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 3 June 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 8 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 58 44 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 13.33% 8.29% 6.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 14.50% 8.89% 6.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 29 3
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£550 £538 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.32% +53.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £390 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £577 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £59.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £41.58 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-9.07% +5.25%
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
400 495 204
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 91.95% 93.22% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 311 83
Average daily rate £375 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £567 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 46 36
Average hourly rate £21.46 £21.00 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.16% +10.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.17 £42.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 3 June 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 3 June 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 +13 29 £590 +9.25%
Preston +5 10 £500 +7.64%
Chorley - 6 £425 -
Architect
North West

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 39 (35.78%) Security Cleared
2 34 (31.19%) UNIX
3 28 (25.69%) SC Cleared
4 27 (24.77%) Java
5 26 (23.85%) Microsoft
6 24 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (21.10%) Middleware
7 23 (21.10%) Finance
8 16 (14.68%) Scala
9 15 (13.76%) Open Source
10 14 (12.84%) Data Architecture
10 14 (12.84%) Data Modelling
10 14 (12.84%) SQL
11 13 (11.93%) Oracle
11 13 (11.93%) TOGAF
12 11 (10.09%) Service Management
12 11 (10.09%) CRM
13 10 (9.17%) Linux
13 10 (9.17%) Cisco
13 10 (9.17%) MS Excel
13 10 (9.17%) MVS
13 10 (9.17%) WebSphere
14 9 (8.26%) Strategic Planning
14 9 (8.26%) Data Centre
14 9 (8.26%) Spring
14 9 (8.26%) Mainframe
14 9 (8.26%) Firewall
14 9 (8.26%) Migration
14 9 (8.26%) Scrum
15 8 (7.34%) Enterprise Architecture

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 10 (9.17%) WebSphere
2 4 (3.67%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (2.75%) OpenStack
3 3 (2.75%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (2.75%) SAS
4 2 (1.83%) Tuxedo
4 2 (1.83%) JBoss
4 2 (1.83%) Node.js
5 1 (0.92%) TPMS
5 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (9.17%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.34%) MS Visio
2 8 (7.34%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (7.34%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.92%) PowerPivot
3 1 (0.92%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.92%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) ResourceLink
1 2 (1.83%) Oracle General Ledger
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle Receivables
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle Assets
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.92%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.42%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (4.59%) PaaS
2 5 (4.59%) OpenShift
3 2 (1.83%) Boomi
3 2 (1.83%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.83%) SaaS
4 1 (0.92%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.26%) Firewall
2 8 (7.34%) OSPF
2 8 (7.34%) BGP
3 7 (6.42%) LAN
3 7 (6.42%) WAN
4 6 (5.50%) ADSL
4 6 (5.50%) MPLS
5 5 (4.59%) SSL
5 5 (4.59%) IPsec
6 1 (0.92%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.42%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (6.42%) NoSQL
2 4 (3.67%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.75%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.75%) RDBMS
3 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.75%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.83%) Big Data
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.92%) SSDT
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.92%) MySQL
5 1 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.92%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.92%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 3 (2.75%) JUnit
1 3 (2.75%) Selenium
2 2 (1.83%) Maven
3 1 (0.92%) Ant
3 1 (0.92%) Dreamweaver
General
1 23 (21.10%) Finance
2 2 (1.83%) Automotive
2 2 (1.83%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.92%) Military
3 1 (0.92%) General Ledger
3 1 (0.92%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (21.10%) Middleware
2 9 (8.26%) Spring
3 8 (7.34%) Spring MVC
4 6 (5.50%) Hibernate
5 5 (4.59%) Web Services
6 4 (3.67%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.67%) Play Framework
7 3 (2.75%) Akka
8 2 (1.83%) Struts
8 2 (1.83%) HTML
8 2 (1.83%) J2EE
9 1 (0.92%) CSS
9 1 (0.92%) .NET
9 1 (0.92%) XML
9 1 (0.92%) XSL
9 1 (0.92%) SVG
9 1 (0.92%) Batik
9 1 (0.92%) jQuery
9 1 (0.92%) Apache Wicket
9 1 (0.92%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.26%) Mainframe
1 9 (8.26%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.42%) CESG
2 7 (6.42%) CESG CLAS
3 6 (5.50%) Reference Data
4 4 (3.67%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.75%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.75%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.75%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.75%) User Experience
6 2 (1.83%) NHS
6 2 (1.83%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.92%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 34 (31.19%) UNIX
2 10 (9.17%) Linux
2 10 (9.17%) MVS
3 7 (6.42%) VME
3 7 (6.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (6.42%) Windows
4 4 (3.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (13.76%) Open Source
3 14 (12.84%) Data Architecture
3 14 (12.84%) Data Modelling
4 13 (11.93%) TOGAF
5 11 (10.09%) CRM
5 11 (10.09%) Service Management
6 9 (8.26%) Migration
6 9 (8.26%) Scrum
6 9 (8.26%) Strategic Planning
7 8 (7.34%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (7.34%) TDD
7 8 (7.34%) Workflow
7 8 (7.34%) Security Architecture
7 8 (7.34%) DevOps
8 7 (6.42%) Cyber Security
8 7 (6.42%) Zachman Framework
9 6 (5.50%) ETL
9 6 (5.50%) Business Transformation
9 6 (5.50%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 27 (24.77%) Java
2 16 (14.68%) Scala
3 14 (12.84%) SQL
4 3 (2.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.75%) Perl
4 3 (2.75%) PL/SQL
4 3 (2.75%) Python
5 2 (1.83%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.83%) VBA
5 2 (1.83%) COBOL
6 1 (0.92%) C
6 1 (0.92%) Ruby
6 1 (0.92%) R
Qualifications
1 39 (35.78%) Security Cleared
2 28 (25.69%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.34%) CISSP
4 6 (5.50%) Degree
5 2 (1.83%) CCIE
5 2 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.83%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.92%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (4.59%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.59%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.67%) Ansible
2 4 (3.67%) Salt
2 4 (3.67%) Puppet
3 1 (0.92%) StatsD
Vendors
1 26 (23.85%) Microsoft
2 13 (11.93%) Oracle
3 10 (9.17%) Cisco
4 8 (7.34%) Juniper
5 7 (6.42%) CheckPoint
6 5 (4.59%) VMware
7 4 (3.67%) Informatica
7 4 (3.67%) IBM
8 3 (2.75%) Business Objects
8 3 (2.75%) SAP
8 3 (2.75%) Cognos
8 3 (2.75%) Sourcefire
8 3 (2.75%) Pega
9 2 (1.83%) Dell
9 2 (1.83%) webMethods
9 2 (1.83%) Software AG
9 2 (1.83%) Curam
10 1 (0.92%) Teradata
10 1 (0.92%) Micro Focus
10 1 (0.92%) Red Hat