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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 18 20 21
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 358 221 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.23% 7.12% 6.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.80% 7.74% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 146 116
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£515 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £674 £635 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £490 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.51% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 3
Average hourly rate £59.50 £67.00 £72.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.19% -7.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.91 £67.00 £70.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £67.00 £74.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £47.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+26.59% +4.44%
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
4068 2855 2683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.50% 92.04% 92.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2453 1584 1329
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 181 207
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 September 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
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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 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 +24 173 £475 -5.00% 36
Cheshire -10 92 £538 +4.87% 16
Lancashire -8 40 £589 +20.76% 4
Merseyside -4 12 £500 - 8
Cumbria -16 5 £475 +18.75% 1
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 154 (21.69%) Finance
2 143 (20.14%) Oracle
3 138 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
4 127 (17.89%) Java
5 123 (17.32%) Microsoft
6 98 (13.80%) Middleware
7 97 (13.66%) Migration
7 97 (13.66%) UNIX
8 88 (12.39%) TOGAF
9 72 (10.14%) Security Cleared
10 71 (10.00%) SOA
11 70 (9.86%) Amazon AWS
12 62 (8.73%) Data Warehouse
12 62 (8.73%) .NET
13 59 (8.31%) Windows
13 59 (8.31%) Citrix
14 58 (8.17%) Data Modelling
15 56 (7.89%) Banking
16 55 (7.75%) Enterprise Architecture
17 54 (7.61%) JavaScript
18 52 (7.32%) Linux
18 52 (7.32%) Big Data
19 49 (6.90%) SC Cleared
20 48 (6.76%) SQL
21 46 (6.48%) Web Services
21 46 (6.48%) Data Architecture
22 44 (6.20%) Cloud Computing
22 44 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
22 44 (6.20%) Opscode Chef
23 41 (5.77%) Technical Architecture

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 35 (4.93%) Node.js
2 28 (3.94%) JBoss
3 22 (3.10%) IBM Notes
4 20 (2.82%) WebSphere
5 12 (1.69%) CMS
6 11 (1.55%) MS Exchange
7 10 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
8 9 (1.27%) SharePoint
8 9 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (1.13%) WebSphere Application Server
10 7 (0.99%) WebLogic
10 7 (0.99%) CICS
10 7 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 6 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
11 6 (0.85%) Liferay
12 5 (0.70%) Lync
12 5 (0.70%) IIS
12 5 (0.70%) Documentum
13 4 (0.56%) SAS
13 4 (0.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 22 (3.10%) MS Excel
2 7 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.42%) MS Office
6 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 37 (5.21%) Oracle EBS
2 32 (4.51%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (1.13%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (0.99%) Oracle TCA
5 6 (0.85%) Oracle ERP
5 6 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.85%) Dynamics AX
6 4 (0.56%) Oracle General Ledger
6 4 (0.56%) Oracle iProcurement
6 4 (0.56%) Oracle Payables
6 4 (0.56%) Oracle Receivables
6 4 (0.56%) Oracle Cash Management
6 4 (0.56%) Oracle Assets
7 3 (0.42%) SAP ERP
8 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.28%) ResourceLink
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.14%) SAP WM
9 1 (0.14%) Workday HCM
9 1 (0.14%) Radian6
Cloud Services
1 70 (9.86%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (6.20%) Cloud Computing
3 39 (5.49%) IaaS
4 30 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (1.83%) Office 365
6 9 (1.27%) PaaS
7 6 (0.85%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (0.70%) AWS CloudTrail
8 5 (0.70%) SaaS
9 3 (0.42%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.42%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.42%) SoftLayer
9 3 (0.42%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (0.28%) Boomi
10 2 (0.28%) iPaaS
10 2 (0.28%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.28%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.28%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.23%) WAN
2 28 (3.94%) Internet
3 26 (3.66%) Firewall
4 21 (2.96%) LAN
5 16 (2.25%) VoIP
6 13 (1.83%) MPLS
7 10 (1.41%) BGP
8 9 (1.27%) OSPF
9 8 (1.13%) TCP/IP
9 8 (1.13%) SSL
9 8 (1.13%) SAN
10 7 (0.99%) VPN
10 7 (0.99%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (0.99%) Unified Communications
11 6 (0.85%) DHCP
12 5 (0.70%) IPsec
12 5 (0.70%) DNS
12 5 (0.70%) NAS
13 4 (0.56%) HTTP
13 4 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (8.73%) Data Warehouse
2 52 (7.32%) Big Data
3 40 (5.63%) MongoDB
4 38 (5.35%) Apache Cassandra
5 35 (4.93%) Hadoop
6 33 (4.65%) Oracle Database
7 19 (2.68%) SQL Server
8 15 (2.11%) Relational Database
9 13 (1.83%) NoSQL
10 12 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (1.41%) RDBMS
12 9 (1.27%) Oracle Database 12c
13 6 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.85%) MySQL
14 5 (0.70%) DB2
15 4 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 3 (0.42%) Pentaho
16 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 3 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
16 3 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (0.85%) Lombardi
3 5 (0.70%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.70%) SpecFlow
4 4 (0.56%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.56%) TestComplete
4 4 (0.56%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.42%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.42%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.42%) MSI
5 3 (0.42%) Maven
6 2 (0.28%) JIRA
6 2 (0.28%) Yeoman
6 2 (0.28%) WiX
6 2 (0.28%) MSBuild
7 1 (0.14%) JUnit
7 1 (0.14%) FitNesse
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.14%) ERwin
7 1 (0.14%) Rational Robot
General
1 154 (21.69%) Finance
2 56 (7.89%) Banking
3 36 (5.07%) Retail
4 33 (4.65%) Pharmaceutical
5 17 (2.39%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.25%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.83%) Local Government
7 13 (1.83%) Marketing
8 5 (0.70%) Legal
9 3 (0.42%) Law
10 2 (0.28%) Publishing
10 2 (0.28%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.14%) Back Office
11 1 (0.14%) Automotive
11 1 (0.14%) Military
11 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (13.80%) Middleware
2 62 (8.73%) .NET
3 46 (6.48%) Web Services
4 37 (5.21%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 36 (5.07%) AngularJS
6 29 (4.08%) J2EE
7 27 (3.80%) Oracle Fusion
8 25 (3.52%) Spring
9 23 (3.24%) SOAP
10 22 (3.10%) JSON
10 22 (3.10%) Apache Camel
11 20 (2.82%) HTML
12 18 (2.54%) XML
13 16 (2.25%) REST
13 16 (2.25%) RESTful
14 15 (2.11%) SAML
15 14 (1.97%) HTML5
16 12 (1.69%) OAuth
16 12 (1.69%) Hibernate
17 10 (1.41%) Java EE 5
Miscellaneous
1 40 (5.63%) Visualisation
2 36 (5.07%) Data Centre
3 30 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 30 (4.23%) Data Integration
4 28 (3.94%) User Experience
5 23 (3.24%) Management Information System
6 22 (3.10%) Mainframe
6 22 (3.10%) Reference Data
7 20 (2.82%) Computer Science
8 17 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.97%) Informatics
10 11 (1.55%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.55%) PMI
11 7 (0.99%) VSAM
12 6 (0.85%) Replication
12 6 (0.85%) EMC VNX
13 5 (0.70%) Client/Server
13 5 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.56%) IBM Mainframe
14 4 (0.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 97 (13.66%) UNIX
2 59 (8.31%) Windows
3 52 (7.32%) Linux
4 19 (2.68%) MVS
5 14 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (1.55%) AIX
7 8 (1.13%) Windows XP
8 7 (0.99%) VME
8 7 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (0.99%) Solaris
8 7 (0.99%) Windows 7
8 7 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (0.56%) HPUX
11 2 (0.28%) zOS
11 2 (0.28%) Windows NT
11 2 (0.28%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.28%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.28%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.14%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
2 97 (13.66%) Migration
3 88 (12.39%) TOGAF
4 71 (10.00%) SOA
5 58 (8.17%) Data Modelling
6 55 (7.75%) Enterprise Architecture
7 46 (6.48%) Data Architecture
8 44 (6.20%) Stakeholder Management
9 41 (5.77%) Technical Architecture
10 38 (5.35%) Project Management
11 35 (4.93%) CRM
12 34 (4.79%) Open Source
13 33 (4.65%) Machine Learning
14 30 (4.23%) ERP
14 30 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
14 30 (4.23%) Scrum
15 25 (3.52%) Data Management
16 24 (3.38%) ITIL
17 23 (3.24%) Process Management
17 23 (3.24%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 127 (17.89%) Java
2 54 (7.61%) JavaScript
3 48 (6.76%) SQL
4 36 (5.07%) Python
5 34 (4.79%) R
6 18 (2.54%) Scala
7 12 (1.69%) C#
8 10 (1.41%) PowerShell
9 9 (1.27%) Ruby
10 7 (0.99%) COBOL
11 5 (0.70%) JCL
11 5 (0.70%) PL/SQL
12 4 (0.56%) PHP
12 4 (0.56%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.42%) C
13 3 (0.42%) VBA
13 3 (0.42%) Perl
14 2 (0.28%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.28%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 72 (10.14%) Security Cleared
2 49 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 24 (3.38%) Degree
4 17 (2.39%) CCIE
4 17 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (1.55%) PMI Certification
6 10 (1.41%) CCNP
7 6 (0.85%) CISSP
8 4 (0.56%) ISEB
8 4 (0.56%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.28%) CTC Cleared
9 2 (0.28%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.28%) JNCIP
9 2 (0.28%) JNCIE
9 2 (0.28%) CCDP
9 2 (0.28%) VCDX
10 1 (0.14%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.14%) CISA
10 1 (0.14%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.55%) GMP
1 11 (1.55%) GxP
2 10 (1.41%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 9 (1.27%) ISO 9001
3 9 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.85%) QA
5 5 (0.70%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.28%) COBIT
7 2 (0.28%) SLA
8 1 (0.14%) FINREP
System Software
1 28 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (3.80%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (2.11%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.69%) Xen
6 9 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
7 5 (0.70%) Squid
8 4 (0.56%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.56%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.42%) XenApp
10 2 (0.28%) XenServer
11 1 (0.14%) RACF
11 1 (0.14%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.14%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 44 (6.20%) Opscode Chef
2 35 (4.93%) StatsD
3 17 (2.39%) SCCM
4 11 (1.55%) Puppet
5 6 (0.85%) WebSphere Cast Iron
6 4 (0.56%) CFEngine
6 4 (0.56%) Vagrant
7 2 (0.28%) CA LISA
7 2 (0.28%) Graylog
7 2 (0.28%) SCOM
7 2 (0.28%) OpenView
7 2 (0.28%) WSUS
7 2 (0.28%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.14%) zSecure
8 1 (0.14%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (0.14%) Nagios
8 1 (0.14%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.14%) Cacti
8 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.14%) Icinga
Vendors
1 143 (20.14%) Oracle
2 123 (17.32%) Microsoft
3 59 (8.31%) Citrix
4 40 (5.63%) VMware
5 38 (5.35%) Teradata
6 35 (4.93%) Tableau
7 32 (4.51%) Apigee
7 32 (4.51%) Mashery
8 28 (3.94%) Cisco
8 28 (3.94%) SAP
9 27 (3.80%) IBM
10 22 (3.10%) Lotus
11 19 (2.68%) EMC
12 18 (2.54%) Salesforce.com
13 16 (2.25%) Juniper
14 15 (2.11%) NetApp
15 10 (1.41%) HP
15 10 (1.41%) EPiServer
16 8 (1.13%) Sitecore
16 8 (1.13%) Saba
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