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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 339 322 365
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +43
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 267 263 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.52% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.56% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 175 108
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£500 £523 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.30% +16.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 - -

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
48551 46784 42135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.43% 92.38% 92.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 29792 27671 24104
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1854 1968 2263
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 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -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 4 March 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 March 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 -2 242 £500 -4.76% 43
London -72 81 £525 -4.54% 17
South East -5 49 £425 -10.52% 6
North West +8 32 £475 -5.00% 2
East of England +19 26 £450 -5.26%
West Midlands +10 25 £438 +2.94% 6
City of London +1 23 £550 - 7
South West +8 22 £518 +21.76% 2
Scotland -9 19 £500 - 4
Edinburgh -7 17 £513 +2.50% 1
Bristol +5 13 £518 -13.75% 2
Manchester -10 12 £475 -5.00%
Buckinghamshire -2 11 £500 -
Surrey +4 10 £475 +7.95%
Milton Keynes 0 10 £500 -
Hampshire -7 10 £475 - 1
Hertfordshire - 9 £458 -
Staines - 9 £650 -
Bedfordshire +1 8 £450 -
Cheshire - 8 £525 -
Birmingham +2 6 £380 -15.64% 1
Berkshire -7 6 £398 -5.35%
Yorkshire -20 5 £431 -6.75% 9
West Yorkshire -24 5 £431 -6.75% 8
Lancashire - 5 - -
West Sussex - 4 £395 -
Macclesfield - 4 £450 -
Maidenhead - 4 £398 -
Wales -3 3 £425 -
Southampton -14 3 £475 -26.92% 1

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 198 (36.13%) Windows
2 143 (26.09%) Linux
3 132 (24.09%) VMware
4 113 (20.62%) Finance
5 111 (20.26%) Microsoft
6 110 (20.07%) Oracle
7 106 (19.34%) UNIX
8 96 (17.52%) Migration
9 94 (17.15%) VMware Infrastructure
10 91 (16.61%) Active Directory
11 82 (14.96%) Cisco
12 81 (14.78%) WAN
13 74 (13.50%) SAN
14 68 (12.41%) Firewall
15 66 (12.04%) LAN
16 65 (11.86%) SQL
17 63 (11.50%) Security Cleared
18 60 (10.95%) Hyper-V
19 54 (9.85%) SQL Server
19 54 (9.85%) IBM
20 50 (9.12%) ITIL
21 47 (8.58%) Disaster Recovery
22 44 (8.03%) Solaris
22 44 (8.03%) HP
23 43 (7.85%) TOGAF
23 43 (7.85%) Middleware
24 42 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
24 42 (7.66%) EMC
24 42 (7.66%) AIX
25 40 (7.30%) Citrix

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 37 (6.75%) SharePoint
2 33 (6.02%) IIS
3 24 (4.38%) WebLogic
3 24 (4.38%) Apache
4 22 (4.01%) Lync
5 21 (3.83%) SharePoint 2013
6 20 (3.65%) SharePoint 2010
7 15 (2.74%) BizTalk Server
7 15 (2.74%) Tomcat
7 15 (2.74%) MS Exchange
8 14 (2.55%) JBoss
8 14 (2.55%) Exchange Server 2013
9 13 (2.37%) WebSphere
10 11 (2.01%) OpenStack
11 7 (1.28%) Confluence
12 6 (1.09%) NetWeaver
12 6 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (0.91%) nginx
13 5 (0.91%) Oracle Coherence
13 5 (0.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 18 (3.28%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.74%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.55%) MS Office
5 2 (0.36%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.36%) PowerPivot
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.18%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (2.74%) Dynamics CRM
1 15 (2.74%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.36%) RMDS
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.74%) SaaS
1 26 (4.74%) PaaS
2 20 (3.65%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (2.92%) IaaS
4 15 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (2.55%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (1.64%) CloudFront
7 6 (1.09%) Office 365
8 5 (0.91%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.91%) Amazon ELB
8 5 (0.91%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 5 (0.91%) ElastiCache
9 3 (0.55%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.36%) Google Apps
11 1 (0.18%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.18%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 81 (14.78%) WAN
2 74 (13.50%) SAN
3 68 (12.41%) Firewall
4 66 (12.04%) LAN
5 26 (4.74%) NAS
5 26 (4.74%) VPN
6 19 (3.47%) DNS
7 17 (3.10%) MPLS
8 14 (2.55%) HTTP
9 12 (2.19%) Internet
10 11 (2.01%) Network Security
10 11 (2.01%) VoIP
11 10 (1.82%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (1.64%) iSCSI
12 9 (1.64%) TCP/IP
13 8 (1.46%) Multicast
13 8 (1.46%) WLAN
13 8 (1.46%) SMTP
13 8 (1.46%) DHCP
13 8 (1.46%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (9.85%) SQL Server
2 32 (5.84%) Oracle Database
3 13 (2.37%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (2.01%) Hadoop
5 10 (1.82%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
7 8 (1.46%) OLTP
8 7 (1.28%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.09%) DB2
9 6 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
9 6 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.09%) Big Data
10 5 (0.91%) MongoDB
10 5 (0.91%) SAP HANA
10 5 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (0.91%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.91%) MySQL
11 4 (0.73%) HBase
Development Applications
1 18 (3.28%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.01%) Hudson
2 11 (2.01%) Subversion
2 11 (2.01%) Maven
3 7 (1.28%) JIRA
4 4 (0.73%) JMeter
General
1 113 (20.62%) Finance
2 33 (6.02%) Banking
3 31 (5.66%) Retail
4 16 (2.92%) Manufacturing
5 13 (2.37%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.46%) Publishing
6 8 (1.46%) Retail Banking
7 6 (1.09%) Games
7 6 (1.09%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.73%) Back Office
9 3 (0.55%) Legal
10 2 (0.36%) Advertising
10 2 (0.36%) International Banking
10 2 (0.36%) Marketing
11 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Swedish Language
11 1 (0.18%) Front Office
11 1 (0.18%) Military
11 1 (0.18%) Electronics
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (7.85%) Middleware
2 30 (5.47%) .NET
3 15 (2.74%) J2EE
4 13 (2.37%) Application Packaging
5 9 (1.64%) RabbitMQ
5 9 (1.64%) Web Services
6 6 (1.09%) XML
7 5 (0.91%) Rendezvous
7 5 (0.91%) HTML
7 5 (0.91%) XSLT
7 5 (0.91%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.36%) CGI
8 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Message Broker
8 2 (0.36%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.36%) Java EE
8 2 (0.36%) Ajax
9 1 (0.18%) SPNEGO
9 1 (0.18%) XMPP
9 1 (0.18%) Ruby on Rails
9 1 (0.18%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.29%) Clustering
2 25 (4.56%) Open Source
3 14 (2.55%) Replication
4 11 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (1.46%) Credit Risk
6 6 (1.09%) CESG
6 6 (1.09%) Mainframe
6 6 (1.09%) PKI
6 6 (1.09%) FlexPod
7 5 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (0.91%) Fat Client
7 5 (0.91%) Reference Data
7 5 (0.91%) HACMP
7 5 (0.91%) Blackberry
7 5 (0.91%) Thin Client
7 5 (0.91%) N-Tier
8 4 (0.73%) Data Integration
9 3 (0.55%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.55%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 198 (36.13%) Windows
2 143 (26.09%) Linux
3 106 (19.34%) UNIX
4 44 (8.03%) Solaris
5 42 (7.66%) AIX
6 36 (6.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (5.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (2.37%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (2.01%) Windows 7
11 9 (1.64%) Oracle Linux
11 9 (1.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.73%) HPUX
13 2 (0.36%) zOS
13 2 (0.36%) CentOS
14 1 (0.18%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.18%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (17.52%) Migration
2 50 (9.12%) ITIL
3 47 (8.58%) Disaster Recovery
4 43 (7.85%) TOGAF
5 42 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
6 35 (6.39%) Service Management
7 33 (6.02%) Agile Software Development
8 32 (5.84%) Technical Architecture
9 29 (5.29%) SOA
10 28 (5.11%) Enterprise Architecture
11 27 (4.93%) DevOps
12 25 (4.56%) Service Delivery
13 19 (3.47%) CRM
14 15 (2.74%) Load Balancing
15 14 (2.55%) E-Commerce
15 14 (2.55%) Performance Tuning
16 13 (2.37%) Zachman Framework
16 13 (2.37%) Project Management
17 12 (2.19%) Investment Management
17 12 (2.19%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 65 (11.86%) SQL
2 35 (6.39%) Java
3 21 (3.83%) Perl
4 8 (1.46%) JavaScript
5 6 (1.09%) Bash Shell
6 5 (0.91%) Clojure
6 5 (0.91%) Ruby
6 5 (0.91%) VB.NET
6 5 (0.91%) C#
7 4 (0.73%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.55%) C
9 2 (0.36%) ABAP
10 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.18%) VBScript
10 1 (0.18%) COBOL
10 1 (0.18%) PHP
10 1 (0.18%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 63 (11.50%) Security Cleared
2 35 (6.39%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (2.19%) Degree
4 12 (2.19%) VCP4
5 11 (2.01%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.64%) CCNP
8 8 (1.46%) CCNA
9 7 (1.28%) MCSE
10 5 (0.91%) BC Cleared
11 4 (0.73%) CCDP
11 4 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (0.55%) CCDA
13 2 (0.36%) PhD
13 2 (0.36%) HND
13 2 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.36%) CISSP
13 2 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.36%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (0.91%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.18%) QA
System Software
1 94 (17.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 91 (16.61%) Active Directory
3 60 (10.95%) Hyper-V
4 26 (4.74%) Oracle RAC
5 24 (4.38%) VMware ESX
6 19 (3.47%) vSphere
7 15 (2.74%) XenApp
8 10 (1.82%) SRDF
9 9 (1.64%) Xen
9 9 (1.64%) KVM
10 8 (1.46%) XenDesktop
11 7 (1.28%) PowerHA
11 7 (1.28%) Oracle RMAN
11 7 (1.28%) NFS
12 6 (1.09%) Squid
12 6 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (0.55%) XenServer
14 3 (0.55%) vCloud
14 3 (0.55%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 27 (4.93%) Puppet
2 21 (3.83%) SCCM
3 13 (2.37%) SCOM
4 10 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (0.91%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 4 (0.73%) Ansible
6 4 (0.73%) Control-M
6 4 (0.73%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.73%) BladeLogic
7 3 (0.55%) SCDPM
7 3 (0.55%) Salt
8 2 (0.36%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (0.36%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.18%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.18%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.18%) HAProxy
9 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 132 (24.09%) VMware
2 111 (20.26%) Microsoft
3 110 (20.07%) Oracle
4 82 (14.96%) Cisco
5 54 (9.85%) IBM
6 44 (8.03%) HP
7 42 (7.66%) EMC
8 40 (7.30%) Citrix
9 39 (7.12%) NetApp
10 32 (5.84%) Red Hat
11 25 (4.56%) SAP
12 15 (2.74%) CheckPoint
13 13 (2.37%) F5
13 13 (2.37%) Intel
14 9 (1.64%) Juniper
15 8 (1.46%) Dell
15 8 (1.46%) Symantec
16 7 (1.28%) BEA
16 7 (1.28%) Sybase
16 7 (1.28%) Business Objects
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