The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cheshire region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Architect
Rank - 61 60
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 0 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.54% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.59% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 6
Average daily rate
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- £394 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £434
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.08 £47.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-17.73% -
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
715 676 818
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.08% 90.98% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 278 449
Average daily rate £375 £325 £337
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -3.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 44 44
Average hourly rate £15.00 £32.50 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.84% +45.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.64 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.90 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) SAN
2 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (25.00%) IIS
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Dell
3 2 (25.00%) NetApp
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 2 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (25.00%) Brocade
3 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 2 (25.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
1 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
1 3 (37.50%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) Zachman Framework
2 2 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (25.00%) Strategic Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
2 2 (25.00%) Requirements Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Brocade
2 2 (25.00%) 3PAR
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) IBM
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Dell
2 2 (25.00%) NetApp