The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 129 96 128
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +32
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 19 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.57% 0.36% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.38% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 3
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£513 £328 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -22.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £243 £398
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £438 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.53 - £45.00
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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 South 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3111 2078 2873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.48% 92.93% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2018 1324 1678
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 166 244
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Infrastructure Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Infrastructure Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Infrastructure Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Infrastructure Architect across the South West region.

Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Infrastructure Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Infrastructure Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Architect across the South West region.

Infrastructure Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Infrastructure Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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
Bristol -7 7 £513 +13.88%
Somerset - 7 £446 -
Wiltshire -9 3 £563 +119.92%
Dorset - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
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England

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 14 (45.16%) Security Cleared
2 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
3 8 (25.81%) IaaS
3 8 (25.81%) Firewall
4 7 (22.58%) SOA
4 7 (22.58%) Digital Media
5 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
5 6 (19.35%) Finance
6 5 (16.13%) VMware
6 5 (16.13%) Cisco
6 5 (16.13%) Juniper
6 5 (16.13%) Windows
7 4 (12.90%) Banking
7 4 (12.90%) Data Security
7 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
8 3 (9.68%) Open Source
9 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (6.45%) Security Architecture
9 2 (6.45%) IBM
9 2 (6.45%) Citrix
9 2 (6.45%) McAfee
9 2 (6.45%) Sophos
9 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
9 2 (6.45%) AIX
9 2 (6.45%) JBoss
9 2 (6.45%) ClearCase
9 2 (6.45%) SQL
9 2 (6.45%) VBScript

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 2 (6.45%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.23%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 8 (25.81%) IaaS
2 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
2 1 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.81%) Firewall
2 2 (6.45%) Network Security
3 1 (3.23%) BIG-IP
3 1 (3.23%) SAN
3 1 (3.23%) SSL
3 1 (3.23%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) ClearCase
2 1 (3.23%) Introscope
General
1 6 (19.35%) Finance
2 4 (12.90%) Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Retail Banking
3 2 (6.45%) Retail
4 1 (3.23%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Digital Media
2 3 (9.68%) Open Source
3 1 (3.23%) Reference Data
3 1 (3.23%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Windows
2 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (6.45%) AIX
3 1 (3.23%) Solaris
3 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (22.58%) SOA
2 4 (12.90%) Data Security
2 4 (12.90%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (9.68%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (6.45%) Security Architecture
4 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.45%) Unit Testing
4 2 (6.45%) Process Management
4 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.23%) Data Architecture
5 1 (3.23%) ITIL
5 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.23%) Data Modelling
5 1 (3.23%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
1 2 (6.45%) VBScript
1 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.23%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) Security Cleared
2 11 (35.48%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
3 1 (3.23%) HND
3 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.45%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.23%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) SCCM
2 1 (3.23%) SCOM
2 1 (3.23%) CA Wily
2 1 (3.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) VMware
1 5 (16.13%) Cisco
1 5 (16.13%) Juniper
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
3 2 (6.45%) IBM
3 2 (6.45%) Citrix
3 2 (6.45%) McAfee
3 2 (6.45%) Sophos
3 2 (6.45%) JBoss
4 1 (3.23%) Altiris
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle
4 1 (3.23%) SAP
4 1 (3.23%) CA
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat
4 1 (3.23%) Sun
4 1 (3.23%) EMC
4 1 (3.23%) F5