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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 26 20 9
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -11
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 17 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 5.17% 6.94% 8.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.54% 7.14% 9.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 20 10
Average daily rate
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£500 £650 £550
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £431 £392
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £675 £697
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £470 £450
% change year-on-year
+6.38% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £44.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-13.06% -2.22%
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
307 280 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 93.31% 97.22% 90.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 185 89
Average daily rate £350 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £218 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £650 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 39 33
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.46% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.94 £28.00 £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014, 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 29 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (55.56%) J2EE
3 22 (48.89%) Web Services
4 21 (46.67%) Apache
4 21 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (44.44%) Internet
6 16 (35.56%) Eclipse
6 16 (35.56%) Maven
7 14 (31.11%) SOA
8 13 (28.89%) Scrum
8 13 (28.89%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (24.44%) Oracle
10 10 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (22.22%) JIRA
10 10 (22.22%) FitNesse
10 10 (22.22%) RESTful
10 10 (22.22%) PostGIS
10 10 (22.22%) Jenkins
10 10 (22.22%) Cucumber
10 10 (22.22%) Puppet
11 9 (20.00%) Open Source
12 6 (13.33%) PHP
12 6 (13.33%) Apache Solr
12 6 (13.33%) SaaS
13 5 (11.11%) WebCenter
13 5 (11.11%) Network Architecture
13 5 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
13 5 (11.11%) MySQL
13 5 (11.11%) SOAP
13 5 (11.11%) VMware

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 21 (46.67%) Apache
2 6 (13.33%) Apache Solr
3 4 (8.89%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Service Bus
5 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.22%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (11.11%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (11.11%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (13.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (44.44%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) HSRP
2 1 (2.22%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.22%) MPLS
2 1 (2.22%) BGP
2 1 (2.22%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (22.22%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (11.11%) MySQL
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.22%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.22%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 16 (35.56%) Eclipse
1 16 (35.56%) Maven
2 10 (22.22%) JIRA
2 10 (22.22%) FitNesse
2 10 (22.22%) Jenkins
2 10 (22.22%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (2.22%) Back Office
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (55.56%) J2EE
2 22 (48.89%) Web Services
3 10 (22.22%) RESTful
3 10 (22.22%) PostGIS
4 5 (11.11%) WebCenter
4 5 (11.11%) SOAP
5 3 (6.67%) Middleware
6 2 (4.44%) Spring
6 2 (4.44%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (2.22%) Video on Demand
2 1 (2.22%) User Experience
2 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (8.89%) Linux
2 1 (2.22%) UNIX
2 1 (2.22%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (64.44%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (31.11%) SOA
3 13 (28.89%) Scrum
3 13 (28.89%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (11.11%) Network Architecture
4 5 (11.11%) Content Management
5 4 (8.89%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.89%) Software Architecture
6 2 (4.44%) BPEL
6 2 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (4.44%) CRM
7 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.22%) Information Architecture
7 1 (2.22%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (2.22%) UML
7 1 (2.22%) ITIL
7 1 (2.22%) Data Modelling
7 1 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (2.22%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) PHP
2 4 (8.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) CCIE
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
Systems Management
1 10 (22.22%) Puppet
2 4 (8.89%) Vagrant
3 1 (2.22%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) Oracle
2 5 (11.11%) VMware
3 2 (4.44%) Sun
4 1 (2.22%) F5
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco
4 1 (2.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.22%) CA
4 1 (2.22%) Informatica