The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 9 13 36
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +23
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 213 240 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 8.94% 9.38% 4.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.37% 9.71% 5.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 165 66
Average daily rate £550 £525 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £384
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £618
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year
- +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 2
Average hourly rate £62.50 £27.50 £42.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -35.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.60 £27.50 £41.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.80 £27.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.81 £41.50 £44.63
% change year-on-year
+29.66% -7.00%
Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2273 2472 2291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.38% 96.60% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1361 1468 1252
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 213 229 245
Average hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £39.85 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the East of England region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Architect
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the East of England region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedfordshire +1 72 £588 +4.44% 12
Hertfordshire +1 50 £613 +28.94% 16
Cambridgeshire 0 34 £513 -2.38% 11
Norfolk +4 26 £475 - 2
Essex +7 22 £455 -20.86% 6
Suffolk -11 8 £475 - 2
East Anglia - 4 £470 -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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.

1 143 (34.29%) SOA
2 111 (26.62%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (22.78%) E-Commerce
4 80 (19.18%) Microsoft
5 74 (17.75%) .NET
6 68 (16.31%) TOGAF
7 67 (16.07%) Enterprise Architecture
8 61 (14.63%) Java
9 58 (13.91%) C#
9 58 (13.91%) SQL Server
10 55 (13.19%) Oracle
11 52 (12.47%) SOAP
11 52 (12.47%) Stakeholder Management
11 52 (12.47%) REST
12 50 (11.99%) Technical Architecture
13 47 (11.27%) SQL
14 46 (11.03%) SaaS
15 43 (10.31%) Data Modelling
16 42 (10.07%) Finance
17 39 (9.35%) Windows
18 37 (8.87%) Web Services
18 37 (8.87%) WCF
19 35 (8.39%) Amazon AWS
19 35 (8.39%) J2EE
20 34 (8.15%) Linux
21 32 (7.67%) OO
21 32 (7.67%) Middleware
22 29 (6.95%) Open Source
22 29 (6.95%) Data Warehouse
23 28 (6.71%) Data Integration

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 18 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 11 (2.64%) JBoss
3 10 (2.40%) Confluence
4 9 (2.16%) BizTalk Server
5 8 (1.92%) Mule
5 8 (1.92%) WebSphere
6 7 (1.68%) Apache ServiceMix
7 5 (1.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (0.96%) Apache Solr
9 3 (0.72%) NetWeaver
9 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.72%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.48%) Apache Pig
10 2 (0.48%) CMS
10 2 (0.48%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.48%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.24%) IIS
11 1 (0.24%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.24%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (5.76%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.40%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.24%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (3.12%) Maximo
2 10 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.20%) BigMachines
3 5 (1.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (0.96%) SAP CRM
5 2 (0.48%) Adobe Campaign
5 2 (0.48%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.24%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.24%) Oracle CRM
6 1 (0.24%) SAP ERP
6 1 (0.24%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.24%) SAP MM
6 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.24%) SAP PP
6 1 (0.24%) SAP SD
6 1 (0.24%) thinkFolio
6 1 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 46 (11.03%) SaaS
2 35 (8.39%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (4.80%) IaaS
4 14 (3.36%) PaaS
5 13 (3.12%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.48%) Boomi
7 2 (0.48%) Force.com
7 2 (0.48%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.24%) GitHub
8 1 (0.24%) Office 365
8 1 (0.24%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 22 (5.28%) Firewall
2 17 (4.08%) Network Security
3 15 (3.60%) LAN
4 13 (3.12%) WAN
5 12 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (2.40%) DNS
7 8 (1.92%) VPN
8 7 (1.68%) FTP
9 6 (1.44%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (0.96%) 3G
10 4 (0.96%) 4G
10 4 (0.96%) Internet
10 4 (0.96%) LTE
10 4 (0.96%) MPLS
10 4 (0.96%) SAN
10 4 (0.96%) Wireless
10 4 (0.96%) WLAN
11 3 (0.72%) DMZ
11 3 (0.72%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (0.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (13.91%) SQL Server
2 29 (6.95%) Data Warehouse
3 17 (4.08%) Relational Database
4 16 (3.84%) Big Data
5 13 (3.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 13 (3.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 12 (2.88%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 9 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 8 (1.92%) Amazon Redshift
8 8 (1.92%) RDBMS
8 8 (1.92%) SAP HANA
9 7 (1.68%) Hadoop
10 6 (1.44%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (1.44%) GIS
11 5 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.20%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.96%) DataStage
12 4 (0.96%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (0.96%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.96%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 15 (3.60%) JIRA
2 10 (2.40%) Axure RP
2 10 (2.40%) Balsamiq Mockups
3 7 (1.68%) Ant
4 5 (1.20%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.96%) Eclipse
5 4 (0.96%) ERwin
5 4 (0.96%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.72%) Rational Application Developer
7 2 (0.48%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.48%) SpecFlow
7 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.24%) PowerDesigner
8 1 (0.24%) PVCS
8 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 42 (10.07%) Finance
2 20 (4.80%) Legal
3 17 (4.08%) Retail
4 15 (3.60%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.88%) Automotive
6 11 (2.64%) Banking
7 10 (2.40%) Marketing
8 8 (1.92%) Advertising
9 4 (0.96%) Back Office
10 2 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.48%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.24%) Billing
11 1 (0.24%) Electronics
11 1 (0.24%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (17.75%) .NET
2 52 (12.47%) REST
2 52 (12.47%) SOAP
3 37 (8.87%) WCF
3 37 (8.87%) Web Services
4 35 (8.39%) J2EE
5 32 (7.67%) Middleware
6 25 (6.00%) MSMQ
7 15 (3.60%) HTML
8 12 (2.88%) XML
9 10 (2.40%) ASP.NET
9 10 (2.40%) Spring
10 7 (1.68%) Apache Camel
11 5 (1.20%) .NET Framework
11 5 (1.20%) ActiveMQ
11 5 (1.20%) ASP.NET Web API
11 5 (1.20%) Java EE
11 5 (1.20%) JSP
11 5 (1.20%) RESTful
12 4 (0.96%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.71%) Data Integration
2 27 (6.47%) Data Centre
3 23 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (4.80%) Hybrid Cloud
5 14 (3.36%) User Experience
6 12 (2.88%) Cryptography
7 11 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.64%) Management Information System
8 10 (2.40%) Psychology
9 8 (1.92%) Data Protection Act
10 6 (1.44%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.44%) iPad
10 6 (1.44%) Social Media
11 5 (1.20%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.96%) CMDB
12 4 (0.96%) Mainframe
12 4 (0.96%) N-Tier
13 3 (0.72%) Digital Media
13 3 (0.72%) SCADA
13 3 (0.72%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 39 (9.35%) Windows
2 34 (8.15%) Linux
3 25 (6.00%) Unix
4 6 (1.44%) Solaris
4 6 (1.44%) Windows Server
5 3 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (0.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (0.48%) AIX
6 2 (0.48%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.24%) Android
7 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.24%) VME
7 1 (0.24%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (34.29%) SOA
2 111 (26.62%) Agile Software Development
3 95 (22.78%) E-Commerce
4 68 (16.31%) TOGAF
5 67 (16.07%) Enterprise Architecture
6 52 (12.47%) Stakeholder Management
7 50 (11.99%) Technical Architecture
8 43 (10.31%) Data Modelling
9 32 (7.67%) OO
10 29 (6.95%) Open Source
11 27 (6.47%) TDD
12 26 (6.24%) Microservices
12 26 (6.24%) UML
13 25 (6.00%) Low Latency
14 24 (5.76%) CRM
14 24 (5.76%) Software Engineering
15 23 (5.52%) Project Management
16 21 (5.04%) DevOps
17 20 (4.80%) API Design
17 20 (4.80%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 61 (14.63%) Java
2 58 (13.91%) C#
3 47 (11.27%) SQL
4 6 (1.44%) JavaScript
4 6 (1.44%) T-SQL
5 3 (0.72%) VB
6 2 (0.48%) Ruby
6 2 (0.48%) VB6
7 1 (0.24%) ABAP
7 1 (0.24%) ANSI C
7 1 (0.24%) C
7 1 (0.24%) Perl
7 1 (0.24%) PHP
7 1 (0.24%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.24%) R
7 1 (0.24%) VBA
7 1 (0.24%) X++
Qualifications
1 22 (5.28%) Degree
2 16 (3.84%) Security Cleared
3 7 (1.68%) SC Cleared
4 6 (1.44%) CISSP
5 5 (1.20%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (0.96%) CCIE
7 3 (0.72%) CCDP
7 3 (0.72%) CCNP
7 3 (0.72%) CISA
8 2 (0.48%) CCNA
8 2 (0.48%) CISM
8 2 (0.48%) CSSLP
8 2 (0.48%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.48%) ISSAP
8 2 (0.48%) MBA
8 2 (0.48%) PMI Certification
8 2 (0.48%) PMP
8 2 (0.48%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (0.48%) SAP Certification
9 1 (0.24%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.60%) PCI DSS
2 14 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.92%) COBIT
3 8 (1.92%) QA
4 7 (1.68%) ISO27002
5 3 (0.72%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.72%) Solvency II
System Software
1 8 (1.92%) Active Directory
1 8 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (1.68%) Docker
3 5 (1.20%) XenApp
4 4 (0.96%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.96%) vSphere
5 2 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (0.48%) vCloud
5 2 (0.48%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.24%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.24%) HDFS
6 1 (0.24%) iptables
6 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.24%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.24%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (1.20%) Puppet
3 3 (0.72%) OpenAM
4 2 (0.48%) vRealize
4 2 (0.48%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.24%) Kibana
5 1 (0.24%) Mesos
5 1 (0.24%) Oozie
5 1 (0.24%) SCCM
5 1 (0.24%) SCOM
5 1 (0.24%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.24%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 80 (19.18%) Microsoft
2 55 (13.19%) Oracle
3 26 (6.24%) SAP
4 25 (6.00%) Red Hat
5 23 (5.52%) IBM
6 22 (5.28%) Cisco
7 20 (4.80%) VMware
8 17 (4.08%) hybris
9 15 (3.60%) Adobe
9 15 (3.60%) Sitecore
10 9 (2.16%) Atlassian
10 9 (2.16%) Citrix
11 8 (1.92%) F5
12 7 (1.68%) Aruba
12 7 (1.68%) Salesforce.com
12 7 (1.68%) WSO2
13 6 (1.44%) ESRI
13 6 (1.44%) TIBCO
14 5 (1.20%) CheckPoint
14 5 (1.20%) Juniper
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