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 3 March 2015 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 31 24 22
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 271 359 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.29% 6.12% 6.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.70% 6.56% 6.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 260 257
Average daily rate
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£550 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £395
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £77.50 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -6.84%
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
4757 5469 5399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.89% 93.20% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3639 3846 3997
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 87 131
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £33.31 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 2015, 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.

1 175 (27.78%) Finance
2 113 (17.94%) Banking
3 91 (14.44%) Oracle
4 89 (14.13%) Java
5 87 (13.81%) Agile Software Development
6 77 (12.22%) SQL
7 76 (12.06%) Windows
8 75 (11.90%) TOGAF
9 70 (11.11%) Microsoft
10 68 (10.79%) SQL Server
11 67 (10.63%) .NET
12 59 (9.37%) Migration
13 55 (8.73%) Retail
14 49 (7.78%) Linux
15 48 (7.62%) SOA
16 47 (7.46%) E-Commerce
17 44 (6.98%) Enterprise Architecture
18 43 (6.83%) Investment Banking
19 42 (6.67%) Security Cleared
20 41 (6.51%) Cisco
21 39 (6.19%) Web Services
22 38 (6.03%) C#
22 38 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
23 36 (5.71%) UNIX
24 35 (5.56%) Telecoms
24 35 (5.56%) Data Architecture
25 34 (5.40%) Big Data
25 34 (5.40%) ITIL
25 34 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
26 33 (5.24%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 3 March 2015, 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 32 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 20 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
3 16 (2.54%) WebSphere
4 12 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
5 10 (1.59%) CMS
6 9 (1.43%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.43%) IIS
6 9 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.95%) Node.js
8 5 (0.79%) Adobe CQ
8 5 (0.79%) Lync
8 5 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (0.63%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (0.63%) Sitecore CMS
9 4 (0.63%) SAS
9 4 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.48%) Apache
10 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.27%) MS Visio
2 8 (1.27%) MS Office
3 3 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.32%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.32%) MS Project
4 2 (0.32%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 8 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
1 8 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.48%) Oracle HRMS
2 3 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.32%) RMDS
4 1 (0.16%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle SCM
4 1 (0.16%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.16%) SAP FI-GL
4 1 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.16%) HFM
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.38%) Office 365
2 11 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (1.75%) SaaS
3 6 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.63%) Force.com
5 3 (0.48%) PaaS
5 3 (0.48%) IaaS
6 2 (0.32%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.16%) ElastiCache
7 1 (0.16%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 32 (5.08%) LAN
2 30 (4.76%) WAN
3 29 (4.60%) Firewall
4 19 (3.02%) Internet
5 18 (2.86%) SAN
6 12 (1.90%) OSPF
6 12 (1.90%) EIGRP
7 11 (1.75%) BGP
7 11 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (1.59%) NAS
8 10 (1.59%) Network Security
9 9 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (1.27%) MPLS
10 8 (1.27%) VPN
11 7 (1.11%) ATM
12 6 (0.95%) VLAN
12 6 (0.95%) Wireless
12 6 (0.95%) Unified Communications
12 6 (0.95%) FCoE
12 6 (0.95%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (10.79%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.40%) Big Data
3 24 (3.81%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (3.17%) Hadoop
5 15 (2.38%) NoSQL
5 15 (2.38%) Oracle Database
6 12 (1.90%) DB2
7 10 (1.59%) Oracle BI EE
8 9 (1.43%) MongoDB
9 8 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
10 7 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (0.95%) Apache Hive
11 6 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (0.95%) DataStage
11 6 (0.95%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (0.79%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (1.11%) Maven
2 5 (0.79%) JIRA
2 5 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (0.79%) Jenkins
3 3 (0.48%) MSTest
3 3 (0.48%) Moq
3 3 (0.48%) Oracle APEX
3 3 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.32%) NUnit
4 2 (0.32%) Toad
4 2 (0.32%) ProC
4 2 (0.32%) AdminStudio
4 2 (0.32%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.32%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.32%) Grunt
4 2 (0.32%) Bower
5 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
5 1 (0.16%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.16%) Jasmine
General
1 175 (27.78%) Finance
2 113 (17.94%) Banking
3 55 (8.73%) Retail
4 43 (6.83%) Investment Banking
5 35 (5.56%) Telecoms
6 15 (2.38%) Financial Institution
7 13 (2.06%) Front Office
8 7 (1.11%) Legal
8 7 (1.11%) Billing
9 6 (0.95%) Marketing
9 6 (0.95%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.95%) Electronics
10 5 (0.79%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.79%) Retail Banking
11 4 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.63%) Back Office
11 4 (0.63%) Law
12 3 (0.48%) Publishing
13 2 (0.32%) Advertising
14 1 (0.16%) Corporate Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (10.63%) .NET
2 39 (6.19%) Web Services
3 28 (4.44%) Middleware
4 22 (3.49%) ASP.NET
4 22 (3.49%) HTML
5 21 (3.33%) XML
6 20 (3.17%) .NET Framework
7 18 (2.86%) WCF
7 18 (2.86%) CSS
8 16 (2.54%) jQuery
9 13 (2.06%) HTML5
9 13 (2.06%) J2EE
10 12 (1.90%) REST
11 11 (1.75%) WPF
11 11 (1.75%) Spring
12 9 (1.43%) CSS3
13 8 (1.27%) Oracle Fusion
13 8 (1.27%) RESTful
13 8 (1.27%) SOAP
14 7 (1.11%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 19 (3.02%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (2.86%) User Experience
2 18 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 15 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.06%) Open Source
5 12 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.59%) Computer Science
7 9 (1.43%) Derivative
8 8 (1.27%) Biometrics
8 8 (1.27%) Mobile App
9 7 (1.11%) Kindle
10 6 (0.95%) Data Integration
10 6 (0.95%) Data Structures
10 6 (0.95%) Equity Derivative
11 5 (0.79%) Fixed Income
11 5 (0.79%) Clustering
11 5 (0.79%) Visualisation
11 5 (0.79%) Digital Media
11 5 (0.79%) Social Media
12 4 (0.63%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 76 (12.06%) Windows
2 49 (7.78%) Linux
3 36 (5.71%) UNIX
4 16 (2.54%) Android
5 15 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (0.95%) Solaris
8 4 (0.63%) AIX
9 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.48%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.16%) CentOS
11 1 (0.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (13.81%) Agile Software Development
2 75 (11.90%) TOGAF
3 59 (9.37%) Migration
4 48 (7.62%) SOA
5 47 (7.46%) E-Commerce
6 44 (6.98%) Enterprise Architecture
7 38 (6.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 35 (5.56%) Data Architecture
9 34 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
9 34 (5.40%) ITIL
10 32 (5.08%) Technical Architecture
11 31 (4.92%) Data Modelling
12 27 (4.29%) CRM
12 27 (4.29%) TDD
13 26 (4.13%) Scrum
13 26 (4.13%) DevOps
14 25 (3.97%) ETL
14 25 (3.97%) Project Management
15 20 (3.17%) Service Management
15 20 (3.17%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (14.13%) Java
2 77 (12.22%) SQL
3 38 (6.03%) C#
4 30 (4.76%) JavaScript
5 14 (2.22%) C++
6 12 (1.90%) T-SQL
7 11 (1.75%) PL/SQL
8 7 (1.11%) Python
8 7 (1.11%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.11%) Ruby
9 6 (0.95%) Scala
9 6 (0.95%) Apex Code
10 5 (0.79%) PowerShell
10 5 (0.79%) C
11 4 (0.63%) Perl
11 4 (0.63%) PHP
12 3 (0.48%) VBA
13 2 (0.32%) ABAP
13 2 (0.32%) Clojure
13 2 (0.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 42 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 27 (4.29%) SC Cleared
3 23 (3.65%) Degree
4 11 (1.75%) DV Cleared
4 11 (1.75%) VCP4
5 8 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (0.79%) NCDA
6 5 (0.79%) NCIE
7 4 (0.63%) CCIE
8 3 (0.48%) CISSP
9 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.32%) CCNP
9 2 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.32%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.16%) PMP
10 1 (0.16%) PMI Certification
10 1 (0.16%) CISA
10 1 (0.16%) CISM
10 1 (0.16%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.27%) ISO 9001
2 7 (1.11%) QA
3 5 (0.79%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.48%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.32%) COBIT
5 2 (0.32%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) WCAG
6 1 (0.16%) WAI
6 1 (0.16%) GAAP
6 1 (0.16%) Basel III
6 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.16%) FATCA
System Software
1 20 (3.17%) Active Directory
2 18 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.38%) vSphere
4 8 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
6 6 (0.95%) XenApp
7 4 (0.63%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.48%) NFS
8 3 (0.48%) SRDF
8 3 (0.48%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.32%) KVM
9 2 (0.32%) Docker
9 2 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.32%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.32%) Xen
10 1 (0.16%) Firmware
10 1 (0.16%) Postfix
10 1 (0.16%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.16%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 11 (1.75%) SCCM
2 7 (1.11%) Tivoli
3 5 (0.79%) Puppet
4 4 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (0.48%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (0.48%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (0.48%) Windows Intune
5 3 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (0.48%) SCOM
6 2 (0.32%) Ambari
6 2 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.32%) Oozie
6 2 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.32%) Ansible
7 1 (0.16%) OpenSSO
7 1 (0.16%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.16%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 91 (14.44%) Oracle
2 70 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 41 (6.51%) Cisco
4 33 (5.24%) VMware
5 28 (4.44%) IBM
6 21 (3.33%) SAP
7 17 (2.70%) Sybase
8 16 (2.54%) Citrix
9 15 (2.38%) NetApp
10 13 (2.06%) CheckPoint
11 12 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
12 11 (1.75%) TIBCO
13 10 (1.59%) HP
14 9 (1.43%) Juniper
15 8 (1.27%) EMC
15 8 (1.27%) Teradata
15 8 (1.27%) F5
16 7 (1.11%) Sitecore
16 7 (1.11%) Informatica
17 5 (0.79%) Siebel
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