The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Solutions Architect was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 560 567 570
Rank change year-on-year +7 +3  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 57 92 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.17% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 57 59
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £410 £408
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £600 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £475
% change year-on-year - -5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
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 44568 53178 53123
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.59% 95.11% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 28942 34715 32199
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1488 1550 2120
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 23 April 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 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 Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 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 +17 52 £475 -2.56% 5
London +13 16 £563 +9.75% 3
South East +6 10 £450 -6.25% 2
Hampshire +18 7 £440 +4.76%
North East +18 7 £411 -2.08%
Tyne and Wear +16 7 £411 -2.08%
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 7 £411 -2.08%
Yorkshire +21 6 £588 +11.90%
South West +5 6 £475 -13.63%
Wiltshire +4 6 £475 -13.63%
Scotland +31 5 £445 +1.13%
Erskine +33 4 £420 -5.61%
Renfrewshire +31 4 £420 -5.61%
North West +17 3 £525 +16.66%
Sheffield +11 3 £425 -19.04%
South Yorkshire +6 3 £425 -19.04%
City of London +3 3 £700 +40.00% 1
Hook - 3 £425 -
North Yorkshire +10 2 £688 -
Manchester +10 2 £513 +28.12%
East of England +3 2 £725 -
Milton Keynes +2 2 £650 +62.50% 2
Swindon -3 2 - -
Selby -3 2 £688 -
Buckinghamshire -3 2 £650 +62.50% 2
East Midlands -13 2 £560 +17.89%
Ipswich - 2 £725 -
Suffolk - 2 £725 -
Cheshire +30 1 £525 +23.52%
Leeds +22 1 £700 +39.30%

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 49 (45.37%) Windows
2 42 (38.89%) Data Centre
3 40 (37.04%) Microsoft
4 30 (27.78%) WAN
5 28 (25.93%) LAN
6 27 (25.00%) Finance
7 26 (24.07%) VMware
7 26 (24.07%) Network Design
8 23 (21.30%) Oracle
9 22 (20.37%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 21 (19.44%) Linux
10 21 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
11 19 (17.59%) VMware Infrastructure
12 18 (16.67%) Relational Database
12 18 (16.67%) Private Cloud
13 17 (15.74%) Security Cleared
13 17 (15.74%) Amazon AWS
13 17 (15.74%) SQL Server
13 17 (15.74%) Migration
13 17 (15.74%) Banking
14 14 (12.96%) TOGAF
15 13 (12.04%) SQL
15 13 (12.04%) Cisco
15 13 (12.04%) Matrix Organization
16 12 (11.11%) Active Directory
16 12 (11.11%) Firewall
17 11 (10.19%) PaaS
17 11 (10.19%) Office Automation
18 10 (9.26%) Enterprise Architecture
19 9 (8.33%) SaaS

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 4 (3.70%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.78%) IIS
2 3 (2.78%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.85%) Apache
3 2 (1.85%) CICS
3 2 (1.85%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (1.85%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (0.93%) CMS
4 1 (0.93%) DataSynapse
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (0.93%) SAS
4 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Oracle Retail
1 2 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.93%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.93%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.93%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 21 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 17 (15.74%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (10.19%) PaaS
4 9 (8.33%) SaaS
5 8 (7.41%) IaaS
5 8 (7.41%) Office 365
6 5 (4.63%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.93%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (27.78%) WAN
2 28 (25.93%) LAN
3 12 (11.11%) Firewall
4 9 (8.33%) SAN
5 7 (6.48%) DNS
6 5 (4.63%) LDAP
6 5 (4.63%) X.509
7 4 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (3.70%) NAS
8 3 (2.78%) FCoE
8 3 (2.78%) iSCSI
8 3 (2.78%) Multicast
9 2 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.85%) HTTP
9 2 (1.85%) Internet
9 2 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.85%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.93%) SMTP
10 1 (0.93%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.93%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 17 (15.74%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.56%) Big Data
3 6 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (3.70%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.85%) DB2
5 2 (1.85%) GIS
5 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.93%) HBase
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.93%) JIRA
General
1 27 (25.00%) Finance
2 17 (15.74%) Banking
3 7 (6.48%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.85%) Advertising
5 2 (1.85%) Electronics
5 2 (1.85%) Marketing
5 2 (1.85%) Retail
6 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.93%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.93%) French Language
6 1 (0.93%) Front Office
6 1 (0.93%) Games
6 1 (0.93%) German Language
6 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.93%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.93%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.48%) Middleware
2 5 (4.63%) .NET
2 5 (4.63%) OAuth
2 5 (4.63%) SAML
3 4 (3.70%) Web Services
4 2 (1.85%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.85%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.93%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.93%) HTML
5 1 (0.93%) Rendezvous
5 1 (0.93%) REST
5 1 (0.93%) SOAP
5 1 (0.93%) XML
5 1 (0.93%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 42 (38.89%) Data Centre
2 18 (16.67%) Private Cloud
3 5 (4.63%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (4.63%) Management Information System
3 5 (4.63%) Public Cloud
4 4 (3.70%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.78%) Clustering
6 2 (1.85%) Online Banking
6 2 (1.85%) Replication
6 2 (1.85%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.85%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.93%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.93%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.93%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.93%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 49 (45.37%) Windows
2 21 (19.44%) Linux
3 9 (8.33%) Solaris
4 7 (6.48%) Unix
5 6 (5.56%) Windows Server
6 5 (4.63%) AIX
6 5 (4.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.78%) SUSE
7 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.85%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.85%) zOS
9 1 (0.93%) Android
9 1 (0.93%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.07%) Network Design
2 22 (20.37%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 17 (15.74%) Migration
4 14 (12.96%) TOGAF
5 13 (12.04%) Matrix Organization
6 11 (10.19%) Office Automation
7 10 (9.26%) Enterprise Architecture
8 9 (8.33%) High Availability
8 9 (8.33%) ITIL
9 8 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (6.48%) Capacity Management
10 7 (6.48%) DevOps
10 7 (6.48%) Identity Management
10 7 (6.48%) IT Strategy
11 6 (5.56%) E-Commerce
11 6 (5.56%) Project Management
12 5 (4.63%) Security Monitoring
12 5 (4.63%) Service Delivery
12 5 (4.63%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 13 (12.04%) SQL
2 3 (2.78%) C
3 2 (1.85%) Java
4 1 (0.93%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.93%) R
Qualifications
1 17 (15.74%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.48%) Degree
4 6 (5.56%) DV Cleared
5 3 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.85%) CCNA
7 1 (0.93%) CCIE
7 1 (0.93%) CISSP
7 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.93%) MCSD
7 1 (0.93%) MCSE
7 1 (0.93%) MCTS
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.93%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.93%) HL7
1 1 (0.93%) PMO
1 1 (0.93%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 19 (17.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.56%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.70%) NFS
4 4 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (2.78%) KVM
5 3 (2.78%) SRDF
5 3 (2.78%) Xen
6 2 (1.85%) Docker
6 2 (1.85%) vCloud
7 1 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.93%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (1.85%) Puppet
1 2 (1.85%) SCCM
2 1 (0.93%) OpenAM
2 1 (0.93%) SCOM
2 1 (0.93%) vCenter Server
2 1 (0.93%) vMotion
Vendors
1 40 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 26 (24.07%) VMware
3 23 (21.30%) Oracle
4 13 (12.04%) Cisco
5 9 (8.33%) Citrix
6 6 (5.56%) HP
6 6 (5.56%) Intel
7 5 (4.63%) EMC
7 5 (4.63%) IBM
7 5 (4.63%) NetApp
8 4 (3.70%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.78%) Bloomberg
9 3 (2.78%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.78%) Dell
9 3 (2.78%) Hortonworks
9 3 (2.78%) Reuters
9 3 (2.78%) SAP
10 2 (1.85%) Blue Coat
10 2 (1.85%) CyberArk
10 2 (1.85%) Qualys
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