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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Solution Architect
Rank 561 536 529
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 46 46 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.087% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.095% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 29 16
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£450 £463 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -15.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £420 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £555 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £456 £408
% change year-on-year
-1.36% +11.96%
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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 2015.

Infrastructure Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top 24 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 22 May 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 -23 42 £450 -10.00% 7
London -7 19 £491 -1.75% 2
City of London +13 11 £438 -2.77%
West Yorkshire -4 8 £431 -4.16% 1
Yorkshire -8 8 £431 -4.16% 4
Edinburgh 0 4 - -
Scotland -7 4 - -
South East -17 4 £538 +16.21% 1
North West -20 4 £450 -
East of England +10 3 £450 -
Buckinghamshire +2 3 £538 +16.21%
Warwickshire +1 3 £650 +62.50%
West Midlands -9 3 £650 +62.50%
Halifax - 3 £431 - 1
Manchester - 3 £450 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £425 -
Cheshire -11 1 £700 -
Oxfordshire -21 1 £500 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £475 -
Warwick - 1 - -
Wetherby - 1 £425 -
Banbury - 1 £500 -
Cambridge - 1 £475 -
Midlands - 1 - -

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 31 (42.47%) VMware
2 27 (36.99%) Oracle
3 23 (31.51%) SQL Server
4 22 (30.14%) Windows
5 20 (27.40%) Cisco
6 19 (26.03%) VMware Infrastructure
7 18 (24.66%) Finance
8 16 (21.92%) SQL
9 14 (19.18%) Linux
9 14 (19.18%) SOA
9 14 (19.18%) SAN
10 13 (17.81%) Firewall
11 12 (16.44%) Banking
12 11 (15.07%) WAN
13 10 (13.70%) LAN
13 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
13 10 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (13.70%) TOGAF
13 10 (13.70%) Stakeholder Management
14 9 (12.33%) WebSphere
14 9 (12.33%) Xen
14 9 (12.33%) IBM
14 9 (12.33%) EMC
14 9 (12.33%) NetApp
14 9 (12.33%) Hyper-V
14 9 (12.33%) Amazon AWS
15 8 (10.96%) NAS
15 8 (10.96%) Oracle RAC
15 8 (10.96%) Middleware
16 7 (9.59%) Disaster Recovery

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 9 (12.33%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.22%) Apache
3 5 (6.85%) Oracle Coherence
3 5 (6.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 5 (6.85%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.85%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.85%) IIS
4 3 (4.11%) WebSphere Portal
5 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.37%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MS Office
2 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) RMDS
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.37%) Maximo
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.33%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.85%) Office 365
3 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.11%) PaaS
5 2 (2.74%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.74%) Google Compute Engine
5 2 (2.74%) IaaS
5 2 (2.74%) SaaS
6 1 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.18%) SAN
2 13 (17.81%) Firewall
3 11 (15.07%) WAN
4 10 (13.70%) LAN
5 8 (10.96%) NAS
6 7 (9.59%) VPN
7 6 (8.22%) Multicast
7 6 (8.22%) FCoE
7 6 (8.22%) Fibre Channel
7 6 (8.22%) iSCSI
8 5 (6.85%) HTTP
8 5 (6.85%) DNS
9 4 (5.48%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (5.48%) DWDM
10 3 (4.11%) VLAN
11 2 (2.74%) Network Security
11 2 (2.74%) DHCP
11 2 (2.74%) TCP/IP
11 2 (2.74%) Wireless
12 1 (1.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.51%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.59%) Oracle Database
3 5 (6.85%) Hadoop
4 4 (5.48%) HBase
4 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (5.48%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.11%) DB2
6 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.74%) OLTP
6 2 (2.74%) OLAP
6 2 (2.74%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.37%) Spotfire
7 1 (1.37%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.37%) Big Data
7 1 (1.37%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Juju
General
1 18 (24.66%) Finance
2 12 (16.44%) Banking
3 5 (6.85%) Automotive
4 4 (5.48%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.74%) Retail
5 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.37%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.37%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.96%) Middleware
2 7 (9.59%) XML
3 6 (8.22%) Web Services
4 5 (6.85%) Rendezvous
4 5 (6.85%) HTML
4 5 (6.85%) XSLT
5 4 (5.48%) Ultra Messaging
6 1 (1.37%) SOAP
6 1 (1.37%) .NET
6 1 (1.37%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.48%) Clustering
2 3 (4.11%) Thin Client
2 3 (4.11%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.11%) Blog
3 2 (2.74%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (2.74%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.74%) Data Integration
3 2 (2.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (2.74%) NHS
3 2 (2.74%) Replication
4 1 (1.37%) CESG
4 1 (1.37%) GIS
4 1 (1.37%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.37%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.14%) Windows
2 14 (19.18%) Linux
3 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (8.22%) Solaris
4 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.18%) SOA
2 10 (13.70%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (13.70%) TOGAF
2 10 (13.70%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (9.59%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (9.59%) Load Balancing
3 7 (9.59%) Use Case
4 6 (8.22%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (8.22%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (8.22%) Benchmarking
4 6 (8.22%) Change Management
5 5 (6.85%) Migration
5 5 (6.85%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (5.48%) Project Management
6 4 (5.48%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.11%) Content Management
7 3 (4.11%) TDD
7 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (4.11%) Project Planning
7 3 (4.11%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.92%) SQL
2 6 (8.22%) Java
3 5 (6.85%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.74%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (5.48%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (26.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (12.33%) Xen
2 9 (12.33%) Hyper-V
3 8 (10.96%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (9.59%) Active Directory
5 6 (8.22%) SRDF
5 6 (8.22%) KVM
5 6 (8.22%) NFS
6 4 (5.48%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.11%) vCloud
8 2 (2.74%) LXC
8 2 (2.74%) Docker
8 2 (2.74%) vSphere
8 2 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) SCCM
1 3 (4.11%) Data Guard
2 2 (2.74%) Vagrant
2 2 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.74%) Puppet
2 2 (2.74%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.74%) OpenView
Vendors
1 31 (42.47%) VMware
2 27 (36.99%) Oracle
3 20 (27.40%) Cisco
4 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
5 9 (12.33%) IBM
5 9 (12.33%) EMC
5 9 (12.33%) NetApp
6 7 (9.59%) HP
7 6 (8.22%) SolarWinds
7 6 (8.22%) Intel
7 6 (8.22%) Citrix
8 5 (6.85%) TIBCO
8 5 (6.85%) DataSynapse
9 4 (5.48%) Sybase
9 4 (5.48%) Brocade
10 3 (4.11%) SAP
11 2 (2.74%) Tableau
11 2 (2.74%) MicroStrategy
11 2 (2.74%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.74%) Google
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