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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 23 24 26
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3328 2952 2538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.71% 6.30% 5.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.29% 6.80% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2103 1889 1497
Average daily rate
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£513 £510 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.49% +7.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £388 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £675 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 17
Average hourly rate £35.38 £48.38 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.87% +7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.25 £36.50 £34.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £70.62 £77.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £44.00 £46.00
% change year-on-year
-13.06% -4.34%
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
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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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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 1507 £528 +0.47% 216
South East +7 654 £500 +7.52% 89
South West +13 246 £545 +16.89% 38
East of England +21 245 £550 +18.27% 25
North West +6 216 £500 - 28
West Midlands +2 163 £450 -5.26% 19
Yorkshire +28 147 £463 -6.31% 25
East Midlands +27 90 £490 -2.00% 16
North East -7 41 £500 - 2
Midlands -10 9 £750 +100.00% 3
Architect
UK

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1211 (18.24%) Finance
2 1061 (15.98%) Oracle
3 837 (12.61%) Microsoft
4 825 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
5 814 (12.26%) TOGAF
6 799 (12.03%) Java
7 684 (10.30%) Windows
8 667 (10.05%) SOA
9 666 (10.03%) Security Cleared
10 622 (9.37%) SQL
11 584 (8.80%) Migration
12 578 (8.70%) .NET
13 566 (8.52%) Enterprise Architecture
14 525 (7.91%) SQL Server
15 522 (7.86%) Data Modelling
16 503 (7.58%) Banking
16 503 (7.58%) Linux
17 496 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
18 463 (6.97%) Retail
19 445 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
20 428 (6.45%) VMware
20 428 (6.45%) SAP
21 424 (6.39%) SC Cleared
22 418 (6.30%) E-Commerce
23 412 (6.20%) UNIX
24 404 (6.08%) ITIL
25 402 (6.05%) Telecoms
26 401 (6.04%) Cisco
27 399 (6.01%) Web Services
28 394 (5.93%) CRM

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 358 (5.39%) SharePoint
2 140 (2.11%) WebSphere
3 134 (2.02%) Lync
4 133 (2.00%) Apache
5 128 (1.93%) BizTalk Server
6 122 (1.84%) SharePoint 2013
7 115 (1.73%) WebLogic
8 105 (1.58%) SharePoint 2010
9 96 (1.45%) CMS
10 93 (1.40%) MS Exchange
11 84 (1.27%) IIS
12 68 (1.02%) JBoss
13 66 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
14 59 (0.89%) Adobe CQ
15 50 (0.75%) SAS
16 49 (0.74%) Tomcat
17 47 (0.71%) Node.js
18 41 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
19 33 (0.50%) Apache Solr
19 33 (0.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 250 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 118 (1.78%) MS Visio
3 51 (0.77%) MS Office
4 44 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 32 (0.48%) Photoshop
6 29 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
7 18 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 17 (0.26%) MS Project
8 17 (0.26%) SPSS
8 17 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 14 (0.21%) Revit
9 14 (0.21%) AutoCAD
10 13 (0.20%) InfoPath
10 13 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
11 7 (0.11%) PowerPivot
12 6 (0.090%) InDesign
13 2 (0.030%) Stata
14 1 (0.015%) ProjectWise
14 1 (0.015%) Simulink
14 1 (0.015%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 133 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 115 (1.73%) Oracle EBS
3 66 (0.99%) Dynamics AX
4 57 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
5 35 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 29 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
7 26 (0.39%) Oracle ERP
7 26 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
8 19 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
9 18 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
10 16 (0.24%) SAP ERP
11 15 (0.23%) SAP CRM
12 13 (0.20%) BusinessWorks
13 12 (0.18%) Tridion
13 12 (0.18%) ResourceLink
14 11 (0.17%) Oracle Financials
14 11 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
15 10 (0.15%) Summit
15 10 (0.15%) Cognos TM1
15 10 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 156 (2.35%) SaaS
2 126 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 109 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
4 95 (1.43%) Office 365
5 85 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
6 78 (1.17%) IaaS
7 76 (1.14%) PaaS
8 30 (0.45%) Force.com
9 18 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (0.18%) SuccessFactors
11 8 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
11 8 (0.12%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.075%) GitHub
13 4 (0.060%) Heroku
14 3 (0.045%) Google Apps
14 3 (0.045%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.045%) SoftLayer
15 2 (0.030%) IBM Blueworks
15 2 (0.030%) Taleo
16 1 (0.015%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 302 (4.55%) Firewall
2 297 (4.47%) WAN
3 272 (4.10%) LAN
4 214 (3.22%) Internet
5 205 (3.09%) SAN
6 103 (1.55%) VPN
7 101 (1.52%) Network Security
8 93 (1.40%) DNS
8 93 (1.40%) MPLS
9 84 (1.27%) BGP
10 77 (1.16%) NAS
11 74 (1.11%) OSPF
12 62 (0.93%) 3G
13 59 (0.89%) VoIP
14 54 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
15 53 (0.80%) Wireless
16 49 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
17 45 (0.68%) Intranet
18 42 (0.63%) Broadband
18 42 (0.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 525 (7.91%) SQL Server
2 355 (5.35%) Data Warehouse
3 260 (3.92%) Big Data
4 226 (3.40%) Hadoop
5 214 (3.22%) Oracle Database
6 184 (2.77%) NoSQL
7 146 (2.20%) MongoDB
8 137 (2.06%) MySQL
9 111 (1.67%) Relational Database
10 102 (1.54%) DB2
11 96 (1.45%) Oracle BI EE
12 89 (1.34%) Oracle Database 11g
13 82 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 80 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
15 73 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 72 (1.08%) Oracle Exadata
17 70 (1.05%) Oracle ODI
18 63 (0.95%) RDBMS
18 63 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
19 60 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 108 (1.63%) Jenkins
2 77 (1.16%) Maven
3 70 (1.05%) JIRA
4 58 (0.87%) Axure RP
5 40 (0.60%) Selenium
6 39 (0.59%) Hudson
7 34 (0.51%) Git (software)
7 34 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 32 (0.48%) Subversion
8 32 (0.48%) Visual Studio
8 32 (0.48%) ERwin
9 31 (0.47%) Eclipse
10 22 (0.33%) FitNesse
11 21 (0.32%) JUnit
11 21 (0.32%) Cucumber
12 16 (0.24%) Oracle Forms
12 16 (0.24%) NUnit
13 15 (0.23%) MSTest
14 13 (0.20%) Dreamweaver
15 12 (0.18%) Ant
General
1 1211 (18.24%) Finance
2 503 (7.58%) Banking
3 463 (6.97%) Retail
4 402 (6.05%) Telecoms
5 144 (2.17%) Marketing
6 142 (2.14%) Manufacturing
7 126 (1.90%) Investment Banking
8 90 (1.36%) Billing
9 60 (0.90%) Legal
10 49 (0.74%) Retail Banking
11 46 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
12 44 (0.66%) Front Office
13 38 (0.57%) Local Government
14 36 (0.54%) Back Office
14 36 (0.54%) Financial Institution
15 35 (0.53%) Electronics
15 35 (0.53%) Publishing
16 33 (0.50%) Games
17 31 (0.47%) Advertising
18 30 (0.45%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 578 (8.70%) .NET
2 399 (6.01%) Web Services
3 276 (4.16%) Middleware
4 269 (4.05%) HTML
5 246 (3.70%) XML
6 232 (3.49%) J2EE
7 157 (2.36%) SOAP
7 157 (2.36%) REST
8 155 (2.33%) CSS
9 137 (2.06%) HTML5
10 116 (1.75%) ASP.NET
11 113 (1.70%) Spring
12 84 (1.27%) jQuery
13 81 (1.22%) JSON
14 80 (1.20%) RESTful
15 75 (1.13%) .NET Framework
16 69 (1.04%) XSLT
17 68 (1.02%) WCF
18 64 (0.96%) Hibernate
19 63 (0.95%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 299 (4.50%) Analytical Skills
2 276 (4.16%) Open Source
3 192 (2.89%) User Experience
4 187 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 179 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
6 123 (1.85%) Computer Science
7 110 (1.66%) Data Integration
8 98 (1.48%) Mobile App
9 97 (1.46%) Clustering
10 87 (1.31%) Data Structures
11 82 (1.23%) Mainframe
12 73 (1.10%) Visualisation
13 67 (1.01%) CESG
14 57 (0.86%) Reference Data
15 52 (0.78%) PKI
16 49 (0.74%) FMCG
17 48 (0.72%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
18 45 (0.68%) N-Tier
18 45 (0.68%) NHS
19 43 (0.65%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 684 (10.30%) Windows
2 503 (7.58%) Linux
3 412 (6.20%) UNIX
4 113 (1.70%) Solaris
5 108 (1.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 100 (1.51%) AIX
7 82 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 77 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 68 (1.02%) Android
10 60 (0.90%) Apple iOS
11 51 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 42 (0.63%) Windows 7
13 27 (0.41%) CentOS
14 21 (0.32%) HPUX
15 20 (0.30%) zOS
16 19 (0.29%) Debian
16 19 (0.29%) Oracle Linux
17 17 (0.26%) Windows XP
18 16 (0.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 15 (0.23%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 825 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
2 814 (12.26%) TOGAF
3 667 (10.05%) SOA
4 584 (8.80%) Migration
5 566 (8.52%) Enterprise Architecture
6 522 (7.86%) Data Modelling
7 496 (7.47%) Business Intelligence
8 445 (6.70%) Stakeholder Management
9 418 (6.30%) E-Commerce
10 404 (6.08%) ITIL
11 394 (5.93%) CRM
12 376 (5.66%) Data Architecture
13 345 (5.20%) Technical Architecture
14 277 (4.17%) Project Management
15 223 (3.36%) ETL
16 219 (3.30%) Scrum
16 219 (3.30%) Data Management
17 217 (3.27%) Security Architecture
17 217 (3.27%) Analytics
18 202 (3.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 799 (12.03%) Java
2 622 (9.37%) SQL
3 319 (4.80%) C#
4 227 (3.42%) JavaScript
5 122 (1.84%) Python
6 114 (1.72%) Ruby
7 95 (1.43%) PHP
8 92 (1.39%) PL/SQL
9 90 (1.36%) Perl
10 86 (1.30%) C
10 86 (1.30%) Scala
11 84 (1.27%) C++
12 69 (1.04%) Shell Script
13 56 (0.84%) PowerShell
14 46 (0.69%) T-SQL
15 38 (0.57%) Apex Code
16 37 (0.56%) Bash Shell
17 33 (0.50%) VB.NET
18 27 (0.41%) VBA
19 25 (0.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 666 (10.03%) Security Cleared
2 424 (6.39%) SC Cleared
3 318 (4.79%) Degree
4 153 (2.30%) DV Cleared
5 107 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
6 89 (1.34%) CISSP
7 69 (1.04%) CCIE
8 58 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
9 47 (0.71%) CCNP
10 42 (0.63%) CCNA
11 39 (0.59%) MCSE
12 36 (0.54%) CCDP
13 30 (0.45%) CISM
14 29 (0.44%) ISEB
15 26 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
16 17 (0.26%) ISSAP
17 16 (0.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 14 (0.21%) CISA
18 14 (0.21%) CEH
18 14 (0.21%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (1.43%) QA
2 69 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 57 (0.86%) PCI DSS
4 39 (0.59%) SLA
5 37 (0.56%) Data Quality
6 29 (0.44%) COBIT
7 22 (0.33%) ISO 9001
8 13 (0.20%) GAAP
8 13 (0.20%) JSP 440
9 11 (0.17%) ISO 9000
10 9 (0.14%) Solvency II
10 9 (0.14%) Dodd-Frank
11 8 (0.12%) Basel III
11 8 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.075%) BS7799
12 5 (0.075%) HL7
13 4 (0.060%) EMIR
13 4 (0.060%) GxP
13 4 (0.060%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 4 (0.060%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 313 (4.71%) Active Directory
2 280 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 185 (2.79%) Hyper-V
4 78 (1.17%) vSphere
5 66 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
6 47 (0.71%) XenApp
7 39 (0.59%) XenDesktop
8 30 (0.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 29 (0.44%) Apache Flume
10 28 (0.42%) HDFS
11 27 (0.41%) VMware ESX
12 26 (0.39%) Microsoft App-V
13 21 (0.32%) NFS
14 18 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
14 18 (0.27%) XenServer
15 15 (0.23%) UAG
16 14 (0.21%) KVM
17 13 (0.20%) Docker
17 13 (0.20%) vCloud
17 13 (0.20%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 121 (1.82%) Puppet
2 97 (1.46%) SCCM
3 81 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
4 48 (0.72%) SCOM
5 38 (0.57%) Tivoli
6 34 (0.51%) Oozie
7 25 (0.38%) Ambari
8 20 (0.30%) SCOrch
9 19 (0.29%) Salt
10 17 (0.26%) Nagios
10 17 (0.26%) ZABBIX
10 17 (0.26%) Cacti
11 15 (0.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 12 (0.18%) Red Hat Satellite
12 12 (0.18%) Control-M
13 11 (0.17%) Norton AntiVirus
14 10 (0.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 10 (0.15%) SCVMM
14 10 (0.15%) XenMobile
15 9 (0.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1061 (15.98%) Oracle
2 837 (12.61%) Microsoft
3 428 (6.45%) SAP
3 428 (6.45%) VMware
4 401 (6.04%) Cisco
5 341 (5.14%) IBM
6 163 (2.45%) Citrix
7 160 (2.41%) HP
8 148 (2.23%) Salesforce.com
9 116 (1.75%) EMC
10 103 (1.55%) Red Hat
11 92 (1.39%) NetApp
12 86 (1.30%) F5
13 84 (1.27%) Informatica
14 81 (1.22%) Adobe
15 78 (1.17%) Juniper
16 75 (1.13%) Sybase
17 73 (1.10%) CheckPoint
18 72 (1.08%) Teradata
19 70 (1.05%) Dell
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