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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 12 28 35
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 328 168 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.90% 5.60% 4.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.53% 5.99% 5.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 101 64
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £409
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £404 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £592 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £462
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 8
Average hourly rate £59.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.15 £50.79 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-15.03% +30.22%
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
3442 2807 2314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.38% 93.60% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1998 1514 1101
Average daily rate £375 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 163 174
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 2015.

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 3 July 2015. 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 +33 119 £488 -2.50% 25
Cheshire +6 96 £500 - 9
Lancashire +11 44 £570 +8.57% 3
Merseyside -1 18 £498 -0.50%
Cumbria - 5 £475 -
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England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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.

1 160 (23.56%) Oracle
2 143 (21.06%) Finance
3 133 (19.59%) Microsoft
4 123 (18.11%) UNIX
5 121 (17.82%) Migration
6 119 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
7 98 (14.43%) Java
8 97 (14.29%) Windows
9 86 (12.67%) TOGAF
10 85 (12.52%) Security Cleared
11 84 (12.37%) Citrix
12 76 (11.19%) Data Warehouse
13 74 (10.90%) Linux
13 74 (10.90%) Middleware
14 68 (10.01%) Amazon AWS
15 66 (9.72%) SC Cleared
15 66 (9.72%) SOA
16 60 (8.84%) VMware
17 56 (8.25%) SAP
18 52 (7.66%) Data Centre
19 51 (7.51%) Big Data
19 51 (7.51%) Banking
20 50 (7.36%) Enterprise Architecture
21 47 (6.92%) JavaScript
22 46 (6.77%) .NET
22 46 (6.77%) Web Services
22 46 (6.77%) Data Modelling
23 45 (6.63%) VMware Infrastructure
23 45 (6.63%) Opscode Chef
24 43 (6.33%) Oracle Database

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, 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 32 (4.71%) Node.js
2 27 (3.98%) IBM Notes
3 23 (3.39%) JBoss
4 15 (2.21%) IIS
5 14 (2.06%) SharePoint
5 14 (2.06%) SAS
5 14 (2.06%) NetWeaver
6 12 (1.77%) MS Exchange
6 12 (1.77%) WebSphere
7 10 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (1.33%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.03%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.03%) Liferay
9 7 (1.03%) Lync
10 6 (0.88%) Documentum
10 6 (0.88%) CICS
11 5 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (0.74%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.74%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.59%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 30 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.33%) MS Visio
2 9 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.15%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 27 (3.98%) Oracle EBS
1 27 (3.98%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.03%) Oracle TCA
2 7 (1.03%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
3 6 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.74%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.59%) Oracle iProcurement
5 4 (0.59%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.59%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.59%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.59%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (0.59%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.29%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.29%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
Cloud Services
1 68 (10.01%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (6.04%) Cloud Computing
3 38 (5.60%) IaaS
4 36 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 21 (3.09%) Office 365
6 13 (1.91%) PaaS
7 6 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (0.88%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (0.74%) AWS CloudTrail
8 5 (0.74%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.74%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.44%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 3 (0.44%) SoftLayer
9 3 (0.44%) HP Helion
10 2 (0.29%) Boomi
10 2 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.29%) SaaS
10 2 (0.29%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 43 (6.33%) WAN
2 30 (4.42%) Firewall
3 23 (3.39%) Internet
3 23 (3.39%) MPLS
4 21 (3.09%) LAN
5 19 (2.80%) BGP
6 18 (2.65%) OSPF
7 15 (2.21%) SAN
8 12 (1.77%) NAS
9 9 (1.33%) Wireless
10 8 (1.18%) EIGRP
10 8 (1.18%) iSCSI
10 8 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (1.18%) VPLS
10 8 (1.18%) DMZ
10 8 (1.18%) SSL
10 8 (1.18%) DHCP
10 8 (1.18%) Unified Communications
10 8 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (1.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (11.19%) Data Warehouse
2 51 (7.51%) Big Data
3 43 (6.33%) Oracle Database
4 40 (5.89%) MongoDB
5 35 (5.15%) Apache Cassandra
5 35 (5.15%) Hadoop
6 29 (4.27%) SQL Server
7 15 (2.21%) Relational Database
8 14 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (1.91%) SAP HANA
9 13 (1.91%) RDBMS
10 11 (1.62%) NoSQL
11 8 (1.18%) DB2
12 6 (0.88%) MySQL
12 6 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
13 5 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 3 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
15 2 (0.29%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 2 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.18%) Lombardi
2 7 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.74%) SpecFlow
4 4 (0.59%) TeamCity
4 4 (0.59%) TestComplete
4 4 (0.59%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.44%) MSI
6 2 (0.29%) JUnit
6 2 (0.29%) Maven
6 2 (0.29%) WiX
6 2 (0.29%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.29%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.15%) Ant
7 1 (0.15%) Subversion
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.15%) ERwin
7 1 (0.15%) Rational Robot
7 1 (0.15%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (0.15%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (0.15%) Selenium
General
1 143 (21.06%) Finance
2 51 (7.51%) Banking
3 33 (4.86%) Pharmaceutical
4 26 (3.83%) Manufacturing
5 20 (2.95%) Local Government
6 17 (2.50%) Retail
7 10 (1.47%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.03%) Marketing
9 5 (0.74%) Legal
10 3 (0.44%) Law
10 3 (0.44%) Publishing
11 2 (0.29%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.29%) Automotive
11 2 (0.29%) Electronics
12 1 (0.15%) Back Office
12 1 (0.15%) Military
12 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (10.90%) Middleware
2 46 (6.77%) .NET
2 46 (6.77%) Web Services
3 36 (5.30%) AngularJS
4 31 (4.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 28 (4.12%) J2EE
6 19 (2.80%) Oracle Fusion
6 19 (2.80%) Apache Camel
7 18 (2.65%) RESTful
8 17 (2.50%) REST
8 17 (2.50%) SOAP
8 17 (2.50%) XML
9 15 (2.21%) CSS
9 15 (2.21%) Spring
9 15 (2.21%) JSON
10 14 (2.06%) Hibernate
11 12 (1.77%) HTML
11 12 (1.77%) CSS3
12 11 (1.62%) OAuth
12 11 (1.62%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (7.66%) Data Centre
2 40 (5.89%) Visualisation
3 34 (5.01%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (3.83%) Mainframe
4 26 (3.83%) Informatics
5 25 (3.68%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.80%) Computer Science
7 18 (2.65%) Private Cloud
8 17 (2.50%) Data Integration
8 17 (2.50%) PMI
9 14 (2.06%) Reference Data
10 13 (1.91%) User Experience
10 13 (1.91%) EMC VNX
10 13 (1.91%) Replication
11 11 (1.62%) Mobile App
12 10 (1.47%) NHS
13 9 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
14 8 (1.18%) Clustering
14 8 (1.18%) Celerra
15 5 (0.74%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 123 (18.11%) UNIX
2 97 (14.29%) Windows
3 74 (10.90%) Linux
4 26 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (2.80%) Solaris
7 17 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (2.06%) AIX
9 11 (1.62%) MVS
10 10 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.18%) Windows 7
11 8 (1.18%) VME
12 7 (1.03%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.59%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.29%) Windows NT
14 2 (0.29%) HPUX
15 1 (0.15%) Android
15 1 (0.15%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (17.82%) Migration
2 119 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (12.67%) TOGAF
4 66 (9.72%) SOA
5 50 (7.36%) Enterprise Architecture
6 46 (6.77%) Data Modelling
7 42 (6.19%) Data Architecture
8 41 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
9 40 (5.89%) Open Source
10 38 (5.60%) Project Management
11 36 (5.30%) Business Intelligence
11 36 (5.30%) Technical Architecture
12 33 (4.86%) ERP
13 32 (4.71%) Machine Learning
14 29 (4.27%) Process Management
14 29 (4.27%) Configuration Management
14 29 (4.27%) Data Management
15 28 (4.12%) CRM
16 26 (3.83%) SDLC
17 25 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 98 (14.43%) Java
2 47 (6.92%) JavaScript
3 38 (5.60%) SQL
4 34 (5.01%) R
5 30 (4.42%) Python
6 18 (2.65%) Scala
7 9 (1.33%) Ruby
8 8 (1.18%) PowerShell
9 6 (0.88%) PL/SQL
9 6 (0.88%) COBOL
10 5 (0.74%) PHP
11 4 (0.59%) C
11 4 (0.59%) C#
11 4 (0.59%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.44%) Perl
13 2 (0.29%) VBA
13 2 (0.29%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.29%) JCL
14 1 (0.15%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.15%) REXX
Qualifications
1 85 (12.52%) Security Cleared
2 66 (9.72%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.12%) Degree
4 17 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (2.50%) PMI Certification
5 16 (2.36%) CCIE
6 11 (1.62%) CCNP
7 4 (0.59%) ISEB
7 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.44%) MCSD
8 3 (0.44%) MCSE
8 3 (0.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.44%) CCA
8 3 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (0.44%) CCEA
8 3 (0.44%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.44%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.29%) CISSP
9 2 (0.29%) JNCIP
9 2 (0.29%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.50%) GMP
1 17 (2.50%) GxP
2 15 (2.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 7 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.88%) QA
5 4 (0.59%) SLA
6 2 (0.29%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) FINREP
System Software
1 45 (6.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (5.60%) Active Directory
3 34 (5.01%) Hyper-V
4 23 (3.39%) Microsoft App-V
5 18 (2.65%) Xen
6 14 (2.06%) VMware ESX
7 12 (1.77%) XenApp
8 8 (1.18%) Terminal Services
8 8 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (1.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 5 (0.74%) Squid
10 4 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.44%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.29%) XenServer
13 1 (0.15%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 45 (6.63%) Opscode Chef
2 34 (5.01%) StatsD
3 27 (3.98%) SCCM
4 13 (1.91%) Puppet
5 5 (0.74%) Salt
6 4 (0.59%) CFEngine
6 4 (0.59%) Vagrant
6 4 (0.59%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (0.59%) Ansible
7 2 (0.29%) WSUS
7 2 (0.29%) SCOM
7 2 (0.29%) OpenView
7 2 (0.29%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.29%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.15%) Icinga
8 1 (0.15%) Nagios
8 1 (0.15%) Cacti
8 1 (0.15%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 160 (23.56%) Oracle
2 133 (19.59%) Microsoft
3 84 (12.37%) Citrix
4 60 (8.84%) VMware
5 56 (8.25%) SAP
6 42 (6.19%) Cisco
7 36 (5.30%) Teradata
8 34 (5.01%) Tableau
8 34 (5.01%) EMC
9 31 (4.57%) Apigee
9 31 (4.57%) Mashery
10 28 (4.12%) IBM
11 27 (3.98%) Lotus
12 19 (2.80%) Juniper
13 17 (2.50%) CheckPoint
14 13 (1.91%) HP
15 10 (1.47%) SolarWinds
16 9 (1.33%) NetApp
17 8 (1.18%) Informatica
17 8 (1.18%) Nortel
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