Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £360 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 122 136 176
Rank change year-on-year +14 +40 -36
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 73 46 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.50% 0.99% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.57% 1.05% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 46 18
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £350 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +21.21% -11.15%
10th Percentile £263 £213 £221
90th Percentile £400 £450 £444
England median daily rate £380 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +4.83% -3.33% +9.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £24.75 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.25% -1.00% +19.79%
10th Percentile £15.25 £19.43 £22.50
90th Percentile £21.75 £29.08 £27.50
England median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -15.66% +33.87% -8.15%

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 4,638 4,396 5,135
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.22% 94.86% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,892 2,751 3,076
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £260 £210 £219
90th Percentile £575 £538 £545
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 199 226
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £15.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +9.92% -6.35%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.46 £10.60
90th Percentile £43.75 £47.75 £38.63
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.08% - -

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +10 33 £360 +6.67% 10
Staffordshire +3 17 £360 -10.00% 4
Coventry +3 13 £288 -11.54% 2
Herefordshire - 8 £415 - 1
Solihull +8 2 - - 4
Shropshire -53 2 - - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £325 - 4
Walsall - 2 £224 -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 - 3
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 72 (98.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 62 (84.93%) Windows
3 51 (69.86%) Active Directory
4 50 (68.49%) Windows Server
5 46 (63.01%) VMware
6 31 (42.47%) Microsoft
7 29 (39.73%) Office 365
8 22 (30.14%) SCCM
9 20 (27.40%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (26.03%) Microsoft Azure
11 17 (23.29%) Hyper-V
12 16 (21.92%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (20.55%) LAN
14 14 (19.18%) Cisco
14 14 (19.18%) Citrix
14 14 (19.18%) Firewall
14 14 (19.18%) PowerShell
14 14 (19.18%) Data Centre
15 13 (17.81%) Re-Platforming
15 13 (17.81%) Linux
16 12 (16.44%) WAN
16 12 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
17 11 (15.07%) Patch Management
18 10 (13.70%) Windows 10
18 10 (13.70%) FMCG
18 10 (13.70%) Retail
18 10 (13.70%) Wi-Fi
18 10 (13.70%) SQL
18 10 (13.70%) HP
18 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2003

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 8 (10.96%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (6.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.37%) Apache
4 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.37%) IIS
4 1 (1.37%) MS Project Server
4 1 (1.37%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.74%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 29 (39.73%) Office 365
2 19 (26.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.22%) IaaS
3 6 (8.22%) SaaS
4 5 (6.85%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (6.85%) PaaS
5 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.37%) GitHub
5 1 (1.37%) Route 53
5 1 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.55%) LAN
2 14 (19.18%) Firewall
3 12 (16.44%) WAN
4 10 (13.70%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (10.96%) DNS
5 8 (10.96%) Internet
6 7 (9.59%) DHCP
7 5 (6.85%) Unified Communications
8 4 (5.48%) WLAN
9 3 (4.11%) IP Telephony
9 3 (4.11%) iSCSI
10 2 (2.74%) NAS
10 2 (2.74%) SAN
11 1 (1.37%) DMZ
11 1 (1.37%) IMAP
11 1 (1.37%) POP3
11 1 (1.37%) SMTP
11 1 (1.37%) SSL
11 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
11 1 (1.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.37%) Chocolatey
2 1 (1.37%) JIRA
2 1 (1.37%) Maven
2 1 (1.37%) Selenium
2 1 (1.37%) Vagrant
General
1 10 (13.70%) Retail
2 4 (5.48%) Finance
3 2 (2.74%) Advertising
4 1 (1.37%) Electronics
4 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.37%) Marketing
4 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.22%) Web Services
2 1 (1.37%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.18%) Data Centre
2 10 (13.70%) FMCG
3 6 (8.22%) Fintech
3 6 (8.22%) Public Cloud
4 5 (6.85%) Blackberry
4 5 (6.85%) Fat Client
4 5 (6.85%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.74%) PKI
5 2 (2.74%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.37%) Clustering
6 1 (1.37%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.37%) EMC VNXe
6 1 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 62 (84.93%) Windows
2 50 (68.49%) Windows Server
3 16 (21.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (17.81%) Linux
5 12 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (13.70%) Windows 10
6 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (10.96%) Unix
8 3 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.37%) OS/2
9 1 (1.37%) Solaris
9 1 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (98.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (17.81%) Re-Platforming
3 11 (15.07%) Patch Management
4 8 (10.96%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 7 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (9.59%) Application Discovery
5 7 (9.59%) ITIL
6 6 (8.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (8.22%) Line Management
6 6 (8.22%) Project Management
7 5 (6.85%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (6.85%) Integration Testing
8 4 (5.48%) Change Management
8 4 (5.48%) Service Delivery
9 3 (4.11%) Identity Management
9 3 (4.11%) Migration
9 3 (4.11%) Problem Management
9 3 (4.11%) Problem-Solving
10 2 (2.74%) DevOps
10 2 (2.74%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.18%) PowerShell
2 10 (13.70%) SQL
3 5 (6.85%) VB
3 5 (6.85%) VBScript
4 1 (1.37%) Java
4 1 (1.37%) Perl
4 1 (1.37%) Python
4 1 (1.37%) Ruby
4 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (4.11%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.37%) CCNA
3 1 (1.37%) CCNP
3 1 (1.37%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) MCSE
3 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) PMO
2 2 (2.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (69.86%) Active Directory
2 20 (27.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (23.29%) Hyper-V
4 7 (9.59%) XenApp
5 5 (6.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 5 (6.85%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.74%) Docker
6 2 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.74%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.74%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.37%) Firmware
7 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.37%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (30.14%) SCCM
2 8 (10.96%) WSUS
3 5 (6.85%) SCOM
4 3 (4.11%) Single Sign-On
4 3 (4.11%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.74%) Ansible
5 2 (2.74%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.74%) Puppet
5 2 (2.74%) Terraform
6 1 (1.37%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.37%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.37%) Nessus
6 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.37%) SCSM
Vendors
1 46 (63.01%) VMware
2 31 (42.47%) Microsoft
3 14 (19.18%) Cisco
3 14 (19.18%) Citrix
4 10 (13.70%) HP
5 5 (6.85%) Wyse
6 4 (5.48%) NetApp
7 3 (4.11%) IBM
7 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
7 3 (4.11%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.74%) Apple
8 2 (2.74%) Asigra
8 2 (2.74%) Dell
8 2 (2.74%) EMC
8 2 (2.74%) McAfee
8 2 (2.74%) Sophos
9 1 (1.37%) Adobe
9 1 (1.37%) Avaya
9 1 (1.37%) SAP
9 1 (1.37%) Symantec