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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Architect
UK
Rank 326 291 327
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +36
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 290 369 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.73% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.77% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 205 184
Median daily rate £525 £500 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +1.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate £505 £463 £475
% change year-on-year
+9.24% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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
42377 48205 48154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.76% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 27593 30644 30320
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1495 1752 1913
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 -9 270 £525 +5.00% 25
London +3 146 £525 -4.54% 7
South East -3 48 £535 +12.63% 7
North West +7 22 £550 +18.91% 4
East of England +4 19 £600 +14.23% 1
Scotland +16 17 £450 +3.44%
Hampshire +6 17 £500 -6.54% 1
City of London -8 15 £600 +4.34% 2
Luton +20 13 £613 +6.52%
Bedfordshire +13 13 £613 +6.52%
Berkshire +12 13 £550 +17.64% 2
Yorkshire +18 11 £425 -10.52% 3
Edinburgh +17 11 £500 +11.11%
Lancashire +10 10 £613 -
Manchester +17 8 £500 +5.26% 3
South West +17 7 £475 +8.57%
Fleetwood - 7 £638 -
Milton Keynes +13 6 £395 -
West Yorkshire +12 6 £400 -15.78% 2
Buckinghamshire +4 6 £395 -
North East -7 6 £430 -
Tyne and Wear -11 6 £430 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 6 £430 -
West Midlands -27 6 £488 +2.63%
Oxford +8 5 £700 +75.00%
South Yorkshire +1 5 £425 +6.25%
Oxfordshire 0 5 £700 +75.00% 1
Sheffield - 5 £425 -
Winchester - 5 £535 - 1
Renfrewshire +21 4 £445 +2.29%

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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.

1 266 (40.55%) Windows
2 217 (33.08%) VMware
3 173 (26.37%) Microsoft
4 153 (23.32%) Data Centre
5 150 (22.87%) Linux
6 135 (20.58%) Active Directory
7 128 (19.51%) Security Cleared
8 120 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 120 (18.29%) WAN
9 118 (17.99%) Cisco
10 115 (17.53%) LAN
11 110 (16.77%) TOGAF
12 105 (16.01%) SC Cleared
13 103 (15.70%) Finance
14 100 (15.24%) Microsoft Azure
15 99 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
15 99 (15.09%) SQL
16 96 (14.63%) Oracle
17 91 (13.87%) Windows Server
18 89 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
19 83 (12.65%) Migration
20 75 (11.43%) Firewall
20 75 (11.43%) Network Design
21 68 (10.37%) Citrix
22 67 (10.21%) DNS
23 66 (10.06%) SQL Server
24 65 (9.91%) ITIL
25 64 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
26 63 (9.60%) IaaS
27 62 (9.45%) Solaris

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 (4.57%) Apache
2 29 (4.42%) WebSphere
3 28 (4.27%) MS Exchange
4 24 (3.66%) Tomcat
5 19 (2.90%) SharePoint
6 17 (2.59%) IIS
7 14 (2.13%) JBoss
8 12 (1.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 12 (1.83%) WebLogic
9 10 (1.52%) Oracle Coherence
10 9 (1.37%) Cloud Foundry
10 9 (1.37%) Skype for Business
11 8 (1.22%) Drupal
11 8 (1.22%) WebSphere Application Server
12 7 (1.07%) Confluence
13 6 (0.91%) CICS
13 6 (0.91%) IBM HTTP Server
13 6 (0.91%) OpenStack
14 5 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 53 (8.08%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.68%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.22%) MS Office
4 5 (0.76%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (4.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (1.07%) Magento
3 5 (0.76%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.30%) Markit EDM
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Financials
5 2 (0.30%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 100 (15.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 99 (15.09%) Amazon AWS
3 63 (9.60%) IaaS
4 61 (9.30%) Office 365
5 58 (8.84%) PaaS
6 31 (4.73%) SaaS
7 16 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (1.98%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (1.07%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.61%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.46%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (0.46%) Heroku
12 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.15%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.15%) IBM PureFlex
13 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 120 (18.29%) WAN
2 115 (17.53%) LAN
3 75 (11.43%) Firewall
4 67 (10.21%) DNS
5 38 (5.79%) Network Security
6 36 (5.49%) MPLS
7 34 (5.18%) SAN
8 30 (4.57%) VPN
9 28 (4.27%) DHCP
9 28 (4.27%) Internet
10 20 (3.05%) NAS
10 20 (3.05%) TCP/IP
11 19 (2.90%) VoIP
12 18 (2.74%) Cisco Nexus
12 18 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
13 17 (2.59%) Fibre Channel
13 17 (2.59%) iSCSI
14 15 (2.29%) LDAP
15 14 (2.13%) HTTP
16 13 (1.98%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (10.06%) SQL Server
2 35 (5.34%) Hadoop
2 35 (5.34%) Relational Database
3 26 (3.96%) DB2
4 17 (2.59%) MySQL
4 17 (2.59%) Oracle Database
4 17 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
5 14 (2.13%) HBase
6 12 (1.83%) Big Data
6 12 (1.83%) MongoDB
7 10 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (1.37%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.07%) IBM BigInsights
9 7 (1.07%) Neo4j
10 6 (0.91%) OLTP
11 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.61%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 21 (3.20%) Jenkins
2 18 (2.74%) JIRA
3 14 (2.13%) Git (software)
4 11 (1.68%) Ant
4 11 (1.68%) Subversion
5 7 (1.07%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.46%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (0.30%) Hudson
7 2 (0.30%) JMeter
7 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.15%) Maven
General
1 103 (15.70%) Finance
2 46 (7.01%) Banking
3 38 (5.79%) Retail
4 16 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.22%) Manufacturing
6 6 (0.91%) Advertising
6 6 (0.91%) Law
6 6 (0.91%) Marketing
7 4 (0.61%) Back Office
7 4 (0.61%) Billing
7 4 (0.61%) Electronics
7 4 (0.61%) Publishing
8 3 (0.46%) Games
9 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.30%) Legal
10 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.15%) French Language
10 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (8.08%) Middleware
2 19 (2.90%) SAML
3 15 (2.29%) HTML
4 11 (1.68%) Web Services
4 11 (1.68%) XML
5 10 (1.52%) Rendezvous
5 10 (1.52%) XSLT
6 9 (1.37%) ELK Stack
6 9 (1.37%) OAuth
7 8 (1.22%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 7 (1.07%) WebSphere MQ
9 6 (0.91%) CSS
10 4 (0.61%) .NET
10 4 (0.61%) CSS3
10 4 (0.61%) SOAP
10 4 (0.61%) Spring
10 4 (0.61%) Spring Boot
10 4 (0.61%) Velocity
11 3 (0.46%) HTML5
11 3 (0.46%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 153 (23.32%) Data Centre
2 38 (5.79%) Private Cloud
3 30 (4.57%) PKI
4 21 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (2.90%) Public Cloud
6 15 (2.29%) Hybrid Cloud
6 15 (2.29%) Management Information System
7 12 (1.83%) Replication
8 11 (1.68%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.52%) Clustering
10 9 (1.37%) FMCG
11 8 (1.22%) Mainframe
11 8 (1.22%) Online Banking
12 7 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.91%) Mobile Payment
13 6 (0.91%) NHS
14 5 (0.76%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.76%) IVR
15 4 (0.61%) BYOD
15 4 (0.61%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 266 (40.55%) Windows
2 150 (22.87%) Linux
3 91 (13.87%) Windows Server
4 62 (9.45%) Solaris
5 52 (7.93%) Unix
6 50 (7.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 39 (5.95%) AIX
8 33 (5.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 33 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 18 (2.74%) Windows 10
10 17 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (1.68%) Windows 7
12 9 (1.37%) SUSE
13 6 (0.91%) Fedora
13 6 (0.91%) zOS
14 3 (0.46%) HPUX
15 2 (0.30%) CentOS
15 2 (0.30%) Oracle Linux
16 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.15%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (16.77%) TOGAF
2 89 (13.57%) Agile Software Development
3 83 (12.65%) Migration
4 75 (11.43%) Network Design
5 65 (9.91%) ITIL
6 57 (8.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 50 (7.62%) DevOps
7 50 (7.62%) Technical Architecture
8 38 (5.79%) Enterprise Architecture
8 38 (5.79%) Service Management
9 37 (5.64%) High Availability
10 36 (5.49%) Disaster Recovery
11 34 (5.18%) Project Management
12 33 (5.03%) E-Commerce
12 33 (5.03%) Translating Business Requirements
13 32 (4.88%) Network Architecture
14 27 (4.12%) Virtual Infrastructure
15 26 (3.96%) Load Balancing
16 25 (3.81%) Matrix Organization
17 21 (3.20%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 99 (15.09%) SQL
2 44 (6.71%) Java
3 19 (2.90%) C
4 17 (2.59%) Python
5 15 (2.29%) JavaScript
5 15 (2.29%) Ruby
6 13 (1.98%) PHP
7 12 (1.83%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.30%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.30%) Clojure
8 2 (0.30%) Go
8 2 (0.30%) Perl
8 2 (0.30%) R
9 1 (0.15%) C#
9 1 (0.15%) Scala
9 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 128 (19.51%) Security Cleared
2 105 (16.01%) SC Cleared
3 64 (9.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 51 (7.77%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (6.86%) MCSE
6 40 (6.10%) CCIE
7 37 (5.64%) Degree
8 17 (2.59%) CCNA
8 17 (2.59%) MCSA
9 16 (2.44%) CCNP
9 16 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (1.68%) PMP
11 10 (1.52%) DV Cleared
12 7 (1.07%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.91%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.76%) MCSD
14 5 (0.76%) MCTS
15 4 (0.61%) CCA
15 4 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
15 4 (0.61%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.90%) PCI DSS
2 11 (1.68%) Government Security Classifications
3 9 (1.37%) QA
4 8 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.91%) PA-DSS
6 3 (0.46%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.30%) SLA
8 1 (0.15%) COBIT
System Software
1 135 (20.58%) Active Directory
2 120 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (6.55%) Hyper-V
4 26 (3.96%) vSphere
5 20 (3.05%) XenApp
6 18 (2.74%) VMware ESX
7 15 (2.29%) Docker
8 14 (2.13%) KVM
8 14 (2.13%) Xen
9 13 (1.98%) Microsoft App-V
9 13 (1.98%) NFS
9 13 (1.98%) SRDF
9 13 (1.98%) vCloud
9 13 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (1.98%) XenDesktop
10 12 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
12 10 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.46%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 39 (5.95%) SCCM
2 34 (5.18%) Puppet
3 22 (3.35%) Ansible
4 17 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (2.13%) ZABBIX
6 13 (1.98%) SCOM
7 12 (1.83%) Microsoft Intune
7 12 (1.83%) Terraform
8 10 (1.52%) Packer
8 10 (1.52%) Tivoli
9 8 (1.22%) Kubernetes
10 7 (1.07%) Consul
10 7 (1.07%) Rsyslog
10 7 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 7 (1.07%) yum
11 6 (0.91%) OpenView
12 4 (0.61%) CA Single Sign-On
12 4 (0.61%) Cacti
12 4 (0.61%) Control-M
12 4 (0.61%) Nagios
Vendors
1 217 (33.08%) VMware
2 173 (26.37%) Microsoft
3 118 (17.99%) Cisco
4 96 (14.63%) Oracle
5 68 (10.37%) Citrix
6 59 (8.99%) IBM
7 52 (7.93%) Red Hat
8 37 (5.64%) NetApp
9 32 (4.88%) EMC
10 30 (4.57%) HP
11 28 (4.27%) CheckPoint
12 24 (3.66%) Intel
13 18 (2.74%) Splunk
14 15 (2.29%) AppDynamics
15 13 (1.98%) 3PAR
16 11 (1.68%) Atlassian
16 11 (1.68%) CA
16 11 (1.68%) Sun
17 10 (1.52%) Sybase
17 10 (1.52%) TIBCO
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