Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £431 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 11 December 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 191 178
Rank change year-on-year +26 -13 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 93 67 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.30% 0.93% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 0.98% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 54 47
City of London median daily rate £431 £395 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.11% -7.06% +13.33%
10th Percentile £346 £222 £319
90th Percentile £575 £625 £575
Central London median daily rate £425 £383 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £23.13 - -
Central London median hourly rate £23.13 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,800 6,804 6,227
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 94.67% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,368 5,399 4,938
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 92 73
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £12.58
90th Percentile £25.70 £30.75 £54.03
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.05 £17.21
% change year-on-year +3.60% +4.90% -4.40%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the City of London

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the City of London

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in the City of London

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the City of London

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 City of London region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 92 (98.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 52 (55.91%) Windows
3 41 (44.09%) VMware
4 39 (41.94%) Active Directory
5 37 (39.78%) Microsoft
6 33 (35.48%) Finance
7 29 (31.18%) Windows Server
8 28 (30.11%) Microsoft Azure
9 27 (29.03%) Citrix
10 24 (25.81%) PowerShell
11 23 (24.73%) Cisco
12 21 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
12 21 (22.58%) SCCM
12 21 (22.58%) Office 365
13 18 (19.35%) ITIL
14 16 (17.20%) CheckPoint
15 15 (16.13%) Linux
16 14 (15.05%) MS Exchange
16 14 (15.05%) DHCP
16 14 (15.05%) DNS
16 14 (15.05%) Firewall
17 13 (13.98%) Migration
17 13 (13.98%) Windows Server 2008
17 13 (13.98%) Ivanti
18 12 (12.90%) Hyper-V
18 12 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
19 11 (11.83%) XenApp
19 11 (11.83%) HP
20 10 (10.75%) SQL
21 9 (9.68%) Cisco Certification

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 14 (15.05%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.60%) IIS
2 8 (8.60%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.30%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.08%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 28 (30.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (22.58%) Office 365
3 12 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (8.60%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (6.45%) IaaS
5 6 (6.45%) PaaS
6 1 (1.08%) Datadog
6 1 (1.08%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.08%) SaaS
6 1 (1.08%) Serverless
6 1 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (15.05%) DHCP
1 14 (15.05%) DNS
1 14 (15.05%) Firewall
2 9 (9.68%) SAN
3 7 (7.53%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.38%) WAN
5 4 (4.30%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (4.30%) LAN
5 4 (4.30%) OSPF
6 3 (3.23%) Ethernet
6 3 (3.23%) Skype
6 3 (3.23%) Sourcefire
6 3 (3.23%) SSL
7 2 (2.15%) FTP
7 2 (2.15%) HTTP
7 2 (2.15%) HTTPS
7 2 (2.15%) SMTP
7 2 (2.15%) VoIP
7 2 (2.15%) VPN
7 2 (2.15%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.08%) Power BI
2 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
2 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (5.38%) MSI
2 4 (4.30%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 33 (35.48%) Finance
2 9 (9.68%) Banking
2 9 (9.68%) Legal
3 7 (7.53%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.45%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.15%) Retail
6 1 (1.08%) International Banking
6 1 (1.08%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.15%) 802.1X
1 2 (2.15%) Web Services
2 1 (1.08%) JSON
2 1 (1.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.53%) Data Centre
1 7 (7.53%) Hedge funds
2 5 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.30%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.23%) Cloud Native
4 3 (3.23%) PKI
5 2 (2.15%) HP StoreVirtual
5 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.08%) Clustering
6 1 (1.08%) CMDB
6 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.08%) Fintech
6 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.08%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.08%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 52 (55.91%) Windows
2 29 (31.18%) Windows Server
3 15 (16.13%) Linux
4 13 (13.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (9.68%) Windows 10
6 7 (7.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.15%) CentOS
7 2 (2.15%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.15%) Unix
8 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (98.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 18 (19.35%) ITIL
3 13 (13.98%) Migration
4 9 (9.68%) Infrastructure Management
5 8 (8.60%) Change Control
5 8 (8.60%) Cybersecurity
5 8 (8.60%) Storage Management
6 7 (7.53%) Identity Management
7 6 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (6.45%) DevOps
7 6 (6.45%) Patch Management
7 6 (6.45%) Problem Management
7 6 (6.45%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.38%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (5.38%) Task Automation
9 4 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.30%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.30%) Proactive Monitoring
9 4 (4.30%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 24 (25.81%) PowerShell
2 10 (10.75%) SQL
3 4 (4.30%) Python
4 3 (3.23%) C
4 3 (3.23%) Perl
4 3 (3.23%) VBA
5 1 (1.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 9 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (8.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (7.53%) Degree
4 4 (4.30%) CCNA
4 4 (4.30%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (4.30%) MCSE
5 3 (3.23%) CCNP
5 3 (3.23%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.23%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.15%) CISSP
6 2 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (2.15%) Master's Degree
7 1 (1.08%) CCIE
7 1 (1.08%) GIAC
7 1 (1.08%) MCP
7 1 (1.08%) MCTS
7 1 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (1.08%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (1.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.08%) ISO 22301
2 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.08%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (41.94%) Active Directory
2 21 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (12.90%) Hyper-V
4 11 (11.83%) XenApp
5 9 (9.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (9.68%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (6.45%) XenDesktop
7 4 (4.30%) VMware NSX
7 4 (4.30%) vSphere
8 3 (3.23%) DFS Replication
8 3 (3.23%) Docker
8 3 (3.23%) XenServer
9 2 (2.15%) vCloud
10 1 (1.08%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 21 (22.58%) SCCM
2 9 (9.68%) Terraform
3 8 (8.60%) Backup Exec
3 8 (8.60%) SCOM
4 6 (6.45%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (4.30%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (4.30%) Trend Micro Deep Security
5 4 (4.30%) vRealize
5 4 (4.30%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 3 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (3.23%) QRadar
6 3 (3.23%) SafeCom
6 3 (3.23%) SCOrch
6 3 (3.23%) XenMobile
7 2 (2.15%) Ansible
7 2 (2.15%) HP SIM
7 2 (2.15%) Puppet
7 2 (2.15%) Tivoli
7 2 (2.15%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 2 (2.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 41 (44.09%) VMware
2 37 (39.78%) Microsoft
3 27 (29.03%) Citrix
4 23 (24.73%) Cisco
5 16 (17.20%) CheckPoint
6 13 (13.98%) Ivanti
7 11 (11.83%) HP
8 9 (9.68%) Palo Alto
9 8 (8.60%) Veritas
10 7 (7.53%) EMC
10 7 (7.53%) McAfee
11 5 (5.38%) Extreme Networks
11 5 (5.38%) Juniper
12 4 (4.30%) SolarWinds
12 4 (4.30%) Sophos
12 4 (4.30%) Trend Micro
13 3 (3.23%) Hitachi
13 3 (3.23%) Splunk
13 3 (3.23%) Symantec
13 3 (3.23%) Tufin