Period
to 31 May 2020

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 31 May 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
31 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 115 158 198
Rank change year-on-year +43 +40 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 40 81 58
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.31% 1.25% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.40% 1.33% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 71 46
Median daily rate £425 £390 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% -6.02% +27.69%
10th Percentile £310 £300 £297
90th Percentile £491 £525 £575
Central London median daily rate £425 £375 £408
% change year-on-year +13.33% -7.98% +25.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -

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 2,862 6,068 6,559
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.62% 93.70% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,060 4,678 5,170
Median daily rate £500 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £300 £318 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 66 111
Median hourly rate £29.88 £20.82 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.47% +11.35% +10.28%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.25 £56.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate £32.53 £20.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year +60.62% +6.58% +15.45%

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 31 May 2020.

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

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 City of London region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 38 (95.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 23 (57.50%) Windows
3 16 (40.00%) Citrix
4 13 (32.50%) VMware
5 12 (30.00%) Finance
5 12 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 12 (30.00%) Windows Server
6 11 (27.50%) Azure
7 10 (25.00%) SQL
7 10 (25.00%) SCCM
8 9 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
9 8 (20.00%) Banking
10 7 (17.50%) ITIL
10 7 (17.50%) DNS
10 7 (17.50%) High Availability
10 7 (17.50%) Office 365
11 6 (15.00%) Infrastructure Automation
11 6 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (12.50%) Migration
12 5 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (12.50%) Terminal Services
12 5 (12.50%) Client/Server
12 5 (12.50%) Linux
12 5 (12.50%) VBScript
12 5 (12.50%) VB
12 5 (12.50%) UiPath

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 2 (5.00%) CMS
1 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (2.50%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 11 (27.50%) Azure
2 7 (17.50%) Office 365
3 5 (12.50%) AWS
3 5 (12.50%) IaaS
4 3 (7.50%) PaaS
5 2 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (5.00%) Mimecast
5 2 (5.00%) SaaS
6 1 (2.50%) Cloudflare
6 1 (2.50%) GCP
6 1 (2.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.50%) DNS
2 4 (10.00%) DHCP
2 4 (10.00%) Firewall
3 3 (7.50%) NetScaler
4 2 (5.00%) LAN
4 2 (5.00%) MPLS
4 2 (5.00%) Network Security
4 2 (5.00%) SAN
4 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.00%) WAN
5 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.50%) NAS
5 1 (2.50%) Skype
5 1 (2.50%) SMTP
5 1 (2.50%) VoIP
5 1 (2.50%) VSAN
5 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 12 (30.00%) Finance
2 8 (20.00%) Banking
3 2 (5.00%) Back Office
4 1 (2.50%) Advertising
4 1 (2.50%) Law
4 1 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (2.50%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.00%) .NET
1 2 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 3 (7.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.50%) PKI
3 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.00%) SWIFT
3 2 (5.00%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.50%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.50%) CMDB
4 1 (2.50%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (2.50%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (57.50%) Windows
2 12 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (12.50%) Linux
3 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.50%) Windows 10
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (95.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (17.50%) High Availability
2 7 (17.50%) ITIL
3 6 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (15.00%) Infrastructure Automation
4 5 (12.50%) Migration
4 5 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (12.50%) Robotic Process Automation
5 4 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (7.50%) Application Packaging
6 3 (7.50%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.00%) Asset Management
7 2 (5.00%) Business Continuity
7 2 (5.00%) Change Management
7 2 (5.00%) Information Security
7 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
7 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.00%) Test Automation
7 2 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 10 (25.00%) SQL
3 5 (12.50%) VB
3 5 (12.50%) VBScript
4 1 (2.50%) C
4 1 (2.50%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.50%) Perl
4 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) Degree
1 2 (5.00%) PMP
2 1 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 12 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
3 5 (12.50%) Terminal Services
4 3 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.00%) XenApp
5 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.50%) Docker
6 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.50%) UAG
6 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) SCCM
2 4 (10.00%) SCOM
3 3 (7.50%) Terraform
4 2 (5.00%) Ansible
4 2 (5.00%) DatAdvantage
4 2 (5.00%) WSUS
5 1 (2.50%) Avamar
5 1 (2.50%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (2.50%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.50%) Puppet
5 1 (2.50%) Salt
5 1 (2.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.50%) vCenter Server
5 1 (2.50%) vRealize
5 1 (2.50%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 16 (40.00%) Citrix
2 13 (32.50%) VMware
3 12 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (12.50%) UiPath
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle
6 2 (5.00%) Bloomberg
6 2 (5.00%) CommVault
6 2 (5.00%) Dell
6 2 (5.00%) Forcepoint
6 2 (5.00%) HP
6 2 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.00%) Sophos
6 2 (5.00%) Varonis
7 1 (2.50%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.50%) F5
7 1 (2.50%) Isilon
7 1 (2.50%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (2.50%) SaltStack
7 1 (2.50%) Zerto