The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Analyst was £345 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 471 479 455
Rank change year-on-year +8 -24  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Analyst 139 173 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.32% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.34% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 115 114
Median daily rate £345 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.47% +4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £515 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -9.33% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 7
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.83 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.01% -9.43%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.83 £23.50
% change year-on-year +20.01% -11.36%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98420 117801 120925
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4481 5171 7481
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £45.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Infrastructure Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Analyst in the UK

Infrastructure Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Analyst in the UK

Infrastructure Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Analyst in the UK

Infrastructure Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Analyst in the UK

Infrastructure Analyst
Top 10 Contract Locations

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 over the 3 months to 28 June 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
England +29 134 £348 -7.33% 30
UK excluding London +19 81 £340 -9.33% 24
London +7 57 £366 -8.43% 7
North of England +68 22 £340 +4.61% 9
South West +4 21 £400 -20.00% 1
South East +16 18 £371 -1.00% 7
Midlands +21 12 £325 -13.33% 3
East of England -8 7 £430 +25.40% 3
Scotland +19 3 £400 +55.33% 1
Wales - 1 £310 -

Infrastructure Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 featuring Infrastructure Analyst in the job title.

1 123 (49.80%) Windows
2 94 (38.06%) Active Directory
3 77 (31.17%) VMware
4 70 (28.34%) Microsoft
5 63 (25.51%) Windows Server
6 57 (23.08%) Finance
7 48 (19.43%) Data Centre
8 46 (18.62%) PowerShell
9 44 (17.81%) MS Exchange
9 44 (17.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 40 (16.19%) Migration
11 36 (14.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 34 (13.77%) SAN
13 33 (13.36%) Citrix
14 31 (12.55%) Cisco
15 30 (12.15%) Firewall
16 29 (11.74%) Exchange Server 2010
16 29 (11.74%) DNS
17 28 (11.34%) Business Analysis
17 28 (11.34%) SCCM
18 27 (10.93%) Office 365
18 27 (10.93%) Windows Server 2012
19 26 (10.53%) Hyper-V
20 25 (10.12%) Banking
20 25 (10.12%) DHCP
20 25 (10.12%) ITIL
21 24 (9.72%) WAN
22 23 (9.31%) Linux
22 23 (9.31%) Disaster Recovery
23 22 (8.91%) Windows 7

Infrastructure Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 44 (17.81%) MS Exchange
2 29 (11.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (8.50%) Skype for Business
4 13 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (4.86%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.62%) IIS
9 3 (1.21%) CMS
9 3 (1.21%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.81%) Apache
10 2 (0.81%) SAS
10 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.40%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.81%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.62%) Oracle Applications
2 3 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (10.93%) Office 365
2 8 (3.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.43%) Mimecast
3 6 (2.43%) SaaS
4 3 (1.21%) PaaS
5 2 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.81%) G Suite
6 1 (0.40%) Amazon Glacier
6 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (13.77%) SAN
2 30 (12.15%) Firewall
3 29 (11.74%) DNS
4 25 (10.12%) DHCP
5 24 (9.72%) WAN
6 20 (8.10%) LAN
7 17 (6.88%) Network Security
8 14 (5.67%) TCP/IP
9 11 (4.45%) iSCSI
9 11 (4.45%) NAS
10 10 (4.05%) Wireless
11 8 (3.24%) SMTP
11 8 (3.24%) VPN
12 7 (2.83%) Skype
12 7 (2.83%) SSL
13 6 (2.43%) LDAP
14 5 (2.02%) BGP
14 5 (2.02%) Fibre Channel
14 5 (2.02%) NetScaler
14 5 (2.02%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.62%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.81%) GIS
5 2 (0.81%) MySQL
5 2 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.40%) Big Data
6 1 (0.40%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.40%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.40%) DB2
6 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.40%) Ingres
6 1 (0.40%) MS Access
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (2.83%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.62%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.21%) NeoLoad
4 1 (0.40%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.40%) JIRA
General
1 57 (23.08%) Finance
2 25 (10.12%) Banking
3 8 (3.24%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.43%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.02%) Law
5 5 (2.02%) Legal
6 4 (1.62%) Retail
7 3 (1.21%) Billing
8 2 (0.81%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.81%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.81%) Marketing
8 2 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.81%) Publishing
9 1 (0.40%) Advertising
9 1 (0.40%) Automotive
9 1 (0.40%) French Language
9 1 (0.40%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.81%) .NET
1 2 (0.81%) ISPF
2 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.40%) Middleware
2 1 (0.40%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.40%) Web Services
2 1 (0.40%) XML
2 1 (0.40%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 48 (19.43%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.10%) Clustering
3 18 (7.29%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.24%) Replication
5 7 (2.83%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.43%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (2.02%) Derivative
7 5 (2.02%) iPad
7 5 (2.02%) SWIFT
8 4 (1.62%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.62%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.62%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.62%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.21%) Data Structures
9 3 (1.21%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.81%) AS400
10 2 (0.81%) iSeries
10 2 (0.81%) NHS
10 2 (0.81%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 123 (49.80%) Windows
2 63 (25.51%) Windows Server
3 44 (17.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (10.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (9.31%) Linux
6 22 (8.91%) Windows 7
7 20 (8.10%) Unix
8 15 (6.07%) Windows 10
9 12 (4.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (4.05%) Solaris
11 7 (2.83%) CentOS
11 7 (2.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.83%) Windows 8
12 6 (2.43%) Data ONTAP
13 5 (2.02%) AIX
14 2 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.40%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.40%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.40%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (16.19%) Migration
2 28 (11.34%) Business Analysis
3 25 (10.12%) ITIL
4 23 (9.31%) Disaster Recovery
5 21 (8.50%) Project Management
6 18 (7.29%) Service Delivery
7 15 (6.07%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (5.67%) Change Management
9 13 (5.26%) Application Packaging
9 13 (5.26%) Process Improvement
10 12 (4.86%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (4.86%) Service Management
11 10 (4.05%) Budgeting and Resource Allocation
11 10 (4.05%) Capacity Planning
11 10 (4.05%) Configuration Management
11 10 (4.05%) IT Governance
11 10 (4.05%) Patch Management
11 10 (4.05%) Problem Management
11 10 (4.05%) Resource Allocation
12 9 (3.64%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (18.62%) PowerShell
2 18 (7.29%) SQL
3 12 (4.86%) Bash Shell
4 10 (4.05%) Python
5 8 (3.24%) Java
5 8 (3.24%) Korn
5 8 (3.24%) Perl
6 6 (2.43%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.81%) JCL
8 1 (0.40%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (7.29%) Security Cleared
2 12 (4.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (4.05%) MCSE
4 9 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (3.24%) CCNA
5 8 (3.24%) SC Cleared
6 6 (2.43%) ISEB
7 5 (2.02%) CCSA
7 5 (2.02%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.21%) CISSP
8 3 (1.21%) CTC Cleared
8 3 (1.21%) Degree
8 3 (1.21%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.81%) CCNP
9 2 (0.81%) CISA
9 2 (0.81%) CISM
9 2 (0.81%) MCP
9 2 (0.81%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.43%) SLA
2 4 (1.62%) PMO
2 4 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.81%) QA
5 1 (0.40%) GDPR
5 1 (0.40%) GxP
5 1 (0.40%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 94 (38.06%) Active Directory
2 36 (14.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 17 (6.88%) XenApp
5 16 (6.48%) vSphere
6 13 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (2.43%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.02%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (1.62%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.62%) NFS
9 4 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.81%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.81%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.81%) Time Sharing Option
12 1 (0.40%) Docker
12 1 (0.40%) Firmware
12 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (11.34%) SCCM
2 15 (6.07%) SCOM
3 12 (4.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 12 (4.86%) WSUS
4 10 (4.05%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (3.64%) NetBackup
6 7 (2.83%) Ansible
6 7 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.83%) vCenter Server
7 6 (2.43%) AirWatch
7 6 (2.43%) Puppet
7 6 (2.43%) Salt
8 5 (2.02%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (2.02%) Nagios
9 4 (1.62%) Backup Exec
10 3 (1.21%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.81%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.81%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.81%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 77 (31.17%) VMware
2 70 (28.34%) Microsoft
3 33 (13.36%) Citrix
4 31 (12.55%) Cisco
5 21 (8.50%) NetApp
6 19 (7.69%) HP
7 17 (6.88%) Oracle
8 15 (6.07%) Symantec
9 10 (4.05%) CheckPoint
10 7 (2.83%) EMC
11 6 (2.43%) Juniper
11 6 (2.43%) McAfee
11 6 (2.43%) MobileIron
11 6 (2.43%) ServiceNow
11 6 (2.43%) Veeam
12 5 (2.02%) AppSense
12 5 (2.02%) Dell
13 4 (1.62%) Avaya
13 4 (1.62%) IBM
13 4 (1.62%) SolarWinds
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