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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 345 322 399
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +77
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 253 255 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.52% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.57% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 175 83
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£475 £500 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £410 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
46883 45043 41451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.47% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26911 23492
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1817 2004 2424
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 -18 224 £475 -5.00% 52
London -54 66 £525 -2.32% 20
South East -25 45 £475 +8.26% 11
West Midlands +21 33 £438 +4.79% 3
East of England +25 25 £450 -5.26% 2
North West +12 23 £475 -5.00% 5
Scotland -13 23 £500 +3.09% 4
Edinburgh -17 18 £500 +3.09% 3
Surrey +6 17 £475 +5.55%
South West -9 17 £573 +43.18% 3
City of London -7 16 £525 -12.50% 5
Staines +7 14 - -
Milton Keynes +6 12 £500 -
Buckinghamshire +1 12 £500 -
Yorkshire -6 11 £400 -13.51% 5
Bedfordshire - 10 £550 -
Manchester +1 9 £450 -10.00% 4
Hampshire -22 9 £475 - 3
Cheshire +12 7 £488 +2.63%
Hertfordshire - 7 £470 -
Bristol +1 6 £525 -12.50% 1
West Yorkshire -2 6 £438 -5.40% 5
Birmingham 0 5 £550 +22.08% 1
Berkshire -15 5 £550 +32.53% 5
Suffolk - 5 £450 -
Reading 0 4 £429 +7.18% 4
Leeds -10 4 £425 -19.04% 3
Macclesfield - 4 £450 -
Ipswich - 4 £425 -
East Midlands +9 3 £500 +5.26% 2

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 201 (35.70%) Windows
2 165 (29.31%) Linux
3 153 (27.18%) Finance
4 135 (23.98%) VMware
5 131 (23.27%) Oracle
6 114 (20.25%) Microsoft
7 110 (19.54%) UNIX
8 94 (16.70%) VMware Infrastructure
9 88 (15.63%) Migration
10 85 (15.10%) Active Directory
10 85 (15.10%) SAN
11 83 (14.74%) SQL
12 79 (14.03%) Cisco
13 78 (13.85%) WAN
14 67 (11.90%) Firewall
15 65 (11.55%) IBM
15 65 (11.55%) Hyper-V
16 62 (11.01%) Security Cleared
16 62 (11.01%) LAN
17 56 (9.95%) SQL Server
18 53 (9.41%) Solaris
18 53 (9.41%) Disaster Recovery
19 51 (9.06%) TOGAF
20 50 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
20 50 (8.88%) ITIL
21 48 (8.53%) Middleware
22 47 (8.35%) AIX
23 46 (8.17%) Oracle Database
24 42 (7.46%) Banking
25 41 (7.28%) EMC

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 36 (6.39%) SharePoint
2 31 (5.51%) IIS
3 23 (4.09%) Apache
3 23 (4.09%) WebLogic
4 21 (3.73%) SharePoint 2013
5 20 (3.55%) SharePoint 2010
5 20 (3.55%) Lync
6 17 (3.02%) JBoss
7 16 (2.84%) Tomcat
7 16 (2.84%) BizTalk Server
8 14 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (2.49%) MS Exchange
9 11 (1.95%) WebSphere
10 8 (1.42%) NetWeaver
11 7 (1.24%) Confluence
11 7 (1.24%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.89%) nginx
12 5 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
13 4 (0.71%) Oracle Coherence
13 4 (0.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 28 (4.97%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.66%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.36%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.36%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.36%) MS Office
5 1 (0.18%) MS Project
5 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 15 (2.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 15 (2.66%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.24%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.07%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.18%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.18%) RMDS
5 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (4.62%) SaaS
2 24 (4.26%) PaaS
2 24 (4.26%) IaaS
3 17 (3.02%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (0.89%) Office 365
7 4 (0.71%) IBM SmartCloud
8 3 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.53%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.36%) Google Apps
10 1 (0.18%) SoftLayer
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 1 (0.18%) ElastiCache
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 85 (15.10%) SAN
2 78 (13.85%) WAN
3 67 (11.90%) Firewall
4 62 (11.01%) LAN
5 29 (5.15%) NAS
6 23 (4.09%) VPN
7 15 (2.66%) MPLS
7 15 (2.66%) DNS
8 14 (2.49%) Network Security
9 13 (2.31%) Internet
9 13 (2.31%) DHCP
10 11 (1.95%) Fibre Channel
11 10 (1.78%) iSCSI
11 10 (1.78%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (1.60%) HTTP
13 8 (1.42%) SSL
13 8 (1.42%) TCP/IP
13 8 (1.42%) Multicast
14 7 (1.24%) Wireless
14 7 (1.24%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (9.95%) SQL Server
2 46 (8.17%) Oracle Database
3 16 (2.84%) NoSQL
4 15 (2.66%) Hadoop
4 15 (2.66%) Relational Database
5 12 (2.13%) RDBMS
5 12 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
6 10 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (1.78%) Oracle Exadata
7 9 (1.60%) DB2
8 8 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
8 8 (1.42%) OLTP
9 7 (1.24%) Big Data
9 7 (1.24%) SAP HANA
10 6 (1.07%) MySQL
11 5 (0.89%) OLAP
11 5 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (3.20%) Jenkins
2 11 (1.95%) Hudson
2 11 (1.95%) Maven
2 11 (1.95%) Subversion
3 7 (1.24%) JIRA
4 4 (0.71%) JMeter
5 1 (0.18%) Introscope
General
1 153 (27.18%) Finance
2 42 (7.46%) Banking
3 37 (6.57%) Retail
4 16 (2.84%) Manufacturing
4 16 (2.84%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.60%) Pharmaceutical
5 9 (1.60%) Retail Banking
6 6 (1.07%) Publishing
7 5 (0.89%) Games
8 3 (0.53%) Back Office
8 3 (0.53%) Legal
8 3 (0.53%) Marketing
9 2 (0.36%) International Banking
9 2 (0.36%) Automotive
10 1 (0.18%) Billing
10 1 (0.18%) Electronics
10 1 (0.18%) Law
10 1 (0.18%) Front Office
10 1 (0.18%) Military
10 1 (0.18%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (8.53%) Middleware
2 32 (5.68%) .NET
3 15 (2.66%) J2EE
4 13 (2.31%) Web Services
4 13 (2.31%) Application Packaging
5 9 (1.60%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (1.24%) Oracle Fusion
7 6 (1.07%) MSMQ
8 5 (0.89%) XML
9 4 (0.71%) XSLT
9 4 (0.71%) HTML
9 4 (0.71%) Rendezvous
10 2 (0.36%) Ajax
10 2 (0.36%) .NET Framework
10 2 (0.36%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 2 (0.36%) SAP PI
10 2 (0.36%) CGI
11 1 (0.18%) LAMP
11 1 (0.18%) OLE
11 1 (0.18%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 32 (5.68%) Clustering
2 26 (4.62%) Open Source
3 18 (3.20%) Replication
4 17 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (1.78%) Enterprise Storage
5 10 (1.78%) HACMP
5 10 (1.78%) Mainframe
6 8 (1.42%) Credit Risk
7 7 (1.24%) Blackberry
7 7 (1.24%) Digital Media
8 6 (1.07%) CESG
9 5 (0.89%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.89%) Thin Client
9 5 (0.89%) iPad
9 5 (0.89%) Fat Client
9 5 (0.89%) Reference Data
9 5 (0.89%) PKI
10 4 (0.71%) Derivative
10 4 (0.71%) Data Integration
10 4 (0.71%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 201 (35.70%) Windows
2 165 (29.31%) Linux
3 110 (19.54%) UNIX
4 53 (9.41%) Solaris
5 47 (8.35%) AIX
6 31 (5.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (4.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (1.95%) Oracle Linux
10 10 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (1.60%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 8 (1.42%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.71%) HPUX
14 3 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (0.53%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.36%) zOS
16 1 (0.18%) VMS
16 1 (0.18%) CentOS
16 1 (0.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (15.63%) Migration
2 53 (9.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 51 (9.06%) TOGAF
4 50 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 50 (8.88%) ITIL
5 37 (6.57%) Service Management
6 34 (6.04%) Enterprise Architecture
7 31 (5.51%) SOA
7 31 (5.51%) Technical Architecture
8 28 (4.97%) Agile Software Development
9 22 (3.91%) DevOps
10 19 (3.37%) Zachman Framework
11 17 (3.02%) CRM
12 15 (2.66%) E-Commerce
12 15 (2.66%) High Availability
13 14 (2.49%) Network Design
13 14 (2.49%) Data Protection
13 14 (2.49%) Data Architecture
13 14 (2.49%) Service Delivery
14 13 (2.31%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 83 (14.74%) SQL
2 36 (6.39%) Java
3 21 (3.73%) Perl
4 6 (1.07%) Bash Shell
4 6 (1.07%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.07%) C#
5 5 (0.89%) VB.NET
5 5 (0.89%) Clojure
5 5 (0.89%) PowerShell
5 5 (0.89%) Ruby
6 4 (0.71%) C
7 2 (0.36%) VBScript
7 2 (0.36%) ABAP
8 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.18%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 62 (11.01%) Security Cleared
2 40 (7.10%) SC Cleared
3 18 (3.20%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (2.13%) Degree
5 9 (1.60%) CCNP
5 9 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.42%) DV Cleared
7 7 (1.24%) MCSE
7 7 (1.24%) CCNA
8 4 (0.71%) CCDP
9 3 (0.53%) CCDA
9 3 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.36%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.36%) CCIE
10 2 (0.36%) RHCE
10 2 (0.36%) CISSP
10 2 (0.36%) PhD
11 1 (0.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.18%) HND
11 1 (0.18%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.24%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.36%) QA
System Software
1 94 (16.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 85 (15.10%) Active Directory
3 65 (11.55%) Hyper-V
4 36 (6.39%) Oracle RAC
5 22 (3.91%) vSphere
6 21 (3.73%) VMware ESX
7 12 (2.13%) XenApp
8 11 (1.95%) PowerHA
9 10 (1.78%) SRDF
10 9 (1.60%) KVM
11 8 (1.42%) Xen
12 7 (1.24%) Oracle RMAN
12 7 (1.24%) NFS
12 7 (1.24%) XenDesktop
13 6 (1.07%) Squid
14 5 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.53%) XenServer
16 2 (0.36%) UAG
16 2 (0.36%) Forefront TMG
16 2 (0.36%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 27 (4.80%) Puppet
2 19 (3.37%) SCCM
3 13 (2.31%) SCOM
4 10 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (1.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 8 (1.42%) Control-M
6 7 (1.24%) SCOrch
6 7 (1.24%) BladeLogic
7 6 (1.07%) SCDPM
8 4 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.53%) Ansible
9 3 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.53%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.36%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.36%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.18%) SAP Afaria
11 1 (0.18%) OpenView
11 1 (0.18%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 135 (23.98%) VMware
2 131 (23.27%) Oracle
3 114 (20.25%) Microsoft
4 79 (14.03%) Cisco
5 65 (11.55%) IBM
6 41 (7.28%) EMC
7 38 (6.75%) Citrix
8 37 (6.57%) HP
9 35 (6.22%) NetApp
10 33 (5.86%) SAP
11 29 (5.15%) Red Hat
12 20 (3.55%) F5
13 14 (2.49%) Intel
14 13 (2.31%) CheckPoint
14 13 (2.31%) Juniper
15 12 (2.13%) Dell
15 12 (2.13%) Business Objects
16 11 (1.95%) Symantec
16 11 (1.95%) Sybase
17 9 (1.60%) Informatica
London
JM
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £535.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £550 - 600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Brentwood, Essex
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + Depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
JM
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
FPSG Connect
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick, Warwickshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £575 - 600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
The People Network
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxfordshire
KSR Resources Ltd
Rate: Market Rates will apply
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
People Source
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Manchester
Orgtel
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 days ago