Period
to 18 September 2021

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 18 September 2021 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
18 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 73 56 77
Rank change year-on-year -17 +21 +29
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 100 61 144
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 2.67% 3.28% 2.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 3.09% 3.88% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 42 98
10th Percentile £233 £300 £252
25th Percentile £356 £320 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £360 £375
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% -4.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £538 £525 £436
90th Percentile £638 £540 £579
England median daily rate £450 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +7.78% +4.38% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £31.50 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year - +75.00% -28.00%
England median hourly rate £39.60 £39.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year +0.25% +66.32% +8.55%

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 3,240 1,574 4,584
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 86.40% 84.53% 85.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,350 1,068 3,069
10th Percentile £269 £250 £263
25th Percentile £363 £334 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
75th Percentile £538 £538 £513
90th Percentile £626 £600 £594
England median daily rate £513 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +6.77% +1.05% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 79 198
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.88 £11.76
25th Percentile £14.55 £12.02 £14.06
Median hourly rate £19.62 £18.98 £20.77
Median % change year-on-year +3.36% -8.63% +3.86%
75th Percentile £43.56 £36.13 £42.75
90th Percentile £58.94 £52.60 £53.75
England median hourly rate £24.08 £26.50 £22.93
% change year-on-year -9.13% +15.57% +17.59%

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 18 September 2021.

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 18 September 2021. 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 -5 72 £450 +33.33% 57
Merseyside -14 10 £300 +69.01% 8
Lancashire -1 8 £425 +21.43% 8
Cheshire -21 8 £465 -7.00% 11
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2021, 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 43 (43.00%) Windows
2 34 (34.00%) Windows Server
3 33 (33.00%) Azure
4 29 (29.00%) Active Directory
5 26 (26.00%) Linux
6 25 (25.00%) VMware
6 25 (25.00%) DevOps
7 24 (24.00%) DNS
8 23 (23.00%) Microsoft
8 23 (23.00%) AWS
9 21 (21.00%) Ansible
9 21 (21.00%) Terraform
10 19 (19.00%) Microsoft 365
10 19 (19.00%) PowerShell
11 18 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (18.00%) Docker
12 17 (17.00%) Kubernetes
12 17 (17.00%) Data Protection
12 17 (17.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (17.00%) Data Protection Act
12 17 (17.00%) Social Skills
13 16 (16.00%) Jenkins
14 15 (15.00%) PaaS
14 15 (15.00%) Cisco
14 15 (15.00%) DHCP
15 14 (14.00%) Security Cleared
15 14 (14.00%) Data Centre
16 13 (13.00%) SC Cleared
16 13 (13.00%) Firewall
17 12 (12.00%) PKI

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 10 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (5.00%) IIS
3 4 (4.00%) Apache
3 4 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 33 (33.00%) Azure
2 23 (23.00%) AWS
3 19 (19.00%) Microsoft 365
4 15 (15.00%) PaaS
5 11 (11.00%) IaaS
6 8 (8.00%) GitHub
6 8 (8.00%) Serverless
7 7 (7.00%) SaaS
8 6 (6.00%) Azure Active Directory
9 5 (5.00%) GitHub Actions
10 4 (4.00%) Amazon GuardDuty
10 4 (4.00%) Azure Functions
11 3 (3.00%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (3.00%) OpenShift
12 2 (2.00%) GCP
12 2 (2.00%) Mimecast
12 2 (2.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 24 (24.00%) DNS
2 15 (15.00%) DHCP
3 13 (13.00%) Firewall
4 10 (10.00%) Network Security
5 6 (6.00%) LAN
5 6 (6.00%) VPN
5 6 (6.00%) Wireless
6 4 (4.00%) SAN
7 3 (3.00%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (3.00%) PBX
8 2 (2.00%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.00%) VoIP
8 2 (2.00%) VSAN
8 2 (2.00%) WAN
8 2 (2.00%) WLAN
9 1 (1.00%) BGP
9 1 (1.00%) Internet
9 1 (1.00%) MPLS
9 1 (1.00%) OSPF
9 1 (1.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 16 (16.00%) Jenkins
2 9 (9.00%) GitLab
3 1 (1.00%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.00%) JIRA
3 1 (1.00%) MSI
3 1 (1.00%) NeoLoad
3 1 (1.00%) Selenium
3 1 (1.00%) SonarQube
General
1 17 (17.00%) Social Skills
2 6 (6.00%) Finance
2 6 (6.00%) Public Sector
3 5 (5.00%) Banking
3 5 (5.00%) Documentation Skills
4 3 (3.00%) Electronics
4 3 (3.00%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.00%) Marketing
4 3 (3.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.00%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (1.00%) Advertising
6 1 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.00%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (14.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (12.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 9 (9.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) Azure Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) Security Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (6.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) AWS Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Server Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Unix Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Windows Server Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Platform Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) VMware Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
10 3 (3.00%) Active Directory Engineer
10 3 (3.00%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.00%) Web Services
2 8 (8.00%) LDAP
3 3 (3.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.00%) Data Protection Act
2 14 (14.00%) Data Centre
3 12 (12.00%) PKI
4 7 (7.00%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (5.00%) Clustering
6 2 (2.00%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.00%) NHS
7 1 (1.00%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.00%) Legacy Systems
7 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.00%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 43 (43.00%) Windows
2 34 (34.00%) Windows Server
3 26 (26.00%) Linux
4 17 (17.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (11.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (11.00%) Windows Server 2019
6 10 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (5.00%) AIX
7 5 (5.00%) Unix
8 4 (4.00%) Solaris
9 3 (3.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.00%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.00%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.00%) DevOps
2 17 (17.00%) Data Protection
3 12 (12.00%) ITIL
3 12 (12.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 11 (11.00%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (10.00%) Information Security
5 10 (10.00%) Infrastructure as Code
5 10 (10.00%) SIEM
6 9 (9.00%) Configuration Management
6 9 (9.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 9 (9.00%) Microservices
7 8 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
7 8 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (8.00%) Migration
8 7 (7.00%) Infrastructure Automation
9 6 (6.00%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (6.00%) Software Engineering
10 5 (5.00%) Analytics
10 5 (5.00%) Presales
10 5 (5.00%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.00%) PowerShell
2 11 (11.00%) SQL
3 9 (9.00%) Python
4 6 (6.00%) C#
4 6 (6.00%) Java
5 3 (3.00%) C++
5 3 (3.00%) Ruby
5 3 (3.00%) VB
5 3 (3.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (14.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.00%) SC Cleared
3 9 (9.00%) DV Cleared
4 6 (6.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.00%) CCNA
5 5 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.00%) MCSE
7 3 (3.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.00%) Degree
9 1 (1.00%) CCNP
9 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.00%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.00%) GxP
2 1 (1.00%) QA
2 1 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (29.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (18.00%) Docker
2 18 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (9.00%) vSphere
4 5 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (21.00%) Ansible
1 21 (21.00%) Terraform
2 17 (17.00%) Kubernetes
3 10 (10.00%) SCCM
4 7 (7.00%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 7 (7.00%) Puppet
5 4 (4.00%) Nessus
6 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (3.00%) Oracle ZFS
6 3 (3.00%) WSUS
6 3 (3.00%) yum
7 1 (1.00%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 25 (25.00%) VMware
2 23 (23.00%) Microsoft
3 15 (15.00%) Cisco
4 8 (8.00%) Citrix
5 6 (6.00%) NetApp
5 6 (6.00%) Red Hat
6 5 (5.00%) IBM
7 4 (4.00%) Fortinet
7 4 (4.00%) McAfee
7 4 (4.00%) Oracle
7 4 (4.00%) Trend Micro
8 3 (3.00%) SAP
8 3 (3.00%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.00%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.00%) HP
9 2 (2.00%) Juniper
9 2 (2.00%) Meraki
9 2 (2.00%) Palo Alto
9 2 (2.00%) TOWER Software
10 1 (1.00%) Nimble Storage