Period
to 22 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £344 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 79 90
Rank change year-on-year +20 +11 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 33 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.50% 0.93% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.62% 0.98% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 10 10
Cheshire median daily rate £344 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.58% -7.69% +23.81%
10th Percentile £260 £225 £258
90th Percentile £394 £687 £391
North West median daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year +12.50% -7.69% +15.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £23.75 - -
North West median hourly rate £23.75 - £20.73

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cheshire
Contract vacancies in Cheshire with a recognized job title 1,258 1,226 1,467
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 95.26% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 828 878 1,051
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £406 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.54% +1.56% -3.03%
10th Percentile £267 £263 £250
90th Percentile £538 £575 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 61 52
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -6.23% -9.52%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £38.75 £33.75
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.90% +16.67% -12.30%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Cheshire

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Cheshire

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in Cheshire

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer 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 6 months to 22 October 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
Warrington +12 18 £350 -46.15% 5
Chester - 11 £280 - 3
Knutsford - 1 £375 - 2
Northwich - 1 - -
Infrastructure Engineer
North West

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, Infrastructure Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 33 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 25 (75.76%) Windows
3 20 (60.61%) Active Directory
3 20 (60.61%) Windows Server
4 19 (57.58%) Office 365
5 15 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (42.42%) VMware
7 12 (36.36%) SharePoint
8 10 (30.30%) Skype for Business
9 9 (27.27%) SCCM
9 9 (27.27%) MS Exchange
9 9 (27.27%) LAN
9 9 (27.27%) WAN
9 9 (27.27%) Citrix
9 9 (27.27%) Migration
10 8 (24.24%) DHCP
10 8 (24.24%) VPN
10 8 (24.24%) DNS
10 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
10 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
10 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
10 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
11 7 (21.21%) Server Building
11 7 (21.21%) XenApp
11 7 (21.21%) SCOM
11 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2003
11 7 (21.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
11 7 (21.21%) Microsoft

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 12 (36.36%) SharePoint
2 10 (30.30%) Skype for Business
3 9 (27.27%) MS Exchange
4 7 (21.21%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (9.09%) IIS
6 1 (3.03%) Apache
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.03%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (3.03%) JBoss
6 1 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (57.58%) Office 365
2 15 (45.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (12.12%) IaaS
4 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) LAN
1 9 (27.27%) WAN
2 8 (24.24%) DHCP
2 8 (24.24%) DNS
2 8 (24.24%) VPN
3 7 (21.21%) Firewall
3 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
4 3 (9.09%) Skype
5 2 (6.06%) Network Security
5 2 (6.06%) SAN
6 1 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (3.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (3.03%) HTTP
6 1 (3.03%) Internet
6 1 (3.03%) Intranet
6 1 (3.03%) MPLS
6 1 (3.03%) PSTN
6 1 (3.03%) SSL
6 1 (3.03%) VoIP
6 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (21.21%) Local Government
2 1 (3.03%) Back Office
2 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) LDAP
2 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) Data Centre
2 7 (21.21%) PKI
3 4 (12.12%) Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 25 (75.76%) Windows
2 20 (60.61%) Windows Server
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.03%) CentOS
6 1 (3.03%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (27.27%) Migration
3 7 (21.21%) Server Building
4 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (12.12%) Patch Management
5 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.09%) High Availability
6 1 (3.03%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (3.03%) DevOps
6 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (3.03%) ITIL
6 1 (3.03%) OWASP
6 1 (3.03%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (3.03%) Performance Management
6 1 (3.03%) Proactive Monitoring
6 1 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (3.03%) Server Hardening
6 1 (3.03%) Target Operating Model
6 1 (3.03%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 1 (3.03%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
1 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) GDPR
System Software
1 20 (60.61%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 7 (21.21%) XenApp
3 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) SCCM
2 7 (21.21%) SCOM
3 5 (15.15%) AirWatch
4 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.03%) Foglight
5 1 (3.03%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) VMware
2 9 (27.27%) Citrix
3 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.12%) Blue Coat
4 4 (12.12%) SolarWinds
5 3 (9.09%) Veeam
5 3 (9.09%) WatchGuard
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco
7 1 (3.03%) Brocade
7 1 (3.03%) CommVault
7 1 (3.03%) F5
7 1 (3.03%) HP
7 1 (3.03%) IBM
7 1 (3.03%) McAfee
7 1 (3.03%) NetApp
7 1 (3.03%) NetIQ
7 1 (3.03%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.03%) TippingPoint