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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 23 27 22
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3629 2956 2985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.02% 5.99% 6.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.59% 6.46% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2320 1847 1779
Average daily rate
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£510 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £490 £488 £450
% change year-on-year
+0.51% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 30
Average hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.04 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.11 £51.29 £62.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £71.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-16.19% +102.85%
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
47812 45732 43181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.60% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 30985 28273 25892
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £227 £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 1764 1854 1992
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 1617 £550 +4.76% 310
South East +3 681 £480 +1.05% 102
North West +9 315 £503 +0.50% 36
West Midlands +4 206 £475 -5.00% 33
East of England +4 174 £500 +11.11% 22
South West +3 169 £500 +0.50% 27
Yorkshire +4 152 £480 -1.03% 47
East Midlands +16 145 £525 +16.66% 26
North East +25 111 £475 +18.75% 4
Midlands +4 36 £550 +22.22% 1
South Coast - 2 £600 -
Architect
UK

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1298 (18.14%) Finance
2 1146 (16.01%) Oracle
3 1092 (15.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1035 (14.46%) Java
5 1003 (14.02%) Microsoft
6 843 (11.78%) TOGAF
7 780 (10.90%) Windows
8 740 (10.34%) SOA
9 643 (8.99%) Enterprise Architecture
10 627 (8.76%) Migration
11 624 (8.72%) .NET
12 620 (8.66%) Security Cleared
13 616 (8.61%) SQL
14 583 (8.15%) Data Modelling
15 541 (7.56%) SQL Server
16 517 (7.22%) Banking
17 516 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
18 512 (7.15%) VMware
19 504 (7.04%) UNIX
20 502 (7.02%) Linux
21 469 (6.55%) Technical Architecture
22 465 (6.50%) Web Services
23 460 (6.43%) Retail
24 457 (6.39%) SAP
25 451 (6.30%) Data Centre
26 433 (6.05%) CRM
27 421 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
28 418 (5.84%) Cisco
28 418 (5.84%) Middleware
29 417 (5.83%) Data Architecture

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 291 (4.07%) SharePoint
2 215 (3.00%) WebSphere
3 128 (1.79%) BizTalk Server
4 124 (1.73%) WebLogic
5 116 (1.62%) Apache
6 114 (1.59%) MS Exchange
7 105 (1.47%) IIS
7 105 (1.47%) CMS
8 104 (1.45%) JBoss
9 82 (1.15%) Node.js
9 82 (1.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 72 (1.01%) Lync
11 65 (0.91%) SAS
12 64 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
13 57 (0.80%) OpenStack
14 54 (0.75%) Tomcat
15 52 (0.73%) Confluence
16 51 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
17 47 (0.66%) Documentum
18 44 (0.61%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 247 (3.45%) MS Excel
2 109 (1.52%) MS Visio
3 74 (1.03%) MS Office
4 55 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
5 15 (0.21%) Photoshop
6 14 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.18%) MS Project
8 12 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
8 12 (0.17%) PowerPivot
9 10 (0.14%) SPSS
10 9 (0.13%) InDesign
11 8 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 7 (0.098%) Simulink
13 6 (0.084%) Mingle
13 6 (0.084%) InfoPath
14 1 (0.014%) HipChat
14 1 (0.014%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 138 (1.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 68 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
3 60 (0.84%) Oracle BPM
4 41 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
5 25 (0.35%) Oracle Financials
6 22 (0.31%) SAP CRM
7 21 (0.29%) SAP FI
8 19 (0.27%) SAP CO
9 18 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
9 18 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
9 18 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
10 17 (0.24%) Oracle Retail
10 17 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 17 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
11 16 (0.22%) Maximo
12 15 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
13 12 (0.17%) SAP MDM
13 12 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
14 11 (0.15%) SAP PSCD
15 10 (0.14%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 313 (4.37%) Amazon AWS
2 239 (3.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 125 (1.75%) SaaS
4 116 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
5 110 (1.54%) PaaS
6 106 (1.48%) IaaS
7 94 (1.31%) Office 365
8 23 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
9 21 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
10 20 (0.28%) Force.com
11 19 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 18 (0.25%) SuccessFactors
13 16 (0.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 14 (0.20%) Amazon S3
14 14 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
15 11 (0.15%) OpenShift
15 11 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
16 10 (0.14%) GitHub
16 10 (0.14%) Google Analytics
16 10 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 373 (5.21%) Firewall
2 281 (3.93%) WAN
3 242 (3.38%) LAN
4 206 (2.88%) SAN
5 179 (2.50%) Internet
6 131 (1.83%) VPN
7 115 (1.61%) MPLS
8 105 (1.47%) DNS
9 103 (1.44%) Network Security
10 94 (1.31%) Wireless
11 84 (1.17%) NAS
12 71 (0.99%) Unified Communications
13 69 (0.96%) Cisco Nexus
13 69 (0.96%) VoIP
14 66 (0.92%) VLAN
15 62 (0.87%) TCP/IP
16 60 (0.84%) LDAP
17 55 (0.77%) HTTP
17 55 (0.77%) BGP
18 54 (0.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 541 (7.56%) SQL Server
2 421 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
3 307 (4.29%) Big Data
4 274 (3.83%) Oracle Database
5 231 (3.23%) MongoDB
6 223 (3.12%) Hadoop
7 189 (2.64%) Relational Database
8 179 (2.50%) NoSQL
9 156 (2.18%) MySQL
10 110 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
11 109 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 86 (1.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 85 (1.19%) RDBMS
14 81 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
15 70 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 68 (0.95%) BusinessObjects
17 59 (0.82%) DB2
18 58 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
19 53 (0.74%) HBase
20 50 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 135 (1.89%) Jenkins
2 88 (1.23%) JIRA
3 82 (1.15%) Git (software)
4 79 (1.10%) Selenium
5 71 (0.99%) ERwin
6 64 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
7 63 (0.88%) Subversion
8 54 (0.75%) Maven
9 38 (0.53%) Visual Studio
10 33 (0.46%) JUnit
11 32 (0.45%) Ant
12 29 (0.41%) Axure RP
13 28 (0.39%) Cucumber
13 28 (0.39%) SoapUI
14 26 (0.36%) Hudson
15 23 (0.32%) Eclipse
16 21 (0.29%) TeamCity
17 19 (0.27%) SpecFlow
18 13 (0.18%) WebDriver
18 13 (0.18%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 1298 (18.14%) Finance
2 517 (7.22%) Banking
3 460 (6.43%) Retail
4 324 (4.53%) Telecoms
5 155 (2.17%) Marketing
6 152 (2.12%) Investment Banking
7 145 (2.03%) Manufacturing
8 80 (1.12%) Legal
9 76 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
10 74 (1.03%) Billing
11 69 (0.96%) Publishing
12 56 (0.78%) Automotive
13 44 (0.61%) Games
14 42 (0.59%) Financial Institution
15 33 (0.46%) Retail Banking
16 28 (0.39%) Local Government
16 28 (0.39%) Front Office
16 28 (0.39%) Back Office
16 28 (0.39%) Law
17 23 (0.32%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 624 (8.72%) .NET
2 465 (6.50%) Web Services
3 418 (5.84%) Middleware
4 348 (4.86%) HTML
5 280 (3.91%) XML
6 228 (3.19%) J2EE
7 209 (2.92%) REST
8 188 (2.63%) CSS
9 186 (2.60%) HTML5
10 182 (2.54%) SOAP
11 175 (2.45%) JSON
12 163 (2.28%) RESTful
13 142 (1.98%) Spring
14 133 (1.86%) ASP.NET
15 117 (1.63%) AngularJS
16 113 (1.58%) .NET Framework
17 88 (1.23%) WCF
18 76 (1.06%) jQuery
19 75 (1.05%) Java EE
19 75 (1.05%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 451 (6.30%) Data Centre
2 291 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
3 233 (3.26%) Management Information System
4 195 (2.72%) User Experience
5 191 (2.67%) Data Integration
6 144 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
7 126 (1.76%) Mobile App
8 115 (1.61%) Computer Science
9 102 (1.43%) Visualisation
10 86 (1.20%) Client/Server
11 84 (1.17%) Reference Data
12 75 (1.05%) Clustering
13 73 (1.02%) PKI
14 72 (1.01%) Mainframe
15 67 (0.94%) NHS
15 67 (0.94%) Replication
16 66 (0.92%) Private Cloud
17 64 (0.89%) GIS
18 54 (0.75%) N-Tier
19 47 (0.66%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 780 (10.90%) Windows
2 504 (7.04%) UNIX
3 502 (7.02%) Linux
4 130 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 128 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 104 (1.45%) Solaris
7 99 (1.38%) Apple iOS
8 94 (1.31%) AIX
9 93 (1.30%) Android
10 89 (1.24%) Windows 7
11 79 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
12 69 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 27 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
13 27 (0.38%) Windows XP
14 25 (0.35%) VME
15 20 (0.28%) MVS
15 20 (0.28%) CentOS
16 19 (0.27%) Windows 8
16 19 (0.27%) HPUX
17 17 (0.24%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1092 (15.26%) Agile Software Development
2 843 (11.78%) TOGAF
3 740 (10.34%) SOA
4 643 (8.99%) Enterprise Architecture
5 627 (8.76%) Migration
6 583 (8.15%) Data Modelling
7 516 (7.21%) Stakeholder Management
8 469 (6.55%) Technical Architecture
9 433 (6.05%) CRM
10 417 (5.83%) Data Architecture
11 412 (5.76%) E-Commerce
11 412 (5.76%) Business Intelligence
12 360 (5.03%) ITIL
13 325 (4.54%) Open Source
14 323 (4.51%) Scrum
15 320 (4.47%) Project Management
16 311 (4.35%) UML
16 311 (4.35%) Data Management
17 290 (4.05%) ETL
18 261 (3.65%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1035 (14.46%) Java
2 616 (8.61%) SQL
3 357 (4.99%) JavaScript
4 325 (4.54%) C#
5 177 (2.47%) Ruby
6 149 (2.08%) Python
7 121 (1.69%) Scala
8 90 (1.26%) C
9 76 (1.06%) PL/SQL
10 63 (0.88%) PHP
11 61 (0.85%) C++
12 54 (0.75%) PowerShell
13 53 (0.74%) R
14 52 (0.73%) VB
15 50 (0.70%) Shell Script
16 40 (0.56%) Perl
17 28 (0.39%) T-SQL
18 26 (0.36%) Clojure
19 25 (0.35%) COBOL
20 24 (0.34%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 620 (8.66%) Security Cleared
2 402 (5.62%) SC Cleared
3 317 (4.43%) Degree
4 164 (2.29%) Cisco Certification
5 136 (1.90%) DV Cleared
6 115 (1.61%) CISSP
7 88 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
8 84 (1.17%) CCNP
9 65 (0.91%) CCIE
10 55 (0.77%) CISM
11 54 (0.75%) CCNA
12 41 (0.57%) MCSE
13 34 (0.48%) PMI Certification
14 31 (0.43%) ISEB
15 26 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 25 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
17 19 (0.27%) CCDP
17 19 (0.27%) ISSAP
18 18 (0.25%) MCITP
19 17 (0.24%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 141 (1.97%) QA
2 110 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 73 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 47 (0.66%) SLA
5 35 (0.49%) PCI DSS
6 32 (0.45%) COBIT
7 20 (0.28%) GxP
7 20 (0.28%) ISO 9000
8 17 (0.24%) GMP
9 15 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 13 (0.18%) Basel II
10 13 (0.18%) COREP
11 11 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 10 (0.14%) JSP 440
12 10 (0.14%) Solvency II
13 8 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 8 (0.11%) ISO 9001
14 6 (0.084%) Basel III
14 6 (0.084%) FATCA
14 6 (0.084%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 335 (4.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 333 (4.65%) Active Directory
3 161 (2.25%) Hyper-V
4 83 (1.16%) XenApp
5 72 (1.01%) vSphere
6 67 (0.94%) VMware ESX
7 55 (0.77%) Docker
8 47 (0.66%) XenDesktop
9 44 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
10 42 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
11 32 (0.45%) Xen
12 31 (0.43%) NFS
13 28 (0.39%) vCloud
14 22 (0.31%) HDFS
14 22 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
15 19 (0.27%) XenServer
15 19 (0.27%) ProxySG
16 16 (0.22%) SRDF
16 16 (0.22%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 14 (0.20%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 149 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
2 142 (1.98%) Puppet
3 91 (1.27%) SCCM
4 40 (0.56%) Ansible
5 38 (0.53%) SCOM
6 36 (0.50%) StatsD
7 27 (0.38%) Tivoli
8 26 (0.36%) Salt
9 19 (0.27%) HP Quality Center
9 19 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 16 (0.22%) OpenView
10 16 (0.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 16 (0.22%) EMC VPLEX
11 15 (0.21%) Control-M
11 15 (0.21%) BladeLogic
12 13 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 13 (0.18%) CA LISA
13 12 (0.17%) HAProxy
14 11 (0.15%) XenMobile
15 10 (0.14%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 1146 (16.01%) Oracle
2 1003 (14.02%) Microsoft
3 512 (7.15%) VMware
4 457 (6.39%) SAP
5 418 (5.84%) Cisco
6 402 (5.62%) IBM
7 297 (4.15%) Citrix
8 204 (2.85%) HP
9 120 (1.68%) NetApp
10 116 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
11 114 (1.59%) EMC
12 111 (1.55%) Juniper
13 107 (1.50%) TIBCO
14 104 (1.45%) Adobe
15 101 (1.41%) Pega
16 99 (1.38%) Red Hat
17 98 (1.37%) CheckPoint
18 97 (1.36%) Informatica
19 82 (1.15%) Teradata
20 78 (1.09%) hybris
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Advantage XPO
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £585 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £462.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Havant, Hampshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 9 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 10 hours ago
Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £475 - £635 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 11 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Montash
Posted: 21 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
First Point
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £470.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500 - £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: £75k - 90k per year + bens
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £520 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday