The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bedfordshire region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 28 13 30
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +17
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 21 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 4.37% 9.77% 4.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.68% 10.45% 4.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 6
Average daily rate
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£575 £450 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £343 £475
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 £35.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+74.28% +29.62%
Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
449 201 246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 93.35% 93.49% 92.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 106 144
Average daily rate £400 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% -19.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.90 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £42.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Architect
East of England

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 22 July 2014.

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 22 July 2014. 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
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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 -21 5 £588 +28.76% 1
Dunstable - 4 £245 -
Bedford - - - - 9
Architect
East of England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 22 (36.67%) E-Commerce
2 21 (35.00%) Finance
3 11 (18.33%) .NET
4 10 (16.67%) C#
4 10 (16.67%) XML
4 10 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 10 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (13.33%) CRM
6 8 (13.33%) B2C
6 8 (13.33%) Cisco
6 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
6 8 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
6 8 (13.33%) BPR
7 7 (11.67%) Subversion
7 7 (11.67%) Visual Studio
7 7 (11.67%) Web Services
7 7 (11.67%) XSLT
7 7 (11.67%) HTML
7 7 (11.67%) WSDL
7 7 (11.67%) Juniper
7 7 (11.67%) WCF
8 6 (10.00%) F5
8 6 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (10.00%) CCDP
8 6 (10.00%) Oracle
8 6 (10.00%) Network Design
8 6 (10.00%) CMS
9 5 (8.33%) CCNP
9 5 (8.33%) Microsoft

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 6 (10.00%) CMS
2 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.67%) IIS
3 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
1 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) SaaS
1 1 (1.67%) PaaS
1 1 (1.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) Network Security
2 2 (3.33%) SAN
2 2 (3.33%) DNS
2 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (3.33%) Firewall
3 1 (1.67%) VLAN
3 1 (1.67%) Telnet
3 1 (1.67%) LAN
3 1 (1.67%) WAN
3 1 (1.67%) DHCP
3 1 (1.67%) VPN
3 1 (1.67%) DMZ
3 1 (1.67%) NAS
3 1 (1.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) Oracle Database
3 4 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (5.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.67%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Subversion
1 7 (11.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.33%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.67%) Maven
3 1 (1.67%) Ant
3 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (35.00%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Back Office
2 4 (6.67%) Retail
3 3 (5.00%) General Ledger
4 2 (3.33%) Local Government
5 1 (1.67%) Banking
5 1 (1.67%) Legal
5 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.33%) .NET
2 10 (16.67%) XML
2 10 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 7 (11.67%) Web Services
3 7 (11.67%) XSLT
3 7 (11.67%) HTML
3 7 (11.67%) WSDL
3 7 (11.67%) WCF
4 3 (5.00%) Middleware
5 2 (3.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (3.33%) J2EE
5 2 (3.33%) OLE
6 1 (1.67%) Java EE
6 1 (1.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (5.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.67%) Clustering
3 1 (1.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.67%) Open Source
3 1 (1.67%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (3.33%) UNIX
1 2 (3.33%) Windows
2 1 (1.67%) Linux
2 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (36.67%) E-Commerce
2 10 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (15.00%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (13.33%) CRM
4 8 (13.33%) B2C
4 8 (13.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 8 (13.33%) BPR
5 6 (10.00%) Network Design
6 4 (6.67%) SOA
6 4 (6.67%) Validation
6 4 (6.67%) Migration
6 4 (6.67%) TOGAF
7 3 (5.00%) Change Management
7 3 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.00%) Scrum
8 2 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.33%) Performance Testing
8 2 (3.33%) Web Development
8 2 (3.33%) Data Architecture
8 2 (3.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.67%) C#
2 4 (6.67%) Java
3 2 (3.33%) SQL
4 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (10.00%) CCDP
2 5 (8.33%) CCNP
2 5 (8.33%) Degree
3 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.67%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.67%) CISA
4 1 (1.67%) CISM
4 1 (1.67%) MCSE
4 1 (1.67%) CCNA
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.67%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.67%) CISSP
4 1 (1.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.67%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.67%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
2 1 (1.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 1 (1.67%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
1 1 (1.67%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.67%) Oracle Statspack
1 1 (1.67%) Veritas Storage Foundation
1 1 (1.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) Cisco
2 7 (11.67%) Juniper
3 6 (10.00%) F5
3 6 (10.00%) Oracle
4 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.67%) Endeca
5 4 (6.67%) hybris
5 4 (6.67%) SAP
6 3 (5.00%) VMware
6 3 (5.00%) TIBCO
6 3 (5.00%) HP
7 2 (3.33%) NetApp
8 1 (1.67%) Tripwire
8 1 (1.67%) Civica
8 1 (1.67%) Mercator
8 1 (1.67%) Compuware
8 1 (1.67%) IBM
8 1 (1.67%) Veritas
8 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.67%) CommVault