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 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 344 345 395
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +50
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 273 266 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.52% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.56% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 179 93
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £459
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £400 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £668 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £446
% change year-on-year
- +0.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
England -18 250 £500 - 46
London -14 106 £525 - 9
South East -25 44 £458 +7.01% 8
West Midlands -1 29 £438 +3.55% 8
City of London -3 25 £500 -9.09% 1
South West -11 19 £545 +21.11% 4
Scotland -11 18 £500 +11.11%
Yorkshire +3 16 £423 -0.58% 11
East of England -4 16 £480 +1.05%
North West -8 16 £450 -10.00% 2
Edinburgh -17 14 £500 +11.11%
Bristol -2 12 £545 -9.16% 2
Berkshire -6 12 £426 +2.71% 2
Hampshire -18 12 £375 -21.05% 2
West Yorkshire -3 11 £425 - 8
Surrey -1 10 £473 -3.07% 1
Bedfordshire - 10 £575 -
Leeds - 8 £425 - 5
Reading +14 7 £429 +55.90%
Manchester -10 7 £440 -13.08% 2
Staines -2 6 - - 1
Buckinghamshire -12 6 £400 -
Cheshire +13 5 £450 -5.26%
East Midlands +5 4 £500 +5.26% 4
Swindon -9 4 £475 +11.11% 1
Wiltshire -14 4 £475 +33.80% 1
Birmingham -4 3 £550 - 6
Bracknell - 3 £426 - 2
Macclesfield - 3 £450 -
Norwich - 3 £450 -

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 204 (34.52%) Windows
2 156 (26.40%) Linux
3 152 (25.72%) VMware
4 151 (25.55%) Finance
5 121 (20.47%) Microsoft
6 114 (19.29%) Oracle
7 107 (18.10%) VMware Infrastructure
8 105 (17.77%) UNIX
9 103 (17.43%) Active Directory
10 99 (16.75%) SAN
11 88 (14.89%) SQL
12 86 (14.55%) Cisco
13 83 (14.04%) Migration
14 77 (13.03%) Hyper-V
15 72 (12.18%) WAN
16 68 (11.51%) Security Cleared
17 66 (11.17%) TOGAF
18 61 (10.32%) LAN
18 61 (10.32%) IBM
19 59 (9.98%) Firewall
20 58 (9.81%) Disaster Recovery
21 55 (9.31%) ITIL
22 52 (8.80%) SQL Server
23 49 (8.29%) Solaris
23 49 (8.29%) Oracle Database
24 48 (8.12%) Middleware
24 48 (8.12%) SC Cleared
25 47 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
26 45 (7.61%) AIX
27 44 (7.45%) Citrix

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 42 (7.11%) SharePoint
2 30 (5.08%) Lync
3 28 (4.74%) IIS
4 27 (4.57%) WebLogic
5 26 (4.40%) MS Exchange
6 22 (3.72%) Apache
7 20 (3.38%) SharePoint 2013
8 19 (3.21%) SharePoint 2010
9 18 (3.05%) JBoss
10 16 (2.71%) BizTalk Server
11 15 (2.54%) Tomcat
11 15 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (1.35%) WebSphere
14 6 (1.02%) NetWeaver
14 6 (1.02%) Confluence
15 5 (0.85%) nginx
16 4 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 4 (0.68%) LiveLink
16 4 (0.68%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 38 (6.43%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.38%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.34%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.34%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.17%) MS Project
5 1 (0.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (2.54%) Dynamics AX
2 14 (2.37%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (2.03%) Oracle EBS
3 12 (2.03%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.34%) RMDS
6 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.17%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.17%) CODA-Financials
Cloud Services
1 24 (4.06%) IaaS
2 21 (3.55%) PaaS
3 19 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
4 18 (3.05%) SaaS
5 16 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (0.85%) Office 365
8 4 (0.68%) IBM SmartCloud
9 2 (0.34%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.17%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.17%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 99 (16.75%) SAN
2 72 (12.18%) WAN
3 61 (10.32%) LAN
4 59 (9.98%) Firewall
5 32 (5.41%) NAS
6 25 (4.23%) VPN
7 22 (3.72%) DNS
8 19 (3.21%) DHCP
9 16 (2.71%) Fibre Channel
10 15 (2.54%) Cisco Nexus
10 15 (2.54%) MPLS
11 14 (2.37%) Internet
12 13 (2.20%) Wireless
13 12 (2.03%) IPsec
14 11 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (1.86%) iSCSI
14 11 (1.86%) BGP
15 10 (1.69%) OSPF
15 10 (1.69%) Network Security
16 9 (1.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (8.80%) SQL Server
2 49 (8.29%) Oracle Database
3 16 (2.71%) Hadoop
3 16 (2.71%) NoSQL
4 14 (2.37%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.03%) Oracle Exadata
6 11 (1.86%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (1.86%) RDBMS
7 10 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.52%) Big Data
9 8 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (1.18%) OLTP
11 6 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (1.02%) MySQL
11 6 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.85%) MongoDB
12 5 (0.85%) SAP HANA
12 5 (0.85%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 17 (2.88%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.69%) Maven
2 10 (1.69%) Subversion
2 10 (1.69%) Hudson
3 6 (1.02%) JIRA
4 4 (0.68%) JMeter
5 1 (0.17%) Introscope
General
1 151 (25.55%) Finance
2 39 (6.60%) Retail
3 31 (5.25%) Banking
4 21 (3.55%) Manufacturing
5 20 (3.38%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.52%) Retail Banking
7 8 (1.35%) Pharmaceutical
8 5 (0.85%) Marketing
8 5 (0.85%) Automotive
8 5 (0.85%) Games
9 4 (0.68%) Publishing
10 3 (0.51%) Local Government
10 3 (0.51%) Back Office
10 3 (0.51%) Legal
11 2 (0.34%) Electronics
11 2 (0.34%) International Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.17%) German Language
12 1 (0.17%) Swedish Language
12 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (8.12%) Middleware
2 31 (5.25%) .NET
3 14 (2.37%) J2EE
4 13 (2.20%) Application Packaging
5 10 (1.69%) Web Services
6 8 (1.35%) Oracle Fusion
6 8 (1.35%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (1.02%) MSMQ
8 5 (0.85%) XML
9 4 (0.68%) XSLT
9 4 (0.68%) HTML
9 4 (0.68%) Rendezvous
10 2 (0.34%) CGI
10 2 (0.34%) Ajax
10 2 (0.34%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.34%) SAP PI
11 1 (0.17%) WebCenter
11 1 (0.17%) SPNEGO
11 1 (0.17%) Apache Flex
11 1 (0.17%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.43%) Clustering
2 26 (4.40%) Open Source
3 17 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (2.71%) Replication
5 11 (1.86%) Enterprise Storage
6 10 (1.69%) HACMP
7 8 (1.35%) Mainframe
7 8 (1.35%) Credit Risk
8 7 (1.18%) Digital Media
8 7 (1.18%) FMCG
8 7 (1.18%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.18%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.02%) CESG
10 5 (0.85%) iPad
10 5 (0.85%) Reference Data
10 5 (0.85%) PKI
11 4 (0.68%) Derivative
11 4 (0.68%) Data Integration
11 4 (0.68%) IBM Mainframe
12 3 (0.51%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 204 (34.52%) Windows
2 156 (26.40%) Linux
3 105 (17.77%) UNIX
4 49 (8.29%) Solaris
5 45 (7.61%) AIX
6 35 (5.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (5.75%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (4.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (1.69%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 8 (1.35%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (0.85%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.68%) HPUX
13 1 (0.17%) CentOS
13 1 (0.17%) Android
13 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.17%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (14.04%) Migration
2 66 (11.17%) TOGAF
3 58 (9.81%) Disaster Recovery
4 55 (9.31%) ITIL
5 47 (7.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 35 (5.92%) Service Management
7 33 (5.58%) SOA
8 31 (5.25%) Enterprise Architecture
9 29 (4.91%) Technical Architecture
10 24 (4.06%) Data Protection
10 24 (4.06%) Zachman Framework
11 22 (3.72%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (3.55%) DevOps
13 18 (3.05%) Network Design
14 17 (2.88%) CRM
15 16 (2.71%) Asset Management
16 15 (2.54%) Data Architecture
16 15 (2.54%) Load Balancing
16 15 (2.54%) Service Delivery
17 14 (2.37%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 88 (14.89%) SQL
2 34 (5.75%) Java
3 17 (2.88%) Perl
4 9 (1.52%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.02%) C#
5 6 (1.02%) Bash Shell
6 5 (0.85%) Clojure
6 5 (0.85%) Ruby
6 5 (0.85%) JavaScript
6 5 (0.85%) VB.NET
7 4 (0.68%) VBScript
8 3 (0.51%) C
9 2 (0.34%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.17%) Python
10 1 (0.17%) MUMPS
10 1 (0.17%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.17%) VBA
10 1 (0.17%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 68 (11.51%) Security Cleared
2 48 (8.12%) SC Cleared
3 17 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (2.54%) Degree
5 11 (1.86%) DV Cleared
6 9 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (1.18%) CCNP
7 7 (1.18%) CCNA
8 6 (1.02%) MCSE
9 4 (0.68%) CCDP
9 4 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.51%) CCIE
10 3 (0.51%) CCDA
11 2 (0.34%) RHCE
11 2 (0.34%) PhD
11 2 (0.34%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certified Master
12 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 1 (0.17%) Chartered Engineer
12 1 (0.17%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.85%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.51%) QA
2 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.34%) SLA
4 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 107 (18.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 103 (17.43%) Active Directory
3 77 (13.03%) Hyper-V
4 40 (6.77%) Oracle RAC
5 24 (4.06%) vSphere
6 18 (3.05%) VMware ESX
7 12 (2.03%) Oracle RMAN
8 11 (1.86%) XenApp
9 9 (1.52%) PowerHA
10 8 (1.35%) KVM
11 7 (1.18%) Xen
12 6 (1.02%) NFS
12 6 (1.02%) Squid
12 6 (1.02%) SRDF
13 5 (0.85%) vCloud
14 4 (0.68%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.51%) UAG
15 3 (0.51%) XenServer
16 2 (0.34%) Docker
Systems Management
1 31 (5.25%) Puppet
2 27 (4.57%) SCCM
3 15 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (2.03%) SCOM
4 12 (2.03%) SCOrch
5 9 (1.52%) Control-M
5 9 (1.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 8 (1.35%) BladeLogic
7 6 (1.02%) SCDPM
8 5 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (0.68%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.51%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.51%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.51%) Ansible
11 2 (0.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 1 (0.17%) HP SIM
12 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.17%) SolarWinds Orion
12 1 (0.17%) CA Wily
12 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 152 (25.72%) VMware
2 121 (20.47%) Microsoft
3 114 (19.29%) Oracle
4 86 (14.55%) Cisco
5 61 (10.32%) IBM
6 44 (7.45%) Citrix
7 43 (7.28%) HP
8 41 (6.94%) EMC
9 34 (5.75%) SAP
10 31 (5.25%) NetApp
11 29 (4.91%) Red Hat
12 25 (4.23%) F5
13 22 (3.72%) Dell
14 18 (3.05%) CheckPoint
15 12 (2.03%) Symantec
16 11 (1.86%) Intel
16 11 (1.86%) Juniper
17 10 (1.69%) Business Objects
18 9 (1.52%) Blue Coat
18 9 (1.52%) Sybase
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