The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Architect was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Architect
UK / England
Rank 368 332 306
Rank change year-on-year -36 -26  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 218 313 324
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.64% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.67% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 205 209
Median daily rate £538 £513 £493
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.87% +4.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £424 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.16% +1.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +152.63%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +152.63%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39640 46520 45346
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25778 30491 27853
Median daily rate £431 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.29% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1455 1828
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.06% +3.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.32 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England that featured Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

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 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -6 114 £550 +4.76% 13
South East -10 28 £500 -9.09% 7
North West +19 24 £535 +15.67% 4
East of England +2 16 £600 +6.66%
Yorkshire +11 14 £425 -10.52% 3
North East -8 7 £434 - 3
East Midlands -3 5 £560 +21.08% 1
West Midlands -4 5 £493 +9.44% 1
South West -10 4 £475 +2.70%
Infrastructure Architect
UK

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 199 (40.28%) Windows
2 155 (31.38%) VMware
3 126 (25.51%) Data Centre
4 116 (23.48%) Microsoft
5 110 (22.27%) Linux
6 103 (20.85%) Active Directory
6 103 (20.85%) Security Cleared
7 100 (20.24%) Amazon AWS
8 94 (19.03%) Microsoft Azure
8 94 (19.03%) VMware Infrastructure
9 92 (18.62%) WAN
10 91 (18.42%) LAN
11 82 (16.60%) TOGAF
12 81 (16.40%) SC Cleared
12 81 (16.40%) Finance
13 80 (16.19%) Cisco
14 76 (15.38%) Migration
15 72 (14.57%) Oracle
16 67 (13.56%) DNS
17 60 (12.15%) Citrix
17 60 (12.15%) SQL Server
17 60 (12.15%) SQL
18 59 (11.94%) Firewall
19 58 (11.74%) Network Design
20 57 (11.54%) IaaS
21 56 (11.34%) Office 365
21 56 (11.34%) Agile Software Development
22 54 (10.93%) Windows Server
23 51 (10.32%) MS Excel
24 50 (10.12%) ITIL

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 28 (5.67%) Apache
2 21 (4.25%) WebSphere
3 17 (3.44%) JBoss
4 15 (3.04%) IIS
5 14 (2.83%) Tomcat
6 13 (2.63%) MS Exchange
7 12 (2.43%) Oracle Coherence
8 11 (2.23%) SharePoint
9 10 (2.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 9 (1.82%) DataSynapse
11 8 (1.62%) Skype for Business
12 7 (1.42%) OpenStack
12 7 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (1.21%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (1.01%) WebLogic
15 3 (0.61%) Apache Spark
15 3 (0.61%) CMS
15 3 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
15 3 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
15 3 (0.61%) nginx
Applications
1 51 (10.32%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.43%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.21%) MS Office
4 5 (1.01%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (1.01%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (0.81%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.40%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 2 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.20%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 100 (20.24%) Amazon AWS
2 94 (19.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (11.54%) IaaS
4 56 (11.34%) Office 365
5 46 (9.31%) PaaS
6 26 (5.26%) SaaS
7 12 (2.43%) Azure Active Directory
8 11 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (0.61%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 3 (0.61%) Heroku
10 2 (0.40%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.40%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.40%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.40%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.20%) IBM PureFlex
11 1 (0.20%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.20%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 92 (18.62%) WAN
2 91 (18.42%) LAN
3 67 (13.56%) DNS
4 59 (11.94%) Firewall
5 40 (8.10%) VPN
6 33 (6.68%) SAN
7 27 (5.47%) DHCP
8 22 (4.45%) Internet
9 18 (3.64%) Network Security
10 17 (3.44%) NAS
11 16 (3.24%) Fibre Channel
11 16 (3.24%) TCP/IP
12 15 (3.04%) iSCSI
13 13 (2.63%) HTTP
13 13 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (2.43%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (2.43%) LDAP
15 11 (2.23%) FCoE
15 11 (2.23%) MPLS
15 11 (2.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (12.15%) SQL Server
2 39 (7.89%) Hadoop
3 31 (6.28%) Relational Database
4 19 (3.85%) Big Data
5 12 (2.43%) Oracle Database
6 11 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
7 10 (2.02%) DB2
7 10 (2.02%) HBase
8 8 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (1.42%) IBM BigInsights
9 7 (1.42%) Neo4j
9 7 (1.42%) SQL Server 2012
10 5 (1.01%) MySQL
11 4 (0.81%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.40%) Amazon Redshift
13 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 12c
13 2 (0.40%) Oracle Exadata
13 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.40%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 14 (2.83%) Jenkins
2 9 (1.82%) JIRA
3 6 (1.21%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.40%) JMeter
4 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.20%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 81 (16.40%) Finance
2 41 (8.30%) Banking
3 19 (3.85%) Retail
4 14 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.42%) Advertising
6 5 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.81%) Back Office
7 4 (0.81%) Front Office
7 4 (0.81%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.81%) Marketing
8 2 (0.40%) Billing
8 2 (0.40%) Electronics
8 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.40%) Publishing
9 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.20%) Automotive
9 1 (0.20%) Games
9 1 (0.20%) Law
9 1 (0.20%) Legal
9 1 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (6.48%) Middleware
2 14 (2.83%) Web Services
3 11 (2.23%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 10 (2.02%) SAML
5 9 (1.82%) .NET
5 9 (1.82%) HTML
5 9 (1.82%) Rendezvous
5 9 (1.82%) XML
5 9 (1.82%) XSLT
6 6 (1.21%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (1.21%) OAuth
7 5 (1.01%) SOAP
8 3 (0.61%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (0.61%) REST
9 2 (0.40%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.40%) J2EE
9 2 (0.40%) LEMP Stack
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.40%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.20%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 126 (25.51%) Data Centre
2 29 (5.87%) PKI
3 24 (4.86%) Private Cloud
4 23 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (3.44%) Hybrid Cloud
6 16 (3.24%) Computer Science
6 16 (3.24%) Public Cloud
7 12 (2.43%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.82%) Replication
9 8 (1.62%) Clustering
10 6 (1.21%) FMCG
11 5 (1.01%) FlexPod
11 5 (1.01%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.01%) Online Banking
12 4 (0.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.81%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 3 (0.61%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.61%) NHS
13 3 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 199 (40.28%) Windows
2 110 (22.27%) Linux
3 54 (10.93%) Windows Server
4 44 (8.91%) Unix
5 31 (6.28%) Solaris
6 28 (5.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 25 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (4.25%) Windows 10
9 16 (3.24%) AIX
9 16 (3.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (1.82%) Windows 7
12 4 (0.81%) HPUX
13 3 (0.61%) SUSE
14 2 (0.40%) CentOS
14 2 (0.40%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.40%) zOS
15 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (16.60%) TOGAF
2 76 (15.38%) Migration
3 58 (11.74%) Network Design
4 56 (11.34%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (10.12%) ITIL
6 43 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 39 (7.89%) DevOps
8 35 (7.09%) Service Management
9 34 (6.88%) Project Management
10 33 (6.68%) High Availability
11 30 (6.07%) Enterprise Architecture
12 26 (5.26%) Network Architecture
13 25 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
13 25 (5.06%) E-Commerce
13 25 (5.06%) Technical Architecture
14 24 (4.86%) Load Balancing
15 20 (4.05%) IT Strategy
15 20 (4.05%) Virtual Infrastructure
16 19 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
17 18 (3.64%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 60 (12.15%) SQL
2 25 (5.06%) C
3 20 (4.05%) Java
4 11 (2.23%) PowerShell
5 9 (1.82%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.21%) Python
7 3 (0.61%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.61%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.40%) C++
8 2 (0.40%) Clojure
8 2 (0.40%) Perl
8 2 (0.40%) Ruby
8 2 (0.40%) Scala
9 1 (0.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 103 (20.85%) Security Cleared
2 81 (16.40%) SC Cleared
3 38 (7.69%) Degree
4 21 (4.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (3.44%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (2.63%) MCSE
7 11 (2.23%) DV Cleared
7 11 (2.23%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (2.02%) CCIE
9 7 (1.42%) CCNA
9 7 (1.42%) CCNP
9 7 (1.42%) PMP
10 6 (1.21%) MCSA
11 5 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
12 2 (0.40%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.40%) CCA
12 2 (0.40%) CISM
12 2 (0.40%) CISSP
12 2 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.40%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.02%) PCI DSS
2 7 (1.42%) PA-DSS
3 6 (1.21%) QA
4 5 (1.01%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.81%) Government Security Classifications
5 4 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.20%) COBIT
7 1 (0.20%) GDPR
7 1 (0.20%) HL7
7 1 (0.20%) PMO
7 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.20%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 103 (20.85%) Active Directory
2 94 (19.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 17 (3.44%) Docker
4 17 (3.44%) vSphere
5 13 (2.63%) KVM
5 13 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
5 13 (2.63%) VMware ESX
6 12 (2.43%) NFS
7 11 (2.23%) SRDF
7 11 (2.23%) vCloud
8 10 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (2.02%) Xen
8 10 (2.02%) XenApp
9 6 (1.21%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.40%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 34 (6.88%) SCCM
2 28 (5.67%) Puppet
3 22 (4.45%) SCOM
4 16 (3.24%) Ansible
4 16 (3.24%) Microsoft Intune
5 13 (2.63%) ZABBIX
6 11 (2.23%) Kubernetes
6 11 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (1.62%) Terraform
8 7 (1.42%) Packer
9 6 (1.21%) Consul
9 6 (1.21%) Rsyslog
9 6 (1.21%) yum
10 4 (0.81%) Control-M
10 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.61%) Graphite
11 3 (0.61%) Hyperic
11 3 (0.61%) logstash
11 3 (0.61%) Nagios
11 3 (0.61%) vMotion
Vendors
1 155 (31.38%) VMware
2 116 (23.48%) Microsoft
3 80 (16.19%) Cisco
4 72 (14.57%) Oracle
5 60 (12.15%) Citrix
6 37 (7.49%) Red Hat
7 31 (6.28%) IBM
7 31 (6.28%) NetApp
8 25 (5.06%) EMC
9 19 (3.85%) HP
9 19 (3.85%) Intel
10 17 (3.44%) CheckPoint
11 13 (2.63%) Splunk
12 11 (2.23%) Atlassian
12 11 (2.23%) F5
13 10 (2.02%) AppDynamics
14 9 (1.82%) Sybase
14 9 (1.82%) TIBCO
15 7 (1.42%) CA
15 7 (1.42%) SAP
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