The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 121 99 126
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +27
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 13 33 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 1.15% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 1.25% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 14
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£429 £406 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £363 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £525 £454
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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2838 2645 3045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.99% 92.29% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1578 1315 1547
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £219 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 202 218
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -0.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Infrastructure Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Infrastructure Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Infrastructure Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Infrastructure Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Infrastructure Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Architect across the North West region.

Infrastructure Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Infrastructure Architect
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -8 7 £436 +9.06%
Manchester -21 4 £425 +6.25% 3
Cumbria - - - - 1
Infrastructure Architect
England

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 14 (42.42%) Windows
2 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 9 (27.27%) SQL
3 9 (27.27%) Finance
3 9 (27.27%) SAN
4 8 (24.24%) Oracle
4 8 (24.24%) IBM
4 8 (24.24%) LAN
4 8 (24.24%) WAN
4 8 (24.24%) Hyper-V
5 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (21.21%) DHCP
5 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
5 7 (21.21%) Cisco
5 7 (21.21%) IIS
5 7 (21.21%) HP
6 6 (18.18%) VMware
6 6 (18.18%) SAP
6 6 (18.18%) DNS
6 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
6 6 (18.18%) SCCM
6 6 (18.18%) 3PAR
6 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (15.15%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (15.15%) Migration
7 5 (15.15%) Mainframe
8 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
8 4 (12.12%) Clustering
8 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (12.12%) Wireless

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (21.21%) IIS
2 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.03%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (12.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.03%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) PaaS
2 1 (3.03%) IaaS
2 1 (3.03%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) SAN
2 8 (24.24%) LAN
2 8 (24.24%) WAN
3 7 (21.21%) DHCP
3 7 (21.21%) TCP/IP
4 6 (18.18%) DNS
5 4 (12.12%) Wireless
5 4 (12.12%) IPsec
6 2 (6.06%) NAS
6 2 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (3.03%) LDAP
7 1 (3.03%) SSL
7 1 (3.03%) Firewall
7 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) DB2
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (27.27%) Finance
2 4 (12.12%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Mainframe
1 5 (15.15%) IBM Mainframe
2 4 (12.12%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Tandem
3 1 (3.03%) Open Source
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) Windows
2 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (12.12%) UNIX
5 3 (9.09%) Linux
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.06%) AIX
6 2 (6.06%) Solaris
7 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) Migration
2 4 (12.12%) CRM
2 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (9.09%) Zachman Framework
3 3 (9.09%) TOGAF
3 3 (9.09%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (9.09%) Service Management
4 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.06%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (6.06%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (6.06%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (6.06%) ITIL
5 1 (3.03%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.03%) Network Management
5 1 (3.03%) SIEM
5 1 (3.03%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.03%) DevOps
5 1 (3.03%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (3.03%) VBA
2 1 (3.03%) Python
2 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.03%) Java
2 1 (3.03%) Perl
2 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Hyper-V
2 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 3 (9.09%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.06%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) SCCM
2 4 (12.12%) SCOM
2 4 (12.12%) Backup Exec
2 4 (12.12%) SCSM
3 1 (3.03%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (3.03%) OpenView
3 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.03%) Puppet
3 1 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.03%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 8 (24.24%) Oracle
2 8 (24.24%) IBM
3 7 (21.21%) Cisco
3 7 (21.21%) HP
4 6 (18.18%) SAP
4 6 (18.18%) VMware
4 6 (18.18%) 3PAR
5 4 (12.12%) Avaya
6 3 (9.09%) NetApp
6 3 (9.09%) Dell
7 2 (6.06%) EMC
7 2 (6.06%) Brocade
8 1 (3.03%) Axway
8 1 (3.03%) MobileIron
8 1 (3.03%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.03%) Sun
8 1 (3.03%) Citrix
8 1 (3.03%) StorageTek
8 1 (3.03%) Red Hat