The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Specialist was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West 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
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 152 151
Rank change year-on-year +35 -1  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Specialist 19 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.64% 0.19% 0.027%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.20% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 1
Median daily rate £410 £410 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +82.22%  
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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2771 3574 3449
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.84% 94.80% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5294 7967 7165
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £256 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 401 618
Median hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Infrastructure Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Specialist in the North West

Infrastructure Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Specialist in the North West

Infrastructure Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Specialist 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Specialist within the North West 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
Lancashire +21 17 £420 +2.43%
Manchester +14 2 £400 +23.07%
Infrastructure Specialist
England

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

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 North West region featuring Infrastructure Specialist in the job title.

1 19 (67.86%) Migration
2 9 (32.14%) DNS
3 8 (28.57%) Windows
3 8 (28.57%) Linux
3 8 (28.57%) VMware
3 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (28.57%) Data Centre
4 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (21.43%) HP
5 6 (21.43%) Citrix
5 6 (21.43%) SAN
6 5 (17.86%) HPUX
6 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
6 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
6 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
7 4 (14.29%) vSphere
7 4 (14.29%) PlateSpin
7 4 (14.29%) Data Migration
7 4 (14.29%) Solaris
7 4 (14.29%) Cisco
8 3 (10.71%) IBM
8 3 (10.71%) EMC
8 3 (10.71%) Middleware
8 3 (10.71%) AIX
8 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
8 3 (10.71%) LAN
8 3 (10.71%) WLAN
8 3 (10.71%) Replication
8 3 (10.71%) Brocade

Infrastructure Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.71%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.57%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (3.57%) JBoss
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 9 (32.14%) DNS
2 6 (21.43%) SAN
3 3 (10.71%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (10.71%) LAN
3 3 (10.71%) NAS
3 3 (10.71%) WLAN
4 2 (7.14%) Firewall
4 2 (7.14%) VLAN
5 1 (3.57%) BGP
5 1 (3.57%) EIGRP
5 1 (3.57%) HSRP
5 1 (3.57%) HTTP
5 1 (3.57%) IPsec
5 1 (3.57%) MPLS
5 1 (3.57%) Network Security
5 1 (3.57%) OSPF
5 1 (3.57%) SSL
5 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) Replication
3 2 (7.14%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) Linux
1 8 (28.57%) Windows
2 5 (17.86%) HPUX
3 4 (14.29%) Solaris
4 3 (10.71%) AIX
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (67.86%) Migration
2 4 (14.29%) Data Migration
3 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.57%) Network Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (14.29%) vSphere
4 3 (10.71%) XenApp
4 3 (10.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) VMware
2 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (21.43%) Citrix
3 6 (21.43%) HP
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco
4 4 (14.29%) PlateSpin
5 3 (10.71%) 3PAR
5 3 (10.71%) Brocade
5 3 (10.71%) EMC
5 3 (10.71%) IBM
6 2 (7.14%) F5
7 1 (3.57%) Chordiant
7 1 (3.57%) Juniper