The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 115 123 99
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -24
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 29 8 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 0.29% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 0.31% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 11
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£475 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £465 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
-2.10% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -
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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
3160 2562 2180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.10% 93.71% 91.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1718 1309 1069
Average daily rate £365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 204 182
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.49 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -2 13 £475 -5.00% 1
Cheshire - 7 £488 -
Lancashire - 2 - - 2
Cumbria - - - - 1
Infrastructure Architect
England

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 17 (42.50%) Windows
2 14 (35.00%) Migration
3 13 (32.50%) Linux
4 12 (30.00%) VMware
5 11 (27.50%) Hyper-V
5 11 (27.50%) UNIX
5 11 (27.50%) WAN
6 9 (22.50%) Oracle
6 9 (22.50%) Citrix
7 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
8 7 (17.50%) Middleware
8 7 (17.50%) IIS
8 7 (17.50%) Cisco
8 7 (17.50%) IBM
8 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (17.50%) Finance
9 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (15.00%) LAN
9 6 (15.00%) ITIL
9 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
10 5 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (12.50%) Solaris
10 5 (12.50%) SharePoint
10 5 (12.50%) SAN
10 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (12.50%) Mainframe
10 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (10.00%) Publishing

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 7 (17.50%) IIS
2 5 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 5 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.50%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.50%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.50%) CICS
4 1 (2.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.00%) PaaS
1 4 (10.00%) Office 365
2 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.00%) IaaS
4 1 (2.50%) SaaS
4 1 (2.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (27.50%) WAN
2 6 (15.00%) LAN
3 5 (12.50%) SAN
4 4 (10.00%) DHCP
5 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.50%) DNS
5 3 (7.50%) NAS
6 2 (5.00%) Firewall
7 1 (2.50%) Wireless
7 1 (2.50%) VPLS
7 1 (2.50%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.50%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.50%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.50%) DMZ
7 1 (2.50%) Internet
7 1 (2.50%) MPLS
7 1 (2.50%) OSPF
7 1 (2.50%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.50%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.50%) RDBMS
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (7.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (5.00%) PerformancePoint
3 2 (5.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.50%) DB2
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Publishing
3 3 (7.50%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Retail
4 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.50%) Middleware
2 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (5.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 3 (7.50%) FlexPod
2 3 (7.50%) Clustering
3 2 (5.00%) VSAM
3 2 (5.00%) Replication
4 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.50%) Celerra
4 1 (2.50%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 17 (42.50%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Linux
3 11 (27.50%) UNIX
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (12.50%) Solaris
6 4 (10.00%) AIX
7 2 (5.00%) HPUX
8 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Migration
2 6 (15.00%) ITIL
3 5 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
5 3 (7.50%) Service Management
5 3 (7.50%) ERP
5 3 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.50%) TOGAF
5 3 (7.50%) DevOps
6 2 (5.00%) Data Migration
6 2 (5.00%) Zachman Framework
6 2 (5.00%) Workflow
6 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (5.00%) Scrum
6 2 (5.00%) CRM
7 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.50%) PRINCE
7 1 (2.50%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.50%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.50%) COBOL
2 1 (2.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) CCNA
1 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (7.50%) VCP4
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.00%) CCDA
2 2 (5.00%) CCDP
2 2 (5.00%) MCSE
3 1 (2.50%) CCNP
3 1 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 11 (27.50%) Hyper-V
2 7 (17.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 3 (7.50%) XenApp
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (5.00%) UAG
6 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.50%) Xen
6 1 (2.50%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.50%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) Puppet
2 3 (7.50%) SCCM
3 2 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (30.00%) VMware
2 9 (22.50%) Oracle
2 9 (22.50%) Citrix
3 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (17.50%) Cisco
4 7 (17.50%) IBM
5 4 (10.00%) SAP
5 4 (10.00%) HP
6 3 (7.50%) Sun
6 3 (7.50%) EMC
7 2 (5.00%) NetApp
7 2 (5.00%) Dell
8 1 (2.50%) Veritas
8 1 (2.50%) Lotus
8 1 (2.50%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.50%) Nortel
8 1 (2.50%) CA
8 1 (2.50%) Veeam
8 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
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