Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 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
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 163 176
Rank change year-on-year +14 +13 0
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 57 65 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.00% 0.95% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 1.01% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 57 48
North West median daily rate £525 £507 £456
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +11.01% +3.69%
10th Percentile £413 £408 £272
90th Percentile £750 £675 £533
England median daily rate £518 £500 £483
% change year-on-year +3.50% +3.63% -3.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
North West median hourly rate - - £30.19
England median hourly rate £43.75 - £28.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5417 6452 8088
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.99% 94.40% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3422 4154 4835
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £588 £550 £570
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 261 233 402
North West median hourly rate £17.74 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.88% -20.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.60 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Infrastructure Architect
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 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
Lancashire +23 24 £528 -8.26%
Manchester 0 21 £498 +3.65% 2
Cheshire +7 10 £500 +4.71%
Infrastructure Architect
England

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 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 North West region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 27 (47.37%) Migration
2 23 (40.35%) Data Centre
3 18 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 17 (29.82%) SC Cleared
5 13 (22.81%) Solaris
6 11 (19.30%) AIX
7 10 (17.54%) Windows
8 9 (15.79%) DNS
9 8 (14.04%) IBM
9 8 (14.04%) Unix
9 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (12.28%) Finance
10 7 (12.28%) HPUX
11 6 (10.53%) Oracle
11 6 (10.53%) Firewall
11 6 (10.53%) Identity Management
11 6 (10.53%) Load Balancing
11 6 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
12 5 (8.77%) WebSphere
12 5 (8.77%) High Availability
12 5 (8.77%) Oracle Database
12 5 (8.77%) Banking
12 5 (8.77%) Clustering
12 5 (8.77%) Red Hat
13 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
13 4 (7.02%) N-Tier
13 4 (7.02%) ITIL
13 4 (7.02%) Risk Management
13 4 (7.02%) TOGAF
13 4 (7.02%) VMware

Infrastructure Architect Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.77%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.75%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (5.26%) PaaS
2 2 (3.51%) IaaS
2 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.51%) SaaS
3 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) DNS
2 6 (10.53%) Firewall
3 3 (5.26%) SAN
4 2 (3.51%) WAN
5 1 (1.75%) DHCP
5 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.75%) IPsec
5 1 (1.75%) MPLS
5 1 (1.75%) NAS
5 1 (1.75%) Network Security
5 1 (1.75%) OSPF
5 1 (1.75%) VLAN
5 1 (1.75%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.77%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.51%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MSI
General
1 7 (12.28%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) Middleware
2 2 (3.51%) .NET
2 2 (3.51%) MSMQ
2 2 (3.51%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.75%) JSON
3 1 (1.75%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 23 (40.35%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.77%) Clustering
3 4 (7.02%) N-Tier
4 3 (5.26%) Mainframe
4 3 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.26%) Social Media
5 2 (3.51%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) Solaris
2 11 (19.30%) AIX
3 10 (17.54%) Windows
4 8 (14.04%) Unix
5 7 (12.28%) HPUX
6 3 (5.26%) Linux
7 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.75%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (47.37%) Migration
2 8 (14.04%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (10.53%) Identity Management
3 6 (10.53%) Load Balancing
4 5 (8.77%) High Availability
5 4 (7.02%) ITIL
5 4 (7.02%) Risk Management
5 4 (7.02%) TOGAF
6 3 (5.26%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (5.26%) DevOps
6 3 (5.26%) Domain Models
6 3 (5.26%) Information Architecture
6 3 (5.26%) IT Governance
6 3 (5.26%) Open Source
6 3 (5.26%) SFIA
6 3 (5.26%) SOA
6 3 (5.26%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (3.51%) Business Process Modelling
7 2 (3.51%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.26%) Java
1 3 (5.26%) SQL
2 2 (3.51%) C++
2 2 (3.51%) Go
2 2 (3.51%) Python
2 2 (3.51%) Scala
2 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 17 (29.82%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.51%) Degree
4 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.75%) CISM
4 1 (1.75%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) COBIT
1 1 (1.75%) HL7
System Software
1 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.51%) Docker
4 1 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Ansible
2 2 (3.51%) Mesos
2 2 (3.51%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.75%) Forum Sentry
3 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.75%) Puppet
3 1 (1.75%) SCCM
3 1 (1.75%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) IBM
2 6 (10.53%) Oracle
3 5 (8.77%) Red Hat
4 4 (7.02%) VMware
5 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.51%) Cisco
6 2 (3.51%) Citrix
6 2 (3.51%) F5
6 2 (3.51%) SAP
7 1 (1.75%) EMC
7 1 (1.75%) HP
7 1 (1.75%) Sun
7 1 (1.75%) Symantec