The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Infrastructure Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 117 105 99
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 27 13 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.86% 0.54% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.56% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 11
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £445 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £515 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £453
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -0.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 £39.08
% change year-on-year
- -7.86%
Infrastructure Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3008 2301 2285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.49% 95.52% 93.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1814 1379 1170
Median daily rate £400 £363 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 151 193
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.05 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Infrastructure Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

Infrastructure Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Infrastructure Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Infrastructure Architect across the West Midlands region.

Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Infrastructure Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016.

Infrastructure Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Infrastructure Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Architect across the West Midlands region.

Infrastructure Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Infrastructure Architect
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Warwickshire +5 7 £495 -1.00%
Birmingham -10 6 £475 -9.52%
Shropshire -30 4 £463 +2.77%
Herefordshire - 1 £513 -
Staffordshire - 1 £420 -
Infrastructure Architect
England

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, Infrastructure 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 13 (27.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
3 11 (22.92%) Linux
4 10 (20.83%) Windows
4 10 (20.83%) SC Cleared
4 10 (20.83%) TOGAF
5 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (16.67%) VMware
6 8 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
7 7 (14.58%) Migration
7 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (12.50%) Mainframe
8 6 (12.50%) AIX
8 6 (12.50%) ITIL
8 6 (12.50%) Windows Server
9 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
9 5 (10.42%) Coaching
9 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (10.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (10.42%) Solaris
9 5 (10.42%) Finance
9 5 (10.42%) Manufacturing
9 5 (10.42%) Project Management
9 5 (10.42%) CICS
9 5 (10.42%) Red Hat
10 4 (8.33%) zOS

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 5 (10.42%) CICS
2 1 (2.08%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (2.08%) CMS
2 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (27.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (6.25%) PaaS
4 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.08%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (2.08%) Heroku
5 1 (2.08%) IaaS
5 1 (2.08%) Office 365
5 1 (2.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) IPv4
1 3 (6.25%) NetScaler
1 3 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (2.08%) Firewall
2 1 (2.08%) LAN
2 1 (2.08%) MPLS
2 1 (2.08%) SNA
2 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) DB2
2 2 (4.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.08%) Apache Accumulo
3 1 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.08%) Big Data
3 1 (2.08%) HBase
3 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.08%) Maven
1 1 (2.08%) SoapUI
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
1 5 (10.42%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (2.08%) ELK Stack
2 1 (2.08%) Hystrix
2 1 (2.08%) J2EE
2 1 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (2.08%) REST
2 1 (2.08%) SOAP
2 1 (2.08%) Spring
2 1 (2.08%) Spring Boot
2 1 (2.08%) Swagger
2 1 (2.08%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 6 (12.50%) Mainframe
3 3 (6.25%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) CESG
4 1 (2.08%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Linux
2 10 (20.83%) Windows
3 6 (12.50%) AIX
3 6 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 5 (10.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (10.42%) Solaris
4 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.33%) SUSE
5 4 (8.33%) zOS
6 3 (6.25%) Unix
6 3 (6.25%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) TOGAF
2 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (14.58%) Migration
4 7 (14.58%) Stakeholder Management
5 6 (12.50%) ITIL
6 5 (10.42%) Coaching
6 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
6 5 (10.42%) Project Management
6 5 (10.42%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (8.33%) CRM
7 4 (8.33%) Risk Management
7 4 (8.33%) Service Management
8 3 (6.25%) Load Balancing
8 3 (6.25%) Network Design
8 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.25%) Zachman Framework
9 2 (4.17%) High Availability
9 2 (4.17%) MODAF
10 1 (2.08%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (2.08%) Java
2 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
2 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.08%) Python
2 1 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.17%) CCDA
3 2 (4.17%) CCDP
3 2 (4.17%) CCIE
3 2 (4.17%) CCNA
3 2 (4.17%) CCNP
3 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.17%) MCSE
3 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.08%) CCA
4 1 (2.08%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (2.08%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.08%) EMC Certification
4 1 (2.08%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.25%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.08%) Docker
5 1 (2.08%) HDFS
5 1 (2.08%) Job Entry Subsystem
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.08%) RACF
5 1 (2.08%) vCloud
5 1 (2.08%) XenApp
5 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) SCCM
2 1 (2.08%) AirWatch
2 1 (2.08%) Grafana
2 1 (2.08%) Graphite
2 1 (2.08%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (2.08%) Puppet
2 1 (2.08%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.67%) VMware
3 5 (10.42%) Red Hat
4 4 (8.33%) Cisco
4 4 (8.33%) Citrix
5 3 (6.25%) Blue Coat
5 3 (6.25%) IBM
6 2 (4.17%) EMC
6 2 (4.17%) Juniper
6 2 (4.17%) NetApp
7 1 (2.08%) HP
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle
7 1 (2.08%) WSO2