The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £600 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 333 283 271
Rank change year-on-year -50 -12  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 89 154 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.43% 0.71% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.74% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 102 119
Median daily rate £600 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £401 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £775 £638 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £453
% change year-on-year - +10.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19705 20681 21805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.90% 95.27% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 49190 54031 56877
Median daily rate £500 £465 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.52% +6.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £284 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £641 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 788 774 1398
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.28 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -7 10 £675 +21.34% 1
Westminster - 1 - -
Heathrow - 1 £538 -
Infrastructure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 76 (37.44%) Windows
2 58 (28.57%) VMware
3 51 (25.12%) Active Directory
3 51 (25.12%) Data Centre
4 50 (24.63%) Linux
5 48 (23.65%) Office 365
6 45 (22.17%) Amazon AWS
7 43 (21.18%) Finance
8 41 (20.20%) TOGAF
9 38 (18.72%) Microsoft
10 37 (18.23%) Microsoft Azure
11 35 (17.24%) Migration
12 32 (15.76%) Cisco
13 29 (14.29%) ITIL
13 29 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 28 (13.79%) Banking
14 28 (13.79%) Oracle
15 24 (11.82%) SQL Server
15 24 (11.82%) SCCM
16 23 (11.33%) Citrix
16 23 (11.33%) PaaS
17 21 (10.34%) SQL
18 20 (9.85%) VPN
18 20 (9.85%) WAN
18 20 (9.85%) Security Cleared
19 19 (9.36%) IaaS
19 19 (9.36%) Windows Server
20 17 (8.37%) Unix
20 17 (8.37%) Firewall
21 16 (7.88%) LAN

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 6 (2.96%) Apache
1 6 (2.96%) JBoss
1 6 (2.96%) OpenStack
2 5 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
2 5 (2.46%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.46%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.97%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.97%) Oracle Coherence
3 4 (1.97%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.48%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.48%) WildFly
5 2 (0.99%) CMS
5 2 (0.99%) IIS
5 2 (0.99%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.49%) DataSynapse
6 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.49%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.49%) nginx
6 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 48 (23.65%) Office 365
2 45 (22.17%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (18.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (11.33%) PaaS
5 19 (9.36%) IaaS
6 15 (7.39%) SaaS
7 4 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.99%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 2 (0.99%) Heroku
10 1 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.49%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.49%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.85%) VPN
1 20 (9.85%) WAN
2 17 (8.37%) Firewall
3 16 (7.88%) DNS
3 16 (7.88%) LAN
4 11 (5.42%) SAN
5 9 (4.43%) LDAP
5 9 (4.43%) NAS
6 6 (2.96%) DHCP
6 6 (2.96%) Internet
7 5 (2.46%) X.509
8 4 (1.97%) MPLS
9 3 (1.48%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (1.48%) Network Security
9 3 (1.48%) Skype
9 3 (1.48%) TCP/IP
10 2 (0.99%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (0.99%) FCoE
10 2 (0.99%) iSCSI
10 2 (0.99%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.82%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.91%) Big Data
3 9 (4.43%) Hadoop
4 4 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.48%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.49%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.49%) DB2
6 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.49%) GIS
6 1 (0.49%) HBase
6 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (1.97%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.49%) JIRA
2 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 43 (21.18%) Finance
2 28 (13.79%) Banking
3 6 (2.96%) Retail
4 4 (1.97%) Front Office
5 3 (1.48%) Advertising
5 3 (1.48%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.49%) Law
7 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.91%) Middleware
2 7 (3.45%) SAML
3 5 (2.46%) OAuth
3 5 (2.46%) SOAP
4 4 (1.97%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 4 (1.97%) Web Services
5 2 (0.99%) .NET
5 2 (0.99%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.49%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.49%) Hibernate
6 1 (0.49%) HTML
6 1 (0.49%) J2EE
6 1 (0.49%) JDBC
6 1 (0.49%) JMX
6 1 (0.49%) JSP
6 1 (0.49%) REST
6 1 (0.49%) Servlets
6 1 (0.49%) Spring
6 1 (0.49%) XML
6 1 (0.49%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 51 (25.12%) Data Centre
2 14 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.42%) PKI
4 7 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (2.96%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.96%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.46%) FlexPod
7 4 (1.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 3 (1.48%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.48%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.48%) Replication
8 3 (1.48%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.99%) CESG
9 2 (0.99%) Clustering
9 2 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.99%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.99%) Online Banking
9 2 (0.99%) User Experience
9 2 (0.99%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 76 (37.44%) Windows
2 50 (24.63%) Linux
3 19 (9.36%) Windows Server
4 17 (8.37%) Unix
5 15 (7.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (6.40%) Windows 10
7 8 (3.94%) Solaris
8 6 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.97%) AIX
9 4 (1.97%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.99%) SUSE
12 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.49%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (20.20%) TOGAF
2 35 (17.24%) Migration
3 29 (14.29%) ITIL
4 15 (7.39%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
6 13 (6.40%) High Availability
7 10 (4.93%) ArchiMate
7 10 (4.93%) Project Management
7 10 (4.93%) Systems Analysis
8 9 (4.43%) DevOps
8 9 (4.43%) Network Design
8 9 (4.43%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (3.94%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (3.94%) Service Management
10 7 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (3.45%) Identity Management
11 6 (2.96%) Analytics
11 6 (2.96%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (2.96%) E-Commerce
11 6 (2.96%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 21 (10.34%) SQL
2 13 (6.40%) PowerShell
3 8 (3.94%) C
4 4 (1.97%) Python
5 3 (1.48%) Java
5 3 (1.48%) Perl
6 1 (0.49%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (9.85%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.39%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.93%) Degree
4 6 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.46%) BPSS Clearance
5 5 (2.46%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.48%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (0.99%) CCDP
7 2 (0.99%) CCIE
7 2 (0.99%) CCNP
7 2 (0.99%) MCSA
7 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (0.49%) CCDA
8 1 (0.49%) CCNA
8 1 (0.49%) CEH
8 1 (0.49%) CISA
8 1 (0.49%) CISM
8 1 (0.49%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.48%) PMO
2 2 (0.99%) COBIT
2 2 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.99%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.49%) HL7
3 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.49%) QA
3 1 (0.49%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 51 (25.12%) Active Directory
2 29 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.91%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.94%) XenDesktop
5 6 (2.96%) vCloud
5 6 (2.96%) vSphere
6 5 (2.46%) KVM
6 5 (2.46%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (1.97%) Docker
8 3 (1.48%) NFS
8 3 (1.48%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.99%) SRDF
9 2 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.99%) Xen
10 1 (0.49%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.49%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.49%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 1 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (11.82%) SCCM
2 10 (4.93%) SCOM
3 8 (3.94%) Puppet
4 5 (2.46%) Ansible
4 5 (2.46%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (1.97%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.48%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.99%) Cacti
7 2 (0.99%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (0.99%) Ganglia
7 2 (0.99%) Graphite
7 2 (0.99%) Hyperic
7 2 (0.99%) logstash
7 2 (0.99%) Nagios
8 1 (0.49%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.49%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.49%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.49%) OpenIDM
8 1 (0.49%) vMotion
8 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 58 (28.57%) VMware
2 38 (18.72%) Microsoft
3 32 (15.76%) Cisco
4 28 (13.79%) Oracle
5 23 (11.33%) Citrix
6 11 (5.42%) HP
7 9 (4.43%) Intel
7 9 (4.43%) ServiceNow
8 7 (3.45%) Palo Alto
9 6 (2.96%) EMC
9 6 (2.96%) NetApp
10 5 (2.46%) Juniper
10 5 (2.46%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.97%) Atlassian
11 4 (1.97%) F5
11 4 (1.97%) IBM
12 3 (1.48%) 3PAR
12 3 (1.48%) Bloomberg
12 3 (1.48%) Isilon
12 3 (1.48%) Reuters
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