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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 75 64 64
Rank change year-on-year
-11 0
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 8 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.81% 1.02% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 1.12% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Average daily rate
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£500 £495 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £37.80 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-47.08% -34.26%
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
924 712 670
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.81% 90.70% 91.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 579 373 289
Average daily rate £425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 44 46
Average hourly rate £15.83 £33.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.09% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 May 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Runcorn - 4 £500 -
Warrington -10 2 £460 -7.07%
Chester -2 1 - -
Infrastructure Architect
North West

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) WAN
3 7 (46.67%) NetApp
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (46.67%) Migration
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (40.00%) Linux
5 5 (33.33%) Cisco
5 5 (33.33%) IBM
5 5 (33.33%) VMware
5 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (26.67%) MPLS
6 4 (26.67%) SAN
6 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
6 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
6 4 (26.67%) IBM Notes
6 4 (26.67%) UNIX
6 4 (26.67%) Lotus
6 4 (26.67%) EMC
6 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
6 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
6 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (26.67%) FlexPod
7 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
7 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
7 3 (20.00%) Citrix
7 3 (20.00%) Solaris
7 3 (20.00%) Juniper

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
1 4 (26.67%) IBM Notes
1 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (6.67%) SaaS
1 1 (6.67%) PaaS
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) WAN
2 4 (26.67%) MPLS
2 4 (26.67%) SAN
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) VPN
3 2 (13.33%) SSL
4 1 (6.67%) NAS
4 1 (6.67%) WAAS
4 1 (6.67%) DMVPN
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (13.33%) Retail
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) FlexPod
2 2 (13.33%) Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (40.00%) Linux
4 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
4 4 (26.67%) UNIX
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 3 (20.00%) Solaris
6 2 (13.33%) AIX
6 2 (13.33%) HPUX
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (13.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
7 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (13.33%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.67%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Project Planning
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.67%) CCIE
3 1 (6.67%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) CCDP
3 1 (6.67%) JNCIP
3 1 (6.67%) JNCIE
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (26.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) NetApp
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) IBM
3 5 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (26.67%) Lotus
4 4 (26.67%) EMC
5 3 (20.00%) Citrix
5 3 (20.00%) Juniper
5 3 (20.00%) HP
5 3 (20.00%) Sun
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle
6 2 (13.33%) Websense
6 2 (13.33%) Dell
6 2 (13.33%) Red Hat