Period
to 29 November 2020

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Analyst was £405 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 29 November 2020.

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
6 months to
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 510 649 648
Rank change year-on-year +139 -1 +19
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Analyst 53 166 258
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.20% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.22% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 118 182
Median daily rate £405 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -3.03% +25.00%
10th Percentile £291 £210 £275
90th Percentile £500 £529 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +10.34% -9.38% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £23.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £23.25

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 33,704 76,893 98,448
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.39% 94.02% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,079 50,224 65,099
Median daily rate £463 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +2.22% -
10th Percentile £255 £250 £270
90th Percentile £650 £644 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,459 2,922 3,089
Median hourly rate £29.50 £19.68 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.94% +9.31% -2.70%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £56.43 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +25.00% +2.86% -

Infrastructure Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Analyst in the UK

Infrastructure Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Analyst.

Daily rate trend for Infrastructure Analyst in the UK

Infrastructure Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Analyst over the 6 months to 29 November 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Analyst in the UK

Infrastructure Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Analyst.

Hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Analyst in the UK

Infrastructure Analyst
Top 14 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 6 months to 29 November 2020. 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
England +153 40 £400 - 28
UK excluding London +188 28 £400 +10.34% 26
London +116 16 £413 -2.94% 6
Work from Home -132 15 £415 -7.78% 4
South East +140 14 £368 -20.54% 7
North of England +121 4 £400 +122.22% 8
North West +83 3 £400 +122.22% 5
Midlands +75 3 £339 +12.92% 4
West Midlands +59 3 £339 +12.92% 2
Scotland +51 3 £279 -34.41% 3
South West +95 2 £425 +6.25% 1
Yorkshire +59 1 £300 -20.00% 3
Wales +33 1 £500 +60.00% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £430 -

Infrastructure Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 November 2020, 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 featuring Infrastructure Analyst in the job title.

1 22 (41.51%) Windows
2 19 (35.85%) Active Directory
3 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
4 16 (30.19%) Windows Server
5 15 (28.30%) Security Cleared
6 14 (26.42%) Firewall
7 12 (22.64%) VMware
8 11 (20.75%) Finance
8 11 (20.75%) Linux
9 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (16.98%) Azure
10 9 (16.98%) Citrix
10 9 (16.98%) ITIL
10 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (15.09%) Office 365
11 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2016
12 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
12 7 (13.21%) Migration
12 7 (13.21%) VPN
13 6 (11.32%) Unix
13 6 (11.32%) SQL
13 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
13 6 (11.32%) Business Analysis
13 6 (11.32%) Incident Management
13 6 (11.32%) DV Cleared
13 6 (11.32%) iSCSI
13 6 (11.32%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (9.43%) SCCM
14 5 (9.43%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (9.43%) Problem-Solving

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 3 (5.66%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.77%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.89%) Apache
3 1 (1.89%) IIS
3 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.98%) Azure
2 8 (15.09%) Office 365
3 3 (5.66%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.77%) AWS
4 2 (3.77%) Power Automate
5 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (26.42%) Firewall
2 7 (13.21%) VPN
3 6 (11.32%) iSCSI
3 6 (11.32%) TCP/IP
4 5 (9.43%) DHCP
4 5 (9.43%) DNS
4 5 (9.43%) VLAN
5 4 (7.55%) LAN
5 4 (7.55%) SAN
5 4 (7.55%) WAN
6 2 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.77%) X.509
7 1 (1.89%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.89%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.89%) Network Security
7 1 (1.89%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2019
3 1 (1.89%) MySQL
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.89%) JIRA
General
1 11 (20.75%) Finance
2 5 (9.43%) Public Sector
3 4 (7.55%) Banking
3 4 (7.55%) Pharmaceutical
4 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.77%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) MSMQ
2 1 (1.89%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (9.43%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.55%) Replication
3 3 (5.66%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (3.77%) Hedge funds
4 2 (3.77%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.77%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.77%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.89%) Clustering
5 1 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 22 (41.51%) Windows
2 16 (30.19%) Windows Server
3 11 (20.75%) Linux
4 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2016
5 6 (11.32%) Unix
6 4 (7.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.66%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (5.66%) Solaris
7 3 (5.66%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (16.98%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (16.98%) ITIL
2 7 (13.21%) Migration
3 6 (11.32%) Business Analysis
3 6 (11.32%) Incident Management
4 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 5 (9.43%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (7.55%) Change Management
5 4 (7.55%) DevOps
5 4 (7.55%) Process Improvement
5 4 (7.55%) Requirements Gathering
5 4 (7.55%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (7.55%) Software Testing
5 4 (7.55%) Test Strategy
5 4 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (7.55%) Waterfall
6 3 (5.66%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.66%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (5.66%) Scrum
6 3 (5.66%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) SQL
2 4 (7.55%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.77%) Perl
3 2 (3.77%) Ruby
4 1 (1.89%) C
4 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (28.30%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.21%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.32%) DV Cleared
4 5 (9.43%) ISTQB
5 4 (7.55%) ISEB
5 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (5.66%) MCSE
7 2 (3.77%) Degree
7 2 (3.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (3.77%) MCITP
7 2 (3.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.89%) CCNA
8 1 (1.89%) CCNP
8 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.89%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.89%) NCDA
8 1 (1.89%) RHCE
8 1 (1.89%) RHCT
8 1 (1.89%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) QA
2 2 (3.77%) PMO
3 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (35.85%) Active Directory
2 10 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.32%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.66%) NFS
4 3 (5.66%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (5.66%) vSphere
5 2 (3.77%) XenApp
6 1 (1.89%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (9.43%) SCCM
2 3 (5.66%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (5.66%) vMotion
3 2 (3.77%) QRadar
4 1 (1.89%) Ansible
4 1 (1.89%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.89%) SCOM
4 1 (1.89%) SCSM
4 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (33.96%) Microsoft
2 12 (22.64%) VMware
3 9 (16.98%) Citrix
4 5 (9.43%) Oracle
5 4 (7.55%) HP
5 4 (7.55%) Palo Alto
5 4 (7.55%) Riverbed
6 3 (5.66%) AppDynamics
6 3 (5.66%) BMC
6 3 (5.66%) Dynatrace
6 3 (5.66%) Intel
6 3 (5.66%) NetApp
6 3 (5.66%) Red Hat
6 3 (5.66%) SolarWinds
6 3 (5.66%) Splunk
6 3 (5.66%) Sun
7 2 (3.77%) CA
7 2 (3.77%) Cisco
7 2 (3.77%) Dell
7 2 (3.77%) EMC