The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 22 22 25
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 1705 1705 1454
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.91% 6.73% 6.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.49% 7.23% 6.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1221 1144 908
Average daily rate
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£550 £525 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £388 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 4
Average hourly rate - £57.50 £45.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £60.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-25.00% +33.33%
Architect
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22765 23591 22534
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.33% 93.10% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16128 16266 15004
Average daily rate £425 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 406 529
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -4.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £43.00 £45.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in London

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in London

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the London region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in London

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Architect across the London region.

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in London

Architect
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the London region over the 3 months to 24 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
City of London -1 395 £550 +6.74% 91
Uxbridge +7 15 £550 -16.66% 1
Docklands, London +12 9 £575 -2.12% 1
Croydon 0 9 £691 +35.53%
Canary Wharf +11 7 £590 +9.76%
Harrow +4 6 £350 - 1
Hammersmith +7 4 £525 -14.63%
Brentford +3 4 £405 -29.87% 4
Paddington +14 2 - -
Hounslow +2 2 £475 +46.15%
Hayes - 2 £413 - 2
Kingston Upon Thames -2 1 £500 +28.20%
Romford - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Upminster - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Beckenham - - - -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 606 (19.48%) Finance
2 535 (17.20%) Oracle
3 373 (11.99%) Agile Software Development
4 366 (11.76%) TOGAF
5 361 (11.60%) Migration
6 356 (11.44%) Windows
6 356 (11.44%) Microsoft
7 332 (10.67%) Java
8 328 (10.54%) Banking
9 312 (10.03%) SQL
10 274 (8.81%) Data Modelling
11 241 (7.75%) SQL Server
12 231 (7.43%) .NET
13 224 (7.20%) Enterprise Architecture
14 222 (7.14%) SOA
15 220 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
16 218 (7.01%) Linux
16 218 (7.01%) Retail
17 212 (6.81%) Data Architecture
17 212 (6.81%) VMware
18 195 (6.27%) Cisco
19 192 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
19 192 (6.17%) Security Cleared
20 187 (6.01%) UNIX
21 178 (5.72%) Data Warehouse
22 174 (5.59%) E-Commerce
23 165 (5.30%) CRM
24 164 (5.27%) SAP
25 159 (5.11%) Web Services
25 159 (5.11%) SharePoint

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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
1 159 (5.11%) SharePoint
2 69 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 63 (2.03%) Lync
4 55 (1.77%) WebSphere
5 54 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
6 51 (1.64%) CMS
7 42 (1.35%) IIS
8 38 (1.22%) Apache
9 34 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
9 34 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
10 30 (0.96%) Elasticsearch
11 29 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
12 25 (0.80%) Node.js
12 25 (0.80%) SAS
13 24 (0.77%) Adobe CQ
14 19 (0.61%) Oracle Coherence
15 18 (0.58%) WebLogic
15 18 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
16 17 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
16 17 (0.55%) JBoss
Applications
1 110 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 45 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 38 (1.22%) MS Office
4 23 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
5 21 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 18 (0.58%) Revit
6 18 (0.58%) AutoCAD
7 14 (0.45%) MS Project
8 12 (0.39%) SPSS
9 8 (0.26%) InfoPath
10 5 (0.16%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.096%) OmniGraffle
11 3 (0.096%) PowerPivot
12 2 (0.064%) Spreadsheet
12 2 (0.064%) Stata
12 2 (0.064%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.032%) S-PLUS
13 1 (0.032%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 51 (1.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 36 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
4 17 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
5 13 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
6 11 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
6 11 (0.35%) Tridion
7 10 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 8 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
8 8 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
8 8 (0.26%) Cerner Millennium
9 7 (0.23%) Summit
9 7 (0.23%) Oracle Financials
9 7 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
9 7 (0.23%) SAP SD
10 6 (0.19%) SAP ERP
10 6 (0.19%) Oracle Receivables
10 6 (0.19%) Oracle Payables
11 5 (0.16%) Oracle Internet Expenses
11 5 (0.16%) Oracle TCA
Cloud Services
1 63 (2.03%) SaaS
2 60 (1.93%) Office 365
3 56 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 49 (1.58%) Amazon AWS
5 46 (1.48%) PaaS
6 34 (1.09%) IaaS
7 26 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.42%) Force.com
9 7 (0.23%) Heroku
10 5 (0.16%) IBM SmartCloud
11 3 (0.096%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.064%) SuccessFactors
13 1 (0.032%) ElastiCache
13 1 (0.032%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 1 (0.032%) Amazon EMR
13 1 (0.032%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.032%) GitHub
13 1 (0.032%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 144 (4.63%) WAN
2 131 (4.21%) LAN
3 127 (4.08%) Firewall
4 116 (3.73%) SAN
5 76 (2.44%) Internet
6 49 (1.58%) Network Security
7 48 (1.54%) NAS
7 48 (1.54%) DNS
8 47 (1.51%) VPN
9 44 (1.41%) MPLS
10 43 (1.38%) Wireless
11 40 (1.29%) BGP
12 38 (1.22%) OSPF
13 29 (0.93%) Intranet
13 29 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
14 27 (0.87%) Cisco Nexus
14 27 (0.87%) IP Telephony
15 25 (0.80%) VLAN
15 25 (0.80%) FTP
16 24 (0.77%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (7.75%) SQL Server
2 178 (5.72%) Data Warehouse
3 139 (4.47%) Big Data
4 130 (4.18%) Hadoop
5 124 (3.99%) NoSQL
6 116 (3.73%) Oracle Database
7 108 (3.47%) MongoDB
8 74 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
9 71 (2.28%) MySQL
10 60 (1.93%) Relational Database
11 59 (1.90%) Oracle Exadata
12 51 (1.64%) Oracle ODI
13 49 (1.58%) RDBMS
14 48 (1.54%) Oracle Database 11g
15 44 (1.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 43 (1.38%) Oracle BI EE
17 42 (1.35%) Riak
18 40 (1.29%) DB2
19 38 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
20 37 (1.19%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 40 (1.29%) Jenkins
2 30 (0.96%) Visual Studio
3 27 (0.87%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (0.71%) Hudson
4 22 (0.71%) JUnit
5 17 (0.55%) Axure RP
6 15 (0.48%) Selenium
7 13 (0.42%) Maven
7 13 (0.42%) JIRA
8 10 (0.32%) Git (software)
9 9 (0.29%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.29%) PowerDesigner
9 9 (0.29%) NUnit
9 9 (0.29%) Subversion
10 7 (0.23%) ERwin
10 7 (0.23%) Talend Open Studio
10 7 (0.23%) SpecFlow
10 7 (0.23%) Cucumber
11 6 (0.19%) Rhino Mocks
11 6 (0.19%) Moq
General
1 606 (19.48%) Finance
2 328 (10.54%) Banking
3 218 (7.01%) Retail
4 127 (4.08%) Investment Banking
5 102 (3.28%) Telecoms
6 71 (2.28%) Marketing
7 68 (2.19%) Manufacturing
8 34 (1.09%) Front Office
9 31 (1.00%) Publishing
10 29 (0.93%) Pharmaceutical
11 23 (0.74%) Back Office
12 22 (0.71%) Financial Institution
13 21 (0.68%) Legal
14 19 (0.61%) Billing
15 16 (0.51%) Games
16 15 (0.48%) Advertising
17 13 (0.42%) French Language
18 10 (0.32%) German Language
19 8 (0.26%) Electronics
20 7 (0.23%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (7.43%) .NET
2 159 (5.11%) Web Services
3 150 (4.82%) HTML
4 114 (3.66%) Middleware
5 108 (3.47%) XML
6 96 (3.09%) CSS
7 86 (2.76%) J2EE
7 86 (2.76%) HTML5
8 85 (2.73%) REST
9 77 (2.48%) SOAP
10 60 (1.93%) ASP.NET
11 49 (1.58%) jQuery
12 44 (1.41%) Spring
13 40 (1.29%) Ajax
14 38 (1.22%) JSON
15 35 (1.13%) XSLT
15 35 (1.13%) CSS3
16 33 (1.06%) Ruby on Rails
16 33 (1.06%) LAMP
17 32 (1.03%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 111 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 97 (3.12%) Open Source
3 79 (2.54%) Management Information System
4 77 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
5 75 (2.41%) User Experience
6 68 (2.19%) Data Integration
7 48 (1.54%) Visualisation
8 47 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 43 (1.38%) Mobile App
10 42 (1.35%) Computer Science
11 39 (1.25%) FMCG
12 35 (1.13%) Clustering
13 28 (0.90%) CESG
13 28 (0.90%) Reference Data
14 27 (0.87%) Replication
15 26 (0.84%) Data Structures
16 20 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
17 17 (0.55%) Digital Media
17 17 (0.55%) Mainframe
17 17 (0.55%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 356 (11.44%) Windows
2 218 (7.01%) Linux
3 187 (6.01%) UNIX
4 70 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (1.58%) Solaris
7 43 (1.38%) Android
8 38 (1.22%) Apple iOS
9 28 (0.90%) AIX
10 24 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
11 23 (0.74%) Windows 7
11 23 (0.74%) CentOS
12 22 (0.71%) Debian
13 18 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
15 12 (0.39%) MVS
16 11 (0.35%) VME
17 8 (0.26%) Windows XP
18 7 (0.23%) SUSE
18 7 (0.23%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 373 (11.99%) Agile Software Development
2 366 (11.76%) TOGAF
3 361 (11.60%) Migration
4 274 (8.81%) Data Modelling
5 224 (7.20%) Enterprise Architecture
6 222 (7.14%) SOA
7 220 (7.07%) Business Intelligence
8 212 (6.81%) Data Architecture
9 192 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
10 174 (5.59%) E-Commerce
11 165 (5.30%) CRM
12 154 (4.95%) ITIL
13 139 (4.47%) Technical Architecture
14 124 (3.99%) Analytics
15 120 (3.86%) ETL
16 115 (3.70%) Project Management
16 115 (3.70%) Scrum
17 106 (3.41%) Service Management
18 98 (3.15%) Data Migration
19 95 (3.05%) UML
Programming Languages
1 332 (10.67%) Java
2 312 (10.03%) SQL
3 148 (4.76%) C#
4 111 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 57 (1.83%) Ruby
6 56 (1.80%) PHP
7 49 (1.58%) Python
8 47 (1.51%) Scala
9 41 (1.32%) PL/SQL
10 40 (1.29%) Perl
11 36 (1.16%) T-SQL
12 31 (1.00%) Apex Code
12 31 (1.00%) Shell Script
13 29 (0.93%) C++
14 28 (0.90%) PowerShell
15 27 (0.87%) C
16 24 (0.77%) Bash Shell
17 22 (0.71%) Clojure
18 14 (0.45%) VB.NET
19 13 (0.42%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 192 (6.17%) Security Cleared
2 140 (4.50%) Degree
3 122 (3.92%) SC Cleared
4 50 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 32 (1.03%) CISSP
6 32 (1.03%) CCIE
7 28 (0.90%) DV Cleared
8 25 (0.80%) MCSE
9 22 (0.71%) CCNP
10 18 (0.58%) CCNA
10 18 (0.58%) CCDP
11 17 (0.55%) CISM
12 16 (0.51%) CTC Cleared
13 13 (0.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (0.35%) CCA
15 10 (0.32%) Citrix Certification
16 9 (0.29%) CISA
17 8 (0.26%) CCDA
18 6 (0.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (1.45%) QA
2 25 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (0.55%) ISO 9001
4 16 (0.51%) SLA
4 16 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.45%) Data Quality
6 12 (0.39%) Basel III
7 11 (0.35%) COBIT
8 9 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
9 4 (0.13%) EMIR
9 4 (0.13%) GAAP
10 3 (0.096%) HL7
10 3 (0.096%) Solvency II
11 2 (0.064%) FATCA
11 2 (0.064%) MiFID
11 2 (0.064%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.064%) WCAG
11 2 (0.064%) WAI
11 2 (0.064%) GxP
11 2 (0.064%) 21 CFR Part 11
System Software
1 153 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 140 (4.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (2.73%) Hyper-V
4 58 (1.86%) Oracle RAC
5 46 (1.48%) XenApp
6 33 (1.06%) vSphere
7 29 (0.93%) XenDesktop
8 24 (0.77%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 23 (0.74%) HDFS
10 22 (0.71%) Apache Flume
10 22 (0.71%) VMware ESX
11 17 (0.55%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (0.39%) NFS
12 12 (0.39%) XenServer
13 9 (0.29%) PowerHA
14 8 (0.26%) SRDF
15 7 (0.23%) Docker
16 6 (0.19%) vCloud
16 6 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
17 4 (0.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 59 (1.90%) SCCM
2 45 (1.45%) Puppet
3 43 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (0.84%) Oozie
5 22 (0.71%) Ambari
6 21 (0.68%) SCOM
6 21 (0.68%) Tivoli
7 19 (0.61%) SCOrch
8 17 (0.55%) Salt
8 17 (0.55%) Nagios
8 17 (0.55%) ZABBIX
8 17 (0.55%) Cacti
9 13 (0.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 12 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 11 (0.35%) BladeLogic
12 10 (0.32%) Control-M
12 10 (0.32%) Data Guard
13 9 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
13 9 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 8 (0.26%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 535 (17.20%) Oracle
2 356 (11.44%) Microsoft
3 212 (6.81%) VMware
4 195 (6.27%) Cisco
5 164 (5.27%) SAP
6 111 (3.57%) IBM
7 104 (3.34%) Citrix
8 87 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
9 74 (2.38%) HP
10 64 (2.06%) EMC
11 60 (1.93%) Siebel
12 59 (1.90%) Sybase
13 52 (1.67%) Adobe
13 52 (1.67%) NetApp
13 52 (1.67%) Teradata
14 50 (1.61%) Informatica
15 49 (1.58%) Dell
16 42 (1.35%) CheckPoint
17 41 (1.32%) Business Objects
18 33 (1.06%) Red Hat
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