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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 19 21 35
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 227 179 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 7.36% 6.25% 4.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.00% 6.77% 4.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 111 108
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £619 £550 £566
UK excluding London average daily rate £499 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.83% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £72.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £54.00 £35.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
+54.28% -24.32%
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
2838 2645 3045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.99% 92.29% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1578 1315 1547
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £219 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 202 218
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -0.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 +25 96 £500 +14.28% 8
Manchester -18 57 £500 +17.64% 23
Lancashire +3 36 £510 +45.71% 4
Merseyside -5 9 £500 -4.76% 2
Cumbria - 1 £400 - 1
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 92 (23.35%) Finance
2 79 (20.05%) Oracle
3 71 (18.02%) Microsoft
3 71 (18.02%) TOGAF
4 60 (15.23%) Security Cleared
5 56 (14.21%) Windows
6 50 (12.69%) Java
7 48 (12.18%) Enterprise Architecture
8 45 (11.42%) SC Cleared
9 42 (10.66%) Zachman Framework
9 42 (10.66%) Migration
10 41 (10.41%) SQL
10 41 (10.41%) Security Architecture
11 38 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
12 36 (9.14%) ITIL
12 36 (9.14%) Middleware
13 35 (8.88%) CRM
14 34 (8.63%) Data Modelling
14 34 (8.63%) CESG
14 34 (8.63%) Information Security
15 32 (8.12%) Data Architecture
15 32 (8.12%) Enterprise Software
16 31 (7.87%) Management Information System
16 31 (7.87%) CISSP
17 30 (7.61%) Retail
18 28 (7.11%) UNIX
19 25 (6.35%) IBM
20 24 (6.09%) SAP
20 24 (6.09%) Reference Data
21 23 (5.84%) Mainframe

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 13 (3.30%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (2.28%) Adobe CQ
4 7 (1.78%) IIS
5 6 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (1.52%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.27%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.76%) SAS
9 2 (0.51%) CICS
9 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.25%) nginx
10 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.25%) CMS
10 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (3.55%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.28%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.76%) MS Project
5 1 (0.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 21 (5.33%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (4.57%) Dynamics CRM
3 13 (3.30%) ResourceLink
4 4 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.76%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.25%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.25%) Summit
6 1 (0.25%) Exstream
6 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.25%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.06%) SaaS
2 13 (3.30%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.02%) PaaS
4 2 (0.51%) Office 365
4 2 (0.51%) IaaS
4 2 (0.51%) Taleo
5 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.25%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.31%) WAN
2 14 (3.55%) SAN
3 13 (3.30%) DNS
4 12 (3.05%) LAN
5 11 (2.79%) TCP/IP
6 10 (2.54%) Wireless
7 7 (1.78%) Firewall
7 7 (1.78%) DHCP
8 4 (1.02%) IPsec
9 3 (0.76%) NAS
9 3 (0.76%) VPN
9 3 (0.76%) Internet
10 2 (0.51%) MPLS
10 2 (0.51%) SSL
10 2 (0.51%) Ethernet
10 2 (0.51%) LDAP
10 2 (0.51%) NetScaler
10 2 (0.51%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.51%) Network Security
11 1 (0.25%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.57%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.30%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.54%) DB2
4 7 (1.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (1.78%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.52%) Oracle Database
6 5 (1.27%) Big Data
6 5 (1.27%) InterSystems Cache
6 5 (1.27%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.76%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.76%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.51%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.51%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.03%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.78%) Maven
3 2 (0.51%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.51%) ERwin
4 1 (0.25%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.25%) Hudson
General
1 92 (23.35%) Finance
2 30 (7.61%) Retail
3 22 (5.58%) Banking
4 16 (4.06%) Marketing
5 13 (3.30%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.27%) Local Government
7 4 (1.02%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.02%) Billing
7 4 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.02%) Advertising
8 3 (0.76%) Back Office
9 2 (0.51%) Front Office
9 2 (0.51%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.14%) Middleware
2 16 (4.06%) .NET
3 11 (2.79%) J2EE
4 9 (2.28%) RESTful
5 8 (2.03%) EJB
5 8 (2.03%) JDBC
5 8 (2.03%) JMS
6 7 (1.78%) AngularJS
7 6 (1.52%) JNDI
7 6 (1.52%) JSP
7 6 (1.52%) SOAP
7 6 (1.52%) OSGi
8 5 (1.27%) CSS
8 5 (1.27%) HTML
8 5 (1.27%) Web Services
9 4 (1.02%) Oracle ADF
9 4 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
9 4 (1.02%) Spring
10 3 (0.76%) WebCenter
10 3 (0.76%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 34 (8.63%) CESG
2 32 (8.12%) Enterprise Software
3 31 (7.87%) Management Information System
4 24 (6.09%) Reference Data
5 23 (5.84%) Mainframe
6 22 (5.58%) Data Integration
7 13 (3.30%) IBM Mainframe
8 10 (2.54%) CESG CLAS
9 7 (1.78%) Computer Science
9 7 (1.78%) Open Source
10 5 (1.27%) Life Science
11 4 (1.02%) Clustering
12 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.51%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.51%) RMADS
12 2 (0.51%) Visualisation
13 1 (0.25%) Data Extraction
13 1 (0.25%) Mobile App
13 1 (0.25%) LPAR
13 1 (0.25%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 56 (14.21%) Windows
2 28 (7.11%) UNIX
3 17 (4.31%) AIX
3 17 (4.31%) Linux
4 14 (3.55%) MVS
5 10 (2.54%) HPUX
5 10 (2.54%) Solaris
6 8 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.02%) Android
8 4 (1.02%) Apple iOS
9 3 (0.76%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.76%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.51%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (18.02%) TOGAF
2 48 (12.18%) Enterprise Architecture
3 42 (10.66%) Zachman Framework
3 42 (10.66%) Migration
4 41 (10.41%) Security Architecture
5 38 (9.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 36 (9.14%) ITIL
7 35 (8.88%) CRM
8 34 (8.63%) Data Modelling
8 34 (8.63%) Information Security
9 32 (8.12%) Data Architecture
10 20 (5.08%) Service Management
11 19 (4.82%) Data Protection
12 18 (4.57%) Project Management
13 15 (3.81%) Workflow
13 15 (3.81%) SOA
13 15 (3.81%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (3.55%) Technical Architecture
14 14 (3.55%) ETL
14 14 (3.55%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 50 (12.69%) Java
2 41 (10.41%) SQL
3 18 (4.57%) PL/SQL
4 16 (4.06%) Python
5 11 (2.79%) VBA
5 11 (2.79%) Perl
6 10 (2.54%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.02%) T-SQL
7 4 (1.02%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.76%) C#
8 3 (0.76%) Apex Code
9 2 (0.51%) C++
9 2 (0.51%) Scala
10 1 (0.25%) Ruby
10 1 (0.25%) X++
10 1 (0.25%) PHP
10 1 (0.25%) C
Qualifications
1 60 (15.23%) Security Cleared
2 45 (11.42%) SC Cleared
3 31 (7.87%) CISSP
4 22 (5.58%) Degree
5 8 (2.03%) CISA
6 6 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.52%) CCIE
7 4 (1.02%) ISEB
7 4 (1.02%) CISMP
8 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.51%) JNCIP
9 2 (0.51%) JNCIE
9 2 (0.51%) CCNP
9 2 (0.51%) CCDP
10 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.25%) PMP
10 1 (0.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.05%) BS7799
2 3 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.51%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (3.30%) Hyper-V
2 7 (1.78%) Active Directory
3 4 (1.02%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.76%) XenDesktop
4 3 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (0.51%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.51%) XenApp
6 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (2.03%) SCCM
2 4 (1.02%) SCOM
2 4 (1.02%) Backup Exec
2 4 (1.02%) SCSM
3 3 (0.76%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.76%) Puppet
3 3 (0.76%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.76%) Control-M
4 2 (0.51%) OpenView
4 2 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.51%) SAP Afaria
4 2 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.25%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.25%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 79 (20.05%) Oracle
2 71 (18.02%) Microsoft
3 25 (6.35%) IBM
4 24 (6.09%) SAP
5 19 (4.82%) HP
6 16 (4.06%) Cisco
7 14 (3.55%) VMware
8 12 (3.05%) Dell
9 11 (2.79%) Adobe
10 10 (2.54%) webMethods
11 9 (2.28%) Software AG
12 8 (2.03%) Curam
12 8 (2.03%) 3PAR
13 5 (1.27%) Intel
13 5 (1.27%) Citrix
13 5 (1.27%) CA
13 5 (1.27%) Informatica
14 4 (1.02%) Avaya
14 4 (1.02%) Juniper
14 4 (1.02%) PeopleSoft
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