Period
to 21 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Engineer was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 203 235 236
Rank change year-on-year +32 +1 -6
Contract jobs requiring an IT Engineer 54 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.76% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 0.25% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 15 8
City of London median daily rate £250 £273 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.26% +65.15% -40.00%
10th Percentile £108 £115 £123
90th Percentile £456 £450 £230
Central London median daily rate £250 £221 £170
% change year-on-year +12.99% +30.15% -38.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £22.00 £11.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.30% - -
Central London median hourly rate £22.00 £13.25 -
% change year-on-year +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 6,748 6,776 6,366
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.31% 94.72% 95.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,355 5,352 5,057
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £306 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £680 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 94 77
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.86% -7.89%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £25.50 £29.29 £48.40
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.21
% change year-on-year +3.31% +5.19% -4.40%

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 21 November 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
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 21 November 2018. 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 21 November 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 40 (74.07%) Windows
2 23 (42.59%) Finance
2 23 (42.59%) Active Directory
3 21 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 21 (38.89%) Office 365
4 17 (31.48%) Windows 7
5 16 (29.63%) Skype
6 15 (27.78%) MS Exchange
6 15 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
7 14 (25.93%) Cisco
7 14 (25.93%) Apple
8 12 (22.22%) SCCM
9 11 (20.37%) HP
9 11 (20.37%) Citrix
9 11 (20.37%) ITIL
9 11 (20.37%) VMware
10 10 (18.52%) Banking
10 10 (18.52%) Polycom
11 9 (16.67%) SolarWinds
11 9 (16.67%) VPN
12 8 (14.81%) DNS
12 8 (14.81%) LAN
12 8 (14.81%) WAN
12 8 (14.81%) Avaya
12 8 (14.81%) Windows 10
13 7 (12.96%) Skype for Business
13 7 (12.96%) Android
13 7 (12.96%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (11.11%) Degree
14 6 (11.11%) Backup Exec

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 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.96%) Skype for Business
3 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.70%) CMS
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Advent Portfolio Exchange
1 1 (1.85%) Dynamics GP
1 1 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (38.89%) Office 365
2 4 (7.41%) GoToWebinar
3 2 (3.70%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.85%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.63%) Skype
2 9 (16.67%) VPN
3 8 (14.81%) DNS
3 8 (14.81%) LAN
3 8 (14.81%) WAN
4 7 (12.96%) Cisco IOS
5 6 (11.11%) Telepresence
5 6 (11.11%) WLAN
6 5 (9.26%) Wireless
7 4 (7.41%) DHCP
7 4 (7.41%) Firewall
7 4 (7.41%) PuTTY
7 4 (7.41%) VoIP
7 4 (7.41%) Wireshark
8 3 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (5.56%) PBX
9 2 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (3.70%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.85%) GIS
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Android Studio
1 1 (1.85%) Hudson
1 1 (1.85%) JUnit
General
1 23 (42.59%) Finance
2 10 (18.52%) Banking
3 6 (11.11%) Legal
4 4 (7.41%) Billing
4 4 (7.41%) Financial Institution
4 4 (7.41%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.70%) Law
6 1 (1.85%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (1.85%) Front Office
6 1 (1.85%) Spanish Language
6 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) XMPP
2 1 (1.85%) .NET
2 1 (1.85%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.85%) Android SDK
2 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.85%) Middleware
2 1 (1.85%) OAuth
2 1 (1.85%) RESTful
2 1 (1.85%) SAML
2 1 (1.85%) WCF
2 1 (1.85%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (9.26%) Blackberry
3 4 (7.41%) Hedge funds
3 4 (7.41%) iPhone
3 4 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (7.41%) Smartphone
4 3 (5.56%) iPad
5 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.70%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (3.70%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (1.85%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.85%) Grid Computing
6 1 (1.85%) Market Risk
6 1 (1.85%) PKI
6 1 (1.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 40 (74.07%) Windows
2 17 (31.48%) Windows 7
3 8 (14.81%) Windows 10
4 7 (12.96%) Android
5 6 (11.11%) Apple iOS
6 5 (9.26%) Mac OS
6 5 (9.26%) Windows 8
7 4 (7.41%) Windows Server
8 3 (5.56%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.85%) Unix
9 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.37%) ITIL
2 6 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (11.11%) Migration
2 6 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 5 (9.26%) Change Control
4 4 (7.41%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (7.41%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (7.41%) Storage Management
5 2 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.70%) Network Management
5 2 (3.70%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (3.70%) Project Management
5 2 (3.70%) Security Management
6 1 (1.85%) ITSM
6 1 (1.85%) MVC
6 1 (1.85%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.85%) SEO
6 1 (1.85%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.11%) SQL
2 5 (9.26%) PowerShell
3 4 (7.41%) VBA
4 1 (1.85%) Apple Swift
4 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.85%) C#
4 1 (1.85%) Java
4 1 (1.85%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.85%) Perl
4 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) Degree
1 6 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (5.56%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.70%) CCNP
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.70%) MCP
5 1 (1.85%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.85%) MCSA
5 1 (1.85%) MCSE
5 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.85%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27005
2 1 (1.85%) NIST 800
System Software
1 23 (42.59%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.41%) BitLocker
4 2 (3.70%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.85%) OpenAM
5 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (22.22%) SCCM
2 6 (11.11%) Backup Exec
3 4 (7.41%) AirWatch
3 4 (7.41%) Terraform
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (3.70%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (1.85%) CASB
5 1 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 21 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 14 (25.93%) Apple
2 14 (25.93%) Cisco
3 11 (20.37%) Citrix
3 11 (20.37%) HP
3 11 (20.37%) VMware
4 10 (18.52%) Polycom
5 9 (16.67%) SolarWinds
6 8 (14.81%) Avaya
7 6 (11.11%) Veritas
8 4 (7.41%) Bloomberg
8 4 (7.41%) Charles River
8 4 (7.41%) Dell
8 4 (7.41%) iManage
8 4 (7.41%) Remedy
8 4 (7.41%) Reuters
8 4 (7.41%) ServiceNow
9 2 (3.70%) Blue Coat
9 2 (3.70%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.70%) Meraki