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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 27 30 33
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 32 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 6.15% 3.08% 3.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.53% 3.21% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 6
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£475 £435 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.19% -13.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £44.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-13.06% -2.22%
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
490 280 365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 94.23% 95.89% 93.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 132 159
Average daily rate £390 £318 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.83% -9.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £200 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 40 46
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.25 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% -49.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.40 £15.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £30.50 £50.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Cheltenham - 16 £563 -
Gloucester -2 4 £450 +3.44% 2
Cirencester - 1 £350 -
Architect
South West

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 32 (55.17%) Security Cleared
2 25 (43.10%) LAN
3 19 (32.76%) DV Cleared
4 17 (29.31%) WAN
5 14 (24.14%) Windows
5 14 (24.14%) Project Management
5 14 (24.14%) Finance
6 13 (22.41%) UNIX
6 13 (22.41%) SC Cleared
7 12 (20.69%) Capacity Planning
8 11 (18.97%) Oracle
8 11 (18.97%) Firewall
9 10 (17.24%) VMware
9 10 (17.24%) Cisco
10 9 (15.52%) Retail
11 8 (13.79%) IT Governance
11 8 (13.79%) Migration
11 8 (13.79%) SAS
11 8 (13.79%) DB2
11 8 (13.79%) ITIL
11 8 (13.79%) Linux
12 7 (12.07%) Information Security
12 7 (12.07%) TOGAF
13 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
13 6 (10.34%) SSL
13 6 (10.34%) OSPF
13 6 (10.34%) BGP
13 6 (10.34%) PRINCE2
13 6 (10.34%) DNS
13 6 (10.34%) VPN

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 8 (13.79%) SAS
2 4 (6.90%) Eucalyptus
2 4 (6.90%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (1.72%) Drupal
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.72%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (43.10%) LAN
2 17 (29.31%) WAN
3 11 (18.97%) Firewall
4 6 (10.34%) SSL
4 6 (10.34%) OSPF
4 6 (10.34%) BGP
4 6 (10.34%) DNS
4 6 (10.34%) VPN
5 5 (8.62%) IPsec
6 4 (6.90%) Ethernet
7 2 (3.45%) Internet
8 1 (1.72%) IPv4
8 1 (1.72%) IPv6
8 1 (1.72%) FTP
8 1 (1.72%) HTTP
8 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.72%) DHCP
8 1 (1.72%) VRRP
8 1 (1.72%) VLAN
8 1 (1.72%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.79%) DB2
2 4 (6.90%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.17%) MySQL
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Axure RP
1 2 (3.45%) Toad
2 1 (1.72%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.72%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 14 (24.14%) Finance
2 9 (15.52%) Retail
3 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.17%) Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.90%) Java EE
1 4 (6.90%) .NET
2 3 (5.17%) .NET Framework
3 2 (3.45%) HTML5
3 2 (3.45%) REST
3 2 (3.45%) CSS3
3 2 (3.45%) Ajax
3 2 (3.45%) HTML
3 2 (3.45%) CSS
3 2 (3.45%) SOAP
3 2 (3.45%) Middleware
4 1 (1.72%) WSDL
4 1 (1.72%) JMS
4 1 (1.72%) Web Services
4 1 (1.72%) XML
4 1 (1.72%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (1.72%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Management Information System
2 4 (6.90%) Replication
3 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.45%) User Experience
3 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.72%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.72%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.72%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 14 (24.14%) Windows
2 13 (22.41%) UNIX
3 8 (13.79%) Linux
4 2 (3.45%) Android
4 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.72%) AIX
5 1 (1.72%) Solaris
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) Project Management
2 12 (20.69%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (13.79%) IT Governance
3 8 (13.79%) Migration
3 8 (13.79%) ITIL
4 7 (12.07%) Information Security
4 7 (12.07%) TOGAF
5 6 (10.34%) PRINCE2
6 5 (8.62%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (8.62%) Security Management
6 5 (8.62%) Load Balancing
6 5 (8.62%) Data Migration
6 5 (8.62%) Data Protection
6 5 (8.62%) Security Architecture
6 5 (8.62%) Cyber Security
6 5 (8.62%) Mentoring
7 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (6.90%) Service Management
7 4 (6.90%) Data Modelling
8 3 (5.17%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.90%) SQL
2 2 (3.45%) C
2 2 (3.45%) Java
2 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.72%) C++
Qualifications
1 32 (55.17%) Security Cleared
2 19 (32.76%) DV Cleared
3 13 (22.41%) SC Cleared
4 6 (10.34%) CISSP
5 5 (8.62%) CISM
6 4 (6.90%) Degree
7 2 (3.45%) BC Cleared
7 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.72%) CCIE
8 1 (1.72%) ISEB
8 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.72%) CCA
8 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.72%) CCEA
8 1 (1.72%) MCSE
8 1 (1.72%) MCSD
8 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.72%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (8.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (8.62%) Active Directory
1 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.90%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) Oracle
2 10 (17.24%) VMware
2 10 (17.24%) Cisco
3 6 (10.34%) Citrix
4 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.90%) NetApp
6 1 (1.72%) webMethods
6 1 (1.72%) Informatica
6 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.72%) EMC
6 1 (1.72%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.72%) SAP
6 1 (1.72%) TOWER Software
6 1 (1.72%) Rackspace