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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Management
Rank 117 91 103
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +12
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Management 8 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.93% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 1.33% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 1
Average daily rate £455 £418 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.85% +7.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £313
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £26.00 -
Infrastructure Management
England

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
2043 1505 1542
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 80.69% 69.84% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1154 869 842
Average daily rate £400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 97 78
Average hourly rate £20.00 £26.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -28.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 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
Coventry - 7 £500 -
Birmingham -6 1 £290 -21.51% 1
Infrastructure Management
England

Infrastructure Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) Configuration Management
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
4 6 (37.50%) Firewall
4 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
4 6 (37.50%) DevOps
5 5 (31.25%) IaaS
5 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
5 5 (31.25%) Puppet
5 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (31.25%) SCOM
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
5 5 (31.25%) Finance
5 5 (31.25%) .NET
5 5 (31.25%) ITIL
5 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
6 4 (25.00%) NetApp
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 4 (25.00%) NCIE
6 4 (25.00%) Office 365
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
7 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (18.75%) Hudson

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
2 3 (18.75%) Apache
2 3 (18.75%) Confluence
2 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
2 3 (18.75%) WebLogic
3 2 (12.50%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
2 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (43.75%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (31.25%) IaaS
4 4 (25.00%) Office 365
5 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) SAN
3 2 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (6.25%) 3G
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 5 (31.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (18.75%) Hudson
3 3 (18.75%) Jenkins
3 3 (18.75%) JIRA
4 2 (12.50%) FxCop
4 2 (12.50%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (12.50%) StyleCop
4 2 (12.50%) Subversion
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 3 (18.75%) Games
3 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Consultant
1 4 (25.00%) DevOps Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Architect
2 3 (18.75%) Platform Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Quality Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Packager
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
4 1 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Azure Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Server Support
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) HP Storage
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
3 3 (18.75%) Unix
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 6 (37.50%) DevOps
4 5 (31.25%) Integration Testing
4 5 (31.25%) ITIL
5 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
6 2 (12.50%) Application Packaging
6 2 (12.50%) CRM
6 2 (12.50%) High Availability
6 2 (12.50%) Logistics
6 2 (12.50%) Microservices
6 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
6 2 (12.50%) SDLC
6 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
7 1 (6.25%) Project Management
7 1 (6.25%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (6.25%) Six Sigma
7 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (18.75%) Java
4 1 (6.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (25.00%) NCIE
2 3 (18.75%) MCITP
3 1 (6.25%) MCP
3 1 (6.25%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
1 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.25%) Firmware
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Puppet
1 5 (31.25%) SCOM
2 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (12.50%) SCCM
4 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) NetApp
3 3 (18.75%) BEA
3 3 (18.75%) Cisco
3 3 (18.75%) Dell
3 3 (18.75%) HP
3 3 (18.75%) Sophos
4 2 (12.50%) SaltStack
5 1 (6.25%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 1 (6.25%) BT
5 1 (6.25%) Ericsson
5 1 (6.25%) Huawei
5 1 (6.25%) NetCracker
5 1 (6.25%) Nokia
5 1 (6.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (6.25%) Siemens
5 1 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) ZTE