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 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
Architect
Rank 15 11 38
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +27
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 360 372 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.95% 9.58% 4.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.49% 10.18% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 225 92
Average daily rate £481 £488 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.28% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £581
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year
- +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 0
Average hourly rate £47.91 £49.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.21% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.91 £42.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+14.07% -5.08%
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%

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 29 April 2016.

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
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 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
Cheshire 0 144 £475 -3.79% 6
Manchester +4 139 £500 +5.82% 31
Lancashire -18 25 £419 -19.85%
Merseyside -2 24 £500 +5.26% 4
Cumbria -8 6 - - 1
Architect
England

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 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.

1 170 (23.51%) Migration
2 158 (21.85%) Agile Software Development
3 136 (18.81%) Finance
4 132 (18.26%) Data Centre
5 125 (17.29%) Java
6 119 (16.46%) Enterprise Architecture
7 117 (16.18%) TOGAF
8 96 (13.28%) Microsoft
9 93 (12.86%) Security Cleared
10 73 (10.10%) Oracle
10 73 (10.10%) Windows
11 67 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 66 (9.13%) Linux
13 65 (8.99%) Banking
14 64 (8.85%) SC Cleared
15 63 (8.71%) JavaScript
15 63 (8.71%) SOA
16 57 (7.88%) VMware
17 56 (7.75%) Middleware
18 50 (6.92%) Active Directory
19 45 (6.22%) Citrix
20 44 (6.09%) MS Excel
21 42 (5.81%) IBM
22 41 (5.67%) Retail
23 40 (5.53%) CRM
24 38 (5.26%) .NET
24 38 (5.26%) Firewall
24 38 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
25 36 (4.98%) Web Services
25 36 (4.98%) Cisco

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 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 22 (3.04%) JBoss
1 22 (3.04%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.49%) WebSphere
3 17 (2.35%) Tomcat
4 16 (2.21%) Skype for Business
4 16 (2.21%) Tuxedo
5 14 (1.94%) MS Exchange
6 13 (1.80%) Apache
7 11 (1.52%) CICS
8 9 (1.24%) Node.js
9 8 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (1.11%) WebLogic
10 6 (0.83%) Confluence
11 5 (0.69%) Oracle UPK
12 4 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
13 3 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.41%) Drupal
13 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
13 3 (0.41%) Mule
13 3 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 44 (6.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.41%) MS Office
3 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 13 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (1.24%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
3 3 (0.41%) SAP CRM
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.28%) SAP hybris
5 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP APO
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
2 25 (3.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (2.63%) Office 365
4 17 (2.35%) IaaS
5 16 (2.21%) SaaS
6 8 (1.11%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.97%) PaaS
8 4 (0.55%) SoftLayer
9 3 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.28%) GitHub
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.14%) Amazon Glacier
11 1 (0.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.14%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 38 (5.26%) Firewall
2 34 (4.70%) Internet
3 30 (4.15%) LAN
4 29 (4.01%) WAN
5 25 (3.46%) DNS
6 21 (2.90%) VLAN
7 18 (2.49%) Network Security
8 15 (2.07%) DHCP
8 15 (2.07%) HTTP
8 15 (2.07%) VPN
9 14 (1.94%) Skype
10 8 (1.11%) IPsec
10 8 (1.11%) SSL
11 6 (0.83%) Intranet
11 6 (0.83%) SAN
11 6 (0.83%) SSH
11 6 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (0.69%) MPLS
13 4 (0.55%) BGP
13 4 (0.55%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (4.56%) PostgreSQL
2 25 (3.46%) SQL Server
3 22 (3.04%) MySQL
4 19 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (2.63%) MongoDB
5 12 (1.66%) NoSQL
6 10 (1.38%) Big Data
7 8 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
7 8 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (0.83%) DB2
8 6 (0.83%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.69%) GIS
10 4 (0.55%) Star Schema
11 3 (0.41%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.41%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.28%) Apache Hive
12 2 (0.28%) HBase
12 2 (0.28%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 9 (1.24%) Subversion
2 7 (0.97%) JIRA
2 7 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.69%) ClearCase
4 4 (0.55%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.55%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.55%) SpecFlow
4 4 (0.55%) TestComplete
5 3 (0.41%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.28%) Maven
6 2 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.28%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.14%) Ant
7 1 (0.14%) AppScan
7 1 (0.14%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.14%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.14%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.14%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.14%) Selenium
7 1 (0.14%) Travis CI
General
1 136 (18.81%) Finance
2 65 (8.99%) Banking
3 41 (5.67%) Retail
4 24 (3.32%) Billing
5 20 (2.77%) Telecoms
6 14 (1.94%) Legal
6 14 (1.94%) Marketing
7 7 (0.97%) Law
8 5 (0.69%) Advertising
8 5 (0.69%) Local Government
8 5 (0.69%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.28%) Publishing
10 2 (0.28%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Back Office
11 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (7.75%) Middleware
2 38 (5.26%) .NET
3 36 (4.98%) Web Services
4 28 (3.87%) J2EE
5 27 (3.73%) HTML
6 25 (3.46%) CSS
7 24 (3.32%) SOAP
7 24 (3.32%) XML
8 19 (2.63%) HTML5
8 19 (2.63%) REST
9 16 (2.21%) JSON
10 15 (2.07%) RESTful
11 14 (1.94%) CSS3
12 13 (1.80%) ActiveMQ
12 13 (1.80%) JDBC
13 12 (1.66%) Apache Camel
14 11 (1.52%) .NET Framework
14 11 (1.52%) AngularJS
15 9 (1.24%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 8 (1.11%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 132 (18.26%) Data Centre
2 33 (4.56%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.60%) Visualisation
4 25 (3.46%) Mainframe
5 24 (3.32%) FlexPod
6 23 (3.18%) User Experience
7 22 (3.04%) Management Information System
8 20 (2.77%) Private Cloud
9 13 (1.80%) Computer Science
10 9 (1.24%) VCE vBlock
11 8 (1.11%) Clustering
11 8 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (0.97%) PKI
13 6 (0.83%) Data Integration
13 6 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (0.83%) PMI
13 6 (0.83%) Social Media
14 5 (0.69%) Digital Media
14 5 (0.69%) IBM Mainframe
15 4 (0.55%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 73 (10.10%) Windows
2 66 (9.13%) Linux
3 35 (4.84%) Windows Server
4 34 (4.70%) AIX
5 29 (4.01%) Unix
6 19 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (2.35%) Solaris
8 15 (2.07%) HPUX
9 13 (1.80%) Windows 10
10 9 (1.24%) VME
11 7 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.83%) Windows 7
12 6 (0.83%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.55%) MVS
15 3 (0.41%) Android
15 3 (0.41%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 1 (0.14%) OS/400
17 1 (0.14%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (23.51%) Migration
2 158 (21.85%) Agile Software Development
3 119 (16.46%) Enterprise Architecture
4 117 (16.18%) TOGAF
5 67 (9.27%) Stakeholder Management
6 63 (8.71%) SOA
7 40 (5.53%) CRM
8 38 (5.26%) Technical Architecture
9 35 (4.84%) Project Management
10 34 (4.70%) Security Architecture
11 31 (4.29%) Continuous Integration
12 30 (4.15%) Network Design
13 29 (4.01%) Scrum
14 26 (3.60%) Data Modelling
15 25 (3.46%) DevOps
15 25 (3.46%) E-Commerce
16 24 (3.32%) SABSA
17 22 (3.04%) Information Architecture
17 22 (3.04%) Risk Management
18 21 (2.90%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 125 (17.29%) Java
2 63 (8.71%) JavaScript
3 26 (3.60%) Python
4 24 (3.32%) SQL
5 23 (3.18%) C++
6 21 (2.90%) COBOL
7 20 (2.77%) PowerShell
8 18 (2.49%) C
9 13 (1.80%) C#
10 11 (1.52%) PHP
11 8 (1.11%) VB
12 6 (0.83%) FQL
12 6 (0.83%) R
12 6 (0.83%) Ruby
13 5 (0.69%) Assembly Language
14 4 (0.55%) Lisp
15 2 (0.28%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.14%) Scala
16 1 (0.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 93 (12.86%) Security Cleared
2 64 (8.85%) SC Cleared
3 25 (3.46%) Degree
4 24 (3.32%) CISSP
5 21 (2.90%) CLAS
6 18 (2.49%) CESG Certified Professional
6 18 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (1.80%) BPSS Clearance
8 12 (1.66%) CCNP
9 10 (1.38%) CCIE
10 8 (1.11%) CCNA
11 6 (0.83%) PMI Certification
12 4 (0.55%) CCEA
12 4 (0.55%) CISM
12 4 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.41%) CITP
13 3 (0.41%) Sun Certification
14 2 (0.28%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.28%) MBCS
14 2 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.21%) Disclosure Scotland
1 16 (2.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 16 (2.21%) QA
2 13 (1.80%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.55%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.28%) COBIT
4 2 (0.28%) ISO27005
5 1 (0.14%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.14%) PMBOK
5 1 (0.14%) RMADS
5 1 (0.14%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 50 (6.92%) Active Directory
2 32 (4.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.21%) Hyper-V
4 6 (0.83%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (0.28%) Docker
5 2 (0.28%) vCloud
5 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.14%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.14%) vSphere
6 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (3.18%) SCCM
2 15 (2.07%) SCOM
3 10 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.11%) StatsD
5 6 (0.83%) Tivoli
6 4 (0.55%) Puppet
7 3 (0.41%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (0.41%) Nagios
8 2 (0.28%) Kubernetes
8 2 (0.28%) Windows Intune
9 1 (0.14%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.14%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.14%) Proventia
9 1 (0.14%) QRadar
9 1 (0.14%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.14%) vRealize
Vendors
1 96 (13.28%) Microsoft
2 73 (10.10%) Oracle
3 57 (7.88%) VMware
4 45 (6.22%) Citrix
5 42 (5.81%) IBM
6 36 (4.98%) Cisco
7 25 (3.46%) HP
8 19 (2.63%) NetApp
9 14 (1.94%) SAP
10 12 (1.66%) EMC
10 12 (1.66%) Juniper
11 11 (1.52%) Sun
12 9 (1.24%) Salesforce.com
13 8 (1.11%) Apigee
13 8 (1.11%) CA
13 8 (1.11%) Dell
13 8 (1.11%) Mashery
13 8 (1.11%) Palo Alto
13 8 (1.11%) Teradata
14 7 (0.97%) ServiceNow
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