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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 23 24 25
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 193 183 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.55% 5.89% 6.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.81% 6.13% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 109 129
Average daily rate £500 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £425 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year
- +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £56.88 £20.00 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+184.37% -41.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.38 £20.00 £33.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £64.38 £20.00 £34.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.91 £42.00 £44.25
% change year-on-year
+14.07% -5.08%
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
2835 2983 2998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 96.17% 95.95% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1817 1845 1821
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 172 185
Average hourly rate £36.00 £20.19 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.35% +12.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.70 £17.45
% change year-on-year
+4.79% -4.29%

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 28 April 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
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 28 April 2016.

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 28 April 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
Bristol +6 58 £500 -2.91% 11
Wiltshire +8 54 £550 - 3
Gloucestershire +8 27 £403 -16.58% 4
Somerset 0 21 £481 -12.10% 1
Dorset -10 13 £500 -3.84% 6
Devon +2 3 £550 +22.22%
Cornwall +6 1 - -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 87 (23.90%) Security Cleared
2 78 (21.43%) Finance
3 66 (18.13%) TOGAF
4 61 (16.76%) SC Cleared
5 50 (13.74%) Agile Software Development
6 47 (12.91%) Scrum
6 47 (12.91%) Microsoft
7 45 (12.36%) SOA
8 43 (11.81%) Technical Architecture
9 42 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture
10 41 (11.26%) SQL Server
10 41 (11.26%) Telecoms
11 36 (9.89%) ITIL
11 36 (9.89%) Windows
12 34 (9.34%) E-Commerce
12 34 (9.34%) Oracle
13 32 (8.79%) UML
14 31 (8.52%) SQL
15 29 (7.97%) VMware
16 28 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
16 28 (7.69%) .NET
17 25 (6.87%) Java
18 24 (6.59%) Migration
18 24 (6.59%) Project Management
19 23 (6.32%) PRINCE2
19 23 (6.32%) Active Directory
20 22 (6.04%) Amazon AWS
20 22 (6.04%) Data Centre
21 21 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
21 21 (5.77%) CRM

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 10 (2.75%) WebSphere
2 8 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (2.20%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.92%) CMS
4 4 (1.10%) Apache
4 4 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (1.10%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.10%) WebLogic
5 3 (0.82%) IIS
5 3 (0.82%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.55%) Apache Solr
6 2 (0.55%) MQSeries
6 2 (0.55%) SAS
6 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.27%) Eucalyptus
7 1 (0.27%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.27%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 14 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.82%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.55%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.27%) MS Office
4 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) MS Project
4 1 (0.27%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) Magento
1 2 (0.55%) SAP IS-U
1 2 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.55%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.27%) BigMachines
2 1 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Fredhopper
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.27%) Primavera
2 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.27%) SAP hybris
2 1 (0.27%) SDL Web 8
2 1 (0.27%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.04%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.40%) SaaS
3 11 (3.02%) IaaS
3 11 (3.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.47%) PaaS
5 6 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.10%) Office 365
7 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.27%) GitHub
7 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (4.67%) LAN
2 11 (3.02%) Firewall
2 11 (3.02%) WAN
3 8 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
4 7 (1.92%) WLAN
5 6 (1.65%) Network Security
5 6 (1.65%) Wireless
6 5 (1.37%) MVNO
6 5 (1.37%) VoIP
7 4 (1.10%) IP Telephony
8 3 (0.82%) DNS
8 3 (0.82%) Internet
8 3 (0.82%) Skype
8 3 (0.82%) VLAN
9 2 (0.55%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.55%) NAS
9 2 (0.55%) PSTN
9 2 (0.55%) SAN
9 2 (0.55%) TCP/IP
9 2 (0.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.26%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.85%) MongoDB
2 14 (3.85%) NoSQL
3 11 (3.02%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (3.02%) MySQL
4 5 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.10%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.82%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.82%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.55%) Big Data
7 2 (0.55%) DataStage
7 2 (0.55%) IBM InfoSphere
7 2 (0.55%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.27%) Electronic Patient Records
8 1 (0.27%) HBase
8 1 (0.27%) QualityStage
8 1 (0.27%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (0.27%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 4 (1.10%) ERwin
2 3 (0.82%) JIRA
3 2 (0.55%) Rational Rose
3 2 (0.55%) Subversion
3 2 (0.55%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 78 (21.43%) Finance
2 41 (11.26%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.22%) Banking
4 14 (3.85%) Retail
5 12 (3.30%) Billing
6 6 (1.65%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.37%) Back Office
7 5 (1.37%) Marketing
8 4 (1.10%) Aerospace
9 3 (0.82%) Legal
9 3 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.55%) Advertising
10 2 (0.55%) Electronics
10 2 (0.55%) Local Government
11 1 (0.27%) Military
11 1 (0.27%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.69%) .NET
2 21 (5.77%) Web Services
3 18 (4.95%) Middleware
3 18 (4.95%) XML
4 13 (3.57%) HTML
5 8 (2.20%) .NET Framework
5 8 (2.20%) CSS
5 8 (2.20%) Hibernate
5 8 (2.20%) REST
5 8 (2.20%) Spring
6 7 (1.92%) J2EE
6 7 (1.92%) jQuery
6 7 (1.92%) SOAP
7 6 (1.65%) XSLT
8 5 (1.37%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (1.10%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.10%) EJB
9 4 (1.10%) JSP
9 4 (1.10%) LINQ
9 4 (1.10%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.04%) Data Centre
2 13 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (3.02%) Management Information System
3 11 (3.02%) Public Cloud
4 10 (2.75%) Mainframe
4 10 (2.75%) Private Cloud
5 9 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (1.92%) SWIFT
7 5 (1.37%) Mobile Payment
8 4 (1.10%) Blog
8 4 (1.10%) Economics
8 4 (1.10%) NHS
8 4 (1.10%) User Experience
8 4 (1.10%) Visualisation
9 3 (0.82%) IVR
10 2 (0.55%) Clustering
10 2 (0.55%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.55%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (9.89%) Windows
2 13 (3.57%) Windows Server
3 12 (3.30%) Linux
4 11 (3.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (2.47%) Unix
6 5 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (0.82%) Windows XP
7 3 (0.82%) zOS
8 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.55%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.27%) CentOS
9 1 (0.27%) Solaris
9 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (18.13%) TOGAF
2 50 (13.74%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (12.91%) Scrum
4 45 (12.36%) SOA
5 43 (11.81%) Technical Architecture
6 42 (11.54%) Enterprise Architecture
7 36 (9.89%) ITIL
8 34 (9.34%) E-Commerce
9 32 (8.79%) UML
10 28 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
11 24 (6.59%) Migration
11 24 (6.59%) Project Management
12 23 (6.32%) PRINCE2
13 21 (5.77%) Business Intelligence
13 21 (5.77%) CRM
14 19 (5.22%) SDLC
15 16 (4.40%) Service Design
16 15 (4.12%) Service Management
17 14 (3.85%) Data Modelling
17 14 (3.85%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 31 (8.52%) SQL
2 25 (6.87%) Java
3 16 (4.40%) C#
4 10 (2.75%) C
5 9 (2.47%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.20%) PHP
7 6 (1.65%) C++
8 3 (0.82%) PowerShell
8 3 (0.82%) Python
9 2 (0.55%) Perl
9 2 (0.55%) VBScript
10 1 (0.27%) MATLAB
10 1 (0.27%) Ruby
10 1 (0.27%) Scala
10 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.27%) VBA
Qualifications
1 87 (23.90%) Security Cleared
2 61 (16.76%) SC Cleared
3 19 (5.22%) Degree
4 14 (3.85%) DV Cleared
5 10 (2.75%) CCNP
5 10 (2.75%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (2.47%) CCNA
6 9 (2.47%) CISSP
7 8 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (1.37%) ISEB
9 3 (0.82%) SANS
10 2 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.55%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.55%) GWAPT
10 2 (0.55%) MCAD
10 2 (0.55%) MCSD
10 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.55%) OSCE
10 2 (0.55%) OSCP
10 2 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.20%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.92%) SEPA
4 5 (1.37%) COBIT
5 3 (0.82%) GMP
5 3 (0.82%) QA
6 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.27%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.27%) SLA
7 1 (0.27%) Solvency II
System Software
1 23 (6.32%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.65%) vSphere
4 3 (0.82%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.55%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.27%) HDFS
6 1 (0.27%) Samba
6 1 (0.27%) vCloud
6 1 (0.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (3.85%) SCCM
2 10 (2.75%) ZABBIX
3 4 (1.10%) NetBackup
3 4 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (0.82%) SCOM
4 3 (0.82%) WSUS
5 2 (0.55%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.55%) logstash
5 2 (0.55%) Nagios
5 2 (0.55%) Puppet
5 2 (0.55%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.27%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.27%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.27%) CloudHub
6 1 (0.27%) RSA Archer
6 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 47 (12.91%) Microsoft
2 34 (9.34%) Oracle
3 29 (7.97%) VMware
4 20 (5.49%) Cisco
5 17 (4.67%) IBM
6 11 (3.02%) hybris
7 8 (2.20%) Nortel
8 7 (1.92%) ATG
9 6 (1.65%) BMC
9 6 (1.65%) Guidewire
10 5 (1.37%) Citrix
10 5 (1.37%) Demandware
10 5 (1.37%) NetApp
10 5 (1.37%) SAP
11 4 (1.10%) Siemens
11 4 (1.10%) TIBCO
11 4 (1.10%) webMethods
12 3 (0.82%) Google
12 3 (0.82%) Polycom
12 3 (0.82%) ServiceNow
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