Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £523 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 25 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
UK > England
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 491 333 333
Rank change year-on-year -158 0 +27
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 406 699 734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.72% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.76% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 508 504
England median daily rate £523 £500 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.50% +4.71% -4.50%
10th Percentile £413 £413 £356
90th Percentile £695 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £516 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +3.25% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
England median hourly rate £43.75 - £28.00
10th Percentile £36.13 - £23.00
90th Percentile £56.38 - £29.75
UK median hourly rate £43.75 - £29.10

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89210 92159 99333
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59487 60657 64240
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2625 3000 3817
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.48 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.81% +2.64% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.05
% change year-on-year +3.86% -0.28% +9.39%

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Architect in England

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in England

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in England over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Architect in England

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in England

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in England over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Infrastructure Architect in England

Infrastructure Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect within the England region over the 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -110 163 £525 -4.55% 12
South East -37 109 £513 +7.89% 3
North of England -8 69 £508 +1.50% 9
North West +19 56 £525 +2.94% 2
South West -17 22 £500 -11.11% 3
East of England -32 22 £490 -14.78% 1
Midlands -17 20 £516 +4.29% 4
Yorkshire 0 12 £475 -9.52% 6
West Midlands -1 11 £515 +8.42% 3
East Midlands -14 8 £525 +2.44% 1
North East +31 1 £405 -8.99% 1
Infrastructure Architect
UK

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 102 (25.12%) Windows
2 98 (24.14%) Data Centre
3 94 (23.15%) VMware
4 87 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 84 (20.69%) Finance
6 75 (18.47%) Migration
6 75 (18.47%) Firewall
7 69 (17.00%) TOGAF
8 66 (16.26%) Security Cleared
9 65 (16.01%) Linux
10 62 (15.27%) VMware Infrastructure
11 59 (14.53%) Cisco
12 56 (13.79%) Citrix
13 54 (13.30%) SC Cleared
13 54 (13.30%) Microsoft Azure
13 54 (13.30%) Amazon AWS
14 50 (12.32%) Active Directory
15 48 (11.82%) Windows Server
16 45 (11.08%) Agile Software Development
17 44 (10.84%) ITIL
18 40 (9.85%) Oracle
18 40 (9.85%) SAN
18 40 (9.85%) Enterprise Architecture
19 37 (9.11%) WAN
20 36 (8.87%) DNS
21 35 (8.62%) Middleware
21 35 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
22 33 (8.13%) Banking
22 33 (8.13%) Project Management
23 32 (7.88%) Office 365

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 14 (3.45%) MS Exchange
2 12 (2.96%) nginx
3 9 (2.22%) IIS
3 9 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.22%) WebSphere
4 8 (1.97%) Skype for Business
5 6 (1.48%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.23%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.99%) Apache
7 4 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.99%) WildFly
8 3 (0.74%) CICS
8 3 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (0.49%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.49%) CMS
9 2 (0.49%) Documentum
9 2 (0.49%) FileNet
9 2 (0.49%) JBoss
9 2 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 7 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.49%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.25%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 54 (13.30%) Amazon AWS
1 54 (13.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (7.88%) Office 365
3 29 (7.14%) IaaS
4 28 (6.90%) PaaS
5 11 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (2.46%) SaaS
7 2 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.25%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.25%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.25%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 75 (18.47%) Firewall
2 40 (9.85%) SAN
3 37 (9.11%) WAN
4 36 (8.87%) DNS
5 31 (7.64%) LAN
6 24 (5.91%) TCP/IP
7 16 (3.94%) SSL
7 16 (3.94%) VPN
8 10 (2.46%) Fibre Channel
8 10 (2.46%) NetScaler
8 10 (2.46%) Network Security
9 9 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (2.22%) NAS
10 8 (1.97%) DHCP
10 8 (1.97%) MPLS
11 7 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
11 7 (1.72%) DAB
11 7 (1.72%) NX-OS
11 7 (1.72%) Skype
11 7 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.39%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.19%) MongoDB
3 12 (2.96%) Hadoop
3 12 (2.96%) Oracle Database
4 11 (2.71%) Big Data
4 11 (2.71%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.48%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.74%) DB2
7 3 (0.74%) Oracle Exadata
7 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.49%) Apache Hive
8 2 (0.49%) HBase
8 2 (0.49%) IBM BigInsights
8 2 (0.49%) MySQL
8 2 (0.49%) OLAP
8 2 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (3.94%) Git (software)
2 15 (3.69%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.46%) Artifactory
3 10 (2.46%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.49%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.25%) MSI
5 1 (0.25%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.25%) Subversion
5 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 84 (20.69%) Finance
2 33 (8.13%) Banking
3 17 (4.19%) Retail
4 11 (2.71%) Marketing
4 11 (2.71%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.22%) Law
6 7 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.99%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.74%) Aerospace
8 3 (0.74%) Electronics
8 3 (0.74%) Publishing
9 2 (0.49%) Legal
9 2 (0.49%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.25%) Advertising
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.62%) Middleware
2 13 (3.20%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (1.48%) Web Services
4 5 (1.23%) SAML
5 4 (0.99%) .NET
6 3 (0.74%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (0.74%) REST
6 3 (0.74%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.49%) COM
7 2 (0.49%) JMS
7 2 (0.49%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.49%) MSMQ
7 2 (0.49%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (0.49%) SAP PI
7 2 (0.49%) SOAP
8 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.25%) 802.1X
8 1 (0.25%) JSON
8 1 (0.25%) OpenID
8 1 (0.25%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 98 (24.14%) Data Centre
2 16 (3.94%) Clustering
3 13 (3.20%) Private Cloud
4 12 (2.96%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (2.71%) Virtual Team
6 10 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (2.22%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.72%) BYOD
8 7 (1.72%) FMCG
8 7 (1.72%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.72%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.23%) FlexPod
9 5 (1.23%) Replication
10 4 (0.99%) EMC VNX
10 4 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.99%) N-Tier
10 4 (0.99%) PKI
10 4 (0.99%) Social Media
10 4 (0.99%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 3 (0.74%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 102 (25.12%) Windows
2 65 (16.01%) Linux
3 48 (11.82%) Windows Server
4 28 (6.90%) Unix
5 27 (6.65%) AIX
6 23 (5.67%) Solaris
7 21 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 15 (3.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (2.96%) Windows 10
11 11 (2.71%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (1.72%) HPUX
12 7 (1.72%) SUSE
13 6 (1.48%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.74%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.74%) zOS
15 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.25%) OS/2
15 1 (0.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (18.47%) Migration
2 69 (17.00%) TOGAF
3 45 (11.08%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (10.84%) ITIL
5 40 (9.85%) Enterprise Architecture
6 35 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 33 (8.13%) Project Management
8 25 (6.16%) Load Balancing
9 23 (5.67%) Network Design
10 22 (5.42%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (5.17%) DevOps
12 20 (4.93%) IT Strategy
12 20 (4.93%) Technical Architecture
13 18 (4.43%) Disaster Recovery
14 17 (4.19%) SOA
15 15 (3.69%) High Availability
15 15 (3.69%) Programme Management
16 14 (3.45%) Open Source
17 12 (2.96%) Capacity Planning
17 12 (2.96%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (6.16%) SQL
2 19 (4.68%) Python
3 14 (3.45%) Bash Shell
4 10 (2.46%) Java
4 10 (2.46%) Ruby
5 6 (1.48%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.49%) C++
6 2 (0.49%) Go
6 2 (0.49%) Scala
6 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.25%) Perl
7 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 66 (16.26%) Security Cleared
2 54 (13.30%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.69%) Degree
4 12 (2.96%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (2.71%) MCSE
6 9 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.72%) DV Cleared
8 6 (1.48%) MCSA
8 6 (1.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.99%) CCA
9 4 (0.99%) CCIE
9 4 (0.99%) CCNA
9 4 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (0.99%) VCAP
10 3 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (0.49%) CCNP
11 2 (0.49%) Sun Certification
12 1 (0.25%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.96%) PCI DSS
2 9 (2.22%) GDPR
2 9 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.74%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (0.74%) SLA
4 2 (0.49%) COBIT
4 2 (0.49%) QA
4 2 (0.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.25%) HL7
System Software
1 62 (15.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (12.32%) Active Directory
3 27 (6.65%) Hyper-V
4 13 (3.20%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (2.71%) vSphere
6 6 (1.48%) XenDesktop
7 5 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (1.23%) XenApp
8 4 (0.99%) Docker
8 4 (0.99%) KVM
8 4 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.74%) vCloud
9 3 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.74%) Xen
10 2 (0.49%) HDFS
10 2 (0.49%) Terminal Services
10 2 (0.49%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.25%) NFS
11 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (3.94%) SCCM
2 14 (3.45%) Puppet
3 12 (2.96%) Ansible
4 10 (2.46%) Kibana
4 10 (2.46%) logstash
5 8 (1.97%) SCOM
6 6 (1.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (1.23%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (0.99%) NetBackup
8 4 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.99%) Terraform
9 3 (0.74%) WSUS
10 2 (0.49%) Mesos
10 2 (0.49%) Salt
10 2 (0.49%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.49%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.25%) Forum Sentry
11 1 (0.25%) Grafana
11 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 94 (23.15%) VMware
2 87 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 59 (14.53%) Cisco
4 56 (13.79%) Citrix
5 40 (9.85%) Oracle
6 27 (6.65%) HP
7 26 (6.40%) IBM
8 19 (4.68%) NetApp
8 19 (4.68%) Red Hat
9 16 (3.94%) CheckPoint
9 16 (3.94%) EMC
10 9 (2.22%) SAP
11 8 (1.97%) Juniper
12 7 (1.72%) Dell
13 5 (1.23%) 3PAR
13 5 (1.23%) Blue Coat
13 5 (1.23%) Veritas
14 4 (0.99%) Cloudera
14 4 (0.99%) F5
14 4 (0.99%) SolarWinds