Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £581 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 November 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.

Infrastructure Architect
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 224 215
Rank change year-on-year -1 -9 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 21 24 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.30% 0.36% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.38% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 21 46
City of London median daily rate £581 £563 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.20% +2.27% +2.33%
10th Percentile £463 £425 £439
90th Percentile £757 £675 £606
Central London median daily rate £575 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +9.52% -4.55% +2.33%
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 6700 6297 8710
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 95.48% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5290 5007 6838
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £678 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 127
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.30
90th Percentile £29.29 £48.40 £39.25
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% -4.40% +7.46%

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 20 November 2017.

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 20 November 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 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 7 (33.33%) VMware
3 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (28.57%) Windows
4 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (23.81%) Banking
4 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (23.81%) PaaS
4 5 (23.81%) IaaS
5 4 (19.05%) SaaS
5 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
5 4 (19.05%) Middleware
5 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
5 4 (19.05%) Network Virtualisation
6 3 (14.29%) SSL
6 3 (14.29%) Linux
6 3 (14.29%) CRM
6 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
6 3 (14.29%) Firewall
6 3 (14.29%) Wealth Management
6 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
6 3 (14.29%) DevOps
6 3 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 3 (14.29%) Security Operations
6 3 (14.29%) Cloud Computing

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 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (4.76%) CICS
1 1 (4.76%) IBM HTTP Server
1 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
1 1 (4.76%) nginx
1 1 (4.76%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (23.81%) IaaS
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (23.81%) PaaS
2 4 (19.05%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (19.05%) SaaS
3 3 (14.29%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (14.29%) Office 365
4 1 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) Firewall
1 3 (14.29%) SSL
2 2 (9.52%) DMZ
2 2 (9.52%) IPsec
2 2 (9.52%) LAN
2 2 (9.52%) Network Security
2 2 (9.52%) WAN
3 1 (4.76%) DNS
3 1 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (4.76%) Internet
3 1 (4.76%) iSCSI
3 1 (4.76%) SAN
3 1 (4.76%) SMS
3 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) Big Data
1 1 (4.76%) DB2
1 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
1 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Artifactory
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (42.86%) Finance
2 5 (23.81%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (19.05%) Middleware
2 1 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (4.76%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Cloud Native
2 2 (9.52%) Public Cloud
2 2 (9.52%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (4.76%) CLARiiON
3 1 (4.76%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (4.76%) EMC VNX
3 1 (4.76%) Fintech
3 1 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Team
3 1 (4.76%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.52%) Solaris
4 1 (4.76%) AIX
4 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.76%) SUSE
4 1 (4.76%) Unix
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
4 1 (4.76%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (19.05%) Network Virtualisation
4 3 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 3 (14.29%) CRM
4 3 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (14.29%) DevOps
4 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (14.29%) Security Operations
4 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 3 (14.29%) Wealth Management
5 2 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (9.52%) Identity Access Management
5 2 (9.52%) Migration
5 2 (9.52%) Network Segmentation
5 2 (9.52%) Security Architecture
6 1 (4.76%) Feasibility Study
6 1 (4.76%) IT Strategy
6 1 (4.76%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
1 1 (4.76%) Python
1 1 (4.76%) Ruby
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (4.76%) DBS Check
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (9.52%) GDPR
2 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
3 1 (4.76%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (9.52%) vSphere
3 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Kibana
1 1 (4.76%) logstash
1 1 (4.76%) Puppet
1 1 (4.76%) vMotion
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) VMware
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
3 2 (9.52%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) Palo Alto
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco
4 1 (4.76%) Dell
4 1 (4.76%) EMC
4 1 (4.76%) IBM
4 1 (4.76%) Intel
4 1 (4.76%) NetApp
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow