The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £481 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Infrastructure Architect
North West > Cheshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 66 70
Rank change year-on-year +10 +4  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 4 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.64% 1.68% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 1.78% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 7
Cheshire median daily rate £481 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.31% -  
10th Percentile £464 £421 £400
90th Percentile £493 £548 £850
North West median daily rate £525 £475 £488
% change year-on-year +10.52% -2.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 595 844 910
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 94.75% 94.30% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1355 2254 2280
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00%  
10th Percentile £245 £269 £273
90th Percentile £525 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 93 197
Cheshire median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -4.88%  
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £13.50
90th Percentile £56.00 £23.00 £33.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +16.66% -6.25%  

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings that featured Infrastructure Architect in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Architect in Cheshire

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in Cheshire

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, 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 Cheshire region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Team
2 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 2 (33.33%) CISM
2 2 (33.33%) CISSP
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) EMC
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec
3 1 (16.67%) GIS
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 1 (16.67%) SaaS
3 1 (16.67%) PaaS
3 1 (16.67%) NAS
3 1 (16.67%) IaaS
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
1 1 (16.67%) PaaS
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) NAS
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) GIS
General
1 3 (50.00%) Banking
2 2 (33.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (33.33%) Virtual Team
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Information Security
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Project Planning
2 2 (33.33%) Risk Management
2 2 (33.33%) Waterfall
3 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Identity Management
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Analysis
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CISM
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) EMC
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Symantec
2 1 (16.67%) VMware