Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 13 December 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 > North West
6 months to
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 145 154 148
Rank change year-on-year +9 -6 +42
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 79 49 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.31% 0.86% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 0.90% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 39 45
North West median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% +8.33%
10th Percentile £225 £148 £211
90th Percentile £500 £690 £483
England median daily rate £380 £361 £375
% change year-on-year +5.19% -3.67% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
North West median hourly rate £17.41 - £20.73
England median hourly rate £23.84 £22.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year +7.12% -20.54% -20.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,694 5,418 6,148
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 95.32% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,578 3,436 3,962
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £235 £250 £235
90th Percentile £575 £588 £550
England median daily rate £459 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.89% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 342 256 220
North West median hourly rate £19.21 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.94% +14.29% -11.39%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.99
90th Percentile £45.45 £48.75 £45.27
England median hourly rate £18.12 £18.70 £18.38
% change year-on-year -3.13% +1.77% +2.08%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the North West

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the North West

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in the North West

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the North West

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in the North West

Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 13 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
Manchester -4 34 £375 +7.14% 26
Cheshire +8 30 £350 -15.15% 7
Merseyside 0 9 £231 -42.19% 8
Lancashire -19 5 £413 - 14
Cumbria - 1 £250 -
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 North West region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 78 (98.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 55 (69.62%) Windows
3 43 (54.43%) Windows Server
4 40 (50.63%) Active Directory
5 37 (46.84%) VMware
5 37 (46.84%) Office 365
6 33 (41.77%) Microsoft Azure
7 26 (32.91%) Microsoft
8 24 (30.38%) Cisco
9 22 (27.85%) DNS
10 21 (26.58%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (25.32%) MS Exchange
12 19 (24.05%) WAN
12 19 (24.05%) DHCP
12 19 (24.05%) Citrix
12 19 (24.05%) Firewall
13 16 (20.25%) TCP/IP
13 16 (20.25%) LAN
13 16 (20.25%) Security Cleared
13 16 (20.25%) SCCM
14 15 (18.99%) SC Cleared
15 14 (17.72%) Windows Server 2008
15 14 (17.72%) Data Centre
15 14 (17.72%) VPN
15 14 (17.72%) ITIL
16 12 (15.19%) Amazon AWS
17 11 (13.92%) Windows Server 2012
17 11 (13.92%) Migration
18 10 (12.66%) SQL
18 10 (12.66%) SharePoint

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 20 (25.32%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.66%) SharePoint
2 10 (12.66%) Skype for Business
3 6 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (5.06%) IIS
6 3 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.53%) Confluence
8 1 (1.27%) Apache
8 1 (1.27%) CloudStack
8 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.27%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.27%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.27%) JBoss
8 1 (1.27%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 37 (46.84%) Office 365
2 33 (41.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (15.19%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.06%) IaaS
5 1 (1.27%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 22 (27.85%) DNS
2 19 (24.05%) DHCP
2 19 (24.05%) Firewall
2 19 (24.05%) WAN
3 16 (20.25%) LAN
3 16 (20.25%) TCP/IP
4 14 (17.72%) VPN
5 8 (10.13%) SAN
6 6 (7.59%) Network Security
7 5 (6.33%) Skype
7 5 (6.33%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (5.06%) BGP
8 4 (5.06%) BIG-IP
8 4 (5.06%) Cisco Firepower
8 4 (5.06%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (5.06%) Internet
8 4 (5.06%) Intranet
8 4 (5.06%) iSCSI
8 4 (5.06%) OSPF
9 2 (2.53%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.27%) MySQL
3 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.53%) JIRA
1 2 (2.53%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (2.53%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.27%) Gatling
2 1 (1.27%) Gradle
2 1 (1.27%) JUnit
2 1 (1.27%) Maven
2 1 (1.27%) Selenium
2 1 (1.27%) Spock
General
1 5 (6.33%) Finance
1 5 (6.33%) Local Government
2 2 (2.53%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.27%) Advertising
3 1 (1.27%) Banking
3 1 (1.27%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) .NET
1 4 (5.06%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.27%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.27%) Hibernate
2 1 (1.27%) LDAP
2 1 (1.27%) Middleware
2 1 (1.27%) Node.js
2 1 (1.27%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.72%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.59%) PKI
3 5 (6.33%) Clustering
4 4 (5.06%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.80%) Replication
6 2 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.27%) CMDB
7 1 (1.27%) Fintech
7 1 (1.27%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.27%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.27%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 55 (69.62%) Windows
2 43 (54.43%) Windows Server
3 14 (17.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (13.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (12.66%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (11.39%) Windows 10
7 6 (7.59%) Windows 7
8 4 (5.06%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (98.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 14 (17.72%) ITIL
3 11 (13.92%) Migration
4 8 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (6.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (6.33%) Load Balancing
5 5 (6.33%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (6.33%) Project Management
5 5 (6.33%) Server Building
6 4 (5.06%) Network Design
6 4 (5.06%) Network Management
6 4 (5.06%) Network Planning
6 4 (5.06%) Network Segmentation
6 4 (5.06%) Patch Management
6 4 (5.06%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (5.06%) SFIA
7 3 (3.80%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.80%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.80%) High Availability
7 3 (3.80%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.66%) PowerShell
1 10 (12.66%) SQL
2 3 (3.80%) VB
2 3 (3.80%) VBScript
3 2 (2.53%) Java
4 1 (1.27%) Java 8
4 1 (1.27%) PHP
4 1 (1.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (20.25%) Security Cleared
2 15 (18.99%) SC Cleared
3 8 (10.13%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (10.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (8.86%) MCSE
5 5 (6.33%) CCIE
5 5 (6.33%) CCNP
6 4 (5.06%) CCDP
6 4 (5.06%) Degree
6 4 (5.06%) MCSA
7 3 (3.80%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (2.53%) CCNA
8 2 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.27%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) GxP
2 1 (1.27%) GDPR
System Software
1 40 (50.63%) Active Directory
2 21 (26.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (12.66%) Hyper-V
4 9 (11.39%) XenApp
5 6 (7.59%) vSphere
6 5 (6.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (5.06%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.80%) Xen
9 2 (2.53%) DFS Replication
9 2 (2.53%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.53%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.27%) Docker
10 1 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.27%) vCloud
10 1 (1.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (20.25%) SCCM
2 8 (10.13%) SCOM
3 6 (7.59%) AirWatch
4 4 (5.06%) Forum Sentry
4 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (3.80%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.27%) Ansible
6 1 (1.27%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.27%) Foglight
6 1 (1.27%) Icinga
6 1 (1.27%) Nagios
6 1 (1.27%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 37 (46.84%) VMware
2 26 (32.91%) Microsoft
3 24 (30.38%) Cisco
4 19 (24.05%) Citrix
5 6 (7.59%) F5
6 5 (6.33%) SolarWinds
7 4 (5.06%) Blue Coat
7 4 (5.06%) BMC
7 4 (5.06%) Infoblox
7 4 (5.06%) Meraki
7 4 (5.06%) Nimble Storage
7 4 (5.06%) Palo Alto
7 4 (5.06%) ServiceNow
7 4 (5.06%) Veeam
8 3 (3.80%) HP
9 2 (2.53%) Avaya
9 2 (2.53%) IronPort
9 2 (2.53%) Juniper
9 2 (2.53%) NetApp
9 2 (2.53%) WatchGuard