The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Architect was £494 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Architect
North West / Manchester
Rank 80 89 75
Rank change year-on-year +9 -14  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 8 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.61% 0.68% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.72% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 9
Median daily rate £494 £517 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.54% +8.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £430
10% offered a daily rate of more than £553 £563 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £480 £475
% change year-on-year +4.16% +1.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £60.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +152.63%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1238 1677 1527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.87% 94.43% 95.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 959 816
Median daily rate £375 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.45% +12.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 38 45
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.06 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Architect in Manchester

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in Manchester

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Manchester region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 6 (37.50%) Windows
1 6 (37.50%) Migration
2 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (25.00%) TOGAF
2 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (25.00%) Unix
2 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (18.75%) Puppet
3 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (18.75%) Ansible
3 3 (18.75%) DevOps
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
3 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
3 3 (18.75%) Hadoop
3 3 (18.75%) Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Retail
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) PaaS
4 2 (12.50%) CloudFront
4 2 (12.50%) Python
4 2 (12.50%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) Finance
4 2 (12.50%) C++
4 2 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) .NET
4 2 (12.50%) MySQL
4 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
4 2 (12.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 2 (12.50%) Amazon Redshift

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (12.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (12.50%) CloudFront
2 2 (12.50%) PaaS
3 1 (6.25%) IaaS
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.25%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) Route 53
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) LDAP
2 1 (6.25%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Hadoop
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (12.50%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) Big Data
3 1 (6.25%) Couchbase
General
1 3 (18.75%) Banking
1 3 (18.75%) Retail
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) Node.js
2 1 (6.25%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Unix
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.25%) AIX
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Migration
2 4 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 3 (18.75%) DevOps
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
5 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.25%) Analytics
5 1 (6.25%) Automated Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Change Control
5 1 (6.25%) Kanban
5 1 (6.25%) Mathematics
5 1 (6.25%) Open Source
5 1 (6.25%) Physics
5 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
5 1 (6.25%) Scrum
5 1 (6.25%) Security Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
5 1 (6.25%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
2 2 (12.50%) C++
2 2 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CCA
1 1 (6.25%) CISM
1 1 (6.25%) CISSP
1 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
1 1 (6.25%) MCSE
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Ansible
1 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (18.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (6.25%) Citrix
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.25%) Rackspace