Period
to 20 July 2019

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 20 July 2019.

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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 112 108 117
Rank change year-on-year -4 +9 +9
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 38 49 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.33% 1.51% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.41% 1.60% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 42 13
Manchester median daily rate £325 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +36.36% -15.38%
10th Percentile £240 £225 £113
90th Percentile £475 £488 £365
North West median daily rate £325 £375 £275
% change year-on-year -13.33% +36.36% -26.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year -28.00% - -

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 2,693 3,070 2,624
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.39% 94.78% 94.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,742 1,950 1,586
Manchester median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -5.66%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £213
90th Percentile £597 £575 £545
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 134 93
Manchester median hourly rate £16.00 £18.15 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.82% +17.06% +3.33%
10th Percentile £11.16 £11.91 £10.55
90th Percentile £29.90 £41.40 £43.75
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £18.79 £22.00
% change year-on-year +1.12% -14.59% +15.88%

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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 2019, 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 37 (97.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 23 (60.53%) Windows
3 22 (57.89%) VMware
4 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 17 (44.74%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (44.74%) Windows Server
6 16 (42.11%) Office 365
7 14 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (26.32%) Citrix
8 10 (26.32%) DNS
9 9 (23.68%) DHCP
9 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
9 9 (23.68%) ITIL
10 8 (21.05%) MS Exchange
10 8 (21.05%) Cisco
10 8 (21.05%) vSphere
11 7 (18.42%) Skype for Business
11 7 (18.42%) DevOps
11 7 (18.42%) PowerShell
11 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
11 7 (18.42%) Skype
12 5 (13.16%) SQL
12 5 (13.16%) VBScript
12 5 (13.16%) VB
12 5 (13.16%) IBM Notes
12 5 (13.16%) Lotus
12 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (13.16%) XenApp
12 5 (13.16%) Docker

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 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 7 (18.42%) Skype for Business
3 5 (13.16%) IBM Notes
4 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (5.26%) IIS
6 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 17 (44.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (42.11%) Office 365
3 14 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (5.26%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.63%) Amazon ECS
5 1 (2.63%) Amazon EKS
5 1 (2.63%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.63%) IaaS
5 1 (2.63%) PaaS
5 1 (2.63%) Route 53
5 1 (2.63%) SaaS
5 1 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) DNS
2 9 (23.68%) DHCP
3 7 (18.42%) Skype
4 3 (7.89%) LAN
5 2 (5.26%) BGP
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (5.26%) HSRP
5 2 (5.26%) iSCSI
5 2 (5.26%) SAN
5 2 (5.26%) VoIP
5 2 (5.26%) VPN
5 2 (5.26%) WAN
6 1 (2.63%) Firewall
6 1 (2.63%) HTTP
6 1 (2.63%) Network Security
6 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.89%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.63%) GitLab
3 1 (2.63%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
1 2 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Legal
2 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) Web Services
2 1 (2.63%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.26%) Public Cloud
2 2 (5.26%) Replication
3 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.63%) CCTV
3 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 23 (60.53%) Windows
2 17 (44.74%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.26%) CentOS
5 2 (5.26%) Linux
5 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (97.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (23.68%) ITIL
3 7 (18.42%) DevOps
4 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (10.53%) Availability Management
5 4 (10.53%) Change Control
6 3 (7.89%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.89%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (7.89%) Migration
6 3 (7.89%) Network Design
6 3 (7.89%) Project Management
7 2 (5.26%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.26%) Process Improvement
7 2 (5.26%) Security Testing
7 2 (5.26%) Validation
8 1 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.63%) Data Protection
8 1 (2.63%) Open Source
8 1 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (2.63%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.42%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.16%) SQL
2 5 (13.16%) VB
2 5 (13.16%) VBScript
3 3 (7.89%) Python
4 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (2.63%) CCDP
1 1 (2.63%) CCNP
1 1 (2.63%) Chartered Engineer
1 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.63%) CISM
1 1 (2.63%) CISSP
1 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (2.63%) MCSA
1 1 (2.63%) MCSE
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (36.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (21.05%) vSphere
4 5 (13.16%) Docker
4 5 (13.16%) XenApp
5 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V
5 3 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.63%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
6 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Kubernetes
2 3 (7.89%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (7.89%) Puppet
3 2 (5.26%) Ansible
3 2 (5.26%) Terraform
4 1 (2.63%) Grafana
4 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.63%) Packer
4 1 (2.63%) Prometheus
4 1 (2.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (57.89%) VMware
2 10 (26.32%) Citrix
3 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
4 8 (21.05%) Cisco
5 5 (13.16%) Lotus
6 3 (7.89%) EMC
7 2 (5.26%) Brocade
7 2 (5.26%) CA
7 2 (5.26%) Dell
7 2 (5.26%) Dell Compellent
7 2 (5.26%) HP
7 2 (5.26%) NetApp
7 2 (5.26%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.63%) RedGate
8 1 (2.63%) Twitter
8 1 (2.63%) Veritas