The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Infrastructure Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 69 73 62
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 3 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.38% 0.17% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.18% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £425 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +38.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £364
% change year-on-year
- +9.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -
Infrastructure Specialist
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
745 1113 756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.13% 95.70% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 761 393
Median daily rate £388 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 46 77
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.33 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.21% +8.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.23 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Infrastructure Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Infrastructure Specialist in the job title.

Infrastructure Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Infrastructure Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist across the Cheshire region.

Infrastructure Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Infrastructure Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Infrastructure Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Infrastructure Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Knutsford +9 2 £425 -5.55%
Northwich - 1 £350 -
Infrastructure Specialist
North West

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, Infrastructure Specialist 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 across the Cheshire region featuring Infrastructure Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Avaya
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (40.00%) Application Packaging
3 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) PCoIP
3 2 (40.00%) Skype
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (40.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (40.00%) Middleware
3 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) AIX
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) JBoss
3 2 (40.00%) Softphone
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Desktop Virtualisation

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (40.00%) JBoss
1 2 (40.00%) Skype for Business
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) PCoIP
1 2 (40.00%) Skype
1 2 (40.00%) Softphone
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) MPLS
2 1 (20.00%) NAS
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Middleware
1 2 (40.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) AIX
1 2 (40.00%) Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (40.00%) Unix
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Application Packaging
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Avaya
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Red Hat