The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 22 20 27
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 14 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.11% 3.14% 3.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.58% 3.43% 3.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 5
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£475 £333 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £259 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £407 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Merseyside 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
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
251 175 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 91.61% 91.62% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 97 82
Average daily rate £325 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £425 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 19
Average hourly rate £12.42 £16.25 £12.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.56% +30.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £20.20 £35.00
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 Merseyside

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 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
Liverpool -4 8 £625 +87.96% 3
Southport - - - -
Architect
North West

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
2 10 (34.48%) Oracle
2 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
3 7 (24.14%) CRM
3 7 (24.14%) Siebel
3 7 (24.14%) Identity Management
3 7 (24.14%) TOGAF
4 6 (20.69%) SAP
4 6 (20.69%) UNIX
5 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.34%) Windows
5 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.90%) IIS
6 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.90%) ERP
6 2 (6.90%) LAN
6 2 (6.90%) WAN
6 2 (6.90%) DHCP
6 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.90%) DNS
6 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
6 2 (6.90%) ATG
6 2 (6.90%) Workflow
6 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.90%) Middleware
6 2 (6.90%) Java
6 2 (6.90%) VMware

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (6.90%) IIS
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) SaaS
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) LAN
1 2 (6.90%) WAN
1 2 (6.90%) DHCP
1 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
1 2 (6.90%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
2 1 (3.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (3.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) Relational Database
1 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.45%) Big Data
2 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (6.90%) Retail
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.90%) Middleware
1 2 (6.90%) Java EE
2 1 (3.45%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) RMADS
2 1 (3.45%) Credit Risk
2 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.45%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) UNIX
2 3 (10.34%) Windows
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) CRM
1 7 (24.14%) Identity Management
1 7 (24.14%) TOGAF
2 3 (10.34%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (10.34%) Mentoring
3 2 (6.90%) E-Commerce
3 2 (6.90%) ERP
3 2 (6.90%) Workflow
3 2 (6.90%) Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Data Cleansing
4 1 (3.45%) Supplier Management
4 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (3.45%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (41.38%) Security Cleared
2 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Basel III
1 1 (3.45%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.90%) VMware ESX
1 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) Oracle
2 7 (24.14%) Siebel
3 6 (20.69%) SAP
4 2 (6.90%) ATG
4 2 (6.90%) VMware
5 1 (3.45%) F5
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix
5 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco
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