The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Solution Architect
Rank 569 531 514
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -17
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 43 51 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.080% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 38 43
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£469 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.68% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £410 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £500 £525
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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 England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50070 46545 44688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.85% 92.44% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32553 28721 27161
Average daily rate £403 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1859 1841 1962
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -13 16 £575 +4.54%
South East -24 12 £450 -26.22% 2
North West - 6 £210 -
South West -4 3 £555 +3.25%
East of England 0 2 £550 +10.00% 1
West Midlands -3 2 - -
East Midlands -7 2 - -
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Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 43 (51.19%) VMware
2 33 (39.29%) Oracle
3 32 (38.10%) Windows
4 28 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 26 (30.95%) Finance
6 25 (29.76%) VMware Infrastructure
7 23 (27.38%) SQL
8 22 (26.19%) Linux
9 19 (22.62%) Cisco
9 19 (22.62%) Data Centre
10 17 (20.24%) TOGAF
11 15 (17.86%) SAN
12 13 (15.48%) Microsoft
13 12 (14.29%) NetApp
13 12 (14.29%) WebSphere
13 12 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
14 11 (13.10%) Banking
14 11 (13.10%) SOA
15 10 (11.90%) IBM
15 10 (11.90%) Hyper-V
16 9 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
16 9 (10.71%) Oracle Database
16 9 (10.71%) Active Directory
16 9 (10.71%) EMC
16 9 (10.71%) ITIL
16 9 (10.71%) Xen
16 9 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
17 8 (9.52%) Migration
17 8 (9.52%) Middleware
17 8 (9.52%) Project Management

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 12 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 7 (8.33%) Apache
3 6 (7.14%) IIS
4 5 (5.95%) Tomcat
4 5 (5.95%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 5 (5.95%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (2.38%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (2.38%) Lync
5 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.38%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.38%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.38%) Documentum
6 1 (1.19%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.19%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (3.57%) MS Office
2 1 (1.19%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.76%) RMDS
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.38%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.19%) Maximo
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.33%) Office 365
3 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.38%) SaaS
4 2 (2.38%) PaaS
4 2 (2.38%) Google Compute Engine
4 2 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.86%) SAN
2 8 (9.52%) Firewall
2 8 (9.52%) WAN
3 7 (8.33%) VPN
3 7 (8.33%) NAS
4 6 (7.14%) LAN
5 5 (5.95%) DNS
5 5 (5.95%) HTTP
5 5 (5.95%) FCoE
5 5 (5.95%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (5.95%) Multicast
5 5 (5.95%) iSCSI
6 4 (4.76%) VoIP
7 3 (3.57%) VLAN
7 3 (3.57%) DWDM
7 3 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (3.57%) Network Security
8 2 (2.38%) Wireless
8 2 (2.38%) DHCP
8 2 (2.38%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.71%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.95%) HBase
3 5 (5.95%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.57%) DB2
5 2 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.38%) Oracle OWB
5 2 (2.38%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
5 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.19%) MySQL
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.38%) Juju
General
1 26 (30.95%) Finance
2 11 (13.10%) Banking
3 5 (5.95%) Retail
4 4 (4.76%) Automotive
5 3 (3.57%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.38%) Military
6 2 (2.38%) Local Government
6 2 (2.38%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.52%) Middleware
2 7 (8.33%) Web Services
2 7 (8.33%) XML
3 5 (5.95%) XSLT
3 5 (5.95%) Rendezvous
3 5 (5.95%) HTML
4 4 (4.76%) Ultra Messaging
5 1 (1.19%) REST
5 1 (1.19%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.62%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.57%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (3.57%) Clustering
3 3 (3.57%) Blog
4 2 (2.38%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.38%) NHS
4 2 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.38%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.38%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (2.38%) Replication
5 1 (1.19%) GIS
5 1 (1.19%) EPoS
5 1 (1.19%) iPad
5 1 (1.19%) CESG
5 1 (1.19%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 32 (38.10%) Windows
2 22 (26.19%) Linux
3 5 (5.95%) Solaris
3 5 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.19%) UNIX
4 1 (1.19%) AIX
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Vista
4 1 (1.19%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.24%) TOGAF
2 11 (13.10%) SOA
3 9 (10.71%) ITIL
3 9 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (9.52%) Project Management
4 8 (9.52%) Migration
5 7 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 6 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 6 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 6 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (5.95%) Use Case
7 5 (5.95%) Benchmarking
7 5 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.95%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (4.76%) High Availability
8 4 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (3.57%) Data Protection
9 3 (3.57%) Network Design
9 3 (3.57%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (27.38%) SQL
2 8 (9.52%) Java
3 5 (5.95%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.38%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.95%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.19%) CCNA
3 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) QA
2 2 (2.38%) COBIT
System Software
1 25 (29.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
3 10 (11.90%) Hyper-V
4 9 (10.71%) Active Directory
4 9 (10.71%) Xen
5 5 (5.95%) NFS
5 5 (5.95%) SRDF
5 5 (5.95%) KVM
6 3 (3.57%) vSphere
6 3 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.57%) vCloud
7 2 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.38%) Docker
7 2 (2.38%) LXC
Systems Management
1 5 (5.95%) Tivoli
2 4 (4.76%) SCCM
3 3 (3.57%) EMC VPLEX
4 2 (2.38%) OpenView
4 2 (2.38%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.38%) Data Guard
4 2 (2.38%) Puppet
5 1 (1.19%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.19%) SCOM
Vendors
1 43 (51.19%) VMware
2 33 (39.29%) Oracle
3 19 (22.62%) Cisco
4 13 (15.48%) Microsoft
5 12 (14.29%) NetApp
6 10 (11.90%) IBM
7 9 (10.71%) EMC
8 8 (9.52%) HP
8 8 (9.52%) Citrix
9 6 (7.14%) Sybase
10 5 (5.95%) Intel
10 5 (5.95%) TIBCO
10 5 (5.95%) DataSynapse
11 4 (4.76%) SolarWinds
11 4 (4.76%) Red Hat
12 3 (3.57%) SAP
12 3 (3.57%) Brocade
13 2 (2.38%) Google
13 2 (2.38%) Juniper
13 2 (2.38%) Lotus
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