Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £410 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 180 187 194
Rank change year-on-year +7 +7 +26
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 68 54 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.95% 0.81% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.84% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 43 56
City of London median daily rate £410 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.53% +13.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £218 £353 £248
90th Percentile £625 £575 £500
Central London median daily rate £400 £425 £388
% change year-on-year -5.88% +9.68% +17.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
City of London median hourly rate - - £41.50
Central London median hourly rate - - £31.74

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 6743 6393 8621
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.45% 95.45% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5331 5074 6774
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 78 126
City of London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.38 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% -7.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £30.64 £48.12 £39.38
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.96% -5.10% +5.88%

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 23 November 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 23 November 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 37 (54.41%) Windows
2 36 (52.94%) VMware
3 30 (44.12%) Windows Server
4 27 (39.71%) Active Directory
5 24 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 24 (35.29%) PowerShell
6 22 (32.35%) Linux
7 20 (29.41%) Microsoft
8 18 (26.47%) Citrix
9 16 (23.53%) SAN
9 16 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (22.06%) Microsoft Azure
10 15 (22.06%) Migration
10 15 (22.06%) Firewall
11 13 (19.12%) DevOps
12 12 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 12 (17.65%) TCP/IP
13 11 (16.18%) Cisco
13 11 (16.18%) Python
13 11 (16.18%) SQL
13 11 (16.18%) Finance
13 11 (16.18%) NAS
14 10 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
14 10 (14.71%) vSphere
14 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (14.71%) Office 365
14 10 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (13.24%) MySQL
15 9 (13.24%) vCloud
15 9 (13.24%) Ansible

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 5 (7.35%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (7.35%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.94%) Apache
2 2 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (2.94%) IIS
3 1 (1.47%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (14.71%) Office 365
3 2 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.94%) IaaS
3 2 (2.94%) SaaS
4 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.53%) SAN
2 15 (22.06%) Firewall
3 12 (17.65%) TCP/IP
4 11 (16.18%) NAS
5 8 (11.76%) DNS
5 8 (11.76%) LAN
5 8 (11.76%) WAN
6 7 (10.29%) SSL
6 7 (10.29%) VPN
7 6 (8.82%) DHCP
7 6 (8.82%) HTTP
7 6 (8.82%) Network Security
8 5 (7.35%) SMTP
8 5 (7.35%) VLAN
9 4 (5.88%) iSCSI
9 4 (5.88%) MPLS
9 4 (5.88%) SNMP
10 3 (4.41%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (4.41%) DMZ
10 3 (4.41%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.24%) MySQL
2 7 (10.29%) MongoDB
2 7 (10.29%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.47%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.47%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.47%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.47%) Neo4j
4 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.94%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.47%) GitLab
3 1 (1.47%) GoCD
3 1 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.47%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.47%) Travis CI
General
1 11 (16.18%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Banking
3 3 (4.41%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Private Banking
4 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) RESTful
1 2 (2.94%) Web Services
2 1 (1.47%) .NET
2 1 (1.47%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.47%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (1.47%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) PKI
2 4 (5.88%) Private Cloud
3 3 (4.41%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.94%) EMC VNX
4 2 (2.94%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.47%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.47%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.47%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.47%) Robotics
5 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (54.41%) Windows
2 30 (44.12%) Windows Server
3 22 (32.35%) Linux
4 16 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (8.82%) Ubuntu
8 4 (5.88%) Solaris
8 4 (5.88%) Unix
8 4 (5.88%) Windows 10
9 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.06%) Migration
2 13 (19.12%) DevOps
3 10 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (11.76%) Continuous Delivery
5 7 (10.29%) ITIL
6 5 (7.35%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (5.88%) ITSM
7 4 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
7 4 (5.88%) Server Building
7 4 (5.88%) Server Hardening
7 4 (5.88%) SIEM
8 3 (4.41%) Asset Management
8 3 (4.41%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (4.41%) Open Source
8 3 (4.41%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.41%) Task Automation
9 2 (2.94%) Change Control
9 2 (2.94%) Continuous Integration
9 2 (2.94%) ITIL V3
9 2 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.29%) PowerShell
2 11 (16.18%) Python
2 11 (16.18%) SQL
3 3 (4.41%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.94%) Perl
4 2 (2.94%) VBScript
5 1 (1.47%) C#
5 1 (1.47%) Java
5 1 (1.47%) PHP
5 1 (1.47%) Ruby
5 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.47%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.41%) MCSA
2 3 (4.41%) MCSE
3 2 (2.94%) MCP
3 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.47%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.47%) Degree
4 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) MCITP
4 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) VCP6
System Software
1 27 (39.71%) Active Directory
2 24 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (14.71%) vSphere
4 9 (13.24%) vCloud
5 6 (8.82%) NFS
5 6 (8.82%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (8.82%) XenDesktop
6 5 (7.35%) Hyper-V
6 5 (7.35%) XenServer
7 4 (5.88%) VMware NSX
7 4 (5.88%) XenApp
8 3 (4.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.47%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.47%) UAG
9 1 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (13.24%) Ansible
2 8 (11.76%) SCCM
3 4 (5.88%) Oracle ZFS
3 4 (5.88%) PowerCLI
3 4 (5.88%) vRealize
4 3 (4.41%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.94%) Puppet
5 2 (2.94%) Salt
5 2 (2.94%) SCOM
5 2 (2.94%) Terraform
6 1 (1.47%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.47%) Ionix
6 1 (1.47%) Nagios
6 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 36 (52.94%) VMware
2 20 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 18 (26.47%) Citrix
4 11 (16.18%) Cisco
5 8 (11.76%) EMC
6 7 (10.29%) CheckPoint
7 6 (8.82%) HP
7 6 (8.82%) SaltStack
8 5 (7.35%) 3PAR
8 5 (7.35%) CommVault
8 5 (7.35%) NetApp
9 4 (5.88%) CyberArk
9 4 (5.88%) McAfee
9 4 (5.88%) Palo Alto
9 4 (5.88%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.88%) Splunk
10 2 (2.94%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.47%) Cloudera
11 1 (1.47%) Hortonworks
11 1 (1.47%) MobileIron