The median contractor rate for a Windows Infrastructure Engineer was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Infrastructure Engineer
England / North West
Rank 129 151 148
Rank change year-on-year +22 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Infrastructure Engineer 2 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.077% 0.18% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.19% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 4
Median daily rate £175 £375 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.33% -14.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -25.00% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 - £26.00

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 2472 3621 3346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.04% 94.35% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1543 2156 1756
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 172 203
Median hourly rate £16.18 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.28% +31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.37 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Windows Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Infrastructure Engineer in the North West

Windows 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 Windows Infrastructure Engineer in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Infrastructure Engineer in the North West

Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Infrastructure Engineer in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Infrastructure Engineer in the North West

Windows 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 Windows Infrastructure Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 March 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 - 2 £175 -
Windows Infrastructure Engineer
England

Windows Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Windows 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 Windows Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (62.50%) SQL
4 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
4 5 (62.50%) Symantec
5 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (50.00%) Asset Management
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (37.50%) ITIL
7 2 (25.00%) Intel Security
7 2 (25.00%) VMware
7 2 (25.00%) Citrix
7 2 (25.00%) SCCM
7 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (12.50%) Lumension
8 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
8 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
8 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
8 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
8 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (12.50%) NAS
8 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (12.50%) Chat Support
8 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
8 1 (12.50%) Release Management
8 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (12.50%) Smartphone

Windows Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
1 1 (12.50%) IPsec
1 1 (12.50%) NAS
1 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (37.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Chat Support
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
3 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Symantec
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) Intel Security
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Lumension
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft