The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 13 11 8
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 8 5 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 7.84% 6.17% 12.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.42% 6.58% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 4
Average daily rate
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£683 £625 £535
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.20% +16.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £625 £496
10% offered a daily rate of more than £727 £625 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £44.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-13.55% -6.84%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Croydon 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
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
95 76 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 93.14% 93.83% 80.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 43 48
Average daily rate £400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £223 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £683 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 5
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Croydon

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 7 (41.18%) Open Source
1 7 (41.18%) JBoss
1 7 (41.18%) .NET
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
2 6 (35.29%) AMQP
2 6 (35.29%) Java EE
2 6 (35.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Software Architecture
4 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
4 3 (17.65%) User Experience
4 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
5 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (11.76%) Information Assurance
5 2 (11.76%) Data Security
6 1 (5.88%) Security Management
6 1 (5.88%) Introscope
6 1 (5.88%) Metastorm
6 1 (5.88%) Migration
6 1 (5.88%) Open Text
6 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (5.88%) VB6
6 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.88%) Java
6 1 (5.88%) VB
6 1 (5.88%) Service Management
6 1 (5.88%) Change Management
6 1 (5.88%) Oracle
6 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
6 1 (5.88%) Business Objects

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 7 (41.18%) JBoss
2 1 (5.88%) Mule
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Introscope
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
General
1 7 (41.18%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) .NET
2 6 (35.29%) Java EE
3 1 (5.88%) Middleware
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Open Source
2 3 (17.65%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) Software Architecture
3 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.76%) Information Assurance
4 2 (11.76%) Data Security
5 1 (5.88%) Security Management
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.88%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Change Management
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) Service Continuity Management
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Management
5 1 (5.88%) Security Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Data Architecture
5 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.88%) Release Management
5 1 (5.88%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) VB6
1 1 (5.88%) Java
1 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Metastorm
1 1 (5.88%) Open Text
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle
1 1 (5.88%) Business Objects
1 1 (5.88%) Vignette
1 1 (5.88%) Siebel
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
1 1 (5.88%) TIBCO