Period
to 25 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £230 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 25 May 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 33 47
Rank change year-on-year +1 +14 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.51% 0.44% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.56% 0.47% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 1
Chester median daily rate £230 £240 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% -21.31% +35.56%
10th Percentile £225 £220 £293
90th Percentile £299 £260 £318
Cheshire median daily rate £230 £263 £315
% change year-on-year -12.38% -16.67% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate £24.38 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year -11.36% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester. 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
Chester
Contract vacancies in Chester with a recognized job title 234 213 313
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.91% 93.83% 96.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 177 246
Chester median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £230 £198 £236
90th Percentile £486 £481 £488
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 29
Chester median hourly rate £16.75 £15.15 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.56% -10.88% -7.81%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.73 £13.25
90th Percentile £37.50 £35.78 £37.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £18.84 £15.00
% change year-on-year -23.04% +25.60% -13.04%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Chester

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Chester

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 Chester region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) XenApp
4 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
4 2 (33.33%) Office 365
4 2 (33.33%) Server Building
4 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (33.33%) Local Government
4 2 (33.33%) PKI
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) SCOM
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (33.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Migration
1 2 (33.33%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft