Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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.

Infrastructure Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 174 146
Rank change year-on-year +43 -28 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 52 38 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.09% 0.62% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.65% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 30 20
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £346 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.14% +9.06% +17.59%
10th Percentile £231 £211 £161
90th Percentile £413 £491 £430
England median daily rate £350 £365 £340
% change year-on-year -4.11% +7.35% +4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.22 - £21.00
10th Percentile £13.51 - £18.08
90th Percentile £26.30 - £23.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -23.08% -7.14% +30.84%

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 4504 5865 4696
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 95.01% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2841 3518 2695
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 238 271
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.17% -11.76% +5.72%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

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 19 November 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 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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017. 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 +18 36 £338 -15.63% 2
Staffordshire +9 3 £350 +41.41% 3
Solihull +7 3 £408 +44.89% 1
Coventry +18 2 £350 -20.00% 1
Worcestershire - 2 £198 -
Shropshire +15 1 £365 -13.35%
Smethwick - 1 £295 -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 42 (80.77%) Windows
2 30 (57.69%) Active Directory
3 26 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 24 (46.15%) VMware
5 20 (38.46%) Microsoft
6 19 (36.54%) Microsoft Azure
6 19 (36.54%) Office 365
7 13 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 13 (25.00%) SCCM
7 13 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 12 (23.08%) NetApp
9 11 (21.15%) Cisco
10 10 (19.23%) PowerShell
10 10 (19.23%) Migration
10 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (19.23%) Data Centre
11 9 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (17.31%) SAN
12 8 (15.38%) Symantec
12 8 (15.38%) ITIL
12 8 (15.38%) Windows 10
13 7 (13.46%) IBM
13 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Office
13 7 (13.46%) DNS
13 7 (13.46%) Disaster Recovery
13 7 (13.46%) Firewall
13 7 (13.46%) Citrix
13 7 (13.46%) McAfee
14 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (11.54%) XenApp

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 13 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (11.54%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (5.77%) IIS
4 3 (5.77%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (36.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 19 (36.54%) Office 365
2 4 (7.69%) IaaS
3 3 (5.77%) PaaS
4 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.92%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) SAN
2 7 (13.46%) DNS
2 7 (13.46%) Firewall
3 4 (7.69%) DHCP
4 3 (5.77%) LAN
4 3 (5.77%) SSL
4 3 (5.77%) VPN
4 3 (5.77%) WAN
5 2 (3.85%) Internet
6 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.92%) NAS
6 1 (1.92%) Skype
6 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.92%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.92%) VoIP
6 1 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) WinAutomation
General
1 3 (5.77%) Law
2 2 (3.85%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.69%) Fat Client
3 4 (7.69%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.85%) FMCG
4 2 (3.85%) PKI
5 1 (1.92%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 42 (80.77%) Windows
2 26 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (15.38%) Windows 10
5 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (9.62%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.77%) Linux
7 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.85%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.92%) Android
9 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.92%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.92%) Unix
9 1 (1.92%) VMS
9 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) Migration
2 8 (15.38%) ITIL
3 7 (13.46%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (9.62%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (7.69%) ITSM
5 4 (7.69%) Service Management
5 4 (7.69%) Software Deployment
6 3 (5.77%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (5.77%) Document Management
6 3 (5.77%) Identity Management
6 3 (5.77%) ITIL V3
6 3 (5.77%) Security Patching
7 2 (3.85%) Change Management
7 2 (3.85%) Logistics
7 2 (3.85%) Proactive Monitoring
7 2 (3.85%) Task Automation
8 1 (1.92%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.92%) Programme Management
8 1 (1.92%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.92%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.23%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.69%) SQL
3 3 (5.77%) VB
4 2 (3.85%) C#
4 2 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (9.62%) Degree
1 5 (9.62%) MCSE
1 5 (9.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.85%) CCNA
2 2 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.92%) CCNP
3 1 (1.92%) MCP
3 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 13 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 9 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (11.54%) XenApp
5 5 (9.62%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (9.62%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (7.69%) Terminal Services
6 4 (7.69%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (7.69%) vSphere
7 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (25.00%) SCCM
2 6 (11.54%) WSUS
3 5 (9.62%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (7.69%) Backup Exec
4 4 (7.69%) SafeCom
5 2 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.92%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.92%) Ansible
6 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.92%) Puppet
6 1 (1.92%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 24 (46.15%) VMware
2 20 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 12 (23.08%) NetApp
4 11 (21.15%) Cisco
5 8 (15.38%) Symantec
6 7 (13.46%) Citrix
6 7 (13.46%) IBM
6 7 (13.46%) McAfee
7 5 (9.62%) EMC
7 5 (9.62%) HP
8 4 (7.69%) Meraki
8 4 (7.69%) Wyse
9 3 (5.77%) BMC
9 3 (5.77%) CommVault
9 3 (5.77%) Remedy
10 2 (3.85%) 3PAR
10 2 (3.85%) Kaspersky
10 2 (3.85%) Kronos
10 2 (3.85%) Veeam
11 1 (1.92%) Fortinet