Period
to 22 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £230 per day in advertised job vacancies in Chester 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 28 29 38
Rank change year-on-year +1 +9 -
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 2.06% 0.91% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.15% 0.98% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Chester median daily rate £230 £380 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.47% - -
Cheshire median daily rate £363 £325 £268
% change year-on-year +11.54% +21.50% -8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Chester median hourly rate - - £32.50
Cheshire median hourly rate - £24.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year - -25.38% -

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 186 204 250
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.88% 92.73% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 163 176
Chester median daily rate £348 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.33% -6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £202 £176 £244
90th Percentile £454 £480 £522
Cheshire median daily rate £415 £400 £415
% change year-on-year +3.75% -3.61% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 35
Chester median hourly rate £14.00 £15.15 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.59% -13.43% -2.94%
10th Percentile £12.65 £13.25 £14.00
90th Percentile £35.50 £35.00 £37.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £17.17
% change year-on-year -17.65% -0.96% +1.95%

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 10 Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester

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 Chester region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft

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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft