Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 153 170 185
Rank change year-on-year +17 +15 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 59 92 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.06% 1.29% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 1.35% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 79 53
City of London median daily rate £425 £431 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.39% +10.51% -8.24%
10th Percentile £313 £343 £212
90th Percentile £513 £575 £625
Central London median daily rate £414 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -2.65% +13.33% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £23.13 -
Central London median hourly rate - £23.13 -

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 5,187 6,801 6,826
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.26% 95.32% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,026 5,353 5,409
City of London median daily rate £506 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £306 £300 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 107 93
City of London median hourly rate £20.25 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.29% +10.00% -2.86%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.75 £26.30 £30.75
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.10
% change year-on-year +9.63% +3.31% +5.45%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 58 (98.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 42 (71.19%) Windows
3 31 (52.54%) Active Directory
4 28 (47.46%) Microsoft
5 27 (45.76%) Windows Server
6 23 (38.98%) Office 365
7 21 (35.59%) Citrix
8 20 (33.90%) VMware
8 20 (33.90%) Azure
9 16 (27.12%) PowerShell
9 16 (27.12%) DNS
10 14 (23.73%) Firewall
10 14 (23.73%) Finance
11 13 (22.03%) Migration
12 12 (20.34%) SQL
13 11 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
14 10 (16.95%) Cisco
14 10 (16.95%) SharePoint
14 10 (16.95%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (16.95%) SCCM
15 9 (15.25%) DHCP
15 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (13.56%) XenApp
17 7 (11.86%) VMware ESXi
17 7 (11.86%) WAN
17 7 (11.86%) MS Exchange
17 7 (11.86%) LAN
17 7 (11.86%) Degree
18 6 (10.17%) IIS

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 (16.95%) SharePoint
2 7 (11.86%) MS Exchange
3 6 (10.17%) IIS
4 4 (6.78%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.69%) SAS
5 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.69%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 23 (38.98%) Office 365
2 20 (33.90%) Azure
3 4 (6.78%) AWS
4 3 (5.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (5.08%) Mimecast
5 2 (3.39%) IaaS
5 2 (3.39%) PaaS
6 1 (1.69%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (1.69%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.69%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (27.12%) DNS
2 14 (23.73%) Firewall
3 9 (15.25%) DHCP
4 7 (11.86%) LAN
4 7 (11.86%) WAN
5 6 (10.17%) SAN
6 5 (8.47%) IP Telephony
7 4 (6.78%) Internet
7 4 (6.78%) MPLS
7 4 (6.78%) Network Security
7 4 (6.78%) TCP/IP
8 3 (5.08%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (5.08%) NetScaler
8 3 (5.08%) VPN
8 3 (5.08%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (3.39%) NAS
9 2 (3.39%) Skype
10 1 (1.69%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (1.69%) Sourcefire
10 1 (1.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (6.78%) MySQL
3 2 (3.39%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (1.69%) Power BI
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (23.73%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Banking
3 3 (5.08%) Public Sector
4 2 (3.39%) Publishing
4 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.69%) Environmental Health
5 1 (1.69%) Front Office
5 1 (1.69%) Games
5 1 (1.69%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) JSON
1 1 (1.69%) REST
1 1 (1.69%) SOAP
1 1 (1.69%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.69%) Clustering
4 1 (1.69%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.69%) PKI
4 1 (1.69%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.69%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.69%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 42 (71.19%) Windows
2 27 (45.76%) Windows Server
3 10 (16.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (15.25%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (10.17%) Linux
5 6 (10.17%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.39%) Unix
7 1 (1.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (98.31%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (22.03%) Migration
3 6 (10.17%) ITIL
4 5 (8.47%) Project Delivery
4 5 (8.47%) Security Patching
5 4 (6.78%) Asset Management
5 4 (6.78%) Capacity Management
5 4 (6.78%) Configuration Management
5 4 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (6.78%) Email Migration
5 4 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (6.78%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (6.78%) Server Building
5 4 (6.78%) Time Management
6 3 (5.08%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (5.08%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (5.08%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (5.08%) DevOps
6 3 (5.08%) ITIL V3
6 3 (5.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.12%) PowerShell
2 12 (20.34%) SQL
3 4 (6.78%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.39%) Java
4 2 (3.39%) Python
5 1 (1.69%) Perl
5 1 (1.69%) PHP
5 1 (1.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (11.86%) Degree
2 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (8.47%) MCSE
4 3 (5.08%) MCSA
4 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.39%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.69%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.69%) CCIE
6 1 (1.69%) CCIP
6 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.69%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.69%) MCITP
6 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) SLA
2 2 (3.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.69%) PMO
System Software
1 31 (52.54%) Active Directory
2 11 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (13.56%) XenApp
4 7 (11.86%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (10.17%) Hyper-V
6 5 (8.47%) XenDesktop
7 3 (5.08%) Firmware
8 2 (3.39%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.69%) Docker
9 1 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (16.95%) SCCM
2 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (3.39%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.39%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.39%) SCOM
3 2 (3.39%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.69%) Ansible
4 1 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.69%) PowerCLI
4 1 (1.69%) QRadar
4 1 (1.69%) Terraform
4 1 (1.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (47.46%) Microsoft
2 21 (35.59%) Citrix
3 20 (33.90%) VMware
4 10 (16.95%) Cisco
5 4 (6.78%) HP
6 3 (5.08%) CommVault
7 2 (3.39%) Polycom
7 2 (3.39%) Symantec
8 1 (1.69%) Apple
8 1 (1.69%) Aruba
8 1 (1.69%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.69%) Dell
8 1 (1.69%) EMC
8 1 (1.69%) Juniper
8 1 (1.69%) NetApp
8 1 (1.69%) Oracle
8 1 (1.69%) Sophos
8 1 (1.69%) StorageTek
8 1 (1.69%) Sun