Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 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 Architect
England > London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 472 352 326
Rank change year-on-year -120 -26 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 162 278 304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.34% 0.62% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.65% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 197 231
London median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% -
10th Percentile £413 £419 £425
90th Percentile £680 £700 £675
England median daily rate £523 £500 £486
% change year-on-year +4.50% +2.83% -2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £40.00
England median hourly rate £43.75 - £29.10

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44629 42675 44230
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.99% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 32318 30339 31174
London median daily rate £495 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.61% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 554 685
London median hourly rate £20.44 £19.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.38% +4.04% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Architect in London

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in London

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Architect in London

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in London

Infrastructure Architect
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect within the London region over the 6 months to 21 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
Central London +5 32 £575 +9.52% 4
South London -41 4 £451 +0.26%
East London -1 3 £618 -8.52%
West London -19 1 £538 +7.50%
Infrastructure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, Infrastructure 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 London region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 44 (27.16%) Finance
2 36 (22.22%) Linux
3 35 (21.60%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (20.99%) VMware
5 32 (19.75%) Windows
6 31 (19.14%) Data Centre
7 29 (17.90%) Microsoft Azure
8 28 (17.28%) TOGAF
9 26 (16.05%) Firewall
9 26 (16.05%) ITIL
10 22 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
11 20 (12.35%) Banking
11 20 (12.35%) Migration
12 19 (11.73%) TCP/IP
12 19 (11.73%) Active Directory
12 19 (11.73%) Office 365
13 18 (11.11%) Windows Server
13 18 (11.11%) Microsoft
14 17 (10.49%) Middleware
14 17 (10.49%) Security Cleared
15 16 (9.88%) PaaS
15 16 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
16 15 (9.26%) Citrix
16 15 (9.26%) IaaS
17 14 (8.64%) SSL
17 14 (8.64%) Python
18 13 (8.02%) DNS
18 13 (8.02%) WAN
18 13 (8.02%) Hyper-V

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 12 (7.41%) nginx
2 5 (3.09%) IIS
2 5 (3.09%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.47%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.47%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.85%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (1.85%) CICS
4 3 (1.85%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (1.85%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.85%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.85%) WildFly
5 2 (1.23%) Apache
5 2 (1.23%) CMS
5 2 (1.23%) FileNet
5 2 (1.23%) JBoss
5 2 (1.23%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (0.62%) Confluence
6 1 (0.62%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.62%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.23%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (21.60%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (17.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (11.73%) Office 365
4 16 (9.88%) PaaS
5 15 (9.26%) IaaS
6 9 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (3.70%) SaaS
8 2 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 1 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.62%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.62%) CloudFront
9 1 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (16.05%) Firewall
2 19 (11.73%) TCP/IP
3 14 (8.64%) SSL
4 13 (8.02%) DNS
4 13 (8.02%) WAN
5 12 (7.41%) LAN
6 11 (6.79%) VPN
7 8 (4.94%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (4.32%) SAN
9 5 (3.09%) Internet
9 5 (3.09%) NAS
9 5 (3.09%) Network Security
10 4 (2.47%) VLAN
11 3 (1.85%) LDAP
11 3 (1.85%) SMS
11 3 (1.85%) Unified Communications
12 2 (1.23%) DMZ
12 2 (1.23%) IPsec
12 2 (1.23%) OSPF
12 2 (1.23%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.41%) MongoDB
2 10 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.70%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.47%) Big Data
5 3 (1.85%) DB2
6 2 (1.23%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.23%) MySQL
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.62%) IBM BigInsights
7 1 (0.62%) OLAP
7 1 (0.62%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (0.62%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 13 (8.02%) Git (software)
1 13 (8.02%) Jenkins
2 10 (6.17%) Artifactory
2 10 (6.17%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (1.23%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.62%) SonarQube
General
1 44 (27.16%) Finance
2 20 (12.35%) Banking
3 7 (4.32%) Retail
4 5 (3.09%) Marketing
5 4 (2.47%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.23%) Electronics
6 2 (1.23%) Law
6 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.62%) Advertising
7 1 (0.62%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (10.49%) Middleware
2 13 (8.02%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (1.85%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (1.85%) REST
3 3 (1.85%) Web Services
3 3 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (1.23%) JMS
4 2 (1.23%) LEMP Stack
4 2 (1.23%) SAML
4 2 (1.23%) SAP PI
4 2 (1.23%) SOAP
5 1 (0.62%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.62%) Kafka
5 1 (0.62%) OpenID
5 1 (0.62%) React
5 1 (0.62%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 31 (19.14%) Data Centre
2 6 (3.70%) BYOD
3 5 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.09%) Private Cloud
4 4 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (2.47%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.47%) Replication
5 3 (1.85%) Clustering
5 3 (1.85%) FMCG
5 3 (1.85%) Public Cloud
5 3 (1.85%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.23%) CESG
6 2 (1.23%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.23%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (1.23%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (1.23%) Fintech
6 2 (1.23%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.23%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.62%) CLARiiON
7 1 (0.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 36 (22.22%) Linux
2 32 (19.75%) Windows
3 18 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 11 (6.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (6.17%) Unix
6 9 (5.56%) AIX
7 8 (4.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.70%) Solaris
9 5 (3.09%) SUSE
10 4 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.85%) Windows 10
11 3 (1.85%) zOS
12 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.62%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.28%) TOGAF
2 26 (16.05%) ITIL
3 20 (12.35%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (12.35%) Migration
4 16 (9.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 12 (7.41%) Load Balancing
6 11 (6.79%) Enterprise Architecture
7 10 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (6.17%) DevOps
8 9 (5.56%) Project Management
8 9 (5.56%) Protective Monitoring
8 9 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
9 7 (4.32%) Configuration Management
9 7 (4.32%) Cybersecurity
9 7 (4.32%) IT Strategy
9 7 (4.32%) Open Source
10 6 (3.70%) Network Design
10 6 (3.70%) Network Virtualisation
10 6 (3.70%) Security Architecture
10 6 (3.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (8.64%) Python
2 11 (6.79%) Bash Shell
3 10 (6.17%) Ruby
4 8 (4.94%) SQL
5 5 (3.09%) Java
6 1 (0.62%) Perl
6 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (10.49%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.02%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.32%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.47%) Degree
5 3 (1.85%) CCIE
5 3 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.23%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.62%) CCDE
7 1 (0.62%) CCDP
7 1 (0.62%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.62%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.62%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.85%) Government Security Classifications
1 3 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.23%) GDPR
2 2 (1.23%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.23%) SLA
3 1 (0.62%) COBIT
3 1 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.62%) QA
System Software
1 22 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (11.73%) Active Directory
3 13 (8.02%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.94%) vSphere
5 5 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.85%) vCloud
7 2 (1.23%) Docker
8 1 (0.62%) GridGain
8 1 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.62%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (6.17%) Kibana
1 10 (6.17%) logstash
1 10 (6.17%) Puppet
2 2 (1.23%) Ansible
2 2 (1.23%) Salt
2 2 (1.23%) SCCM
2 2 (1.23%) Terraform
2 2 (1.23%) vCenter Server
3 1 (0.62%) Grafana
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.62%) vMotion
Vendors
1 34 (20.99%) VMware
2 18 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 15 (9.26%) Citrix
4 11 (6.79%) Cisco
4 11 (6.79%) Oracle
5 7 (4.32%) IBM
6 5 (3.09%) EMC
6 5 (3.09%) HP
6 5 (3.09%) Red Hat
7 4 (2.47%) Dell
7 4 (2.47%) SAP
8 3 (1.85%) Intel
8 3 (1.85%) Isilon
8 3 (1.85%) NetApp
8 3 (1.85%) Veritas
9 2 (1.23%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.23%) CheckPoint
9 2 (1.23%) MuleSoft
9 2 (1.23%) Palo Alto
9 2 (1.23%) ServiceNow