The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Architect was £535 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 30 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.

Infrastructure Architect
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 376 318 313
Rank change year-on-year -58 -5  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 233 371 366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.51% 0.69% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.72% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 255 232
Median daily rate £535 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £408 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £695 £650 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +152.63%  
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. 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 43148 51543 50918
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.77% 95.22% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 28028 33436 30785
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1586 2043
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

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 30 March 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 30 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
England -31 222 £538 +4.87% 33
London +1 115 £550 +4.76% 13
South East -20 31 £500 -9.09% 5
North West +21 25 £535 +15.67% 4
City of London +15 16 £600 +9.09% 3
East of England +5 14 £600 +6.66% 1
Hampshire +5 14 £500 -9.09% 2
Lancashire +29 13 £595 +58.66%
Yorkshire +15 13 £463 -2.63% 3
Berkshire +17 9 £550 +22.22%
Manchester +12 9 £494 -4.54% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 8 £445 +5.95% 3
North East -6 8 £445 +5.95% 3
Tyne and Wear -7 8 £445 +5.95% 3
Scotland -13 8 £500 +11.11% 2
West Yorkshire +9 7 £463 -2.63% 2
Fleetwood - 7 £638 -
West Midlands +4 5 £494 +6.75%
Bedfordshire +3 5 £568 -1.73%
South West -6 5 £475 +2.70% 2
East Midlands -7 5 £560 +17.89% 2
Edinburgh -9 5 £513 +13.88% 2
South Yorkshire +11 4 £425 -19.04% 1
Sheffield +5 4 £425 -19.04% 1
Wiltshire -3 4 £475 -
Preston - 4 £463 -
West End of London - 4 £500 -
Erskine +13 3 £445 +5.32%
Renfrewshire +13 3 £445 +5.32%
Luton +12 3 £625 +8.22%

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 217 (40.64%) Windows
2 165 (30.90%) VMware
3 138 (25.84%) Data Centre
4 133 (24.91%) Microsoft
5 119 (22.28%) Linux
6 111 (20.79%) Active Directory
7 109 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
8 107 (20.04%) Security Cleared
9 103 (19.29%) Microsoft Azure
9 103 (19.29%) WAN
10 102 (19.10%) LAN
11 99 (18.54%) VMware Infrastructure
12 89 (16.67%) TOGAF
12 89 (16.67%) Finance
13 84 (15.73%) SC Cleared
14 83 (15.54%) Cisco
15 82 (15.36%) Migration
16 80 (14.98%) Oracle
17 71 (13.30%) DNS
18 66 (12.36%) SQL Server
19 65 (12.17%) Network Design
20 63 (11.80%) SQL
20 63 (11.80%) Citrix
21 62 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
22 60 (11.24%) Firewall
23 59 (11.05%) IaaS
24 58 (10.86%) Office 365
24 58 (10.86%) MS Excel
25 57 (10.67%) Windows Server
26 54 (10.11%) ITIL

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 33 (6.18%) Apache
2 22 (4.12%) WebSphere
3 18 (3.37%) IIS
4 17 (3.18%) JBoss
5 16 (3.00%) MS Exchange
6 15 (2.81%) Tomcat
7 14 (2.62%) SharePoint
8 13 (2.43%) Oracle Coherence
9 11 (2.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 10 (1.87%) DataSynapse
11 9 (1.69%) WebLogic
12 8 (1.50%) Skype for Business
13 7 (1.31%) OpenStack
13 7 (1.31%) WebSphere Application Server
14 6 (1.12%) Cloud Foundry
15 5 (0.94%) CMS
16 4 (0.75%) Apache Pig
16 4 (0.75%) Apache Spark
17 3 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2013
17 3 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 58 (10.86%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.25%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.31%) MS Office
4 5 (0.94%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.94%) Oracle Retail
2 4 (0.75%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.37%) PeopleSoft Financials
5 1 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.19%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 109 (20.41%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (19.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (11.05%) IaaS
4 58 (10.86%) Office 365
5 49 (9.18%) PaaS
6 26 (4.87%) SaaS
7 13 (2.43%) Azure Active Directory
7 13 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 3 (0.56%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.56%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 3 (0.56%) CloudFront
8 3 (0.56%) Heroku
9 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
9 2 (0.37%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.19%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.19%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 103 (19.29%) WAN
2 102 (19.10%) LAN
3 71 (13.30%) DNS
4 60 (11.24%) Firewall
5 42 (7.87%) VPN
6 33 (6.18%) SAN
7 28 (5.24%) DHCP
8 24 (4.49%) Internet
9 19 (3.56%) Network Security
10 17 (3.18%) Fibre Channel
10 17 (3.18%) NAS
11 16 (3.00%) iSCSI
12 15 (2.81%) TCP/IP
13 14 (2.62%) HTTP
13 14 (2.62%) Wi-Fi
14 12 (2.25%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (2.25%) FCoE
14 12 (2.25%) LDAP
15 11 (2.06%) MPLS
15 11 (2.06%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 43 (8.05%) Hadoop
3 37 (6.93%) Relational Database
4 21 (3.93%) Big Data
5 14 (2.62%) Oracle Database
5 14 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (2.43%) HBase
7 10 (1.87%) DB2
7 10 (1.87%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (1.50%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.50%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.31%) IBM BigInsights
9 7 (1.31%) Neo4j
10 5 (0.94%) MySQL
11 4 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
11 4 (0.75%) Apache Hive
12 3 (0.56%) NoSQL
12 3 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (0.56%) Sqoop
13 2 (0.37%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 18 (3.37%) Jenkins
2 12 (2.25%) JIRA
3 7 (1.31%) Bitbucket
4 3 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (0.37%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.37%) JMeter
5 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 89 (16.67%) Finance
2 46 (8.61%) Banking
3 20 (3.75%) Retail
4 16 (3.00%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.31%) Advertising
6 6 (1.12%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.12%) Marketing
7 4 (0.75%) Back Office
7 4 (0.75%) Front Office
7 4 (0.75%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.56%) Electronics
9 2 (0.37%) Billing
9 2 (0.37%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.37%) Games
9 2 (0.37%) Law
9 2 (0.37%) Legal
9 2 (0.37%) Publishing
9 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.19%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (5.99%) Middleware
2 15 (2.81%) Web Services
3 12 (2.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 11 (2.06%) .NET
5 10 (1.87%) HTML
5 10 (1.87%) Rendezvous
5 10 (1.87%) SAML
5 10 (1.87%) XML
5 10 (1.87%) XSLT
6 9 (1.69%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (1.12%) OAuth
8 5 (0.94%) SOAP
9 3 (0.56%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (0.56%) REST
10 2 (0.37%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.37%) 802.1X
10 2 (0.37%) J2EE
10 2 (0.37%) LEMP Stack
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.37%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 138 (25.84%) Data Centre
2 33 (6.18%) PKI
3 30 (5.62%) Private Cloud
4 23 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.75%) Public Cloud
6 16 (3.00%) Computer Science
6 16 (3.00%) Hybrid Cloud
7 14 (2.62%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.06%) Clustering
9 10 (1.87%) Mainframe
9 10 (1.87%) Replication
10 6 (1.12%) FMCG
11 5 (0.94%) FlexPod
11 5 (0.94%) Online Banking
12 4 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.75%) VxBlock/Vblock
13 3 (0.56%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.56%) NHS
13 3 (0.56%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 217 (40.64%) Windows
2 119 (22.28%) Linux
3 57 (10.67%) Windows Server
4 48 (8.99%) Unix
5 32 (5.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (5.81%) Solaris
6 31 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (4.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 22 (4.12%) Windows 10
9 18 (3.37%) AIX
10 12 (2.25%) Windows 7
11 11 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (0.75%) HPUX
12 4 (0.75%) SUSE
13 2 (0.37%) CentOS
13 2 (0.37%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.37%) zOS
14 1 (0.19%) Android
14 1 (0.19%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (16.67%) TOGAF
2 82 (15.36%) Migration
3 65 (12.17%) Network Design
4 62 (11.61%) Agile Software Development
5 54 (10.11%) ITIL
6 44 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 42 (7.87%) DevOps
8 36 (6.74%) Project Management
8 36 (6.74%) Service Management
9 35 (6.55%) High Availability
10 32 (5.99%) Enterprise Architecture
11 31 (5.81%) Technical Architecture
12 28 (5.24%) Load Balancing
12 28 (5.24%) Network Architecture
13 26 (4.87%) E-Commerce
13 26 (4.87%) Virtual Infrastructure
14 22 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
14 22 (4.12%) IT Strategy
15 21 (3.93%) Matrix Organization
16 20 (3.75%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 63 (11.80%) SQL
2 25 (4.68%) C
3 22 (4.12%) Java
4 11 (2.06%) PowerShell
5 10 (1.87%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.31%) Python
7 3 (0.56%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.56%) Scala
7 3 (0.56%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.37%) C++
8 2 (0.37%) Clojure
8 2 (0.37%) Perl
8 2 (0.37%) R
8 2 (0.37%) Ruby
9 1 (0.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 107 (20.04%) Security Cleared
2 84 (15.73%) SC Cleared
3 43 (8.05%) Degree
4 22 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
5 21 (3.93%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (2.62%) MCSE
7 12 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (2.06%) CCNA
8 11 (2.06%) DV Cleared
9 10 (1.87%) CCIE
10 8 (1.50%) CCNP
10 8 (1.50%) PMP
11 6 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (1.12%) MCSA
12 4 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.56%) CISSP
13 3 (0.56%) MCP
13 3 (0.56%) PMI Certification
14 2 (0.37%) CCA
14 2 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.87%) PCI DSS
2 7 (1.31%) PA-DSS
3 6 (1.12%) QA
4 5 (0.94%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.75%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.75%) Government Security Classifications
5 4 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.19%) COBIT
6 1 (0.19%) GDPR
6 1 (0.19%) HL7
6 1 (0.19%) PMO
6 1 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.19%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 111 (20.79%) Active Directory
2 99 (18.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (7.68%) Hyper-V
4 18 (3.37%) Docker
5 17 (3.18%) vSphere
6 15 (2.81%) VMware ESX
7 14 (2.62%) KVM
7 14 (2.62%) Oracle RAC
8 13 (2.43%) NFS
9 12 (2.25%) SRDF
10 11 (2.06%) vCloud
10 11 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (2.06%) Xen
10 11 (2.06%) XenApp
11 7 (1.31%) XenDesktop
12 6 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.56%) HDFS
14 3 (0.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 38 (7.12%) SCCM
2 33 (6.18%) Puppet
3 23 (4.31%) SCOM
4 19 (3.56%) Ansible
5 16 (3.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 15 (2.81%) ZABBIX
7 12 (2.25%) Kubernetes
7 12 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (1.87%) Packer
9 9 (1.69%) Terraform
10 7 (1.31%) Consul
10 7 (1.31%) Rsyslog
10 7 (1.31%) yum
11 4 (0.75%) Cacti
11 4 (0.75%) Control-M
11 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (0.75%) Nagios
11 4 (0.75%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.56%) Graphite
12 3 (0.56%) logstash
Vendors
1 165 (30.90%) VMware
2 133 (24.91%) Microsoft
3 83 (15.54%) Cisco
4 80 (14.98%) Oracle
5 63 (11.80%) Citrix
6 41 (7.68%) Red Hat
7 34 (6.37%) IBM
8 32 (5.99%) NetApp
9 27 (5.06%) EMC
10 20 (3.75%) Intel
11 19 (3.56%) HP
12 17 (3.18%) CheckPoint
13 14 (2.62%) Splunk
14 13 (2.43%) F5
15 12 (2.25%) Atlassian
16 11 (2.06%) AppDynamics
17 10 (1.87%) Sybase
17 10 (1.87%) TIBCO
18 9 (1.69%) SAP
19 8 (1.50%) CA
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