The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Edinburgh region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 74 47 67
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +20
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 7 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.55% 1.06% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 1.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £425 £450 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +26.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £465 £450 £465
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £57.50 £40.07
% change year-on-year
-34.26% +43.49%
Job Titles Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1207 704 1121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 94.00% 93.49% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 670 301 555
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 10 34
Average hourly rate £22.50 £14.75 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.54% -35.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £110.00 £30.17 £33.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Infrastructure Architect
Scotland

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 18 April 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 18 (58.06%) Finance
2 17 (54.84%) Windows
3 11 (35.48%) Banking
4 9 (29.03%) Citrix
5 8 (25.81%) Linux
6 7 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (22.58%) AIX
6 7 (22.58%) UNIX
7 6 (19.35%) ITIL
8 4 (12.90%) SQL
9 3 (9.68%) Solaris
9 3 (9.68%) LAN
9 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
9 3 (9.68%) Middleware
9 3 (9.68%) Retail Banking
9 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
9 3 (9.68%) Retail
9 3 (9.68%) Risk Assessment
10 2 (6.45%) Replication
10 2 (6.45%) Mainframe
10 2 (6.45%) Migration
10 2 (6.45%) WAN
10 2 (6.45%) IBM
10 2 (6.45%) Oracle
11 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
11 1 (3.23%) Sybase
11 1 (3.23%) DB2
11 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (3.23%) IIS
11 1 (3.23%) Microsoft

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.23%) IIS
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) LAN
2 2 (6.45%) WAN
3 1 (3.23%) VoIP
3 1 (3.23%) Firewall
3 1 (3.23%) DAB
3 1 (3.23%) SAN
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) DB2
General
1 18 (58.06%) Finance
2 11 (35.48%) Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Retail Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Replication
1 2 (6.45%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.23%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (54.84%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Linux
3 7 (22.58%) AIX
3 7 (22.58%) UNIX
4 3 (9.68%) Solaris
5 1 (3.23%) SUSE
5 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (19.35%) ITIL
3 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
3 3 (9.68%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (6.45%) Migration
5 1 (3.23%) ERP
5 1 (3.23%) Change Management
5 1 (3.23%) Project Management
5 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.23%) XenApp
1 1 (3.23%) XenServer
1 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (3.23%) Tivoli
1 1 (3.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (29.03%) Citrix
2 2 (6.45%) IBM
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle
3 1 (3.23%) Sybase
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.23%) EMC
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco
3 1 (3.23%) CA
3 1 (3.23%) NetApp
3 1 (3.23%) VMware
3 1 (3.23%) F5
3 1 (3.23%) Brocade
3 1 (3.23%) Fortinet