The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Infrastructure Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 77 74 65
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 13 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.19% 0.80% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 0.83% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 5
Median daily rate £475 £475 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £453 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £580 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £465 £475
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.00 £23.75 £37.80
% change year-on-year
+152.63% -37.16%
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
1023 959 761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.77% 95.71% 94.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 582 382
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £288 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 55 55
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.16 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.36% -51.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.05 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

Infrastructure Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

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 6 May 2016.

Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Infrastructure Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Infrastructure Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Infrastructure Architect
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 6 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -10 6 £488 +2.63%
Chester +1 1 £400 -15.78%
Runcorn -3 1 - -
Infrastructure Architect
North West

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 2016, 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 Cheshire region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 19 (65.52%) Data Centre
2 17 (58.62%) Migration
3 12 (41.38%) Windows
4 11 (37.93%) IBM
4 11 (37.93%) VMware
5 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (34.48%) AIX
5 10 (34.48%) HPUX
5 10 (34.48%) Solaris
6 9 (31.03%) Linux
6 9 (31.03%) WAN
6 9 (31.03%) HP
7 8 (27.59%) Dell
7 8 (27.59%) Sun
7 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
7 8 (27.59%) Cisco
7 8 (27.59%) Clustering
7 8 (27.59%) Hyper-V
7 8 (27.59%) FlexPod
7 8 (27.59%) VCE vBlock
8 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
8 7 (24.14%) Citrix
9 6 (20.69%) Finance
9 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
10 5 (17.24%) Middleware
11 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
11 2 (6.90%) SQL
11 2 (6.90%) Oracle
11 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Management

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) WAN
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) Internet
2 1 (3.45%) LAN
2 1 (3.45%) SAN
General
1 6 (20.69%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Advertising
3 1 (3.45%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (65.52%) Data Centre
2 8 (27.59%) Clustering
2 8 (27.59%) FlexPod
2 8 (27.59%) VCE vBlock
3 1 (3.45%) BYOD
3 1 (3.45%) CMDB
3 1 (3.45%) HP Storage
3 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Windows
2 10 (34.48%) AIX
2 10 (34.48%) HPUX
2 10 (34.48%) Solaris
3 9 (31.03%) Linux
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (58.62%) Migration
2 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.45%) B2C
3 1 (3.45%) Coaching
3 1 (3.45%) Data Management
3 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.45%) E-Commerce
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (3.45%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.45%) Master Data Management
3 1 (3.45%) Service Design
3 1 (3.45%) SOA
3 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.45%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (3.45%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (24.14%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (27.59%) Active Directory
2 8 (27.59%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (37.93%) IBM
1 11 (37.93%) VMware
2 9 (31.03%) HP
3 8 (27.59%) Cisco
3 8 (27.59%) Dell
3 8 (27.59%) Sun
4 7 (24.14%) Citrix
5 2 (6.90%) Oracle
6 1 (3.45%) Bloomberg
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.45%) Reuters