Period
to

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 253 257 232
Rank change year-on-year +4 -25 +44
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 431 266 180
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.09% 0.96% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.04% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 208 130
10th Percentile £350 £319 £289
25th Percentile £401 £387 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £575 £525 £500
90th Percentile £625 £603 £552
England median daily rate £455 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +10.30% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
10th Percentile £39.97 - -
25th Percentile £40.31 - -
Median hourly rate £45.48 £30.00 £47.83
Median % change year-on-year +51.60% -37.28% +16.66%
75th Percentile £55.76 - -
90th Percentile £68.65 - -
England median hourly rate £61.67 £38.75 £28.78
% change year-on-year +59.15% +34.64% -36.04%

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 36,775 25,700 16,517
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.85% 92.81% 93.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,048 18,512 11,946
10th Percentile £375 £350 £313
25th Percentile £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £688 £638 £613
90th Percentile £788 £713 £700
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 253 194
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.00 £14.26
25th Percentile £22.00 £20.16 £19.00
Median hourly rate £35.00 £32.40 £31.83
Median % change year-on-year +8.02% +1.79% +56.61%
75th Percentile £51.61 £51.00 £47.83
90th Percentile £67.50 £66.35 £62.48
England median hourly rate £24.00 £20.99 £19.50
% change year-on-year +14.34% +7.64% +4.00%

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 3 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in London over the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 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 -14 56 £450 - 28
West London -7 11 £463 -11.90% 10
South London - 7 £315 - 7
East London -6 3 £350 +16.67% 3
North London -3 1 £650 +112.24% 1
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2022, Infrastructure Engineer contract jobs required the following 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.

1 386 (89.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 256 (59.40%) Azure
3 226 (52.44%) Windows
4 174 (40.37%) Active Directory
5 171 (39.68%) VMware
6 169 (39.21%) Microsoft
7 155 (35.96%) PowerShell
8 128 (29.70%) Finance
9 112 (25.99%) VMware Infrastructure
10 108 (25.06%) Windows Server
11 105 (24.36%) DevOps
12 97 (22.51%) Linux
13 96 (22.27%) Microsoft 365
13 96 (22.27%) Terraform
14 83 (19.26%) Agile
15 79 (18.33%) AWS
16 78 (18.10%) Azure Active Directory
16 78 (18.10%) Infrastructure as Code
17 75 (17.40%) DNS
18 66 (15.31%) CI/CD
19 64 (14.85%) Migration
19 64 (14.85%) Python
20 63 (14.62%) Social Skills
21 62 (14.39%) Firewall
22 61 (14.15%) SCCM
23 56 (12.99%) Ansible
23 56 (12.99%) Cisco
23 56 (12.99%) Citrix
24 53 (12.30%) ITIL
25 52 (12.06%) Security Cleared

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 (4.87%) MS Exchange
2 19 (4.41%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.32%) IIS
4 8 (1.86%) WebSphere
5 5 (1.16%) Mule
6 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.70%) Apache
7 3 (0.70%) Cloud Foundry
7 3 (0.70%) Confluence
7 3 (0.70%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.46%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.23%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.23%) CMS
9 1 (0.23%) JBoss
9 1 (0.23%) nginx
9 1 (0.23%) uWSGI
Applications
1 13 (3.02%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 8 (1.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.23%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 256 (59.40%) Azure
2 96 (22.27%) Microsoft 365
3 79 (18.33%) AWS
4 78 (18.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 43 (9.98%) IaaS
6 35 (8.12%) PaaS
7 31 (7.19%) Azure DevOps
8 29 (6.73%) GCP
9 26 (6.03%) Amazon S3
10 20 (4.64%) GitHub
11 19 (4.41%) Amazon EC2
12 17 (3.94%) Route 53
13 16 (3.71%) Apigee
14 14 (3.25%) Azure Key Vault
14 14 (3.25%) Azure Storage
15 13 (3.02%) Mimecast
16 12 (2.78%) SaaS
17 11 (2.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 11 (2.55%) AWS CloudFormation
18 10 (2.32%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 75 (17.40%) DNS
2 62 (14.39%) Firewall
3 43 (9.98%) SAN
4 41 (9.51%) DHCP
5 26 (6.03%) NAS
6 23 (5.34%) TCP/IP
7 16 (3.71%) VPN
7 16 (3.71%) WAN
8 14 (3.25%) Internet
8 14 (3.25%) LAN
9 10 (2.32%) Network Security
10 9 (2.09%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (2.09%) MPLS
11 8 (1.86%) VoIP
12 7 (1.62%) Kerberos
12 7 (1.62%) Wireless
13 6 (1.39%) BIG-IP
13 6 (1.39%) iSCSI
14 5 (1.16%) NetScaler
14 5 (1.16%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (10.90%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.32%) Power BI
3 8 (1.86%) Amazon QuickSight
3 8 (1.86%) DB2
4 7 (1.62%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.93%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.70%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.23%) Big Data
10 1 (0.23%) DTS
10 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.23%) MySQL
10 1 (0.23%) Redis
10 1 (0.23%) Riak
Development Applications
1 49 (11.37%) Jenkins
2 13 (3.02%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.78%) GitLab
3 12 (2.78%) SonarQube
4 11 (2.55%) Maven
5 8 (1.86%) MSI
5 8 (1.86%) TeamCity
6 7 (1.62%) RSpec
7 6 (1.39%) Chocolatey
7 6 (1.39%) Gradle
8 5 (1.16%) Bitbucket
8 5 (1.16%) Cucumber
8 5 (1.16%) JIRA
8 5 (1.16%) JUnit
8 5 (1.16%) Visual Studio
9 4 (0.93%) MSBuild
9 4 (0.93%) MSTest
9 4 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.93%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 128 (29.70%) Finance
2 63 (14.62%) Social Skills
3 41 (9.51%) Public Sector
4 39 (9.05%) Banking
5 20 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (3.48%) Telecoms
7 10 (2.32%) Documentation Skills
8 8 (1.86%) Billing
8 8 (1.86%) Electronics
8 8 (1.86%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.86%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.86%) Marketing
9 7 (1.62%) Presentation Skills
10 6 (1.39%) Retail
11 5 (1.16%) Legal
12 3 (0.70%) Law
12 3 (0.70%) Organisational Skills
12 3 (0.70%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.46%) Inclusion and Diversity
13 2 (0.46%) Influencing Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.78%) RESTful
2 11 (2.55%) Middleware
3 10 (2.32%) LDAP
4 7 (1.62%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (1.16%) .NET
5 5 (1.16%) Kafka
5 5 (1.16%) SAML
6 4 (0.93%) .NET Framework
6 4 (0.93%) pytest
6 4 (0.93%) Spring
6 4 (0.93%) Spring Boot
6 4 (0.93%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (0.93%) YAML
7 3 (0.70%) SOAP
7 3 (0.70%) Web Services
8 2 (0.46%) REST
8 2 (0.46%) SailPoint
8 2 (0.46%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.46%) XML
8 2 (0.46%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.05%) Data Centre
2 27 (6.26%) Public Cloud
3 24 (5.57%) Clustering
4 21 (4.87%) PKI
4 21 (4.87%) Replication
5 16 (3.71%) Hedge funds
6 13 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
8 9 (2.09%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.62%) Data Protection Act
9 7 (1.62%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (1.62%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (1.62%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.62%) NHS
9 7 (1.62%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.39%) Analytical Mindset
11 5 (1.16%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.16%) Cloud Native
12 4 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.93%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 226 (52.44%) Windows
2 108 (25.06%) Windows Server
3 97 (22.51%) Linux
4 28 (6.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 27 (6.26%) Windows Server 2016
6 24 (5.57%) Unix
7 22 (5.10%) Windows 10
8 21 (4.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (4.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (3.94%) VMS
11 16 (3.71%) Windows Server 2019
12 9 (2.09%) CentOS
13 8 (1.86%) Android
13 8 (1.86%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.39%) Mac OS
15 5 (1.16%) Data ONTAP
16 2 (0.46%) Solaris
17 1 (0.23%) AIX
17 1 (0.23%) Debian
17 1 (0.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 386 (89.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 105 (24.36%) DevOps
3 83 (19.26%) Agile
4 78 (18.10%) Infrastructure as Code
5 66 (15.31%) CI/CD
6 64 (14.85%) Migration
7 53 (12.30%) ITIL
8 40 (9.28%) Problem-Solving
9 31 (7.19%) Information Security
10 26 (6.03%) Continuous Integration
11 24 (5.57%) Cybersecurity
12 23 (5.34%) Infrastructure Automation
12 23 (5.34%) Project Delivery
13 21 (4.87%) Change Management
14 20 (4.64%) Patch Management
15 19 (4.41%) Project Management
16 18 (4.18%) Vulnerability Management
17 17 (3.94%) Service Management
18 16 (3.71%) Business Intelligence
18 16 (3.71%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 155 (35.96%) PowerShell
2 64 (14.85%) Python
3 38 (8.82%) SQL
4 37 (8.58%) Bash
5 19 (4.41%) Java
6 11 (2.55%) Go
7 8 (1.86%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.62%) C#
8 7 (1.62%) Ruby
9 6 (1.39%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.93%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.70%) Kotlin
11 3 (0.70%) Perl
11 3 (0.70%) VBScript
12 1 (0.23%) AWK
12 1 (0.23%) C
12 1 (0.23%) Cython
12 1 (0.23%) PHP
12 1 (0.23%) sed
12 1 (0.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 52 (12.06%) Security Cleared
2 42 (9.74%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (2.78%) Degree
5 11 (2.55%) MCSE
6 9 (2.09%) CCNA
7 8 (1.86%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.93%) MCSA
9 3 (0.70%) CCNP
10 2 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.46%) CCDP
10 2 (0.46%) CCIE
10 2 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
10 2 (0.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.23%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.23%) EMCIE
11 1 (0.23%) EMCTA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.62%) SLA
2 5 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.23%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.23%) GDPR
4 1 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 174 (40.37%) Active Directory
2 112 (25.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (8.58%) vSphere
4 35 (8.12%) Hyper-V
5 25 (5.80%) Virtual Machines
6 23 (5.34%) Docker
7 15 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (3.02%) XenApp
9 10 (2.32%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (2.09%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.62%) Firmware
11 7 (1.62%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 7 (1.62%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 6 (1.39%) XenDesktop
13 5 (1.16%) NFS
14 4 (0.93%) LXC
14 4 (0.93%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.93%) VirtualBox
15 3 (0.70%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.70%) KVM
Systems Management
1 96 (22.27%) Terraform
2 61 (14.15%) SCCM
3 56 (12.99%) Ansible
4 43 (9.98%) Microsoft Intune
5 34 (7.89%) Kubernetes
6 28 (6.50%) Puppet
7 20 (4.64%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 13 (3.02%) Single Sign-On
8 13 (3.02%) vCenter Server
9 12 (2.78%) SCOrch
10 11 (2.55%) SCOM
11 9 (2.09%) Istio
12 8 (1.86%) WSUS
13 7 (1.62%) Microsoft Clustering
13 7 (1.62%) Nessus
13 7 (1.62%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (1.62%) Packer
14 6 (1.39%) VxRail
15 5 (1.16%) OfficeScan
15 5 (1.16%) vRealize
Vendors
1 171 (39.68%) VMware
2 169 (39.21%) Microsoft
3 56 (12.99%) Cisco
3 56 (12.99%) Citrix
4 33 (7.66%) Dell
5 24 (5.57%) Veeam
6 22 (5.10%) NetApp
6 22 (5.10%) Red Hat
7 17 (3.94%) HP
7 17 (3.94%) Splunk
8 15 (3.48%) Palo Alto
8 15 (3.48%) SolarWinds
9 14 (3.25%) F5
9 14 (3.25%) Oracle
10 12 (2.78%) IBM
10 12 (2.78%) Okta
11 11 (2.55%) CheckPoint
11 11 (2.55%) ServiceNow
12 10 (2.32%) Veritas
13 9 (2.09%) EMC