Period
to 20 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £356 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 175 183
Rank change year-on-year +56 +8 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 102 30 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.68% 0.52% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 0.55% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 19 49
North West median daily rate £356 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.55% -15.38% +18.18%
10th Percentile £209 £113 £197
90th Percentile £503 £388 £410
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
North West median hourly rate £25.00 - £20.73
England median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £23.25
% change year-on-year -14.00% +7.53% -22.50%

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 5,798 5,446 7,094
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.28% 94.70% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,619 3,305 4,375
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £239 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 313 256 265
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £19.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.86% +12.86% -5.30%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.16 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.38 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

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 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 49 £356 +29.55% 25
Cheshire +4 22 £280 +1.82% 9
Merseyside +30 14 £388 - 4
Lancashire -7 6 £625 +150.00% 3
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 20 August 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 68 (66.67%) Windows
3 58 (56.86%) Windows Server
4 46 (45.10%) Microsoft
5 45 (44.12%) Active Directory
6 39 (38.24%) Cisco
6 39 (38.24%) VMware
7 35 (34.31%) Office 365
8 31 (30.39%) Citrix
9 30 (29.41%) DNS
10 28 (27.45%) ITIL
10 28 (27.45%) MS Exchange
10 28 (27.45%) Firewall
11 25 (24.51%) Hyper-V
12 24 (23.53%) XenApp
12 24 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
13 23 (22.55%) Cisco Certification
14 21 (20.59%) DHCP
14 21 (20.59%) SQL Server
14 21 (20.59%) Project Management
15 20 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
15 20 (19.61%) Open Source
15 20 (19.61%) SCCM
16 19 (18.63%) Skype for Business
16 19 (18.63%) WAN
17 18 (17.65%) SAN
18 17 (16.67%) CCNP
18 17 (16.67%) TCP/IP
18 17 (16.67%) LAN
18 17 (16.67%) SFIA

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 28 (27.45%) MS Exchange
2 19 (18.63%) Skype for Business
3 10 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (9.80%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (5.88%) OpenStack
5 5 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (4.90%) SAS
6 4 (3.92%) IIS
7 3 (2.94%) Confluence
8 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.98%) Apache
9 1 (0.98%) CMS
9 1 (0.98%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.98%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.98%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.98%) JBoss
9 1 (0.98%) Orchard CMS
9 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 35 (34.31%) Office 365
2 15 (14.71%) PaaS
2 15 (14.71%) SaaS
3 13 (12.75%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (7.84%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (7.84%) IaaS
5 2 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.96%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.98%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 30 (29.41%) DNS
2 28 (27.45%) Firewall
3 21 (20.59%) DHCP
4 19 (18.63%) WAN
5 18 (17.65%) SAN
6 17 (16.67%) LAN
6 17 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 13 (12.75%) Skype
8 7 (6.86%) NAS
8 7 (6.86%) VPN
9 6 (5.88%) Network Security
10 5 (4.90%) NetScaler
11 4 (3.92%) BGP
11 4 (3.92%) IP Telephony
11 4 (3.92%) OSPF
11 4 (3.92%) Unified Communications
11 4 (3.92%) VoIP
12 3 (2.94%) DMZ
12 3 (2.94%) Ethernet
12 3 (2.94%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.90%) DB2
2 5 (4.90%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.98%) MySQL
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (2.94%) JIRA
2 2 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.96%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 13 (12.75%) Finance
2 6 (5.88%) Local Government
3 3 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.96%) Back Office
4 2 (1.96%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.96%) .NET
2 1 (0.98%) .NET Core
2 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (0.98%) JSON
2 1 (0.98%) Middleware
2 1 (0.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.69%) Management Information System
2 15 (14.71%) Data Centre
3 8 (7.84%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.86%) PKI
5 6 (5.88%) Clustering
6 5 (4.90%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.96%) Social Media
9 1 (0.98%) CMDB
9 1 (0.98%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.98%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.98%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 68 (66.67%) Windows
2 58 (56.86%) Windows Server
3 15 (14.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (12.75%) Linux
5 13 (12.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.90%) Windows 10
6 5 (4.90%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (0.98%) AIX
8 1 (0.98%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (99.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 28 (27.45%) ITIL
3 21 (20.59%) Project Management
4 20 (19.61%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (19.61%) Open Source
5 17 (16.67%) SFIA
6 16 (15.69%) Availability Management
6 16 (15.69%) Data Management
6 16 (15.69%) Network Design
6 16 (15.69%) PRINCE2
6 16 (15.69%) Problem Management
6 16 (15.69%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (14.71%) Infrastructure Management
7 15 (14.71%) Migration
7 15 (14.71%) Resource Management
8 13 (12.75%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (10.78%) Change Management
9 11 (10.78%) Server Virtualisation
10 10 (9.80%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (9.80%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.69%) SQL
2 13 (12.75%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.86%) VB
3 7 (6.86%) VBScript
4 1 (0.98%) C#
4 1 (0.98%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (22.55%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (16.67%) CCNP
3 16 (15.69%) CCDP
3 16 (15.69%) Chartered Engineer
3 16 (15.69%) CISM
3 16 (15.69%) CISSP
4 15 (14.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 9 (8.82%) Degree
5 9 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (7.84%) CCIE
6 8 (7.84%) MCSE
6 8 (7.84%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 7 (6.86%) Security Cleared
8 6 (5.88%) SC Cleared
9 5 (4.90%) CCNA
10 4 (3.92%) MCITP
11 3 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.96%) CompTIA Security+
13 1 (0.98%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.96%) GDPR
System Software
1 45 (44.12%) Active Directory
2 25 (24.51%) Hyper-V
3 24 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (23.53%) XenApp
4 11 (10.78%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (7.84%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (7.84%) XenDesktop
6 7 (6.86%) vSphere
7 6 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 5 (4.90%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.96%) Xen
10 2 (1.96%) XenServer
11 1 (0.98%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.98%) Varnish
11 1 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.98%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 20 (19.61%) SCCM
2 9 (8.82%) Failover Clustering
2 9 (8.82%) SCOM
3 4 (3.92%) NetBackup
3 4 (3.92%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.94%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.94%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.96%) TADDM
5 2 (1.96%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.96%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.98%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.98%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.98%) Kibana
6 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.98%) Nagios
6 1 (0.98%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.98%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.98%) Puppet
6 1 (0.98%) WSUS
Vendors
1 46 (45.10%) Microsoft
2 39 (38.24%) Cisco
2 39 (38.24%) VMware
3 31 (30.39%) Citrix
4 10 (9.80%) HP
5 7 (6.86%) Oracle
6 5 (4.90%) Informatica
6 5 (4.90%) Symantec
6 5 (4.90%) WatchGuard
7 4 (3.92%) Ivanti
7 4 (3.92%) Sophos
7 4 (3.92%) Veeam
7 4 (3.92%) Veritas
8 3 (2.94%) arcserve
8 3 (2.94%) Polycom
9 2 (1.96%) IronPort
9 2 (1.96%) Kaspersky
9 2 (1.96%) McAfee
9 2 (1.96%) Nimble Storage
9 2 (1.96%) Sitecore