The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Solutions 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 Solutions 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 Solution Architect
Rank 542 559 558
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 51 40 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.071% 0.012%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.077% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 20 2
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£450 £450 £458
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £400 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £580 £532
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £450 £365
% change year-on-year
- +23.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
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 Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Solutions Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Infrastructure Solutions Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Infrastructure Solutions Architect within the UK.

Infrastructure Solutions Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Infrastructure Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Solutions 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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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 +7 44 £450 -1.36% 2
London +8 16 £438 -12.50% 1
City of London +27 12 £438 -
West Yorkshire -2 9 £438 -
Yorkshire -9 9 £438 -
Scotland +1 6 - -
South East -20 6 £538 +16.21%
North West -14 5 £463 -
Buckinghamshire +3 4 £538 +16.21%
Manchester - 4 £450 -
Hampshire - 2 £475 -
Cheshire -6 1 £700 -
Bracknell - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Infrastructure Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title.

1 36 (45.00%) VMware
2 31 (38.75%) Oracle
3 27 (33.75%) Windows
4 25 (31.25%) SQL Server
5 24 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 22 (27.50%) Cisco
6 22 (27.50%) Finance
7 20 (25.00%) SQL
8 19 (23.75%) SAN
9 18 (22.50%) Linux
9 18 (22.50%) Banking
10 15 (18.75%) SOA
10 15 (18.75%) WAN
11 13 (16.25%) EMC
11 13 (16.25%) LAN
11 13 (16.25%) Firewall
12 12 (15.00%) Middleware
12 12 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (15.00%) NetApp
12 12 (15.00%) IBM
12 12 (15.00%) NAS
12 12 (15.00%) Xen
13 11 (13.75%) WebSphere
13 11 (13.75%) Hyper-V
13 11 (13.75%) Stakeholder Management
14 10 (12.50%) TOGAF
14 10 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
15 9 (11.25%) iSCSI
15 9 (11.25%) SRDF
15 9 (11.25%) FCoE

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Infrastructure Solutions 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 Solutions Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (13.75%) WebSphere
2 9 (11.25%) Apache
3 8 (10.00%) IIS
4 7 (8.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 7 (8.75%) Tomcat
4 7 (8.75%) Oracle Coherence
5 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.75%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.50%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (5.00%) RMDS
2 2 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.25%) Maximo
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.50%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.00%) PaaS
3 3 (3.75%) IaaS
4 2 (2.50%) Google Compute Engine
4 2 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (2.50%) Office 365
4 2 (2.50%) SaaS
5 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.75%) SAN
2 15 (18.75%) WAN
3 13 (16.25%) LAN
3 13 (16.25%) Firewall
4 12 (15.00%) NAS
5 9 (11.25%) FCoE
5 9 (11.25%) Fibre Channel
5 9 (11.25%) iSCSI
5 9 (11.25%) Multicast
6 7 (8.75%) HTTP
7 5 (6.25%) DNS
8 4 (5.00%) VPN
8 4 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (5.00%) DWDM
9 3 (3.75%) TCP/IP
9 3 (3.75%) VLAN
10 2 (2.50%) Network Security
10 2 (2.50%) DHCP
10 2 (2.50%) FTP
10 2 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.75%) Hadoop
2 7 (8.75%) Oracle Database
3 6 (7.50%) HBase
4 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (3.75%) DB2
6 2 (2.50%) OLAP
6 2 (2.50%) OLTP
6 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.50%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (2.50%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.25%) Big Data
7 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.25%) Spotfire
7 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Juju
General
1 22 (27.50%) Finance
2 18 (22.50%) Banking
3 5 (6.25%) Retail
3 5 (6.25%) Automotive
4 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (3.75%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.50%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.25%) Billing
7 1 (1.25%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.00%) Middleware
2 9 (11.25%) XML
3 7 (8.75%) XSLT
3 7 (8.75%) Rendezvous
3 7 (8.75%) HTML
4 3 (3.75%) Web Services
5 2 (2.50%) .NET
6 1 (1.25%) SOAP
6 1 (1.25%) Ajax
6 1 (1.25%) Apache Flex
6 1 (1.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.25%) Clustering
2 3 (3.75%) Thin Client
2 3 (3.75%) Blog
2 3 (3.75%) Credit Risk
2 3 (3.75%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.50%) NHS
3 2 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.50%) Replication
4 1 (1.25%) CESG
4 1 (1.25%) PKI
4 1 (1.25%) GIS
4 1 (1.25%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.25%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 27 (33.75%) Windows
2 18 (22.50%) Linux
3 9 (11.25%) Solaris
4 6 (7.50%) UNIX
4 6 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.75%) SOA
2 12 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (13.75%) Stakeholder Management
4 10 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 9 (11.25%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (11.25%) Benchmarking
6 8 (10.00%) Load Balancing
7 7 (8.75%) Use Case
7 7 (8.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (7.50%) Change Management
8 6 (7.50%) Migration
8 6 (7.50%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (5.00%) Project Management
9 4 (5.00%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.75%) ETL
10 3 (3.75%) UML
10 3 (3.75%) TDD
10 3 (3.75%) Project Planning
10 3 (3.75%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.00%) SQL
2 9 (11.25%) Java
3 8 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.50%) C
5 1 (1.25%) MUMPS
5 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.25%) CCNP
3 1 (1.25%) CCNA
3 1 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) QA
2 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (15.00%) Xen
3 11 (13.75%) Hyper-V
4 10 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (11.25%) NFS
5 9 (11.25%) SRDF
5 9 (11.25%) KVM
6 7 (8.75%) Active Directory
7 5 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.75%) vCloud
8 3 (3.75%) vSphere
9 2 (2.50%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.50%) Docker
9 2 (2.50%) LXC
10 1 (1.25%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 3 (3.75%) Data Guard
2 2 (2.50%) Puppet
2 2 (2.50%) Vagrant
2 2 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.50%) OpenView
2 2 (2.50%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.50%) SCCM
3 1 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 36 (45.00%) VMware
2 31 (38.75%) Oracle
3 22 (27.50%) Cisco
4 13 (16.25%) EMC
5 12 (15.00%) IBM
5 12 (15.00%) NetApp
6 9 (11.25%) Intel
7 7 (8.75%) Microsoft
7 7 (8.75%) HP
7 7 (8.75%) TIBCO
7 7 (8.75%) DataSynapse
8 6 (7.50%) SolarWinds
8 6 (7.50%) Sybase
8 6 (7.50%) Citrix
9 4 (5.00%) Brocade
9 4 (5.00%) 29West
10 3 (3.75%) SAP
10 3 (3.75%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.50%) Tableau
11 2 (2.50%) MicroStrategy
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