Period
to 21 March 2019

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £510 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 March 2019.

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
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 216 239 205
Rank change year-on-year +23 -34 0
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 30 13 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.44% 0.18% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.19% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 15
City of London median daily rate £510 £550 £588
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.27% -6.38% +2.17%
10th Percentile £413 £465 £478
90th Percentile £644 £636 £773
Central London median daily rate £494 £550 £513
% change year-on-year -10.23% +7.32% -8.89%
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 6,381 6,721 5,760
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.49% 94.52% 95.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,943 5,329 4,510
City of London median daily rate £513 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £306 £313 £310
90th Percentile £675 £688 £660
Central London median daily rate £505 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +1.00% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 100 67
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.47% +1.39% -10.00%
10th Percentile £12.71 £11.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £42.02 £38.85 £42.90
Central London median hourly rate £18.76 £18.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year -0.48% +10.88% -15.00%

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 21 March 2019.

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 21 March 2019, 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 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (33.33%) Project Management
3 10 (33.33%) UML
3 10 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 10 (33.33%) SOA
3 10 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (33.33%) Network Architecture
4 9 (30.00%) Windows
5 8 (26.67%) Finance
5 8 (26.67%) Migration
5 8 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (23.33%) Data Centre
7 6 (20.00%) SQL
8 5 (16.67%) Linux
8 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 4 (13.33%) Firewall
9 4 (13.33%) Visualisation
9 4 (13.33%) Banking
10 3 (10.00%) DevOps
10 3 (10.00%) Office 365
10 3 (10.00%) IaaS
10 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (10.00%) VMware
10 3 (10.00%) DNS
10 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
11 2 (6.67%) .NET
11 2 (6.67%) VPN
11 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery

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 1 (3.33%) SAS
Applications
1 10 (33.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (26.67%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (10.00%) IaaS
3 3 (10.00%) Office 365
4 2 (6.67%) PaaS
5 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) Firewall
2 3 (10.00%) DNS
3 2 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) Azure SQL Database
General
1 8 (26.67%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Private Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Windows
2 5 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (36.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 10 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 10 (33.33%) Project Management
3 10 (33.33%) SOA
3 10 (33.33%) UML
4 8 (26.67%) Migration
5 4 (13.33%) Visualisation
6 3 (10.00%) DevOps
7 2 (6.67%) Asset Management
7 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (6.67%) Investment Management
7 2 (6.67%) IT Strategy
7 2 (6.67%) Network Virtualisation
7 2 (6.67%) TOGAF
8 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.33%) ITIL
8 1 (3.33%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) TOGAF Certification
2 1 (3.33%) CCIE
2 1 (3.33%) CCNP
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) Prometheus
2 1 (3.33%) Ansible
2 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.33%) Netcool
2 1 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (3.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (10.00%) VMware
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco
2 1 (3.33%) Citrix
2 1 (3.33%) iManage
2 1 (3.33%) Intapp
2 1 (3.33%) Progress
2 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
2 1 (3.33%) Splunk
2 1 (3.33%) Symantec