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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 105 101 103
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 12 22 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.48% 0.85% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.93% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 5
Average daily rate
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£468 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% +11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £463 £425
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £41.53 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-13.30% -12.57%
Infrastructure Architect
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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
2318 2362 1911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.65% 91.37% 91.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1371 1196 992
Average daily rate £365 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 175 134
Average hourly rate £16.55 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.64% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.50 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £37.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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
Coventry +1 3 £488 +8.33%
Warwickshire +5 2 £500 +17.64%
Birmingham +1 1 £575 +12.19%
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Infrastructure Architect
England

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 12 (34.29%) Windows
2 11 (31.43%) Migration
3 10 (28.57%) Linux
3 10 (28.57%) WebLogic
3 10 (28.57%) Data Centre
4 9 (25.71%) Oracle
5 8 (22.86%) AIX
5 8 (22.86%) LAN
5 8 (22.86%) WAN
5 8 (22.86%) Technical Architecture
5 8 (22.86%) Firewall
5 8 (22.86%) Relational Database
6 7 (20.00%) Network Design
7 6 (17.14%) Solaris
7 6 (17.14%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (17.14%) Open Source
7 6 (17.14%) Security Architecture
8 5 (14.29%) Public Cloud
8 5 (14.29%) PowerHA
8 5 (14.29%) ITIL
8 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
9 4 (11.43%) UNIX
9 4 (11.43%) VMware
9 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
9 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
9 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (11.43%) Lync
10 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (5.71%) HP

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 10 (28.57%) WebLogic
2 4 (11.43%) Lync
3 2 (5.71%) Documentum
4 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.86%) Confluence
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.86%) JBoss
4 1 (2.86%) Apache
4 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.71%) Office 365
3 1 (2.86%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) LAN
1 8 (22.86%) WAN
1 8 (22.86%) Firewall
2 2 (5.71%) DNS
2 2 (5.71%) SAN
2 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.86%) Network Security
3 1 (2.86%) HTTP
3 1 (2.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Subversion
1 2 (5.71%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.86%) Juju
2 1 (2.86%) Hudson
2 1 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 2 (5.71%) Law
2 1 (2.86%) Legal
2 1 (2.86%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.86%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) J2EE
1 1 (2.86%) Web Services
1 1 (2.86%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 5 (14.29%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.86%) PMI
3 1 (2.86%) Clustering
3 1 (2.86%) PKI
3 1 (2.86%) CMDB
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (34.29%) Windows
2 10 (28.57%) Linux
3 8 (22.86%) AIX
4 6 (17.14%) Solaris
5 4 (11.43%) UNIX
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Migration
2 8 (22.86%) Technical Architecture
3 7 (20.00%) Network Design
4 6 (17.14%) Open Source
4 6 (17.14%) Security Architecture
5 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 5 (14.29%) ITIL
6 4 (11.43%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.71%) SOA
7 2 (5.71%) Project Management
8 1 (2.86%) Service Management
8 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (2.86%) Load Balancing
8 1 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Performance Testing
8 1 (2.86%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.86%) TOGAF
8 1 (2.86%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.86%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 5 (14.29%) PowerHA
2 4 (11.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) vCloud
4 1 (2.86%) Docker
4 1 (2.86%) LXC
4 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) Vagrant
2 1 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.86%) OpenView
2 1 (2.86%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Oracle
2 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) VMware
3 2 (5.71%) Pega
3 2 (5.71%) HP
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix
4 1 (2.86%) Juniper
4 1 (2.86%) BEA
4 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.86%) SAP
4 1 (2.86%) Cisco
4 1 (2.86%) IBM
4 1 (2.86%) Google