The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Architect was £550 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Architect
England / London
Rank 287 282 296
Rank change year-on-year -5 +14  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 112 150 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.58% 0.68% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.71% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 105 92
Median daily rate £550 £525 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £484 £475
% change year-on-year +3.35% +1.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +152.63%  

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 18357 21038 20420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.81% 95.01% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13065 15076 14090
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 283 378
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 +5 16 £600 +9.09% 3
West End of London - 4 £500 -
Croydon +3 2 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Infrastructure Architect
England

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 100 (38.31%) VMware
2 96 (36.78%) Windows
3 65 (24.90%) Security Cleared
4 61 (23.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 61 (23.37%) Amazon AWS
5 60 (22.99%) Data Centre
6 58 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
6 58 (22.22%) Linux
6 58 (22.22%) Active Directory
7 56 (21.46%) Finance
8 54 (20.69%) Microsoft
9 53 (20.31%) SC Cleared
10 48 (18.39%) Oracle
10 48 (18.39%) TOGAF
11 44 (16.86%) SQL Server
11 44 (16.86%) DNS
12 42 (16.09%) SQL
13 40 (15.33%) Cisco
14 39 (14.94%) Office 365
15 38 (14.56%) Migration
16 37 (14.18%) LAN
17 36 (13.79%) WAN
17 36 (13.79%) Citrix
17 36 (13.79%) PaaS
18 34 (13.03%) IaaS
18 34 (13.03%) VPN
18 34 (13.03%) Banking
19 33 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
19 33 (12.64%) Hyper-V
20 32 (12.26%) Firewall

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top Related 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 18 (6.90%) Apache
2 13 (4.98%) Tomcat
2 13 (4.98%) WebSphere
3 12 (4.60%) IIS
4 11 (4.21%) Oracle Coherence
5 9 (3.45%) MS Exchange
5 9 (3.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 8 (3.07%) DataSynapse
6 8 (3.07%) JBoss
6 8 (3.07%) SharePoint
7 7 (2.68%) Skype for Business
8 6 (2.30%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (2.30%) OpenStack
8 6 (2.30%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.15%) Apache Spark
9 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.15%) nginx
10 2 (0.77%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 23 (8.81%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.30%) MS Office
3 5 (1.92%) MS Project
3 5 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (0.77%) PeopleSoft Financials
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 61 (23.37%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (14.94%) Office 365
4 36 (13.79%) PaaS
5 34 (13.03%) IaaS
6 18 (6.90%) SaaS
7 7 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (1.15%) Heroku
9 2 (0.77%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.38%) IBM PureFlex
10 1 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (16.86%) DNS
2 37 (14.18%) LAN
3 36 (13.79%) WAN
4 34 (13.03%) VPN
5 32 (12.26%) Firewall
6 24 (9.20%) DHCP
7 18 (6.90%) Internet
7 18 (6.90%) SAN
8 15 (5.75%) Fibre Channel
8 15 (5.75%) NAS
9 14 (5.36%) iSCSI
10 12 (4.60%) TCP/IP
11 11 (4.21%) HTTP
11 11 (4.21%) LDAP
11 11 (4.21%) Network Security
12 10 (3.83%) FCoE
13 9 (3.45%) Multicast
14 7 (2.68%) Cisco Nexus
14 7 (2.68%) SNMP
15 5 (1.92%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (16.86%) SQL Server
2 27 (10.34%) Hadoop
3 15 (5.75%) Big Data
4 10 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (3.45%) HBase
6 8 (3.07%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.53%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.53%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.15%) MySQL
10 2 (0.77%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.77%) Oracle Exadata
10 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.77%) Sqoop
11 1 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.38%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 12 (4.60%) Jenkins
2 6 (2.30%) JIRA
3 5 (1.92%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.77%) JMeter
5 1 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 56 (21.46%) Finance
2 34 (13.03%) Banking
3 9 (3.45%) Retail
4 4 (1.53%) Advertising
4 4 (1.53%) Front Office
4 4 (1.53%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.77%) Billing
5 2 (0.77%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.38%) Law
6 1 (0.38%) Legal
6 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.38%) Publishing
6 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (6.90%) Middleware
2 10 (3.83%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 9 (3.45%) SAML
3 9 (3.45%) Web Services
4 8 (3.07%) HTML
4 8 (3.07%) Rendezvous
4 8 (3.07%) XML
4 8 (3.07%) XSLT
5 6 (2.30%) OAuth
6 5 (1.92%) Elastic Stack
6 5 (1.92%) SOAP
7 3 (1.15%) .NET
8 2 (0.77%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.77%) LEMP Stack
8 2 (0.77%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.77%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.77%) REST
9 1 (0.38%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.38%) J2EE
9 1 (0.38%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 60 (22.99%) Data Centre
2 27 (10.34%) PKI
3 21 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.21%) Public Cloud
5 10 (3.83%) Hybrid Cloud
6 8 (3.07%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.07%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.68%) Replication
8 6 (2.30%) FMCG
9 5 (1.92%) Online Banking
9 5 (1.92%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.53%) FlexPod
10 4 (1.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (1.53%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 3 (1.15%) Clustering
11 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.15%) User Experience
12 2 (0.77%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (0.77%) Hedge funds
12 2 (0.77%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 96 (36.78%) Windows
2 58 (22.22%) Linux
3 31 (11.88%) Windows Server
4 24 (9.20%) Unix
5 21 (8.05%) Solaris
6 19 (7.28%) Windows 10
7 15 (5.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (2.30%) AIX
11 3 (1.15%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.77%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.38%) CentOS
13 1 (0.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (18.39%) TOGAF
2 38 (14.56%) Migration
3 33 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (8.81%) DevOps
5 22 (8.43%) ITIL
6 21 (8.05%) Project Management
7 20 (7.66%) Technical Architecture
8 19 (7.28%) Stakeholder Management
9 18 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
10 16 (6.13%) Identity Access Management
11 12 (4.60%) High Availability
11 12 (4.60%) IT Strategy
11 12 (4.60%) Performance Tuning
12 11 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
13 10 (3.83%) Benchmarking
14 9 (3.45%) E-Commerce
14 9 (3.45%) Network Design
15 8 (3.07%) Enterprise Architecture
15 8 (3.07%) Identity Management
15 8 (3.07%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 42 (16.09%) SQL
2 23 (8.81%) C
3 12 (4.60%) Java
4 9 (3.45%) PowerShell
5 8 (3.07%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.15%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.15%) Python
7 2 (0.77%) Clojure
7 2 (0.77%) Perl
7 2 (0.77%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 65 (24.90%) Security Cleared
2 53 (20.31%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.60%) Degree
4 11 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.07%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.68%) PMP
8 6 (2.30%) MCSA
9 5 (1.92%) DV Cleared
10 4 (1.53%) CCNA
11 3 (1.15%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.15%) CCIE
11 3 (1.15%) CCNP
11 3 (1.15%) MCSE
12 2 (0.77%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.77%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 2 (0.77%) PMI Certification
13 1 (0.38%) CCDA
13 1 (0.38%) CISSP
13 1 (0.38%) EMC Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.92%) QA
2 4 (1.53%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (1.15%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.38%) HL7
4 1 (0.38%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 61 (23.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 58 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 33 (12.64%) Hyper-V
4 13 (4.98%) Docker
5 12 (4.60%) KVM
5 12 (4.60%) Oracle RAC
6 11 (4.21%) NFS
7 10 (3.83%) SRDF
8 9 (3.45%) vCloud
8 9 (3.45%) vSphere
8 9 (3.45%) Xen
9 8 (3.07%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.92%) XenApp
11 4 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
11 4 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (1.53%) XenDesktop
12 3 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.77%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 26 (9.96%) SCCM
2 21 (8.05%) SCOM
3 16 (6.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 16 (6.13%) Puppet
4 11 (4.21%) Ansible
5 10 (3.83%) Kubernetes
6 7 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (2.30%) Terraform
8 5 (1.92%) Consul
8 5 (1.92%) Packer
8 5 (1.92%) Rsyslog
8 5 (1.92%) yum
8 5 (1.92%) ZABBIX
9 4 (1.53%) Control-M
10 3 (1.15%) BladeLogic
10 3 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (1.15%) MIMEsweeper
10 3 (1.15%) Nagios
10 3 (1.15%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 100 (38.31%) VMware
2 54 (20.69%) Microsoft
3 48 (18.39%) Oracle
4 40 (15.33%) Cisco
5 36 (13.79%) Citrix
6 17 (6.51%) IBM
7 15 (5.75%) EMC
7 15 (5.75%) NetApp
8 14 (5.36%) Intel
9 13 (4.98%) HP
10 12 (4.60%) CheckPoint
10 12 (4.60%) Red Hat
11 10 (3.83%) Atlassian
12 9 (3.45%) AppDynamics
13 8 (3.07%) Sybase
13 8 (3.07%) TIBCO
14 6 (2.30%) CA
15 4 (1.53%) Blue Coat
15 4 (1.53%) Juniper
15 4 (1.53%) Zerto
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