Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 118 105 168
Rank change year-on-year -13 +63 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 55 19 66
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.43% 1.07% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.54% 1.16% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 14 53
10th Percentile £381 £360 £313
25th Percentile £413 £370 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £418 £425
Median % change year-on-year +7.78% -1.76% -2.86%
75th Percentile £538 £438 £488
90th Percentile " £538 £524
Central London median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.75% -7.19%

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 3,565 1,639 5,623
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.72% 91.98% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,694 1,235 4,453
10th Percentile £350 £306 £313
25th Percentile £460 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £510 £513
Median % change year-on-year +7.84% -0.49% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £510 £500
% change year-on-year +7.84% +2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 25 70
10th Percentile £13.85 £15.50 £11.70
25th Percentile £16.07 £20.00 £12.88
Median hourly rate £27.75 £35.50 £19.41
Median % change year-on-year -21.83% +82.87% +3.81%
75th Percentile £37.75 £46.00 £23.69
90th Percentile £61.85 £47.75 £47.08
Central London median hourly rate £28.25 £33.50 £20.25
% change year-on-year -15.67% +65.43% +8.29%

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 15 October 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 55 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 33 (60.00%) Windows
2 33 (60.00%) Azure
3 30 (54.55%) Microsoft 365
4 29 (52.73%) VMware
5 23 (41.82%) Active Directory
6 21 (38.18%) Citrix
6 21 (38.18%) Microsoft
7 20 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (30.91%) Windows Server
8 17 (30.91%) Firewall
9 15 (27.27%) Migration
10 14 (25.45%) ITIL
10 14 (25.45%) AWS
11 13 (23.64%) Finance
12 11 (20.00%) DNS
12 11 (20.00%) PowerShell
13 10 (18.18%) SCCM
14 9 (16.36%) DevOps
14 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (16.36%) MS Exchange
15 8 (14.55%) Azure Active Directory
15 8 (14.55%) Project Delivery
16 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
16 7 (12.73%) IaaS
16 7 (12.73%) SAN
16 7 (12.73%) Law
17 6 (10.91%) MPLS
17 6 (10.91%) HP
17 6 (10.91%) DHCP

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 (16.36%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.45%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.82%) Confluence
5 1 (1.82%) IIS
5 1 (1.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 33 (60.00%) Azure
2 30 (54.55%) Microsoft 365
3 14 (25.45%) AWS
4 8 (14.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (12.73%) IaaS
6 5 (9.09%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 5 (9.09%) Mimecast
7 4 (7.27%) SaaS
8 3 (5.45%) Azure Storage
8 3 (5.45%) OneDrive
9 2 (3.64%) PaaS
10 1 (1.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (1.82%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (1.82%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 17 (30.91%) Firewall
2 11 (20.00%) DNS
3 7 (12.73%) SAN
4 6 (10.91%) DHCP
4 6 (10.91%) MPLS
5 5 (9.09%) NetScaler
6 2 (3.64%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (3.64%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (3.64%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.64%) VPN
7 1 (1.82%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.82%) SD-WAN
7 1 (1.82%) SMS
7 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.45%) MongoDB
1 3 (5.45%) MySQL
1 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.82%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.82%) GitLab
2 1 (1.82%) JIRA
2 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
General
1 13 (23.64%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Law
3 6 (10.91%) Banking
4 3 (5.45%) Legal
4 3 (5.45%) Social Skills
5 2 (3.64%) Financial Institution
5 2 (3.64%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.82%) Documentation Skills
6 1 (1.82%) Marketing
6 1 (1.82%) Spanish Language
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.45%) Clustering
2 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.64%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.82%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.82%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.82%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) Legacy Applications
4 1 (1.82%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 33 (60.00%) Windows
2 17 (30.91%) Windows Server
3 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (7.27%) Linux
5 3 (5.45%) CentOS
5 3 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (3.64%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (1.82%) Unix
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (100.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 15 (27.27%) Migration
3 14 (25.45%) ITIL
4 9 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (16.36%) DevOps
5 8 (14.55%) Project Delivery
6 6 (10.91%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (10.91%) Patch Management
7 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (9.09%) Service Delivery
8 4 (7.27%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (7.27%) Email Migration
8 4 (7.27%) Identity Management
8 4 (7.27%) Observability
8 4 (7.27%) Time Management
9 3 (5.45%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (5.45%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (5.45%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 2 (3.64%) Change Control
10 2 (3.64%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (5.45%) SQL
3 1 (1.82%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.82%) Go
3 1 (1.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) CCNA
1 3 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (5.45%) MCSE
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (1.82%) AWS Certification
2 1 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) GDPR
1 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 23 (41.82%) Active Directory
2 20 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.45%) Terminal Services
3 3 (5.45%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (5.45%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (5.45%) vSphere
4 2 (3.64%) BitLocker
4 2 (3.64%) Docker
4 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.64%) XenApp
4 2 (3.64%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.82%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 10 (18.18%) SCCM
2 4 (7.27%) Puppet
2 4 (7.27%) vCenter Server
3 3 (5.45%) PowerCLI
4 2 (3.64%) Ansible
4 2 (3.64%) Kubernetes
4 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.64%) SCOM
4 2 (3.64%) Terraform
5 1 (1.82%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.82%) Packer
5 1 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (52.73%) VMware
2 21 (38.18%) Citrix
2 21 (38.18%) Microsoft
3 6 (10.91%) HP
3 6 (10.91%) Nimble Storage
4 5 (9.09%) EMC
4 5 (9.09%) NetApp
5 4 (7.27%) Okta
6 3 (5.45%) 3PAR
7 2 (3.64%) CA
7 2 (3.64%) Cisco
7 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.82%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.82%) Atlassian
8 1 (1.82%) CommVault
8 1 (1.82%) Dell
8 1 (1.82%) Infoblox
8 1 (1.82%) Isilon
8 1 (1.82%) Splunk
8 1 (1.82%) Symantec