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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 25 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3343 2927 2877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.34% 6.16% 5.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.00% 6.65% 5.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2159 1799 1630
Average daily rate
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£513 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £455 £450
% change year-on-year
+9.89% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 21 13
Average hourly rate £45.00 £57.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.73% +36.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.45 £35.00 £29.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £73.00 £95.00 £54.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -
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
47746 44025 48327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.48% 92.73% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 29880 27106 27634
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1892 1878 2452
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 2 October 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 0 1661 £550 +4.76% 306
South East +1 598 £488 +5.40% 103
South West +13 222 £518 +8.94% 46
North West -2 218 £500 +11.11% 33
East of England +12 196 £519 +3.75% 36
West Midlands +1 170 £475 +9.19% 26
Yorkshire +17 100 £450 - 38
East Midlands +13 80 £475 +10.14% 10
North East -2 41 £510 +20.00% 8
Midlands 0 13 £500 -4.76% 1
Architect
UK

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 1077 (17.91%) Finance
2 1020 (16.96%) Oracle
3 768 (12.77%) TOGAF
4 728 (12.10%) Microsoft
5 723 (12.02%) Agile Software Development
6 672 (11.17%) Java
7 639 (10.62%) Windows
8 609 (10.12%) SQL
9 607 (10.09%) SOA
10 557 (9.26%) Security Cleared
11 549 (9.13%) Enterprise Architecture
12 536 (8.91%) Migration
13 499 (8.30%) .NET
14 493 (8.20%) Data Modelling
15 428 (7.12%) SAP
16 423 (7.03%) VMware
17 421 (7.00%) Banking
18 418 (6.95%) Linux
19 415 (6.90%) SQL Server
20 414 (6.88%) CRM
21 407 (6.77%) Retail
22 390 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
23 381 (6.33%) SC Cleared
24 373 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
25 370 (6.15%) ITIL
26 362 (6.02%) Data Architecture
27 360 (5.99%) UNIX
28 357 (5.94%) Web Services
29 349 (5.80%) Cisco
30 333 (5.54%) Data Warehouse

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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
1 296 (4.92%) SharePoint
2 186 (3.09%) WebSphere
3 123 (2.04%) Apache
4 109 (1.81%) Lync
4 109 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
5 106 (1.76%) MS Exchange
6 87 (1.45%) WebLogic
7 83 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 83 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
8 76 (1.26%) CMS
9 56 (0.93%) IIS
10 50 (0.83%) Tomcat
11 46 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
12 43 (0.71%) SAS
12 43 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
13 38 (0.63%) WebSphere Application Server
14 33 (0.55%) Node.js
15 32 (0.53%) Adobe CQ
16 30 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
17 27 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 241 (4.01%) MS Excel
2 96 (1.60%) MS Visio
3 57 (0.95%) MS Office
4 43 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 27 (0.45%) MS Project
6 18 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 16 (0.27%) Photoshop
8 15 (0.25%) AutoCAD
8 15 (0.25%) Revit
9 14 (0.23%) InfoPath
9 14 (0.23%) SPSS
10 12 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
11 9 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
11 9 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
12 3 (0.050%) InDesign
12 3 (0.050%) PowerPivot
13 2 (0.033%) Stata
14 1 (0.017%) Fireworks
14 1 (0.017%) S-PLUS
14 1 (0.017%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 138 (2.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 96 (1.60%) Oracle EBS
3 45 (0.75%) Dynamics AX
4 43 (0.71%) Oracle EBS R12
5 25 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
5 25 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
6 23 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
7 21 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
8 20 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
8 20 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 18 (0.30%) SAP FI
10 17 (0.28%) SAP IS-U
11 16 (0.27%) SAP ERP
11 16 (0.27%) ResourceLink
12 15 (0.25%) SAP FI/CO
12 15 (0.25%) SAP CO
13 11 (0.18%) Tridion
13 11 (0.18%) SAP CRM
13 11 (0.18%) Google Analytics
14 10 (0.17%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 162 (2.69%) SaaS
2 110 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
3 97 (1.61%) Office 365
4 91 (1.51%) PaaS
5 87 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
6 84 (1.40%) IaaS
7 68 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
8 34 (0.57%) Force.com
9 19 (0.32%) SuccessFactors
10 13 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
11 7 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
12 6 (0.100%) Heroku
13 5 (0.083%) GitHub
14 3 (0.050%) Taleo
14 3 (0.050%) Google Apps
15 2 (0.033%) Amazon EMR
15 2 (0.033%) Amazon S3
16 1 (0.017%) ElastiCache
16 1 (0.017%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 1 (0.017%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 243 (4.04%) Firewall
2 223 (3.71%) WAN
3 207 (3.44%) SAN
4 206 (3.42%) LAN
5 187 (3.11%) Internet
6 91 (1.51%) Network Security
7 89 (1.48%) DNS
8 77 (1.28%) VPN
9 69 (1.15%) MPLS
10 67 (1.11%) 3G
11 64 (1.06%) Wireless
12 63 (1.05%) NAS
13 58 (0.96%) HTTP
14 56 (0.93%) BGP
15 54 (0.90%) TCP/IP
16 53 (0.88%) OSPF
17 47 (0.78%) 4G
18 46 (0.76%) LTE
19 43 (0.71%) LDAP
20 41 (0.68%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 415 (6.90%) SQL Server
2 333 (5.54%) Data Warehouse
3 212 (3.52%) Big Data
4 183 (3.04%) Oracle Database
5 180 (2.99%) Hadoop
6 179 (2.98%) NoSQL
7 140 (2.33%) Relational Database
8 130 (2.16%) MongoDB
9 118 (1.96%) MySQL
10 112 (1.86%) DB2
11 80 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 79 (1.31%) Apache Cassandra
13 72 (1.20%) RDBMS
14 71 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
15 68 (1.13%) Oracle Database 11g
16 60 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 58 (0.96%) Oracle Exadata
18 55 (0.91%) Oracle BI EE
18 55 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
19 53 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 88 (1.46%) Jenkins
2 56 (0.93%) Maven
3 47 (0.78%) JIRA
4 38 (0.63%) Visual Studio
5 37 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
6 35 (0.58%) Axure RP
6 35 (0.58%) Git (software)
7 34 (0.57%) JUnit
8 31 (0.52%) Eclipse
9 27 (0.45%) Selenium
10 26 (0.43%) Cucumber
11 25 (0.42%) ERwin
12 21 (0.35%) Hudson
13 20 (0.33%) FitNesse
13 20 (0.33%) Subversion
14 19 (0.32%) JMeter
15 14 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
15 14 (0.23%) NUnit
16 12 (0.20%) SpecFlow
16 12 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1077 (17.91%) Finance
2 421 (7.00%) Banking
3 407 (6.77%) Retail
4 329 (5.47%) Telecoms
5 138 (2.29%) Marketing
6 120 (2.00%) Manufacturing
7 116 (1.93%) Investment Banking
8 95 (1.58%) Billing
9 47 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
10 46 (0.76%) Back Office
10 46 (0.76%) Legal
11 45 (0.75%) Retail Banking
12 41 (0.68%) Publishing
13 40 (0.67%) Front Office
14 39 (0.65%) Advertising
15 33 (0.55%) Local Government
16 31 (0.52%) Automotive
17 28 (0.47%) Military
18 27 (0.45%) Financial Institution
19 21 (0.35%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 499 (8.30%) .NET
2 357 (5.94%) Web Services
3 313 (5.20%) Middleware
4 262 (4.36%) HTML
5 252 (4.19%) XML
6 235 (3.91%) J2EE
7 181 (3.01%) SOAP
8 159 (2.64%) REST
9 139 (2.31%) CSS
10 132 (2.19%) HTML5
11 98 (1.63%) ASP.NET
12 94 (1.56%) Spring
13 93 (1.55%) JSON
14 80 (1.33%) jQuery
15 77 (1.28%) JMS
16 75 (1.25%) RESTful
17 70 (1.16%) .NET Framework
18 69 (1.15%) XSLT
19 61 (1.01%) WebSphere MQ
20 58 (0.96%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 257 (4.27%) Analytical Skills
2 239 (3.97%) Open Source
3 179 (2.98%) Management Information System
4 168 (2.79%) Enterprise Software
5 134 (2.23%) Data Integration
6 124 (2.06%) User Experience
7 107 (1.78%) Mobile App
8 106 (1.76%) Computer Science
9 84 (1.40%) Clustering
10 81 (1.35%) Reference Data
11 76 (1.26%) Mainframe
12 75 (1.25%) Data Structures
13 73 (1.21%) CESG
14 57 (0.95%) Visualisation
15 53 (0.88%) FMCG
16 48 (0.80%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
16 48 (0.80%) NHS
17 44 (0.73%) Replication
18 33 (0.55%) PKI
19 32 (0.53%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 639 (10.62%) Windows
2 418 (6.95%) Linux
3 360 (5.99%) UNIX
4 134 (2.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 111 (1.85%) Solaris
6 90 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 89 (1.48%) AIX
8 84 (1.40%) Android
9 80 (1.33%) Apple iOS
10 53 (0.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 53 (0.88%) Windows 7
11 45 (0.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 27 (0.45%) MVS
12 27 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
13 24 (0.40%) CentOS
13 24 (0.40%) HPUX
14 23 (0.38%) zOS
15 22 (0.37%) VME
16 20 (0.33%) Windows 8
16 20 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 768 (12.77%) TOGAF
2 723 (12.02%) Agile Software Development
3 607 (10.09%) SOA
4 549 (9.13%) Enterprise Architecture
5 536 (8.91%) Migration
6 493 (8.20%) Data Modelling
7 414 (6.88%) CRM
8 390 (6.48%) Stakeholder Management
9 373 (6.20%) Business Intelligence
10 370 (6.15%) ITIL
11 362 (6.02%) Data Architecture
12 317 (5.27%) Technical Architecture
13 307 (5.10%) E-Commerce
14 271 (4.51%) Project Management
15 214 (3.56%) UML
16 212 (3.52%) Analytics
17 202 (3.36%) Security Architecture
18 199 (3.31%) ETL
19 198 (3.29%) Data Management
19 198 (3.29%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 672 (11.17%) Java
2 609 (10.12%) SQL
3 222 (3.69%) C#
4 171 (2.84%) JavaScript
5 107 (1.78%) Python
5 107 (1.78%) PHP
6 97 (1.61%) C
7 86 (1.43%) Perl
8 82 (1.36%) PL/SQL
9 81 (1.35%) Scala
10 73 (1.21%) Ruby
11 58 (0.96%) C++
12 57 (0.95%) Shell Script
13 55 (0.91%) PowerShell
14 45 (0.75%) Apex Code
15 42 (0.70%) T-SQL
16 29 (0.48%) VBA
17 28 (0.47%) Bash Shell
18 22 (0.37%) Objective-C
19 20 (0.33%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 557 (9.26%) Security Cleared
2 381 (6.33%) SC Cleared
3 309 (5.14%) Degree
4 91 (1.51%) DV Cleared
5 84 (1.40%) CISSP
6 83 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
7 63 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 54 (0.90%) CCIE
9 41 (0.68%) MCSE
10 32 (0.53%) CCNP
11 29 (0.48%) CISM
12 28 (0.47%) CCNA
12 28 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
13 26 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 25 (0.42%) CCDP
15 22 (0.37%) ISEB
16 20 (0.33%) CISA
17 15 (0.25%) CEH
17 15 (0.25%) ISSAP
17 15 (0.25%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 97 (1.61%) QA
2 74 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 41 (0.68%) Data Quality
3 41 (0.68%) PCI DSS
4 37 (0.62%) SLA
5 30 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 23 (0.38%) COBIT
7 14 (0.23%) JSP 440
8 13 (0.22%) Dodd-Frank
9 12 (0.20%) Basel III
9 12 (0.20%) BS7799
10 10 (0.17%) EMIR
10 10 (0.17%) ISO 9000
11 9 (0.15%) Solvency II
12 8 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
13 6 (0.100%) ISO 14001
14 5 (0.083%) GxP
15 4 (0.067%) ISO/IEC 17799
15 4 (0.067%) 21 CFR Part 11
15 4 (0.067%) GCP
System Software
1 296 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 268 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 159 (2.64%) Hyper-V
4 77 (1.28%) XenApp
5 72 (1.20%) Oracle RAC
6 49 (0.81%) XenDesktop
7 47 (0.78%) vSphere
8 33 (0.55%) VMware ESX
9 30 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
10 24 (0.40%) HDFS
11 23 (0.38%) Apache Flume
12 22 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 19 (0.32%) XenServer
14 17 (0.28%) NFS
15 13 (0.22%) ISA Server
15 13 (0.22%) UAG
16 12 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
17 10 (0.17%) vCloud
17 10 (0.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 10 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 107 (1.78%) SCCM
2 98 (1.63%) Puppet
3 66 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (0.75%) SCOM
5 33 (0.55%) Tivoli
6 25 (0.42%) Oozie
7 22 (0.37%) Ambari
8 19 (0.32%) SCOrch
9 18 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 17 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
11 15 (0.25%) Nagios
11 15 (0.25%) ZABBIX
11 15 (0.25%) Cacti
11 15 (0.25%) Data Guard
11 15 (0.25%) Salt
12 12 (0.20%) NetBackup
12 12 (0.20%) Netcool
13 10 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 9 (0.15%) OpenView
14 9 (0.15%) Control-M
Vendors
1 1020 (16.96%) Oracle
2 728 (12.10%) Microsoft
3 428 (7.12%) SAP
4 423 (7.03%) VMware
5 349 (5.80%) Cisco
6 311 (5.17%) IBM
7 190 (3.16%) Citrix
8 158 (2.63%) HP
9 157 (2.61%) Salesforce.com
10 107 (1.78%) EMC
11 94 (1.56%) Informatica
12 81 (1.35%) Siebel
13 75 (1.25%) Juniper
14 74 (1.23%) Dell
15 71 (1.18%) Adobe
15 71 (1.18%) NetApp
16 70 (1.16%) Sybase
17 68 (1.13%) Red Hat
18 64 (1.06%) Teradata
19 57 (0.95%) Business Objects
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