The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Analyst was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 500 472 437
Rank change year-on-year -28 -35  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Analyst 108 170 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.32% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.33% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 112 128
Median daily rate £400 £336 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.95% +12.08%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £238 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £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. 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 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £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

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

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 March 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Infrastructure Analyst in the UK

Infrastructure Analyst
Top 30 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 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
England -13 102 £421 +23.89% 26
London +28 42 £425 -5.55% 8
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
Hampshire +7 6 £421 +5.31%
Yorkshire +1 6 £406 +35.41% 1
South West -13 6 £438 +45.83%
Manchester - 6 £323 - 3
West Yorkshire +6 5 £388 +23.01% 1
Norfolk +6 5 £340 +4.61%
City of London -10 5 £425 +7.59% 1
Cheshire +28 4 £388 -22.50%
Surrey +14 4 - -
West Sussex +7 4 - - 3
Guildford +6 4 - -
Norwich - 4 - -
Berkshire +19 3 - -
Scotland +8 3 £225 -26.82% 1
West Midlands +6 3 £375 +25.00% 3
Bristol +5 3 - -
Halifax +2 3 £388 +6.52%
Northamptonshire -1 3 £300 +4.34%
Northampton -5 3 £300 -40.00%
East Midlands -18 3 £300 -7.69% 3
Crawley +9 2 - - 1
Leeds +8 2 £425 +9.67% 1
Basingstoke +7 2 £429 +27.03%
Glasgow +5 2 £188 -30.93%
Cambridgeshire +3 2 £170 -69.09%

Infrastructure Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

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 featuring Infrastructure Analyst in the job title.

1 97 (48.99%) Windows
2 73 (36.87%) Microsoft
3 65 (32.83%) Active Directory
4 57 (28.79%) VMware
5 45 (22.73%) Finance
6 43 (21.72%) Windows Server
7 38 (19.19%) Data Centre
8 32 (16.16%) Citrix
9 30 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
10 28 (14.14%) Cisco
11 27 (13.64%) ITIL
12 26 (13.13%) Firewall
12 26 (13.13%) Migration
12 26 (13.13%) SCCM
12 26 (13.13%) Office 365
13 25 (12.63%) SQL
14 23 (11.62%) SQL Server
14 23 (11.62%) MS Exchange
14 23 (11.62%) Windows Server 2008
15 22 (11.11%) PowerShell
15 22 (11.11%) Business Analysis
16 19 (9.60%) Banking
17 18 (9.09%) Clustering
17 18 (9.09%) Hyper-V
18 17 (8.59%) Windows Server 2012
18 17 (8.59%) WAN
18 17 (8.59%) MS Excel
19 16 (8.08%) MS Office
19 16 (8.08%) DNS
19 16 (8.08%) LAN

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 23 (11.62%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.06%) Skype for Business
3 9 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
3 9 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 7 (3.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (2.53%) IIS
6 3 (1.52%) CMS
6 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.01%) Apache
7 2 (1.01%) Office Communications Server
7 2 (1.01%) SAS
8 1 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 17 (8.59%) MS Excel
2 16 (8.08%) MS Office
3 5 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (2.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (13.13%) Office 365
2 11 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.02%) Mimecast
4 3 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.52%) SaaS
5 2 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.01%) G Suite
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.51%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (0.51%) PaaS
6 1 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (13.13%) Firewall
2 17 (8.59%) WAN
3 16 (8.08%) DNS
3 16 (8.08%) LAN
4 14 (7.07%) Network Security
5 13 (6.57%) SAN
6 10 (5.05%) DHCP
7 9 (4.55%) TCP/IP
7 9 (4.55%) Wireless
8 5 (2.53%) BGP
8 5 (2.53%) NAS
8 5 (2.53%) VPN
9 4 (2.02%) Internet
9 4 (2.02%) iSCSI
9 4 (2.02%) LDAP
9 4 (2.02%) NetScaler
9 4 (2.02%) OSPF
9 4 (2.02%) SMTP
9 4 (2.02%) SSL
9 4 (2.02%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.62%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.01%) Big Data
5 2 (1.01%) GIS
5 2 (1.01%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.01%) MS Access
5 2 (1.01%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.51%) Ingres
6 1 (0.51%) MySQL
6 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.02%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.52%) NeoLoad
4 2 (1.01%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.51%) JIRA
5 1 (0.51%) MSI
General
1 45 (22.73%) Finance
2 19 (9.60%) Banking
3 4 (2.02%) Retail
3 4 (2.02%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.52%) Advertising
4 3 (1.52%) Legal
4 3 (1.52%) Marketing
5 2 (1.01%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.01%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.01%) Law
5 2 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.01%) Publishing
6 1 (0.51%) Automotive
6 1 (0.51%) Billing
6 1 (0.51%) Electronics
6 1 (0.51%) French Language
6 1 (0.51%) Games
6 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.01%) .NET
1 2 (1.01%) ISPF
2 1 (0.51%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.51%) Middleware
2 1 (0.51%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.51%) Web Services
2 1 (0.51%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 38 (19.19%) Data Centre
2 18 (9.09%) Clustering
3 16 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.03%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.53%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.53%) Replication
6 4 (2.02%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (2.02%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.52%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.52%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.52%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.52%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.01%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.01%) Derivative
8 2 (1.01%) iPad
8 2 (1.01%) iPhone
8 2 (1.01%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.01%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.51%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 97 (48.99%) Windows
2 43 (21.72%) Windows Server
3 23 (11.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (8.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (7.07%) Linux
5 14 (7.07%) Unix
6 12 (6.06%) Windows 10
6 12 (6.06%) Windows 7
7 8 (4.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.03%) AIX
8 6 (3.03%) Solaris
9 5 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.02%) CentOS
11 3 (1.52%) Android
11 3 (1.52%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.01%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.01%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.51%) Gentoo
13 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.51%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (13.64%) ITIL
2 26 (13.13%) Migration
3 22 (11.11%) Business Analysis
4 16 (8.08%) Service Management
5 15 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (6.57%) Change Management
6 13 (6.57%) Project Management
6 13 (6.57%) Stakeholder Management
7 12 (6.06%) Test Scripting
8 11 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (4.55%) Configuration Management
9 9 (4.55%) Incident Management
9 9 (4.55%) User Stories
10 8 (4.04%) Risk Management
10 8 (4.04%) Test Planning
11 7 (3.54%) Defect Management
11 7 (3.54%) Load Balancing
11 7 (3.54%) Test Strategy
11 7 (3.54%) Waterfall
12 6 (3.03%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (12.63%) SQL
2 22 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.03%) Java
4 4 (2.02%) Bash Shell
4 4 (2.02%) Korn
4 4 (2.02%) Perl
4 4 (2.02%) Shell Script
5 3 (1.52%) Python
6 2 (1.01%) JCL
6 2 (1.01%) VBScript
7 1 (0.51%) C
7 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (7.07%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.06%) CCNA
2 12 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (5.56%) MCSE
4 10 (5.05%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.53%) CISSP
5 5 (2.53%) Degree
5 5 (2.53%) ISEB
5 5 (2.53%) ISTQB
6 4 (2.02%) CCNP
6 4 (2.02%) CISA
7 3 (1.52%) CCSA
7 3 (1.52%) CRISC
7 3 (1.52%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.52%) MCSA
7 3 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.01%) CISM
8 2 (1.01%) MCITP
8 2 (1.01%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.54%) SLA
2 4 (2.02%) PMO
2 4 (2.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.52%) QA
4 2 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.51%) GxP
5 1 (0.51%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.51%) Solvency II
System Software
1 65 (32.83%) Active Directory
2 30 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 14 (7.07%) XenApp
5 12 (6.06%) vSphere
6 8 (4.04%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.53%) Virtual Desktop
7 5 (2.53%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.52%) XenServer
10 2 (1.01%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.01%) NFS
10 2 (1.01%) Time Sharing Option
10 2 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.51%) Firmware
11 1 (0.51%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 26 (13.13%) SCCM
2 7 (3.54%) SCOM
3 5 (2.53%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (2.53%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.02%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.52%) Nagios
6 2 (1.01%) Ansible
6 2 (1.01%) HP SIM
6 2 (1.01%) Netcool
6 2 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.01%) Puppet
6 2 (1.01%) Salt
6 2 (1.01%) WSUS
7 1 (0.51%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.51%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.51%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.51%) SCSM
7 1 (0.51%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 73 (36.87%) Microsoft
2 57 (28.79%) VMware
3 32 (16.16%) Citrix
4 28 (14.14%) Cisco
5 16 (8.08%) NetApp
6 14 (7.07%) HP
7 8 (4.04%) Dell
8 7 (3.54%) CheckPoint
8 7 (3.54%) Intel Security
8 7 (3.54%) Juniper
8 7 (3.54%) Oracle
8 7 (3.54%) Symantec
9 5 (2.53%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.02%) AppSense
10 4 (2.02%) EMC
10 4 (2.02%) Sophos
11 3 (1.52%) Apple
11 3 (1.52%) Avaya
11 3 (1.52%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.52%) Wyse
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