Period
to

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £485 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 1 July 2022.

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
1 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 147 120 108
Rank change year-on-year -27 -12 +49
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 48 47 33
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.11% 1.48% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 1.58% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 38 18
10th Percentile £364 £363 £343
25th Percentile £400 £402 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £450 £438
Median % change year-on-year +7.78% +2.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £538 £500 £484
90th Percentile £607 £533 £523
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £438
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +10.76%

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 4,044 2,966 2,548
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.33% 93.68% 93.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,992 2,176 1,910
10th Percentile £358 £350 £306
25th Percentile £463 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £564 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.50% +10.00% -2.72%
75th Percentile £688 £638 £600
90th Percentile £775 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £545 £500
% change year-on-year +0.92% +9.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 38 37
10th Percentile £17.10 £12.26 £12.47
25th Percentile £25.94 £13.97 £14.38
Median hourly rate £44.50 £22.75 £26.00
Median % change year-on-year +95.60% -12.50% +31.65%
75th Percentile £55.38 £31.68 £38.75
90th Percentile £64.55 £39.10 £54.10
Central London median hourly rate £43.00 £22.50 £26.22
% change year-on-year +91.11% -14.19% +31.10%

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 1 July 2022.

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 1 July 2022, Infrastructure Engineer contract jobs required 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 City of London region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 45 (93.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 26 (54.17%) Finance
3 25 (52.08%) Windows
4 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
4 23 (47.92%) Azure
5 18 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 17 (35.42%) VMware
7 16 (33.33%) Firewall
8 14 (29.17%) Citrix
9 12 (25.00%) Microsoft 365
10 10 (20.83%) Data Loss Prevention
10 10 (20.83%) Patch Management
10 10 (20.83%) DNS
10 10 (20.83%) SCCM
10 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (18.75%) AWS
11 9 (18.75%) Identity Management
11 9 (18.75%) Security Management
11 9 (18.75%) Windows Server
12 8 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
12 8 (16.67%) Information Security Management
12 8 (16.67%) ITIL
12 8 (16.67%) MS Exchange
12 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
12 8 (16.67%) ISMS
12 8 (16.67%) Information Security
12 8 (16.67%) Project Delivery
13 7 (14.58%) Migration
13 7 (14.58%) Time Management
13 7 (14.58%) Linux

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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) Apache
3 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
3 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 23 (47.92%) Azure
2 12 (25.00%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (18.75%) AWS
4 6 (12.50%) IaaS
5 5 (10.42%) Mimecast
5 5 (10.42%) PaaS
6 4 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (6.25%) SaaS
8 2 (4.17%) Azure DevOps
8 2 (4.17%) Nutanix
9 1 (2.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (2.08%) AWS CodePipeline
9 1 (2.08%) AWS KMS
9 1 (2.08%) Azure AKS
9 1 (2.08%) Azure Cosmos DB
9 1 (2.08%) Azure Key Vault
9 1 (2.08%) Azure Monitor
9 1 (2.08%) Azure Service Bus
9 1 (2.08%) GCP
9 1 (2.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (33.33%) Firewall
2 10 (20.83%) DNS
3 5 (10.42%) MPLS
3 5 (10.42%) SAN
4 4 (8.33%) NAS
4 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (6.25%) iSCSI
5 3 (6.25%) NetScaler
5 3 (6.25%) Network Security
5 3 (6.25%) WAN
6 2 (4.17%) DHCP
6 2 (4.17%) LAN
6 2 (4.17%) VoIP
6 2 (4.17%) Wireless
7 1 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.08%) Internet
7 1 (2.08%) Kerberos
7 1 (2.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.08%) DTS
2 1 (2.08%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
2 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.08%) JUnit
2 1 (2.08%) Maven
2 1 (2.08%) RSpec
2 1 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.08%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (54.17%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Banking
3 5 (10.42%) Social Skills
4 3 (6.25%) Documentation Skills
5 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.17%) Legal
6 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.08%) Spanish Language
6 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (2.08%) LDAP
2 1 (2.08%) pytest
2 1 (2.08%) Spring
2 1 (2.08%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.17%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.17%) Cloud Native
2 2 (4.17%) Clustering
2 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.17%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (4.17%) Private Cloud
2 2 (4.17%) Public Cloud
2 2 (4.17%) Replication
3 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.08%) BYOD
3 1 (2.08%) CMDB
3 1 (2.08%) Derivative
3 1 (2.08%) Housing Association
Operating Systems
1 25 (52.08%) Windows
2 9 (18.75%) Windows Server
3 7 (14.58%) Linux
4 4 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 4 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.17%) Data ONTAP
5 2 (4.17%) Mac OS
5 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.17%) VMS
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (2.08%) Android
6 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
6 1 (2.08%) Debian
6 1 (2.08%) Solaris
6 1 (2.08%) SUSE
6 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (93.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (20.83%) Data Loss Prevention
2 10 (20.83%) Patch Management
3 9 (18.75%) Identity Management
3 9 (18.75%) Security Management
4 8 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (16.67%) Information Security
4 8 (16.67%) Information Security Management
4 8 (16.67%) ISMS
4 8 (16.67%) ITIL
4 8 (16.67%) Project Delivery
5 7 (14.58%) Migration
5 7 (14.58%) Time Management
6 6 (12.50%) Agile
6 6 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (10.42%) DevOps
7 5 (10.42%) Email Migration
8 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure as Code
8 4 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.25%) SQL
3 2 (4.17%) Python
4 1 (2.08%) Bash
4 1 (2.08%) Go
4 1 (2.08%) Java
4 1 (2.08%) Perl
4 1 (2.08%) PHP
4 1 (2.08%) Ruby
4 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (2.08%) AWS Certification
1 1 (2.08%) CCNA
1 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
1 1 (2.08%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.08%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 18 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (6.25%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.25%) vSphere
5 2 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (4.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.08%) Docker
6 1 (2.08%) Firmware
6 1 (2.08%) VirtualBox
6 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.08%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) SCCM
2 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (8.33%) Ansible
4 3 (6.25%) Nessus
4 3 (6.25%) NetBackup
4 3 (6.25%) SCOrch
5 2 (4.17%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (4.17%) Kubernetes
5 2 (4.17%) Puppet
5 2 (4.17%) Terraform
6 1 (2.08%) Grafana
6 1 (2.08%) Nagios
6 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.08%) Prometheus
6 1 (2.08%) SCOM
6 1 (2.08%) SCSM
6 1 (2.08%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (2.08%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 23 (47.92%) Microsoft
2 17 (35.42%) VMware
3 14 (29.17%) Citrix
4 7 (14.58%) Palo Alto
5 6 (12.50%) Okta
5 6 (12.50%) Veeam
6 5 (10.42%) Cisco
7 4 (8.33%) Tufin
8 3 (6.25%) Apple
8 3 (6.25%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.17%) Canon
9 2 (4.17%) Dell
9 2 (4.17%) Equitrac
9 2 (4.17%) Kofax
9 2 (4.17%) NetApp
10 1 (2.08%) F5
10 1 (2.08%) Meraki
10 1 (2.08%) Nimble Storage
10 1 (2.08%) PagerDuty
10 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow