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 9 December 2016 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 130 117 124
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 21 40 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 0.97% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 1.03% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 22 13
Median daily rate £600 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.72% +5.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £358 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £475 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.19 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 -
Infrastructure Architect
England

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
2961 3885 3081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.18% 94.02% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1954 2329 1820
Median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 185 182
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.77 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +16.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.02 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 9 December 2016.

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 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester +5 10 £475 +15.15% 2
Lancashire -4 7 £663 +35.89%
Cheshire 0 3 £675 +47.94%
Infrastructure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 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 30 (47.62%) Data Centre
2 21 (33.33%) TOGAF
3 19 (30.16%) Migration
4 13 (20.63%) Windows
5 12 (19.05%) LAN
5 12 (19.05%) WAN
6 10 (15.87%) ITIL
6 10 (15.87%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (15.87%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (15.87%) ITIL V3
7 9 (14.29%) Finance
7 9 (14.29%) Service Management
8 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (12.70%) VoIP
8 8 (12.70%) CCIE
8 8 (12.70%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (12.70%) Network Architecture
9 7 (11.11%) Citrix
9 7 (11.11%) BCP
9 7 (11.11%) Cisco
9 7 (11.11%) Degree
10 6 (9.52%) Banking
10 6 (9.52%) CCNP
10 6 (9.52%) CCNA
10 6 (9.52%) Active Directory
10 6 (9.52%) Internet
11 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
11 5 (7.94%) NHS
11 5 (7.94%) Unix
11 5 (7.94%) Linux

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 (3.17%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.17%) SAS
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.94%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.35%) Amazon S3
3 2 (3.17%) Office 365
4 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.59%) IaaS
4 1 (1.59%) PaaS
4 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.05%) LAN
1 12 (19.05%) WAN
2 10 (15.87%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (12.70%) VoIP
4 6 (9.52%) Internet
5 4 (6.35%) SAN
6 3 (4.76%) Broadband
6 3 (4.76%) DHCP
6 3 (4.76%) DNS
6 3 (4.76%) Firewall
6 3 (4.76%) Network Security
7 2 (3.17%) BIG-IP
7 2 (3.17%) SNMP
7 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.17%) VPN
8 1 (1.59%) FTP
8 1 (1.59%) HTTP
8 1 (1.59%) NAS
8 1 (1.59%) PBX
8 1 (1.59%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.17%) Big Data
1 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) DB2
General
1 9 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Banking
3 2 (3.17%) Back Office
3 2 (3.17%) Billing
4 1 (1.59%) Electronics
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.59%) Marketing
4 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (47.62%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.94%) NHS
3 4 (6.35%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.76%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.17%) IVR
6 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.59%) BYOD
6 1 (1.59%) HACMP
6 1 (1.59%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 13 (20.63%) Windows
2 5 (7.94%) Linux
2 5 (7.94%) Unix
2 5 (7.94%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.76%) AIX
3 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.17%) Solaris
5 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.33%) TOGAF
2 19 (30.16%) Migration
3 10 (15.87%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (15.87%) ITIL
3 10 (15.87%) ITIL V3
4 9 (14.29%) Service Management
5 8 (12.70%) Network Architecture
5 8 (12.70%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (11.11%) BCP
7 4 (6.35%) Business Analysis
7 4 (6.35%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (6.35%) Translating Business Requirements
8 3 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (4.76%) Network Design
8 3 (4.76%) PRINCE2
8 3 (4.76%) SIEM
8 3 (4.76%) Supplier Management
9 2 (3.17%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (3.17%) Configuration Management
9 2 (3.17%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) CCIE
1 8 (12.70%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (11.11%) Degree
3 6 (9.52%) CCNA
3 6 (9.52%) CCNP
4 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.17%) CCA
6 2 (3.17%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (3.17%) MCSE
6 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.59%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.76%) XenApp
4 2 (3.17%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (3.17%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.59%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.59%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (3.17%) SCCM
2 1 (1.59%) Puppet
2 1 (1.59%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (11.11%) Cisco
1 7 (11.11%) Citrix
2 5 (7.94%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.94%) VMware
3 3 (4.76%) Oracle
4 2 (3.17%) HP
4 2 (3.17%) IBM
4 2 (3.17%) Micro Focus
4 2 (3.17%) Sun
5 1 (1.59%) 3PAR
5 1 (1.59%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.59%) EMC
5 1 (1.59%) Forcepoint
5 1 (1.59%) Intel
5 1 (1.59%) Juniper
5 1 (1.59%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.59%) Reuters
5 1 (1.59%) SAP