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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Engineer
England / North West
Rank 101 140 108
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -32
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 30 17 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.17% 0.44% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 0.46% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 8 16
Median daily rate £300 £350 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £267 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £425 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £331 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.92% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £24.25 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.71% +40.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
- +12.24%

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
2439 3662 2972
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.24% 94.77% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1554 2180 1711
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £537 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 172 183
Median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.80 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +27 14 £300 - 8
Merseyside +6 11 £338 -20.58%
Cheshire +28 4 £245 -8.41% 3
Lancashire +2 1 £263 -19.23% 1
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 41 (67.21%) Windows
2 36 (59.02%) VMware
2 36 (59.02%) Windows Server
3 29 (47.54%) Active Directory
4 26 (42.62%) Citrix
5 25 (40.98%) Cisco
5 25 (40.98%) Firewall
6 23 (37.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (37.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 21 (34.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 21 (34.43%) Microsoft
8 17 (27.87%) ITIL
8 17 (27.87%) SQL
9 16 (26.23%) MS Exchange
9 16 (26.23%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (24.59%) LAN
10 15 (24.59%) WAN
11 13 (21.31%) XenApp
12 12 (19.67%) Intel Security
13 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Azure
14 10 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
14 10 (16.39%) SCCM
14 10 (16.39%) NetApp
14 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
15 9 (14.75%) Web Services
15 9 (14.75%) SAN
15 9 (14.75%) Symantec
16 8 (13.11%) Cisco Certification
16 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
16 8 (13.11%) VMware ESX

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 (26.23%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.56%) IIS
4 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (1.64%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.56%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.64%) MS Office
4 1 (1.64%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (3.28%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (16.39%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (8.20%) Office 365
4 1 (1.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (40.98%) Firewall
2 15 (24.59%) LAN
2 15 (24.59%) WAN
3 9 (14.75%) SAN
4 8 (13.11%) TCP/IP
5 7 (11.48%) VLAN
6 5 (8.20%) DNS
6 5 (8.20%) NAS
6 5 (8.20%) VPN
7 4 (6.56%) DHCP
7 4 (6.56%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (4.92%) Unified Communications
8 3 (4.92%) VoIP
9 2 (3.28%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (3.28%) Wireless
9 2 (3.28%) WLAN
10 1 (1.64%) BIG-IP
10 1 (1.64%) IP Telephony
10 1 (1.64%) IPsec
10 1 (1.64%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) Big Data
2 1 (1.64%) MySQL
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (3.28%) Back Office
1 2 (3.28%) Banking
1 2 (3.28%) General Ledger
2 1 (1.64%) German Language
2 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.75%) Web Services
2 1 (1.64%) .NET
2 1 (1.64%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.64%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.64%) AS400
3 1 (1.64%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.64%) BYOD
3 1 (1.64%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.64%) PKI
3 1 (1.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 41 (67.21%) Windows
2 36 (59.02%) Windows Server
3 23 (37.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (37.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (26.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (11.48%) Linux
6 5 (8.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.28%) CentOS
7 2 (3.28%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (3.28%) Solaris
7 2 (3.28%) Unix
8 1 (1.64%) SUSE
8 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (27.87%) ITIL
2 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (6.56%) DevOps
4 3 (4.92%) Change Management
4 3 (4.92%) Incident Management
4 3 (4.92%) Migration
4 3 (4.92%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (4.92%) Project Management
4 3 (4.92%) Technical Analysis
5 2 (3.28%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.28%) Cash Management
5 2 (3.28%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.28%) Data Centre Operations
5 2 (3.28%) ERP
5 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 2 (3.28%) Mentoring
5 2 (3.28%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.28%) Service Management
5 2 (3.28%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.64%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.87%) SQL
2 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.28%) VBScript
4 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.64%) Python
4 1 (1.64%) Ruby
4 1 (1.64%) VB
4 1 (1.64%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (11.48%) CCNA
3 4 (6.56%) MCSE
3 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.28%) MCSA
6 1 (1.64%) CCA
6 1 (1.64%) CCNP
6 1 (1.64%) CISSP
6 1 (1.64%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.64%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
2 2 (3.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (47.54%) Active Directory
2 21 (34.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (21.31%) XenApp
4 8 (13.11%) ProxySG
4 8 (13.11%) VMware ESX
5 5 (8.20%) Hyper-V
6 4 (6.56%) vSphere
7 1 (1.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.64%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.64%) VMware GSX
7 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (16.39%) SCCM
2 7 (11.48%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (6.56%) Backup Exec
3 4 (6.56%) SCOM
4 3 (4.92%) Puppet
4 3 (4.92%) WSUS
5 2 (3.28%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.64%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.64%) Kibana
6 1 (1.64%) logstash
6 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.64%) MOM
6 1 (1.64%) NetApp OnCommand
6 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.64%) Webmin
6 1 (1.64%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 36 (59.02%) VMware
2 26 (42.62%) Citrix
3 25 (40.98%) Cisco
4 21 (34.43%) Microsoft
5 12 (19.67%) Intel Security
6 10 (16.39%) NetApp
7 9 (14.75%) Symantec
8 8 (13.11%) Blue Coat
9 6 (9.84%) HP
10 5 (8.20%) Dell
10 5 (8.20%) SolarWinds
11 3 (4.92%) Avaya
11 3 (4.92%) Canon
11 3 (4.92%) CheckPoint
11 3 (4.92%) Clearswift
11 3 (4.92%) EMC
11 3 (4.92%) F5
11 3 (4.92%) Oracle
11 3 (4.92%) Red Hat
12 2 (3.28%) Forcepoint