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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 327 338 311
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -27
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 327 285 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.52% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.56% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 202 172
Average daily rate
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£475 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year
- +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £36.00 £39.08 £50.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.86% -23.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £39.08 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-7.86% -17.73%

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
52776 50579 47249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.50% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 33542 30709 27642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1998 2143
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £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

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 29 July 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 29 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
England -5 292 £480 +1.05% 49
London -6 126 £531 +6.25% 18
South East +14 84 £410 -15.89% 14
Hampshire +28 39 £363 -29.26% 5
City of London +6 36 £525 - 3
North West +1 25 £475 -2.56% 7
Scotland +5 24 £475 +5.55%
Buckinghamshire +11 20 £450 +12.50% 1
Southampton +19 19 £363 - 1
Yorkshire -19 19 £480 +20.00% 2
Berkshire +15 17 £440 -12.00% 4
West Yorkshire -19 17 £495 +23.75% 2
Edinburgh +3 16 £475 +13.43%
Leeds -22 16 £495 +23.75% 2
Manchester -5 14 £481 +13.23% 7
West Midlands -7 12 £475 - 5
Milton Keynes +1 11 £400 -
East of England -4 11 £469 +10.29%
Glasgow +12 8 £475 -
Wales - 8 £364 -
South West -3 6 £475 -6.21% 3
Cardiff - 6 £343 -
South Wales - 6 £343 -
Cheshire - 6 £458 -
Havant - 6 £476 -
Docklands, London -3 5 £550 +15.78%
Wiltshire -3 5 £518 -7.04%
Swindon -4 5 £518 -7.04%
Surrey -20 5 £460 +2.22% 1
Maidenhead - 5 £398 - 1

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 269 (42.36%) Windows
2 205 (32.28%) VMware
3 152 (23.94%) Oracle
4 143 (22.52%) Microsoft
5 139 (21.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 129 (20.31%) Linux
7 123 (19.37%) Finance
8 122 (19.21%) Cisco
9 120 (18.90%) Data Centre
10 119 (18.74%) WAN
11 116 (18.27%) Firewall
12 109 (17.17%) SAN
13 106 (16.69%) UNIX
14 105 (16.54%) Migration
15 100 (15.75%) LAN
16 96 (15.12%) Active Directory
17 91 (14.33%) Citrix
18 87 (13.70%) SQL Server
19 79 (12.44%) SQL
20 76 (11.97%) ITIL
21 75 (11.81%) Middleware
22 70 (11.02%) IBM
23 68 (10.71%) TOGAF
24 67 (10.55%) Hyper-V
25 66 (10.39%) HP
26 64 (10.08%) Solaris
26 64 (10.08%) MS Exchange
27 62 (9.76%) Security Cleared
28 61 (9.61%) NetApp
29 59 (9.29%) Windows Server 2012

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 64 (10.08%) MS Exchange
2 51 (8.03%) WebSphere
3 40 (6.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (4.72%) SharePoint
5 26 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 25 (3.94%) IIS
6 25 (3.94%) Tomcat
7 23 (3.62%) WebLogic
8 21 (3.31%) Apache
9 17 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (1.89%) Lync
11 11 (1.73%) IBM Notes
12 9 (1.42%) Oracle Coherence
13 8 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (1.26%) OpenStack
13 8 (1.26%) JBoss
13 8 (1.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 7 (1.10%) SAS
15 6 (0.94%) Documentum
16 4 (0.63%) Drupal
Applications
1 32 (5.04%) MS Excel
2 26 (4.09%) MS Visio
3 19 (2.99%) MS Office
4 13 (2.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.31%) MS Project
6 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (1.10%) RMDS
2 4 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.47%) Magento
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.16%) Maximo
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 37 (5.83%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (3.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (3.15%) PaaS
4 16 (2.52%) Office 365
5 14 (2.20%) SaaS
6 12 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (1.89%) IaaS
7 9 (1.42%) AWS CloudFormation
8 7 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 4 (0.63%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.63%) CloudFront
9 4 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.63%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.31%) Google Compute Engine
10 2 (0.31%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.16%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 119 (18.74%) WAN
2 116 (18.27%) Firewall
3 109 (17.17%) SAN
4 100 (15.75%) LAN
5 51 (8.03%) VPN
5 51 (8.03%) DNS
6 41 (6.46%) MPLS
7 38 (5.98%) NAS
8 32 (5.04%) Wireless
9 28 (4.41%) VoIP
10 27 (4.25%) DHCP
11 25 (3.94%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (3.46%) HTTP
13 21 (3.31%) VLAN
14 20 (3.15%) SMTP
15 19 (2.99%) SSL
16 17 (2.68%) BIG-IP
17 16 (2.52%) NetScaler
18 15 (2.36%) Network Security
19 11 (1.73%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 59 (9.29%) Oracle Database
3 21 (3.31%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.20%) Oracle Exadata
5 13 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.42%) NoSQL
7 9 (1.42%) Big Data
8 8 (1.26%) DB2
9 7 (1.10%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.10%) Oracle OWB
9 7 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.10%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.10%) HBase
10 6 (0.94%) MySQL
11 5 (0.79%) OLTP
11 5 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.79%) PowerCenter
12 4 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 7 (1.10%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.94%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.79%) Ant
3 5 (0.79%) Subversion
3 5 (0.79%) JIRA
4 4 (0.63%) Maven
5 2 (0.31%) Juju
6 1 (0.16%) Hudson
6 1 (0.16%) PowerDesigner
6 1 (0.16%) ERwin
General
1 123 (19.37%) Finance
2 32 (5.04%) Banking
3 16 (2.52%) Retail
4 12 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 11 (1.73%) Telecoms
6 6 (0.94%) Automotive
7 5 (0.79%) Law
7 5 (0.79%) Legal
8 4 (0.63%) Billing
8 4 (0.63%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.47%) Publishing
9 3 (0.47%) Back Office
10 2 (0.31%) Electronics
10 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.31%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.31%) Local Government
10 2 (0.31%) Marketing
11 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.16%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (11.81%) Middleware
2 25 (3.94%) Web Services
3 12 (1.89%) Java EE
4 10 (1.57%) XML
5 9 (1.42%) Oracle Fusion
5 9 (1.42%) Rendezvous
6 8 (1.26%) XSLT
6 8 (1.26%) HTML
6 8 (1.26%) J2EE
7 7 (1.10%) Ultra Messaging
8 3 (0.47%) REST
8 3 (0.47%) boto
9 2 (0.31%) SAP PI
9 2 (0.31%) JSP
9 2 (0.31%) SOAP
9 2 (0.31%) .NET
9 2 (0.31%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.16%) XMPP
10 1 (0.16%) RESTful
10 1 (0.16%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 120 (18.90%) Data Centre
2 20 (3.15%) Public Cloud
3 18 (2.83%) Client/Server
4 15 (2.36%) FlexPod
5 14 (2.20%) Mainframe
6 13 (2.05%) PKI
7 12 (1.89%) Clustering
7 12 (1.89%) Replication
8 11 (1.73%) Enterprise Storage
8 11 (1.73%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (1.57%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.42%) N-Tier
10 9 (1.42%) Private Cloud
11 8 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.26%) EMC VNX
12 5 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (0.79%) NHS
13 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.63%) Data Integration
13 4 (0.63%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 269 (42.36%) Windows
2 129 (20.31%) Linux
3 106 (16.69%) UNIX
4 64 (10.08%) Solaris
5 59 (9.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 54 (8.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (6.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 39 (6.14%) AIX
9 37 (5.83%) Windows 7
10 36 (5.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (3.62%) Oracle Linux
12 15 (2.36%) HPUX
13 11 (1.73%) Windows XP
14 5 (0.79%) VMS
15 2 (0.31%) VME
15 2 (0.31%) Android
16 1 (0.16%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.16%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.16%) zOS
16 1 (0.16%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (16.54%) Migration
2 76 (11.97%) ITIL
3 68 (10.71%) TOGAF
4 47 (7.40%) Technical Architecture
5 45 (7.09%) Project Management
5 45 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
6 36 (5.67%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (5.04%) Enterprise Architecture
7 32 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
8 29 (4.57%) Service Management
9 26 (4.09%) Network Design
10 22 (3.46%) Service Delivery
11 21 (3.31%) Data Architecture
12 19 (2.99%) Configuration Management
12 19 (2.99%) SOA
13 17 (2.68%) Load Balancing
14 15 (2.36%) PRINCE2
15 14 (2.20%) Capacity Planning
15 14 (2.20%) DevOps
16 13 (2.05%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 79 (12.44%) SQL
2 37 (5.83%) Java
3 9 (1.42%) JavaScript
4 8 (1.26%) PowerShell
5 7 (1.10%) Ruby
5 7 (1.10%) C
5 7 (1.10%) Python
6 4 (0.63%) COBOL
7 3 (0.47%) PHP
8 2 (0.31%) C#
8 2 (0.31%) JCL
9 1 (0.16%) Jython
9 1 (0.16%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.16%) C++
9 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.16%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 62 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 42 (6.61%) SC Cleared
3 41 (6.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (5.51%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (4.41%) MCSE
6 16 (2.52%) Degree
7 13 (2.05%) CCNA
8 12 (1.89%) DV Cleared
9 11 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (1.57%) MCITP
10 10 (1.57%) CCNP
11 6 (0.94%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (0.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Certified Architect
13 4 (0.63%) VCAP
14 3 (0.47%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.31%) CISSP
16 1 (0.16%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.05%) QA
2 7 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.10%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.31%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.31%) SLA
3 2 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 139 (21.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 96 (15.12%) Active Directory
3 67 (10.55%) Hyper-V
4 44 (6.93%) XenApp
5 33 (5.20%) vSphere
6 26 (4.09%) VMware ESX
7 24 (3.78%) XenDesktop
8 15 (2.36%) ProxySG
8 15 (2.36%) Xen
9 14 (2.20%) Oracle RAC
10 13 (2.05%) NFS
10 13 (2.05%) vCloud
11 12 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
12 11 (1.73%) XenServer
13 8 (1.26%) SRDF
13 8 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (1.26%) KVM
14 3 (0.47%) Docker
14 3 (0.47%) PowerHA
15 2 (0.31%) LXC
Systems Management
1 26 (4.09%) SCCM
2 22 (3.46%) Puppet
3 18 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (2.05%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 12 (1.89%) Control-M
6 11 (1.73%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 11 (1.73%) BladeLogic
7 10 (1.57%) SCOM
8 8 (1.26%) Ansible
9 7 (1.10%) Tivoli
10 5 (0.79%) Data Guard
10 5 (0.79%) OpenView
11 4 (0.63%) Salt
11 4 (0.63%) EMC VPLEX
12 3 (0.47%) Oracle ZFS
12 3 (0.47%) XenMobile
13 2 (0.31%) Backup Exec
13 2 (0.31%) Vagrant
14 1 (0.16%) HAProxy
14 1 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 205 (32.28%) VMware
2 152 (23.94%) Oracle
3 143 (22.52%) Microsoft
4 122 (19.21%) Cisco
5 91 (14.33%) Citrix
6 70 (11.02%) IBM
7 66 (10.39%) HP
8 61 (9.61%) NetApp
9 48 (7.56%) CheckPoint
10 38 (5.98%) Intel
11 36 (5.67%) EMC
12 34 (5.35%) Symantec
13 29 (4.57%) Red Hat
14 25 (3.94%) SAP
15 21 (3.31%) Juniper
16 18 (2.83%) Nokia
16 18 (2.83%) Nortel
17 17 (2.68%) Avaya
17 17 (2.68%) Blue Coat
18 16 (2.52%) Brocade
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Hampshire
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Rate: £410 - £420 per day
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Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
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Manchester
Orgtel
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City of London
Real Staffing
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City of London
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Real Staffing
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