Period
to 16 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 112 173 173
Rank change year-on-year +61 0 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 102 35 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.73% 0.62% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 0.66% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 23 48
North West median daily rate £325 £313 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -0.79% +14.55%
10th Percentile £209 £121 £193
90th Percentile £444 £659 £479
England median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year +2.74% +4.29% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
North West median hourly rate £23.75 - £20.73
England median hourly rate £22.28 £19.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +17.26% -41.54% -5.80%

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 5,616 5,328 6,774
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.03% 94.69% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,479 3,294 4,288
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £240 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £575 £551
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 245 257
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.90% +13.24% -10.53%
10th Percentile £11.08 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.35 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.87% +1.08% +4.11%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +16 50 £350 - 29
Cheshire +21 34 £336 +12.08% 13
Merseyside +14 11 £213 - 6
Lancashire -17 3 £250 -25.93% 9
Cumbria - 1 £250 - 1
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 101 (99.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 72 (70.59%) Windows
3 56 (54.90%) Windows Server
4 48 (47.06%) Active Directory
5 47 (46.08%) VMware
6 45 (44.12%) Office 365
7 38 (37.25%) Microsoft
8 34 (33.33%) Cisco
9 32 (31.37%) Microsoft Azure
10 31 (30.39%) MS Exchange
11 28 (27.45%) VMware Infrastructure
12 27 (26.47%) DNS
13 25 (24.51%) Citrix
14 24 (23.53%) Firewall
15 23 (22.55%) DHCP
16 22 (21.57%) Skype for Business
17 20 (19.61%) SCCM
18 19 (18.63%) LAN
18 19 (18.63%) WAN
19 17 (16.67%) ITIL
19 17 (16.67%) SQL
19 17 (16.67%) Hyper-V
20 16 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
20 16 (15.69%) SharePoint
20 16 (15.69%) Migration
20 16 (15.69%) Data Centre
21 15 (14.71%) XenApp
21 15 (14.71%) Skype
22 14 (13.73%) PowerShell
22 14 (13.73%) SQL Server

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 31 (30.39%) MS Exchange
2 22 (21.57%) Skype for Business
3 16 (15.69%) SharePoint
4 11 (10.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (3.92%) IIS
8 3 (2.94%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.96%) Confluence
9 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.96%) SAS
9 2 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.98%) Apache
10 1 (0.98%) CloudStack
10 1 (0.98%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.98%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.98%) JBoss
10 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 45 (44.12%) Office 365
2 32 (31.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (10.78%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (6.86%) IaaS
5 3 (2.94%) PaaS
5 3 (2.94%) SaaS
6 2 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.96%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.98%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 27 (26.47%) DNS
2 24 (23.53%) Firewall
3 23 (22.55%) DHCP
4 19 (18.63%) LAN
4 19 (18.63%) WAN
5 15 (14.71%) Skype
6 14 (13.73%) TCP/IP
7 13 (12.75%) VPN
8 10 (9.80%) SAN
9 4 (3.92%) Network Security
9 4 (3.92%) SSL
9 4 (3.92%) VoIP
9 4 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (2.94%) HTTP
10 3 (2.94%) Internet
10 3 (2.94%) Intranet
10 3 (2.94%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.94%) NAS
11 2 (1.96%) BGP
11 2 (1.96%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.96%) DB2
3 2 (1.96%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.96%) MySQL
3 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.98%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) JIRA
1 2 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (1.96%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.98%) Gatling
2 1 (0.98%) Gradle
2 1 (0.98%) JUnit
2 1 (0.98%) Maven
2 1 (0.98%) Selenium
2 1 (0.98%) Spock
2 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (6.86%) Local Government
2 3 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.96%) Back Office
3 2 (1.96%) Finance
4 1 (0.98%) Advertising
4 1 (0.98%) Banking
4 1 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.92%) .NET
2 2 (1.96%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.98%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (0.98%) Hibernate
3 1 (0.98%) JSON
3 1 (0.98%) LDAP
3 1 (0.98%) Middleware
3 1 (0.98%) Node.js
3 1 (0.98%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.69%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.84%) PKI
3 6 (5.88%) Blackberry
4 5 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.90%) Clustering
5 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.98%) CMDB
6 1 (0.98%) Fintech
6 1 (0.98%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.98%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.98%) Replication
6 1 (0.98%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 72 (70.59%) Windows
2 56 (54.90%) Windows Server
3 16 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (8.82%) Linux
5 9 (8.82%) Windows 10
6 7 (6.86%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.98%) AIX
7 1 (0.98%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (99.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (16.67%) ITIL
3 16 (15.69%) Migration
4 8 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (6.86%) Server Building
6 6 (5.88%) Open Source
7 5 (4.90%) Change Management
7 5 (4.90%) DevOps
7 5 (4.90%) High Availability
7 5 (4.90%) Network Design
7 5 (4.90%) Project Management
7 5 (4.90%) SFIA
8 4 (3.92%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (3.92%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (3.92%) Patch Management
8 4 (3.92%) Server Virtualisation
9 3 (2.94%) Data Management
9 3 (2.94%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.67%) SQL
2 14 (13.73%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.86%) VB
3 7 (6.86%) VBScript
4 2 (1.96%) Java
5 1 (0.98%) Java 8
5 1 (0.98%) PHP
5 1 (0.98%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.78%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (10.78%) SC Cleared
3 10 (9.80%) MCSE
4 6 (5.88%) CCNP
5 5 (4.90%) CCDP
6 4 (3.92%) CCNA
6 4 (3.92%) MCITP
6 4 (3.92%) MCSA
7 3 (2.94%) Chartered Engineer
7 3 (2.94%) CISM
7 3 (2.94%) CISSP
7 3 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.96%) CCIE
8 2 (1.96%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (1.96%) Degree
9 1 (0.98%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) GDPR
2 2 (1.96%) GxP
System Software
1 48 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 28 (27.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 15 (14.71%) XenApp
5 8 (7.84%) vSphere
6 7 (6.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 7 (6.86%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (4.90%) Forefront TMG
7 5 (4.90%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.94%) Xen
8 3 (2.94%) XenServer
9 2 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.98%) Docker
10 1 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (19.61%) SCCM
2 10 (9.80%) SCOM
3 7 (6.86%) AirWatch
4 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (2.94%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.94%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (1.96%) Forum Sentry
6 2 (1.96%) TADDM
6 2 (1.96%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.96%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.98%) Ansible
7 1 (0.98%) Foglight
7 1 (0.98%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.98%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.98%) Icinga
7 1 (0.98%) Nagios
7 1 (0.98%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.98%) Terraform
7 1 (0.98%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (46.08%) VMware
2 38 (37.25%) Microsoft
3 34 (33.33%) Cisco
4 25 (24.51%) Citrix
5 7 (6.86%) HP
6 5 (4.90%) Veeam
6 5 (4.90%) WatchGuard
7 4 (3.92%) Blue Coat
7 4 (3.92%) F5
7 4 (3.92%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.94%) McAfee
8 3 (2.94%) Meraki
8 3 (2.94%) Nimble Storage
8 3 (2.94%) Oracle
8 3 (2.94%) Polycom
8 3 (2.94%) Sophos
9 2 (1.96%) Infoblox
9 2 (1.96%) Kaspersky
9 2 (1.96%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.96%) Sitecore