The table below looks at the statistics for the Infrastructure Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Infrastructure Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 100 83 97
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 25 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.96% 1.33% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.02% 1.44% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 8
Average daily rate £450 £444 £418
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +6.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £405 £386
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £500 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
+118.18% -
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
2451 2017 1954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.45% 92.48% 92.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1376 1123 1011
Average daily rate £380 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 178 138
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.33 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.80 £30.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Infrastructure Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Birmingham +4 13 £450 -18.18% 1
Staffordshire - 3 £438 -
Warwickshire +3 2 £550 +15.78%
Coventry -7 1 £475 +11.76%
Shropshire -27 1 £290 -33.71%
Wolverhampton - 1 £350 -
Infrastructure Architect
England

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited 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 Infrastructure Architect in their job title.

1 19 (38.78%) Microsoft
2 18 (36.73%) Solaris
3 15 (30.61%) VMware
3 15 (30.61%) AIX
3 15 (30.61%) Linux
4 14 (28.57%) Windows
5 12 (24.49%) ITIL
5 12 (24.49%) Service Management
5 12 (24.49%) Red Hat
5 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (22.45%) Finance
6 11 (22.45%) Unix
6 11 (22.45%) Oracle
7 10 (20.41%) Security Architecture
8 9 (18.37%) WebLogic
9 8 (16.33%) Pega
10 7 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (14.29%) EMC
11 6 (12.24%) Java
11 6 (12.24%) JBoss
11 6 (12.24%) Tomcat
11 6 (12.24%) Documentum
11 6 (12.24%) Captiva
12 5 (10.20%) Migration
12 5 (10.20%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
12 5 (10.20%) SQL
12 5 (10.20%) Windows Server
13 4 (8.16%) Service Delivery

Infrastructure Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited 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 Infrastructure Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (18.37%) WebLogic
2 6 (12.24%) Captiva
2 6 (12.24%) Documentum
2 6 (12.24%) JBoss
2 6 (12.24%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (4.08%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.12%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) Firewall
1 4 (8.16%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (22.45%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.04%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 18 (36.73%) Solaris
2 15 (30.61%) AIX
2 15 (30.61%) Linux
3 14 (28.57%) Windows
4 11 (22.45%) Unix
5 5 (10.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (10.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (24.49%) ITIL
1 12 (24.49%) Service Management
2 10 (20.41%) Security Architecture
3 5 (10.20%) Migration
3 5 (10.20%) Technical Architecture
4 4 (8.16%) Service Delivery
4 4 (8.16%) TOGAF
5 3 (6.12%) CRM
5 3 (6.12%) Open Source
5 3 (6.12%) Re-Platforming
5 3 (6.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 2 (4.08%) Capacity Management
6 2 (4.08%) SIEM
6 2 (4.08%) SOA
7 1 (2.04%) Data Management
7 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Architecture
7 1 (2.04%) Project Management
7 1 (2.04%) Risk Management
7 1 (2.04%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) Java
2 5 (10.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
1 4 (8.16%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.16%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.12%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) QRadar
1 2 (4.08%) SCCM
2 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 19 (38.78%) Microsoft
2 15 (30.61%) VMware
3 12 (24.49%) Red Hat
4 11 (22.45%) Oracle
5 8 (16.33%) Pega
6 7 (14.29%) EMC
7 3 (6.12%) Cisco
8 2 (4.08%) Forcepoint
8 2 (4.08%) NetApp
9 1 (2.04%) 3PAR
9 1 (2.04%) Citrix
9 1 (2.04%) HP
9 1 (2.04%) webMethods