The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 20 33 20
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -13
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 35 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 8.35% 2.13% 4.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.14% 2.27% 4.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 7
Average daily rate
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£513 £638 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.60% +10.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £408 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £663 £700
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.63 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+10.92% -6.05%
Architect
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton 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
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
383 309 183
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 91.41% 93.92% 95.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 221 88
Average daily rate £375 £325 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £170 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 39
Average hourly rate £12.50 £17.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.75 £40.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Architect in the job title across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Architect across the Southampton region.

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect across the Southampton region.

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 33 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (52.73%) Apache
3 26 (47.27%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (45.45%) Open Source
5 23 (41.82%) Java
6 18 (32.73%) Java EE
7 17 (30.91%) TOGAF
8 15 (27.27%) J2EE
9 12 (21.82%) Scrum
10 11 (20.00%) Internet
10 11 (20.00%) Web Services
10 11 (20.00%) SOA
10 11 (20.00%) Eclipse
10 11 (20.00%) Maven
11 10 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
12 8 (14.55%) PostGIS
12 8 (14.55%) Oracle
12 8 (14.55%) TDD
13 7 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
14 6 (10.91%) Content Management
14 6 (10.91%) Middleware
14 6 (10.91%) Finance
14 6 (10.91%) PHP
14 6 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
15 5 (9.09%) FitNesse
15 5 (9.09%) RESTful
15 5 (9.09%) JIRA
15 5 (9.09%) Cucumber
15 5 (9.09%) Puppet
15 5 (9.09%) Jenkins

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 29 (52.73%) Apache
2 4 (7.27%) Apache Solr
2 4 (7.27%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.82%) CMS
4 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.64%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.00%) Internet
2 3 (5.45%) Firewall
3 1 (1.82%) IPsec
3 1 (1.82%) HSRP
3 1 (1.82%) MPLS
3 1 (1.82%) BGP
3 1 (1.82%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (47.27%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (9.09%) MySQL
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
3 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (3.64%) Star Schema
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.82%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 11 (20.00%) Maven
1 11 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 5 (9.09%) JIRA
2 5 (9.09%) FitNesse
2 5 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 5 (9.09%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.82%) ERwin
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Banking
2 2 (3.64%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.82%) Back Office
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (32.73%) Java EE
2 15 (27.27%) J2EE
3 11 (20.00%) Web Services
4 8 (14.55%) PostGIS
5 6 (10.91%) Middleware
6 5 (9.09%) RESTful
7 3 (5.45%) SOAP
8 2 (3.64%) .NET
8 2 (3.64%) Oracle Fusion
9 1 (1.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 25 (45.45%) Open Source
2 1 (1.82%) Video on Demand
2 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 4 (7.27%) Linux
2 1 (1.82%) UNIX
2 1 (1.82%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.91%) TOGAF
3 12 (21.82%) Scrum
4 11 (20.00%) SOA
5 8 (14.55%) TDD
6 7 (12.73%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (10.91%) Content Management
7 6 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (9.09%) UML
9 4 (7.27%) BDD
9 4 (7.27%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (5.45%) Change Management
10 3 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (5.45%) Data Modelling
11 2 (3.64%) BPEL
11 2 (3.64%) Enterprise Architecture
11 2 (3.64%) CRM
11 2 (3.64%) ETL
11 2 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
11 2 (3.64%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 23 (41.82%) Java
2 6 (10.91%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (3.64%) Degree
1 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.64%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.82%) VCP4
2 1 (1.82%) CCIE
2 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) Puppet
2 2 (3.64%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.82%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 8 (14.55%) Oracle
2 3 (5.45%) VMware
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
3 2 (3.64%) Sun
3 2 (3.64%) Informatica
4 1 (1.82%) Ariba
4 1 (1.82%) CA
4 1 (1.82%) F5
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco
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