Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Analyst was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 659 632 552
Rank change year-on-year -27 -80 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Analyst 239 261 361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.25% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.26% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 204 256
UK median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% - -
10th Percentile £205 £192 £235
90th Percentile £475 £488 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £303 £325
% change year-on-year +7.44% -6.92% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 12
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £20.83 £23.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.02% -10.41% +16.25%
10th Percentile £21.14 £20.83 £18.30
90th Percentile £31.60 £20.83 £29.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.83 £24.75
% change year-on-year +20.02% -15.84% +17.86%

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 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 November 2017. 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 -4 223 £345 +6.15% 19
UK excluding London +18 156 £325 +7.44% 10
London -9 82 £375 +8.70% 9
South East +14 56 £388 +24.00% 2
North of England +55 28 £210 -23.64% 3
East of England 0 25 £323 -7.86%
Midlands +22 22 £310 -4.62% 4
South West +2 18 £425 +30.77% 1
North West +30 15 £180 -25.39% 2
Yorkshire +25 13 £325 +18.18% 1
East Midlands -10 13 £250 -33.33% 2
Scotland -12 13 £400 +45.45%
West Midlands +20 9 £315 +14.55% 2
Wales - 2 £318 -

Infrastructure Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 138 (57.74%) Windows
2 109 (45.61%) Active Directory
3 91 (38.08%) VMware
4 76 (31.80%) Microsoft
5 65 (27.20%) Windows Server
6 58 (24.27%) Finance
7 55 (23.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 54 (22.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 54 (22.59%) Citrix
9 51 (21.34%) MS Exchange
10 46 (19.25%) VMware Infrastructure
11 43 (17.99%) Firewall
12 42 (17.57%) SCCM
13 39 (16.32%) Linux
14 38 (15.90%) Cisco
15 35 (14.64%) HP
16 33 (13.81%) ITIL
16 33 (13.81%) SAN
16 33 (13.81%) Windows 7
16 33 (13.81%) Exchange Server 2010
17 32 (13.39%) SQL Server
18 31 (12.97%) Migration
18 31 (12.97%) Office 365
18 31 (12.97%) vSphere
19 29 (12.13%) PowerShell
19 29 (12.13%) Data Centre
20 28 (11.72%) Windows 10
21 27 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
21 27 (11.30%) Hyper-V
22 26 (10.88%) NetApp

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 51 (21.34%) MS Exchange
2 33 (13.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (9.21%) Skype for Business
4 14 (5.86%) SharePoint
5 9 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.51%) IIS
7 5 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (2.09%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.84%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.84%) SAS
9 1 (0.42%) Apache
9 1 (0.42%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (2.93%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.84%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 31 (12.97%) Office 365
2 19 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (6.69%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.77%) PaaS
5 2 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.84%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.84%) IaaS
5 2 (0.84%) SaaS
6 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.42%) GitHub
6 1 (0.42%) OpenDNS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (17.99%) Firewall
2 33 (13.81%) SAN
3 24 (10.04%) LAN
4 23 (9.62%) WAN
5 22 (9.21%) DNS
6 21 (8.79%) DHCP
7 20 (8.37%) Skype
8 17 (7.11%) iSCSI
9 15 (6.28%) TCP/IP
9 15 (6.28%) VPN
9 15 (6.28%) Wireless
10 13 (5.44%) NAS
11 10 (4.18%) SSL
12 9 (3.77%) Wireshark
13 8 (3.35%) Fibre Channel
14 7 (2.93%) IPsec
15 5 (2.09%) Internet
15 5 (2.09%) SMTP
15 5 (2.09%) SNMP
15 5 (2.09%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (13.39%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.26%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.84%) Azure SQL Database
7 2 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.42%) Maltego
8 1 (0.42%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.42%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 7 (2.93%) JIRA
2 5 (2.09%) Zephyr
3 3 (1.26%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.42%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.42%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.42%) JMeter
4 1 (0.42%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.42%) NeoLoad
4 1 (0.42%) Protractor
4 1 (0.42%) Selenium
4 1 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.42%) TestRail
General
1 58 (24.27%) Finance
2 12 (5.02%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.60%) Banking
4 7 (2.93%) Back Office
5 6 (2.51%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.67%) Marketing
7 3 (1.26%) Electronics
7 3 (1.26%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.26%) Publishing
7 3 (1.26%) Retail
8 2 (0.84%) Advertising
8 2 (0.84%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.84%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.42%) Legal
9 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.42%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.51%) Web Services
2 4 (1.67%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.84%) Middleware
4 1 (0.42%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.42%) J2EE
4 1 (0.42%) REST
4 1 (0.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.13%) Data Centre
2 27 (11.30%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.18%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.93%) PKI
5 5 (2.09%) HP Storage
5 5 (2.09%) NHS
5 5 (2.09%) Smartphone
6 4 (1.67%) Replication
7 3 (1.26%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.26%) Clustering
7 3 (1.26%) Derivative
7 3 (1.26%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.26%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (1.26%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.26%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.84%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.84%) iSeries
8 2 (0.84%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 138 (57.74%) Windows
2 65 (27.20%) Windows Server
3 55 (23.01%) Windows Server 2008
4 54 (22.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (16.32%) Linux
6 33 (13.81%) Windows 7
7 28 (11.72%) Windows 10
8 22 (9.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (7.11%) Windows 8
10 14 (5.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (5.86%) Unix
11 5 (2.09%) Solaris
12 4 (1.67%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.26%) CentOS
14 2 (0.84%) Data ONTAP
15 1 (0.42%) AIX
15 1 (0.42%) HPUX
15 1 (0.42%) MVS
15 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.42%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (13.81%) ITIL
2 31 (12.97%) Migration
3 23 (9.62%) Service Delivery
4 18 (7.53%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (7.11%) Capacity Planning
6 16 (6.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (6.28%) Business Analysis
8 14 (5.86%) Process Improvement
9 13 (5.44%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (5.02%) Network Management
11 11 (4.60%) High Availability
12 10 (4.18%) Asset Management
13 8 (3.35%) Change Control
13 8 (3.35%) Data Analysis
13 8 (3.35%) Server Building
13 8 (3.35%) Service Management
13 8 (3.35%) Waterfall
14 7 (2.93%) Incident Management
14 7 (2.93%) SIEM
14 7 (2.93%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (12.13%) PowerShell
2 24 (10.04%) SQL
3 9 (3.77%) VBScript
4 8 (3.35%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.93%) Python
6 6 (2.51%) VB
7 5 (2.09%) Perl
8 4 (1.67%) Korn
9 3 (1.26%) Java
10 2 (0.84%) C
10 2 (0.84%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (8.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (4.60%) MCSE
2 11 (4.60%) Security Cleared
3 9 (3.77%) Citrix Certification
3 9 (3.77%) SC Cleared
4 7 (2.93%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.51%) ISEB
6 5 (2.09%) CCNA
6 5 (2.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.67%) Degree
7 4 (1.67%) RHCE
8 3 (1.26%) CCA
8 3 (1.26%) MCP
9 2 (0.84%) CCIE
9 2 (0.84%) CISSP
9 2 (0.84%) CRISC
9 2 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.84%) MCSA
9 2 (0.84%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.84%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.44%) SLA
2 5 (2.09%) PMO
3 2 (0.84%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.84%) QA
4 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.42%) GDPR
4 1 (0.42%) GxP
4 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 109 (45.61%) Active Directory
2 46 (19.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (12.97%) vSphere
4 27 (11.30%) Hyper-V
5 25 (10.46%) XenApp
6 24 (10.04%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (7.11%) XenDesktop
8 9 (3.77%) DFS Replication
8 9 (3.77%) NFS
9 5 (2.09%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.26%) XenServer
11 2 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.84%) Samba
11 2 (0.84%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.42%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.42%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 42 (17.57%) SCCM
2 14 (5.86%) SCOM
3 11 (4.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 10 (4.18%) AirWatch
5 9 (3.77%) vCenter Server
6 7 (2.93%) Puppet
7 6 (2.51%) Nagios
7 6 (2.51%) NetBackup
8 5 (2.09%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (2.09%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.26%) Ansible
9 3 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.26%) Salt
9 3 (1.26%) WSUS
10 2 (0.84%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.84%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.84%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 91 (38.08%) VMware
2 76 (31.80%) Microsoft
3 54 (22.59%) Citrix
4 38 (15.90%) Cisco
5 35 (14.64%) HP
6 26 (10.88%) NetApp
7 17 (7.11%) Symantec
8 13 (5.44%) MobileIron
9 9 (3.77%) EMC
9 9 (3.77%) F5
10 8 (3.35%) Juniper
11 7 (2.93%) Dell
11 7 (2.93%) McAfee
11 7 (2.93%) Oracle
11 7 (2.93%) Red Hat
12 6 (2.51%) CA
12 6 (2.51%) CheckPoint
12 6 (2.51%) Veeam
13 5 (2.09%) Huawei
13 5 (2.09%) SolarWinds