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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Architect
England / North West
Rank 116 116 120
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 20 37 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.76% 0.96% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.80% 1.02% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 16
Median daily rate £570 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.24% -2.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £400 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £511 £463 £469
% change year-on-year
+10.54% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 -

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
2500 3644 2924
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 95.13% 94.72% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1602 2167 1690
Median daily rate £375 £375 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 168 187
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.25 £50.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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
Manchester +18 8 £500 +5.26% 2
Lancashire +10 8 £625 - 1
Cheshire +5 2 £538 +16.21%
Merseyside -2 1 £600 +26.31% 1
Infrastructure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 29 (42.65%) TOGAF
2 26 (38.24%) Data Centre
3 19 (27.94%) LAN
4 18 (26.47%) WAN
5 16 (23.53%) ITIL
5 16 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
5 16 (23.53%) Migration
5 16 (23.53%) ITIL V3
6 15 (22.06%) Service Management
7 14 (20.59%) Network Architecture
8 13 (19.12%) BCP
9 12 (17.65%) Windows
9 12 (17.65%) Degree
10 10 (14.71%) Network Design
10 10 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (14.71%) Finance
11 8 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (11.76%) VoIP
11 8 (11.76%) Cisco
11 8 (11.76%) CCIE
11 8 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (11.76%) Active Directory
11 8 (11.76%) Translating Business Requirements
12 6 (8.82%) Internet
12 6 (8.82%) Citrix
12 6 (8.82%) CCNP
12 6 (8.82%) CCNA
12 6 (8.82%) Banking
12 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
13 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure

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 (2.94%) MS Exchange
1 2 (2.94%) SAS
2 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Markit EDM
1 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.35%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (7.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.94%) Office 365
3 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.47%) IaaS
3 1 (1.47%) PaaS
3 1 (1.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.94%) LAN
2 18 (26.47%) WAN
3 16 (23.53%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (11.76%) VoIP
5 6 (8.82%) Internet
6 4 (5.88%) DNS
6 4 (5.88%) Firewall
6 4 (5.88%) Network Security
7 3 (4.41%) Broadband
7 3 (4.41%) DHCP
8 2 (2.94%) BIG-IP
8 2 (2.94%) SAN
8 2 (2.94%) SNMP
8 2 (2.94%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.47%) LDAP
9 1 (1.47%) NAS
9 1 (1.47%) PBX
9 1 (1.47%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) Big Data
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (14.71%) Finance
2 6 (8.82%) Banking
3 2 (2.94%) Back Office
3 2 (2.94%) Billing
4 1 (1.47%) Electronics
4 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.47%) Marketing
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
4 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.41%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 26 (38.24%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.35%) NHS
3 4 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.41%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.94%) IVR
6 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.47%) BYOD
6 1 (1.47%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.47%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (17.65%) Windows
2 5 (7.35%) Windows Server
3 4 (5.88%) Linux
3 4 (5.88%) Unix
4 2 (2.94%) AIX
4 2 (2.94%) Solaris
4 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (42.65%) TOGAF
2 16 (23.53%) ITIL
2 16 (23.53%) ITIL V3
2 16 (23.53%) Migration
3 15 (22.06%) Service Management
4 14 (20.59%) Network Architecture
5 13 (19.12%) BCP
6 10 (14.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (14.71%) Network Design
7 8 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (11.76%) Translating Business Requirements
8 5 (7.35%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (5.88%) Business Analysis
10 3 (4.41%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (4.41%) Business Intelligence
10 3 (4.41%) Change Control
10 3 (4.41%) PRINCE2
11 2 (2.94%) Configuration Management
11 2 (2.94%) CRM
11 2 (2.94%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (17.65%) Degree
2 8 (11.76%) CCIE
2 8 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (8.82%) CCNA
3 6 (8.82%) CCNP
3 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.94%) CCA
5 2 (2.94%) CISSP
5 2 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.94%) MCSE
5 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.94%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.47%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.41%) XenApp
4 2 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (2.94%) SCCM
2 1 (1.47%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (11.76%) Cisco
2 6 (8.82%) Citrix
3 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.35%) VMware
4 2 (2.94%) HP
4 2 (2.94%) IBM
4 2 (2.94%) Micro Focus
4 2 (2.94%) Oracle
4 2 (2.94%) Sun
5 1 (1.47%) 3PAR
5 1 (1.47%) Bloomberg
5 1 (1.47%) Capita
5 1 (1.47%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.47%) F5
5 1 (1.47%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.47%) Reuters
5 1 (1.47%) SAP
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