Period
to 20 March 2019

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 20 March 2019.

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
20 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 143 193 177
Rank change year-on-year +50 -16 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 101 61 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.50% 0.86% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.58% 0.91% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 49 37
City of London median daily rate £425 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -5.06% -1.25%
10th Percentile £300 £291 £244
90th Percentile £538 £545 £530
Central London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £23.13 - -
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 6,385 6,719 5,750
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.54% 94.51% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,948 5,329 4,495
City of London median daily rate £510 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £305 £313 £311
90th Percentile £675 £688 £662
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 98 66
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.25 £17.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.47% +1.71% -10.29%
10th Percentile £12.76 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £42.00 £39.55 £43.63
Central London median hourly rate £18.76 £19.25 £16.66
% change year-on-year -2.55% +15.53% -16.69%

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 20 March 2019.

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 20 March 2019, 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.

1 100 (99.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 69 (68.32%) Windows
3 52 (51.49%) VMware
4 46 (45.54%) Microsoft
5 45 (44.55%) Active Directory
6 41 (40.59%) Windows Server
7 36 (35.64%) Finance
8 35 (34.65%) Microsoft Azure
8 35 (34.65%) Office 365
9 29 (28.71%) Citrix
10 26 (25.74%) Cisco
11 25 (24.75%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (22.77%) PowerShell
13 22 (21.78%) DNS
14 20 (19.80%) MS Exchange
15 18 (17.82%) SCCM
16 17 (16.83%) ITIL
17 16 (15.84%) Linux
17 16 (15.84%) HP
17 16 (15.84%) SAN
18 15 (14.85%) SQL
18 15 (14.85%) Windows Server 2008
19 14 (13.86%) DHCP
19 14 (13.86%) Microsoft Certification
19 14 (13.86%) Firewall
20 13 (12.87%) Migration
21 12 (11.88%) CheckPoint
21 12 (11.88%) TCP/IP
21 12 (11.88%) IIS
21 12 (11.88%) Hyper-V

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 20 (19.80%) MS Exchange
2 12 (11.88%) IIS
3 11 (10.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 11 (10.89%) SharePoint
4 8 (7.92%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.99%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (7.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (1.98%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (34.65%) Microsoft Azure
1 35 (34.65%) Office 365
2 11 (10.89%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (8.91%) IaaS
4 8 (7.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (6.93%) PaaS
6 3 (2.97%) SaaS
6 3 (2.97%) Serverless
7 1 (0.99%) Datadog
7 1 (0.99%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 22 (21.78%) DNS
2 16 (15.84%) SAN
3 14 (13.86%) DHCP
3 14 (13.86%) Firewall
4 12 (11.88%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.95%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (4.95%) iSCSI
5 5 (4.95%) LAN
5 5 (4.95%) MPLS
5 5 (4.95%) WAN
6 4 (3.96%) Network Security
6 4 (3.96%) Skype
7 3 (2.97%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (2.97%) Internet
7 3 (2.97%) Sourcefire
8 2 (1.98%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.98%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.98%) OSPF
8 2 (1.98%) Unified Communications
8 2 (1.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.97%) Big Data
2 3 (2.97%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.98%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) MSI
1 3 (2.97%) WiX
2 1 (0.99%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.99%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 36 (35.64%) Finance
2 11 (10.89%) Legal
3 6 (5.94%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.96%) Banking
5 3 (2.97%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.98%) Law
7 1 (0.99%) Back Office
7 1 (0.99%) International Banking
7 1 (0.99%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.99%) Publishing
7 1 (0.99%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.97%) .NET
1 3 (2.97%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.99%) LDAP
2 1 (0.99%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (9.90%) Hedge funds
2 8 (7.92%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.95%) Clustering
3 5 (4.95%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.96%) HP StoreVirtual
5 3 (2.97%) PKI
6 2 (1.98%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.98%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.98%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.98%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.99%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.99%) Fintech
7 1 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.99%) NHS
7 1 (0.99%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.99%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 69 (68.32%) Windows
2 41 (40.59%) Windows Server
3 16 (15.84%) Linux
4 15 (14.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (10.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (9.90%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.98%) CentOS
7 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.98%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.99%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (99.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (16.83%) ITIL
3 13 (12.87%) Migration
4 9 (8.91%) Storage Management
5 8 (7.92%) Problem Management
6 7 (6.93%) Change Control
6 7 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (5.94%) Continuous Delivery
7 6 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (5.94%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (5.94%) Infrastructure Management
7 6 (5.94%) Vulnerability Management
8 5 (4.95%) Change Management
8 5 (4.95%) Load Balancing
8 5 (4.95%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (4.95%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.96%) Coaching
9 4 (3.96%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.96%) High Availability
9 4 (3.96%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (22.77%) PowerShell
2 15 (14.85%) SQL
3 5 (4.95%) Perl
4 4 (3.96%) VB
5 3 (2.97%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.97%) Java
5 3 (2.97%) PHP
6 2 (1.98%) C
6 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.98%) Python
7 1 (0.99%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (13.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (8.91%) Degree
3 6 (5.94%) MCSE
4 4 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.96%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.97%) MCTS
6 2 (1.98%) CCNP
6 2 (1.98%) CISSP
6 2 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.98%) Master's Degree
6 2 (1.98%) MCITP
6 2 (1.98%) MCP
6 2 (1.98%) MCSA
6 2 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.99%) CCA
7 1 (0.99%) CCIE
7 1 (0.99%) CCNA
7 1 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.99%) GIAC
7 1 (0.99%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.97%) SLA
2 2 (1.98%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.99%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.99%) PMO
3 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 45 (44.55%) Active Directory
2 25 (24.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (11.88%) Hyper-V
4 9 (8.91%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (7.92%) XenApp
6 6 (5.94%) vSphere
7 4 (3.96%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (3.96%) VMware NSX
8 3 (2.97%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.98%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.98%) XenServer
10 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.99%) vCloud
10 1 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (17.82%) SCCM
2 10 (9.90%) Backup Exec
3 8 (7.92%) Terraform
4 7 (6.93%) SCOM
5 6 (5.94%) QRadar
5 6 (5.94%) vRealize
5 6 (5.94%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (3.96%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (3.96%) Trend Micro Deep Security
8 3 (2.97%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Intune
8 3 (2.97%) SCOrch
8 3 (2.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (1.98%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (1.98%) HP SIM
9 2 (1.98%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.98%) vMotion
9 2 (1.98%) WSUS
Vendors
1 52 (51.49%) VMware
2 46 (45.54%) Microsoft
3 29 (28.71%) Citrix
4 26 (25.74%) Cisco
5 16 (15.84%) HP
6 12 (11.88%) CheckPoint
7 10 (9.90%) EMC
7 10 (9.90%) Veritas
8 8 (7.92%) Dell
9 6 (5.94%) Ivanti
9 6 (5.94%) Palo Alto
10 5 (4.95%) Extreme Networks
10 5 (4.95%) Juniper
10 5 (4.95%) McAfee
11 4 (3.96%) Hitachi
11 4 (3.96%) Splunk
11 4 (3.96%) Trend Micro
12 3 (2.97%) F5
12 3 (2.97%) Sun
12 3 (2.97%) Symantec