The first table below looks at the demand for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex 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 16 April 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 Middlesex 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 9 16 19
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 22 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 8.53% 5.50% 4.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.09% 6.08% 5.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 10
Average daily rate £525 £474 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.81% +8.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £378 £383
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.25 £55.00 £40.07
% change year-on-year
-19.54% +37.25%
Job Titles Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
242 181 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 93.80% 90.50% 89.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 98 147
Average daily rate £396 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 14 18
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +22.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
Architect
South East

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Middlesex region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Middlesex

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 13 (35.14%) SAP
2 8 (21.62%) Windows
3 7 (18.92%) Oracle
4 6 (16.22%) Java
4 6 (16.22%) SABSA
5 5 (13.51%) Capacity Management
5 5 (13.51%) Security Architecture
5 5 (13.51%) Linux
5 5 (13.51%) CRM
5 5 (13.51%) ETL
5 5 (13.51%) CISSP
5 5 (13.51%) CISM
5 5 (13.51%) VMware
5 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Architecture
5 5 (13.51%) TOGAF
6 4 (10.81%) ISSAP
6 4 (10.81%) Information Security
6 4 (10.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (10.81%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (10.81%) Degree
6 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
6 4 (10.81%) NetApp
6 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
6 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database
7 3 (8.11%) Mobile Computing
7 3 (8.11%) Information Architecture
7 3 (8.11%) Hadoop
7 3 (8.11%) Axure RP

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 3 (8.11%) IIS
2 2 (5.41%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) SAP IS-U
2 2 (5.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (5.41%) SAP ECC
2 2 (5.41%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.70%) IaaS
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) LAN
1 2 (5.41%) WAN
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
2 1 (2.70%) Extranet
2 1 (2.70%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.81%) SQL Server
1 4 (10.81%) Oracle Database
2 3 (8.11%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.41%) Apache Hive
3 2 (5.41%) SAP HANA
3 2 (5.41%) HBase
3 2 (5.41%) Big Data
4 1 (2.70%) Data Mining
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Axure RP
General
1 4 (10.81%) Manufacturing
2 3 (8.11%) Pharmaceutical
2 3 (8.11%) Billing
3 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Finance
3 1 (2.70%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) SAP Basis
1 2 (5.41%) JSON
1 2 (5.41%) .NET Framework
1 2 (5.41%) WCF
1 2 (5.41%) WPF
1 2 (5.41%) CSS
1 2 (5.41%) Web Services
1 2 (5.41%) .NET
1 2 (5.41%) HTML
1 2 (5.41%) REST
1 2 (5.41%) MapReduce
2 1 (2.70%) jQuery
2 1 (2.70%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Mobile Computing
1 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
1 3 (8.11%) Smart Meter
2 2 (5.41%) Copywriting
2 2 (5.41%) Clustering
2 2 (5.41%) HACMP
2 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.70%) CLARiiON
3 1 (2.70%) Replication
3 1 (2.70%) Open Source
3 1 (2.70%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Windows
2 5 (13.51%) Linux
3 3 (8.11%) AIX
3 3 (8.11%) Solaris
4 2 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.41%) Android
4 2 (5.41%) UNIX
4 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Phone
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) SABSA
2 5 (13.51%) Capacity Management
2 5 (13.51%) Security Architecture
2 5 (13.51%) CRM
2 5 (13.51%) ETL
2 5 (13.51%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (13.51%) TOGAF
3 4 (10.81%) Information Security
3 4 (10.81%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (10.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (8.11%) Information Architecture
4 3 (8.11%) Workflow
5 2 (5.41%) Web Development
5 2 (5.41%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (5.41%) Release Management
5 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.41%) Data Modelling
5 2 (5.41%) High Availability
5 2 (5.41%) Cyber Security
6 1 (2.70%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) Java
2 2 (5.41%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) C#
2 2 (5.41%) C++
3 1 (2.70%) sed
3 1 (2.70%) ABAP
3 1 (2.70%) AWK
3 1 (2.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) CISSP
1 5 (13.51%) CISM
2 4 (10.81%) ISSAP
2 4 (10.81%) Degree
3 1 (2.70%) SAP Certification
3 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.11%) COBIT
3 2 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.11%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.41%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
3 2 (5.41%) PowerHA
4 1 (2.70%) XenApp
4 1 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (2.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (35.14%) SAP
2 7 (18.92%) Oracle
3 5 (13.51%) VMware
4 4 (10.81%) NetApp
5 3 (8.11%) EMC
6 2 (5.41%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.41%) HP
6 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.41%) Citrix
6 2 (5.41%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco
7 1 (2.70%) IBM
7 1 (2.70%) McAfee
7 1 (2.70%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (2.70%) Ab Initio