Period
to 14 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £280 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester during the 6 months to 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 22 - 42
Rank change year-on-year - +42 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 10 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 4.88% - 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.00% - 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
Chester median daily rate £280 - £520
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £575 £325
% change year-on-year -39.13% +76.92% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £21.00

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 200 212 292
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 97.56% 96.80% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 169 254
Chester median daily rate £375 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -9.09% +3.45%
10th Percentile £278 £263 £236
90th Percentile £475 £490 £525
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £409 £400
% change year-on-year -2.14% +2.19% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 20 13
Chester median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% -18.46%
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.23 £13.25
90th Percentile £21.00 £22.40 £15.08
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +34.62% -13.33% -11.76%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Chester over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in Chester

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

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 10 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
3 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (80.00%) Citrix
3 8 (80.00%) Migration
4 7 (70.00%) SharePoint
4 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
4 7 (70.00%) Skype for Business
4 7 (70.00%) Data Centre
5 6 (60.00%) Office 365
5 6 (60.00%) Server Building
5 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
5 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (60.00%) XenApp
5 6 (60.00%) Local Government
5 6 (60.00%) PKI
5 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (60.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 6 (60.00%) SCCM
5 6 (60.00%) SCOM
6 3 (30.00%) Firewall
6 3 (30.00%) SQL
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (20.00%) .NET
7 2 (20.00%) VMware
8 1 (10.00%) Veeam
8 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (10.00%) OWASP

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 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (70.00%) SharePoint
1 7 (70.00%) Skype for Business
2 6 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Office 365
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
2 1 (10.00%) Intranet
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) PSTN
2 1 (10.00%) Skype
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (60.00%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (70.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (60.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 8 (80.00%) Migration
3 6 (60.00%) Server Building
4 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (10.00%) OWASP
4 1 (10.00%) Server Management
4 1 (10.00%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 6 (60.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (60.00%) SCCM
1 6 (60.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) Veeam