Period
to 19 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

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.

Third Line Infrastructure Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 179 209
Rank change year-on-year -6 +30 -44
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer 9 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.068% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.072% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 7
West Midlands median daily rate £275 £350 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +45.83% -26.15%
10th Percentile £236 £305 £167
90th Percentile £361 £388 £330
England median daily rate £300 £311 £275
% change year-on-year -3.61% +13.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £13.03 £24.50
% change year-on-year - -46.84% -2.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4,901 4,167 5,713
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.79% 95.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,971 2,609 3,333
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £235 £225 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 179 177
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +13.33% -11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.15
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.35 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer in the West Midlands

3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer in the West Midlands

3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer in the West Midlands

3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer in the West Midlands

3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 July 2018. 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
Staffordshire -4 3 £293 -19.31% 1
Warwickshire - 3 £275 -
Birmingham -15 2 £246 -29.64%
Coventry - 1 - - 1
Walsall - 1 £400 -
3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
England

3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 3rd Line 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 West Midlands region featuring 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) VMware
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (55.56%) Citrix
3 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
4 4 (44.44%) Office 365
4 4 (44.44%) SCCM
4 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco
5 3 (33.33%) SQL
5 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (33.33%) XenApp
5 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (22.22%) High Availability
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (22.22%) Information Capture
6 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (22.22%) LAN
6 2 (22.22%) WAN
6 2 (22.22%) NetApp
6 2 (22.22%) Site Server
7 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
7 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003

3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (22.22%) Site Server
4 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Office 365
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
2 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 1 (11.11%) DHCP
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Unix
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (22.22%) High Availability
1 2 (22.22%) Information Capture
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
2 1 (11.11%) SIEM
2 1 (11.11%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) DBS Check
1 1 (11.11%) MCITP
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (33.33%) XenApp
4 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) NetApp
5 1 (11.11%) IBM
5 1 (11.11%) McAfee
5 1 (11.11%) Veritas