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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Solution Architect
Rank 557 504 534
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +30
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 26 49 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.10% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.11% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 36 2
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£475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -0.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £443 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £500 -
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -
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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £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 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
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 £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

Infrastructure Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Infrastructure Solutions 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 Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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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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 -39 22 £475 -5.00% 3
London -26 9 £513 -2.38%
Yorkshire - 5 £400 - 1
South East -3 4 £475 - 2
Edinburgh -4 4 £500 +5.26% 1
Scotland -10 4 £500 +5.26% 2
South West - 4 £525 -
Bristol - 4 £525 -
Hampshire - 3 £475 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £400 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £425 - 1
Sheffield - 2 £400 -
Berkshire +1 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Slough - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Egham - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Bath - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Bradford - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
North West - - - -
Surrey - - - -

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 27 (44.26%) Windows
2 25 (40.98%) Finance
3 23 (37.70%) VMware
4 22 (36.07%) Oracle
4 22 (36.07%) Linux
5 16 (26.23%) Banking
6 15 (24.59%) WAN
6 15 (24.59%) SQL Server
7 14 (22.95%) LAN
8 13 (21.31%) SQL
8 13 (21.31%) Middleware
9 12 (19.67%) Stakeholder Management
9 12 (19.67%) Oracle RAC
9 12 (19.67%) SAN
9 12 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (19.67%) Oracle Database
10 10 (16.39%) Cisco
11 9 (14.75%) Solaris
11 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
11 9 (14.75%) UNIX
12 8 (13.11%) EMC
12 8 (13.11%) Active Directory
12 8 (13.11%) NetApp
12 8 (13.11%) NAS
13 7 (11.48%) IBM
13 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (9.84%) Retail
14 6 (9.84%) Xen
14 6 (9.84%) Benchmarking
14 6 (9.84%) NFS

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 5 (8.20%) WebSphere
1 5 (8.20%) IIS
1 5 (8.20%) Apache
2 4 (6.56%) Oracle Coherence
2 4 (6.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (6.56%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.64%) SAS
4 1 (1.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 1 (1.64%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 1 (1.64%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) IaaS
1 3 (4.92%) PaaS
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.59%) WAN
2 14 (22.95%) LAN
3 12 (19.67%) SAN
4 8 (13.11%) NAS
5 6 (9.84%) iSCSI
5 6 (9.84%) FCoE
5 6 (9.84%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (9.84%) Multicast
6 4 (6.56%) Firewall
6 4 (6.56%) HTTP
7 2 (3.28%) X.400
7 2 (3.28%) X.500
7 2 (3.28%) BIG-IP
7 2 (3.28%) DMZ
7 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.28%) DNS
7 2 (3.28%) SMTP
7 2 (3.28%) DHCP
7 2 (3.28%) FTP
7 2 (3.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (24.59%) SQL Server
2 12 (19.67%) Oracle Database
3 6 (9.84%) Hadoop
3 6 (9.84%) Relational Database
4 5 (8.20%) NoSQL
5 4 (6.56%) RDBMS
5 4 (6.56%) HBase
6 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (4.92%) OLAP
6 3 (4.92%) OLTP
6 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (4.92%) Oracle OLAP
6 3 (4.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (3.28%) Spotfire
7 2 (3.28%) Big Data
8 1 (1.64%) Informix
General
1 25 (40.98%) Finance
2 16 (26.23%) Banking
3 6 (9.84%) Retail
4 4 (6.56%) Retail Banking
5 2 (3.28%) International Banking
6 1 (1.64%) Billing
6 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.64%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.31%) Middleware
2 4 (6.56%) Rendezvous
2 4 (6.56%) HTML
2 4 (6.56%) XML
2 4 (6.56%) XSLT
3 2 (3.28%) Ajax
3 2 (3.28%) .NET
4 1 (1.64%) Apache Flex
4 1 (1.64%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Clustering
2 3 (4.92%) Thin Client
2 3 (4.92%) Credit Risk
2 3 (4.92%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.28%) PKI
4 1 (1.64%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 27 (44.26%) Windows
2 22 (36.07%) Linux
3 9 (14.75%) Solaris
3 9 (14.75%) UNIX
4 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.64%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.67%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (9.84%) Benchmarking
3 6 (9.84%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (6.56%) TOGAF
4 4 (6.56%) SOA
5 3 (4.92%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (4.92%) UML
5 3 (4.92%) ETL
5 3 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (4.92%) TDD
5 3 (4.92%) Zachman Framework
5 3 (4.92%) Change Management
5 3 (4.92%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.28%) Service Management
6 2 (3.28%) Risk Management
6 2 (3.28%) Migration
6 2 (3.28%) ITIL
6 2 (3.28%) Integration Testing
6 2 (3.28%) Boundary Protection
Programming Languages
1 13 (21.31%) SQL
2 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
3 5 (8.20%) Java
4 2 (3.28%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.64%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.28%) PhD
2 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.64%) CCNP
3 1 (1.64%) CCNA
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 12 (19.67%) Oracle RAC
1 12 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (13.11%) Active Directory
3 6 (9.84%) Xen
3 6 (9.84%) NFS
3 6 (9.84%) SRDF
3 6 (9.84%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.84%) KVM
4 3 (4.92%) vSphere
5 2 (3.28%) XenApp
5 2 (3.28%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.64%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.64%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) NetBackup
1 2 (3.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 23 (37.70%) VMware
2 22 (36.07%) Oracle
3 10 (16.39%) Cisco
4 9 (14.75%) Microsoft
5 8 (13.11%) EMC
5 8 (13.11%) NetApp
6 7 (11.48%) IBM
7 6 (9.84%) Intel
8 5 (8.20%) Citrix
8 5 (8.20%) TIBCO
9 4 (6.56%) DataSynapse
9 4 (6.56%) Sybase
9 4 (6.56%) F5
10 3 (4.92%) Tableau
10 3 (4.92%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (3.28%) Symantec
11 2 (3.28%) Clearswift
11 2 (3.28%) Informatica
12 1 (1.64%) Cloudera
12 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow
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