The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Engineer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Engineer
England / North West
Rank 117 133 123
Rank change year-on-year +16 -10  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 14 25 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.54% 0.65% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.69% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 16
Median daily rate £275 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £365 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £416 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £335 £325
% change year-on-year -2.98% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -4.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2472 3621 3346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.04% 94.35% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1543 2156 1756
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 172 203
Median hourly rate £16.18 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.28% +31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.37 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +15 8 £275 -26.66% 8
Cheshire +29 4 £263 -6.25% 5
Lancashire +10 1 £250 -33.33%
Infrastructure Engineer
England

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 North West region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 32 (62.75%) Windows
2 28 (54.90%) VMware
3 27 (52.94%) Windows Server
4 25 (49.02%) Citrix
5 21 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (39.22%) Active Directory
7 19 (37.25%) Firewall
7 19 (37.25%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (33.33%) Cisco
9 16 (31.37%) XenApp
10 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
11 14 (27.45%) SQL Server
11 14 (27.45%) MS Exchange
11 14 (27.45%) Microsoft Azure
11 14 (27.45%) Amazon AWS
12 13 (25.49%) SQL
12 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (19.61%) NetApp
13 10 (19.61%) Web Services
13 10 (19.61%) ITIL
13 10 (19.61%) LAN
13 10 (19.61%) Linux
14 8 (15.69%) SAN
14 8 (15.69%) WAN
14 8 (15.69%) Blue Coat
14 8 (15.69%) ProxySG
15 7 (13.73%) NAS
15 7 (13.73%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (13.73%) Symantec

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 14 (27.45%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (5.88%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (1.96%) IIS
5 1 (1.96%) SAS
5 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.96%) MS Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 14 (27.45%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (27.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (37.25%) Firewall
2 10 (19.61%) LAN
3 8 (15.69%) SAN
3 8 (15.69%) WAN
4 7 (13.73%) NAS
5 6 (11.76%) VLAN
6 5 (9.80%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.88%) DHCP
7 3 (5.88%) DNS
7 3 (5.88%) Network Security
7 3 (5.88%) VPN
7 3 (5.88%) WLAN
8 2 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (1.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (1.96%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.96%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.96%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.96%) Structured Cabling
9 1 (1.96%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (27.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) Big Data
2 1 (1.96%) MySQL
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.96%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (5.88%) Banking
2 2 (3.92%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (19.61%) Web Services
2 1 (1.96%) .NET
2 1 (1.96%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.80%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.92%) PKI
3 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) AS400
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Licensing
3 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 32 (62.75%) Windows
2 27 (52.94%) Windows Server
3 21 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (19.61%) Linux
7 5 (9.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (7.84%) Solaris
9 2 (3.92%) AIX
9 2 (3.92%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (3.92%) HPUX
9 2 (3.92%) Unix
10 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.61%) ITIL
2 6 (11.76%) Asset Management
3 3 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (3.92%) Cash Management
4 2 (3.92%) Change Management
4 2 (3.92%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (3.92%) CRM
4 2 (3.92%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (3.92%) DevOps
4 2 (3.92%) ERP
4 2 (3.92%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.92%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 2 (3.92%) Privileged Access Management
4 2 (3.92%) Problem Management
4 2 (3.92%) Project Management
4 2 (3.92%) Service Management
4 2 (3.92%) Software Asset Management
4 2 (3.92%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (1.96%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.96%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 13 (25.49%) SQL
2 4 (7.84%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.92%) Java
3 2 (3.92%) Perl
3 2 (3.92%) VBScript
4 1 (1.96%) VB
4 1 (1.96%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (13.73%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (9.80%) CCNA
3 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.84%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.88%) MCSE
4 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.96%) CCA
6 1 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.96%) Degree
6 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.96%) MCITP
6 1 (1.96%) MCSA
6 1 (1.96%) NCDA
6 1 (1.96%) NCIE
6 1 (1.96%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (39.22%) Active Directory
2 19 (37.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (31.37%) XenApp
4 8 (15.69%) ProxySG
5 6 (11.76%) Hyper-V
6 5 (9.80%) vSphere
7 4 (7.84%) XenDesktop
8 3 (5.88%) VMware ESX
9 2 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.96%) VMware GSX
10 1 (1.96%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) SCCM
2 4 (7.84%) SCOM
3 2 (3.92%) IBM BigFix
3 2 (3.92%) Netcool
4 1 (1.96%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.96%) Kibana
4 1 (1.96%) logstash
4 1 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.96%) MOM
4 1 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.96%) Puppet
4 1 (1.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.96%) vMotion
4 1 (1.96%) Webmin
4 1 (1.96%) WSUS
4 1 (1.96%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 28 (54.90%) VMware
2 25 (49.02%) Citrix
3 17 (33.33%) Cisco
4 15 (29.41%) Microsoft
5 10 (19.61%) NetApp
6 8 (15.69%) Blue Coat
7 7 (13.73%) Symantec
8 5 (9.80%) Intel Security
9 4 (7.84%) SolarWinds
10 3 (5.88%) F5
10 3 (5.88%) HP
10 3 (5.88%) Red Hat
11 2 (3.92%) CA
11 2 (3.92%) Dell
11 2 (3.92%) Forcepoint
11 2 (3.92%) IBM
11 2 (3.92%) Oracle
11 2 (3.92%) ServiceNow
12 1 (1.96%) Canon
12 1 (1.96%) EqualLogic
Warrington, Cheshire
Michael Bailey Associates
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