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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 143 122 114
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 20 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.51% 0.79% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.83% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 17
Median daily rate £325 £234 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.03% -13.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £211 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £348 £314
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £311 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £28.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £30.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-21.66% +42.85%
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
3736 3483 2907
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.51% 94.70% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2262 1968 1555
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 209 192
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £47.33 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -19 11 £325 +23.80% 4
Cheshire -9 7 £315 +43.18%
Merseyside -2 2 £278 -20.71%
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 31 (68.89%) Windows
2 23 (51.11%) Active Directory
3 21 (46.67%) Windows Server
4 19 (42.22%) VMware
5 17 (37.78%) Citrix
6 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 14 (31.11%) Linux
8 13 (28.89%) DNS
8 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (26.67%) Hyper-V
10 11 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (24.44%) DHCP
10 11 (24.44%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (24.44%) Finance
11 10 (22.22%) Cisco
11 10 (22.22%) SCCM
11 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
12 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared
12 9 (20.00%) Clustering
12 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (17.78%) Veritas
13 8 (17.78%) SQL
13 8 (17.78%) Banking
14 7 (15.56%) Data Centre
14 7 (15.56%) PowerShell
14 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
14 7 (15.56%) IIS
14 7 (15.56%) ITIL
14 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (15.56%) HP

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 7 (15.56%) IIS
2 5 (11.11%) JBoss
3 4 (8.89%) MS Exchange
4 3 (6.67%) Apache
4 3 (6.67%) Confluence
5 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.67%) MS Office
3 1 (2.22%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (6.67%) IaaS
1 3 (6.67%) PaaS
1 3 (6.67%) SoftLayer
2 2 (4.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (28.89%) DNS
2 11 (24.44%) DHCP
3 3 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (6.67%) Firewall
3 3 (6.67%) iSCSI
3 3 (6.67%) SAN
3 3 (6.67%) VLAN
4 2 (4.44%) Internet
4 2 (4.44%) SSL
5 1 (2.22%) LAN
5 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.22%) WAN
5 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (2.22%) AdminStudio
General
1 11 (24.44%) Finance
2 8 (17.78%) Banking
3 3 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.22%) Electronics
4 1 (2.22%) Local Government
4 1 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.22%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) .NET
1 2 (4.44%) .NET Framework
1 2 (4.44%) JSP
1 2 (4.44%) LAMP
1 2 (4.44%) WAMP
2 1 (2.22%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Clustering
2 7 (15.56%) Data Centre
3 6 (13.33%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (6.67%) Wiki
6 2 (4.44%) PMI
7 1 (2.22%) Private Cloud
7 1 (2.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (68.89%) Windows
2 21 (46.67%) Windows Server
3 14 (31.11%) Linux
4 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (13.33%) Unix
7 5 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (6.67%) AIX
8 3 (6.67%) Windows 7
9 2 (4.44%) Scientific Linux
9 2 (4.44%) Solaris
10 1 (2.22%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (15.56%) ITIL
3 6 (13.33%) Project Management
3 6 (13.33%) Time Management
4 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (11.11%) Migration
5 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 3 (6.67%) Converged Infrastructure
6 3 (6.67%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.44%) Capacity Management
7 2 (4.44%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.44%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.44%) Security Management
7 2 (4.44%) Server Hardening
8 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (2.22%) Information Security
8 1 (2.22%) Mobile Development
8 1 (2.22%) Patch Management
8 1 (2.22%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (2.22%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) SQL
2 7 (15.56%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.67%) C
4 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.44%) Java
4 2 (4.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.11%) MCITP
3 5 (11.11%) MCSE
3 5 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (8.89%) MCSA
5 3 (6.67%) CCNA
6 2 (4.44%) MCTS
6 2 (4.44%) PMI Certification
6 2 (4.44%) RHCE
7 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (2.22%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 23 (51.11%) Active Directory
2 12 (26.67%) Hyper-V
3 11 (24.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (13.33%) XenApp
5 5 (11.11%) vSphere
6 3 (6.67%) NFS
6 3 (6.67%) Xen
7 2 (4.44%) UAG
7 2 (4.44%) VMware ESX
8 1 (2.22%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 10 (22.22%) SCCM
2 6 (13.33%) SCOM
3 3 (6.67%) EdgeSight
3 3 (6.67%) Nagios
3 3 (6.67%) SCOrch
4 2 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.44%) Puppet
4 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (4.44%) WSUS
5 1 (2.22%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 19 (42.22%) VMware
2 17 (37.78%) Citrix
3 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 10 (22.22%) Cisco
5 8 (17.78%) Veritas
6 7 (15.56%) HP
7 6 (13.33%) Red Hat
8 4 (8.89%) EMC
8 4 (8.89%) NetApp
9 3 (6.67%) IBM
9 3 (6.67%) Veeam
10 2 (4.44%) AppSense
10 2 (4.44%) Brocade
10 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
10 2 (4.44%) Clearswift
10 2 (4.44%) Intel Security
10 2 (4.44%) SAP
11 1 (2.22%) Adobe
11 1 (2.22%) Oracle
11 1 (2.22%) ServiceNow