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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Solution Architect
Rank 567 523 551
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +28
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 25 47 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.092% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.099% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 36 4
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£440 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.19% +4.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £450 £448
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £438 £488 £425
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +14.70%
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
49935 47333 45284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.07% 92.46% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 31866 28484 25556
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2011 2083 2584
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.77 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 2014.

Infrastructure Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top 27 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 24 December 2014. 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 -50 21 £413 -21.42% 8
London -10 9 £440 -22.97% 3
South East -27 5 - - 3
Yorkshire - 5 £400 - 1
City of London +3 4 £360 -34.54% 1
Scotland -8 4 £500 +11.11%
Edinburgh -12 4 £500 +11.11%
Berkshire -2 3 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £425 - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bradford - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Slough - - - -
Staines - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - -

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 29 (42.03%) Linux
2 28 (40.58%) Windows
3 27 (39.13%) Finance
4 25 (36.23%) Oracle
5 24 (34.78%) VMware
6 19 (27.54%) SQL
7 17 (24.64%) SAN
8 16 (23.19%) Banking
9 15 (21.74%) Middleware
9 15 (21.74%) Oracle Database
10 14 (20.29%) Solaris
10 14 (20.29%) UNIX
11 13 (18.84%) SQL Server
11 13 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (17.39%) Oracle RAC
13 11 (15.94%) WAN
14 10 (14.49%) LAN
14 10 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
15 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
15 9 (13.04%) Cisco
15 9 (13.04%) NoSQL
16 8 (11.59%) F5
16 8 (11.59%) IBM
17 7 (10.14%) EMC
17 7 (10.14%) NetApp
17 7 (10.14%) Relational Database
17 7 (10.14%) NAS
17 7 (10.14%) Hadoop
18 6 (8.70%) Java
18 6 (8.70%) TOGAF

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 6 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 5 (7.25%) Apache
2 5 (7.25%) IIS
3 4 (5.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 4 (5.80%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.80%) Oracle Coherence
4 2 (2.90%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.45%) SAS
5 1 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
5 1 (1.45%) JBoss
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) PaaS
1 4 (5.80%) IaaS
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (24.64%) SAN
2 11 (15.94%) WAN
3 10 (14.49%) LAN
4 7 (10.14%) NAS
5 5 (7.25%) FCoE
5 5 (7.25%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (7.25%) iSCSI
5 5 (7.25%) Multicast
6 4 (5.80%) HTTP
7 2 (2.90%) SMTP
7 2 (2.90%) DHCP
7 2 (2.90%) FTP
7 2 (2.90%) DMZ
7 2 (2.90%) X.400
7 2 (2.90%) X.500
7 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.90%) DNS
7 2 (2.90%) BIG-IP
7 2 (2.90%) Network Security
7 2 (2.90%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.74%) Oracle Database
2 13 (18.84%) SQL Server
3 9 (13.04%) NoSQL
4 7 (10.14%) Hadoop
4 7 (10.14%) Relational Database
5 5 (7.25%) RDBMS
6 4 (5.80%) HBase
7 3 (4.35%) OLTP
7 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (4.35%) OLAP
7 3 (4.35%) Oracle OLAP
7 3 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (2.90%) Spotfire
8 2 (2.90%) Big Data
9 1 (1.45%) Informix
General
1 27 (39.13%) Finance
2 16 (23.19%) Banking
3 6 (8.70%) Retail
4 4 (5.80%) Retail Banking
4 4 (5.80%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.90%) International Banking
6 1 (1.45%) Billing
6 1 (1.45%) Back Office
6 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (21.74%) Middleware
2 4 (5.80%) HTML
2 4 (5.80%) XML
2 4 (5.80%) XSLT
2 4 (5.80%) Rendezvous
3 2 (2.90%) .NET
3 2 (2.90%) Ajax
4 1 (1.45%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.25%) Clustering
2 3 (4.35%) Credit Risk
2 3 (4.35%) FMCG
3 2 (2.90%) PKI
4 1 (1.45%) NHS
4 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.45%) Open Source
4 1 (1.45%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 29 (42.03%) Linux
2 28 (40.58%) Windows
3 14 (20.29%) UNIX
3 14 (20.29%) Solaris
4 3 (4.35%) AIX
4 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.49%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (8.70%) TOGAF
3 5 (7.25%) Migration
3 5 (7.25%) Benchmarking
3 5 (7.25%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.35%) Zachman Framework
5 3 (4.35%) ITIL
5 3 (4.35%) ETL
5 3 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (2.90%) Service Management
6 2 (2.90%) Risk Management
6 2 (2.90%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.90%) Integration Testing
6 2 (2.90%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (2.90%) Big Data Analytics
6 2 (2.90%) Analytics
6 2 (2.90%) Boundary Protection
7 1 (1.45%) Web Application Development
7 1 (1.45%) Email Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.54%) SQL
2 6 (8.70%) Java
3 5 (7.25%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.45%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 5 (7.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.90%) DV Cleared
2 2 (2.90%) PhD
3 1 (1.45%) CCNP
3 1 (1.45%) CCNA
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (17.39%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (7.25%) Xen
3 5 (7.25%) NFS
3 5 (7.25%) SRDF
3 5 (7.25%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.25%) KVM
4 4 (5.80%) Active Directory
5 3 (4.35%) vSphere
6 2 (2.90%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (2.90%) ISA Server
6 2 (2.90%) XenApp
7 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.45%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (2.90%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 25 (36.23%) Oracle
2 24 (34.78%) VMware
3 9 (13.04%) Cisco
3 9 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 8 (11.59%) IBM
4 8 (11.59%) F5
5 7 (10.14%) EMC
5 7 (10.14%) NetApp
6 5 (7.25%) TIBCO
6 5 (7.25%) SAP
6 5 (7.25%) Intel
7 4 (5.80%) Citrix
7 4 (5.80%) Sybase
7 4 (5.80%) DataSynapse
8 3 (4.35%) MicroStrategy
8 3 (4.35%) Tableau
9 2 (2.90%) 29West
9 2 (2.90%) Informatica
9 2 (2.90%) HP
9 2 (2.90%) Symantec
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