The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 40 32 32
Rank change year-on-year
-8 0
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.52% 0.42% 1.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.46% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
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£380 - £508
UK excluding London average daily rate £447 £463 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.35% +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%
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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 Merseyside 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
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
361 217 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 93.52% 90.42% 91.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 117 131
Average daily rate £325 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 9
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £29.50 £22.60
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 Merseyside

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

Infrastructure Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Infrastructure Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Infrastructure Architect
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
1 2 (50.00%) SAP
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) AIX
1 2 (50.00%) HPUX
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) AIX
1 2 (50.00%) HPUX
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (25.00%) High Availability
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) SAP
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) VMware