The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 25 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Architect
Rank 132 113 130
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +17
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 12 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.37% 0.045% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.048% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
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£575 £425 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% -22.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £450 £500
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South West 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3091 2070 2610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.38% 92.45% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2020 1295 1483
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 181 212
Average hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.29% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £32.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

Applications Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Applications Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Applications Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Applications Architect Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Applications Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Architect across the South West region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

Applications Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Applications Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Architect within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 November 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
Bristol - 2 - - 2
Applications Architect
England

Applications Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Applications 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 Applications Architect in their job title.

1 8 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 8 (50.00%) VMware
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
1 8 (50.00%) Banking
1 8 (50.00%) Retail
2 5 (31.25%) TOGAF
2 5 (31.25%) Retail Banking
2 5 (31.25%) WebSphere
2 5 (31.25%) Process Management
2 5 (31.25%) Data Security
2 5 (31.25%) SAP
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) Unisys
2 5 (31.25%) EMC
2 5 (31.25%) Citrix
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) IBM
2 5 (31.25%) Mobile Banking
3 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 4 (25.00%) HTML
3 4 (25.00%) SOA
3 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) PHP
4 3 (18.75%) MVC
4 3 (18.75%) Clustering
4 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
4 3 (18.75%) CMS
4 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
4 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure

Applications Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited Applications 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 Applications Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (31.25%) WebSphere
2 3 (18.75%) CMS
2 3 (18.75%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) BusinessWorks
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) SSH
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
1 3 (18.75%) HTTPS
1 3 (18.75%) SAN
1 3 (18.75%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) JasperReports
1 3 (18.75%) Ingres
1 3 (18.75%) RDBMS
1 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.25%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (6.25%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) PHPUnit
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (50.00%) Finance
1 8 (50.00%) Banking
1 8 (50.00%) Retail
2 5 (31.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) HTML
2 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
2 3 (18.75%) DAO
2 3 (18.75%) CSS
2 3 (18.75%) JDBC
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 3 (18.75%) CGI
2 3 (18.75%) Laravel
3 1 (6.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Mobile Banking
2 3 (18.75%) Clustering
2 3 (18.75%) N-Tier
3 1 (6.25%) User Experience
3 1 (6.25%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (18.75%) UNIX
1 3 (18.75%) Linux
1 3 (18.75%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (31.25%) TOGAF
2 5 (31.25%) Process Management
2 5 (31.25%) Data Security
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
3 4 (25.00%) Migration
3 4 (25.00%) SOA
4 3 (18.75%) MVC
4 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
4 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
4 3 (18.75%) Data Management
4 3 (18.75%) Validation
4 3 (18.75%) OO
4 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
4 3 (18.75%) Enterprise Architecture
4 3 (18.75%) Change Control
5 1 (6.25%) User Stories
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) Coaching
5 1 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
2 4 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (25.00%) PHP
3 3 (18.75%) SQL
3 3 (18.75%) Perl
3 3 (18.75%) Korn
3 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.25%) Ruby
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (18.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 3 (18.75%) NFS
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) SAP
2 5 (31.25%) Unisys
2 5 (31.25%) EMC
2 5 (31.25%) Citrix
2 5 (31.25%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) TIBCO
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) Business Objects