Period
to 26 July 2021

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 26 July 2021.

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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 418 352 421
Rank change year-on-year -66 +69 +75
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 97 32 180
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.33% 0.20% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.21% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 20 120
10th Percentile £485 £431 £429
25th Percentile £506 £513 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £575 £575
Median % change year-on-year -4.35% - +2.22%
75th Percentile £619 £628 £650
90th Percentile £738 £651 £675
England median daily rate £560 £568 £525
% change year-on-year -1.32% +8.10% -4.55%

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 27,523 15,122 38,374
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.76% 93.13% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,798 10,907 27,882
10th Percentile £350 £313 £313
25th Percentile £438 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £513 £500
Median % change year-on-year +3.41% +2.50% -
75th Percentile £638 £613 £600
90th Percentile £725 £700 £680
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 274 184 466
10th Percentile £15.00 £14.31 £12.02
25th Percentile £20.00 £19.66 £15.00
Median hourly rate £32.42 £34.09 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year -4.89% +70.44% -
75th Percentile £51.55 £47.83 £37.35
90th Percentile £66.50 £61.18 £53.00
England median hourly rate £19.91 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -0.45% +5.26% +5.56%

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 26 July 2021.

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 26 July 2021. 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 -2 17 £513 -16.33% 5
Infrastructure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 2021, 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 44 (45.36%) Windows
2 41 (42.27%) Azure
3 39 (40.21%) VMware
4 32 (32.99%) AWS
5 27 (27.84%) Linux
6 23 (23.71%) Microsoft
6 23 (23.71%) Finance
7 22 (22.68%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (19.59%) Active Directory
8 19 (19.59%) Terraform
9 18 (18.56%) Cisco
9 18 (18.56%) Oracle
10 17 (17.53%) SAN
10 17 (17.53%) GCP
10 17 (17.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 17 (17.53%) Infrastructure as Code
10 17 (17.53%) Social Skills
11 16 (16.49%) PaaS
12 15 (15.46%) Migration
12 15 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
12 15 (15.46%) Windows Server
13 14 (14.43%) Google
13 14 (14.43%) Citrix
13 14 (14.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (14.43%) IaaS
14 13 (13.40%) Ansible
14 13 (13.40%) NAS
15 12 (12.37%) ITIL
15 12 (12.37%) DevOps
15 12 (12.37%) Kubernetes

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 10 (10.31%) WebSphere
2 8 (8.25%) Tomcat
2 8 (8.25%) WebSphere Application Server
3 7 (7.22%) Confluence
4 3 (3.09%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.03%) CICS
5 1 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.03%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.03%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.03%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.06%) Sentinel
2 1 (1.03%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.03%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 41 (42.27%) Azure
2 32 (32.99%) AWS
3 17 (17.53%) GCP
4 16 (16.49%) PaaS
5 14 (14.43%) IaaS
6 10 (10.31%) GitHub
7 9 (9.28%) Microsoft 365
8 6 (6.19%) Amazon EKS
8 6 (6.19%) SaaS
9 5 (5.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (5.15%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (5.15%) Amazon ECS
9 5 (5.15%) Amazon S3
9 5 (5.15%) Amazon SQS
9 5 (5.15%) AWS Lambda
9 5 (5.15%) Route 53
9 5 (5.15%) Serverless
10 4 (4.12%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (2.06%) OpenShift
12 1 (1.03%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.53%) SAN
2 13 (13.40%) NAS
3 12 (12.37%) Cisco Nexus
4 10 (10.31%) LAN
4 10 (10.31%) WAN
5 8 (8.25%) FCoE
5 8 (8.25%) Fibre Channel
5 8 (8.25%) iSCSI
5 8 (8.25%) Multicast
6 5 (5.15%) Firewall
6 5 (5.15%) Network Security
6 5 (5.15%) VPN
7 2 (2.06%) DHCP
7 2 (2.06%) NetScaler
7 2 (2.06%) Wireless
8 1 (1.03%) DNS
8 1 (1.03%) SMTP
8 1 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.03%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.34%) Hadoop
2 8 (8.25%) Big Data
3 7 (7.22%) MongoDB
4 6 (6.19%) SQL Server
5 5 (5.15%) HBase
6 3 (3.09%) DB2
6 3 (3.09%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (1.03%) BigQuery
7 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.03%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (12.37%) Jenkins
2 8 (8.25%) JIRA
2 8 (8.25%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (2.06%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.06%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.06%) GitLab
4 1 (1.03%) MLflow
4 1 (1.03%) ProC
General
1 23 (23.71%) Finance
2 17 (17.53%) Social Skills
3 7 (7.22%) Banking
4 6 (6.19%) Influencing Skills
5 5 (5.15%) Law
5 5 (5.15%) Public Sector
6 3 (3.09%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.09%) Retail Banking
7 2 (2.06%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (2.06%) Electronics
7 2 (2.06%) Legal
7 2 (2.06%) Marketing
7 2 (2.06%) Presentation Skills
7 2 (2.06%) Retail
7 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.31%) Middleware
2 2 (2.06%) LDAP
2 2 (2.06%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.03%) HTML
3 1 (1.03%) Kafka
3 1 (1.03%) OAuth
3 1 (1.03%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (1.03%) TensorFlow
3 1 (1.03%) Web Services
3 1 (1.03%) XML
3 1 (1.03%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.31%) Data Centre
1 10 (10.31%) Public Cloud
2 3 (3.09%) Cloud Native
2 3 (3.09%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.06%) Clustering
3 2 (2.06%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.06%) EMC VNX
3 2 (2.06%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.06%) Replication
4 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.03%) Cyberattack
4 1 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.03%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (1.03%) SWIFT
4 1 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 44 (45.36%) Windows
2 27 (27.84%) Linux
3 15 (15.46%) Windows Server
4 14 (14.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (10.31%) Solaris
6 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.19%) Windows Server 2019
7 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2016
8 1 (1.03%) AIX
8 1 (1.03%) Unix
8 1 (1.03%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.53%) Infrastructure as Code
1 17 (17.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 15 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (15.46%) Migration
3 12 (12.37%) DevOps
3 12 (12.37%) ITIL
4 10 (10.31%) Architecture Roadmap
4 10 (10.31%) Continuous Delivery
5 8 (8.25%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (8.25%) PRINCE2
5 8 (8.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 8 (8.25%) TOGAF
6 7 (7.22%) Benchmarking
6 7 (7.22%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (7.22%) Project Delivery
7 6 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (5.15%) Change Management
8 5 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (5.15%) High Availability
8 5 (5.15%) Technology Roadmap
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.34%) Java
2 10 (10.31%) SQL
3 4 (4.12%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.03%) Python
4 1 (1.03%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (8.25%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.22%) CISSP
2 7 (7.22%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.19%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.15%) CCNA
4 5 (5.15%) MCSE
5 4 (4.12%) Degree
6 3 (3.09%) MCP
7 2 (2.06%) CISM
7 2 (2.06%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (2.06%) OCP
7 2 (2.06%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (2.06%) RHCA
7 2 (2.06%) TOGAF Certification
8 1 (1.03%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 1 (1.03%) CCSP
8 1 (1.03%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (1.03%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.06%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.06%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (2.06%) ISO 22301
3 1 (1.03%) GMP
3 1 (1.03%) QA
3 1 (1.03%) SEPA
3 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (22.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (19.59%) Active Directory
3 8 (8.25%) Hyper-V
3 8 (8.25%) KVM
3 8 (8.25%) NFS
3 8 (8.25%) SRDF
3 8 (8.25%) vSphere
3 8 (8.25%) Xen
4 6 (6.19%) Docker
4 6 (6.19%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (6.19%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (6.19%) XenApp
4 6 (6.19%) XenDesktop
5 4 (4.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 19 (19.59%) Terraform
2 13 (13.40%) Ansible
3 12 (12.37%) Kubernetes
4 9 (9.28%) Puppet
5 8 (8.25%) SCCM
6 5 (5.15%) vRealize
7 4 (4.12%) SCOM
8 3 (3.09%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (2.06%) Kibana
9 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (2.06%) Packer
9 2 (2.06%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 1 (1.03%) EnCase
10 1 (1.03%) Istio
10 1 (1.03%) linkerd
10 1 (1.03%) Prometheus
10 1 (1.03%) Red Hat Satellite
10 1 (1.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 39 (40.21%) VMware
2 23 (23.71%) Microsoft
3 18 (18.56%) Cisco
3 18 (18.56%) Oracle
4 14 (14.43%) Citrix
4 14 (14.43%) Google
5 11 (11.34%) EMC
6 10 (10.31%) Red Hat
7 8 (8.25%) NetApp
8 6 (6.19%) Cloudera
8 6 (6.19%) MuleSoft
9 5 (5.15%) Sybase
10 4 (4.12%) SolarWinds
10 4 (4.12%) Zerto
11 3 (3.09%) SAP
12 2 (2.06%) HP
12 2 (2.06%) IBM
12 2 (2.06%) JD Edwards
12 2 (2.06%) Juniper
12 2 (2.06%) PeopleSoft