Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 124 120 117
Rank change year-on-year -4 -3 +18
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 34 22 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.06% 0.75% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.79% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 23
Manchester median daily rate £375 £350 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +15.70% -2.42%
10th Percentile £275 £108 £173
90th Percentile £613 £586 £448
North West median daily rate £350 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Manchester median hourly rate £17.41 - £20.73
North West median hourly rate £17.41 - £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 3,038 2,780 3,214
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 95.34% 94.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,929 1,784 2,053
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £238 £230
90th Percentile £563 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 116 73
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.43 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.74% +16.20% -6.25%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.35 £10.25
90th Percentile £34.75 £41.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.21 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.94% +14.29% -11.39%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 - 3 £250 - 1
Bolton - 2 - - 1
Infrastructure Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 33 (97.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (61.76%) Windows
2 21 (61.76%) VMware
3 20 (58.82%) Cisco
4 17 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 16 (47.06%) Microsoft
6 15 (44.12%) VMware Infrastructure
6 15 (44.12%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (44.12%) Office 365
7 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
8 12 (35.29%) DNS
9 11 (32.35%) MS Exchange
9 11 (32.35%) DHCP
9 11 (32.35%) ITIL
9 11 (32.35%) Citrix
10 10 (29.41%) Firewall
10 10 (29.41%) WAN
10 10 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
11 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
11 8 (23.53%) SCCM
11 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
11 8 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (20.59%) LAN
13 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (17.65%) SAN
13 6 (17.65%) Hyper-V
13 6 (17.65%) vSphere
13 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
14 5 (14.71%) F5

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 11 (32.35%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.76%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.88%) Confluence
3 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.94%) CloudStack
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.94%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.94%) IIS
4 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (44.12%) Microsoft Azure
1 15 (44.12%) Office 365
2 10 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.94%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (35.29%) DNS
2 11 (32.35%) DHCP
3 10 (29.41%) Firewall
3 10 (29.41%) WAN
4 8 (23.53%) TCP/IP
5 7 (20.59%) LAN
6 6 (17.65%) SAN
7 5 (14.71%) VPN
8 4 (11.76%) BGP
8 4 (11.76%) BIG-IP
8 4 (11.76%) Cisco Firepower
8 4 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (11.76%) iSCSI
8 4 (11.76%) Network Security
8 4 (11.76%) OSPF
8 4 (11.76%) Skype
8 4 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (8.82%) Internet
9 3 (8.82%) Intranet
10 2 (5.88%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) MySQL
1 1 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.88%) JIRA
1 2 (5.88%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (5.88%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.94%) Gatling
2 1 (2.94%) Gradle
2 1 (2.94%) JUnit
2 1 (2.94%) Maven
2 1 (2.94%) Selenium
2 1 (2.94%) Spock
General
1 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) 802.1X
2 2 (5.88%) .NET
3 1 (2.94%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (2.94%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.94%) Node.js
3 1 (2.94%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.82%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.88%) Replication
3 2 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.94%) CMDB
4 1 (2.94%) Fintech
4 1 (2.94%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 21 (61.76%) Windows
2 17 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.88%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.94%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (97.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (32.35%) ITIL
3 5 (14.71%) Load Balancing
3 5 (14.71%) Project Management
4 4 (11.76%) Network Design
4 4 (11.76%) Network Management
4 4 (11.76%) Network Planning
4 4 (11.76%) Network Segmentation
4 4 (11.76%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (11.76%) SFIA
5 3 (8.82%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.82%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (8.82%) Migration
5 3 (8.82%) Network Virtualisation
5 3 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (5.88%) E-Commerce
6 2 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 2 (5.88%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 5 (14.71%) SQL
3 3 (8.82%) VB
3 3 (8.82%) VBScript
4 1 (2.94%) Java
4 1 (2.94%) Java 8
4 1 (2.94%) PHP
4 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (14.71%) CCIE
3 5 (14.71%) CCNP
3 5 (14.71%) MCSE
4 4 (11.76%) CCDP
4 4 (11.76%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.88%) CCNA
5 2 (5.88%) Degree
5 2 (5.88%) MCSA
5 2 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.94%) MCP
System Software
1 15 (44.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (41.18%) Active Directory
3 6 (17.65%) Hyper-V
3 6 (17.65%) vSphere
4 3 (8.82%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (8.82%) Xen
4 3 (8.82%) XenApp
5 2 (5.88%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (5.88%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.94%) Docker
6 1 (2.94%) vCloud
6 1 (2.94%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) SCCM
2 4 (11.76%) Forum Sentry
3 3 (8.82%) SCOM
4 2 (5.88%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.94%) Ansible
5 1 (2.94%) Icinga
5 1 (2.94%) Nagios
5 1 (2.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (61.76%) VMware
2 20 (58.82%) Cisco
3 16 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 11 (32.35%) Citrix
5 5 (14.71%) F5
6 4 (11.76%) BMC
6 4 (11.76%) Infoblox
6 4 (11.76%) Meraki
6 4 (11.76%) Palo Alto
7 3 (8.82%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (5.88%) Avaya
8 2 (5.88%) HP
8 2 (5.88%) IronPort
8 2 (5.88%) Polycom
8 2 (5.88%) ServiceNow
8 2 (5.88%) Sitecore
9 1 (2.94%) Dell
9 1 (2.94%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.94%) Lotus
9 1 (2.94%) NetApp