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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Solution Architect
Rank 555 586 543
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -43
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 88 60 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 35 41
Median daily rate £525 £488 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £418 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £525
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
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
51263 53972 50323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33277 34146 30521
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1541 2015 2042
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +7 81 £525 +7.69% 10
London +19 41 £563 -2.17% 4
South East -8 13 £463 +2.77% 1
Hampshire +12 11 £463 +12.80%
Yorkshire +11 10 £525 - 3
Sheffield - 10 £525 - 2
South Yorkshire - 10 £525 - 2
Scotland +10 7 £500 - 1
Hook - 6 £463 -
City of London +44 5 £625 +4.16%
Edinburgh - 5 - - 1
North West -4 4 £463 +25.85%
East Midlands +3 3 £450 - 1
South West -2 3 £500 - 1
West Midlands -24 3 £500 -13.04%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £500 -
North East - 3 £500 -
Havant - 3 £525 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £500 -
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Northampton - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +3 1 £400 -11.11%
Milton Keynes +1 1 £400 -4.76%
Bristol -1 1 £525 +0.96% 1
Surrey -5 1 - -
Swindon -5 1 - -
Wiltshire -8 1 - -
Stirling - 1 £500 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £450 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £563 -

Infrastructure Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 67 (37.22%) VMware
2 60 (33.33%) Windows
3 59 (32.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 58 (32.22%) Linux
5 48 (26.67%) Oracle
5 48 (26.67%) SQL Server
6 47 (26.11%) LAN
6 47 (26.11%) Data Centre
7 45 (25.00%) WAN
8 41 (22.78%) SQL
8 41 (22.78%) Banking
9 39 (21.67%) Finance
10 37 (20.56%) SAN
11 36 (20.00%) Solaris
12 34 (18.89%) Active Directory
12 34 (18.89%) Middleware
13 33 (18.33%) IBM
13 33 (18.33%) Hyper-V
14 31 (17.22%) Microsoft
15 30 (16.67%) Cisco
15 30 (16.67%) TOGAF
16 27 (15.00%) Unix
17 26 (14.44%) Intel
18 25 (13.89%) NetApp
18 25 (13.89%) Security Cleared
19 24 (13.33%) NAS
20 23 (12.78%) EMC
21 22 (12.22%) AIX
22 21 (11.67%) Citrix
22 21 (11.67%) Firewall

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 18 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 17 (9.44%) IIS
3 14 (7.78%) Apache
3 14 (7.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 14 (7.78%) Tomcat
4 13 (7.22%) Oracle Coherence
5 7 (3.89%) CICS
5 7 (3.89%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (2.22%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.22%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.67%) JBoss
7 3 (1.67%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.11%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.56%) CMS
9 1 (0.56%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 16 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.11%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.56%) SaaS
3 9 (5.00%) IaaS
4 7 (3.89%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (3.89%) PaaS
5 1 (0.56%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 47 (26.11%) LAN
2 45 (25.00%) WAN
3 37 (20.56%) SAN
4 24 (13.33%) NAS
5 21 (11.67%) Firewall
6 20 (11.11%) Multicast
7 19 (10.56%) FCoE
7 19 (10.56%) Fibre Channel
7 19 (10.56%) iSCSI
8 14 (7.78%) HTTP
9 10 (5.56%) DNS
10 7 (3.89%) Network Security
10 7 (3.89%) TCP/IP
11 5 (2.78%) Internet
12 4 (2.22%) OSPF
12 4 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (1.67%) Converged Networks
13 3 (1.67%) DHCP
13 3 (1.67%) VLAN
14 2 (1.11%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 21 (11.67%) Hadoop
3 14 (7.78%) HBase
3 14 (7.78%) Relational Database
4 11 (6.11%) DB2
5 8 (4.44%) Big Data
6 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.67%) BusinessObjects XI
7 3 (1.67%) MySQL
7 3 (1.67%) Oracle Exadata
8 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 41 (22.78%) Banking
2 39 (21.67%) Finance
3 16 (8.89%) Retail
3 16 (8.89%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.22%) Publishing
5 3 (1.67%) Back Office
6 2 (1.11%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.11%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.56%) Billing
7 1 (0.56%) Law
7 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Military
7 1 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (18.89%) Middleware
2 14 (7.78%) HTML
2 14 (7.78%) XML
2 14 (7.78%) XSLT
3 13 (7.22%) Rendezvous
4 8 (4.44%) Web Services
4 8 (4.44%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (1.11%) .NET
6 1 (0.56%) COM
6 1 (0.56%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.56%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 47 (26.11%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.89%) Replication
4 6 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
4 6 (3.33%) FMCG
4 6 (3.33%) Public Cloud
5 4 (2.22%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.67%) VCE vBlock
6 3 (1.67%) Web 2.0
7 2 (1.11%) BBC
7 2 (1.11%) BYOD
7 2 (1.11%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.11%) CMDB
7 2 (1.11%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.11%) EPoS
7 2 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.11%) IPTV
7 2 (1.11%) RIA
7 2 (1.11%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 60 (33.33%) Windows
2 58 (32.22%) Linux
3 36 (20.00%) Solaris
4 27 (15.00%) Unix
5 22 (12.22%) AIX
6 15 (8.33%) Windows Server
7 14 (7.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (6.11%) SUSE
8 11 (6.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (4.44%) zOS
11 6 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (2.22%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.56%) CentOS
13 1 (0.56%) HPUX
13 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.67%) TOGAF
2 21 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (11.67%) Performance Tuning
3 19 (10.56%) Benchmarking
3 19 (10.56%) ITIL
3 19 (10.56%) Migration
4 16 (8.89%) Network Design
5 14 (7.78%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (7.22%) Matrix Organization
7 12 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (6.11%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (6.11%) Office Automation
8 11 (6.11%) SOA
9 10 (5.56%) DevOps
9 10 (5.56%) High Availability
9 10 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
9 10 (5.56%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 8 (4.44%) Project Management
11 7 (3.89%) Network Management
11 7 (3.89%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (22.78%) SQL
2 19 (10.56%) Java
3 15 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.11%) C#
5 1 (0.56%) C
5 1 (0.56%) C++
5 1 (0.56%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.56%) PHP
5 1 (0.56%) Python
5 1 (0.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (13.89%) Security Cleared
2 19 (10.56%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.00%) Degree
4 7 (3.89%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.22%) CCNP
5 4 (2.22%) DV Cleared
6 3 (1.67%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.67%) CCNA
6 3 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.11%) CTC Cleared
7 2 (1.11%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.11%) PMP
8 1 (0.56%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.33%) COBIT
2 4 (2.22%) QA
3 2 (1.11%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.56%) JSP 440
System Software
1 59 (32.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (18.89%) Active Directory
3 33 (18.33%) Hyper-V
4 20 (11.11%) Oracle RAC
5 19 (10.56%) KVM
5 19 (10.56%) NFS
5 19 (10.56%) SRDF
6 18 (10.00%) Xen
7 9 (5.00%) VMware ESX
7 9 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (3.89%) vSphere
9 4 (2.22%) Terminal Server
9 4 (2.22%) XenApp
9 4 (2.22%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (2.78%) SCCM
2 4 (2.22%) SCVMM
3 3 (1.67%) SCOM
3 3 (1.67%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.11%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.56%) Ansible
5 1 (0.56%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.56%) Puppet
5 1 (0.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 67 (37.22%) VMware
2 48 (26.67%) Oracle
3 33 (18.33%) IBM
4 31 (17.22%) Microsoft
5 30 (16.67%) Cisco
6 26 (14.44%) Intel
7 25 (13.89%) NetApp
8 23 (12.78%) EMC
9 21 (11.67%) Citrix
10 14 (7.78%) HP
10 14 (7.78%) Red Hat
10 14 (7.78%) Sybase
10 14 (7.78%) TIBCO
11 13 (7.22%) DataSynapse
12 9 (5.00%) Dell
13 8 (4.44%) Bloomberg
14 6 (3.33%) Reuters
15 5 (2.78%) Hortonworks
16 4 (2.22%) Juniper
16 4 (2.22%) Splunk
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