Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 161 123
Rank change year-on-year +38 -38 +19
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 55 20 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.15% 0.43% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 0.46% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 15 36
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £290 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.07% -12.12% +1.54%
10th Percentile £198 £208 £269
90th Percentile £458 £383 £474
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.00% +2.04% -5.77%
10th Percentile £15.23 £22.50 £24.25
90th Percentile £27.30 £27.50 £24.75
England median hourly rate £26.25 £31.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -15.32% +26.53% -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 4,545 4,388 5,001
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.18% 94.67% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,836 2,694 2,790
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £235 £213 £222
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 209 170
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £16.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.49% +11.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £10.53 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £36.25 £37.60
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%

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 23 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 April 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 -5 26 £350 - 11
Shropshire - 9 £530 -
Staffordshire +7 5 £400 +81.82% 3
Wolverhampton - 4 £363 - 1
Worcestershire -5 3 £176 -38.96% 2
Warwickshire +2 2 £275 - 2
Coventry -4 2 £325 +8.33% 4
Herefordshire +3 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - - 1
Walsall - 1 £400 - 1
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 33 (60.00%) Windows
2 29 (52.73%) VMware
3 28 (50.91%) Active Directory
4 25 (45.45%) Windows Server
5 20 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 18 (32.73%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (27.27%) Linux
7 15 (27.27%) Cisco
8 14 (25.45%) Office 365
9 12 (21.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (21.82%) Data Centre
10 11 (20.00%) DevOps
10 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (20.00%) ITIL
11 10 (18.18%) MS Exchange
11 10 (18.18%) Migration
11 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (14.55%) PowerShell
12 8 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (14.55%) LAN
13 7 (12.73%) Citrix
13 7 (12.73%) Configuration Management
13 7 (12.73%) Puppet
13 7 (12.73%) Git (software)
13 7 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
13 7 (12.73%) Software Packaging
13 7 (12.73%) SCCM
13 7 (12.73%) Jenkins
13 7 (12.73%) Ansible
13 7 (12.73%) Terraform

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 10 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.82%) IIS
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (32.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (25.45%) Office 365
3 7 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (7.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.64%) IaaS
6 1 (1.82%) PaaS
6 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.55%) LAN
2 5 (9.09%) DNS
2 5 (9.09%) Firewall
2 5 (9.09%) WAN
3 2 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (3.64%) SAN
3 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
3 2 (3.64%) VPN
4 1 (1.82%) DMZ
4 1 (1.82%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (1.82%) Internet
4 1 (1.82%) IPsec
4 1 (1.82%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.82%) SSL
4 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) Git (software)
1 7 (12.73%) Jenkins
1 7 (12.73%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (7.27%) Retail
2 2 (3.64%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) Software Packaging
2 4 (7.27%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.27%) FMCG
4 3 (5.45%) PKI
5 1 (1.82%) Fintech
5 1 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 33 (60.00%) Windows
2 25 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 15 (27.27%) Linux
4 12 (21.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (5.45%) Windows 10
7 3 (5.45%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.64%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.82%) Debian
9 1 (1.82%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.82%) Unix
9 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) DevOps
1 11 (20.00%) ITIL
2 10 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (18.18%) Migration
3 7 (12.73%) Configuration Management
4 6 (10.91%) Change Management
4 6 (10.91%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (9.09%) Service Management
6 4 (7.27%) E-Commerce
7 3 (5.45%) ITIL V3
7 3 (5.45%) Security Patching
7 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.64%) Change Control
8 2 (3.64%) Identity Management
8 2 (3.64%) Information Capture
8 2 (3.64%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (3.64%) Proactive Monitoring
8 2 (3.64%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.64%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.55%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.64%) SQL
3 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (7.27%) DBS Check
2 3 (5.45%) Degree
3 1 (1.82%) CCNA
3 1 (1.82%) CCNP
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (50.91%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 5 (9.09%) vSphere
4 4 (7.27%) XenApp
5 3 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (5.45%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) Ansible
1 7 (12.73%) Puppet
1 7 (12.73%) SCCM
1 7 (12.73%) Terraform
2 5 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (5.45%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (3.64%) vCenter Server
4 2 (3.64%) WSUS
5 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.82%) PowerCLI
5 1 (1.82%) SCOM
5 1 (1.82%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 29 (52.73%) VMware
2 20 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 15 (27.27%) Cisco
4 7 (12.73%) Citrix
5 6 (10.91%) McAfee
5 6 (10.91%) NetApp
6 4 (7.27%) HP
6 4 (7.27%) Red Hat
7 3 (5.45%) CommVault
7 3 (5.45%) EMC
8 2 (3.64%) IBM
8 2 (3.64%) Intel
8 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.82%) Apple
9 1 (1.82%) BMC
9 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.82%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (1.82%) Twitter
9 1 (1.82%) Veeam
9 1 (1.82%) Veritas