The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £520 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 June 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
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 355 271 303
Rank change year-on-year -84 +32  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 271 480 401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.90% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.95% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 324 256
Median daily rate £520 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £420 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £603 £597
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £458
% change year-on-year - +9.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 30 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 3 months to 26 June 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
England -74 261 £525 +5.00% 35
London -68 87 £588 +11.90% 4
South East +13 69 £469 -3.79% 9
North West +22 40 £525 +11.70%
Hampshire -10 22 £450 -8.16% 1
Lancashire +20 20 £525 +23.52%
Preston -8 17 £525 +23.52%
South West -15 17 £488 -13.33% 5
Milton Keynes -2 16 £425 +6.25% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 16 £425 +6.25% 2
Manchester +11 15 £500 +5.26%
Berkshire +17 13 £520 +15.55%
West Midlands +8 13 £550 +15.78% 1
East of England -8 13 £510 +2.00% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +71 12 £638 +34.49% 1
Tyne and Wear +68 12 £638 +34.49% 1
North East +62 12 £638 +37.98% 1
Wiltshire +10 12 £488 -15.21%
Surrey -2 11 £525 -4.54% 4
Swindon +6 9 £550 -
Telford +20 8 £575 +21.05%
Shropshire +19 8 £575 +21.05%
Yorkshire +6 8 £475 -9.52% 8
Leeds +13 7 £463 -7.50%
West Yorkshire +7 7 £463 -7.50% 3
Hook +7 7 £433 -6.48% 1
City of London -13 7 £675 +21.34% 1
Scotland -2 5 £475 -5.00% 2
Essex -13 5 £628 +67.33%
West Sussex +22 4 £413 -4.73%

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 165 (33.20%) Windows
2 141 (28.37%) Data Centre
3 128 (25.75%) Microsoft
4 117 (23.54%) VMware
5 101 (20.32%) Active Directory
6 100 (20.12%) Migration
7 97 (19.52%) Finance
8 95 (19.11%) Linux
9 94 (18.91%) TOGAF
9 94 (18.91%) Amazon AWS
10 90 (18.11%) Microsoft Azure
11 81 (16.30%) Security Cleared
11 81 (16.30%) Cisco
12 75 (15.09%) WAN
13 73 (14.69%) ITIL
14 70 (14.08%) Office 365
15 69 (13.88%) VMware Infrastructure
16 64 (12.88%) LAN
17 62 (12.47%) Network Design
18 59 (11.87%) Citrix
19 53 (10.66%) Oracle
20 50 (10.06%) SQL Server
20 50 (10.06%) SC Cleared
21 48 (9.66%) Firewall
22 47 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
23 43 (8.65%) Unix
24 42 (8.45%) DNS
25 41 (8.25%) SAN
25 41 (8.25%) Banking
25 41 (8.25%) IaaS

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 19 (3.82%) MS Exchange
2 16 (3.22%) Apache
2 16 (3.22%) SharePoint
3 13 (2.62%) JBoss
3 13 (2.62%) WebSphere
4 10 (2.01%) IIS
5 7 (1.41%) WebLogic
6 6 (1.21%) CMS
6 6 (1.21%) Skype for Business
7 5 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (1.01%) OpenStack
7 5 (1.01%) Oracle Coherence
8 4 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (0.80%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.80%) WildFly
9 3 (0.60%) Documentum
10 2 (0.40%) DataSynapse
10 2 (0.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (1.21%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.60%) Maximo
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.20%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.20%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 94 (18.91%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (18.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (14.08%) Office 365
4 41 (8.25%) IaaS
5 38 (7.65%) PaaS
6 23 (4.63%) SaaS
7 12 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.60%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 3 (0.60%) CloudFront
10 2 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.40%) Heroku
11 1 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.20%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.20%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 75 (15.09%) WAN
2 64 (12.88%) LAN
3 48 (9.66%) Firewall
4 42 (8.45%) DNS
5 41 (8.25%) SAN
6 25 (5.03%) VPN
7 17 (3.42%) NAS
8 16 (3.22%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (2.41%) LDAP
10 11 (2.21%) DHCP
11 9 (1.81%) Internet
11 9 (1.81%) NetScaler
12 8 (1.61%) MPLS
12 8 (1.61%) TCP/IP
13 7 (1.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 7 (1.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 7 (1.41%) HTTP
13 7 (1.41%) SSL
14 6 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (1.21%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (10.06%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.63%) Relational Database
3 17 (3.42%) Hadoop
4 16 (3.22%) Big Data
5 6 (1.21%) DB2
5 6 (1.21%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (0.60%) IBM BigInsights
7 3 (0.60%) MySQL
7 3 (0.60%) Neo4j
8 2 (0.40%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.40%) GIS
8 2 (0.40%) HBase
8 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (1.41%) Jenkins
2 4 (0.80%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.40%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.40%) Subversion
4 1 (0.20%) JIRA
4 1 (0.20%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 97 (19.52%) Finance
2 41 (8.25%) Banking
3 25 (5.03%) Telecoms
4 17 (3.42%) Retail
5 10 (2.01%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.61%) Marketing
7 7 (1.41%) Electronics
8 4 (0.80%) Front Office
9 3 (0.60%) Advertising
9 3 (0.60%) Games
9 3 (0.60%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.60%) Law
10 2 (0.40%) Legal
10 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.20%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.20%) French Language
11 1 (0.20%) German Language
11 1 (0.20%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.20%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.63%) Middleware
2 11 (2.21%) Web Services
3 10 (2.01%) SAML
4 9 (1.81%) .NET
5 6 (1.21%) SOAP
6 5 (1.01%) OAuth
7 4 (0.80%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 2 (0.40%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.40%) HTML
8 2 (0.40%) J2EE
8 2 (0.40%) JDBC
8 2 (0.40%) JMS
8 2 (0.40%) Rendezvous
8 2 (0.40%) REST
8 2 (0.40%) XML
8 2 (0.40%) XSLT
9 1 (0.20%) Classic ASP
9 1 (0.20%) COM
9 1 (0.20%) JSP
9 1 (0.20%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 141 (28.37%) Data Centre
2 25 (5.03%) Private Cloud
3 21 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.42%) Hybrid Cloud
5 15 (3.02%) PKI
6 11 (2.21%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.21%) FlexPod
6 11 (2.21%) Mainframe
6 11 (2.21%) Public Cloud
7 9 (1.81%) Clustering
7 9 (1.81%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (0.80%) Virtual Team
9 4 (0.80%) Web 2.0
10 3 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.60%) iSeries
10 3 (0.60%) Replication
10 3 (0.60%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 165 (33.20%) Windows
2 95 (19.11%) Linux
3 43 (8.65%) Unix
4 40 (8.05%) Windows Server
5 25 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (4.23%) Solaris
7 19 (3.82%) AIX
7 19 (3.82%) Windows 10
8 18 (3.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (2.21%) Windows 7
9 11 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (1.81%) HPUX
11 6 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.80%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.60%) zOS
14 1 (0.20%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.20%) SUSE
14 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.20%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (20.12%) Migration
2 94 (18.91%) TOGAF
3 73 (14.69%) ITIL
4 62 (12.47%) Network Design
5 47 (9.46%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (7.85%) Enterprise Architecture
7 36 (7.24%) DevOps
8 35 (7.04%) Project Management
9 34 (6.84%) Service Management
10 31 (6.24%) High Availability
11 28 (5.63%) Technical Architecture
12 27 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
13 26 (5.23%) Network Architecture
14 24 (4.83%) IT Strategy
15 23 (4.63%) Virtual Infrastructure
16 18 (3.62%) Disaster Recovery
16 18 (3.62%) Load Balancing
16 18 (3.62%) SOA
17 17 (3.42%) Capacity Management
17 17 (3.42%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 37 (7.44%) SQL
2 19 (3.82%) PowerShell
3 15 (3.02%) Java
4 10 (2.01%) Python
5 9 (1.81%) C
6 5 (1.01%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.60%) Perl
7 3 (0.60%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.40%) C++
8 2 (0.40%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.40%) Scala
9 1 (0.20%) PHP
Qualifications
1 81 (16.30%) Security Cleared
2 50 (10.06%) SC Cleared
3 37 (7.44%) Degree
4 19 (3.82%) DV Cleared
5 11 (2.21%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (2.01%) Computer Science Degree
7 8 (1.61%) MCSE
8 6 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.80%) CCNA
10 4 (0.80%) CISSP
10 4 (0.80%) MCSA
11 3 (0.60%) CCDP
11 3 (0.60%) CCIE
11 3 (0.60%) CCNP
11 3 (0.60%) CISM
12 2 (0.40%) CCA
12 2 (0.40%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.02%) PCI DSS
2 8 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.01%) PA-DSS
5 4 (0.80%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.80%) PMO
6 3 (0.60%) COBIT
6 3 (0.60%) GDPR
7 2 (0.40%) QA
7 2 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.20%) HL7
8 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 1 (0.20%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 101 (20.32%) Active Directory
2 69 (13.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (5.84%) Hyper-V
4 16 (3.22%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (2.82%) XenDesktop
6 10 (2.01%) Docker
7 9 (1.81%) Oracle RAC
8 7 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
8 7 (1.41%) vSphere
9 6 (1.21%) KVM
9 6 (1.21%) vCloud
10 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.80%) NFS
11 4 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.60%) SRDF
12 3 (0.60%) Xen
12 3 (0.60%) XenApp
13 1 (0.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 35 (7.04%) SCCM
2 24 (4.83%) Puppet
3 21 (4.23%) Ansible
4 14 (2.82%) SCOM
5 12 (2.41%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.21%) Forum Sentry
7 5 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
7 5 (1.01%) SCVMM
7 5 (1.01%) Terraform
7 5 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 5 (1.01%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.80%) Kubernetes
9 3 (0.60%) Cacti
9 3 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.60%) logstash
9 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.60%) Nagios
9 3 (0.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.60%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.40%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 128 (25.75%) Microsoft
2 117 (23.54%) VMware
3 81 (16.30%) Cisco
4 59 (11.87%) Citrix
5 53 (10.66%) Oracle
6 29 (5.84%) HP
6 29 (5.84%) NetApp
7 26 (5.23%) Red Hat
8 21 (4.23%) IBM
9 19 (3.82%) EMC
9 19 (3.82%) F5
10 16 (3.22%) SAP
11 11 (2.21%) CheckPoint
12 10 (2.01%) Palo Alto
13 9 (1.81%) Intel
13 9 (1.81%) ServiceNow
13 9 (1.81%) Splunk
14 8 (1.61%) 3PAR
15 7 (1.41%) Dell
16 6 (1.21%) Juniper
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