The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Infrastructure Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Architect
England / North West
Rank 111 127 111
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 25 32 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.95% 0.84% 0.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.88% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 19 20
Median daily rate £550 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £400 £393
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £525 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £505 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+6.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- +118.18%

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
2501 3627 3181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.84% 95.00% 94.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1574 2162 1730
Median daily rate £380 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 195 197
Median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Infrastructure Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire - 11 £600 -
Manchester +13 9 £515 +9.86% 1
Cheshire +14 3 £525 +16.66%
Merseyside -8 1 £600 +26.31%
Infrastructure Architect
England

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, Infrastructure Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 22 (41.51%) TOGAF
2 19 (35.85%) ITIL
3 16 (30.19%) LAN
3 16 (30.19%) ITIL V3
4 15 (28.30%) WAN
4 15 (28.30%) Wi-Fi
4 15 (28.30%) Migration
4 15 (28.30%) Data Centre
5 14 (26.42%) Service Management
5 14 (26.42%) Network Architecture
6 13 (24.53%) Degree
6 13 (24.53%) BCP
6 13 (24.53%) Windows
7 10 (18.87%) Network Design
8 8 (15.09%) Cisco
8 8 (15.09%) CCIE
8 8 (15.09%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
9 7 (13.21%) Translating Business Requirements
10 6 (11.32%) CCNP
10 6 (11.32%) CCNA
10 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 6 (11.32%) Mainframe
10 6 (11.32%) Finance
10 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
11 5 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
11 5 (9.43%) Middleware
11 5 (9.43%) NHS
11 5 (9.43%) Internet
11 5 (9.43%) VoIP

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (3.77%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.89%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.77%) IaaS
3 2 (3.77%) PaaS
4 1 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.89%) Office 365
4 1 (1.89%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (30.19%) LAN
2 15 (28.30%) WAN
2 15 (28.30%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (9.43%) Internet
3 5 (9.43%) VoIP
4 4 (7.55%) DNS
4 4 (7.55%) Network Security
5 3 (5.66%) Broadband
6 2 (3.77%) Firewall
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.89%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (1.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (1.89%) LDAP
7 1 (1.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.66%) Big Data
1 3 (5.66%) Hadoop
1 3 (5.66%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.89%) GIS
General
1 6 (11.32%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Banking
3 3 (5.66%) Retail
4 2 (3.77%) Back Office
4 2 (3.77%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) Middleware
2 2 (3.77%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.30%) Data Centre
2 6 (11.32%) Mainframe
3 5 (9.43%) NHS
4 1 (1.89%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.89%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (24.53%) Windows
2 5 (9.43%) AIX
2 5 (9.43%) Linux
2 5 (9.43%) Unix
3 4 (7.55%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.66%) HPUX
4 3 (5.66%) Solaris
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) TOGAF
2 19 (35.85%) ITIL
3 16 (30.19%) ITIL V3
4 15 (28.30%) Migration
5 14 (26.42%) Network Architecture
5 14 (26.42%) Service Management
6 13 (24.53%) BCP
7 10 (18.87%) Network Design
8 7 (13.21%) Translating Business Requirements
9 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (5.66%) Analytics
10 3 (5.66%) DevOps
10 3 (5.66%) Software Engineering
11 2 (3.77%) Change Control
11 2 (3.77%) Cybersecurity
11 2 (3.77%) Data Analytics
11 2 (3.77%) Data Migration
11 2 (3.77%) Document Management
11 2 (3.77%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) Shell Script
2 2 (3.77%) C++
2 2 (3.77%) Java
2 2 (3.77%) Python
2 2 (3.77%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) Degree
2 8 (15.09%) CCIE
2 8 (15.09%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (11.32%) CCNA
3 6 (11.32%) CCNP
3 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (3.77%) CCA
5 2 (3.77%) CISSP
5 2 (3.77%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (3.77%) MCSE
5 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.89%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) Ansible
1 3 (5.66%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (5.66%) Puppet
2 1 (1.89%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 8 (15.09%) Cisco
2 2 (3.77%) Citrix
2 2 (3.77%) HP
2 2 (3.77%) Micro Focus
3 1 (1.89%) Bloomberg
3 1 (1.89%) Capita
3 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.89%) F5
3 1 (1.89%) IBM
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
3 1 (1.89%) Reuters
3 1 (1.89%) VMware