Period
to 20 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Solutions Architect was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 July 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 Solution Architect
UK
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 735 725 742
Rank change year-on-year -10 +17 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 107 180 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 117 99
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -5.00%
10th Percentile £400 £413 £400
90th Percentile £693 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -5.26% - -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
UK median hourly rate - £60.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +50.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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 90300 104595 106990
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.84% 95.02% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58526 68033 66178
UK median daily rate £427 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £233
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3129 4146
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.50 £10.38
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.39 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.63 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.21% +11.76% +3.03%

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 20 July 2017.

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 14 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 20 July 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
England -5 101 £475 -5.00% 10
UK excluding London +22 67 £450 -5.26% 6
London 0 36 £540 -1.82% 4
North of England +51 25 £445 -11.00% 3
South East +22 21 £450 -2.70% 1
North West +25 10 £488 +5.41%
Yorkshire +25 8 £588 +11.90% 3
Midlands +18 8 £575 +21.05% 1
North East +51 7 £434 -5.71%
South West +5 7 £475 -11.63%
West Midlands +33 6 £575 +15.00% 1
Scotland +39 5 £445 -
East of England -1 4 £725 - 1
East Midlands -8 2 £560 +17.89%

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

For the 6 months to 20 July 2017, 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 42 (39.25%) Microsoft
2 40 (37.38%) Data Centre
3 38 (35.51%) Windows
4 25 (23.36%) VMware
4 25 (23.36%) TOGAF
4 25 (23.36%) Network Design
5 24 (22.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 24 (22.43%) Amazon AWS
6 23 (21.50%) Migration
7 22 (20.56%) Finance
8 21 (19.63%) WAN
9 20 (18.69%) Security Cleared
10 19 (17.76%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (17.76%) LAN
10 19 (17.76%) Linux
11 18 (16.82%) Active Directory
12 17 (15.89%) Enterprise Architecture
12 17 (15.89%) Private Cloud
12 17 (15.89%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 16 (14.95%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (14.95%) Relational Database
13 16 (14.95%) ITIL
14 15 (14.02%) Firewall
15 13 (12.15%) Technical Architecture
15 13 (12.15%) Oracle
15 13 (12.15%) SQL Server
16 12 (11.21%) Project Management
17 11 (10.28%) Office 365
17 11 (10.28%) Cisco
17 11 (10.28%) IT Strategy

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 6 (5.61%) MS Exchange
2 4 (3.74%) WildFly
3 3 (2.80%) Documentum
4 2 (1.87%) CICS
4 2 (1.87%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (1.87%) IIS
4 2 (1.87%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.87%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.93%) Apache
5 1 (0.93%) CMS
5 1 (0.93%) DataSynapse
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (0.93%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 24 (22.43%) Amazon AWS
1 24 (22.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (10.28%) Office 365
3 7 (6.54%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (5.61%) IaaS
4 6 (5.61%) PaaS
5 3 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.80%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (19.63%) WAN
2 19 (17.76%) LAN
3 15 (14.02%) Firewall
4 10 (9.35%) SAN
5 3 (2.80%) DNS
5 3 (2.80%) NAS
5 3 (2.80%) NetScaler
5 3 (2.80%) VPN
6 2 (1.87%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (1.87%) iSCSI
6 2 (1.87%) Skype
6 2 (1.87%) SMS
7 1 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (0.93%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.93%) HTTP
7 1 (0.93%) LDAP
7 1 (0.93%) Multicast
7 1 (0.93%) SMTP
7 1 (0.93%) SSL
7 1 (0.93%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (14.95%) Relational Database
2 13 (12.15%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.61%) Big Data
4 3 (2.80%) Hadoop
4 3 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.87%) DB2
5 2 (1.87%) GIS
6 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.93%) HBase
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (20.56%) Finance
2 8 (7.48%) Banking
3 6 (5.61%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.74%) Retail
5 3 (2.80%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.87%) Electronics
6 2 (1.87%) Marketing
7 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.93%) Front Office
7 1 (0.93%) Games
7 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.93%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.35%) Middleware
2 5 (4.67%) .NET
3 3 (2.80%) Web Services
4 2 (1.87%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.87%) REST
4 2 (1.87%) SOAP
4 2 (1.87%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.93%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.93%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.93%) HTML
5 1 (0.93%) OpenID
5 1 (0.93%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.93%) SAML
5 1 (0.93%) XML
5 1 (0.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 40 (37.38%) Data Centre
2 17 (15.89%) Private Cloud
3 5 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.80%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.80%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.80%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.80%) Web 2.0
5 2 (1.87%) Clustering
5 2 (1.87%) Replication
5 2 (1.87%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.87%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.93%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.93%) Freedom of Information
6 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.93%) Online Games
6 1 (0.93%) PKI
6 1 (0.93%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 38 (35.51%) Windows
2 19 (17.76%) Linux
3 5 (4.67%) Solaris
4 4 (3.74%) AIX
4 4 (3.74%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.80%) SUSE
5 3 (2.80%) Unix
5 3 (2.80%) Windows 10
5 3 (2.80%) Windows 7
5 3 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (1.87%) zOS
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.36%) Network Design
1 25 (23.36%) TOGAF
2 23 (21.50%) Migration
3 17 (15.89%) Enterprise Architecture
3 17 (15.89%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 16 (14.95%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (14.95%) ITIL
5 13 (12.15%) Technical Architecture
6 12 (11.21%) Project Management
7 11 (10.28%) IT Strategy
8 10 (9.35%) Capacity Management
8 10 (9.35%) Capacity Planning
8 10 (9.35%) Matrix Organization
9 9 (8.41%) High Availability
10 8 (7.48%) Office Automation
10 8 (7.48%) Service Delivery
10 8 (7.48%) Waterfall
10 8 (7.48%) Zachman Framework
11 7 (6.54%) PRINCE2
11 7 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.41%) SQL
2 2 (1.87%) Java
3 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 20 (18.69%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.41%) DV Cleared
3 8 (7.48%) Degree
4 7 (6.54%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.74%) MCSE
7 3 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.80%) CISSP
7 3 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.87%) CCA
8 2 (1.87%) CCNA
8 2 (1.87%) CISM
8 2 (1.87%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.87%) MCSA
8 2 (1.87%) VCAP
9 1 (0.93%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.87%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.93%) HL7
2 1 (0.93%) PMO
2 1 (0.93%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 19 (17.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (16.82%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.54%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.74%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.80%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.87%) Docker
6 2 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.87%) NFS
6 2 (1.87%) XenApp
7 1 (0.93%) KVM
7 1 (0.93%) SRDF
7 1 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.93%) vSphere
7 1 (0.93%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (4.67%) SCCM
2 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.87%) Puppet
3 1 (0.93%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (39.25%) Microsoft
2 25 (23.36%) VMware
3 13 (12.15%) Oracle
4 11 (10.28%) Cisco
5 10 (9.35%) Citrix
6 8 (7.48%) HP
7 7 (6.54%) NetApp
8 5 (4.67%) Blue Coat
8 5 (4.67%) CheckPoint
8 5 (4.67%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.80%) IBM
9 3 (2.80%) Intel
9 3 (2.80%) Pega
9 3 (2.80%) SAP
10 2 (1.87%) Bloomberg
10 2 (1.87%) Dell
10 2 (1.87%) EMC
10 2 (1.87%) Imperva
10 2 (1.87%) Qualys
10 2 (1.87%) Reuters
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