The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Architect role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 317 334 379
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +45
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 309 263 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.50% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.54% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 173 104
Average daily rate
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£500 £525 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £23.75 - £56.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 - £55.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 - £57.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 - £57.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50025 48432 42510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.39% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30372 29064 24408
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1969 2003 2177
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £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

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

Infrastructure Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Infrastructure Architect within the UK.

Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Infrastructure Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Architect within the UK.

Infrastructure Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 280 £500 -4.76% 58
London -62 97 £525 -4.54% 18
South East +19 65 £475 - 12
City of London +15 36 £544 +6.09% 5
North West +8 36 £475 -4.04% 4
East of England +24 25 £450 -5.26% 4
West Midlands +8 25 £450 +5.88% 6
Scotland +3 22 £511 +13.55% 3
South West +9 21 £518 +8.94% 4
Edinburgh +12 20 £518 -0.38%
Manchester -4 16 £475 -9.52% 2
Buckinghamshire +6 15 £500 +12.67%
Hampshire +3 15 £475 -15.55% 3
Bristol +14 13 £516 - 2
Milton Keynes +5 11 £500 -
Surrey 0 11 £650 +47.72%
Yorkshire -6 9 £438 +19.86% 8
West Yorkshire -8 9 £438 +19.86% 7
Hertfordshire - 9 £458 - 2
Staines - 9 £650 -
Bedfordshire +3 7 £450 -5.26%
Berkshire -5 7 £398 -11.66% 3
Merseyside - 7 £375 -
Birmingham -6 6 £380 -15.64% 2
West Sussex -12 6 £408 -18.90% 2
Lancashire - 6 £503 - 1
Cheshire +4 5 £500 +1.01%
Wales 0 4 £425 -
Warwickshire -1 4 £475 +15.15%
Oxfordshire -13 4 £425 - 3

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 215 (37.39%) Windows
2 145 (25.22%) VMware
3 144 (25.04%) Linux
4 131 (22.78%) Oracle
5 116 (20.17%) Finance
6 112 (19.48%) UNIX
7 110 (19.13%) Microsoft
8 105 (18.26%) Migration
9 102 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
10 93 (16.17%) Cisco
11 87 (15.13%) WAN
12 85 (14.78%) Active Directory
13 79 (13.74%) SAN
14 77 (13.39%) Firewall
15 71 (12.35%) LAN
16 68 (11.83%) SQL
17 65 (11.30%) SQL Server
17 65 (11.30%) Security Cleared
18 62 (10.78%) Hyper-V
19 61 (10.61%) IBM
20 52 (9.04%) Solaris
21 51 (8.87%) Middleware
22 48 (8.35%) Citrix
23 47 (8.17%) AIX
24 46 (8.00%) NetApp
25 44 (7.65%) ITIL
25 44 (7.65%) Disaster Recovery
26 43 (7.48%) EMC
27 42 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
27 42 (7.30%) Banking

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 38 (6.61%) SharePoint
2 32 (5.57%) IIS
3 29 (5.04%) Apache
4 28 (4.87%) WebLogic
5 21 (3.65%) Tomcat
5 21 (3.65%) WebSphere
6 19 (3.30%) SharePoint 2010
6 19 (3.30%) Lync
6 19 (3.30%) SharePoint 2013
6 19 (3.30%) MS Exchange
7 16 (2.78%) JBoss
8 14 (2.43%) BizTalk Server
9 13 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (2.26%) OpenStack
10 8 (1.39%) Oracle Coherence
10 8 (1.39%) Confluence
10 8 (1.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 6 (1.04%) Documentum
11 6 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 16 (2.78%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.09%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.22%) MS Office
4 3 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.35%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
1 13 (2.26%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (1.04%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.87%) RMDS
4 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) Maximo
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 27 (4.70%) SaaS
1 27 (4.70%) PaaS
2 23 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (2.61%) IaaS
4 13 (2.26%) Amazon AWS
5 11 (1.91%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.57%) CloudFront
7 7 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (1.04%) Office 365
9 5 (0.87%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 5 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.87%) ElastiCache
9 5 (0.87%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.70%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.17%) SoftLayer
11 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 87 (15.13%) WAN
2 79 (13.74%) SAN
3 77 (13.39%) Firewall
4 71 (12.35%) LAN
5 29 (5.04%) NAS
6 28 (4.87%) VPN
7 26 (4.52%) DNS
8 19 (3.30%) MPLS
9 15 (2.61%) HTTP
10 13 (2.26%) DHCP
11 12 (2.09%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (1.91%) Fibre Channel
12 11 (1.91%) Network Security
12 11 (1.91%) iSCSI
12 11 (1.91%) VoIP
13 10 (1.74%) Internet
13 10 (1.74%) Unified Communications
13 10 (1.74%) FCoE
13 10 (1.74%) Multicast
14 9 (1.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (11.30%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.78%) Oracle Database
3 15 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
4 12 (2.09%) Hadoop
4 12 (2.09%) Relational Database
5 11 (1.91%) DB2
6 10 (1.74%) OLTP
7 9 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.22%) HBase
8 7 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.04%) NoSQL
9 6 (1.04%) Big Data
10 5 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (0.87%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.70%) RDBMS
11 4 (0.70%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 19 (3.30%) Jenkins
2 15 (2.61%) Subversion
3 13 (2.26%) Maven
4 12 (2.09%) Hudson
5 10 (1.74%) JIRA
6 4 (0.70%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.35%) Ant
8 1 (0.17%) JMeter
General
1 116 (20.17%) Finance
2 42 (7.30%) Banking
3 28 (4.87%) Retail
4 16 (2.78%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.61%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.39%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.22%) Publishing
8 6 (1.04%) Games
9 5 (0.87%) Automotive
10 4 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.52%) Marketing
12 2 (0.35%) Back Office
12 2 (0.35%) Electronics
12 2 (0.35%) Legal
12 2 (0.35%) Advertising
12 2 (0.35%) International Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.17%) Military
13 1 (0.17%) Billing
13 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (8.87%) Middleware
2 28 (4.87%) .NET
3 14 (2.43%) J2EE
4 11 (1.91%) Web Services
4 11 (1.91%) Application Packaging
5 9 (1.57%) RabbitMQ
5 9 (1.57%) Rendezvous
6 8 (1.39%) HTML
6 8 (1.39%) XML
6 8 (1.39%) XSLT
7 5 (0.87%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.35%) Ajax
8 2 (0.35%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.35%) Java EE
8 2 (0.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
9 1 (0.17%) SAP PI
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (0.17%) SPNEGO
9 1 (0.17%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.70%) Clustering
2 24 (4.17%) Open Source
3 20 (3.48%) Public Cloud
4 13 (2.26%) Replication
5 10 (1.74%) FlexPod
5 10 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (1.57%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.39%) Credit Risk
8 7 (1.22%) N-Tier
8 7 (1.22%) Private Cloud
9 6 (1.04%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.04%) PKI
10 5 (0.87%) CESG
10 5 (0.87%) Reference Data
10 5 (0.87%) Data Integration
10 5 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.70%) Fat Client
11 4 (0.70%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (0.70%) Thin Client
11 4 (0.70%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 215 (37.39%) Windows
2 144 (25.04%) Linux
3 112 (19.48%) UNIX
4 52 (9.04%) Solaris
5 47 (8.17%) AIX
6 40 (6.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (5.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (5.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (3.13%) Windows 7
10 17 (2.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (1.74%) Oracle Linux
12 9 (1.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 8 (1.39%) HPUX
14 2 (0.35%) zOS
14 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
14 2 (0.35%) CentOS
15 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (18.26%) Migration
2 44 (7.65%) Disaster Recovery
2 44 (7.65%) ITIL
3 42 (7.30%) Stakeholder Management
3 42 (7.30%) TOGAF
4 41 (7.13%) Technical Architecture
4 41 (7.13%) Service Management
5 40 (6.96%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (5.57%) Service Delivery
7 30 (5.22%) SOA
8 29 (5.04%) Enterprise Architecture
9 25 (4.35%) DevOps
10 18 (3.13%) Load Balancing
10 18 (3.13%) CRM
11 17 (2.96%) Performance Tuning
12 16 (2.78%) Project Management
13 14 (2.43%) Configuration Management
14 13 (2.26%) Business Intelligence
14 13 (2.26%) Zachman Framework
14 13 (2.26%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 68 (11.83%) SQL
2 41 (7.13%) Java
3 18 (3.13%) Perl
4 11 (1.91%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.04%) C
5 6 (1.04%) C#
5 6 (1.04%) PowerShell
6 5 (0.87%) VB.NET
7 4 (0.70%) Ruby
8 3 (0.52%) ABAP
8 3 (0.52%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.35%) Clojure
9 2 (0.35%) Python
10 1 (0.17%) MUMPS
10 1 (0.17%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.17%) C++
10 1 (0.17%) COBOL
10 1 (0.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 65 (11.30%) Security Cleared
2 37 (6.43%) SC Cleared
3 17 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (1.57%) CCNP
5 8 (1.39%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.22%) CCNA
6 7 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.04%) MCSE
8 5 (0.87%) BC Cleared
8 5 (0.87%) Degree
8 5 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.52%) CCDA
9 3 (0.52%) CCDP
9 3 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.35%) PhD
10 2 (0.35%) CCIE
10 2 (0.35%) HND
11 1 (0.17%) MCITP
11 1 (0.17%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.17%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.39%) QA
2 5 (0.87%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 102 (17.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (14.78%) Active Directory
3 62 (10.78%) Hyper-V
4 24 (4.17%) XenApp
4 24 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
5 19 (3.30%) VMware ESX
6 16 (2.78%) vSphere
7 13 (2.26%) XenDesktop
7 13 (2.26%) SRDF
8 12 (2.09%) Xen
9 11 (1.91%) KVM
10 10 (1.74%) NFS
11 9 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
12 6 (1.04%) PowerHA
12 6 (1.04%) Squid
13 3 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.52%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.52%) vCloud
14 2 (0.35%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.35%) UAG
Systems Management
1 28 (4.87%) Puppet
2 19 (3.30%) SCCM
3 11 (1.91%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (1.74%) SCOM
5 6 (1.04%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (0.87%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (0.87%) Ansible
7 4 (0.70%) Salt
7 4 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (0.70%) Tivoli
7 4 (0.70%) Control-M
7 4 (0.70%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.35%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.17%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.17%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 145 (25.22%) VMware
2 131 (22.78%) Oracle
3 110 (19.13%) Microsoft
4 93 (16.17%) Cisco
5 61 (10.61%) IBM
6 48 (8.35%) Citrix
7 46 (8.00%) NetApp
8 43 (7.48%) EMC
9 40 (6.96%) HP
10 34 (5.91%) Red Hat
11 27 (4.70%) SAP
12 19 (3.30%) Intel
13 13 (2.26%) CheckPoint
13 13 (2.26%) F5
14 12 (2.09%) Symantec
15 10 (1.74%) Sybase
16 9 (1.57%) TIBCO
16 9 (1.57%) DataSynapse
17 8 (1.39%) SolarWinds
17 8 (1.39%) BEA
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Montash
Rate: £400 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hertfordshire
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum £450-500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Rubicon Consulting
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
North West
Square One Resources
Posted: 5 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £500 - £525 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hertfordshire
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day £450-500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550 - £630 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £70000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
ICS Solutions
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
West Midlands
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Halifax
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: 25 days ago