The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 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 Cambridge 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 27 19 45
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +26
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 23 24 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.88% 6.49% 2.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.23% 6.84% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £550 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.72% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £550 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £625 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £35.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% +31.48%
Job Titles Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
440 351 428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 93.42% 94.86% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 150 201
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 49 102
Average hourly rate £25.00 £37.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +11.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Architect
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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 30 July 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 30 July 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 17 (43.59%) J2EE
2 16 (41.03%) Java
3 15 (38.46%) UNIX
4 14 (35.90%) OO
5 12 (30.77%) J2SE
5 12 (30.77%) Oracle
5 12 (30.77%) SQL
6 11 (28.21%) UML
6 11 (28.21%) Multithreading
7 9 (23.08%) SAP
8 8 (20.51%) Sun
8 8 (20.51%) SOA
8 8 (20.51%) Tomcat
8 8 (20.51%) Solaris
8 8 (20.51%) Linux
9 7 (17.95%) Apache
9 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
9 7 (17.95%) Finance
9 7 (17.95%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
10 6 (15.38%) Atlassian
10 6 (15.38%) Sybase
10 6 (15.38%) WebLogic
10 6 (15.38%) Perl
11 5 (12.82%) Web Services
11 5 (12.82%) OOA/OOD
11 5 (12.82%) Middleware
11 5 (12.82%) CGI
11 5 (12.82%) Load Balancing

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 8 (20.51%) Tomcat
2 7 (17.95%) Apache
3 6 (15.38%) WebLogic
4 4 (10.26%) Apache ServiceMix
4 4 (10.26%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 3 (7.69%) WebSphere
6 2 (5.13%) Lync
6 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (5.13%) MS Exchange
7 1 (2.56%) NetWeaver
7 1 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (2.56%) SAP Portal
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) VLAN
2 1 (2.56%) Intranet
2 1 (2.56%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (2.56%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Git (software)
2 3 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 7 (17.95%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Advertising
2 2 (5.13%) Billing
3 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.56%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (43.59%) J2EE
2 12 (30.77%) J2SE
3 5 (12.82%) Web Services
3 5 (12.82%) Middleware
3 5 (12.82%) CGI
3 5 (12.82%) REST
4 4 (10.26%) Apache Camel
4 4 (10.26%) .NET
5 3 (7.69%) XML
5 3 (7.69%) JMS
5 3 (7.69%) Ajax
5 3 (7.69%) OSGi
5 3 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (5.13%) SOAP
7 1 (2.56%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Clustering
2 4 (10.26%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.13%) N-Tier
4 1 (2.56%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.56%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) UNIX
2 8 (20.51%) Solaris
2 8 (20.51%) Linux
3 7 (17.95%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) OO
2 11 (28.21%) UML
2 11 (28.21%) Multithreading
3 8 (20.51%) SOA
4 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (12.82%) OOA/OOD
5 5 (12.82%) Load Balancing
6 4 (10.26%) TOGAF
6 4 (10.26%) OOP
6 4 (10.26%) CRM
7 3 (7.69%) ITIL
7 3 (7.69%) MVC
7 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.13%) Capacity Management
8 2 (5.13%) Waterfall
8 2 (5.13%) Use Case
8 2 (5.13%) Performance Testing
8 2 (5.13%) Security Architecture
8 2 (5.13%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (41.03%) Java
2 12 (30.77%) SQL
3 6 (15.38%) Perl
4 3 (7.69%) C
5 1 (2.56%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) CCA
1 2 (5.13%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (2.56%) ISEB
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.56%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (5.13%) XenApp
1 2 (5.13%) XenServer
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.56%) vSphere
2 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.56%) SCCM
1 1 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Oracle
2 9 (23.08%) SAP
3 8 (20.51%) Sun
4 7 (17.95%) Microsoft
5 6 (15.38%) Atlassian
5 6 (15.38%) Sybase
6 3 (7.69%) webMethods
7 2 (5.13%) VMware
7 2 (5.13%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (5.13%) Citrix