Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £294 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 18 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 118 124
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 17 38 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.58% 1.06% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 1.13% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 26 25
Manchester median daily rate £294 £301 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.49% -2.82% -11.43%
10th Percentile £112 £160 £214
90th Percentile £586 £444 £425
North West median daily rate £400 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +23.08% +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Manchester median hourly rate - £20.73 -
North West median hourly rate - £20.73 £33.75
% change year-on-year - -38.58% +35.00%

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 2776 3367 3572
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 94.34% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1750 2147 2066
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £232 £238 £228
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 83 140
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -6.45% +3.33%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.10 £39.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.11 £20.50
% change year-on-year +16.41% -21.43% +28.13%

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 18 November 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 18 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 Manchester region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Cisco
3 8 (47.06%) VMware
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) SQL
5 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
6 5 (29.41%) Citrix
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (23.53%) SCCM
7 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
7 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (23.53%) DNS
7 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
7 4 (23.53%) DHCP
7 4 (23.53%) ITIL
8 3 (17.65%) Java
8 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
8 3 (17.65%) Linux
8 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (17.65%) SAN
8 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
8 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
8 3 (17.65%) Open Source
8 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
8 3 (17.65%) 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 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (17.65%) Office 365
3 2 (11.76%) IaaS
3 2 (11.76%) PaaS
3 2 (11.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) DHCP
1 4 (23.53%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) SAN
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (11.76%) Firewall
3 2 (11.76%) LAN
3 2 (11.76%) Skype
3 2 (11.76%) WAN
4 1 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.88%) NAS
4 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.88%) VPN
4 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
2 2 (11.76%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (5.88%) DB2
3 1 (5.88%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) NoSQL
3 1 (5.88%) OLAP
3 1 (5.88%) OLTP
3 1 (5.88%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) Jasmine
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.88%) JUnit
General
1 1 (5.88%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
2 1 (5.88%) Node.js
2 1 (5.88%) REST
2 1 (5.88%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) XSD
2 1 (5.88%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Fintech
2 1 (5.88%) PKI
2 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (17.65%) Linux
5 3 (17.65%) Windows 10
5 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
6 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) DevOps
2 3 (17.65%) Open Source
2 3 (17.65%) Problem Management
2 3 (17.65%) SFIA
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) Data Management
3 2 (11.76%) Network Design
3 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Resource Management
3 2 (11.76%) Service Management
3 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
4 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.88%) ETL
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.88%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
3 3 (17.65%) Java
4 1 (5.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.88%) VB
4 1 (5.88%) VBScript
4 1 (5.88%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) CCDP
2 2 (11.76%) CCNP
2 2 (11.76%) Chartered Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) CISM
2 2 (11.76%) CISSP
2 2 (11.76%) MCSE
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (17.65%) Hyper-V
4 2 (11.76%) XenApp
4 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.88%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (5.88%) ProxySG
5 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.88%) vSphere
5 1 (5.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) Cisco
2 8 (47.06%) VMware
3 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 5 (29.41%) Citrix
5 2 (11.76%) Nimble Storage
5 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.88%) EnterpriseDB
6 1 (5.88%) EqualLogic
6 1 (5.88%) Fortinet
6 1 (5.88%) HP
6 1 (5.88%) IronPort
6 1 (5.88%) Juniper
6 1 (5.88%) Meraki
6 1 (5.88%) NetApp
6 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto
6 1 (5.88%) Pega
6 1 (5.88%) Polycom
6 1 (5.88%) Synology
6 1 (5.88%) Veeam