The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 340 269 309
Rank change year-on-year -71 +40  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 262 443 368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.61% 0.90% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.94% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 308 245
Median daily rate £525 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £419 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £622 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £460
% change year-on-year - +8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.00

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 40726 46972 48452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.05% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26580 31013 30938
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1241 1367 1887
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

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 23 June 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
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 23 June 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 -56 90 £588 +11.90% 3
South East -11 68 £463 -5.02% 9
North West +17 38 £525 +11.70%
South West -13 18 £475 -15.55% 5
West Midlands +1 13 £550 +15.78% 1
East of England -12 13 £510 -2.85% 4
North East +61 12 £638 +37.98% 1
Yorkshire +5 8 £475 -9.52% 8
East Midlands -26 2 £500 -16.66% 3
Infrastructure Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 160 (33.61%) Windows
2 137 (28.78%) Data Centre
3 119 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 117 (24.58%) VMware
5 99 (20.80%) Active Directory
6 96 (20.17%) Migration
7 92 (19.33%) Linux
8 91 (19.12%) Amazon AWS
9 90 (18.91%) TOGAF
10 89 (18.70%) Finance
11 84 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
12 81 (17.02%) Cisco
13 80 (16.81%) Security Cleared
14 74 (15.55%) WAN
15 69 (14.50%) VMware Infrastructure
16 68 (14.29%) Office 365
17 66 (13.87%) ITIL
18 63 (13.24%) LAN
19 62 (13.03%) Network Design
20 56 (11.76%) Citrix
21 52 (10.92%) Oracle
22 50 (10.50%) SC Cleared
23 48 (10.08%) Firewall
24 47 (9.87%) SQL Server
25 44 (9.24%) Agile Software Development
26 43 (9.03%) Unix
27 41 (8.61%) SAN
28 40 (8.40%) IaaS
29 39 (8.19%) DNS
29 39 (8.19%) Banking

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 18 (3.78%) MS Exchange
2 16 (3.36%) Apache
3 13 (2.73%) JBoss
3 13 (2.73%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.10%) WebSphere
5 7 (1.47%) IIS
6 6 (1.26%) OpenStack
6 6 (1.26%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.26%) WebLogic
7 5 (1.05%) CMS
7 5 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.05%) Oracle Coherence
8 4 (0.84%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.84%) WildFly
9 3 (0.63%) Documentum
9 3 (0.63%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.42%) DataSynapse
10 2 (0.42%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (1.26%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.63%) Maximo
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.21%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 91 (19.12%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (17.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (14.29%) Office 365
4 40 (8.40%) IaaS
5 38 (7.98%) PaaS
6 23 (4.83%) SaaS
7 12 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.63%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (0.63%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.42%) Heroku
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.21%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.21%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.21%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.21%) Rackspace Cloud
11 1 (0.21%) Route 53
11 1 (0.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 74 (15.55%) WAN
2 63 (13.24%) LAN
3 48 (10.08%) Firewall
4 41 (8.61%) SAN
5 39 (8.19%) DNS
6 25 (5.25%) VPN
7 17 (3.57%) NAS
8 16 (3.36%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (2.73%) LDAP
10 10 (2.10%) DHCP
11 9 (1.89%) Internet
12 8 (1.68%) NetScaler
12 8 (1.68%) TCP/IP
13 7 (1.47%) HTTP
13 7 (1.47%) MPLS
13 7 (1.47%) SSL
14 6 (1.26%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (1.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
14 6 (1.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 6 (1.26%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (9.87%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.46%) Relational Database
3 17 (3.57%) Big Data
3 17 (3.57%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.26%) DB2
5 5 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.63%) IBM BigInsights
7 3 (0.63%) MySQL
7 3 (0.63%) Neo4j
8 2 (0.42%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.42%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.42%) GIS
8 2 (0.42%) HBase
8 2 (0.42%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.21%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 7 (1.47%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.84%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.42%) Subversion
4 1 (0.21%) JIRA
4 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 89 (18.70%) Finance
2 39 (8.19%) Banking
3 24 (5.04%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.94%) Retail
5 10 (2.10%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.68%) Marketing
7 7 (1.47%) Electronics
8 4 (0.84%) Front Office
9 3 (0.63%) Advertising
9 3 (0.63%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.63%) Law
10 2 (0.42%) Games
11 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Billing
11 1 (0.21%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.67%) Middleware
2 11 (2.31%) Web Services
3 10 (2.10%) SAML
4 8 (1.68%) .NET
5 6 (1.26%) SOAP
6 5 (1.05%) OAuth
7 4 (0.84%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 2 (0.42%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.42%) HTML
8 2 (0.42%) J2EE
8 2 (0.42%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.42%) REST
8 2 (0.42%) XML
8 2 (0.42%) XSLT
9 1 (0.21%) Classic ASP
9 1 (0.21%) COM
9 1 (0.21%) JDBC
9 1 (0.21%) JSP
9 1 (0.21%) Servlets
9 1 (0.21%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 137 (28.78%) Data Centre
2 23 (4.83%) Private Cloud
3 20 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.78%) Hybrid Cloud
5 14 (2.94%) PKI
6 11 (2.31%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.31%) FlexPod
6 11 (2.31%) Mainframe
6 11 (2.31%) Public Cloud
7 10 (2.10%) Clustering
8 8 (1.68%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (0.84%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.84%) Web 2.0
11 3 (0.63%) AS400
11 3 (0.63%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.63%) iSeries
11 3 (0.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 160 (33.61%) Windows
2 92 (19.33%) Linux
3 43 (9.03%) Unix
4 39 (8.19%) Windows Server
5 24 (5.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (4.20%) Solaris
7 19 (3.99%) Windows 10
8 18 (3.78%) AIX
8 18 (3.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (2.10%) Windows 7
10 9 (1.89%) HPUX
10 9 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.84%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.63%) zOS
14 2 (0.42%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.21%) SUSE
15 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.21%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (20.17%) Migration
2 90 (18.91%) TOGAF
3 66 (13.87%) ITIL
4 62 (13.03%) Network Design
5 44 (9.24%) Agile Software Development
6 38 (7.98%) Enterprise Architecture
7 36 (7.56%) DevOps
8 35 (7.35%) Project Management
9 34 (7.14%) Service Management
10 31 (6.51%) High Availability
11 28 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
12 27 (5.67%) Technical Architecture
13 26 (5.46%) Network Architecture
14 22 (4.62%) IT Strategy
15 21 (4.41%) Virtual Infrastructure
16 18 (3.78%) Disaster Recovery
17 17 (3.57%) ITIL V3
17 17 (3.57%) Load Balancing
17 17 (3.57%) SOA
18 16 (3.36%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (7.56%) SQL
2 20 (4.20%) PowerShell
3 14 (2.94%) Java
4 10 (2.10%) Python
5 9 (1.89%) C
6 5 (1.05%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.63%) Perl
7 3 (0.63%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.42%) C++
8 2 (0.42%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.42%) Scala
9 1 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 80 (16.81%) Security Cleared
2 50 (10.50%) SC Cleared
3 37 (7.77%) Degree
4 19 (3.99%) DV Cleared
5 11 (2.31%) BPSS Clearance
6 10 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.47%) MCSE
8 5 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.84%) MCSA
10 3 (0.63%) CCDP
10 3 (0.63%) CCIE
10 3 (0.63%) CCNA
10 3 (0.63%) CCNP
10 3 (0.63%) CISM
10 3 (0.63%) CISSP
11 2 (0.42%) CCA
11 2 (0.42%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.15%) PCI DSS
2 8 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.05%) PA-DSS
5 4 (0.84%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.84%) PMO
6 3 (0.63%) GDPR
6 3 (0.63%) QA
7 2 (0.42%) COBIT
7 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.21%) HL7
8 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 1 (0.21%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 99 (20.80%) Active Directory
2 69 (14.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (6.09%) Hyper-V
4 15 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (2.73%) XenDesktop
6 10 (2.10%) Docker
7 9 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (1.47%) vCloud
8 7 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (1.47%) vSphere
9 6 (1.26%) KVM
9 6 (1.26%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.84%) NFS
12 3 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.63%) SRDF
12 3 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.63%) Xen
12 3 (0.63%) XenApp
13 1 (0.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 34 (7.14%) SCCM
2 24 (5.04%) Puppet
3 21 (4.41%) Ansible
4 13 (2.73%) SCOM
5 12 (2.52%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.26%) Forum Sentry
7 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.05%) SCVMM
7 5 (1.05%) Terraform
7 5 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (1.05%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.84%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.63%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.63%) logstash
9 3 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.63%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.42%) Cacti
10 2 (0.42%) Ganglia
10 2 (0.42%) Nagios
Vendors
1 119 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 117 (24.58%) VMware
3 81 (17.02%) Cisco
4 56 (11.76%) Citrix
5 52 (10.92%) Oracle
6 30 (6.30%) NetApp
7 27 (5.67%) HP
8 26 (5.46%) Red Hat
9 20 (4.20%) IBM
10 18 (3.78%) F5
11 17 (3.57%) EMC
12 16 (3.36%) SAP
13 11 (2.31%) CheckPoint
14 10 (2.10%) Palo Alto
15 9 (1.89%) Intel
15 9 (1.89%) ServiceNow
15 9 (1.89%) Splunk
16 8 (1.68%) 3PAR
17 6 (1.26%) Dell
17 6 (1.26%) Juniper
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