The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 2 3 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 72 77 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 21.69% 19.95% 6.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 22.57% 20.53% 6.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 64 14
Average daily rate £588 £563 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.44% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £585
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year
- +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.81 £41.50 £44.63
% change year-on-year
+29.66% -7.00%
Architect
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
319 375 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 96.08% 97.15% 95.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 298 151
Average daily rate £438 £425 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +14.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £265 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 12 26
Average hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.56 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £27.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Architect in the job title across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Architect across the Bedfordshire region.

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect across the Bedfordshire region.

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton +1 48 £588 +2.17% 7
Bedford +1 3 £425 -22.72% 1
Architect
East of England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title.

1 54 (49.09%) E-Commerce
2 50 (45.45%) SOA
3 36 (32.73%) Microsoft
4 34 (30.91%) Enterprise Architecture
5 31 (28.18%) .NET
6 29 (26.36%) C#
7 24 (21.82%) SOAP
7 24 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (21.82%) REST
8 23 (20.91%) Low Latency
8 23 (20.91%) Software Engineering
9 21 (19.09%) Microservices
9 21 (19.09%) WCF
10 19 (17.27%) Reverse Engineering
10 19 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (15.45%) Hybrid Cloud
11 17 (15.45%) Technical Architecture
11 17 (15.45%) Data Modelling
11 17 (15.45%) MSMQ
11 17 (15.45%) MS Excel
11 17 (15.45%) Middleware
12 13 (11.82%) API Design
13 12 (10.91%) Data Transformation
13 12 (10.91%) Open Source
13 12 (10.91%) Information Security
13 12 (10.91%) Legal
13 12 (10.91%) SQL Server
14 11 (10.00%) Red Hat
14 11 (10.00%) High Availability
15 10 (9.09%) SaaS

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Architect in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (8.18%) Confluence
2 8 (7.27%) JBoss
2 8 (7.27%) Mule
3 7 (6.36%) Apache ServiceMix
4 3 (2.73%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.82%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.91%) Apache
Applications
1 17 (15.45%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.73%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.91%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.91%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.91%) SAP MM
2 1 (0.91%) SAP PP
2 1 (0.91%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.09%) SaaS
2 9 (8.18%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.45%) IaaS
4 1 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.91%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.18%) Network Security
2 7 (6.36%) LAN
2 7 (6.36%) WAN
3 5 (4.55%) DNS
4 2 (1.82%) MPLS
4 2 (1.82%) SAN
4 2 (1.82%) VPN
5 1 (0.91%) Ethernet
5 1 (0.91%) Firewall
5 1 (0.91%) NAS
5 1 (0.91%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.73%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (9.09%) JIRA
2 2 (1.82%) SoapUI
2 2 (1.82%) SpecFlow
3 1 (0.91%) ERwin
General
1 12 (10.91%) Legal
2 6 (5.45%) Finance
2 6 (5.45%) Retail
3 3 (2.73%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.82%) Banking
4 2 (1.82%) Marketing
5 1 (0.91%) Back Office
5 1 (0.91%) Billing
5 1 (0.91%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (28.18%) .NET
2 24 (21.82%) REST
2 24 (21.82%) SOAP
3 21 (19.09%) WCF
4 17 (15.45%) Middleware
4 17 (15.45%) MSMQ
5 7 (6.36%) Apache Camel
6 5 (4.55%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.73%) .NET Framework
7 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET Web API
7 3 (2.73%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (2.73%) Web Services
8 2 (1.82%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (0.91%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.27%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (15.45%) Hybrid Cloud
3 9 (8.18%) Data Integration
4 8 (7.27%) Cryptography
5 4 (3.64%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.64%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.73%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.73%) User Experience
7 2 (1.82%) Enterprise Cloud
8 1 (0.91%) Clustering
8 1 (0.91%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (7.27%) Linux
1 8 (7.27%) Windows
2 1 (0.91%) Android
2 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
2 1 (0.91%) Solaris
2 1 (0.91%) Unix
2 1 (0.91%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (49.09%) E-Commerce
2 50 (45.45%) SOA
3 34 (30.91%) Enterprise Architecture
4 24 (21.82%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (20.91%) Low Latency
5 23 (20.91%) Software Engineering
6 21 (19.09%) Microservices
7 19 (17.27%) Reverse Engineering
8 17 (15.45%) Data Modelling
8 17 (15.45%) Technical Architecture
9 13 (11.82%) API Design
10 12 (10.91%) Data Transformation
10 12 (10.91%) Information Security
10 12 (10.91%) Open Source
11 11 (10.00%) High Availability
12 9 (8.18%) TDD
13 8 (7.27%) AOP
14 7 (6.36%) Security Architecture
14 7 (6.36%) Service Management
15 6 (5.45%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 29 (26.36%) C#
2 10 (9.09%) SQL
3 7 (6.36%) Java
4 2 (1.82%) Ruby
4 2 (1.82%) VB
4 2 (1.82%) VB6
5 1 (0.91%) PHP
5 1 (0.91%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (2.73%) CISSP
2 2 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (1.82%) CSSLP
2 2 (1.82%) ISSAP
2 2 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (1.82%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.91%) CCDP
3 1 (0.91%) CCIE
3 1 (0.91%) CCNA
3 1 (0.91%) CISM
3 1 (0.91%) Degree
3 1 (0.91%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 5 (4.55%) QA
3 4 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.82%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (0.91%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.91%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (0.91%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (0.91%) Puppet
Vendors
1 36 (32.73%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.00%) Red Hat
3 9 (8.18%) Atlassian
4 7 (6.36%) WSO2
5 6 (5.45%) hybris
5 6 (5.45%) Sitecore
6 5 (4.55%) SAP
7 3 (2.73%) Cisco
7 3 (2.73%) TIBCO
8 2 (1.82%) Apigee
8 2 (1.82%) IBM
8 2 (1.82%) Juniper
8 2 (1.82%) Mashery
8 2 (1.82%) Oracle
9 1 (0.91%) F5
9 1 (0.91%) VMware