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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 111 134 127
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 43 36 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.21% 0.81% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.29% 0.86% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 25 11
Median daily rate £509 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.05% +4.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £210 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £556 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £463
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.19 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 £41.53
% change year-on-year
- -32.57%
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
3341 4208 2966
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.30% 95.16% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2119 2570 1691
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £268 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 209 196
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.33 £16.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.67% +7.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +10 28 £475 +5.55% 2
Lancashire +18 6 £550 +41.93%
Cheshire +4 3 £550 +37.50% 1
Merseyside +3 2 £425 +2.40%
Infrastructure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 43 (50.59%) Data Centre
2 27 (31.76%) Migration
3 22 (25.88%) TOGAF
4 19 (22.35%) Windows
5 14 (16.47%) Active Directory
6 13 (15.29%) WAN
6 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared
7 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
7 12 (14.12%) Middleware
7 12 (14.12%) Finance
8 11 (12.94%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
8 11 (12.94%) Linux
9 10 (11.76%) LAN
9 10 (11.76%) VMware
9 10 (11.76%) Business Analysis
10 9 (10.59%) Windows Server
11 8 (9.41%) PRINCE2
11 8 (9.41%) SAN
12 7 (8.24%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (8.24%) Cisco
12 7 (8.24%) Citrix
12 7 (8.24%) Oracle
12 7 (8.24%) AIX
12 7 (8.24%) ITIL
12 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (7.06%) Amazon AWS
13 6 (7.06%) Amazon S3
13 6 (7.06%) Wi-Fi

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 (2.35%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.35%) SAS
2 1 (1.18%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.18%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Markit EDM
2 1 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.06%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (7.06%) Amazon S3
2 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.53%) IaaS
4 1 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.18%) Office 365
4 1 (1.18%) PaaS
4 1 (1.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (15.29%) WAN
2 10 (11.76%) LAN
3 8 (9.41%) SAN
4 6 (7.06%) Firewall
4 6 (7.06%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (5.88%) DNS
5 5 (5.88%) VoIP
5 5 (5.88%) VPN
6 4 (4.71%) DHCP
6 4 (4.71%) SSL
7 2 (2.35%) BIG-IP
7 2 (2.35%) Internet
7 2 (2.35%) MPLS
7 2 (2.35%) SNMP
7 2 (2.35%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.18%) FTP
8 1 (1.18%) HTTP
8 1 (1.18%) LDAP
8 1 (1.18%) PBX
8 1 (1.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.71%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.35%) Big Data
2 2 (2.35%) DB2
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (14.12%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Banking
3 2 (2.35%) Billing
3 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.18%) Electronics
4 1 (1.18%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.12%) Middleware
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (2.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (50.59%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.06%) Mainframe
3 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.53%) HACMP
4 3 (3.53%) NHS
4 3 (3.53%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.35%) Clustering
5 2 (2.35%) HP Storage
5 2 (2.35%) IBM XIV
5 2 (2.35%) IVR
5 2 (2.35%) LPAR
6 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.18%) BYOD
6 1 (1.18%) CESG
6 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.18%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.18%) Life Science
6 1 (1.18%) PKI
6 1 (1.18%) User Experience
6 1 (1.18%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 19 (22.35%) Windows
2 11 (12.94%) Linux
3 9 (10.59%) Windows Server
4 7 (8.24%) AIX
5 6 (7.06%) Solaris
5 6 (7.06%) Unix
6 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.35%) MVS
7 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.18%) HPUX
8 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.76%) Migration
2 22 (25.88%) TOGAF
3 11 (12.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (11.76%) Business Analysis
5 8 (9.41%) PRINCE2
6 7 (8.24%) ITIL
6 7 (8.24%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (7.06%) Data Management
7 6 (7.06%) ERP
7 6 (7.06%) Project Management
8 5 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (5.88%) ITIL V3
8 5 (5.88%) SOA
9 4 (4.71%) Business Process Mapping
9 4 (4.71%) Strategic Planning
10 3 (3.53%) BCP
10 3 (3.53%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (3.53%) Service Management
10 3 (3.53%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.35%) SQL
2 1 (1.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.24%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (7.06%) CCIE
5 4 (4.71%) Degree
6 3 (3.53%) CCNA
6 3 (3.53%) CCNP
7 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.18%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (16.47%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.53%) XenApp
4 2 (2.35%) PowerHA
4 2 (2.35%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (2.35%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.18%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (2.35%) SCCM
2 1 (1.18%) Puppet
2 1 (1.18%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (12.94%) Microsoft
2 10 (11.76%) VMware
3 7 (8.24%) Cisco
3 7 (8.24%) Citrix
3 7 (8.24%) Oracle
4 6 (7.06%) IBM
5 4 (4.71%) HP
6 3 (3.53%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.35%) Bloomberg
7 2 (2.35%) EMC
7 2 (2.35%) Forcepoint
7 2 (2.35%) Juniper
7 2 (2.35%) Micro Focus
7 2 (2.35%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.35%) Reuters
7 2 (2.35%) Splunk
7 2 (2.35%) Sun
8 1 (1.18%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.18%) Intel
8 1 (1.18%) Red Hat