Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 118 125
Rank change year-on-year +17 +7 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 50 17 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.60% 0.60% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 0.63% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 11 27
Manchester median daily rate £350 £313 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% -3.23%
10th Percentile £225 £113 £160
90th Percentile £488 £586 £443
North West median daily rate £335 £300 £315
% change year-on-year +11.67% -4.76% +14.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Manchester median hourly rate £17.41 - £20.73
North West median hourly rate £23.75 - £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 2,974 2,686 3,443
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 94.98% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,839 1,661 2,140
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £230 £234
90th Percentile £563 £563 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 116 86
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +15.25% -4.42%
10th Percentile £11.12 £11.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £44.38 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -10.53%

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 October 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 18 October 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 - 5 £250 - 1
Bolton - 1 - - 2
Infrastructure Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 49 (98.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 30 (60.00%) VMware
3 29 (58.00%) Windows
4 28 (56.00%) Cisco
5 26 (52.00%) Microsoft
6 24 (48.00%) Windows Server
7 20 (40.00%) Office 365
7 20 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 18 (36.00%) MS Exchange
9 17 (34.00%) Active Directory
10 15 (30.00%) Citrix
10 15 (30.00%) ITIL
11 14 (28.00%) DNS
11 14 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 13 (26.00%) DHCP
13 12 (24.00%) PowerShell
14 11 (22.00%) Hyper-V
15 10 (20.00%) Skype for Business
15 10 (20.00%) Skype
15 10 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
16 9 (18.00%) WAN
16 9 (18.00%) SQL
16 9 (18.00%) Firewall
17 8 (16.00%) SCCM
17 8 (16.00%) LAN
17 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
17 8 (16.00%) SAN
17 8 (16.00%) vSphere
18 7 (14.00%) XenApp
18 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012

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 18 (36.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 6 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (6.00%) OpenStack
4 3 (6.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.00%) Confluence
5 2 (4.00%) SAS
6 1 (2.00%) CloudStack
6 1 (2.00%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (40.00%) Office 365
2 14 (28.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (6.00%) IaaS
4 3 (6.00%) PaaS
4 3 (6.00%) SaaS
5 1 (2.00%) G Suite
5 1 (2.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 14 (28.00%) DNS
2 13 (26.00%) DHCP
3 10 (20.00%) Skype
4 9 (18.00%) Firewall
4 9 (18.00%) WAN
5 8 (16.00%) LAN
5 8 (16.00%) SAN
6 7 (14.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (6.00%) iSCSI
7 3 (6.00%) NAS
7 3 (6.00%) SSL
7 3 (6.00%) VoIP
7 3 (6.00%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (4.00%) BIG-IP
8 2 (4.00%) Cisco Firepower
8 2 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (4.00%) Internet
8 2 (4.00%) Intranet
8 2 (4.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) DB2
2 2 (4.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (4.00%) MySQL
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.00%) JIRA
1 2 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (4.00%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.00%) Gatling
2 1 (2.00%) Gradle
2 1 (2.00%) JUnit
2 1 (2.00%) Maven
2 1 (2.00%) Selenium
2 1 (2.00%) Spock
2 1 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 2 (4.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) .NET
1 2 (4.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.00%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (2.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.00%) JSON
2 1 (2.00%) Node.js
2 1 (2.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) Blackberry
2 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.00%) CMDB
4 1 (2.00%) Fintech
4 1 (2.00%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 29 (58.00%) Windows
2 24 (48.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (14.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (8.00%) Linux
7 1 (2.00%) AIX
7 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (98.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 15 (30.00%) ITIL
3 6 (12.00%) Migration
3 6 (12.00%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (10.00%) Network Design
4 5 (10.00%) Project Management
4 5 (10.00%) SFIA
5 4 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (8.00%) Change Management
5 4 (8.00%) DevOps
5 4 (8.00%) Server Virtualisation
6 3 (6.00%) Availability Management
6 3 (6.00%) Data Management
6 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (6.00%) Load Balancing
6 3 (6.00%) Network Virtualisation
6 3 (6.00%) Open Source
6 3 (6.00%) Problem Management
6 3 (6.00%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (18.00%) SQL
3 7 (14.00%) VB
3 7 (14.00%) VBScript
4 1 (2.00%) Java
4 1 (2.00%) Java 8
4 1 (2.00%) PHP
4 1 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (14.00%) MCSE
4 5 (10.00%) CCDP
4 5 (10.00%) CCNP
5 3 (6.00%) CCNA
5 3 (6.00%) Chartered Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) CISM
5 3 (6.00%) CISSP
5 3 (6.00%) MCITP
5 3 (6.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (6.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (4.00%) CCIE
6 2 (4.00%) CompTIA Security+
6 2 (4.00%) MCSA
6 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 20 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (34.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (22.00%) Hyper-V
4 8 (16.00%) vSphere
5 7 (14.00%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (14.00%) XenApp
6 5 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
6 5 (10.00%) XenDesktop
7 3 (6.00%) Xen
7 3 (6.00%) XenServer
8 1 (2.00%) Docker
8 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (16.00%) SCCM
2 3 (6.00%) SCOM
3 2 (4.00%) AirWatch
3 2 (4.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.00%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (4.00%) Forum Sentry
3 2 (4.00%) TADDM
3 2 (4.00%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.00%) Ansible
4 1 (2.00%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.00%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.00%) Icinga
4 1 (2.00%) Nagios
4 1 (2.00%) Terraform
4 1 (2.00%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (60.00%) VMware
2 28 (56.00%) Cisco
3 26 (52.00%) Microsoft
4 15 (30.00%) Citrix
5 4 (8.00%) HP
6 3 (6.00%) F5
6 3 (6.00%) Meraki
6 3 (6.00%) Oracle
6 3 (6.00%) Polycom
7 2 (4.00%) arcserve
7 2 (4.00%) BMC
7 2 (4.00%) Infoblox
7 2 (4.00%) IronPort
7 2 (4.00%) Kaspersky
7 2 (4.00%) McAfee
7 2 (4.00%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (4.00%) Palo Alto
7 2 (4.00%) Sitecore
7 2 (4.00%) Sophos
7 2 (4.00%) Veeam