Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 87 106
Rank change year-on-year +10 +19 -22
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 18 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.34% 0.68% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 0.73% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 7 7
Cheshire median daily rate £575 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +76.92% +8.33% +4.53%
10th Percentile £227 £263 £227
90th Percentile £750 £437 £338
North West median daily rate £400 £325 £295
% change year-on-year +23.08% +10.17% -1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - £21.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -35.38% +71.05%
North West median hourly rate - £20.73 £33.75
% change year-on-year - -38.58% +35.00%

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 1283 1372 1979
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.53% 93.91% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 993 1316
Cheshire median daily rate £405 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £256 £235 £264
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 48 85
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.86 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% -11.76% +4.21%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.10
90th Percentile £33.80 £27.63 £34.80
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% -20.00% +25.00%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 +26 12 £650 +85.71%
Infrastructure Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) ITIL
2 8 (44.44%) Windows
3 7 (38.89%) VMware
3 7 (38.89%) SCCM
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (33.33%) Project Management
4 6 (33.33%) Management Information System
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco
4 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
5 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 4 (22.22%) Office 365
6 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
6 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
6 4 (22.22%) Palo Alto
6 4 (22.22%) SFIA
6 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (22.22%) Linux
6 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
6 4 (22.22%) Finance
6 4 (22.22%) NetApp
6 4 (22.22%) Data Management
6 4 (22.22%) IT Strategy
7 3 (16.67%) Contract Management
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
7 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
7 3 (16.67%) Network Design
7 3 (16.67%) CISM

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 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (22.22%) Office 365
3 3 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (11.11%) PaaS
5 1 (5.56%) IaaS
5 1 (5.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) DHCP
2 2 (11.11%) DNS
2 2 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.56%) Skype
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Ingres
1 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (11.11%) Mobile App
5 1 (5.56%) Clustering
5 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.56%) EMC VNX
5 1 (5.56%) EMC VNXe
5 1 (5.56%) Public Cloud
5 1 (5.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.56%) Android
5 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) Project Management
3 5 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (22.22%) Data Management
4 4 (22.22%) IT Strategy
4 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2
4 4 (22.22%) SFIA
5 3 (16.67%) Contract Management
5 3 (16.67%) Network Design
5 3 (16.67%) Performance Management
5 3 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 3 (16.67%) Product Management
6 2 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (11.11%) DevOps
6 2 (11.11%) ITSM
6 2 (11.11%) Line Management
6 2 (11.11%) Migration
6 2 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (11.11%) Supplier Management
7 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (22.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (16.67%) CCDP
2 3 (16.67%) CCIE
2 3 (16.67%) CCNP
2 3 (16.67%) Chartered Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) CISM
2 3 (16.67%) CISSP
2 3 (16.67%) Degree
2 3 (16.67%) MCSE
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (11.11%) MCSA
4 1 (5.56%) CCNA
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) XenApp
3 2 (11.11%) XenDesktop
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (5.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) FortiGate
2 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (5.56%) vCenter Server
2 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) VMware
3 6 (33.33%) Cisco
4 4 (22.22%) NetApp
4 4 (22.22%) Palo Alto
5 3 (16.67%) Citrix
6 2 (11.11%) AppSense
6 2 (11.11%) HP
6 2 (11.11%) Meraki
7 1 (5.56%) Dell
7 1 (5.56%) EMC
7 1 (5.56%) EqualLogic
7 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
7 1 (5.56%) IBM
7 1 (5.56%) Juniper
7 1 (5.56%) Oracle
7 1 (5.56%) Veritas