The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 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.

Infrastructure Solution Architect
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 530 547 530
Rank change year-on-year +17 -17  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 53 67 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.14% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 39 51
Median daily rate £550 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.58% +1.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £450 £475
% change year-on-year -0.55% -5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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 39444 47062 46529
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.27% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25724 30895 28569
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £248
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 1347 1459 1887
Median hourly rate £18.40 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.54% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Solutions Architect in England

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Solutions Architect in England

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Solutions Architect in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Solutions Architect in England

Infrastructure Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Solutions Architect in England

Infrastructure Solutions 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 Solutions Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 28 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 +20 26 £594 +13.09% 2
Yorkshire +22 10 £425 -15.42% 1
North East -10 6 £423 +0.59%
South East +5 5 £450 -
East of England 0 2 £725 -
East Midlands -9 2 £560 +17.89%
North West +21 1 £525 +13.51% 1
South West -4 1 £475 - 1
Infrastructure Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, Infrastructure Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 41 (45.05%) Windows
2 34 (37.36%) Data Centre
3 30 (32.97%) Microsoft
4 22 (24.18%) LAN
4 22 (24.18%) WAN
4 22 (24.18%) Oracle
4 22 (24.18%) VMware
5 20 (21.98%) Finance
6 18 (19.78%) Network Design
7 17 (18.68%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (18.68%) Linux
8 16 (17.58%) SQL Server
8 16 (17.58%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 15 (16.48%) MS Excel
9 15 (16.48%) Microsoft Azure
9 15 (16.48%) Amazon AWS
10 14 (15.38%) Banking
11 13 (14.29%) Private Cloud
12 12 (13.19%) Office Automation
12 12 (13.19%) Migration
12 12 (13.19%) Cisco
12 12 (13.19%) Relational Database
13 11 (12.09%) Active Directory
13 11 (12.09%) SQL
13 11 (12.09%) Matrix Organization
14 10 (10.99%) Firewall
14 10 (10.99%) TOGAF
14 10 (10.99%) PaaS
15 9 (9.89%) SaaS
15 9 (9.89%) High Availability

Infrastructure Solutions 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 3 (3.30%) IIS
1 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
1 3 (3.30%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.20%) Apache
2 2 (2.20%) CICS
2 2 (2.20%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (2.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 2 (2.20%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.10%) CMS
3 1 (1.10%) DataSynapse
3 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.10%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 15 (16.48%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.10%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.10%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (1.10%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.48%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (16.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (10.99%) PaaS
3 9 (9.89%) SaaS
4 6 (6.59%) Office 365
5 5 (5.49%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (5.49%) IaaS
6 1 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 22 (24.18%) LAN
1 22 (24.18%) WAN
2 10 (10.99%) Firewall
3 7 (7.69%) DNS
3 7 (7.69%) SAN
4 5 (5.49%) LDAP
4 5 (5.49%) X.509
5 4 (4.40%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (4.40%) NAS
6 3 (3.30%) FCoE
6 3 (3.30%) iSCSI
6 3 (3.30%) Multicast
7 2 (2.20%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (2.20%) HTTP
7 2 (2.20%) Internet
7 2 (2.20%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.20%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.10%) Skype
8 1 (1.10%) SMTP
8 1 (1.10%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.58%) SQL Server
2 12 (13.19%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.59%) Big Data
4 5 (5.49%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (4.40%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.20%) DB2
6 2 (2.20%) GIS
7 1 (1.10%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.10%) HBase
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.10%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.10%) JIRA
General
1 20 (21.98%) Finance
2 14 (15.38%) Banking
3 6 (6.59%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.20%) Advertising
4 2 (2.20%) Retail
5 1 (1.10%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.10%) Front Office
5 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.69%) Middleware
2 5 (5.49%) .NET
2 5 (5.49%) OAuth
2 5 (5.49%) SAML
3 4 (4.40%) Web Services
4 2 (2.20%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.20%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.10%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.10%) HTML
5 1 (1.10%) Rendezvous
5 1 (1.10%) REST
5 1 (1.10%) SOAP
5 1 (1.10%) XML
5 1 (1.10%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 34 (37.36%) Data Centre
2 13 (14.29%) Private Cloud
3 5 (5.49%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.30%) Clustering
4 3 (3.30%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.20%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.20%) Online Banking
5 2 (2.20%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.20%) Replication
5 2 (2.20%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.10%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.10%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (1.10%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 41 (45.05%) Windows
2 17 (18.68%) Linux
3 9 (9.89%) Solaris
4 7 (7.69%) Unix
5 5 (5.49%) AIX
5 5 (5.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (5.49%) Windows Server
6 3 (3.30%) SUSE
6 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.20%) zOS
8 1 (1.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.78%) Network Design
2 16 (17.58%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 12 (13.19%) Migration
3 12 (13.19%) Office Automation
4 11 (12.09%) Matrix Organization
5 10 (10.99%) TOGAF
6 9 (9.89%) Enterprise Architecture
6 9 (9.89%) High Availability
7 8 (8.79%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (7.69%) Identity Management
8 7 (7.69%) IT Strategy
9 6 (6.59%) E-Commerce
9 6 (6.59%) ITIL
9 6 (6.59%) SOA
10 5 (5.49%) Capacity Management
10 5 (5.49%) Project Management
10 5 (5.49%) Security Monitoring
10 5 (5.49%) Service Delivery
11 4 (4.40%) Feasibility Study
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.09%) SQL
2 3 (3.30%) C
3 2 (2.20%) Java
4 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (8.79%) Degree
1 8 (8.79%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.59%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.20%) CCNA
5 1 (1.10%) CCIE
5 1 (1.10%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.10%) MCSE
5 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.10%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.10%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.10%) HL7
1 1 (1.10%) PMO
1 1 (1.10%) QA
1 1 (1.10%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 17 (18.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (12.09%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.40%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.40%) NFS
3 4 (4.40%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (3.30%) KVM
4 3 (3.30%) SRDF
4 3 (3.30%) Xen
5 2 (2.20%) vCloud
6 1 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.10%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (2.20%) SCCM
2 1 (1.10%) OpenAM
2 1 (1.10%) SCOM
2 1 (1.10%) vMotion
Vendors
1 30 (32.97%) Microsoft
2 22 (24.18%) Oracle
2 22 (24.18%) VMware
3 12 (13.19%) Cisco
4 6 (6.59%) Intel
5 5 (5.49%) Citrix
5 5 (5.49%) EMC
5 5 (5.49%) HP
5 5 (5.49%) IBM
5 5 (5.49%) NetApp
6 4 (4.40%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.30%) Bloomberg
7 3 (3.30%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.30%) Dell
7 3 (3.30%) Hortonworks
7 3 (3.30%) Reuters
8 2 (2.20%) Blue Coat
8 2 (2.20%) Imperva
8 2 (2.20%) Qualys
8 2 (2.20%) Splunk
South Yorkshire
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Rate: £500 - £525 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £425 - £525 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago