The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Infrastructure Architect
Rank 605 574 593
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Infrastructure Architect 7 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.023% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.013% 0.025% 0.021%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 7
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£550 £523 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +16.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £485 £404
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £561 £527
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 - £400
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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
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%

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 10 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 19 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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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 -16 5 £550 +5.26%
South East - 2 - -
London +6 1 £600 +14.83%
Berkshire - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
West Sussex - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Hampshire - - - -

Senior Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (40.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) Windows
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) VMware ESX
4 3 (30.00%) TOGAF
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
5 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) Middleware
5 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (20.00%) UNIX
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) SAN
6 1 (10.00%) CA
6 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 1 (10.00%) NHS
6 1 (10.00%) IBM
6 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 1 (10.00%) CCSP
6 1 (10.00%) CCNP

Senior Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) LiveLink
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) Firewall
2 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (10.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Exadata
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Middleware
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) NHS
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (10.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (10.00%) AIX
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) TOGAF
2 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (10.00%) Coaching
3 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (10.00%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (10.00%) CCSP
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) CCDP
2 1 (10.00%) CCA
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (10.00%) CISSP
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) RHCE
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (30.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
3 1 (10.00%) XenApp
3 1 (10.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (10.00%) Control-M
1 1 (10.00%) BladeLogic
1 1 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) CA
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) JBoss
4 1 (10.00%) Symantec
4 1 (10.00%) EMC
4 1 (10.00%) Fujitsu
4 1 (10.00%) Open Text
4 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat