Period
to 16 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Solutions Architect was £540 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 January 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 Solution Architect
UK
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 827 742 726
Rank change year-on-year -85 -16 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 48 120 156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 88 86
UK median daily rate £540 £500 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +6.55% -1.21%
10th Percentile £460 £404 £368
90th Percentile £700 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £456 £450
% change year-on-year +20.55% +1.39% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
UK median hourly rate - - £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £60.00

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 95,070 91,512 101,809
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.75% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,231 59,759 64,878
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £260 £254 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,781 3,213 3,853
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -2.70% +12.12%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.25 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.20% -2.97% +9.09%

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Solutions Architect in the UK

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Solutions Architect in the UK

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Solutions Architect over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Solutions Architect in the UK

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Solutions Architect in the UK

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top 12 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 16 January 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 -74 44 £544 +8.75% 5
UK excluding London -48 30 £550 +20.55% 3
London -55 17 £475 -20.83% 2
North of England +8 11 £538 +20.79% 2
North West +14 9 £550 +14.29%
South East -29 7 £513 +7.89% 1
West Midlands +9 4 £638 +32.81%
Midlands +1 4 £638 +27.50%
South West +7 3 £550 +15.79%
Scotland -24 3 - -
Yorkshire +9 2 £525 +5.00% 1
East of England -15 2 - -

Infrastructure Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, Infrastructure Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 16 (33.33%) Finance
2 15 (31.25%) TOGAF
3 12 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (16.67%) Firewall
5 8 (16.67%) Windows
6 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
6 6 (12.50%) Linux
6 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 6 (12.50%) Office 365
6 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
7 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
7 5 (10.42%) Cisco
7 5 (10.42%) SOA
7 5 (10.42%) Unix
7 5 (10.42%) Migration
7 5 (10.42%) DevOps
8 4 (8.33%) SAN
8 4 (8.33%) Middleware
8 4 (8.33%) VPN
8 4 (8.33%) Citrix
8 4 (8.33%) Retail
8 4 (8.33%) Data Management
9 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
9 3 (6.25%) Banking
9 3 (6.25%) Technical Architecture

Infrastructure Solutions 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 2 (4.17%) Liferay
1 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
1 2 (4.17%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.08%) CICS
2 1 (2.08%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 12 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (12.50%) Office 365
4 2 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.17%) IaaS
4 2 (4.17%) PaaS
4 2 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.67%) Firewall
2 4 (8.33%) SAN
2 4 (8.33%) VPN
3 2 (4.17%) Skype
3 2 (4.17%) WAN
4 1 (2.08%) DNS
4 1 (2.08%) Extranet
4 1 (2.08%) HTTP
4 1 (2.08%) Intranet
4 1 (2.08%) LAN
4 1 (2.08%) SMS
4 1 (2.08%) SSL
4 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.08%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.08%) DB2
1 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.08%) OLAP
1 1 (2.08%) OLTP
1 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 16 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Retail
3 3 (6.25%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Back Office
4 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Law
4 1 (2.08%) Prime Brokerage
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) Middleware
2 1 (2.08%) Spring
2 1 (2.08%) Spring Boot
2 1 (2.08%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.17%) Cloud Native
3 2 (4.17%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) Replication
4 1 (2.08%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Windows
2 6 (12.50%) Linux
3 5 (10.42%) Unix
4 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.17%) Solaris
5 1 (2.08%) AIX
5 1 (2.08%) SUSE
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.08%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) TOGAF
2 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (10.42%) DevOps
3 5 (10.42%) Migration
3 5 (10.42%) SOA
4 4 (8.33%) Data Management
5 3 (6.25%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 3 (6.25%) ITIL
5 3 (6.25%) Matrix Organization
5 3 (6.25%) Microservices
5 3 (6.25%) Project Management
5 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 3 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (4.17%) Business Process Modelling
6 2 (4.17%) Coaching
6 2 (4.17%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (4.17%) IT Strategy
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Degree
1 3 (6.25%) MCSE
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.17%) AWS Certification
2 2 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (4.17%) Master's Degree
2 2 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) COBIT
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Ansible
1 1 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.08%) Puppet
1 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.42%) Cisco
3 4 (8.33%) Citrix
4 3 (6.25%) NetApp
4 3 (6.25%) Oracle
4 3 (6.25%) VMware
5 2 (4.17%) HP
5 2 (4.17%) SAP
6 1 (2.08%) Aruba
6 1 (2.08%) Cadence
6 1 (2.08%) IBM
6 1 (2.08%) Intel
6 1 (2.08%) MuleSoft
6 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds