The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Infrastructure Solutions Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Solution Architect
Rank 580 565 570
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 50 79 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.15% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 36 37
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £374 £396
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £585 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
-1.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
47154 52548 52697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.59% 94.79% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30883 33471 33311
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1660 2050 2167
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Infrastructure Solutions Architect in the job title.

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 7 December 2016.

Infrastructure Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Solutions Architect within the UK.

Infrastructure Solutions Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Solutions Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England 0 41 £500 +8.99% 5
Scotland +14 12 £445 +2.29%
London -11 11 £600 +9.09% 1
South East +22 8 £575 +33.87% 1
Renfrewshire +3 8 £445 +2.29%
North East - 8 £433 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £433 -
Tyne and Wear - 8 £433 -
Erskine +1 6 £445 +2.29%
Berkshire +14 5 - -
Edinburgh +15 4 £450 -
Bracknell - 4 - -
South West +11 3 £475 +8.57% 2
East Midlands -5 3 £500 -
East of England +5 2 £385 -14.91%
North West +4 2 £500 +6.66%
Manchester +3 2 £500 -
Wiltshire -2 2 £475 +8.57%
Birmingham -7 2 - -
West Midlands -17 2 - -
Derbyshire - 2 £500 -
Derby - 2 £500 -
Renfrew - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £385 -
Hampshire +20 1 £575 +64.28%
Surrey +16 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +13 1 £425 -1.16% 1
Staines -3 1 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £425 - 1
Lincolnshire - 1 £500 -

Infrastructure Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, Infrastructure Solutions Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Infrastructure Solutions Architect in the job title.

1 59 (45.74%) Windows
2 43 (33.33%) Oracle
3 42 (32.56%) VMware
4 38 (29.46%) WAN
5 37 (28.68%) LAN
5 37 (28.68%) Microsoft
6 35 (27.13%) SQL
6 35 (27.13%) Data Centre
7 34 (26.36%) Linux
8 32 (24.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 28 (21.71%) Solaris
10 27 (20.93%) Middleware
11 26 (20.16%) Network Design
12 25 (19.38%) Finance
13 24 (18.60%) Active Directory
14 23 (17.83%) MS Excel
15 22 (17.05%) IBM
16 21 (16.28%) SQL Server
17 20 (15.50%) Banking
18 19 (14.73%) Amazon AWS
19 18 (13.95%) Virtual Infrastructure
20 17 (13.18%) Matrix Organization
20 17 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
20 17 (13.18%) Relational Database
21 16 (12.40%) SAN
21 16 (12.40%) Intel
22 15 (11.63%) Benchmarking
22 15 (11.63%) Performance Tuning
22 15 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
22 15 (11.63%) SC Cleared

Infrastructure Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (6.20%) SharePoint
1 8 (6.20%) WebLogic
2 7 (5.43%) Apache
3 6 (4.65%) CICS
3 6 (4.65%) IBM HTTP Server
3 6 (4.65%) IIS
3 6 (4.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 6 (4.65%) Tomcat
3 6 (4.65%) WebSphere
4 5 (3.88%) Oracle Coherence
5 3 (2.33%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.33%) SAS
5 3 (2.33%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.78%) Confluence
Applications
1 23 (17.83%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (14.73%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (10.85%) Office 365
4 4 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (3.10%) IaaS
4 4 (3.10%) PaaS
4 4 (3.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (29.46%) WAN
2 37 (28.68%) LAN
3 16 (12.40%) SAN
4 11 (8.53%) Firewall
5 10 (7.75%) Multicast
5 10 (7.75%) NAS
6 9 (6.98%) DNS
6 9 (6.98%) FCoE
6 9 (6.98%) Fibre Channel
6 9 (6.98%) iSCSI
7 6 (4.65%) HTTP
8 5 (3.88%) TCP/IP
9 4 (3.10%) VoIP
10 3 (2.33%) Unified Communications
10 3 (2.33%) VLAN
10 3 (2.33%) VPN
11 2 (1.55%) Internet
11 2 (1.55%) LDAP
11 2 (1.55%) PBX
11 2 (1.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 17 (13.18%) Relational Database
3 9 (6.98%) Hadoop
4 7 (5.43%) DB2
5 6 (4.65%) Big Data
5 6 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (4.65%) MySQL
5 6 (4.65%) OLTP
6 5 (3.88%) HBase
7 3 (2.33%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (2.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.55%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.55%) JIRA
2 1 (0.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 25 (19.38%) Finance
2 20 (15.50%) Banking
3 5 (3.88%) Retail
4 4 (3.10%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.55%) Billing
6 1 (0.78%) Electronics
6 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.78%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (20.93%) Middleware
2 6 (4.65%) SAML
2 6 (4.65%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (3.88%) HTML
3 5 (3.88%) Rendezvous
3 5 (3.88%) XML
3 5 (3.88%) XSLT
4 2 (1.55%) RESTful
5 1 (0.78%) .NET
5 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.78%) CSS
5 1 (0.78%) ELK Stack
5 1 (0.78%) MCollective
5 1 (0.78%) REST
5 1 (0.78%) SOAP
5 1 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (27.13%) Data Centre
2 15 (11.63%) Private Cloud
3 7 (5.43%) PKI
4 6 (4.65%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (4.65%) Mobile Payment
4 6 (4.65%) Replication
5 5 (3.88%) Mainframe
6 4 (3.10%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (2.33%) BYOD
7 3 (2.33%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.55%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.55%) Clustering
8 2 (1.55%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (1.55%) EPoS
8 2 (1.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.55%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.55%) N-Tier
9 1 (0.78%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 59 (45.74%) Windows
2 34 (26.36%) Linux
3 28 (21.71%) Solaris
4 13 (10.08%) Windows Server
5 12 (9.30%) AIX
5 12 (9.30%) Unix
6 9 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (5.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.65%) SUSE
8 6 (4.65%) zOS
9 5 (3.88%) Windows 7
10 4 (3.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.55%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.16%) Network Design
2 18 (13.95%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 17 (13.18%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (13.18%) Matrix Organization
4 15 (11.63%) Benchmarking
4 15 (11.63%) Office Automation
4 15 (11.63%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (9.30%) High Availability
6 11 (8.53%) Migration
6 11 (8.53%) TOGAF
7 10 (7.75%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (7.75%) Technical Architecture
8 9 (6.98%) Presales
9 8 (6.20%) Feasibility Study
9 8 (6.20%) Network Architecture
9 8 (6.20%) Security Architecture
10 7 (5.43%) Open Source
10 7 (5.43%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (5.43%) Zachman Framework
11 6 (4.65%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (27.13%) SQL
2 11 (8.53%) Java
3 5 (3.88%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.55%) C
5 1 (0.78%) R
Qualifications
1 15 (11.63%) SC Cleared
1 15 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.30%) Degree
3 1 (0.78%) CCNA
3 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (0.78%) MCDBA
3 1 (0.78%) MCSE
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.78%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.78%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 32 (24.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (18.60%) Active Directory
3 11 (8.53%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.98%) KVM
4 9 (6.98%) NFS
4 9 (6.98%) Oracle RAC
4 9 (6.98%) SRDF
4 9 (6.98%) Xen
5 7 (5.43%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (3.88%) VMware ESX
7 4 (3.10%) vSphere
8 2 (1.55%) vCloud
9 1 (0.78%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (6.98%) SCCM
2 7 (5.43%) Tivoli
3 6 (4.65%) OpenView
4 1 (0.78%) Ansible
4 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.78%) Nessus
4 1 (0.78%) Packer
4 1 (0.78%) Puppet
4 1 (0.78%) Rundeck
4 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.78%) vMotion
4 1 (0.78%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 43 (33.33%) Oracle
2 42 (32.56%) VMware
3 37 (28.68%) Microsoft
4 22 (17.05%) IBM
5 16 (12.40%) Intel
6 14 (10.85%) Cisco
7 12 (9.30%) NetApp
8 10 (7.75%) EMC
9 7 (5.43%) HP
10 6 (4.65%) BMC
10 6 (4.65%) Citrix
10 6 (4.65%) Sun
11 5 (3.88%) DataSynapse
11 5 (3.88%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.88%) Splunk
11 5 (3.88%) Sybase
11 5 (3.88%) TIBCO
12 4 (3.10%) Bloomberg
12 4 (3.10%) Dell
12 4 (3.10%) Reuters
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