The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Infrastructure Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 112 129 116
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -13
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 40 34 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.15% 0.81% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 0.85% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 26 15
Median daily rate £300 £275 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £211 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £329 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
-2.61% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Median hourly rate £20.73 - £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £34.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-20.65% +25.45%
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
3285 4002 2901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.26% 95.33% 93.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 2073 2379 1604
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 200 186
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.44% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.98 £47.71 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Infrastructure Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

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 30 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -3 25 £290 -6.45% 7
Cheshire +12 6 £300 -4.00% 7
Lancashire +15 4 £225 - 1
Merseyside +5 2 £413 -
Infrastructure Engineer
England

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, Infrastructure Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 40 (66.67%) Windows
2 37 (61.67%) Active Directory
3 32 (53.33%) VMware
3 32 (53.33%) Windows Server
4 29 (48.33%) Microsoft
5 22 (36.67%) Cisco
5 22 (36.67%) Citrix
6 20 (33.33%) Firewall
7 17 (28.33%) SQL
7 17 (28.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (26.67%) ITIL
8 16 (26.67%) MS Exchange
9 14 (23.33%) Linux
9 14 (23.33%) DNS
10 13 (21.67%) Intel Security
10 13 (21.67%) VMware ESX
10 13 (21.67%) McAfee ePO
10 13 (21.67%) SCCM
11 12 (20.00%) Migration
11 12 (20.00%) LAN
11 12 (20.00%) WAN
11 12 (20.00%) DHCP
12 10 (16.67%) HP
12 10 (16.67%) EMC
12 10 (16.67%) CheckPoint
12 10 (16.67%) Clearswift
12 10 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (15.00%) SAN

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.33%) JBoss
3 4 (6.67%) IIS
4 3 (5.00%) Apache
4 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.33%) SAS
5 2 (3.33%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (15.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.00%) MS Office
3 2 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.67%) Office 365
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.33%) IaaS
3 2 (3.33%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (3.33%) PaaS
3 2 (3.33%) SaaS
3 2 (3.33%) SoftLayer
4 1 (1.67%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 20 (33.33%) Firewall
2 14 (23.33%) DNS
3 12 (20.00%) DHCP
3 12 (20.00%) LAN
3 12 (20.00%) WAN
4 9 (15.00%) SAN
5 6 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (10.00%) VPN
5 6 (10.00%) WLAN
6 5 (8.33%) iSCSI
6 5 (8.33%) Network Security
6 5 (8.33%) VoIP
7 4 (6.67%) Internet
7 4 (6.67%) SSL
7 4 (6.67%) VLAN
7 4 (6.67%) Wireless
8 3 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (5.00%) MPLS
8 3 (5.00%) Unified Communications
8 3 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) MySQL
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) AdminStudio
1 1 (1.67%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.67%) ClearQuest
1 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (6.67%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Banking
2 3 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.33%) Back Office
4 1 (1.67%) Electronics
4 1 (1.67%) Local Government
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.33%) .NET
2 2 (3.33%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.33%) JSP
2 2 (3.33%) LAMP
2 2 (3.33%) WAMP
3 1 (1.67%) MCollective
3 1 (1.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Licensing
2 2 (3.33%) PMI
2 2 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.67%) BYOD
3 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.67%) Clustering
3 1 (1.67%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.67%) NHS
3 1 (1.67%) PKI
3 1 (1.67%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.67%) Replication
3 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 40 (66.67%) Windows
2 32 (53.33%) Windows Server
3 17 (28.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (23.33%) Linux
5 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (11.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (8.33%) Unix
9 4 (6.67%) Windows 7
10 2 (3.33%) CentOS
10 2 (3.33%) Scientific Linux
11 1 (1.67%) SUSE
11 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.67%) ITIL
2 12 (20.00%) Migration
3 7 (11.67%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 5 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 5 (8.33%) Project Management
5 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (5.00%) Capacity Management
6 3 (5.00%) Risk Management
6 3 (5.00%) Web Development
7 2 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.33%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.33%) CRM
7 2 (3.33%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.33%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.33%) Project Planning
7 2 (3.33%) Security Management
7 2 (3.33%) Service Management
7 2 (3.33%) Virtual Environments
7 2 (3.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 17 (28.33%) SQL
2 5 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.67%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.00%) Java
4 3 (5.00%) PHP
5 2 (3.33%) C
5 2 (3.33%) Python
5 2 (3.33%) Ruby
6 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (11.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.33%) MCSA
2 5 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (6.67%) CCNA
3 4 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (6.67%) MCSE
4 3 (5.00%) MCITP
5 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.33%) MCP
5 2 (3.33%) MCTS
5 2 (3.33%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.33%) RHCE
5 2 (3.33%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (61.67%) Active Directory
2 13 (21.67%) VMware ESX
3 10 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (11.67%) Hyper-V
5 5 (8.33%) vSphere
5 5 (8.33%) XenApp
6 3 (5.00%) Xen
7 2 (3.33%) NFS
7 2 (3.33%) UAG
8 1 (1.67%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.67%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.67%) NDS
8 1 (1.67%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (21.67%) McAfee ePO
1 13 (21.67%) SCCM
2 6 (10.00%) WSUS
3 5 (8.33%) Puppet
3 5 (8.33%) SCOM
4 3 (5.00%) Backup Exec
5 2 (3.33%) Cacti
5 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (3.33%) vMotion
6 1 (1.67%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 32 (53.33%) VMware
2 29 (48.33%) Microsoft
3 22 (36.67%) Cisco
3 22 (36.67%) Citrix
4 13 (21.67%) Intel Security
5 10 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 10 (16.67%) Clearswift
5 10 (16.67%) EMC
5 10 (16.67%) HP
6 6 (10.00%) Dell
7 5 (8.33%) Red Hat
8 4 (6.67%) Symantec
8 4 (6.67%) Veeam
9 3 (5.00%) Avaya
9 3 (5.00%) NetApp
9 3 (5.00%) Oracle
10 2 (3.33%) AppSense
10 2 (3.33%) Brocade
10 2 (3.33%) IBM
10 2 (3.33%) Siemens