The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 North West 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 106 105 127
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +22
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 24 21 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 0.79% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.85% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 3
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£253 £213 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.82% -19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £334 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £293 £301
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Average hourly rate £24.50 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.17%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2816 2464 2980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.65% 92.49% 91.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1544 1176 1518
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 187 224
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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
Cheshire +6 8 £280 -13.84% 7
Manchester +2 8 £298 +48.75% 6
Lancashire -11 5 £236 -42.78% 2
Merseyside - 3 £200 -
Infrastructure Engineer
England

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 25 (71.43%) Windows
2 20 (57.14%) VMware
3 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
4 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 15 (42.86%) Citrix
4 15 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (40.00%) DNS
5 14 (40.00%) DHCP
6 13 (37.14%) ITIL
6 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (34.29%) Firewall
8 10 (28.57%) XenApp
8 10 (28.57%) MS Exchange
8 10 (28.57%) HP
9 9 (25.71%) Cisco
9 9 (25.71%) SAN
10 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (22.86%) LAN
10 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
11 7 (20.00%) XenDesktop
11 7 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (17.14%) Linux
12 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
13 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (14.29%) XenServer
13 5 (14.29%) vSphere
13 5 (14.29%) Wireless
13 5 (14.29%) MCSE
13 5 (14.29%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 10 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.43%) Lync
3 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
4 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
4 3 (8.57%) IIS
4 3 (8.57%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.86%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (40.00%) DNS
1 14 (40.00%) DHCP
2 12 (34.29%) Firewall
3 9 (25.71%) SAN
4 8 (22.86%) LAN
5 5 (14.29%) WAN
5 5 (14.29%) DMZ
5 5 (14.29%) Wireless
6 4 (11.43%) VLAN
6 4 (11.43%) VPN
7 3 (8.57%) TCP/IP
7 3 (8.57%) Internet
7 3 (8.57%) BGP
7 3 (8.57%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (5.71%) VoIP
8 2 (5.71%) NetScaler
8 2 (5.71%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (2.86%) Network Security
9 1 (2.86%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (5.71%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Automotive
2 1 (2.86%) Local Government
2 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.71%) Web Services
1 2 (5.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Replication
2 3 (8.57%) Clustering
2 3 (8.57%) Firmware
3 1 (2.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 25 (71.43%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (17.14%) Linux
5 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.71%) Solaris
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.86%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (37.14%) ITIL
2 3 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
2 3 (8.57%) Load Balancing
2 3 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (5.71%) Investment Management
3 2 (5.71%) Security Architecture
3 2 (5.71%) Migration
3 2 (5.71%) Business Continuity
3 2 (5.71%) Information Security
3 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.86%) ERP
4 1 (2.86%) Service Management
4 1 (2.86%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.86%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) Shell Script
3 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 6 (17.14%) SC Cleared
4 5 (14.29%) MCSE
5 4 (11.43%) CCNP
6 3 (8.57%) CCNA
6 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (8.57%) MCITP
7 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.86%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 10 (28.57%) XenApp
3 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (20.00%) XenDesktop
5 5 (14.29%) vSphere
5 5 (14.29%) XenServer
6 4 (11.43%) Hyper-V
6 4 (11.43%) VMware ESX
7 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) NetBackup
1 3 (8.57%) SCCM
1 3 (8.57%) SCOM
2 2 (5.71%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.86%) OpenView
3 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.86%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 20 (57.14%) VMware
2 15 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 15 (42.86%) Citrix
3 10 (28.57%) HP
4 9 (25.71%) Cisco
5 5 (14.29%) Juniper
6 4 (11.43%) Compaq
6 4 (11.43%) Dell
6 4 (11.43%) EMC
7 3 (8.57%) Remedy
8 2 (5.71%) Symantec
8 2 (5.71%) Apple
8 2 (5.71%) Blue Coat
8 2 (5.71%) F5
8 2 (5.71%) Meru Networks
9 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.86%) Oracle
9 1 (2.86%) AppSense
9 1 (2.86%) NetApp
9 1 (2.86%) Lotus
Manchester, Lancashire
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