Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 21 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 118 130
Rank change year-on-year +13 +12 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 50 16 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.64% 0.60% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 0.63% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 11 12
Manchester median daily rate £375 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -15.38% +11.11%
10th Percentile £225 £156 £165
90th Percentile £488 £375 £399
North West median daily rate £375 £275 £375
% change year-on-year +36.36% -26.67% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £24.38 - -

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 2,907 2,527 3,439
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.12% 94.40% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,849 1,513 1,996
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £250 £213 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 87 73
Manchester median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £15.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -1.34% +13.27%
10th Percentile £11.52 £10.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £38.75 £43.75 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £18.84 £20.50
% change year-on-year -7.11% -8.10% +13.07%

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 June 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 June 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 +4 3 £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 June 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 31 (62.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (54.00%) Cisco
3 23 (46.00%) Windows
4 22 (44.00%) ITIL
4 22 (44.00%) VMware
5 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (34.00%) Open Source
7 16 (32.00%) SFIA
7 16 (32.00%) Windows Server
7 16 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (30.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 15 (30.00%) Project Management
8 15 (30.00%) PRINCE2
8 15 (30.00%) Data Management
8 15 (30.00%) Network Design
8 15 (30.00%) Management Information System
8 15 (30.00%) Resource Management
8 15 (30.00%) Problem Management
8 15 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (30.00%) SaaS
8 15 (30.00%) PaaS
9 14 (28.00%) Chartered Engineer
9 14 (28.00%) CISM
9 14 (28.00%) CISSP
9 14 (28.00%) CCDP
9 14 (28.00%) CCNP
9 14 (28.00%) Citrix
10 13 (26.00%) SQL
11 12 (24.00%) MS Exchange
11 12 (24.00%) Office 365

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 12 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.00%) Skype for Business
3 6 (12.00%) OpenStack
4 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (10.00%) SAS
5 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
6 2 (4.00%) Confluence
7 1 (2.00%) CMS
7 1 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (2.00%) Orchard CMS
Cloud Services
1 15 (30.00%) PaaS
1 15 (30.00%) SaaS
2 12 (24.00%) Office 365
3 8 (16.00%) IaaS
4 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.00%) G Suite
5 1 (2.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) Firewall
2 7 (14.00%) DHCP
2 7 (14.00%) DNS
2 7 (14.00%) Skype
3 5 (10.00%) WAN
4 4 (8.00%) LAN
4 4 (8.00%) SAN
5 2 (4.00%) FTP
5 2 (4.00%) NAS
5 2 (4.00%) SSL
5 2 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.00%) VoIP
5 2 (4.00%) VPN
6 1 (2.00%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.00%) HTTP
6 1 (2.00%) Intranet
6 1 (2.00%) ISDN
6 1 (2.00%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.00%) DB2
2 5 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 4 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (8.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (2.00%) MySQL
4 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) JIRA
1 2 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (4.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (14.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Retail
3 1 (2.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) .NET
1 2 (4.00%) ISPF
1 2 (4.00%) Middleware
2 1 (2.00%) .NET Core
2 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (2.00%) JSON
2 1 (2.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.00%) Social Media
3 2 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.00%) CMDB
4 1 (2.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.00%) Windows
2 16 (32.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (20.00%) Linux
4 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.00%) AIX
6 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.00%) Unix
6 2 (4.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.00%) ITIL
2 18 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (34.00%) Open Source
4 16 (32.00%) SFIA
5 15 (30.00%) Data Management
5 15 (30.00%) Network Design
5 15 (30.00%) PRINCE2
5 15 (30.00%) Problem Management
5 15 (30.00%) Project Management
5 15 (30.00%) Resource Management
6 11 (22.00%) Change Management
6 11 (22.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 9 (18.00%) Product Management
8 8 (16.00%) DevOps
8 8 (16.00%) Server Virtualisation
9 7 (14.00%) Contract Management
9 7 (14.00%) Decision-Making
9 7 (14.00%) IT Strategy
10 6 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (12.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.00%) SQL
2 11 (22.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (12.00%) VBScript
4 5 (10.00%) VB
5 2 (4.00%) JCL
5 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (32.00%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (30.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 14 (28.00%) CCDP
3 14 (28.00%) CCNP
3 14 (28.00%) Chartered Engineer
3 14 (28.00%) CISM
3 14 (28.00%) CISSP
4 7 (14.00%) CCIE
4 7 (14.00%) Degree
4 7 (14.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 5 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (6.00%) MCITP
6 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (4.00%) CCNA
7 2 (4.00%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (4.00%) MCSE
7 2 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.00%) MCSA
8 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (22.00%) XenApp
3 9 (18.00%) Hyper-V
3 9 (18.00%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (18.00%) XenDesktop
4 8 (16.00%) Active Directory
5 7 (14.00%) vSphere
6 5 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (8.00%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (4.00%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (4.00%) XenServer
9 1 (2.00%) FreeRADIUS
9 1 (2.00%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 4 (8.00%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (6.00%) AirWatch
3 2 (4.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.00%) SCCM
3 2 (4.00%) TADDM
3 2 (4.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.00%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.00%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.00%) Kibana
4 1 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.00%) SCOM
4 1 (2.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (62.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (54.00%) Cisco
3 22 (44.00%) VMware
4 14 (28.00%) Citrix
5 7 (14.00%) Oracle
6 6 (12.00%) HP
7 5 (10.00%) Informatica
7 5 (10.00%) Ivanti
8 2 (4.00%) arcserve
8 2 (4.00%) IBM
8 2 (4.00%) Kaspersky
8 2 (4.00%) McAfee
8 2 (4.00%) Polycom
8 2 (4.00%) Sitecore
8 2 (4.00%) Sophos
8 2 (4.00%) Symantec
8 2 (4.00%) Veeam
9 1 (2.00%) Meraki
9 1 (2.00%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (2.00%) ServiceNow