The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 52 43 50
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 7 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.14% 0.96% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.03% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Average daily rate £420 £215 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+95.34% -10.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £215 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £215 £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £24.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-13.40% -6.73%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
551 487 571
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 89.45% 93.83% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 262 317
Average daily rate £350 £336 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.08% -3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 37
Average hourly rate £13.75 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.70 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Infrastructure Engineer
West Midlands

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (40.00%) Migration
4 6 (40.00%) VMware
4 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (33.33%) .NET
5 5 (33.33%) J2EE
5 5 (33.33%) Business Objects
5 5 (33.33%) SOAP
5 5 (33.33%) LDAP
5 5 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (33.33%) JMS
5 5 (33.33%) EAI
5 5 (33.33%) SOA
5 5 (33.33%) Java
5 5 (33.33%) IBM
5 5 (33.33%) DDNS
5 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 5 (33.33%) Data Migration
6 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (20.00%) VLAN
6 3 (20.00%) ARCserve
6 3 (20.00%) VoIP
6 3 (20.00%) Citrix

Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (13.33%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) LDAP
1 5 (33.33%) DDNS
2 3 (20.00%) VLAN
2 3 (20.00%) VoIP
3 2 (13.33%) IPv4
3 2 (13.33%) IPv6
3 2 (13.33%) Internet
4 1 (6.67%) WAN
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
4 1 (6.67%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) DB2
General
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) .NET
1 5 (33.33%) J2EE
1 5 (33.33%) SOAP
1 5 (33.33%) JMS
2 2 (13.33%) COM+
2 2 (13.33%) DCOM
3 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) NHS
1 1 (6.67%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Migration
2 5 (33.33%) EAI
2 5 (33.33%) SOA
2 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 5 (33.33%) Data Migration
3 3 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) Java
2 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
1 1 (6.67%) MCSE
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 12 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) XenApp
3 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) ARCserve
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) VMware
3 5 (33.33%) Business Objects
3 5 (33.33%) IBM
4 3 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (13.33%) NetApp
6 1 (6.67%) HP