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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 116 109 118
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 32 19 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.87% 0.63% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.68% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 2
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£481 £495 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +18.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £403 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £730 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £37.80 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-47.08% -34.26%
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
3418 2788 2193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.13% 92.20% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1934 1515 1046
Average daily rate £388 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £205 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 176 174
Average hourly rate £16.16 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.61 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -4 14 £450 - 2
Cheshire -11 8 £500 +1.01%
Lancashire +11 4 £503 -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Cumbria - 2 £488 -
Infrastructure Architect
England

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 29 (50.00%) Windows
2 20 (34.48%) Migration
3 18 (31.03%) VMware
3 18 (31.03%) UNIX
4 17 (29.31%) WAN
5 15 (25.86%) Middleware
6 14 (24.14%) Microsoft
6 14 (24.14%) Linux
7 13 (22.41%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (20.69%) IBM
9 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (18.97%) Oracle
9 11 (18.97%) Finance
10 10 (17.24%) Hyper-V
11 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
12 8 (13.79%) IIS
12 8 (13.79%) SAP
12 8 (13.79%) LAN
12 8 (13.79%) Citrix
13 7 (12.07%) EMC
13 7 (12.07%) Active Directory
13 7 (12.07%) Cisco
13 7 (12.07%) AIX
13 7 (12.07%) SC Cleared
13 7 (12.07%) NetApp
14 6 (10.34%) Banking
14 6 (10.34%) HP
14 6 (10.34%) SAN
14 6 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (10.34%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 8 (13.79%) IIS
2 5 (8.62%) IBM Notes
2 5 (8.62%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.90%) OpenStack
3 4 (6.90%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (5.17%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.45%) CICS
5 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.72%) InfoPath
2 1 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) SAP ERP
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) PaaS
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.90%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (6.90%) OpenShift
3 2 (3.45%) IaaS
3 2 (3.45%) Office 365
4 1 (1.72%) SoftLayer
4 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (29.31%) WAN
2 8 (13.79%) LAN
3 6 (10.34%) SAN
4 5 (8.62%) MPLS
5 4 (6.90%) DHCP
6 3 (5.17%) NAS
6 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
6 3 (5.17%) DNS
6 3 (5.17%) Firewall
7 2 (3.45%) Wireless
7 2 (3.45%) SSL
7 2 (3.45%) VPN
7 2 (3.45%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.72%) DMVPN
8 1 (1.72%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.72%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.72%) WAAS
8 1 (1.72%) DMZ
8 1 (1.72%) OSPF
8 1 (1.72%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.34%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.17%) Relational Database
2 3 (5.17%) DB2
2 3 (5.17%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.72%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 11 (18.97%) Finance
2 6 (10.34%) Banking
3 5 (8.62%) Retail
4 3 (5.17%) Publishing
5 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.86%) Middleware
2 1 (1.72%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) Web Services
2 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) Mainframe
2 4 (6.90%) FlexPod
3 3 (5.17%) Clustering
3 3 (5.17%) VSAM
4 2 (3.45%) Replication
4 2 (3.45%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.45%) BYOD
5 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.72%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 29 (50.00%) Windows
2 18 (31.03%) UNIX
3 14 (24.14%) Linux
4 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (12.07%) AIX
6 6 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (8.62%) Solaris
8 4 (6.90%) Windows XP
8 4 (6.90%) HPUX
8 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
8 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (34.48%) Migration
2 5 (8.62%) ERP
2 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (8.62%) Configuration Management
3 4 (6.90%) Service Management
3 4 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (6.90%) ITIL
3 4 (6.90%) DevOps
4 3 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (5.17%) Project Management
4 3 (5.17%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (5.17%) TOGAF
5 2 (3.45%) SAP Implementation
5 2 (3.45%) Zachman Framework
5 2 (3.45%) CRM
5 2 (3.45%) Network Architecture
6 1 (1.72%) Coaching
6 1 (1.72%) Portfolio Management
6 1 (1.72%) Change Control
6 1 (1.72%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.45%) COBOL
1 2 (3.45%) SQL
2 1 (1.72%) C
2 1 (1.72%) JCL
2 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.07%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.45%) CCNA
4 2 (3.45%) CCDP
5 1 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (1.72%) MCSE
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.72%) CCDA
5 1 (1.72%) CCIE
5 1 (1.72%) CCNP
5 1 (1.72%) JNCIP
5 1 (1.72%) JNCIE
5 1 (1.72%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 13 (22.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (17.24%) Hyper-V
3 7 (12.07%) Active Directory
4 4 (6.90%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.45%) XenApp
6 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.72%) UAG
6 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.72%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) Puppet
1 4 (6.90%) Salt
1 4 (6.90%) Ansible
1 4 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (5.17%) SCCM
3 1 (1.72%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.72%) OpenView
Vendors
1 18 (31.03%) VMware
2 14 (24.14%) Microsoft
3 12 (20.69%) IBM
4 11 (18.97%) Oracle
5 8 (13.79%) SAP
5 8 (13.79%) Citrix
6 7 (12.07%) EMC
6 7 (12.07%) Cisco
6 7 (12.07%) NetApp
7 6 (10.34%) HP
8 5 (8.62%) Lotus
9 3 (5.17%) Juniper
9 3 (5.17%) Sun
10 2 (3.45%) Websense
10 2 (3.45%) Dell
10 2 (3.45%) CA
10 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.72%) Veeam
11 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint