The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 100 114 102
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 37 12 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.18% 0.44% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 0.48% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 11
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£351 £263 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.52% -19.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £264 £300
% change year-on-year
+32.70% -12.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -1.17%
Infrastructure Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2922 2523 2423
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.88% 92.32% 91.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1672 1303 1241
Average daily rate £350 £350 £332
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 176 184
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.77 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.95 £40.00 £42.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Infrastructure Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Infrastructure Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Infrastructure Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Infrastructure Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 27 January 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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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
Manchester +14 21 £351 +33.52% 8
Lancashire - 10 £440 -
Cheshire +9 5 £287 +27.33% 4
Merseyside -6 1 - -
Cumbria - - - -
Infrastructure Engineer
England

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 48 (92.31%) Windows
2 40 (76.92%) VMware
3 24 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 24 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 19 (36.54%) MS Exchange
5 18 (34.62%) Linux
5 18 (34.62%) Cisco
6 17 (32.69%) Citrix
6 17 (32.69%) Finance
7 15 (28.85%) Migration
7 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (26.92%) vSphere
9 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (21.15%) SC Cleared
11 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
11 11 (21.15%) CheckPoint
12 10 (19.23%) SAN
13 9 (17.31%) VMS
14 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (15.38%) XenDesktop
15 7 (13.46%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (13.46%) HP
15 7 (13.46%) MCSE
15 7 (13.46%) SQL
15 7 (13.46%) XenServer
15 7 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2013
16 6 (11.54%) CCIA

Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 19 (36.54%) MS Exchange
2 12 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.77%) IIS
5 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.77%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (3.85%) Apache
7 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) MS Office
2 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.23%) SAN
2 6 (11.54%) DHCP
2 6 (11.54%) DNS
2 6 (11.54%) Firewall
3 5 (9.62%) LAN
4 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.77%) WAN
6 2 (3.85%) VLAN
7 1 (1.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.92%) MySQL
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (32.69%) Finance
2 6 (11.54%) Legal
3 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.92%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.92%) CSS
1 1 (1.92%) Web Services
1 1 (1.92%) .NET
1 1 (1.92%) HTML
1 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (1.92%) jQuery
1 1 (1.92%) LINQ
1 1 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.92%) Clustering
1 1 (1.92%) EqualLogic
1 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 48 (92.31%) Windows
2 18 (34.62%) Linux
3 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (28.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (17.31%) VMS
6 6 (11.54%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.77%) Solaris
7 3 (5.77%) UNIX
8 2 (3.85%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.85%) HPUX
9 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.92%) AIX
9 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.85%) Migration
2 5 (9.62%) ITIL
3 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (1.92%) OO
4 1 (1.92%) E-Commerce
4 1 (1.92%) Service Management
4 1 (1.92%) Service Delivery
4 1 (1.92%) Change Management
4 1 (1.92%) MVC
4 1 (1.92%) Performance Management
4 1 (1.92%) Web Development
4 1 (1.92%) Problem Management
4 1 (1.92%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (1.92%) Mentoring
4 1 (1.92%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) PHP
3 1 (1.92%) C#
3 1 (1.92%) Perl
3 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (21.15%) SC Cleared
1 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (13.46%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (13.46%) MCSE
4 6 (11.54%) CCIA
4 6 (11.54%) MCP
4 6 (11.54%) CCA
4 6 (11.54%) Citrix Certification
4 6 (11.54%) CCEA
4 6 (11.54%) CCNA
5 2 (3.85%) MCITP
5 2 (3.85%) MCSA
6 1 (1.92%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.92%) CCNP
6 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.92%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
1 24 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 14 (26.92%) vSphere
3 8 (15.38%) XenDesktop
4 7 (13.46%) XenServer
5 6 (11.54%) Hyper-V
5 6 (11.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (9.62%) XenApp
7 2 (3.85%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (1.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (1.92%) OpenView
1 1 (1.92%) NetBackup
1 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
1 1 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (1.92%) PureDisk
1 1 (1.92%) SCCM
1 1 (1.92%) WMI
1 1 (1.92%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (1.92%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 40 (76.92%) VMware
2 24 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 18 (34.62%) Cisco
4 17 (32.69%) Citrix
5 11 (21.15%) CheckPoint
6 7 (13.46%) HP
7 5 (9.62%) NetApp
8 4 (7.69%) Dell
9 3 (5.77%) EMC
10 2 (3.85%) Sun
10 2 (3.85%) StorageTek
10 2 (3.85%) Avaya
11 1 (1.92%) BMC
11 1 (1.92%) Symantec
11 1 (1.92%) McAfee
11 1 (1.92%) Lotus
11 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.92%) Compaq
11 1 (1.92%) AppSense
11 1 (1.92%) Veeam