The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Engineer was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 47 58
Rank change year-on-year -5 +11  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 5 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.81% 1.34% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.41% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 2
Median daily rate £313 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £325 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £339 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +80.85% -6.00%  

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 598 638 711
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.30% 95.08% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 400 453
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 25
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 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 28 March 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 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
2 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 6 (54.55%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (36.36%) Firewall
3 4 (36.36%) Cisco
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) CCNP
4 3 (27.27%) LAN
4 3 (27.27%) WAN
4 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (27.27%) Office 365
5 2 (18.18%) Palo Alto
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
5 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (18.18%) MCSE
5 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
5 2 (18.18%) IIS
5 2 (18.18%) MS Office
6 1 (9.09%) Kronos
6 1 (9.09%) Wireless
6 1 (9.09%) Finance
6 1 (9.09%) Advertising
6 1 (9.09%) Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management

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 2 (18.18%) IIS
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
1 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (27.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) LAN
2 3 (27.27%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Advertising
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Migration
1 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (9.09%) Network Management
1 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) CCNP
1 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (18.18%) MCSE
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) VMware
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) Palo Alto
5 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
5 1 (9.09%) EqualLogic
5 1 (9.09%) Kronos
5 1 (9.09%) NetApp
5 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
5 1 (9.09%) Symantec