The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 42 38 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 6 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.49% 2.56% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 2.75% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 0
Average daily rate £375 £440 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £345 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.79% +25.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +19.04%
Infrastructure Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire 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
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
381 400 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 94.78% 93.02% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 258 118
Average daily rate £413 £378 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.27% +25.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £275 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £550 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 22 33
Average hourly rate £37.50 £25.45 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.34% +64.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.38 £14.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.00 £37.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Infrastructure Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Infrastructure Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Infrastructure Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Infrastructure Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 11 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
Preston +3 2 £375 -
Chorley -3 2 £414 -5.90%
Lancaster - 2 £325 -
Infrastructure Engineer
North West

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 14 (73.68%) VMware
3 11 (57.89%) Windows Server
4 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
6 6 (31.58%) SQL
6 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
6 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
6 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
7 5 (26.32%) Citrix
8 4 (21.05%) DHCP
8 4 (21.05%) DNS
8 4 (21.05%) Cisco
8 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
8 4 (21.05%) Clustering
8 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
8 4 (21.05%) Linux
8 4 (21.05%) Veritas
8 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
9 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (15.79%) Firewall
10 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (10.53%) Intel Security
10 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (10.53%) MCSE
10 2 (10.53%) LAN
10 2 (10.53%) WAN

Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 8 (42.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) DHCP
1 4 (21.05%) DNS
2 3 (15.79%) Firewall
3 2 (10.53%) LAN
3 2 (10.53%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
4 1 (5.26%) SAN
4 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) SQLPlus
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Windows Server
3 4 (21.05%) Linux
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.26%) Solaris
5 1 (5.26%) Unix
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
1 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (10.53%) Time Management
2 1 (5.26%) Content Management
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL
2 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (5.26%) Migration
2 1 (5.26%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) PowerShell
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) SC Cleared
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) MCSE
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
3 4 (21.05%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.26%) vSphere
4 1 (5.26%) XenApp
4 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) VMware
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 5 (26.32%) Citrix
4 4 (21.05%) Cisco
4 4 (21.05%) Veritas
5 2 (10.53%) Intel Security
6 1 (5.26%) Compaq
6 1 (5.26%) Dell
6 1 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) Mitel
6 1 (5.26%) Stellent
6 1 (5.26%) ThinPrint