The first table below looks at the demand for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire 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 18 April 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 Shropshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 17 6 7
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 9 21 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 6.72% 17.50% 12.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.41% 18.26% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 14
Average daily rate £490 £565 £444
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.27% +27.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £445 £406
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £565 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.25 £55.00 £40.07
% change year-on-year
-19.54% +37.25%
Job Titles Category
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107 115 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 79.85% 95.83% 93.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 55 90
Average daily rate £350 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £565 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £10.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Architect
West Midlands

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Telford -9 9 £490 -13.27%
Architect
West Midlands

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 (52.94%) Oracle
2 12 (35.29%) J2EE
2 12 (35.29%) Java
2 12 (35.29%) WebLogic
3 10 (29.41%) Linux
4 9 (26.47%) RUP
4 9 (26.47%) Software Architecture
4 9 (26.47%) Waterfall
5 8 (23.53%) Windows
5 8 (23.53%) AIX
5 8 (23.53%) Solaris
6 7 (20.59%) Firewall
6 7 (20.59%) SQL
6 7 (20.59%) OO
6 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (20.59%) Oracle Database
7 5 (14.71%) Event-Driven Architecture
7 5 (14.71%) Pega
7 5 (14.71%) NoSQL
7 5 (14.71%) OSGi
7 5 (14.71%) Java EE
7 5 (14.71%) Problem Management
7 5 (14.71%) BPEL
7 5 (14.71%) Tomcat
7 5 (14.71%) EAI
7 5 (14.71%) Data Modelling
7 5 (14.71%) SOA
7 5 (14.71%) PL/SQL
7 5 (14.71%) MySQL
7 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 12 (35.29%) WebLogic
2 5 (14.71%) Tomcat
3 3 (8.82%) Apache
4 2 (5.88%) Documentum
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.94%) IIS
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) Firewall
2 4 (11.76%) FTP
3 3 (8.82%) DNS
4 2 (5.88%) Internet
4 2 (5.88%) BIG-IP
4 2 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 2 (5.88%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (2.94%) X.500
5 1 (2.94%) HTTP
5 1 (2.94%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) Oracle Database
2 5 (14.71%) NoSQL
2 5 (14.71%) MySQL
3 4 (11.76%) Oracle OWB
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Eclipse
2 4 (11.76%) ClearQuest
2 4 (11.76%) Log4j
2 4 (11.76%) ClearCase
3 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.94%) WinDbg
General
1 2 (5.88%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (35.29%) J2EE
2 5 (14.71%) OSGi
2 5 (14.71%) Java EE
3 4 (11.76%) JMS
3 4 (11.76%) SOAP
3 4 (11.76%) Web Services
3 4 (11.76%) XSLT
3 4 (11.76%) RESTful
3 4 (11.76%) JAX-RS
4 3 (8.82%) Spring
5 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.94%) .NET
5 1 (2.94%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.71%) Clustering
2 4 (11.76%) Replication
3 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 10 (29.41%) Linux
2 8 (23.53%) Windows
2 8 (23.53%) AIX
2 8 (23.53%) Solaris
3 7 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (11.76%) SUSE
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.88%) UNIX
6 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) RUP
1 9 (26.47%) Software Architecture
1 9 (26.47%) Waterfall
2 7 (20.59%) OO
3 5 (14.71%) Event-Driven Architecture
3 5 (14.71%) Problem Management
3 5 (14.71%) BPEL
3 5 (14.71%) EAI
3 5 (14.71%) Data Modelling
3 5 (14.71%) SOA
3 5 (14.71%) Configuration Management
4 4 (11.76%) Project Planning
5 3 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (8.82%) Software Engineering
5 3 (8.82%) Migration
5 3 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (5.88%) Scrum
6 2 (5.88%) OOP
7 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.94%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 12 (35.29%) Java
2 7 (20.59%) SQL
3 5 (14.71%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.94%) Korn
4 1 (2.94%) VB6
4 1 (2.94%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.88%) MCSA
2 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.76%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (5.88%) Squid
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) MIIS
Vendors
1 18 (52.94%) Oracle
2 5 (14.71%) Pega
2 5 (14.71%) IBM
2 5 (14.71%) BEA
2 5 (14.71%) webMethods
3 4 (11.76%) WSO2
4 3 (8.82%) Business Objects
4 3 (8.82%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.88%) Informatica
5 2 (5.88%) F5