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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 138 123 103
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 29 13 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 0.42% 1.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.46% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 8 20
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£450 £429 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.95% +5.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £425 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £490 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £447 £463 £425
% change year-on-year
-3.35% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £41.53 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-13.30% -12.57%
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
4042 2843 2649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.46% 92.16% 92.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2427 1582 1315
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 179 203
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -6 17 £450 +5.88% 3
Lancashire -7 5 £300 -50.41%
Cheshire -11 4 £450 +3.15%
Merseyside -8 2 £380 -
Infrastructure Architect
England

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 32 (55.17%) Windows
2 25 (43.10%) VMware
3 22 (37.93%) Microsoft
4 18 (31.03%) Migration
5 16 (27.59%) Middleware
6 15 (25.86%) NetApp
7 14 (24.14%) Finance
7 14 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (22.41%) Security Cleared
9 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (20.69%) UNIX
9 12 (20.69%) WAN
10 11 (18.97%) SC Cleared
11 10 (17.24%) Project Management
11 10 (17.24%) Oracle
11 10 (17.24%) Data Centre
12 9 (15.52%) IBM Notes
12 9 (15.52%) Lotus
12 9 (15.52%) IBM
12 9 (15.52%) Active Directory
12 9 (15.52%) EMC
12 9 (15.52%) Banking
13 8 (13.79%) VoIP
14 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
14 7 (12.07%) AIX
14 7 (12.07%) SAP
14 7 (12.07%) ITIL
14 7 (12.07%) Firewall
15 6 (10.34%) Puppet
15 6 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (15.52%) IBM Notes
2 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
3 6 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (8.62%) IIS
5 4 (6.90%) WebSphere
5 4 (6.90%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (5.17%) OpenStack
6 3 (5.17%) CICS
7 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.72%) SAS
8 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.45%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) PaaS
1 4 (6.90%) OpenShift
2 3 (5.17%) Office 365
2 3 (5.17%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.72%) IaaS
3 1 (1.72%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.69%) WAN
2 8 (13.79%) VoIP
3 7 (12.07%) Firewall
4 6 (10.34%) SAN
4 6 (10.34%) MPLS
5 5 (8.62%) LAN
6 4 (6.90%) SSL
6 4 (6.90%) NAS
7 3 (5.17%) VPN
8 2 (3.45%) DHCP
8 2 (3.45%) Internet
9 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.72%) Wireless
9 1 (1.72%) Network Security
9 1 (1.72%) FTP
9 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.72%) SNA
9 1 (1.72%) DNS
9 1 (1.72%) SMS
9 1 (1.72%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) DB2
2 2 (3.45%) DataStage
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 14 (24.14%) Finance
2 9 (15.52%) Banking
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
3 2 (3.45%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (27.59%) Middleware
2 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.34%) EMC VNX
3 5 (8.62%) Mainframe
4 4 (6.90%) Replication
4 4 (6.90%) VSAM
5 2 (3.45%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (3.45%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (3.45%) Clustering
5 2 (3.45%) BYOD
6 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.72%) EFT
6 1 (1.72%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.72%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 32 (55.17%) Windows
2 12 (20.69%) UNIX
2 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (12.07%) AIX
4 6 (10.34%) Linux
4 6 (10.34%) Windows XP
4 6 (10.34%) Windows 7
5 5 (8.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (8.62%) Solaris
6 4 (6.90%) HPUX
6 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.45%) zOS
8 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.03%) Migration
2 10 (17.24%) Project Management
3 7 (12.07%) ITIL
4 5 (8.62%) PRINCE2
4 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (8.62%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.62%) Network Design
5 4 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (6.90%) DevOps
6 3 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.17%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (5.17%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.45%) Change Management
7 2 (3.45%) ERP
7 2 (3.45%) SAP Implementation
7 2 (3.45%) Data Protection
7 2 (3.45%) Network Architecture
8 1 (1.72%) Project Planning
8 1 (1.72%) ETL
8 1 (1.72%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.34%) SQL
2 3 (5.17%) COBOL
3 2 (3.45%) C
3 2 (3.45%) JCL
3 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (22.41%) Security Cleared
2 11 (18.97%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) BC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) CCIE
3 1 (1.72%) CCDP
3 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.72%) JNCIP
3 1 (1.72%) JNCIE
3 1 (1.72%) MCITP
System Software
1 14 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (15.52%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.17%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (5.17%) Xen
5 2 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.72%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (1.72%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 1 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.72%) RACF
6 1 (1.72%) XenApp
6 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) Puppet
2 5 (8.62%) SCCM
3 4 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (6.90%) Ansible
3 4 (6.90%) Salt
4 2 (3.45%) OpenView
5 1 (1.72%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.72%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (1.72%) zSecure
Vendors
1 25 (43.10%) VMware
2 22 (37.93%) Microsoft
3 15 (25.86%) NetApp
4 10 (17.24%) Oracle
5 9 (15.52%) EMC
5 9 (15.52%) Lotus
5 9 (15.52%) IBM
6 7 (12.07%) SAP
7 6 (10.34%) HP
7 6 (10.34%) Citrix
8 5 (8.62%) Cisco
9 4 (6.90%) Juniper
10 3 (5.17%) CA
10 3 (5.17%) Websense
11 2 (3.45%) Veeam
11 2 (3.45%) Veritas
11 2 (3.45%) Intel
12 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
12 1 (1.72%) Symantec
12 1 (1.72%) 3PAR