The first table below looks at the demand for the Senior 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 Senior Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Senior Architect
Rank 126 117 136
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Senior Architect 4 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.34% 0.031%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.37% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 0
Average daily rate
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£539 £338 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £515 £456 £425
% change year-on-year
+12.87% +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 - £65.00
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2816 2464 2980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.65% 92.49% 91.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1544 1176 1518
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 187 224
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Senior Architect
England

Senior Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Senior Architect in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Senior Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Senior 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 Senior Architect across the North West region.

Senior Architect Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Senior 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 Senior Architect across the North West region.

Senior Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Senior 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 Senior Architect within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 July 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 +6 1 - - 2
Merseyside - 1 £515 -
Manchester - - - - 2
Senior Architect
England

Senior Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Senior 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 Senior Architect in their job title.

1 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Architecture
1 3 (18.75%) Analytics
1 3 (18.75%) Information Security
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
1 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
2 2 (12.50%) Mercator
2 2 (12.50%) BS7799
2 2 (12.50%) B2C
2 2 (12.50%) CISSP
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) SAP
2 2 (12.50%) Web Services
2 2 (12.50%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 2 (12.50%) TDD
2 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 2 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
2 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
2 2 (12.50%) CESG
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) CISA
2 2 (12.50%) Information Security Management
2 2 (12.50%) Security Management
2 2 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
2 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 2 (12.50%) Business Transformation
2 2 (12.50%) Data Protection

Senior Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Senior 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 Senior Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MySQL
1 1 (6.25%) RDBMS
1 1 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (6.25%) MongoDB
1 1 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
1 1 (6.25%) StreamInsight
1 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Hudson
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
1 2 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (6.25%) Django
2 1 (6.25%) OAuth
2 1 (6.25%) HTML5
2 1 (6.25%) REST
2 1 (6.25%) CSS3
2 1 (6.25%) Play Framework
2 1 (6.25%) ODBC
2 1 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) OLE DB
2 1 (6.25%) Spring
2 1 (6.25%) Ajax
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby on Rails
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) CSS
2 1 (6.25%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) CESG
2 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 2 (12.50%) Open Source
3 1 (6.25%) LIMS
3 1 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Android
1 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
2 1 (6.25%) AIX
2 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Information Security
1 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
1 3 (18.75%) Security Architecture
1 3 (18.75%) Analytics
2 2 (12.50%) Protective Monitoring
2 2 (12.50%) Business Transformation
2 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
2 2 (12.50%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (12.50%) E-Commerce
2 2 (12.50%) B2C
2 2 (12.50%) Information Security Management
2 2 (12.50%) Security Management
2 2 (12.50%) TDD
2 2 (12.50%) Zachman Framework
2 2 (12.50%) TOGAF
3 1 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) Project Planning
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) Ruby
2 1 (6.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) CISSP
2 2 (12.50%) CISA
2 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) BS7799
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle
1 2 (12.50%) SAP
1 2 (12.50%) Mercator
2 1 (6.25%) Casewise
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) IBM
2 1 (6.25%) Intel
2 1 (6.25%) Salesforce.com