Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Support was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

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 Support
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 249 229 226
Rank change year-on-year -20 -3 +34
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Support 6 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.086% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 14
City of London median daily rate £425 £450 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +8.11% +34.27%
10th Percentile £305 £314 £308
90th Percentile £460 £745 £475
Central London median daily rate £400 £450 £363
% change year-on-year -11.11% +24.14% +15.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 6,680 6,512 6,371
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 94.83% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,290 5,109 5,063
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
% change year-on-year - +8.11% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 88 77
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.75 £44.05
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.25
% change year-on-year +3.31% +4.93% -4.17%

Infrastructure Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Support in the City of London

Infrastructure Support
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 Support in the City of London.

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

Infrastructure Support
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 Support in the City of London.

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

Infrastructure Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, Infrastructure Support 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 Support in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (50.00%) Fat Client
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Thin Client
3 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (33.33%) Dynamics 365
4 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (33.33%) SAN
4 2 (33.33%) NetApp
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (33.33%) Dell
4 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) VBScript
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) IIS
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) SCCM
4 2 (33.33%) SCOM
4 2 (33.33%) Banking

Infrastructure Support 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 2 (33.33%) IIS
1 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Dynamics 365
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Power BI
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (50.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) MCSE
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) GDPR
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 3 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (33.33%) XenServer
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) SCOM
1 2 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Citrix
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 2 (33.33%) Dell
3 2 (33.33%) NetApp
3 2 (33.33%) ServiceNow
3 2 (33.33%) Wyse
4 1 (16.67%) CommVault
4 1 (16.67%) Forcepoint