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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 10 28 39
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +11
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 352 154 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 9.58% 5.02% 4.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 10.29% 5.44% 4.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 96 63
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £388 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Average hourly rate £59.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.50%
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
3422 2832 2183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.17% 92.40% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1942 1531 1046
Average daily rate £388 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £205 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 178 173
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.71 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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
Cheshire +23 124 £500 +0.50% 11
Manchester +19 107 £473 +5.00% 16
Lancashire +12 63 £548 +1.86% 1
Merseyside -1 17 £483 -3.50% 1
Cumbria - 2 £488 -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 138 (21.40%) Oracle
2 130 (20.16%) Finance
3 124 (19.22%) UNIX
4 112 (17.36%) Microsoft
4 112 (17.36%) Agile Software Development
5 107 (16.59%) Migration
6 105 (16.28%) Java
7 99 (15.35%) Windows
8 83 (12.87%) TOGAF
9 82 (12.71%) Security Cleared
10 78 (12.09%) Linux
11 75 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
11 75 (11.63%) Citrix
12 61 (9.46%) Middleware
13 59 (9.15%) SC Cleared
13 59 (9.15%) Amazon AWS
14 56 (8.68%) Big Data
15 55 (8.53%) Data Centre
16 53 (8.22%) Banking
16 53 (8.22%) Data Modelling
16 53 (8.22%) SOA
17 49 (7.60%) SQL
18 47 (7.29%) VMware
18 47 (7.29%) JavaScript
18 47 (7.29%) Enterprise Architecture
19 45 (6.98%) SAP
20 42 (6.51%) MongoDB
20 42 (6.51%) AngularJS
21 41 (6.36%) Data Architecture
21 41 (6.36%) SQL Server

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 32 (4.96%) Node.js
2 19 (2.95%) JBoss
3 16 (2.48%) SharePoint
3 16 (2.48%) IIS
4 14 (2.17%) SAS
4 14 (2.17%) NetWeaver
4 14 (2.17%) WebSphere
5 13 (2.02%) IBM Notes
6 9 (1.40%) CICS
7 8 (1.24%) MS Exchange
7 8 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
8 7 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.93%) Liferay
10 5 (0.78%) Office Communications Server
10 5 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (0.78%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.62%) Documentum
11 4 (0.62%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.62%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 24 (3.72%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.55%) MS Visio
2 10 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 9 (1.40%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.47%) PowerPivot
5 2 (0.31%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.16%) SPSS
6 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 16 (2.48%) Oracle BPM
2 15 (2.33%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (1.40%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.62%) Oracle Retail
4 4 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.31%) Cognos TM1
6 2 (0.31%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.31%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.31%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.16%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.16%) Maximo
7 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 59 (9.15%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (6.20%) Cloud Computing
3 36 (5.58%) IaaS
4 35 (5.43%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (2.17%) PaaS
6 11 (1.71%) Office 365
7 5 (0.78%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.47%) IBM Blueworks
8 3 (0.47%) SoftLayer
8 3 (0.47%) HP Helion
8 3 (0.47%) SaaS
9 2 (0.31%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
9 2 (0.31%) Boomi
10 1 (0.16%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 41 (6.36%) WAN
2 28 (4.34%) Firewall
3 22 (3.41%) LAN
4 21 (3.26%) Internet
5 19 (2.95%) MPLS
6 17 (2.64%) SAN
7 16 (2.48%) OSPF
7 16 (2.48%) BGP
8 10 (1.55%) NAS
9 9 (1.40%) Cisco ASA
9 9 (1.40%) Wireless
10 8 (1.24%) VPLS
10 8 (1.24%) iSCSI
10 8 (1.24%) Fibre Channel
10 8 (1.24%) EIGRP
10 8 (1.24%) DMZ
10 8 (1.24%) SSL
11 7 (1.09%) DHCP
11 7 (1.09%) VPN
12 6 (0.93%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (11.63%) Data Warehouse
2 56 (8.68%) Big Data
3 42 (6.51%) MongoDB
4 41 (6.36%) SQL Server
5 40 (6.20%) Hadoop
6 34 (5.27%) Apache Cassandra
7 29 (4.50%) Oracle Database
8 16 (2.48%) NoSQL
9 14 (2.17%) SAP HANA
9 14 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
10 13 (2.02%) Relational Database
11 11 (1.71%) DB2
11 11 (1.71%) RDBMS
12 7 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 6 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 6 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
14 4 (0.62%) Redis
14 4 (0.62%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 7 (1.09%) Lombardi
2 5 (0.78%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.62%) JUnit
3 4 (0.62%) Selenium
4 3 (0.47%) ERwin
4 3 (0.47%) Maven
5 2 (0.31%) MSI
5 2 (0.31%) WiX
5 2 (0.31%) MSBuild
5 2 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.31%) Ant
5 2 (0.31%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.16%) Axure RP
6 1 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 130 (20.16%) Finance
2 53 (8.22%) Banking
3 26 (4.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 25 (3.88%) Manufacturing
5 17 (2.64%) Retail
5 17 (2.64%) Local Government
6 14 (2.17%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.78%) Legal
8 4 (0.62%) Marketing
8 4 (0.62%) Law
9 3 (0.47%) Publishing
10 2 (0.31%) Electronics
10 2 (0.31%) Automotive
10 2 (0.31%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (9.46%) Middleware
2 42 (6.51%) AngularJS
3 38 (5.89%) .NET
3 38 (5.89%) Web Services
4 31 (4.81%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 29 (4.50%) J2EE
6 20 (3.10%) Spring
7 17 (2.64%) HTML
7 17 (2.64%) Hibernate
7 17 (2.64%) CSS
8 15 (2.33%) REST
8 15 (2.33%) Apache Camel
9 14 (2.17%) HTML5
10 13 (2.02%) CSS3
11 12 (1.86%) RESTful
11 12 (1.86%) XML
12 11 (1.71%) SAML
12 11 (1.71%) Spring MVC
12 11 (1.71%) OAuth
13 9 (1.40%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 55 (8.53%) Data Centre
2 39 (6.05%) Visualisation
3 34 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
4 30 (4.65%) Mainframe
4 30 (4.65%) Informatics
5 27 (4.19%) Management Information System
6 18 (2.79%) Private Cloud
7 17 (2.64%) PMI
8 15 (2.33%) Data Integration
8 15 (2.33%) User Experience
9 14 (2.17%) Reference Data
10 12 (1.86%) NHS
11 11 (1.71%) Replication
11 11 (1.71%) Clustering
12 10 (1.55%) CESG
12 10 (1.55%) Mobile App
13 9 (1.40%) CESG CLAS
13 9 (1.40%) Computer Science
14 8 (1.24%) Celerra
14 8 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 124 (19.22%) UNIX
2 99 (15.35%) Windows
3 78 (12.09%) Linux
4 28 (4.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (3.41%) Solaris
7 19 (2.95%) AIX
8 16 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (1.71%) MVS
10 8 (1.24%) VME
11 6 (0.93%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.78%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.62%) HPUX
14 3 (0.47%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.31%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.31%) Android
15 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.31%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (17.36%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (16.59%) Migration
3 83 (12.87%) TOGAF
4 53 (8.22%) Data Modelling
4 53 (8.22%) SOA
5 47 (7.29%) Enterprise Architecture
6 41 (6.36%) Data Architecture
7 37 (5.74%) Business Intelligence
8 36 (5.58%) Stakeholder Management
8 36 (5.58%) Open Source
9 32 (4.96%) Project Management
10 31 (4.81%) CRM
10 31 (4.81%) Machine Learning
11 28 (4.34%) Process Management
11 28 (4.34%) Technical Architecture
12 27 (4.19%) ERP
13 25 (3.88%) Disaster Recovery
13 25 (3.88%) Configuration Management
13 25 (3.88%) SDLC
14 22 (3.41%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 105 (16.28%) Java
2 49 (7.60%) SQL
3 47 (7.29%) JavaScript
4 33 (5.12%) R
5 28 (4.34%) Python
6 24 (3.72%) Scala
7 16 (2.48%) Ruby
8 8 (1.24%) COBOL
9 5 (0.78%) C++
9 5 (0.78%) PHP
10 4 (0.62%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.47%) Perl
11 3 (0.47%) VBA
11 3 (0.47%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.31%) C
12 2 (0.31%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.31%) JCL
13 1 (0.16%) SAS Macro
13 1 (0.16%) Assembly Language
13 1 (0.16%) REXX
Qualifications
1 82 (12.71%) Security Cleared
2 59 (9.15%) SC Cleared
3 18 (2.79%) Degree
4 17 (2.64%) PMI Certification
5 15 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (2.02%) CCIE
7 12 (1.86%) CISSP
8 9 (1.40%) CCNP
9 4 (0.62%) MCSE
9 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.47%) CCA
10 3 (0.47%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (0.47%) CCEA
10 3 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.47%) MCSD
10 3 (0.47%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.47%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.31%) CCDP
11 2 (0.31%) ISEB
11 2 (0.31%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.64%) GMP
1 17 (2.64%) GxP
2 15 (2.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 8 (1.24%) QA
4 4 (0.62%) SLA
5 3 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.31%) COBIT
7 1 (0.16%) FINREP
7 1 (0.16%) Basel III
System Software
1 31 (4.81%) Active Directory
1 31 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (3.72%) Hyper-V
3 16 (2.48%) VMware ESX
4 13 (2.02%) XenApp
5 11 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (1.24%) Terminal Services
6 8 (1.24%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (1.24%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 6 (0.93%) Xen
8 4 (0.62%) Squid
9 3 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.47%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.31%) XenServer
11 1 (0.16%) HDFS
11 1 (0.16%) UAG
Systems Management
1 38 (5.89%) Opscode Chef
2 33 (5.12%) StatsD
3 14 (2.17%) SCCM
4 7 (1.09%) Puppet
5 5 (0.78%) Salt
6 4 (0.62%) Ansible
6 4 (0.62%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.47%) SCOM
8 2 (0.31%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.31%) WSUS
8 2 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (0.31%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.16%) OpenView
9 1 (0.16%) Nagios
9 1 (0.16%) Cacti
9 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (0.16%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.16%) Icinga
Vendors
1 138 (21.40%) Oracle
2 112 (17.36%) Microsoft
3 75 (11.63%) Citrix
4 47 (7.29%) VMware
5 45 (6.98%) SAP
6 41 (6.36%) Cisco
7 34 (5.27%) IBM
7 34 (5.27%) Teradata
8 33 (5.12%) Tableau
9 30 (4.65%) Apigee
9 30 (4.65%) Mashery
10 21 (3.26%) EMC
11 20 (3.10%) CheckPoint
12 16 (2.48%) Juniper
13 14 (2.17%) HP
14 13 (2.02%) Lotus
15 11 (1.71%) Pega
16 10 (1.55%) SolarWinds
17 8 (1.24%) Red Hat
17 8 (1.24%) Informatica
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