The median contractor rate for an Infrastructure Architect was £525 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 28 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
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 118 125
Rank change year-on-year +22 +7  
Contract jobs requiring an Infrastructure Architect 40 41 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.35% 1.09% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 1.15% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 36 15
Median daily rate £525 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% -2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £403 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £520 £746
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £453
% change year-on-year - +10.31%  
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 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 2771 3574 3449
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.84% 94.80% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5294 7967 7165
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £256 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £533
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 401 618
Median hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 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
Lancashire +22 20 £525 +23.52%
Manchester +12 15 £500 +5.26% 2
Cheshire +1 4 £481 +1.31%
Infrastructure Architect
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 North West region featuring Infrastructure Architect in the job title.

1 25 (39.06%) Migration
2 22 (34.38%) Data Centre
3 18 (28.13%) Security Cleared
4 15 (23.44%) SC Cleared
5 14 (21.88%) AIX
6 13 (20.31%) Network Design
7 12 (18.75%) Windows
7 12 (18.75%) Finance
8 11 (17.19%) ITIL
8 11 (17.19%) Solaris
8 11 (17.19%) Cisco
8 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
9 10 (15.63%) Active Directory
9 10 (15.63%) DNS
9 10 (15.63%) VMware
9 10 (15.63%) SAN
10 8 (12.50%) Network Architecture
10 8 (12.50%) TOGAF
10 8 (12.50%) WAN
10 8 (12.50%) HPUX
11 7 (10.94%) IaaS
11 7 (10.94%) Linux
11 7 (10.94%) Unix
11 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
11 7 (10.94%) LAN
11 7 (10.94%) Mainframe
11 7 (10.94%) Service Management
11 7 (10.94%) Degree
11 7 (10.94%) Hyper-V
12 6 (9.38%) ITIL V3

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 3 (4.69%) MS Exchange
1 3 (4.69%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.56%) CMS
2 1 (1.56%) Sitecore CMS
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.94%) IaaS
2 4 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (6.25%) PaaS
3 2 (3.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 2 (3.13%) CloudFront
4 1 (1.56%) Rackspace Cloud
4 1 (1.56%) Route 53
4 1 (1.56%) SaaS
4 1 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.63%) DNS
1 10 (15.63%) SAN
2 8 (12.50%) WAN
3 7 (10.94%) LAN
4 6 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (7.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 5 (7.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (3.13%) DHCP
7 2 (3.13%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (3.13%) Internet
7 2 (3.13%) iSCSI
7 2 (3.13%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.69%) DB2
2 3 (4.69%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (3.13%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (3.13%) MySQL
4 1 (1.56%) Big Data
4 1 (1.56%) Couchbase
4 1 (1.56%) GIS
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 12 (18.75%) Finance
2 5 (7.81%) Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Retail
4 1 (1.56%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.81%) Middleware
2 3 (4.69%) .NET
3 1 (1.56%) Node.js
3 1 (1.56%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (34.38%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.94%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.69%) AS400
3 3 (4.69%) iSeries
4 2 (3.13%) Clustering
4 2 (3.13%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.56%) Online Games
5 1 (1.56%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (21.88%) AIX
2 12 (18.75%) Windows
3 11 (17.19%) Solaris
4 8 (12.50%) HPUX
5 7 (10.94%) Linux
5 7 (10.94%) Unix
6 3 (4.69%) zOS
7 1 (1.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.06%) Migration
2 13 (20.31%) Network Design
3 11 (17.19%) ITIL
4 8 (12.50%) Network Architecture
4 8 (12.50%) TOGAF
5 7 (10.94%) Service Management
6 6 (9.38%) BCP
6 6 (9.38%) Change Control
6 6 (9.38%) ITIL V3
7 5 (7.81%) Data Migration
7 5 (7.81%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (6.25%) Capacity Management
8 4 (6.25%) Problem Management
8 4 (6.25%) Translating Business Requirements
9 3 (4.69%) DevOps
9 3 (4.69%) Software Engineering
10 2 (3.13%) Load Balancing
10 2 (3.13%) Project Planning
10 2 (3.13%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.69%) Shell Script
2 2 (3.13%) C++
2 2 (3.13%) Java
2 2 (3.13%) Python
2 2 (3.13%) Scala
3 1 (1.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 15 (23.44%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.94%) Degree
4 2 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (3.13%) CISM
4 2 (3.13%) CISSP
5 1 (1.56%) CCNA
5 1 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.56%) MCSE
5 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.56%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.94%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.69%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (4.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.13%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) Forum Sentry
1 5 (7.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (4.69%) Ansible
2 3 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (4.69%) Puppet
2 3 (4.69%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) Cisco
1 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.63%) VMware
3 6 (9.38%) HP
4 5 (7.81%) Citrix
4 5 (7.81%) EMC
4 5 (7.81%) F5
5 4 (6.25%) 3PAR
5 4 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 4 (6.25%) IBM
5 4 (6.25%) SAP
6 3 (4.69%) Brocade
6 3 (4.69%) Oracle
7 1 (1.56%) Capita
7 1 (1.56%) NetApp
7 1 (1.56%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.56%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.56%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.56%) Symantec