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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 23 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
0 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 215 174 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.76% 6.19% 6.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.42% 6.74% 7.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 106 126
Average daily rate
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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 £400 £350 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £622 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £82.00 £70.00 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +69.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £60.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
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
2899 2581 2936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.13% 91.85% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1700 1257 1488
Average daily rate £361 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.15% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £494 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 206 188
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.54 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 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 22 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 22 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 +18 88 £500 +11.11% 5
Manchester -17 63 £450 -5.26% 20
Lancashire -9 31 £500 +42.85% 2
Merseyside -2 11 £506 +10.95% 4
Cumbria - 2 £400 -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 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 89 (22.25%) Finance
2 85 (21.25%) Oracle
3 76 (19.00%) Microsoft
4 60 (15.00%) Java
5 58 (14.50%) Security Cleared
6 55 (13.75%) TOGAF
7 53 (13.25%) Windows
8 43 (10.75%) Migration
9 42 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
10 41 (10.25%) SQL
11 40 (10.00%) SC Cleared
12 39 (9.75%) Data Architecture
13 38 (9.50%) Data Modelling
13 38 (9.50%) Agile Software Development
14 37 (9.25%) CRM
14 37 (9.25%) Enterprise Architecture
15 36 (9.00%) ITIL
15 36 (9.00%) IBM
15 36 (9.00%) Information Security
16 34 (8.50%) Middleware
16 34 (8.50%) Enterprise Software
17 33 (8.25%) Management Information System
18 32 (8.00%) Retail
18 32 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
19 31 (7.75%) Security Architecture
20 29 (7.25%) Banking
21 28 (7.00%) Zachman Framework
22 27 (6.75%) Degree
22 27 (6.75%) UNIX
22 27 (6.75%) SAP

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 10 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.25%) CICS
2 9 (2.25%) Adobe CQ
3 7 (1.75%) SAS
3 7 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (1.50%) WebSphere
5 4 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (1.00%) IIS
5 4 (1.00%) JBoss
6 3 (0.75%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.75%) Liferay
7 2 (0.50%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.25%) CMS
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.25%) PowerExchange
8 1 (0.25%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.25%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.25%) nginx
Applications
1 19 (4.75%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.50%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.50%) MS Office
3 3 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.50%) MS Project
5 1 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (5.50%) Oracle EBS
2 15 (3.75%) ResourceLink
3 14 (3.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.50%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.25%) Summit
6 1 (0.25%) Exstream
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.25%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.00%) SaaS
2 15 (3.75%) SuccessFactors
3 4 (1.00%) Office 365
4 3 (0.75%) IaaS
4 3 (0.75%) PaaS
4 3 (0.75%) Taleo
5 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.25%) Force.com
6 1 (0.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.50%) WAN
1 10 (2.50%) Firewall
2 7 (1.75%) SAN
2 7 (1.75%) DNS
3 5 (1.25%) TCP/IP
3 5 (1.25%) NAS
4 3 (0.75%) Internet
4 3 (0.75%) DSL
4 3 (0.75%) DVB
4 3 (0.75%) DHCP
5 2 (0.50%) NetScaler
5 2 (0.50%) LAN
5 2 (0.50%) VPN
5 2 (0.50%) FTP
5 2 (0.50%) SSL
5 2 (0.50%) LDAP
6 1 (0.25%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.25%) Wireless
6 1 (0.25%) RTCP
6 1 (0.25%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.75%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.50%) DB2
2 18 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (2.50%) NoSQL
3 10 (2.50%) MySQL
4 9 (2.25%) Big Data
5 5 (1.25%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.25%) InterSystems Cache
6 4 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.00%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (1.00%) Easytrieve
7 3 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.75%) Data Mining
7 3 (0.75%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.75%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.75%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (1.75%) Jenkins
1 7 (1.75%) Maven
2 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.50%) ERwin
3 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle APEX
General
1 89 (22.25%) Finance
2 32 (8.00%) Retail
3 29 (7.25%) Banking
4 19 (4.75%) Marketing
5 17 (4.25%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.75%) Local Government
7 7 (1.75%) Retail Banking
8 4 (1.00%) Advertising
9 3 (0.75%) Billing
9 3 (0.75%) Back Office
9 3 (0.75%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.50%) Law
10 2 (0.50%) Front Office
11 1 (0.25%) Games
11 1 (0.25%) Legal
11 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.50%) Middleware
2 16 (4.00%) .NET
3 15 (3.75%) J2EE
4 14 (3.50%) HTML
5 12 (3.00%) CSS
6 11 (2.75%) RESTful
7 10 (2.50%) JMS
8 9 (2.25%) Web Services
8 9 (2.25%) AngularJS
8 9 (2.25%) Spring
9 8 (2.00%) JDBC
9 8 (2.00%) EJB
9 8 (2.00%) SOAP
9 8 (2.00%) Hibernate
10 7 (1.75%) JSP
10 7 (1.75%) REST
10 7 (1.75%) HTML5
10 7 (1.75%) JSON
11 6 (1.50%) JNDI
11 6 (1.50%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.50%) Analytical Skills
2 34 (8.50%) Enterprise Software
3 33 (8.25%) Management Information System
4 26 (6.50%) Mainframe
4 26 (6.50%) Data Integration
5 25 (6.25%) CESG
6 24 (6.00%) Reference Data
7 18 (4.50%) IBM Mainframe
8 12 (3.00%) Open Source
9 10 (2.50%) CESG CLAS
10 8 (2.00%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.50%) Visualisation
12 5 (1.25%) VSAM
13 3 (0.75%) STB
13 3 (0.75%) IPTV
13 3 (0.75%) Life Science
14 2 (0.50%) User Experience
14 2 (0.50%) Algorithms
14 2 (0.50%) RMADS
14 2 (0.50%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 53 (13.25%) Windows
2 27 (6.75%) UNIX
3 22 (5.50%) Linux
4 19 (4.75%) AIX
5 14 (3.50%) MVS
6 13 (3.25%) Solaris
7 10 (2.50%) HPUX
8 5 (1.25%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.00%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.50%) Android
11 2 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
11 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (13.75%) TOGAF
2 43 (10.75%) Migration
3 39 (9.75%) Data Architecture
4 38 (9.50%) Data Modelling
4 38 (9.50%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (9.25%) CRM
5 37 (9.25%) Enterprise Architecture
6 36 (9.00%) ITIL
6 36 (9.00%) Information Security
7 32 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 31 (7.75%) Security Architecture
9 28 (7.00%) Zachman Framework
10 23 (5.75%) Data Protection
10 23 (5.75%) Business Intelligence
11 19 (4.75%) SOA
12 18 (4.50%) ITSM
13 17 (4.25%) Project Management
14 15 (3.75%) Workflow
14 15 (3.75%) MVC
15 14 (3.50%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 60 (15.00%) Java
2 41 (10.25%) SQL
3 22 (5.50%) Python
4 19 (4.75%) PL/SQL
5 14 (3.50%) VBA
6 13 (3.25%) Shell Script
7 12 (3.00%) Perl
8 9 (2.25%) Scala
9 7 (1.75%) JavaScript
10 6 (1.50%) Ruby
10 6 (1.50%) COBOL
11 4 (1.00%) Assembly Language
11 4 (1.00%) REXX
11 4 (1.00%) JCL
12 3 (0.75%) Apex Code
13 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
13 2 (0.50%) C#
14 1 (0.25%) C++
14 1 (0.25%) C
14 1 (0.25%) X++
Qualifications
1 58 (14.50%) Security Cleared
2 40 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 27 (6.75%) Degree
4 24 (6.00%) CISSP
5 8 (2.00%) CISA
6 6 (1.50%) ISEB
7 5 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (1.00%) CISMP
8 4 (1.00%) CCIE
8 4 (1.00%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.50%) ISSAP
10 2 (0.50%) MCSE
11 1 (0.25%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.25%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.00%) BS7799
2 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 14001
3 1 (0.25%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (1.50%) Hyper-V
1 6 (1.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.00%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (0.75%) XenApp
4 3 (0.75%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (1.25%) SCCM
2 3 (0.75%) NetBackup
2 3 (0.75%) Control-M
3 2 (0.50%) SCOM
3 2 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (0.50%) SAP Afaria
3 2 (0.50%) OpenView
3 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (0.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (0.25%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 85 (21.25%) Oracle
2 76 (19.00%) Microsoft
3 36 (9.00%) IBM
4 27 (6.75%) SAP
5 15 (3.75%) Cisco
6 13 (3.25%) VMware
7 12 (3.00%) webMethods
7 12 (3.00%) Dell
8 11 (2.75%) Adobe
8 11 (2.75%) HP
8 11 (2.75%) Software AG
9 8 (2.00%) Curam
10 7 (1.75%) Siebel
10 7 (1.75%) Citrix
11 6 (1.50%) CA
12 5 (1.25%) Symantec
12 5 (1.25%) PeopleSoft
12 5 (1.25%) Juniper
12 5 (1.25%) Informatica
13 4 (1.00%) Pega
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