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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Architect
Rank 23 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
-1 0
Contract jobs requiring an Architect 563 579 623
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 6.14% 6.52% 6.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 6.66% 7.03% 6.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 290 288
Average daily rate
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£475 £470 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% -1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £490 £455 £450
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 5
Average hourly rate £61.00 £32.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.69% +20.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.00 £35.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+74.28% -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
8455 8238 9219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.20% 92.73% 91.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4681 4355 4276
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 509 634
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -13.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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
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 20 August 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 -5 183 £475 - 28
Hampshire -6 132 £438 -6.91% 11
Surrey +22 104 £463 +8.82% 11
Buckinghamshire -2 64 £500 +11.11% 5
Oxfordshire -8 19 £525 +10.52% 5
Middlesex -1 16 £528 +17.33%
East Sussex +4 13 £450 +2.85% 3
West Sussex +1 11 £550 +24.64% 5
Home Counties -8 4 - -
Kent -11 4 £700 +47.36%
Sussex -2 3 £675 +80.00%
Thames Valley - - - -
Architect
England

Architect
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 192 (17.98%) Security Cleared
2 152 (14.23%) TOGAF
3 149 (13.95%) Oracle
3 149 (13.95%) SC Cleared
4 142 (13.30%) Telecoms
5 140 (13.11%) Finance
6 124 (11.61%) Microsoft
7 111 (10.39%) Windows
8 110 (10.30%) .NET
9 104 (9.74%) SOA
10 91 (8.52%) Java
11 88 (8.24%) Enterprise Architecture
12 87 (8.15%) VMware
13 86 (8.05%) Degree
14 84 (7.87%) Migration
14 84 (7.87%) Cisco
15 83 (7.77%) CRM
16 82 (7.68%) SQL
17 75 (7.02%) ITIL
18 70 (6.55%) Project Management
19 67 (6.27%) Technical Architecture
20 66 (6.18%) Web Services
21 65 (6.09%) UNIX
22 62 (5.81%) Linux
22 62 (5.81%) SAP
22 62 (5.81%) Firewall
22 62 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
23 59 (5.52%) IBM
23 59 (5.52%) Internet
24 55 (5.15%) Retail

Architect
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 54 (5.06%) SharePoint
2 49 (4.59%) WebSphere
3 33 (3.09%) MS Exchange
4 23 (2.15%) Lync
5 22 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (1.97%) Apache
7 15 (1.40%) BizTalk Server
7 15 (1.40%) IIS
8 13 (1.22%) WebLogic
9 12 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (0.75%) Apache Pig
11 7 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
11 7 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
12 6 (0.56%) SAS
12 6 (0.56%) IBM Notes
12 6 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
12 6 (0.56%) Apache Solr
12 6 (0.56%) OpenStack
12 6 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 49 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 21 (1.97%) MS Visio
3 15 (1.40%) MS Office
4 9 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.56%) MS Project
6 5 (0.47%) OmniGraffle
6 5 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
7 4 (0.37%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 18 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (1.31%) SAP IS-U
3 13 (1.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 12 (1.12%) Oracle Applications
5 11 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 10 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
7 6 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.47%) SAP CRM
8 5 (0.47%) SAP Retail
9 4 (0.37%) SAP FI
9 4 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
10 3 (0.28%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
11 2 (0.19%) CSG Singleview
11 2 (0.19%) Agresso
11 2 (0.19%) SAP CO
11 2 (0.19%) Maximo
11 2 (0.19%) SAP FI/CO
11 2 (0.19%) Cordys
Cloud Services
1 34 (3.18%) SaaS
2 25 (2.34%) Office 365
3 24 (2.25%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (2.15%) PaaS
5 12 (1.12%) IaaS
6 11 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
7 9 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (0.66%) Force.com
9 5 (0.47%) GitHub
10 4 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.19%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (0.094%) Responsys
Communications & Networking
1 62 (5.81%) Firewall
2 59 (5.52%) Internet
3 41 (3.84%) 3G
3 41 (3.84%) LTE
4 40 (3.75%) WAN
5 39 (3.65%) SAN
6 35 (3.28%) LAN
7 31 (2.90%) Network Security
8 27 (2.53%) VoIP
9 21 (1.97%) MPLS
10 20 (1.87%) 4G
11 19 (1.78%) Cisco ASA
11 19 (1.78%) BGP
12 15 (1.40%) OSPF
13 14 (1.31%) LDAP
13 14 (1.31%) VPN
14 13 (1.22%) Broadband
15 12 (1.12%) GSM
15 12 (1.12%) HTTP
15 12 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (4.96%) SQL Server
2 46 (4.31%) Data Warehouse
3 34 (3.18%) Oracle Database
4 32 (3.00%) Big Data
5 30 (2.81%) Hadoop
6 24 (2.25%) Relational Database
7 23 (2.15%) DB2
8 16 (1.50%) NoSQL
9 15 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (1.31%) Couchbase
11 13 (1.22%) MySQL
12 12 (1.12%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 9 (0.84%) Apache Hive
15 8 (0.75%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 8 (0.75%) HBase
16 7 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
16 7 (0.66%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 21 (1.97%) Jenkins
2 19 (1.78%) Maven
3 15 (1.40%) Axure RP
4 13 (1.22%) JIRA
5 12 (1.12%) Eclipse
6 10 (0.94%) Git (software)
7 9 (0.84%) Cucumber
7 9 (0.84%) FitNesse
8 6 (0.56%) JUnit
9 5 (0.47%) Gerrit
9 5 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
9 5 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.37%) Dreamweaver
10 4 (0.37%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.37%) Ant
10 4 (0.37%) Selenium
10 4 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.28%) FindBugs
11 3 (0.28%) Gradle
11 3 (0.28%) Yeoman
General
1 142 (13.30%) Telecoms
2 140 (13.11%) Finance
3 55 (5.15%) Retail
4 53 (4.96%) Billing
5 31 (2.90%) Marketing
6 24 (2.25%) Military
7 18 (1.69%) Banking
8 15 (1.40%) Legal
9 13 (1.22%) Electronics
10 12 (1.12%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.75%) Back Office
12 6 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.56%) Publishing
13 5 (0.47%) Law
14 4 (0.37%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.37%) Advertising
14 4 (0.37%) Front Office
14 4 (0.37%) Interactive Media
15 2 (0.19%) Local Government
15 2 (0.19%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (10.30%) .NET
2 66 (6.18%) Web Services
3 48 (4.49%) J2EE
3 48 (4.49%) XML
4 37 (3.46%) Middleware
5 34 (3.18%) HTML
6 24 (2.25%) SOAP
6 24 (2.25%) ASP.NET
6 24 (2.25%) REST
7 20 (1.87%) WebSphere MQ
8 17 (1.59%) RESTful
9 13 (1.22%) Dojo
9 13 (1.22%) XSLT
10 11 (1.03%) jQuery
10 11 (1.03%) .NET Framework
10 11 (1.03%) CSS
11 10 (0.94%) Spring
11 10 (0.94%) Oracle Fusion
11 10 (0.94%) WebCenter
11 10 (0.94%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 45 (4.21%) Mobile App
2 32 (3.00%) Management Information System
3 31 (2.90%) Open Source
4 30 (2.81%) Computer Science
5 20 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (1.50%) Data Integration
7 14 (1.31%) Clustering
8 12 (1.12%) N-Tier
9 10 (0.94%) Mainframe
9 10 (0.94%) Smart Meter
10 8 (0.75%) DTV
10 8 (0.75%) CESG
10 8 (0.75%) Replication
10 8 (0.75%) Mobile Computing
11 7 (0.66%) iSeries
12 6 (0.56%) Mathematics
12 6 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
12 6 (0.56%) DataPower
13 5 (0.47%) Smartphone
13 5 (0.47%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 111 (10.39%) Windows
2 65 (6.09%) UNIX
3 62 (5.81%) Linux
4 33 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (2.34%) AIX
6 22 (2.06%) Solaris
7 19 (1.78%) Android
8 18 (1.69%) Windows 7
9 14 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (1.31%) Apple iOS
10 12 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (0.66%) Windows Phone
11 7 (0.66%) Windows Vista
11 7 (0.66%) HPUX
12 6 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.47%) VMS
14 3 (0.28%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.28%) OpenVMS
15 2 (0.19%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.094%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (14.23%) TOGAF
2 104 (9.74%) SOA
3 88 (8.24%) Enterprise Architecture
4 84 (7.87%) Migration
5 83 (7.77%) CRM
6 75 (7.02%) ITIL
7 70 (6.55%) Project Management
8 67 (6.27%) Technical Architecture
9 49 (4.59%) Data Modelling
10 48 (4.49%) Stakeholder Management
11 47 (4.40%) Agile Software Development
12 44 (4.12%) E-Commerce
13 39 (3.65%) Network Architecture
14 36 (3.37%) Analytics
15 35 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
16 32 (3.00%) Service Delivery
16 32 (3.00%) Security Architecture
17 31 (2.90%) Scrum
18 30 (2.81%) UML
18 30 (2.81%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (8.52%) Java
2 82 (7.68%) SQL
3 31 (2.90%) JavaScript
4 29 (2.72%) C
5 23 (2.15%) Python
6 22 (2.06%) C#
7 19 (1.78%) Perl
8 14 (1.31%) Objective-C
9 9 (0.84%) PowerShell
10 8 (0.75%) C++
11 7 (0.66%) R
12 6 (0.56%) Apex Code
13 5 (0.47%) Ruby
13 5 (0.47%) XQuery
14 4 (0.37%) PHP
14 4 (0.37%) PL/SQL
14 4 (0.37%) T-SQL
15 3 (0.28%) VB6
15 3 (0.28%) VB
16 2 (0.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 192 (17.98%) Security Cleared
2 149 (13.95%) SC Cleared
3 86 (8.05%) Degree
4 39 (3.65%) DV Cleared
5 25 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (1.69%) CCIE
7 12 (1.12%) CISSP
7 12 (1.12%) CISM
8 11 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (0.94%) CCNP
10 9 (0.84%) MCSE
11 7 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (0.47%) ISSAP
13 4 (0.37%) PMP
13 4 (0.37%) PMI Certification
14 3 (0.28%) CITP
14 3 (0.28%) CCNA
14 3 (0.28%) CCDP
14 3 (0.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.34%) QA
2 20 (1.87%) SLA
3 19 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.84%) JSP 440
4 9 (0.84%) COBIT
5 7 (0.66%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.28%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.094%) Solvency II
7 1 (0.094%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.094%) GxP
7 1 (0.094%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.094%) GCP
7 1 (0.094%) GMP
System Software
1 62 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (3.46%) Active Directory
3 22 (2.06%) Hyper-V
4 11 (1.03%) XenApp
5 8 (0.75%) vSphere
6 7 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (0.66%) VMware ESX
7 6 (0.56%) XenDesktop
8 5 (0.47%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (0.47%) ISA Server
9 4 (0.37%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 4 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 4 (0.37%) UAG
9 4 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (0.37%) vCloud
10 3 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 3 (0.28%) Veritas File System
11 2 (0.19%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 15 (1.40%) Puppet
2 14 (1.31%) SCCM
3 13 (1.22%) Tivoli
4 7 (0.66%) SCOM
5 5 (0.47%) Netcool
6 4 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 4 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.37%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (0.28%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 3 (0.28%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.28%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 3 (0.28%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.19%) OPNET
8 2 (0.19%) Data Guard
8 2 (0.19%) WhatsUp Gold
8 2 (0.19%) Windows Intune
8 2 (0.19%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 2 (0.19%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 149 (13.95%) Oracle
2 124 (11.61%) Microsoft
3 87 (8.15%) VMware
4 84 (7.87%) Cisco
5 62 (5.81%) SAP
6 59 (5.52%) IBM
7 34 (3.18%) Citrix
8 31 (2.90%) HP
9 26 (2.43%) Juniper
10 25 (2.34%) Salesforce.com
11 17 (1.59%) EMC
12 15 (1.40%) Huawei
13 14 (1.31%) Primavera
14 13 (1.22%) Ericsson
14 13 (1.22%) Siebel
15 12 (1.12%) Red Hat
15 12 (1.12%) Avaya
15 12 (1.12%) TIBCO
16 11 (1.03%) CheckPoint
17 10 (0.94%) Google
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Advanced Resource Managers
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 hours ago
South East
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + competitive market rates
Posted: 4 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £700 - £950 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 20 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 20 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Oxbridge Answers
Rate: Excellent market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 500 - 675
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: 500 - 675
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East
Sanderson
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: 350-400
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Brighton
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Brighton
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
South East England
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Reading
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
Berkshire
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 27 days ago