The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Preston 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 7 14 17
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 10 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 11.90% 13.89% 4.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 13.16% 14.29% 4.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 2
Average daily rate
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£550 £565 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.65% +88.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £490 £488 £450
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £71.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-16.19% +100.00%
Architect
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Preston 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
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
76 105 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 90.48% 97.22% 96.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 27 31
Average daily rate £438 £405 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% +35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £534 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 10
Average hourly rate £26.76 £22.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.63% +109.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.03 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.88 £50.50 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Architect across the Preston region.

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Preston

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect across the Preston region.

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) Java
2 7 (30.43%) Middleware
3 6 (26.09%) UNIX
4 5 (21.74%) Linux
4 5 (21.74%) Migration
4 5 (21.74%) OpenShift
5 4 (17.39%) Ansible
5 4 (17.39%) Cloud Foundry
5 4 (17.39%) Puppet
5 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (17.39%) DevOps
5 4 (17.39%) Salt
5 4 (17.39%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (17.39%) PaaS
5 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
5 4 (17.39%) VMware
5 4 (17.39%) Windows
6 3 (13.04%) Oracle
6 3 (13.04%) Perl
6 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
6 3 (13.04%) SQL
6 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
6 3 (13.04%) Cisco
6 3 (13.04%) IBM
6 3 (13.04%) EAI
6 3 (13.04%) Internet

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
1 4 (17.39%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (13.04%) OpenStack
3 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (8.70%) ResourceLink
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle iProcurement
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Receivables
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Assets
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) OpenShift
2 4 (17.39%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (17.39%) PaaS
3 2 (8.70%) SuccessFactors
3 2 (8.70%) Boomi
3 2 (8.70%) SaaS
4 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) Internet
1 3 (13.04%) Extranet
2 2 (8.70%) MPLS
2 2 (8.70%) OSPF
2 2 (8.70%) BGP
2 2 (8.70%) ADSL
2 2 (8.70%) LAN
2 2 (8.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
1 1 (4.35%) CouchDB
1 1 (4.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Maven
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) Middleware
2 2 (8.70%) J2EE
3 1 (4.35%) Struts
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
3 1 (4.35%) XML
3 1 (4.35%) XSL
3 1 (4.35%) SVG
3 1 (4.35%) Spring
3 1 (4.35%) Batik
3 1 (4.35%) Akka
3 1 (4.35%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (26.09%) UNIX
2 5 (21.74%) Linux
3 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (17.39%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Migration
2 4 (17.39%) DevOps
3 3 (13.04%) BPEL
3 3 (13.04%) BPMN
3 3 (13.04%) BDD
3 3 (13.04%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (13.04%) E-Commerce
3 3 (13.04%) EAI
3 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.70%) ETL
4 2 (8.70%) ERP
4 2 (8.70%) TDD
4 2 (8.70%) SDLC
5 1 (4.35%) OO
5 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.35%) Analytics
5 1 (4.35%) Open Source
5 1 (4.35%) Security Architecture
5 1 (4.35%) Data Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) Java
2 3 (13.04%) Perl
2 3 (13.04%) PL/SQL
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) Scala
3 2 (8.70%) VBA
3 2 (8.70%) Python
3 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) CCIE
3 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Puppet
1 4 (17.39%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (17.39%) Ansible
1 4 (17.39%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) VMware
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco
2 3 (13.04%) IBM
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 2 (8.70%) Dell
3 2 (8.70%) Software AG
3 2 (8.70%) SAP
3 2 (8.70%) webMethods
4 1 (4.35%) Informatica
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.35%) HP