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 31 March 2015 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 4 14 16
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 70 35 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 15.95% 8.58% 6.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 17.28% 9.31% 6.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 19 9
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£575 £500 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £565 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 £45.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -18.18%
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
405 376 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 92.26% 92.16% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 228 112
Average daily rate £443 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.62% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 7
Average hourly rate £40.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+158.06% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.38 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.23 £45.00 £20.43
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.76% -2.85%

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 31 March 2015.

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 31 March 2015. 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 +12 43 £575 +15.00% 1
Bedford 0 2 £638 +82.14%
Dunstable -4 1 £485 +2.10%
Leighton Buzzard - - - -
Architect
East of England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 93 (64.58%) E-Commerce
2 64 (44.44%) SOA
3 50 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (20.14%) Technical Architecture
5 28 (19.44%) Microsoft
6 27 (18.75%) .NET
7 26 (18.06%) Enterprise Architecture
8 24 (16.67%) Retail
9 23 (15.97%) Oracle
9 23 (15.97%) C#
10 20 (13.89%) Finance
11 17 (11.81%) Linux
12 16 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
13 14 (9.72%) Sitecore
14 13 (9.03%) Product Management
14 13 (9.03%) Data Modelling
15 12 (8.33%) CRM
15 12 (8.33%) ASP.NET
15 12 (8.33%) MVC
15 12 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
16 11 (7.64%) MS Excel
16 11 (7.64%) EAI
17 10 (6.94%) SAP
17 10 (6.94%) Windows
17 10 (6.94%) SQL Server
17 10 (6.94%) ETL
17 10 (6.94%) CMS
17 10 (6.94%) Cloud Computing
17 10 (6.94%) Sitecore CMS
17 10 (6.94%) WCF

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, 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 10 (6.94%) CMS
1 10 (6.94%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (3.47%) Mule
3 4 (2.78%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.08%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (0.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (7.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.86%) Agresso
2 2 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.39%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (1.39%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.69%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (6.94%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (4.86%) SaaS
4 5 (3.47%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.39%) IaaS
6 1 (0.69%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.08%) Firewall
2 1 (0.69%) LAN
2 1 (0.69%) WAN
2 1 (0.69%) HTTP
2 1 (0.69%) VPN
2 1 (0.69%) Intranet
2 1 (0.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.94%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.78%) OLAP
4 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.69%) LoadRunner
1 1 (0.69%) JIRA
General
1 24 (16.67%) Retail
2 20 (13.89%) Finance
3 9 (6.25%) Legal
4 6 (4.17%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.17%) Marketing
5 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.39%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.39%) Electronics
7 1 (0.69%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (18.75%) .NET
2 12 (8.33%) ASP.NET
2 12 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 10 (6.94%) KnockoutJS
3 10 (6.94%) WCF
3 10 (6.94%) jQuery
4 7 (4.86%) REST
4 7 (4.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 5 (3.47%) Middleware
5 5 (3.47%) SOAP
6 3 (2.08%) Web Services
6 3 (2.08%) Apache Camel
7 2 (1.39%) XML
7 2 (1.39%) JSON
8 1 (0.69%) CSS
8 1 (0.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.86%) Data Integration
2 6 (4.17%) Fat Client
2 6 (4.17%) Thin Client
3 5 (3.47%) Open Source
4 3 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.39%) DTV
5 2 (1.39%) Mobile Payment
5 2 (1.39%) EPoS
6 1 (0.69%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 17 (11.81%) Linux
2 10 (6.94%) Windows
3 7 (4.86%) Solaris
4 4 (2.78%) UNIX
4 4 (2.78%) AIX
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (64.58%) E-Commerce
2 64 (44.44%) SOA
3 50 (34.72%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (20.14%) Technical Architecture
5 26 (18.06%) Enterprise Architecture
6 13 (9.03%) Product Management
6 13 (9.03%) Data Modelling
7 12 (8.33%) CRM
7 12 (8.33%) MVC
8 11 (7.64%) EAI
9 10 (6.94%) ETL
10 9 (6.25%) ERP
10 9 (6.25%) Logical Data Model
11 8 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (4.17%) B2B
12 6 (4.17%) B2C
12 6 (4.17%) Analytics
13 5 (3.47%) Performance Tuning
13 5 (3.47%) Event-Driven Architecture
13 5 (3.47%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 23 (15.97%) C#
2 8 (5.56%) Java
3 1 (0.69%) JavaScript
3 1 (0.69%) PHP
3 1 (0.69%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.69%) SQL
3 1 (0.69%) Python
3 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.69%) Ruby
3 1 (0.69%) Golang
Qualifications
1 4 (2.78%) CISSP
2 3 (2.08%) ISSAP
3 2 (1.39%) CISM
4 1 (0.69%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.69%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.17%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.08%) COBIT
3 2 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 28 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 23 (15.97%) Oracle
3 14 (9.72%) Sitecore
4 10 (6.94%) SAP
5 9 (6.25%) TIBCO
6 6 (4.17%) Informatica
7 5 (3.47%) hybris
7 5 (3.47%) KANA
8 3 (2.08%) WSO2
9 1 (0.69%) Cyber-Ark
9 1 (0.69%) Atlassian
9 1 (0.69%) ArcSight
9 1 (0.69%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (0.69%) Symantec
9 1 (0.69%) PeopleSoft
9 1 (0.69%) HP