The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Infrastructure Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 54 47 43
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 5 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.77% 1.30% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 1.45% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 4
Average daily rate
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£313 £261 £399
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.61% -34.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £209 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £365 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £260 £313
% change year-on-year
+29.80% -16.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £21.00 £19.69
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.68%
Infrastructure Engineer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham 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
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
591 551 473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 91.34% 89.30% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 309 219
Average daily rate £350 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £208 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 32
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.03 £9.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £34.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Infrastructure Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Infrastructure Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Infrastructure Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Infrastructure Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Infrastructure Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 13 (92.86%) SAN
3 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
5 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (57.14%) Red Hat
6 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
6 8 (57.14%) Linux
6 8 (57.14%) UNIX
6 8 (57.14%) NetBackup
7 7 (50.00%) Solaris
7 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
8 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (42.86%) VB
8 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
8 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
8 6 (42.86%) Symantec
9 5 (35.71%) VBA
10 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
10 4 (28.57%) IBM
10 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
10 4 (28.57%) Citrix
10 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (28.57%) Firewall
10 4 (28.57%) XenApp
10 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
10 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V

Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Infrastructure Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) SAN
2 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 4 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (14.29%) DNS
4 2 (14.29%) LAN
4 2 (14.29%) WAN
4 2 (14.29%) DHCP
4 2 (14.29%) Wireless
5 1 (7.14%) Network Security
General
1 1 (7.14%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (57.14%) Linux
4 8 (57.14%) UNIX
5 7 (50.00%) Solaris
6 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
8 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
9 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) CAD
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
1 6 (42.86%) VB
2 5 (35.71%) VBA
3 4 (28.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) MCITP
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (7.14%) CCA
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (28.57%) XenApp
4 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
5 2 (14.29%) vSphere
6 1 (7.14%) Xen
6 1 (7.14%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (57.14%) NetBackup
2 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
3 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 14 (100.00%) VMware
2 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
3 8 (57.14%) Red Hat
4 6 (42.86%) Symantec
5 4 (28.57%) IBM
5 4 (28.57%) Citrix
6 3 (21.43%) HP
6 3 (21.43%) EMC
7 2 (14.29%) Apple
7 2 (14.29%) Juniper
7 2 (14.29%) Meru Networks
8 1 (7.14%) ProCurve
8 1 (7.14%) NetApp
8 1 (7.14%) Siemens