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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 314 349 376
Rank change year-on-year
+35 +27
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 331 269 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.48% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.52% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 170 117
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£475 £519 £448
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.43% +15.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £371
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £603 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £463 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.70% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £23.75 - £57.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 - £57.50

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
51645 52060 44962
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.35% 92.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 31339 31560 25761
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2019 2073 2241
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +27 301 £475 -9.52% 59
London -37 113 £510 -7.27% 22
South East +21 70 £450 -10.00% 12
City of London +19 41 £519 +15.27% 4
North West +4 39 £475 +0.52% 4
West Midlands 0 29 £453 -0.93% 6
Scotland +13 23 £511 +13.55%
Edinburgh +10 22 £518 +21.88%
East of England +29 19 £465 -2.10% 3
Hampshire +7 18 £450 -26.53% 3
Manchester +1 16 £450 - 2
South West +14 15 £518 +8.94% 5
Buckinghamshire +12 14 £538 +21.12%
Surrey +11 12 £578 +35.88% 2
Birmingham +1 12 £424 -5.88% 4
Berkshire +6 10 £431 -9.21% 2
Milton Keynes +2 10 £500 -
West Yorkshire -6 10 £431 +13.11% 3
Yorkshire -13 10 £431 +13.11% 3
Staines +15 9 £578 +54.00%
Bristol +6 9 £515 - 1
Cheshire -6 7 £500 +1.01% 1
Hertfordshire - 7 £450 -
Merseyside - 7 £375 - 1
Lancashire +6 6 £503 -
Oxfordshire -10 6 £438 - 1
West Sussex -12 6 £408 -18.90% 3
Bedfordshire +1 5 £475 -
Warwickshire -1 5 £563 +36.36%
Wales 0 4 £425 - 3

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 222 (38.34%) Windows
2 165 (28.50%) VMware
3 138 (23.83%) Linux
4 134 (23.14%) Oracle
5 119 (20.55%) VMware Infrastructure
6 118 (20.38%) Finance
7 105 (18.13%) UNIX
8 104 (17.96%) Microsoft
9 103 (17.79%) Migration
10 93 (16.06%) Cisco
11 90 (15.54%) WAN
12 84 (14.51%) SAN
13 80 (13.82%) Firewall
14 76 (13.13%) Active Directory
15 73 (12.61%) LAN
16 66 (11.40%) SQL Server
17 65 (11.23%) SQL
17 65 (11.23%) IBM
18 61 (10.54%) Citrix
19 58 (10.02%) Security Cleared
20 57 (9.84%) Hyper-V
20 57 (9.84%) NetApp
21 50 (8.64%) Middleware
22 49 (8.46%) HP
22 49 (8.46%) Solaris
23 48 (8.29%) ITIL
23 48 (8.29%) Technical Architecture
24 46 (7.94%) AIX
24 46 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
25 45 (7.77%) Agile Software Development

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 34 (5.87%) IIS
2 30 (5.18%) SharePoint
3 28 (4.84%) WebSphere
4 27 (4.66%) WebLogic
4 27 (4.66%) Apache
5 24 (4.15%) MS Exchange
6 22 (3.80%) Tomcat
7 17 (2.94%) JBoss
8 14 (2.42%) OpenStack
9 12 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (1.55%) Lync
10 9 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.38%) Confluence
11 8 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.38%) Oracle Coherence
11 8 (1.38%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 6 (1.04%) Documentum
13 5 (0.86%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.86%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 20 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 16 (2.76%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.38%) MS Office
4 6 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.35%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.86%) RMDS
3 4 (0.69%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) Maximo
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 38 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (5.18%) PaaS
3 28 (4.84%) SaaS
4 20 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (2.76%) IaaS
6 13 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (2.07%) AWS CloudFormation
8 9 (1.55%) CloudFront
8 9 (1.55%) Office 365
8 9 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
9 8 (1.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.86%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 5 (0.86%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.86%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.69%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.35%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (0.35%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 90 (15.54%) WAN
2 84 (14.51%) SAN
3 80 (13.82%) Firewall
4 73 (12.61%) LAN
5 37 (6.39%) VPN
6 30 (5.18%) DNS
6 30 (5.18%) NAS
7 24 (4.15%) MPLS
8 16 (2.76%) Cisco Nexus
9 15 (2.59%) DHCP
10 14 (2.42%) HTTP
11 12 (2.07%) Network Security
12 11 (1.90%) iSCSI
12 11 (1.90%) VLAN
12 11 (1.90%) TCP/IP
12 11 (1.90%) Fibre Channel
12 11 (1.90%) SSL
12 11 (1.90%) Internet
13 10 (1.73%) SMTP
13 10 (1.73%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (11.40%) SQL Server
2 39 (6.74%) Oracle Database
3 22 (3.80%) Relational Database
4 16 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (2.07%) DB2
6 11 (1.90%) OLTP
6 11 (1.90%) Hadoop
7 9 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
7 9 (1.55%) Big Data
8 8 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
8 8 (1.38%) NoSQL
8 8 (1.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.21%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.21%) HBase
10 6 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 6 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 5 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (0.86%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
12 4 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 18 (3.11%) Jenkins
2 16 (2.76%) Subversion
3 14 (2.42%) Maven
4 12 (2.07%) Hudson
5 11 (1.90%) JIRA
6 5 (0.86%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.52%) Ant
8 2 (0.35%) Juju
General
1 118 (20.38%) Finance
2 42 (7.25%) Banking
3 27 (4.66%) Retail
4 17 (2.94%) Telecoms
5 13 (2.25%) Manufacturing
6 8 (1.38%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.21%) Publishing
8 6 (1.04%) Games
9 5 (0.86%) Automotive
10 3 (0.52%) Marketing
11 2 (0.35%) Legal
11 2 (0.35%) Advertising
11 2 (0.35%) Electronics
12 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.17%) Front Office
12 1 (0.17%) Back Office
12 1 (0.17%) Military
12 1 (0.17%) International Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (8.64%) Middleware
2 19 (3.28%) Web Services
3 15 (2.59%) .NET
4 14 (2.42%) J2EE
5 10 (1.73%) XML
6 9 (1.55%) Rendezvous
6 9 (1.55%) RabbitMQ
7 8 (1.38%) HTML
7 8 (1.38%) XSLT
8 5 (0.86%) MSMQ
9 3 (0.52%) Java EE
10 2 (0.35%) SOAP
10 2 (0.35%) REST
10 2 (0.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 2 (0.35%) SAP PI
10 2 (0.35%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (0.35%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.17%) SPNEGO
11 1 (0.17%) boto
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.15%) Open Source
1 24 (4.15%) Public Cloud
2 17 (2.94%) FlexPod
2 17 (2.94%) Clustering
3 16 (2.76%) Replication
4 10 (1.73%) Mainframe
4 10 (1.73%) PKI
5 9 (1.55%) Client/Server
6 8 (1.38%) N-Tier
6 8 (1.38%) Credit Risk
6 8 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (1.21%) Private Cloud
8 6 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.04%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.04%) Blackberry
9 5 (0.86%) CESG
10 4 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 4 (0.69%) iPad
10 4 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (0.69%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 222 (38.34%) Windows
2 138 (23.83%) Linux
3 105 (18.13%) UNIX
4 49 (8.46%) Solaris
5 46 (7.94%) AIX
6 42 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 33 (5.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (5.01%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (3.97%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (3.45%) Windows 7
11 9 (1.55%) Oracle Linux
11 9 (1.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 9 (1.55%) HPUX
12 5 (0.86%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.35%) CentOS
13 2 (0.35%) zOS
14 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.17%) VMS
14 1 (0.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (17.79%) Migration
2 48 (8.29%) ITIL
2 48 (8.29%) Technical Architecture
3 46 (7.94%) Stakeholder Management
4 45 (7.77%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (7.43%) TOGAF
5 43 (7.43%) Service Management
6 38 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 34 (5.87%) Service Delivery
8 28 (4.84%) SOA
8 28 (4.84%) Enterprise Architecture
9 24 (4.15%) Project Management
9 24 (4.15%) DevOps
10 17 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
10 17 (2.94%) Load Balancing
10 17 (2.94%) Network Design
11 16 (2.76%) Configuration Management
12 13 (2.25%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (2.25%) Zachman Framework
12 13 (2.25%) Auto-Scaling
Programming Languages
1 65 (11.23%) SQL
2 39 (6.74%) Java
3 15 (2.59%) Perl
4 10 (1.73%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.38%) C
6 6 (1.04%) C#
6 6 (1.04%) PowerShell
7 5 (0.86%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.52%) ABAP
8 3 (0.52%) Python
8 3 (0.52%) Ruby
9 1 (0.17%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.17%) MUMPS
9 1 (0.17%) C++
9 1 (0.17%) COBOL
9 1 (0.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 58 (10.02%) Security Cleared
2 35 (6.04%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.76%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (2.07%) CCNP
5 10 (1.73%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (1.55%) Degree
7 8 (1.38%) CCNA
8 7 (1.21%) MCSE
8 7 (1.21%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.86%) BC Cleared
9 5 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.52%) CCDA
11 3 (0.52%) CCDP
11 3 (0.52%) Citrix Certification
11 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Certified Master
11 3 (0.52%) Microsoft Certified Architect
12 2 (0.35%) VCAP
12 2 (0.35%) CCIE
12 2 (0.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.73%) QA
2 8 (1.38%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 119 (20.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 76 (13.13%) Active Directory
3 57 (9.84%) Hyper-V
4 30 (5.18%) XenApp
5 22 (3.80%) vSphere
6 21 (3.63%) Oracle RAC
7 17 (2.94%) VMware ESX
8 16 (2.76%) XenDesktop
9 15 (2.59%) Xen
10 13 (2.25%) SRDF
11 10 (1.73%) NFS
11 10 (1.73%) vCloud
11 10 (1.73%) KVM
12 9 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
13 6 (1.04%) Squid
14 3 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.52%) XenServer
14 3 (0.52%) PowerHA
14 3 (0.52%) Docker
15 2 (0.35%) UAG
Systems Management
1 29 (5.01%) Puppet
2 19 (3.28%) SCCM
3 12 (2.07%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (1.90%) SCOM
5 6 (1.04%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.69%) Data Guard
6 4 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (0.69%) Ansible
6 4 (0.69%) Salt
7 2 (0.35%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.35%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.35%) OpenView
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.17%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.17%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 165 (28.50%) VMware
2 134 (23.14%) Oracle
3 104 (17.96%) Microsoft
4 93 (16.06%) Cisco
5 65 (11.23%) IBM
6 61 (10.54%) Citrix
7 57 (9.84%) NetApp
8 49 (8.46%) HP
9 45 (7.77%) EMC
10 36 (6.22%) Red Hat
11 31 (5.35%) SAP
12 21 (3.63%) Intel
13 16 (2.76%) F5
14 14 (2.42%) CheckPoint
15 12 (2.07%) Juniper
16 10 (1.73%) Dell
16 10 (1.73%) Brocade
17 9 (1.55%) DataSynapse
17 9 (1.55%) Sybase
17 9 (1.55%) TIBCO
Wales
People Source Consulting
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450 - £500.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Eaglecliff
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £500 - £580 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £650 - 750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Rate: £451.48 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £70000 - £90000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago