The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 South East 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 28 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 553 538 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 5.71% 6.43% 6.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.21% 6.97% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 313 258 309
Average daily rate £475 £475 £460
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £365 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £475 £450
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +5.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 1
Average hourly rate £37.13 £26.98 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.62% -0.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.25 £55.00 £40.07
% change year-on-year
-19.54% +37.25%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8899 7717 9795
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.87% 92.21% 92.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4907 3849 4446
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 603 705
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% -5.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £39.00 £41.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Architect
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Berkshire -1 200 £455 -9.00% 30
Hampshire -10 98 £450 +2.27% 16
Buckinghamshire -7 79 £450 +2.27% 11
Surrey -10 68 £475 -9.52% 8
West Sussex +4 30 £500 +5.26% 5
Middlesex +6 22 £525 +10.81%
East Sussex -8 21 £491 -6.42% 2
Oxfordshire +4 19 £556 +11.25% 6
Kent +6 2 £613 - 2
M4 Corridor - 2 £469 -
Home Counties -2 1 £550 -
Sussex -2 1 - -
Thames Valley - - - -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 169 (16.27%) Security Cleared
2 153 (14.73%) Microsoft
3 150 (14.44%) Oracle
4 138 (13.28%) Telecoms
5 132 (12.70%) Windows
6 129 (12.42%) SC Cleared
7 120 (11.55%) TOGAF
8 112 (10.78%) Migration
9 109 (10.49%) Finance
10 100 (9.62%) SOA
11 98 (9.43%) CRM
12 92 (8.85%) .NET
13 86 (8.28%) VMware
14 83 (7.99%) SAP
14 83 (7.99%) Java
15 78 (7.51%) Enterprise Architecture
16 77 (7.41%) Cisco
17 73 (7.03%) SharePoint
17 73 (7.03%) Linux
18 68 (6.54%) SQL Server
19 66 (6.35%) MS Excel
19 66 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
20 65 (6.26%) SQL
21 64 (6.16%) UNIX
21 64 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
22 60 (5.77%) Technical Architecture
23 59 (5.68%) Degree
23 59 (5.68%) Billing
24 57 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
25 56 (5.39%) IBM

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 73 (7.03%) SharePoint
2 39 (3.75%) WebSphere
3 33 (3.18%) MS Exchange
4 23 (2.21%) Lync
5 21 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (1.54%) IIS
6 16 (1.54%) Apache
6 16 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
6 16 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
7 15 (1.44%) WebLogic
8 10 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
9 9 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (0.87%) Documentum
10 8 (0.77%) CMS
11 7 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
11 7 (0.67%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
12 5 (0.48%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 66 (6.35%) MS Excel
2 14 (1.35%) MS Office
2 14 (1.35%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
4 8 (0.77%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.77%) OmniGraffle
5 6 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (0.58%) InDesign
6 1 (0.096%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (1.44%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.06%) Oracle BRM
3 9 (0.87%) SAP IS-U
3 9 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
4 8 (0.77%) SAP SD
4 8 (0.77%) SAP FI
4 8 (0.77%) SAP CRM
5 7 (0.67%) SAP MM
6 5 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
6 5 (0.48%) SAP Retail
7 4 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
7 4 (0.38%) Oracle CRM
7 4 (0.38%) SAP MDM
7 4 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.38%) SAP BPC
8 3 (0.29%) SAP ECC
8 3 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
9 2 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (1.83%) SaaS
2 14 (1.35%) Office 365
3 11 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (0.77%) IaaS
5 7 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.58%) PaaS
7 3 (0.29%) GitHub
8 2 (0.19%) Force.com
9 1 (0.096%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 52 (5.00%) Firewall
2 46 (4.43%) WAN
3 45 (4.33%) LAN
4 27 (2.60%) Network Security
5 26 (2.50%) SAN
6 23 (2.21%) Wireless
7 20 (1.92%) VoIP
7 20 (1.92%) LTE
8 17 (1.64%) BGP
8 17 (1.64%) 3G
8 17 (1.64%) VPN
9 15 (1.44%) MPLS
10 14 (1.35%) Internet
10 14 (1.35%) VLAN
10 14 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (1.15%) DNS
11 12 (1.15%) Ethernet
11 12 (1.15%) Intranet
11 12 (1.15%) Radio Access Network
12 11 (1.06%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 57 (5.49%) Data Warehouse
3 36 (3.46%) Oracle Database
4 33 (3.18%) Big Data
5 25 (2.41%) Hadoop
6 22 (2.12%) MySQL
7 18 (1.73%) SQL Server 2008
8 15 (1.44%) Relational Database
9 13 (1.25%) NoSQL
9 13 (1.25%) SAP Data Services
9 13 (1.25%) DB2
10 12 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
10 12 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (1.06%) Apache Hive
11 11 (1.06%) BusinessObjects
12 10 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (0.96%) HBase
13 8 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 7 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 7 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (1.44%) Axure RP
2 12 (1.15%) Eclipse
3 11 (1.06%) Ant
3 11 (1.06%) JUnit
4 9 (0.87%) Subversion
4 9 (0.87%) Visual Studio
5 6 (0.58%) Dreamweaver
5 6 (0.58%) CruiseControl
6 5 (0.48%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.48%) Talend Open Studio
6 5 (0.48%) Maven
7 4 (0.38%) NUnit
7 4 (0.38%) StarTeam
7 4 (0.38%) Jenkins
7 4 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.29%) Yeoman
8 3 (0.29%) Grunt
8 3 (0.29%) PhoneGap
8 3 (0.29%) LabVIEW
9 2 (0.19%) Cucumber
General
1 138 (13.28%) Telecoms
2 109 (10.49%) Finance
3 59 (5.68%) Billing
4 40 (3.85%) Retail
5 27 (2.60%) Marketing
6 22 (2.12%) Banking
7 11 (1.06%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.96%) Back Office
9 9 (0.87%) Military
10 7 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.58%) Legal
11 6 (0.58%) Interactive Media
12 5 (0.48%) Avionics
13 4 (0.38%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.38%) Financial Institution
14 3 (0.29%) Publishing
14 3 (0.29%) Aerospace
15 2 (0.19%) Automotive
15 2 (0.19%) Law
15 2 (0.19%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (8.85%) .NET
2 48 (4.62%) Middleware
3 45 (4.33%) J2EE
4 42 (4.04%) XML
5 36 (3.46%) Web Services
6 35 (3.37%) HTML
7 21 (2.02%) CSS
8 19 (1.83%) ASP.NET
9 16 (1.54%) WCF
10 15 (1.44%) REST
11 13 (1.25%) .NET Framework
11 13 (1.25%) JSON
11 13 (1.25%) jQuery
12 12 (1.15%) XSLT
12 12 (1.15%) Ajax
12 12 (1.15%) Oracle Fusion
12 12 (1.15%) HTML5
13 10 (0.96%) MapReduce
14 9 (0.87%) Spring
15 8 (0.77%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (2.41%) Replication
2 23 (2.21%) Management Information System
3 22 (2.12%) Data Integration
4 19 (1.83%) Mobile App
4 19 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (1.64%) Mainframe
6 15 (1.44%) Smart Meter
7 13 (1.25%) Taxonomies
8 12 (1.15%) Computer Science
9 10 (0.96%) Clustering
10 9 (0.87%) Blackberry
11 8 (0.77%) PKI
11 8 (0.77%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (0.58%) Smartcard
12 6 (0.58%) Mobile Computing
12 6 (0.58%) Open Source
13 5 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (0.48%) N-Tier
13 5 (0.48%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.38%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 132 (12.70%) Windows
2 73 (7.03%) Linux
3 64 (6.16%) UNIX
4 22 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (2.02%) Windows 7
6 19 (1.83%) Solaris
6 19 (1.83%) AIX
7 14 (1.35%) Apple iOS
8 12 (1.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (1.15%) Android
8 12 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (0.67%) HPUX
10 4 (0.38%) VMS
10 4 (0.38%) Windows Phone
11 3 (0.29%) zOS
11 3 (0.29%) OpenVMS
12 1 (0.096%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.096%) MVS
12 1 (0.096%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (11.55%) TOGAF
2 112 (10.78%) Migration
3 100 (9.62%) SOA
4 98 (9.43%) CRM
5 78 (7.51%) Enterprise Architecture
6 64 (6.16%) Business Intelligence
7 60 (5.77%) Technical Architecture
8 55 (5.29%) ITIL
9 52 (5.00%) ETL
10 51 (4.91%) Data Modelling
11 47 (4.52%) Stakeholder Management
12 40 (3.85%) E-Commerce
12 40 (3.85%) Information Architecture
13 39 (3.75%) Analytics
14 38 (3.66%) Project Management
15 35 (3.37%) Validation
16 32 (3.08%) Use Case
16 32 (3.08%) Information Management
17 30 (2.89%) Content Management
17 30 (2.89%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 83 (7.99%) Java
2 65 (6.26%) SQL
3 42 (4.04%) C#
4 27 (2.60%) JavaScript
5 22 (2.12%) C++
6 21 (2.02%) C
7 14 (1.35%) Perl
8 9 (0.87%) PowerShell
8 9 (0.87%) Objective-C
8 9 (0.87%) Python
9 8 (0.77%) ABAP
9 8 (0.77%) PHP
10 7 (0.67%) Apex Code
10 7 (0.67%) PL/SQL
11 5 (0.48%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.38%) VB
12 4 (0.38%) COBOL
13 3 (0.29%) Groovy
13 3 (0.29%) Ruby
13 3 (0.29%) VB6
Qualifications
1 169 (16.27%) Security Cleared
2 129 (12.42%) SC Cleared
3 59 (5.68%) Degree
4 26 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (1.73%) DV Cleared
6 15 (1.44%) CCIE
7 11 (1.06%) CISSP
8 10 (0.96%) CCNP
8 10 (0.96%) CISM
9 8 (0.77%) CCDP
9 8 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.48%) ISEB
10 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.38%) ISSAP
12 3 (0.29%) CITP
12 3 (0.29%) MCSE
13 2 (0.19%) MCP
13 2 (0.19%) PMP
13 2 (0.19%) PMI Certification
13 2 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.12%) QA
2 14 (1.35%) SLA
2 14 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.58%) COBIT
4 5 (0.48%) TickIT
5 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.096%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.096%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 66 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (4.14%) Active Directory
3 16 (1.54%) XenApp
4 14 (1.35%) Hyper-V
5 12 (1.15%) VMware ESX
6 8 (0.77%) vSphere
7 7 (0.67%) XenDesktop
7 7 (0.67%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (0.58%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 5 (0.48%) XenServer
10 4 (0.38%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (0.29%) Veritas File System
11 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.29%) UAG
12 2 (0.19%) ProxySG
12 2 (0.19%) PowerHA
12 2 (0.19%) VMFS
13 1 (0.096%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (0.87%) SCCM
1 9 (0.87%) SCOM
1 9 (0.87%) Tivoli
2 5 (0.48%) Data Guard
3 3 (0.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 3 (0.29%) NetBackup
3 3 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.19%) ARCserve
4 2 (0.19%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (0.19%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (0.19%) OpenView
4 2 (0.19%) HP NNM
4 2 (0.19%) Backup Exec
4 2 (0.19%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (0.19%) Windows Intune
4 2 (0.19%) HP UCMDB
4 2 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.19%) Windows Storage Server
Vendors
1 153 (14.73%) Microsoft
2 150 (14.44%) Oracle
3 86 (8.28%) VMware
4 83 (7.99%) SAP
5 77 (7.41%) Cisco
6 56 (5.39%) IBM
7 46 (4.43%) Citrix
8 26 (2.50%) Siebel
8 26 (2.50%) HP
9 20 (1.92%) Red Hat
10 19 (1.83%) Business Objects
11 18 (1.73%) EMC
12 16 (1.54%) Informatica
12 16 (1.54%) CheckPoint
13 15 (1.44%) Adobe
13 15 (1.44%) TIBCO
14 14 (1.35%) Salesforce.com
14 14 (1.35%) Huawei
14 14 (1.35%) Ab Initio
15 13 (1.25%) Juniper
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