The first table below looks at the demand for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon 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 18 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 Croydon 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 19 10 5
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 6 4 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 5.66% 6.15% 16.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.83% 6.56% 17.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 20
Average daily rate £550 £520 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £492 £496
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £564 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.25 £55.00 £40.07
% change year-on-year
-19.54% +37.25%
Job Titles Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103 61 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 97.17% 93.85% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 39 99
Average daily rate £388 £390 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% -15.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £265 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £643
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £11.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.21% -14.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Architect
London

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Croydon region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 5 (41.67%) Windows
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) HP
2 4 (33.33%) EMC
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (33.33%) Hitachi
2 4 (33.33%) NetApp
2 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (33.33%) Symantec
2 4 (33.33%) OSPF
2 4 (33.33%) UNIX
2 4 (33.33%) LAN
2 4 (33.33%) WAN
2 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 4 (33.33%) Cisco
2 4 (33.33%) IBM
2 4 (33.33%) Java
2 4 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (33.33%) IIS
2 4 (33.33%) Avaya
2 4 (33.33%) SAN
2 4 (33.33%) CCNP
2 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 4 (33.33%) SUSE
2 4 (33.33%) Replication
2 4 (33.33%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) VMware ESX

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 4 (33.33%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) OSPF
1 4 (33.33%) LAN
1 4 (33.33%) WAN
1 4 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 4 (33.33%) SAN
1 4 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) Big Data
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
General
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Replication
2 3 (25.00%) Open Source
3 2 (16.67%) Mainframe
3 2 (16.67%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (33.33%) UNIX
2 4 (33.33%) SUSE
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (16.67%) AIX
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (33.33%) TOGAF
1 4 (33.33%) Data Protection
1 4 (33.33%) Information Architecture
1 4 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 4 (33.33%) Data Virtualisation
2 3 (25.00%) Data Analytics
2 3 (25.00%) Analytics
2 3 (25.00%) Data Architecture
2 3 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (8.33%) BDD
3 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) TDD
3 1 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) C
3 1 (8.33%) Scala
3 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (33.33%) CCNP
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) SRDF
2 4 (33.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
2 4 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) BladeLogic
2 1 (8.33%) AppDNA
2 1 (8.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) HP
1 4 (33.33%) EMC
1 4 (33.33%) Hitachi
1 4 (33.33%) NetApp
1 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 4 (33.33%) Symantec
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco
1 4 (33.33%) IBM
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
1 4 (33.33%) Avaya
1 4 (33.33%) VMware
1 4 (33.33%) Brocade
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) BMC
4 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (8.33%) SAP