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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 278 322 336
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 469 380 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.87% 0.67% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.70% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 269 219
Median daily rate £500 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £352 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £588 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £460
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £40.00 £39.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £39.08
% change year-on-year
- -7.86%

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
51031 54127 51833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.79% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33206 34317 31392
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1549 2019 2086
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +50 432 £510 +5.69% 28
London -7 143 £550 +4.76% 8
South East +3 90 £475 +10.46% 8
Hampshire +5 50 £475 +31.03%
South West +26 42 £583 +22.63% 3
North West +6 35 £465 -2.10% 1
Scotland +11 33 £450 -5.26% 3
East of England +33 27 £575 +22.66% 3
West Midlands -10 27 £475 -
Edinburgh +9 26 £469 -1.31% 2
Yorkshire +6 26 £525 +8.52% 4
Bristol +28 25 £600 +50.94%
East Midlands +19 23 £600 +9.09% 1
Manchester +3 20 £485 +2.10% 1
Berkshire +1 17 £520 +15.55% 3
South Yorkshire +3 16 £525 +37.07% 1
North East -25 16 £487 -4.97%
Portsmouth - 16 £465 -
Sheffield -3 15 £525 +37.07% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 15 £500 -9.09%
Tyne and Wear -30 15 £500 -9.09%
Nottinghamshire - 15 £610 -
Surrey -4 14 £550 +17.64% 1
Nottingham - 14 £620 -
City of London +19 13 £600 +10.34% 2
Leeds -3 10 £488 -2.01% 1
West Yorkshire -8 10 £488 -2.01% 3
Cheshire +1 9 £465 -
Suffolk - 9 £575 -
Bedfordshire +10 8 £575 -

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 312 (35.06%) Windows
2 271 (30.45%) VMware
3 248 (27.87%) Linux
4 236 (26.52%) Data Centre
5 195 (21.91%) Microsoft
6 191 (21.46%) Finance
7 185 (20.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 176 (19.78%) Migration
9 170 (19.10%) Active Directory
10 163 (18.31%) LAN
11 159 (17.87%) WAN
12 147 (16.52%) Security Cleared
13 143 (16.07%) Cisco
14 141 (15.84%) SAN
15 133 (14.94%) TOGAF
16 129 (14.49%) Oracle
17 126 (14.16%) Amazon AWS
18 124 (13.93%) Microsoft Azure
19 119 (13.37%) Firewall
20 116 (13.03%) SQL
20 116 (13.03%) SC Cleared
21 114 (12.81%) Windows Server
22 110 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
23 99 (11.12%) SQL Server
23 99 (11.12%) Unix
24 98 (11.01%) IBM
25 95 (10.67%) Solaris
26 94 (10.56%) Citrix
27 93 (10.45%) Banking
28 91 (10.22%) AIX

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 35 (3.93%) WebSphere
2 32 (3.60%) IIS
2 32 (3.60%) Tomcat
3 28 (3.15%) MS Exchange
4 26 (2.92%) Apache
5 21 (2.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 19 (2.13%) Mule
7 18 (2.02%) Oracle Coherence
8 17 (1.91%) SharePoint
9 14 (1.57%) CICS
9 14 (1.57%) Cloud Foundry
9 14 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
10 12 (1.35%) JBoss
11 9 (1.01%) IBM HTTP Server
11 9 (1.01%) Skype for Business
12 8 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
12 8 (0.90%) OpenStack
13 7 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
13 7 (0.79%) SAS
14 6 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 65 (7.30%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.56%) MS Office
4 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.11%) MS Project
4 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.34%) Magento
3 2 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.11%) Markit EDM
4 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 126 (14.16%) Amazon AWS
2 124 (13.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 66 (7.42%) IaaS
3 66 (7.42%) PaaS
4 58 (6.52%) SaaS
5 48 (5.39%) Office 365
6 38 (4.27%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (1.80%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (1.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 14 (1.57%) Heroku
9 13 (1.46%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.67%) IBM PureFlex
11 3 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.22%) HP Helion
13 1 (0.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.11%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.11%) AWS OpsWorks
13 1 (0.11%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 163 (18.31%) LAN
2 159 (17.87%) WAN
3 141 (15.84%) SAN
4 119 (13.37%) Firewall
5 65 (7.30%) NAS
6 43 (4.83%) Wireless
7 40 (4.49%) VPN
8 39 (4.38%) DNS
9 33 (3.71%) Fibre Channel
10 30 (3.37%) Network Security
11 29 (3.26%) iSCSI
11 29 (3.26%) Wi-Fi
12 28 (3.15%) Multicast
13 27 (3.03%) FCoE
14 26 (2.92%) HTTP
15 25 (2.81%) TCP/IP
16 20 (2.25%) VoIP
17 19 (2.13%) DHCP
17 19 (2.13%) MPLS
18 13 (1.46%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (11.12%) SQL Server
2 46 (5.17%) Hadoop
3 27 (3.03%) Big Data
4 25 (2.81%) DB2
5 22 (2.47%) HBase
5 22 (2.47%) Relational Database
6 19 (2.13%) Oracle Database
7 8 (0.90%) MySQL
7 8 (0.90%) Oracle Exadata
8 7 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (0.67%) OLTP
10 5 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
11 4 (0.45%) Data Mining
11 4 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.34%) BusinessObjects XI
12 3 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (0.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (0.22%) Data Mart
13 2 (0.22%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (1.35%) Jenkins
2 7 (0.79%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.67%) JIRA
4 4 (0.45%) Ant
4 4 (0.45%) MSBuild
4 4 (0.45%) Octopus Deploy
4 4 (0.45%) Subversion
4 4 (0.45%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.34%) Maven
6 2 (0.22%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.11%) Hudson
7 1 (0.11%) JMeter
7 1 (0.11%) MSI
7 1 (0.11%) SoapUI
General
1 191 (21.46%) Finance
2 93 (10.45%) Banking
3 42 (4.72%) Retail
4 32 (3.60%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.12%) Marketing
7 9 (1.01%) Games
7 9 (1.01%) Legal
7 9 (1.01%) Retail Banking
8 8 (0.90%) Back Office
9 6 (0.67%) Publishing
10 5 (0.56%) Military
11 2 (0.22%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.22%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.22%) Law
11 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.11%) Advertising
12 1 (0.11%) Automotive
12 1 (0.11%) Electronics
12 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (10.11%) Middleware
2 39 (4.38%) Web Services
3 28 (3.15%) XML
4 20 (2.25%) HTML
5 18 (2.02%) Rendezvous
5 18 (2.02%) XSLT
6 12 (1.35%) .NET
7 10 (1.12%) WebSphere MQ
8 8 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
8 8 (0.90%) REST
9 7 (0.79%) WSDL
9 7 (0.79%) XSD
10 4 (0.45%) RESTful
10 4 (0.45%) SOAP
11 3 (0.34%) J2EE
12 2 (0.22%) COM
12 2 (0.22%) RabbitMQ
12 2 (0.22%) XSL
13 1 (0.11%) AngularJS
13 1 (0.11%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 236 (26.52%) Data Centre
2 29 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (3.26%) VCE vBlock
3 28 (3.15%) Private Cloud
4 24 (2.70%) Hybrid Cloud
5 21 (2.36%) Mainframe
6 20 (2.25%) Public Cloud
7 17 (1.91%) Replication
8 16 (1.80%) Enterprise Storage
9 14 (1.57%) Computer Science
10 13 (1.46%) PKI
11 12 (1.35%) Clustering
12 11 (1.24%) LPAR
13 9 (1.01%) FMCG
14 8 (0.90%) Management Information System
15 7 (0.79%) New Media
16 6 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
17 5 (0.56%) BYOD
18 4 (0.45%) FlexPod
18 4 (0.45%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 312 (35.06%) Windows
2 248 (27.87%) Linux
3 114 (12.81%) Windows Server
4 99 (11.12%) Unix
5 95 (10.67%) Solaris
6 91 (10.22%) AIX
7 68 (7.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 55 (6.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 48 (5.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (3.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (2.92%) Windows 7
12 22 (2.47%) Windows 10
13 21 (2.36%) HPUX
13 21 (2.36%) Mac OS X
14 17 (1.91%) SUSE
15 14 (1.57%) zOS
16 10 (1.12%) CentOS
17 8 (0.90%) VMS
17 8 (0.90%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.56%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (19.78%) Migration
2 133 (14.94%) TOGAF
3 110 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (9.10%) ITIL
5 77 (8.65%) DevOps
6 71 (7.98%) Stakeholder Management
7 45 (5.06%) Network Design
8 43 (4.83%) Enterprise Architecture
9 41 (4.61%) Technical Architecture
10 39 (4.38%) Project Management
11 34 (3.82%) Performance Tuning
12 30 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
12 30 (3.37%) High Availability
12 30 (3.37%) Service Management
13 29 (3.26%) Benchmarking
13 29 (3.26%) Zachman Framework
14 27 (3.03%) PRINCE2
14 27 (3.03%) Translating Business Requirements
15 26 (2.92%) SOA
16 25 (2.81%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 116 (13.03%) SQL
2 45 (5.06%) Java
2 45 (5.06%) PowerShell
3 33 (3.71%) Python
4 30 (3.37%) Ruby
5 20 (2.25%) JavaScript
6 8 (0.90%) Perl
7 6 (0.67%) Bash Shell
7 6 (0.67%) PHP
8 5 (0.56%) C#
8 5 (0.56%) C++
8 5 (0.56%) Korn
9 4 (0.45%) Bourne shell
9 4 (0.45%) C
9 4 (0.45%) VB
10 3 (0.34%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.11%) Clojure
11 1 (0.11%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.11%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 147 (16.52%) Security Cleared
2 116 (13.03%) SC Cleared
3 34 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (3.15%) Degree
4 28 (3.15%) MCSE
5 27 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (2.58%) CISSP
7 20 (2.25%) CCNP
8 16 (1.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (1.57%) MCSA
10 11 (1.24%) CCNA
11 8 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (0.90%) MCSD
12 7 (0.79%) CCIE
12 7 (0.79%) DV Cleared
12 7 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.79%) MCITP
13 6 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (0.67%) EMC Certification
14 5 (0.56%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.69%) PCI DSS
2 12 (1.35%) QA
3 11 (1.24%) COBIT
4 7 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.67%) HL7
6 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.34%) PA-DSS
8 1 (0.11%) FISMA
8 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.11%) GxP
8 1 (0.11%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.11%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 185 (20.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 170 (19.10%) Active Directory
3 67 (7.53%) Hyper-V
4 38 (4.27%) Xen
5 31 (3.48%) KVM
6 29 (3.26%) NFS
6 29 (3.26%) SRDF
7 27 (3.03%) vSphere
8 25 (2.81%) Oracle RAC
8 25 (2.81%) VMware ESX
9 13 (1.46%) Docker
9 13 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (1.46%) XenApp
10 11 (1.24%) XenDesktop
11 8 (0.90%) vCloud
11 8 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 6 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.45%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 61 (6.85%) SCCM
2 47 (5.28%) Puppet
3 32 (3.60%) Ansible
4 30 (3.37%) Microsoft Intune
5 19 (2.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 17 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (1.91%) SCOM
7 16 (1.80%) Tivoli
8 7 (0.79%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (0.67%) BladeLogic
9 6 (0.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 5 (0.56%) Control-M
10 5 (0.56%) MIMEsweeper
10 5 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.56%) Oracle Identity Management
10 5 (0.56%) SCVMM
10 5 (0.56%) WSUS
11 4 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (0.34%) AirWatch
12 3 (0.34%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 271 (30.45%) VMware
2 195 (21.91%) Microsoft
3 143 (16.07%) Cisco
4 129 (14.49%) Oracle
5 98 (11.01%) IBM
6 94 (10.56%) Citrix
7 85 (9.55%) EMC
8 62 (6.97%) HP
9 56 (6.29%) NetApp
10 53 (5.96%) Red Hat
11 40 (4.49%) Intel
12 30 (3.37%) Palo Alto
13 26 (2.92%) CheckPoint
14 24 (2.70%) Google
15 22 (2.47%) Juniper
16 19 (2.13%) Sybase
16 19 (2.13%) TIBCO
17 18 (2.02%) DataSynapse
17 18 (2.02%) Splunk
18 15 (1.69%) Blue Coat
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