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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Infrastructure Architect
Rank 73 97 94
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 34 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.57% 0.58% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.73% 0.64% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 6 3
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£444 £418 £725
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.28% -42.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
- +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
1961 1888 1701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.66% 90.60% 93.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1118 981 792
Average daily rate £350 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 136 185
Average hourly rate £15.61 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.80% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £37.50 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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
Birmingham -3 5 £550 +22.08% 2
Warwickshire - 1 £475 - 1
Coventry - - - - 1
West Bromwich - - - -
Infrastructure Architect
England

Infrastructure Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 25 (53.19%) Linux
2 21 (44.68%) Red Hat
3 20 (42.55%) UNIX
4 18 (38.30%) AIX
5 17 (36.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (34.04%) Solaris
6 16 (34.04%) Oracle
7 15 (31.91%) Windows
8 14 (29.79%) WebLogic
9 13 (27.66%) JBoss
9 13 (27.66%) Apache
9 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
9 13 (27.66%) Open Source
9 13 (27.66%) Puppet
9 13 (27.66%) Jenkins
10 12 (25.53%) Migration
10 12 (25.53%) Perl
11 11 (23.40%) Java
11 11 (23.40%) J2EE
11 11 (23.40%) Subversion
11 11 (23.40%) Maven
11 11 (23.40%) Oracle Database
11 11 (23.40%) Hudson
11 11 (23.40%) DevOps
12 9 (19.15%) RabbitMQ
12 9 (19.15%) Infrastructure Management
12 9 (19.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 9 (19.15%) Firewall
13 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
14 7 (14.89%) Confluence

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 14 (29.79%) WebLogic
2 13 (27.66%) JBoss
2 13 (27.66%) Apache
3 7 (14.89%) Confluence
3 7 (14.89%) Tomcat
4 4 (8.51%) MS Exchange
5 2 (4.26%) Documentum
5 2 (4.26%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) IBM SmartCloud
1 2 (4.26%) Google Apps
1 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.15%) Firewall
2 5 (10.64%) SAN
3 4 (8.51%) NAS
3 4 (8.51%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (6.38%) WAN
5 2 (4.26%) VPN
5 2 (4.26%) Packet Switching
5 2 (4.26%) Wireless
5 2 (4.26%) IPsec
5 2 (4.26%) MPLS
5 2 (4.26%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (2.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.40%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.13%) Big Data
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.13%) MarkLogic
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (27.66%) Jenkins
2 11 (23.40%) Subversion
2 11 (23.40%) Maven
2 11 (23.40%) Hudson
3 7 (14.89%) JIRA
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.40%) J2EE
2 9 (19.15%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Open Source
2 6 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.13%) CESG
3 1 (2.13%) Mainframe
3 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 25 (53.19%) Linux
2 20 (42.55%) UNIX
3 18 (38.30%) AIX
4 17 (36.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (34.04%) Solaris
6 15 (31.91%) Windows
7 9 (19.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.13%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (25.53%) Migration
2 11 (23.40%) DevOps
3 9 (19.15%) Infrastructure Management
4 7 (14.89%) Technical Architecture
4 7 (14.89%) Service Management
4 7 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.89%) ITIL
5 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
6 4 (8.51%) Data Security
6 4 (8.51%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.26%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.26%) Network Design
7 2 (4.26%) Supplier Management
7 2 (4.26%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Architecture
8 1 (2.13%) Data Architecture
8 1 (2.13%) Security Architecture
8 1 (2.13%) Predictive Analytics
8 1 (2.13%) Matrix Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.53%) Perl
2 11 (23.40%) Java
3 1 (2.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) Degree
3 1 (2.13%) CITP
System Software
1 7 (14.89%) Active Directory
2 6 (12.77%) Squid
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (27.66%) Puppet
2 1 (2.13%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) SCOM
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 21 (44.68%) Red Hat
2 16 (34.04%) Oracle
3 13 (27.66%) Microsoft
4 7 (14.89%) BEA
5 6 (12.77%) Cisco
6 5 (10.64%) IBM
6 5 (10.64%) VMware
7 2 (4.26%) Google
7 2 (4.26%) Rackspace
7 2 (4.26%) Lotus
7 2 (4.26%) Pega
8 1 (2.13%) RightScale
8 1 (2.13%) Netezza
8 1 (2.13%) Splunk
8 1 (2.13%) Informatica
8 1 (2.13%) SAP