Period
to 16 January 2021

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £319 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 16 January 2021.

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
16 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 16 14 27
Rank change year-on-year -2 +13 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 2 11 17
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.20% 7.97% 6.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.30% 8.46% 6.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 13 28
Median daily rate £319 £370 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.85% +2.78% -10.00%
10th Percentile £308 £308 £355
90th Percentile £324 £398 £370
West Midlands median daily rate £313 £370 £360
% change year-on-year -15.54% +2.78% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.67% +13.51% -5.13%

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 87 130 245
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.60% 94.20% 95.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 76 171
Median daily rate £365 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.31% -13.33% +2.74%
10th Percentile £251 £141 £263
90th Percentile £488 £501 £463
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 30 16
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.10 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.59% -53.33% +137.93%
10th Percentile £12.62 £11.17 £14.31
90th Percentile £40.80 £33.63 £59.31
Median hourly rate £16.13 £15.46 £15.93
% change year-on-year +4.28% -2.93% -0.44%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Staffordshire

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Staffordshire

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2021, 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Azure
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2019
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Replication
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Veeam
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory

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 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Azure
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (50.00%) Public Sector
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Veeam
2 1 (50.00%) VMware