The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Architect
Rank 151 139 141
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 16 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.49% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.52% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 12 2
Average daily rate £500 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £513 £450 £500
% change year-on-year
+13.88% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £59.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 £59.00 -
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -
Applications Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3792 3653 2908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.30% 94.10% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 2284 1933 1536
Average daily rate £400 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 223 208
Average hourly rate £18.80 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £49.50 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Applications Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Applications Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Applications Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Applications Architect Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Applications Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Architect across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Applications Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Applications Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Applications Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Applications Architect
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester -6 7 £525 +29.95% 1
Lancashire -4 4 £563 +32.35%
Cheshire -8 4 £435 -3.33%
Applications Architect
England

Applications Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Applications 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 Applications Architect in their job title.

1 7 (31.82%) Migration
2 6 (27.27%) Java
2 6 (27.27%) Finance
3 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
4 4 (18.18%) AIX
4 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
4 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 3 (13.64%) Windows
5 3 (13.64%) Retail
5 3 (13.64%) Billing
5 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (13.64%) CRM
5 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
6 2 (9.09%) Microservices
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
6 2 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (9.09%) HTML
6 2 (9.09%) Oracle
6 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
6 2 (9.09%) SQL
6 2 (9.09%) .NET
6 2 (9.09%) Web Services
6 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
6 2 (9.09%) Middleware
6 2 (9.09%) Spring
7 1 (4.55%) Maven

Applications Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Applications 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 Applications Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) JBoss
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Application Server
1 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (4.55%) Amazon S3
2 1 (4.55%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) DB2
2 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.55%) Maven
1 1 (4.55%) Subversion
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Billing
2 3 (13.64%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) .NET
1 2 (9.09%) HTML
1 2 (9.09%) Middleware
1 2 (9.09%) Spring
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
2 1 (4.55%) Hibernate
2 1 (4.55%) HTML5
2 1 (4.55%) J2EE
2 1 (4.55%) JSON
2 1 (4.55%) RESTful
2 1 (4.55%) XHTML
2 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.55%) PKI
2 1 (4.55%) Smart Energy
2 1 (4.55%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 4 (18.18%) AIX
2 3 (13.64%) Windows
3 2 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.55%) Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Unix
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Migration
2 4 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.64%) CRM
3 3 (13.64%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.09%) Microservices
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Extreme Programming
5 1 (4.55%) Information Security
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL
5 1 (4.55%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Pair Programming
5 1 (4.55%) Process Management
5 1 (4.55%) Scrum
5 1 (4.55%) SOA
5 1 (4.55%) TOGAF
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (27.27%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.55%) ISO27005
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle
3 1 (4.55%) 3PAR
3 1 (4.55%) Citrix
3 1 (4.55%) EMC
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) IBM