The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Solutions Architect was £475 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 Solution Architect
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 533 524 553
Rank change year-on-year -9 +29  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 55 96 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.20% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 62 44
Median daily rate £475 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £402 £426 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -8.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 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 23 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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
South East -3 16 £445 -3.78%
London -19 15 £515 +3.00%
North West +25 8 £488 +5.40%
West Midlands +17 6 £575 +15.00%
South West +8 6 £475 -11.62% 1
East of England -5 2 - -
North East +65 1 £395 -14.13%
Yorkshire +18 1 - - 3
Infrastructure Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 37 (35.24%) Microsoft
1 37 (35.24%) Data Centre
2 34 (32.38%) Windows
3 25 (23.81%) Finance
4 24 (22.86%) VMware
5 23 (21.90%) TOGAF
5 23 (21.90%) Network Design
6 22 (20.95%) Amazon AWS
6 22 (20.95%) WAN
7 20 (19.05%) LAN
7 20 (19.05%) Migration
8 19 (18.10%) Microsoft Azure
9 18 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (17.14%) Linux
9 18 (17.14%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 17 (16.19%) Security Cleared
11 16 (15.24%) Enterprise Architecture
11 16 (15.24%) ITIL
12 15 (14.29%) SQL Server
12 15 (14.29%) Active Directory
12 15 (14.29%) Firewall
13 14 (13.33%) Private Cloud
13 14 (13.33%) Relational Database
13 14 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (12.38%) Oracle
15 12 (11.43%) Technical Architecture
15 12 (11.43%) Cisco
15 12 (11.43%) Banking
16 11 (10.48%) Project Management
16 11 (10.48%) 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 5 (4.76%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.81%) WildFly
3 3 (2.86%) Documentum
4 2 (1.90%) IIS
4 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.90%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.95%) Apache
5 1 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.95%) CMS
5 1 (0.95%) DataSynapse
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.95%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.95%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.95%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 22 (20.95%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (18.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (10.48%) PaaS
4 9 (8.57%) Office 365
5 8 (7.62%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (7.62%) SaaS
6 6 (5.71%) IaaS
7 1 (0.95%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 22 (20.95%) WAN
2 20 (19.05%) LAN
3 15 (14.29%) Firewall
4 10 (9.52%) SAN
5 5 (4.76%) LDAP
5 5 (4.76%) X.509
6 4 (3.81%) DNS
6 4 (3.81%) NAS
7 3 (2.86%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (2.86%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.90%) FCoE
8 2 (1.90%) Internet
8 2 (1.90%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.90%) Multicast
8 2 (1.90%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.90%) Skype
8 2 (1.90%) VPN
9 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.95%) VoIP
9 1 (0.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 14 (13.33%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.71%) Big Data
4 4 (3.81%) Hadoop
5 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.90%) GIS
7 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.95%) HBase
General
1 25 (23.81%) Finance
2 12 (11.43%) Banking
3 7 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.86%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.90%) Advertising
5 2 (1.90%) Electronics
5 2 (1.90%) Marketing
5 2 (1.90%) Retail
6 1 (0.95%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.95%) Front Office
6 1 (0.95%) Games
6 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.95%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.67%) Middleware
2 5 (4.76%) .NET
2 5 (4.76%) OAuth
2 5 (4.76%) SAML
3 3 (2.86%) Web Services
4 2 (1.90%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.95%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.95%) HTML
5 1 (0.95%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.95%) REST
5 1 (0.95%) SOAP
5 1 (0.95%) XML
5 1 (0.95%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 37 (35.24%) Data Centre
2 14 (13.33%) Private Cloud
3 5 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.81%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.86%) Clustering
5 3 (2.86%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.86%) Web 2.0
6 2 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.90%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.90%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.90%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.95%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.95%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.95%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.95%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.95%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 34 (32.38%) Windows
2 18 (17.14%) Linux
3 6 (5.71%) Unix
4 5 (4.76%) Solaris
5 4 (3.81%) Windows Server
6 3 (2.86%) AIX
6 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.90%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.95%) SUSE
8 1 (0.95%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.90%) Network Design
1 23 (21.90%) TOGAF
2 20 (19.05%) Migration
3 18 (17.14%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 16 (15.24%) Enterprise Architecture
4 16 (15.24%) ITIL
5 14 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (11.43%) Technical Architecture
7 11 (10.48%) High Availability
7 11 (10.48%) IT Strategy
7 11 (10.48%) Project Management
8 10 (9.52%) Capacity Management
8 10 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (9.52%) Matrix Organization
9 9 (8.57%) Service Delivery
10 8 (7.62%) Identity Management
10 8 (7.62%) Office Automation
10 8 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (7.62%) Waterfall
11 7 (6.67%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.62%) SQL
2 2 (1.90%) Java
3 1 (0.95%) C
3 1 (0.95%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 17 (16.19%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.57%) DV Cleared
3 8 (7.62%) Degree
4 5 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.81%) MCSE
5 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.90%) CCA
7 2 (1.90%) CCNA
7 2 (1.90%) CISM
7 2 (1.90%) CISSP
7 2 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.90%) MCSA
7 2 (1.90%) VCAP
8 1 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.95%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.90%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.95%) HL7
2 1 (0.95%) PMO
2 1 (0.95%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 18 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.81%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (2.86%) NFS
5 3 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.90%) Docker
6 2 (1.90%) KVM
6 2 (1.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.90%) SRDF
6 2 (1.90%) Xen
6 2 (1.90%) XenApp
7 1 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.95%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (3.81%) SCCM
2 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.90%) Puppet
3 1 (0.95%) OpenAM
3 1 (0.95%) SCOM
Vendors
1 37 (35.24%) Microsoft
2 24 (22.86%) VMware
3 13 (12.38%) Oracle
4 12 (11.43%) Cisco
5 10 (9.52%) Citrix
6 7 (6.67%) HP
7 6 (5.71%) NetApp
8 5 (4.76%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.81%) Blue Coat
9 4 (3.81%) CheckPoint
9 4 (3.81%) IBM
10 3 (2.86%) Bloomberg
10 3 (2.86%) Dell
10 3 (2.86%) EMC
10 3 (2.86%) Hortonworks
10 3 (2.86%) Pega
10 3 (2.86%) Reuters
10 3 (2.86%) SAP
11 2 (1.90%) Intel
11 2 (1.90%) Splunk
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