Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Solutions Architect was £495 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 762 751 733
Rank change year-on-year -11 -18 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 69 122 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.074% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 93 90
England median daily rate £495 £513 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +7.89% -5.00%
10th Percentile £413 £419 £395
90th Percentile £688 £638 £600
UK median daily rate £504 £513 £475
% change year-on-year -1.71% +7.89% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
England median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 88968 93021 99725
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59275 61281 64512
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2638 3004 3828
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -24 29 £515 -10.43% 4
North of England +45 16 £495 +9.09% 2
North West +34 14 £495 +7.03% 1
South East +7 12 £463 -2.63%
West Midlands +36 5 £556 +15.89%
Midlands +20 5 £556 +11.25%
South West +10 4 £488 +2.63%
East of England -19 3 - -
Yorkshire +10 2 £425 -19.05% 1
Infrastructure Solutions Architect
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 25 (36.23%) TOGAF
2 18 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
3 17 (24.64%) Windows
4 13 (18.84%) Enterprise Architecture
4 13 (18.84%) Finance
4 13 (18.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (17.39%) Firewall
6 11 (15.94%) VMware
6 11 (15.94%) Technical Architecture
6 11 (15.94%) ITIL
6 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
6 11 (15.94%) Office 365
6 11 (15.94%) Data Centre
7 10 (14.49%) Middleware
8 9 (13.04%) Linux
8 9 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (13.04%) Migration
9 8 (11.59%) Cisco
10 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (10.14%) Citrix
10 7 (10.14%) Retail
10 7 (10.14%) IT Strategy
11 6 (8.70%) Waterfall
11 6 (8.70%) Zachman Framework
11 6 (8.70%) Project Management
11 6 (8.70%) VPN
11 6 (8.70%) MCSE
12 5 (7.25%) SOA

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 4 (5.80%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.80%) Skype for Business
1 4 (5.80%) WildFly
2 3 (4.35%) CICS
2 3 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.90%) Documentum
4 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 18 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (18.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (15.94%) Office 365
4 3 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.45%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.45%) IaaS
5 1 (1.45%) PaaS
5 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.39%) Firewall
2 6 (8.70%) VPN
3 4 (5.80%) Skype
3 4 (5.80%) WAN
4 3 (4.35%) LAN
4 3 (4.35%) SAN
4 3 (4.35%) SMS
5 2 (2.90%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.45%) DNS
6 1 (1.45%) Extranet
6 1 (1.45%) Intranet
6 1 (1.45%) LDAP
6 1 (1.45%) S/MIME
6 1 (1.45%) SSL
6 1 (1.45%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.35%) DB2
3 2 (2.90%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.45%) Big Data
4 1 (1.45%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.45%) OLAP
4 1 (1.45%) OLTP
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.90%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (18.84%) Finance
2 7 (10.14%) Retail
3 5 (7.25%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Law
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) Middleware
2 3 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.45%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.45%) OpenID
3 1 (1.45%) REST
3 1 (1.45%) SAML
3 1 (1.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.35%) Private Cloud
2 3 (4.35%) Replication
3 2 (2.90%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.45%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.45%) PKI
4 1 (1.45%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.64%) Windows
2 9 (13.04%) Linux
3 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (5.80%) Solaris
3 4 (5.80%) Windows 10
4 3 (4.35%) AIX
4 3 (4.35%) SUSE
4 3 (4.35%) zOS
5 2 (2.90%) Unix
5 2 (2.90%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (36.23%) TOGAF
2 13 (18.84%) Enterprise Architecture
3 12 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (15.94%) ITIL
4 11 (15.94%) Technical Architecture
5 9 (13.04%) Migration
6 7 (10.14%) IT Strategy
7 6 (8.70%) Project Management
7 6 (8.70%) Waterfall
7 6 (8.70%) Zachman Framework
8 5 (7.25%) Service Delivery
8 5 (7.25%) Service Management
8 5 (7.25%) SOA
9 4 (5.80%) Business Analysis
9 4 (5.80%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (5.80%) Data Management
9 4 (5.80%) ITSM
9 4 (5.80%) Network Design
9 4 (5.80%) RUP
9 4 (5.80%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.35%) SQL
2 1 (1.45%) Java
Qualifications
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (8.70%) MCSE
3 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.90%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.90%) CCA
4 2 (2.90%) CISM
4 2 (2.90%) CISSP
4 2 (2.90%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (2.90%) Degree
4 2 (2.90%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.90%) MCSA
4 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.90%) VCAP
4 2 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.45%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (15.94%) Active Directory
2 9 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.90%) XenApp
5 1 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) Ansible
1 1 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.45%) Puppet
1 1 (1.45%) SCCM
1 1 (1.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.94%) VMware
3 8 (11.59%) Cisco
4 7 (10.14%) Citrix
5 5 (7.25%) NetApp
6 4 (5.80%) HP
6 4 (5.80%) Oracle
7 3 (4.35%) Intel
7 3 (4.35%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.90%) Blue Coat
8 2 (2.90%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.90%) MuleSoft
8 2 (2.90%) Pega
8 2 (2.90%) SAP
9 1 (1.45%) Aruba
9 1 (1.45%) Cadence
9 1 (1.45%) IBM
9 1 (1.45%) SolarWinds