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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 22 26 25
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 594 527 610
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.43% 6.06% 6.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.99% 6.53% 6.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 271 254
Average daily rate
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£490 £470 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% -3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £453 £450
% change year-on-year
+10.49% +0.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 3
Average hourly rate £46.00 £35.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.57% +31.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £52.25 £47.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
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
8494 8070 9191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.98% 92.81% 91.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4718 4308 4282
Average daily rate £355 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 496 606
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Architect across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Architect Hourly Rate Histogram 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 23 September 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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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 -4 207 £500 +7.18% 38
Hampshire +8 145 £450 -2.70% 25
Surrey +16 94 £450 - 27
Buckinghamshire -10 55 £545 +15.34% 7
Middlesex +2 22 £527 -2.04% 3
Oxfordshire 0 22 £538 -6.52% 4
East Sussex +1 15 £450 +2.85%
West Sussex -1 11 £550 +22.22% 4
Home Counties -11 4 - -
Sussex -5 3 £675 +80.00%
Kent -10 2 £438 -10.25%
Thames Valley - - - -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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.

1 200 (17.99%) Security Cleared
2 159 (14.30%) Oracle
3 155 (13.94%) TOGAF
4 149 (13.40%) SC Cleared
5 144 (12.95%) Telecoms
6 133 (11.96%) Finance
7 129 (11.60%) Microsoft
8 113 (10.16%) Windows
9 112 (10.07%) Agile Software Development
10 109 (9.80%) .NET
11 106 (9.53%) VMware
12 105 (9.44%) SOA
13 101 (9.08%) SQL
14 93 (8.36%) CRM
14 93 (8.36%) Enterprise Architecture
15 91 (8.18%) Degree
16 88 (7.91%) Java
17 85 (7.64%) Cisco
18 81 (7.28%) Migration
19 78 (7.01%) Web Services
20 77 (6.92%) ITIL
21 74 (6.65%) Project Management
21 74 (6.65%) Internet
22 73 (6.56%) IBM
23 70 (6.29%) Technical Architecture
24 69 (6.21%) UNIX
24 69 (6.21%) SAP
25 68 (6.12%) Linux
26 65 (5.85%) Retail
26 65 (5.85%) VMware Infrastructure

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, 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 62 (5.58%) SharePoint
2 53 (4.77%) WebSphere
3 39 (3.51%) Lync
4 37 (3.33%) Apache
5 36 (3.24%) BizTalk Server
6 25 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 22 (1.98%) SharePoint 2010
8 21 (1.89%) MS Exchange
9 19 (1.71%) SharePoint 2013
10 15 (1.35%) WebLogic
11 13 (1.17%) Apache Solr
12 12 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
13 11 (0.99%) IIS
14 8 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
14 8 (0.72%) Apache Pig
15 7 (0.63%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.63%) CMS
16 6 (0.54%) WebSphere Application Server
17 5 (0.45%) IBM Notes
17 5 (0.45%) SAS
Applications
1 54 (4.86%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.71%) MS Visio
3 11 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (0.99%) MS Office
4 7 (0.63%) MS Project
5 6 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
6 3 (0.27%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.27%) InDesign
7 1 (0.090%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
1 22 (1.98%) Dynamics AX
2 19 (1.71%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (1.35%) SAP IS-U
4 14 (1.26%) Oracle EBS R12
4 14 (1.26%) Oracle Applications
5 11 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 6 (0.54%) SAP CRM
6 6 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
6 6 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
7 4 (0.36%) SAP Retail
7 4 (0.36%) SAP FI
8 3 (0.27%) Oracle ERP
8 3 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
9 2 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
9 2 (0.18%) Maximo
9 2 (0.18%) SAP CO
9 2 (0.18%) Agresso
9 2 (0.18%) CSG Singleview
9 2 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 46 (4.14%) SaaS
2 37 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (2.52%) PaaS
4 22 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (1.53%) IaaS
6 16 (1.44%) Office 365
7 11 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (0.72%) Force.com
9 4 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.27%) GitHub
11 1 (0.090%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 74 (6.65%) Internet
2 51 (4.59%) Firewall
3 49 (4.41%) 3G
4 48 (4.32%) SAN
5 41 (3.69%) LTE
6 32 (2.88%) WAN
7 28 (2.52%) LAN
8 26 (2.34%) Network Security
9 24 (2.16%) 4G
10 22 (1.98%) VoIP
11 19 (1.71%) Broadband
11 19 (1.71%) MPLS
12 17 (1.53%) LDAP
13 14 (1.26%) BGP
13 14 (1.26%) VPN
14 13 (1.17%) GSM
14 13 (1.17%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (1.08%) GPRS
16 11 (0.99%) UMTS
16 11 (0.99%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (4.77%) SQL Server
2 37 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (3.06%) Oracle Database
4 29 (2.61%) Hadoop
4 29 (2.61%) Big Data
5 21 (1.89%) DB2
5 21 (1.89%) Relational Database
6 16 (1.44%) PostgreSQL
7 15 (1.35%) MySQL
8 14 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (0.99%) NoSQL
10 10 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
11 9 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
11 9 (0.81%) Apache Hive
11 9 (0.81%) RDBMS
11 9 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
12 8 (0.72%) SAP BW
12 8 (0.72%) HBase
12 8 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
12 8 (0.72%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 30 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 29 (2.61%) Maven
3 25 (2.25%) Eclipse
4 23 (2.07%) JIRA
5 19 (1.71%) FitNesse
5 19 (1.71%) Cucumber
6 11 (0.99%) Axure RP
7 8 (0.72%) Git (software)
8 6 (0.54%) JUnit
9 5 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (0.45%) Gerrit
10 4 (0.36%) Oracle APEX
10 4 (0.36%) Selenium
10 4 (0.36%) ERwin
11 3 (0.27%) Checkstyle
11 3 (0.27%) Dreamweaver
11 3 (0.27%) FindBugs
11 3 (0.27%) Gradle
12 2 (0.18%) Ant
12 2 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 144 (12.95%) Telecoms
2 133 (11.96%) Finance
3 65 (5.85%) Retail
4 55 (4.95%) Billing
5 33 (2.97%) Marketing
6 24 (2.16%) Military
7 20 (1.80%) Banking
8 15 (1.35%) Manufacturing
9 13 (1.17%) Legal
9 13 (1.17%) Electronics
10 9 (0.81%) Back Office
11 8 (0.72%) Publishing
12 6 (0.54%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.45%) Law
14 4 (0.36%) Advertising
15 3 (0.27%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.27%) Front Office
15 3 (0.27%) Interactive Media
15 3 (0.27%) Local Government
16 2 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (9.80%) .NET
2 78 (7.01%) Web Services
3 58 (5.22%) J2EE
4 48 (4.32%) XML
5 43 (3.87%) Middleware
6 34 (3.06%) HTML
6 34 (3.06%) SOAP
7 24 (2.16%) WebSphere MQ
7 24 (2.16%) RESTful
8 23 (2.07%) REST
9 18 (1.62%) Application Packaging
10 16 (1.44%) PostGIS
11 12 (1.08%) jQuery
12 11 (0.99%) Dojo
12 11 (0.99%) XSLT
13 10 (0.90%) ASP.NET
13 10 (0.90%) Spring
13 10 (0.90%) Oracle Fusion
13 10 (0.90%) WebCenter
14 9 (0.81%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 45 (4.05%) Mobile App
2 38 (3.42%) Open Source
2 38 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (3.24%) Computer Science
4 32 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 29 (2.61%) Clustering
6 19 (1.71%) User Experience
6 19 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (1.35%) iSeries
8 11 (0.99%) Smart Meter
8 11 (0.99%) Data Integration
8 11 (0.99%) CESG
8 11 (0.99%) N-Tier
9 10 (0.90%) Mainframe
10 9 (0.81%) Data Protection Act
11 8 (0.72%) Replication
11 8 (0.72%) DTV
12 7 (0.63%) Freedom of Information Act
12 7 (0.63%) PKI
13 6 (0.54%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 113 (10.16%) Windows
2 69 (6.21%) UNIX
3 68 (6.12%) Linux
4 30 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (2.34%) AIX
6 19 (1.71%) Solaris
7 18 (1.62%) Windows 7
8 16 (1.44%) Android
8 16 (1.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (0.99%) Apple iOS
10 10 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (0.63%) Windows Vista
12 4 (0.36%) HPUX
12 4 (0.36%) Windows Phone
13 3 (0.27%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.18%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.18%) VMS
15 1 (0.090%) zOS
15 1 (0.090%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (13.94%) TOGAF
2 112 (10.07%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (9.44%) SOA
4 93 (8.36%) CRM
4 93 (8.36%) Enterprise Architecture
5 81 (7.28%) Migration
6 77 (6.92%) ITIL
7 74 (6.65%) Project Management
8 70 (6.29%) Technical Architecture
9 48 (4.32%) Data Modelling
10 43 (3.87%) Stakeholder Management
10 43 (3.87%) Network Architecture
11 40 (3.60%) Mentoring
12 39 (3.51%) Security Architecture
12 39 (3.51%) Disaster Recovery
13 38 (3.42%) E-Commerce
13 38 (3.42%) Data Management
14 36 (3.24%) Scrum
14 36 (3.24%) Business Intelligence
15 34 (3.06%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 101 (9.08%) SQL
2 88 (7.91%) Java
3 32 (2.88%) JavaScript
4 31 (2.79%) C
5 24 (2.16%) Python
6 22 (1.98%) C#
7 18 (1.62%) Perl
8 12 (1.08%) Objective-C
9 11 (0.99%) PowerShell
10 8 (0.72%) C++
11 7 (0.63%) PHP
12 6 (0.54%) XQuery
12 6 (0.54%) Apex Code
12 6 (0.54%) R
13 5 (0.45%) Ruby
13 5 (0.45%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.36%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.27%) COBOL
15 3 (0.27%) VBA
16 2 (0.18%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 200 (17.99%) Security Cleared
2 149 (13.40%) SC Cleared
3 91 (8.18%) Degree
4 51 (4.59%) DV Cleared
5 17 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 12 (1.08%) CCIE
8 11 (0.99%) CISSP
9 10 (0.90%) MCSE
9 10 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.72%) CISM
11 7 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.45%) PMP
12 5 (0.45%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.36%) CCNP
14 3 (0.27%) MCP
14 3 (0.27%) ISEB
14 3 (0.27%) ISSAP
15 2 (0.18%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.16%) QA
2 20 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.62%) SLA
4 13 (1.17%) JSP 440
5 9 (0.81%) PCI DSS
6 8 (0.72%) COBIT
7 7 (0.63%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.36%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.18%) GxP
9 2 (0.18%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 2 (0.18%) GCP
9 2 (0.18%) GMP
10 1 (0.090%) Solvency II
System Software
1 65 (5.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 61 (5.49%) Active Directory
3 40 (3.60%) Hyper-V
4 12 (1.08%) XenDesktop
5 11 (0.99%) XenApp
6 10 (0.90%) ISA Server
7 9 (0.81%) Forefront TMG
7 9 (0.81%) UAG
8 8 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (0.72%) vSphere
9 7 (0.63%) vCloud
10 6 (0.54%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
10 6 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (0.36%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.18%) KVM
13 1 (0.090%) GPFS
13 1 (0.090%) XenServer
13 1 (0.090%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 26 (2.34%) Puppet
2 23 (2.07%) SCCM
3 14 (1.26%) SCOM
4 11 (0.99%) Tivoli
5 7 (0.63%) Netcool
6 6 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (0.45%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (0.36%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 4 (0.36%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 4 (0.36%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.27%) OpenView
9 3 (0.27%) ARCserve
9 3 (0.27%) OPNET
9 3 (0.27%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.27%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.18%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (0.18%) HP UCMDB
10 2 (0.18%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 159 (14.30%) Oracle
2 129 (11.60%) Microsoft
3 106 (9.53%) VMware
4 85 (7.64%) Cisco
5 73 (6.56%) IBM
6 69 (6.21%) SAP
7 35 (3.15%) Citrix
8 31 (2.79%) HP
9 27 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
10 25 (2.25%) Juniper
11 20 (1.80%) EMC
12 15 (1.35%) Primavera
12 15 (1.35%) Huawei
13 14 (1.26%) F5
14 12 (1.08%) Ericsson
15 11 (0.99%) Informatica
15 11 (0.99%) Siebel
16 10 (0.90%) Sybase
16 10 (0.90%) Avaya
16 10 (0.90%) BMC
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