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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 20 32 32
Rank change year-on-year
+12 0
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 215 147 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.65% 5.19% 4.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.22% 5.71% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 90 85
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£500 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £327
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £571
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £70.00 £36.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.78% -14.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £44.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-13.06% -2.22%
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
2978 2575 2741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.17% 90.93% 90.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1739 1290 1390
Average daily rate £350 £338 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 189 213
Average hourly rate £16.08 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.60% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £41.00 £45.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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 84 £475 -5.00% 16
Cheshire +6 51 £439 -2.44% 5
Lancashire +8 45 £510 +3.43% 3
Merseyside +5 16 £520 +80.86% 2
Cumbria +8 5 £513 +7.82%
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 85 (19.41%) Oracle
2 79 (18.04%) Finance
3 74 (16.89%) Java
4 65 (14.84%) Microsoft
5 62 (14.16%) Migration
6 57 (13.01%) Security Cleared
7 54 (12.33%) TOGAF
7 54 (12.33%) Windows
8 50 (11.42%) Agile Software Development
9 49 (11.19%) SQL
10 41 (9.36%) Linux
10 41 (9.36%) IBM
11 40 (9.13%) SC Cleared
12 38 (8.68%) Retail
13 37 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
14 36 (8.22%) Enterprise Architecture
14 36 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
14 36 (8.22%) ITIL
15 29 (6.62%) .NET
15 29 (6.62%) Data Modelling
15 29 (6.62%) Banking
16 28 (6.39%) SAP
17 27 (6.16%) SQL Server
17 27 (6.16%) Data Protection
18 26 (5.94%) Data Architecture
18 26 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
18 26 (5.94%) Enterprise Software
19 25 (5.71%) Mainframe
19 25 (5.71%) CISSP
19 25 (5.71%) Zachman Framework

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 16 (3.65%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.05%) WebSphere
2 9 (2.05%) CICS
3 8 (1.83%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (1.60%) SAS
5 6 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (1.37%) IIS
6 5 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 4 (0.91%) JBoss
8 3 (0.68%) Liferay
8 3 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.68%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.46%) Adobe CQ
10 1 (0.23%) nginx
10 1 (0.23%) CMS
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.23%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.23%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 18 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.37%) MS Office
2 6 (1.37%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.68%) PowerPivot
4 2 (0.46%) MS Project
4 2 (0.46%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.23%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 14 (3.20%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (2.74%) ResourceLink
3 5 (1.14%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.14%) Oracle Retail
4 3 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.46%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (0.46%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 2 (0.46%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.23%) SAP HCM
6 1 (0.23%) Exstream
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.23%) Summit
6 1 (0.23%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 22 (5.02%) SaaS
2 12 (2.74%) SuccessFactors
3 10 (2.28%) Office 365
4 6 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.37%) PaaS
5 5 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.14%) IaaS
6 2 (0.46%) IBM Blueworks
6 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.46%) Taleo
7 1 (0.23%) Force.com
7 1 (0.23%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (4.34%) Firewall
2 11 (2.51%) WAN
2 11 (2.51%) SAN
3 8 (1.83%) DNS
4 7 (1.60%) LAN
5 6 (1.37%) TCP/IP
5 6 (1.37%) NAS
6 4 (0.91%) DHCP
7 3 (0.68%) VPN
7 3 (0.68%) Internet
7 3 (0.68%) DVB
7 3 (0.68%) DSL
8 2 (0.46%) LDAP
8 2 (0.46%) FTP
8 2 (0.46%) SSL
8 2 (0.46%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.23%) Network Security
9 1 (0.23%) VLAN
9 1 (0.23%) RTSP
9 1 (0.23%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (6.16%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.11%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (4.11%) DB2
3 17 (3.88%) Big Data
4 14 (3.20%) NoSQL
5 11 (2.51%) Hadoop
5 11 (2.51%) MySQL
6 9 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.60%) Oracle Database
9 6 (1.37%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (0.91%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.91%) SAP BW
11 4 (0.91%) Easytrieve
11 4 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.91%) Oracle Database 10g
11 4 (0.91%) Redis
11 4 (0.91%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (0.91%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (0.68%) Selenium
2 3 (0.68%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.68%) JUnit
3 2 (0.46%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.46%) ERwin
3 2 (0.46%) Maven
4 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.23%) Dreamweaver
4 1 (0.23%) Ant
General
1 79 (18.04%) Finance
2 38 (8.68%) Retail
3 29 (6.62%) Banking
4 22 (5.02%) Local Government
5 19 (4.34%) Telecoms
6 10 (2.28%) Marketing
7 7 (1.60%) Retail Banking
8 5 (1.14%) Aerospace
9 4 (0.91%) Law
10 3 (0.68%) Billing
10 3 (0.68%) Legal
10 3 (0.68%) Back Office
11 2 (0.46%) Front Office
11 2 (0.46%) Advertising
11 2 (0.46%) Publishing
12 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.23%) Games
12 1 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.62%) .NET
2 21 (4.79%) Middleware
3 18 (4.11%) Web Services
3 18 (4.11%) Spring
4 15 (3.42%) HTML
4 15 (3.42%) Hibernate
5 13 (2.97%) Spring MVC
5 13 (2.97%) CSS
5 13 (2.97%) XML
6 11 (2.51%) J2EE
7 10 (2.28%) Play Framework
8 9 (2.05%) REST
9 8 (1.83%) SOAP
9 8 (1.83%) JMS
9 8 (1.83%) JSON
10 7 (1.60%) HTML5
10 7 (1.60%) XSLT
10 7 (1.60%) Akka
11 6 (1.37%) JSP
11 6 (1.37%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 37 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (5.94%) Enterprise Software
3 25 (5.71%) Mainframe
4 24 (5.48%) CESG
5 21 (4.79%) Open Source
6 19 (4.34%) Management Information System
7 18 (4.11%) CESG CLAS
8 16 (3.65%) Data Integration
9 15 (3.42%) IBM Mainframe
10 11 (2.51%) Reference Data
11 8 (1.83%) Visualisation
12 6 (1.37%) VSAM
13 5 (1.14%) Computer Science
13 5 (1.14%) Life Science
14 4 (0.91%) User Experience
15 3 (0.68%) IPTV
15 3 (0.68%) STB
16 2 (0.46%) FlexPod
16 2 (0.46%) Blackberry
16 2 (0.46%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 54 (12.33%) Windows
2 41 (9.36%) Linux
3 20 (4.57%) AIX
3 20 (4.57%) UNIX
4 16 (3.65%) Solaris
5 12 (2.74%) HPUX
6 6 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.14%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.68%) Android
9 3 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.68%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.68%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.46%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (14.16%) Migration
2 54 (12.33%) TOGAF
3 50 (11.42%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (8.22%) Enterprise Architecture
4 36 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
4 36 (8.22%) ITIL
5 29 (6.62%) Data Modelling
6 27 (6.16%) Data Protection
7 26 (5.94%) Data Architecture
7 26 (5.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 25 (5.71%) Zachman Framework
9 24 (5.48%) Security Architecture
9 24 (5.48%) CRM
10 23 (5.25%) SOA
11 21 (4.79%) MVC
12 19 (4.34%) Information Security
13 17 (3.88%) Scrum
13 17 (3.88%) ITSM
13 17 (3.88%) Project Management
14 16 (3.65%) OO
Programming Languages
1 74 (16.89%) Java
2 49 (11.19%) SQL
3 23 (5.25%) Python
4 18 (4.11%) Scala
5 17 (3.88%) PL/SQL
6 15 (3.42%) JavaScript
7 13 (2.97%) VBA
8 12 (2.74%) Ruby
9 10 (2.28%) Shell Script
10 9 (2.05%) Perl
11 7 (1.60%) COBOL
12 6 (1.37%) C++
13 5 (1.14%) C#
14 4 (0.91%) JCL
14 4 (0.91%) REXX
14 4 (0.91%) Assembly Language
15 3 (0.68%) Apex Code
16 2 (0.46%) Bash Shell
16 2 (0.46%) PowerShell
17 1 (0.23%) X++
Qualifications
1 57 (13.01%) Security Cleared
2 40 (9.13%) SC Cleared
3 25 (5.71%) CISSP
4 24 (5.48%) Degree
5 6 (1.37%) ISEB
6 5 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.14%) CISA
7 4 (0.91%) MCSE
8 3 (0.68%) CCIE
8 3 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.46%) CCNA
9 2 (0.46%) CCDA
9 2 (0.46%) CCDP
9 2 (0.46%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.14%) BS7799
2 2 (0.46%) Data Quality
2 2 (0.46%) QA
3 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.23%) Basel III
3 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.23%) SLA
3 1 (0.23%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 10 (2.28%) Active Directory
2 9 (2.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (1.83%) Hyper-V
4 6 (1.37%) XenApp
5 4 (0.91%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (0.68%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.68%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.46%) UAG
8 1 (0.23%) XenServer
8 1 (0.23%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (2.05%) SCCM
2 5 (1.14%) Puppet
3 3 (0.68%) SCOM
3 3 (0.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.68%) Control-M
4 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.46%) SAP Afaria
4 2 (0.46%) OpenView
4 2 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Management
5 1 (0.23%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.23%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.23%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 85 (19.41%) Oracle
2 65 (14.84%) Microsoft
3 41 (9.36%) IBM
4 28 (6.39%) SAP
5 22 (5.02%) Cisco
5 22 (5.02%) VMware
6 15 (3.42%) HP
6 15 (3.42%) Citrix
7 11 (2.51%) Dell
8 10 (2.28%) Pega
9 9 (2.05%) Software AG
9 9 (2.05%) webMethods
10 8 (1.83%) Cognos
10 8 (1.83%) Juniper
11 7 (1.60%) Siebel
12 6 (1.37%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.14%) Curam
13 5 (1.14%) CA
13 5 (1.14%) Informatica
13 5 (1.14%) PeopleSoft
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