Period
to 5 May 2021

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 5 May 2021.

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
5 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 250 230 277
Rank change year-on-year -20 +47 +43
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 226 240 404
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.97% 1.09% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.17% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 183 321
10th Percentile £313 £288 £300
25th Percentile £375 £341 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £420
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
75th Percentile £505 £500 £488
90th Percentile £575 £571 £575
England median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £47.83 £37.50
Median % change year-on-year - +27.55% -9.45%
England median hourly rate £38.75 £24.03 £44.50
% change year-on-year +61.26% -46.00% +82.56%

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 21,614 20,572 39,020
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.60% 93.43% 94.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,607 14,899 28,272
10th Percentile £331 £300 £313
25th Percentile £420 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% - -
75th Percentile £625 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
England median daily rate £480 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +1.05% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 279 462
10th Percentile £16.13 £13.74 £12.25
25th Percentile £21.25 £18.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £32.44 £25.00 £20.70
Median % change year-on-year +29.76% +20.79% +3.41%
75th Percentile £53.13 £47.19 £34.51
90th Percentile £66.50 £63.00 £48.74
England median hourly rate £21.56 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +13.47% +2.70% +4.28%

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 5 May 2021.

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 5 May 2021. 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
Central London +15 42 £450 +7.78% 21
West London +19 10 £500 +56.25% 11
North London +8 3 £306 +2.08% 3
South London +38 1 £390 +11.43% 3
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2021, 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.

1 222 (98.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 125 (55.31%) Windows
3 94 (41.59%) Active Directory
4 89 (39.38%) Azure
5 88 (38.94%) VMware
6 75 (33.19%) Microsoft
7 71 (31.42%) Windows Server
8 67 (29.65%) Microsoft 365
9 58 (25.66%) Linux
10 57 (25.22%) VMware Infrastructure
10 57 (25.22%) PowerShell
11 51 (22.57%) Finance
12 45 (19.91%) DevOps
13 44 (19.47%) Ansible
14 43 (19.03%) DNS
15 42 (18.58%) Security Cleared
16 41 (18.14%) Windows Server 2012
17 38 (16.81%) Citrix
18 34 (15.04%) Firewall
18 34 (15.04%) SC Cleared
19 33 (14.60%) Windows Server 2016
20 30 (13.27%) Social Skills
21 29 (12.83%) Terraform
21 29 (12.83%) Agile Software Development
22 28 (12.39%) Migration
22 28 (12.39%) Cisco
22 28 (12.39%) Python
23 27 (11.95%) SCCM
23 27 (11.95%) Windows 10
24 25 (11.06%) AWS

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 21 (9.29%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.42%) SharePoint
3 7 (3.10%) ArcGIS
4 4 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (1.77%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.88%) Apache
5 2 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (0.88%) CMS
5 2 (0.88%) Confluence
5 2 (0.88%) IIS
5 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.44%) JBoss
6 1 (0.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Fuse
6 1 (0.44%) uWSGI
Applications
1 13 (5.75%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.10%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.88%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 89 (39.38%) Azure
2 67 (29.65%) Microsoft 365
3 25 (11.06%) AWS
4 20 (8.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (6.19%) IaaS
6 13 (5.75%) PaaS
7 12 (5.31%) GCP
8 11 (4.87%) Mimecast
9 7 (3.10%) OneDrive
10 6 (2.65%) Serverless
11 5 (2.21%) GitHub
12 4 (1.77%) Azure Data Factory
12 4 (1.77%) Azure Synapse Analytics
12 4 (1.77%) Power Platform
13 3 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
13 3 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (1.33%) Azure Key Vault
13 3 (1.33%) SaaS
14 2 (0.88%) Amazon S3
14 2 (0.88%) Azure Service Bus
Communications & Networking
1 43 (19.03%) DNS
2 34 (15.04%) Firewall
3 24 (10.62%) DHCP
4 12 (5.31%) SAN
5 11 (4.87%) MPLS
5 11 (4.87%) TCP/IP
6 8 (3.54%) LAN
7 7 (3.10%) VPN
8 5 (2.21%) FTP
8 5 (2.21%) NetScaler
8 5 (2.21%) SMTP
8 5 (2.21%) WAN
9 4 (1.77%) VLAN
9 4 (1.77%) VoIP
10 3 (1.33%) iSCSI
10 3 (1.33%) NAS
10 3 (1.33%) Skype
10 3 (1.33%) SSL
10 3 (1.33%) VSAN
10 3 (1.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (10.18%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.10%) GIS
3 4 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (1.33%) Big Data
4 3 (1.33%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.33%) Power BI
4 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.88%) Amazon Athena
5 2 (0.88%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.88%) MySQL
5 2 (0.88%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.44%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (7.52%) Jenkins
2 9 (3.98%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.77%) GitLab
3 4 (1.77%) Hudson
3 4 (1.77%) SonarQube
4 3 (1.33%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.33%) JIRA
5 2 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.88%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.44%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.44%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.44%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.44%) git-flow
6 1 (0.44%) JMeter
6 1 (0.44%) Postman
6 1 (0.44%) Selenium
6 1 (0.44%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.44%) Terragrunt
General
1 51 (22.57%) Finance
2 30 (13.27%) Social Skills
3 14 (6.19%) Public Sector
4 13 (5.75%) Banking
5 9 (3.98%) Legal
6 8 (3.54%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.33%) Advertising
7 3 (1.33%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.33%) Influencing Skills
7 3 (1.33%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.88%) Electronics
8 2 (0.88%) Law
8 2 (0.88%) Marketing
8 2 (0.88%) Organisational Skills
8 2 (0.88%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (0.88%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.88%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.44%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.44%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Prime Brokerage
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.21%) .NET
1 5 (2.21%) Middleware
1 5 (2.21%) YAML
2 4 (1.77%) JSON
3 3 (1.33%) Kafka
3 3 (1.33%) REST
4 2 (0.88%) Web Services
5 1 (0.44%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.44%) Celery
5 1 (0.44%) CGI
5 1 (0.44%) COM
5 1 (0.44%) Django
5 1 (0.44%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.44%) LAMP
5 1 (0.44%) LDAP
5 1 (0.44%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.44%) Spring
5 1 (0.44%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.44%) Swagger
5 1 (0.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.08%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.98%) Public Cloud
3 6 (2.65%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.21%) Virtual Team
5 4 (1.77%) Clustering
5 4 (1.77%) EMC VNX
5 4 (1.77%) Hedge funds
5 4 (1.77%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.33%) Cloud Native
6 3 (1.33%) Equities
6 3 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.33%) PKI
6 3 (1.33%) Replication
7 2 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.88%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.88%) Mainframe
7 2 (0.88%) Smartcard
7 2 (0.88%) Social Network
7 2 (0.88%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.44%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 125 (55.31%) Windows
2 71 (31.42%) Windows Server
3 58 (25.66%) Linux
4 41 (18.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (14.60%) Windows Server 2016
6 27 (11.95%) Windows 10
7 24 (10.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (8.41%) Windows Server 2019
9 17 (7.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (5.31%) Windows 7
11 8 (3.54%) Unix
12 2 (0.88%) Solaris
12 2 (0.88%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.44%) AIX
13 1 (0.44%) CentOS
13 1 (0.44%) Debian
13 1 (0.44%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.44%) VMS
13 1 (0.44%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (98.23%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 45 (19.91%) DevOps
3 29 (12.83%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (12.39%) Migration
5 23 (10.18%) ITIL
6 17 (7.52%) Project Delivery
7 16 (7.08%) Configuration Management
7 16 (7.08%) Patch Management
7 16 (7.08%) Problem-Solving
8 14 (6.19%) Time Management
9 12 (5.31%) Mobile Device Management
10 11 (4.87%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (4.87%) Infrastructure as Code
11 10 (4.42%) Infrastructure Automation
11 10 (4.42%) Systems Engineering
12 8 (3.54%) Email Migration
12 8 (3.54%) Test Scripting
13 7 (3.10%) Change Management
13 7 (3.10%) Data Migration
13 7 (3.10%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 57 (25.22%) PowerShell
2 28 (12.39%) Python
3 18 (7.96%) Java
4 17 (7.52%) SQL
5 13 (5.75%) Bash Shell
6 12 (5.31%) C
7 7 (3.10%) VB
8 4 (1.77%) Ruby
9 3 (1.33%) Groovy
10 2 (0.88%) Go
10 2 (0.88%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.88%) Perl
11 1 (0.44%) C#
11 1 (0.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 42 (18.58%) Security Cleared
2 34 (15.04%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (5.75%) DV Cleared
5 10 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (3.10%) Degree
6 7 (3.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (2.65%) MCSE
8 4 (1.77%) A+ Certification
8 4 (1.77%) MCSA
9 3 (1.33%) CCNA
9 3 (1.33%) RHCA
9 3 (1.33%) RHCE
10 2 (0.88%) MCP
11 1 (0.44%) CCA
11 1 (0.44%) Chartered Engineer
11 1 (0.44%) CISSP
11 1 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.44%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.33%) GDPR
2 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.88%) QA
System Software
1 94 (41.59%) Active Directory
2 57 (25.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (10.18%) Hyper-V
4 16 (7.08%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (6.19%) vSphere
6 11 (4.87%) VMware NSX
7 7 (3.10%) XenApp
8 4 (1.77%) Docker
8 4 (1.77%) Terminal Services
8 4 (1.77%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.33%) VMware Server
9 3 (1.33%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.88%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.88%) Terminal Server
10 2 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.44%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.44%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.44%) KVM
11 1 (0.44%) NFS
Systems Management
1 44 (19.47%) Ansible
2 29 (12.83%) Terraform
3 27 (11.95%) SCCM
4 20 (8.85%) Puppet
5 11 (4.87%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (3.54%) Kubernetes
6 8 (3.54%) SCOM
7 7 (3.10%) Backup Exec
7 7 (3.10%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.21%) Salt
8 5 (2.21%) vRealize
9 3 (1.33%) AirWatch
9 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.33%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.88%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.88%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.88%) Packer
10 2 (0.88%) SCSM
10 2 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.88%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 88 (38.94%) VMware
2 75 (33.19%) Microsoft
3 38 (16.81%) Citrix
4 28 (12.39%) Cisco
5 16 (7.08%) Red Hat
6 14 (6.19%) Oracle
7 11 (4.87%) Dell
8 10 (4.42%) HP
9 7 (3.10%) ESRI
9 7 (3.10%) Lumension
9 7 (3.10%) Sophos
10 6 (2.65%) EMC
11 5 (2.21%) NetApp
11 5 (2.21%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.77%) Google
12 4 (1.77%) McAfee
12 4 (1.77%) SAP
13 3 (1.33%) Bloomberg
13 3 (1.33%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.33%) Symantec