Period
to 25 May 2020

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 May 2020.

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
25 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 220 270 293
Rank change year-on-year +50 +23 +17
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 217 386 399
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.10% 0.95% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.01% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 307 309
Median daily rate £425 £400 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -2.44% +9.33%
10th Percentile £296 £300 £281
90th Percentile £571 £575 £600
England median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Median hourly rate £47.83 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.55% +7.14% +12.90%
England median hourly rate £32.00 £45.00 £22.30
% change year-on-year -28.88% +101.77% -28.06%

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 18,449 38,234 43,575
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.49% 94.32% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,770 27,259 31,517
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £306 £315 £313
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 492 682
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -0.92% -3.56%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.50 £12.78
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £49.95
Median hourly rate £21.00 £19.23 £18.51
% change year-on-year +9.20% +3.92% -2.61%

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 25 May 2020.

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 25 May 2020. 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 +63 52 £425 +13.33% 2
West London +38 11 £320 -36.00% 2
East London +48 7 £375 -6.25% 1
South London +29 4 £363 +11.54% 1
North London +14 1 £300 -28.36%
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 May 2020, 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.

1 206 (94.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 120 (55.30%) Windows
3 101 (46.54%) VMware
4 90 (41.47%) Active Directory
5 75 (34.56%) Windows Server
6 73 (33.64%) Microsoft
7 64 (29.49%) Azure
8 62 (28.57%) Finance
9 58 (26.73%) PowerShell
10 57 (26.27%) VMware Infrastructure
11 56 (25.81%) Office 365
12 54 (24.88%) Citrix
13 44 (20.28%) Linux
14 42 (19.35%) Cisco
15 40 (18.43%) Migration
16 38 (17.51%) AWS
17 36 (16.59%) SQL
18 35 (16.13%) SCCM
19 34 (15.67%) DNS
20 33 (15.21%) Windows Server 2012
20 33 (15.21%) Windows Server 2016
21 31 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
21 31 (14.29%) SQL Server
22 30 (13.82%) Firewall
23 28 (12.90%) SAN
24 26 (11.98%) Data Centre
24 26 (11.98%) VMware ESXi
25 25 (11.52%) Banking
26 24 (11.06%) ITIL
26 24 (11.06%) XenApp

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 18 (8.29%) SharePoint
2 16 (7.37%) MS Exchange
3 10 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (3.69%) IIS
5 6 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.30%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.38%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.92%) Apache
8 2 (0.92%) Confluence
8 2 (0.92%) nginx
8 2 (0.92%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.46%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.46%) CMS
9 1 (0.46%) JBoss
9 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (2.30%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) FLEXCUBE
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.46%) Global One
2 1 (0.46%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 64 (29.49%) Azure
2 56 (25.81%) Office 365
3 38 (17.51%) AWS
4 19 (8.76%) IaaS
5 11 (5.07%) PaaS
6 10 (4.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 10 (4.61%) GCP
7 9 (4.15%) SaaS
8 7 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (2.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (2.30%) Serverless
11 4 (1.84%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (1.84%) Amazon EKS
11 4 (1.84%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.84%) Mimecast
11 4 (1.84%) OneDrive
11 4 (1.84%) OpenShift
11 4 (1.84%) Route 53
12 3 (1.38%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (15.67%) DNS
2 30 (13.82%) Firewall
3 28 (12.90%) SAN
4 20 (9.22%) LAN
4 20 (9.22%) WAN
5 18 (8.29%) DHCP
5 18 (8.29%) NetScaler
6 12 (5.53%) TCP/IP
7 6 (2.76%) NAS
8 5 (2.30%) Network Security
8 5 (2.30%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (2.30%) VPN
8 5 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.84%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (1.84%) MPLS
9 4 (1.84%) Skype
9 4 (1.84%) VoIP
10 3 (1.38%) HTTP
10 3 (1.38%) SNMP
11 2 (0.92%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.84%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.92%) Big Data
6 1 (0.46%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.46%) CouchDB
6 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.46%) MySQL
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.46%) Power BI
6 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (5.53%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.15%) JIRA
3 4 (1.84%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.38%) CircleCI
5 2 (0.92%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.92%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.92%) Subversion
5 2 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.92%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.46%) Ant
6 1 (0.46%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.46%) Maven
6 1 (0.46%) Mocha
6 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.46%) webpack
General
1 62 (28.57%) Finance
2 25 (11.52%) Banking
3 6 (2.76%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.30%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.38%) Back Office
5 3 (1.38%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.38%) Local Government
6 2 (0.92%) Games
6 2 (0.92%) Marketing
6 2 (0.92%) Private Banking
6 2 (0.92%) Retail
7 1 (0.46%) Advertising
7 1 (0.46%) German Language
7 1 (0.46%) Housing Association
7 1 (0.46%) Law
7 1 (0.46%) Legal
7 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.46%) Publishing
7 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.69%) Middleware
2 6 (2.76%) .NET
3 5 (2.30%) Node.js
4 2 (0.92%) JSON
4 2 (0.92%) Kafka
4 2 (0.92%) Lambda Expressions
4 2 (0.92%) Redux
5 1 (0.46%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.46%) CSS
5 1 (0.46%) Enzyme
5 1 (0.46%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.46%) Jest
5 1 (0.46%) React
5 1 (0.46%) REST
5 1 (0.46%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.46%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.98%) Data Centre
2 17 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.76%) Blackberry
3 6 (2.76%) Client/Server
3 6 (2.76%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.30%) Cloud Native
4 5 (2.30%) Fat Client
4 5 (2.30%) Hedge funds
4 5 (2.30%) Thin Client
5 4 (1.84%) PKI
5 4 (1.84%) Private Cloud
5 4 (1.84%) User Experience
6 3 (1.38%) CMDB
6 3 (1.38%) SWIFT
7 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (0.92%) Mobile App
7 2 (0.92%) NHS
7 2 (0.92%) Public Cloud
7 2 (0.92%) Replication
7 2 (0.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 120 (55.30%) Windows
2 75 (34.56%) Windows Server
3 44 (20.28%) Linux
4 33 (15.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 33 (15.21%) Windows Server 2016
5 31 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (10.60%) Windows 10
7 17 (7.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (5.53%) Unix
9 11 (5.07%) Windows 7
10 5 (2.30%) Windows Server 2019
11 4 (1.84%) CentOS
12 2 (0.92%) Android
12 2 (0.92%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.92%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.92%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.46%) Fedora
13 1 (0.46%) VMS
13 1 (0.46%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 206 (94.93%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 40 (18.43%) Migration
3 24 (11.06%) DevOps
3 24 (11.06%) ITIL
4 17 (7.83%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (7.83%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (6.45%) Asset Management
5 14 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (6.45%) High Availability
6 12 (5.53%) Infrastructure as Code
7 11 (5.07%) Infrastructure Automation
7 11 (5.07%) Project Delivery
7 11 (5.07%) SIEM
8 10 (4.61%) Server Building
8 10 (4.61%) Technical Leadership
9 7 (3.23%) Business Continuity
9 7 (3.23%) Change Management
9 7 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (3.23%) Incident Management
10 6 (2.76%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 58 (26.73%) PowerShell
2 36 (16.59%) SQL
3 15 (6.91%) Python
4 9 (4.15%) Java
5 8 (3.69%) VBScript
6 7 (3.23%) Bash Shell
6 7 (3.23%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.76%) VB
8 5 (2.30%) C
8 5 (2.30%) Perl
9 3 (1.38%) Go
10 2 (0.92%) PHP
10 2 (0.92%) Ruby
10 2 (0.92%) Rust
11 1 (0.46%) C#
11 1 (0.46%) C++
11 1 (0.46%) ES6
11 1 (0.46%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 15 (6.91%) Security Cleared
2 14 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (4.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (3.69%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (3.23%) MCSE
7 5 (2.30%) CCA
7 5 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (1.84%) CCNA
8 4 (1.84%) MCSA
9 3 (1.38%) Degree
10 2 (0.92%) CISSP
10 2 (0.92%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.92%) PMP
11 1 (0.46%) CCENT
11 1 (0.46%) CCNP
11 1 (0.46%) GIAC
11 1 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.46%) Linux+ Certification
11 1 (0.46%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 4 (1.84%) SLA
3 2 (0.92%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.46%) GDPR
4 1 (0.46%) NIST
System Software
1 90 (41.47%) Active Directory
2 57 (26.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (11.98%) VMware ESXi
4 24 (11.06%) XenApp
5 17 (7.83%) vSphere
6 16 (7.37%) Hyper-V
7 15 (6.91%) XenDesktop
8 14 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (5.99%) Docker
10 11 (5.07%) Terminal Services
11 10 (4.61%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (1.38%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.92%) NFS
13 2 (0.92%) Samba
13 2 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.46%) UAG
14 1 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
14 1 (0.46%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.46%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 35 (16.13%) SCCM
2 20 (9.22%) Terraform
3 18 (8.29%) Ansible
4 16 (7.37%) Kubernetes
4 16 (7.37%) vCenter Server
5 11 (5.07%) Microsoft Intune
6 8 (3.69%) SCOM
7 7 (3.23%) vRealize
8 5 (2.30%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 5 (2.30%) Puppet
8 5 (2.30%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 4 (1.84%) AirWatch
10 3 (1.38%) DatAdvantage
10 3 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (1.38%) WSUS
11 2 (0.92%) Perfmon
12 1 (0.46%) Avamar
12 1 (0.46%) Docker Swarm
12 1 (0.46%) Simpana
Vendors
1 101 (46.54%) VMware
2 73 (33.64%) Microsoft
3 54 (24.88%) Citrix
4 42 (19.35%) Cisco
5 23 (10.60%) HP
6 19 (8.76%) Dell
7 14 (6.45%) Red Hat
8 11 (5.07%) Oracle
9 9 (4.15%) Meraki
10 7 (3.23%) Bloomberg
10 7 (3.23%) Palo Alto
10 7 (3.23%) SolarWinds
11 6 (2.76%) Splunk
11 6 (2.76%) UiPath
11 6 (2.76%) Veeam
12 5 (2.30%) 3PAR
12 5 (2.30%) Fortinet
12 5 (2.30%) Symantec
13 4 (1.84%) CommVault
13 4 (1.84%) EMC