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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 24 22 23
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 218 184 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.74% 6.40% 6.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.39% 6.99% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 117 133
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£500 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £631 £560 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £455 £450
% change year-on-year
+9.89% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £82.00 £70.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +75.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+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
2951 2634 3001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.22% 91.62% 92.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1719 1304 1508
Average daily rate £359 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.29% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 194 198
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £35.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 2 October 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 +25 84 £500 +11.11% 9
Manchester -16 65 £478 +7.60% 19
Merseyside -9 9 £500 -4.76% 3
Cumbria - 2 £400 -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 87 (22.54%) Finance
2 76 (19.69%) Oracle
3 75 (19.43%) Microsoft
4 58 (15.03%) Java
4 58 (15.03%) Windows
5 50 (12.95%) Security Cleared
6 49 (12.69%) TOGAF
7 43 (11.14%) Migration
8 41 (10.62%) SQL
9 39 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
10 38 (9.84%) Data Architecture
11 37 (9.59%) Data Modelling
12 36 (9.33%) ITIL
12 36 (9.33%) Information Security
13 35 (9.07%) Stakeholder Management
13 35 (9.07%) SC Cleared
13 35 (9.07%) Enterprise Architecture
14 34 (8.81%) Enterprise Software
15 33 (8.55%) Management Information System
15 33 (8.55%) CRM
16 32 (8.29%) Middleware
17 31 (8.03%) IBM
17 31 (8.03%) Security Architecture
18 29 (7.51%) Banking
19 28 (7.25%) Zachman Framework
20 27 (6.99%) Agile Software Development
21 26 (6.74%) Retail
21 26 (6.74%) SAP
21 26 (6.74%) Degree
22 25 (6.48%) Data Integration

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 12 (3.11%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.33%) Adobe CQ
3 7 (1.81%) IIS
3 7 (1.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.04%) CICS
5 4 (1.04%) SAS
6 3 (0.78%) MS Exchange
6 3 (0.78%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.78%) Liferay
6 3 (0.78%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.26%) PowerExchange
8 1 (0.26%) CMS
8 1 (0.26%) nginx
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 17 (4.40%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.81%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.52%) MS Project
4 2 (0.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 21 (5.44%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (4.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 15 (3.89%) ResourceLink
4 3 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.52%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.26%) Summit
6 1 (0.26%) Exstream
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.26%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.18%) SaaS
2 15 (3.89%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (1.04%) PaaS
3 4 (1.04%) Office 365
4 3 (0.78%) Taleo
5 2 (0.52%) IaaS
5 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.26%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.15%) WAN
2 12 (3.11%) SAN
2 12 (3.11%) DNS
3 11 (2.85%) LAN
4 10 (2.59%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.33%) Firewall
6 8 (2.07%) Wireless
7 7 (1.81%) DHCP
8 4 (1.04%) NAS
9 3 (0.78%) Internet
9 3 (0.78%) IPsec
9 3 (0.78%) DVB
9 3 (0.78%) DSL
10 2 (0.52%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.52%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.52%) LDAP
10 2 (0.52%) VPN
10 2 (0.52%) SSL
10 2 (0.52%) FTP
11 1 (0.26%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.66%) Data Warehouse
1 18 (4.66%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.37%) DB2
3 8 (2.07%) Big Data
4 7 (1.81%) NoSQL
5 5 (1.30%) InterSystems Cache
5 5 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.78%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.78%) MySQL
7 3 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.78%) IBM InfoSphere
7 3 (0.78%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.52%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.52%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 7 (1.81%) Maven
1 7 (1.81%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.52%) ERwin
3 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.26%) Talend Open Studio
3 1 (0.26%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
General
1 87 (22.54%) Finance
2 29 (7.51%) Banking
3 26 (6.74%) Retail
4 19 (4.92%) Marketing
5 15 (3.89%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.85%) Local Government
7 6 (1.55%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (1.04%) Advertising
9 3 (0.78%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.78%) Back Office
9 3 (0.78%) Billing
10 2 (0.52%) Front Office
10 2 (0.52%) Law
11 1 (0.26%) Legal
11 1 (0.26%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.29%) Middleware
2 15 (3.89%) J2EE
3 13 (3.37%) .NET
4 11 (2.85%) HTML
4 11 (2.85%) RESTful
5 10 (2.59%) JMS
6 9 (2.33%) CSS
6 9 (2.33%) AngularJS
7 8 (2.07%) Spring
7 8 (2.07%) EJB
7 8 (2.07%) SOAP
8 7 (1.81%) Web Services
8 7 (1.81%) JDBC
8 7 (1.81%) JSP
8 7 (1.81%) Hibernate
9 6 (1.55%) OSGi
9 6 (1.55%) JNDI
9 6 (1.55%) XML
10 4 (1.04%) Apache Camel
10 4 (1.04%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 39 (10.10%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (8.81%) Enterprise Software
3 33 (8.55%) Management Information System
4 25 (6.48%) Data Integration
4 25 (6.48%) CESG
5 24 (6.22%) Mainframe
5 24 (6.22%) Reference Data
6 16 (4.15%) IBM Mainframe
7 10 (2.59%) CESG CLAS
8 7 (1.81%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.81%) Open Source
9 6 (1.55%) Life Science
10 5 (1.30%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.78%) Clustering
11 3 (0.78%) STB
12 2 (0.52%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.52%) Web 2.0
12 2 (0.52%) IPTV
12 2 (0.52%) RMADS
12 2 (0.52%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 58 (15.03%) Windows
2 25 (6.48%) UNIX
3 19 (4.92%) Linux
4 18 (4.66%) AIX
5 14 (3.63%) MVS
6 11 (2.85%) Solaris
7 10 (2.59%) HPUX
8 7 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (1.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.04%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.04%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.52%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.52%) Android
10 2 (0.52%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (12.69%) TOGAF
2 43 (11.14%) Migration
3 38 (9.84%) Data Architecture
4 37 (9.59%) Data Modelling
5 36 (9.33%) ITIL
5 36 (9.33%) Information Security
6 35 (9.07%) Stakeholder Management
6 35 (9.07%) Enterprise Architecture
7 33 (8.55%) CRM
8 31 (8.03%) Security Architecture
9 28 (7.25%) Zachman Framework
10 27 (6.99%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (5.96%) Data Protection
12 21 (5.44%) Business Intelligence
13 19 (4.92%) SOA
14 18 (4.66%) ITSM
15 15 (3.89%) Project Management
16 14 (3.63%) Information Architecture
16 14 (3.63%) Workflow
16 14 (3.63%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 58 (15.03%) Java
2 41 (10.62%) SQL
3 19 (4.92%) Python
4 18 (4.66%) PL/SQL
5 14 (3.63%) VBA
6 13 (3.37%) Perl
6 13 (3.37%) Shell Script
7 6 (1.55%) Scala
7 6 (1.55%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.78%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.52%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.52%) C#
10 1 (0.26%) C++
10 1 (0.26%) COBOL
10 1 (0.26%) C
10 1 (0.26%) PHP
10 1 (0.26%) X++
Qualifications
1 50 (12.95%) Security Cleared
2 35 (9.07%) SC Cleared
3 26 (6.74%) Degree
4 24 (6.22%) CISSP
5 8 (2.07%) CISA
6 6 (1.55%) ISEB
7 5 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.04%) CISMP
8 4 (1.04%) CCIE
8 4 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.52%) ISSAP
10 2 (0.52%) MCSE
11 1 (0.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (0.26%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.11%) BS7799
2 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.52%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.26%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (2.85%) Hyper-V
2 8 (2.07%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.78%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.78%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (0.52%) XenApp
5 2 (0.52%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.26%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (2.07%) SCCM
2 5 (1.30%) SCOM
3 3 (0.78%) Control-M
3 3 (0.78%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.78%) Backup Exec
3 3 (0.78%) SCSM
4 2 (0.52%) SAP Afaria
4 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.52%) Puppet
4 2 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.52%) OpenView
5 1 (0.26%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 76 (19.69%) Oracle
2 75 (19.43%) Microsoft
3 31 (8.03%) IBM
4 26 (6.74%) SAP
5 18 (4.66%) Cisco
6 16 (4.15%) HP
7 15 (3.89%) VMware
8 14 (3.63%) Dell
9 12 (3.11%) webMethods
10 11 (2.85%) Adobe
10 11 (2.85%) Software AG
11 8 (2.07%) Curam
12 7 (1.81%) 3PAR
13 6 (1.55%) Intel
13 6 (1.55%) Citrix
13 6 (1.55%) Informatica
14 5 (1.30%) CA
14 5 (1.30%) Symantec
14 5 (1.30%) PeopleSoft
15 4 (1.04%) JBoss
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