Period
to 19 October 2019

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Solutions Architect was £536 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

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 Solution Architect
England > South East
6 months to
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 327 368 353
Rank change year-on-year +41 -15 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 15 7 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.11% 0.043% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.045% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 12
South East median daily rate £536 £488 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +8.94% -3.24%
10th Percentile £506 £450 £400
90th Percentile £650 £800 £516
England median daily rate £525 £550 £491
% change year-on-year -4.55% +11.96% -4.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 12,842 15,529 15,408
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.79% 94.43% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,587 9,309 9,156
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £225 £250 £242
90th Percentile £600 £580 £574
England median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 602 647 625
South East median hourly rate £24.00 £20.17 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.99% +12.06% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £51.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.06 £18.70
% change year-on-year +10.76% -3.44% +1.08%

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Solutions Architect in the South East

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Solutions Architect in the South East

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Solutions Architect in the South East over the 6 months to 19 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Solutions Architect in the South East

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Solutions Architect within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 October 2019. 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
Hampshire +14 7 £588 -2.08%
Thames Valley +19 4 - -
Surrey +32 2 £525 +7.69% 1
Buckinghamshire +19 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £515 -
Infrastructure Solutions Architect
England

Infrastructure Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, Infrastructure Solutions 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 South East region featuring Infrastructure Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 10 (66.67%) Azure
2 6 (40.00%) AWS
2 6 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (40.00%) Public Cloud
3 5 (33.33%) IaaS
3 5 (33.33%) PaaS
3 5 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) Server Virtualisation
4 4 (26.67%) VMware NSX
5 3 (20.00%) Project Delivery
5 3 (20.00%) SMTP
5 3 (20.00%) eTOM
5 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (13.33%) IMAP
6 2 (13.33%) PKI
6 2 (13.33%) Data Management
6 2 (13.33%) Network Design
6 2 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
6 2 (13.33%) DHCP
6 2 (13.33%) DNS
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (13.33%) SAN
6 2 (13.33%) Internet
6 2 (13.33%) Firewall
6 2 (13.33%) CCIE
6 2 (13.33%) LDAP

Infrastructure Solutions Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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:

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (66.67%) Azure
2 6 (40.00%) AWS
3 5 (33.33%) IaaS
3 5 (33.33%) PaaS
4 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) SMTP
2 2 (13.33%) DHCP
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) IMAP
2 2 (13.33%) Internet
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) SAN
2 2 (13.33%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) GIS
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 2 (13.33%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) LDAP
2 1 (6.67%) JDBC
2 1 (6.67%) ODBC
2 1 (6.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Public Cloud
2 2 (13.33%) PKI
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Frameworx
3 1 (6.67%) Smart Meter
3 1 (6.67%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) AIX
2 1 (6.67%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) TOGAF
2 4 (26.67%) Server Virtualisation
3 3 (20.00%) eTOM
3 3 (20.00%) Project Delivery
3 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) Data Management
4 2 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (13.33%) High Availability
4 2 (13.33%) IT Strategy
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Network Design
4 2 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (13.33%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (6.67%) Decision-Making
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (6.67%) Organisational Learning
5 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) CCIE
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (13.33%) TOGAF Certification
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (26.67%) VMware NSX
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) VMware
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco
2 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) AppDynamics
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow
4 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds