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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 138 124 105
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -19
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 6 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.19% 0.39% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.42% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 6
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£475 £507 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.21% +35.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £415 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £585 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £39.08 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-7.86% -17.73%
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 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
2999 2857 2004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.72% 93.12% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1911 1860 1233
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 172 140
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.60 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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
Wiltshire +1 5 £518 -7.04% 1
Bristol -6 1 £275 -42.10% 2
Infrastructure Architect
England

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (33.33%) Migration
3 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 4 (26.67%) Oracle
4 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (20.00%) Retail
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (13.33%) UNIX
6 2 (13.33%) Middleware
6 2 (13.33%) SAN
6 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
6 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
6 2 (13.33%) Linux
6 2 (13.33%) HP
6 2 (13.33%) SOA
6 2 (13.33%) LAN
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco
6 2 (13.33%) IBM
6 2 (13.33%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.67%) MQSeries
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) Eucalyptus
2 1 (6.67%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) LAN
1 2 (13.33%) WAN
1 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
1 2 (13.33%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) NAS
2 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (6.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) RDBMS
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (6.67%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) ERwin
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Middleware
1 2 (13.33%) Java EE
2 1 (6.67%) JSON
2 1 (6.67%) WCF
2 1 (6.67%) REST
2 1 (6.67%) SOAP
2 1 (6.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) XSD
2 1 (6.67%) JMS
2 1 (6.67%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Replication
3 1 (6.67%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Public Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (13.33%) UNIX
5 2 (13.33%) Linux
5 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (6.67%) AIX
6 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 3 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (13.33%) TOGAF
3 2 (13.33%) SOA
4 1 (6.67%) B2B
4 1 (6.67%) B2C
4 1 (6.67%) BPR
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Process Management
4 1 (6.67%) Change Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Security
4 1 (6.67%) BPEL
4 1 (6.67%) Network Design
4 1 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) UML
4 1 (6.67%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Control-M
1 1 (6.67%) SCCM
1 1 (6.67%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Oracle
1 4 (26.67%) VMware
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (13.33%) HP
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco
3 2 (13.33%) IBM
4 1 (6.67%) Teradata
4 1 (6.67%) F5
4 1 (6.67%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) Informatica
4 1 (6.67%) NetApp
4 1 (6.67%) Nokia
4 1 (6.67%) Veritas
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
4 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com