The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 27 20 30
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 329 501 397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.58% 6.81% 5.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.07% 7.35% 5.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 366 281
Average daily rate
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£550 £544 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £698 £675 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £490 £452 £450
% change year-on-year
+8.34% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £55.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £66.00 £35.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+88.57% -19.54%
Architect
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5419 6815 7234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 91.99% 92.61% 92.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3910 4995 5252
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 150 173
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.69 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the City of London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

1 156 (24.61%) Finance
2 135 (21.29%) Oracle
3 99 (15.62%) Windows
4 94 (14.83%) Java
4 94 (14.83%) Microsoft
4 94 (14.83%) Banking
5 81 (12.78%) Migration
6 79 (12.46%) SQL
7 74 (11.67%) TOGAF
8 68 (10.73%) .NET
9 66 (10.41%) VMware
10 63 (9.94%) Data Modelling
11 57 (8.99%) Linux
11 57 (8.99%) Enterprise Architecture
12 56 (8.83%) SQL Server
12 56 (8.83%) Data Architecture
13 52 (8.20%) SOA
14 51 (8.04%) Data Warehouse
15 49 (7.73%) Cisco
16 48 (7.57%) Agile Software Development
17 45 (7.10%) C#
18 44 (6.94%) UNIX
18 44 (6.94%) Oracle Database
19 41 (6.47%) ITIL
19 41 (6.47%) SAN
20 39 (6.15%) Project Management
21 38 (5.99%) Security Cleared
22 37 (5.84%) VMware Infrastructure
22 37 (5.84%) Retail
23 36 (5.68%) Business Intelligence

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 31 (4.89%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.05%) Oracle Coherence
3 12 (1.89%) MS Exchange
3 12 (1.89%) CMS
4 11 (1.74%) WebSphere
5 10 (1.58%) Lync
6 9 (1.42%) Tomcat
6 9 (1.42%) IIS
6 9 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
6 9 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
7 8 (1.26%) BizTalk Server
7 8 (1.26%) WebLogic
7 8 (1.26%) TIBCO EMS
8 7 (1.10%) SAS
8 7 (1.10%) Apache
9 5 (0.79%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
10 4 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 30 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.42%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.95%) MS Office
4 4 (0.63%) MS Project
4 4 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.32%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.16%) Stata
6 1 (0.16%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.16%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.95%) SimCorp Dimension
3 5 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.63%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.47%) RMDS
6 2 (0.32%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.32%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.32%) SAP PLM
7 1 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle ERP
7 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
7 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.16%) Summit
7 1 (0.16%) Cognos Business Intelligence
7 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.16%) PolarLake
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.15%) SaaS
2 11 (1.74%) Office 365
3 8 (1.26%) PaaS
4 5 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.79%) IaaS
5 2 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 41 (6.47%) SAN
2 27 (4.26%) LAN
3 25 (3.94%) WAN
3 25 (3.94%) Firewall
4 20 (3.15%) Internet
5 15 (2.37%) TCP/IP
6 14 (2.21%) NAS
7 13 (2.05%) HTTP
8 12 (1.89%) DNS
9 11 (1.74%) Fibre Channel
10 9 (1.42%) Wireless
11 8 (1.26%) Multicast
11 8 (1.26%) Unified Communications
11 8 (1.26%) Intranet
11 8 (1.26%) VPN
12 7 (1.10%) Network Security
13 6 (0.95%) iSCSI
13 6 (0.95%) FCoE
13 6 (0.95%) NetScaler
13 6 (0.95%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (8.83%) SQL Server
2 51 (8.04%) Data Warehouse
3 44 (6.94%) Oracle Database
4 27 (4.26%) Big Data
5 23 (3.63%) Relational Database
6 18 (2.84%) Oracle Database 11g
7 17 (2.68%) Hadoop
8 16 (2.52%) NoSQL
9 15 (2.37%) RDBMS
10 14 (2.21%) MongoDB
11 13 (2.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 10 (1.58%) Oracle Exadata
12 10 (1.58%) DataStage
12 10 (1.58%) Oracle Database 10g
13 8 (1.26%) Oracle ODI
13 8 (1.26%) Oracle BI EE
13 8 (1.26%) MySQL
14 7 (1.10%) Data Mart
14 7 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
15 6 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (1.74%) JUnit
2 8 (1.26%) Maven
3 7 (1.10%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (0.79%) JIRA
6 4 (0.63%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.47%) Subversion
7 3 (0.47%) Axure RP
7 3 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
7 3 (0.47%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.32%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.32%) ERwin
8 2 (0.32%) PowerDesigner
8 2 (0.32%) Ant
9 1 (0.16%) jMock
9 1 (0.16%) Selenium
9 1 (0.16%) Lombardi
9 1 (0.16%) Toad
9 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.16%) PVCS
General
1 156 (24.61%) Finance
2 94 (14.83%) Banking
3 37 (5.84%) Retail
4 31 (4.89%) Investment Banking
5 17 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.58%) Publishing
6 10 (1.58%) Back Office
7 9 (1.42%) Advertising
7 9 (1.42%) Marketing
8 6 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 6 (0.95%) Legal
9 5 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 5 (0.79%) Front Office
10 4 (0.63%) German Language
11 3 (0.47%) Law
11 3 (0.47%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.32%) Billing
13 1 (0.16%) Electronics
13 1 (0.16%) Automotive
13 1 (0.16%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (10.73%) .NET
2 33 (5.21%) HTML
3 32 (5.05%) XML
3 32 (5.05%) Middleware
4 30 (4.73%) Web Services
5 22 (3.47%) REST
5 22 (3.47%) Spring
5 22 (3.47%) SOAP
5 22 (3.47%) CSS
6 21 (3.31%) J2EE
7 19 (3.00%) HTML5
8 15 (2.37%) ASP.NET
9 12 (1.89%) JSON
9 12 (1.89%) .NET Framework
9 12 (1.89%) Ajax
10 11 (1.74%) Java EE
11 9 (1.42%) JMS
11 9 (1.42%) XSLT
11 9 (1.42%) CSS3
12 8 (1.26%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.26%) Data Integration
2 21 (3.31%) Management Information System
3 18 (2.84%) Open Source
3 18 (2.84%) Clustering
4 17 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (2.52%) Mobile App
6 12 (1.89%) Replication
7 11 (1.74%) Computer Science
8 8 (1.26%) Derivative
9 7 (1.10%) Reference Data
10 6 (0.95%) Mobile Banking
10 6 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (0.95%) NHS
11 5 (0.79%) CESG
11 5 (0.79%) PKI
11 5 (0.79%) Kindle
11 5 (0.79%) FMCG
12 4 (0.63%) Visualisation
12 4 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
12 4 (0.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 99 (15.62%) Windows
2 57 (8.99%) Linux
3 44 (6.94%) UNIX
4 26 (4.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (3.31%) Solaris
7 18 (2.84%) Android
8 14 (2.21%) Apple iOS
9 11 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (1.58%) Windows 7
11 8 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (0.79%) AIX
12 5 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.63%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.47%) MVS
14 3 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.47%) VME
14 3 (0.47%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.32%) HPUX
15 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (12.78%) Migration
2 74 (11.67%) TOGAF
3 63 (9.94%) Data Modelling
4 57 (8.99%) Enterprise Architecture
5 56 (8.83%) Data Architecture
6 52 (8.20%) SOA
7 48 (7.57%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (6.47%) ITIL
9 39 (6.15%) Project Management
10 36 (5.68%) Business Intelligence
11 35 (5.52%) CRM
11 35 (5.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 33 (5.21%) Technical Architecture
13 29 (4.57%) UML
14 28 (4.42%) ETL
15 27 (4.26%) Scrum
16 26 (4.10%) OO
17 25 (3.94%) Data Migration
17 25 (3.94%) Analytics
18 24 (3.79%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 94 (14.83%) Java
2 79 (12.46%) SQL
3 45 (7.10%) C#
4 17 (2.68%) JavaScript
5 15 (2.37%) C++
6 12 (1.89%) Python
7 11 (1.74%) Ruby
8 10 (1.58%) Scala
9 8 (1.26%) Apex Code
9 8 (1.26%) PL/SQL
10 7 (1.10%) T-SQL
10 7 (1.10%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.95%) PowerShell
11 6 (0.95%) PHP
12 5 (0.79%) C
13 4 (0.63%) XPath
14 3 (0.47%) VB
14 3 (0.47%) R
14 3 (0.47%) Bash Shell
15 2 (0.32%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 38 (5.99%) Security Cleared
2 28 (4.42%) Degree
3 18 (2.84%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.58%) DV Cleared
4 10 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (1.58%) CISSP
5 9 (1.42%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (1.42%) CCIE
6 8 (1.26%) CISM
6 8 (1.26%) MCSE
7 5 (0.79%) CCNP
7 5 (0.79%) CTC Cleared
8 4 (0.63%) ISACA
8 4 (0.63%) MCSA
8 4 (0.63%) JNCIP
8 4 (0.63%) JNCIE
8 4 (0.63%) CCSA
8 4 (0.63%) CCSE
9 2 (0.32%) Siebel Certification
9 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 9 (1.42%) ISO 9001
2 8 (1.26%) QA
3 6 (0.95%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.95%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.47%) SLA
4 3 (0.47%) FATCA
4 3 (0.47%) Basel III
5 2 (0.32%) COBIT
6 1 (0.16%) GxP
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.16%) HL7
6 1 (0.16%) GPG13
System Software
1 37 (5.84%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (5.36%) Active Directory
3 21 (3.31%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.68%) Oracle RAC
5 15 (2.37%) XenApp
6 8 (1.26%) XenDesktop
7 7 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (1.10%) Xen
7 7 (1.10%) NFS
8 6 (0.95%) SRDF
8 6 (0.95%) XenServer
8 6 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.95%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.79%) vSphere
10 4 (0.63%) KVM
11 1 (0.16%) Nmap
11 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.16%) IAG
11 1 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 18 (2.84%) SCCM
2 6 (0.95%) SCOrch
3 5 (0.79%) Puppet
4 4 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (0.63%) SCOM
4 4 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.47%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (0.32%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.16%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.16%) Control-M
7 1 (0.16%) Nagios
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.16%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.16%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.16%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.16%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 135 (21.29%) Oracle
2 94 (14.83%) Microsoft
3 66 (10.41%) VMware
4 49 (7.73%) Cisco
5 31 (4.89%) Citrix
6 29 (4.57%) IBM
7 25 (3.94%) Salesforce.com
8 20 (3.15%) SAP
9 19 (3.00%) EMC
10 18 (2.84%) HP
11 17 (2.68%) Sybase
12 16 (2.52%) NetApp
13 15 (2.37%) Juniper
14 14 (2.21%) Teradata
15 13 (2.05%) Informatica
16 12 (1.89%) TIBCO
17 11 (1.74%) Business Objects
18 10 (1.58%) Siebel
19 9 (1.42%) Dell
20 8 (1.26%) Tableau
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