The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Engineer was £395 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 269 247 238
Rank change year-on-year -22 -9  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Engineer 144 209 203
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.71% 0.91% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.96% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 152 154
Median daily rate £395 £371 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.54% +5.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £330 £300
% change year-on-year -1.51% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 5
Median hourly rate £34.50 - £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £23.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +86.95% -11.53%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19186 21880 21155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.69% 94.97% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 13688 15808 14517
Median daily rate £475 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 249 378
Median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% -6.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Infrastructure Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Infrastructure Engineer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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 3 months to 27 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -10 20 £303 -24.37% 14
Bromley - 4 £325 -
Croydon +11 1 £315 -11.26%
Brentford 0 1 £365 -2.66%
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £400 -
New Malden - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 £363 -
Docklands, London - 1 £313 -
Infrastructure Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 2017, 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.

1 209 (63.33%) Windows
2 189 (57.27%) VMware
3 165 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 136 (41.21%) Windows Server
5 106 (32.12%) Microsoft
6 90 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 89 (26.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 79 (23.94%) PowerShell
9 77 (23.33%) SAN
9 77 (23.33%) Linux
10 73 (22.12%) Cisco
11 72 (21.82%) Firewall
12 68 (20.61%) Windows Server 2008
13 64 (19.39%) Hyper-V
14 63 (19.09%) DNS
15 60 (18.18%) HP
16 59 (17.88%) Citrix
17 57 (17.27%) Office 365
18 56 (16.97%) Microsoft Azure
18 56 (16.97%) MS Exchange
19 54 (16.36%) Finance
20 50 (15.15%) ITIL
20 50 (15.15%) Data Centre
21 49 (14.85%) SCCM
22 46 (13.94%) SQL Server
23 45 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
24 42 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
25 41 (12.42%) Cisco Certification
26 40 (12.12%) SQL
27 39 (11.82%) Migration

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 56 (16.97%) MS Exchange
2 37 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (8.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 26 (7.88%) Skype for Business
5 22 (6.67%) SharePoint
6 21 (6.36%) IIS
7 14 (4.24%) Apache
8 12 (3.64%) WebSphere
9 10 (3.03%) WebLogic
10 7 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (2.12%) Tomcat
11 6 (1.82%) Confluence
12 5 (1.52%) OpenStack
12 5 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.91%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (0.91%) GroupWise
13 3 (0.91%) nginx
14 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.61%) JBoss
15 1 (0.30%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 16 (4.85%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.30%) HipChat
3 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.30%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 57 (17.27%) Office 365
2 56 (16.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (4.55%) IaaS
5 7 (2.12%) PaaS
6 6 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
6 6 (1.82%) OneDrive
7 5 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (1.21%) Amazon S3
8 4 (1.21%) SaaS
9 3 (0.91%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.61%) GitHub
10 2 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.30%) G Suite
11 1 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.30%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.30%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 77 (23.33%) SAN
2 72 (21.82%) Firewall
3 63 (19.09%) DNS
4 35 (10.61%) DHCP
5 34 (10.30%) WAN
6 31 (9.39%) LAN
7 24 (7.27%) VPN
8 20 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (6.06%) TCP/IP
9 16 (4.85%) NAS
9 16 (4.85%) VoIP
10 14 (4.24%) Wireless
11 13 (3.94%) Internet
12 12 (3.64%) MPLS
12 12 (3.64%) SSL
13 11 (3.33%) iSCSI
14 10 (3.03%) Network Security
15 9 (2.73%) HTTP
15 9 (2.73%) IPsec
15 9 (2.73%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (13.94%) SQL Server
2 18 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.12%) Big Data
3 7 (2.12%) Hadoop
3 7 (2.12%) MySQL
4 6 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.52%) DB2
5 5 (1.52%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.91%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.61%) HBase
8 2 (0.61%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.61%) Redis
9 1 (0.30%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.30%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.30%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.30%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 10 (3.03%) Git (software)
1 10 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.82%) JIRA
2 6 (1.82%) Vagrant
3 3 (0.91%) GitLab
4 2 (0.61%) Artifactory
4 2 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.61%) Subversion
5 1 (0.30%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.30%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.30%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.30%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.30%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 54 (16.36%) Finance
2 23 (6.97%) Banking
3 17 (5.15%) Retail
4 8 (2.42%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.12%) Law
6 6 (1.82%) Legal
7 4 (1.21%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.21%) Publishing
8 3 (0.91%) Marketing
8 3 (0.91%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.61%) Advertising
9 2 (0.61%) Electronics
9 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) Back Office
10 1 (0.30%) Billing
10 1 (0.30%) French Language
10 1 (0.30%) Front Office
10 1 (0.30%) Games
10 1 (0.30%) German Language
10 1 (0.30%) Music Industry
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.03%) Middleware
2 8 (2.42%) .NET
3 5 (1.52%) LAMP
3 5 (1.52%) WAP
4 4 (1.21%) Web Services
5 3 (0.91%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (0.91%) REST
6 2 (0.61%) J2EE
6 2 (0.61%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (0.61%) Regular Expression
6 2 (0.61%) RESTful
6 2 (0.61%) Sensu
6 2 (0.61%) Swagger
7 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.30%) HTML
7 1 (0.30%) SOAP
7 1 (0.30%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.30%) WCF
7 1 (0.30%) XML Messaging
7 1 (0.30%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 50 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 22 (6.67%) Clustering
3 19 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.24%) Replication
5 10 (3.03%) PKI
6 8 (2.42%) EMC VMAX
7 7 (2.12%) NHS
8 6 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.52%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.52%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.52%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.21%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.21%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.21%) Public Cloud
11 2 (0.61%) CMDB
11 2 (0.61%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
11 2 (0.61%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.61%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.61%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 209 (63.33%) Windows
2 136 (41.21%) Windows Server
3 89 (26.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 77 (23.33%) Linux
5 68 (20.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (7.88%) Unix
7 24 (7.27%) Windows 10
7 24 (7.27%) Windows 7
8 23 (6.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (4.55%) AIX
11 13 (3.94%) Oracle Linux
11 13 (3.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 10 (3.03%) SUSE
13 9 (2.73%) CentOS
13 9 (2.73%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.21%) Solaris
14 4 (1.21%) Ubuntu
15 3 (0.91%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.91%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (15.15%) ITIL
2 39 (11.82%) Migration
3 25 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (6.36%) Service Management
5 20 (6.06%) DevOps
6 18 (5.45%) Configuration Management
7 17 (5.15%) High Availability
7 17 (5.15%) ITIL V3
7 17 (5.15%) Load Balancing
8 16 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (4.85%) ITSM
9 12 (3.64%) Mentoring
10 11 (3.33%) Change Management
10 11 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
11 10 (3.03%) Change Control
12 9 (2.73%) Network Management
12 9 (2.73%) Server Virtualisation
13 8 (2.42%) Continuous Delivery
13 8 (2.42%) Infrastructure Monitoring
13 8 (2.42%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 79 (23.94%) PowerShell
2 40 (12.12%) SQL
3 27 (8.18%) Bash Shell
4 24 (7.27%) Python
5 20 (6.06%) Perl
6 13 (3.94%) Java
7 11 (3.33%) C
8 10 (3.03%) C#
9 6 (1.82%) Ruby
10 4 (1.21%) Korn
10 4 (1.21%) VB
11 3 (0.91%) C++
11 3 (0.91%) VBScript
12 2 (0.61%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.61%) PHP
13 1 (0.30%) Go
13 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.30%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 42 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (12.42%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (10.00%) MCSE
4 23 (6.97%) CCNA
5 22 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (5.45%) Security Cleared
7 17 (5.15%) CCNP
7 17 (5.15%) Degree
8 15 (4.55%) MCP
9 12 (3.64%) SC Cleared
10 8 (2.42%) MCSA
11 7 (2.12%) VCP6
12 6 (1.82%) MCTS
13 5 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.52%) MCITP
14 4 (1.21%) CCSA
14 4 (1.21%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (1.21%) MCSD
15 3 (0.91%) CCA
15 3 (0.91%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.82%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.52%) SLA
3 3 (0.91%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (0.61%) QA
5 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.30%) GCP
5 1 (0.30%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 165 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 90 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (19.39%) Hyper-V
4 26 (7.88%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (6.97%) XenApp
6 21 (6.36%) VMware ESX
6 21 (6.36%) vSphere
7 17 (5.15%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (3.33%) Docker
9 9 (2.73%) GPFS
9 9 (2.73%) XenDesktop
10 7 (2.12%) BitLocker
11 5 (1.52%) DFS Replication
11 5 (1.52%) Terminal Services
11 5 (1.52%) vCloud
12 4 (1.21%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (1.21%) Virtual Servers
13 3 (0.91%) NDS
13 3 (0.91%) NFS
14 2 (0.61%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 49 (14.85%) SCCM
2 23 (6.97%) Puppet
3 22 (6.67%) SCOM
4 15 (4.55%) Ansible
5 14 (4.24%) Microsoft Clustering
6 10 (3.03%) vCenter Server
7 8 (2.42%) Failover Clustering
7 8 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (2.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 8 (2.42%) Terraform
7 8 (2.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (2.12%) Backup Exec
8 7 (2.12%) Norton AntiVirus
8 7 (2.12%) SCVMM
8 7 (2.12%) WSUS
9 6 (1.82%) NetBackup
9 6 (1.82%) PowerCLI
9 6 (1.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 5 (1.52%) Kibana
11 4 (1.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 189 (57.27%) VMware
2 106 (32.12%) Microsoft
3 73 (22.12%) Cisco
4 60 (18.18%) HP
5 59 (17.88%) Citrix
6 33 (10.00%) Red Hat
7 27 (8.18%) IBM
7 27 (8.18%) NetApp
8 25 (7.58%) Oracle
9 23 (6.97%) EMC
10 20 (6.06%) CheckPoint
10 20 (6.06%) Symantec
11 17 (5.15%) 3PAR
12 15 (4.55%) Veeam
13 13 (3.94%) CommVault
13 13 (3.94%) SolarWinds
14 12 (3.64%) Dell
15 11 (3.33%) Isilon
16 10 (3.03%) Sophos
17 8 (2.42%) Splunk
London
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
East London
onezeero.
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Harris Global
Rate: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Haysfm
Rate: £500.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum + Likelihood of extension
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
AdRoc Group
Rate: From £650 to £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago