Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Support Analyst was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 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 Support Analyst
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 830 837 831
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6 -51
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support Analyst 54 62 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.052% 0.059% 0.065%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.062% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 55 52
UK median daily rate £325 £275 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -5.17% -
10th Percentile £156 £155 £170
90th Percentile £460 £400 £360
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £275 £235
% change year-on-year +22.73% +17.02% -11.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
UK median hourly rate £25.00 - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 - £24.75

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 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
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 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Infrastructure Support Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Support Analyst in the UK

Infrastructure Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Support Analyst in the UK

Infrastructure Support Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Support Analyst over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Support Analyst in the UK

Infrastructure Support Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Support Analyst in the UK

Infrastructure Support 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 Support Analyst within the UK over the 6 months to 22 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 +16 53 £338 +8.87% 7
UK excluding London +23 35 £338 +22.73% 5
London -25 19 £325 +2.36% 2
South East +13 17 £413 +26.92%
North of England +71 10 £180 -2.70% 1
South West +14 9 £425 +47.83% 1
North West +14 8 £170 +21.43% 1
East of England -14 5 £260 -30.67%
Yorkshire +22 2 £313 +25.00%
Wales - 1 £310 -

Infrastructure Support Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Infrastructure Support 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 Support Analyst in the job title.

1 44 (81.48%) Windows
2 34 (62.96%) Active Directory
3 29 (53.70%) VMware
4 28 (51.85%) Microsoft
5 25 (46.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (40.74%) Citrix
7 21 (38.89%) MS Exchange
7 21 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (37.04%) Windows 7
9 19 (35.19%) Windows Server
10 18 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
11 17 (31.48%) Windows 10
12 16 (29.63%) PowerShell
12 16 (29.63%) ITIL
13 14 (25.93%) SCCM
13 14 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (24.07%) Hyper-V
14 13 (24.07%) Office 365
14 13 (24.07%) Migration
15 12 (22.22%) Finance
15 12 (22.22%) HP
16 11 (20.37%) SAN
16 11 (20.37%) LAN
16 11 (20.37%) WAN
17 10 (18.52%) Skype for Business
17 10 (18.52%) Skype
17 10 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
18 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
18 9 (16.67%) Service Delivery
18 9 (16.67%) Firewall

Infrastructure Support 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 21 (38.89%) MS Exchange
2 18 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (18.52%) Skype for Business
4 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (24.07%) Office 365
2 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (12.96%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.70%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (3.70%) IaaS
4 2 (3.70%) PaaS
5 1 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.37%) LAN
1 11 (20.37%) SAN
1 11 (20.37%) WAN
2 10 (18.52%) Skype
3 9 (16.67%) Firewall
4 7 (12.96%) Wireless
5 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
6 3 (5.56%) DHCP
6 3 (5.56%) DNS
6 3 (5.56%) iSCSI
6 3 (5.56%) NetScaler
6 3 (5.56%) Wireshark
7 2 (3.70%) Internet
7 2 (3.70%) SMTP
7 2 (3.70%) VPN
8 1 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.85%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.85%) DMZ
8 1 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.96%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) HP UFT
General
1 12 (22.22%) Finance
2 5 (9.26%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.70%) Back Office
3 2 (3.70%) Online Betting
3 2 (3.70%) Publishing
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.26%) HP Storage
3 4 (7.41%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.70%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.85%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.85%) NHS
5 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 44 (81.48%) Windows
2 25 (46.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (37.04%) Windows 7
5 19 (35.19%) Windows Server
6 17 (31.48%) Windows 10
7 9 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.70%) Linux
9 1 (1.85%) CentOS
9 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.85%) Solaris
9 1 (1.85%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.63%) ITIL
2 13 (24.07%) Migration
3 9 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 7 (12.96%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (11.11%) ITIL V3
6 5 (9.26%) Change Control
7 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.41%) Chat Support
7 4 (7.41%) Coaching
7 4 (7.41%) Data Analysis
7 4 (7.41%) Mentoring
7 4 (7.41%) Network Management
7 4 (7.41%) Network Optimisation
8 3 (5.56%) Service Management
9 2 (3.70%) Asset Management
9 2 (3.70%) CRM
9 2 (3.70%) DevOps
9 2 (3.70%) Load Balancing
9 2 (3.70%) Server Building
10 1 (1.85%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.63%) PowerShell
2 8 (14.81%) VBScript
3 6 (11.11%) VB
4 3 (5.56%) SQL
5 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.85%) Korn
5 1 (1.85%) Perl
5 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (14.81%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (5.56%) MCSE
4 2 (3.70%) CCA
4 2 (3.70%) CCAA
4 2 (3.70%) MCSA
5 1 (1.85%) CCNA
5 1 (1.85%) CCNP
5 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.85%) Degree
5 1 (1.85%) ISEB
5 1 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.85%) MCP
5 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) GxP
System Software
1 34 (62.96%) Active Directory
2 14 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (24.07%) Hyper-V
4 9 (16.67%) XenApp
5 8 (14.81%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (14.81%) vSphere
6 3 (5.56%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.85%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (25.93%) SCCM
2 8 (14.81%) SCOM
3 7 (12.96%) AirWatch
3 7 (12.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (5.56%) NetBackup
5 2 (3.70%) vCenter Server
5 2 (3.70%) vRealize
5 2 (3.70%) WSUS
6 1 (1.85%) Ansible
6 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.85%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.85%) Puppet
6 1 (1.85%) Salt
6 1 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.85%) TADDM
6 1 (1.85%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.85%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 29 (53.70%) VMware
2 28 (51.85%) Microsoft
3 22 (40.74%) Citrix
4 12 (22.22%) HP
5 8 (14.81%) Cisco
5 8 (14.81%) MobileIron
5 8 (14.81%) Symantec
6 4 (7.41%) arcserve
6 4 (7.41%) CA
6 4 (7.41%) IBM
7 3 (5.56%) EMC
8 2 (3.70%) Dell
8 2 (3.70%) EqualLogic
8 2 (3.70%) Fortinet
8 2 (3.70%) NetApp
8 2 (3.70%) SonicWALL
8 2 (3.70%) Veeam
9 1 (1.85%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.85%) Acronis
9 1 (1.85%) SolarWinds