Period
to 12 November 2019

The median contractor rate for an IT Engineer was £288 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 12 November 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 178 208 229
Rank change year-on-year +30 +21 +6
Contract jobs requiring an IT Engineer 43 51 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.73% 0.73% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.77% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 30 15
City of London median daily rate £288 £250 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -8.26% +65.15%
10th Percentile £143 £108 £115
90th Percentile £500 £464 £450
Central London median daily rate £275 £250 £221
% change year-on-year +10.00% +12.99% +30.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 1
City of London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +91.30% -
10th Percentile £9.16 £20.20 £10.75
90th Percentile £19.95 £23.75 £12.25
Central London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £13.25
% change year-on-year -27.27% +66.04% -

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 5,492 6,636 6,652
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.39% 95.36% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,307 5,265 5,253
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £313 £310 £313
90th Percentile £675 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 115 95
City of London median hourly rate £19.75 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.61% +10.00% -0.96%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.00 £11.35
90th Percentile £51.75 £26.70 £29.18
Central London median hourly rate £20.50 £18.70 £18.05
% change year-on-year +9.63% +3.60% +6.18%

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

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 26 (60.47%) Windows
2 19 (44.19%) Active Directory
3 15 (34.88%) Finance
4 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
4 12 (27.91%) Windows 10
5 10 (23.26%) Office 365
5 10 (23.26%) SCCM
6 9 (20.93%) Information Security
6 9 (20.93%) ArcSight
6 9 (20.93%) SIEM
6 9 (20.93%) VMware
6 9 (20.93%) Citrix
6 9 (20.93%) CyberArk
6 9 (20.93%) Security Operations
7 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (16.28%) Migration
8 7 (16.28%) Windows Server
9 5 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (11.63%) Degree
9 5 (11.63%) DHCP
9 5 (11.63%) DNS
10 4 (9.30%) Cisco
10 4 (9.30%) ITIL
10 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
10 4 (9.30%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 3 (6.98%) Fat Client
11 3 (6.98%) Application Packaging
11 3 (6.98%) Asset Management
11 3 (6.98%) XenApp

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 4 (9.30%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Exchequer
Cloud Services
1 10 (23.26%) Office 365
2 2 (4.65%) Azure
2 2 (4.65%) G Suite
3 1 (2.33%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.63%) DHCP
1 5 (11.63%) DNS
2 3 (6.98%) PBX
2 3 (6.98%) SAN
3 2 (4.65%) Firewall
3 2 (4.65%) IP Telephony
3 2 (4.65%) LAN
3 2 (4.65%) VLAN
3 2 (4.65%) WAN
3 2 (4.65%) Wireless
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco ISE
4 1 (2.33%) Intranet
4 1 (2.33%) Network Security
4 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.33%) Unified Communications
4 1 (2.33%) VoIP
4 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 15 (34.88%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Back Office
2 3 (6.98%) Law
3 2 (4.65%) Front Office
3 2 (4.65%) Retail
4 1 (2.33%) Advertising
4 1 (2.33%) Banking
4 1 (2.33%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.98%) Fat Client
1 3 (6.98%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.33%) Digital Signage
3 1 (2.33%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 26 (60.47%) Windows
2 12 (27.91%) Windows 10
3 7 (16.28%) Windows Server
4 3 (6.98%) Windows 7
4 3 (6.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.33%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (2.33%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) Information Security
1 9 (20.93%) Security Operations
1 9 (20.93%) SIEM
2 7 (16.28%) Migration
3 5 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (9.30%) ITIL
4 4 (9.30%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (6.98%) Application Packaging
5 3 (6.98%) Asset Management
6 2 (4.65%) ITIL V3
6 2 (4.65%) Service Management
6 2 (4.65%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (4.65%) Time Management
7 1 (2.33%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.33%) CRM
7 1 (2.33%) Data Management
7 1 (2.33%) Incident Management
7 1 (2.33%) Logistics
7 1 (2.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
2 3 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.65%) MCSA
3 2 (4.65%) MCSE
4 1 (2.33%) MCITP
4 1 (2.33%) MCP
4 1 (2.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (2.33%) GDPR
System Software
1 19 (44.19%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.98%) XenApp
3 2 (4.65%) XenDesktop
4 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.33%) VMware Server
4 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (23.26%) SCCM
2 2 (4.65%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.93%) ArcSight
2 9 (20.93%) Citrix
2 9 (20.93%) CyberArk
2 9 (20.93%) VMware
3 4 (9.30%) Cisco
4 3 (6.98%) Avaya
5 2 (4.65%) NetApp
5 2 (4.65%) Symantec
6 1 (2.33%) Apple
6 1 (2.33%) Bloomberg
6 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.33%) EMC
6 1 (2.33%) FactSet
6 1 (2.33%) Forcepoint
6 1 (2.33%) Google
6 1 (2.33%) HP
6 1 (2.33%) Meraki
6 1 (2.33%) Polycom
6 1 (2.33%) Reuters