Period
to 22 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Infrastructure Engineering over the 6 months to 22 April 2019 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 110 116 149
Rank change year-on-year +6 +33 -53
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 82 71 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.67% 1.49% 0.71%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.92% 1.76% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 57 22
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £340 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.41% +2.64% -10.47%
10th Percentile £208 £179 £224
90th Percentile £438 £453 £489
England median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.50% -20.00% +2.04%
10th Percentile £15.25 £17.80 £22.50
90th Percentile £21.75 £28.20 £27.50
England median hourly rate £36.25 £25.01 £31.00
% change year-on-year +44.97% -19.34% +26.53%

Infrastructure Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,272 4,026 3,788
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.97% 84.44% 81.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,663 2,525 2,369
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £240
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 140 142
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.70 £19.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.23% -6.02% +15.28%
10th Percentile £11.09 £10.50 £11.26
90th Percentile £47.00 £48.75 £38.48
England median hourly rate £24.96 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.93% -10.00% +7.11%

Infrastructure Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Infrastructure Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the West Midlands

Infrastructure Engineering
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 Engineering in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the West Midlands

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in the West Midlands

Infrastructure Engineering
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 Engineering in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the West Midlands

Infrastructure Engineering
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 Engineering within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 April 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 +20 37 £360 +2.86% 19
Staffordshire +12 16 £360 -10.00% 10
Coventry -2 13 £288 -20.69% 2
Warwickshire +7 6 £325 +1.56% 3
Herefordshire +8 4 - - 1
Solihull +5 3 - - 6
Shropshire -45 3 £603 +13.77%
Worcestershire -17 2 £320 +82.34% 5
Walsall - 2 £224 -
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering.

1 63 (76.83%) Windows
2 46 (56.10%) Active Directory
3 42 (51.22%) Windows Server
4 41 (50.00%) VMware
5 30 (36.59%) Microsoft
6 28 (34.15%) Office 365
7 26 (31.71%) SCCM
8 20 (24.39%) Microsoft Azure
9 16 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (19.51%) PowerShell
9 16 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (17.07%) Hyper-V
11 13 (15.85%) Data Centre
11 13 (15.85%) Cisco
11 13 (15.85%) Linux
12 12 (14.63%) Firewall
12 12 (14.63%) ITIL
12 12 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
13 11 (13.41%) LAN
13 11 (13.41%) Citrix
14 9 (10.98%) Migration
14 9 (10.98%) Retail
14 9 (10.98%) Service Delivery
14 9 (10.98%) HP
14 9 (10.98%) Public Cloud
15 8 (9.76%) Single Sign-On
15 8 (9.76%) Patch Management
15 8 (9.76%) SaaS
15 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Office

Infrastructure Engineering
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 (7.32%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (4.88%) IIS
3 3 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.22%) Site Server
Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (34.15%) Office 365
2 20 (24.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (9.76%) SaaS
5 7 (8.54%) IaaS
5 7 (8.54%) PaaS
6 3 (3.66%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.44%) NuGet
8 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.22%) GitHub
8 1 (1.22%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.63%) Firewall
2 11 (13.41%) LAN
3 7 (8.54%) WAN
3 7 (8.54%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (6.10%) Unified Communications
5 4 (4.88%) Internet
5 4 (4.88%) WLAN
6 3 (3.66%) DHCP
6 3 (3.66%) DNS
7 2 (2.44%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.44%) SMS
8 1 (1.22%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.22%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.22%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.22%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.22%) SAN
8 1 (1.22%) Software-Defined Networking
8 1 (1.22%) VoIP
8 1 (1.22%) VPN
8 1 (1.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.22%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (1.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.66%) Maven
2 2 (2.44%) Ant
2 2 (2.44%) Apache Archiva
2 2 (2.44%) Artifactory
2 2 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (2.44%) ClearCase
2 2 (2.44%) CruiseControl
2 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.44%) Gradle
2 2 (2.44%) Mercurial
2 2 (2.44%) Subversion
2 2 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (2.44%) TeamCity
2 2 (2.44%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.22%) MSI
General
1 9 (10.98%) Retail
2 3 (3.66%) Advertising
2 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.44%) Finance
4 1 (1.22%) Games
4 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 61 (74.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (15.85%) Server Engineer
2 13 (15.85%) VMware Engineer
3 12 (14.63%) Azure Engineer
3 12 (14.63%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (13.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (10.98%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (10.98%) SCCM Engineer
6 8 (9.76%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (8.54%) Office 365 Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) Project Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) Senior Server Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Security Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Senior VMware Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Support Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.22%) LDAP
1 1 (1.22%) RESTful
1 1 (1.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.85%) Data Centre
2 9 (10.98%) Public Cloud
3 7 (8.54%) FMCG
4 4 (4.88%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.88%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.88%) Fintech
4 4 (4.88%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.44%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.22%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.22%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.22%) PKI
6 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 63 (76.83%) Windows
2 42 (51.22%) Windows Server
3 16 (19.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (19.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (15.85%) Linux
5 7 (8.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (8.54%) Windows 10
6 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (6.10%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.88%) CentOS
9 3 (3.66%) Unix
10 1 (1.22%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.63%) ITIL
2 9 (10.98%) Migration
2 9 (10.98%) Service Delivery
3 8 (9.76%) Identity Management
3 8 (9.76%) Patch Management
4 7 (8.54%) Problem Management
4 7 (8.54%) Re-Platforming
5 6 (7.32%) Change Management
6 5 (6.10%) Application Discovery
6 5 (6.10%) Configuration Management
6 5 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.10%) Project Management
7 4 (4.88%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.88%) DevOps
7 4 (4.88%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 3 (3.66%) Application Packaging
8 3 (3.66%) Business Continuity
8 3 (3.66%) Data Protection
8 3 (3.66%) E-Commerce
8 3 (3.66%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.51%) PowerShell
2 6 (7.32%) Python
3 5 (6.10%) VB
4 4 (4.88%) SQL
4 4 (4.88%) VBScript
5 2 (2.44%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.44%) Go
5 2 (2.44%) Groovy
5 2 (2.44%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (8.54%) DBS Check
2 4 (4.88%) SC Cleared
2 4 (4.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.44%) Degree
4 1 (1.22%) CCNP
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.22%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.44%) PMO
System Software
1 46 (56.10%) Active Directory
2 16 (19.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (17.07%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.10%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (4.88%) XenApp
6 3 (3.66%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (2.44%) Docker
7 2 (2.44%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (2.44%) Firmware
7 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.44%) vCloud
7 2 (2.44%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.44%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.22%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.22%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (31.71%) SCCM
2 8 (9.76%) Single Sign-On
3 6 (7.32%) Ansible
3 6 (7.32%) SCOM
4 4 (4.88%) Puppet
4 4 (4.88%) WSUS
5 3 (3.66%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.66%) Red Hat Satellite
6 2 (2.44%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (2.44%) FortiGate
6 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.44%) Salt
7 1 (1.22%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.22%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.22%) logstash
7 1 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.22%) Netcool
7 1 (1.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 41 (50.00%) VMware
2 30 (36.59%) Microsoft
3 13 (15.85%) Cisco
4 11 (13.41%) Citrix
5 9 (10.98%) HP
6 7 (8.54%) Red Hat
7 5 (6.10%) Apple
7 5 (6.10%) Dell
7 5 (6.10%) NetApp
8 4 (4.88%) Wyse
9 3 (3.66%) EMC
9 3 (3.66%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.44%) Ivanti
10 2 (2.44%) Shavlik
10 2 (2.44%) Veeam
11 1 (1.22%) Asigra
11 1 (1.22%) Google
11 1 (1.22%) Greenplum
11 1 (1.22%) Instagram
11 1 (1.22%) Mitel