The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 98 89 89
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 22 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.89% 0.90% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.99% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 5
Average daily rate
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£263 £250 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -27.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £197 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £298 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £286 £303
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -5.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Average hourly rate - £25.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +16.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.38
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -3.74%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2237 1825 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.86% 91.75% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1143 901 972
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 131 138
Average hourly rate £16.20 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £37.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Infrastructure Engineer
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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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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
Shropshire +6 7 £315 - 2
Birmingham 0 5 £255 +2.00% 2
Coventry -10 5 £335 +76.31% 1
Wolverhampton +1 1 £350 +75.00% 2
Staffordshire - 1 £255 -
Solihull - - - -
Infrastructure Engineer
England

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 40 (80.00%) Windows
2 29 (58.00%) Active Directory
3 27 (54.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (48.00%) VMware
5 22 (44.00%) SCCM
6 21 (42.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (38.00%) SCOM
9 15 (30.00%) PowerShell
10 14 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 13 (26.00%) EMC
12 12 (24.00%) Citrix
13 11 (22.00%) Business Continuity
14 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
14 10 (20.00%) SAN
15 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
15 9 (18.00%) SharePoint
15 9 (18.00%) MS Exchange
16 8 (16.00%) Hyper-V
17 7 (14.00%) Firewall
17 7 (14.00%) Linux
18 6 (12.00%) HP
18 6 (12.00%) SharePoint Server
19 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
19 5 (10.00%) Finance
19 5 (10.00%) UNIX
19 5 (10.00%) DNS
19 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
20 4 (8.00%) DHCP
20 4 (8.00%) Apache

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 9 (18.00%) SharePoint
1 9 (18.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.00%) SharePoint Server
3 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (8.00%) Apache
5 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (6.00%) WebLogic
5 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (4.00%) Tomcat
6 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (2.00%) nginx
7 1 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.00%) Office 365
1 1 (2.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.00%) SAN
2 7 (14.00%) Firewall
3 5 (10.00%) DNS
4 4 (8.00%) DHCP
4 4 (8.00%) Wireless
5 3 (6.00%) NAS
5 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.00%) VPN
6 2 (4.00%) LAN
6 2 (4.00%) WAN
6 2 (4.00%) SSL
6 2 (4.00%) LDAP
6 2 (4.00%) Network Security
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco PIX
7 1 (2.00%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) MySQL
2 1 (2.00%) DB2
2 1 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Hudson
1 1 (2.00%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Banking
2 2 (4.00%) Investment Banking
2 2 (4.00%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) HTML
2 1 (2.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Clustering
2 1 (2.00%) FMCG
2 1 (2.00%) Statistics
2 1 (2.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 40 (80.00%) Windows
2 27 (54.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (42.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (14.00%) Linux
6 5 (10.00%) UNIX
7 3 (6.00%) Solaris
8 2 (4.00%) Windows 7
8 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.00%) SUSE
8 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.00%) Debian
9 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.00%) Business Continuity
2 4 (8.00%) ITIL
3 3 (6.00%) Change Management
4 2 (4.00%) CRM
4 2 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.00%) Web Development
4 2 (4.00%) Wealth Management
4 2 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (2.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (2.00%) Workflow
5 1 (2.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.00%) Security Management
5 1 (2.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.00%) Data Modelling
5 1 (2.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.00%) Change Control
5 1 (2.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.00%) Java
2 2 (4.00%) SQL
2 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.00%) Ruby
3 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.00%) BC Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) MCITP
4 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.00%) MCTS
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.00%) CCNP
4 1 (2.00%) CCNA
4 1 (2.00%) MCSE
4 1 (2.00%) MCSA
4 1 (2.00%) MCP
System Software
1 29 (58.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (16.00%) Hyper-V
4 4 (8.00%) XenApp
5 2 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.00%) vSphere
6 1 (2.00%) Xen
6 1 (2.00%) Samba
6 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 22 (44.00%) SCCM
2 19 (38.00%) SCOM
3 2 (4.00%) CA SiteMinder
3 2 (4.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.00%) ZABBIX
4 1 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 24 (48.00%) VMware
2 13 (26.00%) EMC
3 12 (24.00%) Citrix
4 10 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (12.00%) HP
6 4 (8.00%) Cisco
7 3 (6.00%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.00%) Sun
7 3 (6.00%) Oracle
7 3 (6.00%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.00%) Meru Networks
8 2 (4.00%) 3PAR
8 2 (4.00%) Nimsoft
8 2 (4.00%) Spiceworks
8 2 (4.00%) Apple
8 2 (4.00%) Juniper
8 2 (4.00%) CA
8 2 (4.00%) Symantec
8 2 (4.00%) Sophos
9 1 (2.00%) webMethods
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