Period
to 21 November 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

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
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 463 545 369
Rank change year-on-year +82 -176 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 476 360 681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.46% 0.35% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.37% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 231 499
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £425 £413 £413
90th Percentile £650 £669 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £511 £500
% change year-on-year +2.69% +2.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK median hourly rate - £43.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.75 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 98,623 97,905 99,320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.92% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,129 64,557 64,752
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,065 2,929 3,293
UK median hourly rate £18.44 £18.69 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +3.81% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Architect in the UK

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in the UK

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Architect in the UK

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in the UK

Infrastructure Architect
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 21 November 2018. 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
England +69 430 £540 +2.86% 72
UK excluding London +73 322 £525 +2.69% 52
London +29 148 £568 +8.10% 27
South East +3 101 £534 -2.91% 15
North of England +6 65 £540 +5.62% 15
Midlands +19 50 £510 +0.49% 9
East of England +27 43 £575 +16.16% 2
North West -24 40 £500 -4.76% 6
Scotland +13 35 £500 -1.23% 5
Yorkshire +4 25 £550 +15.79% 9
East Midlands +25 24 £515 +1.73% 4
West Midlands -7 24 £488 -3.94% 5
South West -8 23 £525 -4.55% 4
Wales -32 4 £443 +35.11% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £475 -

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, 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 featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 171 (35.92%) VMware
2 149 (31.30%) Windows
3 126 (26.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 117 (24.58%) VMware Infrastructure
5 109 (22.90%) Microsoft
6 104 (21.85%) Amazon AWS
7 98 (20.59%) Linux
7 98 (20.59%) Migration
8 97 (20.38%) Data Centre
9 94 (19.75%) Oracle
10 84 (17.65%) Active Directory
11 82 (17.23%) Citrix
12 78 (16.39%) Middleware
13 76 (15.97%) Finance
14 75 (15.76%) Windows Server
15 62 (13.03%) IaaS
16 59 (12.39%) SQL
16 59 (12.39%) Unix
17 57 (11.97%) Agile Software Development
17 57 (11.97%) Network Design
17 57 (11.97%) Security Cleared
18 56 (11.76%) Hyper-V
19 55 (11.55%) PaaS
19 55 (11.55%) SQL Server
20 54 (11.34%) SAN
20 54 (11.34%) Cisco
21 53 (11.13%) ITIL
22 49 (10.29%) TOGAF
22 49 (10.29%) SC Cleared
23 48 (10.08%) Firewall

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 24 (5.04%) WebSphere
2 11 (2.31%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.10%) OpenStack
4 7 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (1.26%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.05%) Apache
6 5 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (1.05%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.05%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.84%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (0.84%) IIS
7 4 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (0.63%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.21%) Documentum
9 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.21%) IBM Connections
9 1 (0.21%) JBoss
9 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 4 (0.84%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Infor M3
1 2 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Elite 3E
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.21%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 126 (26.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 104 (21.85%) Amazon AWS
3 62 (13.03%) IaaS
4 55 (11.55%) PaaS
5 39 (8.19%) SaaS
6 30 (6.30%) Office 365
7 14 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (2.10%) Serverless
9 9 (1.89%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
11 3 (0.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.42%) G Suite
13 1 (0.21%) Akamai
13 1 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.21%) GitHub
13 1 (0.21%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.21%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 54 (11.34%) SAN
2 48 (10.08%) Firewall
3 34 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 34 (7.14%) WAN
4 32 (6.72%) LAN
5 26 (5.46%) Internet
5 26 (5.46%) VPN
6 21 (4.41%) HTTP
7 20 (4.20%) NAS
8 18 (3.78%) DNS
9 17 (3.57%) SSL
10 15 (3.15%) MPLS
11 14 (2.94%) NetScaler
12 11 (2.31%) DHCP
13 9 (1.89%) Network Security
14 8 (1.68%) Unified Communications
15 6 (1.26%) FTP
15 6 (1.26%) IP Telephony
15 6 (1.26%) Remote Desktop
16 5 (1.05%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (11.55%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.47%) Big Data
4 6 (1.26%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (1.26%) Hadoop
4 6 (1.26%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.26%) MySQL
4 6 (1.26%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (0.63%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
5 3 (0.63%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.63%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (0.42%) Amazon Aurora
6 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.21%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 16 (3.36%) Subversion
3 4 (0.84%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.42%) Hudson
5 1 (0.21%) TeamCity
General
1 76 (15.97%) Finance
2 32 (6.72%) Banking
3 27 (5.67%) Retail
4 21 (4.41%) Law
5 19 (3.99%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.73%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.47%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.47%) Publishing
8 6 (1.26%) Marketing
8 6 (1.26%) Retail Banking
9 4 (0.84%) Electronics
9 4 (0.84%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.63%) Games
11 2 (0.42%) Advertising
11 2 (0.42%) Automotive
12 1 (0.21%) Front Office
12 1 (0.21%) Legal
12 1 (0.21%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (16.39%) Middleware
2 14 (2.94%) Web Services
3 5 (1.05%) JSON
4 4 (0.84%) LDAP
4 4 (0.84%) SAML
4 4 (0.84%) Spring
5 3 (0.63%) HTML
5 3 (0.63%) XML
5 3 (0.63%) XSLT
6 2 (0.42%) .NET
6 2 (0.42%) J2EE
6 2 (0.42%) Kafka
6 2 (0.42%) Node.js
6 2 (0.42%) OAuth
6 2 (0.42%) SailPoint
7 1 (0.21%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (0.21%) CGI
7 1 (0.21%) COM
7 1 (0.21%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.21%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 97 (20.38%) Data Centre
2 40 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (6.51%) Public Cloud
4 19 (3.99%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (3.78%) Hybrid Cloud
6 13 (2.73%) Private Cloud
7 10 (2.10%) Cloud Native
7 10 (2.10%) Clustering
7 10 (2.10%) Mainframe
8 7 (1.47%) Replication
9 6 (1.26%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.05%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.05%) PKI
11 4 (0.84%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.84%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.84%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.84%) Robotics
11 4 (0.84%) RSA SecurID
11 4 (0.84%) Thin Client
12 3 (0.63%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 149 (31.30%) Windows
2 98 (20.59%) Linux
3 75 (15.76%) Windows Server
4 59 (12.39%) Unix
5 38 (7.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (6.93%) Windows 10
6 33 (6.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (5.67%) AIX
8 16 (3.36%) Windows XP
9 11 (2.31%) Solaris
9 11 (2.31%) VMS
10 9 (1.89%) Windows 7
11 6 (1.26%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.42%) HPUX
13 1 (0.21%) Android
13 1 (0.21%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.21%) SUSE
13 1 (0.21%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.21%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 1 (0.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (20.59%) Migration
2 57 (11.97%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (11.97%) Network Design
3 53 (11.13%) ITIL
4 49 (10.29%) TOGAF
5 34 (7.14%) Data Protection
6 31 (6.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 29 (6.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 28 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (5.67%) Technical Architecture
10 26 (5.46%) Scrum
10 26 (5.46%) Strategic Thinking
11 25 (5.25%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (4.83%) DevOps
13 19 (3.99%) Deployment Automation
13 19 (3.99%) TDD
14 18 (3.78%) Problem-Solving
15 17 (3.57%) Kanban
15 17 (3.57%) User Stories
16 16 (3.36%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 59 (12.39%) SQL
2 26 (5.46%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.68%) Java
4 6 (1.26%) C
5 5 (1.05%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.84%) Python
7 2 (0.42%) C#
7 2 (0.42%) Scala
8 1 (0.21%) Go
8 1 (0.21%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.21%) Ruby
8 1 (0.21%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (11.97%) Security Cleared
2 49 (10.29%) SC Cleared
3 13 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (1.89%) CCNP
4 9 (1.89%) DV Cleared
4 9 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (1.68%) CCNA
5 8 (1.68%) CISSP
5 8 (1.68%) MCSE
6 7 (1.47%) TOGAF Certification
7 6 (1.26%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 5 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.05%) CCIE
8 5 (1.05%) Degree
9 4 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.63%) CCSE
10 3 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.63%) MCITP
10 3 (0.63%) MCTS
10 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Certified Master
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.99%) GDPR
2 8 (1.68%) SLA
3 4 (0.84%) QA
4 3 (0.63%) PSD2
5 2 (0.42%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.42%) PMO
6 1 (0.21%) COBIT
6 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 117 (24.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 84 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 56 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 47 (9.87%) XenApp
5 31 (6.51%) Microsoft App-V
6 24 (5.04%) XenDesktop
7 22 (4.62%) vSphere
8 18 (3.78%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (3.15%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (1.68%) Docker
10 8 (1.68%) Virtual Machines
11 7 (1.47%) KVM
11 7 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (1.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 5 (1.05%) NFS
13 5 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
14 4 (0.84%) SRDF
14 4 (0.84%) Xen
15 3 (0.63%) Samba
16 2 (0.42%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 34 (7.14%) SCCM
2 28 (5.88%) Ansible
3 14 (2.94%) Data Guard
4 11 (2.31%) Puppet
5 8 (1.68%) Kubernetes
6 7 (1.47%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (1.26%) NetBackup
7 6 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (1.26%) SCOM
8 5 (1.05%) AirWatch
8 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (1.05%) OpenView
8 5 (1.05%) vRealize
9 4 (0.84%) Single Sign-On
9 4 (0.84%) Terraform
10 3 (0.63%) ZABBIX
11 1 (0.21%) CFEngine
11 1 (0.21%) PingFederate
11 1 (0.21%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.21%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 171 (35.92%) VMware
2 109 (22.90%) Microsoft
3 94 (19.75%) Oracle
4 82 (17.23%) Citrix
5 54 (11.34%) Cisco
6 47 (9.87%) IBM
7 37 (7.77%) Red Hat
8 32 (6.72%) HP
9 20 (4.20%) CheckPoint
10 16 (3.36%) Google
11 15 (3.15%) 3PAR
12 14 (2.94%) EMC
13 12 (2.52%) NetApp
14 11 (2.31%) SAP
15 9 (1.89%) Palo Alto
16 8 (1.68%) Veritas
17 7 (1.47%) Veeam
18 6 (1.26%) F5
18 6 (1.26%) Splunk
19 5 (1.05%) SolarWinds