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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 29 32 34
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 174 179 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.72% 5.53% 4.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.11% 5.98% 5.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 118 88
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£530 £500 £484
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £393 £394
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £650 £685
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £470
% change year-on-year
+5.20% +1.11%
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 £40.25 £41.03 £55.00
% change year-on-year
-1.88% -25.40%
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
2848 2991 2086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.68% 92.37% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1748 1840 1244
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 186 150
Average hourly rate £20.19 £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.13% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £11.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.93 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 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 5 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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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 +13 42 £544 +8.75% 4
Bristol 0 37 £513 +7.89% 5
Somerset +19 30 £545 +1.39% 2
Gloucestershire +5 28 £484 -0.76% 5
Dorset +6 22 £520 +4.00% 7
Devon -3 4 £450 +24.13%
Cornwall - 1 - -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 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.

1 120 (29.06%) Finance
2 105 (25.42%) Security Cleared
3 76 (18.40%) SOA
4 71 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (15.74%) Retail
6 58 (14.04%) Microsoft
7 57 (13.80%) SC Cleared
8 56 (13.56%) UML
9 55 (13.32%) ITIL
10 52 (12.59%) Stakeholder Management
11 44 (10.65%) TOGAF
11 44 (10.65%) Java
12 41 (9.93%) .NET
12 41 (9.93%) Oracle
12 41 (9.93%) SAP
12 41 (9.93%) DV Cleared
13 40 (9.69%) WAN
14 38 (9.20%) Web Services
14 38 (9.20%) Banking
14 38 (9.20%) Enterprise Architecture
15 37 (8.96%) Information Security
16 35 (8.47%) Manufacturing
16 35 (8.47%) Technical Architecture
17 34 (8.23%) Data Modelling
18 33 (7.99%) LAN
18 33 (7.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
19 32 (7.75%) PRINCE2
20 31 (7.51%) E-Commerce
20 31 (7.51%) Data Architecture
21 30 (7.26%) C#

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 (4.84%) CMS
2 14 (3.39%) IIS
3 12 (2.91%) Apache Solr
3 12 (2.91%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (1.94%) SharePoint
5 7 (1.69%) WebLogic
5 7 (1.69%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.97%) OpenStack
6 4 (0.97%) Eucalyptus
7 3 (0.73%) Lync
7 3 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (0.48%) SAS
8 2 (0.48%) JBoss
8 2 (0.48%) Liferay
9 1 (0.24%) K2 blackpearl
9 1 (0.24%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.24%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 9 (2.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (1.21%) MS Visio
2 5 (1.21%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.48%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.24%) MS Office
4 1 (0.24%) SPSS
4 1 (0.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (2.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (1.21%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.73%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.48%) PeopleSoft HRMS
5 1 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.24%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.24%) Summit
5 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.18%) PaaS
4 7 (1.69%) SaaS
5 3 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.73%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.48%) IaaS
7 1 (0.24%) iPaaS
7 1 (0.24%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 40 (9.69%) WAN
2 33 (7.99%) LAN
3 27 (6.54%) Firewall
4 17 (4.12%) Internet
5 11 (2.66%) VPN
6 9 (2.18%) OSPF
6 9 (2.18%) BGP
7 8 (1.94%) Ethernet
8 7 (1.69%) SSL
8 7 (1.69%) IPsec
9 6 (1.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 6 (1.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 6 (1.45%) DNS
10 5 (1.21%) VoIP
10 5 (1.21%) Network Security
11 4 (0.97%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.97%) Cisco Nexus
12 3 (0.73%) DHCP
12 3 (0.73%) SAN
12 3 (0.73%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.57%) Data Warehouse
2 20 (4.84%) MongoDB
3 19 (4.60%) NoSQL
4 15 (3.63%) SQL Server
5 14 (3.39%) Big Data
6 13 (3.15%) Hadoop
7 12 (2.91%) Oracle Database
8 10 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
9 6 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
10 5 (1.21%) MySQL
11 4 (0.97%) DB2
11 4 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.73%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (0.73%) Relational Database
12 3 (0.73%) Data Mining
12 3 (0.73%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.48%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 6 (1.45%) ERwin
1 6 (1.45%) Oracle APEX
1 6 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (1.21%) Axure RP
2 5 (1.21%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.73%) Maven
4 2 (0.48%) JIRA
4 2 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
4 2 (0.48%) Rational Rose
4 2 (0.48%) Toad
4 2 (0.48%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (0.48%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.24%) Rational Rhapsody
5 1 (0.24%) WebDriver
5 1 (0.24%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (0.24%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.24%) Subversion
5 1 (0.24%) JUnit
5 1 (0.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.24%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 120 (29.06%) Finance
2 65 (15.74%) Retail
3 38 (9.20%) Banking
4 35 (8.47%) Manufacturing
5 29 (7.02%) Telecoms
6 20 (4.84%) Retail Banking
7 13 (3.15%) Marketing
8 10 (2.42%) Electronics
9 7 (1.69%) Local Government
10 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.73%) Military
11 2 (0.48%) Back Office
12 1 (0.24%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (9.93%) .NET
2 38 (9.20%) Web Services
3 21 (5.08%) .NET Framework
4 18 (4.36%) Middleware
5 16 (3.87%) HTML
6 12 (2.91%) HTML5
7 11 (2.66%) JSON
8 10 (2.42%) XML
8 10 (2.42%) PostGIS
9 9 (2.18%) ASP.NET
9 9 (2.18%) Java EE
10 8 (1.94%) REST
11 6 (1.45%) CSS
11 6 (1.45%) XSD
11 6 (1.45%) SOAP
11 6 (1.45%) Spring
11 6 (1.45%) Ajax
12 5 (1.21%) OAuth
12 5 (1.21%) WSDL
13 4 (0.97%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.54%) Management Information System
2 25 (6.05%) Open Source
3 18 (4.36%) GIS
4 17 (4.12%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.63%) User Experience
6 11 (2.66%) Computer Science
6 11 (2.66%) Data Integration
7 10 (2.42%) DTV
8 8 (1.94%) Reference Data
9 7 (1.69%) Mobile Banking
9 7 (1.69%) Replication
9 7 (1.69%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.21%) Mobile App
10 5 (1.21%) Online Banking
10 5 (1.21%) FMCG
11 4 (0.97%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.97%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.97%) Enterprise Cloud
12 3 (0.73%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 25 (6.05%) Windows
2 19 (4.60%) Linux
3 11 (2.66%) UNIX
4 8 (1.94%) Apple iOS
4 8 (1.94%) AIX
5 7 (1.69%) Android
6 5 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.48%) Solaris
9 1 (0.24%) zOS
9 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.24%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (18.40%) SOA
2 71 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (13.56%) UML
4 55 (13.32%) ITIL
5 52 (12.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 44 (10.65%) TOGAF
7 38 (9.20%) Enterprise Architecture
8 37 (8.96%) Information Security
9 35 (8.47%) Technical Architecture
10 34 (8.23%) Data Modelling
11 32 (7.75%) PRINCE2
12 31 (7.51%) E-Commerce
12 31 (7.51%) Data Architecture
13 28 (6.78%) CRM
14 27 (6.54%) Business Intelligence
14 27 (6.54%) Workflow
15 26 (6.30%) Change Control
16 23 (5.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
17 22 (5.33%) Information Management
18 21 (5.08%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 44 (10.65%) Java
2 30 (7.26%) C#
3 29 (7.02%) SQL
4 20 (4.84%) VB
4 20 (4.84%) JavaScript
5 10 (2.42%) PHP
6 9 (2.18%) Ruby
7 7 (1.69%) C
8 6 (1.45%) VB6
8 6 (1.45%) VB.NET
9 3 (0.73%) Python
9 3 (0.73%) Go
10 2 (0.48%) X++
10 2 (0.48%) Scala
11 1 (0.24%) Apple Swift
11 1 (0.24%) C++
11 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 105 (25.42%) Security Cleared
2 57 (13.80%) SC Cleared
3 41 (9.93%) DV Cleared
4 22 (5.33%) ISEB
5 20 (4.84%) Degree
6 7 (1.69%) CISM
6 7 (1.69%) CISSP
7 4 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (0.73%) CCIE
9 2 (0.48%) HND
9 2 (0.48%) CCDP
10 1 (0.24%) CCA
10 1 (0.24%) ISSAP
10 1 (0.24%) ISSMP
10 1 (0.24%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.24%) MCSE
10 1 (0.24%) CCNP
10 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.24%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 25 (6.05%) ISO 9000
3 15 (3.63%) PCI DSS
4 11 (2.66%) QA
5 6 (1.45%) Solvency II
5 6 (1.45%) Data Quality
6 5 (1.21%) COBIT
7 3 (0.73%) COREP
7 3 (0.73%) FINREP
8 2 (0.48%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.24%) SLA
9 1 (0.24%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 14 (3.39%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.45%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.48%) GPFS
4 2 (0.48%) Ceph
5 1 (0.24%) XenApp
5 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.24%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (0.24%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 6 (1.45%) Puppet
2 4 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (0.97%) Oracle EDQ
3 2 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.48%) SCCM
4 1 (0.24%) SCOM
4 1 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 58 (14.04%) Microsoft
2 41 (9.93%) Oracle
2 41 (9.93%) SAP
3 28 (6.78%) Cisco
4 24 (5.81%) IBM
5 17 (4.12%) VMware
6 15 (3.63%) Citrix
7 10 (2.42%) TIBCO
8 8 (1.94%) CheckPoint
9 7 (1.69%) Unisys
9 7 (1.69%) F5
10 6 (1.45%) Juniper
10 6 (1.45%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.21%) ICL
12 4 (0.97%) Sitecore
12 4 (0.97%) Informatica
12 4 (0.97%) NetApp
12 4 (0.97%) Teradata
12 4 (0.97%) HP
12 4 (0.97%) EMC
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