The first table below looks at the demand for Computer Architecture skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Computer Architecture over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Computer Architecture
Rank 591 569 573
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +4
Contract jobs citing Computer Architecture 3 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.002% 0.019%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.007% 0.003% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£375 - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40519 37298 40761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.05% 72.96% 70.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25042 22618 23491
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1163 1058 1467
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% -

Computer Architecture
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Computer Architecture within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Computer Architecture Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Computer Architecture
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Computer Architecture within the UK.

Computer Architecture Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Computer Architecture
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Computer Architecture within the UK.

Computer Architecture Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Computer Architecture
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Computer Architecture within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England -25 3 £375 - 3
East of England - 2 - - 1
Cambridge - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
City of London - - - - 1
London - - - - 2

Computer Architecture
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Computer Architecture also 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 that cited Computer Architecture.

1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (66.67%) Degree
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) IPv6
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) SCOM
2 2 (66.67%) SCVMM
2 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) SCOrch
3 1 (33.33%) Content Management
3 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) CMS
3 1 (33.33%) Tridion
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio

Computer Architecture
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Computer Architecture also 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 that cited Computer Architecture. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) CMS
1 1 (33.33%) DNN
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) IPv6
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 1 (33.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Server Support
1 2 (66.67%) Support Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) Server Support Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) Network Support
1 2 (66.67%) Network Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) Server Specialist
1 2 (66.67%) Network Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) .NET
1 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Content Management
1 1 (33.33%) Software Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
1 2 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (33.33%) C#
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 1 (33.33%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
1 2 (66.67%) SCOM
1 2 (66.67%) SCVMM
1 2 (66.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle