The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Infrastructure Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 78 67 65
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.10% 0.50% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.55% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£225 £270 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -21.85%
UK excluding London average daily rate £376 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.13% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.00 £36.00
% 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
937 723 689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.74% 90.60% 91.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 568 361 313
Average daily rate £415 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 54 43
Average hourly rate £16.50 £32.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.23% +30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.25 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.57% -

Infrastructure Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +9 1 £225 -
Infrastructure Specialist
North West

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Infrastructure Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Infrastructure Specialist in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (50.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Migration

Infrastructure Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Infrastructure Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Infrastructure Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (100.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (50.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee