The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 20 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 2.17% - 2.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.42% - 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£440 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £458 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+7.64% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.53 - £45.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
124 193 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 89.86% 89.77% 91.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 63 52
Average daily rate £298 £312 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.64% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 5
Average hourly rate £26.50 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.01% -20.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £16.84 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Infrastructure Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Infrastructure Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Infrastructure Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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%) Oracle
2 3 (37.50%) SAP
2 3 (37.50%) IBM
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) TCP/IP
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%) Requirements Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) PaaS
3 2 (25.00%) 3PAR
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 2 (25.00%) Brocade
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) NetApp
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) Dell
3 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 2 (25.00%) DB2
3 2 (25.00%) IIS
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) DB2
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%) Requirements Engineering
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
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%) IBM
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle
1 3 (37.50%) SAP
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Brocade
2 2 (25.00%) 3PAR
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) Dell
2 2 (25.00%) NetApp