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 2 May 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 291 326 355
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +29
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 427 353 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 0.62% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 0.66% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 217 182
Median daily rate £500 £475 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -7.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £60.00 £23.75 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+152.63% -37.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £23.75 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+152.63% -37.16%

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
52905 53749 52268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.91% 94.76% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34482 32631 31888
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1534 2150 2151
Median hourly rate £17.56 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 +24 361 £500 +5.26% 49
London +7 165 £525 +1.94% 22
South East -15 71 £489 +8.61% 6
Scotland +17 52 £456 -3.94% 6
North West -4 44 £463 -2.63% 5
Edinburgh +4 30 £469 -4.91% 3
Yorkshire +16 23 £500 +17.64% 5
Surrey 0 23 £550 -4.76% 1
Manchester +5 22 £469 +1.35% 5
West Midlands -15 21 £475 +5.20% 2
Hampshire +2 20 £513 +13.88% 2
West Yorkshire +8 18 £490 +15.29% 4
South West +3 18 £488 -1.26% 3
Leeds +9 16 £500 +17.64% 2
City of London +5 16 £525 - 4
Berkshire +3 12 £450 +13.20%
Cheshire -6 12 £475 -
East of England -10 10 £550 +22.22% 3
Wiltshire +5 9 £513 -6.81%
Birmingham +1 9 £488 +14.97% 2
Renfrewshire - 8 £423 -
Erskine - 8 £423 -
Guildford - 7 £450 -
Glasgow +11 6 £500 +17.64% 1
Buckinghamshire +5 6 £400 -25.58% 1
Oxfordshire +4 6 £488 +8.33% 2
Reading -4 6 £495 +6.45%
Warrington -10 6 £488 +2.63%
Swindon +9 5 £575 +27.77%
Bristol 0 5 £500 -10.11% 1

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 May 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.

1 243 (30.88%) Windows
2 217 (27.57%) Linux
3 210 (26.68%) Finance
4 208 (26.43%) VMware
5 195 (24.78%) Data Centre
6 159 (20.20%) Migration
7 149 (18.93%) VMware Infrastructure
8 138 (17.53%) Microsoft
9 133 (16.90%) Active Directory
10 130 (16.52%) Security Cleared
11 127 (16.14%) SAN
12 123 (15.63%) TOGAF
13 116 (14.74%) Firewall
14 112 (14.23%) Cisco
14 112 (14.23%) LAN
15 109 (13.85%) SC Cleared
16 107 (13.60%) Oracle
17 105 (13.34%) Amazon AWS
18 102 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
19 93 (11.82%) WAN
20 89 (11.31%) Unix
21 80 (10.17%) Windows Server
22 78 (9.91%) Citrix
23 74 (9.40%) NAS
24 72 (9.15%) IBM
25 70 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
26 69 (8.77%) ITIL
27 68 (8.64%) HP
27 68 (8.64%) Microsoft Azure
28 66 (8.39%) 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 23 (2.92%) Tomcat
2 20 (2.54%) MS Exchange
2 20 (2.54%) WebSphere
3 18 (2.29%) Apache
4 17 (2.16%) SAS
5 14 (1.78%) Cloud Foundry
5 14 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
5 14 (1.78%) JBoss
5 14 (1.78%) SharePoint
6 12 (1.52%) IIS
7 11 (1.40%) OpenStack
7 11 (1.40%) WebLogic
8 8 (1.02%) Skype for Business
9 6 (0.76%) Captiva
9 6 (0.76%) Confluence
9 6 (0.76%) Documentum
10 5 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 4 (0.51%) CICS
11 4 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 52 (6.61%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.64%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.51%) HipChat
4 3 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.25%) MS Office
6 1 (0.13%) MS Project
6 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
3 1 (0.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 105 (13.34%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (8.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (6.73%) IaaS
4 51 (6.48%) PaaS
5 41 (5.21%) SaaS
6 35 (4.45%) Cloud Computing
7 14 (1.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 14 (1.78%) Heroku
8 12 (1.52%) Office 365
9 9 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (1.02%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.76%) IBM PureFlex
12 2 (0.25%) GitHub
12 2 (0.25%) HP Helion
12 2 (0.25%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.13%) AWS OpsWorks
13 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 127 (16.14%) SAN
2 116 (14.74%) Firewall
3 112 (14.23%) LAN
4 93 (11.82%) WAN
5 74 (9.40%) NAS
6 36 (4.57%) Network Security
7 31 (3.94%) DNS
8 27 (3.43%) VPN
9 26 (3.30%) Wi-Fi
10 23 (2.92%) HTTP
11 19 (2.41%) iSCSI
12 17 (2.16%) Wireless
13 16 (2.03%) TCP/IP
13 16 (2.03%) VoIP
14 15 (1.91%) VLAN
15 13 (1.65%) MPLS
16 12 (1.52%) Cisco Nexus
17 11 (1.40%) DMZ
17 11 (1.40%) HTTPS
18 10 (1.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (6.35%) SQL Server
2 28 (3.56%) Relational Database
3 24 (3.05%) Data Warehouse
3 24 (3.05%) Hadoop
3 24 (3.05%) Oracle Database
4 20 (2.54%) Big Data
5 13 (1.65%) OLTP
6 10 (1.27%) DB2
6 10 (1.27%) MySQL
7 7 (0.89%) Oracle Exadata
7 7 (0.89%) SAS EBI
8 5 (0.64%) Base SAS
8 5 (0.64%) Data Mining
8 5 (0.64%) HBase
8 5 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (0.51%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.51%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 17 (2.16%) Git (software)
2 15 (1.91%) Jenkins
3 13 (1.65%) Subversion
4 9 (1.14%) Maven
5 6 (0.76%) JIRA
6 5 (0.64%) Vagrant
7 4 (0.51%) Gradle
7 4 (0.51%) Hudson
7 4 (0.51%) IntelliJ
7 4 (0.51%) MSBuild
7 4 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (0.51%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.13%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.13%) GitLab
9 1 (0.13%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 210 (26.68%) Finance
2 66 (8.39%) Banking
3 42 (5.34%) Retail
4 20 (2.54%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.27%) Retail Banking
6 9 (1.14%) Games
7 8 (1.02%) Legal
8 7 (0.89%) Back Office
8 7 (0.89%) Marketing
9 5 (0.64%) Billing
10 4 (0.51%) Military
10 4 (0.51%) Publishing
11 3 (0.38%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.25%) Advertising
12 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.25%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.13%) Automotive
13 1 (0.13%) Law
13 1 (0.13%) Local Government
13 1 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (7.88%) Middleware
2 45 (5.72%) Web Services
3 12 (1.52%) .NET
4 6 (0.76%) HTML
4 6 (0.76%) XML
5 5 (0.64%) LAMP
5 5 (0.64%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (0.64%) Rendezvous
6 4 (0.51%) LAPP Stack
6 4 (0.51%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (0.51%) XSLT
7 3 (0.38%) REST
8 2 (0.25%) J2EE
8 2 (0.25%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.25%) RESTful
9 1 (0.13%) COM
9 1 (0.13%) CSS
9 1 (0.13%) SAP Basis
9 1 (0.13%) SOAP
9 1 (0.13%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 195 (24.78%) Data Centre
2 37 (4.70%) VCE vBlock
3 33 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (3.81%) Enterprise Storage
5 21 (2.67%) Public Cloud
6 20 (2.54%) Mainframe
7 18 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
7 18 (2.29%) New Media
8 14 (1.78%) Computer Science
9 12 (1.52%) Clustering
10 11 (1.40%) FlexPod
10 11 (1.40%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.14%) BYOD
11 9 (1.14%) FMCG
11 9 (1.14%) PKI
12 8 (1.02%) Replication
13 7 (0.89%) Management Information System
14 5 (0.64%) CMDB
14 5 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
15 4 (0.51%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 243 (30.88%) Windows
2 217 (27.57%) Linux
3 89 (11.31%) Unix
4 80 (10.17%) Windows Server
5 64 (8.13%) AIX
6 56 (7.12%) Solaris
7 37 (4.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 32 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 30 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (3.68%) HPUX
11 20 (2.54%) CentOS
11 20 (2.54%) Windows 7
12 17 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (1.52%) Windows 10
14 10 (1.27%) Windows 8
15 9 (1.14%) SUSE
16 7 (0.89%) Mac OS X Server
17 5 (0.64%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.64%) VMS
17 5 (0.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 159 (20.20%) Migration
2 123 (15.63%) TOGAF
3 102 (12.96%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 69 (8.77%) ITIL
6 59 (7.50%) DevOps
6 59 (7.50%) Technical Architecture
7 45 (5.72%) Enterprise Architecture
8 39 (4.96%) Project Management
9 35 (4.45%) Network Design
10 30 (3.81%) Waterfall
11 29 (3.68%) Re-Platforming
12 28 (3.56%) Disaster Recovery
13 27 (3.43%) Performance Tuning
14 26 (3.30%) Capacity Planning
14 26 (3.30%) Service Management
14 26 (3.30%) SOA
15 25 (3.18%) Configuration Management
16 24 (3.05%) Zachman Framework
17 22 (2.80%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 66 (8.39%) SQL
2 55 (6.99%) PowerShell
3 47 (5.97%) Python
4 42 (5.34%) Ruby
5 30 (3.81%) Java
6 24 (3.05%) Perl
7 11 (1.40%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.14%) JavaScript
9 6 (0.76%) C++
10 5 (0.64%) C#
10 5 (0.64%) Korn
11 4 (0.51%) Bourne shell
11 4 (0.51%) VB
12 3 (0.38%) C
13 2 (0.25%) JCL
13 2 (0.25%) PHP
13 2 (0.25%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.13%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.13%) MATLAB
14 1 (0.13%) REXX
Qualifications
1 130 (16.52%) Security Cleared
2 109 (13.85%) SC Cleared
3 21 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (2.67%) Degree
4 16 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 15 (1.91%) CCNP
5 15 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (1.78%) CCNA
7 13 (1.65%) AWS Certification
7 13 (1.65%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.52%) MCSE
9 8 (1.02%) BC Cleared
9 8 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
9 8 (1.02%) ISEB
10 6 (0.76%) EMC Certification
10 6 (0.76%) MCITP
11 5 (0.64%) CCIE
12 4 (0.51%) CISSP
12 4 (0.51%) VCAP
13 3 (0.38%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.40%) COBIT
2 10 (1.27%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.76%) QA
4 5 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.64%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.38%) SLA
7 1 (0.13%) GxP
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 149 (18.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 133 (16.90%) Active Directory
3 35 (4.45%) Hyper-V
4 34 (4.32%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (3.81%) vSphere
6 21 (2.67%) VMware ESX
7 13 (1.65%) XenDesktop
8 9 (1.14%) Docker
8 9 (1.14%) XenApp
9 8 (1.02%) KVM
10 7 (0.89%) XenServer
11 6 (0.76%) NFS
11 6 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (0.76%) SRDF
11 6 (0.76%) Xen
12 5 (0.64%) vCloud
13 4 (0.51%) oVirt
13 4 (0.51%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 1 (0.13%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 30 (3.81%) Puppet
2 25 (3.18%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (2.80%) SCCM
4 14 (1.78%) Salt
5 12 (1.52%) SCOM
5 12 (1.52%) ZABBIX
6 11 (1.40%) Ansible
7 8 (1.02%) Tivoli
8 6 (0.76%) BladeLogic
9 5 (0.64%) SCVMM
9 5 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (0.51%) Control-M
10 4 (0.51%) MIMEsweeper
10 4 (0.51%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 4 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Management
10 4 (0.51%) WSUS
11 3 (0.38%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 3 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 208 (26.43%) VMware
2 138 (17.53%) Microsoft
3 112 (14.23%) Cisco
4 107 (13.60%) Oracle
5 78 (9.91%) Citrix
6 72 (9.15%) IBM
7 68 (8.64%) HP
8 63 (8.01%) EMC
9 42 (5.34%) NetApp
10 41 (5.21%) Red Hat
11 26 (3.30%) Dell
12 22 (2.80%) CheckPoint
13 12 (1.52%) Juniper
14 10 (1.27%) Blue Coat
14 10 (1.27%) CA
14 10 (1.27%) F5
14 10 (1.27%) Intel
15 9 (1.14%) Sun
16 8 (1.02%) Pega
16 8 (1.02%) Splunk
Nottinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
CPS Group UK
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stirlingshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Knottingley, West Yorkshire
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On application
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Woking
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Sutton, London, UK
Reed Business Information
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 25 days ago