The first table below looks at the demand for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Milton Keynes region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 25 16 33
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +17
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 52 41 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 5.91% 7.78% 4.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.24% 8.33% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 26 25
Average daily rate £500 £446 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.04% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £370 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £638 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.25 £55.00 £40.07
% change year-on-year
-19.54% +37.25%
Job Titles Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
833 492 789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 94.66% 93.36% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 277 337
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £188 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 36 62
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.52 £11.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £38.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Architect
Buckinghamshire

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 23 (26.44%) SOA
2 21 (24.14%) Microsoft
3 16 (18.39%) J2EE
4 15 (17.24%) Middleware
4 15 (17.24%) WebSphere
5 14 (16.09%) EAI
6 12 (13.79%) Oracle
6 12 (13.79%) Degree
7 11 (12.64%) UML
8 10 (11.49%) Security Cleared
9 9 (10.34%) Technical Architecture
9 9 (10.34%) Data Integration
9 9 (10.34%) Relational Database
9 9 (10.34%) MS Excel
9 9 (10.34%) IBM
9 9 (10.34%) Finance
10 8 (9.20%) TOGAF
10 8 (9.20%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (9.20%) E-Commerce
10 8 (9.20%) SQL
10 8 (9.20%) Enterprise Architecture
11 7 (8.05%) SC Cleared
11 7 (8.05%) DV Cleared
11 7 (8.05%) ITIL
11 7 (8.05%) SharePoint
11 7 (8.05%) Cisco
12 6 (6.90%) MS Exchange
12 6 (6.90%) Windows
12 6 (6.90%) Project Planning
12 6 (6.90%) Test Strategy

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 15 (17.24%) WebSphere
2 7 (8.05%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.90%) MS Exchange
4 5 (5.75%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (5.75%) CMS
5 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.45%) Lync
6 3 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.30%) CICS
7 2 (2.30%) MQSeries
8 1 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.15%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 4 (4.60%) MS Visio
2 4 (4.60%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (4.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) SAP CRM
1 2 (2.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) SaaS
1 2 (2.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.60%) LAN
1 4 (4.60%) VoIP
1 4 (4.60%) VPN
2 3 (3.45%) WLAN
3 2 (2.30%) WAN
3 2 (2.30%) SDH
3 2 (2.30%) ATM
3 2 (2.30%) DWDM
3 2 (2.30%) MPLS
3 2 (2.30%) BGP
3 2 (2.30%) EIGRP
3 2 (2.30%) X.25
3 2 (2.30%) Frame Relay
3 2 (2.30%) Firewall
3 2 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.30%) Wireless
3 2 (2.30%) xDSL
4 1 (1.15%) WEP
4 1 (1.15%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) Relational Database
2 8 (9.20%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.30%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.30%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.30%) Easytrieve
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.15%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Oracle APEX
General
1 9 (10.34%) Finance
2 5 (5.75%) Retail
3 2 (2.30%) Automotive
4 1 (1.15%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.15%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (18.39%) J2EE
2 15 (17.24%) Middleware
3 5 (5.75%) .NET
3 5 (5.75%) Web Services
3 5 (5.75%) HTML
4 3 (3.45%) Worklight
4 3 (3.45%) REST
4 3 (3.45%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (3.45%) Ajax
4 3 (3.45%) Dojo
5 2 (2.30%) XML
5 2 (2.30%) COM
5 2 (2.30%) CSS
5 2 (2.30%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.30%) Hibernate
5 2 (2.30%) Spring
5 2 (2.30%) ISPF
5 2 (2.30%) JSON
5 2 (2.30%) HTML5
5 2 (2.30%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.34%) Data Integration
2 5 (5.75%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.45%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.45%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.30%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.30%) iPhone
4 2 (2.30%) Telematics
4 2 (2.30%) Open Source
5 1 (1.15%) iPad
5 1 (1.15%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 6 (6.90%) Windows
2 5 (5.75%) UNIX
3 2 (2.30%) Linux
3 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (2.30%) zOS
4 1 (1.15%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.15%) Android
4 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (26.44%) SOA
2 14 (16.09%) EAI
3 11 (12.64%) UML
4 9 (10.34%) Technical Architecture
5 8 (9.20%) TOGAF
5 8 (9.20%) E-Commerce
5 8 (9.20%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (8.05%) ITIL
7 6 (6.90%) Project Planning
7 6 (6.90%) Test Strategy
8 5 (5.75%) MVC
8 5 (5.75%) Data Modelling
9 4 (4.60%) ETL
9 4 (4.60%) Service Management
9 4 (4.60%) PRINCE
9 4 (4.60%) Data Architecture
10 3 (3.45%) TDD
10 3 (3.45%) Scrum
10 3 (3.45%) Migration
10 3 (3.45%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.20%) SQL
2 5 (5.75%) JavaScript
3 4 (4.60%) Java
4 3 (3.45%) Objective-C
5 2 (2.30%) Assembly Language
5 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
5 2 (2.30%) C++
5 2 (2.30%) COBOL
5 2 (2.30%) REXX
5 2 (2.30%) JCL
5 2 (2.30%) Scala
6 1 (1.15%) C
6 1 (1.15%) C#
6 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (13.79%) Degree
2 10 (11.49%) Security Cleared
3 7 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.05%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.30%) CCIE
5 2 (2.30%) CCNP
5 2 (2.30%) CITP
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.60%) SLA
2 3 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.75%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.30%) ProxySG
2 2 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.30%) OpenView
1 2 (2.30%) HP NNM
1 2 (2.30%) WhatsUp Gold
1 2 (2.30%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (1.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 21 (24.14%) Microsoft
2 12 (13.79%) Oracle
3 9 (10.34%) IBM
4 7 (8.05%) Cisco
5 4 (4.60%) SAP
6 3 (3.45%) webMethods
6 3 (3.45%) Siebel
7 2 (2.30%) Juniper
7 2 (2.30%) CA
7 2 (2.30%) Informatica
7 2 (2.30%) HP
7 2 (2.30%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.30%) OPNET
7 2 (2.30%) VMware
7 2 (2.30%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.30%) IronPort
8 1 (1.15%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.15%) Symantec