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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 106 89 105
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +16
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 13 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.51% 0.63% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.68% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 4
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£425 £415 £421
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% -1.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £388 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £466 £425
% change year-on-year
+1.87% +9.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.98 - £42.50
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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
2331 1909 2056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.66% 92.58% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1237 1039 1020
Average daily rate £350 £345 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 151 170
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 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
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Warwickshire - 6 £450 -
Coventry -12 1 - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
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Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 7 (20.59%) Firewall
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) Linux
2 6 (17.65%) UNIX
2 6 (17.65%) Cisco
2 6 (17.65%) IBM
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) VMware
2 6 (17.65%) TOGAF
3 5 (14.71%) Information Security
3 5 (14.71%) Service Management
3 5 (14.71%) Middleware
3 5 (14.71%) WAN
3 5 (14.71%) ITIL
4 4 (11.76%) AIX
4 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
4 4 (11.76%) Replication
4 4 (11.76%) Network Management
4 4 (11.76%) Mobile Computing
4 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (8.82%) Cisco PIX
5 3 (8.82%) Network Design
5 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (8.82%) Packet Switching
5 3 (8.82%) IPsec
5 3 (8.82%) Wireless

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 2 (5.88%) WebLogic
1 2 (5.88%) IBM Notes
1 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (5.88%) Google Apps
1 2 (5.88%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) Firewall
2 5 (14.71%) WAN
3 3 (8.82%) VPN
3 3 (8.82%) SAN
3 3 (8.82%) MPLS
3 3 (8.82%) Wireless
3 3 (8.82%) IPsec
3 3 (8.82%) Packet Switching
3 3 (8.82%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (5.88%) NAS
4 2 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.94%) OSPF
5 1 (2.94%) BGP
5 1 (2.94%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.88%) Hadoop
2 2 (5.88%) Big Data
2 2 (5.88%) MarkLogic
3 1 (2.94%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (2.94%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (17.65%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.94%) Local Government
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (14.71%) Middleware
2 1 (2.94%) WinForms
2 1 (2.94%) NHibernate
2 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.94%) WCF
2 1 (2.94%) WPF
2 1 (2.94%) Spring.NET
2 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (2.94%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (2.94%) Castle Windsor
2 1 (2.94%) HTML
2 1 (2.94%) .NET
2 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.94%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Replication
1 4 (11.76%) Mobile Computing
2 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.94%) CESG
3 1 (2.94%) SCADA
3 1 (2.94%) Open Source
3 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
2 6 (17.65%) UNIX
2 6 (17.65%) Linux
3 4 (11.76%) AIX
4 2 (5.88%) Solaris
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.94%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (2.94%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) TOGAF
2 5 (14.71%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Service Management
2 5 (14.71%) Information Security
3 4 (11.76%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (11.76%) Network Management
4 3 (8.82%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (8.82%) BCP
4 3 (8.82%) Network Design
4 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 2 (5.88%) Data Modelling
5 2 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.88%) Data Security
5 2 (5.88%) Validation
5 2 (5.88%) Migration
5 2 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (5.88%) Supplier Management
5 2 (5.88%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.82%) SQL
2 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.94%) C#
2 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
3 1 (2.94%) CITP
3 1 (2.94%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.94%) PowerHA
3 1 (2.94%) RHEV
3 1 (2.94%) Xen
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (2.94%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle
2 6 (17.65%) Cisco
2 6 (17.65%) IBM
2 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) VMware
3 2 (5.88%) Google
3 2 (5.88%) Netezza
3 2 (5.88%) Splunk
3 2 (5.88%) Rackspace
3 2 (5.88%) EMC
3 2 (5.88%) SAP
3 2 (5.88%) Informatica
3 2 (5.88%) Lotus
4 1 (2.94%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.94%) Citrix
4 1 (2.94%) RightScale
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