Period
to 22 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £363 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 6 months to 22 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 78 108
Rank change year-on-year +9 +30 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 23 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.75% 0.74% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 0.78% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 5 2
Cheshire median daily rate £363 £325 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% +21.50% -8.94%
10th Percentile £225 £222 £235
90th Percentile £750 £468 £294
North West median daily rate £375 £310 £375
% change year-on-year +20.97% -17.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - £24.25 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -25.38% -
North West median hourly rate - £24.25 £33.75
% change year-on-year - -28.15% +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 1,267 1,160 1,838
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.35% 94.93% 93.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 865 808 1,235
Cheshire median daily rate £415 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% -3.61% +10.67%
10th Percentile £225 £200 £257
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 67 84
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -0.96% +1.95%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £37.75 £39.15 £35.50
North West median hourly rate £18.04 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.22% -20.00% +36.36%

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 February 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 February 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 +14 11 £650 +116.67% 4
Chester +1 4 £230 -39.47% 1
Knutsford - 1 - - 1
Infrastructure Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 11 (47.83%) VMware
2 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
3 8 (34.78%) Cisco
3 8 (34.78%) ITIL
4 7 (30.43%) Hyper-V
4 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (26.09%) SCCM
5 6 (26.09%) Project Management
6 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
6 5 (21.74%) Finance
6 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (21.74%) Linux
6 5 (21.74%) Office 365
6 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
6 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
7 4 (17.39%) SFIA
7 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
7 4 (17.39%) Palo Alto
7 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
7 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
7 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (17.39%) Data Management
7 4 (17.39%) NetApp
7 4 (17.39%) IT Strategy
8 3 (13.04%) Contract Management
8 3 (13.04%) CISM
8 3 (13.04%) Firewall

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 (4.35%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (21.74%) Office 365
3 3 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (8.70%) PaaS
5 1 (4.35%) IaaS
5 1 (4.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) DHCP
2 2 (8.70%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (4.35%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (4.35%) Skype
3 1 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Ingres
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Data Centre
1 5 (21.74%) Management Information System
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.35%) Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.35%) EMC VNX
4 1 (4.35%) EMC VNXe
4 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) Linux
2 5 (21.74%) Windows Server
3 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
4 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Android
5 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) Project Management
3 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Data Management
4 4 (17.39%) IT Strategy
4 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2
4 4 (17.39%) SFIA
5 3 (13.04%) Contract Management
5 3 (13.04%) Network Design
5 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
5 3 (13.04%) Product Management
6 2 (8.70%) DevOps
6 2 (8.70%) ITSM
6 2 (8.70%) Migration
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
6 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (8.70%) Supplier Management
7 1 (4.35%) Line Management
7 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
7 1 (4.35%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.04%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (17.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
2 3 (13.04%) CCDP
2 3 (13.04%) CCIE
2 3 (13.04%) CCNP
2 3 (13.04%) Chartered Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) CISM
2 3 (13.04%) CISSP
2 3 (13.04%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) MCSE
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.70%) MCSA
4 1 (4.35%) CCNA
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 7 (30.43%) Hyper-V
3 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (8.70%) XenApp
4 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) FortiGate
2 1 (4.35%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) VMware
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 8 (34.78%) Cisco
4 4 (17.39%) NetApp
4 4 (17.39%) Palo Alto
5 3 (13.04%) Citrix
6 2 (8.70%) HP
6 2 (8.70%) Ivanti
6 2 (8.70%) Meraki
7 1 (4.35%) Dell
7 1 (4.35%) EMC
7 1 (4.35%) EqualLogic
7 1 (4.35%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.35%) IBM
7 1 (4.35%) Juniper
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle
7 1 (4.35%) Veritas