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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 339 363 351
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 307 236 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.45% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.49% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 155 118
Average daily rate
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£488 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £390 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £20.00 £37.80 £55.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.08% -32.19%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £37.80 £57.50
% change year-on-year
-47.08% -34.26%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
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 £250 £230 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +25 287 £488 +2.63% 44
London -6 126 £525 +5.00% 13
South East +26 70 £450 -5.26% 10
City of London +5 35 £525 +20.00% 3
North West -7 32 £481 -2.77% 3
West Midlands -1 24 £451 -2.80% 1
Hampshire +14 22 £450 -20.00% 3
Scotland -4 16 £475 +8.57% 3
Surrey +12 14 £505 +26.25% 4
Berkshire -1 14 £398 -11.66%
Manchester -4 14 £450 - 2
Edinburgh +2 13 £475 +15.15% 2
West Yorkshire -4 13 £450 +12.50% 1
Yorkshire -8 13 £450 +12.50% 5
Birmingham +3 11 £438 -
Staines +16 9 £505 +34.66%
Buckinghamshire +6 9 £538 +21.12% 1
Oxfordshire -13 9 £475 -
South West +13 8 £531 +1.19% 5
Cheshire -11 8 £500 +1.01%
Maidenhead - 8 £398 -
Havant - 8 £483 - 1
East of England +7 7 £463 - 5
Milton Keynes +6 6 £350 - 1
Leeds -13 5 £500 +31.14% 1
Lancashire +11 4 £503 -
Reading +11 4 £453 -
Warwickshire 0 4 £650 +62.50%
Docklands, London -2 4 £538 +0.46%
Runcorn - 4 £500 -

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 231 (40.38%) Windows
2 165 (28.85%) VMware
3 133 (23.25%) Oracle
4 128 (22.38%) Linux
5 120 (20.98%) VMware Infrastructure
6 119 (20.80%) Finance
7 116 (20.28%) WAN
8 114 (19.93%) Cisco
9 107 (18.71%) Microsoft
10 104 (18.18%) Firewall
11 102 (17.83%) UNIX
12 100 (17.48%) LAN
13 97 (16.96%) Migration
14 89 (15.56%) SAN
15 88 (15.38%) Active Directory
16 77 (13.46%) Citrix
17 68 (11.89%) SQL Server
18 65 (11.36%) IBM
19 61 (10.66%) SQL
19 61 (10.66%) Hyper-V
20 60 (10.49%) NetApp
21 58 (10.14%) Security Cleared
22 55 (9.62%) VPN
22 55 (9.62%) ITIL
23 54 (9.44%) HP
24 53 (9.27%) Middleware
24 53 (9.27%) TOGAF
25 50 (8.74%) DNS
26 47 (8.22%) Solaris
27 44 (7.69%) Oracle Database

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 35 (6.12%) SharePoint
1 35 (6.12%) WebSphere
2 34 (5.94%) MS Exchange
3 30 (5.24%) IIS
4 23 (4.02%) WebLogic
5 20 (3.50%) Apache
6 19 (3.32%) Tomcat
7 17 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (2.45%) OpenStack
9 12 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (1.92%) JBoss
11 10 (1.75%) Lync
12 8 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
13 7 (1.22%) Oracle Coherence
13 7 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
14 6 (1.05%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 6 (1.05%) IBM Notes
14 6 (1.05%) Documentum
15 5 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
15 5 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 28 (4.90%) MS Excel
2 27 (4.72%) MS Visio
3 17 (2.97%) MS Office
4 13 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) MS Project
5 2 (0.35%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.17%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (0.87%) RMDS
1 5 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.35%) SAP ERP
2 2 (0.35%) Magento
2 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.17%) Maximo
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 42 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (5.42%) PaaS
3 25 (4.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 24 (4.20%) SaaS
5 18 (3.15%) IaaS
6 14 (2.45%) AWS CloudFormation
7 13 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (2.10%) Office 365
9 10 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 9 (1.57%) CloudFront
10 9 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (0.87%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (0.87%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.87%) Amazon ELB
12 4 (0.70%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.35%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.35%) Google Compute Engine
13 2 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.35%) SoftLayer
14 1 (0.17%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 116 (20.28%) WAN
2 104 (18.18%) Firewall
3 100 (17.48%) LAN
4 89 (15.56%) SAN
5 55 (9.62%) VPN
6 50 (8.74%) DNS
7 43 (7.52%) MPLS
8 25 (4.37%) DHCP
9 24 (4.20%) NAS
10 22 (3.85%) Cisco Nexus
11 20 (3.50%) HTTP
11 20 (3.50%) VLAN
12 19 (3.32%) Network Security
12 19 (3.32%) SMTP
13 18 (3.15%) SSL
14 17 (2.97%) VoIP
15 16 (2.80%) Wireless
16 15 (2.62%) TCP/IP
17 14 (2.45%) NetScaler
18 12 (2.10%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 44 (7.69%) Oracle Database
3 22 (3.85%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.10%) DB2
5 11 (1.92%) Big Data
5 11 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (1.57%) Hadoop
7 8 (1.40%) OLTP
7 8 (1.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 7 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.22%) RDBMS
9 6 (1.05%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
10 5 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.87%) HBase
10 5 (0.87%) MySQL
10 5 (0.87%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 12 (2.10%) Jenkins
2 10 (1.75%) Subversion
3 9 (1.57%) Maven
4 7 (1.22%) JIRA
5 6 (1.05%) Hudson
5 6 (1.05%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.52%) Ant
7 2 (0.35%) Juju
General
1 119 (20.80%) Finance
2 34 (5.94%) Banking
3 18 (3.15%) Retail
4 13 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.22%) Publishing
6 5 (0.87%) Retail Banking
6 5 (0.87%) Automotive
7 4 (0.70%) Billing
8 3 (0.52%) Back Office
9 2 (0.35%) Electronics
9 2 (0.35%) Advertising
9 2 (0.35%) Games
9 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.35%) Marketing
10 1 (0.17%) International Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Swedish Language
10 1 (0.17%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (9.27%) Middleware
2 24 (4.20%) Web Services
3 9 (1.57%) J2EE
4 8 (1.40%) XML
5 7 (1.22%) .NET
5 7 (1.22%) Rendezvous
6 6 (1.05%) XSLT
6 6 (1.05%) HTML
6 6 (1.05%) Java EE
7 5 (0.87%) Ultra Messaging
8 4 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
9 3 (0.52%) boto
9 3 (0.52%) SAP PI
9 3 (0.52%) REST
10 2 (0.35%) SOAP
10 2 (0.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 1 (0.17%) Oracle Fusion
11 1 (0.17%) WCF
11 1 (0.17%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 22 (3.85%) Public Cloud
2 20 (3.50%) Open Source
3 17 (2.97%) FlexPod
4 16 (2.80%) Replication
5 13 (2.27%) PKI
6 12 (2.10%) Mainframe
7 11 (1.92%) Clustering
8 10 (1.75%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.22%) Private Cloud
9 7 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (1.05%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.87%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (0.87%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (0.87%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.70%) Credit Risk
12 4 (0.70%) BYOD
12 4 (0.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 3 (0.52%) Data Integration
13 3 (0.52%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 231 (40.38%) Windows
2 128 (22.38%) Linux
3 102 (17.83%) UNIX
4 47 (8.22%) Solaris
5 40 (6.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 35 (6.12%) AIX
7 32 (5.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (5.42%) Windows 7
9 30 (5.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 29 (5.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (2.62%) Oracle Linux
12 7 (1.22%) HPUX
13 6 (1.05%) Windows XP
14 4 (0.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.35%) zOS
15 2 (0.35%) VMS
15 2 (0.35%) Android
16 1 (0.17%) CentOS
16 1 (0.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (16.96%) Migration
2 55 (9.62%) ITIL
3 53 (9.27%) TOGAF
4 44 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 39 (6.82%) Technical Architecture
5 39 (6.82%) Service Management
6 36 (6.29%) Project Management
7 35 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
9 31 (5.42%) Enterprise Architecture
10 30 (5.24%) Service Delivery
11 23 (4.02%) SOA
12 16 (2.80%) Configuration Management
12 16 (2.80%) Network Design
13 15 (2.62%) Load Balancing
14 14 (2.45%) Performance Tuning
14 14 (2.45%) Auto-Scaling
15 13 (2.27%) DevOps
15 13 (2.27%) Capacity Planning
16 12 (2.10%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (10.66%) SQL
2 34 (5.94%) Java
3 8 (1.40%) Perl
3 8 (1.40%) C
4 7 (1.22%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.05%) PowerShell
6 5 (0.87%) Ruby
6 5 (0.87%) Python
7 3 (0.52%) ABAP
7 3 (0.52%) C#
8 2 (0.35%) COBOL
9 1 (0.17%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.17%) C++
9 1 (0.17%) PHP
9 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.17%) JCL
9 1 (0.17%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 58 (10.14%) Security Cleared
2 35 (6.12%) SC Cleared
3 30 (5.24%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (2.45%) CCNA
6 12 (2.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (1.75%) CCNP
7 10 (1.75%) MCSE
7 10 (1.75%) MCITP
7 10 (1.75%) Degree
8 8 (1.40%) DV Cleared
9 5 (0.87%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 4 (0.70%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Certified Master
10 4 (0.70%) Microsoft Certified Architect
10 4 (0.70%) BC Cleared
11 3 (0.52%) VCAP
11 3 (0.52%) CISSP
12 2 (0.35%) CCDP
12 2 (0.35%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.27%) QA
2 10 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.17%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 120 (20.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 88 (15.38%) Active Directory
3 61 (10.66%) Hyper-V
4 38 (6.64%) XenApp
5 28 (4.90%) vSphere
6 23 (4.02%) XenDesktop
7 17 (2.97%) VMware ESX
8 16 (2.80%) Oracle RAC
9 12 (2.10%) vCloud
9 12 (2.10%) Xen
10 10 (1.75%) XenServer
10 10 (1.75%) SRDF
11 8 (1.40%) ProxySG
12 7 (1.22%) KVM
12 7 (1.22%) NFS
13 6 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
14 5 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (0.70%) PowerHA
16 3 (0.52%) Docker
17 2 (0.35%) Squid
Systems Management
1 21 (3.67%) SCCM
2 20 (3.50%) Puppet
3 14 (2.45%) SCOM
4 13 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 7 (1.22%) Tivoli
7 6 (1.05%) Control-M
7 6 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 6 (1.05%) BladeLogic
7 6 (1.05%) Ansible
8 4 (0.70%) Data Guard
8 4 (0.70%) Salt
9 3 (0.52%) OpenView
10 2 (0.35%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.35%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.35%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.35%) XenMobile
10 2 (0.35%) TrustSec
11 1 (0.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.17%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 165 (28.85%) VMware
2 133 (23.25%) Oracle
3 114 (19.93%) Cisco
4 107 (18.71%) Microsoft
5 77 (13.46%) Citrix
6 65 (11.36%) IBM
7 60 (10.49%) NetApp
8 54 (9.44%) HP
9 39 (6.82%) CheckPoint
10 38 (6.64%) EMC
11 32 (5.59%) Red Hat
12 31 (5.42%) SAP
13 22 (3.85%) Juniper
14 21 (3.67%) Symantec
15 18 (3.15%) Intel
16 16 (2.80%) Brocade
17 13 (2.27%) F5
18 11 (1.92%) Dell
18 11 (1.92%) CommVault
19 10 (1.75%) Nokia
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