The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 22 17 37
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +20
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 5 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 3.79% 0.93% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.00% 0.94% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
Average daily rate
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£375 - £475
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 £45.00 £55.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +22.22%
Architect
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire 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
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
125 106 191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 94.70% 99.07% 95.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 61 110
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £203 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 14 12
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.69 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.10% +51.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £12.00 £9.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £25.70 £19.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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 21 October 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
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Architect
West Midlands

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 5 (62.50%) HTML
1 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
1 5 (62.50%) PHP
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
1 5 (62.50%) MySQL
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (62.50%) IIS
1 5 (62.50%) CSS
1 5 (62.50%) Web Services
1 5 (62.50%) XML
1 5 (62.50%) Apache
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (62.50%) Salesforce.com
1 5 (62.50%) LAMP
1 5 (62.50%) MVC
1 5 (62.50%) Ajax
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (62.50%) Technical Architecture
1 5 (62.50%) Blog
1 5 (62.50%) Drupal
1 5 (62.50%) PHP5
1 5 (62.50%) jQuery
1 5 (62.50%) Time Management
1 5 (62.50%) Taxonomies
1 5 (62.50%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (62.50%) Social Media
1 5 (62.50%) Web Application Development
1 5 (62.50%) User Experience
1 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (62.50%) IIS
1 5 (62.50%) Apache
1 5 (62.50%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
1 1 (12.50%) SONET
1 1 (12.50%) Gigabit Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) MySQL
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) CSS
1 5 (62.50%) Web Services
1 5 (62.50%) XML
1 5 (62.50%) LAMP
1 5 (62.50%) Ajax
1 5 (62.50%) HTML
1 5 (62.50%) jQuery
2 2 (25.00%) wxWidgets
2 2 (25.00%) Qt
2 2 (25.00%) .NET
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Taxonomies
1 5 (62.50%) Blog
1 5 (62.50%) Social Media
1 5 (62.50%) User Experience
1 5 (62.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (12.50%) VHDL
3 1 (12.50%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Windows
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) VxWorks
1 2 (25.00%) Windows Mobile
1 2 (25.00%) Android
1 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Technical Architecture
1 5 (62.50%) Time Management
1 5 (62.50%) Web Application Development
1 5 (62.50%) MVC
2 1 (12.50%) Validation
2 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) JavaScript
1 5 (62.50%) PHP
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
1 5 (62.50%) PHP5
2 2 (25.00%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) C++
2 2 (25.00%) Java
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
1 5 (62.50%) Salesforce.com