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 10 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Application Architect
Rank 506 501 494
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs requiring an Applications Architect 90 92 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.21% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 56 60
Average daily rate £525 £538 £503
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +6.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £410 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £631 £582
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £488 £525
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £60.00 - -
Applications Architect
UK

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
44626 44477 42797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.57% 94.45% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29076 28059 25830
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1591 1795 1920
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London +13 43 £525 -4.54% 7
Yorkshire -15 15 £500 +20.48% 4
South East +10 8 £350 -30.00% 3
West Midlands -12 7 £550 -
North West -13 6 £475 -5.00% 1
South West -3 3 £488 -15.21% 2
North East - 3 £525 -
East of England -1 2 £525 +10.52%
East Midlands -19 1 - - 3
Applications Architect
UK

Applications Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 64 (35.36%) Java
2 48 (26.52%) Web Services
3 45 (24.86%) TOGAF
4 36 (19.89%) Finance
5 32 (17.68%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (17.13%) SOA
7 27 (14.92%) Migration
7 27 (14.92%) REST
8 26 (14.36%) Spring
9 25 (13.81%) Oracle
10 23 (12.71%) .NET
10 23 (12.71%) SharePoint
11 21 (11.60%) CRM
11 21 (11.60%) SQL Server
11 21 (11.60%) SQL
12 20 (11.05%) Data Centre
13 19 (10.50%) JavaScript
14 18 (9.94%) HTML
14 18 (9.94%) Technical Architecture
14 18 (9.94%) Security Cleared
14 18 (9.94%) API Integration
15 17 (9.39%) Degree
15 17 (9.39%) Microsoft
16 16 (8.84%) MS Visio
17 15 (8.29%) UML
17 15 (8.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 15 (8.29%) Enterprise Architecture
17 15 (8.29%) Relational Database
17 15 (8.29%) Microservices
18 14 (7.73%) Windows

Applications Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 23 (12.71%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.63%) BizTalk Server
3 10 (5.52%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (3.87%) WebLogic
5 4 (2.21%) JBoss
5 4 (2.21%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.66%) Confluence
6 3 (1.66%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.66%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.10%) IIS
7 2 (1.10%) SAS
8 1 (0.55%) Apache
8 1 (0.55%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.55%) CMS
8 1 (0.55%) FileNet
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Spatial
8 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.55%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 16 (8.84%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.10%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.55%) MS Office
3 1 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.66%) Maximo
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.55%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
2 1 (0.55%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (2.21%) IaaS
1 4 (2.21%) PaaS
1 4 (2.21%) SaaS
2 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.55%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.42%) Firewall
2 6 (3.31%) FTP
3 4 (2.21%) NetScaler
4 3 (1.66%) HTTP
5 2 (1.10%) Internet
6 1 (0.55%) DHCP
6 1 (0.55%) DNS
6 1 (0.55%) Extranet
6 1 (0.55%) Intranet
6 1 (0.55%) IPsec
6 1 (0.55%) SSL
6 1 (0.55%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.60%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.29%) Relational Database
2 15 (8.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (3.87%) DTS
4 6 (3.31%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (3.31%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.76%) MySQL
5 5 (2.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (2.76%) RDBMS
6 4 (2.21%) GIS
7 3 (1.66%) Big Data
7 3 (1.66%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.10%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.10%) Base SAS
8 2 (1.10%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 2 (1.10%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.10%) SAS EBI
Development Applications
1 8 (4.42%) Maven
2 5 (2.76%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.21%) JIRA
4 3 (1.66%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.66%) JUnit
5 2 (1.10%) Liquibase
5 2 (1.10%) Selenium
5 2 (1.10%) SonarQube
5 2 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.55%) Ant
6 1 (0.55%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.55%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.55%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.55%) ERwin
6 1 (0.55%) JMeter
6 1 (0.55%) Log4j
6 1 (0.55%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.55%) Subversion
6 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
General
1 36 (19.89%) Finance
2 11 (6.08%) Banking
3 8 (4.42%) Retail
4 5 (2.76%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.66%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.10%) Billing
6 2 (1.10%) Dutch Language
6 2 (1.10%) French Language
7 1 (0.55%) International Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Marketing
7 1 (0.55%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (26.52%) Web Services
2 27 (14.92%) REST
3 26 (14.36%) Spring
4 23 (12.71%) .NET
5 18 (9.94%) HTML
6 13 (7.18%) SOAP
7 11 (6.08%) HTML5
7 11 (6.08%) XML
8 9 (4.97%) Ajax
9 8 (4.42%) ASP.NET
10 7 (3.87%) EDI
10 7 (3.87%) WCF
11 6 (3.31%) CSS
11 6 (3.31%) J2EE
11 6 (3.31%) Middleware
12 4 (2.21%) Java EE
13 3 (1.66%) Hibernate
13 3 (1.66%) WPF
13 3 (1.66%) XSL
14 2 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.05%) Data Centre
2 12 (6.63%) Computer Science
3 11 (6.08%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (5.52%) Data Integration
5 7 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.87%) Cryptography
6 4 (2.21%) CESG
6 4 (2.21%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.66%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.10%) Reference Data
8 2 (1.10%) Smart Meter
8 2 (1.10%) User Experience
9 1 (0.55%) Clustering
9 1 (0.55%) DataPower
9 1 (0.55%) FMCG
9 1 (0.55%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.55%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 14 (7.73%) Windows
2 9 (4.97%) Unix
3 7 (3.87%) Linux
4 6 (3.31%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.21%) AIX
5 4 (2.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.10%) Android
6 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
6 2 (1.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.10%) Solaris
6 2 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (24.86%) TOGAF
2 32 (17.68%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (17.13%) SOA
4 27 (14.92%) Migration
5 21 (11.60%) CRM
6 18 (9.94%) API Integration
6 18 (9.94%) Technical Architecture
7 15 (8.29%) Enterprise Architecture
7 15 (8.29%) Microservices
7 15 (8.29%) UML
8 14 (7.73%) Project Management
9 13 (7.18%) API Design
9 13 (7.18%) API Development
10 12 (6.63%) Analytics
10 12 (6.63%) SDLC
11 11 (6.08%) Software Engineering
12 10 (5.52%) Web Development
13 9 (4.97%) Business Intelligence
13 9 (4.97%) ERP
13 9 (4.97%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 64 (35.36%) Java
2 21 (11.60%) SQL
3 19 (10.50%) JavaScript
4 9 (4.97%) VB
5 7 (3.87%) C#
5 7 (3.87%) XPath
6 5 (2.76%) PL/SQL
6 5 (2.76%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.21%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.55%) Perl
8 1 (0.55%) PHP
8 1 (0.55%) Python
8 1 (0.55%) VB6
Qualifications
1 18 (9.94%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.39%) Degree
3 12 (6.63%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.76%) ISACA
4 5 (2.76%) SANS
5 2 (1.10%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.87%) QA
2 5 (2.76%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (2.21%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.21%) XenDesktop
2 4 (2.21%) XenServer
3 2 (1.10%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.55%) Platform Symphony
4 1 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (2.21%) TeamSite
2 3 (1.66%) Puppet
3 2 (1.10%) Bareos
3 2 (1.10%) yum
4 1 (0.55%) Ansible
4 1 (0.55%) CA Service Virtualization
4 1 (0.55%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (0.55%) OpenView
4 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.55%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 25 (13.81%) Oracle
2 17 (9.39%) Microsoft
3 10 (5.52%) IBM
4 8 (4.42%) Citrix
4 8 (4.42%) VMware
5 6 (3.31%) HP
6 4 (2.21%) Cognos
6 4 (2.21%) Google
6 4 (2.21%) Informatica
6 4 (2.21%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (2.21%) SAP
6 4 (2.21%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.66%) EMC
7 3 (1.66%) ESRI
7 3 (1.66%) Infor
7 3 (1.66%) Siebel
8 2 (1.10%) MuleSoft
8 2 (1.10%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.10%) Xamarin
9 1 (0.55%) webMethods
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