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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 11 33 34
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 379 154 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.81% 4.86% 4.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.67% 5.28% 5.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 94 73
Average daily rate
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£488 £495 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £375 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £581 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 5
Average hourly rate £49.50 - £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.50 £52.13 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-10.79% -5.22%
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
3551 2914 2288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.90% 92.04% 93.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1897 1526 1088
Average daily rate £388 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £346
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 204 206 186
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.64 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.34 £50.91
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -2.85%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
Cheshire +24 120 £494 -2.22% 12
Manchester +18 110 £475 +5.55% 22
Lancashire +21 64 £523 -1.41% 2
Merseyside +7 31 £463 +2.77% 3
Cumbria - 16 £500 - 1
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 129 (21.08%) Oracle
2 118 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
3 113 (18.46%) Migration
4 112 (18.30%) Finance
5 100 (16.34%) UNIX
6 95 (15.52%) Windows
7 89 (14.54%) Java
7 89 (14.54%) Microsoft
8 86 (14.05%) Security Cleared
9 78 (12.75%) TOGAF
9 78 (12.75%) Citrix
10 72 (11.76%) Linux
11 68 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
12 64 (10.46%) SC Cleared
13 55 (8.99%) Big Data
14 54 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
15 52 (8.50%) Data Modelling
16 49 (8.01%) SQL
17 48 (7.84%) VMware
18 47 (7.68%) SAP
18 47 (7.68%) Banking
19 44 (7.19%) MongoDB
19 44 (7.19%) JavaScript
20 43 (7.03%) SQL Server
20 43 (7.03%) Hadoop
21 42 (6.86%) CRM
21 42 (6.86%) AngularJS
22 41 (6.70%) Enterprise Architecture
23 40 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
23 40 (6.54%) Opscode Chef

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (5.23%) Node.js
2 23 (3.76%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.61%) IIS
4 14 (2.29%) SAS
4 14 (2.29%) NetWeaver
5 13 (2.12%) WebSphere
6 10 (1.63%) IBM Notes
7 9 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (1.31%) JBoss
8 8 (1.31%) CICS
8 8 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
9 7 (1.14%) MS Exchange
10 6 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.82%) Office Communications Server
12 4 (0.65%) Liferay
12 4 (0.65%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.65%) Cloud Foundry
13 3 (0.49%) Documentum
13 3 (0.49%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 18 (2.94%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.31%) MS Visio
2 8 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.49%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.33%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.33%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.33%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (0.98%) Oracle BPM
4 5 (0.82%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.33%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.16%) SAP HR
7 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.16%) Maximo
7 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.16%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 54 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (5.88%) Cloud Computing
2 36 (5.88%) IaaS
3 32 (5.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (2.45%) PaaS
4 15 (2.45%) Office 365
5 6 (0.98%) SaaS
6 5 (0.82%) OpenShift
7 3 (0.49%) IBM Blueworks
7 3 (0.49%) SoftLayer
7 3 (0.49%) HP Helion
8 2 (0.33%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 38 (6.21%) WAN
2 27 (4.41%) Firewall
3 20 (3.27%) LAN
3 20 (3.27%) Internet
4 18 (2.94%) MPLS
4 18 (2.94%) SAN
5 15 (2.45%) OSPF
5 15 (2.45%) BGP
6 10 (1.63%) NAS
7 9 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (1.47%) Wireless
8 8 (1.31%) VPLS
8 8 (1.31%) iSCSI
8 8 (1.31%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (1.31%) EIGRP
8 8 (1.31%) DMZ
9 6 (0.98%) ADSL
10 5 (0.82%) DHCP
10 5 (0.82%) VPN
10 5 (0.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
2 55 (8.99%) Big Data
3 44 (7.19%) MongoDB
4 43 (7.03%) Hadoop
4 43 (7.03%) SQL Server
5 36 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
6 23 (3.76%) Oracle Database
7 20 (3.27%) NoSQL
8 16 (2.61%) SAP HANA
9 14 (2.29%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (2.12%) DB2
11 12 (1.96%) Relational Database
12 9 (1.47%) RDBMS
13 8 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (1.14%) MySQL
15 6 (0.98%) SAP BW
16 5 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
17 4 (0.65%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (0.65%) JUnit
1 4 (0.65%) Visual Studio
1 4 (0.65%) Lombardi
1 4 (0.65%) Selenium
2 3 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
2 3 (0.49%) Maven
3 2 (0.33%) Ant
3 2 (0.33%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (0.33%) ERwin
3 2 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.33%) WiX
3 2 (0.33%) MSBuild
4 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.16%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.16%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 112 (18.30%) Finance
2 47 (7.68%) Banking
3 25 (4.08%) Retail
3 25 (4.08%) Local Government
4 24 (3.92%) Manufacturing
5 23 (3.76%) Pharmaceutical
6 16 (2.61%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.65%) Marketing
7 4 (0.65%) Publishing
7 4 (0.65%) Law
8 3 (0.49%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.33%) Legal
9 2 (0.33%) Electronics
9 2 (0.33%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.33%) Automotive
10 1 (0.16%) Military
10 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (6.86%) AngularJS
2 37 (6.05%) .NET
3 34 (5.56%) Middleware
4 33 (5.39%) Web Services
5 31 (5.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 20 (3.27%) HTML
6 20 (3.27%) CSS
7 19 (3.10%) J2EE
8 16 (2.61%) REST
8 16 (2.61%) HTML5
9 15 (2.45%) Spring
10 14 (2.29%) CSS3
11 12 (1.96%) Hibernate
12 11 (1.80%) JSON
12 11 (1.80%) SAML
12 11 (1.80%) XML
12 11 (1.80%) Spring MVC
12 11 (1.80%) OAuth
13 10 (1.63%) Play Framework
14 8 (1.31%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 39 (6.37%) Open Source
2 35 (5.72%) Visualisation
2 35 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.90%) Mainframe
4 28 (4.58%) Informatics
5 25 (4.08%) Management Information System
6 18 (2.94%) Private Cloud
7 16 (2.61%) User Experience
7 16 (2.61%) PMI
8 14 (2.29%) Data Integration
9 12 (1.96%) CESG
9 12 (1.96%) Replication
10 11 (1.80%) Clustering
10 11 (1.80%) Reference Data
10 11 (1.80%) Mobile App
11 10 (1.63%) CESG CLAS
11 10 (1.63%) NHS
12 8 (1.31%) Celerra
13 7 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.98%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 100 (16.34%) UNIX
2 95 (15.52%) Windows
3 72 (11.76%) Linux
4 28 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (3.59%) Solaris
7 19 (3.10%) AIX
8 15 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.31%) VME
11 7 (1.14%) MVS
12 5 (0.82%) Windows 7
13 4 (0.65%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.65%) HPUX
14 3 (0.49%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.33%) Android
15 2 (0.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (18.46%) Migration
3 78 (12.75%) TOGAF
4 52 (8.50%) Data Modelling
5 42 (6.86%) CRM
6 41 (6.70%) Enterprise Architecture
7 40 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
8 39 (6.37%) SOA
9 35 (5.72%) Data Architecture
10 31 (5.07%) Machine Learning
10 31 (5.07%) Technical Architecture
11 28 (4.58%) Scrum
11 28 (4.58%) Configuration Management
12 27 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
13 26 (4.25%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (3.92%) Project Management
15 23 (3.76%) Process Management
16 22 (3.59%) ERP
16 22 (3.59%) Data Management
17 20 (3.27%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 89 (14.54%) Java
2 49 (8.01%) SQL
3 44 (7.19%) JavaScript
4 33 (5.39%) R
5 29 (4.74%) Scala
6 26 (4.25%) Python
7 18 (2.94%) Ruby
8 7 (1.14%) COBOL
9 5 (0.82%) C++
10 4 (0.65%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.65%) VBA
11 3 (0.49%) C#
12 2 (0.33%) C
12 2 (0.33%) PHP
12 2 (0.33%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.33%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.16%) Clojure
13 1 (0.16%) SAS Macro
13 1 (0.16%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.16%) REXX
Qualifications
1 86 (14.05%) Security Cleared
2 64 (10.46%) SC Cleared
3 17 (2.78%) Degree
4 16 (2.61%) PMI Certification
5 12 (1.96%) CISSP
6 9 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (0.98%) CCIE
8 5 (0.82%) MCSE
8 5 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.65%) CCNP
10 3 (0.49%) CCNA
10 3 (0.49%) MCSD
10 3 (0.49%) CCA
10 3 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (0.49%) CCEA
10 3 (0.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.33%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.33%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.33%) CCDA
11 2 (0.33%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.61%) GMP
1 16 (2.61%) GxP
2 14 (2.29%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 7 (1.14%) QA
4 4 (0.65%) SLA
5 3 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.33%) COBIT
7 1 (0.16%) Basel III
System Software
1 32 (5.23%) Active Directory
2 29 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.08%) Hyper-V
4 15 (2.45%) VMware ESX
5 14 (2.29%) XenApp
6 11 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
7 9 (1.47%) Terminal Services
8 8 (1.31%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 6 (0.98%) Xen
10 4 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.33%) UAG
11 2 (0.33%) Squid
11 2 (0.33%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.16%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 40 (6.54%) Opscode Chef
2 33 (5.39%) StatsD
3 14 (2.29%) SCCM
4 11 (1.80%) Puppet
5 5 (0.82%) Salt
6 4 (0.65%) Ansible
6 4 (0.65%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.49%) SCOM
7 3 (0.49%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.16%) Icinga
9 1 (0.16%) Nagios
9 1 (0.16%) Cacti
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
9 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 129 (21.08%) Oracle
2 89 (14.54%) Microsoft
3 78 (12.75%) Citrix
4 48 (7.84%) VMware
5 47 (7.68%) SAP
6 38 (6.21%) Cisco
7 37 (6.05%) IBM
8 33 (5.39%) Teradata
8 33 (5.39%) Tableau
9 30 (4.90%) Apigee
9 30 (4.90%) Mashery
10 20 (3.27%) EMC
11 19 (3.10%) CheckPoint
12 15 (2.45%) HP
12 15 (2.45%) Pega
13 13 (2.12%) Juniper
14 11 (1.80%) SolarWinds
15 10 (1.63%) Lotus
16 8 (1.31%) Nortel
17 7 (1.14%) Informatica
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