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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 334 326 282
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -44
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 344 320 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.57% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.62% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 231 237
Average daily rate
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£475 £500 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +7.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £610 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £463 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £36.00 £41.53 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.30% -12.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £41.53 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-13.30% -12.57%

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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
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 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -12 311 £475 -5.00% 30
London -22 125 £525 - 11
South East +26 97 £450 -10.00% 4
Hampshire +37 49 £363 -19.44%
City of London -5 33 £523 -7.11% 1
North West -19 27 £450 +4.95% 4
Buckinghamshire +10 25 £450 +12.50% 1
Southampton +20 22 £363 -
East of England +6 19 £450 -2.70% 2
Berkshire +3 18 £463 -8.41% 1
Scotland -6 15 £493 -1.40% 1
Manchester -8 15 £450 +5.88% 1
Wales - 15 £385 -
Milton Keynes +2 13 £450 +12.50%
West Midlands -2 11 £450 -5.26%
Yorkshire -30 11 £350 -12.50% 8
South Wales - 11 £385 -
Edinburgh -6 10 £493 -1.40% 1
West Yorkshire -29 10 £415 +3.75% 4
Leeds -30 10 £415 +3.75% 4
Cardiff - 10 £385 -
South West -20 8 £551 +7.41% 1
Wiltshire +6 6 £551 -2.22% 1
Swindon 0 6 £551 -2.22%
Glasgow +10 5 - -
Reading -6 5 £300 -40.00% 1
Lancashire -10 5 £300 -50.41%
East Midlands -11 5 £513 +28.12%
Surrey -13 5 £461 -5.43%
Nottinghamshire - 5 £513 -

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 290 (42.90%) Windows
2 212 (31.36%) VMware
3 168 (24.85%) Oracle
4 162 (23.96%) Microsoft
5 152 (22.49%) Finance
6 140 (20.71%) Linux
7 132 (19.53%) VMware Infrastructure
8 131 (19.38%) Data Centre
9 121 (17.90%) Firewall
10 115 (17.01%) Cisco
11 113 (16.72%) UNIX
12 107 (15.83%) Migration
13 105 (15.53%) Active Directory
14 104 (15.38%) SAN
15 102 (15.09%) WAN
15 102 (15.09%) SQL Server
16 99 (14.64%) Citrix
17 98 (14.50%) ITIL
18 87 (12.87%) TOGAF
19 85 (12.57%) SQL
20 84 (12.43%) LAN
21 81 (11.98%) IBM
22 78 (11.54%) Middleware
23 70 (10.36%) MS Exchange
24 68 (10.06%) Solaris
24 68 (10.06%) Windows Server 2012
25 67 (9.91%) Security Cleared
26 63 (9.32%) Windows Server 2008
26 63 (9.32%) HP
27 62 (9.17%) Oracle Database

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 70 (10.36%) MS Exchange
2 51 (7.54%) WebSphere
3 44 (6.51%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 31 (4.59%) SharePoint
6 22 (3.25%) WebLogic
6 22 (3.25%) IIS
6 22 (3.25%) Tomcat
7 20 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2007
8 19 (2.81%) Apache
9 11 (1.63%) Lync
10 10 (1.48%) JBoss
10 10 (1.48%) IBM Notes
11 9 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
12 8 (1.18%) Oracle Coherence
13 7 (1.04%) SAS
13 7 (1.04%) CICS
14 6 (0.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 5 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
15 5 (0.74%) MQSeries
Applications
1 33 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.99%) MS Visio
3 23 (3.40%) MS Office
4 15 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.30%) MS Project
6 1 (0.15%) Revit
6 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (0.74%) RMDS
2 4 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
2 4 (0.59%) Magento
2 4 (0.59%) Adobe Campaign
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.30%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.15%) Maximo
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.96%) Office 365
4 17 (2.51%) PaaS
5 12 (1.78%) IaaS
6 11 (1.63%) SaaS
6 11 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.30%) Google Compute Engine
8 2 (0.30%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.30%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.30%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.15%) Yammer
9 1 (0.15%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 121 (17.90%) Firewall
2 104 (15.38%) SAN
3 102 (15.09%) WAN
4 84 (12.43%) LAN
5 53 (7.84%) DNS
6 44 (6.51%) VPN
7 37 (5.47%) MPLS
7 37 (5.47%) NAS
8 33 (4.88%) Wireless
9 30 (4.44%) VoIP
10 28 (4.14%) DHCP
11 25 (3.70%) Cisco Nexus
12 22 (3.25%) VLAN
13 19 (2.81%) Network Security
14 18 (2.66%) NetScaler
14 18 (2.66%) SSL
15 17 (2.51%) BIG-IP
16 16 (2.37%) HTTP
16 16 (2.37%) SMTP
17 11 (1.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (15.09%) SQL Server
2 62 (9.17%) Oracle Database
3 18 (2.66%) Relational Database
4 16 (2.37%) Oracle Exadata
5 13 (1.92%) DB2
5 13 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (1.63%) MySQL
7 9 (1.33%) NoSQL
7 9 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (1.18%) Big Data
9 7 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
9 7 (1.04%) Oracle OWB
10 6 (0.89%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.89%) HBase
10 6 (0.89%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.89%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.74%) PowerCenter
12 4 (0.59%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 10 (1.48%) Jenkins
2 8 (1.18%) Git (software)
3 6 (0.89%) Ant
3 6 (0.89%) Subversion
4 5 (0.74%) JIRA
5 4 (0.59%) Maven
6 2 (0.30%) Juju
7 1 (0.15%) Hudson
7 1 (0.15%) PowerDesigner
7 1 (0.15%) ERwin
General
1 152 (22.49%) Finance
2 43 (6.36%) Banking
3 25 (3.70%) Retail
4 13 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 12 (1.78%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.18%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.04%) Billing
7 7 (1.04%) Marketing
8 5 (0.74%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.74%) Automotive
8 5 (0.74%) Law
8 5 (0.74%) Legal
9 4 (0.59%) Electronics
9 4 (0.59%) Military
10 3 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.44%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.30%) Back Office
11 2 (0.30%) Local Government
12 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (11.54%) Middleware
2 24 (3.55%) Web Services
3 11 (1.63%) Java EE
4 10 (1.48%) Oracle Fusion
5 8 (1.18%) XML
5 8 (1.18%) J2EE
6 7 (1.04%) Rendezvous
7 6 (0.89%) HTML
7 6 (0.89%) XSLT
8 5 (0.74%) .NET
8 5 (0.74%) Ultra Messaging
9 3 (0.44%) REST
9 3 (0.44%) boto
9 3 (0.44%) JSP
10 2 (0.30%) SOAP
10 2 (0.30%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (0.30%) Application Packaging
10 2 (0.30%) SAP PI
11 1 (0.15%) RESTful
11 1 (0.15%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 131 (19.38%) Data Centre
2 24 (3.55%) Mainframe
3 19 (2.81%) Public Cloud
4 17 (2.51%) Client/Server
5 15 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (1.92%) FlexPod
6 13 (1.92%) Clustering
7 12 (1.78%) PKI
7 12 (1.78%) Enterprise Storage
8 11 (1.63%) Replication
9 9 (1.33%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.18%) N-Tier
11 7 (1.04%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
11 7 (1.04%) EMC VNX
12 6 (0.89%) NHS
13 5 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.74%) Data Integration
14 4 (0.59%) VSAM
14 4 (0.59%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 290 (42.90%) Windows
2 140 (20.71%) Linux
3 113 (16.72%) UNIX
4 68 (10.06%) Solaris
4 68 (10.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 63 (9.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 51 (7.54%) AIX
7 42 (6.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 38 (5.62%) Windows 7
9 31 (4.59%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (3.25%) HPUX
10 22 (3.25%) Oracle Linux
11 14 (2.07%) Windows XP
12 5 (0.74%) VMS
13 4 (0.59%) Android
14 3 (0.44%) zOS
15 2 (0.30%) VME
15 2 (0.30%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (15.83%) Migration
2 98 (14.50%) ITIL
3 87 (12.87%) TOGAF
4 57 (8.43%) Technical Architecture
5 50 (7.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 46 (6.80%) Project Management
7 43 (6.36%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (5.47%) Disaster Recovery
9 32 (4.73%) Enterprise Architecture
10 29 (4.29%) Network Design
11 27 (3.99%) Service Management
12 22 (3.25%) Service Delivery
13 20 (2.96%) Data Architecture
14 19 (2.81%) PRINCE2
15 18 (2.66%) DevOps
16 17 (2.51%) Load Balancing
17 16 (2.37%) SOA
18 15 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
18 15 (2.22%) E-Commerce
18 15 (2.22%) Portfolio Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (12.57%) SQL
2 32 (4.73%) Java
3 9 (1.33%) COBOL
4 8 (1.18%) Ruby
4 8 (1.18%) PowerShell
4 8 (1.18%) C
4 8 (1.18%) Python
5 6 (0.89%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.44%) PHP
7 2 (0.30%) C#
7 2 (0.30%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.30%) JCL
7 2 (0.30%) Jython
8 1 (0.15%) C++
8 1 (0.15%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.15%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 67 (9.91%) Security Cleared
2 50 (7.40%) SC Cleared
3 48 (7.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (5.47%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (5.33%) MCSE
6 21 (3.11%) Degree
7 15 (2.22%) CCNA
8 12 (1.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (1.63%) CCNP
10 10 (1.48%) MCITP
11 9 (1.33%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.59%) VCAP
13 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Certified Master
13 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 3 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.30%) CISSP
15 2 (0.30%) CCIE
15 2 (0.30%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.92%) QA
2 9 (1.33%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.44%) COBIT
4 3 (0.44%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.30%) SLA
5 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 132 (19.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 105 (15.53%) Active Directory
3 58 (8.58%) Hyper-V
4 45 (6.66%) XenApp
5 38 (5.62%) vSphere
6 25 (3.70%) XenDesktop
7 21 (3.11%) VMware ESX
8 18 (2.66%) Oracle RAC
9 15 (2.22%) ProxySG
10 14 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (1.78%) XenServer
11 12 (1.78%) Xen
11 12 (1.78%) vCloud
12 11 (1.63%) NFS
13 6 (0.89%) KVM
13 6 (0.89%) PowerHA
13 6 (0.89%) SRDF
14 5 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.44%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 24 (3.55%) SCCM
2 23 (3.40%) Puppet
3 16 (2.37%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (2.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 12 (1.78%) Control-M
6 11 (1.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 11 (1.63%) BladeLogic
6 11 (1.63%) SCOM
7 9 (1.33%) Tivoli
8 6 (0.89%) Ansible
9 5 (0.74%) OpenView
9 5 (0.74%) NetBackup
9 5 (0.74%) Data Guard
10 3 (0.44%) EMC VPLEX
10 3 (0.44%) Oracle ZFS
10 3 (0.44%) XenMobile
11 2 (0.30%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.30%) Backup Exec
11 2 (0.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 1 (0.15%) Nagios
Vendors
1 212 (31.36%) VMware
2 168 (24.85%) Oracle
3 162 (23.96%) Microsoft
4 115 (17.01%) Cisco
5 99 (14.64%) Citrix
6 81 (11.98%) IBM
7 63 (9.32%) HP
8 57 (8.43%) NetApp
9 48 (7.10%) Intel
10 45 (6.66%) CheckPoint
11 36 (5.33%) Symantec
12 34 (5.03%) Red Hat
13 33 (4.88%) EMC
14 27 (3.99%) SAP
15 24 (3.55%) Juniper
16 18 (2.66%) Dell
16 18 (2.66%) Nokia
17 17 (2.51%) Nortel
17 17 (2.51%) Avaya
17 17 (2.51%) Blue Coat
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