The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 8 18 18
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 47 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.80% 5.39% 5.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.78% 5.70% 5.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 8 9
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£505 £493 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.41% +4.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £375 £438
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £690 £512
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £70.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £44.25 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-13.55% -4.32%
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
399 193 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 91.72% 94.61% 91.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 97 166
Average daily rate £376 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.16% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £170 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 26 20
Average hourly rate £25.45 £15.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.66% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £14.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.00 £31.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

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 29 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 January 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
Blackpool - 10 £485 - 1
Chorley - 2 - - 1
Accrington - - - -
Architect
North West

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 27 (35.06%) Java
1 27 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (23.38%) Security Cleared
3 13 (16.88%) Scala
3 13 (16.88%) CESG
3 13 (16.88%) Scrum
3 13 (16.88%) Spring
4 12 (15.58%) CESG CLAS
4 12 (15.58%) CISSP
4 12 (15.58%) Oracle
4 12 (15.58%) SC Cleared
4 12 (15.58%) Security Architecture
5 11 (14.29%) SQL
5 11 (14.29%) Hibernate
5 11 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 11 (14.29%) Degree
5 11 (14.29%) Spring MVC
6 10 (12.99%) TDD
6 10 (12.99%) Finance
6 10 (12.99%) SQL Server
6 10 (12.99%) Cyber Security
6 10 (12.99%) Open Source
7 9 (11.69%) SABSA
7 9 (11.69%) MVC
7 9 (11.69%) Zachman Framework
8 8 (10.39%) Linux
8 8 (10.39%) DevOps
9 7 (9.09%) Kanban
9 7 (9.09%) JavaScript
9 7 (9.09%) Business Intelligence

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 4 (5.19%) WebSphere
1 4 (5.19%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.30%) TPMS
3 1 (1.30%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 6 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.19%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (5.19%) MS Visio
2 4 (5.19%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.30%) PowerPivot
3 1 (1.30%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Cognos Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.60%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.79%) SaaS
2 2 (2.60%) SuccessFactors
2 2 (2.60%) PaaS
3 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.99%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.79%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.90%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.90%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.60%) MySQL
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (1.30%) SSDT
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.30%) Big Data
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.30%) QlikView
5 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.19%) Oracle APEX
1 4 (5.19%) Selenium
1 4 (5.19%) JUnit
2 2 (2.60%) Maven
2 2 (2.60%) Ant
3 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.30%) Dreamweaver
General
1 10 (12.99%) Finance
2 5 (6.49%) Marketing
2 5 (6.49%) Aerospace
3 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.88%) Spring
2 11 (14.29%) Hibernate
2 11 (14.29%) Spring MVC
3 6 (7.79%) Akka
3 6 (7.79%) Play Framework
4 4 (5.19%) Web Services
4 4 (5.19%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.90%) HTML
5 3 (3.90%) CSS
6 2 (2.60%) JSON
6 2 (2.60%) Struts
6 2 (2.60%) J2EE
6 2 (2.60%) HTML5
6 2 (2.60%) REST
6 2 (2.60%) Apache Wicket
6 2 (2.60%) RESTful
7 1 (1.30%) .NET
7 1 (1.30%) Middleware
7 1 (1.30%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.88%) CESG
2 12 (15.58%) CESG CLAS
3 10 (12.99%) Open Source
4 6 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.19%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.30%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.30%) Reference Data
7 1 (1.30%) User Experience
7 1 (1.30%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.30%) NHS
7 1 (1.30%) Informatics
7 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (10.39%) Linux
2 4 (5.19%) UNIX
3 2 (2.60%) Windows
3 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.30%) VME
4 1 (1.30%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (35.06%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (16.88%) Scrum
3 12 (15.58%) Security Architecture
4 11 (14.29%) TOGAF
5 10 (12.99%) TDD
5 10 (12.99%) Cyber Security
6 9 (11.69%) SABSA
6 9 (11.69%) MVC
6 9 (11.69%) Zachman Framework
7 8 (10.39%) DevOps
8 7 (9.09%) Kanban
8 7 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (9.09%) Extreme Programming
9 6 (7.79%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (7.79%) Data Architecture
9 6 (7.79%) BDD
10 5 (6.49%) Analytics
10 5 (6.49%) Data Modelling
10 5 (6.49%) Data Analysis
10 5 (6.49%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (35.06%) Java
2 13 (16.88%) Scala
3 11 (14.29%) SQL
4 7 (9.09%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.79%) VBA
5 6 (7.79%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.60%) Python
6 2 (2.60%) Perl
7 1 (1.30%) Clojure
7 1 (1.30%) C#
7 1 (1.30%) COBOL
7 1 (1.30%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (23.38%) Security Cleared
2 12 (15.58%) CISSP
2 12 (15.58%) SC Cleared
3 11 (14.29%) Degree
4 3 (3.90%) ISEB
5 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.90%) Puppet
2 2 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (15.58%) Oracle
2 6 (7.79%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.49%) Cognos
3 5 (6.49%) Cisco
4 4 (5.19%) Pega
5 3 (3.90%) PeopleSoft
5 3 (3.90%) IBM
6 2 (2.60%) Dell
6 2 (2.60%) Software AG
6 2 (2.60%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.60%) webMethods
6 2 (2.60%) SAP
7 1 (1.30%) Tableau
7 1 (1.30%) Symantec
7 1 (1.30%) McAfee
7 1 (1.30%) Micro Focus
7 1 (1.30%) VMware
7 1 (1.30%) AppSense