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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 20 33 20
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -13
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 669 473 580
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 7.17% 5.28% 7.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.83% 5.76% 7.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 371 248 285
Average daily rate
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£500 £460 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £400 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £485 £475
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 10
Average hourly rate £37.00 £45.00 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.77% +56.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.60 £28.00 £26.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £68.78 £63.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £37.80 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.50%
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
8544 8207 7552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.57% 91.66% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4793 4559 3818
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £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 426 439 591
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £47.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
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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
Berkshire +15 211 £500 +11.11% 27
Hampshire +10 140 £451 +0.32% 16
Surrey +10 85 £550 +22.22% 32
Buckinghamshire -1 84 £464 +3.05% 10
Oxfordshire +14 60 £500 - 4
West Sussex +4 45 £450 -10.00% 5
Middlesex +3 16 £475 -9.52% 3
East Sussex -10 11 £475 +11.76% 2
Kent - 6 £550 - 5
Sussex 0 2 £750 - 1
M4 Corridor +1 1 - -
Home Counties +1 1 - -
Isle of Wight - 1 £475 -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 209 (15.99%) Finance
2 201 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 199 (15.23%) Security Cleared
4 180 (13.77%) TOGAF
5 169 (12.93%) Windows
6 156 (11.94%) Oracle
7 147 (11.25%) Java
8 144 (11.02%) SC Cleared
9 133 (10.18%) Telecoms
10 128 (9.79%) SOA
11 122 (9.33%) Firewall
12 118 (9.03%) Agile Software Development
13 116 (8.88%) SQL
14 106 (8.11%) SQL Server
15 105 (8.03%) Enterprise Architecture
16 99 (7.57%) Stakeholder Management
16 99 (7.57%) VMware
17 95 (7.27%) Migration
17 95 (7.27%) Middleware
18 93 (7.12%) Cisco
19 91 (6.96%) .NET
20 90 (6.89%) SAP
21 88 (6.73%) CRM
22 87 (6.66%) Linux
23 84 (6.43%) Data Modelling
24 81 (6.20%) Active Directory
24 81 (6.20%) Degree
25 78 (5.97%) WAN
26 76 (5.81%) LAN
27 71 (5.43%) HP

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 58 (4.44%) SharePoint
2 41 (3.14%) MS Exchange
3 34 (2.60%) Apache
3 34 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
4 26 (1.99%) Lync
5 24 (1.84%) WebSphere
6 23 (1.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 16 (1.22%) WebLogic
8 15 (1.15%) IIS
9 14 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
10 12 (0.92%) Documentum
11 11 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
11 11 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
12 10 (0.77%) JBoss
12 10 (0.77%) NetWeaver
13 9 (0.69%) Apache Pig
14 8 (0.61%) OpenStack
14 8 (0.61%) CMS
15 7 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 51 (3.90%) MS Excel
2 33 (2.52%) MS Visio
3 13 (0.99%) MS Office
4 12 (0.92%) OmniGraffle
5 11 (0.84%) Photoshop
5 11 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
6 9 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (0.54%) InDesign
8 5 (0.38%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.23%) Simulink
10 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.15%) SPSS
11 1 (0.077%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.077%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 22 (1.68%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.15%) Oracle EBS
3 13 (0.99%) Oracle EBS R12
4 10 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
4 10 (0.77%) Oracle Financials
5 9 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.61%) SAP PSCD
7 7 (0.54%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.38%) Oracle 11i
9 5 (0.38%) SAP CRM
10 4 (0.31%) SAP FI-CA
10 4 (0.31%) SAP MDM
10 4 (0.31%) BigMachines
11 3 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
11 3 (0.23%) Summit
11 3 (0.23%) SAP ERP
11 3 (0.23%) SAP HCM
11 3 (0.23%) Oracle BRM
11 3 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 32 (2.45%) SaaS
2 22 (1.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.30%) PaaS
5 14 (1.07%) Office 365
6 12 (0.92%) IaaS
7 7 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.38%) Boomi
8 5 (0.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
9 3 (0.23%) Force.com
9 3 (0.23%) HP Helion
9 3 (0.23%) SuccessFactors
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon EMR
10 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.15%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.077%) Taleo
11 1 (0.077%) GitHub
11 1 (0.077%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 122 (9.33%) Firewall
2 78 (5.97%) WAN
3 76 (5.81%) LAN
4 48 (3.67%) VPN
5 40 (3.06%) SAN
6 37 (2.83%) DNS
6 37 (2.83%) Internet
6 37 (2.83%) MPLS
7 21 (1.61%) Wireless
8 20 (1.53%) DHCP
9 19 (1.45%) BGP
9 19 (1.45%) Cisco Nexus
10 18 (1.38%) VoLTE
10 18 (1.38%) 3G
11 17 (1.30%) MVNO
12 16 (1.22%) NAS
12 16 (1.22%) VoIP
13 15 (1.15%) SMTP
13 15 (1.15%) LTE
13 15 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 62 (4.74%) Data Warehouse
3 39 (2.98%) Oracle Database
4 32 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
5 25 (1.91%) Big Data
6 19 (1.45%) Relational Database
7 18 (1.38%) MySQL
8 17 (1.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 16 (1.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 16 (1.22%) DB2
10 15 (1.15%) Hadoop
11 14 (1.07%) Oracle Database 11g
11 14 (1.07%) SAP BW
11 14 (1.07%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
13 10 (0.77%) NoSQL
14 9 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (0.69%) Apache Hive
15 8 (0.61%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (0.99%) JIRA
2 12 (0.92%) Jenkins
2 12 (0.92%) Axure RP
3 9 (0.69%) Visual Studio
4 8 (0.61%) ERwin
5 7 (0.54%) Dreamweaver
5 7 (0.54%) Maven
6 6 (0.46%) Ant
6 6 (0.46%) Oracle Forms
7 5 (0.38%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.38%) Subversion
7 5 (0.38%) Git (software)
8 4 (0.31%) LoadUI
8 4 (0.31%) SoapUI
8 4 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.31%) Selenium
9 2 (0.15%) Hudson
9 2 (0.15%) Toad
10 1 (0.077%) ClearQuest
10 1 (0.077%) JDeveloper
General
1 209 (15.99%) Finance
2 133 (10.18%) Telecoms
3 57 (4.36%) Retail
4 45 (3.44%) Billing
5 29 (2.22%) Banking
6 24 (1.84%) Marketing
7 17 (1.30%) Legal
8 16 (1.22%) Manufacturing
9 14 (1.07%) Interactive Media
10 12 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
10 12 (0.92%) Games
11 10 (0.77%) Automotive
12 9 (0.69%) Publishing
13 8 (0.61%) Multimedia
13 8 (0.61%) Investment Banking
14 6 (0.46%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.38%) Military
15 5 (0.38%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.31%) Electronics
17 2 (0.15%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (7.27%) Middleware
2 91 (6.96%) .NET
3 67 (5.13%) Web Services
4 49 (3.75%) HTML
5 37 (2.83%) SOAP
6 36 (2.75%) XML
7 34 (2.60%) Java EE
8 31 (2.37%) REST
9 24 (1.84%) AngularJS
10 20 (1.53%) HTML5
10 20 (1.53%) ASP.NET Web API
11 19 (1.45%) ASP.NET
11 19 (1.45%) CSS
12 18 (1.38%) .NET Framework
13 17 (1.30%) J2EE
14 13 (0.99%) Oracle Fusion
15 11 (0.84%) Spring
16 10 (0.77%) XSL
16 10 (0.77%) EJB
17 9 (0.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 49 (3.75%) Management Information System
1 49 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
3 33 (2.52%) Open Source
4 29 (2.22%) PKI
5 25 (1.91%) User Experience
6 23 (1.76%) Computer Science
7 21 (1.61%) GIS
8 15 (1.15%) N-Tier
8 15 (1.15%) Data Integration
9 11 (0.84%) Taxonomies
9 11 (0.84%) Mobile App
9 11 (0.84%) Data Structures
10 10 (0.77%) Social Media
10 10 (0.77%) Frameworx
11 8 (0.61%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.54%) Mainframe
12 7 (0.54%) e-Health
12 7 (0.54%) IBM Mainframe
12 7 (0.54%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 169 (12.93%) Windows
2 87 (6.66%) Linux
3 62 (4.74%) UNIX
4 47 (3.60%) Windows 7
5 28 (2.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (1.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (0.84%) AIX
10 9 (0.69%) Windows Vista
11 8 (0.61%) Android
12 7 (0.54%) Solaris
13 6 (0.46%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.38%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.31%) Windows XP
16 2 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
16 2 (0.15%) VMS
17 1 (0.077%) zOS
17 1 (0.077%) HPUX
17 1 (0.077%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 180 (13.77%) TOGAF
2 128 (9.79%) SOA
3 118 (9.03%) Agile Software Development
4 105 (8.03%) Enterprise Architecture
5 99 (7.57%) Stakeholder Management
6 95 (7.27%) Migration
7 88 (6.73%) CRM
8 84 (6.43%) Data Modelling
9 70 (5.36%) Business Intelligence
9 70 (5.36%) ITIL
10 69 (5.28%) Technical Architecture
11 55 (4.21%) Data Management
12 53 (4.06%) ETL
13 49 (3.75%) Project Management
14 48 (3.67%) UML
15 47 (3.60%) E-Commerce
15 47 (3.60%) Data Architecture
16 46 (3.52%) Analytics
17 44 (3.37%) Security Architecture
18 43 (3.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 147 (11.25%) Java
2 116 (8.88%) SQL
3 69 (5.28%) C#
4 33 (2.52%) JavaScript
5 23 (1.76%) C
6 22 (1.68%) C++
7 17 (1.30%) Python
8 15 (1.15%) PowerShell
9 13 (0.99%) Perl
10 12 (0.92%) Ruby
10 12 (0.92%) PL/SQL
11 8 (0.61%) Apex Code
11 8 (0.61%) ABAP
12 7 (0.54%) PHP
13 5 (0.38%) VB
13 5 (0.38%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.31%) Scala
15 3 (0.23%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.23%) VBScript
16 2 (0.15%) R
Qualifications
1 199 (15.23%) Security Cleared
2 144 (11.02%) SC Cleared
3 81 (6.20%) Degree
4 58 (4.44%) DV Cleared
5 45 (3.44%) CISSP
6 43 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (2.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 22 (1.68%) CCNA
9 18 (1.38%) MCITP
10 16 (1.22%) CCNP
11 15 (1.15%) CCIE
12 14 (1.07%) CISM
12 14 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 12 (0.92%) ISSAP
14 11 (0.84%) MCSE
15 10 (0.77%) GIAC
16 8 (0.61%) BC Cleared
17 7 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
18 6 (0.46%) MCSA
19 5 (0.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (2.14%) QA
2 19 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (0.77%) Data Quality
4 7 (0.54%) COBIT
5 4 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.31%) SLA
6 3 (0.23%) GxP
6 3 (0.23%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.15%) ISO 8583
8 1 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.077%) DO-178B
System Software
1 81 (6.20%) Active Directory
2 58 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (2.52%) Hyper-V
4 18 (1.38%) XenApp
5 14 (1.07%) XenDesktop
6 10 (0.77%) vSphere
7 8 (0.61%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.46%) VMware ESX
9 5 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (0.38%) XenServer
10 3 (0.23%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.23%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.15%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.077%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.077%) NFS
12 1 (0.077%) NDS
12 1 (0.077%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 1 (0.077%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 20 (1.53%) SCCM
2 16 (1.22%) Tivoli
3 12 (0.92%) Red Hat Satellite
4 10 (0.77%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 8 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
5 8 (0.61%) Oracle RMAN
6 7 (0.54%) Puppet
6 7 (0.54%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (0.46%) SCOM
7 6 (0.46%) HP NNM
7 6 (0.46%) OpenView
8 5 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 4 (0.31%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (0.31%) XenMobile
9 4 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 3 (0.23%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (0.23%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 2 (0.15%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.15%) Ansible
11 2 (0.15%) SELinux
Vendors
1 201 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 156 (11.94%) Oracle
3 99 (7.57%) VMware
4 93 (7.12%) Cisco
5 90 (6.89%) SAP
6 71 (5.43%) HP
7 63 (4.82%) IBM
8 43 (3.29%) Salesforce.com
9 41 (3.14%) Citrix
10 26 (1.99%) NetApp
10 26 (1.99%) Red Hat
10 26 (1.99%) Juniper
11 22 (1.68%) Business Objects
12 19 (1.45%) Adobe
13 18 (1.38%) CheckPoint
13 18 (1.38%) Symantec
14 16 (1.22%) EMC
15 15 (1.15%) webMethods
15 15 (1.15%) TIBCO
15 15 (1.15%) OpenText
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