The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Architect was £494 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 109 113 95
Rank change year-on-year +4 -18  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 5 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.72% 1.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.76% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 16
Median daily rate £494 £463 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £472 £448 £378
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £555 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2118 2646 2406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.13% 95.59% 93.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1331 1466 1364
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 71 168
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £33.84
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 in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Architect in the West Midlands

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in the West Midlands

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in the West Midlands

Infrastructure Architect
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region 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
Coventry +3 2 £463 +2.77%
Shropshire +35 1 £550 -
Warwickshire +2 1 £495 -
Infrastructure Architect
England

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

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 across the West Midlands region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 5 (35.71%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) Migration
3 4 (28.57%) TOGAF
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
4 3 (21.43%) Unix
4 3 (21.43%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (14.29%) Finance
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Retail
5 2 (14.29%) AIX
5 2 (14.29%) SQL
5 2 (14.29%) Oracle
5 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 2 (14.29%) EMC
5 2 (14.29%) Citrix
5 2 (14.29%) Service Management
5 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (14.29%) Office 365

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) CMS
2 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (14.29%) Office 365
3 1 (7.14%) IaaS
3 1 (7.14%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 3 (21.43%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Automotive
3 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) HP Storage
2 1 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) AIX
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.14%) HPUX
4 1 (7.14%) Solaris
4 1 (7.14%) SUSE
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Migration
2 4 (28.57%) TOGAF
3 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (14.29%) Application Rationalisation
4 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 2 (14.29%) Service Management
5 1 (7.14%) Coaching
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps
5 1 (7.14%) DoDAF
5 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) Network Design
5 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.14%) Service Design
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) C
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) vCloud
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
2 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
2 1 (7.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
1 1 (7.14%) SnapMirror
1 1 (7.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) VMware
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) EMC
4 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 1 (7.14%) 3PAR
5 1 (7.14%) Dell
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) IBM
5 1 (7.14%) NetApp
5 1 (7.14%) Pega