Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Solutions Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 783 772 741
Rank change year-on-year -11 -31 0
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 66 76 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.070% 0.083% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.088% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 50 105
England median daily rate £550 £491 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.96% -4.15% +7.89%
10th Percentile £450 £405 £419
90th Percentile £675 £688 £638
UK median daily rate £550 £495 £513
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.41% +7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 89,252 86,678 93,612
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.86% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,439 57,438 61,666
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,830 2,559 2,986
England median hourly rate £18.18 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +1.08% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.28
% change year-on-year -3.74% +2.33% +1.58%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -19 26 £575 +11.65% 3
Midlands -5 16 £575 - 2
West Midlands -8 16 £575 - 1
North of England -31 14 £486 -1.02% 2
Yorkshire -12 9 £488 +14.71%
South East -19 8 £544 +21.51% 3
North West -26 5 £475 -4.04% 2
South West -16 2 £550 +12.82% 1
Infrastructure Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 28 (42.42%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (40.91%) VMware
3 25 (37.88%) Windows
4 23 (34.85%) Linux
4 23 (34.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 17 (25.76%) Microsoft Azure
5 17 (25.76%) TOGAF
6 15 (22.73%) Middleware
6 15 (22.73%) Oracle
6 15 (22.73%) Technical Architecture
7 14 (21.21%) Data Centre
8 13 (19.70%) Active Directory
9 12 (18.18%) Project Management
9 12 (18.18%) Service Delivery
10 11 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (15.15%) Migration
11 10 (15.15%) Business Analysis
11 10 (15.15%) Virtual Environments
12 9 (13.64%) Office 365
12 9 (13.64%) Cisco
12 9 (13.64%) Citrix
12 9 (13.64%) SAN
12 9 (13.64%) SQL Server
12 9 (13.64%) SQL
13 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
13 8 (12.12%) IaaS
14 7 (10.61%) SaaS
14 7 (10.61%) SCCM
14 7 (10.61%) LAN
14 7 (10.61%) WAN

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 2 (3.03%) Apache
1 2 (3.03%) IIS
1 2 (3.03%) JBoss
1 2 (3.03%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
1 2 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
1 2 (3.03%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 28 (42.42%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (25.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (13.64%) Office 365
4 8 (12.12%) IaaS
5 7 (10.61%) SaaS
6 3 (4.55%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (4.55%) PaaS
7 2 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (3.03%) Lucidchart
8 1 (1.52%) G Suite
8 1 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.52%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (1.52%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.64%) SAN
2 7 (10.61%) LAN
2 7 (10.61%) WAN
3 5 (7.58%) Firewall
4 4 (6.06%) NAS
5 3 (4.55%) Wireless
6 2 (3.03%) BIG-IP
6 2 (3.03%) VoIP
6 2 (3.03%) VSAN
7 1 (1.52%) Converged Networks
7 1 (1.52%) DHCP
7 1 (1.52%) DMARC
7 1 (1.52%) DMZ
7 1 (1.52%) DNS
7 1 (1.52%) HTTP
7 1 (1.52%) Multicast
7 1 (1.52%) Network Security
7 1 (1.52%) Skype
7 1 (1.52%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) Big Data
2 3 (4.55%) MySQL
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.03%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.52%) DB2
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (10.61%) Finance
2 6 (9.09%) Banking
2 6 (9.09%) Retail
3 2 (3.03%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.03%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.52%) German Language
4 1 (1.52%) Local Government
4 1 (1.52%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.73%) Middleware
2 3 (4.55%) Node.js
3 2 (3.03%) .NET
3 2 (3.03%) J2EE
3 2 (3.03%) SAML
3 2 (3.03%) Web Services
4 1 (1.52%) Kafka
4 1 (1.52%) OAuth
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.21%) Data Centre
2 6 (9.09%) Public Cloud
3 3 (4.55%) Fat Client
3 3 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.55%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.03%) Blog
4 2 (3.03%) Clustering
4 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.03%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.03%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.03%) Replication
5 1 (1.52%) BYOD
5 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.52%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.52%) iSeries
5 1 (1.52%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 25 (37.88%) Windows
2 23 (34.85%) Linux
3 7 (10.61%) Unix
4 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.06%) Solaris
5 4 (6.06%) Windows 10
5 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.03%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.52%) AIX
8 1 (1.52%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.76%) TOGAF
2 15 (22.73%) Technical Architecture
3 12 (18.18%) Project Management
3 12 (18.18%) Service Delivery
4 11 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (15.15%) Business Analysis
5 10 (15.15%) Migration
5 10 (15.15%) Virtual Environments
6 7 (10.61%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (9.09%) Decision-Making
7 6 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (9.09%) Information Security
7 6 (9.09%) ITIL
8 5 (7.58%) Artificial Intelligence
8 5 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (7.58%) Identity Management
8 5 (7.58%) Network Design
9 4 (6.06%) Analytics
9 4 (6.06%) DevOps
9 4 (6.06%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.64%) SQL
2 6 (9.09%) Java
3 3 (4.55%) C#
4 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.03%) C++
4 2 (3.03%) Perl
4 2 (3.03%) Python
4 2 (3.03%) Ruby
4 2 (3.03%) VB
5 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.52%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) CCNA
3 2 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.03%) CISSP
3 2 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (3.03%) MCSE
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.03%) TOGAF Certification
3 2 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.52%) CCNP
4 1 (1.52%) Degree
4 1 (1.52%) MCITP
4 1 (1.52%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) GDPR
1 3 (4.55%) HIPAA
1 3 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.03%) PMO
2 2 (3.03%) QA
3 1 (1.52%) COBIT
System Software
1 23 (34.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (19.70%) Active Directory
3 6 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 4 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (4.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (4.55%) XenApp
6 2 (3.03%) VMware NSX
6 2 (3.03%) vSphere
7 1 (1.52%) Docker
7 1 (1.52%) KVM
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.52%) NFS
7 1 (1.52%) SRDF
7 1 (1.52%) vCloud
7 1 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) SCCM
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (4.55%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.52%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.52%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (1.52%) Nessus
4 1 (1.52%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.52%) PaperCut
4 1 (1.52%) Puppet
4 1 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 27 (40.91%) VMware
2 15 (22.73%) Oracle
3 9 (13.64%) Cisco
3 9 (13.64%) Citrix
4 8 (12.12%) Microsoft
5 5 (7.58%) Red Hat
6 4 (6.06%) HP
6 4 (6.06%) NetApp
6 4 (6.06%) Symantec
7 3 (4.55%) Blue Coat
7 3 (4.55%) CA
7 3 (4.55%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.55%) CyberArk
7 3 (4.55%) McAfee
7 3 (4.55%) SAP
8 2 (3.03%) Alteryx
8 2 (3.03%) Google
8 2 (3.03%) IronPort
8 2 (3.03%) Mercator
8 2 (3.03%) Tableau