The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Home Counties 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 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 13 1 5
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 4 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 9.09% 30.77% 21.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.52% 33.33% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 3
Average daily rate
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- £350 £650
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -46.15%
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 £57.50 £47.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+21.05% -
Architect
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Home Counties 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
Home Counties
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42 24 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the Home Counties 95.45% 92.31% 96.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 12
Average daily rate £413 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £363 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the Home Counties

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in the Home Counties

Architect
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the Home Counties

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Data Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Predictive Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (20.00%) iPad
3 1 (20.00%) Big Data
3 1 (20.00%) Analytics
3 1 (20.00%) Finance
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (20.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the Home Counties by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Home Counties 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 (40.00%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 1 (20.00%) Big Data
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (60.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) iPad
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Predictive Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (20.00%) Analytics
2 1 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (20.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) SAP