The first table below looks at the demand for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Taunton 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 17 April 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 Taunton 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 27 20 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 11 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 5.19% 6.58% -
As % of the Job Titles category 5.37% 7.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate £550 £460 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.13 £55.00 £40.07
% change year-on-year
-5.22% +37.25%
Job Titles Category
Taunton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
205 69 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Taunton 96.70% 90.79% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 17 22
Average daily rate £350 £310 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £398 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 1
Average hourly rate £18.25 £10.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.50% -28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Architect
Somerset

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Taunton

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Taunton

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Taunton region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Taunton

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Taunton

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (58.33%) SOA
3 6 (50.00%) DV Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) Manufacturing
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (41.67%) Retail
5 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (33.33%) UML
5 4 (33.33%) Change Control
6 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) Change Management
7 2 (16.67%) XML
7 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
7 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
7 2 (16.67%) SAP
7 2 (16.67%) Java
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (16.67%) QA
8 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
8 1 (8.33%) SCOM
8 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
8 1 (8.33%) Data Mapping
8 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
8 1 (8.33%) Market Research
8 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
8 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
8 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (8.33%) REST
8 1 (8.33%) MPLS

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Taunton by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Taunton 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 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
1 1 (8.33%) MPLS
1 1 (8.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (41.67%) Manufacturing
1 5 (41.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) REST
2 1 (8.33%) .NET
2 1 (8.33%) J2EE
2 1 (8.33%) SOAP
2 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) SOA
2 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) UML
3 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
3 4 (33.33%) Change Control
4 3 (25.00%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) TOGAF
6 1 (8.33%) Project Management
6 1 (8.33%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Integration Testing
6 1 (8.33%) Data Protection
6 1 (8.33%) Data Mapping
6 1 (8.33%) Market Research
6 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 9 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) QA
2 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (8.33%) ISO 14001
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) SAP
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Remedy