HTML
3 1 (0.61%) SAP ALE
3 1 (0.61%) Web Services
3 1 (0.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.02%) Data Centre
2 15 (9.15%) Clustering
3 8 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.27%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.66%) Blackberry
5 6 (3.66%) PDA
6 4 (2.44%) FMCG
7 3 (1.83%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.83%) iPhone
7 3 (1.83%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.83%) User Experience
8 2 (1.22%) CCTV
8 2 (1.22%) CMDB
8 2 (1.22%) e-Health
8 2 (1.22%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (1.22%) LIMS
8 2 (1.22%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.22%) NHS
8 2 (1.22%) PACS
8 2 (1.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 82 (50.00%) Windows
2 53 (32.32%) Windows Server
3 20 (12.20%) Linux
3 20 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (9.15%) Windows 7
5 10 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (5.49%) Windows 10
7 6 (3.66%) AIX
7 6 (3.66%) Unix
8 5 (3.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.83%) Solaris
9 3 (1.83%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.83%) Windows Phone
10 2 (1.22%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.22%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.61%) Android
11 1 (0.61%) VMS
11 1 (0.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (20.73%) Migration
2 33 (20.12%) ITIL
3 26 (15.85%) Change Management
4 25 (15.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 21 (12.80%) Business Analysis
6 14 (8.54%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (6.71%) E-Commerce
7 11 (6.71%) Service Management
7 11 (6.71%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (6.10%) Test Scripting
9 9 (5.49%) Waterfall
10 8 (4.88%) DevOps
10 8 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (4.88%) Target Operating Model
11 7 (4.27%) Cybersecurity
11 7 (4.27%) Open Source
11 7 (4.27%) Problem Management
11 7 (4.27%) Project Management
12 6 (3.66%) Smoke Testing
12 6 (3.66%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 24 (14.63%) PowerShell
2 13 (7.93%) SQL
3 11 (6.71%) VBScript
4 9 (5.49%) Java
5 4 (2.44%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.83%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.22%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.22%) Python
8 1 (0.61%) C
8 1 (0.61%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.61%) Lingo
8 1 (0.61%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (12.20%) Security Cleared
2 16 (9.76%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.27%) ISTQB
5 6 (3.66%) MCSE
6 4 (2.44%) CCNA
6 4 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (2.44%) ISEB
6 4 (2.44%) MCITP
7 3 (1.83%) CCNP
7 3 (1.83%) Degree
7 3 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.22%) CCA
8 2 (1.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.22%) VCAP
8 2 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.61%) CCDP
9 1 (0.61%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.66%) SLA
2 4 (2.44%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.83%) GDPR
4 2 (1.22%) HL7
5 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.61%) PMO
System Software
1 72 (43.90%) Active Directory
2 46 (28.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (17.68%) VMware ESXi
3 29 (17.68%) XenApp
4 24 (14.63%) vSphere
5 22 (13.41%) XenDesktop
6 19 (11.59%) Hyper-V
7 6 (3.66%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.83%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (1.83%) XenServer
10 2 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.61%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.61%) Squid
11 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 33 (20.12%) SCCM
2 19 (11.59%) SCOM
3 10 (6.10%) WSUS
4 8 (4.88%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (4.88%) vRealize
5 6 (3.66%) HP ALM
5 6 (3.66%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (3.66%) vCenter Server
6 4 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.44%) OpenView
6 4 (2.44%) OVSD
6 4 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (2.44%) vMotion
7 3 (1.83%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.83%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.83%) HP SIM
7 3 (1.83%) Malwarebytes
7 3 (1.83%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (1.83%) Puppet
8 2 (1.22%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 60 (36.59%) VMware
2 42 (25.61%) Microsoft
3 39 (23.78%) HP
4 36 (21.95%) Citrix
5 33 (20.12%) Cisco
6 11 (6.71%) NetApp
7 9 (5.49%) IBM
7 9 (5.49%) McAfee
7 9 (5.49%) Splunk
8 7 (4.27%) Adobe
8 7 (4.27%) EMC
8 7 (4.27%) Red Hat
8 7 (4.27%) Sony
9 6 (3.66%) Ivanti
9 6 (3.66%) SolarWinds
9 6 (3.66%) Symantec
9 6 (3.66%) Veritas
10 5 (3.05%) 3PAR
10 5 (3.05%) Dell
10 5 (3.05%) F5