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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 79 61 88
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +27
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 4 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.31% 1.07% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 1.13% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 5
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 £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.53 £47.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-12.57% +5.55%
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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 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
1239 1150 1318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.02% 94.26% 90.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 590 637
Average daily rate £330 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 93 108
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -4.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.55 £10.50 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) HP
2 5 (45.45%) SAN
2 5 (45.45%) SQL
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) SCCM
3 4 (36.36%) SCOM
3 4 (36.36%) IBM Mainframe
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
3 4 (36.36%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (36.36%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (36.36%) Wireless
3 4 (36.36%) IPsec
3 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
3 4 (36.36%) Finance
3 4 (36.36%) Clustering
3 4 (36.36%) Backup Exec
3 4 (36.36%) 3PAR
3 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (36.36%) SCSM
3 4 (36.36%) Mainframe
3 4 (36.36%) IBM
3 4 (36.36%) DNS
3 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
3 4 (36.36%) LAN
3 4 (36.36%) WAN
3 4 (36.36%) DHCP
3 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 (36.36%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
1 4 (36.36%) SharePoint
1 4 (36.36%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) SAN
2 4 (36.36%) Wireless
2 4 (36.36%) IPsec
2 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) LAN
2 4 (36.36%) WAN
2 4 (36.36%) DHCP
2 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) NAS
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
3 1 (9.09%) VPN
3 1 (9.09%) SSL
General
1 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
1 4 (36.36%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) IBM Mainframe
1 4 (36.36%) Clustering
1 4 (36.36%) Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) AIX
2 1 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) CRM
1 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
2 1 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
2 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) DevOps
2 1 (9.09%) SIEM
2 1 (9.09%) Network Management
2 1 (9.09%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
2 3 (27.27%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) SCCM
2 4 (36.36%) SCOM
2 4 (36.36%) Backup Exec
2 4 (36.36%) SCSM
3 1 (9.09%) Puppet
3 1 (9.09%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Afaria
3 1 (9.09%) OpenView
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) HP
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco
3 4 (36.36%) 3PAR
3 4 (36.36%) IBM
3 4 (36.36%) Avaya
4 1 (9.09%) Axway
4 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
4 1 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) MobileIron
4 1 (9.09%) Juniper
4 1 (9.09%) EMC
4 1 (9.09%) Sun
4 1 (9.09%) StorageTek
4 1 (9.09%) Apple
4 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle