The first table below looks at the demand for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire 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 1 August 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 Staffordshire 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 19 22 30
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.52% 4.24% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.68% 4.39% 2.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 4
Average daily rate
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- £488 £600
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £485 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+7.77% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £66.00 £36.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+83.33% +33.33%
Job Titles Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
112 114 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 94.12% 96.61% 98.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 65 102
Average daily rate £325 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 11
Average hourly rate £13.47 £15.95 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% -4.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £8.00 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £23.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Architect
West Midlands

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Architect
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 1 August 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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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
Stafford - 2 - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 2
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Cannock - - - -
Architect
West Midlands

Architect
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) VxWorks
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Mobile
1 2 (66.67%) Smartphone
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (66.67%) wxWidgets
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Qt
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Validation
2 1 (33.33%) VHDL
2 1 (33.33%) Gigabit Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
2 1 (33.33%) SONET

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Gigabit Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) Ethernet
1 1 (33.33%) SONET
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
1 2 (66.67%) wxWidgets
1 2 (66.67%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Smartphone
2 1 (33.33%) VHDL
2 1 (33.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) VxWorks
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Mobile
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) C++
1 2 (66.67%) Java