Period
to 29 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Infrastructure Engineering over the 6 months to 29 February 2020 with a comparison to the 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 Engineering
Central London > City of London
6 months to
29 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 117 119 169
Rank change year-on-year +2 +50 -16
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 65 148 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.41% 2.16% 1.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.61% 2.44% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 121 83
City of London median daily rate £414 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.65% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £288 £306 £280
90th Percentile £481 £575 £552
Central London median daily rate £410 £425 £419
% change year-on-year -3.53% +1.49% +0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
City of London median hourly rate - £23.13 -
Central London median hourly rate - £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -

Infrastructure Engineering is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,027 6,064 6,328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 87.30% 88.68% 89.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,037 4,721 5,028
City of London median daily rate £515 £525 £509
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.90% +3.19% +4.36%
10th Percentile £319 £325 £326
90th Percentile £675 £675 £695
Central London median daily rate £505 £520 £500
% change year-on-year -2.88% +4.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 63 75
City of London median hourly rate £22.33 £22.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.50% +10.00% -2.44%
10th Percentile £12.42 £13.00 £11.69
90th Percentile £52.25 £41.25 £44.40
Central London median hourly rate £23.43 £20.65 £21.00
% change year-on-year +13.48% -1.69% +3.91%

Infrastructure Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Infrastructure Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the City of London

Infrastructure Engineering
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 Engineering in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the City of London

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in the City of London over the 6 months to 29 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in the City of London

Infrastructure Engineering
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 Engineering in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Infrastructure Engineering.

1 42 (64.62%) Windows
2 32 (49.23%) Active Directory
3 29 (44.62%) VMware
4 28 (43.08%) Citrix
5 27 (41.54%) Microsoft
6 25 (38.46%) Finance
7 24 (36.92%) Windows Server
8 22 (33.85%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (30.77%) PowerShell
10 17 (26.15%) ITIL
11 16 (24.62%) Azure
11 16 (24.62%) Office 365
12 13 (20.00%) SCCM
12 13 (20.00%) SQL
13 12 (18.46%) SQL Server
14 11 (16.92%) DNS
14 11 (16.92%) Firewall
14 11 (16.92%) Windows 10
15 10 (15.38%) XenApp
16 9 (13.85%) SCOM
16 9 (13.85%) LAN
16 9 (13.85%) Cisco
16 9 (13.85%) HP
17 8 (12.31%) SAN
17 8 (12.31%) WAN
17 8 (12.31%) VBScript
17 8 (12.31%) Service Management
17 8 (12.31%) Microsoft App-V
17 8 (12.31%) XenDesktop
17 8 (12.31%) VMware ESXi

Infrastructure Engineering
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 6 (9.23%) SharePoint
1 6 (9.23%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.54%) CMS
3 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.54%) IIS
3 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (3.08%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 16 (24.62%) Azure
1 16 (24.62%) Office 365
2 7 (10.77%) AWS
3 6 (9.23%) IaaS
3 6 (9.23%) PaaS
4 3 (4.62%) Mimecast
5 2 (3.08%) Serverless
6 1 (1.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.54%) G Suite
6 1 (1.54%) GCP
6 1 (1.54%) NuGet
6 1 (1.54%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.54%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.92%) DNS
1 11 (16.92%) Firewall
2 9 (13.85%) LAN
3 8 (12.31%) SAN
3 8 (12.31%) WAN
4 7 (10.77%) DHCP
5 5 (7.69%) NetScaler
5 5 (7.69%) Network Security
6 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.62%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (4.62%) MPLS
7 3 (4.62%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (3.08%) NAS
8 2 (3.08%) Skype
8 2 (3.08%) VoIP
9 1 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.54%) FTP
9 1 (1.54%) NetScreen
9 1 (1.54%) SMTP
9 1 (1.54%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) Big Data
2 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) MSI
2 4 (6.15%) InstallShield
2 4 (6.15%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.15%) WinDbg
3 1 (1.54%) GitLab
3 1 (1.54%) JIRA
3 1 (1.54%) Maven
3 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.54%) WiX
General
1 25 (38.46%) Finance
2 7 (10.77%) Banking
3 4 (6.15%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.08%) Back Office
5 2 (3.08%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.54%) Games
6 1 (1.54%) Law
6 1 (1.54%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 45 (69.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (10.77%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (9.23%) Citrix Engineer
3 6 (9.23%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (9.23%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Security Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Process Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) VMware Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) .NET
2 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.54%) Middleware
2 1 (1.54%) React
2 1 (1.54%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 4 (6.15%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.15%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.15%) PKI
2 4 (6.15%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.08%) Cloud Native
3 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.08%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) Clustering
4 1 (1.54%) CMDB
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.54%) iPad
4 1 (1.54%) iPhone
4 1 (1.54%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 42 (64.62%) Windows
2 24 (36.92%) Windows Server
3 11 (16.92%) Windows 10
4 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.15%) Mac OS
6 3 (4.62%) Linux
7 2 (3.08%) CentOS
8 1 (1.54%) Android
8 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.54%) Solaris
8 1 (1.54%) Unix
8 1 (1.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.15%) ITIL
2 8 (12.31%) DevOps
2 8 (12.31%) Service Management
3 7 (10.77%) Migration
3 7 (10.77%) Project Management
4 6 (9.23%) Application Packaging
5 5 (7.69%) Change Management
5 5 (7.69%) Infrastructure Automation
5 5 (7.69%) ITSM
5 5 (7.69%) Service Delivery
6 4 (6.15%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (6.15%) E-Discovery
6 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure as Code
6 4 (6.15%) ITIL V3
6 4 (6.15%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (6.15%) PRINCE
6 4 (6.15%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (6.15%) Robotic Process Automation
6 4 (6.15%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (4.62%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (30.77%) PowerShell
2 13 (20.00%) SQL
3 8 (12.31%) VBScript
4 4 (6.15%) VB
5 3 (4.62%) C#
5 3 (4.62%) Python
6 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.69%) Degree
2 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (6.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (3.08%) BC Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (3.08%) MCSA
4 2 (3.08%) MCSE
4 2 (3.08%) PMP
5 1 (1.54%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.54%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.54%) ECDL
5 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.54%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.54%) MCTS
5 1 (1.54%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 3 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (4.62%) SLA
2 2 (3.08%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.54%) COBIT
3 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 32 (49.23%) Active Directory
2 22 (33.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (15.38%) XenApp
4 8 (12.31%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (12.31%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (12.31%) XenDesktop
5 5 (7.69%) Hyper-V
6 4 (6.15%) DFS Replication
6 4 (6.15%) Terminal Services
6 4 (6.15%) Xen
7 2 (3.08%) Terminal Server
7 2 (3.08%) vSphere
8 1 (1.54%) Docker
8 1 (1.54%) Firmware
8 1 (1.54%) UAG
8 1 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (20.00%) SCCM
2 9 (13.85%) SCOM
3 6 (9.23%) WSUS
4 4 (6.15%) Jamf Pro
4 4 (6.15%) Perfmon
4 4 (6.15%) XenMobile
5 3 (4.62%) Ansible
5 3 (4.62%) Terraform
6 2 (3.08%) Backup Exec
6 2 (3.08%) DatAdvantage
6 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (3.08%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.54%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.54%) PowerCLI
7 1 (1.54%) Puppet
7 1 (1.54%) QRadar
7 1 (1.54%) vRealize
7 1 (1.54%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 29 (44.62%) VMware
2 28 (43.08%) Citrix
3 27 (41.54%) Microsoft
4 9 (13.85%) Cisco
4 9 (13.85%) HP
5 5 (7.69%) Ivanti
5 5 (7.69%) McAfee
6 4 (6.15%) CommVault
6 4 (6.15%) Lumension
6 4 (6.15%) Symantec
6 4 (6.15%) UiPath
7 2 (3.08%) 3PAR
7 2 (3.08%) Bloomberg
7 2 (3.08%) Nimble Storage
7 2 (3.08%) Oracle
7 2 (3.08%) Polycom
7 2 (3.08%) Sophos
7 2 (3.08%) Varonis
8 1 (1.54%) Qualys
8 1 (1.54%) SolarWinds