Period
to 20 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Infrastructure Engineering over the 6 months to 20 April 2019 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
London > Central London
6 months to
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 131 176 174
Rank change year-on-year +45 -2 -14
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 172 119 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.93% 1.29% 1.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.16% 1.46% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 100 64
Central London median daily rate £420 £425 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +7.94% -7.35%
10th Percentile £313 £277 £229
90th Percentile £558 £577 £525
London median daily rate £425 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Central London median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
London median hourly rate £29.00 £43.92 £31.00
% change year-on-year -33.96% +41.66% -11.43%

Infrastructure Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Central London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 7,966 8,174 6,419
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 89.59% 88.70% 87.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,039 6,368 4,943
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +2.70%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £650
London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 115 50
Central London median hourly rate £22.25 £21.00 £18.97
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.95% +10.70% -11.68%
10th Percentile £12.13 £12.49 £12.98
90th Percentile £56.50 £47.51 £31.52
London median hourly rate £28.75 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +17.35% -2.00% +19.05%

Infrastructure Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Infrastructure Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineering in Central London

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in Central London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in Central London

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in Central London over the 6 months to 20 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in Central London

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in Central London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in Central London

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in Central London over the 6 months to 20 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in Central London

Infrastructure Engineering
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 Engineering within the Central London region over the 6 months to 20 April 2019. 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 +53 142 £425 - 56
Southwark -34 3 £400 -20.00%
Camden +2 2 £363 +26.09%
City of Westminster -9 2 £406 -1.52%
West End of London -15 1 £425 +54.55%
Infrastructure Engineering
London

For the 6 months to 20 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering.

1 113 (65.70%) Windows
2 92 (53.49%) Active Directory
3 80 (46.51%) VMware
4 68 (39.53%) Windows Server
5 64 (37.21%) Microsoft
6 59 (34.30%) Microsoft Azure
7 56 (32.56%) Office 365
8 43 (25.00%) DNS
9 42 (24.42%) Finance
10 40 (23.26%) SCCM
11 39 (22.67%) Citrix
12 38 (22.09%) VMware Infrastructure
12 38 (22.09%) PowerShell
13 37 (21.51%) MS Exchange
14 33 (19.19%) Migration
15 32 (18.60%) Cisco
16 31 (18.02%) SQL
16 31 (18.02%) Amazon AWS
17 29 (16.86%) Linux
17 29 (16.86%) Firewall
18 28 (16.28%) DHCP
19 26 (15.12%) HP
19 26 (15.12%) SAN
19 26 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
20 24 (13.95%) SharePoint
21 23 (13.37%) ITIL
21 23 (13.37%) Windows Server 2012
22 21 (12.21%) Windows 10
23 19 (11.05%) IIS
24 18 (10.47%) VMware ESXi

Infrastructure Engineering
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 37 (21.51%) MS Exchange
2 24 (13.95%) SharePoint
3 19 (11.05%) IIS
4 16 (9.30%) Skype for Business
5 12 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (2.91%) Apache
8 2 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.16%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.58%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.58%) Confluence
9 1 (0.58%) nginx
9 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.58%) SAS
Applications
1 12 (6.98%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 59 (34.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 56 (32.56%) Office 365
3 31 (18.02%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (9.88%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (6.40%) IaaS
6 10 (5.81%) PaaS
7 8 (4.65%) Serverless
8 6 (3.49%) SaaS
9 5 (2.91%) GitHub
10 3 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (1.74%) Mimecast
11 2 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (1.16%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.58%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 1 (0.58%) Quay.io
12 1 (0.58%) Trello
12 1 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 43 (25.00%) DNS
2 29 (16.86%) Firewall
3 28 (16.28%) DHCP
4 26 (15.12%) SAN
5 17 (9.88%) TCP/IP
6 13 (7.56%) MPLS
7 11 (6.40%) Skype
7 11 (6.40%) WAN
8 8 (4.65%) LAN
9 7 (4.07%) Internet
9 7 (4.07%) iSCSI
9 7 (4.07%) Network Security
9 7 (4.07%) VPN
10 6 (3.49%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (3.49%) IP Telephony
10 6 (3.49%) VLAN
11 5 (2.91%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
13 3 (1.74%) Cisco Nexus
13 3 (1.74%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.88%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.98%) MySQL
3 8 (4.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (4.07%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (2.91%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (2.91%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (2.33%) Big Data
7 2 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.58%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.58%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.58%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.58%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (3.49%) Jenkins
2 4 (2.33%) MSI
3 3 (1.74%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.74%) WiX
4 2 (1.16%) Maven
4 2 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.16%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.58%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.58%) GitLab
5 1 (0.58%) JIRA
5 1 (0.58%) Selenium
5 1 (0.58%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 42 (24.42%) Finance
2 12 (6.98%) Legal
3 10 (5.81%) Banking
3 10 (5.81%) Law
4 8 (4.65%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.33%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.74%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.16%) Retail
8 1 (0.58%) Advertising
8 1 (0.58%) Back Office
8 1 (0.58%) International Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Publishing
8 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 125 (72.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (12.79%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 21 (12.21%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 17 (9.88%) IT Engineer
5 16 (9.30%) Azure Engineer
5 16 (9.30%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 12 (6.98%) Windows Engineer
7 11 (6.40%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (5.81%) Active Directory Engineer
8 10 (5.81%) Architect
9 9 (5.23%) AWS Engineer
9 9 (5.23%) Office 365 Engineer
9 9 (5.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.65%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
11 7 (4.07%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (3.49%) Analyst
12 6 (3.49%) Citrix Engineer
12 6 (3.49%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (3.49%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.33%) .NET
2 3 (1.74%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.16%) LDAP
4 1 (0.58%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.88%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.40%) Management Information System
3 10 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.81%) Hedge funds
4 9 (5.23%) Cloud Native
4 9 (5.23%) Clustering
5 5 (2.91%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.33%) HP StoreVirtual
6 4 (2.33%) PKI
6 4 (2.33%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.16%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.16%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.16%) Fintech
7 2 (1.16%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.16%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.16%) Replication
7 2 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.58%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 113 (65.70%) Windows
2 68 (39.53%) Windows Server
3 29 (16.86%) Linux
4 26 (15.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (13.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (12.21%) Windows 10
7 6 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.74%) Unix
8 3 (1.74%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.74%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (1.74%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.74%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.74%) Windows Vista
8 3 (1.74%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.16%) CentOS
9 2 (1.16%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.16%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (19.19%) Migration
2 23 (13.37%) ITIL
3 16 (9.30%) Storage Management
4 12 (6.98%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (6.98%) Service Delivery
5 10 (5.81%) Change Control
5 10 (5.81%) DevOps
5 10 (5.81%) Load Balancing
5 10 (5.81%) Problem Management
5 10 (5.81%) Server Building
6 9 (5.23%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (4.65%) Identity Management
7 8 (4.65%) Information Security
7 8 (4.65%) Project Management
7 8 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (4.07%) Configuration Management
8 7 (4.07%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (4.07%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (4.07%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (3.49%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (22.09%) PowerShell
2 31 (18.02%) SQL
3 5 (2.91%) Bash Shell
3 5 (2.91%) VB
4 4 (2.33%) PHP
4 4 (2.33%) Python
5 3 (1.74%) Java
5 3 (1.74%) Perl
6 2 (1.16%) C
6 2 (1.16%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.16%) Ruby
7 1 (0.58%) AWK
7 1 (0.58%) Go
7 1 (0.58%) R
7 1 (0.58%) sed
Qualifications
1 15 (8.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (6.98%) SC Cleared
2 12 (6.98%) Security Cleared
3 8 (4.65%) Degree
4 7 (4.07%) MCSE
5 5 (2.91%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.74%) CISSP
6 3 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.74%) MCTS
7 2 (1.16%) CCNA
7 2 (1.16%) CCNP
7 2 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.16%) Master's Degree
7 2 (1.16%) MCITP
7 2 (1.16%) MCP
7 2 (1.16%) MCSA
7 2 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.58%) CCA
8 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.58%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.74%) QA
1 3 (1.74%) SLA
2 1 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.58%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (0.58%) ISO 22301
2 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.58%) PMO
System Software
1 92 (53.49%) Active Directory
2 38 (22.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (10.47%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (9.30%) Hyper-V
5 14 (8.14%) XenApp
6 9 (5.23%) VMware NSX
7 6 (3.49%) vSphere
7 6 (3.49%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.91%) Shibboleth
8 5 (2.91%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.91%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.74%) Docker
9 3 (1.74%) NFS
10 2 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.16%) ProxySG
10 2 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.16%) XenServer
11 1 (0.58%) Ceph
11 1 (0.58%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 40 (23.26%) SCCM
2 15 (8.72%) Terraform
3 11 (6.40%) Single Sign-On
4 10 (5.81%) Backup Exec
5 9 (5.23%) WSUS
6 8 (4.65%) SCOM
7 6 (3.49%) Kubernetes
7 6 (3.49%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (3.49%) Puppet
7 6 (3.49%) QRadar
7 6 (3.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (3.49%) vRealize
7 6 (3.49%) vRealize Orchestrator
8 4 (2.33%) Ansible
8 4 (2.33%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (2.33%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 4 (2.33%) vMotion
9 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (1.74%) SCOrch
9 3 (1.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 80 (46.51%) VMware
2 64 (37.21%) Microsoft
3 39 (22.67%) Citrix
4 32 (18.60%) Cisco
5 26 (15.12%) HP
6 15 (8.72%) CheckPoint
7 11 (6.40%) Dell
7 11 (6.40%) EMC
7 11 (6.40%) Symantec
8 10 (5.81%) Veritas
9 8 (4.65%) Palo Alto
10 7 (4.07%) Ivanti
10 7 (4.07%) Red Hat
11 6 (3.49%) Sony
12 5 (2.91%) Hitachi
12 5 (2.91%) IBM
12 5 (2.91%) McAfee
12 5 (2.91%) NetApp
13 4 (2.33%) Extreme Networks
13 4 (2.33%) Juniper