Period
to 16 June 2021

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £520 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 June 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
16 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 132 137 200
Rank change year-on-year +5 +63 +46
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 23 4 35
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.77% 0.14% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 0.15% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 32
10th Percentile £472 £565 £413
25th Percentile £506 £573 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £520 £625 £523
Median % change year-on-year -16.80% +19.62% -6.07%
75th Percentile £580 £675 £623
90th Percentile £600 £683 £636
Central London median daily rate £520 £625 £538
% change year-on-year -16.80% +16.28% -6.52%

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 2,797 2,667 6,006
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.89% 93.71% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,051 2,012 4,685
10th Percentile £350 £300 £325
25th Percentile £439 £413 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £520
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% -3.85% +4.00%
75th Percentile £638 £600 £594
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £543 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +8.50% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 46 63
10th Percentile £12.19 £12.42 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.16 £14.09 £12.76
Median hourly rate £22.75 £23.37 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -2.64% +16.84% +6.95%
75th Percentile £30.23 £38.75 £32.13
90th Percentile £40.00 £52.38 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +20.00% +6.95%

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 16 June 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 16 June 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 13 (56.52%) Citrix
1 13 (56.52%) VMware
2 12 (52.17%) Windows
3 10 (43.48%) Linux
3 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 10 (43.48%) Data Centre
4 9 (39.13%) Architecture Roadmap
4 9 (39.13%) Cisco
4 9 (39.13%) ITIL
4 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
5 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (34.78%) TOGAF
5 8 (34.78%) LAN
5 8 (34.78%) WAN
5 8 (34.78%) Firewall
5 8 (34.78%) vSphere
6 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (30.43%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (30.43%) Wireless
6 7 (30.43%) Red Hat
6 7 (30.43%) WebSphere MQ
6 7 (30.43%) DB2
6 7 (30.43%) VPN
6 7 (30.43%) IBM
6 7 (30.43%) Load Balancing
6 7 (30.43%) WebSphere
7 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2
7 6 (26.09%) Azure
7 6 (26.09%) TOGAF Certification
7 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Engineering

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 7 (30.43%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Azure
2 5 (21.74%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (4.35%) AWS
3 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) Firewall
1 8 (34.78%) LAN
1 8 (34.78%) WAN
2 7 (30.43%) VPN
2 7 (30.43%) Wireless
3 4 (17.39%) SAN
4 1 (4.35%) DHCP
4 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) DB2
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (17.39%) Law
2 3 (13.04%) Social Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Public Sector
4 1 (4.35%) Legal
4 1 (4.35%) Police
4 1 (4.35%) Presentation Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile Payment
2 2 (8.70%) SWIFT
3 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (4.35%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Linux
3 8 (34.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
5 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2019
6 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Architecture Roadmap
1 9 (39.13%) ITIL
2 8 (34.78%) TOGAF
3 7 (30.43%) Load Balancing
4 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 6 (26.09%) PRINCE2
5 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (21.74%) Migration
5 5 (21.74%) Technical Leadership
6 4 (17.39%) High Availability
6 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (17.39%) Project Delivery
7 2 (8.70%) Architectural Design
7 2 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (4.35%) ArchiMate
8 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (4.35%) IT4IT
8 1 (4.35%) Requirements Gathering
8 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
8 1 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) TOGAF Certification
2 5 (21.74%) RHCA
3 4 (17.39%) CCNA
3 4 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (17.39%) CISSP
3 4 (17.39%) MCSE
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) ISO 22301
1 3 (13.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (8.70%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (8.70%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (8.70%) SEPA
3 1 (4.35%) COBIT
3 1 (4.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 8 (34.78%) vSphere
3 7 (30.43%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (30.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (21.74%) XenApp
4 5 (21.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
1 4 (17.39%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Citrix
1 13 (56.52%) VMware
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 9 (39.13%) Cisco
4 7 (30.43%) IBM
4 7 (30.43%) Red Hat
5 5 (21.74%) Juniper
6 4 (17.39%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.35%) Oracle