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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 11 17 5
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 12 2 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 12.37% 3.17% 31.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 12.90% 3.28% 32.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 37
Average daily rate
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£545 £300 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.66% -36.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £300 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £300 £579
UK excluding London average daily rate £495 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £35.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
+31.42% -24.32%
Architect
Lancashire

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
93 61 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 95.88% 96.83% 96.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 33 105
Average daily rate £423 £290 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.68% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £205 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £347 £528
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 £12.27 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.29% -62.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Preston region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 August 2014, 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 13 (61.90%) SAP
1 13 (61.90%) ResourceLink
1 13 (61.90%) SaaS
1 13 (61.90%) SuccessFactors
2 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 12 (57.14%) Java
3 11 (52.38%) SC Cleared
4 10 (47.62%) Perl
4 10 (47.62%) PL/SQL
4 10 (47.62%) SQL
4 10 (47.62%) VBA
4 10 (47.62%) Python
5 9 (42.86%) Dell
5 9 (42.86%) Software AG
5 9 (42.86%) Shell Script
5 9 (42.86%) webMethods
5 9 (42.86%) Degree
6 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
6 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
7 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
7 3 (14.29%) UNIX
7 3 (14.29%) Service Management
7 3 (14.29%) Finance
7 3 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (9.52%) DevOps
8 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (9.52%) Puppet
8 2 (9.52%) MODAF
8 2 (9.52%) Zachman Framework

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
1 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Excel
2 3 (14.29%) MS Visio
2 3 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (61.90%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 13 (61.90%) SaaS
1 13 (61.90%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Hudson
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) UNIX
2 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Service Management
2 2 (9.52%) DevOps
2 2 (9.52%) MODAF
2 2 (9.52%) Zachman Framework
2 2 (9.52%) TOGAF
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.76%) TDD
3 1 (4.76%) Supplier Management
3 1 (4.76%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (4.76%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) Java
2 10 (47.62%) Perl
2 10 (47.62%) PL/SQL
2 10 (47.62%) SQL
2 10 (47.62%) VBA
2 10 (47.62%) Python
3 9 (42.86%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.76%) PHP
4 1 (4.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 11 (52.38%) SC Cleared
3 9 (42.86%) Degree
4 1 (4.76%) BC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (9.52%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) SAP
2 9 (42.86%) Dell
2 9 (42.86%) Software AG
2 9 (42.86%) webMethods
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Curam
4 1 (4.76%) VMware
4 1 (4.76%) Mercator