Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the Midlands during the 6 months to 18 January 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
England > Midlands
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 205 152
Rank change year-on-year +59 -53 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 100 47 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.27% 0.53% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 0.55% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 30 42
Midlands median daily rate £325 £306 £281
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.12% +8.89% -8.16%
10th Percentile £200 £225 £200
90th Percentile £421 £425 £385
England median daily rate £363 £375 £341
% change year-on-year -3.33% +10.13% -2.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Midlands median hourly rate £24.75 £23.25 £20.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +11.40% -5.14%
10th Percentile £19.43 £19.75 £17.10
90th Percentile £29.08 £39.40 £24.09
England median hourly rate £41.50 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +33.87% -4.62% +30.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the Midlands. 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
Midlands
Contract vacancies in the Midlands with a recognized job title 7,489 8,485 7,871
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 95.02% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,694 5,162 4,476
Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £215 £225
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 367 410
Midlands median hourly rate £15.20 £15.00 £15.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -0.40% -3.83%
10th Percentile £9.75 £10.00 £10.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £39.25 £36.38
England median hourly rate £18.30 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.48% -0.61% +12.12%

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 18 January 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the Midlands over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 January 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
East Midlands +34 53 £325 +1.56% 15
West Midlands +34 46 £344 +19.05% 26
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 74 (74.00%) Windows
2 45 (45.00%) Active Directory
3 43 (43.00%) VMware
4 42 (42.00%) Windows Server
5 36 (36.00%) Microsoft
6 33 (33.00%) Office 365
7 30 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 30 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (26.00%) Cisco
8 26 (26.00%) Linux
9 21 (21.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 20 (20.00%) SAN
11 19 (19.00%) ITIL
12 18 (18.00%) Migration
13 15 (15.00%) MS Exchange
13 15 (15.00%) DevOps
13 15 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
13 15 (15.00%) Hyper-V
14 14 (14.00%) NetApp
15 13 (13.00%) Citrix
15 13 (13.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (13.00%) MCSE
16 12 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
17 11 (11.00%) Data Centre
17 11 (11.00%) Firewall
18 10 (10.00%) SQL Server
18 10 (10.00%) DNS
18 10 (10.00%) Red Hat
18 10 (10.00%) PowerShell
18 10 (10.00%) Git (software)

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 15 (15.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.00%) Skype for Business
3 8 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (8.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.00%) IIS
5 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.00%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (9.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (33.00%) Office 365
2 30 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (9.00%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (5.00%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.00%) IaaS
6 1 (1.00%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.00%) SAN
2 11 (11.00%) Firewall
3 10 (10.00%) DNS
4 8 (8.00%) Skype
5 7 (7.00%) LAN
6 6 (6.00%) WAN
7 5 (5.00%) DHCP
8 4 (4.00%) InfiniBand
9 3 (3.00%) DSL
9 3 (3.00%) NAS
9 3 (3.00%) TCP/IP
9 3 (3.00%) Unified Communications
10 2 (2.00%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (2.00%) SSL
10 2 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (1.00%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (1.00%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.00%) VPN
11 1 (1.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.00%) Burp Suite
2 5 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.00%) Subversion
3 2 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 7 (7.00%) Finance
2 5 (5.00%) Banking
3 4 (4.00%) Retail
4 3 (3.00%) Law
5 1 (1.00%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.00%) LAMP
1 4 (4.00%) OpenMP
2 3 (3.00%) .NET
3 2 (2.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (11.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.00%) FMCG
4 4 (4.00%) Grid Computing
5 3 (3.00%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.00%) PKI
5 3 (3.00%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.00%) Clustering
7 1 (1.00%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.00%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 74 (74.00%) Windows
2 42 (42.00%) Windows Server
3 30 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (26.00%) Linux
5 21 (21.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (10.00%) Windows 7
7 9 (9.00%) Windows 10
8 6 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (4.00%) SUSE
10 4 (4.00%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.00%) Unix
11 2 (2.00%) Windows XP
12 1 (1.00%) Android
12 1 (1.00%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.00%) Debian
12 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (19.00%) ITIL
2 18 (18.00%) Migration
3 15 (15.00%) DevOps
4 7 (7.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (6.00%) Asset Management
5 6 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (6.00%) Software Delivery
6 5 (5.00%) Build Automation
6 5 (5.00%) Change Management
6 5 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 5 (5.00%) Issue Tracking
6 5 (5.00%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.00%) Investment Management
7 4 (4.00%) ITSM
7 4 (4.00%) Patch Management
7 4 (4.00%) Project Management
8 3 (3.00%) Document Management
8 3 (3.00%) High Availability
8 3 (3.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 8 (8.00%) Bash Shell
2 8 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (13.00%) MCSE
1 13 (13.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (9.00%) CCNA
2 9 (9.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (5.00%) CCNP
3 5 (5.00%) DBS Check
3 5 (5.00%) Degree
3 5 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (4.00%) MCSA
5 3 (3.00%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.00%) CCA
6 2 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.00%) Hyper-V
3 12 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (6.00%) XenApp
5 4 (4.00%) GPFS
6 3 (3.00%) Docker
6 3 (3.00%) Terminal Services
6 3 (3.00%) vSphere
7 2 (2.00%) Firmware
7 2 (2.00%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (10.00%) SCCM
2 6 (6.00%) Ansible
3 5 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (5.00%) WSUS
4 4 (4.00%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.00%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.00%) Puppet
5 2 (2.00%) SCOM
5 2 (2.00%) SCOrch
5 2 (2.00%) Terraform
6 1 (1.00%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.00%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.00%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.00%) SafeCom
6 1 (1.00%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 43 (43.00%) VMware
2 36 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 26 (26.00%) Cisco
4 14 (14.00%) NetApp
5 13 (13.00%) Citrix
6 10 (10.00%) Red Hat
7 6 (6.00%) HP
8 5 (5.00%) Atlassian
8 5 (5.00%) Black Duck
8 5 (5.00%) Qualys
8 5 (5.00%) Veracode
9 4 (4.00%) McAfee
10 3 (3.00%) 3PAR
10 3 (3.00%) BMC
10 3 (3.00%) IBM
10 3 (3.00%) Intel
10 3 (3.00%) Remedy
10 3 (3.00%) Symantec
10 3 (3.00%) Veeam
11 2 (2.00%) SolarWinds