The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Sheffield 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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 17 29 23
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 14 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 6.25% 0.88% 3.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.60% 0.98% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £366 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% -13.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £44.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-13.55% -6.84%
Architect
South Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Sheffield 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
Sheffield
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
212 205 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Sheffield 94.64% 90.31% 93.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 115 89
Average daily rate £315 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £165 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 20
Average hourly rate £12.38 £16.00 £15.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.65% +0.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.90 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.79 £29.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 6 (37.50%) Banking
1 6 (37.50%) IBM
2 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 4 (25.00%) Teradata
3 4 (25.00%) TOGAF
3 4 (25.00%) SAN
3 4 (25.00%) Cognos
3 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
3 4 (25.00%) Data Quality
4 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (18.75%) Zachman Framework
4 3 (18.75%) SCCM
4 3 (18.75%) SCOM
5 2 (12.50%) Business Development
5 2 (12.50%) NAS
5 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
5 2 (12.50%) Information Security
5 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 2 (12.50%) LAN
5 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (12.50%) Windows
5 2 (12.50%) Linux
5 2 (12.50%) WAN
6 1 (6.25%) HTTP
6 1 (6.25%) NFS
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (6.25%) EMC
6 1 (6.25%) Intel

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Sheffield 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 (6.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 1 (6.25%) CICS
1 1 (6.25%) Apache
1 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
1 1 (6.25%) IIS
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Coherence
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) NAS
2 2 (12.50%) LAN
2 2 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) HTTP
3 1 (6.25%) VoIP
3 1 (6.25%) FCoE
3 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (6.25%) iSCSI
3 1 (6.25%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) Hadoop
2 1 (6.25%) HBase
General
1 6 (37.50%) Banking
2 5 (31.25%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Rendezvous
1 1 (6.25%) Middleware
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Thin Client
1 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
1 1 (6.25%) Fat Client
1 1 (6.25%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (6.25%) Solaris
2 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) TOGAF
1 4 (25.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Zachman Framework
3 2 (12.50%) Business Development
3 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (12.50%) Information Security
3 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Benchmarking
4 1 (6.25%) Workflow
4 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (25.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) NFS
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (6.25%) SRDF
1 1 (6.25%) Xen
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
1 1 (6.25%) KVM
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
1 3 (18.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) IBM
2 4 (25.00%) Teradata
2 4 (25.00%) Cognos
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) EMC
3 1 (6.25%) Intel
3 1 (6.25%) NetApp
3 1 (6.25%) TIBCO
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Sybase
3 1 (6.25%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) DataSynapse