The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 27 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3005 2590 3225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.85% 6.01% 5.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.34% 6.48% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1848 1497 1869
Average daily rate £500 £500 £480
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £365 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 13
Average hourly rate £36.40 £55.00 £43.14
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.81% +27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.98 £28.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £63.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.25 £55.00 £40.07
% change year-on-year
-19.54% +37.25%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47408 39975 51632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.77% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 29341 23493 29070
Average daily rate £396 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1940 2055 2466
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Architect
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -4 1502 £530 +6.00% 295
South East -4 553 £475 - 88
South West +11 205 £500 +2.30% 50
East of England +8 187 £500 +2.61% 35
West Midlands +9 162 £471 -5.75% 25
North West -3 156 £495 +14.45% 37
Yorkshire -20 104 £425 - 41
East Midlands +8 56 £490 +15.29% 16
Midlands +4 20 £463 -2.63% 1
North East -9 20 £465 +3.33% 3
Architect
UK

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1064 (18.26%) Finance
2 1013 (17.38%) Oracle
3 721 (12.37%) Java
4 680 (11.67%) Microsoft
5 646 (11.08%) TOGAF
6 599 (10.28%) Windows
7 559 (9.59%) Banking
8 544 (9.33%) SOA
9 526 (9.03%) SQL
9 526 (9.03%) Enterprise Architecture
10 519 (8.91%) Migration
11 512 (8.79%) .NET
12 495 (8.49%) Security Cleared
13 494 (8.48%) Data Modelling
14 491 (8.42%) SQL Server
15 424 (7.28%) SAP
16 421 (7.22%) Retail
17 403 (6.91%) Business Intelligence
18 382 (6.55%) VMware
19 379 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
20 361 (6.19%) E-Commerce
20 361 (6.19%) Linux
21 358 (6.14%) SC Cleared
22 355 (6.09%) Technical Architecture
23 353 (6.06%) Cisco
24 352 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
25 347 (5.95%) CRM
26 341 (5.85%) Telecoms
27 339 (5.82%) Data Warehouse
28 334 (5.73%) SharePoint

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 334 (5.73%) SharePoint
2 210 (3.60%) WebSphere
3 143 (2.45%) WebLogic
4 112 (1.92%) Apache
5 103 (1.77%) MS Exchange
6 101 (1.73%) SharePoint 2013
7 96 (1.65%) IIS
8 88 (1.51%) Lync
9 78 (1.34%) CMS
10 75 (1.29%) BizTalk Server
11 66 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
12 64 (1.10%) Tomcat
13 58 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
14 43 (0.74%) SAS
15 42 (0.72%) Oracle Service Bus
16 39 (0.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 38 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
18 37 (0.63%) WebSphere Process Server
19 30 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
20 29 (0.50%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 228 (3.91%) MS Excel
2 81 (1.39%) MS Visio
3 58 (1.00%) MS Office
4 38 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (0.33%) MS Project
6 16 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
7 15 (0.26%) OmniGraffle
8 13 (0.22%) Photoshop
9 11 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
10 10 (0.17%) Casewise Modeler
11 6 (0.10%) InDesign
12 5 (0.086%) InfoPath
12 5 (0.086%) SPSS
13 4 (0.069%) PowerPivot
14 3 (0.051%) Stata
15 1 (0.017%) Maya
15 1 (0.017%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 91 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 49 (0.84%) SAP FI
3 39 (0.67%) SAP CO
3 39 (0.67%) SAP FI/CO
4 36 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
5 31 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
6 28 (0.48%) SAP CRM
7 24 (0.41%) Oracle Retail
8 21 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
8 21 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
8 21 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
9 20 (0.34%) SAP SD
10 18 (0.31%) Oracle CRM
10 18 (0.31%) Oracle Applications
11 16 (0.27%) SAP MM
12 14 (0.24%) SAP Retail
13 13 (0.22%) Oracle BRM
13 13 (0.22%) SAP IS-U
14 11 (0.19%) SAP FI-GL
15 10 (0.17%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 85 (1.46%) SaaS
2 69 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
3 59 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
4 56 (0.96%) IaaS
5 54 (0.93%) PaaS
6 47 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
7 45 (0.77%) Office 365
8 17 (0.29%) Force.com
9 10 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.051%) GitHub
10 3 (0.051%) Amazon EMR
10 3 (0.051%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.034%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.034%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.017%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.017%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 273 (4.68%) Firewall
2 231 (3.96%) WAN
3 206 (3.53%) LAN
4 177 (3.04%) SAN
5 155 (2.66%) Internet
6 110 (1.89%) Network Security
7 94 (1.61%) TCP/IP
8 87 (1.49%) Wireless
9 75 (1.29%) DNS
10 71 (1.22%) VPN
11 55 (0.94%) HTTP
12 54 (0.93%) LDAP
13 53 (0.91%) NAS
13 53 (0.91%) MPLS
13 53 (0.91%) VLAN
14 47 (0.81%) Cisco Nexus
15 43 (0.74%) Cisco ASA
16 42 (0.72%) VoIP
17 40 (0.69%) Intranet
17 40 (0.69%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 491 (8.42%) SQL Server
2 339 (5.82%) Data Warehouse
3 217 (3.72%) Oracle Database
4 162 (2.78%) Big Data
4 162 (2.78%) Relational Database
5 119 (2.04%) MySQL
6 118 (2.02%) NoSQL
7 102 (1.75%) Hadoop
8 91 (1.56%) DB2
8 91 (1.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 87 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
10 82 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
10 82 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 82 (1.41%) RDBMS
11 79 (1.36%) MongoDB
12 64 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 57 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
14 53 (0.91%) SAP BW
15 49 (0.84%) PostgreSQL
16 40 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 78 (1.34%) Maven
2 68 (1.17%) Git (software)
3 59 (1.01%) JUnit
4 53 (0.91%) Eclipse
5 46 (0.79%) Subversion
6 45 (0.77%) Ant
7 41 (0.70%) Visual Studio
8 37 (0.63%) Axure RP
9 36 (0.62%) JIRA
9 36 (0.62%) Jenkins
10 31 (0.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 29 (0.50%) ERwin
12 25 (0.43%) TeamCity
13 24 (0.41%) Talend Open Studio
14 22 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
15 19 (0.33%) PowerDesigner
16 16 (0.27%) Hudson
17 13 (0.22%) ClearQuest
18 12 (0.21%) Selenium
19 10 (0.17%) Xcode
General
1 1064 (18.26%) Finance
2 559 (9.59%) Banking
3 421 (7.22%) Retail
4 341 (5.85%) Telecoms
5 148 (2.54%) Investment Banking
6 132 (2.26%) Marketing
7 107 (1.84%) Manufacturing
8 97 (1.66%) Billing
9 80 (1.37%) Publishing
10 60 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
11 59 (1.01%) Back Office
12 55 (0.94%) Retail Banking
13 50 (0.86%) Financial Institution
14 48 (0.82%) Legal
15 35 (0.60%) Front Office
16 32 (0.55%) Advertising
17 30 (0.51%) Automotive
18 24 (0.41%) Law
19 22 (0.38%) German Language
20 20 (0.34%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 512 (8.79%) .NET
2 332 (5.70%) Middleware
3 314 (5.39%) Web Services
4 264 (4.53%) XML
4 264 (4.53%) HTML
5 255 (4.38%) J2EE
6 162 (2.78%) CSS
7 143 (2.45%) REST
8 131 (2.25%) Spring
9 120 (2.06%) ASP.NET
10 115 (1.97%) JSON
11 106 (1.82%) HTML5
12 95 (1.63%) XSLT
13 85 (1.46%) Oracle Fusion
14 84 (1.44%) SOAP
15 77 (1.32%) .NET Framework
16 72 (1.24%) Ajax
17 70 (1.20%) Java EE
17 70 (1.20%) Hibernate
18 64 (1.10%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 201 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 150 (2.57%) Data Integration
3 126 (2.16%) Open Source
4 124 (2.13%) Mobile App
5 116 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
6 90 (1.54%) Mainframe
7 86 (1.48%) Clustering
8 84 (1.44%) Computer Science
9 76 (1.30%) Taxonomies
10 60 (1.03%) Replication
11 58 (1.00%) Reference Data
12 50 (0.86%) DataPower
13 48 (0.82%) NHS
14 47 (0.81%) PKI
15 46 (0.79%) Online Banking
16 38 (0.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 35 (0.60%) CESG
18 34 (0.58%) Client/Server
18 34 (0.58%) Fixed Income
19 33 (0.57%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 599 (10.28%) Windows
2 361 (6.19%) Linux
3 294 (5.04%) UNIX
4 127 (2.18%) Solaris
5 125 (2.14%) Android
6 119 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 111 (1.90%) Apple iOS
8 108 (1.85%) Windows 7
9 97 (1.66%) AIX
10 83 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 79 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
12 47 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 28 (0.48%) Windows 8
14 27 (0.46%) VME
15 25 (0.43%) VMS
16 23 (0.39%) HPUX
17 22 (0.38%) MVS
18 21 (0.36%) Windows XP
19 16 (0.27%) zOS
20 15 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 646 (11.08%) TOGAF
2 544 (9.33%) SOA
3 526 (9.03%) Enterprise Architecture
4 519 (8.91%) Migration
5 494 (8.48%) Data Modelling
6 403 (6.91%) Business Intelligence
7 379 (6.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 361 (6.19%) E-Commerce
9 355 (6.09%) Technical Architecture
10 352 (6.04%) Agile Software Development
11 347 (5.95%) CRM
12 320 (5.49%) ITIL
13 312 (5.35%) Project Management
14 297 (5.10%) Data Architecture
15 240 (4.12%) UML
16 218 (3.74%) ETL
17 205 (3.52%) Scrum
18 182 (3.12%) Service Management
19 178 (3.05%) Zachman Framework
20 174 (2.99%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 721 (12.37%) Java
2 526 (9.03%) SQL
3 262 (4.50%) C#
4 162 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 105 (1.80%) C
6 86 (1.48%) C++
7 84 (1.44%) Ruby
8 78 (1.34%) Python
9 74 (1.27%) PL/SQL
10 60 (1.03%) PHP
11 48 (0.82%) PowerShell
12 47 (0.81%) Scala
13 37 (0.63%) Perl
14 34 (0.58%) T-SQL
15 33 (0.57%) Objective-C
16 32 (0.55%) VB
17 26 (0.45%) VBScript
18 25 (0.43%) Apex Code
19 21 (0.36%) Shell Script
20 19 (0.33%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 495 (8.49%) Security Cleared
2 358 (6.14%) SC Cleared
3 285 (4.89%) Degree
4 132 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
5 96 (1.65%) CISSP
6 76 (1.30%) DV Cleared
7 72 (1.24%) CCIE
8 59 (1.01%) CCNP
9 55 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 52 (0.89%) CISM
11 34 (0.58%) MCSE
12 30 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
13 28 (0.48%) CCDP
14 24 (0.41%) CCNA
15 22 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 17 (0.29%) JNCIE
16 17 (0.29%) CISA
17 16 (0.27%) Citrix Certification
18 15 (0.26%) MCITP
18 15 (0.26%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 103 (1.77%) QA
2 45 (0.77%) PCI DSS
3 44 (0.75%) Data Quality
4 36 (0.62%) SLA
5 30 (0.51%) COBIT
5 30 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 15 (0.26%) Dodd-Frank
8 11 (0.19%) ISO 9001
9 10 (0.17%) FATCA
10 9 (0.15%) EMIR
11 8 (0.14%) HL7
12 7 (0.12%) Basel III
12 7 (0.12%) Solvency II
12 7 (0.12%) BS7799
13 6 (0.10%) ISO 14001
13 6 (0.10%) SNOMED CT
14 5 (0.086%) TickIT
14 5 (0.086%) GAAP
15 3 (0.051%) JSP 440
System Software
1 258 (4.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 236 (4.05%) Active Directory
3 103 (1.77%) XenApp
4 74 (1.27%) Hyper-V
5 67 (1.15%) VMware ESX
6 51 (0.88%) vSphere
7 48 (0.82%) XenDesktop
8 44 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
9 29 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
10 21 (0.36%) SRDF
11 20 (0.34%) NFS
12 19 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
12 19 (0.33%) UAG
13 15 (0.26%) Xen
14 13 (0.22%) XenServer
15 11 (0.19%) Varnish
16 10 (0.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 10 (0.17%) Veritas File System
16 10 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 9 (0.15%) IAG
Systems Management
1 96 (1.65%) SCCM
2 74 (1.27%) Puppet
3 63 (1.08%) Tivoli
4 47 (0.81%) SCOM
4 47 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
5 29 (0.50%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 21 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 17 (0.29%) Data Guard
7 17 (0.29%) HP Quality Center
8 16 (0.27%) Oracle EDQ
9 11 (0.19%) AppDNA
10 10 (0.17%) Backup Exec
10 10 (0.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 10 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
11 9 (0.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 8 (0.14%) CA SiteMinder
12 8 (0.14%) NetBackup
12 8 (0.14%) Cisco CUCM
13 7 (0.12%) OpenSSO
14 6 (0.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1013 (17.38%) Oracle
2 680 (11.67%) Microsoft
3 424 (7.28%) SAP
4 382 (6.55%) VMware
5 353 (6.06%) Cisco
6 318 (5.46%) IBM
7 221 (3.79%) Citrix
8 213 (3.65%) HP
9 134 (2.30%) EMC
10 112 (1.92%) TIBCO
11 106 (1.82%) Red Hat
12 103 (1.77%) Informatica
13 101 (1.73%) Juniper
14 79 (1.36%) NetApp
15 78 (1.34%) Salesforce.com
16 75 (1.29%) Siebel
16 75 (1.29%) Business Objects
17 71 (1.22%) CheckPoint
18 68 (1.17%) JBoss
19 65 (1.12%) ATG
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