Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £508 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 18 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.

Infrastructure Architect
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 173 180 132
Rank change year-on-year +7 -48 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 11 40 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.23% 0.64% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.68% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 29 18
West Midlands median daily rate £508 £475 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.84% +1.60% +3.89%
10th Percentile £410 £419 £418
90th Percentile £588 £533 £533
England median daily rate £523 £500 £480
% change year-on-year +4.50% +4.17% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.75 - £29.10

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 4534 5902 4711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 94.99% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2862 3538 2697
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £231 £213
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 239 273
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.17% -11.76% +4.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.53
90th Percentile £43.75 £38.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 18 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
Shropshire +7 4 £575 +24.32%
Solihull - 2 £420 -
Warwickshire -6 1 £500 +1.01%
Infrastructure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 5 (45.45%) Middleware
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (36.36%) TOGAF
2 4 (36.36%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (27.27%) TDD
3 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
3 3 (27.27%) RUP
3 3 (27.27%) Project Management
3 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (27.27%) Zachman Framework
3 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
3 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
3 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (27.27%) IT Strategy
4 2 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (18.18%) IaaS
4 2 (18.18%) Pega
4 2 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (18.18%) PaaS
4 2 (18.18%) Documentum
4 2 (18.18%) Firewall
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) Scrum
5 1 (9.09%) ITSM
5 1 (9.09%) Finance

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 (18.18%) Documentum
2 1 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (9.09%) WildFly
Cloud Services
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (18.18%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (18.18%) IaaS
3 2 (18.18%) PaaS
4 1 (9.09%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (9.09%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (9.09%) Office 365
4 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Publishing
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Middleware
2 1 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Linux
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
1 4 (36.36%) Technical Architecture
1 4 (36.36%) TOGAF
2 3 (27.27%) Business Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (27.27%) IT Strategy
2 3 (27.27%) PRINCE2
2 3 (27.27%) Project Management
2 3 (27.27%) RUP
2 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
2 3 (27.27%) TDD
2 3 (27.27%) Waterfall
2 3 (27.27%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (9.09%) ITSM
4 1 (9.09%) Migration
4 1 (9.09%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Kibana
1 1 (9.09%) logstash
1 1 (9.09%) Puppet
1 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Pega
3 1 (9.09%) IBM