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 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 113 108 109
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 37 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.96% 0.76% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.81% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 10
Average daily rate
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£275 £250 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £316 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.16% -18.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +22.22%
Infrastructure Engineer
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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
3601 2847 2469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.15% 93.74% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 2122 1545 1178
Average daily rate £375 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 189 189
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.12 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.86% -7.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.08 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Infrastructure Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 29 July 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 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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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 0 25 £293 -1.68% 3
Cheshire -3 7 £244 -2.50% 7
Merseyside -12 4 - - 1
Infrastructure Engineer
England

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 49 (77.78%) VMware
2 45 (71.43%) Windows
3 38 (60.32%) Citrix
4 35 (55.56%) Active Directory
5 30 (47.62%) Microsoft
6 26 (41.27%) MS Exchange
6 26 (41.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 19 (30.16%) SQL
7 19 (30.16%) ITIL
8 18 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (26.98%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (23.81%) PowerShell
10 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (22.22%) SCCM
11 14 (22.22%) Hyper-V
11 14 (22.22%) XenApp
12 13 (20.63%) Cisco
13 12 (19.05%) XenDesktop
13 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (17.46%) DNS
14 11 (17.46%) VMware ESX
14 11 (17.46%) Migration
15 10 (15.87%) DHCP
15 10 (15.87%) MCSE
15 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
16 9 (14.29%) Clustering
16 9 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
17 8 (12.70%) Data Centre
17 8 (12.70%) Project Management

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 26 (41.27%) MS Exchange
2 17 (26.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (11.11%) Lync
5 6 (9.52%) IIS
6 5 (7.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.59%) TPMS
9 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.59%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) Office 365
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.46%) DNS
2 10 (15.87%) DHCP
3 7 (11.11%) Firewall
4 5 (7.94%) SAN
5 4 (6.35%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.17%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.59%) VoIP
7 1 (1.59%) Internet
7 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.59%) Network Security
7 1 (1.59%) NAS
7 1 (1.59%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Fiddler
General
1 5 (7.94%) Finance
2 3 (4.76%) Law
2 3 (4.76%) Legal
2 3 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.76%) Retail
2 3 (4.76%) Marketing
2 3 (4.76%) Electronics
2 3 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.29%) Clustering
2 8 (12.70%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.76%) NHS
3 3 (4.76%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.76%) DTV
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) Replication
4 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.59%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 45 (71.43%) Windows
2 18 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (19.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.94%) Linux
6 3 (4.76%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.17%) Windows NT
7 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.59%) UNIX
8 1 (1.59%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.16%) ITIL
2 11 (17.46%) Migration
3 8 (12.70%) Project Management
4 7 (11.11%) Server Building
5 6 (9.52%) Service Management
6 5 (7.94%) Information Security
7 4 (6.35%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.76%) Programme Management
8 3 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
9 2 (3.17%) Problem Management
9 2 (3.17%) Change Management
9 2 (3.17%) Load Testing
9 2 (3.17%) Time Management
9 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (3.17%) Mentoring
10 1 (1.59%) Patch Management
10 1 (1.59%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.16%) SQL
2 15 (23.81%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (15.87%) MCSE
1 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (7.94%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (7.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (7.94%) MCITP
2 5 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (6.35%) MCSA
3 4 (6.35%) MCP
3 4 (6.35%) CCNA
3 4 (6.35%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.17%) CCEE
5 2 (3.17%) CCIA
5 2 (3.17%) CCEA
5 2 (3.17%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.17%) MCTS
6 1 (1.59%) Degree
6 1 (1.59%) CCA
6 1 (1.59%) HNC
6 1 (1.59%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 35 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 26 (41.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 14 (22.22%) XenApp
4 12 (19.05%) XenDesktop
5 11 (17.46%) VMware ESX
6 5 (7.94%) vSphere
6 5 (7.94%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.17%) Terminal Server
7 2 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.17%) XenServer
8 1 (1.59%) Xen
8 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.59%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.59%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 14 (22.22%) SCCM
2 5 (7.94%) SCOM
3 4 (6.35%) Backup Exec
4 3 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.76%) NetBackup
5 2 (3.17%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.59%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.59%) OpenView
6 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.59%) WSUS
6 1 (1.59%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 49 (77.78%) VMware
2 38 (60.32%) Citrix
3 30 (47.62%) Microsoft
4 13 (20.63%) Cisco
5 6 (9.52%) HP
6 5 (7.94%) CheckPoint
6 5 (7.94%) Symantec
6 5 (7.94%) Sophos
7 4 (6.35%) McAfee
7 4 (6.35%) NetApp
7 4 (6.35%) SAP
8 3 (4.76%) Dell
8 3 (4.76%) Veritas
8 3 (4.76%) Wyse
8 3 (4.76%) AppSense
8 3 (4.76%) Brocade
8 3 (4.76%) Acronis
9 2 (3.17%) Veeam
9 2 (3.17%) Clearswift
9 2 (3.17%) EMC