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 27 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 85 82 64
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -18
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 17 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.95% 0.30% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 0.32% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 10
Average daily rate
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£450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £425 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £440 £463 £425
% change year-on-year
-4.86% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £41.53 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-13.30% -12.57%
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
1661 1266 1138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.79% 95.05% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 983 748 579
Average daily rate £375 £325 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 57 91
Average hourly rate £15.26 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.73% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015.

Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 13 (46.43%) Finance
1 13 (46.43%) VMware
2 10 (35.71%) Middleware
2 10 (35.71%) Windows
3 9 (32.14%) Banking
3 9 (32.14%) Data Centre
4 8 (28.57%) Oracle
4 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 7 (25.00%) Project Management
5 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (21.43%) Migration
6 6 (21.43%) UNIX
6 6 (21.43%) SQL
7 5 (17.86%) SAP
7 5 (17.86%) AIX
7 5 (17.86%) ITIL
7 5 (17.86%) VoIP
7 5 (17.86%) Mainframe
7 5 (17.86%) Citrix
7 5 (17.86%) NetApp
7 5 (17.86%) Firewall
8 4 (14.29%) VSAM
8 4 (14.29%) SCCM
8 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (14.29%) WAN
8 4 (14.29%) Solaris
9 3 (10.71%) IBM Notes
9 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
9 3 (10.71%) COBOL
9 3 (10.71%) Active Directory

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 3 (10.71%) IBM Notes
1 3 (10.71%) CICS
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.57%) SAS
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.71%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) IaaS
2 1 (3.57%) SoftLayer
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) VoIP
1 5 (17.86%) Firewall
2 4 (14.29%) WAN
3 3 (10.71%) LAN
3 3 (10.71%) SAN
4 2 (7.14%) Internet
4 2 (7.14%) NAS
5 1 (3.57%) Unified Communications
5 1 (3.57%) NetScaler
5 1 (3.57%) Network Security
5 1 (3.57%) SMS
5 1 (3.57%) SMTP
5 1 (3.57%) FTP
5 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.57%) SNA
5 1 (3.57%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.14%) DataStage
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 13 (46.43%) Finance
2 9 (32.14%) Banking
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (7.14%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Data Centre
2 5 (17.86%) Mainframe
3 4 (14.29%) VSAM
4 3 (10.71%) Replication
5 2 (7.14%) Clustering
5 2 (7.14%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (7.14%) BYOD
6 1 (3.57%) EFT
6 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) Windows
2 6 (21.43%) UNIX
3 5 (17.86%) AIX
4 4 (14.29%) Solaris
5 2 (7.14%) HPUX
5 2 (7.14%) zOS
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Project Management
2 6 (21.43%) Migration
3 5 (17.86%) ITIL
4 4 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (10.71%) Network Design
5 3 (10.71%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
6 2 (7.14%) ERP
6 2 (7.14%) Change Management
6 2 (7.14%) SAP Implementation
6 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
6 2 (7.14%) Network Architecture
7 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (3.57%) Service Management
7 1 (3.57%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 3 (10.71%) COBOL
3 2 (7.14%) JCL
4 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
2 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (10.71%) Xen
3 1 (3.57%) RACF
3 1 (3.57%) XenApp
3 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.57%) Time Sharing Option
3 1 (3.57%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) Puppet
3 1 (3.57%) zSecure
3 1 (3.57%) OpenView
3 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.57%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) VMware
2 8 (28.57%) Oracle
2 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.86%) SAP
3 5 (17.86%) Citrix
3 5 (17.86%) NetApp
4 3 (10.71%) CA
4 3 (10.71%) Lotus
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco
4 3 (10.71%) IBM
4 3 (10.71%) EMC
5 2 (7.14%) Intel
5 2 (7.14%) HP
6 1 (3.57%) Symantec
6 1 (3.57%) Veeam
6 1 (3.57%) 3PAR
6 1 (3.57%) Veritas