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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Architect
Rank 24 23 26
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 643 572 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.79% 6.57% 6.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.41% 7.19% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 309 203
Average daily rate
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£500 £484 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £485 £450
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 4
Average hourly rate £35.75 £37.13 £37.24
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -0.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £27.20 £26.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £44.78 £54.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £49.50 £44.25 £55.00
% change year-on-year
+11.86% -19.54%
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
8672 7951 6973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.64% 91.31% 91.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4648 4245 3334
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 447 586
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +7 232 £500 - 30
Hampshire +3 124 £500 +7.52% 25
Buckinghamshire -6 79 £500 +11.11% 15
Surrey -2 72 £525 +10.52% 21
Oxfordshire +15 55 £550 +17.02% 17
West Sussex -7 39 £425 -1.16% 1
Middlesex -6 9 £463 -11.90% 1
East Sussex -12 8 £525 +0.96% 2
Kent -6 7 £500 +12.04%
Home Counties - - - -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 247 (18.49%) Security Cleared
2 232 (17.37%) Microsoft
3 198 (14.82%) TOGAF
4 177 (13.25%) SC Cleared
5 170 (12.72%) Telecoms
5 170 (12.72%) Finance
6 159 (11.90%) Java
7 157 (11.75%) Oracle
8 154 (11.53%) SOA
9 140 (10.48%) Windows
10 131 (9.81%) SQL
11 127 (9.51%) VMware
12 126 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
13 120 (8.98%) CRM
14 106 (7.93%) Active Directory
15 104 (7.78%) .NET
16 100 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
17 97 (7.26%) Data Modelling
17 97 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
18 96 (7.19%) Cisco
18 96 (7.19%) Linux
19 95 (7.11%) Enterprise Architecture
20 94 (7.04%) SharePoint
21 92 (6.89%) Migration
22 87 (6.51%) SQL Server
23 86 (6.44%) UNIX
24 85 (6.36%) Firewall
25 83 (6.21%) DV Cleared
26 80 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
27 79 (5.91%) ITIL

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 94 (7.04%) SharePoint
2 59 (4.42%) SharePoint 2013
3 57 (4.27%) Lync
4 54 (4.04%) BizTalk Server
5 44 (3.29%) Apache
6 39 (2.92%) SharePoint 2010
7 33 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 29 (2.17%) WebLogic
9 24 (1.80%) MS Exchange
9 24 (1.80%) WebSphere
10 12 (0.90%) Oracle Workflow
11 10 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
12 9 (0.67%) MQSeries
12 9 (0.67%) IIS
13 8 (0.60%) JBoss
13 8 (0.60%) Documentum
13 8 (0.60%) CMS
13 8 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (0.60%) Oracle Service Bus
14 7 (0.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 54 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 38 (2.84%) MS Visio
3 20 (1.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 19 (1.42%) OmniGraffle
5 11 (0.82%) Photoshop
6 10 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
7 7 (0.52%) InfoPath
7 7 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (0.45%) InDesign
9 3 (0.22%) MS Office
9 3 (0.22%) Simulink
10 1 (0.075%) MS Project
10 1 (0.075%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 52 (3.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 34 (2.54%) Dynamics AX
3 18 (1.35%) Oracle EBS
4 15 (1.12%) Oracle EBS R12
5 13 (0.97%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.52%) Oracle Financials
8 5 (0.37%) Oracle 11i
8 5 (0.37%) Oracle Retail
9 4 (0.30%) SAP IS-U
10 3 (0.22%) Oracle BRM
10 3 (0.22%) SAP SCM
10 3 (0.22%) SAP ERP
10 3 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
10 3 (0.22%) SAP CRM
10 3 (0.22%) Summit
11 2 (0.15%) HFM
11 2 (0.15%) Hyperion Planning
11 2 (0.15%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 46 (3.44%) SaaS
2 29 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (1.27%) PaaS
4 13 (0.97%) IaaS
5 12 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (0.75%) Office 365
7 3 (0.22%) Force.com
8 2 (0.15%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.075%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 85 (6.36%) Firewall
2 59 (4.42%) Internet
3 58 (4.34%) LAN
3 58 (4.34%) WAN
4 44 (3.29%) SAN
5 31 (2.32%) 3G
6 25 (1.87%) MPLS
6 25 (1.87%) BGP
7 24 (1.80%) VPN
7 24 (1.80%) VoIP
7 24 (1.80%) Broadband
8 21 (1.57%) DNS
8 21 (1.57%) MVNO
9 20 (1.50%) Intranet
9 20 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
10 19 (1.42%) NAS
11 17 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
12 15 (1.12%) Network Security
13 14 (1.05%) OSPF
14 13 (0.97%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (6.51%) SQL Server
2 58 (4.34%) Data Warehouse
3 48 (3.59%) PostgreSQL
4 41 (3.07%) Big Data
5 35 (2.62%) Hadoop
6 29 (2.17%) MySQL
7 24 (1.80%) Oracle Database
8 19 (1.42%) Oracle BI EE
9 17 (1.27%) HPCC
10 15 (1.12%) Relational Database
10 15 (1.12%) NoSQL
11 14 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (0.97%) BusinessObjects
13 12 (0.90%) SAP BW
13 12 (0.90%) DB2
13 12 (0.90%) MongoDB
14 11 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (0.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 9 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 9 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 19 (1.42%) Axure RP
2 17 (1.27%) Maven
3 16 (1.20%) JIRA
3 16 (1.20%) Eclipse
4 13 (0.97%) Jenkins
5 6 (0.45%) ERwin
5 6 (0.45%) Cucumber
5 6 (0.45%) FitNesse
6 5 (0.37%) Dreamweaver
6 5 (0.37%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.22%) Git (software)
7 3 (0.22%) Selenium
7 3 (0.22%) LoadUI
7 3 (0.22%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.15%) Subversion
8 2 (0.15%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.075%) ClearQuest
9 1 (0.075%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.075%) Toad
General
1 170 (12.72%) Telecoms
1 170 (12.72%) Finance
2 78 (5.84%) Retail
3 51 (3.82%) Billing
4 33 (2.47%) Banking
5 24 (1.80%) Marketing
6 18 (1.35%) Interactive Media
6 18 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 16 (1.20%) Legal
8 15 (1.12%) Publishing
9 9 (0.67%) Multimedia
10 6 (0.45%) Military
10 6 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
11 5 (0.37%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.37%) Back Office
12 4 (0.30%) Electronics
12 4 (0.30%) Advertising
13 3 (0.22%) Games
13 3 (0.22%) Automotive
14 2 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (7.78%) .NET
2 79 (5.91%) Middleware
3 67 (5.01%) Web Services
4 47 (3.52%) HTML
5 39 (2.92%) SOAP
6 33 (2.47%) J2EE
7 31 (2.32%) XML
7 31 (2.32%) Java EE
8 26 (1.95%) Application Packaging
8 26 (1.95%) REST
9 25 (1.87%) ASP.NET
10 23 (1.72%) CSS
10 23 (1.72%) HTML5
11 16 (1.20%) AngularJS
12 14 (1.05%) PostGIS
12 14 (1.05%) .NET Framework
13 13 (0.97%) WCF
14 12 (0.90%) ASP.NET Web API
15 11 (0.82%) Oracle Fusion
15 11 (0.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 43 (3.22%) Open Source
2 37 (2.77%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (2.69%) Clustering
4 33 (2.47%) Management Information System
5 29 (2.17%) PKI
6 28 (2.10%) Enterprise Software
7 27 (2.02%) User Experience
7 27 (2.02%) Data Structures
8 21 (1.57%) Computer Science
9 17 (1.27%) N-Tier
10 15 (1.12%) GIS
10 15 (1.12%) Data Integration
11 11 (0.82%) Taxonomies
12 9 (0.67%) Mainframe
12 9 (0.67%) Visualisation
12 9 (0.67%) Social Media
12 9 (0.67%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.60%) IBM Mainframe
14 7 (0.52%) e-Health
15 6 (0.45%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 140 (10.48%) Windows
2 96 (7.19%) Linux
3 86 (6.44%) UNIX
4 30 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (1.72%) Windows 7
6 22 (1.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (0.97%) Solaris
8 13 (0.97%) AIX
9 5 (0.37%) Android
9 5 (0.37%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.30%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.22%) VMS
11 3 (0.22%) HPUX
11 3 (0.22%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.22%) Apple iOS
12 2 (0.15%) Windows Mobile
12 2 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.15%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 198 (14.82%) TOGAF
2 154 (11.53%) SOA
3 126 (9.43%) Agile Software Development
4 120 (8.98%) CRM
5 100 (7.49%) Stakeholder Management
6 97 (7.26%) Business Intelligence
6 97 (7.26%) Data Modelling
7 95 (7.11%) Enterprise Architecture
8 92 (6.89%) Migration
9 79 (5.91%) ITIL
10 63 (4.72%) Technical Architecture
11 57 (4.27%) ETL
12 53 (3.97%) Disaster Recovery
13 50 (3.74%) E-Commerce
13 50 (3.74%) Analytics
14 47 (3.52%) Project Management
15 44 (3.29%) Scrum
16 43 (3.22%) Data Architecture
16 43 (3.22%) Security Architecture
17 38 (2.84%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 159 (11.90%) Java
2 131 (9.81%) SQL
3 54 (4.04%) C#
4 34 (2.54%) JavaScript
5 27 (2.02%) C
6 19 (1.42%) C++
7 17 (1.27%) Perl
7 17 (1.27%) PHP
8 16 (1.20%) Python
9 12 (0.90%) PowerShell
10 10 (0.75%) PL/SQL
10 10 (0.75%) Shell Script
11 8 (0.60%) Ruby
11 8 (0.60%) Scala
12 6 (0.45%) Apex Code
12 6 (0.45%) VBScript
12 6 (0.45%) ABAP
13 4 (0.30%) VB
14 3 (0.22%) VBA
15 2 (0.15%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 247 (18.49%) Security Cleared
2 177 (13.25%) SC Cleared
3 83 (6.21%) DV Cleared
4 73 (5.46%) Degree
5 33 (2.47%) CISSP
6 31 (2.32%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (2.25%) VCP4
8 22 (1.65%) CCIE
9 15 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 14 (1.05%) CISM
11 13 (0.97%) CCNP
12 10 (0.75%) MCITP
13 9 (0.67%) CCNA
14 7 (0.52%) MCSE
14 7 (0.52%) BC Cleared
15 6 (0.45%) MCTS
16 5 (0.37%) MCSA
16 5 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (0.30%) CCIP
17 4 (0.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (1.05%) QA
2 8 (0.60%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.45%) COBIT
5 5 (0.37%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.30%) SLA
7 2 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.15%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.15%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.15%) Solvency II
8 1 (0.075%) DO-178B
System Software
1 106 (7.93%) Active Directory
2 80 (5.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (4.12%) Hyper-V
4 18 (1.35%) vSphere
5 13 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
5 13 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
6 10 (0.75%) XenApp
7 8 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (0.60%) VMware ESX
8 7 (0.52%) XenServer
9 5 (0.37%) XenDesktop
9 5 (0.37%) Sendmail
9 5 (0.37%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.30%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 4 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (0.30%) vCloud
11 3 (0.22%) KVM
11 3 (0.22%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.075%) UAG
12 1 (0.075%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 21 (1.57%) SCCM
2 19 (1.42%) Tivoli
3 12 (0.90%) Red Hat Satellite
4 8 (0.60%) Puppet
5 6 (0.45%) SCOM
6 5 (0.37%) MIMEsweeper
6 5 (0.37%) MAILsweeper
7 4 (0.30%) WSUS
7 4 (0.30%) OpenView
7 4 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 3 (0.22%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.22%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (0.22%) NSN NetAct
8 3 (0.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 3 (0.22%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.22%) Netcool
8 3 (0.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.22%) BMC PATROL
9 2 (0.15%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 232 (17.37%) Microsoft
2 157 (11.75%) Oracle
3 127 (9.51%) VMware
4 96 (7.19%) Cisco
5 71 (5.31%) IBM
6 70 (5.24%) SAP
7 64 (4.79%) HP
8 48 (3.59%) Salesforce.com
9 41 (3.07%) Citrix
10 33 (2.47%) NetApp
11 30 (2.25%) Red Hat
12 26 (1.95%) EMC
13 22 (1.65%) Business Objects
13 22 (1.65%) Juniper
14 20 (1.50%) BMC
15 19 (1.42%) F5
16 17 (1.27%) Informatica
17 15 (1.12%) webMethods
18 14 (1.05%) TIBCO
18 14 (1.05%) CheckPoint
Reading
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £650 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 6 hours ago
West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £425 Per Day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Windsor, Berkshire
Harrington Starr
Rate: £650 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: 450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Berkshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 15 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
ICP Search
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day Rate Negotiable depending upon experience
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £510 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £675 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £640 - £660 per day + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Excellent market rates paid weekly
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Isle of Wight
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £520 per day
Posted: 4 days ago