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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 18 25 24
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 3782 3139 2939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.01% 6.68% 6.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.47% 7.07% 6.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2359 1926 1844
Average daily rate £525 £520 £504
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.96% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £400 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £480
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 15 12
Average hourly rate £58.50 £37.50 £48.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £29.08 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £52.80 £69.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.81 £41.50 £44.63
% change year-on-year
+29.66% -7.00%
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
44644 44373 42617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.55% 94.47% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 29144 28029 25758
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1596 1785 1902
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 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 9 February 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 9 February 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 1644 £550 +4.76% 339
South East +9 674 £520 +4.00% 132
North West +8 364 £500 +3.09% 42
West Midlands +6 260 £500 +11.11% 50
East of England +3 216 £550 +4.76% 36
Yorkshire +8 199 £550 +10.00% 54
South West -10 176 £495 -10.00% 40
East Midlands -1 131 £450 -5.26% 26
North East +7 65 £500 +5.26% 4
Midlands +15 35 £600 -17.24%
Architect
UK

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 1458 (19.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1269 (17.06%) Finance
3 1054 (14.17%) Oracle
4 1041 (13.99%) Java
5 1034 (13.90%) TOGAF
6 960 (12.90%) Security Cleared
7 922 (12.39%) Microsoft
8 816 (10.97%) Migration
9 779 (10.47%) Windows
10 751 (10.10%) SOA
11 691 (9.29%) SQL
12 682 (9.17%) SC Cleared
13 679 (9.13%) Enterprise Architecture
14 671 (9.02%) Data Modelling
15 597 (8.03%) Linux
16 588 (7.90%) Data Centre
17 540 (7.26%) Banking
18 538 (7.23%) SQL Server
19 531 (7.14%) VMware
20 516 (6.94%) .NET
21 513 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
22 506 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
23 499 (6.71%) Retail
24 494 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
25 487 (6.55%) Unix
26 475 (6.39%) CRM
27 454 (6.10%) Web Services
28 439 (5.90%) Data Warehouse
29 413 (5.55%) Cisco
30 400 (5.38%) SAP

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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
1 238 (3.20%) SharePoint
2 193 (2.59%) WebLogic
3 191 (2.57%) WebSphere
4 168 (2.26%) CMS
5 102 (1.37%) Node.js
6 83 (1.12%) JBoss
7 74 (0.99%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 74 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
8 72 (0.97%) SAS
8 72 (0.97%) Skype for Business
9 71 (0.95%) Apache
9 71 (0.95%) Confluence
9 71 (0.95%) MS Exchange
10 61 (0.82%) Tomcat
11 57 (0.77%) IIS
12 56 (0.75%) Apache Spark
13 50 (0.67%) OpenStack
14 42 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
15 39 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 37 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 223 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 92 (1.24%) MS Visio
3 50 (0.67%) MS Office
4 29 (0.39%) Photoshop
5 25 (0.34%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 25 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
6 16 (0.22%) OmniGraffle
6 16 (0.22%) SPSS
7 12 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 10 (0.13%) MS Project
9 6 (0.081%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.054%) HipChat
10 4 (0.054%) Siemens NX
11 3 (0.040%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.013%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.013%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.013%) Revit
12 1 (0.013%) Simulink
12 1 (0.013%) Stateflow
12 1 (0.013%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 137 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 38 (0.51%) SAP CRM
3 36 (0.48%) Oracle EBS
3 36 (0.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 30 (0.40%) Oracle Retail
5 26 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
6 25 (0.34%) Maximo
6 25 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
7 17 (0.23%) SAP ERP
8 15 (0.20%) Magento
9 14 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
10 12 (0.16%) Oracle EBS R12
10 12 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
11 11 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 10 (0.13%) BASE24
13 9 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
13 9 (0.12%) BusinessWare
13 9 (0.12%) SAP R/3
13 9 (0.12%) Teamcenter
14 8 (0.11%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 357 (4.80%) Amazon AWS
2 309 (4.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 214 (2.88%) SaaS
4 170 (2.29%) IaaS
5 152 (2.04%) Office 365
6 127 (1.71%) PaaS
7 123 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
8 25 (0.34%) SoftLayer
9 21 (0.28%) Force.com
9 21 (0.28%) Google Cloud Platform
10 19 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
11 18 (0.24%) Amazon S3
12 16 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
13 13 (0.17%) Google Apps
14 12 (0.16%) Google Analytics
15 11 (0.15%) GitHub
16 9 (0.12%) AWS CloudFormation
16 9 (0.12%) Azure Active Directory
16 9 (0.12%) Yammer
17 8 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 391 (5.26%) Firewall
2 291 (3.91%) LAN
3 274 (3.68%) WAN
4 199 (2.68%) SAN
5 171 (2.30%) Internet
6 149 (2.00%) Network Security
7 144 (1.94%) DNS
8 133 (1.79%) VPN
9 125 (1.68%) MPLS
10 96 (1.29%) NAS
11 85 (1.14%) VoIP
12 71 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
13 68 (0.91%) VLAN
14 56 (0.75%) TCP/IP
14 56 (0.75%) Wireless
15 54 (0.73%) Unified Communications
16 49 (0.66%) MVNO
17 47 (0.63%) HTTP
17 47 (0.63%) Skype
18 46 (0.62%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 538 (7.23%) SQL Server
2 439 (5.90%) Data Warehouse
3 323 (4.34%) Big Data
4 217 (2.92%) Hadoop
5 209 (2.81%) NoSQL
6 191 (2.57%) MongoDB
7 184 (2.47%) Oracle Database
8 175 (2.35%) Relational Database
9 126 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 119 (1.60%) MySQL
11 107 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
12 90 (1.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 85 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
14 83 (1.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
15 78 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
16 75 (1.01%) BusinessObjects
17 67 (0.90%) DB2
18 64 (0.86%) RDBMS
19 62 (0.83%) OLTP
20 60 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 137 (1.84%) Git (software)
2 123 (1.65%) Jenkins
3 104 (1.40%) JIRA
4 101 (1.36%) Maven
5 73 (0.98%) Selenium
6 66 (0.89%) JUnit
7 52 (0.70%) Axure RP
8 40 (0.54%) ClearCase
8 40 (0.54%) ERwin
9 38 (0.51%) Subversion
10 37 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
11 35 (0.47%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 33 (0.44%) Oracle Forms
13 32 (0.43%) ClearQuest
14 29 (0.39%) Visual Studio
15 28 (0.38%) Sonatype Nexus
16 26 (0.35%) Eclipse
17 25 (0.34%) Cucumber
18 22 (0.30%) Ant
18 22 (0.30%) SonarQube
General
1 1269 (17.06%) Finance
2 540 (7.26%) Banking
3 499 (6.71%) Retail
4 370 (4.97%) Telecoms
5 214 (2.88%) Marketing
6 110 (1.48%) Billing
7 108 (1.45%) Manufacturing
8 91 (1.22%) Legal
9 88 (1.18%) Investment Banking
10 75 (1.01%) Publishing
11 61 (0.82%) Advertising
12 59 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
13 55 (0.74%) Financial Institution
14 50 (0.67%) Automotive
15 46 (0.62%) Military
16 43 (0.58%) Retail Banking
17 40 (0.54%) Electronics
18 32 (0.43%) Back Office
18 32 (0.43%) Games
19 27 (0.36%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 516 (6.94%) .NET
2 454 (6.10%) Web Services
3 339 (4.56%) Middleware
4 319 (4.29%) REST
5 298 (4.01%) HTML
6 238 (3.20%) J2EE
7 236 (3.17%) SOAP
8 205 (2.76%) XML
9 184 (2.47%) CSS
10 169 (2.27%) Spring
11 133 (1.79%) JSON
12 126 (1.69%) WCF
13 115 (1.55%) HTML5
14 107 (1.44%) AngularJS
14 107 (1.44%) RESTful
15 90 (1.21%) Java EE
16 81 (1.09%) ASP.NET
17 74 (0.99%) Ajax
18 73 (0.98%) Hibernate
18 73 (0.98%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 588 (7.90%) Data Centre
2 397 (5.34%) Analytical Skills
3 248 (3.33%) Data Integration
4 231 (3.11%) User Experience
5 197 (2.65%) Management Information System
6 133 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
7 116 (1.56%) Computer Science
8 99 (1.33%) Mainframe
9 98 (1.32%) Mobile App
10 95 (1.28%) Private Cloud
11 90 (1.21%) Public Cloud
11 90 (1.21%) Visualisation
12 61 (0.82%) Clustering
12 61 (0.82%) PKI
13 60 (0.81%) Reference Data
14 52 (0.70%) Hybrid Cloud
15 51 (0.69%) Social Media
16 46 (0.62%) Cryptography
17 41 (0.55%) Algorithms
18 40 (0.54%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 779 (10.47%) Windows
2 597 (8.03%) Linux
3 487 (6.55%) Unix
4 252 (3.39%) Windows Server
5 135 (1.81%) Solaris
6 123 (1.65%) AIX
7 104 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 88 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 81 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 80 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 64 (0.86%) Android
12 48 (0.65%) Apple iOS
13 47 (0.63%) HPUX
14 46 (0.62%) Windows 7
15 40 (0.54%) Windows XP
16 31 (0.42%) MVS
17 28 (0.38%) CentOS
18 25 (0.34%) Windows 10
18 25 (0.34%) zOS
19 23 (0.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1458 (19.60%) Agile Software Development
2 1034 (13.90%) TOGAF
3 816 (10.97%) Migration
4 751 (10.10%) SOA
5 679 (9.13%) Enterprise Architecture
6 671 (9.02%) Data Modelling
7 513 (6.90%) Technical Architecture
8 506 (6.80%) Stakeholder Management
9 494 (6.64%) Business Intelligence
10 475 (6.39%) CRM
11 395 (5.31%) ITIL
12 388 (5.22%) E-Commerce
13 378 (5.08%) Analytics
14 368 (4.95%) Data Architecture
15 345 (4.64%) Scrum
16 320 (4.30%) Project Management
17 317 (4.26%) Security Architecture
18 300 (4.03%) ETL
19 296 (3.98%) DevOps
20 289 (3.88%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 1041 (13.99%) Java
2 691 (9.29%) SQL
3 372 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 291 (3.91%) C#
5 209 (2.81%) Python
6 169 (2.27%) Ruby
7 110 (1.48%) Shell Script
8 106 (1.42%) Perl
9 96 (1.29%) Scala
10 95 (1.28%) C
11 91 (1.22%) PL/SQL
12 89 (1.20%) C++
13 83 (1.12%) PowerShell
14 57 (0.77%) PHP
15 40 (0.54%) T-SQL
16 37 (0.50%) COBOL
17 29 (0.39%) Bash Shell
17 29 (0.39%) R
18 21 (0.28%) Groovy
19 20 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 960 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 682 (9.17%) SC Cleared
3 377 (5.07%) Degree
4 198 (2.66%) Cisco Certification
5 187 (2.51%) CISSP
6 146 (1.96%) DV Cleared
7 95 (1.28%) CISM
8 93 (1.25%) CCIE
9 77 (1.04%) CCNP
10 74 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
11 69 (0.93%) CCNA
12 60 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
13 58 (0.78%) CLAS
14 52 (0.70%) MCSE
15 38 (0.51%) CESG Certified Professional
16 34 (0.46%) CISA
17 25 (0.34%) MBCS
18 22 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 21 (0.28%) ISEB
19 21 (0.28%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 158 (2.12%) Data Quality
2 152 (2.04%) QA
3 117 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 83 (1.12%) PCI DSS
5 78 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
6 50 (0.67%) COBIT
7 30 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 29 (0.39%) SLA
9 27 (0.36%) ISO 9001
10 23 (0.31%) ISO20022
11 11 (0.15%) ISO27002
12 9 (0.12%) ISO 8583
13 8 (0.11%) Basel II
13 8 (0.11%) ISO27005
13 8 (0.11%) Solvency II
14 7 (0.094%) ISAE 3402
14 7 (0.094%) ISO/IEC 20000
14 7 (0.094%) SEPA
15 6 (0.081%) COREP
15 6 (0.081%) JSP 440
System Software
1 369 (4.96%) Active Directory
2 337 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 132 (1.77%) Hyper-V
4 72 (0.97%) Docker
4 72 (0.97%) vSphere
5 44 (0.59%) XenApp
6 40 (0.54%) VMware ESX
7 36 (0.48%) VMware ESXi
8 35 (0.47%) XenDesktop
9 31 (0.42%) vCloud
10 29 (0.39%) XenServer
11 24 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
11 24 (0.32%) Oracle RAC
12 23 (0.31%) HDFS
13 16 (0.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 15 (0.20%) NFS
15 14 (0.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 12 (0.16%) Veritas File System
17 11 (0.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 11 (0.15%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 162 (2.18%) Puppet
2 98 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 68 (0.91%) SCCM
4 53 (0.71%) Ansible
5 29 (0.39%) SCOM
6 26 (0.35%) Tivoli
7 21 (0.28%) Bareos
7 21 (0.28%) yum
8 16 (0.22%) NetBackup
9 15 (0.20%) Control-M
9 15 (0.20%) Salt
10 14 (0.19%) Kubernetes
10 14 (0.19%) ZABBIX
11 13 (0.17%) CA Single Sign-On
11 13 (0.17%) StatsD
12 12 (0.16%) XenMobile
13 10 (0.13%) SCVMM
13 10 (0.13%) vRealize
14 8 (0.11%) EMC NetWorker
14 8 (0.11%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 1054 (14.17%) Oracle
2 922 (12.39%) Microsoft
3 531 (7.14%) VMware
4 413 (5.55%) Cisco
5 400 (5.38%) SAP
6 367 (4.93%) IBM
7 243 (3.27%) Citrix
8 193 (2.59%) HP
9 157 (2.11%) Red Hat
10 143 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
11 140 (1.88%) EMC
12 126 (1.69%) Juniper
13 121 (1.63%) Pega
14 120 (1.61%) Informatica
15 116 (1.56%) NetApp
16 115 (1.55%) hybris
17 101 (1.36%) Adobe
18 87 (1.17%) CheckPoint
19 83 (1.12%) ServiceNow
20 72 (0.97%) F5
Bristol, Avon
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London
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Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
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Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Inter-vention UK
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Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
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Posted: Yesterday
London
MA Associates Worldwide
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London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Permanent will be £120,000
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
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Taunton, Somerset
FT Select
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Xcede
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Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
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Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
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Knutsford, Cheshire
Cititec
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Posted: Yesterday
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
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Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Stealth IT
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Posted: Yesterday
London
Salt
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City, London
E-synergy Solutions
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Blackpool, Lancashire
TEKsystems
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Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
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Miracle Partners Ltd
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