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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 31 21 29
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 278 386 292
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 5.48% 6.53% 5.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.87% 6.97% 5.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 293 229
Average daily rate
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£510 £550 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £413 £397
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £725 £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 £38.25 £44.25 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-13.55% -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
4733 5540 5243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.22% 93.68% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3632 4003 3913
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £280 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 79 92 132
Average hourly rate £17.87 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.67% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.92 £30.83 £51.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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.

1 181 (27.26%) Finance
2 110 (16.57%) Banking
3 98 (14.76%) Oracle
4 90 (13.55%) Windows
5 89 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
6 84 (12.65%) Java
7 82 (12.35%) Microsoft
8 79 (11.90%) SQL
9 74 (11.14%) .NET
9 74 (11.14%) TOGAF
10 73 (10.99%) Migration
10 73 (10.99%) SQL Server
11 58 (8.73%) Linux
12 54 (8.13%) Retail
13 50 (7.53%) Enterprise Architecture
13 50 (7.53%) SOA
14 47 (7.08%) Cisco
14 47 (7.08%) Security Cleared
15 46 (6.93%) E-Commerce
16 45 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
17 43 (6.48%) Investment Banking
17 43 (6.48%) UNIX
18 42 (6.33%) C#
19 39 (5.87%) VMware
20 38 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
21 37 (5.57%) Data Modelling
21 37 (5.57%) Data Architecture
22 36 (5.42%) SharePoint
22 36 (5.42%) Telecoms
23 35 (5.27%) Technical Architecture

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 36 (5.42%) SharePoint
2 18 (2.71%) SharePoint 2013
3 14 (2.11%) MS Exchange
4 12 (1.81%) WebSphere
5 10 (1.51%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (1.51%) Lync
5 10 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (1.36%) CMS
7 8 (1.20%) IIS
8 7 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.75%) Adobe CQ
10 5 (0.75%) Node.js
11 4 (0.60%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (0.60%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.60%) Apache Pig
11 4 (0.60%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (0.60%) SAS
12 3 (0.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 20 (3.01%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.66%) MS Visio
3 8 (1.20%) MS Office
4 5 (0.75%) MS Project
5 4 (0.60%) InfoPath
6 2 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) PowerPivot
7 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (1.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.90%) Dynamics AX
3 5 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.60%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle HRMS
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle Internet Expenses
5 3 (0.45%) Oracle TCA
6 2 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.15%) SAP PP
7 1 (0.15%) CODA-Financials
7 1 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.15%) Endur
7 1 (0.15%) SAP PLM
7 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.15%) SAP FI-GL
7 1 (0.15%) HFM
7 1 (0.15%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.41%) Office 365
2 11 (1.66%) SaaS
2 11 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.45%) IaaS
4 3 (0.45%) PaaS
4 3 (0.45%) Force.com
5 2 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.15%) Heroku
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.15%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.15%) ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 33 (4.97%) LAN
2 32 (4.82%) WAN
2 32 (4.82%) Firewall
3 20 (3.01%) SAN
3 20 (3.01%) Internet
4 13 (1.96%) BGP
4 13 (1.96%) OSPF
5 12 (1.81%) NAS
5 12 (1.81%) EIGRP
6 10 (1.51%) Fibre Channel
6 10 (1.51%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (1.51%) Network Security
6 10 (1.51%) MPLS
7 9 (1.36%) DNS
8 8 (1.20%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (1.20%) Wireless
8 8 (1.20%) VLAN
8 8 (1.20%) VPN
9 7 (1.05%) ATM
9 7 (1.05%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (10.99%) SQL Server
2 32 (4.82%) Big Data
3 23 (3.46%) Data Warehouse
4 22 (3.31%) Oracle Database
5 19 (2.86%) Hadoop
6 14 (2.11%) Oracle BI EE
6 14 (2.11%) NoSQL
7 11 (1.66%) DB2
8 8 (1.20%) Relational Database
8 8 (1.20%) MongoDB
8 8 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
9 7 (1.05%) RDBMS
9 7 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.05%) Oracle Exadata
9 7 (1.05%) Apache Hive
9 7 (1.05%) Oracle ODI
10 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (0.90%) Jenkins
1 6 (0.90%) Maven
2 3 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (0.45%) JIRA
2 3 (0.45%) Axure RP
2 3 (0.45%) Moq
2 3 (0.45%) MSTest
2 3 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.30%) Grunt
3 2 (0.30%) Bower
3 2 (0.30%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 2 (0.30%) NUnit
3 2 (0.30%) Selenium
3 2 (0.30%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (0.30%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.30%) ProC
4 1 (0.15%) ERwin
4 1 (0.15%) PowerDesigner
4 1 (0.15%) JMeter
4 1 (0.15%) Toad
General
1 181 (27.26%) Finance
2 110 (16.57%) Banking
3 54 (8.13%) Retail
4 43 (6.48%) Investment Banking
5 36 (5.42%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.96%) Front Office
7 10 (1.51%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.36%) Marketing
9 8 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 8 (1.20%) Electronics
10 7 (1.05%) Legal
11 5 (0.75%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.75%) Multimedia
11 5 (0.75%) Billing
11 5 (0.75%) Advertising
11 5 (0.75%) Law
12 3 (0.45%) Back Office
12 3 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.45%) Publishing
13 1 (0.15%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (11.14%) .NET
2 35 (5.27%) Web Services
3 28 (4.22%) Middleware
4 24 (3.61%) ASP.NET
5 23 (3.46%) HTML
5 23 (3.46%) .NET Framework
6 20 (3.01%) XML
7 18 (2.71%) WCF
8 17 (2.56%) jQuery
9 16 (2.41%) CSS
10 15 (2.26%) J2EE
10 15 (2.26%) HTML5
11 14 (2.11%) REST
12 10 (1.51%) WPF
13 9 (1.36%) SOAP
14 8 (1.20%) CSS3
14 8 (1.20%) Spring
15 7 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
15 7 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
15 7 (1.05%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 19 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (2.71%) User Experience
2 18 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 15 (2.26%) Open Source
4 14 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (2.11%) Management Information System
5 11 (1.66%) Computer Science
6 9 (1.36%) Derivative
7 8 (1.20%) Mobile App
7 8 (1.20%) FMCG
8 7 (1.05%) Clustering
8 7 (1.05%) Kindle
8 7 (1.05%) Data Integration
9 6 (0.90%) Data Structures
9 6 (0.90%) Replication
9 6 (0.90%) Equity Derivative
9 6 (0.90%) Biometrics
10 5 (0.75%) NHS
10 5 (0.75%) DTV
10 5 (0.75%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 90 (13.55%) Windows
2 58 (8.73%) Linux
3 43 (6.48%) UNIX
4 15 (2.26%) Android
5 13 (1.96%) Apple iOS
6 12 (1.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (1.20%) Solaris
7 8 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.60%) AIX
10 3 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (0.45%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (0.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.15%) MVS
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.15%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.15%) VME
12 1 (0.15%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (13.40%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (11.14%) TOGAF
3 73 (10.99%) Migration
4 50 (7.53%) Enterprise Architecture
4 50 (7.53%) SOA
5 46 (6.93%) E-Commerce
6 45 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
7 38 (5.72%) Business Intelligence
8 37 (5.57%) Data Modelling
8 37 (5.57%) Data Architecture
9 35 (5.27%) Technical Architecture
9 35 (5.27%) ITIL
10 33 (4.97%) CRM
11 26 (3.92%) ETL
12 25 (3.77%) Scrum
12 25 (3.77%) DevOps
13 24 (3.61%) TDD
14 23 (3.46%) Project Management
14 23 (3.46%) Data Migration
15 19 (2.86%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (12.65%) Java
2 79 (11.90%) SQL
3 42 (6.33%) C#
4 28 (4.22%) JavaScript
5 14 (2.11%) C++
6 12 (1.81%) T-SQL
6 12 (1.81%) Python
7 11 (1.66%) PL/SQL
8 8 (1.20%) PowerShell
8 8 (1.20%) Ruby
8 8 (1.20%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.05%) Apex Code
10 5 (0.75%) C
10 5 (0.75%) Scala
11 3 (0.45%) Perl
11 3 (0.45%) PHP
11 3 (0.45%) VBA
12 2 (0.30%) SOQL
12 2 (0.30%) Clojure
12 2 (0.30%) R
Qualifications
1 47 (7.08%) Security Cleared
2 30 (4.52%) SC Cleared
3 28 (4.22%) Degree
4 13 (1.96%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (0.90%) NCDA
6 6 (0.90%) NCIE
6 6 (0.90%) CCIE
7 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (0.60%) MCSE
9 3 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.45%) CCNP
10 2 (0.30%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.30%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.30%) CISSP
11 1 (0.15%) ISEB
11 1 (0.15%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.15%) CISM
11 1 (0.15%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.51%) QA
2 8 (1.20%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.45%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.30%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.30%) COBIT
6 1 (0.15%) GAAP
6 1 (0.15%) SLA
6 1 (0.15%) WCAG
6 1 (0.15%) WAI
6 1 (0.15%) HL7
6 1 (0.15%) FATCA
6 1 (0.15%) Basel III
6 1 (0.15%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.15%) GPG13
System Software
1 24 (3.61%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.56%) vSphere
4 11 (1.66%) Oracle RAC
4 11 (1.66%) Hyper-V
5 7 (1.05%) XenApp
6 5 (0.75%) NFS
6 5 (0.75%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.60%) SRDF
8 3 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.45%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.30%) KVM
9 2 (0.30%) Docker
9 2 (0.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.30%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.30%) Xen
10 1 (0.15%) Firmware
10 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.15%) IAG
10 1 (0.15%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 11 (1.66%) SCCM
2 5 (0.75%) Puppet
2 5 (0.75%) SCOM
3 4 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (0.60%) SCOrch
3 4 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (0.60%) Tivoli
4 3 (0.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (0.45%) Windows Intune
4 3 (0.45%) Cisco UCCE
4 3 (0.45%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (0.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (0.45%) Oozie
5 2 (0.30%) Ambari
5 2 (0.30%) SCDPM
5 2 (0.30%) Ansible
5 2 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.15%) Netcool
6 1 (0.15%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 98 (14.76%) Oracle
2 82 (12.35%) Microsoft
3 47 (7.08%) Cisco
4 39 (5.87%) VMware
5 24 (3.61%) SAP
6 21 (3.16%) Citrix
7 20 (3.01%) IBM
8 19 (2.86%) Sybase
8 19 (2.86%) NetApp
9 15 (2.26%) Salesforce.com
10 13 (1.96%) CheckPoint
11 12 (1.81%) HP
12 11 (1.66%) EMC
13 10 (1.51%) TIBCO
14 8 (1.20%) Siebel
14 8 (1.20%) Juniper
15 7 (1.05%) Informatica
15 7 (1.05%) F5
15 7 (1.05%) Sitecore
16 6 (0.90%) Teradata
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