Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Infrastructure Engineering over the 6 months to 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
North West > Manchester
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 115 107 103
Rank change year-on-year -8 -4 +15
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 46 34 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.43% 1.16% 1.75%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.74% 1.40% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 42
Manchester median daily rate £350 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.83% +12.14% +12.45%
10th Percentile £241 £144 £206
90th Percentile £596 £599 £498
North West median daily rate £338 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -10.00% +7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Manchester median hourly rate £17.41 £61.25 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.58% +195.47% -
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £55.00 £20.73
% change year-on-year -68.35% +165.32% -38.58%

Infrastructure Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 2,645 2,428 2,898
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 82.19% 83.01% 85.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,696 1,580 1,826
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £263 £251
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 83 60
Manchester median hourly rate £17.75 £19.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.58% +20.63% -17.11%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.88 £45.00 £40.38
North West median hourly rate £22.50 £27.00 £24.22
% change year-on-year -16.67% +11.50% -16.50%

Infrastructure Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing Infrastructure Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineering in Manchester

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in Manchester

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in Manchester over the 6 months to 18 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in Manchester

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in Manchester

Infrastructure Engineering
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 Engineering within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 18 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
Bolton - 5 £370 - 2
Salford - 3 £250 - 2
Infrastructure Engineering
North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering.

1 29 (63.04%) VMware
1 29 (63.04%) Windows
2 24 (52.17%) Cisco
3 21 (45.65%) Microsoft
3 21 (45.65%) Windows Server
4 19 (41.30%) Office 365
5 18 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
6 16 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
6 16 (34.78%) Active Directory
6 16 (34.78%) MS Exchange
7 15 (32.61%) DNS
8 14 (30.43%) DHCP
9 13 (28.26%) WAN
9 13 (28.26%) Firewall
10 12 (26.09%) Citrix
11 11 (23.91%) ITIL
12 10 (21.74%) LAN
12 10 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
12 10 (21.74%) PowerShell
12 10 (21.74%) SCCM
13 9 (19.57%) Amazon AWS
13 9 (19.57%) TCP/IP
14 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
14 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (15.22%) Skype for Business
15 7 (15.22%) Skype
15 7 (15.22%) vSphere
15 7 (15.22%) CCNP
15 7 (15.22%) SAN
16 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification

Infrastructure Engineering
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 16 (34.78%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.22%) Skype for Business
3 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.17%) CloudStack
4 1 (2.17%) Confluence
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.17%) IIS
4 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (41.30%) Office 365
2 16 (34.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (19.57%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 15 (32.61%) DNS
2 14 (30.43%) DHCP
3 13 (28.26%) Firewall
3 13 (28.26%) WAN
4 10 (21.74%) LAN
5 9 (19.57%) TCP/IP
6 7 (15.22%) SAN
6 7 (15.22%) Skype
7 5 (10.87%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (10.87%) VPN
8 4 (8.70%) BGP
8 4 (8.70%) BIG-IP
8 4 (8.70%) Cisco Firepower
8 4 (8.70%) iSCSI
8 4 (8.70%) Network Security
8 4 (8.70%) OSPF
8 4 (8.70%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (6.52%) Internet
10 2 (4.35%) Intranet
10 2 (4.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.17%) JIRA
General
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 32 (69.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (8.70%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Exchange Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Network Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.52%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Active Directory Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Administrator
5 2 (4.35%) Architect
5 2 (4.35%) Coordinator
5 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.35%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Virtualisation Specialist
5 2 (4.35%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (4.35%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) 802.1X
2 2 (4.35%) .NET
3 1 (2.17%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.52%) Replication
4 2 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.17%) CMDB
5 1 (2.17%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 29 (63.04%) Windows
2 21 (45.65%) Windows Server
3 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.70%) Windows 10
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (6.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) ITIL
2 6 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (10.87%) Load Balancing
3 5 (10.87%) Project Management
4 4 (8.70%) Network Design
4 4 (8.70%) Network Management
4 4 (8.70%) Network Planning
4 4 (8.70%) Network Segmentation
4 4 (8.70%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (8.70%) SFIA
5 3 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (6.52%) Migration
5 3 (6.52%) Network Virtualisation
6 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (4.35%) Change Control
6 2 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.35%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (4.35%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.35%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.74%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.04%) SQL
3 3 (6.52%) VB
3 3 (6.52%) VBScript
4 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.17%) Java
4 1 (2.17%) Perl
4 1 (2.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (21.74%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (15.22%) CCNP
3 6 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (10.87%) CCIE
4 5 (10.87%) MCSE
5 4 (8.70%) CCDP
5 4 (8.70%) CCNA
5 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
5 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
6 3 (6.52%) Degree
7 2 (4.35%) MCSA
7 2 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 18 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (34.78%) Active Directory
3 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
4 7 (15.22%) vSphere
5 4 (8.70%) XenApp
6 3 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (6.52%) Xen
6 3 (6.52%) XenDesktop
7 2 (4.35%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (2.17%) vCloud
8 1 (2.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) SCCM
2 4 (8.70%) Forum Sentry
3 3 (6.52%) SCOM
3 3 (6.52%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.17%) Ansible
4 1 (2.17%) Icinga
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) Nagios
Vendors
1 29 (63.04%) VMware
2 24 (52.17%) Cisco
3 21 (45.65%) Microsoft
4 12 (26.09%) Citrix
5 5 (10.87%) F5
6 4 (8.70%) BMC
6 4 (8.70%) Infoblox
6 4 (8.70%) Meraki
6 4 (8.70%) Palo Alto
7 3 (6.52%) Dell
7 3 (6.52%) HP
7 3 (6.52%) Nimble Storage
8 2 (4.35%) Avaya
8 2 (4.35%) IronPort
8 2 (4.35%) Polycom
8 2 (4.35%) ServiceNow
8 2 (4.35%) Veeam
9 1 (2.17%) NetApp
9 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.17%) StorageTek