The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 35 34 48
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +14
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 139 102 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 4.92% 4.85% 3.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.27% 5.14% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 76 68
Average daily rate
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£498 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £364 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £550 £576
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+7.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.58 £38.25 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +41.66%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2637 1983 2830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.35% 94.38% 93.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1716 1207 1696
Average daily rate £350 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 127 179
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
Architect
England

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014. 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 -7 33 £511 +7.66% 5
Bristol -20 32 £520 +15.55% 18
Gloucestershire +6 24 £450 -1.09% 4
Somerset -3 23 £350 -18.84% 8
Dorset +10 8 £500 +17.64% 3
Devon - - - - 1
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 81 (22.82%) Finance
2 76 (21.41%) Security Cleared
3 58 (16.34%) SOA
4 50 (14.08%) Java
5 47 (13.24%) .NET
6 44 (12.39%) Oracle
6 44 (12.39%) SAP
6 44 (12.39%) Retail
7 43 (12.11%) Project Management
8 40 (11.27%) Banking
9 39 (10.99%) Telecoms
9 39 (10.99%) SC Cleared
10 38 (10.70%) Web Services
11 36 (10.14%) Enterprise Architecture
12 34 (9.58%) SQL Server
13 33 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
14 32 (9.01%) TOGAF
14 32 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
15 29 (8.17%) Windows
16 28 (7.89%) Microsoft
17 27 (7.61%) Retail Banking
17 27 (7.61%) DV Cleared
18 26 (7.32%) Degree
19 24 (6.76%) REST
20 23 (6.48%) ITIL
21 22 (6.20%) Data Architecture
21 22 (6.20%) Scala
21 22 (6.20%) UML
21 22 (6.20%) OO
21 22 (6.20%) SharePoint

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 22 (6.20%) SharePoint
2 15 (4.23%) IIS
3 12 (3.38%) BizTalk Server
3 12 (3.38%) WebSphere
4 10 (2.82%) Alfresco
5 9 (2.54%) Drupal
6 8 (2.25%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (1.97%) Sitecore CMS
8 6 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
9 5 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 5 (1.41%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.41%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.41%) Apache
9 5 (1.41%) PowerExchange
9 5 (1.41%) CMS
10 4 (1.13%) MS Project Server
10 4 (1.13%) Lync
11 3 (0.85%) Oracle Service Bus
11 3 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.85%) SAS
Applications
1 7 (1.97%) MS Project
2 5 (1.41%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (1.41%) Oracle General Ledger
2 4 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.85%) SAP ERP
3 3 (0.85%) Google Analytics
3 3 (0.85%) Summit
4 2 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.56%) PeopleSoft HRMS
4 2 (0.56%) MoSes
5 1 (0.28%) Cordys
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.28%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.28%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.35%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.51%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (2.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.25%) Office 365
5 7 (1.97%) IaaS
6 4 (1.13%) PaaS
7 3 (0.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (4.51%) WAN
1 16 (4.51%) Firewall
2 15 (4.23%) LAN
3 10 (2.82%) Internet
3 10 (2.82%) Network Security
4 9 (2.54%) Intranet
5 5 (1.41%) LDAP
5 5 (1.41%) SAN
6 4 (1.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (1.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (1.13%) VPN
7 2 (0.56%) DNS
7 2 (0.56%) Wireshark
7 2 (0.56%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (0.56%) NAS
7 2 (0.56%) Unified Communications
8 1 (0.28%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.28%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (0.28%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.58%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.51%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (3.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 12 (3.38%) CouchDB
6 11 (3.10%) Oracle Database
6 11 (3.10%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (2.54%) Big Data
9 7 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (1.97%) Hadoop
9 7 (1.97%) BusinessObjects
10 6 (1.69%) RDBMS
10 6 (1.69%) Star Schema
10 6 (1.69%) MySQL
11 5 (1.41%) SAP BW
12 4 (1.13%) OLAP
12 4 (1.13%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
12 4 (1.13%) Xcelsius
12 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.13%) Visual Studio
2 3 (0.85%) ClearCase
2 3 (0.85%) PHPUnit
3 2 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.56%) Rational Rhapsody
3 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.28%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.28%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.28%) JIRA
4 1 (0.28%) Git (software)
General
1 81 (22.82%) Finance
2 44 (12.39%) Retail
3 40 (11.27%) Banking
4 39 (10.99%) Telecoms
5 27 (7.61%) Retail Banking
6 18 (5.07%) Manufacturing
7 8 (2.25%) Marketing
8 2 (0.56%) Electronics
8 2 (0.56%) Automotive
9 1 (0.28%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Publishing
9 1 (0.28%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (13.24%) .NET
2 38 (10.70%) Web Services
3 24 (6.76%) REST
4 17 (4.79%) HTML
4 17 (4.79%) SOAP
5 15 (4.23%) Akka
5 15 (4.23%) Play Framework
6 13 (3.66%) HTML5
7 12 (3.38%) XML
7 12 (3.38%) SVG
7 12 (3.38%) Batik
8 11 (3.10%) JMS
8 11 (3.10%) J2EE
9 10 (2.82%) ASP.NET
10 8 (2.25%) JSON
10 8 (2.25%) Middleware
11 7 (1.97%) Spring
11 7 (1.97%) CSS
12 6 (1.69%) Hibernate
12 6 (1.69%) Zend Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (3.66%) Data Integration
1 13 (3.66%) Open Source
1 13 (3.66%) Mobile App
2 11 (3.10%) Mainframe
3 9 (2.54%) Management Information System
3 9 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.25%) Reference Data
5 7 (1.97%) Mobile Banking
5 7 (1.97%) Online Banking
6 5 (1.41%) PKI
6 5 (1.41%) RMADS
6 5 (1.41%) iPhone
7 4 (1.13%) Digital Media
7 4 (1.13%) Blackberry
8 3 (0.85%) CESG
8 3 (0.85%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.56%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.56%) DTV
10 1 (0.28%) GIS
10 1 (0.28%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 29 (8.17%) Windows
2 14 (3.94%) Linux
2 14 (3.94%) Android
3 12 (3.38%) UNIX
4 8 (2.25%) Apple iOS
5 7 (1.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.85%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.85%) CentOS
7 3 (0.85%) Solaris
7 3 (0.85%) AIX
8 2 (0.56%) HPUX
8 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.28%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.28%) VMS
9 1 (0.28%) zOS
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (16.34%) SOA
2 43 (12.11%) Project Management
3 36 (10.14%) Enterprise Architecture
4 33 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (9.01%) TOGAF
5 32 (9.01%) Stakeholder Management
6 23 (6.48%) ITIL
7 22 (6.20%) UML
7 22 (6.20%) OO
7 22 (6.20%) Data Architecture
8 21 (5.92%) Business Intelligence
9 20 (5.63%) Data Modelling
10 19 (5.35%) TDD
11 17 (4.79%) Service Management
11 17 (4.79%) Change Control
12 16 (4.51%) Scrum
13 15 (4.23%) MVC
13 15 (4.23%) BDD
14 14 (3.94%) E-Commerce
15 13 (3.66%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 50 (14.08%) Java
2 22 (6.20%) Scala
3 21 (5.92%) SQL
4 13 (3.66%) JavaScript
5 11 (3.10%) PHP
6 10 (2.82%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.41%) PHP5
7 5 (1.41%) C#
7 5 (1.41%) C++
8 4 (1.13%) C
9 3 (0.85%) PL/SQL
9 3 (0.85%) VBScript
10 2 (0.56%) ABAP
10 2 (0.56%) Python
10 2 (0.56%) Ruby
11 1 (0.28%) Groovy
11 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.28%) Perl
Qualifications
1 76 (21.41%) Security Cleared
2 39 (10.99%) SC Cleared
3 27 (7.61%) DV Cleared
4 26 (7.32%) Degree
5 8 (2.25%) IBM WebSphere Certification
6 6 (1.69%) CISSP
7 4 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.13%) CEH
7 4 (1.13%) MCTS
8 3 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.56%) HNC
9 2 (0.56%) HND
10 1 (0.28%) CCIE
10 1 (0.28%) CCSP
10 1 (0.28%) CCNP
10 1 (0.28%) CCNA
10 1 (0.28%) ISEB
10 1 (0.28%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.97%) QA
2 6 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.69%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.41%) ISO 9000
4 4 (1.13%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.85%) ISO 14001
5 3 (0.85%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.28%) COREP
6 1 (0.28%) FINREP
6 1 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.28%) JSP 440
System Software
1 19 (5.35%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.13%) XenApp
4 3 (0.85%) DFS Replication
4 3 (0.85%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.56%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.56%) vSphere
5 2 (0.56%) vCloud
6 1 (0.28%) NFS
6 1 (0.28%) UAG
6 1 (0.28%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.28%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 8 (2.25%) SCCM
2 2 (0.56%) SCOM
2 2 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (0.28%) OpenView
3 1 (0.28%) MIIS
Vendors
1 44 (12.39%) SAP
1 44 (12.39%) Oracle
2 28 (7.89%) Microsoft
3 17 (4.79%) VMware
4 16 (4.51%) Cisco
5 12 (3.38%) IBM
5 12 (3.38%) Citrix
6 11 (3.10%) Juniper
6 11 (3.10%) Informatica
7 10 (2.82%) TIBCO
7 10 (2.82%) Business Objects
7 10 (2.82%) Zend
8 9 (2.54%) Sitecore
9 8 (2.25%) ICL
9 8 (2.25%) JBoss
9 8 (2.25%) Unisys
10 7 (1.97%) Open Text
11 6 (1.69%) McAfee
11 6 (1.69%) Atlassian
12 5 (1.41%) Google
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
South West
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 400-600 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Somerset
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £495 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Gloucestershire
Mason Frank
Rate: £450 - £575 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bristol
Orgtel
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Bath
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £500.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Bristol
TRG
Rate: 450-500 Per Day
Posted: 17 days ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £525 - £570 per day
Posted: 27 days ago