The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 83 77 32
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -45
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 10 2 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.59% 0.17% 3.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.18% 3.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 20
Average daily rate
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£493 £500 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.40% +21.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £500 £374
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £500 £521
UK excluding London average daily rate £447 £463 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.35% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £41.53 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-13.30% -12.57%
Infrastructure Architect
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1563 1102 1036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 92.98% 93.71% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 597 456
Average daily rate £388 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £243 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 33
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.51 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.85 £42.00 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Infrastructure Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

Infrastructure Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

Infrastructure Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

Infrastructure Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 11 (40.74%) Migration
3 9 (33.33%) AIX
3 9 (33.33%) Banking
4 8 (29.63%) HPUX
4 8 (29.63%) Solaris
5 7 (25.93%) Oracle
5 7 (25.93%) Windows
6 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 6 (22.22%) Mainframe
7 5 (18.52%) Middleware
7 5 (18.52%) UNIX
7 5 (18.52%) VMware
7 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
8 4 (14.81%) Retail Banking
8 4 (14.81%) Retail
8 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
8 4 (14.81%) Linux
8 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (11.11%) HP
9 3 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
9 3 (11.11%) TOGAF
9 3 (11.11%) WebSphere
9 3 (11.11%) Java EE
10 2 (7.41%) Degree
10 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
10 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (7.41%) Coaching
10 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
10 2 (7.41%) XenApp

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) SAS
3 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (3.70%) Lync
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) VPN
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 13 (48.15%) Finance
2 9 (33.33%) Banking
3 4 (14.81%) Retail
3 4 (14.81%) Retail Banking
4 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) Middleware
2 3 (11.11%) Java EE
3 2 (7.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (22.22%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) AIX
2 8 (29.63%) HPUX
2 8 (29.63%) Solaris
3 7 (25.93%) Windows
4 5 (18.52%) UNIX
5 4 (14.81%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Migration
2 5 (18.52%) Software Testing
3 4 (14.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (11.11%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (11.11%) TOGAF
5 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Coaching
6 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.70%) ITIL
6 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.70%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.41%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
1 2 (7.41%) XenApp
1 2 (7.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Oracle
2 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 5 (18.52%) VMware
4 3 (11.11%) HP
5 2 (7.41%) Citrix
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco
6 1 (3.70%) IBM
6 1 (3.70%) Adobe
6 1 (3.70%) Informatica
6 1 (3.70%) NetApp