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 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 279 329 368
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +39
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 446 349 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.83% 0.64% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.68% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 223 175
Median daily rate £500 £494 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +3.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £475 £465
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +2.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
- -47.08%

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
50897 51337 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.72% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 31650 30786
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1482 2063 2112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -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 25 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 25 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 +21 387 £500 - 39
London -1 146 £513 -2.38% 19
South East -5 76 £463 +2.77% 3
North West -2 48 £469 -2.59% 2
Scotland +17 47 £475 - 1
South West +10 29 £525 +5.00% 4
Hampshire +7 26 £476 +5.83%
Manchester +4 24 £480 +6.66% 2
Edinburgh +4 24 £475 -
West Midlands -7 24 £475 +5.20% 3
Yorkshire +10 22 £525 +13.51% 3
Surrey -5 22 £550 +8.91%
Leeds +6 17 £500 - 2
West Yorkshire +1 17 £500 +8.10% 3
East Midlands +24 14 £625 +59.74%
City of London +20 14 £550 +4.76% 6
Cheshire -5 13 £475 -5.00%
North East -37 13 £425 -12.82% 1
East of England +7 12 £508 +16.00% 4
Wiltshire +4 12 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -41 12 £425 -12.82% 1
Tyne and Wear -41 12 £425 -12.82% 1
Birmingham 0 10 £475 +8.38% 2
Berkshire -7 10 £450 +13.20%
Nottinghamshire - 10 £638 -
Nottingham - 9 £650 -
Bristol +8 8 £575 +3.37% 3
Erskine - 8 £423 -
Renfrewshire - 8 £423 -
Oxfordshire +11 7 £488 +2.63% 1

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 249 (31.28%) Windows
2 220 (27.64%) Linux
2 220 (27.64%) VMware
3 203 (25.50%) Data Centre
4 198 (24.87%) Finance
5 165 (20.73%) Migration
6 161 (20.23%) VMware Infrastructure
7 150 (18.84%) Microsoft
8 143 (17.96%) TOGAF
9 142 (17.84%) Security Cleared
10 140 (17.59%) Active Directory
11 130 (16.33%) SAN
12 119 (14.95%) SC Cleared
13 115 (14.45%) Cisco
14 114 (14.32%) Firewall
15 110 (13.82%) LAN
15 110 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
16 108 (13.57%) Oracle
17 107 (13.44%) WAN
17 107 (13.44%) Amazon AWS
18 91 (11.43%) Citrix
19 90 (11.31%) Microsoft Azure
20 82 (10.30%) ITIL
21 79 (9.92%) Unix
22 78 (9.80%) SQL
22 78 (9.80%) IBM
23 74 (9.30%) Windows Server
24 70 (8.79%) HP
25 68 (8.54%) EMC
25 68 (8.54%) SQL Server

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 26 (3.27%) WebSphere
2 25 (3.14%) Tomcat
3 22 (2.76%) MS Exchange
4 19 (2.39%) Apache
5 17 (2.14%) IIS
6 15 (1.88%) JBoss
7 14 (1.76%) Cloud Foundry
7 14 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (1.76%) SharePoint
8 13 (1.63%) SAS
9 11 (1.38%) OpenStack
9 11 (1.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 11 (1.38%) WebLogic
10 9 (1.13%) Oracle Coherence
11 6 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (0.75%) Mule
11 6 (0.75%) Skype for Business
12 5 (0.63%) Captiva
12 5 (0.63%) Documentum
13 4 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 56 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.63%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.38%) MS Office
3 3 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.13%) MS Project
4 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (0.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 107 (13.44%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (11.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (7.41%) IaaS
4 57 (7.16%) PaaS
5 45 (5.65%) SaaS
6 30 (3.77%) Cloud Computing
7 26 (3.27%) Office 365
8 14 (1.76%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 14 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (1.76%) Heroku
9 10 (1.26%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.75%) IBM PureFlex
11 2 (0.25%) HP Helion
11 2 (0.25%) SoftLayer
12 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.13%) AWS OpsWorks
12 1 (0.13%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.13%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 130 (16.33%) SAN
2 114 (14.32%) Firewall
3 110 (13.82%) LAN
4 107 (13.44%) WAN
5 59 (7.41%) NAS
6 36 (4.52%) Network Security
7 34 (4.27%) DNS
8 26 (3.27%) Wireless
9 24 (3.02%) HTTP
10 22 (2.76%) VPN
11 16 (2.01%) Fibre Channel
12 15 (1.88%) DHCP
12 15 (1.88%) Multicast
12 15 (1.88%) TCP/IP
13 13 (1.63%) Cisco Nexus
13 13 (1.63%) iSCSI
13 13 (1.63%) MPLS
13 13 (1.63%) VoIP
14 12 (1.51%) FCoE
14 12 (1.51%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (8.54%) SQL Server
2 29 (3.64%) Hadoop
2 29 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 23 (2.89%) Oracle Database
4 21 (2.64%) Big Data
5 13 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.38%) DB2
6 11 (1.38%) HBase
7 9 (1.13%) Oracle Exadata
8 8 (1.01%) MySQL
9 5 (0.63%) Data Mining
9 5 (0.63%) OLTP
9 5 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.63%) SQL Server 2014
10 4 (0.50%) Base SAS
10 4 (0.50%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 4 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.38%) SAS EBI
11 3 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.25%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 14 (1.76%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.75%) Maven
3 5 (0.63%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.50%) JIRA
4 4 (0.50%) MSBuild
4 4 (0.50%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (0.50%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.25%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.13%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.13%) JMeter
7 1 (0.13%) MSI
7 1 (0.13%) Subversion
General
1 198 (24.87%) Finance
2 68 (8.54%) Banking
3 40 (5.03%) Retail
4 26 (3.27%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.13%) Games
5 9 (1.13%) Legal
6 8 (1.01%) Marketing
6 8 (1.01%) Retail Banking
7 7 (0.88%) Back Office
8 5 (0.63%) Billing
8 5 (0.63%) Military
9 3 (0.38%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.38%) Publishing
10 2 (0.25%) Advertising
10 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.25%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.13%) Automotive
11 1 (0.13%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Law
11 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (8.17%) Middleware
2 46 (5.78%) Web Services
3 19 (2.39%) XML
4 13 (1.63%) HTML
5 12 (1.51%) .NET
6 10 (1.26%) Rendezvous
6 10 (1.26%) XSLT
7 8 (1.01%) Oracle Fusion
7 8 (1.01%) REST
8 6 (0.75%) WSDL
8 6 (0.75%) XSD
9 4 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.25%) J2EE
10 2 (0.25%) MSMQ
10 2 (0.25%) RESTful
10 2 (0.25%) XSL
11 1 (0.13%) COM
11 1 (0.13%) CSS
11 1 (0.13%) SOAP
11 1 (0.13%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 203 (25.50%) Data Centre
2 38 (4.77%) VCE vBlock
3 32 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.52%) Enterprise Storage
5 21 (2.64%) Hybrid Cloud
5 21 (2.64%) Private Cloud
5 21 (2.64%) Public Cloud
6 18 (2.26%) Mainframe
7 16 (2.01%) New Media
8 15 (1.88%) Computer Science
9 13 (1.63%) Clustering
10 12 (1.51%) PKI
11 11 (1.38%) FlexPod
12 10 (1.26%) FMCG
12 10 (1.26%) Replication
13 9 (1.13%) Management Information System
14 5 (0.63%) BYOD
14 5 (0.63%) CMDB
14 5 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.63%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 249 (31.28%) Windows
2 220 (27.64%) Linux
3 79 (9.92%) Unix
4 74 (9.30%) Windows Server
5 68 (8.54%) AIX
6 64 (8.04%) Solaris
7 39 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (4.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (3.77%) HPUX
9 30 (3.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (2.76%) Windows 7
11 15 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (1.76%) Windows 10
13 11 (1.38%) SUSE
14 10 (1.26%) Mac OS X
14 10 (1.26%) Windows 8
15 9 (1.13%) CentOS
16 7 (0.88%) VMS
17 5 (0.63%) Windows XP
18 4 (0.50%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (20.73%) Migration
2 143 (17.96%) TOGAF
3 110 (13.82%) Agile Software Development
4 82 (10.30%) ITIL
5 66 (8.29%) DevOps
6 56 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 55 (6.91%) Technical Architecture
8 46 (5.78%) Enterprise Architecture
9 41 (5.15%) Network Design
9 41 (5.15%) Project Management
10 32 (4.02%) Disaster Recovery
10 32 (4.02%) Zachman Framework
11 31 (3.89%) Performance Tuning
12 30 (3.77%) SOA
13 28 (3.52%) Re-Platforming
13 28 (3.52%) Waterfall
14 25 (3.14%) Service Management
15 22 (2.76%) Capacity Planning
15 22 (2.76%) PRINCE2
16 20 (2.51%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 78 (9.80%) SQL
2 55 (6.91%) PowerShell
3 41 (5.15%) Ruby
4 40 (5.03%) Python
5 39 (4.90%) Java
6 18 (2.26%) Perl
7 13 (1.63%) JavaScript
8 6 (0.75%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.63%) C#
9 5 (0.63%) C++
9 5 (0.63%) Korn
10 4 (0.50%) Bourne shell
10 4 (0.50%) C
10 4 (0.50%) VB
11 2 (0.25%) PHP
12 1 (0.13%) Clojure
12 1 (0.13%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.13%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 142 (17.84%) Security Cleared
2 119 (14.95%) SC Cleared
3 28 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (3.27%) Degree
6 24 (3.02%) MCSE
7 21 (2.64%) CCNP
8 18 (2.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (1.76%) CCNA
10 13 (1.63%) DV Cleared
11 12 (1.51%) AWS Certification
12 11 (1.38%) CISSP
13 10 (1.26%) MCSA
14 8 (1.01%) BC Cleared
14 8 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
14 8 (1.01%) ISEB
15 7 (0.88%) MCSD
16 6 (0.75%) EMC Certification
16 6 (0.75%) MCITP
17 5 (0.63%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.88%) PCI DSS
2 13 (1.63%) COBIT
3 7 (0.88%) QA
4 5 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.63%) HL7
4 5 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.63%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.38%) SLA
6 1 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.13%) GxP
6 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 161 (20.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 140 (17.59%) Active Directory
3 51 (6.41%) Hyper-V
4 26 (3.27%) vSphere
5 24 (3.02%) VMware ESX
6 21 (2.64%) Xen
7 15 (1.88%) KVM
7 15 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (1.76%) Docker
9 13 (1.63%) NFS
9 13 (1.63%) SRDF
10 10 (1.26%) Oracle RAC
10 10 (1.26%) XenDesktop
11 9 (1.13%) XenApp
12 6 (0.75%) vCloud
13 4 (0.50%) Terminal Server
14 3 (0.38%) XenServer
15 2 (0.25%) PowerHA
16 1 (0.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 1 (0.13%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 31 (3.89%) SCCM
2 28 (3.52%) Puppet
3 18 (2.26%) Ansible
4 13 (1.63%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.63%) SCOM
5 10 (1.26%) Tivoli
6 8 (1.01%) Windows Intune
7 6 (0.75%) BladeLogic
8 5 (0.63%) Control-M
8 5 (0.63%) MIMEsweeper
8 5 (0.63%) NetBackup
8 5 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (0.63%) Oracle Identity Management
8 5 (0.63%) SCVMM
8 5 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (0.63%) WSUS
9 3 (0.38%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.38%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 3 (0.38%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 220 (27.64%) VMware
2 150 (18.84%) Microsoft
3 115 (14.45%) Cisco
4 108 (13.57%) Oracle
5 91 (11.43%) Citrix
6 78 (9.80%) IBM
7 70 (8.79%) HP
8 68 (8.54%) EMC
9 46 (5.78%) NetApp
10 43 (5.40%) Red Hat
11 25 (3.14%) CheckPoint
12 19 (2.39%) Juniper
13 16 (2.01%) Intel
14 15 (1.88%) Palo Alto
15 14 (1.76%) Blue Coat
16 13 (1.63%) Dell
17 12 (1.51%) TIBCO
18 11 (1.38%) Sybase
19 10 (1.26%) DataSynapse
19 10 (1.26%) Sun
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