The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Infrastructure Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 159 150 136
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -14
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 5 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.079% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.084% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 3
Median daily rate £375 £225 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -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
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3515 3591 2851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.85% 95.13% 95.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2187 2092 1543
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 195 188
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% +0.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.39 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

Infrastructure Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Infrastructure Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Infrastructure Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Infrastructure Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Infrastructure Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist across the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 2016.

Infrastructure Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Infrastructure Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Infrastructure Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Infrastructure Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 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
Cheshire +3 2 £388 +72.22%
Manchester -10 2 £325 -
Merseyside -4 1 £425 -
Infrastructure Specialist
England

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region featuring Infrastructure Specialist in the job title.

1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) WebSphere
2 5 (35.71%) SCCM
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 4 (28.57%) AIX
3 4 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (28.57%) Unix
3 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) Avaya
4 3 (21.43%) Softphone
4 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco
4 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) Banking
4 3 (21.43%) Application Packaging
4 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) Skype for Business
4 3 (21.43%) PCoIP
4 3 (21.43%) Skype
4 3 (21.43%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 2 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
5 2 (14.29%) OpenShift
5 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (35.71%) WebSphere
2 4 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (21.43%) Skype for Business
4 2 (14.29%) JBoss
4 2 (14.29%) OpenStack
4 2 (14.29%) WebLogic
5 1 (7.14%) Commerce Server
5 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (14.29%) OpenShift
1 2 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) PCoIP
1 3 (21.43%) Skype
1 3 (21.43%) Softphone
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) Network Security
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) Ant
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) Middleware
1 2 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
1 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
1 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (28.57%) AIX
2 4 (28.57%) Unix
3 3 (21.43%) Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.14%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Application Packaging
1 3 (21.43%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
2 2 (14.29%) DevOps
2 2 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
2 2 (14.29%) Identity Management
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Software Engineering
2 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) High Availability
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Engineering
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
3 1 (7.14%) TDD
3 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Jython
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) BC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) SCCM
2 2 (14.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Puppet
2 2 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 3 (21.43%) Avaya
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle