The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 8 6 14
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 24 22 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 16.22% 20.95% 4.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 16.78% 22.22% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 4
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£438 £458 £436
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% +4.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £413 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £457 £570 £470
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 £44.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year
-13.06% -4.34%
Architect
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Shropshire 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
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
143 99 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 96.62% 94.29% 97.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 49 71
Average daily rate £303 £395 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.31% +14.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 3
Average hourly rate £13.87 £12.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.96% -3.84%
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 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 24 December 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford -1 22 £438 -3.58%
Shrewsbury - - - -
Architect
West Midlands

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 20 (47.62%) Open Source
2 19 (45.24%) Linux
3 16 (38.10%) WebLogic
3 16 (38.10%) UNIX
3 16 (38.10%) Windows
3 16 (38.10%) AIX
3 16 (38.10%) Solaris
3 16 (38.10%) Red Hat
3 16 (38.10%) Jenkins
4 15 (35.71%) Puppet
4 15 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (35.71%) Subversion
4 15 (35.71%) Maven
4 15 (35.71%) J2EE
4 15 (35.71%) Oracle
4 15 (35.71%) JBoss
4 15 (35.71%) Apache
5 14 (33.33%) Java
5 14 (33.33%) Hudson
6 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (28.57%) Perl
7 12 (28.57%) RabbitMQ
7 12 (28.57%) Oracle Database
7 12 (28.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 11 (26.19%) DevOps
8 11 (26.19%) Infrastructure Management
8 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
9 10 (23.81%) JIRA
9 10 (23.81%) Confluence
9 10 (23.81%) Tomcat

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 16 (38.10%) WebLogic
2 15 (35.71%) JBoss
2 15 (35.71%) Apache
3 10 (23.81%) Tomcat
3 10 (23.81%) Confluence
4 3 (7.14%) CMS
5 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.38%) Fredhopper
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.14%) SAN
2 2 (4.76%) Internet
2 2 (4.76%) Firewall
2 2 (4.76%) Network Security
2 2 (4.76%) WAN
3 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 8 (19.05%) Big Data
3 7 (16.67%) Hadoop
4 4 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (38.10%) Jenkins
2 15 (35.71%) Subversion
2 15 (35.71%) Maven
3 14 (33.33%) Hudson
4 10 (23.81%) JIRA
5 1 (2.38%) Ant
5 1 (2.38%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.38%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (2.38%) Finance
1 1 (2.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (35.71%) J2EE
2 12 (28.57%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (11.90%) .NET
4 2 (4.76%) RESTful
4 2 (4.76%) SOAP
5 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (47.62%) Open Source
2 9 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) CESG
4 1 (2.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (45.24%) Linux
2 16 (38.10%) UNIX
2 16 (38.10%) Windows
2 16 (38.10%) AIX
2 16 (38.10%) Solaris
3 15 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (28.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (26.19%) Infrastructure Management
2 11 (26.19%) DevOps
3 7 (16.67%) Service Management
4 5 (11.90%) ITIL
4 5 (11.90%) E-Commerce
5 4 (9.52%) Migration
5 4 (9.52%) TOGAF
5 4 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (9.52%) Security Architecture
6 3 (7.14%) Test Strategy
6 3 (7.14%) Big Data Analytics
6 3 (7.14%) Data Analytics
6 3 (7.14%) Business Analytics
6 3 (7.14%) Analytics
6 3 (7.14%) Resource Management
6 3 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) Java
2 12 (28.57%) Perl
3 2 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (26.19%) Security Cleared
2 7 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.76%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) GxP
System Software
1 10 (23.81%) Squid
2 1 (2.38%) SRDF
2 1 (2.38%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 15 (35.71%) Puppet
2 1 (2.38%) OpenView
2 1 (2.38%) OPNET
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Red Hat
2 15 (35.71%) Oracle
3 10 (23.81%) BEA
4 5 (11.90%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.52%) EMC
6 1 (2.38%) BMC
6 1 (2.38%) HP
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco
6 1 (2.38%) IBM
6 1 (2.38%) Remedy
6 1 (2.38%) ATG
6 1 (2.38%) Omniture
6 1 (2.38%) Endeca
6 1 (2.38%) Brocade
6 1 (2.38%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.38%) hybris
6 1 (2.38%) F5
6 1 (2.38%) Demandware