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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 120 108 113
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 47 37 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.20% 1.02% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.27% 1.07% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 19 9
Median daily rate £475 £481 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.29% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £406 £439 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £588 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 £37.80
% change year-on-year
- -47.08%
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
3699 3452 2871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.53% 94.81% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2235 1950 1541
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 204 188
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £47.33 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 -1 24 £480 +6.66% 2
Cheshire -2 12 £475 -5.00%
Lancashire +1 4 £413 -27.63%
Merseyside -4 4 £491 -
Infrastructure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 (55.84%) Data Centre
2 34 (44.16%) Migration
3 24 (31.17%) Windows
4 22 (28.57%) VMware
5 19 (24.68%) Finance
6 18 (23.38%) Active Directory
7 17 (22.08%) AIX
7 17 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (16.88%) Cisco
8 13 (16.88%) IBM
8 13 (16.88%) Microsoft
8 13 (16.88%) Middleware
9 12 (15.58%) Citrix
9 12 (15.58%) WAN
9 12 (15.58%) Linux
10 11 (14.29%) Solaris
10 11 (14.29%) Security Cleared
11 10 (12.99%) SC Cleared
11 10 (12.99%) HP
12 9 (11.69%) Windows Server
13 8 (10.39%) HPUX
13 8 (10.39%) Clustering
13 8 (10.39%) TOGAF
14 6 (7.79%) Hyper-V
14 6 (7.79%) Windows 7
14 6 (7.79%) Business Analysis
14 6 (7.79%) Data Management
14 6 (7.79%) Firewall
14 6 (7.79%) PRINCE2
14 6 (7.79%) Dell

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 1 (1.30%) Apache
2 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) 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 12 (15.58%) WAN
2 6 (7.79%) Firewall
3 4 (5.19%) LAN
3 4 (5.19%) SAN
4 3 (3.90%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.60%) DNS
5 2 (2.60%) SSL
5 2 (2.60%) VoIP
5 2 (2.60%) VPN
6 1 (1.30%) Internet
6 1 (1.30%) LDAP
6 1 (1.30%) MPLS
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 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (24.68%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) 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 13 (16.88%) Middleware
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (2.60%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (55.84%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.39%) Clustering
3 6 (7.79%) FlexPod
3 6 (7.79%) VCE vBlock
4 3 (3.90%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.60%) HACMP
5 2 (2.60%) IBM XIV
5 2 (2.60%) LPAR
5 2 (2.60%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.60%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.30%) BYOD
6 1 (1.30%) CESG
6 1 (1.30%) CMDB
6 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.30%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.30%) Life Science
6 1 (1.30%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.30%) PKI
6 1 (1.30%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.30%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 24 (31.17%) Windows
2 17 (22.08%) AIX
3 12 (15.58%) Linux
4 11 (14.29%) Solaris
5 9 (11.69%) Windows Server
6 8 (10.39%) HPUX
7 6 (7.79%) Windows 7
7 6 (7.79%) Windows 8
8 4 (5.19%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.60%) MVS
11 1 (1.30%) Unix
11 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (44.16%) 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
6 3 (3.90%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.90%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (3.90%) ITIL
6 3 (3.90%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.60%) Deep Packet Inspection
7 2 (2.60%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.60%) Network Design
7 2 (2.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.60%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.60%) SQL
2 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.99%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.30%) QA
System Software
1 18 (23.38%) Active Directory
2 17 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.79%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.60%) PowerHA
4 2 (2.60%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 22 (28.57%) VMware
2 13 (16.88%) Cisco
2 13 (16.88%) IBM
2 13 (16.88%) Microsoft
3 12 (15.58%) Citrix
4 10 (12.99%) HP
5 6 (7.79%) Dell
5 6 (7.79%) Sun
6 5 (6.49%) Oracle
7 3 (3.90%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.60%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.60%) Splunk
9 1 (1.30%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.30%) Bloomberg
9 1 (1.30%) NetApp
9 1 (1.30%) Reuters