The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 44 55 29
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -26
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 4 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.90% 0.39% 2.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.99% 0.41% 2.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£503 - £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £37.80 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-47.08% -34.26%
Infrastructure Architect
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire 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
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
404 483 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 91.20% 93.60% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 302 87
Average daily rate £375 £388 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +35.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 43 36
Average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £19.02
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £18.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £34.90 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Infrastructure Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

Infrastructure Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Infrastructure Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Infrastructure Architect
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
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Job
Vacancies
Preston - 4 £503 -
Infrastructure Architect
North West

Infrastructure Architect
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (100.00%) UNIX
2 4 (66.67%) Middleware
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (66.67%) PaaS
2 4 (66.67%) Puppet
2 4 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (66.67%) OpenShift
2 4 (66.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 4 (66.67%) Ansible
2 4 (66.67%) DevOps
2 4 (66.67%) Salt
3 3 (50.00%) OpenStack
3 3 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 3 (50.00%) IBM
3 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (33.33%) Service Management
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) BC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Project Management

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 4 (66.67%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (50.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) PaaS
1 4 (66.67%) OpenShift
2 3 (50.00%) Cloud Computing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (66.67%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) UNIX
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) DevOps
2 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) Migration
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Puppet
1 4 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (66.67%) Ansible
1 4 (66.67%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) IBM