Period
to 21 September 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £343 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 September 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.

Infrastructure Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 126 155
Rank change year-on-year -14 +29 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 59 52 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.15% 1.16% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.22% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 47 45
West Midlands median daily rate £343 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.38% -7.14% +4.48%
10th Percentile £262 £206 £213
90th Percentile £377 £405 £500
England median daily rate £375 £361 £350
% change year-on-year +3.81% +3.21% +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £14.22 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.14% - -
England median hourly rate £22.30 £18.00 £27.38
% change year-on-year +23.89% -34.25% -21.79%

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 4,818 4,263 5,926
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.12% 94.73% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,907 2,665 3,531
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £235 £219 £225
90th Percentile £575 £544 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 200 209
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £16.20 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.34% +8.02% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £33.75 £47.75 £40.00
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.39% -1.58% +6.92%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the West Midlands

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 Infrastructure Engineer in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the West Midlands

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 21 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in the West Midlands

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 Infrastructure Engineer in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the West Midlands

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 Infrastructure Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 21 September 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
Birmingham -21 19 £358 +7.92% 14
Staffordshire -4 9 £359 +25.88% 6
Coventry -8 7 £345 +6.15% 3
Shropshire -35 7 £321 -12.05%
Herefordshire -4 4 - -
Warwickshire - 3 £275 - 7
Solihull -5 2 - - 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 - 2
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 September 2018, 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 Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 58 (98.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 48 (81.36%) Windows
3 39 (66.10%) Windows Server
4 37 (62.71%) VMware
5 30 (50.85%) Active Directory
6 27 (45.76%) Microsoft
7 25 (42.37%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (33.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (32.20%) PowerShell
9 19 (32.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (27.12%) SCCM
11 15 (25.42%) MS Exchange
11 15 (25.42%) Data Centre
12 14 (23.73%) Office 365
12 14 (23.73%) Cisco
12 14 (23.73%) HP
12 14 (23.73%) NetApp
13 13 (22.03%) Exchange Server 2010
14 12 (20.34%) Hyper-V
15 11 (18.64%) Citrix
15 11 (18.64%) ITIL
15 11 (18.64%) Firewall
16 10 (16.95%) SQL
16 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (16.95%) VMware ESXi
17 9 (15.25%) XenApp
17 9 (15.25%) Windows 10
17 9 (15.25%) Self-Motivation
17 9 (15.25%) Linux
18 8 (13.56%) DNS

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 15 (25.42%) MS Exchange
2 13 (22.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (11.86%) Apache
3 7 (11.86%) WebLogic
4 3 (5.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.39%) IIS
5 2 (3.39%) MS Project Server
5 2 (3.39%) Site Server
6 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.39%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (23.73%) Office 365
2 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.39%) IaaS
5 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.69%) GitHub
5 1 (1.69%) Route 53
5 1 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.64%) Firewall
2 8 (13.56%) DHCP
2 8 (13.56%) DNS
3 6 (10.17%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.47%) LAN
4 5 (8.47%) WAN
5 4 (6.78%) iSCSI
5 4 (6.78%) SSL
6 3 (5.08%) IP Telephony
6 3 (5.08%) NAS
6 3 (5.08%) VLAN
7 2 (3.39%) DKIM
7 2 (3.39%) SAN
7 2 (3.39%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.69%) Internet
8 1 (1.69%) POP3
8 1 (1.69%) SMTP
8 1 (1.69%) VPN
8 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Chocolatey
2 2 (3.39%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.69%) JIRA
3 1 (1.69%) Selenium
3 1 (1.69%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (6.78%) Automotive
1 4 (6.78%) Finance
1 4 (6.78%) Manufacturing
2 2 (3.39%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) Web Services
1 2 (3.39%) WSH
2 1 (1.69%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.42%) Data Centre
2 9 (15.25%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (5.08%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.08%) Fat Client
3 3 (5.08%) Fintech
3 3 (5.08%) FMCG
3 3 (5.08%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.39%) Clustering
4 2 (3.39%) EMC VNX
4 2 (3.39%) EMC VNXe
4 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) PKI
4 2 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 48 (81.36%) Windows
2 39 (66.10%) Windows Server
3 20 (33.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (32.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (15.25%) Linux
5 9 (15.25%) Windows 10
6 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (8.47%) Windows 7
8 4 (6.78%) Unix
9 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (98.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (18.64%) ITIL
3 6 (10.17%) Line Management
4 5 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.47%) Integration Testing
5 4 (6.78%) Commercial Awareness
5 4 (6.78%) Migration
5 4 (6.78%) Patch Management
5 4 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (5.08%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.39%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.39%) Business Continuity
7 2 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.39%) Change Management
7 2 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.39%) ITSM
7 2 (3.39%) Project Management
7 2 (3.39%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.39%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.20%) PowerShell
2 10 (16.95%) SQL
3 4 (6.78%) VBScript
4 2 (3.39%) Java
4 2 (3.39%) VB
5 1 (1.69%) C
5 1 (1.69%) Perl
5 1 (1.69%) Python
5 1 (1.69%) Ruby
5 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (13.56%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (11.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (10.17%) CCNA
5 4 (6.78%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (6.78%) MCSA
5 4 (6.78%) MCSE
6 2 (3.39%) CCNP
6 2 (3.39%) MCITP
7 1 (1.69%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.08%) GDPR
System Software
1 30 (50.85%) Active Directory
2 25 (42.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (20.34%) Hyper-V
4 10 (16.95%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (15.25%) XenApp
6 7 (11.86%) vSphere
7 3 (5.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (5.08%) VMware Workstation
7 3 (5.08%) XenDesktop
8 2 (3.39%) Firmware
8 2 (3.39%) vCloud
8 2 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.69%) Docker
9 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (27.12%) SCCM
2 6 (10.17%) WSUS
3 5 (8.47%) vCenter Server
4 4 (6.78%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (5.08%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (5.08%) SCOM
6 2 (3.39%) Backup Exec
6 2 (3.39%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (3.39%) Nessus
6 2 (3.39%) Terraform
7 1 (1.69%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.69%) Ansible
7 1 (1.69%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.69%) Puppet
7 1 (1.69%) SafeCom
7 1 (1.69%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 37 (62.71%) VMware
2 27 (45.76%) Microsoft
3 14 (23.73%) Cisco
3 14 (23.73%) HP
3 14 (23.73%) NetApp
4 11 (18.64%) Citrix
5 5 (8.47%) EMC
5 5 (8.47%) webMethods
6 4 (6.78%) Dell
6 4 (6.78%) IBM
6 4 (6.78%) McAfee
6 4 (6.78%) Palo Alto
7 3 (5.08%) Apple
7 3 (5.08%) Sophos
7 3 (5.08%) Wyse
8 2 (3.39%) Adobe
8 2 (3.39%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.39%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.39%) Symantec
8 2 (3.39%) Tripwire