The table below looks at the statistics for the Architect role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 24 30 20
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 642 528 585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.86% 5.89% 7.05%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.41% 6.37% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 282 278
Average daily rate
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£488 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £372 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £580
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £475 £462
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 10
Average hourly rate - £60.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +118.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.15 £50.79 £39.00
% change year-on-year
-15.03% +30.22%
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8664 8286 7701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.59% 92.51% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4998 4523 3917
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 421 581
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Architect
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Architect Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Architect
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Architect Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Architect
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the South East region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Architect Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Architect
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Architect Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Architect
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Architect within the South East region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
Berkshire +5 190 £513 +7.89% 49
Hampshire +16 177 £450 - 16
Surrey -11 85 £513 +13.88% 22
Buckinghamshire +4 78 £484 +9.94% 14
Oxfordshire +5 41 £500 +2.56% 7
West Sussex +3 29 £525 - 2
Middlesex +7 15 £500 -5.30%
East Sussex -7 12 £471 -0.78% 3
Sussex +5 4 £575 -
Kent -4 2 £550 -21.42% 2
M4 Corridor +3 1 - -
Home Counties -1 1 - -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 202 (14.86%) Microsoft
2 193 (14.20%) Finance
3 191 (14.05%) Security Cleared
4 182 (13.39%) Oracle
5 181 (13.32%) TOGAF
6 180 (13.25%) Windows
7 155 (11.41%) Java
8 136 (10.01%) Agile Software Development
9 135 (9.93%) SQL
10 134 (9.86%) SC Cleared
11 131 (9.64%) Telecoms
12 128 (9.42%) SQL Server
13 122 (8.98%) Firewall
14 117 (8.61%) Migration
15 115 (8.46%) Enterprise Architecture
16 110 (8.09%) SOA
17 101 (7.43%) VMware
18 100 (7.36%) Data Centre
19 97 (7.14%) Data Modelling
20 95 (6.99%) Active Directory
21 92 (6.77%) Cisco
21 92 (6.77%) SAP
22 90 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
22 90 (6.62%) CRM
23 89 (6.55%) .NET
24 84 (6.18%) Technical Architecture
25 82 (6.03%) Middleware
26 79 (5.81%) UNIX
27 78 (5.74%) Linux
27 78 (5.74%) ITIL

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 59 (4.34%) SharePoint
2 55 (4.05%) MS Exchange
3 34 (2.50%) Apache
3 34 (2.50%) BizTalk Server
4 28 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 27 (1.99%) WebSphere
6 22 (1.62%) Lync
7 18 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 16 (1.18%) OpenStack
9 15 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
10 14 (1.03%) IIS
11 13 (0.96%) JBoss
12 12 (0.88%) NetWeaver
12 12 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
13 10 (0.74%) Documentum
14 9 (0.66%) Apache Pig
15 8 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
15 8 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
16 7 (0.52%) SAS
16 7 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 58 (4.27%) MS Excel
2 36 (2.65%) MS Visio
3 16 (1.18%) MS Office
4 12 (0.88%) OmniGraffle
5 11 (0.81%) Photoshop
5 11 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
6 10 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (0.52%) InDesign
8 5 (0.37%) Simulink
9 4 (0.29%) SPSS
10 2 (0.15%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.074%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 24 (1.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.81%) SAP PSCD
3 10 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
4 9 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
5 8 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.52%) SAP CRM
6 7 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
6 7 (0.52%) SAP FI-CA
7 6 (0.44%) SAP MDM
8 4 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
8 4 (0.29%) SAP FI
8 4 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
8 4 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle Utilities
9 3 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
9 3 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
9 3 (0.22%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 44 (3.24%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.69%) SaaS
4 18 (1.32%) Office 365
5 15 (1.10%) PaaS
6 13 (0.96%) IaaS
7 12 (0.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 11 (0.81%) Amazon SQS
9 8 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
9 8 (0.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.37%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.37%) Boomi
11 4 (0.29%) HP Helion
12 3 (0.22%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
13 2 (0.15%) Yammer
13 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.15%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
14 1 (0.074%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 122 (8.98%) Firewall
2 74 (5.45%) LAN
3 72 (5.30%) WAN
4 48 (3.53%) VPN
5 43 (3.16%) DNS
6 37 (2.72%) SAN
7 33 (2.43%) Internet
7 33 (2.43%) MPLS
8 27 (1.99%) Wireless
9 22 (1.62%) 3G
9 22 (1.62%) VoLTE
10 20 (1.47%) DHCP
10 20 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
10 20 (1.47%) Network Security
11 18 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
12 17 (1.25%) Unified Communications
13 15 (1.10%) LTE
13 15 (1.10%) SMTP
13 15 (1.10%) LDAP
14 14 (1.03%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 128 (9.42%) SQL Server
2 58 (4.27%) Data Warehouse
3 56 (4.12%) Oracle Database
4 29 (2.13%) Relational Database
5 27 (1.99%) Big Data
6 25 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 22 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 20 (1.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 20 (1.47%) MySQL
10 18 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
11 17 (1.25%) Hadoop
11 17 (1.25%) DB2
12 16 (1.18%) Oracle Database 11g
13 13 (0.96%) NoSQL
14 12 (0.88%) SAP BW
14 12 (0.88%) BusinessObjects
15 11 (0.81%) Oracle BI EE
15 11 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
16 10 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (1.10%) Jenkins
2 13 (0.96%) Visual Studio
2 13 (0.96%) JIRA
3 12 (0.88%) Axure RP
3 12 (0.88%) SoapUI
4 10 (0.74%) Git (software)
4 10 (0.74%) ERwin
5 9 (0.66%) Ant
5 9 (0.66%) Maven
6 7 (0.52%) Subversion
6 7 (0.52%) Dreamweaver
7 5 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (0.37%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.37%) Hudson
8 4 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.29%) Selenium
8 4 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.29%) LoadUI
9 2 (0.15%) Toad
10 1 (0.074%) ClearCase
General
1 193 (14.20%) Finance
2 131 (9.64%) Telecoms
3 69 (5.08%) Retail
4 38 (2.80%) Billing
5 29 (2.13%) Marketing
6 28 (2.06%) Banking
7 16 (1.18%) Legal
8 14 (1.03%) Games
8 14 (1.03%) Interactive Media
9 13 (0.96%) Publishing
10 12 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
11 11 (0.81%) Automotive
12 8 (0.59%) Manufacturing
12 8 (0.59%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.52%) Military
14 6 (0.44%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.44%) Spanish Language
14 6 (0.44%) Multimedia
15 3 (0.22%) Electronics
16 2 (0.15%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (6.55%) .NET
2 82 (6.03%) Middleware
3 64 (4.71%) Web Services
4 45 (3.31%) SOAP
5 44 (3.24%) XML
6 43 (3.16%) Java EE
7 36 (2.65%) HTML
8 34 (2.50%) REST
9 22 (1.62%) ASP.NET Web API
10 21 (1.55%) AngularJS
11 14 (1.03%) J2EE
12 13 (0.96%) ASP.NET
12 13 (0.96%) CSS
12 13 (0.96%) HTML5
12 13 (0.96%) .NET Framework
13 9 (0.66%) SAP PI
13 9 (0.66%) JSP
13 9 (0.66%) Spring
14 8 (0.59%) XML Messaging
14 8 (0.59%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 100 (7.36%) Data Centre
2 62 (4.56%) Management Information System
3 57 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
4 34 (2.50%) User Experience
5 29 (2.13%) PKI
6 28 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (1.55%) Computer Science
7 21 (1.55%) GIS
8 20 (1.47%) Data Integration
9 17 (1.25%) Private Cloud
10 12 (0.88%) Visualisation
10 12 (0.88%) Data Structures
10 12 (0.88%) Mobile App
11 11 (0.81%) N-Tier
12 10 (0.74%) Frameworx
13 9 (0.66%) Mainframe
13 9 (0.66%) Taxonomies
14 8 (0.59%) Clustering
14 8 (0.59%) HP Storage
14 8 (0.59%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 180 (13.25%) Windows
2 79 (5.81%) UNIX
3 78 (5.74%) Linux
4 49 (3.61%) Windows 7
5 48 (3.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (3.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (1.25%) AIX
9 14 (1.03%) Solaris
10 10 (0.74%) HPUX
10 10 (0.74%) Windows Vista
11 7 (0.52%) Android
12 6 (0.44%) Apple iOS
13 5 (0.37%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.29%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.15%) VMS
16 1 (0.074%) zOS
16 1 (0.074%) CentOS
16 1 (0.074%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (13.32%) TOGAF
2 136 (10.01%) Agile Software Development
3 117 (8.61%) Migration
4 115 (8.46%) Enterprise Architecture
5 110 (8.09%) SOA
6 97 (7.14%) Data Modelling
7 90 (6.62%) CRM
7 90 (6.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 84 (6.18%) Technical Architecture
9 78 (5.74%) ITIL
10 66 (4.86%) Business Intelligence
10 66 (4.86%) Data Management
11 64 (4.71%) Project Management
12 61 (4.49%) ETL
13 58 (4.27%) Information Security
14 57 (4.19%) UML
15 54 (3.97%) Data Architecture
16 53 (3.90%) Security Architecture
17 49 (3.61%) E-Commerce
18 40 (2.94%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 155 (11.41%) Java
2 135 (9.93%) SQL
3 54 (3.97%) C#
4 28 (2.06%) JavaScript
5 20 (1.47%) C
6 19 (1.40%) PL/SQL
7 17 (1.25%) C++
8 16 (1.18%) Python
9 15 (1.10%) PowerShell
10 14 (1.03%) Perl
11 10 (0.74%) Shell Script
11 10 (0.74%) Ruby
12 8 (0.59%) ABAP
13 5 (0.37%) VB
13 5 (0.37%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.37%) Apex Code
14 4 (0.29%) Scala
14 4 (0.29%) VBScript
15 3 (0.22%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 191 (14.05%) Security Cleared
2 134 (9.86%) SC Cleared
3 76 (5.59%) Degree
4 51 (3.75%) CISSP
5 37 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (2.65%) Cisco Certification
7 33 (2.43%) DV Cleared
8 22 (1.62%) CCNA
9 21 (1.55%) MCSE
10 16 (1.18%) CISM
10 16 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 15 (1.10%) GIAC
11 15 (1.10%) MCITP
12 13 (0.96%) ISSAP
12 13 (0.96%) CCNP
13 11 (0.81%) CCIE
14 8 (0.59%) ISTQB
15 7 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (0.52%) BC Cleared
16 4 (0.29%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (2.87%) QA
2 24 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.03%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.52%) COBIT
5 6 (0.44%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.37%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.37%) SLA
7 3 (0.22%) GxP
8 2 (0.15%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.074%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.074%) Solvency II
System Software
1 95 (6.99%) Active Directory
2 64 (4.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (2.35%) Hyper-V
4 25 (1.84%) XenApp
5 16 (1.18%) XenDesktop
5 16 (1.18%) vSphere
6 13 (0.96%) Docker
7 12 (0.88%) VMware ESX
8 8 (0.59%) NFS
9 6 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.37%) XenServer
10 5 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.22%) Apache Flume
11 3 (0.22%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.15%) Sendmail
12 2 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.074%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.074%) NDS
13 1 (0.074%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.074%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 19 (1.40%) SCCM
2 13 (0.96%) Puppet
3 11 (0.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 10 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (0.74%) HP NNM
4 10 (0.74%) OpenView
5 9 (0.66%) EMC VPLEX
6 8 (0.59%) SCOM
6 8 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (0.59%) Cisco UCCX
7 6 (0.44%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (0.44%) Oracle ZFS
7 6 (0.44%) Ansible
8 5 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (0.37%) XenMobile
8 5 (0.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (0.29%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.22%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 2 (0.15%) WMI
Vendors
1 202 (14.86%) Microsoft
2 182 (13.39%) Oracle
3 101 (7.43%) VMware
4 92 (6.77%) SAP
4 92 (6.77%) Cisco
5 67 (4.93%) HP
6 62 (4.56%) IBM
7 51 (3.75%) Citrix
8 38 (2.80%) Salesforce.com
9 25 (1.84%) Intel
10 23 (1.69%) Juniper
10 23 (1.69%) Symantec
11 22 (1.62%) Adobe
12 18 (1.32%) Business Objects
12 18 (1.32%) CheckPoint
13 17 (1.25%) EMC
13 17 (1.25%) NetApp
14 16 (1.18%) Informatica
14 16 (1.18%) F5
15 15 (1.10%) TIBCO
Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 13 hours ago
Redhill
Interquest - IQ Public Sector
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Depending on experience
Posted: 16 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 23 hours ago
High Wycombe
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £520 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton
iKonnect
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £500 - 800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Franklin Bates
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Montash
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Jumar Solutions
Rate: Up to £440
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Jumar Solutions
Rate: Up to £440
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago