Period
to 25 January 2022

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £623 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 January 2022.

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
25 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 432 347 408
Rank change year-on-year -85 +61 +74
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 160 53 103
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.43% 0.30% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.33% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 38 71
10th Percentile £513 £433 £432
25th Percentile £563 £478 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £623 £525 £590
Median % change year-on-year +18.57% -11.02% +2.61%
75th Percentile £690 £592 £675
90th Percentile £800 £636 £725
England median daily rate £615 £525 £550
% change year-on-year +17.14% -4.55% +4.76%

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 34,987 16,280 27,854
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.20% 91.96% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,506 11,854 20,319
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £463 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £669 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 134 367
10th Percentile £14.38 £18.15 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.02 £22.50 £16.08
Median hourly rate £34.23 £31.82 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +7.56% +51.52% +7.69%
75th Percentile £49.63 £51.22 £39.63
90th Percentile £64.00 £64.70 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.51 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -8.84% +25.00% -

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Architect in London

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in London.

Daily rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in London

Infrastructure Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in London over the 6 months to 25 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Architect in London

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in London.

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 25 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -31 28 £600 +5.49% 12
East London -5 1 £600 -5.88% 2
Infrastructure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 January 2022, Infrastructure 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 London region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 51 (31.88%) Finance
2 50 (31.25%) VMware
3 47 (29.38%) AWS
4 46 (28.75%) Windows
5 44 (27.50%) Azure
6 41 (25.63%) Firewall
7 39 (24.38%) Microsoft
8 38 (23.75%) Linux
9 34 (21.25%) VMware Infrastructure
10 31 (19.38%) Active Directory
10 31 (19.38%) Social Skills
11 28 (17.50%) Red Hat
12 27 (16.88%) Cisco
13 26 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
13 26 (16.25%) DevOps
14 25 (15.63%) Migration
14 25 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 23 (14.38%) Data Centre
15 23 (14.38%) Windows Server
16 22 (13.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 22 (13.75%) Security Cleared
17 20 (12.50%) vSphere
17 20 (12.50%) GCP
18 19 (11.88%) vRealize
18 19 (11.88%) VMware NSX
18 19 (11.88%) ITIL
19 18 (11.25%) Citrix
19 18 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
19 18 (11.25%) Public Cloud
20 17 (10.63%) CI/CD

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 8 (5.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (1.25%) Jupyter
2 2 (1.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.63%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (29.38%) AWS
2 44 (27.50%) Azure
3 20 (12.50%) GCP
4 15 (9.38%) Serverless
5 13 (8.13%) PaaS
6 12 (7.50%) AWS Lambda
7 11 (6.88%) IaaS
8 10 (6.25%) Microsoft 365
9 9 (5.63%) Amazon ECS
9 9 (5.63%) Amazon S3
9 9 (5.63%) SaaS
10 8 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
10 8 (5.00%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (3.13%) Amazon SQS
12 4 (2.50%) Amazon SageMaker
12 4 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (2.50%) OpenShift
13 3 (1.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (1.88%) Amazon EKS
13 3 (1.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 41 (25.63%) Firewall
2 11 (6.88%) LAN
2 11 (6.88%) Software-Defined Networking
2 11 (6.88%) WAN
3 9 (5.63%) VSAN
4 8 (5.00%) VPN
5 7 (4.38%) DNS
6 6 (3.75%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.50%) SAN
7 4 (2.50%) SNMP
7 4 (2.50%) Wireless
8 3 (1.88%) HTTP
8 3 (1.88%) IGMP
8 3 (1.88%) Internet
8 3 (1.88%) IPv4
9 2 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (1.25%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (1.25%) SMTP
9 2 (1.25%) SSH
9 2 (1.25%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.00%) DB2
3 7 (4.38%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.50%) Amazon Redshift
5 3 (1.88%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.25%) Big Data
6 2 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.63%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.63%) DataStage
7 1 (0.63%) MySQL
7 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.25%) GitLab
1 2 (1.25%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.25%) RStudio
General
1 51 (31.88%) Finance
2 31 (19.38%) Social Skills
3 13 (8.13%) Banking
4 10 (6.25%) Public Sector
5 6 (3.75%) Influencing Skills
5 6 (3.75%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.50%) Documentation Skills
6 4 (2.50%) Electronics
6 4 (2.50%) Marketing
6 4 (2.50%) Publishing
6 4 (2.50%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.88%) Law
7 3 (1.88%) Legal
7 3 (1.88%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (1.25%) Back Office
8 2 (1.25%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.63%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.25%) Middleware
2 7 (4.38%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (1.88%) .NET
4 2 (1.25%) Node.js
4 2 (1.25%) SAML
5 1 (0.63%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.63%) Express
5 1 (0.63%) Flash
5 1 (0.63%) JSF
5 1 (0.63%) JSON
5 1 (0.63%) Kafka
5 1 (0.63%) React
5 1 (0.63%) React Native
5 1 (0.63%) REST
5 1 (0.63%) Spring
5 1 (0.63%) Vue.js
5 1 (0.63%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.38%) Data Centre
2 18 (11.25%) Public Cloud
3 13 (8.13%) Private Cloud
4 11 (6.88%) Clustering
5 7 (4.38%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (3.75%) PKI
7 5 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
7 5 (3.13%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (2.50%) Cloud Native
9 3 (1.88%) NHS
10 2 (1.25%) Credit Risk
10 2 (1.25%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.63%) CESG
11 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.63%) Hedge funds
11 1 (0.63%) Legacy Systems
11 1 (0.63%) NVMe
11 1 (0.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 46 (28.75%) Windows
2 38 (23.75%) Linux
3 25 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 23 (14.38%) Windows Server
5 8 (5.00%) Unix
6 6 (3.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (3.75%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (1.88%) AIX
7 3 (1.88%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (1.25%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.63%) Android
9 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.25%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (16.25%) DevOps
2 25 (15.63%) Migration
3 22 (13.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 19 (11.88%) ITIL
5 18 (11.25%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (10.63%) Change Management
6 17 (10.63%) CI/CD
6 17 (10.63%) Load Balancing
7 15 (9.38%) IT Strategy
8 14 (8.75%) Microservices
8 14 (8.75%) TOGAF
9 12 (7.50%) Data Protection
10 10 (6.25%) Architecture Roadmap
10 10 (6.25%) ITIL V3
10 10 (6.25%) Project Delivery
11 8 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
12 7 (4.38%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (4.38%) Low Latency
12 7 (4.38%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (10.00%) C
2 14 (8.75%) SQL
3 12 (7.50%) Python
4 7 (4.38%) PowerShell
5 6 (3.75%) Java
5 6 (3.75%) Perl
6 4 (2.50%) Bash
7 3 (1.88%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.25%) C++
9 1 (0.63%) Go
9 1 (0.63%) Ruby
9 1 (0.63%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (13.75%) Security Cleared
2 13 (8.13%) DV Cleared
3 10 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.63%) AWS Certification
5 8 (5.00%) TOGAF Certification
6 5 (3.13%) Degree
7 4 (2.50%) Master's Degree
7 4 (2.50%) RHCA
8 3 (1.88%) MCSE
8 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.25%) CCNA
9 2 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (1.25%) CISSP
10 1 (0.63%) MCT
10 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.63%) PMP
10 1 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 4 (2.50%) GDPR
3 3 (1.88%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (1.88%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 3 (1.88%) HIPAA
3 3 (1.88%) ISO 22301
3 3 (1.88%) QA
4 2 (1.25%) GMP
5 1 (0.63%) DICOM
5 1 (0.63%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.63%) ISO 13485
5 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (21.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 31 (19.38%) Active Directory
3 20 (12.50%) vSphere
4 19 (11.88%) VMware NSX
5 15 (9.38%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (3.75%) Docker
6 6 (3.75%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (3.13%) Terminal Services
7 5 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.25%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.25%) iptables
8 2 (1.25%) XenApp
8 2 (1.25%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.63%) GFS2
9 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.63%) VMFS
Systems Management
1 19 (11.88%) vRealize
2 11 (6.88%) Cisco CUCM
2 11 (6.88%) Kubernetes
2 11 (6.88%) vRealize Orchestrator
3 9 (5.63%) Ansible
4 8 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 8 (5.00%) Terraform
5 5 (3.13%) SCCM
5 5 (3.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (3.13%) VxRail
6 4 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.88%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.88%) SCOM
7 3 (1.88%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.25%) EdgeSight
8 2 (1.25%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.25%) Puppet
8 2 (1.25%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (31.25%) VMware
2 39 (24.38%) Microsoft
3 28 (17.50%) Red Hat
4 27 (16.88%) Cisco
5 18 (11.25%) Citrix
6 14 (8.75%) Oracle
7 13 (8.13%) CheckPoint
8 9 (5.63%) IBM
9 8 (5.00%) Google
10 7 (4.38%) Dell
11 5 (3.13%) Hitachi
11 5 (3.13%) SAP
11 5 (3.13%) Symantec
12 4 (2.50%) Juniper
12 4 (2.50%) NetApp
13 3 (1.88%) Forcepoint
13 3 (1.88%) HP
13 3 (1.88%) SolarWinds
14 2 (1.25%) Avaya
14 2 (1.25%) Gemalto