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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Solution Architect
Rank 565 588 566
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -22
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Solutions Architect 74 69 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.12% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 49 51
Median daily rate £525 £475 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £374 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £600 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £500
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -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
50509 55363 53299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.95% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32914 35215 32203
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1615 2084 2078
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 August 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 29 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 August 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 +5 70 £525 +10.52% 11
London +6 32 £575 +9.52% 1
Yorkshire +19 13 £525 - 3
Sheffield - 11 £525 - 1
South Yorkshire - 11 £525 - 1
South East -4 10 £475 +5.55% 1
Hampshire +13 5 £525 +23.16% 1
Scotland +11 4 £440 -7.36%
North West +4 4 £400 +1.58%
City of London +30 3 £650 +8.33%
Berkshire +11 3 £475 +5.55%
Edinburgh +5 3 - -
Manchester -5 3 £355 -27.17%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £470 - 1
Reading - 3 £475 -
Havant - 3 £525 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £470 - 1
North East - 3 £470 - 1
East of England +16 2 £625 +8.69%
South West +8 2 £500 -9.17% 1
West Yorkshire +6 2 - - 2
Hertfordshire +4 2 £625 +8.69%
West Midlands -26 2 £500 -13.04% 1
West Sussex - 2 £463 -
Crawley - 2 £463 -
Leeds - 2 - -
East Midlands 0 1 £450 - 3
Bristol -1 1 £525 +0.96% 1
Nottinghamshire -2 1 £450 - 1

Infrastructure Solutions Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 71 (39.44%) VMware
2 62 (34.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (33.33%) Windows
4 56 (31.11%) Linux
5 51 (28.33%) Oracle
6 46 (25.56%) SQL
7 43 (23.89%) SQL Server
7 43 (23.89%) Data Centre
8 41 (22.78%) LAN
8 41 (22.78%) WAN
9 39 (21.67%) Solaris
10 37 (20.56%) Middleware
10 37 (20.56%) Banking
11 36 (20.00%) Finance
11 36 (20.00%) Active Directory
12 34 (18.89%) Microsoft
13 31 (17.22%) IBM
14 30 (16.67%) Security Cleared
15 29 (16.11%) SAN
16 28 (15.56%) Hyper-V
16 28 (15.56%) TOGAF
17 25 (13.89%) SC Cleared
17 25 (13.89%) Unix
18 24 (13.33%) Cisco
18 24 (13.33%) Intel
19 22 (12.22%) Firewall
19 22 (12.22%) AIX
19 22 (12.22%) Agile Software Development
20 21 (11.67%) Network Design
20 21 (11.67%) Amazon AWS

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 12 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 10 (5.56%) CICS
2 10 (5.56%) IBM HTTP Server
3 9 (5.00%) Apache
3 9 (5.00%) IIS
3 9 (5.00%) Oracle Coherence
3 9 (5.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 9 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 8 (4.44%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.78%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.22%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.22%) WebLogic
7 3 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.67%) JBoss
7 3 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.56%) CMS
8 1 (0.56%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 14 (7.78%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.67%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.11%) SaaS
3 10 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (5.00%) IaaS
5 7 (3.89%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (3.89%) PaaS
6 4 (2.22%) Office 365
7 1 (0.56%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 41 (22.78%) LAN
1 41 (22.78%) WAN
2 29 (16.11%) SAN
3 22 (12.22%) Firewall
4 18 (10.00%) NAS
5 16 (8.89%) Multicast
6 14 (7.78%) FCoE
6 14 (7.78%) Fibre Channel
6 14 (7.78%) iSCSI
7 11 (6.11%) DNS
8 9 (5.00%) HTTP
9 6 (3.33%) Internet
10 5 (2.78%) Network Security
10 5 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (2.22%) TCP/IP
11 4 (2.22%) VoIP
11 4 (2.22%) VPN
12 3 (1.67%) DHCP
12 3 (1.67%) LDAP
12 3 (1.67%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (23.89%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.89%) Hadoop
3 15 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 14 (7.78%) DB2
5 9 (5.00%) HBase
6 7 (3.89%) Big Data
6 7 (3.89%) MySQL
7 4 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.22%) OLTP
7 4 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (1.67%) BusinessObjects XI
8 3 (1.67%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (20.56%) Banking
2 36 (20.00%) Finance
3 15 (8.33%) Retail
4 13 (7.22%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.22%) Publishing
6 2 (1.11%) Back Office
6 2 (1.11%) Multimedia
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 37 (20.56%) Middleware
2 10 (5.56%) HTML
2 10 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
2 10 (5.56%) XML
2 10 (5.56%) XSLT
3 9 (5.00%) Rendezvous
4 4 (2.22%) SAML
5 2 (1.11%) .NET
5 2 (1.11%) RESTful
5 2 (1.11%) Web Services
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 43 (23.89%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.56%) Replication
3 6 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.33%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.78%) BYOD
4 5 (2.78%) Enterprise Storage
4 5 (2.78%) FMCG
4 5 (2.78%) PKI
5 4 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.22%) Mobile Payment
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%) CMDB
7 2 (1.11%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.11%) IPTV
7 2 (1.11%) New Media
7 2 (1.11%) RIA
7 2 (1.11%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 60 (33.33%) Windows
2 56 (31.11%) Linux
3 39 (21.67%) Solaris
4 25 (13.89%) Unix
5 22 (12.22%) AIX
6 17 (9.44%) Windows Server
7 14 (7.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (6.11%) SUSE
8 11 (6.11%) zOS
9 9 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (3.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (2.22%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (1.11%) Windows 7
14 1 (0.56%) CentOS
14 1 (0.56%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.56%) TOGAF
2 22 (12.22%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (11.67%) Network Design
4 20 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 18 (10.00%) Benchmarking
6 17 (9.44%) ITIL
6 17 (9.44%) Migration
7 15 (8.33%) Matrix Organization
8 14 (7.78%) High Availability
8 14 (7.78%) Technical Architecture
9 13 (7.22%) Enterprise Architecture
9 13 (7.22%) Feasibility Study
9 13 (7.22%) Office Automation
10 12 (6.67%) Virtual Infrastructure
11 11 (6.11%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (5.56%) PRINCE2
12 10 (5.56%) SOA
13 9 (5.00%) Network Architecture
13 9 (5.00%) Project Management
14 8 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 46 (25.56%) SQL
2 19 (10.56%) Java
3 11 (6.11%) 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 30 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 25 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.11%) Degree
4 4 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.67%) BC Cleared
5 3 (1.67%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.11%) CCNA
6 2 (1.11%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.11%) PMP
7 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.56%) CCNP
7 1 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.78%) COBIT
2 4 (2.22%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.56%) JSP 440
System Software
1 62 (34.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 28 (15.56%) Hyper-V
4 15 (8.33%) KVM
4 15 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
5 14 (7.78%) NFS
5 14 (7.78%) SRDF
5 14 (7.78%) Xen
6 11 (6.11%) VMware ESX
7 7 (3.89%) vSphere
8 6 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.22%) Terminal Server
9 4 (2.22%) XenApp
9 4 (2.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (5.56%) SCCM
2 7 (3.89%) Tivoli
3 4 (2.22%) OpenView
3 4 (2.22%) SCVMM
4 3 (1.67%) SCOM
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 71 (39.44%) VMware
2 51 (28.33%) Oracle
3 34 (18.89%) Microsoft
4 31 (17.22%) IBM
5 24 (13.33%) Cisco
5 24 (13.33%) Intel
6 18 (10.00%) Citrix
7 17 (9.44%) NetApp
8 16 (8.89%) HP
9 15 (8.33%) EMC
10 11 (6.11%) Red Hat
11 9 (5.00%) DataSynapse
11 9 (5.00%) Sybase
11 9 (5.00%) TIBCO
12 8 (4.44%) Bloomberg
13 6 (3.33%) Dell
13 6 (3.33%) Reuters
13 6 (3.33%) Splunk
14 5 (2.78%) Hortonworks
15 4 (2.22%) 3PAR
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