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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 116 137 128
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 39 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.10% 0.69% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 0.72% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 12
Median daily rate £300 £300 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £213 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £358 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £20.73 - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.69 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.60% +27.27%
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
3350 4279 2968
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.26% 95.17% 93.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2121 2605 1693
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 213 196
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.33 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.67% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -4 23 £300 -3.61% 7
Cheshire +8 7 £325 +8.33% 5
Lancashire +18 6 £225 -6.25% 1
Merseyside +5 2 £413 - 1
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 43 (69.35%) Windows
2 40 (64.52%) Active Directory
3 35 (56.45%) VMware
3 35 (56.45%) Windows Server
4 31 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 25 (40.32%) Cisco
6 22 (35.48%) Citrix
6 22 (35.48%) Firewall
7 20 (32.26%) ITIL
8 19 (30.65%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (25.81%) MS Exchange
10 15 (24.19%) DNS
10 15 (24.19%) SQL
11 14 (22.58%) LAN
11 14 (22.58%) Intel Security
12 13 (20.97%) VMware ESX
12 13 (20.97%) Migration
12 13 (20.97%) WAN
12 13 (20.97%) McAfee ePO
12 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2008
13 12 (19.35%) SCCM
13 12 (19.35%) DHCP
14 11 (17.74%) MS Excel
14 11 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (16.13%) Linux
15 10 (16.13%) EMC
15 10 (16.13%) HP
15 10 (16.13%) Clearswift
15 10 (16.13%) CheckPoint
15 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003

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 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.06%) IIS
3 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.23%) Apache
4 2 (3.23%) JBoss
4 2 (3.23%) SAS
4 2 (3.23%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 11 (17.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.84%) MS Office
2 3 (4.84%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (1.61%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Office 365
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.23%) IaaS
3 2 (3.23%) IBM Cloud
3 2 (3.23%) PaaS
3 2 (3.23%) SaaS
3 2 (3.23%) SoftLayer
4 1 (1.61%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (35.48%) Firewall
2 15 (24.19%) DNS
3 14 (22.58%) LAN
4 13 (20.97%) WAN
5 12 (19.35%) DHCP
6 9 (14.52%) SAN
7 6 (9.68%) TCP/IP
7 6 (9.68%) VPN
7 6 (9.68%) WLAN
8 5 (8.06%) iSCSI
8 5 (8.06%) Network Security
8 5 (8.06%) VoIP
8 5 (8.06%) Wireless
9 4 (6.45%) Internet
9 4 (6.45%) SSL
9 4 (6.45%) VLAN
9 4 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (4.84%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (4.84%) MPLS
10 3 (4.84%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) MySQL
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) AdminStudio
1 1 (1.61%) ClearCase
1 1 (1.61%) ClearQuest
1 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (4.84%) Manufacturing
1 3 (4.84%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.23%) Back Office
2 2 (3.23%) Banking
2 2 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (1.61%) Electronics
3 1 (1.61%) General Ledger
3 1 (1.61%) German Language
3 1 (1.61%) Local Government
3 1 (1.61%) Marketing
3 1 (1.61%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) 802.1X
2 2 (3.23%) .NET
2 2 (3.23%) .NET Framework
2 2 (3.23%) JSP
2 2 (3.23%) LAMP
2 2 (3.23%) WAMP
3 1 (1.61%) MCollective
3 1 (1.61%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Licensing
2 2 (3.23%) PMI
2 2 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.61%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.61%) BYOD
3 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.61%) NHS
3 1 (1.61%) PKI
3 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.61%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 43 (69.35%) Windows
2 35 (56.45%) Windows Server
3 19 (30.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (16.13%) Linux
5 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (6.45%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.23%) CentOS
9 1 (1.61%) Scientific Linux
9 1 (1.61%) SUSE
9 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.61%) Unix
9 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.26%) ITIL
2 13 (20.97%) Migration
3 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 6 (9.68%) Project Management
5 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (4.84%) Capacity Management
6 3 (4.84%) DevOps
6 3 (4.84%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.84%) Load Balancing
6 3 (4.84%) Risk Management
6 3 (4.84%) Service Management
6 3 (4.84%) Web Development
7 2 (3.23%) Change Management
7 2 (3.23%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.23%) Patch Management
7 2 (3.23%) Security Management
7 2 (3.23%) Server Hardening
7 2 (3.23%) Software Licensing
7 2 (3.23%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (3.23%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.19%) SQL
2 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.45%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.84%) Java
4 3 (4.84%) PHP
5 2 (3.23%) C
5 2 (3.23%) Python
5 2 (3.23%) Ruby
6 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.06%) CCNA
2 5 (8.06%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (8.06%) MCSA
2 5 (8.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (6.45%) MCSE
4 3 (4.84%) MCITP
5 2 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (3.23%) MCP
5 2 (3.23%) MCTS
5 2 (3.23%) PMI Certification
5 2 (3.23%) RHCE
5 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) CCNP
6 1 (1.61%) CISSP
6 1 (1.61%) Degree
6 1 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (64.52%) Active Directory
2 13 (20.97%) VMware ESX
3 11 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (11.29%) Hyper-V
5 5 (8.06%) vSphere
5 5 (8.06%) XenApp
6 3 (4.84%) Xen
7 2 (3.23%) NFS
7 2 (3.23%) UAG
8 1 (1.61%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.61%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.61%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.61%) NDS
8 1 (1.61%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (20.97%) McAfee ePO
2 12 (19.35%) SCCM
3 6 (9.68%) WSUS
4 5 (8.06%) Puppet
4 5 (8.06%) SCOM
5 3 (4.84%) Backup Exec
6 2 (3.23%) Cacti
6 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (3.23%) vMotion
7 1 (1.61%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.61%) NetApp OnCommand
7 1 (1.61%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.61%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 35 (56.45%) VMware
2 31 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 25 (40.32%) Cisco
4 22 (35.48%) Citrix
5 14 (22.58%) Intel Security
6 10 (16.13%) CheckPoint
6 10 (16.13%) Clearswift
6 10 (16.13%) EMC
6 10 (16.13%) HP
7 6 (9.68%) Dell
8 5 (8.06%) Symantec
9 4 (6.45%) NetApp
9 4 (6.45%) Oracle
9 4 (6.45%) Veeam
10 3 (4.84%) Avaya
10 3 (4.84%) Red Hat
10 3 (4.84%) SonicWALL
11 2 (3.23%) AppSense
11 2 (3.23%) IBM
11 2 (3.23%) Siemens