The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior Infrastructure 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 Senior Infrastructure Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Infrastructure Architect
Rank 589 552 570
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Infrastructure Architect 4 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.031% 0.024%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.034% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 9
Average daily rate
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£500 £520 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +15.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - £380
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
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 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Senior Infrastructure Architect
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Infrastructure Architect in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Infrastructure Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Senior Infrastructure Architect
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Senior Infrastructure Architect within the UK.

Senior Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Senior Infrastructure Architect
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Senior Infrastructure Architect within the UK over the 3 months to 25 July 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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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 -39 4 £500 -3.84%
South East - 2 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 £500 -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
London - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Solihull - - - -
South West - - - -
Aldershot - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -

Senior Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Infrastructure 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 Senior Infrastructure Architect in their job title.

1 5 (50.00%) VMware
1 5 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) UNIX
4 2 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 1 (10.00%) JBoss
5 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (10.00%) IBM
5 1 (10.00%) CCIE
5 1 (10.00%) CCDP
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Middleware
5 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Migration
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
5 1 (10.00%) AIX
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2

Senior Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Senior Infrastructure 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 Senior Infrastructure Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (20.00%) UNIX
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (10.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) Electronic Trading
2 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
2 1 (10.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCIE
1 1 (10.00%) CCDP
1 1 (10.00%) CCA
1 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) RHCE
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (30.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
2 1 (10.00%) XenServer
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) JBoss
3 1 (10.00%) IBM
3 1 (10.00%) HP