The median contractor rate for a Infrastructure Architect was £535 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Infrastructure Architect
England / North West
Rank 104 122 103
Rank change year-on-year +18 -19  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 24 35 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.94% 0.91% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.97% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 26
Median daily rate £535 £463 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.67% -2.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £408 £436
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £534 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £484 £475
% change year-on-year +3.35% +1.84%  
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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2439 3620 3389
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.05% 94.34% 94.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1527 2156 1777
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 172 203
Median hourly rate £16.18 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.28% +31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.37 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
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 the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Infrastructure Architect in the North West

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in the North West

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in the North West over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Infrastructure Architect in the North West

Infrastructure Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Infrastructure Architect in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Infrastructure Architect in the North West

Infrastructure Architect
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Lancashire +30 13 £595 +58.66%
Manchester +10 8 £494 -4.54% 2
Cheshire +24 2 £525 +16.66%
Merseyside -5 1 £600 +28.00% 2
Infrastructure Architect
England

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 15 (35.71%) Migration
1 15 (35.71%) TOGAF
2 14 (33.33%) ITIL
2 14 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 12 (28.57%) Windows
3 12 (28.57%) Service Management
4 11 (26.19%) Network Design
4 11 (26.19%) LAN
4 11 (26.19%) ITIL V3
5 10 (23.81%) Degree
5 10 (23.81%) WAN
5 10 (23.81%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (23.81%) BCP
6 9 (21.43%) Data Centre
7 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
8 6 (14.29%) DNS
9 5 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
9 5 (11.90%) Translating Business Requirements
10 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
10 4 (9.52%) Network Security
10 4 (9.52%) Cisco
10 4 (9.52%) VoIP
10 4 (9.52%) AIX
10 4 (9.52%) Linux
10 4 (9.52%) Unix
10 4 (9.52%) Mainframe
10 4 (9.52%) Internet
10 4 (9.52%) Banking
10 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (2.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (4.76%) CloudFront
2 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) PaaS
3 1 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.38%) IaaS
3 1 (2.38%) Office 365
3 1 (2.38%) Rackspace Cloud
3 1 (2.38%) Route 53
3 1 (2.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (26.19%) LAN
2 10 (23.81%) WAN
2 10 (23.81%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (14.29%) DNS
4 4 (9.52%) Internet
4 4 (9.52%) Network Security
4 4 (9.52%) VoIP
5 3 (7.14%) Broadband
6 2 (4.76%) Firewall
7 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (2.38%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.14%) Hadoop
1 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (4.76%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (4.76%) MySQL
3 1 (2.38%) Big Data
3 1 (2.38%) Couchbase
3 1 (2.38%) GIS
General
1 4 (9.52%) Banking
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Retail
3 2 (4.76%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.14%) Middleware
2 2 (4.76%) .NET
3 1 (2.38%) Node.js
3 1 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.52%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.76%) NHS
4 1 (2.38%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.38%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (28.57%) Windows
2 4 (9.52%) AIX
2 4 (9.52%) Linux
2 4 (9.52%) Unix
3 3 (7.14%) HPUX
3 3 (7.14%) Solaris
3 3 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Migration
1 15 (35.71%) TOGAF
2 14 (33.33%) ITIL
2 14 (33.33%) Network Architecture
3 12 (28.57%) Service Management
4 11 (26.19%) ITIL V3
4 11 (26.19%) Network Design
5 10 (23.81%) BCP
6 5 (11.90%) Translating Business Requirements
7 4 (9.52%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (7.14%) DevOps
8 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
9 2 (4.76%) Change Control
9 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
9 2 (4.76%) Scrum
9 2 (4.76%) Validation
10 1 (2.38%) Automated Testing
10 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Architecture
10 1 (2.38%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.14%) Shell Script
2 2 (4.76%) C++
2 2 (4.76%) Java
2 2 (4.76%) Python
2 2 (4.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) Degree
2 7 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.14%) CCIE
4 3 (7.14%) CCNA
4 3 (7.14%) CCNP
4 3 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (4.76%) CCA
5 2 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (4.76%) MCSE
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.38%) CISM
6 1 (2.38%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) Ansible
1 3 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (7.14%) Puppet
2 1 (2.38%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 4 (9.52%) Cisco
2 2 (4.76%) Citrix
3 1 (2.38%) Capita
3 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
3 1 (2.38%) F5
3 1 (2.38%) HP
3 1 (2.38%) IBM
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.38%) Rackspace
Liverpool, Merseyside
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago