The table below looks at the statistics for the Applications Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Applications Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 3 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Application Architect
Rank 498 508 477
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -31
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 88 47 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.098% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.11% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 31 48
Average daily rate
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£450 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £400 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £675 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £463 £444
% change year-on-year
-2.70% +4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46875 44412 41390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.75% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30107 27634 24617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1774 1804 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.76 £38.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Applications Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Applications Architect Jobs Demand Trend in England

Applications Architect
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Applications Architect Daily Rate Trend in England

Applications Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Applications Architect across the England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Applications Architect Daily Rate Histogram in England

Applications Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Applications Architect Hourly Rate Trend in England

Applications Architect
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Applications Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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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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
London -7 25 £463 -17.77% 9
North West -4 12 £408 - 1
North East -17 10 £410 -6.17%
East of England +10 9 £475 - 1
South East -18 9 £523 +26.66% 3
Yorkshire - 7 £400 - 2
East Midlands - 6 - -
West Midlands -1 4 £520 -1.88%
South West - 3 £538 -
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Applications Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Applications 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 Applications Architect in their job title.

1 61 (33.33%) Oracle
2 46 (25.14%) TOGAF
3 43 (23.50%) .NET
4 40 (21.86%) SOA
5 38 (20.77%) SQL Server
6 29 (15.85%) Microsoft
7 28 (15.30%) Java
8 27 (14.75%) SharePoint
9 26 (14.21%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (13.66%) Finance
11 24 (13.11%) Enterprise Architecture
12 20 (10.93%) Security Cleared
13 19 (10.38%) Migration
13 19 (10.38%) Windows
13 19 (10.38%) SQL
14 18 (9.84%) C#
15 17 (9.29%) SC Cleared
15 17 (9.29%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (8.74%) Relational Database
16 16 (8.74%) JavaScript
16 16 (8.74%) J2EE
17 15 (8.20%) Web Services
17 15 (8.20%) CRM
17 15 (8.20%) Citrix
17 15 (8.20%) BizTalk Server
17 15 (8.20%) Service Delivery
17 15 (8.20%) Oracle Database
18 14 (7.65%) Technical Architecture
18 14 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
19 13 (7.10%) HTML

Applications Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Applications 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 Applications Architect in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 27 (14.75%) SharePoint
2 15 (8.20%) BizTalk Server
3 8 (4.37%) JBoss
4 7 (3.83%) Tuxedo
4 7 (3.83%) CMS
5 4 (2.19%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.19%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.19%) IIS
6 3 (1.64%) Apache
6 3 (1.64%) Lync
7 2 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.09%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.55%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.55%) WorkSite
8 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.55%) Drupal
8 1 (0.55%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.55%) Confluence
8 1 (0.55%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.09%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.55%) MS Project
3 1 (0.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 9 (4.92%) Maximo
2 8 (4.37%) Dynamics AX
3 6 (3.28%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (2.19%) Aligne
5 2 (1.09%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (1.09%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Cash Management
6 1 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.10%) PaaS
2 12 (6.56%) SaaS
3 8 (4.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.55%) Office 365
5 1 (0.55%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.73%) FTP
1 5 (2.73%) Intranet
2 4 (2.19%) Internet
2 4 (2.19%) Extranet
3 2 (1.09%) WAN
4 1 (0.55%) SMTP
4 1 (0.55%) DHCP
4 1 (0.55%) LDAP
4 1 (0.55%) PPTP
4 1 (0.55%) Network Security
4 1 (0.55%) iSCSI
4 1 (0.55%) HTTP
4 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.55%) VPN
4 1 (0.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (20.77%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.74%) Relational Database
3 15 (8.20%) Oracle Database
4 10 (5.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (4.92%) RDBMS
6 8 (4.37%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (3.83%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (3.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (3.28%) Oracle Database 10g
8 6 (3.28%) MySQL
9 5 (2.73%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.64%) MongoDB
11 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (1.09%) Big Data
11 2 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (1.09%) IBM InfoSphere
12 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.55%) DataStage
12 1 (0.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (3.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.55%) Introscope
3 1 (0.55%) JIRA
3 1 (0.55%) Selenium
3 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.55%) Ant
3 1 (0.55%) JUnit
3 1 (0.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 25 (13.66%) Finance
2 11 (6.01%) Banking
3 9 (4.92%) Retail
4 6 (3.28%) Legal
5 4 (2.19%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.19%) Local Government
5 4 (2.19%) French Language
6 3 (1.64%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.64%) Law
7 2 (1.09%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Marketing
8 1 (0.55%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.55%) Military
8 1 (0.55%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (23.50%) .NET
2 16 (8.74%) J2EE
3 15 (8.20%) Web Services
4 13 (7.10%) HTML
5 12 (6.56%) Middleware
6 11 (6.01%) SOAP
6 11 (6.01%) XML
7 10 (5.46%) ASP.NET
8 8 (4.37%) OAuth
9 7 (3.83%) WCF
9 7 (3.83%) CSS
9 7 (3.83%) REST
9 7 (3.83%) Apache Camel
10 6 (3.28%) WPF
10 6 (3.28%) .NET Framework
11 5 (2.73%) JSON
12 4 (2.19%) SAP PI
12 4 (2.19%) RESTful
12 4 (2.19%) CSS3
12 4 (2.19%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.29%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (6.01%) Mainframe
3 8 (4.37%) Data Centre
4 6 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.28%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.28%) Data Integration
5 5 (2.73%) PKI
5 5 (2.73%) GIS
5 5 (2.73%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.19%) iPad
7 3 (1.64%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.64%) Clustering
8 2 (1.09%) Replication
8 2 (1.09%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.09%) Freedom of Information
8 2 (1.09%) User Experience
9 1 (0.55%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.55%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 19 (10.38%) Windows
2 9 (4.92%) UNIX
3 7 (3.83%) VME
4 6 (3.28%) Linux
5 5 (2.73%) Android
6 3 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.55%) AIX
7 1 (0.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (25.14%) TOGAF
2 40 (21.86%) SOA
3 26 (14.21%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (13.11%) Enterprise Architecture
5 19 (10.38%) Migration
6 15 (8.20%) Service Delivery
6 15 (8.20%) CRM
7 14 (7.65%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (7.65%) Technical Architecture
8 12 (6.56%) Zachman Framework
8 12 (6.56%) UML
8 12 (6.56%) Data Modelling
8 12 (6.56%) Portfolio Management
9 11 (6.01%) PRINCE2
9 11 (6.01%) Validation
9 11 (6.01%) Open Source
10 10 (5.46%) Project Management
11 9 (4.92%) Change Management
12 8 (4.37%) MVC
12 8 (4.37%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 28 (15.30%) Java
2 19 (10.38%) SQL
3 18 (9.84%) C#
4 16 (8.74%) JavaScript
5 9 (4.92%) COBOL
6 8 (4.37%) PL/SQL
7 7 (3.83%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.55%) VB6
8 1 (0.55%) VB
8 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.55%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (10.93%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.29%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.56%) Degree
4 5 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.09%) MCPD
5 2 (1.09%) CCIE
5 2 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.01%) QA
System Software
1 11 (6.01%) Active Directory
2 7 (3.83%) Hyper-V
3 6 (3.28%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (2.73%) SCCM
2 4 (2.19%) SCOM
3 2 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.55%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.55%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.55%) MOM
Vendors
1 61 (33.33%) Oracle
2 29 (15.85%) Microsoft
3 15 (8.20%) Citrix
4 10 (5.46%) IBM
5 9 (4.92%) VMware
6 7 (3.83%) TIBCO
7 6 (3.28%) SAP
8 5 (2.73%) PeopleSoft
8 5 (2.73%) ESRI
8 5 (2.73%) Metastorm
8 5 (2.73%) HP
9 4 (2.19%) Capita
9 4 (2.19%) Nintex
10 3 (1.64%) Sitecore
10 3 (1.64%) Amdocs
10 3 (1.64%) OpenText
10 3 (1.64%) Cisco
10 3 (1.64%) Sun
11 2 (1.09%) Business Objects
11 2 (1.09%) Genesys
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