The median contractor rate for a Windows Infrastructure Engineer was £438 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

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.

Windows Infrastructure Engineer
London / City of London
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 150 191
Rank change year-on-year -12 +41  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Infrastructure Engineer 4 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.12% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.18% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 5
Median daily rate £438 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £375 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £544 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £335 £313
% change year-on-year -10.44% +7.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £26.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3105 3318 5230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.27% 95.04% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2360 2686 3969
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £313 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 76
Median hourly rate £19.16 £20.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.22% +11.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.57 £36.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Windows Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Infrastructure Engineer in the City of London

Windows Infrastructure 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 Windows Infrastructure Engineer in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Infrastructure Engineer in the City of London

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, Windows Infrastructure Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Windows Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (62.50%) Banking
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (62.50%) Citrix
4 5 (62.50%) VMware
5 4 (50.00%) SCCM
5 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 4 (50.00%) XenApp
5 4 (50.00%) Skype for Business
5 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (37.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (37.50%) Office 365
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
6 3 (37.50%) SAN
6 3 (37.50%) Symantec
6 3 (37.50%) SCOM
6 3 (37.50%) SCVMM
6 3 (37.50%) iSCSI
6 3 (37.50%) Investment Banking
7 2 (25.00%) Clustering
7 2 (25.00%) Finance

Windows Infrastructure 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 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
2 2 (25.00%) IaaS
3 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) iSCSI
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) LDAP
2 1 (12.50%) Skype
General
1 5 (62.50%) Banking
2 3 (37.50%) Investment Banking
3 2 (25.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (12.50%) Data Management
1 1 (12.50%) Identity Management
1 1 (12.50%) ITSM
1 1 (12.50%) Migration
1 1 (12.50%) Risk Analysis
1 1 (12.50%) Server Building
1 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCA
1 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (50.00%) XenApp
3 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (37.50%) SCOM
2 3 (37.50%) SCVMM
2 3 (37.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (25.00%) SCOrch
3 2 (25.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) Dell Compellent
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow