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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Solution Architect
Rank 591 565 534
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -31
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 29 46 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.084% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.091% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 35 30
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£450 £500 £523
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -4.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £400 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £488 £500
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -41 29 £450 -10.00% 2
London -17 12 £600 +20.00%
South East -9 7 £450 -26.22% 1
City of London -12 7 £600 +20.00%
Buckinghamshire - 7 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £450 -
Manchester - 4 £210 -
North West - 4 £210 -
Berkshire +6 2 £450 -
Wiltshire 0 2 £560 +4.08%
Swindon -4 2 £560 +4.08%
East of England -5 2 £550 +18.91%
Hertfordshire -7 2 £550 +25.71%
South West -8 2 £560 +4.08%
Middlesex - 2 £450 -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £550 -
West Midlands +2 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -23 1 - -
West Yorkshire -24 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Halifax - 1 - -
Worcester - 1 - -

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 40 (48.78%) VMware
2 33 (40.24%) Oracle
3 27 (32.93%) Windows
4 26 (31.71%) SQL Server
5 25 (30.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (25.61%) SQL
6 21 (25.61%) Finance
7 20 (24.39%) Cisco
8 18 (21.95%) Linux
8 18 (21.95%) Data Centre
9 15 (18.29%) SAN
10 14 (17.07%) Banking
10 14 (17.07%) WebSphere
11 13 (15.85%) SOA
12 12 (14.63%) NetApp
12 12 (14.63%) IBM
12 12 (14.63%) TOGAF
12 12 (14.63%) Xen
12 12 (14.63%) Hyper-V
13 11 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
13 11 (13.41%) EMC
13 11 (13.41%) WAN
14 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
14 10 (12.20%) Java
14 10 (12.20%) Oracle RAC
15 9 (10.98%) Firewall
15 9 (10.98%) XML
15 9 (10.98%) NAS
15 9 (10.98%) Amazon AWS
15 9 (10.98%) Oracle Database

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 14 (17.07%) WebSphere
2 8 (9.76%) Apache
3 7 (8.54%) Tomcat
3 7 (8.54%) Oracle Coherence
3 7 (8.54%) IIS
3 7 (8.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.66%) WebSphere Portal
5 3 (3.66%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.44%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.44%) Documentum
7 1 (1.22%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) MS Office
2 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (7.32%) RMDS
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.44%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.22%) Maximo
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.22%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.98%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.32%) Office 365
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.44%) SaaS
4 2 (2.44%) PaaS
4 2 (2.44%) Google Compute Engine
4 2 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.22%) IaaS
5 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (18.29%) SAN
2 11 (13.41%) WAN
3 9 (10.98%) Firewall
3 9 (10.98%) NAS
4 8 (9.76%) LAN
5 7 (8.54%) HTTP
5 7 (8.54%) VPN
5 7 (8.54%) iSCSI
5 7 (8.54%) FCoE
5 7 (8.54%) Fibre Channel
5 7 (8.54%) Multicast
6 5 (6.10%) DNS
7 4 (4.88%) DWDM
7 4 (4.88%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (3.66%) VLAN
9 2 (2.44%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.44%) VoIP
9 2 (2.44%) DHCP
9 2 (2.44%) Wireless
10 1 (1.22%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (31.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.98%) Oracle Database
3 6 (7.32%) Hadoop
3 6 (7.32%) HBase
4 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.66%) DB2
6 2 (2.44%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.44%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (2.44%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Juju
General
1 21 (25.61%) Finance
2 14 (17.07%) Banking
3 5 (6.10%) Automotive
4 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.44%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.44%) Retail
5 2 (2.44%) Local Government
6 1 (1.22%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.98%) XML
2 7 (8.54%) XSLT
2 7 (8.54%) Rendezvous
2 7 (8.54%) Middleware
2 7 (8.54%) HTML
3 6 (7.32%) Web Services
3 6 (7.32%) Ultra Messaging
4 1 (1.22%) REST
4 1 (1.22%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.95%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (3.66%) Clustering
2 3 (3.66%) Blog
3 2 (2.44%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.44%) NHS
3 2 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.44%) Replication
4 1 (1.22%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.22%) GIS
4 1 (1.22%) EPoS
4 1 (1.22%) iPad
4 1 (1.22%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 27 (32.93%) Windows
2 18 (21.95%) Linux
3 7 (8.54%) Solaris
4 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.85%) SOA
2 12 (14.63%) TOGAF
3 11 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (9.76%) Load Balancing
4 8 (9.76%) Migration
5 7 (8.54%) Benchmarking
5 7 (8.54%) Use Case
5 7 (8.54%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (8.54%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (7.32%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (7.32%) Project Management
7 5 (6.10%) PRINCE2
7 5 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.88%) ITIL
8 4 (4.88%) High Availability
8 4 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (3.66%) Enterprise Architecture
9 3 (3.66%) Project Planning
9 3 (3.66%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.61%) SQL
2 10 (12.20%) Java
3 7 (8.54%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (7.32%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.10%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 25 (30.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (14.63%) Hyper-V
2 12 (14.63%) Xen
3 10 (12.20%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (8.54%) NFS
4 7 (8.54%) SRDF
4 7 (8.54%) KVM
5 5 (6.10%) Active Directory
6 4 (4.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.66%) vCloud
8 2 (2.44%) Docker
8 2 (2.44%) LXC
8 2 (2.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) SCCM
2 4 (4.88%) Tivoli
2 4 (4.88%) EMC VPLEX
3 3 (3.66%) Data Guard
4 2 (2.44%) Puppet
4 2 (2.44%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.44%) OpenView
Vendors
1 40 (48.78%) VMware
2 33 (40.24%) Oracle
3 20 (24.39%) Cisco
4 12 (14.63%) IBM
4 12 (14.63%) NetApp
5 11 (13.41%) EMC
6 10 (12.20%) Microsoft
7 7 (8.54%) HP
7 7 (8.54%) Intel
7 7 (8.54%) Citrix
7 7 (8.54%) TIBCO
7 7 (8.54%) DataSynapse
8 6 (7.32%) SolarWinds
8 6 (7.32%) Sybase
9 5 (6.10%) SAP
10 4 (4.88%) Brocade
11 3 (3.66%) Lotus
12 2 (2.44%) Red Hat
12 2 (2.44%) Google
13 1 (1.22%) ESRI