The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 3 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 18 24 43
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +19
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 20 16 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.17% 5.52% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.51% 5.80% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 4
Average daily rate
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£506 £538 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.81% +34.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £448 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £593 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -6.84%
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Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge 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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
307 276 396
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.75% 95.17% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 143 179
Average daily rate £375 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £225 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 38 60
Average hourly rate £29.25 £39.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £19.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 3 March 2015.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (40.00%) Java
2 18 (40.00%) Web Services
3 17 (37.78%) J2EE
4 16 (35.56%) .NET
5 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (26.67%) SOA
6 12 (26.67%) SAP
7 10 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (20.00%) Middleware
9 8 (17.78%) EAI
9 8 (17.78%) C#
9 8 (17.78%) Business Transformation
10 7 (15.56%) Waterfall
10 7 (15.56%) TOGAF
11 6 (13.33%) CSS3
11 6 (13.33%) HTML5
11 6 (13.33%) Kindle
11 6 (13.33%) Mobile App
11 6 (13.33%) HTML
11 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
11 6 (13.33%) CSS
11 6 (13.33%) UML
11 6 (13.33%) ISO 9001
12 5 (11.11%) SOAP
12 5 (11.11%) WebSphere
12 5 (11.11%) SAP PI
13 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
13 4 (8.89%) Documentum
13 4 (8.89%) IBM

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (22.22%) BizTalk Server
2 5 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 4 (8.89%) Documentum
4 3 (6.67%) Apache ServiceMix
4 3 (6.67%) WebLogic
4 3 (6.67%) JBoss
5 2 (4.44%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (2.22%) MQSeries
6 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.22%) 3GPP
1 1 (2.22%) 3G
1 1 (2.22%) Wireless
1 1 (2.22%) Network Security
1 1 (2.22%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (4.44%) XMLSpy
3 1 (2.22%) NWDS
General
1 1 (2.22%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (40.00%) Web Services
2 17 (37.78%) J2EE
3 16 (35.56%) .NET
4 9 (20.00%) Middleware
5 6 (13.33%) HTML
5 6 (13.33%) ASP.NET
5 6 (13.33%) CSS
5 6 (13.33%) HTML5
5 6 (13.33%) CSS3
6 5 (11.11%) SOAP
6 5 (11.11%) SAP PI
7 3 (6.67%) Spring
7 3 (6.67%) Apache Camel
8 2 (4.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (4.44%) WCF
8 2 (4.44%) RESTful
8 2 (4.44%) XML
9 1 (2.22%) EDI
9 1 (2.22%) WebSphere MQ
9 1 (2.22%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Kindle
1 6 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.22%) User Experience
2 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
2 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.44%) UNIX
1 2 (4.44%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (26.67%) SOA
3 8 (17.78%) EAI
3 8 (17.78%) Business Transformation
4 7 (15.56%) Waterfall
4 7 (15.56%) TOGAF
5 6 (13.33%) UML
6 3 (6.67%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (4.44%) Data Architecture
7 2 (4.44%) Master Data Management
7 2 (4.44%) Mentoring
7 2 (4.44%) OO
7 2 (4.44%) CRM
7 2 (4.44%) ERP
7 2 (4.44%) BPEL
7 2 (4.44%) Data Analysis
7 2 (4.44%) Data Management
7 2 (4.44%) Quality Management
8 1 (2.22%) MVC
8 1 (2.22%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.00%) Java
2 8 (17.78%) C#
3 1 (2.22%) C++
3 1 (2.22%) ABAP
3 1 (2.22%) MATLAB
3 1 (2.22%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.22%) CCIE
1 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) SAP ITS
Vendors
1 27 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (26.67%) SAP
3 4 (8.89%) IBM
3 4 (8.89%) webMethods
4 3 (6.67%) Talend
4 3 (6.67%) Oracle
4 3 (6.67%) TIBCO
4 3 (6.67%) BEA
5 2 (4.44%) Infoblox
6 1 (2.22%) Remedy
6 1 (2.22%) BMC
6 1 (2.22%) Lotus