Period
to 21 April 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Solutions Architect was £563 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 April 2018.

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
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 800 711 707
Rank change year-on-year -89 -4 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 57 96 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.062% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 75 83
England median daily rate £563 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £491 £403 £400
90th Percentile £694 £690 £625
UK median daily rate £556 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +17.11% +2.70% -2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
England median hourly rate - - £60.00
UK median hourly rate - - £60.00

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 87,929 80,840 93,525
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.86% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,324 52,847 61,139
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,717 2,741 3,061
England median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.65 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.93 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.27% -2.92% +14.71%

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 21 April 2018.

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 6 months to 21 April 2018. 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 -63 21 £588 +1.08% 6
South East -25 12 £600 +33.33% 2
East of England -3 7 £520 -28.28% 1
North of England -37 6 £538 +20.79% 3
West Midlands +1 5 £638 -
Midlands -8 5 £638 +20.28%
North West -10 5 £550 +7.32%
South West +7 4 £800 +68.42% 1
Yorkshire -21 1 £525 +10.53% 2
Infrastructure Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 April 2018, Infrastructure Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region featuring Infrastructure Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 16 (28.07%) Finance
2 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (22.81%) Windows
4 11 (19.30%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (17.54%) DevOps
5 10 (17.54%) Linux
6 9 (15.79%) ITIL
6 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
6 9 (15.79%) Active Directory
6 9 (15.79%) TOGAF
6 9 (15.79%) Migration
6 9 (15.79%) Project Management
6 9 (15.79%) Data Centre
7 8 (14.04%) VMware
8 7 (12.28%) Middleware
8 7 (12.28%) Cisco
8 7 (12.28%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (12.28%) Service Design
9 6 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
9 6 (10.53%) PaaS
9 6 (10.53%) IaaS
9 6 (10.53%) Office 365
9 6 (10.53%) SAN
9 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (8.77%) Service Management
10 5 (8.77%) Disaster Recovery
10 5 (8.77%) Firewall
10 5 (8.77%) DNS
10 5 (8.77%) Oracle

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 (5.26%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.51%) Documentum
2 2 (3.51%) JBoss
2 2 (3.51%) Liferay
2 2 (3.51%) Skype for Business
2 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.75%) Apache
3 1 (1.75%) IIS
3 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (19.30%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (10.53%) IaaS
3 6 (10.53%) Office 365
3 6 (10.53%) PaaS
4 5 (8.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (8.77%) SaaS
5 4 (7.02%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (5.26%) Akamai
7 2 (3.51%) Slack
8 1 (1.75%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.53%) SAN
2 5 (8.77%) DNS
2 5 (8.77%) Firewall
3 4 (7.02%) HTTP
4 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.51%) DHCP
5 2 (3.51%) LAN
5 2 (3.51%) NAS
5 2 (3.51%) Skype
5 2 (3.51%) VoIP
5 2 (3.51%) WAN
6 1 (1.75%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.75%) FCoE
6 1 (1.75%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.75%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.75%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.75%) Multicast
6 1 (1.75%) SMS
6 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) Big Data
1 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (5.26%) HDInsight
1 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.75%) DB2
3 1 (1.75%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.75%) HBase
3 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) JIRA
General
1 16 (28.07%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Aerospace
2 2 (3.51%) Banking
2 2 (3.51%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) Back Office
3 1 (1.75%) German Language
3 1 (1.75%) Law
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (1.75%) Prime Brokerage
3 1 (1.75%) Private Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) Middleware
2 2 (3.51%) REST
3 1 (1.75%) HTML
3 1 (1.75%) J2EE
3 1 (1.75%) Node.js
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.75%) Spring
3 1 (1.75%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.75%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.75%) XML
3 1 (1.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.26%) CMDB
2 3 (5.26%) Computer Science
2 3 (5.26%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.51%) Cloud Native
3 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.51%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.51%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.51%) User Experience
4 1 (1.75%) Clustering
4 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.75%) SCADA
4 1 (1.75%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) Windows
2 10 (17.54%) Linux
3 3 (5.26%) Unix
3 3 (5.26%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.51%) Solaris
5 1 (1.75%) HPUX
5 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (17.54%) DevOps
3 9 (15.79%) ITIL
3 9 (15.79%) Migration
3 9 (15.79%) Project Management
3 9 (15.79%) TOGAF
4 7 (12.28%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (12.28%) Service Design
5 6 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (10.53%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (8.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (8.77%) Matrix Organization
6 5 (8.77%) Service Management
7 4 (7.02%) Business Analysis
7 4 (7.02%) Change Management
7 4 (7.02%) Configuration Management
7 4 (7.02%) IT Strategy
7 4 (7.02%) ITSM
7 4 (7.02%) Microservices
7 4 (7.02%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.02%) Java
2 3 (5.26%) Python
3 2 (3.51%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.75%) C#
4 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) Degree
1 4 (7.02%) SC Cleared
1 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
1 4 (7.02%) TOGAF Certification
2 2 (3.51%) AWS Certification
2 2 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (3.51%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.75%) MCSA
3 1 (1.75%) MCSD
3 1 (1.75%) MCSE
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) GDPR
1 1 (1.75%) HIPAA
1 1 (1.75%) QA
1 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.75%) KVM
4 1 (1.75%) NFS
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.75%) PowerHA
4 1 (1.75%) SRDF
4 1 (1.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) SCCM
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (3.51%) SCOM
3 1 (1.75%) Ansible
3 1 (1.75%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.75%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.75%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.75%) Puppet
3 1 (1.75%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.75%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.04%) VMware
3 7 (12.28%) Cisco
4 5 (8.77%) Oracle
5 4 (7.02%) NetApp
6 3 (5.26%) Citrix
6 3 (5.26%) HP
6 3 (5.26%) IBM
7 2 (3.51%) Blue Coat
7 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.51%) Google
7 2 (3.51%) Hitachi
7 2 (3.51%) New Relic
7 2 (3.51%) PagerDuty
7 2 (3.51%) Pega
7 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.75%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.75%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.75%) QNAP
8 1 (1.75%) WorldPay