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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Solution Architect
Rank 573 588 573
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -15
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 75 72 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.13% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 49 48
Median daily rate £525 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -9.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £380 £426
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £600 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £500
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -10.00%
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
50559 55175 53302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33062 35242 32521
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1693 2081 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.37 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 +22 71 £525 +10.52% 5
London -1 30 £600 +20.00% 2
South East +6 11 £475 +5.55%
Yorkshire +15 10 £525 +22.80%
Sheffield - 8 £525 -
South Yorkshire - 8 £525 -
Berkshire +11 7 £475 +5.55%
North West +10 6 £463 +19.35% 1
North East - 6 £425 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £425 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £425 -
Scotland +11 5 £443 -6.84% 1
Bracknell - 4 - -
Reading +23 3 £475 -
City of London +19 3 £650 +8.33% 1
Edinburgh +14 3 - -
Hertfordshire +5 3 £625 +4.16% 1
East of England +2 3 £625 +4.16% 1
Manchester -15 3 £355 +1.79% 1
West Yorkshire +14 2 - -
Hampshire +10 2 - -
South West +9 2 £475 -14.45% 1
Leeds +7 2 - -
East Midlands -8 2 £550 +10.00%
Crawley - 2 £463 -
West Sussex - 2 £463 -
West Midlands -22 1 £480 -
Nottinghamshire -25 1 £450 -10.00%
Renfrewshire - 1 £445 - 1
Coventry - 1 £480 -

Infrastructure Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 (34.30%) Windows
2 57 (33.14%) VMware
3 54 (31.40%) Oracle
4 53 (30.81%) Linux
5 49 (28.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 47 (27.33%) SQL
7 40 (23.26%) Solaris
7 40 (23.26%) WAN
8 39 (22.67%) LAN
8 39 (22.67%) SQL Server
8 39 (22.67%) Finance
8 39 (22.67%) Data Centre
9 37 (21.51%) Banking
10 36 (20.93%) Middleware
11 34 (19.77%) Microsoft
12 33 (19.19%) Active Directory
13 32 (18.60%) IBM
14 27 (15.70%) SAN
14 27 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
15 23 (13.37%) TOGAF
15 23 (13.37%) Security Cleared
15 23 (13.37%) Intel
15 23 (13.37%) Cisco
15 23 (13.37%) Performance Tuning
16 22 (12.79%) Hyper-V
16 22 (12.79%) Amazon AWS
17 21 (12.21%) SC Cleared
17 21 (12.21%) Benchmarking
18 19 (11.05%) MS Excel
18 19 (11.05%) Unix

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 11 (6.40%) WebSphere
2 10 (5.81%) Apache
2 10 (5.81%) IIS
2 10 (5.81%) Oracle Coherence
2 10 (5.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 10 (5.81%) Tomcat
3 9 (5.23%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.65%) CICS
4 8 (4.65%) IBM HTTP Server
5 7 (4.07%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.91%) Skype for Business
7 4 (2.33%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.16%) SAS
8 2 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.58%) JBoss
9 1 (0.58%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (11.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 22 (12.79%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (7.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.40%) Office 365
4 8 (4.65%) IaaS
4 8 (4.65%) SaaS
5 6 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (3.49%) PaaS
6 1 (0.58%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 40 (23.26%) WAN
2 39 (22.67%) LAN
3 27 (15.70%) SAN
4 19 (11.05%) NAS
5 18 (10.47%) Firewall
6 17 (9.88%) Multicast
7 15 (8.72%) FCoE
7 15 (8.72%) Fibre Channel
7 15 (8.72%) iSCSI
8 11 (6.40%) DNS
9 10 (5.81%) HTTP
10 5 (2.91%) VoIP
11 4 (2.33%) Internet
11 4 (2.33%) TCP/IP
12 3 (1.74%) DHCP
12 3 (1.74%) LDAP
12 3 (1.74%) MPLS
12 3 (1.74%) Unified Communications
12 3 (1.74%) VPN
13 2 (1.16%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (22.67%) SQL Server
2 16 (9.30%) Hadoop
3 11 (6.40%) DB2
4 10 (5.81%) HBase
4 10 (5.81%) Relational Database
5 9 (5.23%) Big Data
6 7 (4.07%) MySQL
7 6 (3.49%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (3.49%) OLTP
8 3 (1.74%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (22.67%) Finance
2 37 (21.51%) Banking
3 13 (7.56%) Retail
4 10 (5.81%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.74%) Publishing
6 2 (1.16%) Billing
6 2 (1.16%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.58%) Back Office
7 1 (0.58%) Law
7 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.58%) Military
7 1 (0.58%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (20.93%) Middleware
2 11 (6.40%) HTML
2 11 (6.40%) XML
2 11 (6.40%) XSLT
3 10 (5.81%) Rendezvous
4 8 (4.65%) WebSphere MQ
5 6 (3.49%) SAML
6 2 (1.16%) .NET
6 2 (1.16%) RESTful
6 2 (1.16%) Web Services
7 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.58%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.58%) CSS
7 1 (0.58%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.58%) REST
7 1 (0.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (22.67%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.65%) Replication
3 7 (4.07%) PKI
3 7 (4.07%) Private Cloud
4 6 (3.49%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.49%) Mobile Payment
5 5 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.74%) BYOD
7 3 (1.74%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.74%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (1.74%) FMCG
8 2 (1.16%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.16%) IPTV
8 2 (1.16%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.16%) New Media
8 2 (1.16%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.16%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.16%) RIA
8 2 (1.16%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 59 (34.30%) Windows
2 53 (30.81%) Linux
3 40 (23.26%) Solaris
4 19 (11.05%) Unix
5 18 (10.47%) Windows Server
6 17 (9.88%) AIX
7 12 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (5.23%) SUSE
8 9 (5.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (5.23%) zOS
9 5 (2.91%) Windows 7
9 5 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.58%) CentOS
12 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (15.70%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (13.37%) Performance Tuning
2 23 (13.37%) TOGAF
3 21 (12.21%) Benchmarking
4 18 (10.47%) Network Design
5 17 (9.88%) Migration
6 12 (6.98%) High Availability
7 11 (6.40%) Feasibility Study
8 10 (5.81%) Network Architecture
8 10 (5.81%) Stakeholder Management
8 10 (5.81%) Technical Architecture
9 9 (5.23%) Business Intelligence
9 9 (5.23%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (5.23%) ITIL
9 9 (5.23%) Matrix Organization
9 9 (5.23%) Office Automation
9 9 (5.23%) Presales
9 9 (5.23%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 8 (4.65%) Open Source
10 8 (4.65%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 47 (27.33%) SQL
2 18 (10.47%) Java
3 11 (6.40%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.58%) C
4 1 (0.58%) C#
4 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 23 (13.37%) Security Cleared
2 21 (12.21%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.40%) Degree
4 2 (1.16%) BC Cleared
4 2 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.58%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.58%) CCNP
5 1 (0.58%) CTC Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.74%) COBIT
2 2 (1.16%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.58%) JSP 440
System Software
1 49 (28.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (19.19%) Active Directory
3 22 (12.79%) Hyper-V
4 16 (9.30%) KVM
4 16 (9.30%) Oracle RAC
5 15 (8.72%) NFS
5 15 (8.72%) SRDF
5 15 (8.72%) Xen
6 6 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (3.49%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (5.81%) SCCM
2 7 (4.07%) Tivoli
3 6 (3.49%) OpenView
4 1 (0.58%) Ansible
4 1 (0.58%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.58%) Puppet
4 1 (0.58%) SCOM
4 1 (0.58%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (33.14%) VMware
2 54 (31.40%) Oracle
3 34 (19.77%) Microsoft
4 32 (18.60%) IBM
5 23 (13.37%) Cisco
5 23 (13.37%) Intel
6 18 (10.47%) NetApp
7 15 (8.72%) EMC
8 13 (7.56%) Citrix
8 13 (7.56%) HP
9 10 (5.81%) DataSynapse
9 10 (5.81%) Red Hat
9 10 (5.81%) Sybase
9 10 (5.81%) TIBCO
10 8 (4.65%) Bloomberg
11 6 (3.49%) BMC
11 6 (3.49%) Dell
11 6 (3.49%) Reuters
11 6 (3.49%) Splunk
11 6 (3.49%) Sun
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