The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Lancashire region that had Architect featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 22 6 25
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +19
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 25 72 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.66% 16.11% 6.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.92% 17.69% 6.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 50 20
Median daily rate £419 £543 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.81% +8.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £425 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year
- +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £59.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.91 £42.00 £41.03
% change year-on-year
+14.07% +2.37%
Architect
North 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 Lancashire 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
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
422 407 440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 95.48% 91.05% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 244 267
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £559 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 44 47
Median hourly rate £35.00 £18.88 £20.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.38% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.25 £15.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £46.71 £32.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Lancashire region that featured Architect in the job title.

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool -13 12 £598 +0.42%
Preston -4 7 £458 -8.50%
Chorley -11 1 £375 +7.91%
Lytham St Annes -11 1 £400 -11.20%
Architect
North West

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, Architect contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region featuring Architect in the job title.

1 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (30.43%) Java
3 17 (24.64%) Oracle
3 17 (24.64%) Linux
3 17 (24.64%) Security Cleared
4 16 (23.19%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (23.19%) VMware
5 15 (21.74%) SC Cleared
5 15 (21.74%) COBOL
5 15 (21.74%) Tuxedo
5 15 (21.74%) Security Architecture
6 14 (20.29%) Private Cloud
6 14 (20.29%) CESG Certified Professional
6 14 (20.29%) SOA
6 14 (20.29%) Migration
6 14 (20.29%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (18.84%) Middleware
8 12 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (17.39%) Re-Platforming
9 11 (15.94%) Defect Management
9 11 (15.94%) DevOps
9 11 (15.94%) Enterprise Architecture
9 11 (15.94%) Configuration Management
10 10 (14.49%) Finance
10 10 (14.49%) TOGAF
11 9 (13.04%) Zachman Framework
11 9 (13.04%) SABSA
12 8 (11.59%) Disclosure Scotland
12 8 (11.59%) CLAS
12 8 (11.59%) Technical Architecture

Architect Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 15 (21.74%) Tuxedo
2 3 (4.35%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.90%) Node.js
4 1 (1.45%) Apache
4 1 (1.45%) JBoss
4 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (23.19%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.90%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.70%) Internet
2 2 (2.90%) DNS
2 2 (2.90%) Firewall
2 2 (2.90%) HTTP
2 2 (2.90%) LAN
2 2 (2.90%) SSL
2 2 (2.90%) WAN
3 1 (1.45%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (20.29%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.90%) Big Data
4 2 (2.90%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
General
1 10 (14.49%) Finance
2 5 (7.25%) Marketing
3 2 (2.90%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.90%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (18.84%) Middleware
2 3 (4.35%) .NET
3 2 (2.90%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.90%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.90%) Hibernate
3 2 (2.90%) Spring
3 2 (2.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (2.90%) Web Services
4 1 (1.45%) J2EE
4 1 (1.45%) RESTful
4 1 (1.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (20.29%) Private Cloud
2 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.35%) PKI
3 3 (4.35%) Smart Meter
3 3 (4.35%) User Experience
4 2 (2.90%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.90%) Reference Data
4 2 (2.90%) Smart Energy
4 2 (2.90%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.45%) Economics
5 1 (1.45%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.64%) Linux
2 8 (11.59%) VME
3 6 (8.70%) Windows
4 5 (7.25%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.80%) Unix
6 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.45%) Android
7 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (34.78%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (21.74%) Security Architecture
3 14 (20.29%) Migration
3 14 (20.29%) SOA
4 12 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (17.39%) Re-Platforming
5 11 (15.94%) Configuration Management
5 11 (15.94%) Defect Management
5 11 (15.94%) DevOps
5 11 (15.94%) Enterprise Architecture
6 10 (14.49%) TOGAF
7 9 (13.04%) SABSA
7 9 (13.04%) Zachman Framework
8 8 (11.59%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (7.25%) ArchiMate
10 4 (5.80%) Data Migration
10 4 (5.80%) Information Assurance
11 3 (4.35%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
11 3 (4.35%) Data Architecture
11 3 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.43%) Java
2 15 (21.74%) COBOL
3 8 (11.59%) JavaScript
4 7 (10.14%) Python
5 5 (7.25%) C++
6 2 (2.90%) R
7 1 (1.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (24.64%) Security Cleared
2 15 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 14 (20.29%) CESG Certified Professional
4 8 (11.59%) CISSP
4 8 (11.59%) CLAS
5 3 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.90%) CCNA
6 2 (2.90%) CCNP
6 2 (2.90%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.45%) Degree
7 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.90%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.90%) ISO27005
3 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.90%) StatsD
2 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 17 (24.64%) Oracle
2 16 (23.19%) VMware
3 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.90%) Apigee
4 2 (2.90%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.90%) Citrix
4 2 (2.90%) Mashery
4 2 (2.90%) Palo Alto
4 2 (2.90%) Siebel
4 2 (2.90%) Splunk
4 2 (2.90%) Tableau
4 2 (2.90%) Teradata
5 1 (1.45%) BMC
5 1 (1.45%) Curam
5 1 (1.45%) IBM
5 1 (1.45%) NetApp