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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Solution Architect
Rank 560 514 581
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +67
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 44 73 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.14% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.084% 0.15% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 48 8
Average daily rate
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£550 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £411 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £525 £350
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +50.00%
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
52574 48917 53715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.65% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32287 29427 30052
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2054 2082 2685
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 30 September 2014.

Infrastructure Solutions Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top 26 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 30 September 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -43 41 £550 +4.76% 3
London +16 27 £550 -1.78% 1
City of London +30 12 £575 +5.99%
South East -15 2 - -
West Midlands -18 2 - -
Scotland -22 2 £481 -2.77%
South West -28 2 £538 +110.05% 1
Surrey - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Leeds - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Staines - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Hook - - - -

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 41 (49.40%) Windows
2 36 (43.37%) Linux
3 30 (36.14%) Finance
4 26 (31.33%) VMware
4 26 (31.33%) Oracle
5 21 (25.30%) SQL
5 21 (25.30%) SAN
6 16 (19.28%) ITIL
6 16 (19.28%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (16.87%) Service Delivery
8 13 (15.66%) UNIX
8 13 (15.66%) Middleware
8 13 (15.66%) Solaris
8 13 (15.66%) Oracle Database
9 11 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
10 10 (12.05%) Migration
11 9 (10.84%) Banking
11 9 (10.84%) Oracle RAC
11 9 (10.84%) LAN
11 9 (10.84%) WAN
11 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
12 8 (9.64%) NoSQL
13 7 (8.43%) F5
13 7 (8.43%) Hadoop
13 7 (8.43%) SAP
13 7 (8.43%) HP
13 7 (8.43%) IBM
13 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
13 7 (8.43%) Citrix
13 7 (8.43%) Agile Software Development

Infrastructure Solutions Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 6 (7.23%) WebSphere
2 3 (3.61%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.41%) IIS
3 2 (2.41%) Apache
3 2 (2.41%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (2.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.20%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.20%) Liferay
4 1 (1.20%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (1.20%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (1.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) SAP FI
1 2 (2.41%) SAP FI/CO
1 2 (2.41%) SAP CO
1 2 (2.41%) RMDS
2 1 (1.20%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.02%) PaaS
1 5 (6.02%) IaaS
2 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (25.30%) SAN
2 9 (10.84%) LAN
2 9 (10.84%) WAN
3 4 (4.82%) SNMP
4 3 (3.61%) VLAN
4 3 (3.61%) NAS
5 2 (2.41%) FCoE
5 2 (2.41%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (2.41%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.41%) Multicast
5 2 (2.41%) HTTP
5 2 (2.41%) iSCSI
5 2 (2.41%) Firewall
5 2 (2.41%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.20%) DNS
6 1 (1.20%) DHCP
6 1 (1.20%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.66%) Oracle Database
2 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
3 8 (9.64%) NoSQL
4 7 (8.43%) Hadoop
5 6 (7.23%) Relational Database
6 5 (6.02%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.61%) MySQL
8 2 (2.41%) HBase
8 2 (2.41%) Big Data
8 2 (2.41%) SAP BW
8 2 (2.41%) DB2
9 1 (1.20%) OLAP
9 1 (1.20%) OLTP
9 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (1.20%) Spotfire
9 1 (1.20%) Oracle OLAP
9 1 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 30 (36.14%) Finance
2 9 (10.84%) Banking
3 4 (4.82%) Publishing
4 3 (3.61%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.41%) Retail
5 2 (2.41%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.20%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.66%) Middleware
2 2 (2.41%) Java EE
2 2 (2.41%) HTML
2 2 (2.41%) XML
2 2 (2.41%) XSLT
2 2 (2.41%) Rendezvous
3 1 (1.20%) Web Services
3 1 (1.20%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.82%) Replication
2 3 (3.61%) Clustering
2 3 (3.61%) Mainframe
2 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.61%) FMCG
2 3 (3.61%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (1.20%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.20%) NHS
3 1 (1.20%) Open Source
3 1 (1.20%) PKI
3 1 (1.20%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 41 (49.40%) Windows
2 36 (43.37%) Linux
3 13 (15.66%) UNIX
3 13 (15.66%) Solaris
4 5 (6.02%) AIX
5 2 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.28%) ITIL
1 16 (19.28%) Stakeholder Management
2 14 (16.87%) Service Delivery
3 10 (12.05%) Migration
4 7 (8.43%) Risk Assessment
4 7 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (7.23%) Change Management
5 6 (7.23%) Configuration Management
6 5 (6.02%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (6.02%) Load Balancing
7 4 (4.82%) PRINCE2
7 4 (4.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.61%) Risk Management
8 3 (3.61%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.61%) Release Management
8 3 (3.61%) TOGAF
8 3 (3.61%) Technical Analysis
8 3 (3.61%) Line Management
9 2 (2.41%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (2.41%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 21 (25.30%) SQL
2 3 (3.61%) Java
3 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) ISO 9001
1 3 (3.61%) SLA
1 3 (3.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (13.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (10.84%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (4.82%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.41%) XenApp
4 2 (2.41%) SRDF
4 2 (2.41%) NFS
4 2 (2.41%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.41%) ISA Server
4 2 (2.41%) Xen
4 2 (2.41%) KVM
5 1 (1.20%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (31.33%) Oracle
1 26 (31.33%) VMware
2 7 (8.43%) Citrix
2 7 (8.43%) SAP
2 7 (8.43%) IBM
2 7 (8.43%) Microsoft
2 7 (8.43%) HP
2 7 (8.43%) F5
3 5 (6.02%) Cisco
4 4 (4.82%) Sybase
5 3 (3.61%) EMC
5 3 (3.61%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.61%) TIBCO
6 2 (2.41%) DataSynapse
6 2 (2.41%) NetApp
6 2 (2.41%) Intel
6 2 (2.41%) 29West
7 1 (1.20%) Tableau
7 1 (1.20%) JBoss
7 1 (1.20%) Informatica