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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 26 22 25
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 2950 2969 2938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 5.98% 6.38% 5.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.46% 6.89% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1835 1770 1742
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £450 £450
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 29 14
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +34.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 £35.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
+74.28% +29.62%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45677 43067 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.52% 92.59% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28255 25820 27968
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1840 1987 2538
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.24 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £41.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -4 1422 £525 -2.77% 302
South East -1 592 £475 +1.06% 117
West Midlands +20 199 £500 +13.63% 26
North West +4 193 £500 +22.32% 41
South West +1 145 £493 +10.98% 32
East of England -15 143 £450 -4.25% 40
Yorkshire +9 107 £485 +9.91% 45
East Midlands -4 69 £456 +1.38% 14
Midlands +1 20 £450 -7.69% 1
North East -3 20 £400 -15.78% 8
Architect
UK

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 1059 (18.29%) Finance
2 939 (16.22%) Oracle
3 732 (12.64%) TOGAF
4 661 (11.42%) Microsoft
5 657 (11.35%) Java
6 610 (10.54%) Windows
7 590 (10.19%) SOA
8 558 (9.64%) SQL
9 545 (9.41%) Security Cleared
10 525 (9.07%) Enterprise Architecture
11 519 (8.97%) Migration
12 516 (8.91%) .NET
13 486 (8.40%) Data Modelling
14 437 (7.55%) SQL Server
15 436 (7.53%) SAP
16 421 (7.27%) Banking
17 401 (6.93%) Retail
18 390 (6.74%) SC Cleared
19 385 (6.65%) VMware
20 375 (6.48%) CRM
21 365 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
22 358 (6.18%) Linux
23 353 (6.10%) Cisco
24 346 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
24 346 (5.98%) Technical Architecture
25 340 (5.87%) Web Services
25 340 (5.87%) Data Warehouse
26 337 (5.82%) Agile Software Development
27 320 (5.53%) Telecoms
28 317 (5.48%) ITIL

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 291 (5.03%) SharePoint
2 200 (3.45%) WebSphere
3 102 (1.76%) MS Exchange
4 94 (1.62%) BizTalk Server
5 91 (1.57%) WebLogic
5 91 (1.57%) Apache
6 85 (1.47%) IIS
7 82 (1.42%) CMS
8 77 (1.33%) Lync
9 69 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
10 67 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
11 53 (0.92%) Tomcat
12 43 (0.74%) WebSphere Application Server
13 41 (0.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 36 (0.62%) SAS
15 35 (0.60%) Node.js
16 32 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2010
16 32 (0.55%) Adobe CQ
16 32 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
17 30 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 224 (3.87%) MS Excel
2 100 (1.73%) MS Visio
3 54 (0.93%) MS Office
4 40 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 32 (0.55%) MS Project
6 17 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
7 16 (0.28%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
8 15 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
9 10 (0.17%) Casewise Modeler
10 9 (0.16%) InDesign
11 8 (0.14%) Revit
11 8 (0.14%) AutoCAD
12 7 (0.12%) InfoPath
13 5 (0.086%) Stata
14 4 (0.069%) SPSS
15 2 (0.035%) PowerPivot
16 1 (0.017%) Fireworks
16 1 (0.017%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 102 (1.76%) Dynamics CRM
2 70 (1.21%) Oracle EBS
3 39 (0.67%) SAP FI
4 37 (0.64%) SAP FI/CO
4 37 (0.64%) SAP CO
5 32 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
6 29 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
7 24 (0.41%) Oracle Applications
8 20 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
8 20 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
8 20 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
9 17 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
9 17 (0.29%) SAP ERP
10 16 (0.28%) SAP SD
11 14 (0.24%) ResourceLink
11 14 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 14 (0.24%) SAP IS-U
12 13 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
13 12 (0.21%) Oracle CRM
13 12 (0.21%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 148 (2.56%) SaaS
2 95 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 81 (1.40%) PaaS
4 79 (1.36%) Office 365
5 66 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 64 (1.11%) IaaS
7 58 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
8 19 (0.33%) Force.com
8 19 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
9 11 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (0.10%) GitHub
11 3 (0.052%) IBM SmartCloud
11 3 (0.052%) Amazon EMR
11 3 (0.052%) Heroku
12 2 (0.035%) Taleo
13 1 (0.017%) Responsys
13 1 (0.017%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.017%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.017%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 271 (4.68%) Firewall
2 203 (3.51%) SAN
3 199 (3.44%) WAN
4 177 (3.06%) LAN
5 153 (2.64%) Internet
6 113 (1.95%) Network Security
7 84 (1.45%) TCP/IP
8 80 (1.38%) DNS
9 73 (1.26%) Wireless
10 71 (1.23%) VPN
11 70 (1.21%) NAS
12 58 (1.00%) MPLS
13 57 (0.98%) HTTP
14 49 (0.85%) 3G
15 46 (0.79%) OSPF
15 46 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
16 45 (0.78%) Cisco ASA
16 45 (0.78%) BGP
17 44 (0.76%) VoIP
17 44 (0.76%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 437 (7.55%) SQL Server
2 340 (5.87%) Data Warehouse
3 197 (3.40%) Oracle Database
4 166 (2.87%) Relational Database
4 166 (2.87%) Big Data
5 157 (2.71%) NoSQL
6 125 (2.16%) Hadoop
7 118 (2.04%) MySQL
8 107 (1.85%) MongoDB
9 96 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 93 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
11 87 (1.50%) RDBMS
12 82 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 79 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
14 77 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
15 76 (1.31%) DB2
16 69 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
17 65 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 47 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
19 46 (0.79%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 59 (1.02%) Jenkins
2 51 (0.88%) Maven
3 49 (0.85%) Visual Studio
4 47 (0.81%) JUnit
5 41 (0.71%) Git (software)
6 37 (0.64%) Axure RP
7 32 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 27 (0.47%) ERwin
8 27 (0.47%) JIRA
8 27 (0.47%) Subversion
9 24 (0.41%) Ant
10 20 (0.35%) PowerDesigner
10 20 (0.35%) Talend Open Studio
11 17 (0.29%) Eclipse
12 16 (0.28%) JMeter
13 15 (0.26%) Cucumber
14 13 (0.22%) Hudson
14 13 (0.22%) Selenium
15 11 (0.19%) TeamCity
16 10 (0.17%) Dreamweaver
General
1 1059 (18.29%) Finance
2 421 (7.27%) Banking
3 401 (6.93%) Retail
4 320 (5.53%) Telecoms
5 134 (2.31%) Marketing
6 126 (2.18%) Manufacturing
7 122 (2.11%) Investment Banking
8 89 (1.54%) Billing
9 65 (1.12%) Back Office
10 60 (1.04%) Publishing
11 54 (0.93%) Retail Banking
12 53 (0.92%) Legal
13 49 (0.85%) Pharmaceutical
14 40 (0.69%) Financial Institution
15 36 (0.62%) Automotive
16 35 (0.60%) Front Office
17 33 (0.57%) Advertising
17 33 (0.57%) German Language
18 26 (0.45%) Military
18 26 (0.45%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 516 (8.91%) .NET
2 340 (5.87%) Web Services
3 304 (5.25%) Middleware
4 259 (4.47%) XML
5 257 (4.44%) HTML
6 208 (3.59%) J2EE
7 181 (3.13%) REST
8 162 (2.80%) CSS
9 155 (2.68%) SOAP
10 122 (2.11%) HTML5
11 114 (1.97%) ASP.NET
12 98 (1.69%) JSON
13 96 (1.66%) Spring
14 73 (1.26%) .NET Framework
15 72 (1.24%) XSLT
16 67 (1.16%) jQuery
17 64 (1.11%) RESTful
18 63 (1.09%) CSS3
18 63 (1.09%) Ruby on Rails
18 63 (1.09%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 191 (3.30%) Open Source
2 179 (3.09%) Management Information System
3 143 (2.47%) Data Integration
4 138 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 123 (2.12%) Mobile App
6 83 (1.43%) Computer Science
7 80 (1.38%) Mainframe
8 77 (1.33%) Clustering
9 71 (1.23%) Reference Data
10 60 (1.04%) CESG
11 55 (0.95%) Replication
12 47 (0.81%) NHS
13 45 (0.78%) PKI
14 39 (0.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 37 (0.64%) FMCG
16 36 (0.62%) DataPower
17 30 (0.52%) Mobile Computing
17 30 (0.52%) N-Tier
18 27 (0.47%) Derivative
19 26 (0.45%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 610 (10.54%) Windows
2 358 (6.18%) Linux
3 299 (5.16%) UNIX
4 149 (2.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 124 (2.14%) Android
6 121 (2.09%) Apple iOS
7 120 (2.07%) Solaris
8 94 (1.62%) Windows 7
9 85 (1.47%) AIX
10 73 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 70 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 65 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
13 31 (0.54%) HPUX
14 29 (0.50%) VMS
14 29 (0.50%) Windows 8
15 22 (0.38%) Oracle Linux
16 20 (0.35%) MVS
17 18 (0.31%) CentOS
18 17 (0.29%) VME
19 16 (0.28%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 732 (12.64%) TOGAF
2 590 (10.19%) SOA
3 525 (9.07%) Enterprise Architecture
4 519 (8.97%) Migration
5 486 (8.40%) Data Modelling
6 375 (6.48%) CRM
7 365 (6.31%) Business Intelligence
8 346 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 346 (5.98%) Technical Architecture
9 337 (5.82%) Agile Software Development
10 317 (5.48%) ITIL
11 306 (5.29%) Data Architecture
12 298 (5.15%) Project Management
13 292 (5.04%) E-Commerce
14 246 (4.25%) UML
15 211 (3.64%) Scrum
16 204 (3.52%) ETL
17 197 (3.40%) Security Architecture
18 192 (3.32%) Zachman Framework
19 177 (3.06%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 657 (11.35%) Java
2 558 (9.64%) SQL
3 187 (3.23%) C#
4 156 (2.69%) JavaScript
5 96 (1.66%) Python
6 88 (1.52%) C
6 88 (1.52%) Ruby
7 87 (1.50%) PHP
8 75 (1.30%) PL/SQL
8 75 (1.30%) Scala
9 72 (1.24%) Perl
10 61 (1.05%) C++
11 50 (0.86%) T-SQL
11 50 (0.86%) PowerShell
12 42 (0.73%) Shell Script
13 36 (0.62%) Objective-C
14 30 (0.52%) Apex Code
15 25 (0.43%) VB
16 21 (0.36%) VBA
17 20 (0.35%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 545 (9.41%) Security Cleared
2 390 (6.74%) SC Cleared
3 301 (5.20%) Degree
4 110 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
5 107 (1.85%) CISSP
6 82 (1.42%) DV Cleared
7 65 (1.12%) CCIE
8 56 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 55 (0.95%) CISM
10 51 (0.88%) CCNP
11 30 (0.52%) MCSE
12 29 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 27 (0.47%) CCDP
13 27 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
14 22 (0.38%) CCNA
15 16 (0.28%) MCTS
16 15 (0.26%) PMI Certification
16 15 (0.26%) CISA
17 12 (0.21%) PMP
17 12 (0.21%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (1.45%) QA
2 54 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 48 (0.83%) Data Quality
4 47 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 39 (0.67%) SLA
6 26 (0.45%) ISO 9001
7 23 (0.40%) COBIT
8 17 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 12 (0.21%) Dodd-Frank
10 9 (0.16%) EMIR
10 9 (0.16%) Basel III
10 9 (0.16%) JSP 440
11 8 (0.14%) BS7799
12 6 (0.10%) ISO 9000
12 6 (0.10%) Solvency II
12 6 (0.10%) FATCA
13 4 (0.069%) ISO 14001
14 3 (0.052%) GxP
14 3 (0.052%) HL7
15 2 (0.035%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 261 (4.51%) Active Directory
2 247 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (1.90%) Hyper-V
4 80 (1.38%) XenApp
5 60 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
6 45 (0.78%) VMware ESX
7 40 (0.69%) vSphere
8 30 (0.52%) XenDesktop
9 22 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
10 15 (0.26%) Xen
11 13 (0.22%) XenServer
11 13 (0.22%) NFS
11 13 (0.22%) SRDF
11 13 (0.22%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.16%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 7 (0.12%) vCloud
14 6 (0.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 6 (0.10%) Oracle RMAN
14 6 (0.10%) Terminal Services
14 6 (0.10%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 101 (1.74%) SCCM
2 92 (1.59%) Puppet
3 67 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 56 (0.97%) Tivoli
5 28 (0.48%) SCOM
6 22 (0.38%) Data Guard
7 21 (0.36%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 12 (0.21%) NetBackup
8 12 (0.21%) Backup Exec
8 12 (0.21%) EMC NetWorker
9 11 (0.19%) Nagios
10 10 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
11 9 (0.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 9 (0.16%) SCOrch
11 9 (0.16%) CA SiteMinder
11 9 (0.16%) ZABBIX
12 8 (0.14%) Cacti
12 8 (0.14%) Control-M
12 8 (0.14%) Norton AntiVirus
12 8 (0.14%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 939 (16.22%) Oracle
2 661 (11.42%) Microsoft
3 436 (7.53%) SAP
4 385 (6.65%) VMware
5 353 (6.10%) Cisco
6 283 (4.89%) IBM
7 197 (3.40%) Citrix
8 176 (3.04%) HP
9 123 (2.12%) Salesforce.com
10 105 (1.81%) Juniper
11 100 (1.73%) EMC
12 94 (1.62%) Red Hat
13 92 (1.59%) Siebel
14 90 (1.55%) TIBCO
15 80 (1.38%) Informatica
16 70 (1.21%) NetApp
17 68 (1.17%) Adobe
18 62 (1.07%) CheckPoint
19 58 (1.00%) webMethods
20 54 (0.93%) Sybase
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