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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 24 23 47
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +24
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 203 192 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 6.44% 6.75% 3.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.89% 7.33% 4.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 130 68
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£550 £478 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.18% +3.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £362 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £698 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £55.00 - £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -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
2945 2620 2384
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.37% 92.12% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 1866 1560 1436
Average daily rate £380 £363 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.82% +8.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 147 173
Average hourly rate £21.75 £17.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.28% +4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £37.30 £40.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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
Wiltshire +4 60 £550 +10.00% 6
Bristol -5 53 £500 +11.11% 20
Somerset +12 30 £673 +25.11% 3
Gloucestershire -13 20 £475 -3.06% 13
Dorset -3 15 £550 +10.00% 10
Devon -19 3 £563 +29.31% 2
Avon - - - -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 137 (29.78%) Finance
2 102 (22.17%) Security Cleared
3 82 (17.83%) Retail
4 75 (16.30%) Microsoft
5 73 (15.87%) SOA
6 71 (15.43%) Stakeholder Management
7 69 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
8 65 (14.13%) Java
9 61 (13.26%) ITIL
10 59 (12.83%) SAP
10 59 (12.83%) SC Cleared
10 59 (12.83%) TOGAF
11 54 (11.74%) Banking
12 50 (10.87%) .NET
13 49 (10.65%) Oracle
13 49 (10.65%) SQL
13 49 (10.65%) UML
14 46 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
15 44 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
16 43 (9.35%) Data Modelling
17 40 (8.70%) Windows
18 39 (8.48%) Telecoms
18 39 (8.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 38 (8.26%) Data Architecture
19 38 (8.26%) CRM
20 36 (7.83%) Web Services
20 36 (7.83%) Migration
20 36 (7.83%) Retail Banking
21 35 (7.61%) UNIX
22 33 (7.17%) E-Commerce

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 21 (4.57%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
2 17 (3.70%) CMS
3 15 (3.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 14 (3.04%) Lync
4 14 (3.04%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (2.17%) WebSphere
7 9 (1.96%) WebLogic
8 7 (1.52%) SAS
8 7 (1.52%) Oracle Service Bus
9 6 (1.30%) OpenStack
9 6 (1.30%) IIS
9 6 (1.30%) Apache
10 5 (1.09%) Eucalyptus
11 3 (0.65%) Liferay
11 3 (0.65%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.65%) JBoss
12 2 (0.43%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.43%) AquaLogic
Applications
1 19 (4.13%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.09%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.09%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.43%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.22%) MS Project
4 1 (0.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 20 (4.35%) Dynamics AX
2 16 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 11 (2.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.65%) SAP Payroll
4 3 (0.65%) SAP HR
5 2 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.43%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 2 (0.43%) Summit
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.22%) Cordys
6 1 (0.22%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.22%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
2 14 (3.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.39%) PaaS
4 10 (2.17%) SaaS
5 6 (1.30%) IaaS
5 6 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.65%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 33 (7.17%) WAN
2 29 (6.30%) LAN
3 26 (5.65%) Firewall
4 22 (4.78%) Internet
5 9 (1.96%) VPN
5 9 (1.96%) DNS
6 8 (1.74%) Ethernet
7 7 (1.52%) OSPF
7 7 (1.52%) BGP
8 6 (1.30%) SSL
8 6 (1.30%) IPsec
9 5 (1.09%) Network Security
9 5 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (1.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (1.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (0.87%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (0.65%) SAN
12 2 (0.43%) 3G
12 2 (0.43%) MPLS
12 2 (0.43%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (6.74%) Data Warehouse
2 17 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 16 (3.48%) DB2
4 10 (2.17%) MySQL
5 8 (1.74%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.30%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.30%) MongoDB
7 5 (1.09%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.09%) Big Data
7 5 (1.09%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.09%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 4 (0.87%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (0.65%) IBM InfoSphere
9 3 (0.65%) EDRMS
10 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.43%) JasperReports
10 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (0.43%) Ingres
10 2 (0.43%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (1.09%) Axure RP
2 3 (0.65%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.65%) Maven
3 2 (0.43%) ERwin
3 2 (0.43%) Toad
3 2 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.43%) PHPUnit
4 1 (0.22%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.22%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (0.22%) TestNG
4 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.22%) WebDriver
4 1 (0.22%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (0.22%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.22%) JUnit
4 1 (0.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.22%) Subversion
4 1 (0.22%) Selenium
4 1 (0.22%) FitNesse
General
1 137 (29.78%) Finance
2 82 (17.83%) Retail
3 54 (11.74%) Banking
4 39 (8.48%) Telecoms
5 36 (7.83%) Retail Banking
6 31 (6.74%) Manufacturing
7 13 (2.83%) Marketing
8 10 (2.17%) Electronics
9 8 (1.74%) Local Government
10 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.43%) Back Office
11 1 (0.22%) Advertising
11 1 (0.22%) Military
11 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (10.87%) .NET
2 36 (7.83%) Web Services
3 19 (4.13%) HTML
4 18 (3.91%) .NET Framework
5 14 (3.04%) Middleware
6 13 (2.83%) HTML5
7 12 (2.61%) J2EE
8 11 (2.39%) Application Packaging
9 10 (2.17%) CSS
10 9 (1.96%) XML
10 9 (1.96%) Spring
10 9 (1.96%) REST
10 9 (1.96%) Java EE
10 9 (1.96%) JSON
11 8 (1.74%) Hibernate
12 7 (1.52%) Ajax
13 6 (1.30%) SOAP
14 5 (1.09%) Spring MVC
15 4 (0.87%) ASP.NET
16 3 (0.65%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 27 (5.87%) Management Information System
2 25 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (5.00%) Open Source
4 16 (3.48%) Clustering
5 15 (3.26%) Mobile Banking
6 14 (3.04%) GIS
6 14 (3.04%) Data Integration
6 14 (3.04%) Reference Data
7 12 (2.61%) User Experience
7 12 (2.61%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.17%) DTV
9 8 (1.74%) Data Structures
10 7 (1.52%) Online Banking
10 7 (1.52%) Replication
11 5 (1.09%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.09%) N-Tier
11 5 (1.09%) Data Extraction
11 5 (1.09%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.87%) Digital Media
12 4 (0.87%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 40 (8.70%) Windows
2 35 (7.61%) UNIX
3 22 (4.78%) Linux
4 8 (1.74%) zOS
5 7 (1.52%) Android
5 7 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (1.52%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.09%) AIX
7 4 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.43%) CentOS
8 2 (0.43%) Solaris
8 2 (0.43%) VMS
8 2 (0.43%) Fedora
9 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (15.87%) SOA
2 71 (15.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 69 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
4 61 (13.26%) ITIL
5 59 (12.83%) TOGAF
6 49 (10.65%) UML
7 46 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
8 44 (9.57%) Business Intelligence
9 43 (9.35%) Data Modelling
10 38 (8.26%) CRM
10 38 (8.26%) Data Architecture
11 36 (7.83%) Migration
12 33 (7.17%) E-Commerce
13 31 (6.74%) Information Security
14 30 (6.52%) PRINCE2
15 26 (5.65%) Information Management
16 24 (5.22%) Technical Architecture
17 23 (5.00%) Change Control
17 23 (5.00%) Workflow
17 23 (5.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (14.13%) Java
2 49 (10.65%) SQL
3 28 (6.09%) C#
4 24 (5.22%) JavaScript
5 15 (3.26%) PHP
6 12 (2.61%) VB
7 11 (2.39%) Ruby
8 6 (1.30%) Delphi
8 6 (1.30%) Scala
9 5 (1.09%) Python
9 5 (1.09%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.87%) C
10 4 (0.87%) Perl
10 4 (0.87%) Bash Shell
11 3 (0.65%) Golang
11 3 (0.65%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.43%) Korn
12 2 (0.43%) X++
13 1 (0.22%) XPath
13 1 (0.22%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 102 (22.17%) Security Cleared
2 59 (12.83%) SC Cleared
3 27 (5.87%) DV Cleared
4 24 (5.22%) Degree
5 21 (4.57%) ISEB
6 8 (1.74%) CISSP
7 6 (1.30%) CISM
8 4 (0.87%) VCP4
9 3 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.65%) CCIE
10 2 (0.43%) HND
10 2 (0.43%) CCA
10 2 (0.43%) CEH
10 2 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.22%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.22%) MCSD
11 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
11 1 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.22%) ISSAP
11 1 (0.22%) ISSMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 23 (5.00%) ISO 9000
3 14 (3.04%) PCI DSS
4 10 (2.17%) QA
5 7 (1.52%) Data Quality
6 5 (1.09%) COBIT
7 3 (0.65%) Solvency II
8 2 (0.43%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.43%) SLA
8 2 (0.43%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.22%) COREP
9 1 (0.22%) FINREP
System Software
1 33 (7.17%) Active Directory
2 18 (3.91%) Hyper-V
3 15 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.43%) NFS
4 2 (0.43%) XenApp
4 2 (0.43%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (0.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 2 (0.43%) vSphere
5 1 (0.22%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (1.52%) Puppet
2 5 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 75 (16.30%) Microsoft
2 59 (12.83%) SAP
3 49 (10.65%) Oracle
4 31 (6.74%) Cisco
5 27 (5.87%) VMware
6 22 (4.78%) IBM
7 19 (4.13%) Citrix
8 15 (3.26%) EMC
9 14 (3.04%) Unisys
10 8 (1.74%) ICL
11 7 (1.52%) ATG
11 7 (1.52%) CheckPoint
11 7 (1.52%) TIBCO
11 7 (1.52%) Sun
12 6 (1.30%) Informatica
13 5 (1.09%) NetApp
13 5 (1.09%) Juniper
13 5 (1.09%) F5
14 4 (0.87%) PeopleSoft
14 4 (0.87%) Salesforce.com
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