The table below looks at the statistics for Infrastructure Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Infrastructure Management over the 3 months to 27 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Management
Rank 91 103 99
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -4
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Management 21 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.97% 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.42% 0.27% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 2
Average daily rate
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£409 £390 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.87% +11.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £389 £313 £350
% change year-on-year
+24.48% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1477 1469 1249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 68.25% 70.09% 68.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 871 789 620
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 77 111
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.53 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £75.05 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.25 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-8.18% -11.29%

Infrastructure Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Management across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Infrastructure Management Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Infrastructure Management
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Infrastructure Management Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Infrastructure Management
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Management across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Infrastructure Management Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Infrastructure Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Infrastructure Management Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Infrastructure Management
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Management within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 January 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
Shropshire - 13 £425 -
Birmingham - 3 £370 -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Infrastructure Management
England

Infrastructure Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Infrastructure Management also 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 that cited Infrastructure Management.

1 12 (54.55%) J2EE
1 12 (54.55%) UNIX
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
1 12 (54.55%) WebLogic
1 12 (54.55%) Subversion
1 12 (54.55%) Maven
1 12 (54.55%) Jenkins
2 11 (50.00%) Hudson
2 11 (50.00%) Open Source
2 11 (50.00%) Puppet
2 11 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 11 (50.00%) Oracle
2 11 (50.00%) Java
2 11 (50.00%) Linux
2 11 (50.00%) JBoss
2 11 (50.00%) Apache
3 10 (45.45%) Perl
3 10 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (40.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 9 (40.91%) Oracle Database
4 9 (40.91%) DevOps
4 9 (40.91%) AIX
4 9 (40.91%) Solaris
4 9 (40.91%) Tomcat
4 9 (40.91%) BEA
4 9 (40.91%) RabbitMQ
4 9 (40.91%) Confluence
4 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
4 9 (40.91%) JIRA
4 9 (40.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Infrastructure Management
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing Infrastructure Management also 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 that cited Infrastructure Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (54.55%) WebLogic
2 11 (50.00%) JBoss
2 11 (50.00%) Apache
3 9 (40.91%) Tomcat
3 9 (40.91%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Project
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) DHCP
1 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.09%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (40.91%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (54.55%) Subversion
1 12 (54.55%) Maven
1 12 (54.55%) Jenkins
2 11 (50.00%) Hudson
3 9 (40.91%) JIRA
4 1 (4.55%) ClearCase
4 1 (4.55%) Ant
4 1 (4.55%) ClearQuest
General
1 2 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Architect
2 11 (50.00%) Platform Architect
3 9 (40.91%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Services Delivery Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Service Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Delivery Manager
4 2 (9.09%) Citrix Support
4 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Desktop Support
5 1 (4.55%) Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (54.55%) J2EE
2 9 (40.91%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Open Source
2 10 (45.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) UNIX
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Linux
3 9 (40.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 9 (40.91%) AIX
3 9 (40.91%) Solaris
3 9 (40.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) DevOps
2 4 (18.18%) Change Management
3 3 (13.64%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.09%) Line Management
5 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Java
2 10 (45.45%) Perl
3 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (27.27%) Squid
2 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
3 2 (9.09%) vSphere
3 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 2 (9.09%) XenApp
3 2 (9.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (50.00%) Puppet
2 2 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 11 (50.00%) Oracle
2 9 (40.91%) BEA
3 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 4 (18.18%) VMware
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix
5 2 (9.09%) AppSense
6 1 (4.55%) IBM