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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 116 126 117
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -9
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 43 27 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.15% 0.73% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 0.77% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 13 8
Median daily rate £475 £481 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £383 £403
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £584 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £460 £475
% change year-on-year
+8.69% -3.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
- -4.76%
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
3564 3529 2932
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.94% 94.92% 95.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 2218 2051 1580
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 190 174
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.08 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.71% -8.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 18 £480 -5.18% 3
Cheshire 0 15 £475 +2.15%
Merseyside +2 4 £503 -
Lancashire +1 4 £425 -26.72%
Infrastructure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 39 (50.65%) Data Centre
2 30 (38.96%) Migration
3 22 (28.57%) Windows
4 17 (22.08%) Finance
5 16 (20.78%) VMware
6 14 (18.18%) Middleware
6 14 (18.18%) Active Directory
7 13 (16.88%) Microsoft
7 13 (16.88%) Security Cleared
8 12 (15.58%) SC Cleared
9 11 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (14.29%) Windows Server
10 10 (12.99%) AIX
11 9 (11.69%) Linux
11 9 (11.69%) Citrix
12 8 (10.39%) WAN
12 8 (10.39%) TOGAF
13 7 (9.09%) Oracle
13 7 (9.09%) Cisco
13 7 (9.09%) IBM
14 6 (7.79%) SAN
14 6 (7.79%) Firewall
14 6 (7.79%) PRINCE2
14 6 (7.79%) Solaris
14 6 (7.79%) Business Analysis
14 6 (7.79%) Data Management
14 6 (7.79%) Windows 7
14 6 (7.79%) Amazon S3
14 6 (7.79%) Windows 8
15 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012

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 4 (5.19%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
1 4 (5.19%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.30%) Apache
3 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) Amazon S3
2 3 (3.90%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.60%) IaaS
3 2 (2.60%) Office 365
4 1 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.39%) WAN
2 6 (7.79%) Firewall
2 6 (7.79%) SAN
3 4 (5.19%) LAN
3 4 (5.19%) SSL
3 4 (5.19%) VPN
4 3 (3.90%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (3.90%) MPLS
5 2 (2.60%) DNS
5 2 (2.60%) VoIP
6 1 (1.30%) DHCP
6 1 (1.30%) FTP
6 1 (1.30%) HTTP
6 1 (1.30%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.30%) Internet
6 1 (1.30%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.30%) Network Security
6 1 (1.30%) PABX
6 1 (1.30%) VLAN
6 1 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) Data Mining
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.60%) DB2
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
General
1 17 (22.08%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Banking
3 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.30%) Advertising
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.30%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (18.18%) Middleware
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (2.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (50.65%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.19%) Mainframe
3 3 (3.90%) HACMP
4 2 (2.60%) Clustering
4 2 (2.60%) IBM XIV
4 2 (2.60%) LPAR
4 2 (2.60%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.60%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.30%) BYOD
5 1 (1.30%) CESG
5 1 (1.30%) CMDB
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.30%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.30%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.30%) Life Science
5 1 (1.30%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.30%) PKI
5 1 (1.30%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.30%) User Experience
5 1 (1.30%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (28.57%) Windows
2 11 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 10 (12.99%) AIX
4 9 (11.69%) Linux
5 6 (7.79%) Solaris
5 6 (7.79%) Windows 7
5 6 (7.79%) Windows 8
6 5 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.19%) Windows 10
8 3 (3.90%) HPUX
8 3 (3.90%) Unix
8 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.60%) MVS
10 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (38.96%) Migration
2 8 (10.39%) TOGAF
3 6 (7.79%) Business Analysis
3 6 (7.79%) Data Management
3 6 (7.79%) PRINCE2
4 5 (6.49%) ERP
4 5 (6.49%) Project Management
4 5 (6.49%) SOA
4 5 (6.49%) Strategic Planning
5 4 (5.19%) Business Process Mapping
5 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (5.19%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (3.90%) ITIL
6 3 (3.90%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.60%) Coaching
7 2 (2.60%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 2 (2.60%) Network Design
7 2 (2.60%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.90%) SQL
2 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (16.88%) Security Cleared
2 12 (15.58%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.30%) CCIE
4 1 (1.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 14 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 11 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.60%) PowerHA
3 2 (2.60%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (1.30%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (20.78%) VMware
2 13 (16.88%) Microsoft
3 9 (11.69%) Citrix
4 7 (9.09%) Cisco
4 7 (9.09%) IBM
4 7 (9.09%) Oracle
5 4 (5.19%) HP
6 3 (3.90%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.60%) EMC
7 2 (2.60%) Forcepoint
7 2 (2.60%) Juniper
7 2 (2.60%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.60%) Splunk
8 1 (1.30%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.30%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.30%) Intel
8 1 (1.30%) NetApp
8 1 (1.30%) Reuters