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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 31 20 22
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 20 33 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 4.27% 7.21% 3.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.55% 7.67% 3.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 8
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£520 £453 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.91% +3.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £566 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £490 £488 £450
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £71.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-16.19% +100.00%
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
440 430 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 94.02% 93.89% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 210 126
Average daily rate £400 £360 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -1.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 38 19
Average hourly rate £17.25 £25.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.35% +34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.60 £12.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.77 £44.10 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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
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 31 July 2015. 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 -2 10 £523 +12.97% 2
Gloucester -9 4 £488 +4.83% 1
Architect
South West

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 22 (45.83%) Security Cleared
2 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (37.50%) DV Cleared
4 9 (18.75%) Data Modelling
5 8 (16.67%) Oracle
5 8 (16.67%) Logical Data Model
6 7 (14.58%) Oracle Database
6 7 (14.58%) Java
6 7 (14.58%) LAN
6 7 (14.58%) WAN
6 7 (14.58%) Risk Management
7 6 (12.50%) Service Management
7 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
7 6 (12.50%) DevOps
7 6 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
7 6 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
8 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
8 5 (10.42%) Firewall
9 4 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
9 4 (8.33%) VoIP
9 4 (8.33%) SOA
9 4 (8.33%) ITIL
9 4 (8.33%) Cisco
9 4 (8.33%) Windows
9 4 (8.33%) Business Process Mapping
9 4 (8.33%) TOGAF
9 4 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
10 3 (6.25%) IPsec
10 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
1 1 (2.08%) Eucalyptus
1 1 (2.08%) OpenStack
1 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.58%) LAN
1 7 (14.58%) WAN
2 5 (10.42%) Firewall
3 4 (8.33%) VoIP
4 3 (6.25%) SSL
4 3 (6.25%) OSPF
4 3 (6.25%) BGP
4 3 (6.25%) IPsec
5 2 (4.17%) VPN
6 1 (2.08%) DNS
6 1 (2.08%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 6 (12.50%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (4.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Banking
2 1 (2.08%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) .NET
1 2 (4.17%) ActiveX
1 2 (4.17%) Itk
2 1 (2.08%) Java EE
2 1 (2.08%) REST
2 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.08%) SOAP
2 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) NHS
3 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.08%) Replication
3 1 (2.08%) User Experience
3 1 (2.08%) Private Cloud
3 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.33%) Windows
2 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.08%) UNIX
3 1 (2.08%) AIX
3 1 (2.08%) Solaris
3 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (18.75%) Data Modelling
3 8 (16.67%) Logical Data Model
4 7 (14.58%) Risk Management
5 6 (12.50%) Service Management
5 6 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (12.50%) DevOps
6 5 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (8.33%) TOGAF
7 4 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
7 4 (8.33%) SOA
7 4 (8.33%) ITIL
7 4 (8.33%) Business Process Mapping
8 3 (6.25%) Migration
8 3 (6.25%) Scrum
8 3 (6.25%) Project Management
8 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (4.17%) Open Source
9 2 (4.17%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.58%) Java
2 2 (4.17%) C++
2 2 (4.17%) C
3 1 (2.08%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (45.83%) Security Cleared
2 18 (37.50%) DV Cleared
3 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.08%) CISM
5 1 (2.08%) CCIE
5 1 (2.08%) CCNP
5 1 (2.08%) CCDP
5 1 (2.08%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) HL7
2 1 (2.08%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.08%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 8 (16.67%) Oracle
2 4 (8.33%) Cisco
3 3 (6.25%) Citrix
4 2 (4.17%) VMware
4 2 (4.17%) IBM
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.08%) Rackspace
5 1 (2.08%) Juniper
5 1 (2.08%) NetApp