The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Infrastructure Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Engineer
Rank 62 60 75
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +15
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 6 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.72% 0.73% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.80% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£255 £325 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.53% +23.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+12.72% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +2.27%
Infrastructure Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
767 754 852
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.30% 91.39% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 353 470
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 51 43
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.46% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.45 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.93 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Infrastructure Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Infrastructure Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer across the Cheshire region.

Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Infrastructure Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer across the Cheshire region.

Infrastructure Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -9 3 £135 - 2
Chester - 1 £375 - 3
Knutsford - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Infrastructure Engineer
North West

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Infrastructure Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Infrastructure Engineer in their job title.

1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (50.00%) Firewall
3 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
3 5 (41.67%) VMware
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (33.33%) DMZ
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 4 (33.33%) DHCP
4 4 (33.33%) DNS
5 3 (25.00%) VPN
5 3 (25.00%) LAN
5 3 (25.00%) WAN
5 3 (25.00%) HP
5 3 (25.00%) SQL
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL
5 3 (25.00%) Finance
5 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (16.67%) Replication
6 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (16.67%) Investment Management
6 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
6 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (16.67%) Lync
6 2 (16.67%) Structured Cabling

Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited Infrastructure Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Infrastructure Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (16.67%) Lync
2 2 (16.67%) IIS
2 2 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (33.33%) DHCP
2 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 4 (33.33%) DMZ
3 3 (25.00%) LAN
3 3 (25.00%) WAN
3 3 (25.00%) VPN
4 2 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (16.67%) Wireless
4 2 (16.67%) VLAN
4 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) Internet
4 2 (16.67%) BGP
4 2 (16.67%) SAN
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (8.33%) Network Security
5 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) RDBMS
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Web Services
1 2 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Firmware
1 2 (16.67%) Replication
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (16.67%) UNIX
5 1 (8.33%) AIX
5 1 (8.33%) Solaris
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 2 (16.67%) Information Security
2 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (16.67%) Investment Management
2 2 (16.67%) Security Architecture
2 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) ERP
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) CCNP
2 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (8.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
2 1 (8.33%) OpenView
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) Juniper
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) Blue Coat
5 1 (8.33%) F5
5 1 (8.33%) BMC
5 1 (8.33%) Lotus