The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 35 32 22
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 156 124 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.92% 5.15% 6.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.35% 5.52% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 77 115
Average daily rate £495 £433 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.45% -3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £297 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £594 £550 £602
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Average hourly rate - £55.00 £40.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +37.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.25 £55.00 £40.07
% change year-on-year
-19.54% +37.25%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2915 2248 2813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.87% 93.36% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 1068 1362
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 183 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.47 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Architect
England

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -1 57 £450 +9.09% 21
Cheshire -14 41 £510 +14.92% 8
Lancashire -14 25 £530 +36.77%
Merseyside +1 4 £450 -9.09% 4
Cumbria - - - - 2
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 68 (21.18%) Finance
2 60 (18.69%) Security Cleared
3 47 (14.64%) TOGAF
3 47 (14.64%) SC Cleared
4 44 (13.71%) Oracle
5 39 (12.15%) Windows
6 38 (11.84%) ITIL
7 37 (11.53%) Enterprise Architecture
8 34 (10.59%) LAN
9 33 (10.28%) Service Management
10 32 (9.97%) Stakeholder Management
11 31 (9.66%) WAN
12 29 (9.03%) Management Information System
13 28 (8.72%) Microsoft
13 28 (8.72%) CISSP
13 28 (8.72%) Project Management
14 27 (8.41%) Zachman Framework
15 26 (8.10%) Migration
16 25 (7.79%) Technical Architecture
17 24 (7.48%) Disaster Recovery
17 24 (7.48%) Business Intelligence
18 23 (7.17%) Cisco
18 23 (7.17%) Banking
19 21 (6.54%) Data Modelling
19 21 (6.54%) SOA
19 21 (6.54%) Strategic Planning
19 21 (6.54%) PaaS
19 21 (6.54%) Big Data
20 20 (6.23%) Security Architecture
20 20 (6.23%) VME

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 16 (4.98%) SharePoint
2 8 (2.49%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (2.18%) IIS
4 6 (1.87%) MS Exchange
5 4 (1.25%) ArcGIS
5 4 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (0.93%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.62%) SAS
7 2 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.31%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.31%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.31%) Lync
8 1 (0.31%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
8 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.31%) CMS
Applications
1 12 (3.74%) MS PowerPoint
2 8 (2.49%) MS Excel
3 7 (2.18%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.62%) MS Office
6 1 (0.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (4.36%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.93%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.62%) Summit
4 2 (0.62%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.31%) Hyperion Planning
5 1 (0.31%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.31%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.54%) PaaS
2 19 (5.92%) IaaS
3 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (10.59%) LAN
2 31 (9.66%) WAN
3 15 (4.67%) MPLS
4 13 (4.05%) SAN
4 13 (4.05%) Wireless
5 12 (3.74%) Firewall
6 10 (3.12%) DHCP
7 9 (2.80%) DNS
7 9 (2.80%) Internet
8 8 (2.49%) SNMP
8 8 (2.49%) TCP/IP
9 7 (2.18%) Network Security
9 7 (2.18%) NetScreen
9 7 (2.18%) LDAP
10 6 (1.87%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (1.25%) IPsec
11 4 (1.25%) Ethernet
12 2 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.62%) VoIP
12 2 (0.62%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (6.54%) Big Data
2 18 (5.61%) SQL Server
3 15 (4.67%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (2.49%) Oracle Database
4 8 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.18%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (1.56%) Oracle ODI
7 4 (1.25%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (1.25%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (0.93%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (0.62%) Data Mart
9 2 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.62%) MySQL
9 2 (0.62%) OLAP
9 2 (0.62%) SAP BW
9 2 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (0.62%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Maven
1 2 (0.62%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.62%) JIRA
2 1 (0.31%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (0.31%) Rational Performance Tester
2 1 (0.31%) Axure RP
2 1 (0.31%) Hudson
2 1 (0.31%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.31%) PhantomJS
2 1 (0.31%) LoadRunner
2 1 (0.31%) JUnit
General
1 68 (21.18%) Finance
2 23 (7.17%) Banking
3 18 (5.61%) Retail
4 12 (3.74%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.18%) Local Government
6 5 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.93%) Marketing
7 3 (0.93%) Billing
8 2 (0.62%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.31%) International Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Advertising
9 1 (0.31%) Law
9 1 (0.31%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.36%) Middleware
2 12 (3.74%) HTML
3 11 (3.43%) Web Services
3 11 (3.43%) XML
4 10 (3.12%) .NET
5 9 (2.80%) HTML5
6 6 (1.87%) CSS
6 6 (1.87%) Microformats
7 5 (1.56%) JSON
7 5 (1.56%) JDBC
8 4 (1.25%) ODBC
8 4 (1.25%) OLE DB
8 4 (1.25%) REST
9 3 (0.93%) Ajax
9 3 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
9 3 (0.93%) CSS3
9 3 (0.93%) J2EE
9 3 (0.93%) Oracle ADF
10 2 (0.62%) ASP.NET
10 2 (0.62%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.03%) Management Information System
2 19 (5.92%) CESG
3 12 (3.74%) Mainframe
4 10 (3.12%) Reference Data
4 10 (3.12%) Data Integration
5 9 (2.80%) GIS
6 8 (2.49%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.87%) Open Source
7 6 (1.87%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.87%) Informatics
7 6 (1.87%) Taxonomies
7 6 (1.87%) Ontologies
8 5 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.56%) Clustering
9 4 (1.25%) NHS
9 4 (1.25%) Life Science
10 2 (0.62%) Tandem
10 2 (0.62%) AS400
10 2 (0.62%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 39 (12.15%) Windows
2 20 (6.23%) VME
2 20 (6.23%) MVS
3 16 (4.98%) UNIX
4 9 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (2.80%) Linux
5 7 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.56%) AIX
7 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (0.93%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.62%) Solaris
9 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.62%) Android
10 1 (0.31%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (14.64%) TOGAF
2 38 (11.84%) ITIL
3 37 (11.53%) Enterprise Architecture
4 33 (10.28%) Service Management
5 32 (9.97%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (8.72%) Project Management
7 27 (8.41%) Zachman Framework
8 26 (8.10%) Migration
9 25 (7.79%) Technical Architecture
10 24 (7.48%) Disaster Recovery
10 24 (7.48%) Business Intelligence
11 21 (6.54%) Data Modelling
11 21 (6.54%) SOA
11 21 (6.54%) Strategic Planning
12 20 (6.23%) Security Architecture
12 20 (6.23%) Asset Management
12 20 (6.23%) Data Analysis
13 19 (5.92%) Risk Management
13 19 (5.92%) Data Management
13 19 (5.92%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 20 (6.23%) SQL
2 16 (4.98%) Java
3 6 (1.87%) T-SQL
4 5 (1.56%) C#
5 4 (1.25%) JavaScript
6 3 (0.93%) Python
6 3 (0.93%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.93%) Ruby
7 2 (0.62%) Apex Code
7 2 (0.62%) Scala
7 2 (0.62%) XPath
8 1 (0.31%) VB
8 1 (0.31%) C++
8 1 (0.31%) COBOL
8 1 (0.31%) C
Qualifications
1 60 (18.69%) Security Cleared
2 47 (14.64%) SC Cleared
3 28 (8.72%) CISSP
4 14 (4.36%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (4.36%) CCIE
5 11 (3.43%) Degree
5 11 (3.43%) JNCIE
6 10 (3.12%) CISA
7 5 (1.56%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 4 (1.25%) JNCIP
8 4 (1.25%) CCNP
8 4 (1.25%) CCDP
9 2 (0.62%) CISM
9 2 (0.62%) PMP
9 2 (0.62%) PMI Certification
9 2 (0.62%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.80%) PCI DSS
2 7 (2.18%) BS7799
3 6 (1.87%) SNOMED CT
4 3 (0.93%) QA
5 2 (0.62%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 2 (0.62%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.31%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (3.74%) Hyper-V
2 8 (2.49%) Active Directory
3 5 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.93%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (0.62%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (2.18%) SCOM
2 6 (1.87%) SCSM
2 6 (1.87%) SCCM
3 4 (1.25%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.31%) WMI
4 1 (0.31%) Puppet
4 1 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.31%) MOM
4 1 (0.31%) Nagios
Vendors
1 44 (13.71%) Oracle
2 28 (8.72%) Microsoft
3 23 (7.17%) Cisco
4 15 (4.67%) Juniper
5 14 (4.36%) SAP
5 14 (4.36%) Cyber-Ark
6 10 (3.12%) HP
7 9 (2.80%) IBM
7 9 (2.80%) Informatica
8 8 (2.49%) VMware
9 7 (2.18%) Business Objects
10 6 (1.87%) Teradata
10 6 (1.87%) 3PAR
11 5 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.56%) Avaya
12 4 (1.25%) Redback
12 4 (1.25%) ESRI
12 4 (1.25%) Cognos
12 4 (1.25%) Citrix
13 3 (0.93%) Fortinet
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