Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Senior Infrastructure Architect was £575 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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.

Senior Infrastructure Architect
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 879 858 872
Rank change year-on-year -21 +14 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Infrastructure Architect 17 28 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.027% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.028% 0.020%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 22 15
UK median daily rate £575 £550 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +6.80% -26.43%
10th Percentile £394 £500 £335
90th Percentile £772 £648 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £612 £513 £425
% change year-on-year +19.32% +20.59% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Senior Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Senior Infrastructure Architect in the UK

Senior Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Senior Infrastructure Architect in the UK

Senior Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Senior Infrastructure Architect over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Senior Infrastructure Architect in the UK

Senior Infrastructure Architect
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Infrastructure Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 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 -19 15 £600 +9.09% 5
UK excluding London +36 11 £612 +19.32% 4
London -23 6 £575 +2.22% 2
North of England +59 3 £733 +33.27% 1
North West +31 3 £733 +33.27% 1
South East +5 3 £750 +41.18%
East of England -3 2 £490 -
Wales - 2 £230 -
East Midlands - 1 £413 -
Midlands - 1 £413 -

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Senior 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 Senior Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 8 (47.06%) Data Centre
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 5 (29.41%) Migration
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) Windows
3 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
4 4 (23.53%) Finance
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
5 3 (17.65%) Firewall
5 3 (17.65%) Citrix
5 3 (17.65%) SQL
5 3 (17.65%) SAN
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
5 3 (17.65%) IIS
5 3 (17.65%) LAN
5 3 (17.65%) WAN
5 3 (17.65%) Hadoop
5 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
5 3 (17.65%) DevOps
5 3 (17.65%) High Availability
6 2 (11.76%) SIEM
6 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
6 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
6 2 (11.76%) Vagrant
6 2 (11.76%) Ansible
6 2 (11.76%) Salt
6 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Scanning

Senior 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 3 (17.65%) IIS
2 2 (11.76%) nginx
2 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Firewall
1 3 (17.65%) LAN
1 3 (17.65%) SAN
1 3 (17.65%) WAN
2 2 (11.76%) NAS
3 1 (5.88%) DHCP
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
3 1 (5.88%) Network Security
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.88%) VLAN
3 1 (5.88%) VSAN
3 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Hadoop
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) MongoDB
2 2 (11.76%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) Big Data
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.76%) Jenkins
1 2 (11.76%) Vagrant
2 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (11.76%) LEMP Stack
1 2 (11.76%) Middleware
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (47.06%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) Social Media
3 1 (5.88%) CESG
3 1 (5.88%) HP Storage
3 1 (5.88%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
2 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
3 2 (11.76%) Linux
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (29.41%) Migration
2 3 (17.65%) DevOps
2 3 (17.65%) High Availability
2 3 (17.65%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.76%) Collaborative Working
3 2 (11.76%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (11.76%) Domain Models
3 2 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (11.76%) Identity Management
3 2 (11.76%) IT Governance
3 2 (11.76%) Network Optimisation
3 2 (11.76%) Network Virtualisation
3 2 (11.76%) Open Source
3 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.76%) Secure Coding
3 2 (11.76%) SFIA
3 2 (11.76%) SIEM
3 2 (11.76%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (5.88%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Java
2 2 (11.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) CCIE
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.76%) MCSE
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) HNC
2 1 (5.88%) MCSA
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (23.53%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Ansible
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (11.76%) Salt
1 2 (11.76%) Terraform
2 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
2 1 (5.88%) vCenter Server
2 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) VMware
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix
4 1 (5.88%) 3PAR
4 1 (5.88%) Cloudera
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) McAfee
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) Symantec