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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 130 106 105
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 20 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.61% 0.64% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.68% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 4 12
Median daily rate £475 £455 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.39% -0.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £443 £416
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £478 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £463
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.00 £41.53
% change year-on-year
- -32.57%
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
3097 2350 2424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.15% 94.23% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1859 1358 1225
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 148 169
Median hourly rate £14.75 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.12 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £34.20 £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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
Shropshire -21 8 £463 -4.63%
Birmingham - 4 £400 -
Coventry - 2 £480 -
Staffordshire - 2 £510 -
Warwickshire - 2 £519 -
Infrastructure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 17 (35.42%) Microsoft
2 13 (27.08%) Windows
3 12 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
4 11 (22.92%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (20.83%) Linux
5 10 (20.83%) SC Cleared
6 9 (18.75%) TOGAF
6 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (18.75%) Windows Server
7 8 (16.67%) VMware
7 8 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (14.58%) Data Centre
8 7 (14.58%) Migration
9 6 (12.50%) Red Hat
9 6 (12.50%) AIX
9 6 (12.50%) CRM
9 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 6 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
10 5 (10.42%) Hyper-V
10 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
10 5 (10.42%) Coaching
10 5 (10.42%) Solaris
10 5 (10.42%) ITIL
10 5 (10.42%) IPv4
10 5 (10.42%) Citrix
10 5 (10.42%) CICS
10 5 (10.42%) Mainframe

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%) Exchange Server 2013
Business Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (8.33%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.08%) Office 365
4 1 (2.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.42%) IPv4
2 4 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (6.25%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.08%) Firewall
4 1 (2.08%) LAN
4 1 (2.08%) MPLS
4 1 (2.08%) Network Security
4 1 (2.08%) SNA
4 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.25%) DB2
2 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.08%) Apache Accumulo
3 1 (2.08%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.08%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.08%) HBase
3 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
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%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.25%) Finance
3 2 (4.17%) Aerospace
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.08%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) 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%) SOAP
2 1 (2.08%) Spring
2 1 (2.08%) Spring Boot
2 1 (2.08%) Swagger
2 1 (2.08%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.42%) Mainframe
3 4 (8.33%) Private Cloud
4 2 (4.17%) CESG
5 1 (2.08%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (27.08%) Windows
2 10 (20.83%) Linux
3 9 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (12.50%) AIX
5 6 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (10.42%) Solaris
6 5 (10.42%) SUSE
7 4 (8.33%) zOS
8 3 (6.25%) Windows 7
8 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (4.17%) Unix
10 1 (2.08%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) Stakeholder Management
2 9 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.75%) TOGAF
3 8 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (14.58%) Migration
5 6 (12.50%) CRM
5 6 (12.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 5 (10.42%) Coaching
6 5 (10.42%) ITIL
6 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
6 5 (10.42%) Risk Management
6 5 (10.42%) Service Management
7 4 (8.33%) Service Delivery
8 3 (6.25%) Load Balancing
9 2 (4.17%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
9 2 (4.17%) Network Design
9 2 (4.17%) Project Management
9 2 (4.17%) Project Planning
9 2 (4.17%) Zachman Framework
10 1 (2.08%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.33%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.08%) PHP
3 1 (2.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
2 10 (20.83%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) MCSE
3 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.17%) CCA
4 2 (4.17%) CESG Certified Professional
4 2 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (4.17%) MCSA
5 1 (2.08%) CCDA
5 1 (2.08%) CCDP
5 1 (2.08%) CCIE
5 1 (2.08%) CCNA
5 1 (2.08%) CCNP
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Hyper-V
1 5 (10.42%) Virtual Desktop
1 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.17%) XenApp
4 2 (4.17%) XenDesktop
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
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) 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 17 (35.42%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.67%) VMware
3 6 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 5 (10.42%) Citrix
5 4 (8.33%) Cisco
6 3 (6.25%) IBM
7 2 (4.17%) Blue Coat
7 2 (4.17%) EMC
7 2 (4.17%) NetApp
8 1 (2.08%) HP
8 1 (2.08%) Juniper
8 1 (2.08%) Oracle
8 1 (2.08%) WSO2