Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £494 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 November 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 > South West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 189 159 199
Rank change year-on-year -30 +40 -55
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 21 44 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.37% 0.77% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.81% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 34 8
South West median daily rate £494 £538 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.14% +16.22% -10.63%
10th Percentile £417 £429 £372
90th Percentile £598 £638 £565
England median daily rate £523 £500 £486
% change year-on-year +4.50% +2.83% -2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
South West median hourly rate £43.75 - -
England median hourly rate £43.75 - £29.10

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5369 5418 6233
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 94.95% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3365 3520 4060
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £210 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 344 395
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.71% +40.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £46.20
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Architect in the South West

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in the South West

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in the South West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Architect in the South West

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in the South West

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in the South West over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Infrastructure Architect in the South West

Infrastructure Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Wiltshire -1 11 £550 +10.00%
Bristol -27 8 £473 -21.25% 2
Dorset - 1 £400 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Infrastructure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 South West region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 11 (52.38%) Cisco
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
1 11 (52.38%) Citrix
2 10 (47.62%) Finance
3 9 (42.86%) Migration
3 9 (42.86%) Windows
4 6 (28.57%) NetApp
4 6 (28.57%) Project Management
4 6 (28.57%) TOGAF
4 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 6 (28.57%) NetScaler
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 5 (23.81%) FlexPod
5 5 (23.81%) XenDesktop
5 5 (23.81%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (23.81%) SCVMM
5 5 (23.81%) EMC
6 4 (19.05%) SAN
6 4 (19.05%) IBM
6 4 (19.05%) Oracle
6 4 (19.05%) Banking
6 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
6 4 (19.05%) Windows 10
7 3 (14.29%) Private Cloud
7 3 (14.29%) Office 365
7 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (14.29%) Degree
7 3 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) NetScaler
2 4 (19.05%) SAN
3 3 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) DNS
4 1 (4.76%) Intranet
4 1 (4.76%) LAN
4 1 (4.76%) VPN
4 1 (4.76%) WAN
4 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
General
1 10 (47.62%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Banking
3 2 (9.52%) Aerospace
3 2 (9.52%) Manufacturing
3 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.76%) Back Office
4 1 (4.76%) Electronics
4 1 (4.76%) Marketing
4 1 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (14.29%) Middleware
2 2 (9.52%) COM
3 1 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) FlexPod
2 3 (14.29%) Private Cloud
2 3 (14.29%) RIA
3 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.76%) Clustering
4 1 (4.76%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 4 (19.05%) Windows 10
3 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.52%) Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (42.86%) Migration
2 6 (28.57%) Project Management
2 6 (28.57%) TOGAF
3 5 (23.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (14.29%) MODAF
4 3 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
5 2 (9.52%) ArchiMate
6 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (4.76%) Creative Thinking
6 1 (4.76%) Data Architecture
6 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Transformation
6 1 (4.76%) IT Strategy
6 1 (4.76%) Microservices
6 1 (4.76%) Network Architecture
6 1 (4.76%) Proactive Management
6 1 (4.76%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) Degree
1 3 (14.29%) MCSE
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 5 (23.81%) Virtual Servers
2 5 (23.81%) XenDesktop
3 3 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
4 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (9.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) SCVMM
2 2 (9.52%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Cisco
1 11 (52.38%) Citrix
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) NetApp
3 5 (23.81%) EMC
4 4 (19.05%) IBM
4 4 (19.05%) Oracle
5 3 (14.29%) VMware
6 2 (9.52%) Unisys
6 2 (9.52%) Veritas
7 1 (4.76%) Cadence
7 1 (4.76%) Hortonworks
7 1 (4.76%) SAP