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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 121 130 110
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -20
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 21 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.67% 0.17% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.19% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 11
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£518 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.94% +5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 - £57.50
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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 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
2942 2698 2267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.63% 92.43% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1844 1599 1373
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 157 160
Average hourly rate £20.12 £17.00 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.36% +11.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.07 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.22 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

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
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 30 March 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +14 13 £516 - 2
Gloucestershire - 3 - - 1
Wiltshire 0 1 £550 +15.78%
Somerset - 1 - - 1
Infrastructure Architect
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Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 19 (43.18%) Active Directory
2 18 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 14 (31.82%) Security Cleared
3 14 (31.82%) Hyper-V
4 13 (29.55%) SharePoint
5 12 (27.27%) SQL
5 12 (27.27%) CRM
5 12 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (27.27%) Clustering
5 12 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 12 (27.27%) Dynamics AX
5 12 (27.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 12 (27.27%) Lync
5 12 (27.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (25.00%) Application Packaging
6 11 (25.00%) .NET
7 9 (20.45%) Windows
7 9 (20.45%) WAN
8 8 (18.18%) LAN
8 8 (18.18%) UNIX
8 8 (18.18%) Finance
8 8 (18.18%) VMware
9 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (13.64%) Cisco
10 6 (13.64%) Citrix
11 5 (11.36%) EMC
11 5 (11.36%) Data Modelling

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

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 13 (29.55%) SharePoint
2 12 (27.27%) BizTalk Server
2 12 (27.27%) SharePoint 2010
2 12 (27.27%) Lync
2 12 (27.27%) SharePoint 2013
3 11 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (4.55%) OpenStack
4 2 (4.55%) Eucalyptus
4 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Office
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (27.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 12 (27.27%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (2.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.27%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (6.82%) PaaS
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) WAN
2 8 (18.18%) LAN
3 5 (11.36%) Firewall
4 3 (6.82%) Network Security
5 2 (4.55%) Ethernet
5 2 (4.55%) DNS
6 1 (2.27%) SSL
6 1 (2.27%) SAN
6 1 (2.27%) MPLS
6 1 (2.27%) OSPF
6 1 (2.27%) BGP
6 1 (2.27%) VPN
6 1 (2.27%) IPsec
6 1 (2.27%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.55%) DB2
General
1 8 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.27%) Electronics
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.00%) .NET
1 11 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (4.55%) Web Services
2 2 (4.55%) Middleware
2 2 (4.55%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) Clustering
2 5 (11.36%) Reference Data
3 4 (9.09%) Data Integration
3 4 (9.09%) Open Source
4 3 (6.82%) Thin Client
4 3 (6.82%) Fat Client
5 2 (4.55%) Private Cloud
5 2 (4.55%) Public Cloud
5 2 (4.55%) Replication
6 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.27%) DTV
6 1 (2.27%) Mainframe
6 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (2.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (20.45%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) UNIX
3 4 (9.09%) Linux
4 2 (4.55%) AIX
5 1 (2.27%) Solaris
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.27%) CRM
1 12 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (11.36%) Data Modelling
2 5 (11.36%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (11.36%) Data Architecture
3 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (6.82%) Load Balancing
3 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.55%) Service Management
4 2 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (4.55%) Data Security
4 2 (4.55%) Migration
4 2 (4.55%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.27%) Financial Modelling
5 1 (2.27%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (2.27%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.27%) High Availability
5 1 (2.27%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.27%) Business Continuity
5 1 (2.27%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.55%) HND
4 2 (4.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 19 (43.18%) Active Directory
2 14 (31.82%) Hyper-V
3 7 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.27%) XenApp
4 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.18%) VMware
3 6 (13.64%) Citrix
3 6 (13.64%) Cisco
4 5 (11.36%) EMC
5 4 (9.09%) Oracle
6 2 (4.55%) IBM
6 2 (4.55%) Juniper
6 2 (4.55%) NetApp
7 1 (2.27%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.27%) Symantec
7 1 (2.27%) Genesys
7 1 (2.27%) AppSense
7 1 (2.27%) Brocade
7 1 (2.27%) SAP
7 1 (2.27%) Intel
7 1 (2.27%) HP
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