The first table below looks at the demand for the Infrastructure Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 23 July 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 Manchester 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 79 71 81
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 3 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.24% 0.99% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 1.05% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £441
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.08 £47.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-17.73% -
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1198 1044 1251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.53% 93.63% 90.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 524 603
Average daily rate £330 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 82 103
Average hourly rate £15.63 £15.30 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.12% -21.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.95 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Infrastructure Architect
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Infrastructure Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Infrastructure Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Infrastructure Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (53.85%) Windows
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) LAN
2 6 (46.15%) WAN
3 5 (38.46%) DNS
3 5 (38.46%) Cisco
3 5 (38.46%) CRM
3 5 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (38.46%) Wireless
3 5 (38.46%) Avaya
3 5 (38.46%) HP
3 5 (38.46%) Finance
3 5 (38.46%) Clustering
3 5 (38.46%) SCCM
3 5 (38.46%) SCOM
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
3 5 (38.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (38.46%) SCSM
4 4 (30.77%) 3PAR
4 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (30.77%) SharePoint 2010
4 4 (30.77%) Backup Exec
4 4 (30.77%) Mainframe
4 4 (30.77%) SAN
4 4 (30.77%) IPsec
4 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
4 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
4 4 (30.77%) SQL

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (30.77%) IIS
1 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
1 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
1 4 (30.77%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) LAN
1 6 (46.15%) WAN
2 5 (38.46%) DNS
2 5 (38.46%) Wireless
3 4 (30.77%) IPsec
3 4 (30.77%) SAN
3 4 (30.77%) DHCP
3 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) MPLS
General
1 5 (38.46%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Telecoms
3 2 (15.38%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Clustering
2 4 (30.77%) Mainframe
3 3 (23.08%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) CRM
1 5 (38.46%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.69%) Business Continuity
2 1 (7.69%) DevOps
2 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) C
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
2 3 (23.08%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) SCCM
1 5 (38.46%) SCOM
1 5 (38.46%) SCSM
2 4 (30.77%) Backup Exec
3 1 (7.69%) Puppet
3 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) HP
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) Avaya
3 4 (30.77%) 3PAR
4 3 (23.08%) IBM
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) VMware