The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Specialist was £420 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Infrastructure Specialist
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 47 -
Rank change year-on-year +21 -  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 17 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.04% 0.45% -
As % of the Job Titles category 5.72% 0.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Median daily rate £420 £410 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.43% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 297 429 358
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 88.13% 96.62% 92.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 852 692
Median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £593 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 81 80
Median hourly rate £41.25 £25.12 £21.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.21% +14.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £51.25 £43.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Infrastructure Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Lancashire.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Specialist in Lancashire

Infrastructure Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist in Lancashire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Specialist in Lancashire

Infrastructure Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Specialist in Lancashire

Infrastructure Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
Preston -4 16 £408 -0.60%
Blackburn - 1 £420 -
Infrastructure Specialist
North West

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 Lancashire region featuring Infrastructure Specialist in the job title.

1 17 (80.95%) Migration
2 9 (42.86%) DNS
3 8 (38.10%) Windows
4 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
5 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
5 6 (28.57%) HP
6 5 (23.81%) HPUX
6 5 (23.81%) Linux
6 5 (23.81%) VMware
6 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
6 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
6 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (19.05%) PlateSpin
7 4 (19.05%) Data Migration
7 4 (19.05%) Solaris
8 3 (14.29%) AIX
8 3 (14.29%) Cisco
8 3 (14.29%) EMC
8 3 (14.29%) Citrix
8 3 (14.29%) SAN
8 3 (14.29%) Replication
8 3 (14.29%) Brocade
8 3 (14.29%) 3PAR
8 3 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
9 2 (9.52%) Middleware
9 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
9 2 (9.52%) IBM
9 2 (9.52%) Microsoft
10 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (42.86%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
2 3 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Replication
3 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 5 (23.81%) HPUX
2 5 (23.81%) Linux
3 4 (19.05%) Solaris
4 3 (14.29%) AIX
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) Migration
2 4 (19.05%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) SC Cleared
1 5 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) HP
2 5 (23.81%) VMware
3 4 (19.05%) PlateSpin
4 3 (14.29%) 3PAR
4 3 (14.29%) Brocade
4 3 (14.29%) Cisco
4 3 (14.29%) Citrix
4 3 (14.29%) EMC
5 2 (9.52%) IBM
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft