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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 17 33 32
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 253 125 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 7.68% 5.29% 5.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.17% 5.77% 5.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 87 65
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£545 £475 £473
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.73% +0.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £372
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £597 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +4.44%
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 £44.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-13.06% -2.22%
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
3097 2165 2514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.05% 91.66% 93.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2006 1353 1425
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £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 223 185 194
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.48 £34.30 £42.50
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 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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 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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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 +7 74 £545 +14.73% 14
Wiltshire -1 74 £550 +8.05% 4
Gloucestershire +3 32 £475 +9.19% 2
Devon +2 16 £575 +27.77%
Dorset +13 15 £676 +68.87% 3
Somerset +4 15 £438 - 7
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 122 (27.54%) Finance
2 105 (23.70%) Security Cleared
3 85 (19.19%) Java
4 70 (15.80%) Stakeholder Management
5 68 (15.35%) SOA
6 67 (15.12%) Microsoft
7 64 (14.45%) TOGAF
8 59 (13.32%) Agile Software Development
9 58 (13.09%) Oracle
10 56 (12.64%) SC Cleared
11 51 (11.51%) SQL
12 50 (11.29%) SAP
12 50 (11.29%) ITIL
12 50 (11.29%) Retail
13 48 (10.84%) Banking
14 45 (10.16%) Windows
15 41 (9.26%) Enterprise Architecture
16 40 (9.03%) Data Modelling
17 39 (8.80%) Active Directory
17 39 (8.80%) UNIX
18 38 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
18 38 (8.58%) Data Architecture
19 37 (8.35%) Telecoms
19 37 (8.35%) .NET
20 36 (8.13%) Cisco
21 34 (7.67%) Migration
21 34 (7.67%) DV Cleared
22 33 (7.45%) Open Source
22 33 (7.45%) VMware
22 33 (7.45%) Firewall

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 25 (5.64%) SharePoint
2 19 (4.29%) SharePoint 2010
3 17 (3.84%) BizTalk Server
4 15 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (2.71%) Lync
5 12 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (2.26%) SAS
7 8 (1.81%) Apache
8 7 (1.58%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.58%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.35%) Oracle Service Bus
10 5 (1.13%) OpenStack
10 5 (1.13%) Drupal
11 4 (0.90%) Eucalyptus
11 4 (0.90%) CMS
11 4 (0.90%) IIS
11 4 (0.90%) JBoss
12 3 (0.68%) Magnolia
13 2 (0.45%) AquaLogic
13 2 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 18 (4.06%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.13%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.13%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.45%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.45%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 19 (4.29%) Dynamics AX
2 17 (3.84%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.90%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.68%) SAP HR
5 3 (0.68%) SAP Payroll
6 2 (0.45%) Cordys
6 2 (0.45%) Summit
7 1 (0.23%) Tridion
7 1 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.23%) Agresso
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.23%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.23%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 26 (5.87%) IaaS
2 18 (4.06%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (2.48%) SaaS
4 11 (2.48%) PaaS
5 4 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.45%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.45%) Firewall
2 32 (7.22%) LAN
3 26 (5.87%) Internet
4 21 (4.74%) WAN
5 11 (2.48%) DNS
6 10 (2.26%) Network Security
6 10 (2.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 10 (2.26%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 9 (2.03%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (1.81%) VPN
8 8 (1.81%) Ethernet
9 7 (1.58%) SSL
9 7 (1.58%) SAN
9 7 (1.58%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (1.35%) IPsec
10 6 (1.35%) BGP
10 6 (1.35%) OSPF
11 5 (1.13%) LDAP
12 4 (0.90%) SSH
12 4 (0.90%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (5.42%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (4.51%) DB2
3 17 (3.84%) SQL Server
4 10 (2.26%) MySQL
5 9 (2.03%) Oracle Database
5 9 (2.03%) Relational Database
5 9 (2.03%) Big Data
5 9 (2.03%) Hadoop
6 8 (1.81%) RDBMS
7 6 (1.35%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.35%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (1.13%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.90%) Ingres
10 3 (0.68%) Aerospike
10 3 (0.68%) Couchbase
10 3 (0.68%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 3 (0.68%) Jackrabbit
Development Applications
1 5 (1.13%) Axure RP
2 3 (0.68%) PHPUnit
3 2 (0.45%) Maven
3 2 (0.45%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.45%) Toad
4 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.23%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.23%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.23%) Introscope
4 1 (0.23%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.23%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.23%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.23%) Selenium
4 1 (0.23%) FitNesse
General
1 122 (27.54%) Finance
2 50 (11.29%) Retail
3 48 (10.84%) Banking
4 37 (8.35%) Telecoms
5 31 (7.00%) Retail Banking
6 17 (3.84%) Manufacturing
7 10 (2.26%) Marketing
8 6 (1.35%) Electronics
9 3 (0.68%) Local Government
10 2 (0.45%) Back Office
10 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.23%) Advertising
11 1 (0.23%) Automotive
11 1 (0.23%) Legal
11 1 (0.23%) Military
11 1 (0.23%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.35%) .NET
2 28 (6.32%) Web Services
3 15 (3.39%) HTML
3 15 (3.39%) XML
4 14 (3.16%) J2EE
5 11 (2.48%) Middleware
5 11 (2.48%) Hibernate
5 11 (2.48%) HTML5
5 11 (2.48%) Application Packaging
6 10 (2.26%) Java EE
7 9 (2.03%) REST
7 9 (2.03%) Spring
8 8 (1.81%) JSON
8 8 (1.81%) SOAP
8 8 (1.81%) CSS
9 4 (0.90%) Ajax
9 4 (0.90%) Laravel
9 4 (0.90%) LAMP
9 4 (0.90%) SAML
9 4 (0.90%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 33 (7.45%) Open Source
2 23 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (4.97%) Management Information System
4 19 (4.29%) Clustering
5 16 (3.61%) Reference Data
6 15 (3.39%) Mobile Banking
7 12 (2.71%) RMADS
7 12 (2.71%) User Experience
8 11 (2.48%) Data Integration
9 9 (2.03%) Data Structures
10 8 (1.81%) Digital Media
10 8 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.58%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.58%) Online Banking
12 6 (1.35%) Computer Science
12 6 (1.35%) Taxonomies
12 6 (1.35%) IBM Mainframe
12 6 (1.35%) Replication
12 6 (1.35%) DTV
12 6 (1.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 45 (10.16%) Windows
2 39 (8.80%) UNIX
3 22 (4.97%) Linux
4 13 (2.93%) zOS
5 10 (2.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (1.13%) Apple iOS
7 5 (1.13%) Android
8 4 (0.90%) VMS
9 2 (0.45%) CentOS
9 2 (0.45%) Fedora
9 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.23%) AIX
10 1 (0.23%) Solaris
10 1 (0.23%) MVS
10 1 (0.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (15.80%) Stakeholder Management
2 68 (15.35%) SOA
3 64 (14.45%) TOGAF
4 59 (13.32%) Agile Software Development
5 50 (11.29%) ITIL
6 41 (9.26%) Enterprise Architecture
7 40 (9.03%) Data Modelling
8 38 (8.58%) Business Intelligence
8 38 (8.58%) Data Architecture
9 34 (7.67%) Migration
10 31 (7.00%) E-Commerce
10 31 (7.00%) Project Management
11 26 (5.87%) Information Assurance
12 23 (5.19%) CRM
13 22 (4.97%) Security Architecture
14 21 (4.74%) Scrum
15 19 (4.29%) Information Management
16 18 (4.06%) Data Security
16 18 (4.06%) UML
16 18 (4.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 85 (19.19%) Java
2 51 (11.51%) SQL
3 23 (5.19%) JavaScript
4 17 (3.84%) C#
5 14 (3.16%) PHP
6 10 (2.26%) Delphi
7 9 (2.03%) Scala
7 9 (2.03%) Ruby
8 6 (1.35%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.35%) Perl
9 5 (1.13%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.90%) Korn
10 4 (0.90%) C
10 4 (0.90%) Python
11 3 (0.68%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.45%) X++
12 2 (0.45%) C++
12 2 (0.45%) Golang
13 1 (0.23%) VB
13 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 105 (23.70%) Security Cleared
2 56 (12.64%) SC Cleared
3 34 (7.67%) DV Cleared
4 22 (4.97%) Degree
5 17 (3.84%) CISSP
6 10 (2.26%) CEH
7 7 (1.58%) ISEB
8 6 (1.35%) CISM
8 6 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.68%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.45%) CCA
10 2 (0.45%) CCIE
10 2 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.45%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.23%) MCSE
11 1 (0.23%) MCSD
11 1 (0.23%) HND
11 1 (0.23%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.23%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (2.48%) ISO 9000
2 11 (2.48%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.13%) QA
4 4 (0.90%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.68%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.45%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.45%) Solvency II
6 2 (0.45%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.23%) COREP
7 1 (0.23%) FINREP
7 1 (0.23%) SLA
7 1 (0.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 39 (8.80%) Active Directory
2 17 (3.84%) Hyper-V
2 17 (3.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (1.13%) NFS
4 4 (0.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 3 (0.68%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.45%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 2 (0.45%) XenApp
6 2 (0.45%) XenDesktop
6 2 (0.45%) UAG
6 2 (0.45%) vSphere
7 1 (0.23%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 7 (1.58%) Puppet
2 4 (0.90%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.45%) MIIS
3 2 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.23%) OpenView
4 1 (0.23%) CA Wily
4 1 (0.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 67 (15.12%) Microsoft
2 58 (13.09%) Oracle
3 50 (11.29%) SAP
4 36 (8.13%) Cisco
5 33 (7.45%) VMware
6 24 (5.42%) IBM
7 17 (3.84%) EMC
7 17 (3.84%) Citrix
8 15 (3.39%) Sun
9 14 (3.16%) Unisys
10 13 (2.93%) F5
11 11 (2.48%) Juniper
12 8 (1.81%) ICL
13 7 (1.58%) McAfee
13 7 (1.58%) ATG
14 6 (1.35%) CheckPoint
15 5 (1.13%) Hyperion
15 5 (1.13%) Informatica
15 5 (1.13%) Blue Coat
16 4 (0.90%) TIBCO
South West
Via Resource
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Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
South West England
People Source
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
LA International
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £520 - £570 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £465 - £470 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £566 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £510 - £570 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Bristol
DP Connect
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 24 days ago