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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 36 17 44
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +27
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 18 27 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.89% 7.38% 1.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.19% 7.87% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 5
Average daily rate
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£475 £535 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.21% +22.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £514 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £625 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -5.26%
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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
430 343 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 92.87% 93.72% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 148 192
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 36 97
Average hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £34.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +1.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £58.20 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 (47.73%) J2EE
2 19 (43.18%) Java
2 19 (43.18%) UNIX
3 16 (36.36%) Oracle
3 16 (36.36%) SQL
3 16 (36.36%) J2SE
4 15 (34.09%) UML
4 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (34.09%) Multithreading
5 14 (31.82%) OO
6 12 (27.27%) Tomcat
6 12 (27.27%) Sun
6 12 (27.27%) Solaris
6 12 (27.27%) Linux
7 11 (25.00%) Oracle Linux
8 10 (22.73%) SOA
9 9 (20.45%) WebLogic
9 9 (20.45%) SAP
9 9 (20.45%) Perl
9 9 (20.45%) Atlassian
9 9 (20.45%) Enterprise Architecture
9 9 (20.45%) Finance
10 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
10 8 (18.18%) Apache
11 7 (15.91%) Sybase
12 6 (13.64%) CGI
12 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
13 5 (11.36%) Middleware
13 5 (11.36%) OOA/OOD
13 5 (11.36%) CRM

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 12 (27.27%) Tomcat
2 9 (20.45%) WebLogic
3 8 (18.18%) Apache
4 4 (9.09%) Apache ServiceMix
5 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
5 3 (6.82%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (6.82%) WebSphere
6 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
6 2 (4.55%) Lync
6 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.55%) VLAN
2 1 (2.27%) Intranet
2 1 (2.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.27%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.82%) Subversion
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Advertising
3 2 (4.55%) Billing
4 1 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (47.73%) J2EE
2 16 (36.36%) J2SE
3 6 (13.64%) CGI
4 5 (11.36%) Middleware
4 5 (11.36%) Web Services
4 5 (11.36%) REST
5 4 (9.09%) Apache Camel
5 4 (9.09%) .NET
6 3 (6.82%) JMS
6 3 (6.82%) XML
6 3 (6.82%) Ajax
6 3 (6.82%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (6.82%) OSGi
7 2 (4.55%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Clustering
2 4 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.82%) User Experience
4 2 (4.55%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.27%) Taxonomies
5 1 (2.27%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 19 (43.18%) UNIX
2 12 (27.27%) Solaris
2 12 (27.27%) Linux
3 11 (25.00%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) UML
1 15 (34.09%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (34.09%) Multithreading
2 14 (31.82%) OO
3 10 (22.73%) SOA
4 9 (20.45%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (11.36%) Load Balancing
5 5 (11.36%) TOGAF
5 5 (11.36%) OOA/OOD
5 5 (11.36%) CRM
6 4 (9.09%) OOP
6 4 (9.09%) Scrum
6 4 (9.09%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.82%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (6.82%) MVC
7 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.82%) ITIL
8 2 (4.55%) ERP
8 2 (4.55%) Data Modelling
8 2 (4.55%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (43.18%) Java
2 16 (36.36%) SQL
3 9 (20.45%) Perl
4 3 (6.82%) C
5 1 (2.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) CCA
1 2 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.27%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (4.55%) XenApp
1 2 (4.55%) XenServer
1 2 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.27%) vSphere
2 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) SCCM
1 1 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (36.36%) Oracle
2 12 (27.27%) Sun
3 9 (20.45%) SAP
3 9 (20.45%) Atlassian
4 7 (15.91%) Sybase
5 6 (13.64%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.82%) webMethods
7 2 (4.55%) VMware
7 2 (4.55%) Citrix
7 2 (4.55%) Salesforce.com