The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 29 18 21
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 168 234 178
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.64% 7.26% 6.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.90% 7.58% 7.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 155 122
Average daily rate £500 £550 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +16.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £422 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £699 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year
- +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £46.63 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.81 £41.50 £44.63
% change year-on-year
+29.66% -7.00%
Architect
England

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
2846 3089 2451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.54% 95.81% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1906 1957 1481
Average daily rate £375 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 174 162
Average hourly rate £35.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £44.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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 Architect across the South West region.

Architect Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the South West region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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 Architect within the South West region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Wiltshire -7 54 £513 -6.81% 9
Bristol -16 40 £500 -1.47% 13
Somerset -13 16 £498 -26.02% 5
Dorset +2 15 £525 -22.27% 6
Gloucestershire +2 15 £500 +29.03% 8
Devon -1 2 £463 -19.56% 1
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 89 (24.45%) Finance
2 59 (16.21%) Security Cleared
3 58 (15.93%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (13.74%) TOGAF
5 49 (13.46%) SOA
6 47 (12.91%) Telecoms
6 47 (12.91%) Enterprise Architecture
7 38 (10.44%) SC Cleared
7 38 (10.44%) Scrum
8 34 (9.34%) SQL Server
9 33 (9.07%) Oracle
10 31 (8.52%) Migration
11 30 (8.24%) Banking
11 30 (8.24%) Windows
11 30 (8.24%) E-Commerce
12 29 (7.97%) UML
13 28 (7.69%) Web Services
13 28 (7.69%) ITIL
14 27 (7.42%) Technical Architecture
15 25 (6.87%) SQL
15 25 (6.87%) CRM
15 25 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
16 24 (6.59%) Retail
16 24 (6.59%) Data Centre
17 23 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
17 23 (6.32%) Data Modelling
17 23 (6.32%) Java
18 22 (6.04%) Microsoft
18 22 (6.04%) Middleware
19 21 (5.77%) .NET

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 14 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 12 (3.30%) CMS
3 10 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (1.92%) Mule
4 7 (1.92%) SharePoint
5 6 (1.65%) OpenStack
6 5 (1.37%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.82%) Eucalyptus
8 3 (0.82%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.55%) Apache
9 2 (0.55%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.55%) IIS
9 2 (0.55%) JBoss
9 2 (0.55%) SAS
10 1 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.27%) Confluence
10 1 (0.27%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.27%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (2.47%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.55%) MS Office
2 2 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 6 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.55%) Fredhopper
3 2 (0.55%) SAP CO
3 2 (0.55%) SAP FI
3 2 (0.55%) SAP FI/CO
3 2 (0.55%) SDL Web 8
4 1 (0.27%) BigMachines
4 1 (0.27%) Magento
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.27%) Primavera
4 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.27%) SAP hybris
4 1 (0.27%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.27%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.27%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.37%) SaaS
4 3 (0.82%) Google Apps
5 2 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.55%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.27%) GitHub
6 1 (0.27%) Office 365
6 1 (0.27%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 20 (5.49%) Firewall
2 14 (3.85%) LAN
3 10 (2.75%) SAN
4 9 (2.47%) VoIP
4 9 (2.47%) VPN
5 8 (2.20%) DNS
5 8 (2.20%) Network Security
6 7 (1.92%) Ethernet
6 7 (1.92%) MPLS
6 7 (1.92%) MVNO
7 6 (1.65%) Internet
7 6 (1.65%) NAS
7 6 (1.65%) Unified Communications
7 6 (1.65%) WAN
8 5 (1.37%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (1.37%) DHCP
8 5 (1.37%) Junos
8 5 (1.37%) Wireless
9 4 (1.10%) SNMP
9 4 (1.10%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.34%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.77%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (4.67%) NoSQL
4 15 (4.12%) MongoDB
5 13 (3.57%) Big Data
6 5 (1.37%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.10%) MySQL
7 4 (1.10%) RDBMS
7 4 (1.10%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.55%) Apache Accumulo
9 2 (0.55%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.55%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.55%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (0.55%) OrientDB
9 2 (0.55%) QlikView
10 1 (0.27%) Apache Hive
10 1 (0.27%) HBase
10 1 (0.27%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (0.27%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 5 (1.37%) JIRA
2 3 (0.82%) ERwin
2 3 (0.82%) Rational Rose
3 2 (0.55%) Ant
3 2 (0.55%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.55%) Maven
3 2 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.27%) Axure RP
4 1 (0.27%) JProfiler
4 1 (0.27%) JUnit
4 1 (0.27%) Selenium
4 1 (0.27%) Subversion
General
1 89 (24.45%) Finance
2 47 (12.91%) Telecoms
3 30 (8.24%) Banking
4 24 (6.59%) Retail
5 11 (3.02%) Billing
6 9 (2.47%) Marketing
7 7 (1.92%) Retail Banking
8 6 (1.65%) Electronics
8 6 (1.65%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.10%) Back Office
10 3 (0.82%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.82%) Legal
10 3 (0.82%) Military
11 2 (0.55%) Local Government
12 1 (0.27%) Advertising
12 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.69%) Web Services
2 22 (6.04%) Middleware
3 21 (5.77%) .NET
4 16 (4.40%) HTML
5 14 (3.85%) XML
6 13 (3.57%) REST
7 11 (3.02%) SOAP
8 10 (2.75%) J2EE
9 9 (2.47%) Spring
10 8 (2.20%) Hibernate
10 8 (2.20%) WebSphere MQ
11 7 (1.92%) CSS
11 7 (1.92%) EJB
11 7 (1.92%) JSP
12 6 (1.65%) Java EE
12 6 (1.65%) jQuery
13 5 (1.37%) .NET Framework
13 5 (1.37%) XSLT
14 4 (1.10%) LINQ
14 4 (1.10%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.59%) Data Centre
2 13 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.02%) Data Integration
3 11 (3.02%) User Experience
3 11 (3.02%) Visualisation
4 10 (2.75%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.75%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.92%) Mainframe
5 7 (1.92%) Private Cloud
6 6 (1.65%) IVR
7 5 (1.37%) Internet of Things
7 5 (1.37%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.10%) NHS
8 4 (1.10%) Taxonomies
9 3 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.82%) Replication
9 3 (0.82%) SWIFT
10 2 (0.55%) Clustering
10 2 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (0.55%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 30 (8.24%) Windows
2 19 (5.22%) Unix
3 12 (3.30%) Linux
4 7 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (1.65%) Windows Server
5 6 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.37%) Windows XP
7 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (0.82%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.82%) zOS
9 2 (0.55%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (15.93%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (13.74%) TOGAF
3 49 (13.46%) SOA
4 47 (12.91%) Enterprise Architecture
5 38 (10.44%) Scrum
6 31 (8.52%) Migration
7 30 (8.24%) E-Commerce
8 29 (7.97%) UML
9 28 (7.69%) ITIL
10 27 (7.42%) Technical Architecture
11 25 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
11 25 (6.87%) CRM
12 23 (6.32%) Data Modelling
12 23 (6.32%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (5.77%) ETL
14 20 (5.49%) Security Architecture
15 19 (5.22%) Information Security
16 18 (4.95%) Data Architecture
16 18 (4.95%) ERP
17 17 (4.67%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (6.87%) SQL
2 23 (6.32%) Java
3 12 (3.30%) C#
4 9 (2.47%) JavaScript
5 7 (1.92%) PHP
6 6 (1.65%) Perl
7 5 (1.37%) C
8 3 (0.82%) C++
8 3 (0.82%) Ruby
9 2 (0.55%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.55%) PowerShell
9 2 (0.55%) Scala
9 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.55%) VBScript
10 1 (0.27%) Python
10 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 59 (16.21%) Security Cleared
2 38 (10.44%) SC Cleared
3 21 (5.77%) Degree
4 16 (4.40%) CISSP
5 15 (4.12%) DV Cleared
6 7 (1.92%) ISEB
7 6 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.65%) SANS
8 5 (1.37%) CREST Certified
8 5 (1.37%) GWAPT
8 5 (1.37%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.37%) OSCE
8 5 (1.37%) OSCP
9 4 (1.10%) CCIE
9 4 (1.10%) JNCIE
10 3 (0.82%) CLAS
11 2 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.55%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.55%) ISSAP
11 2 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.47%) QA
3 8 (2.20%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
5 5 (1.37%) COBIT
6 3 (0.82%) SEPA
7 2 (0.55%) SLA
8 1 (0.27%) COREP
8 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.27%) FINREP
8 1 (0.27%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.27%) ISO20022
System Software
1 15 (4.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (3.30%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.92%) vSphere
4 6 (1.65%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.82%) vCloud
5 3 (0.82%) VMware ESX
5 3 (0.82%) XenApp
6 2 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.27%) HDFS
7 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.27%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (0.27%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (1.92%) SCCM
2 4 (1.10%) SCOM
3 3 (0.82%) Puppet
4 2 (0.55%) logstash
4 2 (0.55%) Nagios
4 2 (0.55%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.55%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.55%) Zenoss
5 1 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.27%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (9.07%) Oracle
2 22 (6.04%) Microsoft
3 20 (5.49%) Cisco
3 20 (5.49%) IBM
4 17 (4.67%) SAP
5 15 (4.12%) VMware
6 12 (3.30%) hybris
7 11 (3.02%) Teradata
8 8 (2.20%) ATG
9 7 (1.92%) F5
9 7 (1.92%) Informatica
9 7 (1.92%) webMethods
10 6 (1.65%) BMC
10 6 (1.65%) Guidewire
10 6 (1.65%) Hitachi
10 6 (1.65%) HP
10 6 (1.65%) Juniper
11 5 (1.37%) Citrix
11 5 (1.37%) Demandware
11 5 (1.37%) Intel
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