The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Infrastructure Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 October 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 310 329 332
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 374 383 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.66% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.70% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 250 266
Median daily rate £500 £475 £486
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -2.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £358 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £463
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £28.00 £41.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -32.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 £41.53
% change year-on-year
- -32.57%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49823 54841 54102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.61% 94.99% 92.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 32593 35082 33109
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1682 2085 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.40 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Infrastructure Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

Infrastructure Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Infrastructure Architect within the UK.

Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2016.

Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Infrastructure Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Architect within the UK.

Infrastructure Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England +29 355 £500 +5.26% 30
London +18 136 £550 +10.00% 11
South East -17 84 £450 - 7
North West +9 41 £509 +13.05% 2
Surrey +25 27 £450 -6.49% 2
East of England +21 27 £600 +29.72% 2
Manchester +3 27 £475 +5.55% 1
Hampshire -13 27 £465 +28.27% 3
Yorkshire +31 21 £525 +23.52% 4
Scotland +8 19 £450 -5.26% 1
West Midlands -16 18 £475 +5.55%
Berkshire +9 17 £475 +5.55% 1
South West +15 16 £513 -6.90% 1
Hertfordshire +10 16 £563 -6.25% 1
Edinburgh +22 13 £475 +2.70%
City of London +15 13 £575 +12.19% 2
Leeds +16 11 £588 +37.42% 3
West Yorkshire +16 11 £588 +37.42% 3
Bristol - 11 £625 - 1
South Yorkshire +13 10 £525 +105.88% 1
Sheffield +8 9 £525 +105.88% 1
Watford +1 9 - - 1
Croydon -7 8 £438 -16.66% 2
Tyne and Wear -15 8 £440 -25.73%
North East -16 8 £440 -25.73%
Newcastle upon Tyne -19 8 £440 -25.73%
Farnborough +13 7 £510 -
Portsmouth -6 7 £435 -6.95%
Bracknell - 7 £563 -
Lancashire +20 6 £550 +41.93%

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 2016, Infrastructure Architect 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 featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 329 (38.48%) Windows
2 254 (29.71%) VMware
3 232 (27.13%) Linux
4 214 (25.03%) Data Centre
5 208 (24.33%) Microsoft
6 181 (21.17%) Active Directory
7 160 (18.71%) Cisco
8 157 (18.36%) Finance
9 156 (18.25%) VMware Infrastructure
10 154 (18.01%) Migration
11 146 (17.08%) WAN
12 140 (16.37%) TOGAF
13 139 (16.26%) Security Cleared
13 139 (16.26%) LAN
14 134 (15.67%) Windows Server
15 132 (15.44%) SQL
16 127 (14.85%) Oracle
17 119 (13.92%) Microsoft Azure
18 117 (13.68%) Amazon AWS
19 114 (13.33%) Firewall
20 111 (12.98%) SC Cleared
21 107 (12.51%) SAN
22 103 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
23 98 (11.46%) IBM
24 97 (11.35%) SQL Server
25 95 (11.11%) Solaris
26 88 (10.29%) Unix
27 87 (10.18%) AIX
28 85 (9.94%) Middleware
29 84 (9.82%) Citrix

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 30 (3.51%) WebSphere
2 29 (3.39%) Tomcat
3 27 (3.16%) MS Exchange
4 25 (2.92%) Apache
4 25 (2.92%) IIS
5 19 (2.22%) Mule
6 18 (2.11%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 18 (2.11%) SharePoint
7 15 (1.75%) CICS
7 15 (1.75%) Oracle Coherence
8 13 (1.52%) Skype for Business
9 11 (1.29%) Office Communications Server
10 10 (1.17%) Drupal
10 10 (1.17%) IBM HTTP Server
10 10 (1.17%) JBoss
11 8 (0.94%) WebLogic
12 7 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
13 6 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (0.58%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 59 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 24 (2.81%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (1.05%) Magento
3 4 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.35%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 119 (13.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 117 (13.68%) Amazon AWS
3 65 (7.60%) Office 365
4 62 (7.25%) IaaS
4 62 (7.25%) PaaS
5 47 (5.50%) SaaS
6 23 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (1.40%) Amazon S3
7 12 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.35%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.23%) IBM PureFlex
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.12%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.12%) Heroku
10 1 (0.12%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 146 (17.08%) WAN
2 139 (16.26%) LAN
3 114 (13.33%) Firewall
4 107 (12.51%) SAN
5 50 (5.85%) NAS
6 39 (4.56%) VPN
7 36 (4.21%) MPLS
7 36 (4.21%) Network Security
8 34 (3.98%) DNS
9 32 (3.74%) Wi-Fi
10 28 (3.27%) Fibre Channel
11 26 (3.04%) iSCSI
11 26 (3.04%) Wireless
12 25 (2.92%) Multicast
12 25 (2.92%) TCP/IP
13 23 (2.69%) FCoE
14 20 (2.34%) HTTP
15 19 (2.22%) VoIP
16 17 (1.99%) Cisco Nexus
17 16 (1.87%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (11.35%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.74%) DB2
3 26 (3.04%) Hadoop
4 19 (2.22%) HBase
5 18 (2.11%) MySQL
5 18 (2.11%) Oracle Database
6 15 (1.75%) Relational Database
7 12 (1.40%) Big Data
8 9 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (0.94%) OLTP
10 7 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
11 6 (0.70%) MongoDB
11 6 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (0.58%) SQL Server 2014
13 4 (0.47%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.35%) BusinessObjects XI
14 3 (0.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (2.11%) Git (software)
2 14 (1.64%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.52%) Ant
3 13 (1.52%) Subversion
4 10 (1.17%) JIRA
5 3 (0.35%) Hudson
5 3 (0.35%) Maven
6 2 (0.23%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.23%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.23%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.12%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.12%) JMeter
7 1 (0.12%) MSI
7 1 (0.12%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.12%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 157 (18.36%) Finance
2 83 (9.71%) Banking
3 45 (5.26%) Retail
4 24 (2.81%) Telecoms
5 13 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 8 (0.94%) Legal
7 7 (0.82%) Games
7 7 (0.82%) Publishing
8 6 (0.70%) Back Office
8 6 (0.70%) Law
8 6 (0.70%) Marketing
9 4 (0.47%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.47%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.35%) Military
11 2 (0.23%) Billing
11 2 (0.23%) Electronics
11 2 (0.23%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.12%) Advertising
12 1 (0.12%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (9.94%) Middleware
2 29 (3.39%) Web Services
3 24 (2.81%) XML
4 21 (2.46%) HTML
5 15 (1.75%) Rendezvous
5 15 (1.75%) XSLT
6 11 (1.29%) .NET
6 11 (1.29%) WebSphere MQ
7 10 (1.17%) SAML
8 8 (0.94%) REST
9 7 (0.82%) WSDL
9 7 (0.82%) XSD
10 6 (0.70%) CSS
11 5 (0.58%) Spring
11 5 (0.58%) Spring Boot
12 4 (0.47%) CSS3
12 4 (0.47%) Oracle Fusion
12 4 (0.47%) RESTful
12 4 (0.47%) SOAP
12 4 (0.47%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 214 (25.03%) Data Centre
2 39 (4.56%) Private Cloud
3 24 (2.81%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
5 18 (2.11%) Mainframe
6 16 (1.87%) PKI
6 16 (1.87%) Replication
7 13 (1.52%) Public Cloud
8 12 (1.40%) Clustering
9 11 (1.29%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
10 10 (1.17%) LPAR
11 8 (0.94%) Management Information System
12 7 (0.82%) FMCG
12 7 (0.82%) NHS
13 6 (0.70%) Mobile Payment
13 6 (0.70%) VCE vBlock
14 5 (0.58%) BYOD
14 5 (0.58%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 329 (38.48%) Windows
2 232 (27.13%) Linux
3 134 (15.67%) Windows Server
4 95 (11.11%) Solaris
5 88 (10.29%) Unix
6 87 (10.18%) AIX
7 68 (7.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 56 (6.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 55 (6.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
11 25 (2.92%) Windows 7
12 21 (2.46%) Mac OS X
13 19 (2.22%) Windows 10
14 16 (1.87%) SUSE
15 15 (1.75%) zOS
16 11 (1.29%) HPUX
17 9 (1.05%) CentOS
18 6 (0.70%) Fedora
19 5 (0.58%) VMS
20 3 (0.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (18.01%) Migration
2 140 (16.37%) TOGAF
3 103 (12.05%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (9.59%) ITIL
5 67 (7.84%) DevOps
6 65 (7.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 53 (6.20%) Network Design
8 45 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
9 43 (5.03%) Technical Architecture
10 42 (4.91%) Translating Business Requirements
11 36 (4.21%) High Availability
12 35 (4.09%) Performance Tuning
12 35 (4.09%) Service Management
13 34 (3.98%) Disaster Recovery
14 31 (3.63%) Benchmarking
15 30 (3.51%) E-Commerce
16 29 (3.39%) PRINCE2
17 27 (3.16%) Project Management
18 25 (2.92%) Network Architecture
19 24 (2.81%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 132 (15.44%) SQL
2 55 (6.43%) Java
3 22 (2.57%) PowerShell
4 21 (2.46%) Python
5 20 (2.34%) JavaScript
5 20 (2.34%) Ruby
6 14 (1.64%) PHP
7 4 (0.47%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.47%) VB
8 3 (0.35%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.35%) Perl
9 2 (0.23%) Bourne shell
9 2 (0.23%) C
9 2 (0.23%) C#
9 2 (0.23%) C++
9 2 (0.23%) Go
9 2 (0.23%) Korn
10 1 (0.12%) Clojure
10 1 (0.12%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.12%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 139 (16.26%) Security Cleared
2 111 (12.98%) SC Cleared
3 68 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 55 (6.43%) MCSE
5 49 (5.73%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (4.09%) CCIE
7 30 (3.51%) Degree
8 24 (2.81%) MCSA
9 23 (2.69%) CISSP
10 20 (2.34%) CCNP
11 12 (1.40%) ITIL Certification
12 11 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (1.29%) MCSD
13 10 (1.17%) CCNA
14 8 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 5 (0.58%) BC Cleared
16 5 (0.58%) PMI Certification
16 5 (0.58%) PMP
17 4 (0.47%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.27%) PCI DSS
2 11 (1.29%) QA
3 10 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.94%) Government Security Classifications
5 7 (0.82%) COBIT
6 6 (0.70%) HL7
6 6 (0.70%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.35%) SLA
8 2 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 1 (0.12%) FISMA
9 1 (0.12%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.12%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 181 (21.17%) Active Directory
2 156 (18.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (7.72%) Hyper-V
4 37 (4.33%) Xen
5 31 (3.63%) KVM
6 27 (3.16%) vSphere
7 26 (3.04%) NFS
7 26 (3.04%) SRDF
8 21 (2.46%) Oracle RAC
9 16 (1.87%) VMware ESX
10 12 (1.40%) Docker
10 12 (1.40%) XenApp
11 11 (1.29%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (1.17%) XenDesktop
13 9 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
14 8 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
15 7 (0.82%) vCloud
15 7 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
16 6 (0.70%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 5 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 65 (7.60%) SCCM
2 50 (5.85%) Puppet
3 39 (4.56%) Ansible
4 30 (3.51%) Microsoft Intune
5 20 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
5 20 (2.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 15 (1.75%) Tivoli
7 10 (1.17%) SCOM
8 7 (0.82%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (0.70%) OpenView
10 5 (0.58%) Terraform
11 4 (0.47%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.47%) WSUS
12 3 (0.35%) CA Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.35%) vRealize
13 2 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 2 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (0.23%) logstash
13 2 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 2 (0.23%) Simpana
Vendors
1 254 (29.71%) VMware
2 208 (24.33%) Microsoft
3 160 (18.71%) Cisco
4 127 (14.85%) Oracle
5 98 (11.46%) IBM
6 84 (9.82%) Citrix
7 60 (7.02%) EMC
8 53 (6.20%) Red Hat
9 49 (5.73%) NetApp
10 45 (5.26%) HP
11 41 (4.80%) Intel
12 27 (3.16%) Google
13 26 (3.04%) Palo Alto
14 23 (2.69%) Splunk
15 22 (2.57%) CheckPoint
16 16 (1.87%) Juniper
17 15 (1.75%) 3PAR
17 15 (1.75%) DataSynapse
17 15 (1.75%) TIBCO
18 14 (1.64%) Sybase
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