The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Architect
London / City of London
Rank 137 146 159
Rank change year-on-year +9 +13  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 16 15 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.53% 0.46% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.48% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 27
Median daily rate £600 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £541 £426 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £768 £608 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £478 £475
% change year-on-year +4.71% +0.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +152.63%  

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

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2852 3136 4830
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.23% 95.38% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2214 2501 3637
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 46 74
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.99 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.96% +8.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £47.50 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Architect in the City of London

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in the City of London

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in the City of London over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Architect in the City of London

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 across the City of London region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 15 (53.57%) Windows
1 15 (53.57%) Finance
2 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 12 (42.86%) Data Centre
3 11 (39.29%) Linux
3 11 (39.29%) VMware
4 9 (32.14%) Oracle
5 8 (28.57%) PaaS
6 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 7 (25.00%) LAN
6 7 (25.00%) Citrix
6 7 (25.00%) IaaS
7 6 (21.43%) JBoss
7 6 (21.43%) LDAP
7 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (21.43%) TOGAF
8 5 (17.86%) Migration
8 5 (17.86%) Unix
8 5 (17.86%) Cisco
8 5 (17.86%) Firewall
8 5 (17.86%) Big Data
8 5 (17.86%) SaaS
9 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
9 4 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (14.29%) DNS
9 4 (14.29%) WAN
9 4 (14.29%) Banking
9 4 (14.29%) Network Design
9 4 (14.29%) Technical Architecture

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (21.43%) JBoss
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.57%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 8 (28.57%) PaaS
2 7 (25.00%) IaaS
3 6 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (17.86%) SaaS
5 3 (10.71%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (7.14%) Office 365
7 1 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) LAN
2 6 (21.43%) LDAP
3 5 (17.86%) Firewall
4 4 (14.29%) DNS
4 4 (14.29%) WAN
5 2 (7.14%) Kerberos
5 2 (7.14%) NAS
5 2 (7.14%) SAN
6 1 (3.57%) BIG-IP
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (3.57%) DHCP
6 1 (3.57%) Network Security
6 1 (3.57%) VoIP
6 1 (3.57%) Wireless
6 1 (3.57%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (17.86%) Big Data
3 4 (14.29%) Hadoop
4 2 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Exadata
General
1 15 (53.57%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Front Office
3 1 (3.57%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.71%) Middleware
1 3 (10.71%) SOAP
2 1 (3.57%) OAuth
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (3.57%) SAML
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.71%) User Experience
3 2 (7.14%) Private Cloud
3 2 (7.14%) Public Cloud
4 1 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.57%) PKI
4 1 (3.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Linux
3 5 (17.86%) Unix
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 3 (10.71%) AIX
5 3 (10.71%) Solaris
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (7.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (21.43%) TOGAF
2 5 (17.86%) Migration
3 4 (14.29%) Identity Access Management
3 4 (14.29%) Network Design
3 4 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (10.71%) DevOps
4 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
4 3 (10.71%) ITIL
4 3 (10.71%) Open Source
5 2 (7.14%) Asset Management
5 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (7.14%) ETL
5 2 (7.14%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (7.14%) High Availability
5 2 (7.14%) IT Strategy
5 2 (7.14%) Low Latency
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (7.14%) Scrum
5 2 (7.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) Degree
1 3 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) CCNP
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (3.57%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (7.14%) vCloud
4 1 (3.57%) Docker
4 1 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.57%) vSphere
4 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) OpenIDM
3 1 (3.57%) BladeLogic
3 1 (3.57%) Control-M
3 1 (3.57%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) VMware
2 9 (32.14%) Oracle
3 7 (25.00%) Citrix
4 5 (17.86%) Cisco
5 3 (10.71%) HP
5 3 (10.71%) IBM
5 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
6 2 (7.14%) Bloomberg
6 2 (7.14%) Dell
6 2 (7.14%) F5
6 2 (7.14%) ForgeRock
6 2 (7.14%) Hortonworks
6 2 (7.14%) Reuters
6 2 (7.14%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.57%) Cloudera
7 1 (3.57%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.57%) Symantec
7 1 (3.57%) Tableau
7 1 (3.57%) Zerto
City, London
Eames Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Rate: £420 - £480 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Amicus Recruitment Limited
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 6 days ago