Period
to 16 July 2019

The median contractor rate for an IT Engineer was £220 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 July 2019.

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.

IT Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 207 237 226
Rank change year-on-year +30 -11 +8
Contract jobs requiring an IT Engineer 35 21 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.53% 0.30% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.31% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 11
City of London median daily rate £220 £188 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.33% -11.76% +25.00%
10th Percentile £124 £119 £118
90th Percentile £500 £548 £438
Central London median daily rate £273 £188 £213
% change year-on-year +45.33% -11.76% +32.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
City of London median hourly rate £15.01 £21.50 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.20% +86.96% -41.03%
10th Percentile £10.05 £19.80 £10.75
90th Percentile £20.58 £32.85 £12.25
Central London median hourly rate £15.01 £18.75 £11.50
% change year-on-year -19.96% +63.04% -41.03%

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 6,249 6,729 6,193
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.80% 94.83% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,861 5,289 4,760
City of London median daily rate £520 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £310
90th Percentile £675 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £513 £500 £485
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.09% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 123 76
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +7.56% -8.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.55 £12.52
90th Percentile £56.50 £32.40 £30.04
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year +12.30% +10.00% -10.53%

IT Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Engineer in the City of London

IT Engineer
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 IT Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Engineer in the City of London

IT Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Engineer in the City of London

IT Engineer
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 IT Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Engineer in the City of London

IT Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 16 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Engineer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 16 July 2019, IT Engineer 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 IT Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (54.29%) Windows
2 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
3 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 11 (31.43%) Office 365
5 9 (25.71%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (22.86%) SCCM
6 8 (22.86%) Migration
6 8 (22.86%) Apple
6 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Office
7 7 (20.00%) DNS
7 7 (20.00%) Finance
7 7 (20.00%) Windows 10
8 6 (17.14%) G Suite
8 6 (17.14%) VMware
9 5 (14.29%) Information Security
9 5 (14.29%) Citrix
9 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
9 5 (14.29%) JIRA
9 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
9 5 (14.29%) CyberArk
9 5 (14.29%) ArcSight
9 5 (14.29%) SIEM
9 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
9 5 (14.29%) Security Operations
9 5 (14.29%) Slack
9 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 4 (11.43%) Dropbox
10 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
10 4 (11.43%) Confluence
10 4 (11.43%) Trello

IT Engineer 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 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.43%) Confluence
3 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.71%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (31.43%) Office 365
2 6 (17.14%) G Suite
3 5 (14.29%) Slack
4 4 (11.43%) Dropbox
4 4 (11.43%) Trello
5 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (2.86%) GoToWebinar
6 1 (2.86%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) DNS
2 4 (11.43%) DHCP
2 4 (11.43%) LAN
2 4 (11.43%) VPN
2 4 (11.43%) WAN
3 3 (8.57%) Skype
4 2 (5.71%) Firewall
4 2 (5.71%) PBX
4 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.71%) WLAN
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (2.86%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.86%) SAN
5 1 (2.86%) SNMP
5 1 (2.86%) Unified Communications
5 1 (2.86%) VLAN
5 1 (2.86%) VoIP
5 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Banking
3 3 (8.57%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.86%) Law
4 1 (2.86%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
1 2 (5.71%) iPhone
1 2 (5.71%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.86%) PKI
2 1 (2.86%) User Experience
2 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (54.29%) Windows
2 7 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 4 (11.43%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.57%) Android
6 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
6 2 (5.71%) Linux
6 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.86%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) Problem-Solving
2 8 (22.86%) Migration
3 5 (14.29%) Information Security
3 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (14.29%) Security Operations
3 5 (14.29%) SIEM
4 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
5 3 (8.57%) Application Packaging
6 2 (5.71%) Break/Fix
6 2 (5.71%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (5.71%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.71%) Service Management
6 2 (5.71%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (5.71%) Time Management
7 1 (2.86%) Antivirus Management
7 1 (2.86%) Fintech
7 1 (2.86%) IT Strategy
7 1 (2.86%) Patch Management
7 1 (2.86%) Proactive Monitoring
7 1 (2.86%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) MCITP
2 1 (2.86%) MCP
2 1 (2.86%) MCTS
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (5.71%) vSphere
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (22.86%) SCCM
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (5.71%) SCOM
3 1 (2.86%) EdgeSight
3 1 (2.86%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (22.86%) Apple
3 6 (17.14%) VMware
4 5 (14.29%) ArcSight
4 5 (14.29%) Citrix
4 5 (14.29%) CyberArk
5 3 (8.57%) Avaya
5 3 (8.57%) Cisco
6 2 (5.71%) iManage
6 2 (5.71%) NetApp
7 1 (2.86%) EMC
7 1 (2.86%) HP
7 1 (2.86%) Meraki
7 1 (2.86%) Red Hat