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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 25 24 30
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3229 3092 2855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.31% 6.43% 5.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.84% 6.92% 5.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2067 1883 1662
Average daily rate
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£510 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £495 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 12
Average hourly rate £42.78 £46.25 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.51% +10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.17 £27.50 £27.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £75.00 £56.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £35.00 £46.25
% change year-on-year
+31.42% -24.32%
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
47194 44670 49324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.21% 92.82% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 29171 27141 28355
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 1876 1959 2460
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 £40.00 £40.00 £41.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 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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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 -1 1602 £550 +4.76% 264
South East -3 566 £475 +1.06% 81
North West +4 228 £500 +17.64% 41
West Midlands +9 194 £475 +6.74% 20
South West +8 185 £500 +12.75% 25
East of England -12 167 £500 - 42
Yorkshire +8 111 £450 +4.04% 32
East Midlands +7 81 £466 +9.06% 9
North East -10 23 £529 +17.50% 1
Midlands +4 21 £500 +25.00%
Architect
UK

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1099 (18.92%) Finance
2 1000 (17.21%) Oracle
3 763 (13.13%) TOGAF
4 689 (11.86%) Microsoft
5 630 (10.84%) Java
6 614 (10.57%) Windows
7 561 (9.66%) SQL
8 555 (9.55%) SOA
9 554 (9.54%) Security Cleared
10 541 (9.31%) Migration
11 534 (9.19%) Enterprise Architecture
12 499 (8.59%) .NET
13 485 (8.35%) Data Modelling
14 434 (7.47%) SAP
15 405 (6.97%) SQL Server
16 400 (6.88%) Banking
17 396 (6.82%) SC Cleared
18 394 (6.78%) VMware
19 392 (6.75%) Linux
19 392 (6.75%) CRM
20 387 (6.66%) Retail
21 361 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
22 353 (6.08%) ITIL
23 348 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
24 338 (5.82%) Cisco
24 338 (5.82%) Data Warehouse
25 336 (5.78%) Web Services
25 336 (5.78%) Data Architecture
26 334 (5.75%) Technical Architecture
27 328 (5.65%) Middleware

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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
1 293 (5.04%) SharePoint
2 191 (3.29%) WebSphere
3 117 (2.01%) MS Exchange
4 102 (1.76%) Apache
5 95 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
6 92 (1.58%) Lync
7 89 (1.53%) WebLogic
8 74 (1.27%) CMS
9 67 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
10 64 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
11 56 (0.96%) IIS
12 55 (0.95%) Tomcat
13 43 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
14 41 (0.71%) SAS
15 40 (0.69%) WebSphere Application Server
16 35 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
17 30 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 30 (0.52%) Adobe CQ
18 26 (0.45%) Node.js
18 26 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 239 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 89 (1.53%) MS Visio
3 51 (0.88%) MS Office
4 36 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
5 28 (0.48%) MS Project
6 14 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
7 12 (0.21%) Revit
7 12 (0.21%) Photoshop
7 12 (0.21%) AutoCAD
7 12 (0.21%) SPSS
8 10 (0.17%) OmniGraffle
8 10 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
9 9 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.086%) Stata
11 4 (0.069%) Casewise Modeler
12 3 (0.052%) InDesign
13 2 (0.034%) PowerPivot
14 1 (0.017%) Windchill
14 1 (0.017%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 124 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 90 (1.55%) Oracle EBS
3 39 (0.67%) Oracle EBS R12
4 33 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
4 33 (0.57%) SAP FI
5 31 (0.53%) SAP FI/CO
5 31 (0.53%) SAP CO
6 26 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
7 23 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 22 (0.38%) Oracle ERP
9 21 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
10 20 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
11 19 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
12 16 (0.28%) SAP ERP
13 15 (0.26%) SAP IS-U
13 15 (0.26%) SAP SD
14 14 (0.24%) ResourceLink
15 11 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
15 11 (0.19%) Tridion
16 10 (0.17%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 149 (2.56%) SaaS
2 110 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 93 (1.60%) Office 365
4 85 (1.46%) PaaS
5 77 (1.33%) IaaS
6 74 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 53 (0.91%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (0.45%) Force.com
9 19 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
10 10 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.12%) GitHub
12 6 (0.10%) Heroku
13 5 (0.086%) IBM SmartCloud
14 3 (0.052%) Amazon EMR
15 2 (0.034%) Taleo
16 1 (0.017%) Responsys
16 1 (0.017%) Google Apps
16 1 (0.017%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 251 (4.32%) Firewall
2 212 (3.65%) SAN
3 210 (3.61%) WAN
4 194 (3.34%) LAN
5 162 (2.79%) Internet
6 95 (1.64%) Network Security
7 89 (1.53%) DNS
8 75 (1.29%) VPN
9 69 (1.19%) Wireless
9 69 (1.19%) TCP/IP
10 68 (1.17%) NAS
11 65 (1.12%) MPLS
12 60 (1.03%) HTTP
13 51 (0.88%) 3G
13 51 (0.88%) BGP
14 49 (0.84%) OSPF
15 44 (0.76%) VoIP
15 44 (0.76%) LTE
16 42 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
17 38 (0.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 405 (6.97%) SQL Server
2 338 (5.82%) Data Warehouse
3 195 (3.36%) Oracle Database
4 187 (3.22%) Big Data
5 164 (2.82%) NoSQL
6 155 (2.67%) Relational Database
7 151 (2.60%) Hadoop
8 109 (1.88%) MySQL
9 108 (1.86%) MongoDB
10 96 (1.65%) DB2
11 84 (1.45%) RDBMS
12 78 (1.34%) Apache Cassandra
12 78 (1.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 78 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
13 70 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
14 68 (1.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 55 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
16 54 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 51 (0.88%) Oracle Exadata
18 47 (0.81%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 62 (1.07%) Jenkins
2 47 (0.81%) Visual Studio
3 46 (0.79%) Maven
4 39 (0.67%) JUnit
5 37 (0.64%) Git (software)
6 34 (0.59%) JIRA
7 31 (0.53%) Axure RP
8 30 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
9 27 (0.46%) ERwin
10 23 (0.40%) Eclipse
11 22 (0.38%) Subversion
12 20 (0.34%) Cucumber
13 19 (0.33%) Hudson
14 16 (0.28%) JMeter
14 16 (0.28%) PowerDesigner
14 16 (0.28%) Selenium
14 16 (0.28%) Ant
15 14 (0.24%) Talend Open Studio
16 13 (0.22%) FitNesse
17 11 (0.19%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1099 (18.92%) Finance
2 400 (6.88%) Banking
3 387 (6.66%) Retail
4 300 (5.16%) Telecoms
5 135 (2.32%) Marketing
6 121 (2.08%) Manufacturing
7 113 (1.94%) Investment Banking
8 86 (1.48%) Billing
9 53 (0.91%) Back Office
10 48 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
11 47 (0.81%) Retail Banking
12 46 (0.79%) Legal
13 44 (0.76%) Publishing
14 41 (0.71%) Advertising
15 37 (0.64%) Front Office
16 32 (0.55%) Automotive
17 31 (0.53%) German Language
18 25 (0.43%) Local Government
18 25 (0.43%) Law
18 25 (0.43%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 499 (8.59%) .NET
2 336 (5.78%) Web Services
3 328 (5.65%) Middleware
4 241 (4.15%) XML
5 238 (4.10%) HTML
6 211 (3.63%) J2EE
7 165 (2.84%) SOAP
8 156 (2.69%) REST
9 144 (2.48%) CSS
10 127 (2.19%) HTML5
11 102 (1.76%) ASP.NET
12 92 (1.58%) JSON
13 84 (1.45%) Spring
14 78 (1.34%) XSLT
15 72 (1.24%) JMS
16 71 (1.22%) .NET Framework
17 68 (1.17%) jQuery
18 62 (1.07%) Ajax
19 59 (1.02%) WebSphere MQ
19 59 (1.02%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 214 (3.68%) Open Source
2 185 (3.18%) Management Information System
3 152 (2.62%) Data Integration
4 148 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
5 121 (2.08%) Mobile App
6 97 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 82 (1.41%) Reference Data
8 76 (1.31%) Mainframe
8 76 (1.31%) CESG
9 70 (1.20%) Clustering
10 53 (0.91%) Replication
11 52 (0.90%) FMCG
12 51 (0.88%) NHS
13 43 (0.74%) Visualisation
14 40 (0.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 31 (0.53%) PKI
16 29 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
17 28 (0.48%) iPad
17 28 (0.48%) DataPower
17 28 (0.48%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 614 (10.57%) Windows
2 392 (6.75%) Linux
3 325 (5.59%) UNIX
4 138 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 128 (2.20%) Solaris
6 107 (1.84%) Android
7 105 (1.81%) Apple iOS
8 93 (1.60%) AIX
9 88 (1.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 65 (1.12%) Windows 7
11 57 (0.98%) Windows Server 2003
12 56 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 28 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
13 28 (0.48%) HPUX
14 27 (0.46%) MVS
15 23 (0.40%) Windows 8
16 22 (0.38%) VME
17 21 (0.36%) CentOS
18 18 (0.31%) zOS
19 17 (0.29%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 763 (13.13%) TOGAF
2 555 (9.55%) SOA
3 541 (9.31%) Migration
4 534 (9.19%) Enterprise Architecture
5 485 (8.35%) Data Modelling
6 392 (6.75%) CRM
7 361 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 353 (6.08%) ITIL
9 348 (5.99%) Business Intelligence
10 336 (5.78%) Data Architecture
11 334 (5.75%) Technical Architecture
12 326 (5.61%) Agile Software Development
13 285 (4.91%) E-Commerce
14 272 (4.68%) Project Management
15 207 (3.56%) UML
16 205 (3.53%) Security Architecture
17 199 (3.43%) ETL
18 195 (3.36%) Scrum
18 195 (3.36%) Analytics
19 187 (3.22%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 630 (10.84%) Java
2 561 (9.66%) SQL
3 214 (3.68%) C#
4 144 (2.48%) JavaScript
5 97 (1.67%) Python
6 93 (1.60%) PHP
7 88 (1.51%) C
8 76 (1.31%) Perl
9 69 (1.19%) Ruby
9 69 (1.19%) Scala
10 67 (1.15%) PL/SQL
11 61 (1.05%) C++
12 53 (0.91%) PowerShell
13 46 (0.79%) T-SQL
14 41 (0.71%) Shell Script
15 36 (0.62%) Apex Code
16 25 (0.43%) Objective-C
17 23 (0.40%) VBA
17 23 (0.40%) Bash Shell
18 21 (0.36%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 554 (9.54%) Security Cleared
2 396 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 281 (4.84%) Degree
4 101 (1.74%) CISSP
5 100 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
6 78 (1.34%) DV Cleared
7 65 (1.12%) CCIE
8 59 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 42 (0.72%) CCNP
10 38 (0.65%) CISM
11 35 (0.60%) MCSE
12 28 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
13 24 (0.41%) CCNA
14 23 (0.40%) CCDP
15 22 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 19 (0.33%) CISA
17 15 (0.26%) ISEB
18 14 (0.24%) CEH
19 13 (0.22%) PMI Certification
20 12 (0.21%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (1.69%) QA
2 60 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 47 (0.81%) PCI DSS
4 42 (0.72%) Data Quality
5 40 (0.69%) SLA
6 26 (0.45%) ISO 9001
7 24 (0.41%) COBIT
8 13 (0.22%) EMIR
9 12 (0.21%) BS7799
10 11 (0.19%) JSP 440
11 10 (0.17%) Dodd-Frank
11 10 (0.17%) ISO 9000
12 9 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 9 (0.15%) Basel III
13 5 (0.086%) Solvency II
13 5 (0.086%) HL7
14 4 (0.069%) GxP
14 4 (0.069%) ISO 14001
14 4 (0.069%) FATCA
15 3 (0.052%) MiFID
System Software
1 262 (4.51%) Active Directory
2 249 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 136 (2.34%) Hyper-V
4 69 (1.19%) XenApp
5 68 (1.17%) Oracle RAC
6 41 (0.71%) vSphere
7 39 (0.67%) XenDesktop
8 35 (0.60%) VMware ESX
9 25 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (0.28%) Apache Flume
10 16 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 16 (0.28%) HDFS
11 14 (0.24%) Xen
11 14 (0.24%) NFS
12 12 (0.21%) XenServer
13 11 (0.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 11 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
14 10 (0.17%) UAG
14 10 (0.17%) Forefront TMG
14 10 (0.17%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 102 (1.76%) SCCM
2 95 (1.64%) Puppet
3 59 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
4 38 (0.65%) SCOM
4 38 (0.65%) Tivoli
5 19 (0.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 19 (0.33%) Oozie
6 18 (0.31%) Data Guard
7 17 (0.29%) SCOrch
8 16 (0.28%) Ambari
9 14 (0.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 13 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
11 12 (0.21%) Nagios
11 12 (0.21%) ZABBIX
11 12 (0.21%) Cacti
11 12 (0.21%) Salt
12 11 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 11 (0.19%) NetBackup
12 11 (0.19%) Backup Exec
13 9 (0.15%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1000 (17.21%) Oracle
2 689 (11.86%) Microsoft
3 434 (7.47%) SAP
4 394 (6.78%) VMware
5 338 (5.82%) Cisco
6 290 (4.99%) IBM
7 181 (3.12%) Citrix
8 166 (2.86%) HP
9 139 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
10 99 (1.70%) EMC
11 88 (1.51%) Juniper
11 88 (1.51%) Siebel
12 86 (1.48%) Informatica
13 81 (1.39%) Red Hat
14 75 (1.29%) NetApp
15 66 (1.14%) Sybase
16 61 (1.05%) Dell
17 60 (1.03%) TIBCO
17 60 (1.03%) Teradata
18 59 (1.02%) Adobe
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Chelmsford, Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450 - 475 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Montash
Posted: 19 hours ago
Warwickshire
LA International
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Wiltshire
Montash
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Oxfordshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 22 hours ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Good Market Rates
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £600 - £800 per day + negotiable
Posted: 22 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Swindon, Wiltshire
Clarity Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £495 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brentwood, Essex
The People Network
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Salt
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
London
Parallel Consulting
Rate: £700 - £800 per day + maybe negotiate higher
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Cyber Team
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday