Period
to 6 December 2019

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 122 128 147
Rank change year-on-year +6 +19 +27
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 46 79 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.22% 1.52% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.60% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 63 45
West Midlands median daily rate £370 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +10.77% -7.14%
10th Percentile £279 £263 £231
90th Percentile £444 £395 £413
England median daily rate £375 £381 £360
% change year-on-year -1.64% +5.90% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 4
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.00 £18.50 £16.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.51% +9.74% -32.57%
10th Percentile £18.60 £15.25 £13.51
90th Percentile £23.20 £21.75 £27.23
England median hourly rate £21.50 £23.84 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.80% -4.66% -10.71%

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 3,606 4,947 4,688
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.98% 95.43% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,336 3,077 2,978
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £192 £245 £208
90th Percentile £575 £575 £541
England median daily rate £463 £458 £450
% change year-on-year +1.09% +1.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 196 203
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.85 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.43% +15.04%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.84 £10.30
90th Percentile £36.00 £43.75 £47.05
England median hourly rate £19.25 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +4.05% -1.07% +1.89%

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 6 December 2019.

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 6 December 2019. 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 -22 15 £370 +2.78% 9
Staffordshire +16 11 £370 +2.78% 6
Coventry +2 5 £343 +19.13% 3
Warwickshire +3 2 - - 2
Herefordshire 0 2 £475 +14.46% 4
Walsall +3 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £290 -
Worcestershire - 1 - - 2
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, 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 46 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 29 (63.04%) Active Directory
3 22 (47.83%) VMware
4 18 (39.13%) Windows
5 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
6 13 (28.26%) Windows Server
7 12 (26.09%) Office 365
7 12 (26.09%) Firewall
8 11 (23.91%) VPN
8 11 (23.91%) DHCP
8 11 (23.91%) VLAN
9 10 (21.74%) Retail
9 10 (21.74%) DNS
10 9 (19.57%) WAN
10 9 (19.57%) MS Exchange
10 9 (19.57%) SCOM
10 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
10 9 (19.57%) Hyper-V
10 9 (19.57%) Azure
11 8 (17.39%) PowerShell
11 8 (17.39%) SCCM
12 7 (15.22%) Kalman Filter
12 7 (15.22%) Cisco
13 6 (13.04%) FMCG
13 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
13 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
13 6 (13.04%) SQL
13 6 (13.04%) Juniper
13 6 (13.04%) Windows 10
14 5 (10.87%) DevOps

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 9 (19.57%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.04%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.52%) Apache
4 2 (4.35%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (2.17%) Veritas eDiscovery
Cloud Services
1 12 (26.09%) Office 365
2 9 (19.57%) Azure
3 5 (10.87%) AWS
3 5 (10.87%) PaaS
4 4 (8.70%) Dynamics 365
4 4 (8.70%) IaaS
4 4 (8.70%) OneDrive
5 3 (6.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 3 (6.52%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (6.52%) Amazon S3
5 3 (6.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (6.52%) CloudFront
5 3 (6.52%) Mimecast
5 3 (6.52%) Power Platform
5 3 (6.52%) PowerApps
5 3 (6.52%) Route 53
5 3 (6.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (2.17%) GCP
6 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.09%) Firewall
2 11 (23.91%) DHCP
2 11 (23.91%) VLAN
2 11 (23.91%) VPN
3 10 (21.74%) DNS
4 9 (19.57%) WAN
5 4 (8.70%) IPsec
5 4 (8.70%) Skype
5 4 (8.70%) TCP/IP
6 3 (6.52%) BGP
6 3 (6.52%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (6.52%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (6.52%) EIGRP
6 3 (6.52%) IGMP
6 3 (6.52%) Internet
6 3 (6.52%) Junos
6 3 (6.52%) Multicast
6 3 (6.52%) OSPF
6 3 (6.52%) SSL
6 3 (6.52%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (6.52%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (6.52%) MySQL
2 3 (6.52%) Power BI
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.17%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 10 (21.74%) Retail
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 3 (6.52%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) LAMP
1 3 (6.52%) LEMP Stack
1 3 (6.52%) RabbitMQ
1 3 (6.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) FMCG
2 4 (8.70%) Public Cloud
3 3 (6.52%) Tandem
3 3 (6.52%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (4.35%) Clustering
4 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.35%) MPEG
4 2 (4.35%) User Experience
5 1 (2.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (39.13%) Windows
2 13 (28.26%) Windows Server
3 6 (13.04%) Windows 10
4 4 (8.70%) CentOS
4 4 (8.70%) Linux
5 3 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (6.52%) Ubuntu
5 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.35%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (15.22%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (10.87%) Capacity Management
3 5 (10.87%) CRM
3 5 (10.87%) DevOps
3 5 (10.87%) ITIL
4 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
4 4 (8.70%) Customer-Centricity
4 4 (8.70%) Migration
4 4 (8.70%) Technical Leadership
5 3 (6.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 3 (6.52%) Document Management
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure as Code
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (6.52%) Load Balancing
5 3 (6.52%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (6.52%) Problem Management
5 3 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
5 3 (6.52%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.04%) SQL
3 3 (6.52%) Bash Shell
3 3 (6.52%) PHP
3 3 (6.52%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (8.70%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.52%) CCIE
4 3 (6.52%) CCNP
4 3 (6.52%) JNCIE
4 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.35%) MCSE
6 1 (2.17%) CCNA
6 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.17%) Degree
6 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.17%) MCSA
6 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) GDPR
System Software
1 29 (63.04%) Active Directory
2 9 (19.57%) Hyper-V
3 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 2 (4.35%) DFS Replication
5 2 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (4.35%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (4.35%) XenApp
5 2 (4.35%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.17%) vCloud
6 1 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (19.57%) SCOM
2 8 (17.39%) SCCM
3 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (6.52%) Ansible
4 3 (6.52%) FortiGate
4 3 (6.52%) HAProxy
4 3 (6.52%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (6.52%) Terraform
5 2 (4.35%) CloudForms
5 2 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (4.35%) SCDPM
5 2 (4.35%) SCSM
5 2 (4.35%) SCVMM
5 2 (4.35%) WSUS
6 1 (2.17%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (2.17%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (2.17%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 22 (47.83%) VMware
2 15 (32.61%) Microsoft
3 7 (15.22%) Cisco
4 6 (13.04%) Juniper
5 5 (10.87%) Google
6 4 (8.70%) Citrix
6 4 (8.70%) Veeam
7 3 (6.52%) Aerohive Networks
7 3 (6.52%) Apple
7 3 (6.52%) Aruba
7 3 (6.52%) Darktrace
7 3 (6.52%) Dell
7 3 (6.52%) Meraki
7 3 (6.52%) Nimble Storage
7 3 (6.52%) Polycom
7 3 (6.52%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.52%) SolarWinds
7 3 (6.52%) Splunk
7 3 (6.52%) Zscaler
8 2 (4.35%) Synology