Period
to 30 July 2021

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

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
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 113 106 163
Rank change year-on-year -7 +57 +37
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 56 30 77
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.63% 1.28% 1.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.74% 1.37% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 19 63
10th Percentile £365 £345 £313
25th Percentile £413 £390 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - +0.29%
75th Percentile £538 £481 £488
90th Percentile " £515 £524
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +0.59%

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 3,221 2,194 6,165
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.55% 93.32% 94.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,364 1,637 4,838
10th Percentile £361 £313 £325
25th Percentile £450 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £520
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% -1.44% +4.00%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £725 £678 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 37 71
10th Percentile £12.38 £12.65 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.63 £17.00 £12.76
Median hourly rate £23.45 £36.00 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -34.86% +84.62% +4.28%
75th Percentile £34.00 £43.70 £30.38
90th Percentile £42.85 £54.10 £46.85
Central London median hourly rate £23.45 £34.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year -32.20% +72.94% +6.95%

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 30 July 2021.

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
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the City of London region over the 6 months to 30 July 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £385 -
Infrastructure Engineer
Central London

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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 56 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 34 (60.71%) Windows
3 31 (55.36%) Azure
4 30 (53.57%) VMware
5 28 (50.00%) Microsoft 365
6 27 (48.21%) Active Directory
7 22 (39.29%) Microsoft
8 21 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 19 (33.93%) Citrix
9 19 (33.93%) Finance
10 18 (32.14%) DNS
11 15 (26.79%) Windows Server
11 15 (26.79%) ITIL
12 14 (25.00%) Migration
13 13 (23.21%) AWS
14 12 (21.43%) Firewall
15 10 (17.86%) PowerShell
15 10 (17.86%) DHCP
16 9 (16.07%) MS Exchange
16 9 (16.07%) Project Delivery
17 8 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
17 8 (14.29%) Patch Management
17 8 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
17 8 (14.29%) SCCM
17 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
18 7 (12.50%) HP
18 7 (12.50%) MPLS
18 7 (12.50%) DevOps
19 6 (10.71%) Data Centre
19 6 (10.71%) Mimecast

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 9 (16.07%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.79%) IIS
4 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.79%) uWSGI
Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 31 (55.36%) Azure
2 28 (50.00%) Microsoft 365
3 13 (23.21%) AWS
4 8 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (10.71%) Mimecast
6 4 (7.14%) IaaS
7 3 (5.36%) OneDrive
7 3 (5.36%) SaaS
8 2 (3.57%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (3.57%) Azure Storage
8 2 (3.57%) Power Platform
9 1 (1.79%) Datadog
9 1 (1.79%) PaaS
9 1 (1.79%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 18 (32.14%) DNS
2 12 (21.43%) Firewall
3 10 (17.86%) DHCP
4 7 (12.50%) MPLS
5 5 (8.93%) SAN
6 3 (5.36%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.79%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.79%) FTP
7 1 (1.79%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.79%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.79%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.79%) SMS
7 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.79%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.36%) MongoDB
1 3 (5.36%) MySQL
1 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) Power BI
3 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.79%) Redis
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.79%) GitLab
1 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.79%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (33.93%) Finance
2 6 (10.71%) Banking
3 5 (8.93%) Law
4 4 (7.14%) Public Sector
4 4 (7.14%) Social Skills
5 3 (5.36%) Legal
6 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.57%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.79%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (1.79%) Marketing
7 1 (1.79%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) Celery
1 1 (1.79%) COM
1 1 (1.79%) Django
1 1 (1.79%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.71%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.36%) Clustering
2 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.57%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.79%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.79%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.79%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) Legacy Applications
4 1 (1.79%) Legacy Systems
4 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.79%) Replication
4 1 (1.79%) Social Network
4 1 (1.79%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 34 (60.71%) Windows
2 15 (26.79%) Windows Server
3 6 (10.71%) Linux
4 5 (8.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.36%) CentOS
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (3.57%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.79%) Debian
7 1 (1.79%) Solaris
7 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.79%) Unix
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 15 (26.79%) ITIL
3 14 (25.00%) Migration
4 9 (16.07%) Project Delivery
5 8 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
5 8 (14.29%) Patch Management
6 7 (12.50%) DevOps
7 5 (8.93%) Email Migration
7 5 (8.93%) Identity Management
7 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (8.93%) Time Management
8 4 (7.14%) Change Control
8 4 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (7.14%) Observability
9 3 (5.36%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (5.36%) Stakeholder Management
10 2 (3.57%) Information Security
10 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2
10 2 (3.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.86%) PowerShell
2 2 (3.57%) SQL
3 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.79%) C
3 1 (1.79%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (7.14%) MCSE
1 4 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.57%) CCNA
2 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.79%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.79%) GDPR
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 27 (48.21%) Active Directory
2 21 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.36%) Terminal Services
4 3 (5.36%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (5.36%) XenApp
5 2 (3.57%) BitLocker
5 2 (3.57%) Docker
5 2 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.57%) vSphere
5 2 (3.57%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.79%) NFS
6 1 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) SCCM
2 4 (7.14%) Puppet
3 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (5.36%) vCenter Server
4 2 (3.57%) Ansible
4 2 (3.57%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.57%) PowerCLI
4 2 (3.57%) SCOM
4 2 (3.57%) Terraform
5 1 (1.79%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.79%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.79%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (53.57%) VMware
2 22 (39.29%) Microsoft
3 19 (33.93%) Citrix
4 7 (12.50%) HP
5 6 (10.71%) EMC
5 6 (10.71%) NetApp
6 4 (7.14%) Okta
7 2 (3.57%) 3PAR
7 2 (3.57%) Dell
7 2 (3.57%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (3.57%) Symantec
8 1 (1.79%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.79%) Cisco
8 1 (1.79%) F5
8 1 (1.79%) iManage
8 1 (1.79%) Intapp
8 1 (1.79%) Isilon
8 1 (1.79%) Oracle
8 1 (1.79%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.79%) Splunk