The first table below looks at the demand for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Leicestershire region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 30 29 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 11 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 3.69% 3.16% 1.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.89% 3.39% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 1
Average daily rate
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£563 £450 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £71.00 £35.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% +31.48%
Job Titles Category
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
283 236 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 94.97% 93.28% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 110 69
Average daily rate £300 £350 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 24 31
Average hourly rate £35.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.90 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Architect
East Midlands

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Leicestershire

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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
Leicester -4 4 £401 +6.80% 2
Hinckley - - - -
Architect
East Midlands

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) C#
3 3 (18.75%) SAP
3 3 (18.75%) UML
3 3 (18.75%) CRM
3 3 (18.75%) ERP
3 3 (18.75%) Data Conversion
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) Java
4 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 2 (12.50%) Finance
4 2 (12.50%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) Billing
4 2 (12.50%) Document Management
4 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
4 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
5 1 (6.25%) Business Transformation
5 1 (6.25%) Analytics
5 1 (6.25%) User Stories
5 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
5 1 (6.25%) DNN
5 1 (6.25%) Use Case
5 1 (6.25%) Google Analytics
5 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (6.25%) SCCM
5 1 (6.25%) Capita

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 1 (6.25%) CMS
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.25%) DNN
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (6.25%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
1 2 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (6.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Billing
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) .NET
2 2 (12.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (6.25%) RESTful
3 1 (6.25%) JDBC
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
3 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Conversion
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (6.25%) Windows
1 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) ERP
2 3 (18.75%) UML
2 3 (18.75%) CRM
3 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (12.50%) Document Management
3 2 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Business Transformation
4 1 (6.25%) Analytics
4 1 (6.25%) User Stories
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (6.25%) Use Case
4 1 (6.25%) Time Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Mapping
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Scrum
4 1 (6.25%) Extreme Programming
4 1 (6.25%) Data Management
4 1 (6.25%) Content Management
4 1 (6.25%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C#
2 2 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) C
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) SAP
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.25%) Capita
3 1 (6.25%) Google
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) HP