Period
to 7 April 2020

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £418 per day in advertised job vacancies in Central London during the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

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
London > Central London
6 months to
7 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 138 173 216
Rank change year-on-year +35 +43 -24
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 63 125 76
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 1.22% 1.39% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 1.47% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 103 61
Median daily rate £418 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £268 £300 £263
90th Percentile £493 £493 £525
London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
London median hourly rate £61.42 £36.25 £41.42
% change year-on-year +69.42% -12.47% +2.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Central London. 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
Central London
Contract vacancies in Central London with a recognized job title 4,808 8,516 8,744
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.32% 94.71% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,515 6,447 6,818
Median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
10th Percentile £286 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 85 136
Median hourly rate £27.75 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.75% +6.95% +8.85%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.76 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.25 £41.25 £45.50
Median hourly rate £32.53 £22.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +47.84% +2.33% -4.44%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Central London

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Central London

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Central London over the 6 months to 7 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in Central London

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in Central London

Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 7 April 2020. 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
City of London +11 46 £425 +1.19% 24
City of Westminster +19 3 £331 -22.06%
Camden - 2 £293 -
West End of London +35 1 £275 -35.29%
Kensington and Chelsea - 1 - -
Infrastructure Engineer
London

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

For the 6 months to 7 April 2020, 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 Central London region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 60 (95.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 38 (60.32%) Windows
3 25 (39.68%) Windows Server
4 24 (38.10%) Active Directory
5 23 (36.51%) VMware
6 22 (34.92%) Azure
7 21 (33.33%) Finance
7 21 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 20 (31.75%) Office 365
9 19 (30.16%) Citrix
10 17 (26.98%) SQL
10 17 (26.98%) PowerShell
11 14 (22.22%) SCCM
12 13 (20.63%) VMware Infrastructure
13 11 (17.46%) Migration
13 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
13 11 (17.46%) Cisco
14 9 (14.29%) ITIL
14 9 (14.29%) Firewall
15 8 (12.70%) Banking
15 8 (12.70%) DNS
15 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (12.70%) AWS
16 7 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
16 7 (11.11%) WAN
16 7 (11.11%) LAN
17 6 (9.52%) SAN
17 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
17 6 (9.52%) Windows 10
17 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Automation

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 5 (7.94%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.35%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.17%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.59%) CMS
4 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.59%) IIS
4 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 22 (34.92%) Azure
2 20 (31.75%) Office 365
3 8 (12.70%) AWS
4 5 (7.94%) IaaS
4 5 (7.94%) Mimecast
5 3 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (4.76%) PaaS
6 2 (3.17%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.59%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.59%) Cloudflare
7 1 (1.59%) GCP
7 1 (1.59%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.59%) Route 53
7 1 (1.59%) SaaS
7 1 (1.59%) Serverless
7 1 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (14.29%) Firewall
2 8 (12.70%) DNS
3 7 (11.11%) LAN
3 7 (11.11%) WAN
4 6 (9.52%) SAN
5 5 (7.94%) DHCP
6 3 (4.76%) NetScaler
6 3 (4.76%) Network Security
6 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.17%) MPLS
7 2 (3.17%) NAS
7 2 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.59%) HTTP
8 1 (1.59%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.59%) IPsec
8 1 (1.59%) Sourcefire
8 1 (1.59%) SSL
8 1 (1.59%) VLAN
8 1 (1.59%) VPN
8 1 (1.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 21 (33.33%) Finance
2 8 (12.70%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Back Office
3 3 (4.76%) Public Sector
4 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.59%) Advertising
5 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.59%) German Language
5 1 (1.59%) Law
5 1 (1.59%) Marketing
5 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) .NET
1 2 (3.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.94%) Client/Server
1 5 (7.94%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.35%) PKI
3 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.17%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.59%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.59%) CMDB
4 1 (1.59%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.59%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.59%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.59%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.59%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (60.32%) Windows
2 25 (39.68%) Windows Server
3 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (9.52%) Windows 10
4 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.94%) Linux
6 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.59%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (95.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (17.46%) Migration
3 9 (14.29%) ITIL
4 6 (9.52%) Infrastructure Automation
5 5 (7.94%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (7.94%) Robotic Process Automation
6 4 (6.35%) Asset Management
6 4 (6.35%) DevOps
6 4 (6.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure as Code
6 4 (6.35%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (6.35%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.76%) Analytics
7 3 (4.76%) Application Packaging
7 3 (4.76%) Change Control
7 3 (4.76%) High Availability
7 3 (4.76%) ITIL V3
7 3 (4.76%) SIEM
8 2 (3.17%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.98%) PowerShell
1 17 (26.98%) SQL
2 5 (7.94%) VB
2 5 (7.94%) VBScript
3 2 (3.17%) C
4 1 (1.59%) C#
4 1 (1.59%) Java
4 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.59%) Perl
4 1 (1.59%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
1 5 (7.94%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.35%) Degree
2 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.76%) MCSA
3 3 (4.76%) MCSE
4 2 (3.17%) PMP
5 1 (1.59%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.59%) CCNA
5 1 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.59%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.76%) SLA
2 2 (3.17%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.59%) GDPR
3 1 (1.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 24 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 13 (20.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (7.94%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (7.94%) Terminal Services
4 5 (7.94%) XenApp
5 4 (6.35%) Hyper-V
5 4 (6.35%) XenDesktop
6 3 (4.76%) vSphere
7 1 (1.59%) Docker
7 1 (1.59%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.59%) UAG
Systems Management
1 14 (22.22%) SCCM
2 4 (6.35%) SCOM
2 4 (6.35%) Terraform
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.17%) Ansible
4 2 (3.17%) DatAdvantage
4 2 (3.17%) vCenter Server
4 2 (3.17%) WSUS
5 1 (1.59%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.59%) Avamar
5 1 (1.59%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.59%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (1.59%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (1.59%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.59%) PowerCLI
5 1 (1.59%) QRadar
5 1 (1.59%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.59%) vMotion
5 1 (1.59%) vRealize
5 1 (1.59%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 23 (36.51%) VMware
2 21 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 19 (30.16%) Citrix
4 11 (17.46%) Cisco
5 5 (7.94%) UiPath
6 4 (6.35%) HP
7 3 (4.76%) CommVault
7 3 (4.76%) Forcepoint
7 3 (4.76%) Meraki
7 3 (4.76%) Oracle
7 3 (4.76%) Splunk
8 2 (3.17%) 3PAR
8 2 (3.17%) Bloomberg
8 2 (3.17%) Dell
8 2 (3.17%) F5
8 2 (3.17%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.17%) Sophos
8 2 (3.17%) Symantec
8 2 (3.17%) Varonis
9 1 (1.59%) EMC