Period
to 26 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 26 May 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
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 165 188
Rank change year-on-year +46 +23 -26
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 100 40 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.70% 0.73% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.79% 0.77% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 30 43
North West median daily rate £375 £300 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -20.00% +30.43%
10th Percentile £224 £214 £240
90th Percentile £588 £353 £414
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
North West median hourly rate £24.38 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.36% - -
England median hourly rate £22.30 £31.00 £25.54
% change year-on-year -28.06% +21.39% +2.15%

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 5,597 5,193 7,354
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.32% 94.80% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,479 3,164 4,402
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -2.58% +6.07%
10th Percentile £238 £220 £238
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 282 322
North West median hourly rate £17.88 £19.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.47% -5.95% +16.67%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £49.63 £51.35 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.51 £19.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year -2.61% -2.24% +11.06%

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 26 May 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
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 26 May 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 +17 53 £375 +36.36% 28
Cheshire -7 17 £230 -12.38% 6
Lancashire +5 11 £575 +124.39% 1
Merseyside +19 9 £400 +18.52% 1
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 61 (61.00%) Windows
2 46 (46.00%) Windows Server
3 44 (44.00%) Microsoft
4 41 (41.00%) VMware
5 40 (40.00%) Cisco
6 33 (33.00%) Active Directory
7 32 (32.00%) ITIL
8 27 (27.00%) Project Management
9 26 (26.00%) Citrix
10 25 (25.00%) Open Source
11 24 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
11 24 (24.00%) Firewall
11 24 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (23.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (23.00%) SFIA
13 22 (22.00%) XenApp
13 22 (22.00%) Data Management
13 22 (22.00%) Problem Management
13 22 (22.00%) PaaS
13 22 (22.00%) Network Design
13 22 (22.00%) Management Information System
13 22 (22.00%) CCNP
13 22 (22.00%) PRINCE2
14 21 (21.00%) CCDP
14 21 (21.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 21 (21.00%) CISSP
14 21 (21.00%) CISM
14 21 (21.00%) SaaS
14 21 (21.00%) Resource Management
14 21 (21.00%) Hyper-V

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 17 (17.00%) MS Exchange
2 14 (14.00%) Skype for Business
3 6 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.00%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (5.00%) OpenStack
5 4 (4.00%) SAS
6 3 (3.00%) IIS
7 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.00%) CMS
8 1 (1.00%) Confluence
8 1 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.00%) Orchard CMS
Cloud Services
1 22 (22.00%) PaaS
2 21 (21.00%) SaaS
3 20 (20.00%) Office 365
4 12 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (11.00%) IaaS
6 4 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (2.00%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.00%) G Suite
8 1 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (24.00%) Firewall
2 20 (20.00%) DNS
3 16 (16.00%) SAN
4 15 (15.00%) WAN
5 14 (14.00%) DHCP
6 13 (13.00%) TCP/IP
7 12 (12.00%) LAN
7 12 (12.00%) Skype
8 6 (6.00%) NAS
8 6 (6.00%) VPN
9 5 (5.00%) NetScaler
9 5 (5.00%) Network Security
10 4 (4.00%) BGP
10 4 (4.00%) IP Telephony
10 4 (4.00%) OSPF
10 4 (4.00%) Unified Communications
11 3 (3.00%) DMZ
11 3 (3.00%) Ethernet
11 3 (3.00%) IPsec
11 3 (3.00%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.00%) DB2
2 4 (4.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (2.00%) MySQL
4 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Visual Studio Team System
2 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.00%) JIRA
2 1 (1.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (18.00%) Finance
2 3 (3.00%) Retail
2 3 (3.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.00%) Back Office
3 2 (2.00%) Banking
3 2 (2.00%) Local Government
4 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.00%) Middleware
2 2 (2.00%) .NET
2 2 (2.00%) ISPF
3 1 (1.00%) .NET Core
3 1 (1.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (1.00%) JSON
3 1 (1.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (22.00%) Management Information System
2 15 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.00%) Clustering
5 4 (4.00%) Blackberry
6 3 (3.00%) PKI
7 2 (2.00%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.00%) CMDB
8 1 (1.00%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.00%) SCADA
8 1 (1.00%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.00%) Social Media
8 1 (1.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 61 (61.00%) Windows
2 46 (46.00%) Windows Server
3 17 (17.00%) Linux
4 13 (13.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (13.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (7.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (6.00%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.00%) AIX
7 3 (3.00%) Unix
7 3 (3.00%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.00%) CentOS
8 2 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.00%) ITIL
2 27 (27.00%) Project Management
3 25 (25.00%) Open Source
4 24 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (23.00%) SFIA
6 22 (22.00%) Data Management
6 22 (22.00%) Network Design
6 22 (22.00%) PRINCE2
6 22 (22.00%) Problem Management
7 21 (21.00%) Resource Management
8 18 (18.00%) Infrastructure Management
9 15 (15.00%) Change Management
9 15 (15.00%) Product Management
10 13 (13.00%) DevOps
10 13 (13.00%) Migration
11 12 (12.00%) Contract Management
11 12 (12.00%) Decision-Making
11 12 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (12.00%) IT Strategy
12 11 (11.00%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.00%) PowerShell
1 18 (18.00%) SQL
2 6 (6.00%) VBScript
3 5 (5.00%) VB
4 2 (2.00%) JCL
4 2 (2.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 24 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (22.00%) CCNP
3 21 (21.00%) CCDP
3 21 (21.00%) Chartered Engineer
3 21 (21.00%) CISM
3 21 (21.00%) CISSP
3 21 (21.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 12 (12.00%) CCIE
4 12 (12.00%) Degree
4 12 (12.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 7 (7.00%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (4.00%) MCITP
7 4 (4.00%) MCSE
7 4 (4.00%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.00%) CCNA
9 2 (2.00%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 33 (33.00%) Active Directory
2 23 (23.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (22.00%) XenApp
4 21 (21.00%) Hyper-V
5 11 (11.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (11.00%) XenDesktop
6 8 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (8.00%) vSphere
7 7 (7.00%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (4.00%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (3.00%) XenServer
10 2 (2.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (2.00%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (1.00%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (1.00%) Varnish
11 1 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (14.00%) SCCM
2 7 (7.00%) Failover Clustering
3 5 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (4.00%) SCOM
5 3 (3.00%) AirWatch
5 3 (3.00%) Backup Exec
5 3 (3.00%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.00%) TADDM
6 2 (2.00%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.00%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.00%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.00%) Kibana
7 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.00%) Nagios
7 1 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.00%) Puppet
7 1 (1.00%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 41 (41.00%) VMware
3 40 (40.00%) Cisco
4 26 (26.00%) Citrix
5 12 (12.00%) HP
6 7 (7.00%) Ivanti
7 6 (6.00%) Oracle
7 6 (6.00%) Symantec
8 4 (4.00%) Informatica
8 4 (4.00%) Sophos
8 4 (4.00%) Veritas
9 3 (3.00%) arcserve
9 3 (3.00%) IBM
10 2 (2.00%) Kaspersky
10 2 (2.00%) McAfee
10 2 (2.00%) NetApp
10 2 (2.00%) Polycom
10 2 (2.00%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.00%) Veeam
11 1 (1.00%) ProCurve