The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Infrastructure Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 121 107 94
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -13
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 25 14 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.76% 0.56% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.59% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 7 10
Median daily rate £400 £335 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% +13.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
-2.61% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £19.37 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -19.29%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £34.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-20.65% +25.45%
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 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
3162 2369 2385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.56% 95.06% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1885 1400 1210
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 151 184
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.78 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Infrastructure Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

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 31 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 August 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
Birmingham 0 16 £400 +31.14% 2
Coventry - 4 £438 - 2
Shropshire -19 2 £368 -
Staffordshire +2 1 £320 - 3
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 West Midlands region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 34 (49.28%) Windows
2 30 (43.48%) Windows Server
3 27 (39.13%) Security Cleared
4 24 (34.78%) VMware
4 24 (34.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 22 (31.88%) WAN
6 22 (31.88%) Active Directory
7 21 (30.43%) Firewall
8 20 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
8 20 (28.99%) Microsoft
8 20 (28.99%) LAN
8 20 (28.99%) Data Centre
9 19 (27.54%) Cisco
10 18 (26.09%) Linux
10 18 (26.09%) SQL Server
11 17 (24.64%) Software Engineering
12 16 (23.19%) Git (software)
13 15 (21.74%) Configuration Management
14 14 (20.29%) ClearQuest
14 14 (20.29%) BMC
14 14 (20.29%) PVCS
14 14 (20.29%) ClearCase
14 14 (20.29%) Subversion
14 14 (20.29%) JIRA
14 14 (20.29%) Atlassian
14 14 (20.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 14 (20.29%) Confluence
14 14 (20.29%) FishEye
14 14 (20.29%) Mentoring

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 14 (20.29%) Confluence
2 7 (10.14%) Apache
2 7 (10.14%) WebLogic
3 6 (8.70%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.80%) IIS
4 4 (5.80%) WebSphere
5 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.35%) IBM Notes
5 3 (4.35%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.45%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.94%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (11.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.80%) IaaS
4 3 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (4.35%) Office 365
5 2 (2.90%) PaaS
6 1 (1.45%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (31.88%) WAN
2 21 (30.43%) Firewall
3 20 (28.99%) LAN
4 13 (18.84%) SAN
5 12 (17.39%) IPv4
6 11 (15.94%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (8.70%) Wireless
8 5 (7.25%) Internet
9 4 (5.80%) DHCP
9 4 (5.80%) SSL
10 3 (4.35%) DNS
10 3 (4.35%) VLAN
11 2 (2.90%) Ethernet
12 1 (1.45%) NAS
12 1 (1.45%) NetScreen
12 1 (1.45%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.80%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.35%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 16 (23.19%) Git (software)
2 14 (20.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 14 (20.29%) Bitbucket
2 14 (20.29%) ClearCase
2 14 (20.29%) ClearQuest
2 14 (20.29%) FishEye
2 14 (20.29%) GitLab
2 14 (20.29%) JIRA
2 14 (20.29%) JIRA Agile
2 14 (20.29%) PVCS
2 14 (20.29%) Sonatype Nexus
2 14 (20.29%) Subversion
3 1 (1.45%) GoCD
3 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.45%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.45%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 5 (7.25%) Finance
2 4 (5.80%) Banking
3 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.45%) Electronics
4 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) Web Services
2 4 (5.80%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (28.99%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.90%) Public Cloud
2 2 (2.90%) Replication
3 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (1.45%) NHS
3 1 (1.45%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 34 (49.28%) Windows
2 30 (43.48%) Windows Server
3 24 (34.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (26.09%) Linux
5 13 (18.84%) Windows 8
6 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (14.49%) Ubuntu
8 8 (11.59%) Unix
9 6 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.90%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.90%) Windows XP
11 1 (1.45%) CentOS
11 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.99%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (24.64%) Software Engineering
3 15 (21.74%) Configuration Management
4 14 (20.29%) Mentoring
5 6 (8.70%) ITIL
5 6 (8.70%) Virtual Environments
6 5 (7.25%) DevOps
6 5 (7.25%) Server Building
7 4 (5.80%) Business Continuity
7 4 (5.80%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (5.80%) Trend Analysis
8 3 (4.35%) Line Management
8 3 (4.35%) Project Management
9 2 (2.90%) Analytics
9 2 (2.90%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.90%) Presales
9 2 (2.90%) Software Licensing
10 1 (1.45%) Migration
10 1 (1.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 1 (1.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.70%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.80%) Ruby
2 4 (5.80%) SQL
3 3 (4.35%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.45%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.45%) Python
Qualifications
1 27 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 23 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 12 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (14.49%) CCNP
5 9 (13.04%) MCSA
5 9 (13.04%) MCSE
5 9 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (13.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.90%) CCNA
6 2 (2.90%) LPIC
7 1 (1.45%) CLAS
7 1 (1.45%) Degree
7 1 (1.45%) MCP
System Software
1 22 (31.88%) Active Directory
2 10 (14.49%) Hyper-V
2 10 (14.49%) vSphere
3 9 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.80%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.90%) Firmware
6 2 (2.90%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.90%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.45%) Docker
7 1 (1.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (13.04%) Puppet
2 4 (5.80%) SCCM
3 3 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.35%) Consul
3 3 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.35%) Packer
3 3 (4.35%) Terraform
4 2 (2.90%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.90%) SCOM
5 1 (1.45%) vRealize
5 1 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (34.78%) VMware
2 20 (28.99%) Microsoft
3 19 (27.54%) Cisco
4 14 (20.29%) Atlassian
4 14 (20.29%) BMC
5 13 (18.84%) Juniper
6 10 (14.49%) Citrix
6 10 (14.49%) IBM
7 7 (10.14%) Pega
8 6 (8.70%) Dell
9 3 (4.35%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.35%) Google
9 3 (4.35%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.35%) webMethods
10 2 (2.90%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.90%) Sophos
10 2 (2.90%) Veeam
11 1 (1.45%) Acronis
11 1 (1.45%) Palo Alto
11 1 (1.45%) Rackspace