Period
to 27 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 27 July 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 145 194
Rank change year-on-year -9 +49 -43
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 89 116 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.15% 1.21% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 1.26% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 81 25
Midlands median daily rate £300 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +1.54% +5.69%
10th Percentile £205 £213 £203
90th Percentile £388 £488 £440
England median daily rate £370 £350 £333
% change year-on-year +5.71% +5.26% +6.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 12
Midlands median hourly rate £14.22 - £26.00
10th Percentile £13.51 - £21.00
90th Percentile £14.92 - £29.80
England median hourly rate £14.22 £23.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -38.20% -11.54% +8.33%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7326 9177 8236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 94.97% 95.56% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 4557 5410 4764
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £231 £225 £213
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 311 303 490
Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% -9.38% +1.20%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.04
90th Percentile £45.00 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.35 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.42% +8.57% +2.94%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the Midlands

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the Midlands

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the Midlands over the 6 months to 27 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in the Midlands

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the Midlands

Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 27 July 2017. 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
East Midlands +15 48 £300 -5.88% 5
West Midlands -13 39 £300 -18.92% 6
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 Midlands region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 65 (73.03%) Windows
2 52 (58.43%) VMware
3 44 (49.44%) Active Directory
4 38 (42.70%) Windows Server
5 37 (41.57%) Microsoft
6 23 (25.84%) VMware Infrastructure
7 22 (24.72%) SAN
7 22 (24.72%) Cisco
8 21 (23.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (22.47%) Office 365
10 19 (21.35%) MS Exchange
10 19 (21.35%) NetApp
11 15 (16.85%) Citrix
11 15 (16.85%) ITIL
11 15 (16.85%) Migration
11 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Azure
11 15 (16.85%) Data Centre
12 14 (15.73%) PowerShell
13 13 (14.61%) SCCM
13 13 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (13.48%) Hyper-V
15 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (12.36%) LAN
15 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (11.24%) DNS
16 10 (11.24%) SQL
16 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
17 9 (10.11%) Linux
17 9 (10.11%) WAN
17 9 (10.11%) Firewall

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 19 (21.35%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.99%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (8.99%) IIS
3 3 (3.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.12%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.47%) Office 365
2 15 (16.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.49%) IaaS
5 3 (3.37%) PaaS
6 2 (2.25%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.25%) SaaS
7 1 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 22 (24.72%) SAN
2 11 (12.36%) LAN
3 10 (11.24%) DNS
4 9 (10.11%) Firewall
4 9 (10.11%) WAN
5 8 (8.99%) DHCP
5 8 (8.99%) Wireless
6 5 (5.62%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.49%) VPN
8 3 (3.37%) SSL
8 3 (3.37%) VLAN
8 3 (3.37%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (3.37%) WLAN
9 2 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (2.25%) Cisco ISE
9 2 (2.25%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (2.25%) Cisco PIX
9 2 (2.25%) Cisco Wireless
9 2 (2.25%) MPLS
10 1 (1.12%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.24%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.12%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.25%) Burp Suite
1 2 (2.25%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.25%) Subversion
General
1 5 (5.62%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.49%) Finance
2 4 (4.49%) Retail
3 1 (1.12%) Local Government
3 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.74%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.85%) Data Centre
2 13 (14.61%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.62%) Fat Client
3 5 (5.62%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.37%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.25%) Clustering
5 2 (2.25%) FMCG
6 1 (1.12%) AS400
6 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.12%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.12%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.12%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 65 (73.03%) Windows
2 38 (42.70%) Windows Server
3 21 (23.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (10.11%) Linux
5 9 (10.11%) Windows 7
6 6 (6.74%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.37%) Android
7 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.25%) VMS
8 2 (2.25%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.25%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.12%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.85%) ITIL
1 15 (16.85%) Migration
2 7 (7.87%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (7.87%) Software Deployment
3 6 (6.74%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (5.62%) Patch Management
5 4 (4.49%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (4.49%) ITIL V3
5 4 (4.49%) Security Patching
5 4 (4.49%) Service Management
6 3 (3.37%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (3.37%) DevOps
6 3 (3.37%) E-Commerce
6 3 (3.37%) Network Management
6 3 (3.37%) PRINCE2
7 2 (2.25%) Build Automation
7 2 (2.25%) SDLC
7 2 (2.25%) Server Building
7 2 (2.25%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.73%) PowerShell
2 10 (11.24%) SQL
3 3 (3.37%) C#
3 3 (3.37%) VB
4 2 (2.25%) Python
5 1 (1.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.99%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (7.87%) CCNA
3 7 (7.87%) CCNP
3 7 (7.87%) Degree
3 7 (7.87%) MCSE
4 4 (4.49%) MCITP
4 4 (4.49%) MCP
5 2 (2.25%) CCDP
5 2 (2.25%) MCTS
5 2 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.12%) MCSA
6 1 (1.12%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (49.44%) Active Directory
2 23 (25.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (13.48%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.99%) XenApp
5 6 (6.74%) vSphere
6 4 (4.49%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (4.49%) Terminal Services
6 4 (4.49%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (4.49%) VMware Server
7 3 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.37%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.12%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.12%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.12%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (14.61%) SCCM
2 4 (4.49%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.37%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (3.37%) SafeCom
3 3 (3.37%) WSUS
4 2 (2.25%) Ansible
4 2 (2.25%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.25%) Puppet
5 1 (1.12%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 52 (58.43%) VMware
2 37 (41.57%) Microsoft
3 22 (24.72%) Cisco
4 19 (21.35%) NetApp
5 15 (16.85%) Citrix
6 8 (8.99%) IBM
7 7 (7.87%) HP
7 7 (7.87%) Symantec
8 6 (6.74%) EMC
9 5 (5.62%) CommVault
9 5 (5.62%) Intel
9 5 (5.62%) SolarWinds
9 5 (5.62%) Veeam
10 4 (4.49%) Meraki
11 3 (3.37%) Dell
11 3 (3.37%) LANDesk
11 3 (3.37%) McAfee
11 3 (3.37%) Rackspace
11 3 (3.37%) Sophos
11 3 (3.37%) Wyse