The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Infrastructure Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Engineer
North West / Cheshire
Rank 43 70 58
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 5 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.02% 0.22% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 0.24% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Median daily rate £245 £268 £287
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.41% -6.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £242 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £294 £296
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £24.25 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- +22.22%

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
468 826 672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.12% 92.91% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 533 385
Median daily rate £388 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 36 44
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.77 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% -3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.03 £35.00 £44.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

Infrastructure Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +18 1 £250 -16.66% 2
Chester - 1 £240 -
Infrastructure Engineer
North West

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 Cheshire region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 4 (36.36%) ITIL
3 4 (36.36%) Symantec
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) Firewall
4 3 (27.27%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) DHCP
4 3 (27.27%) DNS
4 3 (27.27%) SAN
4 3 (27.27%) Project Management
4 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
5 2 (18.18%) NAS
5 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 2 (18.18%) Banking
5 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
5 2 (18.18%) Network Design
5 2 (18.18%) SCCM
5 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
5 2 (18.18%) VBScript
5 2 (18.18%) LAN
5 2 (18.18%) WLAN

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
2 1 (9.09%) MS Project
2 1 (9.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) IaaS
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
1 1 (9.09%) PaaS
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DHCP
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
1 3 (27.27%) Firewall
1 3 (27.27%) SAN
2 2 (18.18%) LAN
2 2 (18.18%) NAS
2 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 2 (18.18%) WLAN
3 1 (9.09%) BIG-IP
3 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (9.09%) IPsec
3 1 (9.09%) VLAN
3 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) Big Data
2 1 (9.09%) MySQL
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (18.18%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) German Language
2 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
1 1 (9.09%) 802.1X
1 1 (9.09%) ELK Stack
1 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Network Design
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Change Management
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) IT Governance
4 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Project Planning
4 1 (9.09%) Release Management
4 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) SOA
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) VBScript
3 1 (9.09%) VB
3 1 (9.09%) VB6
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
3 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (9.09%) VMware GSX
4 1 (9.09%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
1 2 (18.18%) WSUS
2 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
2 1 (9.09%) Kibana
2 1 (9.09%) logstash
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) MOM
2 1 (9.09%) NetApp OnCommand
2 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (9.09%) Webmin
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 4 (36.36%) Symantec
2 3 (27.27%) HP
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) NetApp
3 2 (18.18%) SolarWinds
4 1 (9.09%) Aruba
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) F5
4 1 (9.09%) Fortinet
4 1 (9.09%) Fujitsu
4 1 (9.09%) Lumension
4 1 (9.09%) Palo Alto