The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 3 months to 24 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 / Lancashire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 46 48
Rank change year-on-year +23 +2  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 20 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 6.02% 0.90% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.83% 0.93% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 2
Median daily rate £525 £425 £580
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.52% -26.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £415 £572
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £445 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £460
% change year-on-year - +8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. 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
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 293 429 374
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 88.25% 96.19% 93.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 268 235
Median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 42
Median hourly rate £41.25 £25.12 £21.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.21% +14.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £47.50 £46.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire that featured Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

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
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 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -7 17 £525 +23.52%
Infrastructure Architect
North West

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Lancashire region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 18 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 16 (48.48%) Migration
3 15 (45.45%) SC Cleared
4 14 (42.42%) Data Centre
5 13 (39.39%) AIX
6 11 (33.33%) Solaris
7 9 (27.27%) Cisco
8 8 (24.24%) HPUX
8 8 (24.24%) Windows
8 8 (24.24%) Network Design
9 7 (21.21%) Network Architecture
9 7 (21.21%) SAN
9 7 (21.21%) DNS
9 7 (21.21%) Linux
10 6 (18.18%) LAN
10 6 (18.18%) WAN
10 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
10 6 (18.18%) Mainframe
11 5 (15.15%) BCP
11 5 (15.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (15.15%) HP
11 5 (15.15%) ITIL
11 5 (15.15%) F5
11 5 (15.15%) ITIL V3
11 5 (15.15%) Change Control
11 5 (15.15%) TOGAF
11 5 (15.15%) Service Management
11 5 (15.15%) Wi-Fi
11 5 (15.15%) Forum Sentry
11 5 (15.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

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 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 3 (9.09%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Maximo
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) DNS
1 7 (21.21%) SAN
2 6 (18.18%) LAN
2 6 (18.18%) WAN
3 5 (15.15%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 5 (15.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 5 (15.15%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (6.06%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (3.03%) DHCP
6 1 (3.03%) Internet
6 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) DB2
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.03%) Banking
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 14 (42.42%) Data Centre
2 6 (18.18%) Mainframe
3 3 (9.09%) AS400
3 3 (9.09%) iSeries
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) AIX
2 11 (33.33%) Solaris
3 8 (24.24%) HPUX
3 8 (24.24%) Windows
4 7 (21.21%) Linux
5 3 (9.09%) Unix
5 3 (9.09%) zOS
6 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (48.48%) Migration
2 8 (24.24%) Network Design
3 7 (21.21%) Network Architecture
4 5 (15.15%) BCP
4 5 (15.15%) Change Control
4 5 (15.15%) ITIL
4 5 (15.15%) ITIL V3
4 5 (15.15%) Service Management
4 5 (15.15%) TOGAF
5 4 (12.12%) Data Migration
5 4 (12.12%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (12.12%) Translating Business Requirements
6 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
6 1 (3.03%) Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (3.03%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 18 (54.55%) Security Cleared
2 15 (45.45%) SC Cleared
3 4 (12.12%) Degree
4 2 (6.06%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (15.15%) Forum Sentry
1 5 (15.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (9.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Cisco
2 5 (15.15%) F5
2 5 (15.15%) HP
3 4 (12.12%) 3PAR
3 4 (12.12%) CheckPoint
3 4 (12.12%) EMC
4 3 (9.09%) Brocade
4 3 (9.09%) Citrix
4 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle
4 3 (9.09%) SAP
4 3 (9.09%) VMware
5 2 (6.06%) IBM
6 1 (3.03%) Capita
6 1 (3.03%) Red Hat