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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 319 317 316
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 350 330 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.64% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.67% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 200 197
Average daily rate £500 £500 £500
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.18% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
+118.18% -

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +24 318 £500 - 45
London +53 154 £513 -2.38% 16
South East +29 67 £508 +1.60% 10
North West -13 32 £463 -2.63% 5
Scotland -4 30 £450 -10.00%
West Midlands -16 25 £450 -
Hampshire +19 23 £525 +14.13%
Surrey +2 22 £575 +91.66% 7
Edinburgh -22 20 £525 +5.00%
Berkshire +16 18 £425 -32.00%
Cheshire +4 17 £456 -6.41% 2
East of England -12 17 £550 +17.02% 6
City of London +21 13 £500 -1.96% 3
Birmingham +6 13 £450 -18.18%
Reading +1 11 £418 -27.30%
Guildford - 10 £575 - 3
Macclesfield +1 8 £281 -37.50%
South West -14 8 £475 -10.37% 5
Yorkshire -28 8 £475 +18.75% 3
Bedfordshire +1 7 £575 +15.00% 2
Luton +1 6 £575 +21.05% 2
Wiltshire -2 6 £500 -9.70% 4
Leeds -9 6 £475 +11.76% 1
West Yorkshire -14 6 £475 +15.85% 2
Renfrewshire - 6 £435 -
Croydon - 6 £525 -
Erskine - 6 £435 -
Merseyside -3 5 £475 +11.76%
Manchester -20 5 £469 +2.45% 3
Fareham - 5 £600 -

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 295 (38.36%) Windows
2 200 (26.01%) VMware
3 199 (25.88%) Linux
4 196 (25.49%) Finance
5 192 (24.97%) Data Centre
6 153 (19.90%) Active Directory
7 146 (18.99%) Migration
8 143 (18.60%) Oracle
9 138 (17.95%) Microsoft
10 137 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
11 116 (15.08%) SAN
12 113 (14.69%) Unix
13 111 (14.43%) Windows Server
14 110 (14.30%) TOGAF
15 109 (14.17%) Firewall
16 107 (13.91%) Security Cleared
17 106 (13.78%) Agile Software Development
18 98 (12.74%) Cisco
19 92 (11.96%) Citrix
20 86 (11.18%) ITIL
21 85 (11.05%) LAN
21 85 (11.05%) SC Cleared
22 81 (10.53%) WAN
23 77 (10.01%) Stakeholder Management
24 76 (9.88%) Technical Architecture
25 75 (9.75%) SQL
26 72 (9.36%) AIX
26 72 (9.36%) DevOps
27 69 (8.97%) Solaris
28 67 (8.71%) Banking

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 25 (3.25%) WebSphere
2 19 (2.47%) JBoss
3 17 (2.21%) MS Exchange
4 15 (1.95%) WebLogic
5 14 (1.82%) Tomcat
6 13 (1.69%) IIS
6 13 (1.69%) SharePoint
7 12 (1.56%) Apache
8 11 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (1.43%) SAS
9 10 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 9 (1.17%) Skype for Business
10 9 (1.17%) Sonic ESB
11 6 (0.78%) Captiva
11 6 (0.78%) CICS
11 6 (0.78%) Documentum
12 5 (0.65%) Confluence
12 5 (0.65%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.39%) CMS
13 3 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 37 (4.81%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.21%) MS Visio
3 11 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.78%) MS Office
5 4 (0.52%) HipChat
5 4 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.13%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.52%) Relativity
3 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.13%) BASE24
4 1 (0.13%) Faxination
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.13%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.13%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 66 (8.58%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (4.29%) IaaS
2 33 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (2.08%) Office 365
4 15 (1.95%) PaaS
5 13 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (1.04%) SaaS
7 4 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.26%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.26%) GitHub
8 2 (0.26%) IBM PureFlex
8 2 (0.26%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.13%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.13%) AWS OpsWorks
9 1 (0.13%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 116 (15.08%) SAN
2 109 (14.17%) Firewall
3 85 (11.05%) LAN
4 81 (10.53%) WAN
5 65 (8.45%) NAS
6 45 (5.85%) DNS
7 39 (5.07%) Network Security
8 37 (4.81%) VPN
9 25 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
10 23 (2.99%) VLAN
11 22 (2.86%) VoIP
12 20 (2.60%) MPLS
13 18 (2.34%) TCP/IP
14 17 (2.21%) HTTP
15 15 (1.95%) NetScaler
16 14 (1.82%) iSCSI
17 12 (1.56%) Cisco Nexus
17 12 (1.56%) Reverse Proxy
18 11 (1.43%) SSL
18 11 (1.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (7.28%) SQL Server
2 35 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 28 (3.64%) Oracle Database
4 22 (2.86%) OLTP
5 14 (1.82%) Big Data
6 13 (1.69%) MySQL
6 13 (1.69%) Relational Database
7 12 (1.56%) DB2
8 8 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (1.04%) Oracle Exadata
9 7 (0.91%) SAS EBI
10 5 (0.65%) Base SAS
10 5 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (0.65%) SAP HANA
11 4 (0.52%) MongoDB
11 4 (0.52%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.52%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (0.52%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 4 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 20 (2.60%) Git (software)
2 13 (1.69%) Jenkins
2 13 (1.69%) Subversion
3 10 (1.30%) Maven
4 5 (0.65%) JIRA
4 5 (0.65%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.52%) Gradle
5 4 (0.52%) Hudson
5 4 (0.52%) IntelliJ
6 2 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (0.26%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.13%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.13%) GitLab
7 1 (0.13%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 196 (25.49%) Finance
2 67 (8.71%) Banking
3 42 (5.46%) Retail
4 20 (2.60%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.95%) Retail Banking
6 9 (1.17%) Billing
7 4 (0.52%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.52%) Military
7 4 (0.52%) Publishing
8 3 (0.39%) Advertising
8 3 (0.39%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.26%) Electronics
9 2 (0.26%) Legal
9 2 (0.26%) Marketing
9 2 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.13%) Law
10 1 (0.13%) Local Government
10 1 (0.13%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (7.02%) Middleware
2 36 (4.68%) Web Services
3 8 (1.04%) .NET
4 5 (0.65%) SAML
5 4 (0.52%) LAMP
5 4 (0.52%) LAPP Stack
5 4 (0.52%) REST
6 3 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.26%) J2EE
7 2 (0.26%) Java EE
8 1 (0.13%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.13%) CSS
8 1 (0.13%) HTML
8 1 (0.13%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.13%) SAP Basis
8 1 (0.13%) SOAP
8 1 (0.13%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.13%) WSDL
8 1 (0.13%) XML
8 1 (0.13%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 192 (24.97%) Data Centre
2 40 (5.20%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.38%) Public Cloud
4 22 (2.86%) Clustering
5 21 (2.73%) Enterprise Storage
5 21 (2.73%) Mainframe
6 17 (2.21%) VCE vBlock
7 16 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (1.56%) New Media
9 11 (1.43%) N-Tier
10 10 (1.30%) Computer Science
10 10 (1.30%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.30%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.17%) FlexPod
11 9 (1.17%) HACMP
11 9 (1.17%) Replication
12 7 (0.91%) BYOD
12 7 (0.91%) Data Integration
12 7 (0.91%) Reference Data
13 6 (0.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 295 (38.36%) Windows
2 199 (25.88%) Linux
3 113 (14.69%) Unix
4 111 (14.43%) Windows Server
5 72 (9.36%) AIX
6 69 (8.97%) Solaris
7 41 (5.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (5.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 35 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (3.51%) HPUX
11 14 (1.82%) CentOS
12 10 (1.30%) Windows 7
12 10 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 10 (1.30%) Windows XP
13 7 (0.91%) Mac OS X Server
13 7 (0.91%) Windows 8
14 6 (0.78%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.52%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.52%) MVS
16 3 (0.39%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (18.99%) Migration
2 110 (14.30%) TOGAF
3 106 (13.78%) Agile Software Development
4 86 (11.18%) ITIL
5 77 (10.01%) Stakeholder Management
6 76 (9.88%) Technical Architecture
7 72 (9.36%) DevOps
8 46 (5.98%) Disaster Recovery
9 42 (5.46%) Project Management
10 41 (5.33%) Service Management
11 38 (4.94%) Service Delivery
12 36 (4.68%) Enterprise Architecture
13 33 (4.29%) High Availability
14 32 (4.16%) Load Balancing
14 32 (4.16%) Scrum
15 27 (3.51%) Re-Platforming
16 24 (3.12%) Configuration Management
17 22 (2.86%) Waterfall
17 22 (2.86%) Zachman Framework
18 21 (2.73%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 75 (9.75%) SQL
2 29 (3.77%) Java
3 24 (3.12%) PowerShell
4 21 (2.73%) Python
5 18 (2.34%) Perl
5 18 (2.34%) Ruby
6 6 (0.78%) Bash Shell
6 6 (0.78%) C
6 6 (0.78%) COBOL
6 6 (0.78%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.52%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.39%) JCL
9 1 (0.13%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.13%) C++
9 1 (0.13%) Groovy
9 1 (0.13%) REXX
Qualifications
1 107 (13.91%) Security Cleared
2 85 (11.05%) SC Cleared
3 26 (3.38%) Degree
4 20 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (1.69%) MCSE
8 12 (1.56%) AWS Certification
8 12 (1.56%) CCNA
8 12 (1.56%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (0.78%) ISEB
11 5 (0.65%) BC Cleared
11 5 (0.65%) CCNP
12 4 (0.52%) CCIE
12 4 (0.52%) CISSP
12 4 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Certified Master
13 3 (0.39%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.43%) COBIT
1 11 (1.43%) PCI DSS
2 7 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (0.91%) SLA
3 6 (0.78%) JSP 440
4 5 (0.65%) QA
5 4 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
System Software
1 153 (19.90%) Active Directory
2 137 (17.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (5.85%) Hyper-V
4 40 (5.20%) vSphere
5 34 (4.42%) VMware ESXi
6 22 (2.86%) XenServer
7 14 (1.82%) XenDesktop
8 13 (1.69%) VMware ESX
8 13 (1.69%) XenApp
9 10 (1.30%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (0.78%) Docker
10 6 (0.78%) GPFS
10 6 (0.78%) PowerHA
10 6 (0.78%) Terminal Services
11 4 (0.52%) KVM
11 4 (0.52%) oVirt
11 4 (0.52%) vCloud
12 3 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 31 (4.03%) Puppet
2 28 (3.64%) SCCM
3 20 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (1.82%) Salt
5 12 (1.56%) ZABBIX
6 7 (0.91%) Ansible
6 7 (0.91%) NetBackup
6 7 (0.91%) SCOM
7 5 (0.65%) BladeLogic
7 5 (0.65%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.39%) Control-M
9 3 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.39%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 3 (0.39%) HP SiteScope
9 3 (0.39%) MIMEsweeper
9 3 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.39%) Oracle Identity Management
9 3 (0.39%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 200 (26.01%) VMware
2 143 (18.60%) Oracle
3 138 (17.95%) Microsoft
4 98 (12.74%) Cisco
5 92 (11.96%) Citrix
6 65 (8.45%) IBM
7 53 (6.89%) HP
8 44 (5.72%) NetApp
9 41 (5.33%) Red Hat
10 36 (4.68%) EMC
11 31 (4.03%) Dell
12 21 (2.73%) CheckPoint
13 20 (2.60%) Intel
14 18 (2.34%) Juniper
14 18 (2.34%) Pega
15 17 (2.21%) SAP
16 16 (2.08%) F5
17 12 (1.56%) Brocade
17 12 (1.56%) Cognos
18 10 (1.30%) CA
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Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
West Yorkshire
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Colston Consulting
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Egham
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £600.00 - £675.00 per day
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Swindon
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
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Warrington
Nigel Frank International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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