The first table below looks at the demand for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire 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 April 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 Cambridgeshire 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 42 35 45
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 23 19 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.28% 3.28% 2.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.49% 3.65% 3.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 12 9
Average daily rate £450 £550 £515
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +6.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £426 £463
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £623 £554
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+3.19% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.03 £55.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-25.40% +57.14%
Job Titles Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
659 521 724
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 93.87% 89.98% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 234 352
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 73 88
Average hourly rate £23.00 £25.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -26.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Architect
East of England

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +7 16 £488 -8.01% 1
Peterborough -24 1 - - 1
Architect
East of England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (38.64%) SQL
2 16 (36.36%) Oracle
3 15 (34.09%) .NET
3 15 (34.09%) J2EE
3 15 (34.09%) Microsoft
4 12 (27.27%) Finance
4 12 (27.27%) Java
5 11 (25.00%) UNIX
5 11 (25.00%) UML
6 10 (22.73%) OO
6 10 (22.73%) J2SE
6 10 (22.73%) Enterprise Architecture
6 10 (22.73%) Multithreading
7 9 (20.45%) Sun
7 9 (20.45%) Tomcat
7 9 (20.45%) Solaris
7 9 (20.45%) Linux
8 8 (18.18%) Sybase
8 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (18.18%) Oracle Linux
9 7 (15.91%) Clustering
9 7 (15.91%) Load Balancing
9 7 (15.91%) SAP
9 7 (15.91%) OOA/OOD
9 7 (15.91%) BizTalk Server
10 6 (13.64%) MVC
10 6 (13.64%) Performance Testing
10 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
10 6 (13.64%) TDD
11 5 (11.36%) Retail

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (20.45%) Tomcat
2 7 (15.91%) BizTalk Server
3 5 (11.36%) WebLogic
4 3 (6.82%) WebSphere
5 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.55%) Apache
5 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.55%) MS Exchange
6 1 (2.27%) NetWeaver
6 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.27%) SAP Portal
6 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (2.27%) Oracle BRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.27%) SaaS
1 1 (2.27%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) Internet
2 3 (6.82%) VLAN
3 1 (2.27%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.27%) Subversion
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle APEX
General
1 12 (27.27%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Retail
3 3 (6.82%) Advertising
4 2 (4.55%) Manufacturing
5 1 (2.27%) Publishing
5 1 (2.27%) Banking
5 1 (2.27%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (34.09%) .NET
1 15 (34.09%) J2EE
2 10 (22.73%) J2SE
3 5 (11.36%) CGI
3 5 (11.36%) Web Services
3 5 (11.36%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (9.09%) Middleware
4 4 (9.09%) Ajax
4 4 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.82%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.55%) SAP PI
7 1 (2.27%) Java EE
7 1 (2.27%) jQuery
7 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.91%) Clustering
2 4 (9.09%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.55%) N-Tier
3 2 (4.55%) Open Source
4 1 (2.27%) New Media
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.27%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.00%) UNIX
2 9 (20.45%) Solaris
2 9 (20.45%) Linux
3 8 (18.18%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) UML
2 10 (22.73%) OO
2 10 (22.73%) Enterprise Architecture
2 10 (22.73%) Multithreading
3 8 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (15.91%) OOA/OOD
4 7 (15.91%) Load Balancing
5 6 (13.64%) Performance Testing
5 6 (13.64%) TDD
5 6 (13.64%) MVC
6 5 (11.36%) RAD
6 5 (11.36%) Unit Testing
7 4 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (9.09%) Scrum
8 3 (6.82%) Waterfall
8 3 (6.82%) Test Strategy
8 3 (6.82%) SOA
9 2 (4.55%) TOGAF
9 2 (4.55%) CRM
9 2 (4.55%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 17 (38.64%) SQL
2 12 (27.27%) Java
3 5 (11.36%) Perl
3 5 (11.36%) C#
4 2 (4.55%) C
5 1 (2.27%) Lisp
5 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (4.55%) CCA
1 2 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (4.55%) XenApp
1 2 (4.55%) XenServer
2 1 (2.27%) vSphere
2 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (2.27%) SCCM
1 1 (2.27%) SCOM
1 1 (2.27%) Data Guard
1 1 (2.27%) Puppet
Vendors
1 16 (36.36%) Oracle
2 15 (34.09%) Microsoft
3 9 (20.45%) Sun
4 8 (18.18%) Sybase
5 7 (15.91%) SAP
6 5 (11.36%) Atlassian
7 4 (9.09%) webMethods
8 3 (6.82%) HP
9 2 (4.55%) Citrix
9 2 (4.55%) VMware
10 1 (2.27%) Rackspace
10 1 (2.27%) IBM