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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 85 72 78
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 7 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.50% 0.70% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.75% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 2
Average daily rate
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£440 £513 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.14% +28.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £500 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £518 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
1314 1062 1087
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 93.59% 92.91% 90.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 793 553 580
Average daily rate £330 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 67 83
Average hourly rate £13.50 £21.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.93% +11.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.28 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.13 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 5 (45.45%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (36.36%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (36.36%) Mainframe
3 4 (36.36%) IBM
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) Migration
3 4 (36.36%) IBM Mainframe
4 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
4 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco
4 3 (27.27%) Windows
4 3 (27.27%) SQL
4 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 3 (27.27%) Office 365
5 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (18.18%) UAG
5 2 (18.18%) CCNA
5 2 (18.18%) CCDA
5 2 (18.18%) CCDP
5 2 (18.18%) Citrix
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (18.18%) SAN
5 2 (18.18%) .NET
5 2 (18.18%) IIS
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL
5 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
1 5 (45.45%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (36.36%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (18.18%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Office 365
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) SAN
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) NAS
2 1 (9.09%) LAN
2 1 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (18.18%) PerformancePoint
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 3 (27.27%) Telecoms
3 2 (18.18%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (18.18%) .NET
1 2 (18.18%) .NET Framework
2 1 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Mainframe
1 4 (36.36%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (9.09%) Replication
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) AIX
3 1 (9.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Migration
2 3 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (18.18%) Workflow
3 2 (18.18%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) Network Management
4 1 (9.09%) SIEM
4 1 (9.09%) ERP
4 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
4 1 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (9.09%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) MCSE
1 2 (18.18%) CCNA
1 2 (18.18%) CCDA
1 2 (18.18%) CCDP
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 2 (18.18%) XenApp
2 2 (18.18%) UAG
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Afaria
2 1 (9.09%) OpenView
2 1 (9.09%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) IBM
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
1 4 (36.36%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) EMC
4 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
4 1 (9.09%) Axway
4 1 (9.09%) Veeam
4 1 (9.09%) MobileIron
4 1 (9.09%) Juniper
4 1 (9.09%) StorageTek
4 1 (9.09%) Veritas
4 1 (9.09%) Apple
4 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 1 (9.09%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) Sun