Period
to 24 January 2022

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 January 2022.

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.

Infrastructure Engineer
England > London
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 298 264 245
Rank change year-on-year -34 -19 +19
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 323 139 312
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.87% 0.79% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 0.86% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 110 231
10th Percentile £356 £302 £280
25th Percentile £413 £363 £337
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £421 £400
Median % change year-on-year +18.69% +5.31% -5.88%
75th Percentile £540 £488 £498
90th Percentile £625 £526 £575
England median daily rate £440 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +13.55% +3.33% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £40.50 - -
Median hourly rate £43.19 - -
75th Percentile £46.66 - -
90th Percentile £47.13 - -
England median hourly rate £59.58 £39.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year +51.79% +82.56% -33.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 34,661 16,104 28,095
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.21% 91.93% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,273 11,720 20,495
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £463 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £669 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 132 370
10th Percentile £14.35 £18.05 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.00 £22.50 £16.08
Median hourly rate £33.00 £31.82 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +3.71% +51.52% +9.09%
75th Percentile £49.25 £52.06 £39.44
90th Percentile £64.00 £64.90 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -8.89% +25.00% -

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in London

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in London.

Daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in London

Infrastructure Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in London over the 6 months to 24 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in London

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in London.

Hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in London

Infrastructure Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 24 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -52 37 £494 +16.18% 49
West London -18 11 £550 +10.00% 14
South London -7 6 £315 -19.23% 3
East London -4 1 £500 +25.00% 15
Infrastructure Engineer
England

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, Infrastructure 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 London region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 290 (89.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 173 (53.56%) Azure
3 165 (51.08%) Windows
4 141 (43.65%) Active Directory
5 132 (40.87%) VMware
6 124 (38.39%) Microsoft
7 93 (28.79%) Microsoft 365
8 91 (28.17%) Finance
9 90 (27.86%) Windows Server
10 76 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
11 68 (21.05%) DevOps
12 67 (20.74%) PowerShell
13 62 (19.20%) AWS
13 62 (19.20%) Citrix
14 60 (18.58%) Firewall
15 59 (18.27%) Terraform
16 55 (17.03%) Linux
16 55 (17.03%) ITIL
17 51 (15.79%) Cisco
18 49 (15.17%) Agile Software Development
18 49 (15.17%) SCCM
19 47 (14.55%) CI/CD
20 45 (13.93%) Ansible
21 43 (13.31%) Infrastructure as Code
22 42 (13.00%) Migration
23 40 (12.38%) Docker
24 38 (11.76%) Social Skills
25 37 (11.46%) Python
26 35 (10.84%) Azure Active Directory
27 34 (10.53%) Kubernetes

Infrastructure Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 28 (8.67%) MS Exchange
2 16 (4.95%) SharePoint
3 8 (2.48%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (1.86%) Confluence
5 6 (1.86%) nginx
6 5 (1.55%) Apache
7 3 (0.93%) Apache Airflow
7 3 (0.93%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.62%) IIS
8 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.31%) CMS
9 1 (0.31%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (2.17%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.93%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Misys Midas
Cloud Services
1 173 (53.56%) Azure
2 93 (28.79%) Microsoft 365
3 62 (19.20%) AWS
4 35 (10.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (9.29%) IaaS
6 26 (8.05%) GCP
7 21 (6.50%) PaaS
8 12 (3.72%) AWS CloudFormation
8 12 (3.72%) SaaS
9 10 (3.10%) Mimecast
10 8 (2.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 8 (2.48%) Nutanix
10 8 (2.48%) Serverless
11 7 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
12 5 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (1.55%) Azure Monitor
12 5 (1.55%) Azure Storage
12 5 (1.55%) GitHub
13 4 (1.24%) Amazon S3
13 4 (1.24%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 60 (18.58%) Firewall
2 32 (9.91%) DNS
3 19 (5.88%) DHCP
4 18 (5.57%) VPN
5 16 (4.95%) SAN
6 11 (3.41%) LAN
6 11 (3.41%) WAN
7 10 (3.10%) NetScaler
8 9 (2.79%) MPLS
9 8 (2.48%) TCP/IP
10 7 (2.17%) Network Security
10 7 (2.17%) VLAN
11 6 (1.86%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (1.55%) iSCSI
12 5 (1.55%) SD-WAN
13 3 (0.93%) Ethernet
13 3 (0.93%) Internet
13 3 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
13 3 (0.93%) NAS
13 3 (0.93%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.48%) Big Data
3 5 (1.55%) MongoDB
3 5 (1.55%) MySQL
3 5 (1.55%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (1.24%) MariaDB
4 4 (1.24%) NoSQL
5 3 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.93%) GIS
6 2 (0.62%) Delta Lake
6 2 (0.62%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.31%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.31%) DataStage
7 1 (0.31%) HBase
7 1 (0.31%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.31%) mvBase
7 1 (0.31%) Redis
7 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 26 (8.05%) Jenkins
2 16 (4.95%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.41%) TeamCity
4 10 (3.10%) GitLab
4 10 (3.10%) Gradle
4 10 (3.10%) Maven
5 7 (2.17%) JIRA
6 5 (1.55%) SonarQube
6 5 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (1.24%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.62%) GCC
8 2 (0.62%) MSBuild
8 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.31%) Ant
9 1 (0.31%) Cypress.io
9 1 (0.31%) JUnit
9 1 (0.31%) MSTest
9 1 (0.31%) Subversion
9 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 91 (28.17%) Finance
2 38 (11.76%) Social Skills
3 26 (8.05%) Public Sector
4 21 (6.50%) Banking
5 14 (4.33%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.10%) Marketing
7 9 (2.79%) Electronics
7 9 (2.79%) Manufacturing
7 9 (2.79%) Organisational Skills
7 9 (2.79%) Telecoms
8 8 (2.48%) Retail
9 6 (1.86%) Documentation Skills
10 5 (1.55%) Law
11 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.62%) Games
11 2 (0.62%) International Banking
11 2 (0.62%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.62%) Legal
12 1 (0.31%) Music Industry
12 1 (0.31%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.41%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (2.17%) YAML
3 4 (1.24%) .NET
4 2 (0.62%) ARM Templates
4 2 (0.62%) SAML
5 1 (0.31%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.31%) LAMP
5 1 (0.31%) Middleware
5 1 (0.31%) React
5 1 (0.31%) REST
5 1 (0.31%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.12%) Public Cloud
2 22 (6.81%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.02%) Clustering
3 13 (4.02%) PKI
4 10 (3.10%) Cloud Native
5 6 (1.86%) NHS
5 6 (1.86%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (1.24%) Hedge funds
6 4 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (1.24%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.93%) Blackberry
7 3 (0.93%) EPoS
7 3 (0.93%) Replication
8 2 (0.62%) CCTV
8 2 (0.62%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.62%) IPTV
8 2 (0.62%) iSeries
8 2 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 165 (51.08%) Windows
2 90 (27.86%) Windows Server
3 55 (17.03%) Linux
4 30 (9.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (8.67%) Windows 10
6 24 (7.43%) Windows Server 2016
7 16 (4.95%) Windows Server 2019
8 15 (4.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (4.33%) Unix
10 11 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.86%) Windows 7
12 4 (1.24%) CentOS
12 4 (1.24%) Debian
12 4 (1.24%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.24%) VMS
13 3 (0.93%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.62%) Solaris
14 2 (0.62%) SUSE
15 1 (0.31%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (89.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 68 (21.05%) DevOps
3 55 (17.03%) ITIL
4 49 (15.17%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (14.55%) CI/CD
6 43 (13.31%) Infrastructure as Code
7 42 (13.00%) Migration
8 25 (7.74%) Disaster Recovery
9 24 (7.43%) Infrastructure Automation
10 21 (6.50%) Problem-Solving
11 20 (6.19%) Project Delivery
12 17 (5.26%) ITSM
13 16 (4.95%) Identity Management
13 16 (4.95%) Time Management
14 15 (4.64%) Change Management
15 14 (4.33%) Information Security
15 14 (4.33%) Service Management
15 14 (4.33%) Vulnerability Management
16 13 (4.02%) Configuration Management
16 13 (4.02%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 67 (20.74%) PowerShell
2 37 (11.46%) Python
3 21 (6.50%) Bash
4 20 (6.19%) Java
5 16 (4.95%) SQL
6 14 (4.33%) Ruby
7 11 (3.41%) C#
8 8 (2.48%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.55%) C
9 5 (1.55%) VBScript
10 4 (1.24%) Groovy
11 3 (0.93%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.93%) VB
12 2 (0.62%) C++
12 2 (0.62%) Perl
13 1 (0.31%) Go
13 1 (0.31%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.31%) R
13 1 (0.31%) Search Processing Language
13 1 (0.31%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (10.22%) Security Cleared
2 22 (6.81%) SC Cleared
3 20 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (4.02%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (3.10%) Degree
6 9 (2.79%) MCSE
7 8 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
8 7 (2.17%) DV Cleared
9 4 (1.24%) CCNA
9 4 (1.24%) MCITP
10 3 (0.93%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.62%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.31%) CISSP
12 1 (0.31%) CompTIA Security+
12 1 (0.31%) MCSA
12 1 (0.31%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.72%) SLA
2 6 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.31%) DICOM
3 1 (0.31%) GDPR
3 1 (0.31%) HL7
3 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 141 (43.65%) Active Directory
2 76 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (12.38%) Docker
4 18 (5.57%) Virtual Servers
5 15 (4.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 13 (4.02%) vSphere
7 12 (3.72%) Hyper-V
8 11 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (3.41%) XenApp
9 8 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (1.86%) NFS
11 4 (1.24%) Terminal Services
11 4 (1.24%) VMware NSX
12 3 (0.93%) Firmware
13 2 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.31%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.31%) GFS2
14 1 (0.31%) LXC
14 1 (0.31%) Squid
14 1 (0.31%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 59 (18.27%) Terraform
2 49 (15.17%) SCCM
3 45 (13.93%) Ansible
4 34 (10.53%) Kubernetes
5 17 (5.26%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 15 (4.64%) Microsoft Intune
6 15 (4.64%) Prometheus
7 11 (3.41%) Kibana
7 11 (3.41%) Puppet
8 10 (3.10%) ZABBIX
9 9 (2.79%) Single Sign-On
10 7 (2.17%) Nessus
10 7 (2.17%) vCenter Server
11 5 (1.55%) FortiGate
11 5 (1.55%) Jamf Pro
11 5 (1.55%) WSUS
12 4 (1.24%) AirWatch
12 4 (1.24%) Grafana
12 4 (1.24%) MobiControl
12 4 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 132 (40.87%) VMware
2 124 (38.39%) Microsoft
3 62 (19.20%) Citrix
4 51 (15.79%) Cisco
5 17 (5.26%) ServiceNow
6 14 (4.33%) Dell
6 14 (4.33%) Okta
6 14 (4.33%) Red Hat
7 13 (4.02%) CheckPoint
8 12 (3.72%) Google
8 12 (3.72%) NetApp
9 11 (3.41%) HP
9 11 (3.41%) SolarWinds
10 10 (3.10%) Oracle
11 9 (2.79%) Nimble Storage
11 9 (2.79%) SAP
12 8 (2.48%) Centrify
12 8 (2.48%) Commvault
13 7 (2.17%) McAfee
13 7 (2.17%) Palo Alto