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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 15 25 29
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 291 160 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 8.48% 5.85% 5.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.21% 6.25% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 96 79
Average daily rate
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£475 £510 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.86% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £375 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £683 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 6
Average hourly rate £49.50 £36.50 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.61% -33.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.63 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+10.92% -6.05%
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
3160 2562 2180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.10% 93.71% 91.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1718 1309 1069
Average daily rate £365 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 204 182
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.49 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 +17 111 £478 +6.11% 20
Cheshire +8 61 £463 -14.35% 14
Lancashire +12 50 £500 +13.63% 4
Merseyside +1 24 £475 +8.57% 4
Cumbria - 18 £500 - 3
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 100 (21.32%) Migration
2 91 (19.40%) Finance
3 85 (18.12%) Oracle
4 79 (16.84%) Microsoft
5 74 (15.78%) Windows
6 73 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
7 70 (14.93%) Security Cleared
8 69 (14.71%) UNIX
9 63 (13.43%) Java
10 62 (13.22%) TOGAF
11 54 (11.51%) Linux
12 53 (11.30%) SC Cleared
13 50 (10.66%) SQL Server
14 47 (10.02%) SQL
15 46 (9.81%) SAP
16 43 (9.17%) Business Intelligence
17 40 (8.53%) VMware
17 40 (8.53%) IBM
17 40 (8.53%) Banking
18 38 (8.10%) Citrix
19 33 (7.04%) Cisco
19 33 (7.04%) Enterprise Architecture
20 32 (6.82%) Data Modelling
20 32 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
21 31 (6.61%) SOA
21 31 (6.61%) Mainframe
22 30 (6.40%) CRM
23 28 (5.97%) Web Services
23 28 (5.97%) HTML
24 27 (5.76%) WAN

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 21 (4.48%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.41%) SAS
3 15 (3.20%) IIS
4 14 (2.99%) CICS
4 14 (2.99%) NetWeaver
5 9 (1.92%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
7 6 (1.28%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.07%) Office Communications Server
8 5 (1.07%) Liferay
9 4 (0.85%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.64%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.43%) SugarCRM
11 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.43%) JBoss
11 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.43%) Lync
11 2 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 25 (5.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.71%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (1.28%) MS Office
5 5 (1.07%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.64%) PowerPivot
7 2 (0.43%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.21%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.07%) Oracle Retail
2 3 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.43%) ResourceLink
3 2 (0.43%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 2 (0.43%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.21%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.21%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.21%) Maximo
4 1 (0.21%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.21%) SAP HR
4 1 (0.21%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.21%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.41%) Office 365
2 14 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.13%) SaaS
4 9 (1.92%) PaaS
5 5 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.64%) IaaS
6 3 (0.64%) IBM Blueworks
6 3 (0.64%) HP Helion
7 2 (0.43%) SuccessFactors
7 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.21%) Taleo
8 1 (0.21%) GitHub
8 1 (0.21%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.21%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (5.76%) WAN
2 23 (4.90%) Firewall
3 16 (3.41%) SAN
4 13 (2.77%) LAN
5 10 (2.13%) Internet
5 10 (2.13%) NAS
6 9 (1.92%) MPLS
6 9 (1.92%) OSPF
6 9 (1.92%) BGP
7 8 (1.71%) Wireless
7 8 (1.71%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (1.49%) Fibre Channel
8 7 (1.49%) DMZ
8 7 (1.49%) EIGRP
8 7 (1.49%) iSCSI
8 7 (1.49%) VPLS
9 6 (1.28%) DHCP
10 5 (1.07%) TCP/IP
11 4 (0.85%) VPN
11 4 (0.85%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (10.66%) SQL Server
2 32 (6.82%) Data Warehouse
3 25 (5.33%) Big Data
4 23 (4.90%) Oracle Database
5 16 (3.41%) SAP HANA
6 14 (2.99%) DB2
7 13 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (2.56%) MySQL
8 12 (2.56%) Relational Database
9 11 (2.35%) NoSQL
9 11 (2.35%) Hadoop
9 11 (2.35%) MongoDB
10 9 (1.92%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 8 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 5 (1.07%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (1.07%) SAP BW
13 5 (1.07%) DataStage
14 4 (0.85%) Easytrieve
Development Applications
1 4 (0.85%) JUnit
1 4 (0.85%) Oracle APEX
1 4 (0.85%) Selenium
2 3 (0.64%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.64%) Maven
3 2 (0.43%) Ant
3 2 (0.43%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (0.43%) ERwin
4 1 (0.21%) Subversion
4 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.21%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.21%) Jenkins
General
1 91 (19.40%) Finance
2 40 (8.53%) Banking
3 26 (5.54%) Retail
3 26 (5.54%) Local Government
4 23 (4.90%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.56%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.49%) Marketing
7 5 (1.07%) Retail Banking
7 5 (1.07%) Law
7 5 (1.07%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
8 4 (0.85%) Publishing
9 3 (0.64%) Legal
10 2 (0.43%) Electronics
11 1 (0.21%) Automotive
11 1 (0.21%) Games
11 1 (0.21%) General Ledger
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (5.97%) HTML
1 28 (5.97%) Web Services
2 24 (5.12%) .NET
3 21 (4.48%) CSS
4 20 (4.26%) HTML5
5 18 (3.84%) Middleware
5 18 (3.84%) Spring
6 16 (3.41%) REST
7 15 (3.20%) Hibernate
7 15 (3.20%) J2EE
8 14 (2.99%) XML
8 14 (2.99%) JSON
8 14 (2.99%) Spring MVC
9 13 (2.77%) AngularJS
10 11 (2.35%) CSS3
11 10 (2.13%) Play Framework
12 9 (1.92%) Django
13 7 (1.49%) SAP Basis
13 7 (1.49%) Ajax
13 7 (1.49%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 31 (6.61%) Mainframe
2 27 (5.76%) Open Source
2 27 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.20%) Informatics
3 15 (3.20%) Management Information System
4 12 (2.56%) CESG
4 12 (2.56%) IBM Mainframe
5 11 (2.35%) Data Integration
6 10 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.13%) CESG CLAS
6 10 (2.13%) VSAM
6 10 (2.13%) Replication
6 10 (2.13%) Clustering
7 9 (1.92%) NHS
7 9 (1.92%) Visualisation
8 8 (1.71%) User Experience
9 7 (1.49%) Celerra
10 5 (1.07%) Life Science
10 5 (1.07%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.07%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 74 (15.78%) Windows
2 69 (14.71%) UNIX
3 54 (11.51%) Linux
4 23 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (4.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (4.69%) Solaris
6 16 (3.41%) AIX
7 8 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (0.85%) Windows 8
8 4 (0.85%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.43%) Android
10 2 (0.43%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (0.43%) HPUX
11 1 (0.21%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (21.32%) Migration
2 73 (15.57%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (13.22%) TOGAF
4 43 (9.17%) Business Intelligence
5 33 (7.04%) Enterprise Architecture
6 32 (6.82%) Data Modelling
7 31 (6.61%) SOA
8 30 (6.40%) CRM
9 26 (5.54%) Disaster Recovery
9 26 (5.54%) Scrum
10 24 (5.12%) ERP
10 24 (5.12%) Technical Architecture
11 23 (4.90%) Configuration Management
12 22 (4.69%) Data Architecture
13 21 (4.48%) Analytics
14 20 (4.26%) Data Protection
14 20 (4.26%) MVC
15 19 (4.05%) TDD
15 19 (4.05%) Data Migration
16 18 (3.84%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 63 (13.43%) Java
2 47 (10.02%) SQL
3 21 (4.48%) Scala
4 18 (3.84%) Ruby
5 16 (3.41%) JavaScript
6 13 (2.77%) Python
7 11 (2.35%) COBOL
8 8 (1.71%) PL/SQL
9 7 (1.49%) VBA
10 5 (1.07%) C++
11 4 (0.85%) Assembly Language
11 4 (0.85%) REXX
11 4 (0.85%) JCL
12 3 (0.64%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.64%) C#
13 2 (0.43%) Perl
13 2 (0.43%) PHP
13 2 (0.43%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.43%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.21%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 70 (14.93%) Security Cleared
2 53 (11.30%) SC Cleared
3 19 (4.05%) VCP4
4 15 (3.20%) Degree
5 14 (2.99%) CISSP
6 7 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (1.49%) MCSE
7 5 (1.07%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.85%) ISEB
9 3 (0.64%) CCA
9 3 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (0.64%) CCEA
9 3 (0.64%) CCNA
9 3 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (0.64%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.64%) MCSD
10 2 (0.43%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.43%) ISSAP
10 2 (0.43%) CCDA
10 2 (0.43%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.49%) QA
2 5 (1.07%) GMP
2 5 (1.07%) GxP
3 4 (0.85%) SLA
3 4 (0.85%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 3 (0.64%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.21%) Basel III
System Software
1 25 (5.33%) Hyper-V
2 24 (5.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (4.90%) Active Directory
4 14 (2.99%) VMware ESX
5 12 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 12 (2.56%) XenApp
6 8 (1.71%) Terminal Services
7 7 (1.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 6 (1.28%) Xen
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.43%) UAG
10 1 (0.21%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.21%) HDFS
10 1 (0.21%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (3.41%) SCCM
2 7 (1.49%) Puppet
3 4 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.64%) SCOM
4 3 (0.64%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (0.21%) Salt
6 1 (0.21%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.21%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 85 (18.12%) Oracle
2 79 (16.84%) Microsoft
3 46 (9.81%) SAP
4 40 (8.53%) IBM
4 40 (8.53%) VMware
5 38 (8.10%) Citrix
6 33 (7.04%) Cisco
7 15 (3.20%) EMC
8 14 (2.99%) CheckPoint
9 13 (2.77%) HP
10 11 (2.35%) Pega
11 10 (2.13%) Juniper
12 9 (1.92%) Cognos
12 9 (1.92%) SolarWinds
13 7 (1.49%) Nortel
13 7 (1.49%) Informatica
14 6 (1.28%) Lotus
14 6 (1.28%) Siebel
14 6 (1.28%) Avaya
15 5 (1.07%) Business Objects
Cheshire
Cititec Associates Limited
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Cititec
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham
Church International
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Simon James I.T. Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chorley
Volt
Rate: £320.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Crewe, Cheshire
WEX Europe Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 12 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Slater Gordon
Posted: 23 days ago