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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 29 27 40
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +13
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 174 150 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 5.59% 5.20% 4.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.94% 5.60% 4.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 102 63
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £316 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £572 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £462
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £34.25 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.15 £50.79 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-15.03% +30.22%
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
2927 2680 1921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.03% 92.89% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1867 1759 1150
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
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 196 167 127
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +18.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.00 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.83 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 July 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 July 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 +7 41 £500 -3.84% 6
Bristol -1 41 £525 +0.96% 16
Somerset +16 37 £450 +50.00% 2
Gloucestershire +8 32 £525 +16.66% 5
Devon - 7 £511 - 3
Dorset -8 3 £415 -19.02% 8
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 103 (26.82%) Security Cleared
2 91 (23.70%) Finance
3 75 (19.53%) SOA
4 72 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 71 (18.49%) Retail
5 71 (18.49%) Microsoft
6 69 (17.97%) UML
7 61 (15.89%) Data Centre
8 57 (14.84%) ITIL
9 56 (14.58%) SC Cleared
10 50 (13.02%) .NET
11 45 (11.72%) Data Modelling
11 45 (11.72%) TOGAF
12 44 (11.46%) Information Security
12 44 (11.46%) Enterprise Architecture
13 43 (11.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 42 (10.94%) Oracle
15 41 (10.68%) Web Services
15 41 (10.68%) DV Cleared
16 38 (9.90%) Technical Architecture
17 37 (9.64%) C#
18 36 (9.38%) Manufacturing
19 34 (8.85%) SAP
19 34 (8.85%) CRM
19 34 (8.85%) PRINCE2
20 32 (8.33%) Windows
20 32 (8.33%) Java
20 32 (8.33%) ISO 9000
20 32 (8.33%) Change Control
21 31 (8.07%) SQL

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (5.47%) CMS
2 19 (4.95%) IIS
3 11 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 11 (2.86%) Apache Solr
3 11 (2.86%) Elasticsearch
4 9 (2.34%) Apache
4 9 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (1.82%) WebSphere
6 5 (1.30%) Lync
7 4 (1.04%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.04%) WebLogic
8 3 (0.78%) JBoss
9 2 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.52%) Liferay
9 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.52%) Eucalyptus
10 1 (0.26%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.26%) K2 blackpearl
10 1 (0.26%) NServiceBus
Applications
1 8 (2.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.26%) SPSS
3 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.78%) Summit
3 2 (0.52%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 2 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.26%) SAP MDM
4 1 (0.26%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.04%) PaaS
4 3 (0.78%) IaaS
4 3 (0.78%) SaaS
5 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.26%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.26%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 26 (6.77%) WAN
2 19 (4.95%) LAN
3 11 (2.86%) Firewall
4 7 (1.82%) VoIP
5 6 (1.56%) SAN
5 6 (1.56%) Internet
6 5 (1.30%) OSPF
6 5 (1.30%) BGP
6 5 (1.30%) Ethernet
7 4 (1.04%) VPN
7 4 (1.04%) LDAP
7 4 (1.04%) SSL
7 4 (1.04%) IPsec
8 3 (0.78%) IP Telephony
8 3 (0.78%) MPLS
8 3 (0.78%) DNS
9 2 (0.52%) DHCP
9 2 (0.52%) Wireless
9 2 (0.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (0.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.99%) Data Warehouse
2 22 (5.73%) SQL Server
3 17 (4.43%) Hadoop
3 17 (4.43%) MongoDB
4 16 (4.17%) NoSQL
5 14 (3.65%) Big Data
6 13 (3.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 11 (2.86%) Oracle Database
8 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.30%) DB2
9 4 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.04%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.78%) Oracle ODI
10 3 (0.78%) MySQL
10 3 (0.78%) Data Mining
11 2 (0.52%) OLTP
11 2 (0.52%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (2.34%) ERwin
2 7 (1.82%) Oracle APEX
3 5 (1.30%) Rational Rose
3 5 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.78%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.78%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.52%) JIRA
5 2 (0.52%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (0.26%) TestNG
6 1 (0.26%) JUnit
6 1 (0.26%) Subversion
6 1 (0.26%) Maven
6 1 (0.26%) Lombardi
6 1 (0.26%) JBehave
6 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.26%) SpecFlow
General
1 91 (23.70%) Finance
2 71 (18.49%) Retail
3 36 (9.38%) Manufacturing
4 27 (7.03%) Banking
5 19 (4.95%) Retail Banking
6 14 (3.65%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.82%) Military
7 7 (1.82%) Marketing
7 7 (1.82%) Local Government
8 6 (1.56%) Electronics
9 3 (0.78%) Billing
10 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (13.02%) .NET
2 41 (10.68%) Web Services
3 26 (6.77%) .NET Framework
4 20 (5.21%) Middleware
5 13 (3.39%) ASP.NET
6 10 (2.60%) XML
6 10 (2.60%) PostGIS
7 8 (2.08%) JSON
8 7 (1.82%) HTML
9 6 (1.56%) SOAP
9 6 (1.56%) REST
10 5 (1.30%) XSD
10 5 (1.30%) XSLT
10 5 (1.30%) WCF
10 5 (1.30%) Java EE
11 4 (1.04%) OAuth
11 4 (1.04%) CSS
11 4 (1.04%) J2EE
11 4 (1.04%) WSDL
11 4 (1.04%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 61 (15.89%) Data Centre
2 30 (7.81%) Management Information System
3 21 (5.47%) GIS
4 14 (3.65%) Data Integration
5 12 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.86%) Client/Server
7 8 (2.08%) Reference Data
7 8 (2.08%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.56%) DTV
8 6 (1.56%) Replication
9 5 (1.30%) FMCG
10 4 (1.04%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.04%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (1.04%) Online Banking
11 3 (0.78%) Clustering
11 3 (0.78%) IVR
11 3 (0.78%) NHS
11 3 (0.78%) User Experience
11 3 (0.78%) Enterprise Cloud
12 2 (0.52%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (8.33%) Windows
2 22 (5.73%) Linux
3 11 (2.86%) UNIX
4 9 (2.34%) AIX
5 7 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (0.78%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.52%) Android
8 2 (0.52%) Solaris
9 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (19.53%) SOA
2 72 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (17.97%) UML
4 57 (14.84%) ITIL
5 45 (11.72%) Data Modelling
5 45 (11.72%) TOGAF
6 44 (11.46%) Information Security
6 44 (11.46%) Enterprise Architecture
7 38 (9.90%) Technical Architecture
8 34 (8.85%) CRM
8 34 (8.85%) PRINCE2
9 32 (8.33%) Change Control
10 30 (7.81%) Data Architecture
11 27 (7.03%) Workflow
12 26 (6.77%) Information Management
13 25 (6.51%) Stakeholder Management
14 24 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
15 20 (5.21%) Content Management
15 20 (5.21%) Open Source
16 19 (4.95%) MODAF
Programming Languages
1 37 (9.64%) C#
2 32 (8.33%) Java
3 31 (8.07%) SQL
4 23 (5.99%) VB
5 8 (2.08%) C
6 6 (1.56%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.56%) C++
7 5 (1.30%) VB.NET
7 5 (1.30%) Python
7 5 (1.30%) VB6
8 4 (1.04%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.04%) MATLAB
9 3 (0.78%) Ruby
10 2 (0.52%) PHP
11 1 (0.26%) Go
11 1 (0.26%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 103 (26.82%) Security Cleared
2 56 (14.58%) SC Cleared
3 41 (10.68%) DV Cleared
4 25 (6.51%) ISEB
5 18 (4.69%) Degree
6 4 (1.04%) CISSP
6 4 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (0.78%) CCIE
7 3 (0.78%) CCNP
7 3 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.52%) CCDP
8 2 (0.52%) HND
9 1 (0.26%) MCSE
9 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.26%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (11.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (8.33%) ISO 9000
3 10 (2.60%) QA
4 6 (1.56%) Solvency II
4 6 (1.56%) Data Quality
5 5 (1.30%) COBIT
6 4 (1.04%) PCI DSS
6 4 (1.04%) COREP
6 4 (1.04%) FINREP
7 3 (0.78%) ISO 14001
7 3 (0.78%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.52%) HL7
9 1 (0.26%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.26%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (3.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (2.86%) Active Directory
3 7 (1.82%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.78%) XenApp
4 3 (0.78%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.52%) GPFS
5 2 (0.52%) Ceph
6 1 (0.26%) Varnish
6 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (1.04%) Puppet
1 4 (1.04%) Oracle EDQ
2 2 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (0.52%) SCCM
2 2 (0.52%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (0.26%) SCOM
3 1 (0.26%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (0.26%) Cisco IPCC
3 1 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 71 (18.49%) Microsoft
2 42 (10.94%) Oracle
3 34 (8.85%) SAP
4 24 (6.25%) IBM
5 22 (5.73%) VMware
6 16 (4.17%) Cisco
7 12 (3.13%) Citrix
8 11 (2.86%) TIBCO
9 7 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
10 6 (1.56%) HP
11 5 (1.30%) Unisys
12 4 (1.04%) Teradata
12 4 (1.04%) ICL
12 4 (1.04%) i2
12 4 (1.04%) Lotus
12 4 (1.04%) Sitecore
13 3 (0.78%) Veeam
13 3 (0.78%) F5
13 3 (0.78%) Zerto
13 3 (0.78%) CheckPoint
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