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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Application Architect
Rank 519 468 489
Rank change year-on-year
-51 +21
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 56 92 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 58 63
Average daily rate
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£538 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £362 £409
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £608 £607
UK excluding London average daily rate £494 £475 £533
% change year-on-year
+3.94% -10.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Applications Architect
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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
46443 45266 50025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.82% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 28666 27485 28743
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1833 1984 2511
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £40.57 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014. 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 -18 29 £500 -9.09% 5
South East -29 8 £675 +31.70% 4
West Midlands -2 5 £510 +23.63%
North West -12 4 £488 +13.04% 4
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
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Applications Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 24 (24.49%) Oracle
2 22 (22.45%) .NET
3 21 (21.43%) Java
4 20 (20.41%) TOGAF
5 19 (19.39%) Finance
6 18 (18.37%) Migration
7 17 (17.35%) SQL Server
8 16 (16.33%) SAP
8 16 (16.33%) SOA
9 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
9 15 (15.31%) Security Cleared
10 14 (14.29%) Middleware
11 12 (12.24%) SQL
12 11 (11.22%) SharePoint
12 11 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
12 11 (11.22%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (10.20%) ERP
13 10 (10.20%) XML
13 10 (10.20%) Windows
13 10 (10.20%) UML
14 9 (9.18%) UNIX
14 9 (9.18%) J2EE
14 9 (9.18%) Web Services
14 9 (9.18%) MS Excel
14 9 (9.18%) SC Cleared
14 9 (9.18%) SQL Server 2008
14 9 (9.18%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (8.16%) Open Source
15 8 (8.16%) Zachman Framework
15 8 (8.16%) Retail

Applications Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 11 (11.22%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.10%) WebLogic
3 3 (3.06%) IIS
3 3 (3.06%) Apache
3 3 (3.06%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.06%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (3.06%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.04%) ArcGIS
4 2 (2.04%) CICS
4 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.04%) Node.js
4 2 (2.04%) MQSeries
4 2 (2.04%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.02%) Documentum
5 1 (1.02%) SAS
5 1 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.02%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Coherence
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 9 (9.18%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.08%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.08%) MS Office
3 3 (3.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.02%) InfoPath
4 1 (1.02%) MS Project
4 1 (1.02%) SPSS
4 1 (1.02%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 6 (6.12%) SAP SD
2 3 (3.06%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (1.02%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (1.02%) ResourceLink
4 1 (1.02%) IntelliMatch
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.12%) SaaS
2 1 (1.02%) PaaS
2 1 (1.02%) IaaS
2 1 (1.02%) SuccessFactors
2 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.08%) Network Security
2 3 (3.06%) HTTPS
2 3 (3.06%) Internet
3 2 (2.04%) Firewall
4 1 (1.02%) SSH
4 1 (1.02%) SAN
4 1 (1.02%) DMZ
4 1 (1.02%) LDAP
4 1 (1.02%) FTP
4 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.02%) DNS
4 1 (1.02%) AMQP
4 1 (1.02%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.35%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (7.14%) Oracle Database
4 6 (6.12%) SAP BI
5 5 (5.10%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (5.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (5.10%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (4.08%) Relational Database
6 4 (4.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.06%) MySQL
7 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (3.06%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.06%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (2.04%) Big Data
8 2 (2.04%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (2.04%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.02%) Subversion
1 1 (1.02%) StarTeam
1 1 (1.02%) PHPUnit
General
1 19 (19.39%) Finance
2 8 (8.16%) Retail
3 6 (6.12%) Banking
4 4 (4.08%) Military
5 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.04%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.02%) Marketing
7 1 (1.02%) German Language
7 1 (1.02%) Legal
7 1 (1.02%) Back Office
7 1 (1.02%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.45%) .NET
2 14 (14.29%) Middleware
3 10 (10.20%) XML
4 9 (9.18%) J2EE
4 9 (9.18%) Web Services
5 8 (8.16%) HTML
6 7 (7.14%) SAP PI
7 6 (6.12%) Hibernate
7 6 (6.12%) Spring
8 5 (5.10%) CSS
8 5 (5.10%) ASP.NET
8 5 (5.10%) XSLT
9 4 (4.08%) JMS
9 4 (4.08%) .NET Framework
10 3 (3.06%) Java EE
10 3 (3.06%) SOAP
10 3 (3.06%) Struts
10 3 (3.06%) RESTful
10 3 (3.06%) HTML5
10 3 (3.06%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.18%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (8.16%) Open Source
3 4 (4.08%) N-Tier
4 3 (3.06%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.06%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.04%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.04%) PKI
5 2 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.04%) NHS
6 1 (1.02%) W3C
6 1 (1.02%) DTV
6 1 (1.02%) Replication
6 1 (1.02%) Clustering
6 1 (1.02%) Statistics
6 1 (1.02%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.02%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (1.02%) iPad
6 1 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.20%) Windows
2 9 (9.18%) UNIX
3 7 (7.14%) VME
4 6 (6.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.10%) Linux
6 3 (3.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.04%) Android
8 1 (1.02%) Solaris
8 1 (1.02%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.02%) VMS
8 1 (1.02%) OpenVMS
8 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.02%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.02%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.41%) TOGAF
2 18 (18.37%) Migration
3 16 (16.33%) SOA
4 11 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
4 11 (11.22%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (10.20%) UML
5 10 (10.20%) ERP
6 8 (8.16%) Zachman Framework
7 7 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (6.12%) MVC
8 6 (6.12%) Project Management
8 6 (6.12%) Programme Management
8 6 (6.12%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (5.10%) Software Engineering
9 5 (5.10%) ITIL
9 5 (5.10%) E-Commerce
10 4 (4.08%) Scrum
10 4 (4.08%) OO
10 4 (4.08%) Configuration Management
10 4 (4.08%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 21 (21.43%) Java
2 12 (12.24%) SQL
3 8 (8.16%) COBOL
4 6 (6.12%) C#
4 6 (6.12%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.04%) Perl
5 2 (2.04%) C
5 2 (2.04%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.04%) Python
5 2 (2.04%) VB
5 2 (2.04%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.04%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.02%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.02%) VBA
6 1 (1.02%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.02%) VBScript
6 1 (1.02%) XQuery
6 1 (1.02%) Pascal
6 1 (1.02%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.02%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 15 (15.31%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.18%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.06%) Degree
3 3 (3.06%) MCSE
3 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.02%) CISM
4 1 (1.02%) CISSP
4 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) SLA
1 1 (1.02%) QA
System Software
1 3 (3.06%) Active Directory
1 3 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (1.02%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (2.04%) MOM
2 1 (1.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (1.02%) SCCM
2 1 (1.02%) SCOM
2 1 (1.02%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.02%) Puppet
2 1 (1.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 24 (24.49%) Oracle
2 16 (16.33%) SAP
3 15 (15.31%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.14%) ICL
5 6 (6.12%) Fujitsu
6 5 (5.10%) VMware
6 5 (5.10%) Hyperion
7 3 (3.06%) JBoss
7 3 (3.06%) Business Objects
8 2 (2.04%) IBM
8 2 (2.04%) HP
8 2 (2.04%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.04%) Mercator
8 2 (2.04%) ESRI
9 1 (1.02%) Metastorm
9 1 (1.02%) Informatica
9 1 (1.02%) Veritas
9 1 (1.02%) Borland
9 1 (1.02%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.02%) EMC
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