The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 North West 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
Application Architect
Rank 129 118 112
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 2 11 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.066% 0.41% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.071% 0.44% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 21
Average daily rate
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£488 £400 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £540 £456 £475
% change year-on-year
+18.35% -3.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2819 2504 2951
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.53% 92.40% 91.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1533 1193 1497
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 193 192 230
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Applications Architect
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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
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 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
Manchester - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Applications Architect
England

Applications Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) Web Services
2 2 (40.00%) UML
2 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (20.00%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (20.00%) Curam
3 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
3 1 (20.00%) SaaS
3 1 (20.00%) ResourceLink
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (20.00%) VBA
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) SaaS
1 1 (20.00%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) HTML
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
1 2 (40.00%) CSS
1 2 (40.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) UML
1 2 (40.00%) Scrum
1 2 (40.00%) TDD
1 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (40.00%) Waterfall
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (20.00%) OO
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Java
1 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle
1 1 (20.00%) SAP
1 1 (20.00%) Curam