Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 126 93 128
Rank change year-on-year -33 +35 -14
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 60 39 71
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.49% 1.85% 1.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.64% 2.04% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 34 50
10th Percentile £400 £360 £311
25th Percentile £456 £409 £357
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £494 £413
Median % change year-on-year +1.27% +19.70% -2.94%
75th Percentile £573 £511 £470
90th Percentile £643 £546 £490
Central London median daily rate £500 £463 £410
% change year-on-year +8.11% +12.80% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £10.50
Median hourly rate - - £11.00
75th Percentile - - £11.50
90th Percentile - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - £11.00
% change year-on-year - - -70.67%

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 3,652 1,911 4,335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.96% 90.61% 89.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,840 1,443 3,383
10th Percentile £375 £313 £319
25th Percentile £475 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% -
75th Percentile £657 £602 £613
90th Percentile £750 £688 £688
Central London median daily rate £550 £515 £510
% change year-on-year +6.80% +0.98% -0.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 21 47
10th Percentile £19.13 £13.54 £12.02
25th Percentile £33.19 £17.00 £14.63
Median hourly rate £43.50 £26.50 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +64.15% +32.50% +5.26%
75th Percentile £61.75 £36.50 £25.76
90th Percentile £64.25 £46.00 £52.25
Central London median hourly rate £43.50 £27.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +61.11% +28.57% +9.09%

Infrastructure Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Infrastructure Engineering as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the City of London

Infrastructure Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in the City of London over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineering in the City of London

Infrastructure Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineering in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 37 (61.67%) Windows
2 36 (60.00%) Azure
3 28 (46.67%) Active Directory
4 27 (45.00%) Microsoft
5 26 (43.33%) Microsoft 365
6 24 (40.00%) VMware
7 21 (35.00%) Windows Server
8 20 (33.33%) Firewall
9 19 (31.67%) Citrix
9 19 (31.67%) PowerShell
10 18 (30.00%) Finance
11 16 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (25.00%) DevOps
13 13 (21.67%) Migration
13 13 (21.67%) Cisco
14 12 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
14 12 (20.00%) IaaS
15 11 (18.33%) CI/CD
15 11 (18.33%) MS Exchange
15 11 (18.33%) SCCM
16 10 (16.67%) DNS
16 10 (16.67%) NetScaler
17 9 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (15.00%) Terraform
17 9 (15.00%) Ansible
18 8 (13.33%) Jenkins
18 8 (13.33%) Data Centre
18 8 (13.33%) AWS
18 8 (13.33%) Python
18 8 (13.33%) SQL Server

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 11 (18.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.67%) Confluence
3 4 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.67%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 36 (60.00%) Azure
2 26 (43.33%) Microsoft 365
3 12 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 12 (20.00%) IaaS
4 8 (13.33%) AWS
5 7 (11.67%) Nutanix
6 6 (10.00%) PaaS
7 4 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (6.67%) GitHub
7 4 (6.67%) Mimecast
7 4 (6.67%) OneDrive
8 3 (5.00%) Amazon EKS
8 3 (5.00%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (5.00%) GCP
9 2 (3.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (3.33%) Amazon S3
9 2 (3.33%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (3.33%) Azure Monitor
9 2 (3.33%) Azure Storage
9 2 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (33.33%) Firewall
2 10 (16.67%) DNS
2 10 (16.67%) NetScaler
3 7 (11.67%) VPN
4 6 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (8.33%) WAN
6 4 (6.67%) DHCP
6 4 (6.67%) MPLS
6 4 (6.67%) SAN
7 3 (5.00%) DMZ
7 3 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (5.00%) Internet
7 3 (5.00%) Intranet
7 3 (5.00%) iSCSI
7 3 (5.00%) Kerberos
7 3 (5.00%) Wireless
8 1 (1.67%) LAN
8 1 (1.67%) Network Security
8 1 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.67%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.67%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 8 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 6 (10.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (6.67%) GitLab
3 4 (6.67%) JIRA
4 3 (5.00%) CircleCI
4 3 (5.00%) Subversion
5 2 (3.33%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.67%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.67%) Bitbucket
General
1 18 (30.00%) Finance
2 8 (13.33%) Social Skills
3 4 (6.67%) Banking
3 4 (6.67%) Law
4 2 (3.33%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.67%) International Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (21.67%) Azure Engineer
3 12 (20.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (13.33%) VMware Engineer
5 7 (11.67%) Architect
5 7 (11.67%) Cloud Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) Server Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Platform Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Senior Platform Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Azure Architect
9 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) IT Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Microsoft 365 Architect
9 3 (5.00%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.67%) LDAP
2 2 (3.33%) REST
3 1 (1.67%) AngularJS
3 1 (1.67%) JSON
3 1 (1.67%) Middleware
3 1 (1.67%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.00%) Clustering
3 5 (8.33%) Replication
4 4 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (5.00%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.67%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.67%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.67%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (61.67%) Windows
2 21 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (11.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (10.00%) Linux
5 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2019
6 4 (6.67%) Windows 10
7 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (3.33%) VMS
9 1 (1.67%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.67%) Unix
9 1 (1.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) DevOps
2 13 (21.67%) Migration
3 11 (18.33%) CI/CD
4 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (11.67%) ITIL
5 7 (11.67%) Project Delivery
6 6 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 5 (8.33%) High Availability
7 5 (8.33%) Identity Management
7 5 (8.33%) Infrastructure as Code
7 5 (8.33%) Patch Management
7 5 (8.33%) Project Management
8 4 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
8 4 (6.67%) Email Migration
8 4 (6.67%) Microservices
8 4 (6.67%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (6.67%) Time Management
9 3 (5.00%) Business Development
9 3 (5.00%) SIEM
9 3 (5.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.67%) PowerShell
2 8 (13.33%) Python
3 5 (8.33%) Java
4 4 (6.67%) C#
4 4 (6.67%) Go
4 4 (6.67%) SQL
5 3 (5.00%) Ruby
6 2 (3.33%) Bash
6 2 (3.33%) VBA
7 1 (1.67%) C++
7 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.67%) Perl
7 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) CISSP
2 3 (5.00%) CCNA
2 3 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.00%) MCSE
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) GDPR
1 1 (1.67%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 16 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (11.67%) Docker
3 7 (11.67%) vSphere
4 5 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (8.33%) XenApp
4 5 (8.33%) XenDesktop
5 2 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.67%) Firmware
6 1 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (18.33%) SCCM
2 9 (15.00%) Ansible
2 9 (15.00%) Terraform
3 7 (11.67%) Kubernetes
4 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (8.33%) Puppet
5 3 (5.00%) Salt
5 3 (5.00%) SCOM
6 2 (3.33%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 2 (3.33%) Control-M
6 2 (3.33%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (3.33%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (3.33%) Netcool
6 2 (3.33%) Packer
6 2 (3.33%) PowerCLI
6 2 (3.33%) QRadar
6 2 (3.33%) Tivoli
6 2 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 27 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (40.00%) VMware
3 19 (31.67%) Citrix
4 13 (21.67%) Cisco
5 7 (11.67%) Nimble Storage
6 5 (8.33%) Okta
6 5 (8.33%) SolarWinds
7 4 (6.67%) Commvault
7 4 (6.67%) IBM
8 3 (5.00%) CyberArk
8 3 (5.00%) EMC
8 3 (5.00%) LogicMonitor
8 3 (5.00%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.33%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.33%) BMC
9 2 (3.33%) CA
9 2 (3.33%) Google
9 2 (3.33%) Qualys
9 2 (3.33%) Splunk
9 2 (3.33%) Veeam