Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £528 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 20 November 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 > Lancashire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 51 69
Rank change year-on-year +23 +18 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 24 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 5.35% 2.13% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.63% 2.23% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 8
Lancashire median daily rate £528 £575 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.26% +17.95% -11.36%
10th Percentile £497 £495 £205
90th Percentile £591 £700 £616
North West median daily rate £525 £503 £456
% change year-on-year +4.48% +10.14% +3.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - £30.19

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Lancashire
Contract vacancies in Lancashire with a recognized job title 426 628 863
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 95.44% 93.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 423 592
Lancashire median daily rate £413 £388 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% -10.40% +23.57%
10th Percentile £263 £186 £210
90th Percentile £572 £550 £613
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 68 83
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57% +59.09%
10th Percentile £14.69 £11.19 £18.75
90th Percentile £66.19 £59.31 £49.50
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.11 £20.25
% change year-on-year +17.96% -20.46% +26.25%

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Architect in Lancashire

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in Lancashire

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in Lancashire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Architect in Lancashire

Infrastructure Architect
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston +11 21 £530 +17.67%
Infrastructure Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Lancashire region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 20 (83.33%) Migration
2 18 (75.00%) Security Cleared
3 17 (70.83%) SC Cleared
4 15 (62.50%) Data Centre
5 13 (54.17%) Solaris
6 9 (37.50%) AIX
6 9 (37.50%) DNS
7 7 (29.17%) HPUX
8 5 (20.83%) Oracle
8 5 (20.83%) IBM
8 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
8 5 (20.83%) Clustering
8 5 (20.83%) Firewall
8 5 (20.83%) Identity Management
8 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database
8 5 (20.83%) Load Balancing
8 5 (20.83%) WebSphere
8 5 (20.83%) High Availability
9 4 (16.67%) N-Tier
10 3 (12.50%) Linux
10 3 (12.50%) Windows
10 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
11 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (8.33%) Middleware
11 2 (8.33%) Mainframe
11 2 (8.33%) Network Management
11 2 (8.33%) Information Architecture
12 1 (4.17%) F5
12 1 (4.17%) Change Control

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (20.83%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) DNS
2 5 (20.83%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 5 (20.83%) Clustering
3 4 (16.67%) N-Tier
4 2 (8.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Solaris
2 9 (37.50%) AIX
3 7 (29.17%) HPUX
4 3 (12.50%) Linux
4 3 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (83.33%) Migration
2 5 (20.83%) High Availability
2 5 (20.83%) Identity Management
2 5 (20.83%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.33%) Information Architecture
3 2 (8.33%) Network Management
3 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.17%) Change Control
4 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (4.17%) Network Architecture
4 1 (4.17%) Network Design
4 1 (4.17%) Translating Business Requirements
Qualifications
1 18 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 17 (70.83%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (4.17%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) IBM
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle
1 5 (20.83%) Red Hat
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco
2 1 (4.17%) F5
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.17%) Sun
2 1 (4.17%) VMware