The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Solution Architect
Rank 547 550 565
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +15
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 41 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.073% 0.013% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.014% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 2 9
Average daily rate £450 £458 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £384 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £532 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £365 £488
% change year-on-year
+23.28% -25.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51988 44191 56201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.28% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31587 25300 30909
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2072 2201 2627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%

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 2014.

Infrastructure Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top 24 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 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -4 34 £456 -0.27% 1
London -22 13 £500 -9.09%
South East -10 7 £463 +26.71%
Scotland -13 6 £450 -
City of London - 6 £438 -
Luton - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
South West - 1 £513 - 1
Docklands, London - 1 £550 -
Swindon - 1 £513 - 1
Surrey - 1 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £513 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Watford - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Midlothian - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 43 (49.43%) Windows
2 39 (44.83%) Finance
3 24 (27.59%) Linux
4 21 (24.14%) ITIL
4 21 (24.14%) UNIX
4 21 (24.14%) Oracle
4 21 (24.14%) Banking
5 19 (21.84%) SAN
6 16 (18.39%) VMware
7 14 (16.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (16.09%) EMC
7 14 (16.09%) Solaris
8 13 (14.94%) SQL
8 13 (14.94%) Cisco
8 13 (14.94%) Service Delivery
9 12 (13.79%) LAN
9 12 (13.79%) WAN
9 12 (13.79%) Microsoft
10 11 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (11.49%) TOGAF
11 10 (11.49%) Intel
11 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
11 10 (11.49%) MS Excel
11 10 (11.49%) Risk Assessment
11 10 (11.49%) Middleware
12 9 (10.34%) NetApp
12 9 (10.34%) AIX
12 9 (10.34%) IBM
12 9 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (9.20%) Benchmarking

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (8.05%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.60%) IIS
2 4 (4.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 4 (4.60%) IBM HTTP Server
3 3 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.45%) Apache
3 3 (3.45%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.30%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.15%) Lync
5 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 10 (11.49%) MS Excel
2 7 (8.05%) MS Visio
2 7 (8.05%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (8.05%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) RMDS
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.15%) IaaS
1 1 (1.15%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.84%) SAN
2 12 (13.79%) LAN
2 12 (13.79%) WAN
3 7 (8.05%) Firewall
4 6 (6.90%) NAS
4 6 (6.90%) FCoE
4 6 (6.90%) Fibre Channel
4 6 (6.90%) Multicast
5 4 (4.60%) HTTP
6 3 (3.45%) Internet
6 3 (3.45%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.30%) Wireless
7 2 (2.30%) Intranet
7 2 (2.30%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (2.30%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (2.30%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (2.30%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.30%) ATM
7 2 (2.30%) Network Security
8 1 (1.15%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.60%) DB2
3 3 (3.45%) Hadoop
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.30%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.30%) HBase
4 2 (2.30%) DataStage
5 1 (1.15%) QlikView
5 1 (1.15%) Big Data
5 1 (1.15%) MarkLogic
5 1 (1.15%) MySQL
General
1 39 (44.83%) Finance
2 21 (24.14%) Banking
3 2 (2.30%) Retail
3 2 (2.30%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.30%) Marketing
3 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.30%) Publishing
4 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.15%) Back Office
4 1 (1.15%) Automotive
4 1 (1.15%) Legal
4 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.15%) Advertising
4 1 (1.15%) Retail Banking
4 1 (1.15%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.49%) Middleware
2 2 (2.30%) OLE
2 2 (2.30%) HTML
2 2 (2.30%) J2EE
2 2 (2.30%) XML
2 2 (2.30%) XSLT
2 2 (2.30%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (2.30%) Rendezvous
3 1 (1.15%) Web Services
3 1 (1.15%) .NET
3 1 (1.15%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.75%) Replication
2 4 (4.60%) Clustering
2 4 (4.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (4.60%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.30%) N-Tier
3 2 (2.30%) AS400
3 2 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.30%) DataPower
3 2 (2.30%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.15%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.15%) Open Source
4 1 (1.15%) Social Media
4 1 (1.15%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.15%) FMCG
4 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.15%) CESG
4 1 (1.15%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 43 (49.43%) Windows
2 24 (27.59%) Linux
3 21 (24.14%) UNIX
4 14 (16.09%) Solaris
5 9 (10.34%) AIX
6 4 (4.60%) SUSE
6 4 (4.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.30%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (24.14%) ITIL
2 14 (16.09%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (14.94%) Service Delivery
4 10 (11.49%) Risk Assessment
4 10 (11.49%) TOGAF
5 9 (10.34%) Performance Tuning
6 8 (9.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (9.20%) Benchmarking
7 7 (8.05%) Service Management
8 6 (6.90%) Project Management
9 5 (5.75%) Six Sigma
9 5 (5.75%) Programme Management
9 5 (5.75%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.45%) Migration
10 3 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
10 3 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (3.45%) PRINCE2
11 2 (2.30%) CRM
11 2 (2.30%) SOA
11 2 (2.30%) e-GIF
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.94%) SQL
2 2 (2.30%) Java
3 1 (1.15%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (3.45%) SC Cleared
1 3 (3.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.30%) CCNA
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.30%) MCSE
3 1 (1.15%) CCNP
3 1 (1.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.30%) COBIT
2 2 (2.30%) QA
2 2 (2.30%) HL7
2 2 (2.30%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.15%) SLA
3 1 (1.15%) Basel II
3 1 (1.15%) Basel III
System Software
1 11 (12.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.05%) SRDF
3 6 (6.90%) NFS
4 5 (5.75%) Active Directory
5 3 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (3.45%) vSphere
6 2 (2.30%) XenApp
6 2 (2.30%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.15%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) Data Guard
1 2 (2.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.15%) SCCM
2 1 (1.15%) Zenoss
2 1 (1.15%) Puppet
2 1 (1.15%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 21 (24.14%) Oracle
2 16 (18.39%) VMware
3 14 (16.09%) EMC
4 13 (14.94%) Cisco
5 12 (13.79%) Microsoft
6 10 (11.49%) Intel
7 9 (10.34%) IBM
7 9 (10.34%) NetApp
8 7 (8.05%) HP
9 5 (5.75%) Citrix
10 3 (3.45%) Sybase
10 3 (3.45%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.45%) Symantec
11 2 (2.30%) DataSynapse
11 2 (2.30%) F5
11 2 (2.30%) 29West
11 2 (2.30%) TIBCO
11 2 (2.30%) Dell
12 1 (1.15%) Business Objects
12 1 (1.15%) SAP