Period
to 18 May 2021

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 18 May 2021 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 83 102 126
Rank change year-on-year +19 +24 +34
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 62 57 124
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.23% 1.74% 1.90%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.46% 1.99% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 34 106
10th Percentile £370 £258 £313
25th Percentile £396 £380 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £426 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.50% +0.24% -
75th Percentile £519 £488 £488
90th Percentile £562 £509 £575
Central London median daily rate £456 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +7.35% - -

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 2,520 2,863 5,846
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.81% 87.26% 89.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,833 2,128 4,522
10th Percentile £340 £330 £338
25th Percentile £432 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £514 £525
Median % change year-on-year +2.19% -2.14% +3.96%
75th Percentile £625 £602 £600
90th Percentile £706 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 51 54
10th Percentile £8.00 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.09 £14.19 £12.94
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +21.52% +5.61%
75th Percentile £28.38 £39.00 £36.75
90th Percentile £40.13 £52.25 £44.26
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.12 £19.75
% change year-on-year -17.08% +22.13% +1.28%

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 18 May 2021.

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

Infrastructure Engineering
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 Engineering within the City of London region over the 6 months to 18 May 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 Engineering
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, 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 45 (72.58%) Windows
2 31 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 29 (46.77%) Azure
4 28 (45.16%) Microsoft
5 26 (41.94%) Finance
5 26 (41.94%) Microsoft 365
6 24 (38.71%) VMware
7 21 (33.87%) Windows Server
8 20 (32.26%) DNS
9 19 (30.65%) PowerShell
10 18 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
11 15 (24.19%) Citrix
12 14 (22.58%) MS Exchange
12 14 (22.58%) Migration
13 13 (20.97%) Project Delivery
14 11 (17.74%) DevOps
14 11 (17.74%) DHCP
15 10 (16.13%) ITIL
15 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (16.13%) Mobile Device Management
15 10 (16.13%) SCCM
15 10 (16.13%) AWS
15 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
15 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2016
16 9 (14.52%) XenApp
16 9 (14.52%) Azure Active Directory
16 9 (14.52%) Patch Management
16 9 (14.52%) MCSE
17 8 (12.90%) Law
17 8 (12.90%) Firewall

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 14 (22.58%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.84%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.23%) IBM Domino
4 2 (3.23%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.61%) uWSGI
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 29 (46.77%) Azure
2 26 (41.94%) Microsoft 365
3 10 (16.13%) AWS
4 9 (14.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (6.45%) IaaS
6 3 (4.84%) GCP
6 3 (4.84%) OneDrive
6 3 (4.84%) PaaS
7 2 (3.23%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (3.23%) Mimecast
7 2 (3.23%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.61%) Amazon Cognito
8 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.61%) OpenShift
8 1 (1.61%) Zapier
Communications & Networking
1 20 (32.26%) DNS
2 11 (17.74%) DHCP
3 8 (12.90%) Firewall
4 5 (8.06%) MPLS
5 4 (6.45%) SAN
6 3 (4.84%) Skype
6 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.23%) NetScaler
7 2 (3.23%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (3.23%) SMTP
7 2 (3.23%) VLAN
8 1 (1.61%) FTP
8 1 (1.61%) Internet
8 1 (1.61%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.61%) LAN
8 1 (1.61%) SMS
8 1 (1.61%) VoIP
8 1 (1.61%) VPN
8 1 (1.61%) WAN
8 1 (1.61%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.23%) Big Data
2 2 (3.23%) Power BI
2 2 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.61%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.61%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.61%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Bitbucket
1 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.61%) GitLab
1 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (41.94%) Finance
2 8 (12.90%) Law
3 6 (9.68%) Banking
3 6 (9.68%) Legal
4 4 (6.45%) Social Skills
5 3 (4.84%) Public Sector
6 2 (3.23%) Back Office
6 2 (3.23%) Financial Institution
6 2 (3.23%) Investment Banking
6 2 (3.23%) Retail
7 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (59.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (22.58%) Azure Engineer
3 13 (20.97%) Cloud Engineer
4 12 (19.35%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (19.35%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Security Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Architect
6 6 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (8.06%) Citrix Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Analyst
8 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (4.84%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) .NET
1 1 (1.61%) Celery
1 1 (1.61%) COM
1 1 (1.61%) Django
1 1 (1.61%) LDAP
1 1 (1.61%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Clustering
1 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
1 4 (6.45%) Replication
2 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.61%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.61%) BYOD
3 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.61%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.61%) Hedge funds
3 1 (1.61%) iPad
3 1 (1.61%) iPhone
3 1 (1.61%) Life Science
3 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.61%) Social Network
3 1 (1.61%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 45 (72.58%) Windows
2 21 (33.87%) Windows Server
3 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2016
4 8 (12.90%) Windows 10
5 7 (11.29%) Linux
5 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (9.68%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (8.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
9 2 (3.23%) Unix
10 1 (1.61%) Debian
10 1 (1.61%) Solaris
10 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) Migration
2 13 (20.97%) Project Delivery
3 11 (17.74%) DevOps
4 10 (16.13%) ITIL
4 10 (16.13%) Mobile Device Management
5 9 (14.52%) Patch Management
6 7 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (11.29%) High Availability
7 5 (8.06%) Email Migration
7 5 (8.06%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (8.06%) Time Management
8 4 (6.45%) Architecture Roadmap
8 4 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (4.84%) Coaching
9 3 (4.84%) Incident Management
9 3 (4.84%) Network Virtualisation
9 3 (4.84%) Security Hardening
10 2 (3.23%) Site Reliability Engineering
10 2 (3.23%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.65%) PowerShell
2 7 (11.29%) Python
3 4 (6.45%) Java
4 3 (4.84%) C
4 3 (4.84%) Ruby
5 2 (3.23%) C++
5 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.23%) SQL
6 1 (1.61%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (14.52%) MCSE
3 4 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (6.45%) CISSP
3 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.84%) CCNA
5 2 (3.23%) MCSA
5 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) CCNP
6 1 (1.61%) Degree
6 1 (1.61%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.61%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) GDPR
2 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.23%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (14.52%) XenApp
4 7 (11.29%) XenDesktop
5 5 (8.06%) Hyper-V
6 4 (6.45%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.84%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (4.84%) NFS
7 3 (4.84%) vSphere
8 2 (3.23%) Ceph
8 2 (3.23%) Docker
8 2 (3.23%) Terminal Services
8 2 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (3.23%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.61%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) SCCM
2 8 (12.90%) SCOM
3 5 (8.06%) Kubernetes
4 3 (4.84%) Ansible
4 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (3.23%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (3.23%) Mesos
5 2 (3.23%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (3.23%) Terraform
6 1 (1.61%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.61%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.61%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.61%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.61%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (45.16%) Microsoft
2 24 (38.71%) VMware
3 15 (24.19%) Citrix
4 7 (11.29%) Cisco
5 5 (8.06%) Red Hat
5 5 (8.06%) SolarWinds
6 4 (6.45%) EMC
7 3 (4.84%) Dell
7 3 (4.84%) HP
7 3 (4.84%) iManage
7 3 (4.84%) Lotus
8 2 (3.23%) IBM
8 2 (3.23%) NetApp
8 2 (3.23%) Proofpoint
8 2 (3.23%) Symantec
9 1 (1.61%) Cloudera
9 1 (1.61%) F5
9 1 (1.61%) Hortonworks
9 1 (1.61%) Infoblox
9 1 (1.61%) Trend Micro