Period
to 21 February 2019

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 25 31 37
Rank change year-on-year +6 +6 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 19 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 7.82% 1.89% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.30% 1.99% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 9 4
Staffordshire median daily rate £360 £400 £244
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +64.10% -25.00%
10th Percentile £355 £363 £206
90th Percentile £370 £475 £309
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £368 £289
% change year-on-year -2.04% +27.27% -11.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £24.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year -25.25% -1.00% +2.04%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies in Staffordshire with a recognized job title 229 251 361
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.24% 95.08% 96.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 159 231
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £224 £269 £185
90th Percentile £461 £456 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 31
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £22.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.25% +3.49% +62.26%
10th Percentile £14.15 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £59.58 £47.75 £57.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £18.58 £16.75
% change year-on-year -13.89% +10.93% +5.68%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Staffordshire

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Staffordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Staffordshire

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in Staffordshire

Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 21 February 2019. 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
Tamworth 0 17 £360 -10.00%
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £150 - 5
Infrastructure Engineer
West Midlands

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, Infrastructure Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) Windows
1 19 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 19 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 18 (94.74%) Windows Server
3 14 (73.68%) Re-Platforming
4 12 (63.16%) VMware
5 11 (57.89%) Firewall
5 11 (57.89%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (57.89%) Retail
5 11 (57.89%) LAN
5 11 (57.89%) WAN
5 11 (57.89%) FMCG
6 10 (52.63%) Patch Management
7 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (42.11%) Internet
8 8 (42.11%) Application Discovery
8 8 (42.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (36.84%) Linux
10 6 (31.58%) SQL
10 6 (31.58%) Web Services
10 6 (31.58%) Unix
10 6 (31.58%) Citrix
10 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
10 6 (31.58%) Office 365
11 5 (26.32%) XenApp
12 4 (21.05%) DHCP
12 4 (21.05%) DNS
13 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
14 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (5.26%) Site Server
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Office 365
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) Firewall
1 11 (57.89%) LAN
1 11 (57.89%) WAN
1 11 (57.89%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (42.11%) Internet
3 4 (21.05%) DHCP
3 4 (21.05%) DNS
General
1 11 (57.89%) Retail
2 1 (5.26%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (31.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (57.89%) FMCG
2 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (94.74%) Windows Server
3 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (36.84%) Linux
4 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (31.58%) Unix
6 1 (5.26%) CentOS
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 14 (73.68%) Re-Platforming
3 10 (52.63%) Patch Management
4 8 (42.11%) Application Discovery
4 8 (42.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (5.26%) Break/Fix
5 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (31.58%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) Python
System Software
1 19 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) XenApp
3 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.26%) Firmware
4 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) VMware
2 6 (31.58%) Citrix
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Dell
4 1 (5.26%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) Ivanti
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.26%) Shavlik