The table below looks at the statistics for the 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 Architect in their job title over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 21 30 26
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3584 2756 2563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.08% 5.63% 6.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.67% 6.08% 6.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2193 1704 1442
Average daily rate
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£505 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 22
Average hourly rate £37.40 £37.80 £54.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.05% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.65 £30.00 £26.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.45 £60.00 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.50 £37.80 £46.25
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -18.27%
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
46747 45310 39113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.35% 92.48% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 29016 28316 22943
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £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 1851 1851 2012
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in England

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in England

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in England

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in England

Architect
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

Architect Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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 Architect within the England region over the 3 months to 6 May 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 +6 1499 £550 +4.76% 319
South East +14 718 £499 +7.83% 79
North West +28 384 £500 +1.01% 27
West Midlands +7 233 £463 -0.21% 31
East of England +7 218 £525 +5.00% 41
South West +6 175 £530 +6.00% 28
East Midlands +26 122 £500 - 23
Yorkshire +11 118 £450 +12.50% 34
North East +17 59 £445 -1.11% 7
Midlands 0 20 £675 +80.00%
South Coast +3 4 £675 +17.39%
Architect
UK

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 1289 (19.33%) Finance
2 1066 (15.98%) Oracle
3 978 (14.66%) Java
4 926 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
5 910 (13.65%) Microsoft
6 785 (11.77%) TOGAF
7 768 (11.52%) Windows
8 723 (10.84%) SOA
9 658 (9.87%) .NET
10 615 (9.22%) Security Cleared
11 602 (9.03%) SQL
12 592 (8.88%) SQL Server
13 571 (8.56%) Migration
14 523 (7.84%) Data Modelling
15 519 (7.78%) Enterprise Architecture
16 517 (7.75%) Banking
17 491 (7.36%) Linux
18 489 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
19 461 (6.91%) Web Services
20 457 (6.85%) SAP
21 443 (6.64%) Retail
22 433 (6.49%) VMware
23 432 (6.48%) CRM
24 424 (6.36%) Data Warehouse
25 418 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
26 409 (6.13%) E-Commerce
27 407 (6.10%) UNIX
28 401 (6.01%) SC Cleared
29 386 (5.79%) Cisco
30 369 (5.53%) Firewall

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 295 (4.42%) SharePoint
2 179 (2.68%) WebSphere
3 127 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
4 116 (1.74%) WebLogic
5 114 (1.71%) IIS
6 112 (1.68%) Apache
7 85 (1.27%) MS Exchange
7 85 (1.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 84 (1.26%) Node.js
8 84 (1.26%) CMS
9 79 (1.18%) JBoss
10 78 (1.17%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 63 (0.94%) Lync
12 49 (0.73%) Documentum
12 49 (0.73%) SAS
13 46 (0.69%) Tomcat
14 44 (0.66%) Confluence
15 43 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
16 41 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
17 39 (0.58%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 224 (3.36%) MS Excel
2 90 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 48 (0.72%) MS Office
4 39 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
5 18 (0.27%) Photoshop
6 15 (0.22%) InfoPath
7 12 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
8 11 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
8 11 (0.16%) SPSS
9 10 (0.15%) PowerPivot
9 10 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 7 (0.10%) MS Project
11 5 (0.075%) Simulink
11 5 (0.075%) InDesign
12 1 (0.015%) Revit
12 1 (0.015%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.015%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 112 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 70 (1.05%) Oracle EBS
3 59 (0.88%) Dynamics AX
4 34 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 33 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
6 30 (0.45%) Oracle EBS R12
7 28 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
8 22 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
9 18 (0.27%) SAP CRM
9 18 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
10 16 (0.24%) SAP ERP
11 12 (0.18%) Maximo
11 12 (0.18%) Oracle ERP
11 12 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
12 10 (0.15%) Agresso
13 9 (0.13%) SAP FI
13 9 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
13 9 (0.13%) SAP FI/CO
13 9 (0.13%) SAP CO
14 7 (0.10%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 245 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
2 192 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 137 (2.05%) SaaS
4 99 (1.48%) PaaS
5 94 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
6 92 (1.38%) IaaS
7 70 (1.05%) Office 365
8 25 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
9 18 (0.27%) Force.com
9 18 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 11 (0.16%) GitHub
11 11 (0.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (0.15%) OpenShift
13 9 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 9 (0.13%) CloudFront
14 8 (0.12%) SuccessFactors
15 7 (0.10%) Boomi
16 6 (0.090%) HP Helion
16 6 (0.090%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 369 (5.53%) Firewall
2 296 (4.44%) WAN
3 257 (3.85%) LAN
4 201 (3.01%) SAN
5 153 (2.29%) VPN
6 151 (2.26%) Internet
7 112 (1.68%) MPLS
8 98 (1.47%) Network Security
9 95 (1.42%) DNS
10 74 (1.11%) NAS
11 71 (1.06%) BGP
12 63 (0.94%) OSPF
12 63 (0.94%) Wireless
13 62 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
14 61 (0.91%) VoIP
15 59 (0.88%) Cisco Nexus
16 52 (0.78%) VLAN
17 47 (0.70%) SSL
18 43 (0.64%) TCP/IP
19 42 (0.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 592 (8.88%) SQL Server
2 424 (6.36%) Data Warehouse
3 294 (4.41%) Big Data
4 222 (3.33%) Oracle Database
5 217 (3.25%) Hadoop
6 189 (2.83%) MongoDB
7 168 (2.52%) NoSQL
8 151 (2.26%) Relational Database
9 122 (1.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 115 (1.72%) MySQL
11 103 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
12 85 (1.27%) DB2
13 80 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 79 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
15 74 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 71 (1.06%) Oracle Database 11g
17 66 (0.99%) RDBMS
18 57 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
19 54 (0.81%) Apache Hive
20 48 (0.72%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 111 (1.66%) Jenkins
2 74 (1.11%) JIRA
3 64 (0.96%) Git (software)
4 63 (0.94%) Maven
5 61 (0.91%) Subversion
6 55 (0.82%) ERwin
7 51 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 44 (0.66%) Selenium
9 36 (0.54%) Visual Studio
10 29 (0.43%) JUnit
10 29 (0.43%) Axure RP
11 27 (0.40%) Hudson
12 19 (0.28%) Ant
13 14 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
14 13 (0.19%) SoapUI
15 12 (0.18%) Cucumber
16 11 (0.16%) Talend Open Studio
16 11 (0.16%) TeamCity
16 11 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 11 (0.16%) NUnit
General
1 1289 (19.33%) Finance
2 517 (7.75%) Banking
3 443 (6.64%) Retail
4 328 (4.92%) Telecoms
5 144 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 144 (2.16%) Investment Banking
6 114 (1.71%) Marketing
7 73 (1.09%) Legal
8 70 (1.05%) Billing
9 66 (0.99%) Publishing
10 60 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
11 51 (0.76%) Games
12 43 (0.64%) Automotive
13 34 (0.51%) Financial Institution
14 31 (0.46%) Retail Banking
15 29 (0.43%) Local Government
15 29 (0.43%) Front Office
15 29 (0.43%) Electronics
16 25 (0.37%) Law
17 21 (0.31%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 658 (9.87%) .NET
2 461 (6.91%) Web Services
3 344 (5.16%) Middleware
4 289 (4.33%) HTML
5 252 (3.78%) XML
6 203 (3.04%) REST
7 199 (2.98%) J2EE
8 159 (2.38%) ASP.NET
9 158 (2.37%) CSS
10 152 (2.28%) HTML5
11 149 (2.23%) SOAP
12 131 (1.96%) Spring
13 130 (1.95%) JSON
14 119 (1.78%) AngularJS
15 112 (1.68%) .NET Framework
16 103 (1.54%) WCF
17 85 (1.27%) Java EE
18 80 (1.20%) RESTful
19 76 (1.14%) jQuery
20 63 (0.94%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 294 (4.41%) Open Source
2 291 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
3 178 (2.67%) Management Information System
4 164 (2.46%) User Experience
5 148 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
6 137 (2.05%) Data Integration
7 106 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 99 (1.48%) Mobile App
9 92 (1.38%) Clustering
10 84 (1.26%) PKI
11 77 (1.15%) Mainframe
12 75 (1.12%) Visualisation
13 69 (1.03%) Replication
14 57 (0.85%) Data Structures
15 56 (0.84%) NHS
16 55 (0.82%) Client/Server
17 52 (0.78%) GIS
17 52 (0.78%) Private Cloud
18 51 (0.76%) Reference Data
18 51 (0.76%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 768 (11.52%) Windows
2 491 (7.36%) Linux
3 407 (6.10%) UNIX
4 109 (1.63%) Solaris
5 107 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 101 (1.51%) AIX
7 97 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 90 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 89 (1.33%) Android
10 87 (1.30%) Apple iOS
11 75 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
12 67 (1.00%) Windows 7
13 19 (0.28%) CentOS
14 18 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 18 (0.27%) Windows XP
15 17 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
15 17 (0.25%) VME
16 14 (0.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 12 (0.18%) MVS
18 11 (0.16%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 926 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
2 785 (11.77%) TOGAF
3 723 (10.84%) SOA
4 571 (8.56%) Migration
5 523 (7.84%) Data Modelling
6 519 (7.78%) Enterprise Architecture
7 489 (7.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 432 (6.48%) CRM
9 418 (6.27%) Business Intelligence
10 409 (6.13%) E-Commerce
11 363 (5.44%) Data Architecture
12 359 (5.38%) Technical Architecture
13 336 (5.04%) ITIL
14 289 (4.33%) ETL
15 272 (4.08%) Project Management
16 266 (3.99%) Scrum
17 262 (3.93%) UML
18 238 (3.57%) Data Management
19 228 (3.42%) Analytics
20 206 (3.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 978 (14.66%) Java
2 602 (9.03%) SQL
3 368 (5.52%) C#
4 305 (4.57%) JavaScript
5 146 (2.19%) Ruby
6 129 (1.93%) Python
7 105 (1.57%) Scala
8 85 (1.27%) C++
9 80 (1.20%) C
10 73 (1.09%) PL/SQL
11 58 (0.87%) Perl
12 54 (0.81%) PowerShell
13 53 (0.79%) VB
14 48 (0.72%) PHP
15 45 (0.67%) R
16 40 (0.60%) Shell Script
17 39 (0.58%) T-SQL
18 30 (0.45%) VB.NET
19 27 (0.40%) ABAP
20 25 (0.37%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 615 (9.22%) Security Cleared
2 401 (6.01%) SC Cleared
3 299 (4.48%) Degree
4 137 (2.05%) DV Cleared
5 125 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
6 96 (1.44%) CISSP
7 76 (1.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 63 (0.94%) CCNP
9 61 (0.91%) CCIE
10 44 (0.66%) CCNA
11 41 (0.61%) CISM
12 30 (0.45%) PMI Certification
12 30 (0.45%) ISEB
13 29 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
14 26 (0.39%) CCDP
15 24 (0.36%) MCSE
15 24 (0.36%) MCITP
16 21 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 20 (0.30%) ISSAP
18 17 (0.25%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (1.90%) QA
2 81 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 47 (0.70%) PCI DSS
5 43 (0.64%) SLA
6 34 (0.51%) COBIT
7 25 (0.37%) ISO 9000
8 17 (0.25%) GMP
8 17 (0.25%) GxP
9 15 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 14 (0.21%) ISO 9001
11 12 (0.18%) Solvency II
12 10 (0.15%) JSP 440
13 8 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 8 (0.12%) GAAP
14 7 (0.10%) HL7
15 6 (0.090%) FATCA
16 5 (0.075%) Dodd-Frank
17 4 (0.060%) Basel III
18 3 (0.045%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 306 (4.59%) Active Directory
2 272 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 156 (2.34%) Hyper-V
4 79 (1.18%) vSphere
5 65 (0.97%) XenApp
6 47 (0.70%) VMware ESX
7 45 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
8 41 (0.61%) XenDesktop
9 29 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
10 25 (0.37%) Docker
11 23 (0.34%) HDFS
12 22 (0.33%) Xen
13 18 (0.27%) NFS
13 18 (0.27%) Apache Flume
14 17 (0.25%) vCloud
14 17 (0.25%) XenServer
15 15 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
15 15 (0.22%) Squid
16 14 (0.21%) SRDF
17 13 (0.19%) KVM
Systems Management
1 115 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
2 109 (1.63%) Puppet
3 70 (1.05%) SCCM
4 40 (0.60%) Tivoli
5 37 (0.55%) SCOM
6 35 (0.52%) StatsD
7 23 (0.34%) Salt
8 21 (0.31%) Ansible
9 14 (0.21%) Red Hat Satellite
10 12 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
11 11 (0.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 11 (0.16%) CA LISA
11 11 (0.16%) Oozie
11 11 (0.16%) Oracle RMAN
12 10 (0.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 9 (0.13%) ZABBIX
13 9 (0.13%) HAProxy
14 8 (0.12%) Ambari
14 8 (0.12%) Cacti
14 8 (0.12%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1066 (15.98%) Oracle
2 910 (13.65%) Microsoft
3 457 (6.85%) SAP
4 433 (6.49%) VMware
5 386 (5.79%) Cisco
6 358 (5.37%) IBM
7 256 (3.84%) Citrix
8 181 (2.71%) HP
9 128 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
10 126 (1.89%) NetApp
11 113 (1.69%) Red Hat
11 113 (1.69%) TIBCO
12 112 (1.68%) Juniper
13 103 (1.54%) EMC
14 96 (1.44%) Informatica
15 92 (1.38%) CheckPoint
16 90 (1.35%) Teradata
17 79 (1.18%) Adobe
18 72 (1.08%) Business Objects
19 67 (1.00%) F5
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