The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 34 35 23
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.41% 0.48% 2.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.52% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£225 - £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.94% +21.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
- -53.54%
Infrastructure Specialist
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
228 194 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 93.83% 92.82% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 68 39
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £215 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £420 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 14
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £15.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Infrastructure Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Infrastructure Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Infrastructure Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Infrastructure Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Infrastructure Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Infrastructure Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SCVMM
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre Operations

Infrastructure Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) Migration
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCP
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCCM
1 1 (100.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) VMware