Period
to 20 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 129 174 135
Rank change year-on-year +45 -39 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 46 23 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.99% 0.42% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.04% 0.44% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 18 21
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £289 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -11.15% +8.33%
10th Percentile £213 £221 £163
90th Percentile £450 £444 £388
England median daily rate £363 £375 £342
% change year-on-year -3.33% +9.73% -2.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £24.75 £25.00 £20.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.00% +19.79% -2.93%
10th Percentile £19.43 £22.50 £17.10
90th Percentile £29.08 £27.50 £24.09
England median hourly rate £41.50 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +33.87% -4.62% +30.00%

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 4,412 5,180 4,682
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.56% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,767 3,101 2,632
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £212 £219 £220
90th Percentile £538 £550 £537
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 228 235
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £15.92 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.92% -6.35% +5.72%
10th Percentile £10.46 £10.60 £10.40
90th Percentile £47.75 £38.08 £37.00
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.68% - +12.12%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +20 33 £338 +3.85% 8
Staffordshire +11 5 £400 +61.62% 4
Shropshire +13 3 £530 +11.58% 1
Solihull +6 3 £408 +44.89%
Worcestershire +1 2 £160 -44.26% 2
Coventry +8 1 £325 -35.00% 3
Smethwick - 1 £295 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - - 2
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 33 (71.74%) Windows
2 22 (47.83%) Windows Server
3 20 (43.48%) Active Directory
3 20 (43.48%) VMware
4 18 (39.13%) Office 365
5 17 (36.96%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
6 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (26.09%) Cisco
7 12 (26.09%) Migration
8 11 (23.91%) Linux
9 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (17.39%) Data Centre
11 7 (15.22%) DevOps
11 7 (15.22%) SCCM
11 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Office
11 7 (15.22%) ITIL
11 7 (15.22%) DNS
11 7 (15.22%) NetApp
12 6 (13.04%) SAN
12 6 (13.04%) MS Exchange
12 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
12 6 (13.04%) Hyper-V
12 6 (13.04%) Windows 10
13 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
13 5 (10.87%) WSUS
13 5 (10.87%) SQL
13 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
13 5 (10.87%) Firewall
14 4 (8.70%) ITSM

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 6 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
3 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.52%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (39.13%) Office 365
2 17 (36.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.35%) IaaS
5 1 (2.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (15.22%) DNS
2 6 (13.04%) SAN
3 5 (10.87%) Firewall
4 3 (6.52%) LAN
5 2 (4.35%) DHCP
5 2 (4.35%) WAN
6 1 (2.17%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.17%) Internet
6 1 (2.17%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.17%) NAS
6 1 (2.17%) Skype
6 1 (2.17%) SSL
6 1 (2.17%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.17%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
1 3 (6.52%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (8.70%) Retail
2 3 (6.52%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.70%) LAMP
2 3 (6.52%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.70%) FMCG
3 3 (6.52%) PKI
4 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (71.74%) Windows
2 22 (47.83%) Windows Server
3 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (23.91%) Linux
5 10 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (13.04%) Windows 10
7 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
8 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.17%) Android
10 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.17%) Debian
10 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.17%) Ubuntu
10 1 (2.17%) Unix
10 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Migration
2 7 (15.22%) DevOps
2 7 (15.22%) ITIL
3 4 (8.70%) Change Management
3 4 (8.70%) E-Commerce
3 4 (8.70%) ITSM
4 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.52%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (6.52%) Document Management
5 2 (4.35%) Identity Management
5 2 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (4.35%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.17%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (2.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.17%) Software Delivery
6 1 (2.17%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (2.17%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.87%) SQL
3 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) MCSE
1 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.52%) DBS Check
3 2 (4.35%) CCNA
3 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.17%) CCNP
4 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (43.48%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.04%) Hyper-V
3 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.35%) XenApp
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.17%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.17%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (2.17%) vSphere
6 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) SCCM
2 5 (10.87%) WSUS
3 3 (6.52%) Ansible
3 3 (6.52%) Backup Exec
3 3 (6.52%) Puppet
3 3 (6.52%) Terraform
4 2 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.17%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.17%) PowerCLI
5 1 (2.17%) SafeCom
5 1 (2.17%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 20 (43.48%) VMware
2 14 (30.43%) Microsoft
3 12 (26.09%) Cisco
4 7 (15.22%) NetApp
5 4 (8.70%) McAfee
5 4 (8.70%) Red Hat
6 3 (6.52%) BMC
6 3 (6.52%) Citrix
6 3 (6.52%) HP
6 3 (6.52%) Remedy
7 2 (4.35%) 3PAR
7 2 (4.35%) EMC
7 2 (4.35%) IBM
7 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.35%) Symantec
8 1 (2.17%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.17%) Intel
8 1 (2.17%) Kronos
8 1 (2.17%) Veeam
8 1 (2.17%) Wyse