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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Architect
UK
Rank 335 311 331
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +20
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 274 361 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.69% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.73% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 211 196
Median daily rate £525 £480 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £653 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.31% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +118.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +118.18%

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
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +4 258 £535 +7.00% 31
London +11 141 £540 +5.36% 14
South East -3 39 £535 -2.72% 6
North West +12 24 £550 +18.91% 2
City of London +1 19 £594 +13.09% 5
East of England 0 17 £600 +6.66% 1
Berkshire +14 13 £550 +29.41% 1
Scotland +4 13 £500 +11.11% 2
Yorkshire +17 12 £425 -10.52% 3
Hampshire +4 12 £494 -14.13% 1
Lancashire - 11 £600 -
Bedfordshire +7 9 £613 +6.52%
Edinburgh -1 9 £501 +11.22% 2
Manchester +11 8 £500 +6.66% 2
Tyne and Wear -2 8 £445 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -6 8 £445 -
North East -7 8 £445 -
Luton +13 7 £625 +8.69%
Fleetwood - 7 £638 -
West Yorkshire +14 6 £425 -10.52% 2
Sheffield +6 6 £425 -19.04%
South Yorkshire +5 6 £425 -8.10%
Milton Keynes +8 5 £400 -
South West +5 5 £475 +5.55% 1
Buckinghamshire +4 5 £400 -
East Midlands +3 5 £560 +17.89% 2
Winchester - 5 £535 -
Renfrewshire +16 4 £445 +2.29%
Erskine +13 4 £445 +2.29%
West Midlands -15 4 £488 +8.33% 2

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 263 (43.98%) Windows
2 190 (31.77%) VMware
3 149 (24.92%) Microsoft
4 140 (23.41%) Data Centre
5 125 (20.90%) Linux
6 121 (20.23%) Active Directory
7 117 (19.57%) WAN
8 114 (19.06%) Security Cleared
9 113 (18.90%) LAN
10 109 (18.23%) Cisco
11 105 (17.56%) TOGAF
12 102 (17.06%) VMware Infrastructure
13 97 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
14 94 (15.72%) Microsoft Azure
15 93 (15.55%) Finance
16 89 (14.88%) SC Cleared
17 85 (14.21%) Windows Server
18 82 (13.71%) Oracle
19 80 (13.38%) Network Design
20 79 (13.21%) SQL
21 76 (12.71%) Migration
22 73 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
23 70 (11.71%) SQL Server
23 70 (11.71%) ITIL
23 70 (11.71%) DNS
24 65 (10.87%) Citrix
25 64 (10.70%) IaaS
26 63 (10.54%) Office 365
27 61 (10.20%) Firewall
28 58 (9.70%) MS Excel

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 31 (5.18%) Apache
2 23 (3.85%) WebSphere
3 20 (3.34%) IIS
4 18 (3.01%) Tomcat
5 17 (2.84%) MS Exchange
5 17 (2.84%) SharePoint
6 16 (2.68%) JBoss
7 13 (2.17%) Oracle Coherence
8 11 (1.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 10 (1.67%) DataSynapse
9 10 (1.67%) Skype for Business
10 9 (1.51%) Cloud Foundry
10 9 (1.51%) WebLogic
11 7 (1.17%) OpenStack
11 7 (1.17%) WebSphere Application Server
12 5 (0.84%) Confluence
12 5 (0.84%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.84%) SharePoint 2013
13 4 (0.67%) Apache Pig
13 4 (0.67%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 58 (9.70%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.01%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.17%) MS Office
4 5 (0.84%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (4.68%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.84%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.50%) Magento
3 3 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.33%) Markit EDM
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.33%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 97 (16.22%) Amazon AWS
2 94 (15.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (10.70%) IaaS
4 63 (10.54%) Office 365
5 56 (9.36%) PaaS
6 29 (4.85%) SaaS
7 15 (2.51%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (0.67%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.50%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.50%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 3 (0.50%) Heroku
11 2 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.17%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.17%) IBM PureFlex
12 1 (0.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 117 (19.57%) WAN
2 113 (18.90%) LAN
3 70 (11.71%) DNS
4 61 (10.20%) Firewall
5 35 (5.85%) VPN
6 32 (5.35%) SAN
7 31 (5.18%) MPLS
8 29 (4.85%) DHCP
8 29 (4.85%) Network Security
9 24 (4.01%) Internet
10 19 (3.18%) TCP/IP
11 18 (3.01%) NAS
12 17 (2.84%) iSCSI
12 17 (2.84%) Wi-Fi
13 16 (2.68%) Fibre Channel
14 14 (2.34%) HTTP
14 14 (2.34%) LDAP
14 14 (2.34%) VoIP
15 12 (2.01%) FCoE
16 11 (1.84%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (11.71%) SQL Server
2 41 (6.86%) Hadoop
2 41 (6.86%) Relational Database
3 18 (3.01%) Big Data
4 17 (2.84%) DB2
4 17 (2.84%) Oracle Database
5 16 (2.68%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (2.17%) HBase
7 11 (1.84%) MongoDB
7 11 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 10 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (1.51%) MySQL
10 7 (1.17%) IBM BigInsights
10 7 (1.17%) Neo4j
11 5 (0.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.67%) Apache Hive
12 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 20 (3.34%) Jenkins
2 15 (2.51%) JIRA
3 7 (1.17%) Bitbucket
3 7 (1.17%) Git (software)
4 5 (0.84%) Ant
4 5 (0.84%) Subversion
5 2 (0.33%) JMeter
5 2 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.33%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.17%) Hudson
General
1 93 (15.55%) Finance
2 46 (7.69%) Banking
3 33 (5.52%) Retail
4 13 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.00%) Advertising
5 6 (1.00%) Law
5 6 (1.00%) Manufacturing
6 5 (0.84%) Marketing
7 4 (0.67%) Back Office
7 4 (0.67%) Billing
7 4 (0.67%) Front Office
7 4 (0.67%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.50%) Electronics
8 3 (0.50%) Games
8 3 (0.50%) Publishing
9 2 (0.33%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.33%) Legal
10 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (7.02%) Middleware
2 15 (2.51%) SAML
3 14 (2.34%) Web Services
4 13 (2.17%) HTML
5 11 (1.84%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 10 (1.67%) Rendezvous
6 10 (1.67%) XML
6 10 (1.67%) XSLT
7 9 (1.51%) Elastic Stack
7 9 (1.51%) OAuth
8 7 (1.17%) .NET
9 4 (0.67%) CSS
9 4 (0.67%) SOAP
9 4 (0.67%) Velocity
10 3 (0.50%) CSS3
10 3 (0.50%) HTML5
10 3 (0.50%) REST
10 3 (0.50%) Spring
10 3 (0.50%) Spring Boot
10 3 (0.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 140 (23.41%) Data Centre
2 37 (6.19%) Private Cloud
3 34 (5.69%) PKI
4 22 (3.68%) Analytical Skills
5 21 (3.51%) Public Cloud
6 16 (2.68%) Hybrid Cloud
7 15 (2.51%) Computer Science
7 15 (2.51%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.67%) Clustering
9 9 (1.51%) Mainframe
10 8 (1.34%) Replication
11 6 (1.00%) FMCG
11 6 (1.00%) NHS
12 5 (0.84%) Online Banking
13 4 (0.67%) Client/Server
13 4 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (0.50%) Enterprise Cloud
14 3 (0.50%) FlexPod
14 3 (0.50%) IVR
14 3 (0.50%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 263 (43.98%) Windows
2 125 (20.90%) Linux
3 85 (14.21%) Windows Server
4 42 (7.02%) Unix
5 39 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 39 (6.52%) Solaris
6 33 (5.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (4.18%) AIX
9 23 (3.85%) Windows 10
10 15 (2.51%) Windows 7
11 14 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (0.84%) SUSE
13 4 (0.67%) HPUX
14 3 (0.50%) zOS
15 2 (0.33%) CentOS
15 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.17%) Android
16 1 (0.17%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (17.56%) TOGAF
2 80 (13.38%) Network Design
3 76 (12.71%) Migration
4 73 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (11.71%) ITIL
6 49 (8.19%) Stakeholder Management
7 47 (7.86%) DevOps
8 38 (6.35%) Technical Architecture
9 34 (5.69%) Enterprise Architecture
9 34 (5.69%) Project Management
9 34 (5.69%) Service Management
10 30 (5.02%) High Availability
10 30 (5.02%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 29 (4.85%) E-Commerce
11 29 (4.85%) Network Architecture
12 28 (4.68%) Load Balancing
13 27 (4.52%) Disaster Recovery
14 26 (4.35%) Matrix Organization
15 22 (3.68%) Office Automation
16 20 (3.34%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 79 (13.21%) SQL
2 35 (5.85%) Java
3 24 (4.01%) C
4 14 (2.34%) JavaScript
5 12 (2.01%) PowerShell
5 12 (2.01%) Python
6 8 (1.34%) Ruby
7 7 (1.17%) PHP
8 3 (0.50%) Scala
8 3 (0.50%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.33%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.33%) C++
9 2 (0.33%) Clojure
9 2 (0.33%) Perl
9 2 (0.33%) R
10 1 (0.17%) Go
Qualifications
1 114 (19.06%) Security Cleared
2 89 (14.88%) SC Cleared
3 54 (9.03%) Cisco Certification
4 53 (8.86%) Microsoft Certification
5 44 (7.36%) MCSE
6 41 (6.86%) CCIE
6 41 (6.86%) Degree
7 18 (3.01%) CCNP
8 17 (2.84%) CCNA
9 16 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
10 12 (2.01%) DV Cleared
11 11 (1.84%) PMP
12 7 (1.17%) MCSA
13 6 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (1.00%) PMI Certification
14 5 (0.84%) MCSD
14 5 (0.84%) MCTS
15 4 (0.67%) MCP
15 4 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 3 (0.50%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.01%) PCI DSS
2 9 (1.51%) QA
3 7 (1.17%) PA-DSS
4 6 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (0.84%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.67%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.17%) COBIT
7 1 (0.17%) GDPR
7 1 (0.17%) HL7
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.17%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 121 (20.23%) Active Directory
2 102 (17.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (6.19%) Hyper-V
4 21 (3.51%) vSphere
5 18 (3.01%) Docker
6 16 (2.68%) VMware ESX
7 14 (2.34%) XenApp
8 12 (2.01%) KVM
8 12 (2.01%) NFS
8 12 (2.01%) Oracle RAC
8 12 (2.01%) SRDF
8 12 (2.01%) vCloud
8 12 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (1.84%) Xen
10 10 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (1.51%) XenDesktop
12 7 (1.17%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.50%) HDFS
14 3 (0.50%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (5.69%) SCCM
2 33 (5.52%) Puppet
3 24 (4.01%) Ansible
4 19 (3.18%) SCOM
5 16 (2.68%) Microsoft Intune
5 16 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (2.34%) ZABBIX
7 11 (1.84%) Kubernetes
8 10 (1.67%) Packer
8 10 (1.67%) Terraform
9 7 (1.17%) Consul
9 7 (1.17%) Rsyslog
9 7 (1.17%) yum
10 6 (1.00%) Tivoli
11 4 (0.67%) CA Single Sign-On
11 4 (0.67%) Cacti
11 4 (0.67%) Control-M
11 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.67%) Nagios
11 4 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 190 (31.77%) VMware
2 149 (24.92%) Microsoft
3 109 (18.23%) Cisco
4 82 (13.71%) Oracle
5 65 (10.87%) Citrix
6 45 (7.53%) Red Hat
7 41 (6.86%) IBM
8 39 (6.52%) NetApp
9 31 (5.18%) EMC
10 21 (3.51%) HP
11 20 (3.34%) Intel
12 18 (3.01%) CheckPoint
13 16 (2.68%) Splunk
14 14 (2.34%) AppDynamics
15 13 (2.17%) Atlassian
16 12 (2.01%) F5
17 11 (1.84%) CA
18 10 (1.67%) Sybase
18 10 (1.67%) TIBCO
19 8 (1.34%) SAP
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