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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 24 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3577 3188 3091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.73% 6.34% 6.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.25% 6.85% 6.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2310 2043 1880
Average daily rate
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£500 £510 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% +2.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £499 £450
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 26
Average hourly rate £59.50 £41.58 £46.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.11% -10.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.92 £37.67 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £78.35 £48.40 £75.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £54.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.18% +54.28%
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
49336 46518 44681
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.83% 92.45% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32059 28699 27154
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
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 1836 1841 1961
Average hourly rate £17.25 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.57 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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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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 -3 1511 £550 - 281
South East +6 735 £475 -0.52% 103
North West +2 351 £515 +3.00% 71
West Midlands +10 214 £475 - 56
South West -2 188 £500 - 45
East of England +7 175 £500 - 33
Yorkshire -1 142 £487 +8.11% 52
East Midlands +11 125 £525 +12.60% 33
North East +20 92 £525 -0.70% 8
Midlands +4 30 £525 +5.00% 2
South Coast - 3 £600 -
Architect
UK

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1321 (18.58%) Finance
2 1138 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1106 (15.55%) Oracle
4 1079 (15.17%) Java
5 963 (13.54%) Microsoft
6 849 (11.94%) TOGAF
7 762 (10.72%) Windows
8 718 (10.10%) SOA
9 650 (9.14%) Security Cleared
10 645 (9.07%) Enterprise Architecture
11 594 (8.35%) Migration
12 581 (8.17%) SQL
13 567 (7.97%) .NET
14 555 (7.80%) Data Modelling
15 527 (7.41%) Banking
16 524 (7.37%) Linux
17 502 (7.06%) VMware
18 497 (6.99%) UNIX
18 497 (6.99%) SQL Server
19 496 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
20 473 (6.65%) Retail
21 469 (6.60%) Technical Architecture
22 449 (6.31%) Web Services
23 441 (6.20%) Data Centre
24 436 (6.13%) SAP
24 436 (6.13%) SC Cleared
25 426 (5.99%) CRM
26 413 (5.81%) Cisco
27 404 (5.68%) IBM
27 404 (5.68%) Middleware

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 299 (4.20%) SharePoint
2 231 (3.25%) WebSphere
3 138 (1.94%) WebLogic
4 124 (1.74%) CMS
5 115 (1.62%) JBoss
6 114 (1.60%) MS Exchange
7 113 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
8 102 (1.43%) Apache
9 95 (1.34%) IIS
10 94 (1.32%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 93 (1.31%) Node.js
12 69 (0.97%) Lync
13 62 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
14 59 (0.83%) SAS
15 57 (0.80%) OpenStack
16 52 (0.73%) Confluence
17 51 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
18 49 (0.69%) Tomcat
19 43 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
20 38 (0.53%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 237 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 124 (1.74%) MS Visio
3 82 (1.15%) MS Office
4 58 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
6 16 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 12 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 11 (0.15%) MS Project
10 10 (0.14%) SPSS
10 10 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 9 (0.13%) PowerPivot
12 8 (0.11%) InDesign
13 6 (0.084%) Mingle
14 5 (0.070%) InfoPath
14 5 (0.070%) Simulink
15 1 (0.014%) Stateflow
15 1 (0.014%) CATIA
15 1 (0.014%) TargetLink
15 1 (0.014%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 145 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
2 68 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
3 63 (0.89%) Oracle BPM
4 41 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
5 26 (0.37%) SAP CRM
6 22 (0.31%) Oracle Financials
7 21 (0.30%) Maximo
8 20 (0.28%) SAP FI
9 19 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
10 18 (0.25%) SAP CO
10 18 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 17 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
11 17 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
12 13 (0.18%) SAP ERP
13 12 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
14 11 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
14 11 (0.15%) SAP PSCD
14 11 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
15 10 (0.14%) SAP EWM
15 10 (0.14%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 325 (4.57%) Amazon AWS
2 237 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 135 (1.90%) SaaS
4 120 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
5 113 (1.59%) PaaS
6 112 (1.58%) IaaS
7 101 (1.42%) Office 365
8 19 (0.27%) Force.com
8 19 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 18 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
9 18 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
10 17 (0.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 16 (0.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 16 (0.23%) Google Apps
12 15 (0.21%) Google Cloud Platform
13 14 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
14 13 (0.18%) GitHub
15 12 (0.17%) Google Analytics
16 11 (0.15%) Amazon S3
16 11 (0.15%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 385 (5.41%) Firewall
2 260 (3.66%) WAN
3 247 (3.47%) LAN
4 185 (2.60%) SAN
5 178 (2.50%) Internet
6 126 (1.77%) VPN
7 116 (1.63%) DNS
7 116 (1.63%) MPLS
8 98 (1.38%) Network Security
9 94 (1.32%) Wireless
10 82 (1.15%) VoIP
11 80 (1.13%) Unified Communications
12 71 (1.00%) NAS
12 71 (1.00%) Cisco Nexus
13 67 (0.94%) SSL
14 66 (0.93%) TCP/IP
15 65 (0.91%) VLAN
16 64 (0.90%) LDAP
17 61 (0.86%) DHCP
18 57 (0.80%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 497 (6.99%) SQL Server
2 403 (5.67%) Data Warehouse
3 302 (4.25%) Big Data
4 245 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 245 (3.45%) MongoDB
5 223 (3.14%) Hadoop
6 191 (2.69%) NoSQL
7 184 (2.59%) Relational Database
8 159 (2.24%) MySQL
9 113 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
10 97 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 83 (1.17%) Oracle Database 11g
11 83 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 82 (1.15%) RDBMS
13 67 (0.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 66 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
14 66 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
15 56 (0.79%) BusinessObjects
16 55 (0.77%) DB2
17 45 (0.63%) HBase
Development Applications
1 134 (1.88%) Jenkins
2 87 (1.22%) Selenium
3 85 (1.20%) JIRA
4 73 (1.03%) Git (software)
5 60 (0.84%) ERwin
6 57 (0.80%) Maven
7 55 (0.77%) Subversion
7 55 (0.77%) Team Foundation Server
8 37 (0.52%) Ant
8 37 (0.52%) JUnit
9 35 (0.49%) Visual Studio
10 32 (0.45%) Axure RP
11 29 (0.41%) Eclipse
12 28 (0.39%) Cucumber
13 26 (0.37%) Hudson
14 23 (0.32%) TeamCity
15 22 (0.31%) Oracle Forms
16 20 (0.28%) SoapUI
17 18 (0.25%) SpecFlow
18 15 (0.21%) WebDriver
General
1 1321 (18.58%) Finance
2 527 (7.41%) Banking
3 473 (6.65%) Retail
4 333 (4.68%) Telecoms
5 169 (2.38%) Marketing
6 143 (2.01%) Investment Banking
7 131 (1.84%) Manufacturing
8 76 (1.07%) Legal
9 73 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
10 66 (0.93%) Billing
11 60 (0.84%) Publishing
12 55 (0.77%) Automotive
13 46 (0.65%) Military
14 41 (0.58%) Financial Institution
15 40 (0.56%) Games
16 39 (0.55%) Retail Banking
17 37 (0.52%) Law
18 28 (0.39%) Advertising
19 27 (0.38%) Front Office
19 27 (0.38%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 567 (7.97%) .NET
2 449 (6.31%) Web Services
3 404 (5.68%) Middleware
4 361 (5.08%) HTML
5 253 (3.56%) XML
6 245 (3.45%) J2EE
7 222 (3.12%) REST
8 192 (2.70%) HTML5
9 189 (2.66%) CSS
9 189 (2.66%) SOAP
10 185 (2.60%) JSON
11 180 (2.53%) Spring
12 161 (2.26%) RESTful
13 124 (1.74%) AngularJS
14 116 (1.63%) ASP.NET
15 114 (1.60%) .NET Framework
16 81 (1.14%) Ajax
17 80 (1.13%) Ruby on Rails
17 80 (1.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 77 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 441 (6.20%) Data Centre
2 296 (4.16%) Analytical Skills
3 228 (3.21%) Management Information System
4 215 (3.02%) User Experience
5 201 (2.83%) Data Integration
6 153 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
7 114 (1.60%) Mobile App
8 113 (1.59%) Computer Science
9 106 (1.49%) Visualisation
10 88 (1.24%) Client/Server
11 84 (1.18%) Reference Data
12 81 (1.14%) Mainframe
13 73 (1.03%) PKI
14 63 (0.89%) NHS
15 62 (0.87%) GIS
15 62 (0.87%) Private Cloud
16 56 (0.79%) Clustering
17 54 (0.76%) N-Tier
18 53 (0.75%) Replication
19 50 (0.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 762 (10.72%) Windows
2 524 (7.37%) Linux
3 497 (6.99%) UNIX
4 117 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 116 (1.63%) AIX
6 115 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 104 (1.46%) Solaris
8 92 (1.29%) Apple iOS
9 86 (1.21%) Android
10 80 (1.13%) Windows 7
11 76 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 68 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
13 31 (0.44%) Windows XP
14 30 (0.42%) HPUX
15 27 (0.38%) MVS
16 26 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
17 23 (0.32%) VME
18 20 (0.28%) Ubuntu
19 18 (0.25%) CentOS
20 16 (0.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1138 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
2 849 (11.94%) TOGAF
3 718 (10.10%) SOA
4 645 (9.07%) Enterprise Architecture
5 594 (8.35%) Migration
6 555 (7.80%) Data Modelling
7 496 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 469 (6.60%) Technical Architecture
9 426 (5.99%) CRM
10 401 (5.64%) Data Architecture
11 399 (5.61%) Business Intelligence
12 387 (5.44%) E-Commerce
13 361 (5.08%) ITIL
14 345 (4.85%) Open Source
15 327 (4.60%) Project Management
15 327 (4.60%) Scrum
16 311 (4.37%) UML
17 296 (4.16%) Data Management
18 291 (4.09%) Analytics
19 274 (3.85%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 1079 (15.17%) Java
2 581 (8.17%) SQL
3 358 (5.03%) JavaScript
4 292 (4.11%) C#
5 199 (2.80%) Ruby
6 161 (2.26%) Python
7 133 (1.87%) Scala
8 80 (1.13%) C
9 73 (1.03%) PL/SQL
10 58 (0.82%) C++
11 57 (0.80%) PHP
11 57 (0.80%) R
12 53 (0.75%) Shell Script
13 50 (0.70%) PowerShell
14 49 (0.69%) VB
15 36 (0.51%) Perl
16 29 (0.41%) COBOL
17 28 (0.39%) Clojure
18 27 (0.38%) VB.NET
19 23 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 650 (9.14%) Security Cleared
2 436 (6.13%) SC Cleared
3 311 (4.37%) Degree
4 184 (2.59%) Cisco Certification
5 131 (1.84%) CISSP
5 131 (1.84%) DV Cleared
6 93 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
7 89 (1.25%) CCNP
8 75 (1.05%) CCIE
9 62 (0.87%) CCNA
10 60 (0.84%) CISM
11 48 (0.68%) MCSE
12 27 (0.38%) ISEB
12 27 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
12 27 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 24 (0.34%) PMI Certification
14 19 (0.27%) ISSAP
15 18 (0.25%) MCITP
16 17 (0.24%) CCDP
17 16 (0.23%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 161 (2.26%) QA
2 117 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 69 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 40 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 40 (0.56%) SLA
5 26 (0.37%) COBIT
6 17 (0.24%) ISO 9000
7 15 (0.21%) GxP
8 14 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 14 (0.20%) COREP
9 13 (0.18%) Basel II
9 13 (0.18%) ISO 9001
10 12 (0.17%) GMP
10 12 (0.17%) JSP 440
11 11 (0.15%) 21 CFR Part 11
12 8 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 8 (0.11%) Basel III
12 8 (0.11%) Solvency II
13 7 (0.098%) FINREP
14 6 (0.084%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 331 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 319 (4.49%) Active Directory
3 141 (1.98%) Hyper-V
4 78 (1.10%) XenApp
5 77 (1.08%) vSphere
6 56 (0.79%) Docker
7 54 (0.76%) VMware ESX
8 46 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
9 42 (0.59%) XenDesktop
10 32 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
11 31 (0.44%) NFS
12 29 (0.41%) vCloud
13 24 (0.34%) Xen
14 19 (0.27%) ProxySG
15 18 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
16 16 (0.23%) XenServer
17 14 (0.20%) SRDF
18 13 (0.18%) HDFS
19 12 (0.17%) Apache Flume
19 12 (0.17%) Squid
Systems Management
1 160 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
2 150 (2.11%) Puppet
3 68 (0.96%) SCCM
4 46 (0.65%) Ansible
5 40 (0.56%) StatsD
6 38 (0.53%) SCOM
7 28 (0.39%) Tivoli
8 23 (0.32%) Salt
9 19 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 19 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
10 16 (0.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 15 (0.21%) XenMobile
11 15 (0.21%) OpenView
11 15 (0.21%) Control-M
11 15 (0.21%) BladeLogic
12 13 (0.18%) NetBackup
12 13 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 13 (0.18%) EMC VPLEX
13 11 (0.15%) Vagrant
14 10 (0.14%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1106 (15.55%) Oracle
2 963 (13.54%) Microsoft
3 502 (7.06%) VMware
4 436 (6.13%) SAP
5 413 (5.81%) Cisco
6 404 (5.68%) IBM
7 275 (3.87%) Citrix
8 203 (2.85%) HP
9 120 (1.69%) Adobe
9 120 (1.69%) Juniper
9 120 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
10 119 (1.67%) NetApp
11 102 (1.43%) Red Hat
12 99 (1.39%) EMC
13 98 (1.38%) hybris
14 97 (1.36%) Pega
15 95 (1.34%) CheckPoint
16 93 (1.31%) TIBCO
17 89 (1.25%) Informatica
18 84 (1.18%) Teradata
London
Blue Fire Professional Services
Rate: Unspecified Rate dependant on experience
Posted: 15 hours ago
Enfield, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £685 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
LA International
Rate: £380 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Candidate Source
Rate: £400 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £550 to £750 per day excellent rates
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West Midlands
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Square One Resources
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
@ITS
Rate: From £600 to £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £575 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago