The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Engineer was £319 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Engineer
England / West Midlands
Rank 110 81 109
Rank change year-on-year -29 +28  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 8 45 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 1.68% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 1.76% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 23 7
Median daily rate £319 £370 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.85% +13.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £321 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £465 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -3.70% +3.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +33.33% -4.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2162 2559 2349
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.80% 95.38% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1357 1419 1303
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 72 170
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.93 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.47% -3.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 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
Birmingham -6 5 £313 -3.84% 3
Staffordshire +1 1 £240 -12.72% 4
Coventry - 1 £325 -
Herefordshire - 1 £338 - 1
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 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 West Midlands region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (68.42%) Windows
1 13 (68.42%) VMware
2 12 (63.16%) Windows Server
3 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
4 6 (31.58%) Cisco
4 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (31.58%) Office 365
5 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
5 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (21.05%) LAN
6 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
6 4 (21.05%) CCNP
6 4 (21.05%) Citrix
6 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (21.05%) WAN
6 4 (21.05%) Firewall
6 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
7 3 (15.79%) Wireless
7 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (15.79%) MCSE
8 2 (10.53%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
8 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (10.53%) Palo Alto
8 2 (10.53%) CCNA
8 2 (10.53%) Linux
8 2 (10.53%) IIS
8 2 (10.53%) MS Office

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (31.58%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Firewall
1 4 (21.05%) LAN
1 4 (21.05%) WAN
2 3 (15.79%) Wireless
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.26%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (5.26%) SAN
4 1 (5.26%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Advertising
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Windows Server
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Linux
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) Unix
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (5.26%) Data Protection
1 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (5.26%) ITIL
1 1 (5.26%) Logistics
1 1 (5.26%) Migration
1 1 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (5.26%) Network Management
1 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
1 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
1 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (21.05%) CCNP
1 4 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.79%) MCSE
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (10.53%) CCNA
3 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (5.26%) CCDP
4 1 (5.26%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.53%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) VMware
2 6 (31.58%) Cisco
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 4 (21.05%) Citrix
4 2 (10.53%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.26%) EqualLogic
5 1 (5.26%) Kronos
5 1 (5.26%) NetApp
5 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.26%) Symantec
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