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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 5 27 21
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 79 8 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 19.13% 2.94% 5.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 20.20% 3.09% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 8 9
Average daily rate
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£575 £388 £538
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.38% -27.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £293 £456
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £44.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-13.06% -2.22%
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
391 259 266
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.67% 95.22% 95.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 299 162 174
Average daily rate £425 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 12
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +6 37 £600 +60.00% 2
Bedford - 6 £550 -
Dunstable - 2 £475 -
Architect
East of England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 63 (60.58%) E-Commerce
2 44 (42.31%) SOA
2 44 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (24.04%) Retail
4 18 (17.31%) Technical Architecture
4 18 (17.31%) Microsoft
5 16 (15.38%) CRM
5 16 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
6 15 (14.42%) .NET
7 11 (10.58%) Finance
7 11 (10.58%) CMS
8 10 (9.62%) C#
8 10 (9.62%) MS Excel
8 10 (9.62%) Data Modelling
8 10 (9.62%) Logical Data Model
9 9 (8.65%) Linux
9 9 (8.65%) Sitecore
10 8 (7.69%) Sitecore CMS
10 8 (7.69%) Windows
11 7 (6.73%) Marketing
11 7 (6.73%) SaaS
12 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (5.77%) Fat Client
12 6 (5.77%) Web Services
12 6 (5.77%) Thin Client
13 5 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
13 5 (4.81%) Oracle
13 5 (4.81%) KANA
13 5 (4.81%) FMCG
13 5 (4.81%) PCI DSS

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (10.58%) CMS
2 8 (7.69%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.92%) Mule
4 1 (0.96%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 10 (9.62%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle 11i
2 2 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.96%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.73%) SaaS
2 6 (5.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.81%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.96%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.96%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.96%) Firewall
1 1 (0.96%) Intranet
1 1 (0.96%) Internet
1 1 (0.96%) HTTP
1 1 (0.96%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
1 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.96%) Data Mart
Development Applications
1 2 (1.92%) LoadRunner
General
1 25 (24.04%) Retail
2 11 (10.58%) Finance
3 7 (6.73%) Marketing
4 4 (3.85%) Legal
4 4 (3.85%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.92%) Banking
5 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.92%) Back Office
5 2 (1.92%) Electronics
6 1 (0.96%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.96%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.42%) .NET
2 6 (5.77%) Web Services
3 3 (2.88%) Middleware
3 3 (2.88%) REST
4 2 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (1.92%) JSON
4 2 (1.92%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.92%) XML
5 1 (0.96%) HTML
5 1 (0.96%) CSS
5 1 (0.96%) SOAP
5 1 (0.96%) Apache Camel
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.77%) Fat Client
1 6 (5.77%) Thin Client
2 5 (4.81%) FMCG
3 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.88%) Tandem
3 3 (2.88%) Data Integration
4 2 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.92%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (1.92%) Open Source
4 2 (1.92%) EPoS
4 2 (1.92%) DTV
5 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 9 (8.65%) Linux
2 8 (7.69%) Windows
3 4 (3.85%) UNIX
4 3 (2.88%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (60.58%) E-Commerce
2 44 (42.31%) SOA
2 44 (42.31%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (17.31%) Technical Architecture
4 16 (15.38%) CRM
4 16 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
5 10 (9.62%) Data Modelling
5 10 (9.62%) Logical Data Model
6 5 (4.81%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (3.85%) Product Management
7 4 (3.85%) Software Engineering
7 4 (3.85%) Migration
7 4 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.85%) Workflow
7 4 (3.85%) B2B
7 4 (3.85%) B2C
8 3 (2.88%) Mobile Commerce
8 3 (2.88%) Scrum
8 3 (2.88%) Information Security
8 3 (2.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.62%) C#
2 3 (2.88%) Java
3 2 (1.92%) PL/SQL
3 2 (1.92%) SQL
3 2 (1.92%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.96%) Python
4 1 (0.96%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.96%) PHP
4 1 (0.96%) Ruby
4 1 (0.96%) Golang
Qualifications
1 3 (2.88%) ISSAP
2 2 (1.92%) CISSP
2 2 (1.92%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.81%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.88%) COBIT
3 1 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.96%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 18 (17.31%) Microsoft
2 9 (8.65%) Sitecore
3 5 (4.81%) Oracle
3 5 (4.81%) KANA
3 5 (4.81%) hybris
4 3 (2.88%) SAP
5 2 (1.92%) HP
6 1 (0.96%) IBM
6 1 (0.96%) Symantec
6 1 (0.96%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.96%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (0.96%) Unica
6 1 (0.96%) ArcSight
6 1 (0.96%) WSO2
6 1 (0.96%) Cyber-Ark