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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 12 12 19
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 37 44 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.34% 9.67% 6.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 11.21% 10.86% 7.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 8
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£575 £525 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.52% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £658 £592 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £496 £488 £450
% change year-on-year
+1.79% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £64.29 - £73.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.46 - £72.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.11 - £74.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £61.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.45% +74.28%
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
330 405 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 92.18% 89.01% 89.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 230 108
Average daily rate £400 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £575 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 43 37
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.19 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.96% +15.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.48 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.24 £46.09 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 July 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 July 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 -2 20 £600 +12.67%
Preston +5 12 £550 -2.65%
Chorley - 1 £475 -
Architect
North West

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 36 (37.11%) UNIX
2 33 (34.02%) Security Cleared
3 30 (30.93%) Middleware
4 28 (28.87%) Microsoft
5 25 (25.77%) SC Cleared
6 21 (21.65%) Finance
7 18 (18.56%) Java
8 14 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (14.43%) Data Modelling
8 14 (14.43%) Data Architecture
9 12 (12.37%) Open Source
9 12 (12.37%) SQL
10 11 (11.34%) Oracle
10 11 (11.34%) Cisco
10 11 (11.34%) MVS
10 11 (11.34%) Scala
11 10 (10.31%) TOGAF
11 10 (10.31%) Migration
12 9 (9.28%) Firewall
12 9 (9.28%) Strategic Planning
12 9 (9.28%) Linux
12 9 (9.28%) Data Centre
13 8 (8.25%) CRM
13 8 (8.25%) Juniper
13 8 (8.25%) OSPF
13 8 (8.25%) BGP
13 8 (8.25%) Enterprise Architecture
13 8 (8.25%) Service Management
13 8 (8.25%) Mainframe
13 8 (8.25%) Workflow

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 7 (7.22%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.12%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (3.09%) SAS
3 3 (3.09%) OpenStack
3 3 (3.09%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.06%) JBoss
4 2 (2.06%) Node.js
5 1 (1.03%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 7 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.15%) MS Visio
2 5 (5.15%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (5.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (3.09%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle iProcurement
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle Receivables
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle Assets
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.06%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.06%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.19%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (5.15%) PaaS
2 5 (5.15%) OpenShift
3 2 (2.06%) Boomi
3 2 (2.06%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.06%) SaaS
4 1 (1.03%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.28%) Firewall
2 8 (8.25%) OSPF
2 8 (8.25%) BGP
3 7 (7.22%) LAN
3 7 (7.22%) WAN
4 6 (6.19%) ADSL
4 6 (6.19%) MPLS
5 5 (5.15%) SSL
5 5 (5.15%) Internet
5 5 (5.15%) IPsec
6 3 (3.09%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.22%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.15%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (4.12%) RDBMS
3 4 (4.12%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.09%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.06%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.06%) Big Data
5 2 (2.06%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.03%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.03%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.03%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.03%) Maven
General
1 21 (21.65%) Finance
2 3 (3.09%) Marketing
3 2 (2.06%) Automotive
4 1 (1.03%) Military
4 1 (1.03%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (30.93%) Middleware
2 5 (5.15%) Web Services
3 2 (2.06%) J2EE
3 2 (2.06%) Play Framework
4 1 (1.03%) Spring
4 1 (1.03%) Batik
4 1 (1.03%) HTML5
4 1 (1.03%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.03%) Akka
4 1 (1.03%) Struts
4 1 (1.03%) HTML
4 1 (1.03%) .NET
4 1 (1.03%) XML
4 1 (1.03%) XSL
4 1 (1.03%) SVG
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.28%) Data Centre
2 8 (8.25%) Mainframe
3 6 (6.19%) Reference Data
4 4 (4.12%) Data Integration
4 4 (4.12%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.09%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.09%) Private Cloud
5 3 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.06%) User Experience
7 1 (1.03%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.03%) N-Tier
7 1 (1.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 36 (37.11%) UNIX
2 11 (11.34%) MVS
3 9 (9.28%) Linux
4 7 (7.22%) Windows
5 6 (6.19%) VME
5 6 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.43%) Data Modelling
1 14 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (14.43%) Data Architecture
2 12 (12.37%) Open Source
3 10 (10.31%) TOGAF
3 10 (10.31%) Migration
4 9 (9.28%) Strategic Planning
5 8 (8.25%) Workflow
5 8 (8.25%) Service Management
5 8 (8.25%) CRM
5 8 (8.25%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (7.22%) Business Transformation
7 6 (6.19%) DevOps
8 5 (5.15%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (5.15%) ETL
9 4 (4.12%) Configuration Management
9 4 (4.12%) Zachman Framework
9 4 (4.12%) Scrum
10 3 (3.09%) BPEL
10 3 (3.09%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 18 (18.56%) Java
2 12 (12.37%) SQL
3 11 (11.34%) Scala
4 3 (3.09%) Python
4 3 (3.09%) Perl
4 3 (3.09%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.06%) VBA
5 2 (2.06%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.03%) Ruby
6 1 (1.03%) R
6 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.03%) C
6 1 (1.03%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 33 (34.02%) Security Cleared
2 25 (25.77%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.22%) Degree
4 2 (2.06%) BC Cleared
4 2 (2.06%) CCIE
4 2 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.15%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.12%) Ansible
2 4 (4.12%) Salt
2 4 (4.12%) Puppet
3 1 (1.03%) StatsD
Vendors
1 28 (28.87%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.34%) Cisco
2 11 (11.34%) Oracle
3 8 (8.25%) Juniper
4 7 (7.22%) CheckPoint
5 4 (4.12%) VMware
5 4 (4.12%) Informatica
5 4 (4.12%) IBM
5 4 (4.12%) FireEye
6 3 (3.09%) Sourcefire
6 3 (3.09%) SAP
7 2 (2.06%) Cognos
7 2 (2.06%) Dell
7 2 (2.06%) webMethods
7 2 (2.06%) Software AG
7 2 (2.06%) Curam
8 1 (1.03%) Tableau
8 1 (1.03%) Apigee
8 1 (1.03%) Mashery
8 1 (1.03%) Teradata