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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 31 33 37
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 171 148 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.26% 4.86% 4.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.63% 5.21% 4.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 101 73
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£500 £490 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% +8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £350 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £558 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £490 £488 £450
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £71.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-16.19% +100.00%
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
3036 2838 2004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.36% 93.23% 93.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1936 1855 1227
Average daily rate £375 £362 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.51% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 166 139
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.48 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 August 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 August 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 +12 48 £483 -5.65% 7
Bristol +3 40 £513 +2.50% 10
Somerset +7 31 £450 +12.50% 7
Gloucestershire -14 20 £520 +14.91% 6
Dorset -3 9 £475 -2.56% 2
Devon - 7 £511 -
Cornwall - 1 - -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 93 (26.72%) Security Cleared
2 75 (21.55%) Finance
3 66 (18.97%) SOA
4 61 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (16.38%) Microsoft
6 49 (14.08%) UML
6 49 (14.08%) Retail
7 45 (12.93%) SC Cleared
8 44 (12.64%) Data Centre
9 43 (12.36%) DV Cleared
10 42 (12.07%) TOGAF
11 39 (11.21%) ITIL
11 39 (11.21%) .NET
12 38 (10.92%) Enterprise Architecture
13 37 (10.63%) Technical Architecture
14 36 (10.34%) Data Modelling
15 34 (9.77%) CRM
15 34 (9.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
16 33 (9.48%) Windows
17 32 (9.20%) Web Services
17 32 (9.20%) Oracle
18 31 (8.91%) Information Security
19 29 (8.33%) C#
20 27 (7.76%) Java
20 27 (7.76%) SAP
20 27 (7.76%) Linux
20 27 (7.76%) Banking
21 26 (7.47%) Migration
21 26 (7.47%) Management Information System
22 24 (6.90%) Information Management

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (6.03%) IIS
2 17 (4.89%) CMS
3 11 (3.16%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.87%) Apache
4 10 (2.87%) Apache Solr
4 10 (2.87%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (2.59%) BizTalk Server
6 7 (2.01%) JBoss
7 4 (1.15%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.15%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.15%) Lync
8 3 (0.86%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.57%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.29%) K2 blackpearl
10 1 (0.29%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.29%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.29%) Eucalyptus
Applications
1 6 (1.72%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.57%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.29%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 9 (2.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.86%) Summit
2 3 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.29%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.57%) PaaS
3 2 (0.57%) IaaS
4 1 (0.29%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 19 (5.46%) WAN
2 16 (4.60%) LAN
3 11 (3.16%) Firewall
4 6 (1.72%) VoIP
4 6 (1.72%) SAN
5 5 (1.44%) OSPF
5 5 (1.44%) BGP
6 4 (1.15%) Internet
6 4 (1.15%) LDAP
6 4 (1.15%) SSL
6 4 (1.15%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.15%) IPsec
6 4 (1.15%) IP Telephony
7 3 (0.86%) Wireless
7 3 (0.86%) Cisco IPT
7 3 (0.86%) Network Security
7 3 (0.86%) SNMP
7 3 (0.86%) VPN
8 2 (0.57%) RIP
8 2 (0.57%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (5.46%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.60%) MongoDB
3 15 (4.31%) Hadoop
4 14 (4.02%) NoSQL
4 14 (4.02%) Big Data
4 14 (4.02%) Data Warehouse
5 12 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.87%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.44%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2000
8 4 (1.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 4 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.86%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.86%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.86%) IBM InfoSphere
9 3 (0.86%) Oracle ODI
10 2 (0.57%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 8 (2.30%) ERwin
2 7 (2.01%) Oracle APEX
3 6 (1.72%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.44%) Rational Rose
5 3 (0.86%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.57%) JIRA
6 2 (0.57%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.29%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.29%) JBehave
7 1 (0.29%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.29%) JUnit
7 1 (0.29%) TestNG
7 1 (0.29%) Subversion
7 1 (0.29%) Maven
7 1 (0.29%) Lombardi
General
1 75 (21.55%) Finance
2 49 (14.08%) Retail
3 27 (7.76%) Banking
4 23 (6.61%) Manufacturing
5 17 (4.89%) Retail Banking
6 10 (2.87%) Telecoms
7 9 (2.59%) Military
8 6 (1.72%) Local Government
9 4 (1.15%) Marketing
10 3 (0.86%) Billing
10 3 (0.86%) Electronics
11 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.29%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (11.21%) .NET
2 32 (9.20%) Web Services
3 17 (4.89%) .NET Framework
4 16 (4.60%) Middleware
5 11 (3.16%) ASP.NET
6 10 (2.87%) PostGIS
7 9 (2.59%) REST
7 9 (2.59%) XML
7 9 (2.59%) OAuth
8 6 (1.72%) JSON
9 5 (1.44%) Ruby on Rails
9 5 (1.44%) WCF
9 5 (1.44%) SOAP
9 5 (1.44%) XSLT
10 4 (1.15%) LAMP
10 4 (1.15%) XSD
11 3 (0.86%) J2EE
11 3 (0.86%) WSDL
11 3 (0.86%) WPF
11 3 (0.86%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 44 (12.64%) Data Centre
2 26 (7.47%) Management Information System
3 19 (5.46%) GIS
4 13 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.45%) Data Integration
6 11 (3.16%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.01%) Computer Science
7 7 (2.01%) Reference Data
8 5 (1.44%) IVR
8 5 (1.44%) Replication
9 4 (1.15%) Mobile Banking
9 4 (1.15%) Online Banking
10 3 (0.86%) User Experience
10 3 (0.86%) Mobile App
10 3 (0.86%) NHS
10 3 (0.86%) DTV
10 3 (0.86%) Clustering
11 2 (0.57%) CESG
11 2 (0.57%) PDA
11 2 (0.57%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 33 (9.48%) Windows
2 27 (7.76%) Linux
3 10 (2.87%) AIX
4 8 (2.30%) UNIX
5 7 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (0.86%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.57%) Android
9 2 (0.57%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.29%) Solaris
10 1 (0.29%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.29%) CentOS
10 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (18.97%) SOA
2 61 (17.53%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (14.08%) UML
4 42 (12.07%) TOGAF
5 39 (11.21%) ITIL
6 38 (10.92%) Enterprise Architecture
7 37 (10.63%) Technical Architecture
8 36 (10.34%) Data Modelling
9 34 (9.77%) CRM
10 31 (8.91%) Information Security
11 26 (7.47%) Migration
12 24 (6.90%) Information Management
12 24 (6.90%) MODAF
12 24 (6.90%) Data Architecture
13 23 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (6.03%) Workflow
15 20 (5.75%) Data Management
16 19 (5.46%) PRINCE2
16 19 (5.46%) Analytics
17 18 (5.17%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 29 (8.33%) C#
2 27 (7.76%) Java
3 22 (6.32%) SQL
4 18 (5.17%) VB
5 7 (2.01%) C
6 6 (1.72%) Ruby
6 6 (1.72%) C++
7 5 (1.44%) VB.NET
7 5 (1.44%) VB6
8 4 (1.15%) Python
8 4 (1.15%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.15%) MATLAB
8 4 (1.15%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.29%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 93 (26.72%) Security Cleared
2 45 (12.93%) SC Cleared
3 43 (12.36%) DV Cleared
4 17 (4.89%) ISEB
5 16 (4.60%) Degree
6 7 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.72%) CISSP
7 6 (1.72%) CCNP
8 5 (1.44%) CCIE
9 3 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.57%) CCDP
11 1 (0.29%) MCSE
11 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.29%) CISM
11 1 (0.29%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (9.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (5.17%) ISO 9000
3 6 (1.72%) QA
3 6 (1.72%) Solvency II
4 5 (1.44%) COREP
4 5 (1.44%) FINREP
5 4 (1.15%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.86%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.86%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.57%) HL7
7 2 (0.57%) COBIT
7 2 (0.57%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.29%) SLA
8 1 (0.29%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (2.30%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.01%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.57%) XenApp
4 2 (0.57%) XenDesktop
4 2 (0.57%) GPFS
4 2 (0.57%) Ceph
4 2 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.29%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.29%) Varnish
5 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (1.15%) Puppet
1 4 (1.15%) Oracle EDQ
2 3 (0.86%) Cisco UCCE
2 3 (0.86%) Cisco IPCC
3 2 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (0.57%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.29%) Control-M
4 1 (0.29%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.29%) SCCM
4 1 (0.29%) SCOM
4 1 (0.29%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 57 (16.38%) Microsoft
2 32 (9.20%) Oracle
3 27 (7.76%) SAP
4 22 (6.32%) VMware
5 19 (5.46%) IBM
6 18 (5.17%) Cisco
7 9 (2.59%) TIBCO
8 8 (2.30%) Citrix
9 7 (2.01%) HP
10 6 (1.72%) Juniper
10 6 (1.72%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (1.44%) F5
12 4 (1.15%) ESRI
12 4 (1.15%) ICL
12 4 (1.15%) Sitecore
12 4 (1.15%) Unisys
12 4 (1.15%) i2
12 4 (1.15%) Lotus
13 3 (0.86%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.86%) Hitachi
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