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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 105 83 89
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 20 33 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.78% 1.41% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.55% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 11 5
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£325 £291 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.68% -14.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £250 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £315 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 4
Average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -23.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -10.63%
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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
2370 2131 1548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.98% 91.19% 92.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1457 1102 702
Average daily rate £368 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 163 132
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -17.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £9.93 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Warwickshire +3 5 £325 +20.93%
Birmingham -6 5 - - 3
Shropshire -16 3 £293 -7.14%
Worcestershire - 2 £375 - 1
West Bromwich - 2 £130 -
Coventry -1 1 - -
Staffordshire -10 1 - - 2
Infrastructure Engineer
England

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 27 (93.10%) Windows
2 19 (65.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
3 17 (58.62%) VMware
4 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
5 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (31.03%) PowerShell
7 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (27.59%) Citrix
8 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
9 7 (24.14%) SAN
10 6 (20.69%) MS Exchange
10 6 (20.69%) UNIX
10 6 (20.69%) Linux
10 6 (20.69%) VB
10 6 (20.69%) SQL
10 6 (20.69%) SCCM
11 5 (17.24%) NetBackup
11 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
11 5 (17.24%) Lync
11 5 (17.24%) ITIL
11 5 (17.24%) Solaris
11 5 (17.24%) Cisco
11 5 (17.24%) IBM
11 5 (17.24%) DHCP
11 5 (17.24%) HP
11 5 (17.24%) Shell Script
11 5 (17.24%) Red Hat
12 4 (13.79%) NHS

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 5 (17.24%) Lync
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.45%) IIS
4 1 (3.45%) Apache
4 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (13.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) TCP/IP
2 7 (24.14%) SAN
3 5 (17.24%) DHCP
4 4 (13.79%) Firewall
5 3 (10.34%) DNS
5 3 (10.34%) LAN
5 3 (10.34%) WAN
6 1 (3.45%) VLAN
6 1 (3.45%) Network Security
6 1 (3.45%) VPN
6 1 (3.45%) SSL
6 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.45%) Local Government
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.45%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) NHS
2 2 (6.90%) Blackberry
2 2 (6.90%) PKI
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 27 (93.10%) Windows
2 19 (65.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (44.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (41.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (20.69%) UNIX
5 6 (20.69%) Linux
6 5 (17.24%) Windows 7
6 5 (17.24%) Solaris
7 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.24%) ITIL
2 3 (10.34%) Change Management
3 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (6.90%) Migration
3 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (3.45%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.45%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.45%) Resilience Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.45%) Business Continuity
4 1 (3.45%) Network Management
4 1 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.45%) Logistics
4 1 (3.45%) Supplier Management
4 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.45%) Project Management
4 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (31.03%) PowerShell
2 6 (20.69%) VB
2 6 (20.69%) SQL
3 5 (17.24%) Shell Script
4 2 (6.90%) VBA
5 1 (3.45%) PHP
5 1 (3.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (10.34%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) MCSE
3 1 (3.45%) MCSA
3 1 (3.45%) CCA
3 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.45%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) QA
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 9 (31.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.34%) Hyper-V
3 3 (10.34%) XenApp
3 3 (10.34%) vSphere
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.45%) Xen
5 1 (3.45%) XenServer
5 1 (3.45%) ProxySG
5 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) SCCM
2 5 (17.24%) NetBackup
3 4 (13.79%) SCOM
4 1 (3.45%) SCOrch
4 1 (3.45%) AirWatch
4 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.45%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) VMware
2 14 (48.28%) Microsoft
3 8 (27.59%) Citrix
4 5 (17.24%) Cisco
4 5 (17.24%) IBM
4 5 (17.24%) HP
4 5 (17.24%) Red Hat
5 4 (13.79%) NetApp
6 3 (10.34%) Symantec
7 1 (3.45%) MobileIron
7 1 (3.45%) ProCurve
7 1 (3.45%) F5
7 1 (3.45%) Veeam
7 1 (3.45%) Kaspersky
7 1 (3.45%) Juniper
7 1 (3.45%) EMC
7 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
7 1 (3.45%) CA
7 1 (3.45%) CommVault
7 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
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