The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 3 September 2015 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 42 41 33
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -8
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 2 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.65% 1.29% 2.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 1.38% 2.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 6
Average daily rate
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£500 £700 £488
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +43.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £490 £450
% change year-on-year
-0.51% +8.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £59.50 £47.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+26.59% +4.44%
Architect
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent 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
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
302 289 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 98.05% 93.53% 95.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 188 153
Average daily rate £338 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 18
Average hourly rate £9.00 £12.50 £16.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -22.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Architect in the job title across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Architect across the Kent region.

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (40.00%) vSphere
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (20.00%) Change Control
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (20.00%) HP Storage
4 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Umbraco
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
4 1 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
4 1 (20.00%) NAS
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) Umbraco
3 1 (20.00%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (20.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LAN
1 1 (20.00%) WAN
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
1 1 (20.00%) MPLS
1 1 (20.00%) OSPF
1 1 (20.00%) BGP
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) Wireless
1 1 (20.00%) VLAN
1 1 (20.00%) iSCSI
1 1 (20.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) HTML
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (20.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) CRM
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Content Management
1 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (20.00%) Security Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
1 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (20.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C#
1 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (20.00%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds