The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 129 106 119
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +13
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 5 22 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.82% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.88% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 18
Average daily rate
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£488 £400 £411
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £363 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £589 £450 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £430
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.08 £47.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-17.73% -
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2824 2486 2975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.63% 92.31% 91.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1536 1177 1510
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 194 231
Average hourly rate £16.63 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 July 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) Finance
3 9 (33.33%) LAN
3 9 (33.33%) WAN
3 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
4 7 (25.93%) DNS
4 7 (25.93%) SAN
4 7 (25.93%) Hyper-V
5 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (22.22%) 3PAR
5 6 (22.22%) Cisco
5 6 (22.22%) IBM
5 6 (22.22%) DHCP
5 6 (22.22%) HP
5 6 (22.22%) SQL
5 6 (22.22%) IIS
6 5 (18.52%) UNIX
6 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
6 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (18.52%) VMware
6 5 (18.52%) Mainframe
6 5 (18.52%) SCCM
7 4 (14.81%) SCOM
7 4 (14.81%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
7 4 (14.81%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (14.81%) SCSM

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 6 (22.22%) IIS
2 4 (14.81%) SharePoint
2 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.81%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.70%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) PaaS
2 1 (3.70%) IaaS
2 1 (3.70%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (33.33%) LAN
1 9 (33.33%) WAN
2 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
2 7 (25.93%) DNS
2 7 (25.93%) SAN
3 6 (22.22%) DHCP
4 4 (14.81%) Wireless
4 4 (14.81%) IPsec
5 2 (7.41%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (3.70%) MPLS
General
1 10 (37.04%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.41%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Mainframe
2 4 (14.81%) Clustering
2 4 (14.81%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.70%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (18.52%) UNIX
4 4 (14.81%) Linux
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.70%) AIX
6 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (14.81%) CRM
3 3 (11.11%) Service Management
3 3 (11.11%) Migration
4 2 (7.41%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.41%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (7.41%) Zachman Framework
4 2 (7.41%) TOGAF
4 2 (7.41%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (7.41%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (7.41%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (7.41%) ITIL
5 1 (3.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 1 (3.70%) DevOps
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (3.70%) Time Management
5 1 (3.70%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.70%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.70%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) VBA
2 1 (3.70%) Python
2 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.70%) C
2 1 (3.70%) Java
2 1 (3.70%) Perl
2 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Hyper-V
2 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
3 3 (11.11%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.70%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) SCCM
2 4 (14.81%) SCOM
2 4 (14.81%) Backup Exec
2 4 (14.81%) SCSM
3 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.70%) Puppet
3 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) HP
2 6 (22.22%) Cisco
2 6 (22.22%) IBM
2 6 (22.22%) 3PAR
3 5 (18.52%) VMware
4 4 (14.81%) Avaya
5 3 (11.11%) NetApp
5 3 (11.11%) Dell
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle
6 2 (7.41%) Brocade
6 2 (7.41%) Citrix
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.70%) webMethods
7 1 (3.70%) Software AG
7 1 (3.70%) BMC
7 1 (3.70%) SAP
7 1 (3.70%) EMC