The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 30 June 2015 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 107 89 84
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 13 32 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.55% 1.35% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 1.48% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 7
Average daily rate
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£263 £289 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.24% +15.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £163 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £320 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £300 £293
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 4
Average hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +6.38%
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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 West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2238 2165 1587
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.23% 91.16% 91.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1364 1111 741
Average daily rate £363 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 198 122
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

Infrastructure Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Infrastructure Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer across the West Midlands region.

Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Infrastructure Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer across the West Midlands region.

Infrastructure Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015. 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
Birmingham -10 5 £275 +7.84% 2
Shropshire -14 3 £293 -7.14%
Worcestershire +8 2 - -
West Bromwich - 2 £130 -
Staffordshire -4 1 - - 2
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Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 25 (92.59%) Windows
2 19 (70.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (59.26%) VMware
4 15 (55.56%) Active Directory
5 14 (51.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
7 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (33.33%) PowerShell
9 8 (29.63%) Citrix
10 7 (25.93%) SAN
10 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
11 6 (22.22%) IBM
11 6 (22.22%) Linux
11 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
11 6 (22.22%) VB
11 6 (22.22%) SQL
11 6 (22.22%) NetBackup
11 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (18.52%) Lync
12 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (18.52%) Shell Script
12 5 (18.52%) Red Hat
12 5 (18.52%) Solaris
12 5 (18.52%) Cisco
12 5 (18.52%) UNIX
13 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
13 4 (14.81%) NetApp
13 4 (14.81%) HP
13 4 (14.81%) LAN
13 4 (14.81%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 6 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 5 (18.52%) Lync
2 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
1 7 (25.93%) SAN
2 4 (14.81%) Firewall
2 4 (14.81%) LAN
2 4 (14.81%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) DHCP
3 1 (3.70%) Wireless
3 1 (3.70%) VLAN
3 1 (3.70%) Network Security
3 1 (3.70%) VPN
3 1 (3.70%) DNS
3 1 (3.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.70%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) NHS
2 2 (7.41%) PKI
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 25 (92.59%) Windows
2 19 (70.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (51.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (22.22%) Linux
6 5 (18.52%) UNIX
6 5 (18.52%) Solaris
7 4 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
9 1 (3.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) ITIL
2 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (3.70%) Network Management
3 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (3.70%) Resilience Testing
3 1 (3.70%) Patch Management
3 1 (3.70%) Logistics
3 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
3 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.70%) Project Management
3 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.70%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 6 (22.22%) VB
3 5 (18.52%) Shell Script
4 2 (7.41%) VBA
5 1 (3.70%) VBScript
5 1 (3.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) QA
System Software
1 15 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 6 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) XenApp
3 3 (11.11%) VMware ESX
4 2 (7.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.41%) vSphere
5 1 (3.70%) XenServer
5 1 (3.70%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.70%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) NetBackup
2 4 (14.81%) SCCM
3 1 (3.70%) SCOM
3 1 (3.70%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.70%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 16 (59.26%) VMware
2 13 (48.15%) Microsoft
3 8 (29.63%) Citrix
4 6 (22.22%) IBM
5 5 (18.52%) Cisco
5 5 (18.52%) Red Hat
6 4 (14.81%) HP
6 4 (14.81%) NetApp
7 3 (11.11%) Symantec
8 1 (3.70%) Sophos
8 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.70%) Kaspersky
8 1 (3.70%) Veeam
8 1 (3.70%) F5
8 1 (3.70%) MobileIron
8 1 (3.70%) Juniper
8 1 (3.70%) CA
8 1 (3.70%) CommVault