Period
to 21 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 109 116 117
Rank change year-on-year +7 +1 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 48 20 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.48% 0.69% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 0.73% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 13 24
Manchester median daily rate £350 £275 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -12.00% +6.84%
10th Percentile £225 £113 £160
90th Percentile £488 £375 £401
North West median daily rate £350 £275 £325
% change year-on-year +27.27% -15.38% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Manchester median hourly rate - - £20.73
North West median hourly rate £25.00 - £20.73

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 3,091 2,728 3,527
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 94.72% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,947 1,654 2,109
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £391
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.97% +7.72%
10th Percentile £250 £214 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 101 83
Manchester median hourly rate £19.09 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.31% +10.34% -
10th Percentile £11.08 £11.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £40.40 £45.00 £36.20
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £19.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.39% +10.00% -5.30%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Manchester

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Manchester

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Manchester over the 6 months to 21 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in Manchester

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Manchester

Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 21 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford +1 4 £250 -9.09% 2
Infrastructure Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, Infrastructure Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Manchester region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 47 (97.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 30 (62.50%) Cisco
2 30 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 25 (52.08%) VMware
4 23 (47.92%) Windows
5 20 (41.67%) Windows Server
6 19 (39.58%) ITIL
7 17 (35.42%) Citrix
7 17 (35.42%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (35.42%) Office 365
8 16 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (33.33%) MS Exchange
9 14 (29.17%) Active Directory
9 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (27.08%) DNS
10 13 (27.08%) Open Source
11 12 (25.00%) Hyper-V
11 12 (25.00%) SFIA
11 12 (25.00%) DHCP
12 11 (22.92%) PRINCE2
12 11 (22.92%) CCDP
12 11 (22.92%) CCNP
12 11 (22.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 11 (22.92%) Project Management
12 11 (22.92%) Data Management
12 11 (22.92%) Network Design
12 11 (22.92%) CISSP
12 11 (22.92%) CISM
12 11 (22.92%) Management Information System
12 11 (22.92%) Chartered Engineer

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 16 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 9 (18.75%) Skype for Business
3 6 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (10.42%) OpenStack
4 5 (10.42%) SAS
5 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.17%) Confluence
7 1 (2.08%) CMS
7 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
7 1 (2.08%) IIS
7 1 (2.08%) Orchard CMS
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (35.42%) Office 365
2 11 (22.92%) PaaS
2 11 (22.92%) SaaS
3 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (12.50%) IaaS
5 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (2.08%) G Suite
6 1 (2.08%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.08%) DNS
2 12 (25.00%) DHCP
3 9 (18.75%) Skype
4 8 (16.67%) Firewall
4 8 (16.67%) LAN
4 8 (16.67%) SAN
4 8 (16.67%) WAN
5 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 3 (6.25%) iSCSI
6 3 (6.25%) NAS
6 3 (6.25%) SSL
6 3 (6.25%) VoIP
7 2 (4.17%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (4.17%) HTTP
8 1 (2.08%) BGP
8 1 (2.08%) Internet
8 1 (2.08%) Intranet
8 1 (2.08%) OSPF
8 1 (2.08%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (2.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.42%) DB2
2 5 (10.42%) MongoDB
3 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.08%) MySQL
5 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) JIRA
1 2 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (4.17%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) .NET
2 1 (2.08%) .NET Core
2 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (2.08%) JSON
2 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.42%) Blackberry
2 5 (10.42%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.17%) Social Media
5 1 (2.08%) CMDB
5 1 (2.08%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (47.92%) Windows
2 20 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 6 (12.50%) Linux
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.08%) AIX
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (97.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 19 (39.58%) ITIL
3 14 (29.17%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (27.08%) Open Source
5 12 (25.00%) SFIA
6 11 (22.92%) Availability Management
6 11 (22.92%) Data Management
6 11 (22.92%) Network Design
6 11 (22.92%) PRINCE2
6 11 (22.92%) Problem Management
6 11 (22.92%) Project Management
6 11 (22.92%) Resource Management
7 9 (18.75%) Infrastructure Management
8 7 (14.58%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (14.58%) Change Management
8 7 (14.58%) Server Virtualisation
9 6 (12.50%) DevOps
9 6 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
10 5 (10.42%) Data Analytics
10 5 (10.42%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) PowerShell
1 10 (20.83%) SQL
2 7 (14.58%) VB
2 7 (14.58%) VBScript
3 1 (2.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (22.92%) CCDP
2 11 (22.92%) CCNP
2 11 (22.92%) Chartered Engineer
2 11 (22.92%) CISM
2 11 (22.92%) CISSP
2 11 (22.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (12.50%) MCSE
5 5 (10.42%) CCIE
5 5 (10.42%) Degree
5 5 (10.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (6.25%) CCNA
6 3 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (6.25%) MCITP
6 3 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (4.17%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (2.08%) MCSA
8 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
8 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (35.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (29.17%) Active Directory
3 12 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 10 (20.83%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (20.83%) XenApp
5 8 (16.67%) XenDesktop
6 6 (12.50%) vSphere
7 5 (10.42%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (4.17%) Xen
9 2 (4.17%) XenServer
10 1 (2.08%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (2.08%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (12.50%) SCCM
2 4 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (6.25%) AirWatch
4 2 (4.17%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.17%) SCOM
4 2 (4.17%) TADDM
4 2 (4.17%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.08%) FortiGate
5 1 (2.08%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.08%) Kibana
5 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (62.50%) Cisco
1 30 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 25 (52.08%) VMware
3 17 (35.42%) Citrix
4 6 (12.50%) Oracle
5 5 (10.42%) Informatica
6 4 (8.33%) HP
7 3 (6.25%) Ivanti
7 3 (6.25%) Polycom
8 2 (4.17%) arcserve
8 2 (4.17%) IronPort
8 2 (4.17%) Kaspersky
8 2 (4.17%) McAfee
8 2 (4.17%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (4.17%) Sitecore
8 2 (4.17%) Sophos
8 2 (4.17%) Veeam
9 1 (2.08%) Capita
9 1 (2.08%) Google
9 1 (2.08%) Symantec