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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 25 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3121 2881 2249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.75% 6.47% 5.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.31% 6.99% 5.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1914 1822 1376
Average daily rate
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£520 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £380 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 18
Average hourly rate £38.25 £45.00 £46.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -2.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.58 £36.50 £34.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £69.85 £71.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £44.25 £46.25
% change year-on-year
-13.55% -4.32%
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
42723 41204 38282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.58% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27234 25076 22174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1689 1858 2324
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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 27 January 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 -4 1348 £525 -2.32% 312
South East -2 590 £500 +5.26% 154
East of England +28 256 £525 +10.52% 43
South West +10 241 £550 +18.59% 56
North West +6 225 £495 -1.00% 41
West Midlands +7 171 £450 -5.26% 33
Yorkshire +30 139 £500 +2.06% 43
East Midlands +33 98 £475 - 22
North East -5 24 £463 -7.35% 5
Midlands -10 9 £750 +100.00% 4
Architect
UK

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 1232 (18.74%) Finance
2 1035 (15.74%) Oracle
3 900 (13.69%) Microsoft
4 893 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
5 856 (13.02%) Java
6 815 (12.40%) TOGAF
7 683 (10.39%) Windows
8 672 (10.22%) SOA
9 657 (9.99%) Security Cleared
10 618 (9.40%) SQL
11 600 (9.13%) .NET
12 578 (8.79%) Migration
13 560 (8.52%) Enterprise Architecture
14 554 (8.43%) SQL Server
15 538 (8.18%) Banking
16 523 (7.95%) Data Modelling
17 506 (7.70%) Linux
18 499 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
19 486 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
20 469 (7.13%) Retail
21 432 (6.57%) SAP
22 430 (6.54%) SC Cleared
23 425 (6.46%) CRM
24 424 (6.45%) E-Commerce
25 419 (6.37%) UNIX
26 417 (6.34%) VMware
27 409 (6.22%) Web Services
28 404 (6.14%) ITIL
29 376 (5.72%) Cisco
29 376 (5.72%) Telecoms

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 366 (5.57%) SharePoint
2 142 (2.16%) WebSphere
3 139 (2.11%) BizTalk Server
4 129 (1.96%) Lync
4 129 (1.96%) SharePoint 2013
5 128 (1.95%) Apache
6 111 (1.69%) WebLogic
7 95 (1.44%) SharePoint 2010
8 87 (1.32%) CMS
8 87 (1.32%) MS Exchange
9 85 (1.29%) IIS
10 75 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
11 60 (0.91%) JBoss
12 59 (0.90%) SAS
13 56 (0.85%) Adobe CQ
14 44 (0.67%) Node.js
15 43 (0.65%) Tomcat
16 42 (0.64%) Elasticsearch
17 38 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
18 31 (0.47%) Confluence
Applications
1 242 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 114 (1.73%) MS Visio
3 51 (0.78%) MS Office
4 40 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 31 (0.47%) Photoshop
6 29 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
7 18 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 17 (0.26%) InfoPath
8 17 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
8 17 (0.26%) SPSS
9 14 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
10 13 (0.20%) MS Project
11 11 (0.17%) AutoCAD
11 11 (0.17%) Revit
12 7 (0.11%) PowerPivot
13 6 (0.091%) InDesign
14 1 (0.015%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.015%) Simulink
14 1 (0.015%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 147 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 91 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
3 77 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
4 39 (0.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 35 (0.53%) Oracle EBS R12
6 24 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
7 21 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
7 21 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
8 20 (0.30%) Oracle ERP
9 19 (0.29%) BusinessWorks
10 17 (0.26%) SAP ERP
10 17 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
11 14 (0.21%) SAP CRM
12 10 (0.15%) SAP FI
12 10 (0.15%) Oracle 11i
13 9 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
13 9 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
14 8 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
14 8 (0.12%) SAP CO
14 8 (0.12%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 153 (2.33%) SaaS
2 147 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 105 (1.60%) Amazon AWS
4 88 (1.34%) Office 365
5 80 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
6 67 (1.02%) PaaS
7 65 (0.99%) IaaS
8 26 (0.40%) Force.com
9 24 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (0.18%) Amazon S3
11 9 (0.14%) GitHub
12 7 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
13 5 (0.076%) CloudFront
14 4 (0.061%) ElastiCache
14 4 (0.061%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 4 (0.061%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.061%) Heroku
15 3 (0.046%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.046%) SoftLayer
16 2 (0.030%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 299 (4.55%) Firewall
2 280 (4.26%) WAN
3 253 (3.85%) LAN
4 194 (2.95%) SAN
5 187 (2.84%) Internet
6 103 (1.57%) VPN
7 92 (1.40%) Network Security
8 91 (1.38%) MPLS
9 82 (1.25%) DNS
10 78 (1.19%) BGP
11 73 (1.11%) NAS
12 68 (1.03%) OSPF
13 62 (0.94%) VoIP
14 50 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
15 46 (0.70%) Cisco ASA
16 45 (0.68%) Wireless
16 45 (0.68%) 3G
17 44 (0.67%) VLAN
18 42 (0.64%) Intranet
19 39 (0.59%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 554 (8.43%) SQL Server
2 365 (5.55%) Data Warehouse
3 259 (3.94%) Big Data
4 220 (3.35%) Hadoop
5 202 (3.07%) Oracle Database
6 180 (2.74%) NoSQL
7 149 (2.27%) MongoDB
8 139 (2.11%) MySQL
9 116 (1.76%) DB2
10 107 (1.63%) Relational Database
10 107 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 88 (1.34%) Oracle BI EE
12 85 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
13 80 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
13 80 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 80 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
14 75 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 67 (1.02%) Oracle ODI
16 63 (0.96%) Oracle Exadata
17 57 (0.87%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 110 (1.67%) Jenkins
2 82 (1.25%) Maven
3 69 (1.05%) JIRA
4 52 (0.79%) Axure RP
5 44 (0.67%) Selenium
6 40 (0.61%) Subversion
6 40 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
7 38 (0.58%) Git (software)
8 37 (0.56%) Hudson
9 34 (0.52%) ERwin
10 27 (0.41%) Eclipse
11 26 (0.40%) JUnit
12 25 (0.38%) Visual Studio
13 18 (0.27%) Cucumber
13 18 (0.27%) FitNesse
14 15 (0.23%) NUnit
14 15 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
14 15 (0.23%) Ant
15 14 (0.21%) Balsamiq Mockups
16 13 (0.20%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1232 (18.74%) Finance
2 538 (8.18%) Banking
3 469 (7.13%) Retail
4 376 (5.72%) Telecoms
5 134 (2.04%) Investment Banking
6 133 (2.02%) Manufacturing
7 125 (1.90%) Marketing
8 66 (1.00%) Billing
9 62 (0.94%) Legal
10 56 (0.85%) Retail Banking
11 41 (0.62%) Front Office
12 39 (0.59%) Publishing
13 38 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
14 36 (0.55%) Games
15 35 (0.53%) Local Government
15 35 (0.53%) Electronics
16 33 (0.50%) Financial Institution
17 29 (0.44%) Law
18 28 (0.43%) Advertising
19 27 (0.41%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 600 (9.13%) .NET
2 409 (6.22%) Web Services
3 275 (4.18%) HTML
4 262 (3.98%) Middleware
5 238 (3.62%) J2EE
6 223 (3.39%) XML
7 157 (2.39%) REST
8 155 (2.36%) CSS
9 142 (2.16%) HTML5
10 137 (2.08%) ASP.NET
11 134 (2.04%) SOAP
12 124 (1.89%) Spring
13 90 (1.37%) jQuery
14 88 (1.34%) .NET Framework
15 84 (1.28%) JSON
16 81 (1.23%) WCF
17 80 (1.22%) RESTful
18 75 (1.14%) Java EE
19 65 (0.99%) Ajax
20 63 (0.96%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 296 (4.50%) Open Source
1 296 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
2 196 (2.98%) User Experience
3 175 (2.66%) Management Information System
3 175 (2.66%) Enterprise Software
4 115 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 113 (1.72%) Data Integration
6 94 (1.43%) Clustering
7 87 (1.32%) Mainframe
8 84 (1.28%) Mobile App
9 76 (1.16%) Data Structures
10 71 (1.08%) Visualisation
11 57 (0.87%) PKI
12 54 (0.82%) Reference Data
13 53 (0.81%) NHS
14 51 (0.78%) CESG
14 51 (0.78%) Replication
15 44 (0.67%) N-Tier
16 42 (0.64%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 38 (0.58%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 683 (10.39%) Windows
2 506 (7.70%) Linux
3 419 (6.37%) UNIX
4 105 (1.60%) Solaris
5 101 (1.54%) AIX
6 97 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 90 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 74 (1.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 61 (0.93%) Android
10 54 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 53 (0.81%) Apple iOS
12 33 (0.50%) Windows 7
13 23 (0.35%) CentOS
14 20 (0.30%) zOS
15 19 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
16 16 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 15 (0.23%) Debian
17 15 (0.23%) VMS
18 13 (0.20%) Windows XP
18 13 (0.20%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 893 (13.58%) Agile Software Development
2 815 (12.40%) TOGAF
3 672 (10.22%) SOA
4 578 (8.79%) Migration
5 560 (8.52%) Enterprise Architecture
6 523 (7.95%) Data Modelling
7 499 (7.59%) Business Intelligence
8 486 (7.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 425 (6.46%) CRM
10 424 (6.45%) E-Commerce
11 404 (6.14%) ITIL
12 373 (5.67%) Data Architecture
13 337 (5.13%) Technical Architecture
14 266 (4.05%) Project Management
15 258 (3.92%) ETL
16 255 (3.88%) Scrum
17 226 (3.44%) Analytics
18 220 (3.35%) Service Management
19 216 (3.29%) UML
20 212 (3.22%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 856 (13.02%) Java
2 618 (9.40%) SQL
3 338 (5.14%) C#
4 231 (3.51%) JavaScript
5 128 (1.95%) Ruby
6 116 (1.76%) Python
7 97 (1.48%) Scala
8 89 (1.35%) C
9 87 (1.32%) C++
10 86 (1.31%) PHP
10 86 (1.31%) PL/SQL
11 81 (1.23%) Perl
12 66 (1.00%) Shell Script
13 57 (0.87%) PowerShell
14 49 (0.75%) T-SQL
15 37 (0.56%) Bash Shell
16 33 (0.50%) VB
17 32 (0.49%) Apex Code
18 30 (0.46%) VB.NET
19 24 (0.37%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 657 (9.99%) Security Cleared
2 430 (6.54%) SC Cleared
3 312 (4.75%) Degree
4 139 (2.11%) DV Cleared
5 106 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
6 90 (1.37%) CISSP
7 64 (0.97%) CCIE
8 60 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
9 49 (0.75%) CCNP
10 42 (0.64%) CCNA
11 40 (0.61%) MCSE
12 36 (0.55%) ISEB
13 35 (0.53%) CCDP
14 31 (0.47%) CISM
15 23 (0.35%) ITIL Certification
16 19 (0.29%) ISSAP
17 18 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 15 (0.23%) BC Cleared
19 14 (0.21%) CISA
19 14 (0.21%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (1.66%) QA
2 81 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 55 (0.84%) PCI DSS
4 47 (0.71%) Data Quality
5 33 (0.50%) COBIT
6 32 (0.49%) SLA
7 24 (0.37%) ISO 9000
8 19 (0.29%) ISO 9001
9 13 (0.20%) GAAP
10 9 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.14%) JSP 440
10 9 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
11 8 (0.12%) Solvency II
12 7 (0.11%) Basel III
13 6 (0.091%) HL7
14 5 (0.076%) BS7799
15 4 (0.061%) EMIR
15 4 (0.061%) ISO/IEC 17799
16 3 (0.046%) 21 CFR Part 11
16 3 (0.046%) GCP
System Software
1 311 (4.73%) Active Directory
2 259 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 163 (2.48%) Hyper-V
4 79 (1.20%) vSphere
5 57 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
6 46 (0.70%) XenApp
7 41 (0.62%) XenDesktop
8 31 (0.47%) VMware ESX
9 28 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 28 (0.43%) Apache Flume
9 28 (0.43%) HDFS
10 23 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
11 19 (0.29%) NFS
12 17 (0.26%) XenServer
13 15 (0.23%) KVM
14 14 (0.21%) Oracle RMAN
15 13 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
15 13 (0.20%) SRDF
16 12 (0.18%) Docker
16 12 (0.18%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 120 (1.83%) Puppet
2 82 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
2 82 (1.25%) SCCM
3 47 (0.71%) SCOM
4 38 (0.58%) Tivoli
5 31 (0.47%) Oozie
6 22 (0.33%) Ambari
7 18 (0.27%) Salt
8 16 (0.24%) ZABBIX
8 16 (0.24%) Cacti
8 16 (0.24%) Nagios
9 15 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 14 (0.21%) Red Hat Satellite
11 11 (0.17%) SCOrch
12 10 (0.15%) Ansible
13 9 (0.14%) OpenView
13 9 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
14 8 (0.12%) Cisco CUCM
14 8 (0.12%) SCVMM
14 8 (0.12%) Netcool
Vendors
1 1035 (15.74%) Oracle
2 900 (13.69%) Microsoft
3 432 (6.57%) SAP
4 417 (6.34%) VMware
5 376 (5.72%) Cisco
6 351 (5.34%) IBM
7 164 (2.49%) Citrix
8 158 (2.40%) HP
9 140 (2.13%) Salesforce.com
10 115 (1.75%) EMC
11 107 (1.63%) Red Hat
12 100 (1.52%) NetApp
13 93 (1.41%) Informatica
14 81 (1.23%) TIBCO
15 75 (1.14%) Adobe
15 75 (1.14%) Juniper
16 74 (1.13%) Teradata
17 71 (1.08%) F5
18 70 (1.06%) Sybase
19 68 (1.03%) CheckPoint
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