The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 153 138 119
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -19
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 7 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.18% 0.062% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.066% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 7
Average daily rate £380 - £420
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 - £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 - £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £360 £385
% change year-on-year
+10.41% -6.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £25.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year
- -41.17%
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
3573 3030 2567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.13% 94.25% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2147 1704 1303
Average daily rate £380 £363 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 183 191
Average hourly rate £23.83 £18.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.78% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.22 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £42.50 £42.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Infrastructure Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist within the North West region over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Lancashire - 3 £313 -
Cheshire -2 2 £513 -
Manchester - 2 £380 -
Infrastructure Specialist
England

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (20.00%) CA
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco
4 3 (20.00%) Wireless
4 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (20.00%) AIX
4 3 (20.00%) Unix
4 3 (20.00%) SCOM
4 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (20.00%) Migration
4 3 (20.00%) Banking
5 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
5 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
5 2 (13.33%) Perl
5 2 (13.33%) HPUX
5 2 (13.33%) Solaris
5 2 (13.33%) LAN
5 2 (13.33%) WAN
5 2 (13.33%) DHCP
5 2 (13.33%) DNS
5 2 (13.33%) Firewall
5 2 (13.33%) Netcool

Infrastructure Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Wireless
2 2 (13.33%) DHCP
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) DMZ
3 1 (6.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) LAMP
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Private Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) AIX
3 3 (20.00%) Unix
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (13.33%) HPUX
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Solaris
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) Demand Management
5 1 (6.67%) Identity Management
5 1 (6.67%) Line Management
5 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.67%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.67%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Perl
2 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) BC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
2 1 (6.67%) XenApp
2 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
2 1 (6.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCOM
2 2 (13.33%) Netcool
3 1 (6.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (6.67%) Puppet
3 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) CA
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (6.67%) Citrix
2 1 (6.67%) Dell
2 1 (6.67%) Hitachi
2 1 (6.67%) HP
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) NetApp
2 1 (6.67%) Nimsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (6.67%) Sun
2 1 (6.67%) VMware