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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 16 21 29
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +8
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 4258 3527 2825
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.31% 6.96% 5.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.74% 7.34% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 2722 2168 1759
Average daily rate £525 £513 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year
- +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 25 13
Average hourly rate £52.50 £37.50 £37.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -0.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.90 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £80.00 £49.50 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.91 £42.00 £41.03
% change year-on-year
+14.07% +2.37%
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
48697 48044 46983
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.77% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 32114 29627 29164
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1383 1932 1948
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +6 1853 £550 +1.85% 261
South East +5 826 £500 - 89
North West -4 359 £475 -5.00% 44
West Midlands +2 272 £500 +8.10% 27
Yorkshire +35 251 £500 +11.11% 43
East of England +10 226 £496 -7.67% 31
South West +5 190 £500 -5.66% 22
East Midlands +5 134 £450 -7.69% 26
North East -8 74 £450 +4.65% 13
Midlands +6 58 £550 -18.51%
Architect
UK

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 1528 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
2 1367 (17.26%) Finance
3 1112 (14.04%) Security Cleared
4 1080 (13.64%) Java
5 1073 (13.55%) TOGAF
6 1054 (13.31%) Oracle
7 984 (12.43%) Microsoft
8 899 (11.35%) Migration
9 819 (10.34%) SC Cleared
10 748 (9.45%) Windows
11 726 (9.17%) SOA
12 725 (9.16%) Enterprise Architecture
13 702 (8.87%) Linux
14 655 (8.27%) SQL
15 636 (8.03%) Data Modelling
16 575 (7.26%) VMware
17 572 (7.22%) Data Centre
18 561 (7.09%) Technical Architecture
19 553 (6.98%) .NET
20 540 (6.82%) Retail
21 520 (6.57%) Banking
22 518 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
23 493 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
24 475 (6.00%) CRM
25 465 (5.87%) SQL Server
26 464 (5.86%) Amazon AWS
27 450 (5.68%) Cisco
28 449 (5.67%) Unix
29 439 (5.54%) Web Services
30 437 (5.52%) ITIL

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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
1 254 (3.21%) SharePoint
2 193 (2.44%) WebSphere
3 170 (2.15%) WebLogic
4 153 (1.93%) CMS
5 106 (1.34%) JBoss
6 97 (1.23%) SAS
7 96 (1.21%) Apache
8 94 (1.19%) MS Exchange
8 94 (1.19%) Tomcat
9 92 (1.16%) Node.js
10 85 (1.07%) Confluence
11 79 (1.00%) Skype for Business
12 76 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
13 74 (0.93%) OpenStack
14 73 (0.92%) IIS
15 66 (0.83%) Apache Spark
16 56 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
17 49 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
18 43 (0.54%) Documentum
19 42 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 265 (3.35%) MS Excel
2 89 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 45 (0.57%) MS Office
4 40 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 23 (0.29%) Photoshop
6 22 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
7 11 (0.14%) MS Project
8 9 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (0.11%) SPSS
9 8 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.088%) OmniGraffle
11 4 (0.051%) HipChat
12 2 (0.025%) InDesign
12 2 (0.025%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.013%) PTC Creo
13 1 (0.013%) Siemens NX
13 1 (0.013%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 152 (1.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 35 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 33 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
4 31 (0.39%) Oracle Retail
5 30 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 27 (0.34%) SAP CRM
7 26 (0.33%) SAP IS-U
8 22 (0.28%) SAP ERP
9 20 (0.25%) Maximo
9 20 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
10 19 (0.24%) Oracle EBS R12
11 18 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
12 16 (0.20%) SAP MDM
13 14 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
13 14 (0.18%) Magento
13 14 (0.18%) Unica
14 13 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
15 11 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
16 10 (0.13%) SAP HR
17 9 (0.11%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 464 (5.86%) Amazon AWS
2 383 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 262 (3.31%) SaaS
4 221 (2.79%) IaaS
5 197 (2.49%) Office 365
6 188 (2.37%) PaaS
7 115 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
8 33 (0.42%) Force.com
9 31 (0.39%) Amazon S3
10 30 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
10 30 (0.38%) SuccessFactors
11 22 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
12 21 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
13 18 (0.23%) GitHub
13 18 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
13 18 (0.23%) Heroku
13 18 (0.23%) SoftLayer
14 15 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 13 (0.16%) Yammer
16 12 (0.15%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 405 (5.11%) Firewall
2 310 (3.92%) LAN
3 283 (3.57%) WAN
4 199 (2.51%) SAN
5 191 (2.41%) Network Security
6 189 (2.39%) Internet
7 117 (1.48%) DNS
8 109 (1.38%) VPN
9 108 (1.36%) NAS
10 90 (1.14%) MPLS
11 83 (1.05%) HTTP
12 73 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
13 68 (0.86%) VoIP
14 67 (0.85%) Wireless
15 60 (0.76%) VLAN
16 55 (0.69%) Skype
17 44 (0.56%) DHCP
18 43 (0.54%) Cisco Nexus
18 43 (0.54%) TCP/IP
19 41 (0.52%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 465 (5.87%) SQL Server
2 436 (5.51%) Data Warehouse
3 256 (3.23%) Big Data
4 224 (2.83%) Hadoop
5 217 (2.74%) MongoDB
6 194 (2.45%) Oracle Database
7 183 (2.31%) NoSQL
8 169 (2.13%) Relational Database
9 125 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
10 121 (1.53%) MySQL
11 95 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 94 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
13 81 (1.02%) Apache Hive
14 78 (0.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 77 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
15 77 (0.97%) DB2
16 76 (0.96%) RDBMS
17 62 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
18 61 (0.77%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
18 61 (0.77%) HBase
Development Applications
1 147 (1.86%) Git (software)
2 133 (1.68%) Maven
3 126 (1.59%) Jenkins
4 111 (1.40%) JIRA
5 62 (0.78%) Axure RP
6 59 (0.75%) ERwin
6 59 (0.75%) JUnit
7 57 (0.72%) Selenium
8 54 (0.68%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 46 (0.58%) SoapUI
10 43 (0.54%) Subversion
11 42 (0.53%) ClearQuest
11 42 (0.53%) Team Foundation Server
12 41 (0.52%) ClearCase
13 31 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 29 (0.37%) WebDriver
15 28 (0.35%) Cucumber
16 23 (0.29%) Visual Studio
17 22 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
18 21 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
General
1 1367 (17.26%) Finance
2 540 (6.82%) Retail
3 520 (6.57%) Banking
4 348 (4.40%) Telecoms
5 219 (2.77%) Marketing
6 113 (1.43%) Legal
6 113 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 106 (1.34%) Billing
8 81 (1.02%) Investment Banking
9 58 (0.73%) Publishing
10 56 (0.71%) Pharmaceutical
11 54 (0.68%) Advertising
12 43 (0.54%) Back Office
13 42 (0.53%) Games
14 41 (0.52%) Financial Institution
15 37 (0.47%) Automotive
16 32 (0.40%) Front Office
17 31 (0.39%) Electronics
18 30 (0.38%) Law
19 27 (0.34%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 553 (6.98%) .NET
2 439 (5.54%) Web Services
3 375 (4.74%) Middleware
4 309 (3.90%) REST
5 304 (3.84%) HTML
6 261 (3.30%) SOAP
7 234 (2.96%) XML
8 222 (2.80%) J2EE
9 216 (2.73%) CSS
10 206 (2.60%) Spring
11 153 (1.93%) JSON
12 127 (1.60%) RESTful
13 108 (1.36%) AngularJS
14 104 (1.31%) HTML5
14 104 (1.31%) Java EE
15 90 (1.14%) Ajax
16 80 (1.01%) .NET Framework
17 79 (1.00%) ASP.NET
18 78 (0.99%) jQuery
19 77 (0.97%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 572 (7.22%) Data Centre
2 415 (5.24%) Analytical Skills
3 220 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 204 (2.58%) User Experience
5 203 (2.56%) Data Integration
6 142 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
7 111 (1.40%) Computer Science
8 106 (1.34%) Private Cloud
9 102 (1.29%) Visualisation
10 98 (1.24%) Mainframe
11 83 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
11 83 (1.05%) Public Cloud
12 74 (0.93%) Mobile App
13 61 (0.77%) Cryptography
14 54 (0.68%) Data Structures
14 54 (0.68%) PKI
15 45 (0.57%) Reference Data
16 43 (0.54%) CESG
16 43 (0.54%) Psychology
16 43 (0.54%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 748 (9.45%) Windows
2 702 (8.87%) Linux
3 449 (5.67%) Unix
4 260 (3.28%) Windows Server
5 119 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 107 (1.35%) Solaris
7 103 (1.30%) AIX
8 89 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 80 (1.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 71 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 56 (0.71%) Android
12 52 (0.66%) Windows 10
13 44 (0.56%) Apple iOS
14 39 (0.49%) Windows 7
15 34 (0.43%) HPUX
16 31 (0.39%) CentOS
16 31 (0.39%) Windows XP
17 28 (0.35%) zOS
18 23 (0.29%) Windows 8
19 18 (0.23%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 1528 (19.30%) Agile Software Development
2 1073 (13.55%) TOGAF
3 899 (11.35%) Migration
4 726 (9.17%) SOA
5 725 (9.16%) Enterprise Architecture
6 636 (8.03%) Data Modelling
7 561 (7.09%) Technical Architecture
8 518 (6.54%) Stakeholder Management
9 493 (6.23%) Business Intelligence
10 475 (6.00%) CRM
11 437 (5.52%) ITIL
12 410 (5.18%) Data Architecture
13 393 (4.96%) Project Management
14 387 (4.89%) E-Commerce
15 331 (4.18%) Scrum
16 323 (4.08%) Security Architecture
17 312 (3.94%) Open Source
18 304 (3.84%) Analytics
19 298 (3.76%) ETL
20 297 (3.75%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1080 (13.64%) Java
2 655 (8.27%) SQL
3 426 (5.38%) JavaScript
4 284 (3.59%) C#
5 195 (2.46%) Python
6 140 (1.77%) Ruby
7 124 (1.57%) C++
8 121 (1.53%) Shell Script
9 110 (1.39%) PowerShell
10 106 (1.34%) Scala
11 95 (1.20%) PHP
12 90 (1.14%) C
13 88 (1.11%) PL/SQL
14 84 (1.06%) Perl
15 42 (0.53%) T-SQL
16 36 (0.45%) COBOL
17 28 (0.35%) Apex Code
18 26 (0.33%) Bash Shell
19 23 (0.29%) R
19 23 (0.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 1112 (14.04%) Security Cleared
2 819 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 419 (5.29%) Degree
4 194 (2.45%) CISSP
5 173 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
6 167 (2.11%) DV Cleared
7 94 (1.19%) CISM
8 84 (1.06%) CCNP
9 81 (1.02%) CCIE
10 79 (1.00%) CLAS
11 67 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
12 66 (0.83%) CCNA
13 58 (0.73%) CESG Certified Professional
14 52 (0.66%) Microsoft Certification
15 47 (0.59%) CISA
16 35 (0.44%) ITIL Certification
17 30 (0.38%) MBCS
18 29 (0.37%) MCSE
19 23 (0.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 21 (0.27%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 157 (1.98%) Data Quality
2 157 (1.98%) QA
3 82 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 70 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
5 64 (0.81%) COBIT
6 31 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 30 (0.38%) ISO 9001
8 24 (0.30%) SLA
9 19 (0.24%) ISO27005
10 15 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 15 (0.19%) RMADS
11 13 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
12 12 (0.15%) ISO20022
13 11 (0.14%) ISO27002
13 11 (0.14%) SEPA
14 10 (0.13%) JSP 440
15 9 (0.11%) Solvency II
16 7 (0.088%) EMIR
17 6 (0.076%) MiFID
System Software
1 396 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 352 (4.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 119 (1.50%) Hyper-V
4 101 (1.28%) Docker
5 56 (0.71%) VMware ESX
6 44 (0.56%) vSphere
7 36 (0.45%) XenDesktop
8 30 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
8 30 (0.38%) XenApp
9 28 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
10 26 (0.33%) HDFS
11 23 (0.29%) Apache Flume
12 20 (0.25%) vCloud
12 20 (0.25%) XenServer
13 19 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
14 15 (0.19%) Xen
15 12 (0.15%) KVM
16 11 (0.14%) NFS
17 10 (0.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 8 (0.10%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 226 (2.85%) Puppet
2 123 (1.55%) SCCM
3 114 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
4 73 (0.92%) Ansible
5 58 (0.73%) SCOM
6 37 (0.47%) Tivoli
7 22 (0.28%) ZABBIX
8 21 (0.27%) Graphite
9 18 (0.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 18 (0.23%) Salt
10 17 (0.21%) Bareos
10 17 (0.21%) yum
11 16 (0.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 16 (0.20%) Grafana
11 16 (0.20%) Nagios
11 16 (0.20%) NetBackup
11 16 (0.20%) StatsD
11 16 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 13 (0.16%) HP SiteScope
12 13 (0.16%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 1054 (13.31%) Oracle
2 984 (12.43%) Microsoft
3 575 (7.26%) VMware
4 450 (5.68%) Cisco
5 375 (4.74%) SAP
6 361 (4.56%) IBM
7 242 (3.06%) Citrix
8 229 (2.89%) HP
9 164 (2.07%) Red Hat
10 151 (1.91%) EMC
11 148 (1.87%) Informatica
11 148 (1.87%) Salesforce.com
12 142 (1.79%) Pega
13 132 (1.67%) Juniper
14 107 (1.35%) NetApp
15 101 (1.28%) CheckPoint
16 95 (1.20%) hybris
17 93 (1.17%) Adobe
18 89 (1.12%) Tableau
19 88 (1.11%) ServiceNow
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Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
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Rate: £450 - £575 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
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Rate: From £500 to £580 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Connectus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Searchability
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Hook, Hampshire
Searchability
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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Rate: £400 - £445 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £675 per day
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
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Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
LA International
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Posted: Yesterday
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London
PCR
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London
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Aim Hire Jobs
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London
Searchability
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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