The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Gloucestershire 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 22 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 26 24 12
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 26 10 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 5.44% 3.89% 8.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.88% 4.05% 9.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 7
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£463 £463 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £350 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £545 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £452 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.55% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.25 £47.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Architect
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire 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
Gloucestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
442 247 382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 92.47% 96.11% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 125 180
Average daily rate £375 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 38 46
Average hourly rate £40.00 £18.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.21% -26.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £9.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £107.40 £35.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Gloucestershire

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Gloucestershire

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 22 September 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucester 0 13 - - 5
Cheltenham -2 7 £463 -2.63% 3
Tewkesbury - - - -
Architect
South West

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 27 (57.45%) Security Cleared
2 20 (42.55%) SC Cleared
2 20 (42.55%) Project Management
3 16 (34.04%) Capacity Planning
4 11 (23.40%) LAN
4 11 (23.40%) Oracle
5 9 (19.15%) Windows
6 7 (14.89%) VMware
6 7 (14.89%) .NET
6 7 (14.89%) UNIX
6 7 (14.89%) SQL
7 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
7 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
7 6 (12.77%) Finance
8 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (10.64%) Active Directory
8 5 (10.64%) SAS
8 5 (10.64%) SAP
8 5 (10.64%) ITIL
9 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (8.51%) WAN
9 4 (8.51%) SCCM
9 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (8.51%) Retail
9 4 (8.51%) Migration
9 4 (8.51%) DV Cleared
10 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
10 3 (6.38%) Data Analysis

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 5 (10.64%) SAS
2 2 (4.26%) IIS
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.13%) Documentum
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (2.13%) Drupal
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.13%) Eucalyptus
3 1 (2.13%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle 11i
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Teamcenter
1 1 (2.13%) ENOVIA
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.13%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (23.40%) LAN
2 4 (8.51%) WAN
3 2 (4.26%) VPN
3 2 (4.26%) DNS
4 1 (2.13%) SSL
4 1 (2.13%) Network Security
4 1 (2.13%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.13%) HTTP
4 1 (2.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.13%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (10.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (8.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (6.38%) Xcelsius
4 3 (6.38%) DB2
4 3 (6.38%) OLAP
4 3 (6.38%) Oracle Database
5 2 (4.26%) Relational Database
5 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.26%) Star Schema
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.13%) ReportNet
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) ClearCase
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Legal
3 1 (2.13%) Banking
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.89%) .NET
2 3 (6.38%) J2EE
2 3 (6.38%) Middleware
3 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
3 2 (4.26%) REST
3 2 (4.26%) ASP.NET
3 2 (4.26%) SOAP
4 1 (2.13%) Web Services
4 1 (2.13%) XML
4 1 (2.13%) JMS
4 1 (2.13%) WSDL
4 1 (2.13%) FFmpeg
4 1 (2.13%) Java EE
4 1 (2.13%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.13%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.26%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.13%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.13%) Replication
2 1 (2.13%) CESG
2 1 (2.13%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.13%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.15%) Windows
2 7 (14.89%) UNIX
3 2 (4.26%) Linux
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) Project Management
2 16 (34.04%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (12.77%) Business Intelligence
4 5 (10.64%) ITIL
5 4 (8.51%) Migration
6 3 (6.38%) ETL
6 3 (6.38%) Data Analysis
6 3 (6.38%) IT Governance
6 3 (6.38%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (4.26%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.26%) TOGAF
7 2 (4.26%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.26%) Data Migration
7 2 (4.26%) Document Management
7 2 (4.26%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (4.26%) Information Assurance
7 2 (4.26%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.26%) Scrum
7 2 (4.26%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) SQL
2 2 (4.26%) VBScript
2 2 (4.26%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.26%) Java
2 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 27 (57.45%) Security Cleared
2 20 (42.55%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) Degree
4 2 (4.26%) HNC
4 2 (4.26%) HND
5 1 (2.13%) CISSP
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.13%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.26%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.13%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.13%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (8.51%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) SCOM
2 1 (2.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 11 (23.40%) Oracle
2 7 (14.89%) VMware
3 6 (12.77%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.64%) SAP
5 3 (6.38%) Cognos
5 3 (6.38%) Business Objects
6 2 (4.26%) McAfee
6 2 (4.26%) Sophos
6 2 (4.26%) Informatica
6 2 (4.26%) webMethods
6 2 (4.26%) Altiris
7 1 (2.13%) Rackspace
7 1 (2.13%) Mercator
7 1 (2.13%) NetApp
7 1 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.13%) Teradata
7 1 (2.13%) Citrix
7 1 (2.13%) Siebel
7 1 (2.13%) Cisco