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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 326 368 339
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -29
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 340 244 235
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.46% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.50% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 171 136
Average daily rate
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£475 £483 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.55% +1.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £400 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £451 £461 £450
% change year-on-year
-2.11% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.80 £50.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -25.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.80 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -20.42%

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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 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 3 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 +24 307 £475 -5.00% 41
London +20 146 £525 +5.00% 11
South East +21 76 £418 -16.50% 10
City of London +5 40 £525 +5.00% 4
Hampshire +32 35 £363 -34.09% 3
Scotland +15 26 £475 +5.55% 1
North West -9 22 £475 -13.63% 4
Yorkshire -14 20 £453 +13.12% 6
Berkshire +25 19 £419 -16.25% 1
West Midlands 0 19 £453 -2.42% 2
West Yorkshire -13 19 £488 +21.87% 6
Edinburgh +12 18 £475 +13.43% 1
Leeds -20 16 £495 +23.75% 6
Southampton - 15 £363 - 1
Manchester -2 12 £506 +19.11% 1
East of England +3 9 £506 +26.56% 4
Glasgow +7 8 £475 -
Birmingham +3 8 £453 +0.16% 2
Surrey -19 8 £505 +9.18% 3
Maidenhead - 8 £398 -
Milton Keynes +3 7 £475 +18.75% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 7 £475 +18.75% 3
Cheshire -2 7 £458 -37.32% 2
Oxfordshire -17 7 £500 -4.76%
Staines +8 6 £505 +34.66% 2
South West -14 6 £450 -16.31% 4
Winchester - 6 £425 -
Havant - 6 £476 -
Reading +10 5 £440 -
Midlands +1 5 - -

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 279 (42.15%) Windows
2 210 (31.72%) VMware
3 169 (25.53%) Oracle
4 149 (22.51%) Linux
5 144 (21.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 143 (21.60%) Microsoft
7 137 (20.69%) Data Centre
8 132 (19.94%) WAN
9 129 (19.49%) Finance
10 124 (18.73%) Cisco
11 121 (18.28%) Firewall
12 117 (17.67%) UNIX
13 115 (17.37%) Migration
14 112 (16.92%) LAN
15 105 (15.86%) SAN
16 99 (14.95%) Active Directory
17 90 (13.60%) Citrix
18 88 (13.29%) SQL Server
19 78 (11.78%) SQL
20 76 (11.48%) ITIL
20 76 (11.48%) Middleware
21 73 (11.03%) Hyper-V
22 70 (10.57%) IBM
23 68 (10.27%) Solaris
23 68 (10.27%) TOGAF
24 66 (9.97%) Security Cleared
25 64 (9.67%) NetApp
26 59 (8.91%) HP
27 56 (8.46%) VPN
28 55 (8.31%) Windows Server 2012

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 54 (8.16%) WebSphere
2 53 (8.01%) MS Exchange
3 36 (5.44%) SharePoint
4 33 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 30 (4.53%) IIS
6 24 (3.63%) Tomcat
7 22 (3.32%) WebLogic
7 22 (3.32%) Apache
8 21 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (1.96%) OpenStack
9 13 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (1.81%) Lync
11 10 (1.51%) JBoss
11 10 (1.51%) IBM Notes
12 9 (1.36%) Oracle Coherence
12 9 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (1.21%) Documentum
13 8 (1.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 5 (0.76%) SAS
15 4 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 34 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 28 (4.23%) MS Visio
3 18 (2.72%) MS Office
4 14 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.30%) MS Project
6 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 7 (1.06%) RMDS
2 3 (0.45%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.30%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.30%) Magento
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Maximo
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 47 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (3.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.78%) PaaS
4 22 (3.32%) SaaS
5 15 (2.27%) Office 365
6 14 (2.11%) IaaS
6 14 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
7 12 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (1.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 9 (1.36%) CloudFront
9 9 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (0.76%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (0.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 4 (0.60%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.30%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.15%) IBM PureFlex
13 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 132 (19.94%) WAN
2 121 (18.28%) Firewall
3 112 (16.92%) LAN
4 105 (15.86%) SAN
5 56 (8.46%) VPN
6 53 (8.01%) DNS
7 41 (6.19%) MPLS
8 36 (5.44%) NAS
9 31 (4.68%) Wireless
10 27 (4.08%) DHCP
11 26 (3.93%) VoIP
11 26 (3.93%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (3.32%) HTTP
13 21 (3.17%) VLAN
14 20 (3.02%) SMTP
15 18 (2.72%) SSL
16 17 (2.57%) BIG-IP
16 17 (2.57%) Network Security
17 15 (2.27%) NetScaler
18 14 (2.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (13.29%) SQL Server
2 54 (8.16%) Oracle Database
3 22 (3.32%) Relational Database
4 11 (1.66%) DB2
5 10 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (1.51%) Big Data
6 9 (1.36%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 9 (1.36%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.21%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.21%) Oracle Exadata
7 8 (1.21%) RDBMS
7 8 (1.21%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (1.06%) HBase
9 6 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (0.91%) MySQL
10 5 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.60%) OLTP
11 4 (0.60%) Oracle OWB
12 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.21%) Jenkins
2 6 (0.91%) Subversion
2 6 (0.91%) JIRA
2 6 (0.91%) Git (software)
3 5 (0.76%) Maven
4 3 (0.45%) Ant
5 2 (0.30%) Juju
5 2 (0.30%) Hudson
General
1 129 (19.49%) Finance
2 35 (5.29%) Banking
3 17 (2.57%) Retail
4 14 (2.11%) Manufacturing
5 12 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 5 (0.76%) Automotive
6 5 (0.76%) Law
6 5 (0.76%) Legal
7 4 (0.60%) Publishing
7 4 (0.60%) Billing
8 3 (0.45%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.45%) Back Office
8 3 (0.45%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.30%) Marketing
9 2 (0.30%) Electronics
9 2 (0.30%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.30%) Local Government
9 2 (0.30%) Advertising
10 1 (0.15%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (11.48%) Middleware
2 28 (4.23%) Web Services
3 13 (1.96%) Java EE
4 10 (1.51%) XML
5 9 (1.36%) J2EE
5 9 (1.36%) Rendezvous
6 8 (1.21%) HTML
6 8 (1.21%) XSLT
7 7 (1.06%) Ultra Messaging
8 4 (0.60%) Oracle Fusion
8 4 (0.60%) .NET
9 3 (0.45%) REST
9 3 (0.45%) boto
10 2 (0.30%) JSP
10 2 (0.30%) SOAP
10 2 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.30%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 2 (0.30%) SAP PI
11 1 (0.15%) JSON
11 1 (0.15%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 137 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 21 (3.17%) Public Cloud
3 18 (2.72%) Client/Server
3 18 (2.72%) Replication
4 16 (2.42%) FlexPod
5 15 (2.27%) Mainframe
6 13 (1.96%) PKI
7 11 (1.66%) Private Cloud
8 10 (1.51%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (1.51%) Management Information System
8 10 (1.51%) Clustering
9 9 (1.36%) Enterprise Storage
9 9 (1.36%) EMC VMAX
10 7 (1.06%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (1.06%) EMC VNX
10 7 (1.06%) N-Tier
11 5 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 4 (0.60%) NHS
12 4 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.60%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 279 (42.15%) Windows
2 149 (22.51%) Linux
3 117 (17.67%) UNIX
4 68 (10.27%) Solaris
5 55 (8.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (7.10%) AIX
8 42 (6.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 34 (5.14%) Windows 7
9 34 (5.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (3.47%) Oracle Linux
11 14 (2.11%) HPUX
12 9 (1.36%) Windows XP
13 5 (0.76%) VMS
14 2 (0.30%) zOS
14 2 (0.30%) Android
15 1 (0.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.15%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.15%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (17.37%) Migration
2 76 (11.48%) ITIL
3 68 (10.27%) TOGAF
4 47 (7.10%) Technical Architecture
5 46 (6.95%) Stakeholder Management
6 42 (6.34%) Project Management
7 37 (5.59%) Agile Software Development
8 34 (5.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 33 (4.98%) Enterprise Architecture
10 31 (4.68%) Service Management
11 26 (3.93%) Service Delivery
12 22 (3.32%) SOA
13 21 (3.17%) Network Design
14 19 (2.87%) Open Source
15 18 (2.72%) Configuration Management
16 17 (2.57%) Data Architecture
17 16 (2.42%) Network Architecture
17 16 (2.42%) Capacity Planning
17 16 (2.42%) Performance Tuning
17 16 (2.42%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 78 (11.78%) SQL
2 40 (6.04%) Java
3 9 (1.36%) JavaScript
3 9 (1.36%) C
4 8 (1.21%) PowerShell
5 5 (0.76%) Python
5 5 (0.76%) Ruby
5 5 (0.76%) Perl
6 3 (0.45%) ABAP
7 2 (0.30%) C#
7 2 (0.30%) COBOL
8 1 (0.15%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.15%) JCL
8 1 (0.15%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.15%) C++
8 1 (0.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 66 (9.97%) Security Cleared
2 42 (6.34%) SC Cleared
3 37 (5.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (5.44%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (3.63%) MCSE
6 15 (2.27%) Degree
7 14 (2.11%) CCNA
8 12 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (1.66%) MCITP
9 11 (1.66%) CCNP
9 11 (1.66%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 5 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.60%) VCAP
12 3 (0.45%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.45%) CISSP
13 2 (0.30%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.96%) QA
2 8 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.06%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.30%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.30%) SLA
4 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 144 (21.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 99 (14.95%) Active Directory
3 73 (11.03%) Hyper-V
4 43 (6.50%) XenApp
5 33 (4.98%) vSphere
6 25 (3.78%) XenDesktop
7 23 (3.47%) VMware ESX
8 16 (2.42%) Xen
8 16 (2.42%) Oracle RAC
9 15 (2.27%) ProxySG
10 14 (2.11%) NFS
11 13 (1.96%) vCloud
12 12 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
12 12 (1.81%) SRDF
13 10 (1.51%) XenServer
14 9 (1.36%) KVM
15 8 (1.21%) Microsoft App-V
16 6 (0.91%) PowerHA
17 3 (0.45%) Docker
18 2 (0.30%) LXC
Systems Management
1 27 (4.08%) SCCM
2 21 (3.17%) Puppet
3 16 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (2.27%) SCOM
5 11 (1.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 11 (1.66%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 11 (1.66%) Control-M
5 11 (1.66%) BladeLogic
6 10 (1.51%) Tivoli
7 6 (0.91%) Ansible
8 5 (0.76%) OpenView
9 4 (0.60%) Data Guard
9 4 (0.60%) Salt
9 4 (0.60%) EMC VPLEX
10 3 (0.45%) Oracle ZFS
11 2 (0.30%) XenMobile
11 2 (0.30%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.30%) Backup Exec
12 1 (0.15%) Nagios
12 1 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 210 (31.72%) VMware
2 169 (25.53%) Oracle
3 143 (21.60%) Microsoft
4 124 (18.73%) Cisco
5 90 (13.60%) Citrix
6 70 (10.57%) IBM
7 64 (9.67%) NetApp
8 59 (8.91%) HP
9 47 (7.10%) CheckPoint
10 42 (6.34%) EMC
11 34 (5.14%) Intel
12 31 (4.68%) SAP
12 31 (4.68%) Symantec
13 30 (4.53%) Red Hat
14 21 (3.17%) Juniper
15 18 (2.72%) Nortel
15 18 (2.72%) Nokia
16 17 (2.57%) Avaya
16 17 (2.57%) Brocade
16 17 (2.57%) Blue Coat
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Morecambe, Lancashire
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Buckinghamshire
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: £350 - £425 per day
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Leeds
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Rate: £420 - £430 per day + DOE
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