Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 190 232 228
Rank change year-on-year +42 -4 -10
Contract jobs requiring an IT Engineer 57 18 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.84% 0.25% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.27% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 16 4
City of London median daily rate £288 £223 £168
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.21% +32.84% -39.09%
10th Percentile £108 £91 £100
90th Percentile £497 £450 £234
Central London median daily rate £288 £150 £190
% change year-on-year +91.67% -21.05% -30.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £13.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.23% - -
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £14.00 -
% change year-on-year +57.14% - -

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 6,463 6,673 5,973
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 94.42% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,053 5,297 4,737
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 89 67
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -5.56% -9.95%
10th Percentile £12.91 £11.25 £12.84
90th Percentile £31.20 £30.80 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.35
% change year-on-year +3.31% +4.35% -11.05%

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 18 January 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
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 IT Engineer within the City of London region over the 6 months to 18 January 2019. 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
Moorgate - 1 £325 -
IT Engineer
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 37 (64.91%) Windows
2 25 (43.86%) Finance
3 19 (33.33%) Office 365
4 18 (31.58%) Microsoft
4 18 (31.58%) Active Directory
5 17 (29.82%) Windows 7
6 16 (28.07%) Citrix
6 16 (28.07%) Skype
7 15 (26.32%) HP
7 15 (26.32%) MS Exchange
7 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
8 14 (24.56%) VMware
9 13 (22.81%) SCCM
9 13 (22.81%) Cisco
10 12 (21.05%) Apple
11 11 (19.30%) ITIL
12 10 (17.54%) Veritas
12 10 (17.54%) Polycom
12 10 (17.54%) Backup Exec
12 10 (17.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 9 (15.79%) Windows 10
14 8 (14.04%) Skype for Business
14 8 (14.04%) Terraform
14 8 (14.04%) Legal
14 8 (14.04%) LAN
14 8 (14.04%) Avaya
14 8 (14.04%) VPN
15 7 (12.28%) WAN
15 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Excel
15 7 (12.28%) Migration

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 15 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.04%) Skype for Business
3 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.51%) CMS
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (10.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 19 (33.33%) Office 365
2 4 (7.02%) GoToWebinar
3 2 (3.51%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (3.51%) Mimecast
3 2 (3.51%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.75%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.07%) Skype
2 8 (14.04%) LAN
2 8 (14.04%) VPN
3 7 (12.28%) Cisco IOS
3 7 (12.28%) WAN
4 6 (10.53%) DNS
4 6 (10.53%) Telepresence
4 6 (10.53%) WLAN
5 5 (8.77%) Wireless
6 4 (7.02%) PuTTY
6 4 (7.02%) Wireshark
7 2 (3.51%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.51%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (3.51%) DHCP
7 2 (3.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (3.51%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (3.51%) MPLS
7 2 (3.51%) Network Security
7 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.51%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) BigQuery
1 1 (1.75%) GIS
1 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) GitLab
2 1 (1.75%) Android Studio
2 1 (1.75%) Hudson
2 1 (1.75%) JIRA
2 1 (1.75%) JUnit
General
1 25 (43.86%) Finance
2 8 (14.04%) Legal
3 6 (10.53%) Banking
3 6 (10.53%) Financial Institution
4 4 (7.02%) Billing
5 3 (5.26%) Law
6 1 (1.75%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.75%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) XMPP
2 2 (3.51%) Celery
2 2 (3.51%) scikit-learn
3 1 (1.75%) Android SDK
3 1 (1.75%) CSS
3 1 (1.75%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (10.53%) Hedge funds
3 5 (8.77%) Blackberry
4 4 (7.02%) HP StoreVirtual
4 4 (7.02%) iPhone
4 4 (7.02%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (7.02%) Smartphone
5 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.26%) iPad
6 2 (3.51%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (3.51%) Fintech
7 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 37 (64.91%) Windows
2 17 (29.82%) Windows 7
3 9 (15.79%) Windows 10
4 7 (12.28%) Android
5 6 (10.53%) Apple iOS
6 5 (8.77%) Mac OS
6 5 (8.77%) Windows 8
7 4 (7.02%) Windows Server
8 3 (5.26%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.30%) ITIL
2 10 (17.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (12.28%) Migration
4 6 (10.53%) Change Control
4 6 (10.53%) Continuous Delivery
4 6 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Management
4 6 (10.53%) Service Delivery
4 6 (10.53%) Storage Management
5 3 (5.26%) Project Management
6 2 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.51%) API Integration
6 2 (3.51%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.51%) DevOps
6 2 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.51%) SDLC
6 2 (3.51%) Security Management
6 2 (3.51%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.51%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.77%) SQL
2 4 (7.02%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.02%) VBA
3 1 (1.75%) Apple Swift
3 1 (1.75%) Java
3 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.75%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Degree
1 6 (10.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.51%) CCNP
3 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.75%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.75%) MCP
4 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 18 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.02%) BitLocker
4 2 (3.51%) Docker
4 2 (3.51%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.75%) XenApp
5 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (22.81%) SCCM
2 10 (17.54%) Backup Exec
3 8 (14.04%) Terraform
4 4 (7.02%) AirWatch
5 2 (3.51%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (3.51%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (3.51%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 18 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 16 (28.07%) Citrix
3 15 (26.32%) HP
4 14 (24.56%) VMware
5 13 (22.81%) Cisco
6 12 (21.05%) Apple
7 10 (17.54%) Polycom
7 10 (17.54%) Veritas
8 8 (14.04%) Avaya
9 6 (10.53%) SolarWinds
10 4 (7.02%) Bloomberg
10 4 (7.02%) Charles River
10 4 (7.02%) Dell
10 4 (7.02%) iManage
10 4 (7.02%) Reuters
10 4 (7.02%) ServiceNow
11 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
11 2 (3.51%) F5
11 2 (3.51%) Meraki
11 2 (3.51%) Remedy