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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 24 35 16
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -19
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 35 20 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.82% 4.07% 7.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.32% 4.33% 7.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 10
Average daily rate
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£525 £425 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £390 £515
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £555 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £490 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.51% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £48.50 - £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £54.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.18% +54.28%
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
478 462 352
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.18% 93.90% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 310 156
Average daily rate £388 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.72% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £216 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 42 38
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.71% -22.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £57.50 £53.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 16 (34.04%) SAP
2 10 (21.28%) Java
3 8 (17.02%) .NET
3 8 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (14.89%) C#
4 7 (14.89%) Oracle
4 7 (14.89%) UML
4 7 (14.89%) SOA
4 7 (14.89%) Sitecore
5 6 (12.77%) SAP HANA
5 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
5 6 (12.77%) CRM
6 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
6 5 (10.64%) Python
6 5 (10.64%) ITIL
6 5 (10.64%) C++
6 5 (10.64%) MVC
6 5 (10.64%) BizTalk Server
7 4 (8.51%) SaaS
7 4 (8.51%) Analytics
7 4 (8.51%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (8.51%) SAP BW
7 4 (8.51%) Finance
7 4 (8.51%) Degree
7 4 (8.51%) SAP Implementation
7 4 (8.51%) Enterprise Architecture
7 4 (8.51%) Banking
8 3 (6.38%) TOGAF

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 5 (10.64%) SharePoint
1 5 (10.64%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.26%) CMS
2 2 (4.26%) SAS
2 2 (4.26%) NetWeaver
3 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.51%) SaaS
2 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.38%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.13%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.38%) Wireless
1 3 (6.38%) NGN
2 2 (4.26%) Unified Communications
3 1 (2.13%) VPN
3 1 (2.13%) MPLS
3 1 (2.13%) Firewall
3 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) SAP HANA
2 4 (8.51%) SAP BW
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
1 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.13%) ANTLR
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
1 4 (8.51%) Banking
2 2 (4.26%) Retail
2 2 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) J2EE
2 3 (6.38%) WCF
3 2 (4.26%) SAP PI
3 2 (4.26%) Entity Framework
3 2 (4.26%) Web Services
3 2 (4.26%) Middleware
3 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (2.13%) JFC
4 1 (2.13%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.13%) ADO.NET
4 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.13%) SOAP
4 1 (2.13%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (2.13%) AppFabric
4 1 (2.13%) WPF
4 1 (2.13%) WF
4 1 (2.13%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.26%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (4.26%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (4.26%) SCADA
3 2 (4.26%) CMDB
3 2 (4.26%) Data Integration
3 2 (4.26%) Social Media
3 2 (4.26%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.13%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (4.26%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.02%) Stakeholder Management
1 8 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (14.89%) UML
2 7 (14.89%) SOA
3 6 (12.77%) CRM
4 5 (10.64%) ITIL
4 5 (10.64%) MVC
5 4 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (8.51%) SAP Implementation
5 4 (8.51%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (8.51%) Analytics
6 3 (6.38%) Network Architecture
6 3 (6.38%) TOGAF
6 3 (6.38%) Content Management
6 3 (6.38%) ERP
6 3 (6.38%) Waterfall
6 3 (6.38%) Data Analytics
7 2 (4.26%) Business Transformation
7 2 (4.26%) Migration
7 2 (4.26%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 10 (21.28%) Java
2 7 (14.89%) C#
3 5 (10.64%) C++
3 5 (10.64%) Python
4 3 (6.38%) C
5 2 (4.26%) MATLAB
5 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.26%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) SAP Certification
3 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.13%) CCA
3 1 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.13%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) Solvency II
2 1 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 1 (2.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (2.13%) XenApp
1 1 (2.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (2.13%) SCCM
1 1 (2.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) SAP
2 7 (14.89%) Oracle
2 7 (14.89%) Sitecore
3 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.38%) VMware
5 2 (4.26%) Pega
5 2 (4.26%) FatWire
5 2 (4.26%) hybris
5 2 (4.26%) Adobe
5 2 (4.26%) Citrix
5 2 (4.26%) NetApp
5 2 (4.26%) Guidewire
5 2 (4.26%) ServiceNow
5 2 (4.26%) MuleSoft
6 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.13%) Remedy
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco
6 1 (2.13%) IBM
6 1 (2.13%) BMC
6 1 (2.13%) Aruba