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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Architect
Rank 19 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 1602 1353 1600
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.58% 6.49% 7.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 8.00% 6.87% 7.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1053 906 1119
Average daily rate £550 £525 £543
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £500 £485
% change year-on-year
- +3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 4
Average hourly rate £100.00 £35.00 £55.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+185.71% -36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £53.81 £40.50 £44.63
% change year-on-year
+32.87% -9.24%
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
20026 19682 20464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.69% 94.48% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 14194 13942 13897
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 337 393
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £37.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the London region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Architect Hourly Rate Histogram 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 5 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
City of London -4 157 £550 +4.76% 80
Croydon +5 36 £505 -26.00% 2
Canary Wharf +7 16 £475 -13.63%
Bromley -3 7 £675 +28.57% 2
Docklands, London +4 5 £478 -13.87%
Enfield - 5 £625 -
Feltham - 3 £488 -
Hayes - 3 £560 - 1
Hounslow +4 2 £560 -
Chessington -1 2 - -
Westminster -3 2 £430 -21.81%
Greenwich - 2 £582 -
Hammersmith +1 1 £575 +32.94%
Uxbridge -3 1 £450 +12.50%
Ealing - 1 - -
Osterley - 1 £513 -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 664 (22.24%) Agile Software Development
2 625 (20.93%) Finance
3 414 (13.86%) Java
4 352 (11.79%) Oracle
5 347 (11.62%) Banking
6 314 (10.52%) Microsoft
7 311 (10.42%) Windows
8 305 (10.21%) TOGAF
9 301 (10.08%) Security Cleared
9 301 (10.08%) SQL
10 292 (9.78%) Migration
11 288 (9.65%) Data Modelling
12 246 (8.24%) Linux
13 234 (7.84%) SOA
14 213 (7.13%) SC Cleared
15 205 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
16 200 (6.70%) Data Centre
17 197 (6.60%) .NET
18 195 (6.53%) SQL Server
19 189 (6.33%) ITIL
20 182 (6.10%) Active Directory
21 179 (5.99%) VMware
21 179 (5.99%) Technical Architecture
22 177 (5.93%) Enterprise Architecture
22 177 (5.93%) Web Services
23 176 (5.89%) Stakeholder Management
24 175 (5.86%) Data Warehouse
25 173 (5.79%) Retail
25 173 (5.79%) Data Architecture
26 172 (5.76%) Analytical Skills

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 79 (2.65%) SharePoint
2 75 (2.51%) CMS
3 59 (1.98%) WebSphere
4 53 (1.77%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 48 (1.61%) Apache Spark
6 35 (1.17%) WebLogic
7 34 (1.14%) Node.js
8 27 (0.90%) Apache
9 26 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
9 26 (0.87%) Lync
9 26 (0.87%) OpenStack
10 25 (0.84%) IIS
11 24 (0.80%) MS Exchange
12 23 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
13 22 (0.74%) SAS
14 19 (0.64%) Tomcat
15 18 (0.60%) JBoss
16 17 (0.57%) Apache Pig
17 16 (0.54%) Confluence
17 16 (0.54%) Mule
Applications
1 75 (2.51%) MS Excel
2 49 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 25 (0.84%) MS Office
4 21 (0.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 13 (0.44%) OmniGraffle
5 13 (0.44%) Photoshop
6 12 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
7 10 (0.33%) MS Project
8 7 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.17%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.13%) HipChat
10 4 (0.13%) SPSS
11 2 (0.067%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.033%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.033%) Revit
Business Applications
1 53 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 18 (0.60%) SAP CRM
3 16 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 12 (0.40%) Maximo
6 11 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
6 11 (0.37%) SAP ERP
7 10 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
8 9 (0.30%) Magento
9 8 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
10 6 (0.20%) Adobe Campaign
10 6 (0.20%) BusinessWare
10 6 (0.20%) Faxination
10 6 (0.20%) SAP R/3
11 5 (0.17%) Salesforce.com CRM
12 4 (0.13%) Eloqua
12 4 (0.13%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
12 4 (0.13%) Relativity
12 4 (0.13%) Tridion
12 4 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 163 (5.46%) Amazon AWS
2 129 (4.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (2.75%) SaaS
4 76 (2.55%) Office 365
5 72 (2.41%) IaaS
6 49 (1.64%) PaaS
7 36 (1.21%) Cloud Computing
8 14 (0.47%) SuccessFactors
9 11 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 11 (0.37%) SoftLayer
10 10 (0.33%) Google Analytics
10 10 (0.33%) Google Apps
11 9 (0.30%) Yammer
12 8 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
12 8 (0.27%) Force.com
13 7 (0.23%) GitHub
13 7 (0.23%) OneDrive
13 7 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 6 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
14 6 (0.20%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 168 (5.63%) Firewall
2 109 (3.65%) WAN
3 98 (3.28%) LAN
4 94 (3.15%) SAN
5 64 (2.14%) VPN
6 63 (2.11%) Internet
7 56 (1.88%) Network Security
8 55 (1.84%) MPLS
9 53 (1.77%) DNS
10 48 (1.61%) NAS
11 33 (1.11%) TCP/IP
12 29 (0.97%) Wi-Fi
13 28 (0.94%) Cisco Nexus
14 22 (0.74%) Skype
15 21 (0.70%) HTTP
15 21 (0.70%) LDAP
15 21 (0.70%) Unified Communications
15 21 (0.70%) VLAN
15 21 (0.70%) Wireless
16 19 (0.64%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 195 (6.53%) SQL Server
2 175 (5.86%) Data Warehouse
3 151 (5.06%) Big Data
4 110 (3.68%) Hadoop
5 91 (3.05%) NoSQL
6 68 (2.28%) MongoDB
6 68 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 66 (2.21%) Oracle Database
8 63 (2.11%) Relational Database
9 52 (1.74%) MySQL
10 43 (1.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 42 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 37 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
12 37 (1.24%) PostgreSQL
13 32 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
13 32 (1.07%) HBase
14 31 (1.04%) Apache Hive
15 30 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
16 28 (0.94%) QlikView
16 28 (0.94%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 65 (2.18%) Git (software)
2 51 (1.71%) Jenkins
3 49 (1.64%) Maven
4 32 (1.07%) Axure RP
5 27 (0.90%) JIRA
5 27 (0.90%) Subversion
6 26 (0.87%) ERwin
7 24 (0.80%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 15 (0.50%) JUnit
9 11 (0.37%) Eclipse
9 11 (0.37%) Selenium
9 11 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (0.37%) Visual Studio
10 10 (0.33%) SoapUI
11 9 (0.30%) Talend Open Studio
11 9 (0.30%) TeamCity
12 8 (0.27%) Vagrant
13 7 (0.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 7 (0.23%) JMeter
13 7 (0.23%) PowerDesigner
General
1 625 (20.93%) Finance
2 347 (11.62%) Banking
3 173 (5.79%) Retail
4 113 (3.78%) Marketing
5 110 (3.68%) Telecoms
6 80 (2.68%) Investment Banking
7 49 (1.64%) Financial Institution
8 42 (1.41%) Advertising
9 40 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 30 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 28 (0.94%) Legal
12 27 (0.90%) Front Office
12 27 (0.90%) Retail Banking
13 21 (0.70%) Back Office
13 21 (0.70%) Publishing
14 18 (0.60%) Billing
15 16 (0.54%) Electronics
16 15 (0.50%) Law
17 13 (0.44%) Games
18 6 (0.20%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 197 (6.60%) .NET
2 177 (5.93%) Web Services
3 119 (3.99%) REST
4 115 (3.85%) Middleware
5 104 (3.48%) HTML
6 85 (2.85%) CSS
6 85 (2.85%) SOAP
7 73 (2.44%) XML
8 62 (2.08%) JSON
9 61 (2.04%) J2EE
10 60 (2.01%) Spring
11 54 (1.81%) Ajax
12 48 (1.61%) RESTful
13 45 (1.51%) HTML5
14 40 (1.34%) WCF
15 37 (1.24%) Java EE
16 35 (1.17%) AngularJS
17 34 (1.14%) MSMQ
18 31 (1.04%) ASP.NET
19 30 (1.00%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 200 (6.70%) Data Centre
2 172 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
3 114 (3.82%) User Experience
4 94 (3.15%) Data Integration
5 67 (2.24%) Management Information System
6 58 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
7 51 (1.71%) Computer Science
7 51 (1.71%) Public Cloud
8 48 (1.61%) Mobile App
9 34 (1.14%) Private Cloud
10 31 (1.04%) Reference Data
11 26 (0.87%) Mainframe
12 25 (0.84%) Clustering
12 25 (0.84%) Cryptography
12 25 (0.84%) PKI
12 25 (0.84%) Visualisation
13 22 (0.74%) FMCG
14 20 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
15 19 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
15 19 (0.64%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 311 (10.42%) Windows
2 246 (8.24%) Linux
3 114 (3.82%) Unix
4 74 (2.48%) Windows Server
5 40 (1.34%) Android
6 34 (1.14%) Apple iOS
7 31 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (0.87%) Solaris
9 26 (0.87%) Windows 7
10 22 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (0.64%) AIX
13 15 (0.50%) CentOS
14 12 (0.40%) Mac OS X
15 11 (0.37%) Windows 10
15 11 (0.37%) Windows XP
16 8 (0.27%) Windows 8
16 8 (0.27%) Windows Phone
17 7 (0.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 664 (22.24%) Agile Software Development
2 305 (10.21%) TOGAF
3 292 (9.78%) Migration
4 288 (9.65%) Data Modelling
5 234 (7.84%) SOA
6 205 (6.87%) Business Intelligence
7 189 (6.33%) ITIL
8 179 (5.99%) Technical Architecture
9 177 (5.93%) Enterprise Architecture
10 176 (5.89%) Stakeholder Management
11 173 (5.79%) Data Architecture
12 171 (5.73%) CRM
12 171 (5.73%) Scrum
13 168 (5.63%) DevOps
14 167 (5.59%) Analytics
14 167 (5.59%) Project Management
15 157 (5.26%) Open Source
16 150 (5.02%) E-Commerce
17 141 (4.72%) ETL
18 133 (4.45%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 414 (13.86%) Java
2 301 (10.08%) SQL
3 137 (4.59%) JavaScript
4 113 (3.78%) C#
5 105 (3.52%) Ruby
6 92 (3.08%) Python
7 55 (1.84%) Scala
8 53 (1.77%) C
9 48 (1.61%) PowerShell
10 41 (1.37%) Perl
11 32 (1.07%) C++
12 28 (0.94%) PHP
12 28 (0.94%) PL/SQL
13 26 (0.87%) Shell Script
14 21 (0.70%) T-SQL
15 19 (0.64%) Go
16 18 (0.60%) Clojure
17 12 (0.40%) Bash Shell
17 12 (0.40%) Groovy
18 11 (0.37%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 301 (10.08%) Security Cleared
2 213 (7.13%) SC Cleared
3 155 (5.19%) Degree
4 80 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
5 62 (2.08%) CISSP
6 43 (1.44%) CCIE
7 41 (1.37%) CISM
8 39 (1.31%) CCNP
9 29 (0.97%) DV Cleared
10 24 (0.80%) MBCS
11 20 (0.67%) CCNA
12 18 (0.60%) BPSS Clearance
13 14 (0.47%) AWS Certification
13 14 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
14 11 (0.37%) CTC Cleared
14 11 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
15 10 (0.33%) CCSA
16 9 (0.30%) JNCIA
17 8 (0.27%) Six Sigma Black Belt
17 8 (0.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (2.75%) Data Quality
2 63 (2.11%) QA
3 47 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 22 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
6 16 (0.54%) COBIT
7 15 (0.50%) SLA
8 13 (0.44%) ISO20022
9 12 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.23%) Basel II
11 6 (0.20%) MiFID
12 5 (0.17%) Solvency II
13 4 (0.13%) COREP
13 4 (0.13%) EMIR
13 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 20000
13 4 (0.13%) ISO27002
14 3 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
14 3 (0.10%) FATCA
14 3 (0.10%) ISO 9001
14 3 (0.10%) SEPA
System Software
1 182 (6.10%) Active Directory
2 120 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (1.57%) Docker
4 43 (1.44%) Hyper-V
5 32 (1.07%) vSphere
6 24 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (0.77%) XenApp
8 19 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
9 17 (0.57%) HDFS
10 15 (0.50%) XenServer
11 14 (0.47%) XenDesktop
12 12 (0.40%) vCloud
13 10 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 8 (0.27%) VMware ESX
15 7 (0.23%) NFS
16 6 (0.20%) ClearTrust
16 6 (0.20%) Terminal Services
17 5 (0.17%) Platform Symphony
18 4 (0.13%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 88 (2.95%) Puppet
2 45 (1.51%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (1.44%) Ansible
4 28 (0.94%) SCCM
5 15 (0.50%) Salt
5 15 (0.50%) Tivoli
6 12 (0.40%) SCOM
6 12 (0.40%) ZABBIX
7 11 (0.37%) CA Single Sign-On
8 10 (0.33%) Kubernetes
9 9 (0.30%) Control-M
10 6 (0.20%) XenMobile
11 5 (0.17%) OpenSSO
11 5 (0.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 5 (0.17%) Windows Intune
12 4 (0.13%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (0.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 4 (0.13%) NetBackup
12 4 (0.13%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
12 4 (0.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 352 (11.79%) Oracle
2 314 (10.52%) Microsoft
3 179 (5.99%) VMware
4 150 (5.02%) SAP
5 147 (4.92%) Cisco
6 145 (4.86%) IBM
7 100 (3.35%) Citrix
8 79 (2.65%) Salesforce.com
9 73 (2.44%) Adobe
10 72 (2.41%) ServiceNow
11 52 (1.74%) CheckPoint
12 50 (1.67%) HP
13 47 (1.57%) Informatica
14 46 (1.54%) EMC
15 44 (1.47%) Google
16 41 (1.37%) Juniper
16 41 (1.37%) NetApp
17 38 (1.27%) Dell
18 37 (1.24%) hybris
19 35 (1.17%) Red Hat
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