Period
to 16 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

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
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 67 80
Rank change year-on-year +7 +13 +26
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 28 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.38% 1.76% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.49% 1.83% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 7
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £363 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% +31.82% -8.33%
10th Percentile £286 £225 £223
90th Percentile £426 £750 £437
North West median daily rate £350 £400 £300
% change year-on-year -12.50% +33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £24.25
North West median hourly rate £17.41 - £21.00

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 1,125 1,204 1,221
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.58% 96.09% 94.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 849 865
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £225 £213
90th Percentile £569 £625 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 56 61
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.81% -5.00% -13.44%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £37.50 £28.75
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £17.74 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.74% +1.37% -17.84%

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 16 January 2019.

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 16 January 2019. 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 +11 20 £350 -46.15% 5
Chester +4 7 £308 +33.70%
Infrastructure Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 28 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 20 (71.43%) Windows
3 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 16 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (53.57%) Windows Server
5 14 (50.00%) VMware
6 13 (46.43%) Office 365
7 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
7 10 (35.71%) WAN
7 10 (35.71%) LAN
8 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
8 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
8 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
9 7 (25.00%) VPN
9 7 (25.00%) DNS
9 7 (25.00%) DHCP
10 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
11 5 (17.86%) AirWatch
11 5 (17.86%) Migration
11 5 (17.86%) HP
11 5 (17.86%) Citrix
12 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
12 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 4 (14.29%) Blue Coat
12 4 (14.29%) Firewall
12 4 (14.29%) Clustering
12 4 (14.29%) SolarWinds
12 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering

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 8 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.29%) Skype for Business
3 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (10.71%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (46.43%) Office 365
3 4 (14.29%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) LAN
1 10 (35.71%) WAN
2 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 7 (25.00%) DHCP
3 7 (25.00%) DNS
3 7 (25.00%) VPN
4 4 (14.29%) Firewall
5 2 (7.14%) Network Security
5 2 (7.14%) SAN
6 1 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (3.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (3.57%) Internet
6 1 (3.57%) Intranet
6 1 (3.57%) MPLS
6 1 (3.57%) PSTN
6 1 (3.57%) Skype
6 1 (3.57%) SSL
6 1 (3.57%) VoIP
6 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (10.71%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (3.57%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 4 (14.29%) Clustering
3 3 (10.71%) PKI
4 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.57%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (71.43%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Windows Server
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (17.86%) Migration
3 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (10.71%) High Availability
3 3 (10.71%) Patch Management
3 3 (10.71%) Server Building
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 2 (7.14%) Protective Monitoring
5 1 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (3.57%) DevOps
5 1 (3.57%) OWASP
5 1 (3.57%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (3.57%) Server Hardening
5 1 (3.57%) Server Management
5 1 (3.57%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 8 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) GDPR
System Software
1 16 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 3 (10.71%) XenApp
4 2 (7.14%) DFS Replication
5 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) AirWatch
2 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (10.71%) SCCM
3 3 (10.71%) SCOM
4 2 (7.14%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (7.14%) QRadar
5 1 (3.57%) Foglight
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (17.86%) Citrix
2 5 (17.86%) HP
3 4 (14.29%) Blue Coat
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.29%) SolarWinds
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco
4 2 (7.14%) IBM
4 2 (7.14%) Micro Focus
5 1 (3.57%) Brocade
5 1 (3.57%) CommVault
5 1 (3.57%) F5
5 1 (3.57%) McAfee
5 1 (3.57%) NetApp
5 1 (3.57%) NetIQ
5 1 (3.57%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (3.57%) SAP
5 1 (3.57%) TippingPoint
5 1 (3.57%) Veeam