The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Infrastructure Engineer
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 57 61
Rank change year-on-year +11 +4  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 10 15 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.66% 1.84% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 1.95% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 1
Median daily rate £350 £330 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +20.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +1.53% +4.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £14.22 - £26.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.22 £23.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -38.19% -34.28%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 576 770 716
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.36% 94.48% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 544 479
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 35
Median hourly rate £15.64 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.86% +3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.12 £10.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Birmingham

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Birmingham

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Birmingham over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in Birmingham

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Birmingham

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, 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 Birmingham region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (60.00%) Windows
3 8 (53.33%) VMware
4 6 (40.00%) Cisco
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (26.67%) LAN
6 4 (26.67%) WAN
6 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (20.00%) CCNP
7 3 (20.00%) IBM
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (20.00%) NetApp
7 3 (20.00%) Symantec
7 3 (20.00%) Finance
7 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 2 (13.33%) Wyse
8 2 (13.33%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (13.33%) Logistics
8 2 (13.33%) Retail
8 2 (13.33%) WSUS
8 2 (13.33%) Fat Client
8 2 (13.33%) SCCM
8 2 (13.33%) McAfee
8 2 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
8 2 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) LAN
1 4 (26.67%) WAN
2 2 (13.33%) DHCP
2 2 (13.33%) SSL
2 2 (13.33%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (13.33%) Fat Client
2 2 (13.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (6.67%) FMCG
3 1 (6.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Logistics
1 2 (13.33%) Migration
1 2 (13.33%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (13.33%) Software Deployment
2 1 (6.67%) Break/Fix
2 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Network Management
2 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (6.67%) Server Building
2 1 (6.67%) Task Automation
2 1 (6.67%) Time Management
2 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C#
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.67%) Python
1 1 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) CCNP
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) CCNA
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) MCP
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (13.33%) Terminal Services
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (13.33%) SafeCom
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
1 2 (13.33%) WSUS
2 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (20.00%) IBM
4 3 (20.00%) NetApp
4 3 (20.00%) Symantec
5 2 (13.33%) Kaspersky
5 2 (13.33%) McAfee
5 2 (13.33%) Meraki
5 2 (13.33%) Palo Alto
5 2 (13.33%) Wyse
6 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 1 (6.67%) EMC
6 1 (6.67%) EqualLogic
6 1 (6.67%) Kronos
6 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.67%) Veeam