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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 70 71 65
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 2 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.26% 0.10% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.11% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £388 £225 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.22% -19.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
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
732 911 752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.09% 94.70% 95.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 554 403
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 48 55
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% +7.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.16 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

Infrastructure Specialist Daily Rate Histogram 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) SCCM
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
3 3 (37.50%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) AIX
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) Avaya
4 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (25.00%) Middleware
4 2 (25.00%) Identity Management
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
4 2 (25.00%) Softphone
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
4 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) SCOM
4 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008

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 3 (37.50%) WebSphere
1 3 (37.50%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (25.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (12.50%) JBoss
3 1 (12.50%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) PCoIP
1 2 (25.00%) Skype
1 2 (25.00%) Softphone
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Middleware
1 2 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (25.00%) AIX
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Unix
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
1 2 (25.00%) Data Migration
1 2 (25.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 2 (25.00%) Identity Access Management
1 2 (25.00%) Identity Management
1 2 (25.00%) Migration
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (12.50%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Avaya
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (25.00%) VMware