The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 15 September 2014 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 18 22 33
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 226 182 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.15% 6.12% 5.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.81% 6.67% 5.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 108 123
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £550 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £82.00 £72.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.10% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -5.26%
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
2892 2728 3162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.52% 91.79% 92.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1651 1346 1589
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 200 220
Average hourly rate £16.63 £17.50 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -0.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £34.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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 Architect across the North West region.

Architect Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the North West region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

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 Architect across the North West region.

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Architect
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the North West region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

Architect Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

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 Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 15 September 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
Cheshire +27 87 £510 +20.00% 9
Manchester -15 66 £489 +18.48% 22
Lancashire -7 39 £499 +42.50% 2
Merseyside -4 9 £500 -4.76% 5
Cumbria - 2 £400 -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 86 (21.72%) Finance
2 81 (20.45%) Oracle
3 72 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 63 (15.91%) TOGAF
5 57 (14.39%) Windows
6 56 (14.14%) Security Cleared
7 55 (13.89%) Java
8 45 (11.36%) Enterprise Architecture
9 41 (10.35%) Security Architecture
10 40 (10.10%) SQL
11 39 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
12 38 (9.60%) SC Cleared
12 38 (9.60%) Migration
13 37 (9.34%) Stakeholder Management
13 37 (9.34%) ITIL
14 36 (9.09%) Data Modelling
14 36 (9.09%) Middleware
14 36 (9.09%) Data Architecture
15 35 (8.84%) CRM
15 35 (8.84%) Information Security
16 34 (8.59%) CESG
16 34 (8.59%) Management Information System
17 33 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
18 32 (8.08%) CISSP
18 32 (8.08%) Enterprise Software
19 28 (7.07%) Retail
20 27 (6.82%) IBM
21 26 (6.57%) UNIX
22 25 (6.31%) SAP
22 25 (6.31%) Agile Software Development

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 13 (3.28%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (2.27%) Adobe CQ
4 7 (1.77%) IIS
5 6 (1.52%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (1.26%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.76%) Liferay
8 3 (0.76%) SAS
8 3 (0.76%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.51%) CICS
10 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.25%) CMS
10 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.25%) nginx
Applications
1 15 (3.79%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.27%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.26%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.01%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.76%) MS Project
6 2 (0.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 21 (5.30%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 14 (3.54%) ResourceLink
4 4 (1.01%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.51%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.25%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.25%) Summit
6 1 (0.25%) Exstream
6 1 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.55%) SaaS
2 14 (3.54%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (1.01%) PaaS
3 4 (1.01%) Office 365
4 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.76%) Taleo
5 2 (0.51%) IaaS
6 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.25%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.29%) WAN
2 13 (3.28%) DNS
2 13 (3.28%) SAN
3 12 (3.03%) LAN
4 11 (2.78%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.27%) Wireless
6 8 (2.02%) Firewall
7 7 (1.77%) DHCP
8 4 (1.01%) IPsec
9 3 (0.76%) Internet
9 3 (0.76%) NAS
10 2 (0.51%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.51%) DSL
10 2 (0.51%) DVB
10 2 (0.51%) SSL
10 2 (0.51%) FTP
10 2 (0.51%) VPN
10 2 (0.51%) LDAP
11 1 (0.25%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.04%) Data Warehouse
2 15 (3.79%) SQL Server
3 10 (2.53%) DB2
4 7 (1.77%) NoSQL
4 7 (1.77%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.52%) Big Data
6 5 (1.26%) InterSystems Cache
6 5 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
7 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.76%) IBM InfoSphere
7 3 (0.76%) MySQL
8 2 (0.51%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.51%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.51%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 8 (2.02%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.77%) Maven
3 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.51%) ERwin
4 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.25%) Hudson
General
1 86 (21.72%) Finance
2 28 (7.07%) Retail
3 24 (6.06%) Banking
4 19 (4.80%) Marketing
5 13 (3.28%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.53%) Local Government
7 4 (1.01%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.01%) Advertising
7 4 (1.01%) Billing
7 4 (1.01%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.76%) Back Office
8 3 (0.76%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.51%) Law
9 2 (0.51%) Front Office
10 1 (0.25%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.09%) Middleware
2 14 (3.54%) .NET
3 12 (3.03%) J2EE
4 11 (2.78%) RESTful
5 10 (2.53%) JMS
6 9 (2.27%) AngularJS
7 8 (2.02%) EJB
7 8 (2.02%) SOAP
7 8 (2.02%) HTML
8 7 (1.77%) CSS
8 7 (1.77%) JDBC
8 7 (1.77%) JSP
9 6 (1.52%) Spring
9 6 (1.52%) JNDI
9 6 (1.52%) OSGi
10 5 (1.26%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (1.26%) Hibernate
10 5 (1.26%) XML
11 4 (1.01%) Oracle ADF
11 4 (1.01%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 39 (9.85%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (8.59%) Management Information System
2 34 (8.59%) CESG
3 32 (8.08%) Enterprise Software
4 25 (6.31%) Data Integration
5 24 (6.06%) Reference Data
6 23 (5.81%) Mainframe
7 13 (3.28%) IBM Mainframe
8 10 (2.53%) CESG CLAS
9 7 (1.77%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.77%) Open Source
10 6 (1.52%) Life Science
11 4 (1.01%) Clustering
12 3 (0.76%) Visualisation
13 2 (0.51%) User Experience
13 2 (0.51%) RMADS
13 2 (0.51%) Web 2.0
13 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.51%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.51%) STB
Operating Systems
1 57 (14.39%) Windows
2 26 (6.57%) UNIX
3 18 (4.55%) Linux
4 17 (4.29%) AIX
5 14 (3.54%) MVS
6 10 (2.53%) HPUX
6 10 (2.53%) Solaris
7 8 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.01%) Android
9 4 (1.01%) Apple iOS
10 3 (0.76%) Windows 8
10 3 (0.76%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.51%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.25%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (15.91%) TOGAF
2 45 (11.36%) Enterprise Architecture
3 41 (10.35%) Security Architecture
4 38 (9.60%) Migration
5 37 (9.34%) Stakeholder Management
5 37 (9.34%) ITIL
6 36 (9.09%) Data Modelling
6 36 (9.09%) Data Architecture
7 35 (8.84%) CRM
7 35 (8.84%) Information Security
8 33 (8.33%) Zachman Framework
9 25 (6.31%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (6.06%) Data Protection
11 20 (5.05%) Project Management
12 19 (4.80%) SOA
13 18 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
13 18 (4.55%) ITSM
14 14 (3.54%) Workflow
15 13 (3.28%) E-Commerce
15 13 (3.28%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 55 (13.89%) Java
2 40 (10.10%) SQL
3 19 (4.80%) Python
3 19 (4.80%) PL/SQL
4 12 (3.03%) Perl
4 12 (3.03%) VBA
5 11 (2.78%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.01%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.76%) C#
7 3 (0.76%) Apex Code
8 2 (0.51%) C++
8 2 (0.51%) Scala
9 1 (0.25%) PHP
9 1 (0.25%) C
9 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.25%) Ruby
9 1 (0.25%) X++
Qualifications
1 56 (14.14%) Security Cleared
2 38 (9.60%) SC Cleared
3 32 (8.08%) CISSP
4 24 (6.06%) Degree
5 8 (2.02%) CISA
6 5 (1.26%) ISEB
7 4 (1.01%) CISMP
7 4 (1.01%) CCIE
7 4 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.25%) PMP
9 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.25%) MCSE
9 1 (0.25%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.03%) BS7799
2 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 12 (3.03%) Hyper-V
2 8 (2.02%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.76%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (0.51%) XenApp
5 2 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.51%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (2.27%) SCCM
2 5 (1.26%) SCOM
3 4 (1.01%) Backup Exec
3 4 (1.01%) SCSM
4 3 (0.76%) NetBackup
4 3 (0.76%) Puppet
4 3 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.76%) Control-M
5 2 (0.51%) OpenView
5 2 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.51%) SAP Afaria
5 2 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.25%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 81 (20.45%) Oracle
2 72 (18.18%) Microsoft
3 27 (6.82%) IBM
4 25 (6.31%) SAP
5 18 (4.55%) Cisco
5 18 (4.55%) HP
6 14 (3.54%) VMware
7 13 (3.28%) Dell
8 11 (2.78%) Adobe
8 11 (2.78%) webMethods
9 10 (2.53%) Software AG
10 8 (2.02%) Curam
10 8 (2.02%) 3PAR
11 6 (1.52%) Citrix
12 5 (1.26%) CA
12 5 (1.26%) Informatica
12 5 (1.26%) Intel
12 5 (1.26%) PeopleSoft
13 4 (1.01%) Siebel
13 4 (1.01%) JBoss
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