Period
to 4 December 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Infrastructure Engineering over the 6 months to 4 December 2020 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
England > North West
6 months to
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 68 61 113
Rank change year-on-year -7 +52 +24
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 62 164 112
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 2.72% 3.04% 1.87%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.29% 3.60% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 127 83
Median daily rate £345 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% +10.29% -15.00%
10th Percentile £251 £268 £213
90th Percentile £563 £588 £480
England median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £31.50 £18.00 £17.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +3.39% -61.95%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £23.13
% change year-on-year +66.67% -9.21% -7.48%

Infrastructure Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,882 4,552 5,008
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 82.58% 84.42% 83.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,145 2,927 3,173
Median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £208 £263 £263
90th Percentile £589 £575 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 213 282
Median hourly rate £20.25 £24.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.35% +11.36% -18.52%
10th Percentile £11.07 £11.96 £11.93
90th Percentile £59.25 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +45.83% +9.09% -4.93%

Infrastructure Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Infrastructure Engineering as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the North West

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the North West

Infrastructure Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in the North West over the 6 months to 4 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in the North West

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in the North West.

Hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the North West

Infrastructure Engineering
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 Engineering within the North West region over the 6 months to 4 December 2020. 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 +25 38 £338 -3.57% 34
Cheshire 0 14 £525 +44.83% 12
Lancashire +11 6 £400 +33.33% 2
Merseyside +6 2 £178 -55.63% 4
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering.

1 23 (37.10%) Active Directory
1 23 (37.10%) Azure
2 22 (35.48%) Windows
3 18 (29.03%) Microsoft
4 16 (25.81%) VMware
5 15 (24.19%) AWS
6 14 (22.58%) Office 365
7 13 (20.97%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (19.35%) Cisco
9 11 (17.74%) ITIL
10 10 (16.13%) SQL Server
10 10 (16.13%) SC Cleared
10 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
10 10 (16.13%) Identity Access Management
10 10 (16.13%) Windows Server
10 10 (16.13%) DevOps
11 9 (14.52%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 9 (14.52%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 9 (14.52%) Single Sign-On
11 9 (14.52%) Identity Management
11 9 (14.52%) Linux
11 9 (14.52%) SAML
12 8 (12.90%) Smartcard
12 8 (12.90%) BizTalk Server
12 8 (12.90%) Migration
12 8 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (12.90%) PowerShell
12 8 (12.90%) Two-Factor Authentication
12 8 (12.90%) Windows 10

Infrastructure Engineering
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 8 (12.90%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.84%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.61%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (37.10%) Azure
2 15 (24.19%) AWS
3 14 (22.58%) Office 365
4 13 (20.97%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (6.45%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (4.84%) IaaS
6 3 (4.84%) PaaS
7 2 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (3.23%) Amazon S3
7 2 (3.23%) AWS CloudTrail
7 2 (3.23%) GitHub
7 2 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (1.61%) GCP
8 1 (1.61%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) SAN
2 5 (8.06%) DNS
2 5 (8.06%) Firewall
3 4 (6.45%) DHCP
3 4 (6.45%) LAN
3 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.84%) WAN
5 2 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (3.23%) IP Telephony
5 2 (3.23%) NetScaler
5 2 (3.23%) VoIP
5 2 (3.23%) Wireless
6 1 (1.61%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.61%) Cisco Wireless
6 1 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (1.61%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.61%) IPsec
6 1 (1.61%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.61%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.61%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.61%) MySQL
2 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.84%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.23%) GitLab
3 2 (3.23%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.61%) Hudson
4 1 (1.61%) Maven
4 1 (1.61%) Subversion
General
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 4 (6.45%) Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Public Sector
4 2 (3.23%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.23%) Legal
5 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (72.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (8.06%) AWS Engineer
2 5 (8.06%) Cloud Engineer
2 5 (8.06%) Infrastructure Support
3 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 4 (6.45%) Support Engineer
4 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (4.84%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (4.84%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (4.84%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (4.84%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (4.84%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (4.84%) Consultant
4 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (4.84%) Operations Engineer
4 3 (4.84%) Senior Consultant
4 3 (4.84%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (4.84%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.52%) SAML
2 1 (1.61%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Smartcard
2 4 (6.45%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.84%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.23%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.23%) NHS
5 1 (1.61%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.61%) Replication
5 1 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (35.48%) Windows
2 10 (16.13%) Windows Server
3 9 (14.52%) Linux
4 8 (12.90%) Windows 10
5 5 (8.06%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.84%) Unix
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.23%) CentOS
7 2 (3.23%) VMS
7 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (1.61%) AIX
8 1 (1.61%) Solaris
8 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (17.74%) ITIL
3 10 (16.13%) DevOps
3 10 (16.13%) Identity Access Management
4 9 (14.52%) Identity Management
4 9 (14.52%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 8 (12.90%) Migration
5 8 (12.90%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 7 (11.29%) Strategic Roadmap
7 5 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.45%) Configuration Management
8 4 (6.45%) Information Security
8 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Automation
9 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure as Code
9 3 (4.84%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 2 (3.23%) Availability Management
10 2 (3.23%) Change Management
10 2 (3.23%) Observability
10 2 (3.23%) Tech Ops
10 2 (3.23%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.90%) PowerShell
2 7 (11.29%) Python
3 3 (4.84%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.23%) Perl
5 1 (1.61%) Go
5 1 (1.61%) Java
5 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.61%) Ruby
5 1 (1.61%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) SC Cleared
1 10 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.84%) CCNA
4 2 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.23%) RHCE
5 1 (1.61%) CCA
5 1 (1.61%) CISM
5 1 (1.61%) CISSP
5 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.61%) NCSC
1 1 (1.61%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.61%) QA
1 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (37.10%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.52%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 8 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (8.06%) Docker
5 3 (4.84%) vSphere
6 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.61%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (14.52%) Single Sign-On
2 7 (11.29%) Terraform
3 6 (9.68%) Ansible
4 4 (6.45%) Kubernetes
4 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (6.45%) SCCM
5 3 (4.84%) FortiGate
6 2 (3.23%) SCOM
7 1 (1.61%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.61%) Grafana
7 1 (1.61%) Netcool
7 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.61%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.61%) SCSM
7 1 (1.61%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 18 (29.03%) Microsoft
2 16 (25.81%) VMware
3 12 (19.35%) Cisco
4 6 (9.68%) Citrix
5 5 (8.06%) NetApp
6 3 (4.84%) EMC
6 3 (4.84%) Oracle
6 3 (4.84%) ServiceNow
6 3 (4.84%) Splunk
7 2 (3.23%) F5
7 2 (3.23%) HP
7 2 (3.23%) McAfee
8 1 (1.61%) Adobe
8 1 (1.61%) Avaya
8 1 (1.61%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.61%) Google
8 1 (1.61%) IBM
8 1 (1.61%) Juniper
8 1 (1.61%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.61%) Symantec