The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 24 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.71% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £275 £313
% change year-on-year
+12.72% -12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +2.27%
Infrastructure Engineer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
126 154 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 89.36% 89.53% 91.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 51 48
Average daily rate £285 £312 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.65% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £464 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 18 5
Average hourly rate £18.00 £33.68 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.54% -14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.84 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £43.50
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 Chester

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

Infrastructure Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Infrastructure Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Infrastructure Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 4 (80.00%) DHCP
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) CCNP
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) HP
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (40.00%) Juniper
3 2 (40.00%) SAN
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) Firmware
3 2 (40.00%) DMZ
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Internet
3 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (40.00%) BGP

Infrastructure Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (40.00%) IIS
1 2 (40.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (40.00%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) DHCP
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
1 4 (80.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) VLAN
2 2 (40.00%) Structured Cabling
2 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) DMZ
2 2 (40.00%) Internet
2 2 (40.00%) BGP
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Firmware
1 2 (40.00%) Replication
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
1 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
1 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (40.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) CCNP
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Cisco
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) Juniper
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Blue Coat
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) BMC