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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 14 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 312 198 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.06% 6.54% 5.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.67% 6.99% 5.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 129 83
Average daily rate
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£505 £500 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.00% +23.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £425 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £590 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £490 £488 £450
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 8
Average hourly rate £59.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £71.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-16.19% +100.00%
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
3599 2832 2507
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.00% 93.59% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2123 1532 1194
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 £235 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 191 195
Average hourly rate £20.75 £16.16 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.40% -7.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.99 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 3 August 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 3 August 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 +26 135 £475 -5.00% 27
Cheshire +2 95 £550 +15.78% 10
Lancashire -2 24 £550 +4.76%
Merseyside -9 14 £440 -12.00% 2
Cumbria - 5 £475 - 1
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 156 (22.35%) Oracle
2 141 (20.20%) Finance
3 136 (19.48%) Microsoft
4 122 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
5 118 (16.91%) Migration
6 114 (16.33%) UNIX
7 105 (15.04%) Java
8 91 (13.04%) Windows
9 87 (12.46%) Middleware
10 86 (12.32%) Citrix
11 83 (11.89%) TOGAF
11 83 (11.89%) Security Cleared
12 72 (10.32%) Data Warehouse
12 72 (10.32%) SOA
13 67 (9.60%) Amazon AWS
14 65 (9.31%) SC Cleared
14 65 (9.31%) Linux
15 61 (8.74%) VMware
16 51 (7.31%) Big Data
16 51 (7.31%) Data Centre
17 50 (7.16%) .NET
18 49 (7.02%) Banking
19 48 (6.88%) Enterprise Architecture
19 48 (6.88%) JavaScript
20 47 (6.73%) Data Modelling
21 46 (6.59%) Web Services
21 46 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
22 45 (6.45%) Oracle Database
23 44 (6.30%) Opscode Chef
23 44 (6.30%) Data Architecture

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 31 (4.44%) Node.js
2 28 (4.01%) IBM Notes
3 27 (3.87%) JBoss
4 14 (2.01%) IIS
4 14 (2.01%) MS Exchange
4 14 (2.01%) WebSphere
5 12 (1.72%) SharePoint
6 11 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (1.43%) NetWeaver
7 10 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
8 8 (1.15%) SAS
9 7 (1.00%) CICS
9 7 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (1.00%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.00%) Liferay
9 7 (1.00%) Lync
10 6 (0.86%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 5 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
11 5 (0.72%) Documentum
11 5 (0.72%) CMS
Applications
1 26 (3.72%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.15%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 33 (4.73%) Oracle EBS
1 33 (4.73%) Oracle BPM
2 7 (1.00%) Oracle Financials
2 7 (1.00%) Oracle TCA
3 6 (0.86%) Dynamics AX
4 5 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 5 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.72%) Oracle General Ledger
5 4 (0.57%) Oracle iProcurement
5 4 (0.57%) Oracle Payables
5 4 (0.57%) Oracle Receivables
5 4 (0.57%) Oracle Cash Management
5 4 (0.57%) Oracle Assets
5 4 (0.57%) Oracle ERP
6 2 (0.29%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.29%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.14%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 67 (9.60%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (5.87%) Cloud Computing
3 38 (5.44%) IaaS
4 34 (4.87%) Microsoft Azure
5 21 (3.01%) Office 365
6 15 (2.15%) PaaS
7 6 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (0.72%) AWS CloudTrail
8 5 (0.72%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.72%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.43%) SaaS
9 3 (0.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 3 (0.43%) SoftLayer
9 3 (0.43%) HP Helion
10 2 (0.29%) Boomi
10 2 (0.29%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (6.02%) WAN
2 33 (4.73%) Firewall
3 29 (4.15%) Internet
4 24 (3.44%) MPLS
5 21 (3.01%) LAN
6 20 (2.87%) BGP
7 19 (2.72%) OSPF
8 17 (2.44%) SAN
9 13 (1.86%) NAS
10 10 (1.43%) SSL
10 10 (1.43%) Wireless
11 8 (1.15%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (1.15%) VPLS
11 8 (1.15%) EIGRP
11 8 (1.15%) DMZ
11 8 (1.15%) VPN
11 8 (1.15%) iSCSI
11 8 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (1.15%) Unified Communications
11 8 (1.15%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (10.32%) Data Warehouse
2 51 (7.31%) Big Data
3 45 (6.45%) Oracle Database
4 36 (5.16%) MongoDB
5 35 (5.01%) Apache Cassandra
6 34 (4.87%) Hadoop
7 30 (4.30%) SQL Server
8 12 (1.72%) Relational Database
9 11 (1.58%) RDBMS
9 11 (1.58%) NoSQL
10 10 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (1.29%) SAP HANA
12 6 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (0.86%) Oracle Database 12c
12 6 (0.86%) DB2
13 5 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
13 5 (0.72%) MySQL
14 4 (0.57%) DataStage
14 4 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.15%) Lombardi
2 7 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.72%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.72%) SpecFlow
4 4 (0.57%) TeamCity
4 4 (0.57%) TestComplete
5 3 (0.43%) MSI
5 3 (0.43%) Maven
6 2 (0.29%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.29%) WiX
6 2 (0.29%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.14%) JUnit
7 1 (0.14%) Subversion
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.14%) ERwin
7 1 (0.14%) Rational Robot
7 1 (0.14%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (0.14%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (0.14%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.14%) Axure RP
General
1 141 (20.20%) Finance
2 49 (7.02%) Banking
3 40 (5.73%) Pharmaceutical
4 24 (3.44%) Manufacturing
5 20 (2.87%) Local Government
6 18 (2.58%) Retail
7 11 (1.58%) Marketing
8 10 (1.43%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.72%) Legal
10 3 (0.43%) Law
10 3 (0.43%) Publishing
11 2 (0.29%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.29%) Automotive
11 2 (0.29%) Electronics
12 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.14%) Back Office
12 1 (0.14%) Military
12 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (12.46%) Middleware
2 50 (7.16%) .NET
3 46 (6.59%) Web Services
4 32 (4.58%) AngularJS
5 31 (4.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 26 (3.72%) J2EE
7 25 (3.58%) Oracle Fusion
8 21 (3.01%) Apache Camel
9 19 (2.72%) Spring
10 18 (2.58%) RESTful
11 17 (2.44%) SOAP
11 17 (2.44%) XML
12 16 (2.29%) REST
13 14 (2.01%) CSS
13 14 (2.01%) JSON
14 12 (1.72%) Hibernate
15 11 (1.58%) SAML
15 11 (1.58%) CSS3
15 11 (1.58%) OAuth
16 7 (1.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 51 (7.31%) Data Centre
2 39 (5.59%) Visualisation
3 31 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (3.44%) Management Information System
5 22 (3.15%) Data Integration
6 21 (3.01%) Reference Data
6 21 (3.01%) Mainframe
7 20 (2.87%) Informatics
8 18 (2.58%) Computer Science
9 17 (2.44%) PMI
9 17 (2.44%) Private Cloud
10 14 (2.01%) EMC VNX
10 14 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.86%) Replication
12 12 (1.72%) User Experience
13 11 (1.58%) Mobile App
14 8 (1.15%) Celerra
14 8 (1.15%) Clustering
15 7 (1.00%) VSAM
16 5 (0.72%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 114 (16.33%) UNIX
2 91 (13.04%) Windows
3 65 (9.31%) Linux
4 23 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (2.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (2.58%) Solaris
6 18 (2.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (1.86%) AIX
8 12 (1.72%) MVS
9 9 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (1.29%) Windows 7
10 8 (1.15%) Windows XP
11 7 (1.00%) VME
12 4 (0.57%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.29%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.29%) zOS
13 2 (0.29%) Windows NT
13 2 (0.29%) HPUX
14 1 (0.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (17.48%) Agile Software Development
2 118 (16.91%) Migration
3 83 (11.89%) TOGAF
4 72 (10.32%) SOA
5 48 (6.88%) Enterprise Architecture
6 47 (6.73%) Data Modelling
7 44 (6.30%) Stakeholder Management
7 44 (6.30%) Data Architecture
8 41 (5.87%) Open Source
8 41 (5.87%) Technical Architecture
9 38 (5.44%) Project Management
10 35 (5.01%) Business Intelligence
11 33 (4.73%) ERP
12 32 (4.58%) Machine Learning
13 30 (4.30%) Configuration Management
14 28 (4.01%) Process Management
15 25 (3.58%) ETL
15 25 (3.58%) Data Management
16 24 (3.44%) Scrum
16 24 (3.44%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 105 (15.04%) Java
2 48 (6.88%) JavaScript
3 38 (5.44%) SQL
4 33 (4.73%) R
5 30 (4.30%) Python
6 15 (2.15%) Scala
7 10 (1.43%) PowerShell
8 7 (1.00%) C#
8 7 (1.00%) COBOL
9 6 (0.86%) Ruby
9 6 (0.86%) PL/SQL
10 5 (0.72%) JCL
10 5 (0.72%) PHP
11 4 (0.57%) C
11 4 (0.57%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.43%) Perl
12 3 (0.43%) VBA
13 2 (0.29%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.29%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.14%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 83 (11.89%) Security Cleared
2 65 (9.31%) SC Cleared
3 26 (3.72%) Degree
4 17 (2.44%) CCIE
4 17 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (2.44%) PMI Certification
5 10 (1.43%) CCNP
6 5 (0.72%) ISEB
7 4 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (0.43%) CCA
8 3 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (0.43%) CCEA
8 3 (0.43%) MCSD
8 3 (0.43%) MCSE
8 3 (0.43%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.29%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.29%) VCDX
9 2 (0.29%) CCDP
9 2 (0.29%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.44%) GxP
1 17 (2.44%) GMP
2 15 (2.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 5 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 5 (0.72%) SLA
4 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.43%) QA
6 2 (0.29%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.14%) FINREP
System Software
1 46 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (5.73%) Active Directory
3 32 (4.58%) Hyper-V
4 24 (3.44%) Microsoft App-V
5 18 (2.58%) Xen
6 13 (1.86%) VMware ESX
7 12 (1.72%) XenApp
8 9 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (1.15%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 8 (1.15%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.72%) Squid
11 4 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.57%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.29%) XenServer
13 1 (0.14%) RACF
13 1 (0.14%) Time Sharing Option
13 1 (0.14%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 44 (6.30%) Opscode Chef
2 34 (4.87%) StatsD
3 26 (3.72%) SCCM
4 11 (1.58%) Puppet
5 4 (0.57%) CFEngine
5 4 (0.57%) Vagrant
5 4 (0.57%) Ansible
5 4 (0.57%) Salt
5 4 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.29%) AirWatch
6 2 (0.29%) SCOM
6 2 (0.29%) OpenView
6 2 (0.29%) WSUS
7 1 (0.14%) OMEGAMON
7 1 (0.14%) Nagios
7 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.14%) Cacti
7 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.14%) Icinga
Vendors
1 156 (22.35%) Oracle
2 136 (19.48%) Microsoft
3 86 (12.32%) Citrix
4 61 (8.74%) VMware
5 44 (6.30%) Cisco
5 44 (6.30%) SAP
6 37 (5.30%) Teradata
7 34 (4.87%) EMC
8 33 (4.73%) Tableau
9 31 (4.44%) Apigee
9 31 (4.44%) Mashery
10 28 (4.01%) Lotus
11 26 (3.72%) IBM
12 20 (2.87%) Juniper
13 16 (2.29%) CheckPoint
14 12 (1.72%) HP
15 11 (1.58%) NetApp
16 10 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
17 9 (1.29%) SolarWinds
18 8 (1.15%) Saba
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