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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 86 85 96
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 30 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.27% 0.97% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.06% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 4
Average daily rate
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£279 £255 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.31% -26.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £240 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £352 £362
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -25.00%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2136 1697 2101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.47% 91.53% 92.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1100 793 998
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 £225 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 137 144
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +14 10 £315 -
Coventry - 8 £270 - 2
Birmingham -5 6 £255 -7.27%
Staffordshire - 1 £255 -
Solihull - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 4
Infrastructure Engineer
England

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 46 (85.19%) Windows
2 34 (62.96%) Active Directory
3 33 (61.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (48.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (42.59%) VMware
6 21 (38.89%) SCCM
6 21 (38.89%) PowerShell
6 21 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
7 19 (35.19%) SCOM
8 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
8 16 (29.63%) SQL Server
9 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
10 12 (22.22%) EMC
10 12 (22.22%) Citrix
11 11 (20.37%) Business Continuity
12 10 (18.52%) MS Exchange
13 9 (16.67%) SharePoint
13 9 (16.67%) SAN
14 8 (14.81%) LDAP
14 8 (14.81%) Java
14 8 (14.81%) SQL
15 7 (12.96%) Data Warehouse
15 7 (12.96%) IBM
15 7 (12.96%) Software Engineering
15 7 (12.96%) Hyper-V
16 6 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
16 6 (11.11%) DDNS
16 6 (11.11%) Migration
16 6 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
16 6 (11.11%) Data Migration

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 10 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 9 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 6 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
4 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (7.41%) IIS
6 3 (5.56%) Apache
6 3 (5.56%) WebLogic
6 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.70%) Tomcat
7 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.67%) SAN
2 8 (14.81%) LDAP
3 6 (11.11%) DDNS
4 5 (9.26%) Firewall
4 5 (9.26%) DNS
5 4 (7.41%) Wireless
5 4 (7.41%) DHCP
6 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
6 3 (5.56%) Internet
6 3 (5.56%) NAS
7 2 (3.70%) VPN
7 2 (3.70%) SSL
7 2 (3.70%) IPv4
7 2 (3.70%) IPv6
7 2 (3.70%) LAN
7 2 (3.70%) WAN
8 1 (1.85%) Broadband
8 1 (1.85%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (1.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.96%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.56%) DB2
5 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.85%) MySQL
General
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Banking
2 2 (3.70%) Investment Banking
2 2 (3.70%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) .NET
1 6 (11.11%) J2EE
1 6 (11.11%) SOAP
1 6 (11.11%) JMS
2 3 (5.56%) COM+
2 3 (5.56%) DCOM
3 2 (3.70%) HTML
4 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Clustering
2 1 (1.85%) Statistics
2 1 (1.85%) FMCG
2 1 (1.85%) FlexPod
2 1 (1.85%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 46 (85.19%) Windows
2 33 (61.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (48.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (11.11%) Linux
6 5 (9.26%) UNIX
7 3 (5.56%) Solaris
8 2 (3.70%) Windows XP
8 2 (3.70%) SUSE
8 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) Business Continuity
2 7 (12.96%) Software Engineering
3 6 (11.11%) EAI
3 6 (11.11%) SOA
3 6 (11.11%) Data Migration
3 6 (11.11%) Migration
4 4 (7.41%) ITIL
5 3 (5.56%) Change Management
5 3 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.70%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.70%) Web Development
6 2 (3.70%) CRM
6 2 (3.70%) Wealth Management
6 2 (3.70%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (1.85%) Change Control
7 1 (1.85%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.85%) Analytics
7 1 (1.85%) Data Modelling
7 1 (1.85%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.85%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (38.89%) PowerShell
2 8 (14.81%) Java
2 8 (14.81%) SQL
3 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (9.26%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.56%) MCITP
2 3 (5.56%) BC Cleared
3 2 (3.70%) MCSE
4 1 (1.85%) MCSA
4 1 (1.85%) MCTS
4 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.85%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 34 (62.96%) Active Directory
2 13 (24.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.96%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.41%) XenApp
5 2 (3.70%) vSphere
5 2 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.85%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (38.89%) SCCM
2 19 (35.19%) SCOM
3 2 (3.70%) CA SiteMinder
3 2 (3.70%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 23 (42.59%) VMware
2 16 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 12 (22.22%) EMC
3 12 (22.22%) Citrix
4 7 (12.96%) IBM
5 6 (11.11%) HP
5 6 (11.11%) Business Objects
6 3 (5.56%) Cisco
6 3 (5.56%) Oracle
6 3 (5.56%) Sun
6 3 (5.56%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.70%) 3PAR
7 2 (3.70%) Nimsoft
7 2 (3.70%) Spiceworks
7 2 (3.70%) Meru Networks
7 2 (3.70%) Symantec
7 2 (3.70%) Sophos
7 2 (3.70%) Juniper
7 2 (3.70%) CA
7 2 (3.70%) Red Hat
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