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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 22 29 32
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 18 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.88% 4.23% 3.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.36% 4.56% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 6
Average daily rate
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£538 £508 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.91% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £375 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £515 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £60.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
Architect
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
336 307 406
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 91.06% 92.75% 94.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 146 183
Average daily rate £350 £338 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 44 73
Average hourly rate £24.50 £39.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.17% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £51.77 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 2014.

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 24 October 2014, 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 21 (53.85%) Java
2 20 (51.28%) J2EE
3 14 (35.90%) UNIX
3 14 (35.90%) SOA
4 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (28.21%) OO
5 11 (28.21%) J2SE
5 11 (28.21%) Oracle
5 11 (28.21%) SQL
6 10 (25.64%) UML
6 10 (25.64%) Multithreading
7 9 (23.08%) Solaris
7 9 (23.08%) Linux
7 9 (23.08%) WebLogic
7 9 (23.08%) SAP
7 9 (23.08%) Tomcat
7 9 (23.08%) Sun
8 8 (20.51%) Web Services
8 8 (20.51%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (20.51%) Oracle Linux
9 7 (17.95%) Apache Camel
9 7 (17.95%) Apache ServiceMix
9 7 (17.95%) TOGAF
9 7 (17.95%) Atlassian
9 7 (17.95%) Perl
9 7 (17.95%) Apache
9 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
10 6 (15.38%) Finance
10 6 (15.38%) EAI
10 6 (15.38%) Git (software)

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 9 (23.08%) WebLogic
1 9 (23.08%) Tomcat
2 7 (17.95%) Apache
2 7 (17.95%) Apache ServiceMix
3 3 (7.69%) JBoss
3 3 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
3 3 (7.69%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.13%) Lync
4 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.56%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.56%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.13%) Subversion
2 2 (5.13%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Advertising
2 2 (5.13%) Billing
3 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (51.28%) J2EE
2 11 (28.21%) J2SE
3 8 (20.51%) Web Services
4 7 (17.95%) Apache Camel
5 5 (12.82%) REST
5 5 (12.82%) Middleware
6 4 (10.26%) CGI
7 3 (7.69%) .NET
7 3 (7.69%) JMS
7 3 (7.69%) XML
7 3 (7.69%) Spring
7 3 (7.69%) OSGi
8 2 (5.13%) SAP PI
8 2 (5.13%) SOAP
9 1 (2.56%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (2.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Client/Server
1 2 (5.13%) Clustering
2 1 (2.56%) User Experience
2 1 (2.56%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (35.90%) UNIX
2 9 (23.08%) Solaris
2 9 (23.08%) Linux
3 8 (20.51%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) SOA
2 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (28.21%) OO
4 10 (25.64%) UML
4 10 (25.64%) Multithreading
5 8 (20.51%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (17.95%) TOGAF
7 6 (15.38%) EAI
8 5 (12.82%) CRM
9 4 (10.26%) OOP
9 4 (10.26%) Scrum
9 4 (10.26%) Waterfall
9 4 (10.26%) Business Transformation
10 3 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (7.69%) ITIL
11 2 (5.13%) OOA/OOD
11 2 (5.13%) Data Modelling
11 2 (5.13%) Information Security Management
11 2 (5.13%) Security Management
11 2 (5.13%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 21 (53.85%) Java
2 11 (28.21%) SQL
3 7 (17.95%) Perl
4 3 (7.69%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.56%) CCIE
1 1 (2.56%) ISEB
1 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) SAP ITS
Vendors
1 11 (28.21%) Oracle
2 9 (23.08%) SAP
2 9 (23.08%) Sun
3 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
3 7 (17.95%) Atlassian
4 4 (10.26%) Sybase
5 3 (7.69%) webMethods
6 2 (5.13%) Talend
6 2 (5.13%) IBM
6 2 (5.13%) BEA
6 2 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (5.13%) TIBCO
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