Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 235 239 213
Rank change year-on-year +4 -26 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 21 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.29% 0.26% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.28% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 19
City of London median daily rate £600 £575 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +9.52% -
10th Percentile £413 £463 £450
90th Percentile £728 £762 £688
Central London median daily rate £600 £575 £519
% change year-on-year +4.35% +10.84% -3.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 6,800 6,804 6,227
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 94.67% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,368 5,399 4,938
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 92 73
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £12.58
90th Percentile £25.70 £30.75 £54.03
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.05 £17.21
% change year-on-year +3.60% +4.90% -4.40%

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Architect in the job title as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 13 December 2018.

Contractor 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 13 December 2018, 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 11 (52.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (38.10%) Finance
3 6 (28.57%) Banking
4 5 (23.81%) SaaS
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (19.05%) Office 365
5 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (19.05%) TOGAF
5 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
5 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle
6 3 (14.29%) ITIL
6 3 (14.29%) UML
6 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
6 3 (14.29%) SOA
6 3 (14.29%) VMware
6 3 (14.29%) Financial Institution
6 3 (14.29%) Firewall
6 3 (14.29%) Cisco
6 3 (14.29%) Project Management
6 3 (14.29%) Migration
6 3 (14.29%) Google
6 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (14.29%) PaaS
6 3 (14.29%) Network Architecture
6 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (14.29%) IaaS
6 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management

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 (9.52%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (23.81%) SaaS
3 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (19.05%) Office 365
4 3 (14.29%) IaaS
4 3 (14.29%) PaaS
5 2 (9.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) Skype
2 2 (9.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 8 (38.10%) Finance
2 6 (28.57%) Banking
3 3 (14.29%) Financial Institution
4 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Private Banking
4 1 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (4.76%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Hedge funds
2 2 (9.52%) Public Cloud
2 2 (9.52%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (9.52%) User Experience
3 1 (4.76%) Cloud Native
3 1 (4.76%) CMDB
3 1 (4.76%) Equities
3 1 (4.76%) Fintech
3 1 (4.76%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Windows
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
2 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (19.05%) TOGAF
3 3 (14.29%) Decision-Making
3 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) Network Architecture
3 3 (14.29%) Project Management
3 3 (14.29%) SOA
3 3 (14.29%) UML
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (4.76%) Microservices
5 1 (4.76%) Scaled Agile Framework
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Leadership
5 1 (4.76%) Thought Leadership
5 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) CCIE
1 1 (4.76%) CCNP
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.76%) Degree
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (9.52%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) Ansible
2 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.76%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) Cisco
2 3 (14.29%) Google
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) NetApp
4 1 (4.76%) iManage
4 1 (4.76%) Intapp
4 1 (4.76%) Progress
4 1 (4.76%) Remedy
4 1 (4.76%) Splunk