Period
to 1 December 2021

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £650 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 1 December 2021.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Infrastructure Architect
Central London > City of London
6 months to
1 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 166 114 214
Rank change year-on-year -52 +100 +28
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 14 5 12
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.35% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.28% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 8
10th Percentile £528 £469 £488
25th Percentile £564 £553 £515
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £650 £613 £625
Median % change year-on-year +6.12% -2.00% +1.01%
75th Percentile £750 £650 £659
90th Percentile £819 £673 £759
Central London median daily rate £650 £613 £613
% change year-on-year +6.12% - +2.08%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 3,736 1,814 5,292
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.54% 92.27% 93.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,875 1,375 4,188
10th Percentile £356 £313 £313
25th Percentile £463 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £513
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +2.44% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £608 £600
90th Percentile £750 £688 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £520 £500
% change year-on-year +5.77% +4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 25 60
10th Percentile £13.88 £17.60 £12.03
25th Percentile £17.34 £22.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £32.40 £27.00 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% +36.71% +5.61%
75th Percentile £46.75 £40.00 £23.56
90th Percentile £65.15 £47.05 £49.50
Central London median hourly rate £34.50 £28.45 £20.50
% change year-on-year +21.29% +38.76% +9.63%

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Architect in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Architect in the City of London

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in the City of London

Infrastructure Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in the City of London over the 6 months to 1 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Architect in the City of London

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 December 2021, Infrastructure Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Terraform
3 5 (35.71%) DevOps
3 5 (35.71%) Kubernetes
3 5 (35.71%) VMware
3 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (35.71%) Ansible
4 4 (28.57%) Azure
5 3 (21.43%) AWS
5 3 (21.43%) SIEM
5 3 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (21.43%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco
5 3 (21.43%) GCP
5 3 (21.43%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure as Code
6 2 (14.29%) Serverless
6 2 (14.29%) Amazon SageMaker
6 2 (14.29%) Amazon EKS
6 2 (14.29%) Amazon ECS
6 2 (14.29%) Cloud Run
6 2 (14.29%) Cloud Functions
6 2 (14.29%) Social Skills
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 2 (14.29%) Jupyter
6 2 (14.29%) Packer
6 2 (14.29%) GitLab
6 2 (14.29%) RStudio
6 2 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (14.29%) Snowflake

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (14.29%) Jupyter
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Azure
2 3 (21.43%) AWS
2 3 (21.43%) GCP
3 2 (14.29%) Amazon ECS
3 2 (14.29%) Amazon EKS
3 2 (14.29%) Amazon SageMaker
3 2 (14.29%) Cloud Functions
3 2 (14.29%) Cloud Run
3 2 (14.29%) Serverless
3 2 (14.29%) Snowflake
4 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DHCP
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) IGMP
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
1 1 (7.14%) VPN
1 1 (7.14%) VSAN
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon Redshift
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) GitLab
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
1 2 (14.29%) RStudio
General
1 8 (57.14%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Social Skills
3 1 (7.14%) Influencing Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Flash
1 1 (7.14%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Private Cloud
1 1 (7.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (35.71%) DevOps
2 3 (21.43%) Infrastructure as Code
2 3 (21.43%) SIEM
3 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
3 2 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
3 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
3 2 (14.29%) Scrum
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) ITSM
4 1 (7.14%) Network Segmentation
4 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) TOGAF
4 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) HIPAA
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Docker
3 1 (7.14%) VMFS
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) Terraform
2 5 (35.71%) Ansible
2 5 (35.71%) Kubernetes
3 3 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (14.29%) Packer
5 1 (7.14%) Puppet
5 1 (7.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) VMware
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) Avaya
3 2 (14.29%) Google
3 2 (14.29%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft