Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 784 713 710
Rank change year-on-year -71 -3 +15
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 42 106 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.046% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 80 81
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £463 £400 £400
90th Percentile £700 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £463
% change year-on-year +10.00% +7.99% -7.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
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 86,123 84,539 94,129
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 94.77% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,769 55,671 60,919
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,512 2,900 3,587
England median hourly rate £18.44 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.34% - +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £46.75
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 January 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 January 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 -64 16 £550 -8.33% 1
North of England +23 11 £538 +20.79% 2
North West +13 9 £550 +14.29%
South East -26 6 £556 +17.11% 2
West Midlands +18 4 £638 +32.81%
Midlands +9 4 £638 +27.50%
South West +3 3 £550 +15.79%
Yorkshire +1 2 £525 +5.00% 1
East of England -10 2 - -
Infrastructure Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 14 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 12 (28.57%) Finance
3 11 (26.19%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (21.43%) Windows
5 7 (16.67%) Firewall
6 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 5 (11.90%) Cisco
7 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (11.90%) Data Centre
7 5 (11.90%) Office 365
8 4 (9.52%) DevOps
8 4 (9.52%) Data Management
8 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (9.52%) Middleware
8 4 (9.52%) Project Management
8 4 (9.52%) Migration
8 4 (9.52%) VMware
8 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
8 4 (9.52%) Citrix
8 4 (9.52%) SOA
8 4 (9.52%) Linux
8 4 (9.52%) Oracle
9 3 (7.14%) ITIL
9 3 (7.14%) MCSE
9 3 (7.14%) VPN
9 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (7.14%) Service Management

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 (4.76%) Liferay
1 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.76%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.38%) CICS
2 1 (2.38%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
2 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 11 (26.19%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (11.90%) Office 365
4 3 (7.14%) IaaS
4 3 (7.14%) PaaS
5 2 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) Firewall
2 3 (7.14%) VPN
3 2 (4.76%) Skype
3 2 (4.76%) WAN
4 1 (2.38%) DNS
4 1 (2.38%) Extranet
4 1 (2.38%) Intranet
4 1 (2.38%) LAN
4 1 (2.38%) SAN
4 1 (2.38%) SMS
4 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) DB2
1 1 (2.38%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.38%) OLAP
1 1 (2.38%) OLTP
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
2 3 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Back Office
3 1 (2.38%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Law
3 1 (2.38%) Prime Brokerage
3 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) Middleware
2 2 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.38%) Spring
3 1 (2.38%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.76%) Cloud Native
3 2 (4.76%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) Replication
4 1 (2.38%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 9 (21.43%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) Linux
3 2 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.76%) Solaris
3 2 (4.76%) Unix
4 1 (2.38%) AIX
4 1 (2.38%) SUSE
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 5 (11.90%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (9.52%) Data Management
3 4 (9.52%) DevOps
3 4 (9.52%) Migration
3 4 (9.52%) Project Management
3 4 (9.52%) SOA
4 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Transformation
4 3 (7.14%) ITIL
4 3 (7.14%) Matrix Organization
4 3 (7.14%) Microservices
4 3 (7.14%) Service Management
4 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (4.76%) Financial Modelling
5 2 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.76%) Programme Management
5 2 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) Java
1 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
1 3 (7.14%) MCSE
1 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.76%) AWS Certification
2 2 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.76%) Master's Degree
3 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) COBIT
1 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.38%) Ansible
1 1 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.38%) Puppet
1 1 (2.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.90%) Cisco
3 4 (9.52%) Citrix
3 4 (9.52%) Oracle
3 4 (9.52%) VMware
4 2 (4.76%) HP
4 2 (4.76%) NetApp
4 2 (4.76%) SAP
5 1 (2.38%) Aruba
5 1 (2.38%) Cadence
5 1 (2.38%) F5
5 1 (2.38%) Fortinet
5 1 (2.38%) Hitachi
5 1 (2.38%) IBM
5 1 (2.38%) Intel
5 1 (2.38%) MuleSoft
5 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.38%) Siebel
5 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.38%) WorldPay