Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 19 January 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.

Infrastructure Engineer
England > London
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 283 259 282
Rank change year-on-year -24 +23 -26
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 407 404 348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.88% 0.96% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.02% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 298 238
London median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.96% +0.67%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £258
90th Percentile £613 £550 £540
England median daily rate £363 £375 £338
% change year-on-year -3.33% +11.11% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 10
London median hourly rate £47.83 £32.50 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.17% -23.98% -
10th Percentile £27.17 £26.13 £25.72
90th Percentile £85.57 £42.63 £53.10
England median hourly rate £41.50 £31.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +33.87% -4.62% +30.00%

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 44,032 39,796 42,092
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 95.01% 95.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,029 28,359 29,670
London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £670 £644 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 557 647
London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.28 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.82% +6.71% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.77 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.05 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.10 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year -1.55% -0.61% +12.12%

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Engineer in London

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in London

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in London over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Engineer in London

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Engineer in London

Infrastructure Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in London over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 January 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
Central London -9 80 £400 -5.88% 43
West London -23 9 £340 -20.00% 21
South London -33 9 £281 -13.46% 3
East London -18 4 £319 +15.91% 7
North London -5 1 - - 2
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 London region featuring Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

1 248 (60.93%) Windows
2 227 (55.77%) VMware
3 156 (38.33%) Windows Server
4 147 (36.12%) Linux
5 138 (33.91%) Active Directory
6 124 (30.47%) Microsoft
7 114 (28.01%) VMware Infrastructure
8 96 (23.59%) Amazon AWS
9 95 (23.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 92 (22.60%) Office 365
11 87 (21.38%) Cisco
12 83 (20.39%) Microsoft Azure
13 81 (19.90%) Finance
14 79 (19.41%) PowerShell
15 76 (18.67%) Firewall
15 76 (18.67%) Citrix
16 74 (18.18%) SAN
17 71 (17.44%) Windows Server 2008
18 70 (17.20%) Data Centre
19 62 (15.23%) DNS
20 58 (14.25%) Migration
21 57 (14.00%) DevOps
22 55 (13.51%) Hyper-V
23 51 (12.53%) SQL
24 50 (12.29%) ITIL
25 49 (12.04%) SCCM
26 48 (11.79%) LAN
27 47 (11.55%) Agile Software Development
28 46 (11.30%) MS Exchange
28 46 (11.30%) WAN

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 46 (11.30%) MS Exchange
2 23 (5.65%) Exchange Server 2013
3 20 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (4.18%) OpenStack
5 16 (3.93%) Tomcat
6 15 (3.69%) Skype for Business
7 13 (3.19%) nginx
8 10 (2.46%) IIS
9 8 (1.97%) Apache
9 8 (1.97%) Confluence
10 7 (1.72%) Apache Spark
10 7 (1.72%) SharePoint
11 5 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 4 (0.98%) Drupal
12 4 (0.98%) WordPress
13 3 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
13 3 (0.74%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 16 (3.93%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.25%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 96 (23.59%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (22.60%) Office 365
3 83 (20.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (3.69%) IaaS
5 10 (2.46%) Amazon S3
5 10 (2.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 8 (1.97%) PaaS
7 7 (1.72%) Akamai
7 7 (1.72%) Mimecast
8 6 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.47%) SaaS
9 5 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon EMR
11 1 (0.25%) Amazon Glacier
11 1 (0.25%) G Suite
11 1 (0.25%) GitHub
11 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.25%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 76 (18.67%) Firewall
2 74 (18.18%) SAN
3 62 (15.23%) DNS
4 48 (11.79%) LAN
5 46 (11.30%) WAN
6 42 (10.32%) VPN
7 40 (9.83%) TCP/IP
8 39 (9.58%) DHCP
9 21 (5.16%) VoIP
10 19 (4.67%) MPLS
11 18 (4.42%) Intrusion Detection
12 17 (4.18%) SSL
13 15 (3.69%) NAS
14 14 (3.44%) Skype
15 12 (2.95%) HTTP
15 12 (2.95%) Internet
16 11 (2.70%) iSCSI
16 11 (2.70%) Network Security
17 9 (2.21%) WLAN
18 8 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.13%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.14%) MongoDB
3 24 (5.90%) MySQL
4 17 (4.18%) Hadoop
5 14 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (2.46%) Big Data
7 8 (1.97%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.97%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.98%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
10 2 (0.49%) Sybase ASE
11 1 (0.25%) Apache Hive
11 1 (0.25%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.25%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 30 (7.37%) Git (software)
2 25 (6.14%) Jenkins
3 17 (4.18%) Vagrant
4 10 (2.46%) JIRA
5 3 (0.74%) Ant
5 3 (0.74%) GitLab
5 3 (0.74%) GoCD
5 3 (0.74%) Hudson
5 3 (0.74%) Selenium
5 3 (0.74%) Travis CI
6 2 (0.49%) FxCop
6 2 (0.49%) JMeter
6 2 (0.49%) JUnit
6 2 (0.49%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.49%) Selenium IDE
6 2 (0.49%) SonarQube
6 2 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.49%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.25%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.25%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 81 (19.90%) Finance
2 21 (5.16%) Banking
3 9 (2.21%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.97%) Legal
4 8 (1.97%) Retail
5 6 (1.47%) Law
6 5 (1.23%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.74%) Back Office
7 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.74%) Marketing
7 3 (0.74%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.49%) Electronics
8 2 (0.49%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.49%) French Language
8 2 (0.49%) Publishing
9 1 (0.25%) Digital Economy
9 1 (0.25%) Games
9 1 (0.25%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.69%) Elastic Stack
2 12 (2.95%) LDAP
2 12 (2.95%) Web Services
3 10 (2.46%) LEMP Stack
4 7 (1.72%) FIX Protocol
4 7 (1.72%) Sensu
4 7 (1.72%) XMPP
5 6 (1.47%) 802.1X
6 5 (1.23%) .NET
6 5 (1.23%) Kafka
6 5 (1.23%) REST
7 4 (0.98%) Middleware
8 3 (0.74%) EntireX
9 2 (0.49%) Django
9 2 (0.49%) Flask
9 2 (0.49%) LAMP
9 2 (0.49%) RESTful
10 1 (0.25%) EJB 3.0
10 1 (0.25%) JPA
10 1 (0.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 70 (17.20%) Data Centre
2 26 (6.39%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.42%) PKI
4 15 (3.69%) EMC VNX
5 12 (2.95%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.95%) Private Cloud
6 9 (2.21%) Replication
7 8 (1.97%) Clustering
8 5 (1.23%) Life Science
9 4 (0.98%) Cloud Native
9 4 (0.98%) SWIFT
10 3 (0.74%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.49%) Fintech
11 2 (0.49%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.49%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.49%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.25%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.25%) FMCG
12 1 (0.25%) RSA SecurID
12 1 (0.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 248 (60.93%) Windows
2 156 (38.33%) Windows Server
3 147 (36.12%) Linux
4 95 (23.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 71 (17.44%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (9.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (6.63%) Windows 10
8 22 (5.41%) Ubuntu
9 19 (4.67%) Windows 7
10 17 (4.18%) CentOS
10 17 (4.18%) Unix
11 13 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.47%) Solaris
13 2 (0.49%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.49%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.25%) Fedora
14 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.25%) OpenVMS
14 1 (0.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.25%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (14.25%) Migration
2 57 (14.00%) DevOps
3 50 (12.29%) ITIL
4 47 (11.55%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (8.60%) Configuration Management
6 26 (6.39%) Root Cause Analysis
7 24 (5.90%) Open Source
8 21 (5.16%) Information Security
9 16 (3.93%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (3.44%) Cloud Operations
10 14 (3.44%) Continuous Delivery
10 14 (3.44%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (3.44%) Kalman Filter
10 14 (3.44%) Server Building
10 14 (3.44%) Time Management
11 13 (3.19%) Cybersecurity
11 13 (3.19%) High Availability
11 13 (3.19%) Network Virtualisation
11 13 (3.19%) Problem Management
11 13 (3.19%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 79 (19.41%) PowerShell
2 51 (12.53%) SQL
3 39 (9.58%) Python
4 17 (4.18%) Bash Shell
5 16 (3.93%) Java
6 7 (1.72%) Perl
7 5 (1.23%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.98%) Go
8 4 (0.98%) Ruby
8 4 (0.98%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.74%) C
10 2 (0.49%) Korn
10 2 (0.49%) VB
10 2 (0.49%) VBScript
11 1 (0.25%) C#
11 1 (0.25%) C++
11 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.25%) PHP
11 1 (0.25%) REXX
11 1 (0.25%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 33 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (7.86%) Security Cleared
3 29 (7.13%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (4.67%) MCSE
5 17 (4.18%) DV Cleared
5 17 (4.18%) SC Cleared
6 16 (3.93%) CCNP
7 15 (3.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (3.19%) MCP
9 11 (2.70%) CCNA
10 8 (1.97%) CCSE
10 8 (1.97%) CISSP
10 8 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (1.72%) MCITP
12 6 (1.47%) Degree
12 6 (1.47%) MCSA
13 4 (0.98%) CISA
13 4 (0.98%) CISMP
13 4 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (0.98%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.23%) GDPR
2 4 (0.98%) QA
2 4 (0.98%) SLA
3 3 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.25%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 138 (33.91%) Active Directory
2 114 (28.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (13.51%) Hyper-V
4 35 (8.60%) VMware ESXi
4 35 (8.60%) vSphere
5 22 (5.41%) XenApp
6 19 (4.67%) vCloud
7 12 (2.95%) NFS
7 12 (2.95%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (2.70%) Docker
9 9 (2.21%) XenDesktop
10 8 (1.97%) Virtual Servers
10 8 (1.97%) VMware NSX
11 7 (1.72%) FreeRADIUS
12 5 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (1.23%) XenServer
13 4 (0.98%) Samba
14 3 (0.74%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.74%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.74%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 49 (12.04%) SCCM
2 42 (10.32%) Ansible
3 38 (9.34%) Terraform
4 32 (7.86%) Puppet
5 15 (3.69%) vCenter Server
6 14 (3.44%) SCOM
7 12 (2.95%) PowerCLI
8 11 (2.70%) Salt
9 10 (2.46%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (1.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 7 (1.72%) AirWatch
11 7 (1.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 7 (1.72%) WSUS
12 5 (1.23%) vRealize
13 4 (0.98%) Grafana
13 4 (0.98%) HP Data Protector
13 4 (0.98%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.98%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.98%) WMI
14 3 (0.74%) SCSM
Vendors
1 227 (55.77%) VMware
2 124 (30.47%) Microsoft
3 87 (21.38%) Cisco
4 76 (18.67%) Citrix
5 42 (10.32%) HP
6 35 (8.60%) EMC
7 32 (7.86%) Juniper
8 31 (7.62%) Dell
9 29 (7.13%) Red Hat
10 25 (6.14%) NetApp
11 22 (5.41%) CheckPoint
11 22 (5.41%) Palo Alto
12 20 (4.91%) SaltStack
13 18 (4.42%) CommVault
14 16 (3.93%) Veeam
15 15 (3.69%) F5
15 15 (3.69%) SolarWinds
16 13 (3.19%) Splunk
17 12 (2.95%) 3PAR
18 11 (2.70%) Symantec