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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 23 34 31
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 179 159 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.92% 5.38% 5.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.32% 5.81% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 113 87
Average daily rate
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£525 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £392
10% offered a daily rate of more than £627 £650 £685
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £488 £475
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £34.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.60% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.50%
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
2833 2735 1900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.68% 92.46% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1785 1781 1143
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 180 188 137
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £15.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.52% -4.28%

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 26 May 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
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 26 May 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
Somerset +29 40 £533 +52.14% 4
Wiltshire +4 37 £538 +7.50% 7
Bristol -3 37 £506 -2.64% 10
Gloucestershire +6 33 £523 +12.36% 4
Dorset +3 17 £505 -3.80% 8
Devon +1 5 £550 +10.00%
Cornwall - 1 - -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 110 (28.72%) Security Cleared
2 94 (24.54%) Finance
3 74 (19.32%) SOA
4 68 (17.75%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (17.23%) Microsoft
6 62 (16.19%) UML
6 62 (16.19%) Retail
7 61 (15.93%) Data Centre
8 58 (15.14%) SC Cleared
9 54 (14.10%) ITIL
10 50 (13.05%) TOGAF
11 43 (11.23%) Information Security
11 43 (11.23%) DV Cleared
12 40 (10.44%) WAN
13 39 (10.18%) Web Services
13 39 (10.18%) Oracle
13 39 (10.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 38 (9.92%) Technical Architecture
15 37 (9.66%) .NET
15 37 (9.66%) SAP
16 36 (9.40%) Java
16 36 (9.40%) Data Modelling
17 34 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
17 34 (8.88%) Enterprise Architecture
18 33 (8.62%) Manufacturing
18 33 (8.62%) LAN
19 32 (8.36%) PRINCE2
20 31 (8.09%) Cisco
21 30 (7.83%) C#
22 29 (7.57%) Firewall

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 20 (5.22%) CMS
2 12 (3.13%) Apache Solr
2 12 (3.13%) SharePoint
2 12 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (2.87%) IIS
4 7 (1.83%) WebSphere
5 6 (1.57%) WebLogic
6 5 (1.31%) Lync
7 4 (1.04%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.78%) Eucalyptus
8 3 (0.78%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.52%) Liferay
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
9 2 (0.52%) JBoss
10 1 (0.26%) Apache
10 1 (0.26%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.26%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.26%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (2.35%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.26%) SPSS
3 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (2.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.78%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.52%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 1 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.26%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.26%) Summit
4 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.87%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.35%) PaaS
2 9 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.57%) SaaS
4 3 (0.78%) IaaS
4 3 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (0.78%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.26%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (10.44%) WAN
2 33 (8.62%) LAN
3 29 (7.57%) Firewall
4 11 (2.87%) Internet
4 11 (2.87%) OSPF
4 11 (2.87%) BGP
5 10 (2.61%) VPN
6 9 (2.35%) SSL
6 9 (2.35%) IPsec
7 7 (1.83%) Ethernet
8 6 (1.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (1.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 5 (1.31%) SAN
9 5 (1.31%) Network Security
9 5 (1.31%) VoIP
9 5 (1.31%) DNS
10 4 (1.04%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (1.04%) Cisco Nexus
11 3 (0.78%) MPLS
11 3 (0.78%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.48%) Data Warehouse
2 19 (4.96%) MongoDB
2 19 (4.96%) NoSQL
3 16 (4.18%) SQL Server
4 14 (3.66%) Big Data
5 13 (3.39%) Hadoop
6 11 (2.87%) Oracle Database
7 10 (2.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 6 (1.57%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.31%) MySQL
9 5 (1.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (1.04%) DB2
11 3 (0.78%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.78%) OLTP
11 3 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.78%) Oracle ODI
12 2 (0.52%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 7 (1.83%) ERwin
1 7 (1.83%) Oracle APEX
2 6 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.04%) Rational Rose
3 4 (1.04%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.52%) JIRA
4 2 (0.52%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.52%) Maven
4 2 (0.52%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.26%) Rational Functional Tester
5 1 (0.26%) TestNG
5 1 (0.26%) Selenium
5 1 (0.26%) FitNesse
5 1 (0.26%) JBehave
5 1 (0.26%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.26%) Lombardi
5 1 (0.26%) Subversion
5 1 (0.26%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 94 (24.54%) Finance
2 62 (16.19%) Retail
3 33 (8.62%) Manufacturing
4 27 (7.05%) Banking
5 21 (5.48%) Telecoms
6 17 (4.44%) Retail Banking
7 10 (2.61%) Marketing
8 9 (2.35%) Electronics
9 7 (1.83%) Local Government
10 3 (0.78%) Military
11 2 (0.52%) Billing
12 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.26%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (10.18%) Web Services
2 37 (9.66%) .NET
3 21 (5.48%) .NET Framework
4 18 (4.70%) Middleware
5 13 (3.39%) HTML
6 11 (2.87%) JSON
7 10 (2.61%) PostGIS
7 10 (2.61%) ASP.NET
7 10 (2.61%) XML
8 8 (2.09%) HTML5
8 8 (2.09%) REST
9 7 (1.83%) Java EE
10 6 (1.57%) XSD
10 6 (1.57%) SOAP
11 5 (1.31%) Spring
11 5 (1.31%) WSDL
12 4 (1.04%) OAuth
12 4 (1.04%) LAMP
12 4 (1.04%) CSS
12 4 (1.04%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 61 (15.93%) Data Centre
2 27 (7.05%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.70%) GIS
4 11 (2.87%) Computer Science
4 11 (2.87%) Client/Server
4 11 (2.87%) Data Integration
5 9 (2.35%) DTV
6 8 (2.09%) Replication
6 8 (2.09%) Reference Data
6 8 (2.09%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (1.83%) User Experience
8 6 (1.57%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.31%) FMCG
10 4 (1.04%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (1.04%) Enterprise Cloud
10 4 (1.04%) Online Banking
11 3 (0.78%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.78%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.78%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 24 (6.27%) Windows
2 18 (4.70%) Linux
3 10 (2.61%) UNIX
4 9 (2.35%) AIX
5 5 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.52%) Android
8 2 (0.52%) Solaris
9 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (19.32%) SOA
2 68 (17.75%) Agile Software Development
3 62 (16.19%) UML
4 54 (14.10%) ITIL
5 50 (13.05%) TOGAF
6 43 (11.23%) Information Security
7 38 (9.92%) Technical Architecture
8 36 (9.40%) Data Modelling
9 34 (8.88%) Enterprise Architecture
9 34 (8.88%) Stakeholder Management
10 32 (8.36%) PRINCE2
11 29 (7.57%) CRM
11 29 (7.57%) Data Architecture
12 26 (6.79%) Change Control
13 25 (6.53%) Open Source
13 25 (6.53%) Workflow
14 23 (6.01%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (5.48%) E-Commerce
15 21 (5.48%) Service Management
16 20 (5.22%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (9.40%) Java
2 30 (7.83%) C#
3 28 (7.31%) SQL
4 20 (5.22%) VB
5 13 (3.39%) JavaScript
6 9 (2.35%) PHP
6 9 (2.35%) Ruby
7 6 (1.57%) C
7 6 (1.57%) VB6
7 6 (1.57%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.78%) Python
8 3 (0.78%) Go
9 1 (0.26%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.26%) C++
9 1 (0.26%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 110 (28.72%) Security Cleared
2 58 (15.14%) SC Cleared
3 43 (11.23%) DV Cleared
4 22 (5.74%) ISEB
5 18 (4.70%) Degree
6 7 (1.83%) CISM
6 7 (1.83%) CISSP
7 4 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.78%) CCIE
8 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.52%) CCNP
9 2 (0.52%) CCDP
9 2 (0.52%) HND
10 1 (0.26%) MCSE
10 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.26%) CCA
10 1 (0.26%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.26%) ISSMP
10 1 (0.26%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (10.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (6.53%) ISO 9000
3 12 (3.13%) PCI DSS
4 10 (2.61%) QA
5 6 (1.57%) Solvency II
5 6 (1.57%) Data Quality
6 5 (1.31%) COBIT
7 3 (0.78%) COREP
7 3 (0.78%) FINREP
8 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.26%) SLA
8 1 (0.26%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 12 (3.13%) Active Directory
1 12 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.83%) Hyper-V
3 3 (0.78%) XenApp
3 3 (0.78%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.52%) GPFS
4 2 (0.52%) Ceph
5 1 (0.26%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (1.57%) Puppet
2 4 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.04%) Oracle EDQ
3 2 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.52%) SCCM
3 2 (0.52%) TrustSec
4 1 (0.26%) SCOM
4 1 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 66 (17.23%) Microsoft
2 39 (10.18%) Oracle
3 37 (9.66%) SAP
4 31 (8.09%) Cisco
5 24 (6.27%) IBM
6 19 (4.96%) Citrix
6 19 (4.96%) VMware
7 10 (2.61%) TIBCO
8 8 (2.09%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.83%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.83%) F5
10 6 (1.57%) Unisys
10 6 (1.57%) Juniper
11 5 (1.31%) HP
12 4 (1.04%) Teradata
12 4 (1.04%) ICL
12 4 (1.04%) Sitecore
13 3 (0.78%) Veeam
13 3 (0.78%) Zerto
13 3 (0.78%) ATG
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