The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset 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 23 28 33
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 27 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 7.80% 4.31% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.33% 4.57% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 0
Average daily rate
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£484 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.96% -
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
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset 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
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
324 219 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 93.64% 94.40% 96.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 135 92
Average daily rate £350 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £218 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 15
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £10.58 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.59 £22.93 £27.50
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 Somerset

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

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

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Somerset

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 29 August 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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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
Taunton -4 14 £484 +54.72%
Bath - 4 £350 - 3
Templecombe - - - -
Architect
South West

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 29 (61.70%) SOA
2 20 (42.55%) Security Cleared
3 17 (36.17%) IaaS
4 12 (25.53%) Risk Management
5 11 (23.40%) DV Cleared
5 11 (23.40%) Enterprise Architecture
6 10 (21.28%) Manufacturing
6 10 (21.28%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (19.15%) ITIL
7 9 (19.15%) SOAP
7 9 (19.15%) Web Services
7 9 (19.15%) TOGAF
8 8 (17.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 8 (17.02%) WebSphere
8 8 (17.02%) RMADS
8 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
8 8 (17.02%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (17.02%) RUP
8 8 (17.02%) ISO 9000
8 8 (17.02%) IBM WebSphere Certification
8 8 (17.02%) JMS
9 7 (14.89%) CISSP
9 7 (14.89%) OWASP
9 7 (14.89%) CEH
10 5 (10.64%) Active Directory
10 5 (10.64%) SAP
10 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (10.64%) Digital Media
11 4 (8.51%) Zachman Framework
11 4 (8.51%) Security Architecture

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 10 (21.28%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (17.02%) WebSphere
2 8 (17.02%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (6.38%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (36.17%) IaaS
2 3 (6.38%) SaaS
3 2 (4.26%) Office 365
3 2 (4.26%) PaaS
3 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) Firewall
2 3 (6.38%) Internet
3 1 (2.13%) Wireless
3 1 (2.13%) LAN
3 1 (2.13%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (21.28%) Manufacturing
2 3 (6.38%) Retail
3 2 (4.26%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (19.15%) SOAP
1 9 (19.15%) Web Services
2 8 (17.02%) JMS
3 3 (6.38%) XML
3 3 (6.38%) .NET
3 3 (6.38%) HTML
4 2 (4.26%) HTML5
4 2 (4.26%) WCF
4 2 (4.26%) XSD
4 2 (4.26%) XSLT
4 2 (4.26%) JSP
4 2 (4.26%) XML Schema
5 1 (2.13%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) RMADS
2 5 (10.64%) Digital Media
3 3 (6.38%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.51%) Windows
2 1 (2.13%) Solaris
2 1 (2.13%) Linux
2 1 (2.13%) Android
2 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (61.70%) SOA
2 12 (25.53%) Risk Management
3 11 (23.40%) Enterprise Architecture
4 9 (19.15%) ITIL
4 9 (19.15%) TOGAF
5 8 (17.02%) RUP
6 7 (14.89%) OWASP
7 5 (10.64%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (8.51%) Zachman Framework
8 4 (8.51%) Security Architecture
8 4 (8.51%) Software Engineering
8 4 (8.51%) Information Assurance
8 4 (8.51%) Data Architecture
9 3 (6.38%) ERP
10 2 (4.26%) Change Control
10 2 (4.26%) Database Tuning
10 2 (4.26%) UML
10 2 (4.26%) PRINCE2
10 2 (4.26%) MVC
11 1 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.13%) C
1 1 (2.13%) Java
1 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
1 1 (2.13%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 20 (42.55%) Security Cleared
2 11 (23.40%) DV Cleared
3 8 (17.02%) SC Cleared
3 8 (17.02%) IBM WebSphere Certification
4 7 (14.89%) CISSP
4 7 (14.89%) CEH
5 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (17.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 8 (17.02%) ISO 9000
2 4 (8.51%) QA
3 1 (2.13%) ISO 9001
3 1 (2.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (10.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.13%) Oracle RAC
Vendors
1 5 (10.64%) SAP
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.13%) BT
3 1 (2.13%) VMware
3 1 (2.13%) Remedy
3 1 (2.13%) HP
3 1 (2.13%) EMC
3 1 (2.13%) CA
3 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
3 1 (2.13%) Cisco
3 1 (2.13%) Sun
3 1 (2.13%) JBoss
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle
3 1 (2.13%) PlateSpin
3 1 (2.13%) MobileIron