Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 2019.

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
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 147 148 156
Rank change year-on-year +1 +8 +39
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 63 68 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.11% 1.21% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.28% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 61 33
North West median daily rate £350 £400 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +32.23% -19.33%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £675 £450
England median daily rate £390 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +4.00% +3.81% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
North West median hourly rate £17.41 - £24.25
England median hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -3.23% +10.71%

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 5,371 5,321 5,187
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 95.05% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,398 3,338 3,324
North West median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% -1.90%
10th Percentile £250 £228 £225
90th Percentile £606 £588 £555
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 258 303 241
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.74 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.74% -6.63% -15.71%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.80 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.56 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.75% +1.08% -

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 20 March 2019.

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
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 20 March 2019. 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 +2 30 £379 +1.00% 53
Cheshire +4 20 £363 -36.96% 19
Lancashire -17 8 £413 -28.26% 9
Merseyside -15 3 £268 -33.13% 5
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 March 2019, 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 60 (95.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 40 (63.49%) Windows
3 28 (44.44%) VMware
4 27 (42.86%) Windows Server
5 25 (39.68%) Active Directory
6 22 (34.92%) Office 365
7 20 (31.75%) Microsoft Azure
8 19 (30.16%) Microsoft
9 18 (28.57%) Cisco
10 15 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (22.22%) Firewall
12 12 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
13 11 (17.46%) SQL
14 10 (15.87%) ITIL
14 10 (15.87%) WAN
14 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
15 9 (14.29%) SCCM
15 9 (14.29%) TCP/IP
15 9 (14.29%) Citrix
16 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Certification
16 8 (12.70%) SAN
16 8 (12.70%) VPN
16 8 (12.70%) DNS
16 8 (12.70%) HP
16 8 (12.70%) MS Exchange
16 8 (12.70%) LAN
16 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
16 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
16 8 (12.70%) Data Centre
17 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008

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 8 (12.70%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.17%) Apache
3 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.17%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.59%) CloudStack
4 1 (1.59%) IIS
4 1 (1.59%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (34.92%) Office 365
2 20 (31.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (4.76%) Amazon S3
5 2 (3.17%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (3.17%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (3.17%) Route 53
5 2 (3.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.59%) IaaS
6 1 (1.59%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (22.22%) Firewall
2 10 (15.87%) WAN
3 9 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 8 (12.70%) DNS
4 8 (12.70%) LAN
4 8 (12.70%) SAN
4 8 (12.70%) VPN
5 7 (11.11%) DHCP
6 4 (6.35%) Internet
6 4 (6.35%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (4.76%) Intranet
8 2 (3.17%) BGP
8 2 (3.17%) BIG-IP
8 2 (3.17%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (3.17%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (3.17%) HTTP
8 2 (3.17%) Network Security
8 2 (3.17%) OSPF
8 2 (3.17%) Skype
8 2 (3.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (3.17%) DB2
3 2 (3.17%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.59%) MySQL
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.17%) GitLab
2 2 (3.17%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.59%) Gatling
3 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.59%) Gradle
3 1 (1.59%) JUnit
3 1 (1.59%) Maven
3 1 (1.59%) Selenium
3 1 (1.59%) Spock
General
1 6 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (1.59%) Local Government
2 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) .NET
2 3 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (3.17%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.17%) Web Services
4 1 (1.59%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.59%) LDAP
4 1 (1.59%) Node.js
4 1 (1.59%) Spring
4 1 (1.59%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.76%) Fintech
2 3 (4.76%) Public Cloud
2 3 (4.76%) Replication
3 2 (3.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.59%) CCTV
4 1 (1.59%) Clustering
4 1 (1.59%) CMDB
4 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.59%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 40 (63.49%) Windows
2 27 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 7 (11.11%) Linux
3 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (7.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (7.94%) Windows 10
5 3 (4.76%) CentOS
6 2 (3.17%) HPUX
6 2 (3.17%) Solaris
6 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.59%) Android
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (95.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (15.87%) ITIL
3 6 (9.52%) Mentoring
4 5 (7.94%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (7.94%) Configuration Management
4 5 (7.94%) Migration
5 4 (6.35%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (4.76%) Change Management
6 3 (4.76%) Decision-Making
6 3 (4.76%) DevOps
6 3 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.76%) Network Design
6 3 (4.76%) Network Management
6 3 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.76%) Product Management
6 3 (4.76%) Project Management
6 3 (4.76%) Software Delivery
6 3 (4.76%) Thought Leadership
7 2 (3.17%) Change Control
7 2 (3.17%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.46%) SQL
2 4 (6.35%) PHP
2 4 (6.35%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.35%) Python
3 2 (3.17%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.17%) Java
4 1 (1.59%) Java 8
4 1 (1.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (15.87%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (12.70%) SC Cleared
3 7 (11.11%) MCSE
4 6 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (7.94%) Degree
5 5 (7.94%) MCP
6 4 (6.35%) CCNA
6 4 (6.35%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (4.76%) CCIE
7 3 (4.76%) CCNP
7 3 (4.76%) MCSA
7 3 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (3.17%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) GDPR
2 1 (1.59%) GxP
System Software
1 25 (39.68%) Active Directory
2 15 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.52%) vSphere
4 5 (7.94%) Hyper-V
5 4 (6.35%) Docker
6 3 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.17%) DFS Replication
7 2 (3.17%) NFS
7 2 (3.17%) XenApp
8 1 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.59%) vCloud
8 1 (1.59%) Xen
8 1 (1.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (14.29%) SCCM
2 4 (6.35%) Grafana
3 3 (4.76%) Nagios
3 3 (4.76%) Puppet
3 3 (4.76%) Terraform
4 2 (3.17%) AirWatch
4 2 (3.17%) Ansible
4 2 (3.17%) Forum Sentry
4 2 (3.17%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (3.17%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.17%) Packer
4 2 (3.17%) Prometheus
4 2 (3.17%) QRadar
4 2 (3.17%) SCOM
4 2 (3.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (3.17%) vCenter Server
4 2 (3.17%) vRealize
5 1 (1.59%) Icinga
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 28 (44.44%) VMware
2 19 (30.16%) Microsoft
3 18 (28.57%) Cisco
4 9 (14.29%) Citrix
5 8 (12.70%) HP
6 5 (7.94%) ServiceNow
7 4 (6.35%) Dell
7 4 (6.35%) IBM
8 3 (4.76%) Sun
9 2 (3.17%) Avaya
9 2 (3.17%) BMC
9 2 (3.17%) Brocade
9 2 (3.17%) Infoblox
9 2 (3.17%) Meraki
9 2 (3.17%) Micro Focus
9 2 (3.17%) NetApp
9 2 (3.17%) Oracle
9 2 (3.17%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.17%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.17%) Veeam