The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 101 81 75
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 5 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.28% 0.70% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.73% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 8
Average daily rate £469 £458 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.45% -8.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £376 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £500 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
+118.18% -
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 Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1722 1368 1134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.03% 95.80% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 992 790 602
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £261 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 57 54
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £18.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -22.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £34.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 2016, 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 9 (69.23%) Data Centre
2 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 8 (61.54%) Migration
3 6 (46.15%) AIX
4 5 (38.46%) Windows
5 4 (30.77%) Middleware
6 3 (23.08%) Project Management
6 3 (23.08%) VoIP
6 3 (23.08%) SQL
6 3 (23.08%) Oracle
7 2 (15.38%) HPUX
7 2 (15.38%) Solaris
7 2 (15.38%) Linux
7 2 (15.38%) Unix
7 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
7 2 (15.38%) Change Management
7 2 (15.38%) Banking
7 2 (15.38%) Replication
7 2 (15.38%) VMware
7 2 (15.38%) Clustering
7 2 (15.38%) Internet
8 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
8 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
8 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
8 1 (7.69%) IaaS
8 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
8 1 (7.69%) Network Design
8 1 (7.69%) Test Management
8 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
8 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) VoIP
2 2 (15.38%) Internet
3 1 (7.69%) DNS
General
1 8 (61.54%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (69.23%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Clustering
2 2 (15.38%) Replication
3 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) AIX
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) HPUX
3 2 (15.38%) Linux
3 2 (15.38%) Solaris
3 2 (15.38%) Unix
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 2 (15.38%) Change Management
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Network Design
4 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.69%) Test Management
4 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
4 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) NetApp