Period
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The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £583 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 3 July 2022.

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
3 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 164 148 136
Rank change year-on-year -16 -12 +77
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 33 20 4
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.76% 0.63% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.67% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 16 3
10th Percentile £513 £464 £565
25th Percentile £527 £505 £573
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £583 £516 £625
Median % change year-on-year +12.83% -17.40% +19.05%
75th Percentile £666 £565 £675
90th Percentile £763 £594 £683
Central London median daily rate £590 £516 £625
% change year-on-year +14.29% -17.40% +18.20%

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 4,047 2,993 2,562
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.33% 93.68% 93.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,995 2,196 1,921
10th Percentile £358 £350 £306
25th Percentile £463 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £563 £550 £500
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% +10.00% -2.44%
75th Percentile £688 £638 £600
90th Percentile £775 £713 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £545 £500
% change year-on-year +0.92% +9.00% -2.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 39 37
10th Percentile £17.10 £12.30 £12.47
25th Percentile £25.94 £14.06 £14.38
Median hourly rate £44.50 £23.00 £26.00
Median % change year-on-year +93.48% -11.54% +30.00%
75th Percentile £55.38 £31.08 £38.75
90th Percentile £64.55 £38.65 £54.10
Central London median hourly rate £43.00 £23.00 £26.22
% change year-on-year +86.96% -12.28% +31.10%

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 3 July 2022.

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 3 July 2022, Infrastructure Architect contract jobs required the following 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 17 (51.52%) Azure
2 16 (48.48%) Windows
3 13 (39.39%) Migration
3 13 (39.39%) VMware
4 11 (33.33%) Finance
4 11 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
5 10 (30.30%) Architecture Roadmap
6 9 (27.27%) IaaS
7 8 (24.24%) PaaS
7 8 (24.24%) Agile
7 8 (24.24%) Project Delivery
8 7 (21.21%) Citrix
8 7 (21.21%) ITIL
8 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
8 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
9 6 (18.18%) Microservices
9 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (18.18%) SaaS
9 6 (18.18%) Linux
9 6 (18.18%) Middleware
9 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2016
10 5 (15.15%) TOGAF Certification
10 5 (15.15%) TOGAF
10 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (15.15%) Microsoft 365
10 5 (15.15%) AWS
11 4 (12.12%) ISO 22301
11 4 (12.12%) Cyber Essentials
11 4 (12.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS

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 (6.06%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 17 (51.52%) Azure
2 9 (27.27%) IaaS
3 8 (24.24%) PaaS
4 6 (18.18%) SaaS
5 5 (15.15%) AWS
5 5 (15.15%) Microsoft 365
6 2 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (6.06%) GCP
7 1 (3.03%) Amazon ECS
7 1 (3.03%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (3.03%) Google Workspace
7 1 (3.03%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (3.03%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.09%) DHCP
1 3 (9.09%) DNS
1 3 (9.09%) WAN
2 2 (6.06%) Firewall
2 2 (6.06%) LAN
2 2 (6.06%) VPN
2 2 (6.06%) VSAN
3 1 (3.03%) BGP
3 1 (3.03%) EIGRP
3 1 (3.03%) MPLS
3 1 (3.03%) Multicast
3 1 (3.03%) Network Security
3 1 (3.03%) OSPF
3 1 (3.03%) SAN
3 1 (3.03%) SD-WAN
3 1 (3.03%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (3.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Big Data
2 1 (3.03%) DB2
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Banking
3 3 (9.09%) Social Skills
4 2 (6.06%) Law
5 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
5 1 (3.03%) Legal
5 1 (3.03%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) Middleware
2 1 (3.03%) Angular 2
2 1 (3.03%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) PKI
2 2 (6.06%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.03%) Hedge funds
3 1 (3.03%) Legacy Systems
3 1 (3.03%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 11 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 6 (18.18%) Linux
3 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2016
4 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (3.03%) AIX
5 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) Migration
2 10 (30.30%) Architecture Roadmap
3 8 (24.24%) Agile
3 8 (24.24%) Project Delivery
4 7 (21.21%) ITIL
5 6 (18.18%) Microservices
6 5 (15.15%) TOGAF
7 4 (12.12%) PRINCE2
7 4 (12.12%) Service Management
8 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (9.09%) High Availability
8 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (9.09%) Network Design
9 2 (6.06%) CI/CD
9 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
9 2 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (6.06%) Requirements Gathering
9 2 (6.06%) Technology Roadmap
9 2 (6.06%) Test Scripting
9 2 (6.06%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) TOGAF Certification
2 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) CCNA
3 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.06%) CISSP
3 2 (6.06%) MCSE
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) AWS Certification
4 1 (3.03%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.12%) Cyber Essentials
1 4 (12.12%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 4 (12.12%) ISO 22301
1 4 (12.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.03%) GDPR
System Software
1 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.06%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (6.06%) vSphere
4 2 (6.06%) XenApp
4 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.03%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Active Directory Federation Services
1 2 (6.06%) SCCM
1 2 (6.06%) SCOM
1 2 (6.06%) Single Sign-On
1 2 (6.06%) vCenter Server
1 2 (6.06%) vRealize
2 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) VMware
2 7 (21.21%) Citrix
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.12%) Cisco
3 4 (12.12%) Oracle
4 2 (6.06%) Juniper
4 2 (6.06%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.03%) Cloudamize
5 1 (3.03%) EMC
5 1 (3.03%) Google
5 1 (3.03%) IBM
5 1 (3.03%) NetApp