Period
to 20 July 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Engineer was £188 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 July 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.

IT Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 234 213 234
Rank change year-on-year -21 +21 +43
Contract jobs requiring an IT Engineer 22 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.31% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.26% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 11 9
City of London median daily rate £188 £213 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +25.00% -25.68%
10th Percentile £120 £118 £141
90th Percentile £538 £438 £358
Central London median daily rate £188 £206 £160
% change year-on-year -9.09% +28.91% -28.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £20.75 £11.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.43% - -
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £11.50 -
% change year-on-year +69.57% - -

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 6,737 6,176 6,539
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.84% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,296 4,737 5,244
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £300
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £488 £451
% change year-on-year +2.56% +8.21% +0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 77 84
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.03% -1.61% -
10th Percentile £12.70 £12.52 £11.33
90th Percentile £30.60 £30.07 £32.18
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £19.25
% change year-on-year +5.23% -7.68% +2.93%

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 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 2018.

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 20 July 2018, 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 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 8 (36.36%) Banking
3 8 (36.36%) Office 365
4 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
5 5 (22.73%) Firewall
5 5 (22.73%) Apple
6 4 (18.18%) Mac OS X
6 4 (18.18%) PBX
6 4 (18.18%) VoIP
6 4 (18.18%) DNS
6 4 (18.18%) Investment Banking
6 4 (18.18%) SolarWinds
6 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 4 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (13.64%) SCCM
7 3 (13.64%) Android
7 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
7 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
7 3 (13.64%) Finance
7 3 (13.64%) VMware
7 3 (13.64%) Asset Management
7 3 (13.64%) VPN
7 3 (13.64%) DHCP
7 3 (13.64%) Cisco
7 3 (13.64%) Citrix
7 3 (13.64%) Remedy

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 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.55%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Office 365
2 2 (9.09%) G Suite
3 1 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.55%) AWS CloudTrail
3 1 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (4.55%) GoToWebinar
3 1 (4.55%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) Firewall
2 4 (18.18%) DNS
2 4 (18.18%) PBX
2 4 (18.18%) VoIP
3 3 (13.64%) DHCP
3 3 (13.64%) VPN
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco ISE
4 2 (9.09%) Kerberos
4 2 (9.09%) LAN
4 2 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (9.09%) SAN
4 2 (9.09%) Skype
4 2 (9.09%) WAN
4 2 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (4.55%) SMS
5 1 (4.55%) SNMP
5 1 (4.55%) SSH
5 1 (4.55%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) GIS
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 8 (36.36%) Banking
2 4 (18.18%) Investment Banking
3 3 (13.64%) Finance
4 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.55%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (4.55%) Front Office
5 1 (4.55%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Middleware
1 2 (9.09%) OAuth
1 2 (9.09%) SAML
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.55%) WCF
2 1 (4.55%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.09%) iPhone
2 2 (9.09%) PKI
2 2 (9.09%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) Credit Risk
3 1 (4.55%) Fintech
3 1 (4.55%) Grid Computing
3 1 (4.55%) iPad
3 1 (4.55%) Market Risk
3 1 (4.55%) PDA
3 1 (4.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Mac OS X
3 3 (13.64%) Android
3 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
4 2 (9.09%) Unix
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) Asset Management
1 3 (13.64%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (9.09%) Cryptography
2 2 (9.09%) Decision-Making
2 2 (9.09%) Identity Access Management
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL
2 2 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.55%) CRM
3 1 (4.55%) Internal Audit
3 1 (4.55%) ITSM
3 1 (4.55%) MVC
3 1 (4.55%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
3 1 (4.55%) SEO
3 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
3 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
3 1 (4.55%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.09%) Bash Shell
2 2 (9.09%) Perl
2 2 (9.09%) Python
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) Java
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) AWS Certification
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MCP
3 1 (4.55%) MCSA
3 1 (4.55%) MCSE
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MOS
3 1 (4.55%) OSCE
3 1 (4.55%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27005
1 2 (9.09%) NIST 800
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.09%) OpenAM
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) CASB
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (9.09%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (22.73%) Apple
3 4 (18.18%) SolarWinds
4 3 (13.64%) Cisco
4 3 (13.64%) Citrix
4 3 (13.64%) Remedy
4 3 (13.64%) VMware
5 2 (9.09%) Avaya
5 2 (9.09%) CA
5 2 (9.09%) CyberArk
5 2 (9.09%) Forcepoint
5 2 (9.09%) HP
5 2 (9.09%) Symantec
6 1 (4.55%) Bloomberg
6 1 (4.55%) Canon
6 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.55%) EMC
6 1 (4.55%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.55%) Reuters
6 1 (4.55%) Xerox