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 27 August 2015 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Solution Architect
Rank 580 546 530
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 40 54 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.070% 0.096% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.075% 0.10% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 41 40
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£457 £550 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.95% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £425 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £618 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £500 £500
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
53327 52003 49532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.78% 92.33% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 33998 31446 29411
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1974 1998 2145
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 27 August 2015.

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 27 August 2015. 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 -38 40 £457 -16.95% 4
London -4 14 £600 +9.09%
South East -12 11 £450 -26.22% 2
City of London -3 9 £600 +2.12%
Buckinghamshire - 9 £450 - 1
North West - 6 £210 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £450 -
Manchester - 5 £210 -
Berkshire +10 3 £450 -
Wiltshire +2 3 £555 +0.86%
Swindon -4 3 £555 +0.86%
South West -5 3 £555 +3.25%
Middlesex - 3 £450 -
West Midlands +9 2 - -
Hertfordshire +2 2 £550 +10.00%
East of England -5 2 £550 +10.00% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £550 -
Hampshire - 2 £600 -
East Midlands -9 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £475 -
Gosport - 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Lancaster - 1 £300 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Halifax - 1 - -
Worcester - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £300 -

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 42 (49.41%) VMware
2 34 (40.00%) Oracle
3 31 (36.47%) Windows
4 27 (31.76%) SQL Server
5 26 (30.59%) VMware Infrastructure
6 25 (29.41%) Finance
7 24 (28.24%) SQL
8 22 (25.88%) Linux
9 20 (23.53%) Cisco
10 19 (22.35%) Data Centre
11 16 (18.82%) SAN
12 15 (17.65%) Banking
12 15 (17.65%) TOGAF
12 15 (17.65%) WebSphere
13 13 (15.29%) NetApp
13 13 (15.29%) Microsoft
14 12 (14.12%) IBM
15 11 (12.94%) SOA
15 11 (12.94%) Oracle RAC
15 11 (12.94%) Hyper-V
16 10 (11.76%) EMC
16 10 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
16 10 (11.76%) Xen
17 9 (10.59%) Firewall
17 9 (10.59%) Middleware
17 9 (10.59%) WAN
17 9 (10.59%) Java
17 9 (10.59%) Amazon AWS
18 8 (9.41%) NAS
18 8 (9.41%) Oracle Database

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, 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 15 (17.65%) WebSphere
2 8 (9.41%) Apache
3 7 (8.24%) IIS
4 6 (7.06%) Tomcat
4 6 (7.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 6 (7.06%) Oracle Coherence
5 5 (5.88%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.53%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (2.35%) Lync
7 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
7 2 (2.35%) Documentum
7 2 (2.35%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.18%) MQSeries
8 1 (1.18%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (3.53%) MS Office
2 1 (1.18%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.88%) RMDS
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.35%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.18%) Maximo
3 1 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.59%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.06%) Office 365
3 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.35%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.35%) SaaS
4 2 (2.35%) PaaS
4 2 (2.35%) Google Compute Engine
4 2 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.18%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (18.82%) SAN
2 9 (10.59%) Firewall
2 9 (10.59%) WAN
3 8 (9.41%) NAS
4 7 (8.24%) LAN
4 7 (8.24%) VPN
5 6 (7.06%) HTTP
5 6 (7.06%) FCoE
5 6 (7.06%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (7.06%) Multicast
5 6 (7.06%) iSCSI
6 5 (5.88%) DNS
7 4 (4.71%) VoIP
8 3 (3.53%) VLAN
8 3 (3.53%) DWDM
8 3 (3.53%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (3.53%) Network Security
9 2 (2.35%) Wireless
9 2 (2.35%) DHCP
9 2 (2.35%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (31.76%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.41%) Oracle Database
3 6 (7.06%) HBase
3 6 (7.06%) Hadoop
4 4 (4.71%) DB2
5 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.35%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.35%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.35%) Oracle OWB
6 2 (2.35%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.18%) MySQL
7 1 (1.18%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Juju
General
1 25 (29.41%) Finance
2 15 (17.65%) Banking
3 5 (5.88%) Retail
4 4 (4.71%) Automotive
5 3 (3.53%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.35%) Military
6 2 (2.35%) Local Government
6 2 (2.35%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.59%) Middleware
2 8 (9.41%) XML
3 7 (8.24%) Web Services
4 6 (7.06%) XSLT
4 6 (7.06%) Rendezvous
4 6 (7.06%) HTML
5 5 (5.88%) Ultra Messaging
6 1 (1.18%) REST
6 1 (1.18%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.35%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.53%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (3.53%) Clustering
3 3 (3.53%) Blog
4 2 (2.35%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.35%) NHS
4 2 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.35%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.35%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.35%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (2.35%) Replication
5 1 (1.18%) GIS
5 1 (1.18%) EPoS
5 1 (1.18%) iPad
5 1 (1.18%) CESG
5 1 (1.18%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 31 (36.47%) Windows
2 22 (25.88%) Linux
3 6 (7.06%) Solaris
4 5 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.18%) UNIX
5 1 (1.18%) AIX
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.65%) TOGAF
2 11 (12.94%) SOA
3 10 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (9.41%) Project Management
4 8 (9.41%) Migration
4 8 (9.41%) Stakeholder Management
5 7 (8.24%) ITIL
6 6 (7.06%) PRINCE2
6 6 (7.06%) Benchmarking
6 6 (7.06%) Load Balancing
6 6 (7.06%) Capacity Planning
6 6 (7.06%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (5.88%) Use Case
7 5 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (4.71%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (4.71%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (4.71%) High Availability
9 3 (3.53%) DevOps
9 3 (3.53%) Data Protection
9 3 (3.53%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 24 (28.24%) SQL
2 9 (10.59%) Java
3 6 (7.06%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.35%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.18%) CCNA
3 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.88%) QA
2 1 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 26 (30.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (12.94%) Hyper-V
2 11 (12.94%) Oracle RAC
3 10 (11.76%) Xen
4 8 (9.41%) Active Directory
5 6 (7.06%) NFS
5 6 (7.06%) SRDF
5 6 (7.06%) KVM
6 3 (3.53%) vSphere
6 3 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.53%) vCloud
7 2 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.35%) Docker
7 2 (2.35%) LXC
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) Tivoli
2 4 (4.71%) SCCM
3 3 (3.53%) Data Guard
3 3 (3.53%) EMC VPLEX
4 2 (2.35%) OpenView
4 2 (2.35%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.35%) Puppet
5 1 (1.18%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (49.41%) VMware
2 34 (40.00%) Oracle
3 20 (23.53%) Cisco
4 13 (15.29%) Microsoft
4 13 (15.29%) NetApp
5 12 (14.12%) IBM
6 10 (11.76%) EMC
7 8 (9.41%) HP
8 7 (8.24%) Sybase
8 7 (8.24%) Citrix
9 6 (7.06%) TIBCO
9 6 (7.06%) Intel
9 6 (7.06%) DataSynapse
10 4 (4.71%) SolarWinds
10 4 (4.71%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.53%) SAP
11 3 (3.53%) Brocade
12 2 (2.35%) Google
12 2 (2.35%) Juniper
12 2 (2.35%) Lotus
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