The first table below looks at the demand for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol 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 24 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 Bristol 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 36 14 30
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +16
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 32 36 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 4.05% 6.73% 4.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.33% 7.38% 4.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 26
Average daily rate
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£515 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.17% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £363 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 £35.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+74.28% +29.62%
Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
739 488 785
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.43% 91.21% 93.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 316 486
Average daily rate £365 £348 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.03% +4.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 20 44
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.35 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -28.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £44.75 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
Architect
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Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 19 (21.84%) Web Services
2 18 (20.69%) OO
2 18 (20.69%) Java
3 17 (19.54%) Finance
4 15 (17.24%) TDD
4 15 (17.24%) Scala
4 15 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (17.24%) BDD
4 15 (17.24%) Akka
4 15 (17.24%) Play Framework
5 12 (13.79%) Process Management
5 12 (13.79%) SVG
5 12 (13.79%) CouchDB
5 12 (13.79%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (13.79%) Degree
5 12 (13.79%) Batik
5 12 (13.79%) Web Development
5 12 (13.79%) Business Analysis
6 11 (12.64%) SOA
6 11 (12.64%) Project Management
6 11 (12.64%) PHP
6 11 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (11.49%) TOGAF
7 10 (11.49%) Zend
8 9 (10.34%) Telecoms
9 8 (9.20%) HTML
9 8 (9.20%) JavaScript
9 8 (9.20%) SAP
10 7 (8.05%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (8.05%) SQL Server

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 4 (4.60%) Apache
2 3 (3.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.30%) Lync
4 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.15%) Liferay
4 1 (1.15%) Drupal
4 1 (1.15%) IIS
4 1 (1.15%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (5.75%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.30%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.30%) MoSes
3 1 (1.15%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.15%) Cordys
3 1 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (13.79%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.45%) Firewall
2 2 (2.30%) SAN
2 2 (2.30%) Unified Communications
3 1 (1.15%) NAS
3 1 (1.15%) Network Security
3 1 (1.15%) Intranet
3 1 (1.15%) Internet
3 1 (1.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.79%) CouchDB
2 7 (8.05%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.90%) MySQL
4 5 (5.75%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.60%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (4.60%) SAP BW
5 4 (4.60%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (3.45%) Star Schema
6 3 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.30%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.15%) Big Data
8 1 (1.15%) Relational Database
8 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) PHPUnit
2 2 (2.30%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (2.30%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.15%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.15%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.15%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.15%) JIRA
3 1 (1.15%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (19.54%) Finance
2 9 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.45%) Marketing
4 2 (2.30%) Retail
4 2 (2.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.15%) Electronics
5 1 (1.15%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.84%) Web Services
2 15 (17.24%) Akka
2 15 (17.24%) Play Framework
3 12 (13.79%) SVG
3 12 (13.79%) Batik
4 8 (9.20%) HTML
5 6 (6.90%) Zend Framework
5 6 (6.90%) HTML5
6 5 (5.75%) REST
6 5 (5.75%) jQuery
6 5 (5.75%) CSS
7 4 (4.60%) JSON
8 3 (3.45%) Symfony
8 3 (3.45%) J2EE
8 3 (3.45%) Hibernate
8 3 (3.45%) Spring
9 2 (2.30%) XML
10 1 (1.15%) CodeIgniter
10 1 (1.15%) Drools
10 1 (1.15%) jBPM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.90%) Open Source
2 4 (4.60%) Digital Media
3 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.15%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.15%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.15%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.15%) DTV
4 1 (1.15%) GIS
4 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.15%) Replication
4 1 (1.15%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.90%) Linux
2 3 (3.45%) CentOS
2 3 (3.45%) Windows
3 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.15%) Android
4 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.15%) UNIX
4 1 (1.15%) AIX
4 1 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.69%) OO
2 15 (17.24%) TDD
2 15 (17.24%) BDD
3 12 (13.79%) Process Management
3 12 (13.79%) Web Development
3 12 (13.79%) Business Analysis
4 11 (12.64%) SOA
4 11 (12.64%) Project Management
4 11 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (11.49%) TOGAF
6 7 (8.05%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (8.05%) Data Modelling
6 7 (8.05%) ETL
6 7 (8.05%) Scrum
7 6 (6.90%) MVC
7 6 (6.90%) Logistics
8 5 (5.75%) Supply Chain Management
8 5 (5.75%) Supplier Management
8 5 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (5.75%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.69%) Java
2 15 (17.24%) Scala
3 11 (12.64%) PHP
4 8 (9.20%) JavaScript
5 5 (5.75%) PHP5
6 3 (3.45%) SQL
7 2 (2.30%) Python
7 2 (2.30%) C#
7 2 (2.30%) C++
7 2 (2.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (13.79%) Degree
2 5 (5.75%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.30%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.15%) ISEB
4 1 (1.15%) CCIE
4 1 (1.15%) CCNP
4 1 (1.15%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) Solvency II
2 1 (1.15%) QA
System Software
1 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.15%) vCloud
Vendors
1 10 (11.49%) Zend
2 8 (9.20%) SAP
3 6 (6.90%) IBM
3 6 (6.90%) Oracle
4 4 (4.60%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.60%) Cisco
4 4 (4.60%) JBoss
4 4 (4.60%) Business Objects
4 4 (4.60%) Casewise
5 3 (3.45%) Juniper
5 3 (3.45%) VMware
6 2 (2.30%) Kalido
6 2 (2.30%) Hyperion
6 2 (2.30%) Informatica
6 2 (2.30%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.30%) Google
6 2 (2.30%) Facebook
6 2 (2.30%) Twitter
7 1 (1.15%) ForgeRock
7 1 (1.15%) RedPrairie
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