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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Solution Architect
Rank 589 509 559
Rank change year-on-year
-80 +50
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 40 72 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.069% 0.14% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.15% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 45 8
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£550 £525 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £410 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £525 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +50.00%
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
52873 48864 52221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.73% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32949 29518 29383
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2105 2573
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.45 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 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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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 -54 36 £550 +4.76% 7
London +8 23 £575 -4.16% 1
City of London +25 11 £575 -4.16%
Scotland -14 3 £481 +20.31% 2
South East -15 3 - - 3
South West -31 3 £538 +110.05% 1
Wiltshire -9 2 £551 +115.03% 1
Swindon - 2 £551 - 1
Berkshire - 2 - - 2
Edinburgh -7 1 - - 2
Hampshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Slough - - - - 1
Staines - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Hook - - - -

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 35 (44.30%) Linux
2 34 (43.04%) Windows
3 27 (34.18%) VMware
4 25 (31.65%) Oracle
5 23 (29.11%) Finance
6 20 (25.32%) SQL
7 19 (24.05%) SAN
8 13 (16.46%) Middleware
8 13 (16.46%) UNIX
8 13 (16.46%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (16.46%) Oracle Database
9 12 (15.19%) Solaris
10 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
10 11 (13.92%) Banking
11 10 (12.66%) Migration
12 9 (11.39%) SQL Server
12 9 (11.39%) ITIL
12 9 (11.39%) Oracle RAC
13 8 (10.13%) NoSQL
13 8 (10.13%) Citrix
13 8 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
14 7 (8.86%) Service Delivery
14 7 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (8.86%) IBM
14 7 (8.86%) HP
14 7 (8.86%) SAP
14 7 (8.86%) LAN
14 7 (8.86%) WAN
14 7 (8.86%) F5
14 7 (8.86%) Hadoop

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (7.59%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.80%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.53%) IIS
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (2.53%) Apache
3 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.27%) Liferay
4 1 (1.27%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.27%) SAS
4 1 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.27%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) SAP FI
1 2 (2.53%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (2.53%) SAP CO
1 2 (2.53%) RMDS
2 1 (1.27%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.33%) PaaS
1 5 (6.33%) IaaS
2 4 (5.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (24.05%) SAN
2 7 (8.86%) LAN
2 7 (8.86%) WAN
3 4 (5.06%) SNMP
4 3 (3.80%) DNS
4 3 (3.80%) DHCP
4 3 (3.80%) VLAN
4 3 (3.80%) NAS
5 2 (2.53%) FCoE
5 2 (2.53%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (2.53%) NetScaler
5 2 (2.53%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.53%) Multicast
5 2 (2.53%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.53%) Firewall
5 2 (2.53%) DMZ
5 2 (2.53%) HTTP
5 2 (2.53%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.27%) FTP
6 1 (1.27%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.46%) Oracle Database
2 9 (11.39%) SQL Server
3 8 (10.13%) NoSQL
4 7 (8.86%) Hadoop
5 6 (7.59%) Relational Database
6 5 (6.33%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.80%) MySQL
8 2 (2.53%) HBase
8 2 (2.53%) Big Data
8 2 (2.53%) SAP BW
8 2 (2.53%) DB2
9 1 (1.27%) OLAP
9 1 (1.27%) OLTP
9 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.27%) Spotfire
9 1 (1.27%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 23 (29.11%) Finance
2 11 (13.92%) Banking
3 4 (5.06%) Publishing
4 3 (3.80%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.53%) Retail
5 2 (2.53%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.27%) International Banking
6 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.27%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.46%) Middleware
2 2 (2.53%) Java EE
2 2 (2.53%) HTML
2 2 (2.53%) XML
2 2 (2.53%) XSLT
2 2 (2.53%) Rendezvous
3 1 (1.27%) Web Services
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.27%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.06%) Clustering
2 3 (3.80%) FMCG
2 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.80%) Replication
2 3 (3.80%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.53%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.53%) PKI
4 1 (1.27%) Derivative
4 1 (1.27%) Open Source
4 1 (1.27%) NHS
4 1 (1.27%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 35 (44.30%) Linux
2 34 (43.04%) Windows
3 13 (16.46%) UNIX
4 12 (15.19%) Solaris
5 5 (6.33%) AIX
6 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.66%) Migration
2 9 (11.39%) ITIL
3 8 (10.13%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (8.86%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (8.86%) Service Delivery
5 6 (7.59%) Change Management
5 6 (7.59%) Configuration Management
6 5 (6.33%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (5.06%) Load Balancing
7 4 (5.06%) PRINCE2
7 4 (5.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.80%) Risk Management
8 3 (3.80%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.80%) Release Management
8 3 (3.80%) TOGAF
8 3 (3.80%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (3.80%) Line Management
9 2 (2.53%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (2.53%) High Availability
9 2 (2.53%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.32%) SQL
2 3 (3.80%) Java
3 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.53%) PhD
3 1 (1.27%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.80%) ISO 9001
1 3 (3.80%) SLA
1 3 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (16.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (11.39%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (5.06%) XenApp
4 3 (3.80%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.80%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.53%) KVM
5 2 (2.53%) ISA Server
5 2 (2.53%) Xen
5 2 (2.53%) NFS
5 2 (2.53%) SRDF
5 2 (2.53%) vSphere
6 1 (1.27%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (1.27%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 27 (34.18%) VMware
2 25 (31.65%) Oracle
3 11 (13.92%) Microsoft
4 8 (10.13%) Citrix
5 7 (8.86%) HP
5 7 (8.86%) SAP
5 7 (8.86%) F5
5 7 (8.86%) IBM
6 5 (6.33%) Cisco
7 4 (5.06%) Sybase
7 4 (5.06%) EMC
7 4 (5.06%) NetApp
8 3 (3.80%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.80%) TIBCO
9 2 (2.53%) Symantec
9 2 (2.53%) DataSynapse
9 2 (2.53%) Intel
9 2 (2.53%) 29West
10 1 (1.27%) Tableau
10 1 (1.27%) Informatica
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