Period
to 5 May 2021

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 5 May 2021.

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
5 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 116 126 152
Rank change year-on-year +10 +26 +44
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 38 42 92
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.41% 1.17% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.50% 1.25% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 29 81
10th Percentile £355 £320 £300
25th Percentile £385 £380 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £400
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
75th Percentile £500 £456 £460
90th Percentile £530 £495 £494
Central London median daily rate £450 £418 £388
% change year-on-year +7.78% +7.74% +3.33%

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 2,529 3,357 6,212
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.91% 93.61% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,860 2,536 4,806
10th Percentile £325 £300 £313
25th Percentile £425 £413 £414
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £515
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -2.91% +3.00%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 55 60
10th Percentile £11.80 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £13.50 £14.19 £14.00
Median hourly rate £17.98 £22.74 £19.38
Median % change year-on-year -20.94% +17.34% +3.61%
75th Percentile £28.00 £38.65 £24.67
90th Percentile £39.55 £51.85 £42.66
Central London median hourly rate £17.98 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -12.32% +2.50% +6.95%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the City of London

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 5 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in the City of London

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in the City of London

Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 5 May 2021. 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
London Bridge - 1 £385 -
Infrastructure Engineer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2021, 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 38 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 28 (73.68%) Windows
3 24 (63.16%) Active Directory
4 23 (60.53%) Azure
5 20 (52.63%) Microsoft 365
6 18 (47.37%) Microsoft
7 17 (44.74%) DNS
8 16 (42.11%) Finance
9 13 (34.21%) VMware
10 12 (31.58%) Windows Server
11 9 (23.68%) Mobile Device Management
11 9 (23.68%) Patch Management
11 9 (23.68%) Project Delivery
11 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
12 8 (21.05%) DHCP
12 8 (21.05%) MS Exchange
13 7 (18.42%) Citrix
13 7 (18.42%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (15.79%) Firewall
14 6 (15.79%) Time Management
15 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
15 5 (13.16%) SCCM
15 5 (13.16%) MPLS
15 5 (13.16%) Migration
15 5 (13.16%) Linux
15 5 (13.16%) ITIL
15 5 (13.16%) Email Migration
15 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2016
16 4 (10.53%) DevOps

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 8 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.26%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.63%) uWSGI
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (60.53%) Azure
2 20 (52.63%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (18.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (7.89%) AWS
4 3 (7.89%) OneDrive
5 2 (5.26%) IaaS
5 2 (5.26%) Mimecast
5 2 (5.26%) Power Platform
6 1 (2.63%) GCP
6 1 (2.63%) OpenShift
6 1 (2.63%) PaaS
6 1 (2.63%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 17 (44.74%) DNS
2 8 (21.05%) DHCP
3 6 (15.79%) Firewall
4 5 (13.16%) MPLS
5 3 (7.89%) SAN
6 2 (5.26%) VLAN
7 1 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.63%) FTP
7 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.63%) Kerberos
7 1 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.63%) Skype
7 1 (2.63%) SMS
7 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) Power BI
3 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.63%) Redis
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.63%) GitLab
General
1 16 (42.11%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Public Sector
2 3 (7.89%) Social Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Legal
4 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.63%) Law
4 1 (2.63%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Celery
1 1 (2.63%) COM
1 1 (2.63%) Django
1 1 (2.63%) LDAP
1 1 (2.63%) Middleware
1 1 (2.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.63%) Clustering
3 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.63%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.63%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.63%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.63%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.63%) Replication
3 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.63%) Social Network
3 1 (2.63%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 28 (73.68%) Windows
2 12 (31.58%) Windows Server
3 5 (13.16%) Linux
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2016
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (7.89%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.26%) Unix
7 1 (2.63%) Debian
7 1 (2.63%) Solaris
7 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 9 (23.68%) Mobile Device Management
2 9 (23.68%) Patch Management
2 9 (23.68%) Project Delivery
3 6 (15.79%) Time Management
4 5 (13.16%) Email Migration
4 5 (13.16%) ITIL
4 5 (13.16%) Migration
5 4 (10.53%) DevOps
6 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.26%) Change Control
7 2 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
7 2 (5.26%) Data Protection
7 2 (5.26%) Identity Management
7 2 (5.26%) ITIL V3
7 2 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (5.26%) Risk Management
7 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.26%) Service Management
7 2 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.26%) Java
2 2 (5.26%) Python
2 2 (5.26%) SQL
3 1 (2.63%) C
3 1 (2.63%) Groovy
3 1 (2.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
3 2 (5.26%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) MCSE
4 1 (2.63%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.63%) GDPR
System Software
1 24 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.89%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.89%) XenApp
4 2 (5.26%) Docker
4 2 (5.26%) Terminal Services
4 2 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (5.26%) vSphere
5 1 (2.63%) BitLocker
5 1 (2.63%) DFS Replication
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.63%) NFS
5 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) SCCM
2 3 (7.89%) Ansible
2 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.63%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.63%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (2.63%) Puppet
3 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Satellite
3 1 (2.63%) Salt
3 1 (2.63%) SCOM
3 1 (2.63%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (2.63%) Terraform
3 1 (2.63%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 13 (34.21%) VMware
3 7 (18.42%) Citrix
4 4 (10.53%) HP
5 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco
6 2 (5.26%) EMC
6 2 (5.26%) NetApp
6 2 (5.26%) Symantec
7 1 (2.63%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.63%) Dell
7 1 (2.63%) F5
7 1 (2.63%) iManage
7 1 (2.63%) Infoblox
7 1 (2.63%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle
7 1 (2.63%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.63%) Trend Micro
7 1 (2.63%) Veritas