The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Infrastructure Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 101 115 107
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 18 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.70% 0.36% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.40% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 3
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£440 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £39.08 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-7.86% -17.73%
Infrastructure Architect
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2284 2243 2205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.01% 89.65% 91.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1247 1081 958
Average daily rate £385 £370 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 56 82
Average hourly rate £19.75 £17.07 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% -2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £21.10 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Infrastructure Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Infrastructure Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Infrastructure Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Infrastructure Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Infrastructure Architect
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidenhead - 5 £398 - 1
Reading 0 4 £348 - 1
Newbury - 2 £519 -
Infrastructure Architect
South East

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Infrastructure Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Infrastructure Architect in their job title.

1 16 (53.33%) Active Directory
1 16 (53.33%) Windows
1 16 (53.33%) Firewall
2 15 (50.00%) DNS
2 15 (50.00%) Cisco
2 15 (50.00%) Project Management
3 13 (43.33%) MPLS
4 12 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 12 (40.00%) VPN
4 12 (40.00%) LAN
4 12 (40.00%) WAN
4 12 (40.00%) SMTP
4 12 (40.00%) Windows 7
5 11 (36.67%) HTTP
5 11 (36.67%) MS Visio
6 8 (26.67%) VMware
7 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 6 (20.00%) MCITP
8 6 (20.00%) CCNA
8 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
9 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 5 (16.67%) NFS
9 5 (16.67%) AIX
9 5 (16.67%) HPUX
9 5 (16.67%) Solaris
9 5 (16.67%) UNIX

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Infrastructure Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Infrastructure Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.67%) Lync
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 11 (36.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (53.33%) Firewall
2 15 (50.00%) DNS
3 13 (43.33%) MPLS
4 12 (40.00%) VPN
4 12 (40.00%) LAN
4 12 (40.00%) WAN
4 12 (40.00%) SMTP
5 11 (36.67%) HTTP
6 3 (10.00%) DMZ
7 2 (6.67%) SAN
8 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (10.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 16 (53.33%) Windows
2 12 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (16.67%) UNIX
3 5 (16.67%) AIX
3 5 (16.67%) HPUX
3 5 (16.67%) Solaris
4 2 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Project Management
2 6 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (13.33%) Service Management
4 2 (6.67%) Security Management
4 2 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (3.33%) BCP
5 1 (3.33%) Security Architecture
5 1 (3.33%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.33%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (3.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.33%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.33%) Migration
5 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) CCNA
1 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 6 (20.00%) MCITP
2 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 16 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (23.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (16.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (3.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) Cisco
2 12 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 8 (26.67%) VMware
4 4 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (10.00%) Sun
5 3 (10.00%) Veritas
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle
6 2 (6.67%) IBM
6 2 (6.67%) HP
6 2 (6.67%) EMC
7 1 (3.33%) F5