The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Halifax 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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 21 22 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 1.92% 0.70% 5.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.05% 0.73% 5.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Average daily rate
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£468 £675 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.74% +42.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £675 £460
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £675 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £480 £462
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +3.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.15 £50.79 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-15.03% +30.22%
Architect
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Halifax 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
Halifax
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
146 137 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Halifax 93.59% 95.80% 93.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 119 114
Average daily rate £370 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £296 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £505 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -56.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Halifax

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Halifax

Architect
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Halifax

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 10 (58.82%) Load Balancing
2 9 (52.94%) Use Case
3 7 (41.18%) SolarWinds
3 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco
3 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
3 7 (41.18%) SQL
4 6 (35.29%) SOA
4 6 (35.29%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (17.65%) High Availability
6 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 2 (11.76%) Network Security
6 2 (11.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (11.76%) SAS
6 2 (11.76%) OLAP
6 2 (11.76%) Windows
6 2 (11.76%) OLAP Cube
7 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
7 1 (5.88%) .NET
7 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (5.88%) Finance
7 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (5.88%) Data Architecture
7 1 (5.88%) Retail
7 1 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Halifax by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Halifax 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 2 (11.76%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) OLAP
2 2 (11.76%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (11.76%) OLAP Cube
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Load Balancing
2 9 (52.94%) Use Case
3 6 (35.29%) SOA
3 6 (35.29%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (17.65%) High Availability
5 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 1 (5.88%) Data Architecture
6 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Analysis
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Cisco
1 7 (41.18%) VMware
1 7 (41.18%) SolarWinds
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft