Period
to

The median contractor rate for an IT Engineer was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 May 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.

IT Engineer
England > London
6 months to
21 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 406 432 353
Rank change year-on-year +26 -79 +77
Contract jobs requiring an IT Engineer 189 43 78
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.49% 0.18% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.19% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 33 62
10th Percentile £160 £145 £123
25th Percentile £193 £190 £137
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £250 £325 £178
Median % change year-on-year -23.08% +83.10% -1.39%
75th Percentile £419 £525 £338
90th Percentile £538 £538 £388
England median daily rate £213 £175 £175
% change year-on-year +21.43% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
10th Percentile £13.13 £13.73 £11.51
25th Percentile £13.88 £13.88 £13.75
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% -5.88%
75th Percentile £19.88 £16.50 £20.63
90th Percentile £29.20 £19.19 £23.19
England median hourly rate £17.50 £15.86 £14.00
% change year-on-year +10.34% +13.29% -7.50%

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 36,122 22,629 18,675
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.87% 92.80% 93.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,493 16,325 13,492
10th Percentile £375 £338 £306
25th Percentile £465 £425 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +9.52% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £681 £625 £610
90th Percentile £775 £700 £700
England median daily rate £525 £490 £475
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.16% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 228 246
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.51 £13.73
25th Percentile £22.47 £20.62 £17.31
Median hourly rate £35.00 £31.18 £25.00
Median % change year-on-year +12.27% +24.70% +23.00%
75th Percentile £49.38 £52.38 £44.69
90th Percentile £67.50 £66.50 £55.50
England median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +4.65% +13.16% +2.70%

IT Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Engineer in London

IT Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IT Engineer in London.

Daily rate trend for IT Engineer in London

IT Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IT Engineer in London over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for IT Engineer in London

IT Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IT Engineer in London.

Hourly rate trend for IT Engineer in London

IT Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing IT Engineer in London over the 6 months to 21 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for IT Engineer in London

IT 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 IT Engineer within the London region over the 6 months to 21 May 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 +4 47 £250 -21.26% 24
West London +1 8 £300 +26.32% 16
South London -10 4 £165 +17.86% 6
East London - 3 £350 - 5
IT Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 May 2022, IT 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 IT Engineer in the job title.

1 117 (61.90%) Windows
2 90 (47.62%) Microsoft 365
3 79 (41.80%) Microsoft
4 67 (35.45%) Active Directory
5 42 (22.22%) Finance
5 42 (22.22%) Windows 10
6 40 (21.16%) Azure
7 36 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
8 34 (17.99%) Windows Server
9 31 (16.40%) VMware
10 30 (15.87%) Cisco
11 29 (15.34%) ITIL
11 29 (15.34%) Windows 7
12 27 (14.29%) SCCM
12 27 (14.29%) Social Skills
13 24 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
14 23 (12.17%) Incident Management
15 22 (11.64%) Apple
15 22 (11.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 21 (11.11%) Service Delivery
16 21 (11.11%) PowerShell
17 19 (10.05%) Citrix
18 17 (8.99%) Apple iOS
18 17 (8.99%) French Language
19 16 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
20 15 (7.94%) Azure Active Directory
20 15 (7.94%) Video Conferencing
20 15 (7.94%) Mac OS
20 15 (7.94%) Linux
20 15 (7.94%) Firewall

IT 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 11 (5.82%) Skype for Business
2 6 (3.17%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.17%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.59%) Apache Airflow
3 3 (1.59%) Apache Spark
3 3 (1.59%) IIS
3 3 (1.59%) Luigi
4 2 (1.06%) CMS
4 2 (1.06%) Confluence
5 1 (0.53%) Apache
5 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.53%) MTS
5 1 (0.53%) nginx
Applications
1 36 (19.05%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.59%) AutoCAD
2 3 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.53%) Elite 3E
1 1 (0.53%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.53%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 90 (47.62%) Microsoft 365
2 40 (21.16%) Azure
3 15 (7.94%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (5.29%) AWS
4 10 (5.29%) Mimecast
5 7 (3.70%) Google Workspace
5 7 (3.70%) Power Platform
6 5 (2.65%) IaaS
7 4 (2.12%) Azure Cosmos DB
7 4 (2.12%) SaaS
8 3 (1.59%) Azure Functions
8 3 (1.59%) Azure Monitor
8 3 (1.59%) OneDrive
8 3 (1.59%) PaaS
8 3 (1.59%) Serverless
8 3 (1.59%) Slack
9 2 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.06%) GCP
9 2 (1.06%) GitHub
9 2 (1.06%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (7.94%) Firewall
2 13 (6.88%) DNS
3 11 (5.82%) DHCP
3 11 (5.82%) Skype
4 10 (5.29%) VoIP
5 9 (4.76%) Telepresence
6 8 (4.23%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (3.17%) LAN
7 6 (3.17%) Unified Communications
8 5 (2.65%) Wireless
9 4 (2.12%) DMZ
9 4 (2.12%) VPN
9 4 (2.12%) WAN
9 4 (2.12%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (2.12%) WLAN
10 3 (1.59%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.59%) SAN
10 3 (1.59%) WebEx
11 2 (1.06%) Internet
11 2 (1.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.70%) Power BI
3 5 (2.65%) Hadoop
4 3 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (1.59%) Azkaban
4 3 (1.59%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.59%) NoSQL
4 3 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.59%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.59%) Spark SQL
5 2 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.06%) Data Lake
6 1 (0.53%) Big Data
6 1 (0.53%) KDB
6 1 (0.53%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (2.65%) JIRA
2 4 (2.12%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.53%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.53%) GitLab
3 1 (0.53%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.53%) Moq
3 1 (0.53%) NUnit
3 1 (0.53%) Subversion
General
1 42 (22.22%) Finance
2 27 (14.29%) Social Skills
3 17 (8.99%) French Language
4 13 (6.88%) Financial Institution
5 7 (3.70%) Banking
6 4 (2.12%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (1.59%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.59%) Law
7 3 (1.59%) Mandarin Language
7 3 (1.59%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (1.06%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.06%) Legal
8 2 (1.06%) Marketing
8 2 (1.06%) Public Sector
9 1 (0.53%) Front Office
9 1 (0.53%) Games
9 1 (0.53%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.53%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.12%) CSS
1 4 (2.12%) Kafka
1 4 (2.12%) Web Services
2 3 (1.59%) .NET
2 3 (1.59%) ARM Templates
2 3 (1.59%) HTML
3 2 (1.06%) D3.js
3 2 (1.06%) Middleware
3 2 (1.06%) PySpark
4 1 (0.53%) .NET Core
4 1 (0.53%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.53%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.53%) Keras
4 1 (0.53%) NumPy
4 1 (0.53%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.53%) SciPy
4 1 (0.53%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.53%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.94%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (4.23%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.65%) CMDB
4 4 (2.12%) Driving Licence
4 4 (2.12%) NHS
5 3 (1.59%) Clustering
5 3 (1.59%) Digital Signage
5 3 (1.59%) iPhone
5 3 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.59%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.06%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.06%) CCTV
6 2 (1.06%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.06%) PKI
6 2 (1.06%) Renewable Energy
6 2 (1.06%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.06%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.06%) User Experience
7 1 (0.53%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.53%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 117 (61.90%) Windows
2 42 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 34 (17.99%) Windows Server
4 29 (15.34%) Windows 7
5 17 (8.99%) Apple iOS
6 15 (7.94%) Linux
6 15 (7.94%) Mac OS
7 13 (6.88%) Android
8 8 (4.23%) Windows Server 2016
9 7 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (3.17%) Unix
11 5 (2.65%) Windows 8
12 4 (2.12%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.59%) VMS
13 3 (1.59%) Windows Server 2019
14 2 (1.06%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.06%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (15.34%) ITIL
2 23 (12.17%) Incident Management
3 22 (11.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 21 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 16 (8.47%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (7.41%) Migration
7 10 (5.29%) DevOps
7 10 (5.29%) Patch Management
8 8 (4.23%) Agile
8 8 (4.23%) Change Management
8 8 (4.23%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (3.70%) Asset Management
9 7 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (3.70%) ITSM
9 7 (3.70%) Problem Management
10 6 (3.17%) Analytics
10 6 (3.17%) Identity Management
10 6 (3.17%) ITIL V3
10 6 (3.17%) Service Management
10 6 (3.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 13 (6.88%) Python
3 8 (4.23%) SQL
4 5 (2.65%) Bash
5 3 (1.59%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.59%) Perl
5 3 (1.59%) PL/SQL
5 3 (1.59%) Scala
6 2 (1.06%) C
7 1 (0.53%) C#
7 1 (0.53%) C++
7 1 (0.53%) Java
7 1 (0.53%) Ruby
7 1 (0.53%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (6.35%) Security Cleared
2 11 (5.82%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 7 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.17%) CCENT
4 6 (3.17%) CCNA
4 6 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (3.17%) MCSA
4 6 (3.17%) MCSE
5 3 (1.59%) DBS Check
5 3 (1.59%) Degree
6 2 (1.06%) CCA
7 1 (0.53%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.53%) PhD
7 1 (0.53%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.35%) SLA
2 4 (2.12%) Accessibility
2 4 (2.12%) GRC
3 2 (1.06%) GDPR
4 1 (0.53%) QA
System Software
1 67 (35.45%) Active Directory
2 24 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (6.35%) Virtual Servers
4 8 (4.23%) vSphere
5 5 (2.65%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.53%) Docker
8 1 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.53%) NFS
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.53%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.53%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (14.29%) SCCM
2 14 (7.41%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (3.70%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (3.17%) Jamf Pro
5 5 (2.65%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 3 (1.59%) Nessus
6 3 (1.59%) Terraform
7 2 (1.06%) Ansible
7 2 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.53%) Autotask
8 1 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.53%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.53%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.53%) Opsgenie
8 1 (0.53%) Puppet
8 1 (0.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 79 (41.80%) Microsoft
2 31 (16.40%) VMware
3 30 (15.87%) Cisco
4 22 (11.64%) Apple
5 19 (10.05%) Citrix
6 10 (5.29%) Polycom
6 10 (5.29%) ServiceNow
7 8 (4.23%) HP
8 7 (3.70%) Google
8 7 (3.70%) Okta
9 6 (3.17%) Databricks
9 6 (3.17%) Meraki
9 6 (3.17%) SolarWinds
10 5 (2.65%) Dell
10 5 (2.65%) Juniper
11 3 (1.59%) Adobe
11 3 (1.59%) iManage
11 3 (1.59%) Mitel
11 3 (1.59%) NetApp
11 3 (1.59%) Salesforce.com