Period
to 24 September 2021

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 276 250 273
Rank change year-on-year -26 +23 +17
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 321 108 373
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.94% 0.81% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.88% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 77 277
10th Percentile £333 £250 £295
25th Percentile £412 £313 £340
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £418 £400
Median % change year-on-year +13.77% +4.38% -3.03%
75th Percentile £538 £488 £488
90th Percentile £614 £543 £621
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
10th Percentile £33.15 " £40.05
25th Percentile £37.87 " £41.25
Median hourly rate £43.19 - £44.50
75th Percentile £46.27 " £46.63
90th Percentile £46.97 " £47.15
England median hourly rate £43.19 £39.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year +10.74% +24.80% +40.13%

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 31,570 12,302 36,485
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.87% 91.83% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,802 8,806 26,553
10th Percentile £356 £313 £313
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £600
90th Percentile £725 £713 £685
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 111 451
10th Percentile £13.61 £15.00 £12.04
25th Percentile £18.74 £19.99 £15.02
Median hourly rate £30.50 £35.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -12.86% +66.67% +12.00%
75th Percentile £51.00 £47.25 £40.00
90th Percentile £65.08 £56.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £19.75 £22.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +15.79% +8.57%

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 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Infrastructure Engineer in London over the 6 months to 24 September 2021.

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 24 September 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 -24 57 £450 +7.78% 24
West London -2 18 £550 +69.23% 14
South London +2 5 - - 3
East London -11 1 £300 -25.00% 7
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 311 (96.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 158 (49.22%) Windows
3 144 (44.86%) VMware
4 143 (44.55%) Azure
5 134 (41.74%) Active Directory
6 101 (31.46%) Microsoft
7 98 (30.53%) Microsoft 365
8 85 (26.48%) Windows Server
9 84 (26.17%) VMware Infrastructure
10 70 (21.81%) PowerShell
10 70 (21.81%) Finance
11 67 (20.87%) Linux
11 67 (20.87%) Citrix
12 61 (19.00%) DevOps
12 61 (19.00%) Firewall
13 52 (16.20%) Azure Active Directory
14 51 (15.89%) Ansible
15 50 (15.58%) SCCM
16 48 (14.95%) AWS
17 47 (14.64%) DNS
18 46 (14.33%) ITIL
19 40 (12.46%) Windows Server 2012
20 39 (12.15%) DHCP
20 39 (12.15%) Agile Software Development
21 37 (11.53%) Migration
21 37 (11.53%) Cisco
22 35 (10.90%) Security Cleared
23 33 (10.28%) Windows Server 2019
24 32 (9.97%) Social Skills
24 32 (9.97%) Hyper-V

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 19 (5.92%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.30%) MS Exchange
3 7 (2.18%) Confluence
3 7 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (2.18%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.25%) Apache
4 4 (1.25%) ArcGIS
4 4 (1.25%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.93%) IIS
5 3 (0.93%) nginx
6 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.62%) JBoss
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (0.62%) Red Hat Fuse
7 1 (0.31%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.31%) uWSGI
Applications
1 22 (6.85%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.25%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 143 (44.55%) Azure
2 98 (30.53%) Microsoft 365
3 52 (16.20%) Azure Active Directory
4 48 (14.95%) AWS
5 19 (5.92%) IaaS
6 16 (4.98%) SaaS
7 13 (4.05%) GCP
7 13 (4.05%) Mimecast
7 13 (4.05%) PaaS
8 8 (2.49%) Azure Storage
8 8 (2.49%) OneDrive
9 7 (2.18%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 6 (1.87%) GitHub
11 5 (1.56%) Azure Key Vault
12 4 (1.25%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (1.25%) Serverless
13 3 (0.93%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.93%) Power Platform
14 2 (0.62%) AWS CodePipeline
14 2 (0.62%) Azure Pipelines
Communications & Networking
1 61 (19.00%) Firewall
2 47 (14.64%) DNS
3 39 (12.15%) DHCP
4 22 (6.85%) SAN
5 16 (4.98%) TCP/IP
6 15 (4.67%) VPN
7 12 (3.74%) WAN
8 11 (3.43%) LAN
9 10 (3.12%) MPLS
10 9 (2.80%) NetScaler
11 8 (2.49%) Multicast
11 8 (2.49%) tcpdump
11 8 (2.49%) Wireshark
12 7 (2.18%) iSCSI
13 6 (1.87%) NAS
13 6 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (1.25%) SSL
14 4 (1.25%) VoIP
14 4 (1.25%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (1.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.18%) MySQL
3 5 (1.56%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.25%) GIS
5 3 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.62%) Amazon Athena
6 2 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.62%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.62%) Delta Lake
6 2 (0.62%) FileMaker
6 2 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.31%) DataStage
7 1 (0.31%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (0.31%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.31%) Redis
Development Applications
1 19 (5.92%) Jenkins
2 11 (3.43%) JIRA
3 10 (3.12%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.80%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (1.56%) Maven
5 5 (1.56%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.93%) GitLab
6 3 (0.93%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.62%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.62%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.62%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.31%) Ant
8 1 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.31%) CircleCI
8 1 (0.31%) Codeship
8 1 (0.31%) Gradle
8 1 (0.31%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.31%) Subversion
8 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 70 (21.81%) Finance
2 32 (9.97%) Social Skills
3 23 (7.17%) Banking
4 17 (5.30%) Public Sector
5 9 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.80%) Law
6 7 (2.18%) Prime Brokerage
7 5 (1.56%) Legal
7 5 (1.56%) Organisational Skills
8 4 (1.25%) Documentation Skills
8 4 (1.25%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.25%) Marketing
9 3 (0.93%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.62%) Advertising
10 2 (0.62%) Electronics
10 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.62%) Retail
10 2 (0.62%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.31%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.12%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (2.18%) Middleware
3 4 (1.25%) Kafka
4 3 (0.93%) .NET
4 3 (0.93%) JSON
4 3 (0.93%) REST
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.62%) SAML
5 2 (0.62%) XML
6 1 (0.31%) ARM Templates
6 1 (0.31%) Celery
6 1 (0.31%) Django
6 1 (0.31%) JMX
6 1 (0.31%) LAMP
6 1 (0.31%) Node.js
6 1 (0.31%) React
6 1 (0.31%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.31%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.72%) Data Centre
2 8 (2.49%) Equities
3 7 (2.18%) Clustering
3 7 (2.18%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.87%) Public Cloud
5 5 (1.56%) Hedge funds
5 5 (1.56%) Private Cloud
6 4 (1.25%) Driving Licence
7 3 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (0.93%) EMC VNX
7 3 (0.93%) HP StoreVirtual
7 3 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (0.93%) User Experience
8 2 (0.62%) Cloud Native
8 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.62%) Mainframe
8 2 (0.62%) PKI
8 2 (0.62%) Replication
8 2 (0.62%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.31%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 158 (49.22%) Windows
2 85 (26.48%) Windows Server
3 67 (20.87%) Linux
4 40 (12.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 33 (10.28%) Windows Server 2019
6 22 (6.85%) Unix
7 20 (6.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 20 (6.23%) Windows Server 2016
8 18 (5.61%) Windows 10
9 11 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (2.18%) Windows 7
11 4 (1.25%) CentOS
12 2 (0.62%) Debian
12 2 (0.62%) SUSE
12 2 (0.62%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.62%) VMS
12 2 (0.62%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.31%) Android
13 1 (0.31%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.31%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (96.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 61 (19.00%) DevOps
3 46 (14.33%) ITIL
4 39 (12.15%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (11.53%) Migration
6 22 (6.85%) Configuration Management
7 18 (5.61%) Project Delivery
8 17 (5.30%) Infrastructure Automation
9 15 (4.67%) Problem-Solving
10 14 (4.36%) High Availability
10 14 (4.36%) Project Management
10 14 (4.36%) Systems Engineering
11 13 (4.05%) Infrastructure as Code
11 13 (4.05%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 13 (4.05%) Virtual Environments
12 12 (3.74%) Change Management
12 12 (3.74%) Low Latency
12 12 (3.74%) Open Source
13 11 (3.43%) Analytics
13 11 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 70 (21.81%) PowerShell
2 25 (7.79%) Python
3 24 (7.48%) SQL
4 12 (3.74%) Bash Shell
5 10 (3.12%) Java
6 7 (2.18%) C
6 7 (2.18%) Groovy
7 4 (1.25%) VB
8 3 (0.93%) C++
8 3 (0.93%) Ruby
8 3 (0.93%) VBScript
9 2 (0.62%) C#
9 2 (0.62%) Go
9 2 (0.62%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.62%) Perl
10 1 (0.31%) PHP
10 1 (0.31%) R
10 1 (0.31%) Rust
10 1 (0.31%) Scala
10 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (10.90%) Security Cleared
2 28 (8.72%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (3.74%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (3.12%) MCSE
6 8 (2.49%) CCNA
6 8 (2.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (2.18%) Degree
7 7 (2.18%) MCSA
8 4 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.25%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.25%) MCP
9 3 (0.93%) RHCA
9 3 (0.93%) RHCE
10 2 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.31%) CISSP
11 1 (0.31%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.25%) SLA
3 3 (0.93%) GDPR
4 2 (0.62%) COBIT
4 2 (0.62%) NIST
5 1 (0.31%) DICOM
5 1 (0.31%) HL7
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.31%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 134 (41.74%) Active Directory
2 84 (26.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (9.97%) Hyper-V
4 14 (4.36%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (4.36%) XenApp
5 13 (4.05%) vSphere
6 12 (3.74%) Docker
7 11 (3.43%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (2.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 7 (2.18%) NFS
11 6 (1.87%) XenDesktop
12 5 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (1.25%) Terminal Services
13 4 (1.25%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.62%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.62%) KVM
14 2 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.31%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 1 (0.31%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 51 (15.89%) Ansible
2 50 (15.58%) SCCM
3 29 (9.03%) Terraform
4 25 (7.79%) Puppet
5 11 (3.43%) Kubernetes
5 11 (3.43%) Microsoft Intune
6 10 (3.12%) SCOM
6 10 (3.12%) vCenter Server
7 9 (2.80%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (2.49%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 8 (2.49%) ITRS Geneos
8 8 (2.49%) Prometheus
9 7 (2.18%) vRealize
10 6 (1.87%) Kibana
11 5 (1.56%) PowerCLI
12 4 (1.25%) NetBackup
12 4 (1.25%) WSUS
13 3 (0.93%) Backup Exec
13 3 (0.93%) MobiControl
13 3 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 144 (44.86%) VMware
2 101 (31.46%) Microsoft
3 67 (20.87%) Citrix
4 37 (11.53%) Cisco
5 20 (6.23%) HP
6 18 (5.61%) NetApp
7 17 (5.30%) Oracle
7 17 (5.30%) Red Hat
8 12 (3.74%) EMC
8 12 (3.74%) SolarWinds
9 10 (3.12%) Dell
9 10 (3.12%) Nimble Storage
9 10 (3.12%) Splunk
10 8 (2.49%) Okta
11 7 (2.18%) CheckPoint
11 7 (2.18%) ServiceNow
12 6 (1.87%) Atlassian
13 5 (1.56%) Centrify
13 5 (1.56%) SAP
13 5 (1.56%) Sophos