The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £419 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 145 142 155
Rank change year-on-year -3 +13  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 21 23 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.64% 0.68% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.71% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 39
Median daily rate £419 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £300 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £428
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £325 £310
% change year-on-year +1.53% +4.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.22 £24.79 £33.75
% change year-on-year -42.65% -26.55%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3113 3230 5440
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.40% 95.93% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2382 2617 4191
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 39 96
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.57% -3.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £14.70 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 28 June 2017, Infrastructure Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 31 (68.89%) Active Directory
2 28 (62.22%) VMware
3 27 (60.00%) Windows
4 22 (48.89%) Windows Server
5 20 (44.44%) SAN
6 18 (40.00%) Citrix
6 18 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 17 (37.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (35.56%) Firewall
9 15 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (31.11%) PowerShell
11 13 (28.89%) SCCM
11 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (26.67%) Banking
13 11 (24.44%) Cisco
13 11 (24.44%) DNS
13 11 (24.44%) SQL
13 11 (24.44%) Hyper-V
13 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
14 10 (22.22%) MS Exchange
14 10 (22.22%) Finance
15 9 (20.00%) DHCP
15 9 (20.00%) HP
15 9 (20.00%) NetApp
15 9 (20.00%) Office 365
15 9 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
16 8 (17.78%) vSphere
17 7 (15.56%) NAS
17 7 (15.56%) XenApp
17 7 (15.56%) XenDesktop

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 10 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 9 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (15.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (13.33%) SharePoint
4 6 (13.33%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.22%) Apache
5 1 (2.22%) JBoss
5 1 (2.22%) OpenStack
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (20.00%) Office 365
3 6 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (6.67%) IaaS
5 2 (4.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (4.44%) SaaS
6 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.22%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (44.44%) SAN
2 16 (35.56%) Firewall
3 11 (24.44%) DNS
4 9 (20.00%) DHCP
5 7 (15.56%) NAS
5 7 (15.56%) SSL
6 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
7 5 (11.11%) Internet
7 5 (11.11%) VPN
8 4 (8.89%) IPsec
9 3 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (6.67%) iSCSI
9 3 (6.67%) LAN
9 3 (6.67%) NetScaler
9 3 (6.67%) Skype
9 3 (6.67%) SMTP
9 3 (6.67%) WAN
10 2 (4.44%) FTP
10 2 (4.44%) HTTP
10 2 (4.44%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) MySQL
3 3 (6.67%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.44%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (4.44%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.22%) Couchbase
5 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.22%) MariaDB
5 1 (2.22%) Neo4j
5 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (26.67%) Banking
2 10 (22.22%) Finance
3 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
4 3 (6.67%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.44%) Electronics
5 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.44%) Marketing
6 1 (2.22%) French Language
6 1 (2.22%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) JMS
1 1 (2.22%) Middleware
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Fusion
1 1 (2.22%) RESTful
1 1 (2.22%) Web Services
1 1 (2.22%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Clustering
1 4 (8.89%) Data Centre
1 4 (8.89%) Replication
2 2 (4.44%) Fixed Income
2 2 (4.44%) Hedge funds
2 2 (4.44%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.44%) PKI
2 2 (4.44%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.22%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.22%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.22%) NHS
3 1 (2.22%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.22%) Robotics
3 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (60.00%) Windows
2 22 (48.89%) Windows Server
3 15 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (15.56%) Linux
6 4 (8.89%) Windows 8
7 3 (6.67%) Windows 10
7 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.44%) Ubuntu
8 2 (4.44%) Unix
8 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
8 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.22%) AIX
9 1 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.56%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
2 5 (11.11%) High Availability
2 5 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
2 5 (11.11%) Migration
2 5 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (8.89%) DevOps
3 4 (8.89%) ITIL
3 4 (8.89%) Server Virtualisation
4 3 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.67%) Asset Management
4 3 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (6.67%) ITSM
4 3 (6.67%) Server Building
4 3 (6.67%) Task Automation
5 2 (4.44%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.44%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (4.44%) Programme Management
5 2 (4.44%) Project Management
5 2 (4.44%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.11%) PowerShell
2 11 (24.44%) SQL
3 4 (8.89%) Python
4 3 (6.67%) VBScript
5 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.22%) C
5 1 (2.22%) Java
5 1 (2.22%) Perl
5 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.22%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) MCSE
1 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (4.44%) VCP6
1 2 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.22%) CCA
2 1 (2.22%) CCNA
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.22%) MCITP
2 1 (2.22%) MCP
2 1 (2.22%) MCSA
2 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.22%) PMP
2 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 31 (68.89%) Active Directory
2 17 (37.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (24.44%) Hyper-V
4 8 (17.78%) vSphere
5 7 (15.56%) XenApp
5 7 (15.56%) XenDesktop
6 4 (8.89%) BitLocker
6 4 (8.89%) Terminal Services
6 4 (8.89%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (4.44%) DFS Replication
8 2 (4.44%) vCloud
8 2 (4.44%) XenServer
9 1 (2.22%) Firmware
9 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (2.22%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (2.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (28.89%) SCCM
2 7 (15.56%) SCOM
3 4 (8.89%) Backup Exec
3 4 (8.89%) vCenter Server
4 3 (6.67%) Ansible
4 3 (6.67%) SCVMM
4 3 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (4.44%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (4.44%) NetBackup
5 2 (4.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (4.44%) SCOrch
5 2 (4.44%) SCSM
5 2 (4.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (2.22%) PowerCLI
6 1 (2.22%) Puppet
6 1 (2.22%) Terraform
6 1 (2.22%) Tivoli
6 1 (2.22%) vRealize
6 1 (2.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (62.22%) VMware
2 18 (40.00%) Citrix
2 18 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (24.44%) Cisco
4 9 (20.00%) HP
4 9 (20.00%) NetApp
5 6 (13.33%) CheckPoint
6 5 (11.11%) Symantec
6 5 (11.11%) Veeam
7 3 (6.67%) Oracle
7 3 (6.67%) Veritas
8 2 (4.44%) 3PAR
8 2 (4.44%) Dell
8 2 (4.44%) Hortonworks
8 2 (4.44%) IBM
8 2 (4.44%) Palo Alto
8 2 (4.44%) SaltStack
8 2 (4.44%) SAP
8 2 (4.44%) ServiceNow
9 1 (2.22%) Cloudera
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