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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 10 11 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 56 41 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 12.79% 10.49% 8.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.24% 11.26% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 29 30
Median daily rate £450 £570 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +6.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £460 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year
- +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £46.25 £59.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.26% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £43.15 £50.79
% change year-on-year
+10.08% -15.03%
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
423 364 484
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 96.58% 93.09% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 230 295
Median daily rate £400 £363 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% -7.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 41 37
Median hourly rate £26.06 £21.96 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.69% +8.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.50 £15.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.33 £43.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 0 34 £450 -23.72%
Preston +9 12 £434 -9.87%
Lancaster - 1 - -
Lytham St Annes - 1 - -
Architect
North West

Architect Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 27 (34.62%) COBOL
2 26 (33.33%) Linux
3 18 (23.08%) Security Cleared
4 17 (21.79%) Oracle
5 14 (17.95%) SC Cleared
5 14 (17.95%) Tuxedo
5 14 (17.95%) Middleware
6 12 (15.38%) JBoss
6 12 (15.38%) Data Modelling
6 12 (15.38%) VME
7 11 (14.10%) Network Design
8 10 (12.82%) Finance
8 10 (12.82%) Configuration Management
9 9 (11.54%) CISSP
9 9 (11.54%) Java
9 9 (11.54%) CESG Certified Professional
10 8 (10.26%) CLAS
10 8 (10.26%) TOGAF
11 7 (8.97%) Zachman Framework
11 7 (8.97%) Windows
12 6 (7.69%) LAN
12 6 (7.69%) WAN
12 6 (7.69%) HP
12 6 (7.69%) Re-Platforming
12 6 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (6.41%) Data Centre
13 5 (6.41%) Security Architecture
13 5 (6.41%) Windows Server
13 5 (6.41%) Project Management
13 5 (6.41%) SQL Server

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 14 (17.95%) Tuxedo
2 12 (15.38%) JBoss
3 3 (3.85%) Apache ServiceMix
3 3 (3.85%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.28%) Apache
4 1 (1.28%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.28%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.56%) IaaS
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (7.69%) LAN
1 6 (7.69%) WAN
2 4 (5.13%) Internet
3 2 (2.56%) DNS
3 2 (2.56%) Firewall
3 2 (2.56%) HTTP
3 2 (2.56%) SSL
4 1 (1.28%) DHCP
4 1 (1.28%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.28%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (2.56%) Big Data
3 2 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.56%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.28%) DB2
4 1 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MagicDraw
1 1 (1.28%) Rational DOORS
General
1 10 (12.82%) Finance
2 2 (2.56%) Legal
3 1 (1.28%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.95%) Middleware
2 3 (3.85%) .NET
3 2 (2.56%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.56%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.56%) Hibernate
3 2 (2.56%) Node.js
3 2 (2.56%) Spring
3 2 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (2.56%) Web Services
4 1 (1.28%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (6.41%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.85%) PKI
4 3 (3.85%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.56%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.56%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.56%) Smart Energy
5 2 (2.56%) User Experience
5 2 (2.56%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.28%) CESG
6 1 (1.28%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.28%) Economics
6 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.28%) Reference Data
6 1 (1.28%) Social Media
6 1 (1.28%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 26 (33.33%) Linux
2 12 (15.38%) VME
3 7 (8.97%) Windows
4 5 (6.41%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.85%) AIX
5 3 (3.85%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (3.85%) Solaris
5 3 (3.85%) Unix
6 2 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.28%) HPUX
7 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.38%) Data Modelling
2 11 (14.10%) Network Design
3 10 (12.82%) Configuration Management
4 8 (10.26%) TOGAF
5 7 (8.97%) Zachman Framework
6 6 (7.69%) Re-Platforming
7 5 (6.41%) Project Management
7 5 (6.41%) Security Architecture
7 5 (6.41%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.13%) Enterprise Architecture
8 4 (5.13%) Financial Modelling
8 4 (5.13%) SABSA
8 4 (5.13%) SOA
9 3 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
9 3 (3.85%) ITSM
9 3 (3.85%) Logical Data Model
9 3 (3.85%) Open Source
9 3 (3.85%) Physical Data Model
9 3 (3.85%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 27 (34.62%) COBOL
2 9 (11.54%) Java
3 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.56%) Python
3 2 (2.56%) R
3 2 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 14 (17.95%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.54%) CESG Certified Professional
3 9 (11.54%) CISSP
4 8 (10.26%) CLAS
5 4 (5.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.13%) Degree
6 2 (2.56%) CCIE
6 2 (2.56%) CCNA
6 2 (2.56%) CCNP
7 1 (1.28%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.56%) ISO27005
3 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.28%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.56%) StatsD
2 1 (1.28%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 17 (21.79%) Oracle
2 6 (7.69%) HP
3 4 (5.13%) Fujitsu
3 4 (5.13%) VMware
4 3 (3.85%) Citrix
4 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.56%) Apigee
5 2 (2.56%) CheckPoint
5 2 (2.56%) IBM
5 2 (2.56%) Mashery
5 2 (2.56%) Palo Alto
5 2 (2.56%) Siebel
5 2 (2.56%) Splunk
5 2 (2.56%) Tableau
5 2 (2.56%) Teradata
6 1 (1.28%) BMC
6 1 (1.28%) Curam
6 1 (1.28%) EMC
6 1 (1.28%) NetApp