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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 11 39 33
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 332 136 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.20% 4.80% 4.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.01% 5.18% 5.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 83 69
Average daily rate
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£475 £495 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.04% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £375 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £485 £473
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 5
Average hourly rate £49.50 - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 £45.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -18.18%
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
3316 2623 2180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.93% 92.55% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1747 1357 1034
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 214 173
Average hourly rate £19.35 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.91 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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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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 +20 115 £475 +5.55% 23
Cheshire +26 97 £475 -6.86% 20
Lancashire +13 46 £500 -5.66% 2
Merseyside +2 27 £463 +2.77% 1
Cumbria - 17 £500 - 1
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 121 (21.88%) Oracle
2 110 (19.89%) Finance
2 110 (19.89%) Migration
3 107 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
4 95 (17.18%) UNIX
5 89 (16.09%) Windows
6 82 (14.83%) Microsoft
6 82 (14.83%) Security Cleared
7 75 (13.56%) Linux
8 74 (13.38%) Java
8 74 (13.38%) TOGAF
9 70 (12.66%) Citrix
10 61 (11.03%) SC Cleared
11 60 (10.85%) Data Warehouse
12 51 (9.22%) Big Data
13 48 (8.68%) SQL Server
13 48 (8.68%) SAP
14 47 (8.50%) VMware
15 46 (8.32%) Banking
16 44 (7.96%) IBM
16 44 (7.96%) SQL
17 41 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
18 40 (7.23%) Data Modelling
18 40 (7.23%) JavaScript
19 38 (6.87%) MongoDB
19 38 (6.87%) AngularJS
20 37 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
20 37 (6.69%) Hadoop
20 37 (6.69%) .NET
21 36 (6.51%) SOA

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 28 (5.06%) Node.js
2 21 (3.80%) SharePoint
3 17 (3.07%) SAS
4 16 (2.89%) IIS
5 15 (2.71%) NetWeaver
6 14 (2.53%) CICS
7 12 (2.17%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.63%) IBM Notes
9 7 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
9 7 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
10 6 (1.08%) MS Exchange
11 5 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (0.90%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.72%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.72%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.36%) Oracle Workflow
13 2 (0.36%) SugarCRM
13 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (0.36%) Documentum
Applications
1 21 (3.80%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.08%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
3 4 (0.72%) MS Office
4 3 (0.54%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.36%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.36%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.36%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.27%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.90%) Oracle Retail
3 3 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.36%) Cognos TM1
5 1 (0.18%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.18%) Maximo
5 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
5 1 (0.18%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.18%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.18%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.42%) Cloud Computing
1 30 (5.42%) IaaS
2 18 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.53%) Office 365
4 13 (2.35%) PaaS
5 6 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.08%) SaaS
6 5 (0.90%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.54%) IBM Blueworks
7 3 (0.54%) HP Helion
8 2 (0.36%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.36%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 33 (5.97%) WAN
2 26 (4.70%) Firewall
3 20 (3.62%) Internet
4 19 (3.44%) SAN
5 16 (2.89%) LAN
6 15 (2.71%) MPLS
7 11 (1.99%) OSPF
7 11 (1.99%) BGP
7 11 (1.99%) NAS
8 10 (1.81%) Wireless
9 9 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (1.45%) iSCSI
10 8 (1.45%) VPLS
10 8 (1.45%) Fibre Channel
10 8 (1.45%) EIGRP
10 8 (1.45%) DMZ
11 6 (1.08%) DHCP
12 5 (0.90%) TCP/IP
12 5 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (0.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (10.85%) Data Warehouse
2 51 (9.22%) Big Data
3 48 (8.68%) SQL Server
4 38 (6.87%) MongoDB
5 37 (6.69%) Hadoop
6 30 (5.42%) Apache Cassandra
7 24 (4.34%) Oracle Database
8 17 (3.07%) DB2
9 16 (2.89%) SAP HANA
10 14 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (2.35%) Relational Database
12 12 (2.17%) NoSQL
13 10 (1.81%) MySQL
13 10 (1.81%) RDBMS
14 9 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (1.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 6 (1.08%) SAP BW
17 5 (0.90%) DataStage
17 5 (0.90%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 5 (0.90%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.72%) JUnit
2 4 (0.72%) Lombardi
2 4 (0.72%) Selenium
3 3 (0.54%) Maven
3 3 (0.54%) Oracle APEX
4 2 (0.36%) Ant
4 2 (0.36%) Dreamweaver
4 2 (0.36%) ERwin
4 2 (0.36%) WiX
4 2 (0.36%) MSBuild
4 2 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.18%) Axure RP
5 1 (0.18%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.18%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.18%) Subversion
General
1 110 (19.89%) Finance
2 46 (8.32%) Banking
3 26 (4.70%) Retail
4 23 (4.16%) Local Government
5 22 (3.98%) Telecoms
5 22 (3.98%) Manufacturing
6 15 (2.71%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (0.72%) Publishing
7 4 (0.72%) Law
7 4 (0.72%) Retail Banking
7 4 (0.72%) Marketing
8 2 (0.36%) Legal
8 2 (0.36%) Electronics
8 2 (0.36%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.36%) Automotive
9 1 (0.18%) Military
9 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (6.87%) AngularJS
2 37 (6.69%) .NET
3 32 (5.79%) Web Services
4 27 (4.88%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 24 (4.34%) Middleware
6 21 (3.80%) HTML
7 19 (3.44%) CSS
8 17 (3.07%) J2EE
8 17 (3.07%) HTML5
9 15 (2.71%) REST
9 15 (2.71%) Spring
10 12 (2.17%) Hibernate
10 12 (2.17%) JSON
10 12 (2.17%) Spring MVC
10 12 (2.17%) XML
10 12 (2.17%) CSS3
11 11 (1.99%) Play Framework
12 9 (1.63%) OAuth
12 9 (1.63%) SAML
13 8 (1.45%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (5.61%) Visualisation
3 30 (5.42%) Open Source
3 30 (5.42%) Mainframe
4 24 (4.34%) Informatics
5 21 (3.80%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.53%) PMI
6 14 (2.53%) User Experience
7 13 (2.35%) Data Integration
8 12 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (2.17%) Replication
8 12 (2.17%) CESG
9 11 (1.99%) VSAM
9 11 (1.99%) Clustering
10 10 (1.81%) CESG CLAS
10 10 (1.81%) IBM Mainframe
11 9 (1.63%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.63%) NHS
12 8 (1.45%) Celerra
13 7 (1.27%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 95 (17.18%) UNIX
2 89 (16.09%) Windows
3 75 (13.56%) Linux
4 28 (5.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (4.34%) Solaris
6 23 (4.16%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (3.62%) AIX
8 12 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.72%) Windows 7
10 4 (0.72%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.54%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.54%) HPUX
12 2 (0.36%) Android
12 2 (0.36%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.18%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (19.89%) Migration
2 107 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (13.38%) TOGAF
4 41 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
5 40 (7.23%) Data Modelling
6 36 (6.51%) SOA
7 34 (6.15%) Enterprise Architecture
8 32 (5.79%) CRM
9 28 (5.06%) Configuration Management
9 28 (5.06%) Scrum
10 27 (4.88%) Disaster Recovery
11 25 (4.52%) Project Management
11 25 (4.52%) Technical Architecture
11 25 (4.52%) Data Architecture
11 25 (4.52%) Machine Learning
12 22 (3.98%) ERP
13 21 (3.80%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (3.80%) Data Migration
14 20 (3.62%) TDD
14 20 (3.62%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (13.38%) Java
2 44 (7.96%) SQL
3 40 (7.23%) JavaScript
4 27 (4.88%) R
5 22 (3.98%) Scala
5 22 (3.98%) Python
6 18 (3.25%) Ruby
7 12 (2.17%) COBOL
8 5 (0.90%) C++
8 5 (0.90%) PL/SQL
8 5 (0.90%) Assembly Language
8 5 (0.90%) REXX
8 5 (0.90%) JCL
9 4 (0.72%) VBA
10 3 (0.54%) C#
11 2 (0.36%) C
11 2 (0.36%) PHP
11 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.36%) PowerShell
12 1 (0.18%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 82 (14.83%) Security Cleared
2 61 (11.03%) SC Cleared
3 15 (2.71%) Degree
4 14 (2.53%) PMI Certification
5 13 (2.35%) CISSP
6 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (0.90%) MCSE
7 4 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.54%) MCSD
8 3 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.54%) CCNA
8 3 (0.54%) ISEB
8 3 (0.54%) CCA
8 3 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (0.54%) CCEA
8 3 (0.54%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.36%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.36%) CCDA
9 2 (0.36%) CCDP
10 1 (0.18%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.53%) GMP
1 14 (2.53%) GxP
2 12 (2.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 7 (1.27%) QA
4 4 (0.72%) SLA
5 3 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.18%) Basel III
System Software
1 30 (5.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (4.88%) Active Directory
3 26 (4.70%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.71%) VMware ESX
5 14 (2.53%) XenApp
6 11 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (1.63%) Terminal Services
8 8 (1.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 6 (1.08%) Xen
10 2 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.36%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.36%) UAG
11 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.18%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 34 (6.15%) Opscode Chef
2 27 (4.88%) StatsD
3 14 (2.53%) SCCM
4 11 (1.99%) Puppet
5 5 (0.90%) Salt
6 4 (0.72%) Ansible
6 4 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.54%) SCOM
7 3 (0.54%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.18%) Icinga
9 1 (0.18%) Nagios
9 1 (0.18%) Cacti
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.18%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 121 (21.88%) Oracle
2 82 (14.83%) Microsoft
3 70 (12.66%) Citrix
4 48 (8.68%) SAP
5 47 (8.50%) VMware
6 44 (7.96%) IBM
7 35 (6.33%) Cisco
8 27 (4.88%) Teradata
8 27 (4.88%) Tableau
9 19 (3.44%) EMC
10 16 (2.89%) CheckPoint
11 15 (2.71%) Pega
12 14 (2.53%) HP
13 11 (1.99%) Juniper
13 11 (1.99%) SolarWinds
14 9 (1.63%) Lotus
15 8 (1.45%) Nortel
16 7 (1.27%) Cognos
16 7 (1.27%) Business Objects
16 7 (1.27%) Informatica
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