Period
to 18 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 18 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.

Infrastructure Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 139 130
Rank change year-on-year +8 -9 +25
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 68 38 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.32% 0.87% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 0.91% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 32 55
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £325 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -12.16% +13.85%
10th Percentile £213 £207 £220
90th Percentile £400 £388 £495
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £14.22 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.14% - -
England median hourly rate £21.50 £15.61 £23.25
% change year-on-year +37.75% -32.87% -10.58%

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 4,894 4,158 5,715
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.82% 95.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,960 2,599 3,339
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 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 180 175
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.14% +15.00% -11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.30 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -2.63% +8.57%

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 18 July 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 18 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
Birmingham -13 22 £354 +1.07% 17
Shropshire -12 13 £321 -12.05% 2
Staffordshire -7 5 £358 +48.96% 4
Coventry -12 5 £345 +6.15% 7
Warwickshire - 4 £275 - 1
Herefordshire +11 3 - -
Wolverhampton - 3 £363 -
Worcestershire -4 2 £188 -24.90%
Solihull - 2 - - 1
Walsall - 1 £400 -
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 49 (72.06%) Windows
2 42 (61.76%) VMware
3 38 (55.88%) Windows Server
4 33 (48.53%) Active Directory
5 28 (41.18%) Microsoft
6 20 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 20 (29.41%) PowerShell
7 19 (27.94%) MS Exchange
8 18 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 17 (25.00%) Cisco
10 16 (23.53%) SCCM
10 16 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
10 16 (23.53%) Data Centre
11 15 (22.06%) ITIL
11 15 (22.06%) NetApp
12 14 (20.59%) Hyper-V
13 13 (19.12%) Citrix
14 12 (17.65%) HP
14 12 (17.65%) Office 365
15 11 (16.18%) Firewall
16 10 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (14.71%) Linux
16 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
16 10 (14.71%) vSphere
16 10 (14.71%) Windows 10
17 9 (13.24%) XenApp
17 9 (13.24%) VMware ESXi
18 8 (11.76%) Self-Motivation

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 19 (27.94%) MS Exchange
2 16 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (8.82%) Apache
3 6 (8.82%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.94%) IIS
6 2 (2.94%) Site Server
7 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.47%) MS Project Server
7 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (14.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (17.65%) Office 365
3 6 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (4.41%) IaaS
6 1 (1.47%) PaaS
6 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.18%) Firewall
2 8 (11.76%) LAN
3 6 (8.82%) TCP/IP
3 6 (8.82%) WAN
4 5 (7.35%) DHCP
4 5 (7.35%) DNS
5 4 (5.88%) SSL
6 3 (4.41%) SAN
7 2 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.94%) VLAN
7 2 (2.94%) VPN
8 1 (1.47%) DKIM
8 1 (1.47%) DMZ
8 1 (1.47%) Internet
8 1 (1.47%) IPsec
8 1 (1.47%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.47%) NAS
8 1 (1.47%) NetScaler
8 1 (1.47%) VoIP
8 1 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.47%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Chocolatey
2 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.35%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.35%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (5.88%) Automotive
1 4 (5.88%) Finance
1 4 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.47%) Banking
2 1 (1.47%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.35%) Software Packaging
2 2 (2.94%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.76%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.41%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.41%) Fat Client
4 3 (4.41%) Fintech
4 3 (4.41%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.94%) FMCG
5 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.47%) Clustering
6 1 (1.47%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.47%) EMC VNXe
6 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.47%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 49 (72.06%) Windows
2 38 (55.88%) Windows Server
3 18 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (14.71%) Linux
5 10 (14.71%) Windows 10
6 5 (7.35%) Windows 7
7 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.47%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.47%) Unix
9 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.06%) ITIL
2 10 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (8.82%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (8.82%) Configuration Management
3 6 (8.82%) Migration
3 6 (8.82%) Service Management
4 5 (7.35%) DevOps
4 5 (7.35%) Integration Testing
4 5 (7.35%) ITIL V3
4 5 (7.35%) Line Management
5 4 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.41%) Change Control
6 3 (4.41%) Change Management
6 3 (4.41%) Commercial Awareness
6 3 (4.41%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (4.41%) Patch Management
6 3 (4.41%) Security Patching
6 3 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.94%) Information Capture
7 2 (2.94%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.41%) PowerShell
2 4 (5.88%) SQL
2 4 (5.88%) VBScript
3 2 (2.94%) VB
4 1 (1.47%) C
4 1 (1.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (8.82%) CCNA
3 6 (8.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (5.88%) MCSA
5 3 (4.41%) CCNP
5 3 (4.41%) Degree
5 3 (4.41%) MCSE
6 2 (2.94%) DBS Check
6 2 (2.94%) MCITP
7 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) GDPR
2 2 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (48.53%) Active Directory
2 20 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (20.59%) Hyper-V
4 10 (14.71%) vSphere
5 9 (13.24%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (13.24%) XenApp
6 5 (7.35%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.94%) vCloud
8 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.47%) Firmware
9 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.47%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (23.53%) SCCM
2 5 (7.35%) Ansible
2 5 (7.35%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (7.35%) Puppet
2 5 (7.35%) Terraform
2 5 (7.35%) vCenter Server
3 4 (5.88%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (5.88%) WSUS
4 3 (4.41%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.47%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.47%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.47%) Nessus
5 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.47%) SafeCom
5 1 (1.47%) SCOM
5 1 (1.47%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 42 (61.76%) VMware
2 28 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 17 (25.00%) Cisco
4 15 (22.06%) NetApp
5 13 (19.12%) Citrix
6 12 (17.65%) HP
7 7 (10.29%) McAfee
8 6 (8.82%) EMC
9 5 (7.35%) webMethods
10 4 (5.88%) Palo Alto
11 3 (4.41%) CheckPoint
11 3 (4.41%) CommVault
11 3 (4.41%) Wyse
12 2 (2.94%) Apple
12 2 (2.94%) Dell
12 2 (2.94%) Fortinet
12 2 (2.94%) IBM
13 1 (1.47%) Aruba
13 1 (1.47%) Ruckus Wireless
13 1 (1.47%) Twitter