Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £344 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 62 78 70
Rank change year-on-year +16 -8 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 36 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.24% 1.58% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.36% 1.65% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 21 8
Birmingham median daily rate £344 £400 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.06% +30.61% +13.95%
10th Percentile £286 £225 £204
90th Percentile £413 £450 £399
West Midlands median daily rate £331 £350 £318
% change year-on-year -5.36% +10.24% +17.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 - £23.00
10th Percentile £13.51 - £21.10
90th Percentile £26.30 - £24.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.22 - £21.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1524 1458 1322
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 96.17% 95.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1082 930 830
Birmingham median daily rate £395 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £216 £225 £213
90th Percentile £525 £550 £513
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 52 65
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.63% -1.67% +8.15%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.29 £10.73
90th Percentile £39.50 £27.42 £42.25
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.38 £15.21 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.22% -10.51% +5.20%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 24 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Birmingham over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 27 (75.00%) Windows
2 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 17 (47.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (47.22%) Office 365
4 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 15 (41.67%) VMware
4 15 (41.67%) Windows Server
5 12 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 11 (30.56%) SCCM
7 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (25.00%) Migration
9 8 (22.22%) Data Centre
9 8 (22.22%) Windows 10
9 8 (22.22%) IBM
9 8 (22.22%) PowerShell
10 7 (19.44%) Cisco
10 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Office
10 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
10 7 (19.44%) NetApp
11 6 (16.67%) Symantec
11 6 (16.67%) ITIL
12 5 (13.89%) DNS
12 5 (13.89%) SAN
12 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (13.89%) WSUS
12 5 (13.89%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (11.11%) Fat Client
13 4 (11.11%) Meraki
13 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
13 4 (11.11%) Software Deployment

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 7 (19.44%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (8.33%) IIS
3 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (47.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 17 (47.22%) Office 365
2 3 (8.33%) IaaS
3 2 (5.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.89%) DNS
1 5 (13.89%) SAN
2 4 (11.11%) Firewall
3 3 (8.33%) DHCP
3 3 (8.33%) SSL
4 2 (5.56%) Internet
4 2 (5.56%) LAN
4 2 (5.56%) VPN
4 2 (5.56%) WAN
5 1 (2.78%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.78%) Skype
5 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.78%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) WinAutomation
General
1 3 (8.33%) Law
1 3 (8.33%) Retail
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.11%) Blackberry
2 4 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 4 (11.11%) Thin Client
3 3 (8.33%) FMCG
3 3 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (75.00%) Windows
2 15 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (22.22%) Windows 10
5 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
6 3 (8.33%) Linux
6 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Migration
2 6 (16.67%) ITIL
3 4 (11.11%) ITSM
3 4 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (11.11%) Software Deployment
4 3 (8.33%) Document Management
4 3 (8.33%) Identity Management
5 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.56%) Logistics
5 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 2 (5.56%) Task Automation
6 1 (2.78%) Converged Infrastructure
6 1 (2.78%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (2.78%) DevOps
6 1 (2.78%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.78%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (2.78%) Software Delivery
6 1 (2.78%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (2.78%) Threat Management
6 1 (2.78%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 3 (8.33%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) C#
3 2 (5.56%) Python
3 2 (5.56%) VB
4 1 (2.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) MCSE
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.56%) CCNA
2 2 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (2.78%) CCNP
3 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 12 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 5 (13.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (11.11%) Terminal Services
4 4 (11.11%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (8.33%) XenApp
6 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (30.56%) SCCM
2 5 (13.89%) WSUS
3 4 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (11.11%) SafeCom
4 2 (5.56%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.78%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 15 (41.67%) Microsoft
1 15 (41.67%) VMware
2 8 (22.22%) IBM
3 7 (19.44%) Cisco
3 7 (19.44%) NetApp
4 6 (16.67%) Symantec
5 4 (11.11%) Citrix
5 4 (11.11%) McAfee
5 4 (11.11%) Meraki
5 4 (11.11%) Wyse
6 3 (8.33%) BMC
6 3 (8.33%) Remedy
6 3 (8.33%) Veeam
7 2 (5.56%) 3PAR
7 2 (5.56%) EMC
7 2 (5.56%) Kaspersky
8 1 (2.78%) HP
8 1 (2.78%) Kronos
8 1 (2.78%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.78%) SolarWinds