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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 24 23 28
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 395 457 380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 6.60% 6.29% 5.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.10% 6.79% 5.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 326 267
Average daily rate
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£550 £515 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.74% +3.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £375 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £55.00 £48.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £60.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
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
5567 6726 6552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.03% 92.50% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4200 4892 4752
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 137 159
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.40 £38.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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.

1 175 (25.36%) Finance
2 145 (21.01%) Oracle
3 113 (16.38%) Windows
4 112 (16.23%) Banking
5 102 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
6 96 (13.91%) Java
7 89 (12.90%) SQL
8 88 (12.75%) Migration
9 83 (12.03%) Microsoft
10 77 (11.16%) TOGAF
11 71 (10.29%) Linux
12 67 (9.71%) .NET
13 64 (9.28%) UNIX
14 62 (8.99%) SQL Server
15 59 (8.55%) Data Architecture
16 58 (8.41%) Data Modelling
17 56 (8.12%) VMware
18 52 (7.54%) Cisco
19 50 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
20 49 (7.10%) Enterprise Architecture
21 45 (6.52%) Retail
21 45 (6.52%) SOA
22 44 (6.38%) Investment Banking
22 44 (6.38%) Security Cleared
22 44 (6.38%) Oracle Database
23 42 (6.09%) E-Commerce
24 40 (5.80%) CRM
24 40 (5.80%) LAN
25 38 (5.51%) ITIL
25 38 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 37 (5.36%) SharePoint
2 17 (2.46%) SharePoint 2013
3 14 (2.03%) MS Exchange
3 14 (2.03%) CMS
4 13 (1.88%) WebSphere
5 11 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
6 10 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
6 10 (1.45%) IIS
6 10 (1.45%) Lync
7 9 (1.30%) Oracle Coherence
8 7 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (0.87%) Apache
9 6 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.72%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.72%) JBoss
10 5 (0.72%) WebLogic
10 5 (0.72%) SAS
11 4 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.58%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 31 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 8 (1.16%) MS Office
3 7 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.58%) InfoPath
5 3 (0.43%) MS Project
6 2 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.14%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 14 (2.03%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.43%) Oracle Internet Expenses
4 3 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.43%) Oracle TCA
4 3 (0.43%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.43%) RMDS
5 2 (0.29%) SimCorp Dimension
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.14%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.14%) SAP PLM
6 1 (0.14%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.14%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.32%) SaaS
2 15 (2.17%) Office 365
3 7 (1.01%) PaaS
3 7 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (0.72%) IaaS
5 3 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.14%) Heroku
6 1 (0.14%) Force.com
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.14%) ElastiCache
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 40 (5.80%) LAN
2 37 (5.36%) WAN
3 31 (4.49%) SAN
4 29 (4.20%) Firewall
5 28 (4.06%) Internet
6 15 (2.17%) DNS
6 15 (2.17%) NAS
7 13 (1.88%) Fibre Channel
8 12 (1.74%) Network Security
8 12 (1.74%) Intranet
9 11 (1.59%) BGP
9 11 (1.59%) Wireless
10 9 (1.30%) MPLS
10 9 (1.30%) OSPF
10 9 (1.30%) VPN
10 9 (1.30%) DHCP
10 9 (1.30%) Unified Communications
10 9 (1.30%) Multicast
11 8 (1.16%) FCoE
11 8 (1.16%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (8.99%) SQL Server
2 44 (6.38%) Oracle Database
3 36 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
4 28 (4.06%) Big Data
5 22 (3.19%) Hadoop
6 21 (3.04%) Relational Database
7 17 (2.46%) NoSQL
8 16 (2.32%) MongoDB
8 16 (2.32%) RDBMS
9 14 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (1.88%) Oracle BI EE
11 12 (1.74%) DataStage
12 11 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 9 (1.30%) Oracle Exadata
14 8 (1.16%) Oracle ODI
14 8 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
15 7 (1.01%) DB2
15 7 (1.01%) Crystal Reports
15 7 (1.01%) Data Mart
16 6 (0.87%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (1.16%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (1.01%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.72%) JUnit
4 3 (0.43%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.43%) Subversion
4 3 (0.43%) Maven
4 3 (0.43%) JIRA
4 3 (0.43%) Selenium
4 3 (0.43%) Talend Open Studio
5 2 (0.29%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.29%) Axure RP
5 2 (0.29%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.14%) Behat
6 1 (0.14%) Grunt
6 1 (0.14%) DbUnit
6 1 (0.14%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.14%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 1 (0.14%) TeamCity
General
1 175 (25.36%) Finance
2 112 (16.23%) Banking
3 45 (6.52%) Retail
4 44 (6.38%) Investment Banking
5 32 (4.64%) Telecoms
6 16 (2.32%) Front Office
7 12 (1.74%) Marketing
8 10 (1.45%) Publishing
9 9 (1.30%) Back Office
10 8 (1.16%) Financial Institution
10 8 (1.16%) Advertising
11 6 (0.87%) Billing
12 5 (0.72%) Legal
12 5 (0.72%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.58%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.43%) Electronics
15 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
16 1 (0.14%) Corporate Banking
16 1 (0.14%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (9.71%) .NET
2 36 (5.22%) Middleware
3 31 (4.49%) Web Services
4 30 (4.35%) XML
4 30 (4.35%) HTML
5 23 (3.33%) REST
6 21 (3.04%) SOAP
7 19 (2.75%) CSS
7 19 (2.75%) J2EE
8 17 (2.46%) ASP.NET
9 16 (2.32%) Spring
10 15 (2.17%) HTML5
11 12 (1.74%) jQuery
11 12 (1.74%) .NET Framework
12 11 (1.59%) XSLT
13 9 (1.30%) JSON
14 8 (1.16%) Ajax
14 8 (1.16%) JMS
15 7 (1.01%) Visualforce
16 6 (0.87%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 26 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
2 21 (3.04%) Data Integration
2 21 (3.04%) Management Information System
3 20 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (2.46%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (2.32%) Open Source
6 14 (2.03%) Replication
7 11 (1.59%) Computer Science
7 11 (1.59%) Data Structures
7 11 (1.59%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.59%) User Experience
8 10 (1.45%) Clustering
9 9 (1.30%) FMCG
9 9 (1.30%) Reference Data
10 6 (0.87%) Fixed Income
10 6 (0.87%) NHS
10 6 (0.87%) CESG
10 6 (0.87%) Derivative
11 5 (0.72%) Data Protection Act
11 5 (0.72%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 113 (16.38%) Windows
2 71 (10.29%) Linux
3 64 (9.28%) UNIX
4 22 (3.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (2.90%) Solaris
6 16 (2.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (1.88%) Android
8 10 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (1.45%) Apple iOS
9 9 (1.30%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (0.58%) AIX
11 4 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (0.43%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.43%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.43%) MVS
12 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.43%) VME
13 2 (0.29%) HPUX
14 1 (0.14%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (14.78%) Agile Software Development
2 88 (12.75%) Migration
3 77 (11.16%) TOGAF
4 59 (8.55%) Data Architecture
5 58 (8.41%) Data Modelling
6 50 (7.25%) Stakeholder Management
7 49 (7.10%) Enterprise Architecture
8 45 (6.52%) SOA
9 42 (6.09%) E-Commerce
10 40 (5.80%) CRM
11 38 (5.51%) ITIL
12 36 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
13 32 (4.64%) Project Management
13 32 (4.64%) Technical Architecture
14 30 (4.35%) ETL
15 28 (4.06%) Scrum
15 28 (4.06%) Data Migration
16 25 (3.62%) UML
17 24 (3.48%) OO
18 23 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 96 (13.91%) Java
2 89 (12.90%) SQL
3 35 (5.07%) C#
4 21 (3.04%) JavaScript
5 14 (2.03%) PL/SQL
6 13 (1.88%) Python
7 12 (1.74%) Shell Script
8 11 (1.59%) Ruby
8 11 (1.59%) T-SQL
9 10 (1.45%) C++
10 8 (1.16%) PowerShell
10 8 (1.16%) Scala
10 8 (1.16%) Apex Code
11 7 (1.01%) PHP
12 4 (0.58%) XPath
13 3 (0.43%) XAML
13 3 (0.43%) XQuery
13 3 (0.43%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.43%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.43%) VBA
Qualifications
1 44 (6.38%) Security Cleared
2 35 (5.07%) Degree
3 23 (3.33%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.03%) DV Cleared
5 10 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (1.16%) MCSE
7 7 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.72%) CTC Cleared
8 5 (0.72%) CCIE
9 3 (0.43%) CISSP
10 2 (0.29%) CCNP
10 2 (0.29%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.29%) MCTS
11 1 (0.14%) MCITP
11 1 (0.14%) PCI QSA
11 1 (0.14%) CISM
11 1 (0.14%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.14%) CCNA
11 1 (0.14%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.45%) ISO 9001
1 10 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (1.45%) QA
2 6 (0.87%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.58%) Basel III
4 3 (0.43%) Dodd-Frank
5 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.29%) COBIT
5 2 (0.29%) SLA
6 1 (0.14%) GAAP
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.14%) WCAG
6 1 (0.14%) WAI
6 1 (0.14%) FATCA
6 1 (0.14%) GPG13
6 1 (0.14%) Solvency II
6 1 (0.14%) HL7
System Software
1 38 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (5.07%) Active Directory
3 20 (2.90%) Hyper-V
4 17 (2.46%) Oracle RAC
5 13 (1.88%) XenApp
6 11 (1.59%) vSphere
7 9 (1.30%) NFS
8 8 (1.16%) SRDF
9 7 (1.01%) XenDesktop
10 4 (0.58%) Xen
10 4 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (0.58%) VMware ESX
11 3 (0.43%) KVM
12 2 (0.29%) Docker
12 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.29%) XenServer
13 1 (0.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.14%) Postfix
13 1 (0.14%) Sendmail
13 1 (0.14%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (2.46%) SCCM
2 6 (0.87%) SCOM
2 6 (0.87%) SCOrch
3 5 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (0.72%) Puppet
4 4 (0.58%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (0.58%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 3 (0.43%) BladeLogic
5 3 (0.43%) Windows Intune
5 3 (0.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.29%) Tivoli
6 2 (0.29%) SCDPM
6 2 (0.29%) Ansible
7 1 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.14%) XenMobile
7 1 (0.14%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.14%) Control-M
Vendors
1 145 (21.01%) Oracle
2 83 (12.03%) Microsoft
3 56 (8.12%) VMware
4 52 (7.54%) Cisco
5 31 (4.49%) Citrix
6 26 (3.77%) IBM
7 25 (3.62%) Sybase
8 21 (3.04%) SAP
9 19 (2.75%) Salesforce.com
10 18 (2.61%) NetApp
11 16 (2.32%) EMC
12 13 (1.88%) HP
12 13 (1.88%) Informatica
12 13 (1.88%) Business Objects
12 13 (1.88%) Teradata
13 12 (1.74%) Siebel
14 11 (1.59%) TIBCO
14 11 (1.59%) CheckPoint
15 10 (1.45%) Dell
16 9 (1.30%) Juniper
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