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 3 December 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 362 303 340
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +37
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 279 424 341
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.77% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.81% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 240 235
Median daily rate £500 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £393 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £498 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
+10.55% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £28.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 -

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
46798 52479 53703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30588 33428 33908
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2035 2195
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -79 258 £503 +0.50% 37
London -50 118 £525 -4.54% 18
South East -26 47 £450 - 8
North West -12 23 £550 +20.54%
Scotland -2 20 £445 +1.25% 2
Surrey +19 19 £425 -15.00% 5
Tyne and Wear - 17 £445 -
North East - 17 £445 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 16 £445 -
East of England +4 13 £606 +15.42% 1
Hampshire -3 13 £506 +19.11%
Yorkshire +26 10 £550 +27.90% 3
Manchester +9 10 £475 +15.15%
South West +7 10 £475 +8.57% 3
Renfrewshire 0 10 £445 +2.29%
City of London -10 10 £556 -3.26% 3
West Midlands -31 10 £475 - 2
Leeds +20 9 £550 +28.65% 2
West Yorkshire +16 9 £550 +27.90% 3
East Midlands -3 9 £500 - 1
Lancashire +2 8 £650 +33.33%
Edinburgh +2 8 £450 - 2
Berkshire +1 8 £475 -6.95% 2
Erskine -2 8 £445 +2.29%
Luton +12 7 £606 +25.97%
Bedfordshire +9 7 £606 +25.97%
Croydon -17 6 £503 -
Fleetwood - 6 £625 -
Bracknell - 5 - -
Wales - 5 £625 -

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 315 (42.57%) Windows
2 222 (30.00%) VMware
3 190 (25.68%) Data Centre
4 179 (24.19%) Microsoft
5 178 (24.05%) Linux
6 152 (20.54%) Active Directory
7 149 (20.14%) WAN
8 143 (19.32%) LAN
9 136 (18.38%) Cisco
10 129 (17.43%) Security Cleared
11 123 (16.62%) SQL
12 117 (15.81%) Oracle
13 113 (15.27%) Migration
13 113 (15.27%) VMware Infrastructure
14 111 (15.00%) Windows Server
15 109 (14.73%) Finance
16 106 (14.32%) SC Cleared
17 104 (14.05%) Microsoft Azure
18 102 (13.78%) Amazon AWS
19 97 (13.11%) TOGAF
20 91 (12.30%) Agile Software Development
21 83 (11.22%) Firewall
22 82 (11.08%) SQL Server
23 81 (10.95%) Solaris
24 76 (10.27%) IBM
25 70 (9.46%) AIX
26 69 (9.32%) Banking
27 68 (9.19%) Unix
27 68 (9.19%) Citrix
28 67 (9.05%) Middleware

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 39 (5.27%) Apache
2 30 (4.05%) Tomcat
2 30 (4.05%) WebSphere
3 25 (3.38%) IIS
3 25 (3.38%) MS Exchange
4 20 (2.70%) SharePoint
5 19 (2.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 16 (2.16%) Oracle Coherence
7 14 (1.89%) CICS
8 13 (1.76%) JBoss
9 12 (1.62%) Mule
10 11 (1.49%) Office Communications Server
10 11 (1.49%) Skype for Business
11 10 (1.35%) Drupal
11 10 (1.35%) WebLogic
12 9 (1.22%) IBM HTTP Server
13 7 (0.95%) Confluence
14 5 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
15 4 (0.54%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 59 (7.97%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.03%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.35%) MS Office
4 5 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 28 (3.78%) Dynamics NAV
2 9 (1.22%) Magento
3 2 (0.27%) Markit EDM
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 104 (14.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 102 (13.78%) Amazon AWS
3 67 (9.05%) Office 365
4 48 (6.49%) IaaS
5 41 (5.54%) PaaS
6 32 (4.32%) SaaS
7 18 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.35%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (0.54%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudTrail
12 1 (0.14%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 149 (20.14%) WAN
2 143 (19.32%) LAN
3 83 (11.22%) Firewall
4 59 (7.97%) SAN
5 47 (6.35%) DNS
6 40 (5.41%) VPN
7 39 (5.27%) MPLS
8 36 (4.86%) Network Security
9 34 (4.59%) NAS
10 29 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
11 27 (3.65%) Fibre Channel
11 27 (3.65%) iSCSI
11 27 (3.65%) TCP/IP
12 24 (3.24%) Internet
13 22 (2.97%) FCoE
13 22 (2.97%) Multicast
13 22 (2.97%) VoIP
14 21 (2.84%) HTTP
15 18 (2.43%) DHCP
15 18 (2.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (11.08%) SQL Server
2 38 (5.14%) Hadoop
3 29 (3.92%) DB2
4 28 (3.78%) Relational Database
5 22 (2.97%) HBase
6 19 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (2.43%) MySQL
8 16 (2.16%) Oracle Database
9 13 (1.76%) Big Data
10 11 (1.49%) MongoDB
11 8 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (0.95%) OLTP
13 6 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.68%) NoSQL
14 5 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 5 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 4 (0.54%) Apache Hive
15 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 21 (2.84%) Jenkins
2 19 (2.57%) JIRA
3 17 (2.30%) Git (software)
4 13 (1.76%) Ant
4 13 (1.76%) Subversion
5 7 (0.95%) Bitbucket
6 3 (0.41%) Hudson
6 3 (0.41%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.14%) JMeter
7 1 (0.14%) Maven
General
1 109 (14.73%) Finance
2 69 (9.32%) Banking
3 34 (4.59%) Retail
4 16 (2.16%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.62%) Manufacturing
6 7 (0.95%) Publishing
7 6 (0.81%) Law
8 5 (0.68%) Marketing
9 4 (0.54%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.54%) Back Office
10 3 (0.41%) Legal
11 2 (0.27%) Advertising
11 2 (0.27%) Billing
11 2 (0.27%) Electronics
11 2 (0.27%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Games
12 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Military
12 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (9.05%) Middleware
2 20 (2.70%) HTML
3 16 (2.16%) XML
4 15 (2.03%) Rendezvous
4 15 (2.03%) Web Services
4 15 (2.03%) XSLT
5 11 (1.49%) SAML
6 10 (1.35%) WebSphere MQ
7 9 (1.22%) ELK Stack
8 8 (1.08%) .NET
8 8 (1.08%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 6 (0.81%) CSS
10 4 (0.54%) CSS3
10 4 (0.54%) OAuth
10 4 (0.54%) RESTful
10 4 (0.54%) Spring
10 4 (0.54%) Spring Boot
10 4 (0.54%) Velocity
11 3 (0.41%) HTML5
11 3 (0.41%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 190 (25.68%) Data Centre
2 39 (5.27%) Private Cloud
3 24 (3.24%) PKI
4 23 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (2.30%) Mainframe
6 15 (2.03%) Public Cloud
7 13 (1.76%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (1.62%) Replication
9 11 (1.49%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.35%) FMCG
11 9 (1.22%) Clustering
12 8 (1.08%) Online Banking
13 7 (0.95%) Management Information System
14 6 (0.81%) Client/Server
14 6 (0.81%) LPAR
14 6 (0.81%) Mobile Payment
14 6 (0.81%) NHS
15 5 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
15 5 (0.68%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 315 (42.57%) Windows
2 178 (24.05%) Linux
3 111 (15.00%) Windows Server
4 81 (10.95%) Solaris
5 70 (9.46%) AIX
6 68 (9.19%) Unix
7 56 (7.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 52 (7.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 47 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (3.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (2.30%) Windows 10
12 14 (1.89%) Windows 7
13 13 (1.76%) zOS
14 12 (1.62%) Mac OS X
14 12 (1.62%) SUSE
15 7 (0.95%) HPUX
16 6 (0.81%) Fedora
17 2 (0.27%) CentOS
17 2 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (15.27%) Migration
2 97 (13.11%) TOGAF
3 91 (12.30%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (8.92%) ITIL
5 62 (8.38%) Network Design
6 60 (8.11%) DevOps
7 58 (7.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 47 (6.35%) Technical Architecture
9 38 (5.14%) High Availability
9 38 (5.14%) Translating Business Requirements
10 37 (5.00%) Service Management
11 35 (4.73%) Enterprise Architecture
11 35 (4.73%) Project Management
12 33 (4.46%) E-Commerce
13 31 (4.19%) Disaster Recovery
13 31 (4.19%) Performance Tuning
14 30 (4.05%) Network Architecture
15 29 (3.92%) Benchmarking
16 28 (3.78%) Matrix Organization
17 26 (3.51%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 123 (16.62%) SQL
2 51 (6.89%) Java
3 20 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 18 (2.43%) Python
5 16 (2.16%) Ruby
6 14 (1.89%) PHP
7 12 (1.62%) C
8 10 (1.35%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.27%) Go
10 1 (0.14%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.14%) C#
10 1 (0.14%) Clojure
10 1 (0.14%) Perl
10 1 (0.14%) R
10 1 (0.14%) Scala
10 1 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 129 (17.43%) Security Cleared
2 106 (14.32%) SC Cleared
3 65 (8.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 49 (6.62%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (6.62%) MCSE
5 40 (5.41%) CCIE
6 36 (4.86%) Degree
7 16 (2.16%) CCNP
7 16 (2.16%) MCSA
8 15 (2.03%) CCNA
8 15 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (1.76%) CISSP
10 11 (1.49%) PMP
11 7 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
11 7 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (0.81%) CCA
12 6 (0.81%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.68%) AWS Certification
13 5 (0.68%) DV Cleared
14 4 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.11%) PCI DSS
2 9 (1.22%) PA-DSS
2 9 (1.22%) QA
3 7 (0.95%) Government Security Classifications
4 5 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.27%) SLA
6 1 (0.14%) COBIT
6 1 (0.14%) FISMA
6 1 (0.14%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 152 (20.54%) Active Directory
2 113 (15.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (6.76%) Hyper-V
4 25 (3.38%) KVM
4 25 (3.38%) Xen
5 24 (3.24%) NFS
5 24 (3.24%) SRDF
6 22 (2.97%) vSphere
7 20 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
8 19 (2.57%) XenApp
9 15 (2.03%) Docker
10 13 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
10 13 (1.76%) XenDesktop
11 10 (1.35%) VMware ESX
12 9 (1.22%) vCloud
12 9 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
13 8 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (0.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 7 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
15 6 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 53 (7.16%) SCCM
2 43 (5.81%) Puppet
3 36 (4.86%) Ansible
4 20 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 19 (2.57%) Microsoft Intune
5 19 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (2.03%) Tivoli
7 13 (1.76%) Terraform
8 10 (1.35%) Packer
9 9 (1.22%) SCOM
10 8 (1.08%) Kubernetes
11 7 (0.95%) Consul
11 7 (0.95%) Rsyslog
11 7 (0.95%) yum
11 7 (0.95%) ZABBIX
12 6 (0.81%) OpenView
13 4 (0.54%) AirWatch
13 4 (0.54%) CA Single Sign-On
13 4 (0.54%) Hadoop YARN
13 4 (0.54%) Simpana
Vendors
1 222 (30.00%) VMware
2 179 (24.19%) Microsoft
3 136 (18.38%) Cisco
4 117 (15.81%) Oracle
5 76 (10.27%) IBM
6 68 (9.19%) Citrix
7 50 (6.76%) Red Hat
8 47 (6.35%) NetApp
9 46 (6.22%) EMC
10 40 (5.41%) Intel
11 28 (3.78%) HP
12 23 (3.11%) Splunk
13 18 (2.43%) CheckPoint
13 18 (2.43%) Google
14 17 (2.30%) AppDynamics
15 15 (2.03%) DataSynapse
15 15 (2.03%) Palo Alto
15 15 (2.03%) Sybase
15 15 (2.03%) TIBCO
16 13 (1.76%) 3PAR
East London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 5 days ago