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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 18 23 51
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +28
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 241 157 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.55% 6.40% 3.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.04% 6.93% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 112 54
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£550 £465 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.27% -2.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £350 £397
10% offered a daily rate of more than £699 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £46.63 - £38.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.93 - £35.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.33 - £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £44.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-13.55% -6.84%
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
2999 2266 2328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.98% 92.41% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1952 1393 1385
Average daily rate £385 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £476 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 160 192
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £35.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Architect Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 January 2015. 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
Bristol +4 70 £518 +11.89% 21
Wiltshire -2 68 £550 +9.83% 7
Somerset +24 32 £673 +28.09% 12
Gloucestershire -1 27 £438 - 4
Dorset 0 16 £676 +62.77% 5
Devon -14 4 £575 +27.77%
Avon - - - -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 145 (29.41%) Finance
2 113 (22.92%) Security Cleared
3 89 (18.05%) Microsoft
4 82 (16.63%) Java
4 82 (16.63%) Retail
5 79 (16.02%) SOA
6 77 (15.62%) Stakeholder Management
7 72 (14.60%) TOGAF
8 70 (14.20%) SC Cleared
9 67 (13.59%) Agile Software Development
10 65 (13.18%) Oracle
10 65 (13.18%) SAP
10 65 (13.18%) ITIL
11 58 (11.76%) SQL
11 58 (11.76%) Banking
12 50 (10.14%) Data Modelling
12 50 (10.14%) Enterprise Architecture
13 48 (9.74%) Windows
14 47 (9.53%) .NET
15 45 (9.13%) Data Architecture
16 44 (8.92%) UML
17 43 (8.72%) UNIX
17 43 (8.72%) Business Intelligence
18 41 (8.32%) Active Directory
18 41 (8.32%) Migration
18 41 (8.32%) Telecoms
19 39 (7.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
20 38 (7.71%) Open Source
20 38 (7.71%) Web Services
21 37 (7.51%) Cisco

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 23 (4.67%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
3 16 (3.25%) SharePoint 2010
4 15 (3.04%) CMS
4 15 (3.04%) SharePoint 2013
5 14 (2.84%) Lync
6 12 (2.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (2.23%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.83%) SAS
8 9 (1.83%) WebLogic
9 8 (1.62%) Apache
10 7 (1.42%) Oracle Service Bus
11 6 (1.22%) OpenStack
12 5 (1.01%) Eucalyptus
13 4 (0.81%) IIS
14 3 (0.61%) Magnolia
14 3 (0.61%) Drupal
14 3 (0.61%) JBoss
15 2 (0.41%) Oracle Workflow
15 2 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (4.87%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.01%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.41%) MS Project
4 2 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 20 (4.06%) Dynamics AX
2 16 (3.25%) Dynamics CRM
3 10 (2.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.61%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.61%) SAP HR
4 3 (0.61%) SAP Payroll
5 2 (0.41%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.41%) Summit
5 2 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.41%) PeopleSoft HRMS
6 1 (0.20%) Cordys
6 1 (0.20%) Changepoint
6 1 (0.20%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.20%) Tridion
6 1 (0.20%) Agresso
6 1 (0.20%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
1 17 (3.45%) IaaS
2 14 (2.84%) PaaS
3 13 (2.64%) SaaS
3 13 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.61%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 32 (6.49%) Firewall
1 32 (6.49%) LAN
2 29 (5.88%) WAN
3 25 (5.07%) Internet
4 12 (2.43%) DNS
5 10 (2.03%) Ethernet
6 9 (1.83%) VPN
7 8 (1.62%) SSL
7 8 (1.62%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (1.42%) BGP
8 7 (1.42%) OSPF
9 6 (1.22%) IPsec
9 6 (1.22%) SAN
9 6 (1.22%) Network Security
9 6 (1.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (1.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 5 (1.01%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.81%) HTTPS
11 4 (0.81%) SSH
12 3 (0.61%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.29%) Data Warehouse
2 23 (4.67%) DB2
3 18 (3.65%) SQL Server
4 12 (2.43%) MySQL
5 11 (2.23%) Relational Database
6 10 (2.03%) RDBMS
7 9 (1.83%) Oracle Database
7 9 (1.83%) Hadoop
8 8 (1.62%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.42%) Big Data
9 7 (1.42%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 4 (0.81%) Ingres
12 3 (0.61%) Aerospike
12 3 (0.61%) Couchbase
12 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.61%) Jackrabbit
12 3 (0.61%) JasperReports
13 2 (0.41%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.01%) Axure RP
2 3 (0.61%) PHPUnit
3 2 (0.41%) ERwin
3 2 (0.41%) Toad
3 2 (0.41%) Maven
3 2 (0.41%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.41%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (0.20%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.20%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.20%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.20%) Selenium
4 1 (0.20%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.20%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.20%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.20%) Introscope
General
1 145 (29.41%) Finance
2 82 (16.63%) Retail
3 58 (11.76%) Banking
4 41 (8.32%) Telecoms
5 37 (7.51%) Retail Banking
6 30 (6.09%) Manufacturing
7 12 (2.43%) Marketing
8 9 (1.83%) Electronics
9 5 (1.01%) Local Government
10 2 (0.41%) Back Office
10 2 (0.41%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Military
11 1 (0.20%) Advertising
11 1 (0.20%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (9.53%) .NET
2 38 (7.71%) Web Services
3 19 (3.85%) HTML
4 16 (3.25%) .NET Framework
5 15 (3.04%) J2EE
6 14 (2.84%) XML
6 14 (2.84%) Middleware
7 13 (2.64%) HTML5
8 12 (2.43%) Java EE
9 11 (2.23%) Application Packaging
10 10 (2.03%) Hibernate
10 10 (2.03%) CSS
10 10 (2.03%) Spring
11 9 (1.83%) JSON
12 8 (1.62%) REST
13 6 (1.22%) Ajax
14 5 (1.01%) SOAP
15 4 (0.81%) LAMP
15 4 (0.81%) JDBC
15 4 (0.81%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.71%) Open Source
2 29 (5.88%) Management Information System
3 25 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (3.65%) Clustering
5 17 (3.45%) Mobile Banking
6 16 (3.25%) Reference Data
7 13 (2.64%) Data Integration
7 13 (2.64%) GIS
8 12 (2.43%) User Experience
9 9 (1.83%) Digital Media
9 9 (1.83%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.83%) DTV
10 8 (1.62%) Mainframe
10 8 (1.62%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.42%) Online Banking
11 7 (1.42%) Replication
12 6 (1.22%) N-Tier
12 6 (1.22%) Taxonomies
12 6 (1.22%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 48 (9.74%) Windows
2 43 (8.72%) UNIX
3 25 (5.07%) Linux
4 13 (2.64%) zOS
5 9 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.01%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.01%) Android
8 4 (0.81%) VMS
9 3 (0.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.61%) AIX
10 2 (0.41%) Fedora
10 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.41%) Solaris
10 2 (0.41%) CentOS
11 1 (0.20%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (16.02%) SOA
2 77 (15.62%) Stakeholder Management
3 72 (14.60%) TOGAF
4 67 (13.59%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (13.18%) ITIL
6 50 (10.14%) Data Modelling
6 50 (10.14%) Enterprise Architecture
7 45 (9.13%) Data Architecture
8 44 (8.92%) UML
9 43 (8.72%) Business Intelligence
10 41 (8.32%) Migration
11 35 (7.10%) CRM
11 35 (7.10%) E-Commerce
12 33 (6.69%) Information Security
13 29 (5.88%) Project Management
13 29 (5.88%) PRINCE2
14 23 (4.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 23 (4.67%) Technical Architecture
14 23 (4.67%) Information Management
14 23 (4.67%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 82 (16.63%) Java
2 58 (11.76%) SQL
3 29 (5.88%) C#
4 26 (5.27%) JavaScript
5 17 (3.45%) PHP
6 11 (2.23%) Ruby
6 11 (2.23%) VB
7 10 (2.03%) Delphi
8 7 (1.42%) Scala
9 6 (1.22%) Perl
9 6 (1.22%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.01%) Python
10 5 (1.01%) T-SQL
11 4 (0.81%) C
11 4 (0.81%) Korn
12 3 (0.61%) Golang
12 3 (0.61%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.41%) X++
14 1 (0.20%) VB6
14 1 (0.20%) XPath
Qualifications
1 113 (22.92%) Security Cleared
2 70 (14.20%) SC Cleared
3 25 (5.07%) Degree
3 25 (5.07%) DV Cleared
4 19 (3.85%) ISEB
5 9 (1.83%) CISSP
6 6 (1.22%) CISM
6 6 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (0.61%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.61%) CEH
7 3 (0.61%) HND
8 2 (0.41%) CCA
8 2 (0.41%) CCIE
8 2 (0.41%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.20%) ISSAP
9 1 (0.20%) ISSMP
9 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.20%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (4.67%) ISO 9000
3 14 (2.84%) PCI DSS
4 9 (1.83%) QA
5 7 (1.42%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.81%) COBIT
7 2 (0.41%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.41%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.41%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.41%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.20%) COREP
8 1 (0.20%) FINREP
8 1 (0.20%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (8.32%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.65%) Hyper-V
3 17 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.81%) NFS
4 4 (0.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (0.61%) XenApp
5 3 (0.61%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.41%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (0.41%) vSphere
7 1 (0.20%) Postfix
7 1 (0.20%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 8 (1.62%) Puppet
2 5 (1.01%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.41%) SCCM
4 1 (0.20%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 89 (18.05%) Microsoft
2 65 (13.18%) Oracle
2 65 (13.18%) SAP
3 37 (7.51%) Cisco
4 32 (6.49%) VMware
5 30 (6.09%) IBM
6 22 (4.46%) Citrix
7 18 (3.65%) EMC
8 16 (3.25%) Unisys
9 15 (3.04%) Sun
10 8 (1.62%) ICL
11 7 (1.42%) F5
11 7 (1.42%) Informatica
11 7 (1.42%) PeopleSoft
11 7 (1.42%) ATG
11 7 (1.42%) CheckPoint
12 6 (1.22%) TIBCO
12 6 (1.22%) Juniper
13 5 (1.01%) Hyperion
13 5 (1.01%) NetApp
Bristol Area
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Cornwall
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bath
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Blue Personnel
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Somerset
set2recruit
Rate: From £500 to £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
set2recruit
Rate: £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £535.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 10 days ago
Bath
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £520 - £570 per day
Posted: 19 days ago