The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 76 70
Rank change year-on-year +21 -6  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 3 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.47% 0.65% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.69% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 4
Median daily rate £313 £305 £223
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.45% +37.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £255 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £330 £295
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +1.53% +4.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.22 £23.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -38.19% -34.28%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 605 868 947
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.53% 94.35% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 627 569
Median daily rate £405 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 27 49
Median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -4.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £21.40 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 - 2 £275 - 1
Knutsford - 1 £350 -
Infrastructure Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Linux
3 3 (42.86%) DHCP
3 3 (42.86%) DNS
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (28.57%) vCenter Server
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) CA
4 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (28.57%) Office 365
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (28.57%) Information Security
4 2 (28.57%) SCCM
4 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) IIS
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (14.29%) Web Services
5 1 (14.29%) MySQL
5 1 (14.29%) Java

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 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (14.29%) IIS
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DHCP
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security
2 1 (14.29%) Skype
2 1 (14.29%) VLAN
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) Big Data
2 1 (14.29%) MySQL
2 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (14.29%) LAMP
1 1 (14.29%) Middleware
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) AIX
4 1 (14.29%) CentOS
4 1 (14.29%) HPUX
4 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (28.57%) Information Security
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) BCP
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity
2 1 (14.29%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) Line Management
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Network Management
2 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (14.29%) PRINCE
2 1 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Perl
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) MCSA
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
1 2 (28.57%) vCenter Server
2 1 (14.29%) IBM BigFix
2 1 (14.29%) Kibana
2 1 (14.29%) logstash
2 1 (14.29%) Netcool
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
2 1 (14.29%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (14.29%) vMotion
2 1 (14.29%) Webmin
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) CA
3 1 (14.29%) AppSense
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) ServiceNow
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec