Period
to 14 December 2018

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 14 December 2018 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 104 118 154
Rank change year-on-year +14 +36 -30
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 103 66 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.98% 1.35% 0.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.28% 1.61% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 61 35
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.57% +12.45%
10th Percentile £213 £206 £218
90th Percentile £438 £415 £510
England median daily rate £400 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £16.86 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.74% +29.67% -39.53%
10th Percentile £15.25 £13.51 £11.50
90th Percentile £21.75 £27.23 £26.40
England median hourly rate £23.32 £28.22 £27.50
% change year-on-year -17.37% +2.61% -21.43%

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 4,512 4,101 4,990
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.72% 84.00% 84.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,790 2,637 2,985
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £270 £239 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 140 149
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £25.06 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.75% +43.20% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.98 £11.74 £10.61
90th Percentile £43.75 £48.75 £40.06
England median hourly rate £22.22 £25.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year -11.14% +9.06% +4.19%

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 14 December 2018.

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 14 December 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 +4 48 £360 +4.35% 20
Staffordshire -3 17 £360 -7.10% 5
Coventry +2 12 £288 -23.33% 3
Herefordshire - 8 £415 - 1
Warwickshire +16 7 £300 -7.69% 1
Shropshire -59 6 £315 -21.25% 1
Solihull +2 4 £310 -23.93% 3
Walsall - 2 £224 -
Worcestershire -7 1 £325 +51.16% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 -
Infrastructure Engineering
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, 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 84 (81.55%) Windows
2 66 (64.08%) Active Directory
3 64 (62.14%) Windows Server
4 54 (52.43%) VMware
5 46 (44.66%) Microsoft
6 36 (34.95%) Office 365
7 31 (30.10%) SCCM
8 29 (28.16%) PowerShell
9 26 (25.24%) Microsoft Azure
10 25 (24.27%) VMware Infrastructure
11 23 (22.33%) Data Centre
12 22 (21.36%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (20.39%) Hyper-V
13 21 (20.39%) Citrix
14 19 (18.45%) Windows Server 2012
15 17 (16.50%) MS Exchange
16 16 (15.53%) Linux
16 16 (15.53%) ITIL
16 16 (15.53%) Windows 10
17 15 (14.56%) LAN
17 15 (14.56%) Firewall
17 15 (14.56%) Amazon AWS
18 14 (13.59%) Exchange Server 2010
18 14 (13.59%) IaaS
18 14 (13.59%) HP
18 14 (13.59%) Cisco
19 13 (12.62%) Windows Server 2003
19 13 (12.62%) DNS
19 13 (12.62%) SaaS
20 12 (11.65%) XenApp

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 17 (16.50%) MS Exchange
2 14 (13.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (6.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (4.85%) IIS
5 4 (3.88%) Apache
5 4 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.88%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.94%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.97%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 36 (34.95%) Office 365
2 26 (25.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (14.56%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (13.59%) IaaS
5 13 (12.62%) SaaS
6 11 (10.68%) PaaS
7 4 (3.88%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (3.88%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.94%) NuGet
9 1 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.97%) GitHub
9 1 (0.97%) Route 53
9 1 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.56%) Firewall
1 15 (14.56%) LAN
2 13 (12.62%) DNS
3 12 (11.65%) DHCP
4 11 (10.68%) WAN
5 8 (7.77%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (5.83%) Internet
7 5 (4.85%) Unified Communications
7 5 (4.85%) WLAN
8 4 (3.88%) iSCSI
8 4 (3.88%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.88%) VLAN
9 3 (2.91%) IP Telephony
9 3 (2.91%) NAS
9 3 (2.91%) SAN
9 3 (2.91%) SSL
10 2 (1.94%) DKIM
10 2 (1.94%) VoIP
10 2 (1.94%) Wireless
11 1 (0.97%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.85%) Amazon RDS
1 5 (4.85%) SQL Server
1 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (4.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (4.85%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.88%) Chocolatey
3 3 (2.91%) Maven
3 3 (2.91%) Vagrant
4 2 (1.94%) Ant
4 2 (1.94%) Apache Archiva
4 2 (1.94%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.94%) ClearCase
4 2 (1.94%) CruiseControl
4 2 (1.94%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.94%) Gradle
4 2 (1.94%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.94%) Subversion
4 2 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.94%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.97%) JIRA
5 1 (0.97%) Selenium
General
1 9 (8.74%) Retail
2 5 (4.85%) Finance
3 4 (3.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.94%) Advertising
4 2 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.97%) Electronics
5 1 (0.97%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 81 (78.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (16.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (14.56%) VMware Engineer
3 15 (14.56%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (13.59%) Server Engineer
5 11 (10.68%) Azure Engineer
6 10 (9.71%) Project Engineer
7 8 (7.77%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (7.77%) Support Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) SCCM Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) Security Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) Senior Server Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) Senior VMware Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) Citrix Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) Microsoft Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) Office 365 Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) Senior Security Engineer
9 6 (5.83%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.80%) Web Services
2 4 (3.88%) WSH
3 1 (0.97%) MAPI
Miscellaneous
1 23 (22.33%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.74%) FMCG
2 9 (8.74%) Public Cloud
3 7 (6.80%) Blackberry
3 7 (6.80%) Fat Client
3 7 (6.80%) Thin Client
4 6 (5.83%) Fintech
5 4 (3.88%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.91%) PKI
7 2 (1.94%) Clustering
7 2 (1.94%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.94%) EMC VNXe
7 2 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.97%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.97%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.97%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 84 (81.55%) Windows
2 64 (62.14%) Windows Server
3 22 (21.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (18.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (15.53%) Linux
5 16 (15.53%) Windows 10
6 13 (12.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (7.77%) Unix
8 4 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.88%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.97%) OS/2
9 1 (0.97%) Solaris
9 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.53%) ITIL
2 12 (11.65%) Patch Management
3 11 (10.68%) Re-Platforming
3 11 (10.68%) Service Delivery
4 10 (9.71%) Problem Management
5 9 (8.74%) Identity Management
5 9 (8.74%) Line Management
6 8 (7.77%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (7.77%) Integration Testing
7 7 (6.80%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (6.80%) Project Management
8 6 (5.83%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 5 (4.85%) Application Discovery
9 5 (4.85%) Change Management
9 5 (4.85%) Configuration Management
9 5 (4.85%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (4.85%) DevOps
9 5 (4.85%) Migration
9 5 (4.85%) Technical Leadership
10 4 (3.88%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 29 (28.16%) PowerShell
2 12 (11.65%) SQL
3 11 (10.68%) VBScript
4 7 (6.80%) VB
5 3 (2.91%) Perl
5 3 (2.91%) Python
6 2 (1.94%) Groovy
6 2 (1.94%) Java
7 1 (0.97%) C
7 1 (0.97%) Ruby
7 1 (0.97%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (7.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (5.83%) MCSE
3 5 (4.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (3.88%) DBS Check
4 4 (3.88%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.88%) MCITP
5 2 (1.94%) CCNA
5 2 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.97%) CCNP
6 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (4.85%) PMO
2 2 (1.94%) GDPR
3 1 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 66 (64.08%) Active Directory
2 25 (24.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (20.39%) Hyper-V
4 12 (11.65%) XenApp
5 9 (8.74%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (6.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (5.83%) vSphere
8 3 (2.91%) Docker
8 3 (2.91%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.91%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (2.91%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.94%) Firmware
9 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.97%) vCloud
10 1 (0.97%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.97%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 31 (30.10%) SCCM
2 11 (10.68%) WSUS
3 9 (8.74%) SCOM
3 9 (8.74%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (5.83%) vCenter Server
5 4 (3.88%) Ansible
5 4 (3.88%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (3.88%) Puppet
6 3 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.94%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.94%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.94%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.94%) Nessus
7 2 (1.94%) Salt
7 2 (1.94%) Terraform
8 1 (0.97%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.97%) SCSM
Vendors
1 54 (52.43%) VMware
2 46 (44.66%) Microsoft
3 21 (20.39%) Citrix
4 14 (13.59%) Cisco
4 14 (13.59%) HP
5 7 (6.80%) Wyse
6 6 (5.83%) NetApp
7 5 (4.85%) Apple
7 5 (4.85%) Dell
8 4 (3.88%) EMC
8 4 (3.88%) McAfee
8 4 (3.88%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.91%) IBM
9 3 (2.91%) SAP
9 3 (2.91%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.91%) Sophos
10 2 (1.94%) Adobe
10 2 (1.94%) Huawei
10 2 (1.94%) Tripwire
10 2 (1.94%) webMethods