The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 29 July 2015 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 74 74 70
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 25 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.54% 0.64% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.65% 0.67% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 4 3
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£293 £298 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.68% +48.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +22.22%
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 Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1514 1194 1055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.23% 95.29% 93.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 912 669 528
Average daily rate £350 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 60 85
Average hourly rate £13.73 £15.13 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.20% -2.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.15 £34.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Infrastructure Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Infrastructure Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Infrastructure Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Infrastructure Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. 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
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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
Stockport - 1 - -
Infrastructure Engineer
North West

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 28 (80.00%) VMware
2 22 (62.86%) Windows
3 20 (57.14%) Citrix
4 17 (48.57%) Active Directory
5 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 13 (37.14%) SQL
6 13 (37.14%) ITIL
7 12 (34.29%) Cisco
7 12 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (25.71%) SCCM
8 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (25.71%) MS Exchange
9 8 (22.86%) Migration
9 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (20.00%) Hyper-V
10 7 (20.00%) XenApp
10 7 (20.00%) XenDesktop
10 7 (20.00%) Lync
10 7 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (20.00%) Project Management
10 7 (20.00%) MCSE
11 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
12 5 (14.29%) Information Security
12 5 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (14.29%) Service Management
12 5 (14.29%) DNS

Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 9 (25.71%) MS Exchange
2 8 (22.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (20.00%) Lync
4 2 (5.71%) IIS
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.86%) TPMS
Business Applications
1 3 (8.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.29%) DNS
2 4 (11.43%) DHCP
2 4 (11.43%) TCP/IP
3 3 (8.57%) SAN
3 3 (8.57%) Firewall
4 2 (5.71%) NetScaler
5 1 (2.86%) VoIP
5 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.86%) Network Security
5 1 (2.86%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Fiddler
General
1 3 (8.57%) Electronics
1 3 (8.57%) Telecoms
1 3 (8.57%) Finance
1 3 (8.57%) Law
1 3 (8.57%) Legal
1 3 (8.57%) Manufacturing
1 3 (8.57%) Marketing
2 2 (5.71%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.43%) Clustering
3 3 (8.57%) NHS
3 3 (8.57%) DTV
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.86%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 22 (62.86%) Windows
2 9 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (11.43%) Linux
6 2 (5.71%) Windows 2000
6 2 (5.71%) Windows NT
6 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) ITIL
2 8 (22.86%) Migration
3 7 (20.00%) Project Management
4 5 (14.29%) Service Management
4 5 (14.29%) Information Security
5 4 (11.43%) PRINCE2
5 4 (11.43%) Server Building
6 3 (8.57%) Programme Management
6 3 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (8.57%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (8.57%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.71%) Load Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Time Management
7 2 (5.71%) Change Management
8 1 (2.86%) ERP
8 1 (2.86%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.86%) Project Planning
8 1 (2.86%) Network Management
8 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (37.14%) SQL
2 7 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.71%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) MCSE
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (11.43%) MCITP
3 4 (11.43%) MCSA
3 4 (11.43%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.57%) CCNA
5 2 (5.71%) MCP
5 2 (5.71%) CCEA
5 2 (5.71%) CCEE
5 2 (5.71%) CCIA
5 2 (5.71%) MCTS
6 1 (2.86%) CCA
6 1 (2.86%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
1 1 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 17 (48.57%) Active Directory
2 12 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 7 (20.00%) XenApp
3 7 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 4 (11.43%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.71%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.86%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.86%) XenServer
6 1 (2.86%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) SCCM
2 4 (11.43%) SCOM
3 2 (5.71%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 28 (80.00%) VMware
2 20 (57.14%) Citrix
3 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (34.29%) Cisco
5 4 (11.43%) SAP
6 3 (8.57%) NetApp
6 3 (8.57%) CheckPoint
6 3 (8.57%) AppSense
6 3 (8.57%) Brocade
6 3 (8.57%) McAfee
6 3 (8.57%) Wyse
7 2 (5.71%) Clearswift
7 2 (5.71%) Symantec
7 2 (5.71%) Juniper
7 2 (5.71%) HP
7 2 (5.71%) EMC
8 1 (2.86%) Sophos
8 1 (2.86%) Veeam
8 1 (2.86%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.86%) 3PAR