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 27 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Specialist
Rank 151 130 110
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 6 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.16% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.18% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
Average daily rate
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£331 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.36% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £270 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £477 £287 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £396 £328
% change year-on-year
+0.94% +20.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £42.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.67%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.00 £38.75
% change year-on-year
- -53.54%
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
3469 2839 2174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.18% 92.42% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1965 1536 1037
Average daily rate £388 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 180 170
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.18 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.67 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 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
Lancashire - 5 £423 -
Cheshire -12 1 £225 -18.18% 1
Infrastructure Specialist
England

Infrastructure Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) AIX
2 4 (57.14%) Solaris
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Sun
2 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
2 4 (57.14%) Maven
2 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
2 4 (57.14%) Bash Shell
2 4 (57.14%) Puppet
2 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
2 4 (57.14%) DevOps
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) SCCM
5 1 (14.29%) SCOM
5 1 (14.29%) SCVMM
5 1 (14.29%) BS25999
5 1 (14.29%) ProCurve
5 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 1 (14.29%) HP SIM
5 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, 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 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Maven
1 4 (57.14%) Git (software)
1 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) AIX
2 4 (57.14%) Solaris
2 4 (57.14%) Linux
2 4 (57.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Workflow
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
2 1 (14.29%) Information Security
2 1 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) Bash Shell
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) MCP
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (14.29%) BS25999
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) Puppet
2 2 (28.57%) SCCM
3 1 (14.29%) SCOM
3 1 (14.29%) SCVMM
3 1 (14.29%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Sun
1 4 (57.14%) Red Hat
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Intel
4 1 (14.29%) Juniper
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp
4 1 (14.29%) McAfee
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) SonicWALL
4 1 (14.29%) ProCurve
4 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds