Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 92 80 137
Rank change year-on-year -12 +57 +45
Contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineering 83 35 103
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.30% 2.02% 1.65%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.54% 2.27% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 23 77
10th Percentile £382 £361 £313
25th Percentile £413 £409 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £463 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.41% +8.82% -3.41%
75th Percentile £538 £524 £488
90th Percentile £564 £605 £588
Central London median daily rate £488 £444 £425
% change year-on-year +9.86% +4.41% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £11.00
Central London median hourly rate £34.00 - £11.00

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 3,266 1,544 5,668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 90.55% 89.04% 90.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,416 1,129 4,484
10th Percentile £363 £313 £338
25th Percentile £460 £416 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £525
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% -2.38% +3.96%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £738 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £513 £520
% change year-on-year +7.32% -1.44% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 33 68
10th Percentile £11.15 £14.60 £11.25
25th Percentile £16.07 £17.50 £12.04
Median hourly rate £27.75 £35.50 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -21.83% +115.15% -11.76%
75th Percentile £38.50 £46.00 £23.56
90th Percentile £63.25 £51.55 £45.41
Central London median hourly rate £26.00 £34.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -24.64% +81.58% +1.60%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 20 September 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 48 (57.83%) Windows
2 43 (51.81%) Azure
3 40 (48.19%) VMware
4 35 (42.17%) Microsoft 365
5 32 (38.55%) Active Directory
6 31 (37.35%) Citrix
7 29 (34.94%) Microsoft
7 29 (34.94%) VMware Infrastructure
8 24 (28.92%) Finance
9 22 (26.51%) AWS
10 21 (25.30%) Migration
10 21 (25.30%) Windows Server
11 19 (22.89%) PowerShell
12 18 (21.69%) ITIL
13 17 (20.48%) Firewall
13 17 (20.48%) DevOps
14 16 (19.28%) DNS
15 13 (15.66%) SCCM
15 13 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
16 12 (14.46%) Law
16 12 (14.46%) HP
16 12 (14.46%) Azure Active Directory
16 12 (14.46%) Project Delivery
17 11 (13.25%) XenApp
17 11 (13.25%) SAN
17 11 (13.25%) DHCP
18 10 (12.05%) MS Exchange
18 10 (12.05%) NetApp
18 10 (12.05%) XenDesktop
18 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2012

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 10 (12.05%) MS Exchange
2 5 (6.02%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.41%) IBM Domino
4 2 (2.41%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.20%) Confluence
5 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.20%) IIS
5 1 (1.20%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.20%) uWSGI
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 43 (51.81%) Azure
2 35 (42.17%) Microsoft 365
3 22 (26.51%) AWS
4 12 (14.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (8.43%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (7.23%) IaaS
6 6 (7.23%) Mimecast
7 5 (6.02%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 5 (6.02%) OneDrive
7 5 (6.02%) SaaS
8 4 (4.82%) PaaS
9 3 (3.61%) Azure Storage
10 2 (2.41%) Amazon S3
11 1 (1.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (1.20%) AWS CloudTrail
11 1 (1.20%) Azure App Service
11 1 (1.20%) Azure Service Fabric
11 1 (1.20%) Datadog
11 1 (1.20%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.48%) Firewall
2 16 (19.28%) DNS
3 11 (13.25%) DHCP
3 11 (13.25%) SAN
4 8 (9.64%) NetScaler
5 6 (7.23%) MPLS
6 3 (3.61%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.61%) VPN
7 2 (2.41%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (2.41%) Skype
7 2 (2.41%) SMTP
7 2 (2.41%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.41%) WAN
8 1 (1.20%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.20%) FTP
8 1 (1.20%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.20%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.20%) LAN
8 1 (1.20%) SD-WAN
8 1 (1.20%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.82%) MongoDB
1 4 (4.82%) MySQL
2 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.20%) Redis
3 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (3.61%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.41%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.20%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.20%) GitLab
3 1 (1.20%) JIRA
3 1 (1.20%) Subversion
3 1 (1.20%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (28.92%) Finance
2 12 (14.46%) Law
3 9 (10.84%) Banking
3 9 (10.84%) Social Skills
4 5 (6.02%) Legal
5 4 (4.82%) Financial Institution
6 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.61%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.20%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (1.20%) International Banking
7 1 (1.20%) Marketing
7 1 (1.20%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (1.20%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 56 (67.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (26.51%) Azure Engineer
3 18 (21.69%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (18.07%) Cloud Engineer
4 15 (18.07%) VMware Engineer
5 13 (15.66%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
6 12 (14.46%) Storage Engineer
7 11 (13.25%) Windows Engineer
7 11 (13.25%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (12.05%) AWS Engineer
8 10 (12.05%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (12.05%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (9.64%) Citrix Engineer
10 7 (8.43%) Architect
11 6 (7.23%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (7.23%) HP Storage Engineer
11 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Architect
11 6 (7.23%) SAN Engineer
11 6 (7.23%) SAN Storage Engineer
11 6 (7.23%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.20%) Celery
2 1 (1.20%) Django
2 1 (1.20%) LDAP
2 1 (1.20%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.23%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.02%) Replication
2 5 (6.02%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (4.82%) Clustering
4 3 (3.61%) Hedge funds
4 3 (3.61%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.41%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.20%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.20%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.20%) Legacy Applications
6 1 (1.20%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 48 (57.83%) Windows
2 21 (25.30%) Windows Server
3 10 (12.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (10.84%) Linux
5 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2016
5 8 (9.64%) Windows Server 2019
6 6 (7.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (6.02%) Windows 10
8 4 (4.82%) CentOS
9 3 (3.61%) Windows 7
9 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.20%) Debian
10 1 (1.20%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.20%) Unix
10 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.30%) Migration
2 18 (21.69%) ITIL
3 17 (20.48%) DevOps
4 13 (15.66%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (14.46%) Project Delivery
6 8 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (8.43%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (8.43%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 6 (7.23%) Mobile Device Management
8 6 (7.23%) Patch Management
9 5 (6.02%) Cost Management
9 5 (6.02%) High Availability
9 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Management
9 5 (6.02%) Observability
9 5 (6.02%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.82%) Architecture Roadmap
10 4 (4.82%) Break/Fix
10 4 (4.82%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (4.82%) Identity Management
10 4 (4.82%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.89%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.61%) Java
2 3 (3.61%) Python
2 3 (3.61%) SQL
3 2 (2.41%) C++
4 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.20%) C
4 1 (1.20%) Go
Qualifications
1 7 (8.43%) CCNA
1 7 (8.43%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (8.43%) MCSE
1 7 (8.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.82%) CISSP
3 3 (3.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.20%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.20%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.20%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.20%) Degree
4 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) GDPR
1 3 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 32 (38.55%) Active Directory
2 29 (34.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (13.25%) XenApp
4 10 (12.05%) XenDesktop
5 6 (7.23%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (6.02%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (4.82%) Docker
7 4 (4.82%) Firmware
7 4 (4.82%) Hyper-V
7 4 (4.82%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (4.82%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.61%) Terminal Services
8 3 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.41%) BitLocker
9 2 (2.41%) vSphere
10 1 (1.20%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (15.66%) SCCM
2 8 (9.64%) Kubernetes
3 7 (8.43%) PowerCLI
3 7 (8.43%) Puppet
4 6 (7.23%) SCOM
5 5 (6.02%) Ansible
5 5 (6.02%) Terraform
6 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (4.82%) vCenter Server
6 4 (4.82%) vRealize
6 4 (4.82%) vRealize Orchestrator
7 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (3.61%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (2.41%) FortiGate
8 2 (2.41%) Nessus
9 1 (1.20%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 1 (1.20%) Packer
9 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (1.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (1.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (48.19%) VMware
2 31 (37.35%) Citrix
3 29 (34.94%) Microsoft
4 12 (14.46%) HP
5 10 (12.05%) NetApp
6 9 (10.84%) Nimble Storage
7 8 (9.64%) EMC
8 7 (8.43%) 3PAR
8 7 (8.43%) SolarWinds
9 6 (7.23%) Cisco
10 4 (4.82%) CommVault
10 4 (4.82%) Okta
10 4 (4.82%) Veeam
11 2 (2.41%) CA
11 2 (2.41%) Lotus
11 2 (2.41%) Proofpoint
11 2 (2.41%) Symantec
12 1 (1.20%) Dell
12 1 (1.20%) Red Hat
12 1 (1.20%) Salesforce.com