The first table below looks at the demand for the Infrastructure Solutions Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Infrastructure Solutions 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 England 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 Solution Architect
Rank 556 499 557
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +58
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 34 4 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.066% 0.009% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.010% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 9
Average daily rate £456 £550 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.04% +12.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £402 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £365 £488
% change year-on-year
+23.28% -25.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Infrastructure Solutions Architect
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Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Infrastructure Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in England

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Infrastructure Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in England

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Solutions Architect across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Infrastructure Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in England

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Solutions Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -12 13 £500 -9.09%
South East -7 7 £463 +26.71%
East of England - 2 - -
South West - 1 £513 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
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Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Infrastructure Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 35 (47.95%) Windows
2 32 (43.84%) Finance
3 21 (28.77%) UNIX
4 19 (26.03%) Linux
5 17 (23.29%) ITIL
5 17 (23.29%) Oracle
5 17 (23.29%) SAN
5 17 (23.29%) Banking
6 13 (17.81%) VMware
7 12 (16.44%) EMC
7 12 (16.44%) LAN
7 12 (16.44%) WAN
7 12 (16.44%) Cisco
8 11 (15.07%) Microsoft
9 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
9 10 (13.70%) SQL
9 10 (13.70%) MS Excel
9 10 (13.70%) Service Delivery
10 9 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
10 9 (12.33%) Solaris
10 9 (12.33%) IBM
10 9 (12.33%) NetApp
10 9 (12.33%) TOGAF
10 9 (12.33%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (10.96%) Intel
11 8 (10.96%) Benchmarking
11 8 (10.96%) Middleware
12 7 (9.59%) Service Management
12 7 (9.59%) Risk Assessment

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Infrastructure Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (8.22%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.48%) IIS
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (4.11%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.11%) Apache
4 2 (2.74%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (2.74%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (2.74%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.37%) Lync
5 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (13.70%) MS Excel
2 7 (9.59%) MS Visio
2 7 (9.59%) Spreadsheet
2 7 (9.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) RMDS
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.37%) IaaS
1 1 (1.37%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.29%) SAN
2 12 (16.44%) LAN
2 12 (16.44%) WAN
3 7 (9.59%) Firewall
4 6 (8.22%) NAS
4 6 (8.22%) Multicast
4 6 (8.22%) FCoE
4 6 (8.22%) Fibre Channel
5 4 (5.48%) HTTP
6 3 (4.11%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.11%) Internet
7 2 (2.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (2.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (2.74%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.74%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (2.74%) Network Security
7 2 (2.74%) Intranet
7 2 (2.74%) Wireless
7 2 (2.74%) ATM
8 1 (1.37%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.11%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.74%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (2.74%) HBase
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.74%) DataStage
3 2 (2.74%) DB2
4 1 (1.37%) MySQL
4 1 (1.37%) QlikView
4 1 (1.37%) Big Data
4 1 (1.37%) MarkLogic
General
1 32 (43.84%) Finance
2 17 (23.29%) Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Marketing
3 2 (2.74%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Publishing
3 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.37%) Automotive
4 1 (1.37%) Legal
4 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.37%) Advertising
4 1 (1.37%) Back Office
4 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
4 1 (1.37%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.96%) Middleware
2 2 (2.74%) Rendezvous
2 2 (2.74%) OLE
2 2 (2.74%) XML
2 2 (2.74%) XSLT
2 2 (2.74%) J2EE
2 2 (2.74%) HTML
3 1 (1.37%) .NET
3 1 (1.37%) Web Services
3 1 (1.37%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 4 (5.48%) Mainframe
1 4 (5.48%) Clustering
2 3 (4.11%) Replication
3 2 (2.74%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.74%) DataPower
3 2 (2.74%) AS400
3 2 (2.74%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.37%) CESG
4 1 (1.37%) PKI
4 1 (1.37%) Open Source
4 1 (1.37%) Social Media
4 1 (1.37%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 35 (47.95%) Windows
2 21 (28.77%) UNIX
3 19 (26.03%) Linux
4 9 (12.33%) Solaris
5 5 (6.85%) AIX
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.74%) SUSE
7 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.29%) ITIL
2 10 (13.70%) Service Delivery
3 9 (12.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 9 (12.33%) TOGAF
3 9 (12.33%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (10.96%) Benchmarking
5 7 (9.59%) Service Management
5 7 (9.59%) Risk Assessment
5 7 (9.59%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.85%) Programme Management
6 5 (6.85%) Six Sigma
6 5 (6.85%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (5.48%) Project Management
8 3 (4.11%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (2.74%) Security Architecture
9 2 (2.74%) Analytics
9 2 (2.74%) E-Discovery
9 2 (2.74%) Load Balancing
9 2 (2.74%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.70%) SQL
2 2 (2.74%) Java
3 1 (1.37%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.74%) MCSE
2 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.74%) CCNA
3 1 (1.37%) CCNP
3 1 (1.37%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.74%) Dodd-Frank
2 2 (2.74%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) HL7
2 2 (2.74%) COBIT
3 1 (1.37%) SLA
3 1 (1.37%) Basel II
3 1 (1.37%) Basel III
System Software
1 8 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.59%) SRDF
3 6 (8.22%) NFS
4 5 (6.85%) Active Directory
5 3 (4.11%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (4.11%) vSphere
6 2 (2.74%) XenApp
6 2 (2.74%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.37%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (2.74%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.37%) Zenoss
2 1 (1.37%) SCCM
2 1 (1.37%) Puppet
2 1 (1.37%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.37%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 17 (23.29%) Oracle
2 13 (17.81%) VMware
3 12 (16.44%) EMC
3 12 (16.44%) Cisco
4 11 (15.07%) Microsoft
5 9 (12.33%) IBM
5 9 (12.33%) NetApp
6 8 (10.96%) Intel
7 6 (8.22%) HP
8 4 (5.48%) Citrix
9 3 (4.11%) Sybase
9 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.11%) Symantec
10 2 (2.74%) F5
10 2 (2.74%) 29West
10 2 (2.74%) DataSynapse
10 2 (2.74%) TIBCO
10 2 (2.74%) Dell
11 1 (1.37%) Veritas
11 1 (1.37%) CA