The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Engineer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 100 92
Rank change year-on-year +20 -8  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 8 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.61% 0.39% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.41% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 4
Median daily rate £275 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £375 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £375 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £339 £325
% change year-on-year -5.53% +4.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +81.91% -6.00%  

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 1252 1689 1547
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.78% 94.30% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 974 812
Median daily rate £375 £391 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.15% +11.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 32 49
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +8.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.28 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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
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 3 months to 29 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford - 1 £275 -
Infrastructure Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 17 (68.00%) Citrix
1 17 (68.00%) VMware
2 16 (64.00%) Windows
3 14 (56.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (56.00%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (56.00%) Windows Server
4 12 (48.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (48.00%) XenApp
5 11 (44.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (44.00%) Firewall
6 10 (40.00%) Cisco
6 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
7 9 (36.00%) Web Services
8 8 (32.00%) Blue Coat
8 8 (32.00%) ProxySG
8 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (28.00%) SQL
9 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
9 7 (28.00%) NetApp
10 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
11 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
11 5 (20.00%) ITIL
11 5 (20.00%) VLAN
12 4 (16.00%) vSphere
12 4 (16.00%) XenDesktop
12 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
12 4 (16.00%) Linux
12 4 (16.00%) LAN
13 3 (12.00%) WLAN

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 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (56.00%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (44.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (44.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (20.00%) VLAN
3 4 (16.00%) LAN
4 3 (12.00%) NAS
4 3 (12.00%) SAN
4 3 (12.00%) WLAN
5 2 (8.00%) Network Security
6 1 (4.00%) NetScaler
6 1 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (4.00%) VoIP
6 1 (4.00%) VPN
6 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.00%) PKI
1 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (64.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (48.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (16.00%) Linux
7 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (4.00%) Chat Support
3 1 (4.00%) CRM
3 1 (4.00%) DevOps
3 1 (4.00%) Document Management
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (4.00%) Kanban
3 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (4.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (4.00%) Privileged Access Management
3 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.00%) Project Management
3 1 (4.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (4.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (4.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) CCNA
2 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) MCITP
2 1 (4.00%) MCSA
2 1 (4.00%) MCSE
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.00%) NCDA
2 1 (4.00%) NCIE
2 1 (4.00%) VCAP
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (56.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (48.00%) XenApp
3 8 (32.00%) ProxySG
4 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (16.00%) vSphere
5 4 (16.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
7 1 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) Puppet
2 1 (4.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) Citrix
1 17 (68.00%) VMware
2 10 (40.00%) Cisco
3 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (32.00%) Blue Coat
5 7 (28.00%) NetApp
6 2 (8.00%) Intel Security
6 2 (8.00%) Symantec
7 1 (4.00%) Atlassian
7 1 (4.00%) Avaya
7 1 (4.00%) Red Hat