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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 13 6 3
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 8 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 7.69% 13.51% 25.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.89% 14.29% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 14
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£500 £493 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% -6.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £451 £447
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £636 £556
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £44.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-13.06% -2.22%
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
90 35 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 86.54% 94.59% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 12 50
Average daily rate £350 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 7
Average hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.75 £12.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.88 £25.00 £35.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 18 (78.26%) Java
2 15 (65.22%) SaaS
3 13 (56.52%) Degree
4 12 (52.17%) ResourceLink
4 12 (52.17%) PL/SQL
4 12 (52.17%) SQL
4 12 (52.17%) VBA
4 12 (52.17%) SAP
4 12 (52.17%) SuccessFactors
5 11 (47.83%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (47.83%) SC Cleared
5 11 (47.83%) Security Cleared
6 9 (39.13%) Perl
6 9 (39.13%) Python
6 9 (39.13%) Dell
6 9 (39.13%) Software AG
6 9 (39.13%) Shell Script
6 9 (39.13%) webMethods
7 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (21.74%) Scala
8 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
8 5 (21.74%) BDD
9 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
9 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
10 3 (13.04%) Web Services
10 3 (13.04%) Oracle
10 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
10 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
10 3 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (13.04%) Oracle APEX

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (13.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 12 (52.17%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 15 (65.22%) SaaS
2 12 (52.17%) SuccessFactors
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.35%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle APEX
General
1 1 (4.35%) Marketing
1 1 (4.35%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) HTML5
2 2 (8.70%) Akka
2 2 (8.70%) Play Framework
2 2 (8.70%) REST
2 2 (8.70%) Hibernate
2 2 (8.70%) Spring
2 2 (8.70%) JSON
2 2 (8.70%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) J2EE
2 2 (8.70%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Open Source
3 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
3 1 (4.35%) Reference Data
3 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) BDD
3 3 (13.04%) Technical Architecture
3 3 (13.04%) Pair Programming
3 3 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (13.04%) Scrum
3 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
4 2 (8.70%) MVC
4 2 (8.70%) TDD
4 2 (8.70%) Data Analysis
4 2 (8.70%) Data Architecture
4 2 (8.70%) Data Modelling
4 2 (8.70%) SOA
4 2 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (8.70%) OO
5 1 (4.35%) ETL
5 1 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Dimensional Modelling
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Analysis
5 1 (4.35%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 18 (78.26%) Java
2 12 (52.17%) PL/SQL
2 12 (52.17%) SQL
2 12 (52.17%) VBA
3 9 (39.13%) Perl
3 9 (39.13%) Python
3 9 (39.13%) Shell Script
4 5 (21.74%) Scala
5 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
6 1 (4.35%) C#
6 1 (4.35%) Ruby
6 1 (4.35%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 13 (56.52%) Degree
2 11 (47.83%) SC Cleared
2 11 (47.83%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) SAP
2 9 (39.13%) Dell
2 9 (39.13%) Software AG
2 9 (39.13%) webMethods
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.04%) Oracle
5 1 (4.35%) Cognos
5 1 (4.35%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) IBM
5 1 (4.35%) Curam