The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 62 58 71
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 7 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.85% 1.32% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.44% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
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£436 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.06% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.53 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-12.57% +5.55%
Infrastructure Architect
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
760 765 856
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.46% 91.51% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 410 356 476
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 51 44
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.46% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.45 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £44.93 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

Infrastructure Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Infrastructure Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Infrastructure Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Infrastructure Architect
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. 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
Warrington - 1 £433 -
Infrastructure Architect
North West

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) SAP
3 4 (26.67%) SAN
3 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (26.67%) Migration
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (20.00%) IBM
4 3 (20.00%) IIS
4 3 (20.00%) LAN
4 3 (20.00%) WAN
4 3 (20.00%) DHCP
4 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (13.33%) DNS
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco
5 2 (13.33%) Linux
5 2 (13.33%) DB2
5 2 (13.33%) UNIX
5 2 (13.33%) SQL
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) HP
5 2 (13.33%) Dell
5 2 (13.33%) NetApp
5 2 (13.33%) VMware ESX
5 2 (13.33%) Service Management
5 2 (13.33%) Zachman Framework

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 3 (20.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) SAN
2 3 (20.00%) LAN
2 3 (20.00%) WAN
2 3 (20.00%) DHCP
2 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (13.33%) DNS
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (6.67%) LDAP
4 1 (6.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) DB2
2 1 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (13.33%) UNIX
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
4 1 (6.67%) Solaris
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (13.33%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (13.33%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
3 2 (13.33%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (13.33%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (13.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (33.33%) Oracle
1 5 (33.33%) SAP
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) IBM
4 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) Dell
4 2 (13.33%) NetApp
4 2 (13.33%) Brocade
4 2 (13.33%) 3PAR
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco