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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 26 21 28
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +7
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 349 484 411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.02% 6.77% 5.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.51% 7.32% 5.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 344 285
Average daily rate
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£550 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £452 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.55% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £56.25 £48.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £57.50 £47.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+21.05% -
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
5363 6610 7331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.45% 92.42% 92.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3925 4808 5247
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 140 182
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £32.75 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 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 17 September 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.

1 172 (26.96%) Finance
2 138 (21.63%) Oracle
3 103 (16.14%) Windows
4 102 (15.99%) Banking
5 89 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
6 88 (13.79%) Microsoft
7 85 (13.32%) Java
8 82 (12.85%) SQL
9 80 (12.54%) Migration
10 73 (11.44%) TOGAF
11 64 (10.03%) Data Modelling
12 63 (9.87%) .NET
13 60 (9.40%) Data Architecture
14 59 (9.25%) Linux
14 59 (9.25%) VMware
15 53 (8.31%) Enterprise Architecture
16 52 (8.15%) SQL Server
17 49 (7.68%) Cisco
18 48 (7.52%) SOA
18 48 (7.52%) UNIX
19 47 (7.37%) Data Warehouse
20 46 (7.21%) Oracle Database
21 42 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
22 40 (6.27%) C#
22 40 (6.27%) SAN
23 39 (6.11%) Retail
24 38 (5.96%) CRM
24 38 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
25 36 (5.64%) ITIL
25 36 (5.64%) Investment Banking

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

For the 6 months to 17 September 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 33 (5.17%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.04%) WebSphere
3 12 (1.88%) CMS
4 11 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
4 11 (1.72%) Oracle Coherence
4 11 (1.72%) MS Exchange
5 10 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
5 10 (1.57%) Lync
6 8 (1.25%) IIS
6 8 (1.25%) BizTalk Server
7 7 (1.10%) Tomcat
7 7 (1.10%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.94%) Apache
9 5 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
9 5 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
9 5 (0.78%) TIBCO EMS
9 5 (0.78%) SAS
9 5 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 31 (4.86%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.57%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.10%) MS Office
4 4 (0.63%) MS Project
4 4 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.63%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.31%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.16%) Stata
6 1 (0.16%) SPSS
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.10%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.94%) SimCorp Dimension
4 4 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.47%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (0.47%) Oracle TCA
5 3 (0.47%) RMDS
5 3 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.47%) Oracle 11i
6 2 (0.31%) SAP PLM
6 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.31%) Temenos T24
7 1 (0.16%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.16%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.16%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 19 (2.98%) SaaS
2 11 (1.72%) Office 365
3 7 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (1.10%) PaaS
4 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.63%) IaaS
6 2 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.16%) Heroku
7 1 (0.16%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 40 (6.27%) SAN
2 33 (5.17%) LAN
3 31 (4.86%) WAN
4 26 (4.08%) Firewall
5 21 (3.29%) Internet
6 14 (2.19%) DNS
6 14 (2.19%) NAS
7 13 (2.04%) Unified Communications
7 13 (2.04%) Fibre Channel
8 11 (1.72%) TCP/IP
9 10 (1.57%) HTTP
10 9 (1.41%) Network Security
10 9 (1.41%) Multicast
10 9 (1.41%) Wireless
11 8 (1.25%) DHCP
11 8 (1.25%) Intranet
11 8 (1.25%) FCoE
12 7 (1.10%) VPN
13 6 (0.94%) SSL
13 6 (0.94%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (8.15%) SQL Server
2 47 (7.37%) Data Warehouse
3 46 (7.21%) Oracle Database
4 26 (4.08%) Big Data
5 22 (3.45%) Relational Database
6 18 (2.82%) Hadoop
7 16 (2.51%) Oracle Database 11g
7 16 (2.51%) NoSQL
8 15 (2.35%) RDBMS
9 14 (2.19%) MongoDB
10 12 (1.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (1.88%) Oracle BI EE
11 11 (1.72%) Oracle Database 10g
11 11 (1.72%) DataStage
12 9 (1.41%) Oracle Exadata
13 8 (1.25%) MySQL
13 8 (1.25%) Oracle ODI
14 7 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
14 7 (1.10%) Data Mart
14 7 (1.10%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (1.41%) JUnit
2 7 (1.10%) Maven
2 7 (1.10%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (0.63%) JIRA
4 4 (0.63%) Subversion
5 3 (0.47%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.47%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (0.47%) Axure RP
5 3 (0.47%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.31%) ERwin
6 2 (0.31%) Selenium
6 2 (0.31%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.31%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.16%) Behat
7 1 (0.16%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (0.16%) DbUnit
7 1 (0.16%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.16%) Grunt
7 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 172 (26.96%) Finance
2 102 (15.99%) Banking
3 39 (6.11%) Retail
4 36 (5.64%) Investment Banking
5 24 (3.76%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.57%) Marketing
6 10 (1.57%) Publishing
6 10 (1.57%) Back Office
7 9 (1.41%) Advertising
8 8 (1.25%) Financial Institution
9 6 (0.94%) Front Office
9 6 (0.94%) Legal
10 5 (0.78%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
11 4 (0.63%) German Language
12 3 (0.47%) Billing
13 2 (0.31%) Law
13 2 (0.31%) Electronics
13 2 (0.31%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.16%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (9.87%) .NET
2 35 (5.49%) HTML
3 34 (5.33%) XML
4 33 (5.17%) Middleware
5 26 (4.08%) Web Services
6 24 (3.76%) REST
7 23 (3.61%) CSS
8 22 (3.45%) SOAP
9 20 (3.13%) HTML5
9 20 (3.13%) J2EE
10 19 (2.98%) Spring
11 17 (2.66%) ASP.NET
12 13 (2.04%) JSON
13 12 (1.88%) XSLT
14 11 (1.72%) jQuery
14 11 (1.72%) Ajax
14 11 (1.72%) .NET Framework
15 9 (1.41%) Java EE
16 8 (1.25%) JMS
16 8 (1.25%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 25 (3.92%) Data Integration
2 21 (3.29%) Management Information System
2 21 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (2.66%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.35%) Open Source
4 15 (2.35%) Clustering
5 14 (2.19%) User Experience
5 14 (2.19%) Mobile App
6 13 (2.04%) Replication
7 10 (1.57%) Reference Data
8 9 (1.41%) FMCG
8 9 (1.41%) Computer Science
9 8 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 8 (1.25%) Derivative
10 7 (1.10%) NHS
11 6 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
12 5 (0.78%) Kindle
12 5 (0.78%) CESG
12 5 (0.78%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.63%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 103 (16.14%) Windows
2 59 (9.25%) Linux
3 48 (7.52%) UNIX
4 24 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (3.45%) Solaris
7 19 (2.98%) Android
8 13 (2.04%) Apple iOS
9 9 (1.41%) Windows 7
9 9 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (0.78%) AIX
12 3 (0.47%) VME
12 3 (0.47%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.47%) MVS
12 3 (0.47%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.31%) HPUX
13 2 (0.31%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.16%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (12.54%) Migration
3 73 (11.44%) TOGAF
4 64 (10.03%) Data Modelling
5 60 (9.40%) Data Architecture
6 53 (8.31%) Enterprise Architecture
7 48 (7.52%) SOA
8 42 (6.58%) Stakeholder Management
9 38 (5.96%) CRM
9 38 (5.96%) Business Intelligence
10 36 (5.64%) ITIL
11 34 (5.33%) Project Management
12 29 (4.55%) Technical Architecture
13 27 (4.23%) UML
13 27 (4.23%) Data Migration
14 26 (4.08%) ETL
15 25 (3.92%) E-Commerce
15 25 (3.92%) Analytics
16 24 (3.76%) OO
16 24 (3.76%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 85 (13.32%) Java
2 82 (12.85%) SQL
3 40 (6.27%) C#
4 21 (3.29%) JavaScript
5 13 (2.04%) C++
6 12 (1.88%) Python
7 9 (1.41%) Apex Code
7 9 (1.41%) Scala
8 8 (1.25%) Ruby
9 7 (1.10%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.10%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.10%) T-SQL
9 7 (1.10%) PHP
9 7 (1.10%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.47%) R
10 3 (0.47%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.47%) XPath
10 3 (0.47%) XQuery
10 3 (0.47%) C
10 3 (0.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (4.86%) Degree
1 31 (4.86%) Security Cleared
2 15 (2.35%) SC Cleared
3 11 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (1.41%) MCSE
5 8 (1.25%) CCIE
5 8 (1.25%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.94%) CISSP
7 5 (0.78%) CCNP
8 4 (0.63%) CISM
8 4 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
9 3 (0.47%) ISACA
9 3 (0.47%) CCSE
9 3 (0.47%) CCSA
9 3 (0.47%) JNCIP
9 3 (0.47%) JNCIE
9 3 (0.47%) MCSA
10 2 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.31%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.57%) QA
2 9 (1.41%) ISO 9001
3 8 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.94%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.63%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.47%) Basel III
6 3 (0.47%) Dodd-Frank
7 2 (0.31%) SLA
7 2 (0.31%) FATCA
8 1 (0.16%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.16%) GPG13
8 1 (0.16%) HL7
8 1 (0.16%) COBIT
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 34 (5.33%) Active Directory
2 33 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (3.13%) Hyper-V
4 19 (2.98%) Oracle RAC
5 15 (2.35%) XenApp
6 9 (1.41%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.41%) NFS
7 8 (1.25%) SRDF
8 7 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
8 7 (1.10%) Xen
9 6 (0.94%) XenServer
10 5 (0.78%) vSphere
10 5 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.63%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.47%) KVM
13 1 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.16%) IAG
13 1 (0.16%) Nmap
13 1 (0.16%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (2.98%) SCCM
2 6 (0.94%) SCOrch
3 5 (0.78%) SCOM
4 4 (0.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 3 (0.47%) Puppet
5 3 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (0.47%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (0.47%) BladeLogic
6 2 (0.31%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (0.31%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.31%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.16%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.16%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Identity Management
7 1 (0.16%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.16%) Oozie
7 1 (0.16%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.16%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.16%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 138 (21.63%) Oracle
2 88 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 59 (9.25%) VMware
4 49 (7.68%) Cisco
5 32 (5.02%) Citrix
6 28 (4.39%) IBM
7 21 (3.29%) Salesforce.com
8 20 (3.13%) SAP
9 19 (2.98%) EMC
10 17 (2.66%) HP
10 17 (2.66%) NetApp
11 16 (2.51%) Sybase
12 13 (2.04%) Teradata
13 12 (1.88%) Siebel
13 12 (1.88%) Informatica
13 12 (1.88%) Juniper
14 11 (1.72%) Business Objects
15 10 (1.57%) TIBCO
16 9 (1.41%) CheckPoint
16 9 (1.41%) Dell
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