The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £256 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 24 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 90 73
Rank change year-on-year +7 -17  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 8 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.59% 0.67% 1.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.70% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 17
Median daily rate £256 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.15% +18.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £160 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £401 £322
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +1.53% +4.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.22 £23.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year -38.19% -31.85%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1280 1712 1450
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 93.64% 94.95% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 732 1011 850
Median daily rate £375 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.44% +8.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 37 63
Median hourly rate £14.38 £12.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -9.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £28.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 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 Manchester region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (56.25%) VMware
2 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) LAN
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
4 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (25.00%) Skype for Business
5 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (25.00%) Linux
5 4 (25.00%) Citrix
5 4 (25.00%) SAN
6 3 (18.75%) WLAN
6 3 (18.75%) WAN
6 3 (18.75%) Symantec
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
6 3 (18.75%) NAS
6 3 (18.75%) XenApp
6 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
6 3 (18.75%) vSphere
7 2 (12.50%) Confluence
7 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA

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 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (25.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (12.50%) Confluence
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) LAN
2 4 (25.00%) SAN
3 3 (18.75%) NAS
3 3 (18.75%) WAN
3 3 (18.75%) WLAN
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) DNS
4 2 (12.50%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security
4 2 (12.50%) VPN
5 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (6.25%) DMZ
5 1 (6.25%) Skype
5 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
5 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (6.25%) Wireless
5 1 (6.25%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.25%) Jasmine
2 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.25%) JUnit
General
1 2 (12.50%) Games
2 1 (6.25%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Node.js
1 1 (6.25%) REST
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
1 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.25%) Case Management
2 1 (6.25%) Change Management
2 1 (6.25%) DevOps
2 1 (6.25%) Document Management
2 1 (6.25%) Integration Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Kanban
2 1 (6.25%) Microservices
2 1 (6.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (6.25%) Network Design
2 1 (6.25%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) Privileged Access Management
2 1 (6.25%) Scrum
2 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
2 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
2 1 (6.25%) Task Automation
2 1 (6.25%) TDD
2 1 (6.25%) Test Automation
2 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) CCNP
2 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
2 1 (6.25%) MCSA
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) NCDA
2 1 (6.25%) NCIE
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) VCAP
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 3 (18.75%) vSphere
3 3 (18.75%) XenApp
3 3 (18.75%) XenDesktop
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 4 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco
4 3 (18.75%) Symantec
5 2 (12.50%) Atlassian
6 1 (6.25%) Avaya
6 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
6 1 (6.25%) EqualLogic
6 1 (6.25%) F5
6 1 (6.25%) Juniper
6 1 (6.25%) NetApp
6 1 (6.25%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (6.25%) Pega
6 1 (6.25%) Proofpoint
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 1 (6.25%) Synology
6 1 (6.25%) Veeam