Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £498 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 25 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 > Manchester
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 125 135
Rank change year-on-year +6 +10 -16
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 21 34 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.72% 0.96% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 1.02% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 27 15
Manchester median daily rate £498 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.74% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £413 £400 £205
90th Percentile £750 £538 £518
North West median daily rate £525 £510 £450
% change year-on-year +2.94% +13.33% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Manchester 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 Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2772 3339 3609
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.54% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1757 2136 2082
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £233 £239 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 78 140
Manchester median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.21% -9.38% +8.47%
10th Percentile £11.35 £10.18 £10.48
90th Percentile £41.20 £37.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +17.19% -25.58% +34.38%

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in Manchester over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Architect in Manchester

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 Manchester region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 6 (28.57%) Unix
1 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 5 (23.81%) Migration
2 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (23.81%) Windows
3 3 (14.29%) Java
3 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 3 (14.29%) IT Governance
3 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
3 3 (14.29%) Open Source
3 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (14.29%) Social Media
3 3 (14.29%) SFIA
3 3 (14.29%) Domain Models
3 3 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (9.52%) Public Cloud
4 2 (9.52%) Business Process Modelling
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps
4 2 (9.52%) Mesos
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
4 2 (9.52%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (9.52%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (9.52%) Go
4 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 2 (9.52%) Ansible
4 2 (9.52%) Docker

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) SAN
1 2 (9.52%) WAN
2 1 (4.76%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) IPsec
2 1 (4.76%) MPLS
2 1 (4.76%) Network Security
2 1 (4.76%) OSPF
2 1 (4.76%) VLAN
2 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) Hadoop
2 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
General
1 2 (9.52%) Banking
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
1 2 (9.52%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) MSMQ
1 2 (9.52%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (4.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) Social Media
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.52%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (28.57%) Unix
2 5 (23.81%) Windows
3 2 (9.52%) AIX
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.76%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (23.81%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (23.81%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
3 3 (14.29%) Domain Models
3 3 (14.29%) IT Governance
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Open Source
3 3 (14.29%) Risk Management
3 3 (14.29%) SFIA
3 3 (14.29%) TOGAF
4 2 (9.52%) Business Process Modelling
4 2 (9.52%) DevOps
4 2 (9.52%) Issue Tracking
4 2 (9.52%) Mathematics
4 2 (9.52%) Physics
4 2 (9.52%) SOA
5 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) Logistics
5 1 (4.76%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Java
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) C++
2 2 (9.52%) Go
2 2 (9.52%) Python
2 2 (9.52%) Scala
2 2 (9.52%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) COBIT
1 1 (4.76%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) Docker
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (4.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Ansible
1 2 (9.52%) Mesos
1 2 (9.52%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (9.52%) IBM
1 2 (9.52%) SAP
1 2 (9.52%) VMware
2 1 (4.76%) Citrix
2 1 (4.76%) F5
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle