Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 159 159 184
Rank change year-on-year 0 +25 -30
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 40 64 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.71% 0.94% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.99% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 42 45
North West median daily rate £400 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £156 £169 £206
90th Percentile £750 £486 £388
England median daily rate £350 £365 £340
% change year-on-year -4.11% +7.35% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
North West median hourly rate - £20.73 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -38.58% +35.00%
England median hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -23.08% -7.14% +30.84%

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 5360 6447 8142
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.39% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3373 4157 4871
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £588 £550 £572
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 236 404
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.19% -21.95% +27.81%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.02 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.38 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Cheshire +18 18 £575 +76.92%
Manchester +3 17 £294 -2.49% 5
Merseyside +1 4 £400 -3.03%
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 25 (62.50%) Windows
2 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
3 16 (40.00%) VMware
4 15 (37.50%) Cisco
5 14 (35.00%) ITIL
5 14 (35.00%) Windows Server
6 13 (32.50%) Active Directory
7 12 (30.00%) Citrix
7 12 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 11 (27.50%) SCCM
9 9 (22.50%) Project Management
9 9 (22.50%) Hyper-V
10 8 (20.00%) Office 365
10 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (20.00%) Management Information System
11 7 (17.50%) Finance
11 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (17.50%) SQL
11 7 (17.50%) Linux
11 7 (17.50%) DHCP
11 7 (17.50%) DNS
11 7 (17.50%) SFIA
11 7 (17.50%) Windows 10
12 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
12 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (15.00%) XenApp
12 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
12 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (15.00%) Amazon AWS

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 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.50%) Skype for Business
3 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (20.00%) Office 365
3 6 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (10.00%) PaaS
5 3 (7.50%) IaaS
5 3 (7.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) DHCP
1 7 (17.50%) DNS
2 5 (12.50%) Firewall
2 5 (12.50%) SAN
3 3 (7.50%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (7.50%) LAN
3 3 (7.50%) Skype
3 3 (7.50%) WAN
4 2 (5.00%) VPN
5 1 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.50%) NAS
5 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.50%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.50%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.50%) DB2
3 1 (2.50%) Ingres
3 1 (2.50%) MySQL
3 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.50%) OLAP
3 1 (2.50%) OLTP
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.50%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.50%) Jasmine
1 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.50%) JUnit
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 3 (7.50%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) Web Services
2 1 (2.50%) .NET
2 1 (2.50%) Hibernate
2 1 (2.50%) Node.js
2 1 (2.50%) REST
2 1 (2.50%) XML
2 1 (2.50%) XSD
2 1 (2.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.00%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.50%) Clustering
5 1 (2.50%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.50%) EMC VNXe
5 1 (2.50%) Fintech
5 1 (2.50%) PKI
5 1 (2.50%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.50%) User Experience
5 1 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (62.50%) Windows
2 14 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (17.50%) Linux
3 7 (17.50%) Windows 10
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.50%) Android
8 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) ITIL
2 9 (22.50%) Project Management
3 8 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (17.50%) SFIA
5 6 (15.00%) Data Management
5 6 (15.00%) PRINCE2
5 6 (15.00%) Problem Management
6 5 (12.50%) DevOps
6 5 (12.50%) Network Design
7 4 (10.00%) IT Strategy
7 4 (10.00%) Migration
7 4 (10.00%) Open Source
8 3 (7.50%) Contract Management
8 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Management
8 3 (7.50%) Performance Management
8 3 (7.50%) Product Management
8 3 (7.50%) Resource Management
8 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
8 3 (7.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.50%) SQL
2 6 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.50%) Java
4 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.50%) VB
4 1 (2.50%) VBScript
4 1 (2.50%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.50%) CCDP
2 5 (12.50%) CCNP
2 5 (12.50%) Chartered Engineer
2 5 (12.50%) CISM
2 5 (12.50%) CISSP
2 5 (12.50%) MCSE
2 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 3 (7.50%) CCIE
4 3 (7.50%) Degree
4 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (5.00%) CCNA
5 2 (5.00%) MCSA
5 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 13 (32.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (22.50%) Hyper-V
3 6 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (15.00%) XenApp
4 4 (10.00%) XenDesktop
5 3 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (5.00%) vSphere
7 1 (2.50%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (2.50%) ProxySG
7 1 (2.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) SCCM
2 3 (7.50%) SCOM
3 2 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (5.00%) FortiGate
3 2 (5.00%) WSUS
4 1 (2.50%) EdgeSight
4 1 (2.50%) Nagios
4 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 16 (40.00%) VMware
3 15 (37.50%) Cisco
4 12 (30.00%) Citrix
5 5 (12.50%) NetApp
5 5 (12.50%) Palo Alto
6 3 (7.50%) HP
6 3 (7.50%) Meraki
7 2 (5.00%) AppSense
7 2 (5.00%) EqualLogic
7 2 (5.00%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.00%) Juniper
7 2 (5.00%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.50%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.50%) EnterpriseDB
8 1 (2.50%) Pega
8 1 (2.50%) Polycom
8 1 (2.50%) Synology
8 1 (2.50%) Veeam