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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 280 324 306
Rank change year-on-year
+44 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 437 399 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.82% 0.68% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.72% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 277 261
Median daily rate £500 £475 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £463
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £36.00 £41.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £41.53
% change year-on-year
- -13.30%

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
50506 55381 53413
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.92% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 32907 35226 32261
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1614 2075 2087
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +50 404 £510 +7.36% 39
London +12 145 £538 +2.38% 9
South East -11 90 £494 +11.33% 6
Hampshire +2 48 £488 +34.48% 2
North West +19 35 £480 +6.66% 3
East of England +32 30 £575 +26.02% 2
South West +25 29 £563 +8.17% 2
Scotland +20 29 £450 -8.72%
West Midlands -19 27 £475 +3.26% 5
Yorkshire +15 26 £525 +50.00% 8
Manchester +4 25 £493 +9.44% 1
Bristol +18 22 £595 +49.68% 2
Edinburgh +15 22 £475 -3.65%
Berkshire +8 22 £500 +5.26%
South Yorkshire +13 17 £525 +37.07% 2
Sheffield +9 16 £525 +37.07% 2
Portsmouth -1 16 £464 -
City of London +9 14 £575 +9.52% 3
Hertfordshire +15 12 £500 -9.09%
East Midlands +2 12 £565 +2.72% 3
Surrey +7 10 £513 +14.65% 3
Reading +20 9 £475 +36.69%
West Yorkshire +1 9 £513 +5.94% 4
Leeds -3 9 £513 +5.94% 2
Suffolk +9 8 £575 +67.88% 2
Nottinghamshire +1 8 £583 +13.65% 1
Tyne and Wear -16 8 £500 -15.61% 1
North East -18 8 £500 -15.61% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 8 £500 -15.61% 1
Watford +7 7 - -

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 318 (35.93%) Windows
2 286 (32.32%) VMware
3 242 (27.34%) Linux
4 220 (24.86%) Data Centre
5 217 (24.52%) Microsoft
6 191 (21.58%) VMware Infrastructure
7 183 (20.68%) Active Directory
8 169 (19.10%) Finance
9 163 (18.42%) Migration
10 155 (17.51%) Security Cleared
11 148 (16.72%) WAN
12 147 (16.61%) Cisco
13 143 (16.16%) LAN
14 134 (15.14%) TOGAF
15 127 (14.35%) Oracle
16 126 (14.24%) SQL
17 125 (14.12%) Firewall
17 125 (14.12%) Microsoft Azure
18 124 (14.01%) SC Cleared
18 124 (14.01%) Windows Server
19 121 (13.67%) Amazon AWS
19 121 (13.67%) SAN
20 105 (11.86%) IBM
20 105 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
21 98 (11.07%) Unix
22 97 (10.96%) SQL Server
23 96 (10.85%) Solaris
24 90 (10.17%) AIX
24 90 (10.17%) Citrix
25 86 (9.72%) Banking

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 38 (4.29%) MS Exchange
2 31 (3.50%) WebSphere
3 29 (3.28%) Tomcat
4 24 (2.71%) IIS
5 22 (2.49%) Apache
6 21 (2.37%) SharePoint
7 19 (2.15%) Mule
8 17 (1.92%) CICS
8 17 (1.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 14 (1.58%) Oracle Coherence
10 12 (1.36%) IBM HTTP Server
11 11 (1.24%) Cloud Foundry
11 11 (1.24%) Office Communications Server
11 11 (1.24%) Skype for Business
12 10 (1.13%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (0.90%) Drupal
13 8 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (0.90%) JBoss
14 7 (0.79%) OpenStack
15 6 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 60 (6.78%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.56%) MS Office
3 4 (0.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (0.79%) Magento
2 5 (0.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 4 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 125 (14.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 121 (13.67%) Amazon AWS
3 63 (7.12%) IaaS
3 63 (7.12%) PaaS
4 52 (5.88%) Office 365
4 52 (5.88%) SaaS
5 34 (3.84%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (1.58%) Amazon S3
7 12 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 10 (1.13%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 10 (1.13%) Heroku
9 6 (0.68%) IBM PureFlex
10 3 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.23%) HP Helion
12 1 (0.11%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 148 (16.72%) WAN
2 143 (16.16%) LAN
3 125 (14.12%) Firewall
4 121 (13.67%) SAN
5 53 (5.99%) NAS
6 41 (4.63%) VPN
7 38 (4.29%) DNS
7 38 (4.29%) Network Security
8 29 (3.28%) Fibre Channel
9 28 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
10 26 (2.94%) TCP/IP
10 26 (2.94%) Wireless
11 25 (2.82%) iSCSI
12 24 (2.71%) Multicast
13 23 (2.60%) MPLS
14 22 (2.49%) FCoE
14 22 (2.49%) HTTP
15 20 (2.26%) Cisco Nexus
16 18 (2.03%) DHCP
16 18 (2.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 38 (4.29%) Hadoop
3 33 (3.73%) DB2
4 23 (2.60%) Relational Database
5 21 (2.37%) Big Data
6 18 (2.03%) HBase
7 17 (1.92%) MySQL
7 17 (1.92%) Oracle Database
8 9 (1.02%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (0.68%) OLTP
10 6 (0.68%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.45%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.45%) Oracle Exadata
11 4 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.34%) BusinessObjects XI
12 3 (0.34%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 13 (1.47%) Git (software)
1 13 (1.47%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.02%) Ant
2 9 (1.02%) JIRA
2 9 (1.02%) Subversion
3 4 (0.45%) MSBuild
3 4 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (0.45%) TeamCity
4 3 (0.34%) Maven
5 2 (0.23%) Hudson
5 2 (0.23%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.11%) JMeter
6 1 (0.11%) MSI
6 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
General
1 169 (19.10%) Finance
2 86 (9.72%) Banking
3 44 (4.97%) Retail
4 28 (3.16%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.58%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.24%) Marketing
7 10 (1.13%) Legal
8 9 (1.02%) Games
9 7 (0.79%) Back Office
9 7 (0.79%) Publishing
10 6 (0.68%) Military
10 6 (0.68%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.45%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.45%) Law
12 2 (0.23%) Electronics
12 2 (0.23%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.11%) Advertising
13 1 (0.11%) Automotive
13 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (9.60%) Middleware
2 31 (3.50%) Web Services
3 24 (2.71%) XML
4 18 (2.03%) HTML
5 14 (1.58%) Rendezvous
5 14 (1.58%) XSLT
6 13 (1.47%) .NET
6 13 (1.47%) WebSphere MQ
7 8 (0.90%) REST
8 7 (0.79%) WSDL
8 7 (0.79%) XSD
9 5 (0.56%) RESTful
9 5 (0.56%) SAML
10 4 (0.45%) Oracle Fusion
10 4 (0.45%) SOAP
11 3 (0.34%) J2EE
12 2 (0.23%) COM
12 2 (0.23%) CSS
12 2 (0.23%) Spring
12 2 (0.23%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 220 (24.86%) Data Centre
2 33 (3.73%) Private Cloud
3 25 (2.82%) Hybrid Cloud
4 23 (2.60%) VCE vBlock
5 22 (2.49%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (2.26%) Mainframe
6 20 (2.26%) Replication
7 18 (2.03%) Public Cloud
8 16 (1.81%) PKI
9 14 (1.58%) Enterprise Storage
10 12 (1.36%) Clustering
10 12 (1.36%) Computer Science
11 11 (1.24%) LPAR
11 11 (1.24%) Management Information System
12 10 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
12 10 (1.13%) FMCG
13 7 (0.79%) BYOD
14 6 (0.68%) New Media
15 5 (0.56%) Online Banking
16 4 (0.45%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 318 (35.93%) Windows
2 242 (27.34%) Linux
3 124 (14.01%) Windows Server
4 98 (11.07%) Unix
5 96 (10.85%) Solaris
6 90 (10.17%) AIX
7 71 (8.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 60 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 57 (6.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 33 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 27 (3.05%) Windows 7
12 22 (2.49%) Windows 10
13 21 (2.37%) Mac OS X
14 18 (2.03%) SUSE
15 17 (1.92%) zOS
16 12 (1.36%) HPUX
17 9 (1.02%) CentOS
18 8 (0.90%) VMS
19 7 (0.79%) Windows 8
20 6 (0.68%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (18.42%) Migration
2 134 (15.14%) TOGAF
3 105 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (9.04%) ITIL
5 67 (7.57%) DevOps
6 66 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
7 52 (5.88%) Network Design
8 51 (5.76%) Technical Architecture
9 46 (5.20%) Enterprise Architecture
10 36 (4.07%) High Availability
10 36 (4.07%) Translating Business Requirements
11 35 (3.95%) Project Management
12 33 (3.73%) Disaster Recovery
12 33 (3.73%) Performance Tuning
12 33 (3.73%) PRINCE2
12 33 (3.73%) Service Management
13 28 (3.16%) Benchmarking
14 27 (3.05%) E-Commerce
14 27 (3.05%) Zachman Framework
15 26 (2.94%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 126 (14.24%) SQL
2 53 (5.99%) Java
3 37 (4.18%) PowerShell
4 32 (3.62%) Python
5 29 (3.28%) Ruby
6 17 (1.92%) JavaScript
7 11 (1.24%) PHP
8 6 (0.68%) Bash Shell
8 6 (0.68%) C#
8 6 (0.68%) Perl
9 5 (0.56%) C++
9 5 (0.56%) Korn
10 4 (0.45%) Bourne shell
10 4 (0.45%) Shell Script
10 4 (0.45%) VB
11 3 (0.34%) C
12 2 (0.23%) Go
13 1 (0.11%) Clojure
13 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 155 (17.51%) Security Cleared
2 124 (14.01%) SC Cleared
3 47 (5.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (3.95%) MCSE
5 28 (3.16%) Degree
6 27 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (2.71%) MCSA
8 22 (2.49%) CISSP
9 15 (1.69%) CCNP
10 13 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (1.36%) CCIE
12 9 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (0.90%) CCNA
13 8 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (0.90%) MCSD
14 7 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (0.68%) BC Cleared
15 6 (0.68%) DV Cleared
16 4 (0.45%) PMP
16 4 (0.45%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.71%) PCI DSS
2 10 (1.13%) QA
3 9 (1.02%) COBIT
3 9 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.90%) Government Security Classifications
5 6 (0.68%) HL7
6 3 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.34%) PA-DSS
6 3 (0.34%) SLA
7 1 (0.11%) FISMA
7 1 (0.11%) GxP
7 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 191 (21.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 183 (20.68%) Active Directory
3 70 (7.91%) Hyper-V
4 37 (4.18%) Xen
5 30 (3.39%) KVM
6 28 (3.16%) vSphere
7 25 (2.82%) NFS
7 25 (2.82%) SRDF
8 24 (2.71%) VMware ESX
9 20 (2.26%) Oracle RAC
10 15 (1.69%) XenApp
11 14 (1.58%) Docker
12 12 (1.36%) XenDesktop
13 10 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
14 9 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (1.02%) vCloud
15 8 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
16 7 (0.79%) Virtual Desktop
17 6 (0.68%) Veritas Cluster Server
18 4 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 64 (7.23%) SCCM
2 51 (5.76%) Puppet
3 39 (4.41%) Ansible
4 30 (3.39%) Microsoft Intune
5 23 (2.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 22 (2.49%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (2.26%) Tivoli
8 16 (1.81%) SCOM
9 7 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (0.56%) SCVMM
11 4 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 4 (0.45%) OpenView
11 4 (0.45%) Terraform
11 4 (0.45%) WSUS
12 3 (0.34%) AirWatch
13 2 (0.23%) Hadoop YARN
13 2 (0.23%) logstash
13 2 (0.23%) NetBackup
13 2 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 2 (0.23%) Simpana
Vendors
1 286 (32.32%) VMware
2 217 (24.52%) Microsoft
3 147 (16.61%) Cisco
4 127 (14.35%) Oracle
5 105 (11.86%) IBM
6 90 (10.17%) Citrix
7 71 (8.02%) EMC
8 57 (6.44%) HP
9 54 (6.10%) Red Hat
10 45 (5.08%) NetApp
11 40 (4.52%) Intel
12 33 (3.73%) CheckPoint
13 28 (3.16%) Palo Alto
14 25 (2.82%) Google
15 20 (2.26%) Splunk
16 19 (2.15%) Juniper
17 15 (1.69%) 3PAR
18 14 (1.58%) DataSynapse
18 14 (1.58%) Sybase
18 14 (1.58%) TIBCO
Fleetwood, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Montash
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Surrey
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £525 to £625 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 24 days ago