The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 24 June 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.

Infrastructure Engineer
England / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 133 120
Rank change year-on-year +14 -13  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 16 22 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.55% 0.58% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.61% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 27
Median daily rate £313 £325 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.84% +23.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £205 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £403 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +1.53% +4.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.22 £23.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year -38.19% -31.85%  

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 2718 3611 3541
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.72% 94.78% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1600 2238 2030
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 132 203
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.00 £45.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 +7 8 £256 -21.15% 9
Cheshire +22 3 £313 +2.45% 2
Merseyside +1 3 - -
Lancashire - 2 £338 - 2
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 17 (56.67%) VMware
3 16 (53.33%) Active Directory
3 16 (53.33%) Windows Server
4 12 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
6 9 (30.00%) SQL
6 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
7 8 (26.67%) Linux
7 8 (26.67%) Citrix
7 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (26.67%) Office 365
7 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (23.33%) DNS
8 7 (23.33%) DHCP
8 7 (23.33%) LAN
9 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
9 6 (20.00%) XenApp
9 6 (20.00%) Skype for Business
10 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
10 5 (16.67%) SCCM
10 5 (16.67%) SAN
10 5 (16.67%) Firewall
11 4 (13.33%) Symantec
11 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (13.33%) WAN
11 4 (13.33%) Cisco
11 4 (13.33%) Migration

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 12 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (6.67%) Confluence
5 2 (6.67%) SAS
5 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (3.33%) Apache
6 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (3.33%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Office 365
2 5 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) DHCP
1 7 (23.33%) DNS
1 7 (23.33%) LAN
2 5 (16.67%) Firewall
2 5 (16.67%) SAN
3 4 (13.33%) WAN
4 3 (10.00%) NAS
4 3 (10.00%) Network Security
4 3 (10.00%) Skype
4 3 (10.00%) VPN
4 3 (10.00%) WLAN
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (6.67%) DSL
5 2 (6.67%) Internet
5 2 (6.67%) iSCSI
5 2 (6.67%) MPLS
5 2 (6.67%) NetScaler
5 2 (6.67%) Structured Cabling
5 2 (6.67%) VRRP
6 1 (3.33%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) MySQL
2 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (3.33%) Big Data
3 1 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.33%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.33%) Jasmine
2 1 (3.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.33%) JUnit
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
1 2 (6.67%) Games
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (3.33%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (3.33%) LAMP
2 1 (3.33%) Middleware
2 1 (3.33%) Node.js
2 1 (3.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Licensing
2 2 (6.67%) PKI
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 16 (53.33%) Windows Server
3 8 (26.67%) Linux
3 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.67%) AIX
6 2 (6.67%) HPUX
6 2 (6.67%) Solaris
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.33%) CentOS
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) Asset Management
1 4 (13.33%) Migration
2 2 (6.67%) CRM
2 2 (6.67%) DevOps
2 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
2 2 (6.67%) Information Security
2 2 (6.67%) ITIL
2 2 (6.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 2 (6.67%) Privileged Access Management
2 2 (6.67%) Software Asset Management
2 2 (6.67%) Software Licensing
2 2 (6.67%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 1 (3.33%) BCP
3 1 (3.33%) Case Management
3 1 (3.33%) Change Management
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE
3 1 (3.33%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (3.33%) Task Automation
3 1 (3.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 9 (30.00%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) Java
2 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.67%) Perl
4 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.67%) CCNA
2 2 (6.67%) MCSA
2 2 (6.67%) MCSE
2 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) CCNP
3 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) MCITP
3 1 (3.33%) NCDA
3 1 (3.33%) NCIE
3 1 (3.33%) VCAP
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 16 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 6 (20.00%) XenApp
4 4 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (13.33%) vSphere
5 3 (10.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (3.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) vCenter Server
2 3 (10.00%) vMotion
3 2 (6.67%) IBM BigFix
3 2 (6.67%) Netcool
3 2 (6.67%) SCOM
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (3.33%) Kibana
4 1 (3.33%) logstash
4 1 (3.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (3.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (3.33%) Webmin
4 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) VMware
2 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (26.67%) Citrix
4 4 (13.33%) Cisco
4 4 (13.33%) Symantec
5 3 (10.00%) CA
5 3 (10.00%) Veeam
6 2 (6.67%) Atlassian
6 2 (6.67%) Dell
6 2 (6.67%) HP
6 2 (6.67%) IBM
6 2 (6.67%) NetApp
6 2 (6.67%) NETGEAR
6 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.67%) ServiceNow
6 2 (6.67%) SonicWALL
7 1 (3.33%) AppSense
7 1 (3.33%) Avaya
7 1 (3.33%) Juniper
7 1 (3.33%) Pega