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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 71 30 58
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +28
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 4 47 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.33% 4.00% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 4.32% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 24 2
Average daily rate
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£410 £411 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.24% -25.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
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 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
1153 1089 983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.59% 92.60% 93.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 662 494 452
Average daily rate £380 £360 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £243 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £493 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 32 29
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.50 £17.11
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -3.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.44 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £33.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 6 (50.00%) Finance
1 6 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) Linux
3 4 (33.33%) JBoss
3 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) F5
6 1 (8.33%) Banking
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) BC Cleared
6 1 (8.33%) UNIX
6 1 (8.33%) C
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle
6 1 (8.33%) Flash
6 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
6 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (8.33%) AIX

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
General
1 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Flash
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) Linux
1 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (8.33%) UNIX
2 1 (8.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco
3 4 (33.33%) JBoss
4 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 1 (8.33%) F5
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) EMC