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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 124 116 121
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 16 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.35% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.38% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 0 7
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£310 - £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 - £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £21.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £20.44
% change year-on-year
+32.50% -2.12%
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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
2927 2619 2944
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.10% 91.80% 92.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1711 1297 1478
Average daily rate £360 £333 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 206 189
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £37.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Manchester -4 7 £350 - 7
Cheshire +6 5 £300 - 7
Cumbria - 2 £173 - 1
Lancashire -13 1 £236 -
Merseyside - - - -
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Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 33 (84.62%) Windows
2 25 (64.10%) Active Directory
3 24 (61.54%) VMware
4 17 (43.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
4 17 (43.59%) Citrix
5 16 (41.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (35.90%) ITIL
7 13 (33.33%) DHCP
7 13 (33.33%) DNS
7 13 (33.33%) SAN
7 13 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (30.77%) HP
8 12 (30.77%) MS Exchange
8 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (28.21%) XenApp
10 10 (25.64%) Firewall
10 10 (25.64%) MCSE
10 10 (25.64%) Cisco
11 9 (23.08%) Linux
12 8 (20.51%) SQL
12 8 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (20.51%) Dell
12 8 (20.51%) vSphere
13 7 (17.95%) CCNA
14 6 (15.38%) LAN
14 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
14 6 (15.38%) XenDesktop
14 6 (15.38%) Hyper-V
14 6 (15.38%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 12 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (12.82%) SharePoint
3 5 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (10.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (7.69%) IIS
6 2 (5.13%) Apache
6 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
6 2 (5.13%) Lync
6 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (33.33%) DHCP
1 13 (33.33%) DNS
1 13 (33.33%) SAN
2 10 (25.64%) Firewall
3 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 6 (15.38%) LAN
4 3 (7.69%) WAN
5 2 (5.13%) DMZ
5 2 (5.13%) VoIP
5 2 (5.13%) Wireless
5 2 (5.13%) VLAN
6 1 (2.56%) Network Security
6 1 (2.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) Web Services
1 2 (5.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Replication
2 2 (5.13%) Clustering
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 33 (84.62%) Windows
2 17 (43.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (41.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (23.08%) Linux
5 5 (12.82%) Windows 7
5 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (10.26%) Solaris
6 4 (10.26%) UNIX
7 2 (5.13%) HPUX
7 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) ITIL
2 6 (15.38%) Migration
3 2 (5.13%) Business Continuity
3 2 (5.13%) Information Security
3 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2
3 2 (5.13%) Investment Management
3 2 (5.13%) Security Architecture
3 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
4 1 (2.56%) Performance Management
4 1 (2.56%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.56%) ERP
4 1 (2.56%) Service Management
4 1 (2.56%) Change Management
4 1 (2.56%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.56%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.13%) Java
2 2 (5.13%) PHP
3 1 (2.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (25.64%) MCSE
3 8 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (17.95%) CCNA
5 4 (10.26%) MCP
5 4 (10.26%) MCITP
5 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
5 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
6 2 (5.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.56%) MCSA
7 1 (2.56%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (64.10%) Active Directory
2 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (28.21%) XenApp
4 8 (20.51%) vSphere
5 6 (15.38%) XenDesktop
5 6 (15.38%) Hyper-V
6 5 (12.82%) XenServer
7 3 (7.69%) VMware ESX
8 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 2 (5.13%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.56%) OpenView
3 1 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.56%) SCCM
3 1 (2.56%) Data Guard
3 1 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 24 (61.54%) VMware
2 17 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 17 (43.59%) Citrix
3 12 (30.77%) HP
4 10 (25.64%) Cisco
5 8 (20.51%) Dell
6 5 (12.82%) Compaq
7 4 (10.26%) EMC
8 3 (7.69%) Symantec
8 3 (7.69%) Remedy
9 2 (5.13%) Meru Networks
9 2 (5.13%) Sun
9 2 (5.13%) Juniper
9 2 (5.13%) StorageTek
9 2 (5.13%) Apple
10 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.56%) Lotus
10 1 (2.56%) BMC
10 1 (2.56%) NetApp
10 1 (2.56%) Avaya
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